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Anglerfish
Dossier Angler.pngDossier Empty.pngDossier Angler.png
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These values may differ with what you see in-game or written elsewhere. But that is what the dossier says.
Group
Species
Melanocetus anglerpescum
Time Period
Early Cretaceous - Holocene
Diet
Logo Steam.png 223.0
November 12, 2015
Logo Xbox One.svg 729.0
December 16, 2015
Logo PS4.svg 501.0
December 6, 2016
Logo Mobile.png 1.0
May 24, 2018
Logo Nintendo Switch.png 599.0
November 30, 2018
Spawn Command
admincheat summon Angler_Character_BP_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Anglerfish/Angler_Character_BP.Angler_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Aberrant Anglerfish
admincheat summon Angler_Character_BP_Aberrant_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Anglerfish/Angler_Character_BP_Aberrant.Angler_Character_BP_Aberrant'" 500 0 0 35
Data
XP For Kill
16 XP
Special Loot Chance
100%
Feces Size
-75 - 75 °C / -103 - 167 °F
Incubation Time
4h 59m 58.561s
Baby Time
3h 42m 13.333s
Juvenile Time
14h 48m 53.332s
Adolescent Time
18h 31m 6.664s
Total Maturation Time
1d 13h 2m 13.328s
Breeding Interval
18h - 2d
Habitat

The Island Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Anglerfish The Island.svg

The Center Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Anglerfish The Center.svg

Ragnarok Ocean Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Anglerfish Ragnarok.svg

Valguero Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Anglerfish Valguero.svg

Aberration Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Aberrant Anglerfish Aberration.svg

Valguero Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Aberrant Anglerfish Valguero.svg

Common             Rare
  Untameable   Cave

The Anglerfish or Angler is one of the Creatures in ARK: Survival Evolved.

Basic Info[edit | edit source]

Dossier[edit | edit source]

This dossier section is intended to be an exact copy of what the survivor Helena, the author of the dossiers has written. There may be some discrepancies between this text and the in-game creatures.

NoteHelena.png
Wild

Whether its size is caused by adaptation to the Island's other inhabitants, or by cross-breeding with another larger species, Melanocetus angerlpescum is the largest form of Anglerfish I've ever heard of. Typically found among the deepest, darkest expanses of the ocean, this creature preys on smaller fish while being an excellent source of food for larger predators.

Melanocetus has an array of bioluminescent light pods at the end of stalks on its head. Like typical Anglerfish, it primarily uses these to attract smaller creatures and trick them into coming close enough for Melanocetus to consume the prey. This often makes wild Melanocetus itself relatively easy to spot among the briny depths.

Domesticated

Exploring the depths of the ocean can be difficult. The cold, the lack of air, and the shocking absence of light combine to make travel very dangerous.

A tamed Anglerfish can use the natural light at the end of its stalks to illuminate the depths, making exploration not only safer but more lucrative, as I've heard some survivors use this creature to harvest the silica pearls found throughout the ocean's depths!

~ Helena

Behavior[edit | edit source]

Despite being described in its Dossier as being generally skittish, the Angler will attack the player and any tamed creatures on sight. When damaged in a fight, they will attempt to flee but will turn around and attack again after a short chase.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

This fish has three bio luminescent lures on its head and an oversized mouth lined with long, needle-like teeth to capture prey, perfect for survival in the lowest depths of the Island's ocean.

Color Scheme and Regions[edit | edit source]




This section displays the Anglerfish's natural colors and regions. For demonstration, the regions below are colored red over an albino Anglerfish. The colored squares shown underneath each region's description are the colors that the Anglerfish will randomly spawn with to provide an overall range of its natural color scheme. Hover your cursor over a color to display its name and ID.

Server admins can use this region information in the Console Command cheat SetTargetDinoColor <ColorRegion> <ColorID>.
For example, cheat SetTargetDinoColor 0 6 would color the Anglerfish's "body" magenta.

Angler PaintRegion0.jpg
Region 0:
Body
X mark.svg

Region 1 is not used
for this Creature.

X mark.svg

Region 2 is not used
for this Creature.

X mark.svg

Region 3 is not used
for this Creature.

X mark.svg

Region 4 is not used
for this Creature.

Angler PaintRegion5.jpg
Region 5:
Tail fin and Accents

Drops[edit | edit source]

Base Stats and Growth[edit | edit source]

Note that creatures will have different stats in Survival of the Fittest

Basic Stats
Attribute Amount at Level 1 Increase per point Taming Bonus
Wild Domesticated1 Add Mult
Health 450 +90 +5.4% 0.042
Stamina 240 +24 +10%
Oxygen 150 +15 N/A
Food 1500 +150 +10% 15%
Weight 350 +7 +4%
Melee Damage 302 +1.5 +1.7% 14% 17.6%
Movement Speed 100% N/A3 +1%
Torpidity 900 +54 N/A4 0.5

1Percentages are based on the value of the stat the moment the creature was tamed (after taming effectiveness)
2The absolute Base Damage is shown here instead of the percentage.
3Wild creatures do not level up movement speed
4Torpidity increases every level on wild creatures, but can not be increased once they are tamed.

Movement Speed
Movement Type Base Speed Sprinting Stamina Used
Wild Domesticated
Walking 400 ? ? 8
Swimming 330 N/A N/A N/A


Attack Values
Bite Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation Using the Left Mousebutton (PC), R2 Button (PS4), RT Button (Xbox One), the Angler bites the target.
0 280 0 370
Attack Type Damage Projectile Values Torpor Values Status Effect: Stamina Status Effect: Torpidity
Life Impulse Radius Base Mult Duration Damage Mult Amount Duration Damage Mult Amount
Melee 30

Wild Stats Level-up

Type in values of a wild creature to see on which stats it's emphasized. Green values on a high-level creature are very good for breeding. If you have already tamed your creature you can try to recover the breeding-stats with an external tool.[1]

Anglerfish

The stat-calculator does not work in the mobile-view, see here for alternatives: Apps

Note that after the creature is tamed it gets bonuses on some stats depending on the taming effectiveness. This makes it hard to retrieve the levels on a tamed creature, so this tool is only for wild ones, but gives a first impression, how well the stats are distributed.

Taming[edit | edit source]

For general infos about domesticating a wild creature see Taming.

KO Strategy[edit | edit source]

Since the Angler lives deep underwater, the only way to knock it out is with a Crossbow and Tranquilizer Arrows, a Harpoon Launcher with Tranq Spear Bolts (or a Wooden Club, if you're feeling adventurous). Be careful to not deal too much damage at once, as it has relatively low health compared to its torpor, so it's easy to kill it accidentally. The Angler can also deal a decent amount of damage itself, so be sure to suit up in a full set of SCUBA gear. Once they take a bit of damage, they will attempt to swim away. Be careful if you chase them, as they will often turn around and attack again without warning.

A good strategy is to bring a tough underwater mount, such as a Plesiosaur, and set it to passive. That way, once it has been shot, the Angler will target your mount instead of you, giving time to take it down in relative safety.

Taming Food[edit | edit source]

Anglerfish.png Level 1 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Regular Kibble.png Regular Kibble 3 45 12 6 0:09:36
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 6 134 35 18 0:18:00
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 10 261 67 34 0:29:59
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 7 166 43 22 0:21:00
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 13 356 91 46 0:38:58
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 16 197 51 26 0:24:00
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 19 546 140 70 0:57:00
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 32 465 119 60 0:49:20
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 38 546 140 70 0:57:00
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 48 705 180 90 1:12:00
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 95 697 178 89 1:11:15
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 90; Slingshot Hits × 37; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 10; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 6; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 5; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 3
Torpidity-depletion: 2.8 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:05:21
Anglerfish.png Level 30 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Regular Kibble.png Regular Kibble 6 135 38 19 0:19:11
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 12 354 99 50 0:36:00
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 23 782 218 109 1:08:56
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 15 471 131 66 0:45:00
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 30 1055 294 147 1:29:55
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 38 627 175 88 0:57:00
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 45 1642 457 229 2:15:00
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 75 1389 386 193 1:55:36
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 90 1642 457 229 2:15:00
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 113 2090 581 291 2:49:30
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 225 2081 579 290 2:48:45
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 247; Slingshot Hits × 101; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 28; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 16; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 12; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 6
Torpidity-depletion: 4.66 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:08:50
Anglerfish.png Level 60 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Regular Kibble.png Regular Kibble 9 249 73 37 0:28:47
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 20 691 201 101 1:00:00
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 36 1370 398 199 1:47:53
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 24 861 250 125 1:12:00
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 48 1879 546 273 2:23:51
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 60 1116 324 162 1:30:00
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 72 2901 843 422 3:36:00
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 120 2461 715 358 3:04:57
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 144 2901 843 422 3:36:00
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 180 3666 1065 533 4:30:00
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 360 3666 1065 533 4:30:00
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 409; Slingshot Hits × 167; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 46; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 26; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 19; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 10
Torpidity-depletion: 6.07 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:11:13
Anglerfish.png Level 90 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Regular Kibble.png Regular Kibble 13 427 128 64 0:41:34
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 27 1016 304 152 1:21:00
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 49 1998 598 299 2:26:51
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 33 1284 384 192 1:39:00
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 66 2758 825 413 3:17:47
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 83 1665 498 249 2:04:30
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 99 4238 1268 634 4:57:00
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 165 3601 1077 539 4:14:18
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 198 4238 1268 634 4:57:00
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 248 5357 1602 801 6:12:00
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 495 5346 1599 800 6:11:15
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 571; Slingshot Hits × 233; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 64; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 37; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 26; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 13
Torpidity-depletion: 7.35 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:12:57
Anglerfish.png Level 120 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Regular Kibble.png Regular Kibble 16 570 175 88 0:51:09
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 34 1357 415 208 1:42:00
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 63 2699 826 413 3:08:48
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 42 1728 529 265 2:06:00
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 84 3673 1123 562 4:11:44
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 105 2215 678 339 2:37:30
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 126 5626 1720 860 6:18:00
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 210 4785 1463 732 5:23:39
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 252 5626 1720 860 6:18:00
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 315 7088 2167 1084 7:52:30
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 630 7088 2167 1084 7:52:30
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 733; Slingshot Hits × 300; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 82; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 47; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 34; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 17
Torpidity-depletion: 8.54 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:14:18
Anglerfish.png Level 150 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Regular Kibble.png Regular Kibble 20 771 240 120 1:03:57
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 41 1710 532 266 2:03:00
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 76 3374 1050 525 3:47:45
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 51 2186 680 340 2:33:00
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 102 4612 1435 718 5:05:40
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 128 2806 873 437 3:12:00
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 153 7048 2193 1097 7:39:00
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 255 6000 1867 934 6:33:00
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 306 7048 2193 1097 7:39:00
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 383 8883 2764 1382 9:34:30
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 765 8871 2760 1380 9:33:45
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 895; Slingshot Hits × 366; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 100; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 57; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 41; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 21
Torpidity-depletion: 9.67 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:15:25

Soothing Balm Anglerfish.png Level 1 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Values without Soothing Balm Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Kairuku Egg) 2 12 3 2 0:06:24
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 4 71 18 9 0:12:00
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 8 197 51 26 0:23:59
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 9 87 22 11 0:13:30
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 11 293 75 38 0:33:00
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 18 237 61 31 0:27:45
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 22 293 75 38 0:33:00
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 27 372 95 48 0:40:30
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 54 372 95 48 0:40:30
Minor Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Kairuku Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:03:12
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 2 7 2 1 0:06:00
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 3 39 10 5 0:09:00
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 3 0 0 0 0:04:30
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 4 71 18 9 0:12:00
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 6 42 11 6 0:09:15
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 8 71 18 9 0:12:00
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 9 87 22 11 0:13:30
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 18 87 22 11 0:13:30
Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Kairuku Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:03:12
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:03:00
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:03:00
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:30
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 1 0 0 0 0:03:00
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:33
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:30
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:30
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 2 0 0 0 0:01:30
Major Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Kairuku Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:03:12
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:03:00
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:03:00
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:30
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 1 0 0 0 0:03:00
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:33
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:30
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:30
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:00:45
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 90; Slingshot Hits × 37; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 10; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 6; Toxicant Arrows with a Bow × 5; Toxicant Arrows with a Compound Bow × 4; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 5; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 3
Torpidity-depletion: 2.8 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:05:21
Soothing Balm Anglerfish.png Level 30 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Values without Soothing Balm Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Kairuku Egg) 4 52 15 8 0:12:48
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 9 237 66 33 0:27:00
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 18 587 164 82 0:53:57
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 22 315 88 44 0:33:00
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 26 900 251 126 1:18:00
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 43 748 208 104 1:06:17
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 52 900 251 126 1:18:00
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 65 1154 321 161 1:37:30
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 129 1144 318 159 1:36:45
Minor Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Kairuku Egg) 2 0 0 0 0:06:24
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 3 3 1 1 0:09:00
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 6 119 34 17 0:17:59
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 8 42 12 6 0:12:00
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 9 237 66 33 0:27:00
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 15 187 52 26 0:23:08
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 18 237 66 33 0:27:00
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 22 315 88 44 0:33:00
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 43 305 85 43 0:32:15
Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Kairuku Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:03:12
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:03:00
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:03:00
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:30
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 1 0 0 0 0:03:00
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 2 0 0 0 0:03:05
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 2 0 0 0 0:03:00
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 3 0 0 0 0:04:30
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 5 0 0 0 0:03:45
Major Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Kairuku Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:03:12
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:03:00
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:03:00
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:30
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 1 0 0 0 0:03:00
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:33
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:30
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:30
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:00:45
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 247; Slingshot Hits × 101; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 28; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 16; Toxicant Arrows with a Bow × 14; Toxicant Arrows with a Compound Bow × 11; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 12; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 6
Torpidity-depletion: 4.66 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:08:50
Soothing Balm Anglerfish.png Level 75 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Values without Soothing Balm Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Kairuku Egg) 7 150 45 23 0:22:23
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 17 567 168 84 0:51:00
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 33 1265 374 187 1:38:54
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 41 720 213 107 1:01:30
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 49 1966 580 290 2:27:00
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 82 1666 492 246 2:06:23
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 98 1966 580 290 2:27:00
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 123 2513 742 371 3:04:30
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 245 2502 738 369 3:03:45
Minor Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Kairuku Egg) 3 0 0 0 0:09:36
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 6 86 26 13 0:18:00
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 11 304 90 45 0:32:58
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 14 130 39 20 0:21:00
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 17 567 168 84 0:51:00
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 28 453 134 67 0:43:10
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 33 545 161 81 0:49:30
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 41 720 213 107 1:01:30
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 82 720 213 107 1:01:30
Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Kairuku Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:03:12
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:03:00
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 2 0 0 0 0:06:00
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 2 0 0 0 0:03:00
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 2 0 0 0 0:06:00
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 3 0 0 0 0:04:38
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 4 0 0 0 0:06:00
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 5 0 0 0 0:07:30
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 9 0 0 0 0:06:45
Major Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Kairuku Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:03:12
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:03:00
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:03:00
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:30
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 1 0 0 0 0:03:00
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:33
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:30
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:30
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:00:45
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 490; Slingshot Hits × 200; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 55; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 32; Toxicant Arrows with a Bow × 28; Toxicant Arrows with a Compound Bow × 21; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 23; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 12
Torpidity-depletion: 6.72 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:12:08
Soothing Balm Anglerfish.png Level 150 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Values without Soothing Balm Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Kairuku Egg) 11 314 98 49 0:35:10
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 30 1185 369 185 1:30:00
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 59 2565 798 399 2:56:49
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 73 1495 465 233 1:49:30
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 88 3950 1229 615 4:24:00
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 146 3330 1036 518 3:45:01
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 175 3926 1222 611 4:22:30
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 219 4975 1548 774 5:28:30
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 438 4975 1548 774 5:28:30
Minor Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Kairuku Egg) 4 0 0 0 0:12:48
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 10 232 73 37 0:30:00
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 20 708 221 111 0:59:57
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 25 351 110 55 0:37:30
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 30 1185 369 185 1:30:00
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 49 955 298 149 1:15:32
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 59 1161 362 181 1:28:30
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 73 1495 465 233 1:49:30
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 146 1495 465 233 1:49:30
Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Kairuku Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:03:12
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:03:00
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 2 0 0 0 0:06:00
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 3 0 0 0 0:04:30
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 3 0 0 0 0:09:00
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 5 0 0 0 0:07:43
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 6 0 0 0 0:09:00
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 8 0 0 0 0:12:00
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 15 0 0 0 0:11:15
Major Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Kairuku Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:03:12
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:03:00
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:03:00
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:30
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 1 0 0 0 0:03:00
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:33
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:30
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:30
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:00:45
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 895; Slingshot Hits × 366; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 100; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 57; Toxicant Arrows with a Bow × 50; Toxicant Arrows with a Compound Bow × 38; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 41; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 21
Torpidity-depletion: 9.67 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:15:25
Soothing Balm Anglerfish.png Level 300 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Values without Soothing Balm Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Kairuku Egg) 21 820 269 135 1:07:08
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 55 2494 817 409 2:45:00
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 110 5311 1740 870 5:29:39
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 138 3213 1053 527 3:27:00
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 165 8140 2667 1334 8:15:00
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 275 6922 2268 1134 7:03:50
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 330 8140 2667 1334 8:15:00
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 412 10244 3356 1678 10:18:00
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 823 10231 3352 1676 10:17:15
Minor Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Kairuku Egg) 7 55 18 9 0:22:23
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 19 647 212 106 0:57:00
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 37 1569 514 257 1:50:53
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 46 852 279 140 1:09:00
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 55 2494 817 409 2:45:00
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 92 2097 687 344 2:21:48
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 110 2494 817 409 2:45:00
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 138 3213 1053 527 3:27:00
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 275 3200 1049 525 3:26:15
Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Kairuku Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:03:12
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 2 0 0 0 0:06:00
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 4 0 0 0 0:12:00
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 5 0 0 0 0:07:30
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 6 0 0 0 0:18:00
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 10 0 0 0 0:15:25
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 11 0 0 0 0:16:30
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 14 31 10 5 0:21:00
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 28 31 10 5 0:21:00
Major Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Kairuku Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:03:12
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:03:00
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:03:00
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:30
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 1 0 0 0 0:03:00
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:33
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:30
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:30
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 2 0 0 0 0:01:30
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 1705; Slingshot Hits × 696; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 190; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 109; Toxicant Arrows with a Bow × 95; Toxicant Arrows with a Compound Bow × 72; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 78; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 39
Torpidity-depletion: 14.79 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:19:13
Soothing Balm Anglerfish.png Level 450 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Values without Soothing Balm Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Kairuku Egg) 31 1374 463 232 1:39:07
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 81 3923 1321 661 4:03:00
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 162 8218 2766 1383 8:05:28
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 202 4985 1678 839 5:03:00
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 242 12479 4200 2100 12:06:00
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 403 10621 3575 1788 10:21:06
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 484 12479 4200 2100 12:06:00
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 605 15695 5283 2642 15:07:30
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 1209 15681 5278 2639 15:06:45
Minor Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Kairuku Egg) 11 241 81 41 0:35:10
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 27 1053 355 178 1:21:00
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 54 2485 837 419 2:41:50
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 68 1425 480 240 1:42:00
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 81 3923 1321 661 4:03:00
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 135 3304 1112 556 3:28:04
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 162 3923 1321 661 4:03:00
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 202 4985 1678 839 5:03:00
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 403 4972 1674 837 5:02:15
Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Kairuku Egg) 2 0 0 0 0:06:24
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 3 0 0 0 0:09:00
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 6 0 0 0 0:17:59
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 7 0 0 0 0:10:30
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 9 96 33 17 0:27:00
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 14 0 0 0 0:21:35
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 17 69 24 12 0:25:30
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 21 176 59 30 0:31:30
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 41 162 55 28 0:30:45
Major Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Kairuku Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:03:12
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:03:00
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:03:00
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:30
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 1 0 0 0 0:03:00
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:33
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 2 0 0 0 0:03:00
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 2 0 0 0 0:03:00
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 3 0 0 0 0:02:15
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 2515; Slingshot Hits × 1027; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 280; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 160; Toxicant Arrows with a Bow × 140; Toxicant Arrows with a Compound Bow × 105; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 114; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 57
Torpidity-depletion: 19.39 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:21:36


Note that the values are for optimal cases, always bring extra supplies!
For a level-dependent count of resources needed, try an external taming calculator.

Ingredients for Regular Kibble: 1 ×  Cooked Meat Jerky , 1 ×  Medium Egg , 5 ×  Fiber , 2 ×  Longrass , 2 ×  Savoroot , 1 ×  Water

Combat[edit | edit source]

This section describes how to fight against the Angler.

General[edit | edit source]

One must first take into consideration the environment that the Angler lives in, the deep ocean. Other animals patrol these waters, making Angler combat or taming difficult. Ichthyosaurs, though friendly, tend to swarm the player and can easily become overwhelming if one attracts the attention of too many of them. Additionally, predators like Megalodon, Mosasaurs, and Plesiosaurs can attack at any time: even the Anglers themselves are dangerous. Finally, asphyxiation and temperature hazards will finish off any survivors rather quickly that have not equipped themselves with a full set of SCUBA Gear.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Often, the Angler will be the one attacking you. In that case, use your mount if it has enough health and attack damage, but also make sure your mount has a quick turning circle to compete with the angler's agility. Fighting the Angler without a mount is also possible; use ranged melee weapons that can keep Anglers at bay, like Pikes (Spears are not recommended due to break chance) and when it runs away, use a Crossbow or a Harpoon Launcher to finish it off.

Weaponry[edit | edit source]

Use a Crossbow or Harpoon Launcher for ranged, and a Pike or Sword for melee. A powerful mount can also deal with anglers.

Dangers[edit | edit source]

When chasing it, be aware that it can turn around and attack again. Also make sure to keep an eye out for other, dangerous animals.

Weakness[edit | edit source]

When compared to other marine predators, the Angler has a low threat level.

Utility[edit | edit source]

Note that the Angler does not require a saddle to ride, making it a decent mount for seafaring survivors that are short on resources.

Roles[edit | edit source]

  • Deep Sea Exploring Mount: Thanks to their light, the angler is perfect for exploring the depths of the sea. Raise Melee Damage and Health to be able to fight the powerful creatures that spawn in the depths, or raise Movement Speed and Stamina if you plan to escape from them and avoid them, as the Angler is fairly suited to both fighting or fleeing.
  • Angler Gel Hunter: The light on the angler attracts other angler fish, making it a good way to collect Angler Gel. (Level up Melee Damage and Health).
  • Silica Pearls Farmer: Anglers are the best and only creature that can harvest Silica Pearls on the sea floor or water beds with their bite attack.
  • Light Source: The light given off by the Angler is exceptionally bright(especially when brought to the waters' surface) and can illuminate an area of over 40 foundations in diameter, making it a cheap alternative to electric lighting or torches if one lives near, in, or on a water source.
  • Combatant: Though the Angler is small and lacks a saddle, it is rather nimble and packs a punch for its size with decent health and stamina. Thanks to their abundance in the depthes and their relatively easy taming compared to other sea mounts, one can acquire an army relatively quickly. If leveled appropriatley and used with the right methods, an Angler can be a formidable force at mid-game tier, whether used as a solo fighter or for swarm tactics. Leveling depends on desired combatant role.

Collectibles[edit | edit source]

Resource Efficiency
Silica Pearls.png Silica Pearls ★★★★★
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat ★★☆☆☆

Spotlight[edit | edit source]

Notes/Trivia[edit | edit source]

For information pertaining specifically to the real-world Anglerfish, see the relevant Wikipedia article

  • Revealed 9/21/2015 by Jat.[2]
  • Since Patch v257, Anglers now harvest Silica Pearls with their bite attack. This was originally planned to be a Liopleurodon feature according to the dossier but got moved to the Angler as the Liopleurodon serves the purpose of a temporary treasure enhancer.
  • Color region 4 is listed as not used, when it in fact it colors the dots along their sides.
  • The specific epithet anglerpescum is a pseudo-Latinization of the English word "anglerfish", retaining the first half as it is and replacing the second half with a corrupted form of Latin piscis (meaning "fish").
  • Although Ark's anglerfish genus name, Melanocetus, is shared with modern-day Black Seadevil Anglerfishes, it instead seems to share traits from many different deep-sea anglerfish families, all of which belong to the suborder, Ceratioidei. Almost all modern day anglers practice a type of reproduction called sexual parasitism and all species show(often extreme) sexual dimorphism, with the males sometimes being 100's of times smaller than the female. During this practice, the males will attempt to find a female, either by sight or scent, and proceed to swim over and bite onto the underside of the female where their tissues will then fuse and their circulatory systems will connect, essentially turning the males into external gonads. This adaptation is likely a solution to their sparse, spread out population and their slowness created by the rarity of food and harsh conditions in the ocean depths.
    • The females produce light by housing a sepcific kind of bacteria culture inside the tips of their vertabral rods. The rod tip and culture is essentially what is collected in the game, in the form of Angler Gel. Males lack the ability to make this light.
      • It is also important to note that Ark's anglerfish is rather unlike their real-world counterparts, as they have 3 rods, can swim much faster, and are much larger. Ark's anglerfish also has absolutely no sexual dimorphism to speak of, essentially making the males identical to to the females.
      • In real life, most male anglerfish conjoin and sacrifice themselves to mate a female, which is not the case in ARK where males can mate normally with females.
  • The Anglerfish does not produce feces.
  • Anglerfish can be found in the Snow Cave and many other caves that either have water in them or are filled with water.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]