Castoroides

From ARK: Survival Evolved Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search






































Giant Beaver.png
Castoroides
These values may differ with what you see in-game or written elsewhere. But that is what the dossier says.
Group
Species
Castoroides feliconcisor
Time
Late Pliocene - Late Pleistocene
Diet
Steam.svg 236.0
February 24, 2016
Xbox One.svg 732.0
March 7, 2016
PS.svg 501.0
December 6, 2016
Logo Mobile.svg 1.0
May 24, 2018
Nintendo Switch.svg 599.0
November 30, 2018
Epic Games.svg 311.74
June 11, 2020
Spawn Command
admincheat summon Beaver_Character_BP_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Beaver/Beaver_Character_BP.Beaver_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Castoroides (Gauntlet)
admincheat summon Beaver_Character_BP_Gauntlet_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis/Dinos/MissionVariants/Gauntlet/Arctic/Beaver_Character_BP_Gauntlet.Beaver_Character_BP_Gauntlet'" 500 0 0 35
Data
XP For Kill
16 XP
Gestation Time
7h 56m 11.428s
Baby Time
6h 10m 22.222s
Juvenile Time
1d 41m 28.887s
Adolescent Time
1d 6h 51m 51.109s
Total Maturation Time
2d 13h 43m 42.219s
Breeding Interval
18h - 1d 15h 40m
Habitat





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

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

Ragnarok Ocean Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Castoroides Ragnarok.svg

Extinction Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Castoroides Extinction.svg

Valguero Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Castoroides Valguero.svg

Genesis Part 1 Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Castoroides Genesis Part 1.svg

Crystal Isles Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Castoroides Crystal Isles.svg

Common             Rare
  Untameable   Cave

The Castoroides (cass-tor-oy-dees) or Giant Beaver is one of the creatures in ARK: Survival Evolved.

Basic Info[edit | edit source]

Dossier[edit | edit source]

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

NoteHelena.png
Wild

Castoroides is a large, mammalian herbivore that tends to live near water. Unlike other larger beaver species this one retains the chisel-shaped teeth of modern beavers. As is typical for beavers, they build dams as habitats, but the larger creatures on the island have a tendency to trample them. As a result, finding unsullied dams in the wild is quite rare.

Castoroides itself doesn't seem to realize how dangerous the island is. I don't know if it's simply too dumb to notice the dangers, or if it just doesn't care...but Castoroides happily goes about its day playing in the water and gnawing on wood.

Domesticated

The value of a tamed Castoroides is obvious from its physiology. The creature naturally gathers wood extremely efficiently, far more than most species on the island. It's not the strongest creature, so it can only carry limited amounts, but it is a natural lumberjack!

~ Helena

Behavior[edit | edit source]

Wild Castoroides will build dams containing large quantities of Wood, Cementing Paste, Rare Flower, Rare Mushroom, and Silica Pearls. Giant Beavers are very protective of their dams and will come to their defense should anyone threaten them. Per dam, it is possible to find one to three beavers. See Giant Beaver Dam for a map of locations. The dams will never be re-filled, be sure to destroy them after looting.

Castoroides will not attack any entity (whether it be player or creature) unless aggravated to do so. Often, Giant Beavers who reside close to swamps will be forced to defend their territory and fight against wandering Dilophosaurs and invading Titanoboas. Sometimes they can be seen grouping up against larger predators like Carnos or swarms of smaller predators like Raptors and Terror Birds. If a player attacks one, the entire Giant Beaver population in the immediate area will attack. Unless injured by the player, a player can get as close as they would like to a Giant Beaver. If the ability to kill a Beaver in a single hit by a powerful mount is available, doing so will not make the other Beavers attack.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

The Castoroides is a giant species of beaver found commonly in the rivers and ponds of the island's interior. It also appears at the Hidden Lake. It has waterproof fur and a flat tail for swimming. With their powerful jaws and sharp incisors they can gnaw through many of the trees found throughout the island, using the resulting wood and other raw materials to construct their dams.

Color Scheme and Regions[edit | edit source]




This section displays the Castoroides's natural colors and regions. For demonstration, the regions below are colored red over an albino Castoroides. The colored squares shown underneath each region's description are the colors that the Castoroides 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.

This information can be used to alter the Castoroides's regions by entering cheat SetTargetDinoColor <ColorRegion> <ColorID> in the cheat console. For instance, cheat SetTargetDinoColor 0 6 would color the Castoroides's "body" magenta.

Castoroides PaintRegion0.jpg
Region 0:
Body
Castoroides PaintRegion1.jpg
Region 1:
Feet
X mark.svg

Region 2 is not used
for this Creature.

X mark.svg

Region 3 is not used
for this Creature.

Castoroides PaintRegion4.jpg
Region 4:
Stripe
Castoroides PaintRegion5.jpg
Region 5:
Tail

Drops[edit | edit source]

Base Stats and Growth[edit | edit source]

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

Attribute Base Value Level Increase Taming Bonus
Wild Tamed Additive Multiplicative
Health 450 +90 +5.4% 0.07
Stamina 180 +18 +10%
Oxygen 750 +75 +10%
Food 2000 +200 +10%
Weight 300 +6 +4%
Melee Damage 28 +1.12 +1.7% 7% 17.6%
Movement Speed 100% N/A +1% 70%
Torpidity 350 +21 N/A 0.5
Movement Base Speed Sprinting Speed Stamina
Wild Tamed Wild Tamed
Walking 160 ? 561.6 432 5
Swimming 700 ? ? ? ?
Attack Values
Melee Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation Using the Left Mousebutton (PC), R2 Button (PS4), RT Button (Xbox One), the Castoroides bites the target.
0 250 0 0
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 28

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]

Castoroides

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 info about domesticating a wild creature see Taming.

KO Strategy[edit | edit source]

The Beavers are not hard to down, as it only takes around 9 tranquilizer darts to down a lvl 75, so just using darts while it's chasing you should work fine. You may also put it in a small taming pen or use Bolas on it. The Beavers Torpor drops very rapidly so it is very important to fire tranquilizers in rapid succession and have a lot of Narcotics on hand, as the tame is long and slow.

Taming Food[edit | edit source]

Giant Beaver.png Level 1 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Superior Kibble.png Superior Kibble 2 7 2 1 0:04:48
Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Barley Primitive Plus Icon.png 14 160 37 19 0:25:13
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Wheat Primitive Plus Icon.png 14 160 37 19 0:25:13
Soybean (Primitive Plus).png Soybean Primitive Plus Icon.png 14 160 37 19 0:25:13
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Dried Wheat Primitive Plus Icon.png 14 349 81 41 0:50:25
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 18 154 36 18 0:24:19
Berries.png Berries 27 154 36 18 0:24:19
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 35; Slingshot Hits × 15; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 4; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 3; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 2; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 1
Torpidity-depletion: 1.5 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:03:53
Giant Beaver.png Level 30 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Superior Kibble.png Superior Kibble 4 32 8 4 0:09:36
Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Barley Primitive Plus Icon.png 32 512 128 64 0:57:37
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Wheat Primitive Plus Icon.png 32 512 128 64 0:57:37
Soybean (Primitive Plus).png Soybean Primitive Plus Icon.png 32 512 128 64 0:57:37
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Dried Wheat Primitive Plus Icon.png 32 1087 272 136 1:55:13
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 42 503 126 63 0:56:43
Berries.png Berries 63 503 126 63 0:56:43
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 96; Slingshot Hits × 40; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 11; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 7; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 5; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 3
Torpidity-depletion: 2.5 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:06:24
Giant Beaver.png Level 60 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Superior Kibble.png Superior Kibble 5 44 12 6 0:12:00
Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Barley Primitive Plus Icon.png 50 926 242 121 1:30:01
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Wheat Primitive Plus Icon.png 50 926 242 121 1:30:01
Soybean (Primitive Plus).png Soybean Primitive Plus Icon.png 50 926 242 121 1:30:01
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Dried Wheat Primitive Plus Icon.png 50 1944 508 254 3:00:01
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 67 931 244 122 1:30:28
Berries.png Berries 100 926 242 121 1:30:01
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 159; Slingshot Hits × 65; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 18; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 11; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 8; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 4
Torpidity-depletion: 3.26 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:08:08
Giant Beaver.png Level 90 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Superior Kibble.png Superior Kibble 7 91 25 13 0:16:47
Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Barley Primitive Plus Icon.png 69 1404 380 190 2:04:13
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Wheat Primitive Plus Icon.png 69 1404 380 190 2:04:13
Soybean (Primitive Plus).png Soybean Primitive Plus Icon.png 69 1404 380 190 2:04:13
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Dried Wheat Primitive Plus Icon.png 69 2923 790 395 4:08:25
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 92 1404 380 190 2:04:13
Berries.png Berries 138 1404 380 190 2:04:13
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 222; Slingshot Hits × 91; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 25; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 15; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 11; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 6
Torpidity-depletion: 3.94 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:09:24
Giant Beaver.png Level 120 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Superior Kibble.png Superior Kibble 9 145 41 21 0:21:35
Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Barley Primitive Plus Icon.png 88 1914 531 266 2:38:25
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Wheat Primitive Plus Icon.png 88 1914 531 266 2:38:25
Soybean (Primitive Plus).png Soybean Primitive Plus Icon.png 88 1914 531 266 2:38:25
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Dried Wheat Primitive Plus Icon.png 88 3962 1098 549 5:16:49
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 117 1908 529 265 2:37:58
Berries.png Berries 175 1903 527 264 2:37:31
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 285; Slingshot Hits × 117; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 32; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 19; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 13; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 7
Torpidity-depletion: 4.58 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:10:23
Giant Beaver.png Level 150 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Superior Kibble.png Superior Kibble 11 205 58 29 0:26:23
Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Barley Primitive Plus Icon.png 107 2447 693 347 3:12:37
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Wheat Primitive Plus Icon.png 107 2447 693 347 3:12:37
Soybean (Primitive Plus).png Soybean Primitive Plus Icon.png 107 2447 693 347 3:12:37
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Dried Wheat Primitive Plus Icon.png 107 5044 1427 714 6:25:13
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 142 2435 689 345 3:11:43
Berries.png Berries 213 2435 689 345 3:11:43
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 348; Slingshot Hits × 142; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 39; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 23; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 16; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 8
Torpidity-depletion: 5.18 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:11:12

Soothing Balm Giant Beaver.png Level 1 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Values without Soothing Balm Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Gallimimus Egg) 2 7 2 1 0:04:48
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 20 174 41 21 0:27:01
Berries.png Berries 30 174 41 21 0:27:01
Minor Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Gallimimus Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:02:24
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 7 42 10 5 0:09:28
Berries.png Berries 10 39 9 5 0:09:01
Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Gallimimus Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:02:24
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 1 0 0 0 0:01:22
Berries.png Berries 1 0 0 0 0:00:55
Major Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Gallimimus Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:02:24
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 1 0 0 0 0:01:22
Berries.png Berries 1 0 0 0 0:00:55
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 35; Slingshot Hits × 15; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 4; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 3; Toxicant Arrows with a Bow × 2; Toxicant Arrows with a Compound Bow × 2; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 2; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 1
Torpidity-depletion: 1.5 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:03:53
Soothing Balm Giant Beaver.png Level 30 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Values without Soothing Balm Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Gallimimus Egg) 4 32 8 4 0:09:36
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 48 584 146 73 1:04:49
Berries.png Berries 72 584 146 73 1:04:49
Minor Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Gallimimus Egg) 2 0 0 0 0:04:48
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 16 152 38 19 0:21:37
Berries.png Berries 24 152 38 19 0:21:37
Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Gallimimus Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:02:24
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 2 0 0 0 0:02:43
Berries.png Berries 3 0 0 0 0:02:43
Major Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Gallimimus Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:02:24
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 1 0 0 0 0:01:22
Berries.png Berries 1 0 0 0 0:00:55
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 96; Slingshot Hits × 40; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 11; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 7; Toxicant Arrows with a Bow × 6; Toxicant Arrows with a Compound Bow × 4; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 5; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 3
Torpidity-depletion: 2.5 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:06:24
Soothing Balm Giant Beaver.png Level 75 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Values without Soothing Balm Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Gallimimus Egg) 7 95 26 13 0:16:47
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 91 1347 359 180 2:02:52
Berries.png Berries 136 1341 357 179 2:02:25
Minor Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Gallimimus Egg) 3 0 0 0 0:07:12
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 31 391 104 52 0:41:52
Berries.png Berries 46 385 103 52 0:41:25
Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Gallimimus Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:02:24
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 4 0 0 0 0:05:25
Berries.png Berries 5 0 0 0 0:04:31
Major Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Gallimimus Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:02:24
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 1 0 0 0 0:01:22
Berries.png Berries 1 0 0 0 0:00:55
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 191; Slingshot Hits × 78; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 22; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 13; Toxicant Arrows with a Bow × 11; Toxicant Arrows with a Compound Bow × 8; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 9; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 5
Torpidity-depletion: 3.6 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:08:49
Soothing Balm Giant Beaver.png Level 150 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Values without Soothing Balm Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Gallimimus Egg) 13 270 77 39 0:31:11
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 162 2799 792 396 3:38:43
Berries.png Berries 243 2799 792 396 3:38:43
Minor Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Gallimimus Egg) 5 11 4 2 0:12:00
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 54 833 236 118 1:12:55
Berries.png Berries 81 833 236 118 1:12:55
Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Gallimimus Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:02:24
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 6 0 0 0 0:08:07
Berries.png Berries 9 0 0 0 0:08:07
Major Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Gallimimus Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:02:24
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 1 0 0 0 0:01:22
Berries.png Berries 1 0 0 0 0:00:55
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 348; Slingshot Hits × 142; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 39; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 23; Toxicant Arrows with a Bow × 20; Toxicant Arrows with a Compound Bow × 15; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 16; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 8
Torpidity-depletion: 5.18 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:11:12
Soothing Balm Giant Beaver.png Level 300 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Values without Soothing Balm Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Gallimimus Egg) 23 627 190 95 0:55:09
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 305 6048 1829 915 6:51:46
Berries.png Berries 458 6055 1831 916 6:52:13
Minor Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Gallimimus Egg) 8 80 25 13 0:19:11
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 102 1882 569 285 2:17:43
Berries.png Berries 153 1882 569 285 2:17:43
Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Gallimimus Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:02:24
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 11 14 5 3 0:14:52
Berries.png Berries 16 8 3 2 0:14:25
Major Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Gallimimus Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:02:24
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 1 0 0 0 0:01:22
Berries.png Berries 2 0 0 0 0:01:49
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 663; Slingshot Hits × 271; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 74; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 43; Toxicant Arrows with a Bow × 37; Toxicant Arrows with a Compound Bow × 28; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 30; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 15
Torpidity-depletion: 7.92 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:13:57
Soothing Balm Giant Beaver.png Level 450 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Values without Soothing Balm Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Gallimimus Egg) 34 1062 334 167 1:21:32
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 448 9497 2983 1492 10:04:49
Berries.png Berries 672 9497 2983 1492 10:04:49
Minor Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Gallimimus Egg) 12 212 67 34 0:28:47
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 150 3012 946 473 3:22:31
Berries.png Berries 224 2998 942 471 3:21:37
Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Gallimimus Egg) 2 0 0 0 0:04:48
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 15 74 24 12 0:20:16
Berries.png Berries 23 82 26 13 0:20:43
Major Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Gallimimus Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:02:24
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 1 0 0 0 0:01:22
Berries.png Berries 2 0 0 0 0:01:49
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 978; Slingshot Hits × 400; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 109; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 63; Toxicant Arrows with a Bow × 55; Toxicant Arrows with a Compound Bow × 41; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 45; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 23
Torpidity-depletion: 10.39 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:15:41


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 Superior Kibble: 2 ×  Citronal, 1 ×  Prime Meat Jerky, 1 ×  Large Egg, 5 ×  Fiber, 2 ×  Rare Mushroom, 1 ×  Sap, Water

Preferred Food[edit | edit source]

  1. Superior Kibble
  2. Crops
  3. Mejoberries

Combat[edit | edit source]

This section describes how to fight against the Castoroides.

General[edit | edit source]

Giant Beavers are actually very tough and deadly animals both in the water and out. They are surprisingly fast, and they do a lot of damage. Beware!

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Staying away and out of water can make the Castoroides an easy creature to knockout along with their decently low torpor, but need a fair amount of narcotics.You can walk backwards to avoid damage, but they will eventually catch up to you. Whatever you do, do not go in the water with an angry Giant Beaver, or it will likely kill you in seconds. If just trying to outright kill it, try using bolas and attacking from the sides or back with melee.

Weaponry[edit | edit source]

Depending on the distance, use any ranged or any melee weapon to kill them. They are vulnerable to Bolas, which can make them an easy kill. If dealing with a group of them at close range, a Flamethrower can be ideal.

Dangers[edit | edit source]

A single Castoroides isn't a huge threat on its own, but being swarmed by a group of them (especially after going through a Giant Beaver Dam), can mean certain death for even a well equipped survivor.

Weakness[edit | edit source]

When unmounted, the beaver will float up to the surface unless they are following you. They cannot climb very well, so height might help a player in trouble.

Utility[edit | edit source]

Roles[edit | edit source]

  • Gatherer: Castoroides gather wood very efficiently. While this is much easier when ridden, players without a Castoroides saddle can still take advantage of the wood-gathering ability by enabling the Castoroides to wander in a wooded area. It will gather wood on its own when it wanders near trees until it reaches 50% weight. For more immediate wood gathering without a saddle, the player can manually lead the Castoroides to trees by whistling for it to follow, leading it to a tree, then whistling it to stop. If the Castoroides is close enough, it will cut down the tree and collect the wood. Repeating this process can quickly gather lots of wood with minimal effort (Level up Weight and Melee Damage).
  • Transport: Wood, Thatch, Fiber and Stone weigh less while being carried by the Castoroides. These resources weigh only 50% of their usual value (25, 1, 0.5, and 25 units per 100 pieces respectively). The Castoroides travels faster while swimming in many of ARK's waterways, making transport through rivers much more viable (Level up Weight, Stamina).
  • Organic Craftsman: Once saddled, the Castoroides can be used as a Smithy, allowing for a mobile crafting wagon.(Level up Weight).
  • Deep Sea Diver: The Castoroides has an oxygen stat that drops relatively slowly, giving the ability to spend much time underwater before needing to surface for air. Raising the oxygen stat makes it swim faster. Being stronger than a dire wolf, it can defend itself if necessary against Megalodons. Fighting sea creatures should only be initiated if the Castoroides has a good saddle. Due to being a mobile smithy, it is great to go into underwater caves as these usually have resources for most items made in the smithy. However, Castoroides will rise up to the surface if they are dismounted unless they are set to following you, yet if their oxygen runs out they will try to surface for air even if they are set to following you. (Level up Oxygen, Weight and few points in Melee)
  • Resource Duo Strategy: If you have an Argentavis, it can be paired with the Castoroides to make a nice combo for wood gathering. You can carry the Castoroides with the Argentavis to a dense wood area, clear it out, and, as the Castoroides has a wood weight reduction, you can carry big amounts of resources with the Argentavis back to your base. This seems to be the most efficient way to gather wood. The Castoroides can gather wood from trees even while being carried by a flier such as an Argentavis. Make sure to first whistle your Castoroides so that it is not following you, then hover next to the tree so that your Castroides is close enough, and it will be able to harvest wood from that tree. This reduces, and may even eliminate the need to land on the ground while gathering wood, making the process much safer.
  • Travel: With the weight reduction on natural resources such as fiber, stone, thatch, and wood, the beaver could come in handy when you're resource hunting. That along with its mobile smithy saddle makes it a great tame for those on the go.
  • Guardian:
  • Combatant: Castoroides is a relatively adept fighter both on land and in water. Its attack power is similar to that of a Raptor, and unlike the raptor, it can swim really fast underwater. A naval squad of these (at least 10 high-leveled ones) can make short work of an equivalent level Rex. I don’t know if it works on Spinos or Therizinos. Best not to attempt as both have greater attack AoE than the Rex.
  • Swimmer:
  • Pet: despite its size, castos are relatively adorable. (level Health)
  • Scout:
  • Damage:

Weight Reduction[edit | edit source]

The Castoroides reduces the weight of the following resources by the listed amount while they are in its inventory:

Resource Reduction
Fiber 50%
Stone 50%
Thatch 50%
Wood 50%

Collectibles[edit | edit source]

Castoroides will gather wood automatically while on wander or if set to do nothing while a tree is very close to it.

Resource Efficiency
Wood.png Wood ★★★★★
Gathers autonomously
Berries.png Berries ★★★☆☆
Thatch.png Thatch ★★☆☆☆
Castoroides will automatically cut trees when near them.

Spotlight[edit | edit source]

Notes/Trivia[edit | edit source]

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

  • First revealed by Jat on 06/20/2015 [1]
  • Before the introduction of the Dire Bear and The Redwood Forests with an additional spawn area of the Megaloceros, hunting Castoroides was the easiest way to gather Pelt without entering the tundra. Keep in mind that these mammals are rather rare, however, and may be worth more alive than dead.
  • In real life, Casteroides' incisors were much broader and thicker than modern beavers, so they would have been less effective at cutting wood. For this reason, many paleontologists believe they did not construct dams.
  • The Castoroides has an oxygen attribute, but it never drains when the beaver is underwater. Thus, beavers are incapable of drowning, however, in some servers the stat will drain and the mount will start to drown.
  • When riding a Castoroides in first person view, the camera is placed slightly behind where it should be as you can clearly see its saddle.
  • A map of giant beaver dam spawn locations can be seen in the article Giant Beaver Dam. These locations are also where to search for beavers as beavers spawn in pairs around the dams.

Changelog[edit | edit source]

Patch Changes
236.0 Added the Castoroides
238.0 Fixed wild beaver dam spawns
238.2 New saddles now can be crafted in the Castoroides Saddle
238.3 Fixed an issue that was creating too many beaver dams
243.5 Again fixed beaver dams not spawning
256.3 Materials that weigh less within Castoroides inventory adjusted to 50% less Weight than normal

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]