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- 1 Basic Info
- 2 Taming
- 3 Combat
- 4 Utility
- 5 Notes/Trivia
- 6 Gallery
- 7 References
Basic Info[edit | edit source]
Dossier[edit | edit source]
Unlike many of the herd animals on the Island, Ankylosaurus crassacutis tends to live in small family units.
I believe they can afford to stick with smaller groups because of their incredibly thick skin, for which they're named.
Despite not being among the largest of the Island's herbivores, Ankylosaurus is one of the more difficult creatures to take down. Its thick, armored skin seems to make it more than a match for several of the mid-sized predators that would otherwise hunt it.
Reckless carnivores are just as likely to hurt themselves on Ankylosaurus' spikes, as they are to get hit by its tail.
Without a doubt, the best trait of a trained Ankylosaurus is its enormously dense tail.
This tail is powerful enough to quickly shatter the resource-laden rocks of the Island.
One of the wealthier human tribes on the island utilizes a squad of Ankylosaurs in its mines and quarries. The creature's affinity for metal enables it to carry raw ore at an effectively reduced weight.
Behavior[edit | edit source]
Ankylosaurus can be found peacefully wandering around the Island. They will not attack unless provoked, and since they can deal a devastating blow with their tail club if angered it is best for survivors to leave this beast alone. They have a very low movement speed on land- but, strangely enough, can move much faster in water.
Appearance[edit | edit source]
Ankylosaurus is a species of large, quadrupedal herbivore, adorned with a thick coating of spikes and bony plates. They are relatively low to the ground and protect themselves with an enormous bone club on the end of their tails.
Color Scheme and Regions
This section displays the Ankylosaurus's natural colors and regions. For demonstration, the regions below are colored red over an albino Ankylosaurus. The colored squares shown underneath each region's description are the colors that the Ankylosaurus 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.
- For some reason, the Ankylo will always spawn with the same color covering the majority of its back (Region 0). The Ankylo is the only creature with this unique color which can be described as almost a "Butterscotch" or "Barley Corn" hue. This color cannot be replicated in the game, as it does not have an in-game 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 Ankylosaurus's "back" magenta.
Head and Back
Drops[edit | edit source]
Base Stats and Growth[edit | edit source]
Note that creatures will have different stats in Survival of the Fittest
|Attribute||Amount at Level 1||Increase per point||Taming Bonus|
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
4Torpor increases every level on wild creatures, but can not be increased once they are tamed.
|Movement Type||Base Speed||Sprinting|
- These are the base speeds of the creature at 100% Movement Speed
- For a comparison of the speeds of all creatures, see Base Creature Speeds
|Attack Type||Projectile Values||Torpor Values|
|Impulse||Radius||Base||Mult||Duration||Damage Mult||Amount||Duration||Damage Mult||Amount|
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.
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]
|Kibble (Dilo Egg)||4||0||0||0||0:09:36|
|× 42; × 18; × 5; × 3; × 2; × 1:|
|Torpor-depletion: , Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:23:20|
|Kibble (Dilo Egg)||10||0||0||0||0:24:00|
|× 116; × 47; × 13; × 8; × 6; × 3:|
|Torpor-depletion: , Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:38:29|
|Kibble (Dilo Egg)||15||0||0||0||0:35:59|
|× 191; × 78; × 22; × 13; × 9; × 5:|
|Torpor-depletion: , Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:48:52|
|Kibble (Dilo Egg)||21||0||0||0||0:50:23|
|× 267; × 109; × 30; × 17; × 13; × 7:|
|Torpor-depletion: , Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:56:24|
|Kibble (Dilo Egg)||27||14||3||2||1:04:46|
|× 342; × 140; × 38; × 22; × 16; × 8:|
|Torpor-depletion: , Time until all torpor is depleted: 01:02:20|
|Kibble (Dilo Egg)||32||56||13||7||1:16:46|
|× 418; × 171; × 47; × 27; × 19; × 10:|
|Torpor-depletion: , Time until all torpor is depleted: 01:07:13|
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.
KO Strategy[edit | edit source]
Ankylosaurus is relatively easy to knock out due to its slow movement speed. Even when attacked, the Ankylosaurus is easy to outrun, making nearly any ranged attack effective. The best method to knock it out would be using Tranquilizer Darts or Tranquilizer Arrows, but if neither are available then a simple Slingshot will do the trick. Since the head of Ankylosaurus is covered in heavy armor, much like the rest of its body, it does not have a damage multiplier there- this means that it will take an equal amount of damage regardless of where on the body it is shot.
Combat[edit | edit source]
This section describes how to fight against the Ankylosaurus.
General[edit | edit source]
The Ankylosaurus uses its huge, literally 'bone-crushing' tail to attack its enemies. Its attack can be quite devastating if a survivor is wearing anything weaker than Chitin Armor. It is recommended then to either shoot it with a Ranged Weapon or use a Pike or Spear while circling it.
Strategy[edit | edit source]
The most successful strategy for killing an Ankylosaurus is to circle it while shooting it with a ranged weapon like a Bow, Crossbow, or any variety of gun. Be prepared for a moderately lengthy battle if you are using low-level weapons.
Weaponry[edit | edit source]
Ranged weapons are recommended when fighting an Ankylosaurus. These weapons include Bow, Crossbow, Longneck Rifle, and others, though with some persistence a Slingshot will also work. Melee weapons are generally discouraged, though more nimble survivors might have success using Pikes and Swords if they are able to quickly move in and out of its attack range.
Dangers[edit | edit source]
The Ankylosaurus uses its huge tail club as a defensive weapon: this attack has a fairly large range and can deal a respectable amount of damage, so keeping your distance is a must.
Weakness[edit | edit source]
The trade-off for its heavy coat of armor is a relatively slow movement and turning speed. Ankylosaurus can thus be easily outmaneuvered and overpowered.
Utility[edit | edit source]
Roles[edit | edit source]
- Tank: Excellent tank due to its high HP. (Level up Health and Melee Damage)
- Transport: While slow, it has a very good base carrying capacity. Good for local transport. (Level up Movement Speed, Stamina, and Weight)
- Gatherer: Excellent for collecting essential materials such as Metal, Crystal, and Flint. As of patch 256.3 (PC) Ankylos have a 75% weight reduction to raw metal in their inventories, allowing them to carry much more before becoming encumbered. (Level up Weight and Melee Damage)
- Underwater miner: Despite being such a heavily built creature, Ankylosaurus is a surprisingly good swimmer and also capable of easily fending off sea predators with its tail club attack. Therefore, it can be used to gather Oil from the bottom of the sea, especially when fed Lazarus Chowder. Leveling up Oxygen also makes it swim much faster. (Level up Oxygen and Stamina.)
Collectibles[edit | edit source]
- Note: Increasing Melee Damage on Ankylosaurus yields more resources per swing; however, it does not increase area of effect as rumored.
Notes/Trivia[edit | edit source]
For information pertaining specifically to the real-world Ankylosaurus, see the relevant Wikipedia article
- Until v246.0 it was possible to harvest resources with the bite attack when looking straight to a resource, which was significantly faster than the tail whip attack.
- The Ankylosaurus can be picked up by a Quetzal and can harvest while picked up.
- The real world Ankylosaurus magniventris had much more smoothed armor than that of the Ankylosaurus depicted in the game, with the only prominent spikes being located around the head. The Ankylosaurus shown in ARK seems to more closely resemble Euoplocephalus tutus, a closely related dinosaur with a much more spiky appearance.
- The skull in Ankylo's dossier actually resembles Ankylosaurus' relative Tarchia rather than the actual animal.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Ankylo with color mutation