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Carnotaurus
These values may differ with what you see in-game or written elsewhere. But that is what the dossier says.
Common Name
Carnotaurus
Group
Species
Carnotaurus pressor
Time Period
Late Cretaceous
Diet
Logo Steam.png
June 2, 2015
Logo Xbox One.svg 729.0
December 16, 2015
Logo PS4.svg 501.0
December 6, 2016
Logo Mobile.svg 1.0
May 24, 2018
Logo Nintendo Switch.png 599.0
November 30, 2018
Spawn Command
admincheat summon Carno_Character_BP_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Carno/Carno_Character_BP.Carno_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Aberrant Carnotaurus
admincheat summon Carno_Character_BP_Aberrant_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Carno/Carno_Character_BP_Aberrant.Carno_Character_BP_Aberrant'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Corrupted Carnotaurus
admincheat summon Carno_Character_BP_Corrupt_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Carno/Carno_Character_BP_Corrupt.Carno_Character_BP_Corrupt'" 500 0 0 35
Data
XP For Kill
36 XP
Special Loot Chance
30%
26 - 32 °C / 79 - 90 °F
Incubation Time
1h 39m 59.521s
Baby Time
4h 37m 46.666s
Juvenile Time
18h 31m 6.664s
Adolescent Time
23h 8m 53.328s
Total Maturation Time
1d 22h 17m 46.656s
Breeding Interval
18h - 2d
Habitat

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

Scorched Earth Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Carnotaurus Scorched Earth.svg

Aberration Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Carnotaurus Aberration.svg

Extinction Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Carnotaurus Extinction.svg

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

Ragnarok Ocean Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Carnotaurus Ragnarok.svg

Valguero Topographic Map.jpg
Blank.png

Extinction Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Corrupted Carnotaurus Extinction.svg

Common             Rare
  Untameable   Cave

The Carnotaurus (kahrn-uh-TAWR-us), or simply Carno, is a species of Dinosaur 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

Carnotaurus pressor is a distinctive creature that falls between a medium and large predator. It lives primarily on flat, clear ground, where it can capitalize on its speed. Additionally, it seems to have no qualms about running away from larger predators instead of fighting.

The horns of the Carnotaurus seem to be used more for fighting rivals than actual hunting. This doesn't mean the horns aren't dangerous, though. They can still eviscerate larger prey.

Carnotaurus is one of the smaller and more compact of the large predators. If Tyrannosaurus is the “lion” of the Island, Carnotaurus would certainly be the “cheetah.” The real threat of a Carnotaurus is not being able to escape it once it has spotted you.

Domesticated

Carnotaurus fills a very specific role. Larger and almost as fast as a Raptor, smaller but much faster than a Rex.

Were it not for the creature's extremely long down-time after sprinting, it might be among the most capably balanced mounts.

~ Helena

Behavior[edit | edit source]

They will attack anything on sight, and have a fairly large aggravation range. However, they seem to prioritize other dinosaurs over humans. Their headbutt attack will throw the person backwards, potentially off of a cliff. Carnotaurus can be seen in groups of 3 following a wild Yutyrannus in the winter biome.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

The Carnotaurus is a mid-sized theropod somewhat like a smaller Tyrannosaurus in terms of shape. It does have several distinct features though; the most notable are a blunt head with two forward-facing horns and arms so stubby they make those of a Tyrannosaurus seem well developed in comparison.

Color Scheme and Regions[edit | edit source]




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

Carno PaintRegion0.jpg
Region 0:
Body
Carno PaintRegion1.jpg
Region 1:
Horns
X mark.svg

Region 2 is not used
for this Creature.

X mark.svg

Region 3 is not used
for this Creature.

Carno PaintRegion4.jpg
Region 4:
Patterning
Carno PaintRegion5.jpg
Region 5:
Belly

Drops[edit | edit source]

In ARK: Survival Evolved Mobile:

(as a reward for completing a Pursuit)

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 420 +84 +5.4% 0.07
Stamina 300 +30 +10%
Oxygen 150 +15 +10%
Food 2000 +200 +10% 15%
Weight 300 +6 +4%
Melee Damage 352 +1.75 +1.7% 7% 17.6%
Movement Speed 100% N/A3 +1.25% 8.5%
Torpidity 350 +21 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 425 892.5 1190 15
Swimming 300 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 Carno bites the target.
0 500 300 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 42
Gore Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation Using the Right  Mousebutton (PC), L2 Button (PS4), LT Button (Xbox One), the Carno headbutts the target causing considerable knock-back.
0 340 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 42

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 420 +84 +5.4% 0.07 -4%
Stamina 300 +30 +10%
Oxygen 150 +15 +10%
Food 2000 +200 +10% 15%
Weight 300 +6 +4%
Melee Damage 352 +1.75 +1.7% 7% 17.6%
Movement Speed 100% N/A3 +1.25% 8.5%
Torpidity 350 +21 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 425 892.5 1190 15
Swimming 300 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 Carno bites the target.
0 500 300 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 44.52
Gore Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation Using the Right  Mousebutton (PC), L2 Button (PS4), LT Button (Xbox One), the Carno headbutts the target causing considerable knock-back.
0 340 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 44.52

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

Basic Stats
Attribute Amount at Level 1 Increase per point
Wild
Health 420 +84
Stamina 300 +30
Oxygen 150 +15
Food 2000 +200
Weight 300 +6
Melee Damage 352 +1.75
Movement Speed 100% N/A3
Torpidity 350 +21

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
Walking 425 892.5 ?
Swimming 300 N/A


Attack Values
Bite Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
0 500 300 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 35
Gore Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
0 340 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 35

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]

Carnotaurus

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]

Be careful when confronting a Carno. They are powerful and will gang up on you. Often, the best method would be using a Scorpion and/or Tranquilizer Arrows, but it can be done with other methods of applying torpor, albeit at a greater risk. An easy way to keep a carno at a good enough range to hit it safely with tranquilizers is to build a wall three wide and three tall on fence foundations with two doorways stacked on top of eachother with no doors to shoot through. Then, aggro the carno and lead it to the wall. Then run through the door way to get it stuck and proceed to KO it.

Taming Food[edit | edit source]

Carnotaurus.png Level 1 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Regular Kibble.png Regular Kibble 3 0 0 0 0:07:12
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 6 0 0 0 0:13:31
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 11 12 3 2 0:24:44
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 7 0 0 0 0:15:46
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 14 26 6 3 0:31:28
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 18 2 1 1 0:20:16
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 21 60 12 6 0:47:16
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 35 46 9 5 0:40:28
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 42 60 12 6 0:47:16
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 53 87 18 9 0:59:38
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 105 85 17 9 0:59:04
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: 0.3 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:19:26
Carnotaurus.png Level 30 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Regular Kibble.png Regular Kibble 7 0 0 0 0:16:47
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 14 0 0 0 0:31:31
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 25 81 17 9 0:56:12
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 17 21 5 3 0:38:16
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 34 148 31 16 1:16:25
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 42 51 11 6 0:47:16
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 50 268 55 28 1:52:31
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 84 217 45 23 1:37:06
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 100 268 55 28 1:52:31
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 125 361 74 37 2:20:38
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 250 361 74 37 2:20:38
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: 0.5 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:32:04
Carnotaurus.png Level 60 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Regular Kibble.png Regular Kibble 10 0 0 0 0:23:59
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 22 37 8 4 0:49:31
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 40 204 43 22 1:29:55
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 27 83 18 9 1:00:46
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 54 333 70 35 2:01:22
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 67 144 30 15 1:15:23
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 80 575 121 61 3:00:01
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 134 472 99 50 2:34:54
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 160 575 121 61 3:00:01
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 200 761 160 80 3:45:01
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 400 761 160 80 3:45:01
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: 0.66 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:40:43
Carnotaurus.png Level 90 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Regular Kibble.png Regular Kibble 14 0 0 0 0:33:34
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 30 99 21 11 1:07:31
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 55 367 79 40 2:03:37
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 37 174 37 19 1:23:16
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 74 572 122 61 2:46:20
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 92 271 58 29 1:43:31
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 110 960 205 103 4:07:31
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 184 794 169 85 3:32:41
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 220 960 205 103 4:07:31
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 275 1256 268 134 5:09:23
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 550 1256 268 134 5:09:23
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: 0.79 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:47:00
Carnotaurus.png Level 120 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Regular Kibble.png Regular Kibble 18 0 0 0 0:43:10
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 38 180 39 20 1:25:31
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 70 565 123 62 2:37:20
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 47 289 63 32 1:45:46
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 94 854 185 93 3:31:17
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 117 427 93 47 2:11:38
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 140 1409 305 153 5:15:01
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 234 1171 254 127 4:30:29
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 280 1409 305 153 5:15:01
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 350 1831 397 199 6:33:46
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 700 1831 397 199 6:33:46
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: 0.92 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:51:56
Carnotaurus.png Level 150 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Regular Kibble.png Regular Kibble 22 0 0 0 0:52:45
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 46 279 62 31 1:43:31
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 84 778 171 86 3:08:48
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 57 424 93 47 2:08:16
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 114 1173 258 129 4:16:14
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 142 608 134 67 2:39:46
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 170 1913 421 211 6:22:31
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 284 1595 351 176 5:28:17
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 340 1913 421 211 6:22:31
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 425 2473 544 272 7:58:08
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 850 2473 544 272 7:58:08
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: 1.04 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:56:00

Soothing Balm Carnotaurus.png Level 1 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Values without Soothing Balm Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Ankylo Egg) 2 0 0 0 0:04:48
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 4 0 0 0 0:09:01
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 8 0 0 0 0:17:59
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 10 0 0 0 0:11:16
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 12 17 4 2 0:27:01
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 20 8 2 1 0:23:08
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 24 17 4 2 0:27:01
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 30 31 7 4 0:33:46
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 60 31 7 4 0:33:46
Minor Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Ankylo Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:02:24
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 2 0 0 0 0:04:31
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 3 0 0 0 0:06:45
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 4 0 0 0 0:04:31
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 4 0 0 0 0:09:01
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 7 0 0 0 0:08:06
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 8 0 0 0 0:09:01
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 10 0 0 0 0:11:16
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 20 0 0 0 0:11:16
Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Ankylo Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:02:24
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:02:16
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:02:15
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:08
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 1 0 0 0 0:02:16
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:10
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:08
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:08
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 2 0 0 0 0:01:08
Major Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Ankylo Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:02:24
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:02:16
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:02:15
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:08
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 1 0 0 0 0:02:16
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:10
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:08
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:08
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:00:34
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: 0.3 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:19:26
Soothing Balm Carnotaurus.png Level 30 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Values without Soothing Balm Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Ankylo Egg) 4 0 0 0 0:09:36
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 10 0 0 0 0:22:31
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 20 43 9 5 0:44:58
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 24 0 0 0 0:27:01
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 29 111 23 12 1:05:16
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 48 78 16 8 0:55:29
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 58 111 23 12 1:05:16
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 72 163 34 17 1:21:01
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 143 161 33 17 1:20:27
Minor Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Ankylo Egg) 2 0 0 0 0:04:48
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 4 0 0 0 0:09:01
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 7 0 0 0 0:15:44
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 8 0 0 0 0:09:01
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 10 0 0 0 0:22:31
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 16 0 0 0 0:18:30
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 20 0 0 0 0:22:31
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 24 0 0 0 0:27:01
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 48 0 0 0 0:27:01
Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Ankylo Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:02:24
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:02:16
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:02:15
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:08
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 1 0 0 0 0:02:16
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 2 0 0 0 0:02:19
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 2 0 0 0 0:02:16
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 3 0 0 0 0:03:23
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 5 0 0 0 0:02:49
Major Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Ankylo Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:02:24
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:02:16
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:02:15
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:08
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 1 0 0 0 0:02:16
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:10
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:08
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:08
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:00:34
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: 0.5 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:32:04
Soothing Balm Carnotaurus.png Level 75 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Values without Soothing Balm Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Ankylo Egg) 7 0 0 0 0:16:47
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 19 0 0 0 0:42:46
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 37 175 37 19 1:23:10
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 46 35 8 4 0:51:46
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 55 357 76 38 2:03:46
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 91 274 58 29 1:45:12
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 109 352 75 38 2:02:38
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 136 488 103 52 2:33:01
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 272 488 103 52 2:33:01
Minor Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Ankylo Egg) 3 0 0 0 0:07:12
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 7 0 0 0 0:15:46
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 13 0 0 0 0:29:14
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 16 0 0 0 0:18:01
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 19 0 0 0 0:42:46
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 31 0 0 0 0:35:50
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 37 0 0 0 0:41:38
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 46 35 8 4 0:51:46
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 91 32 7 4 0:51:12
Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Ankylo Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:02:24
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:02:16
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 2 0 0 0 0:04:30
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 2 0 0 0 0:02:16
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 2 0 0 0 0:04:31
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 4 0 0 0 0:04:38
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 4 0 0 0 0:04:31
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 5 0 0 0 0:05:38
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 10 0 0 0 0:05:38
Major Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Ankylo Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:02:24
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:02:16
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:02:15
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:08
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 1 0 0 0 0:02:16
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:10
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:08
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:08
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:00:34
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: 0.72 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:44:05
Soothing Balm Carnotaurus.png Level 150 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Values without Soothing Balm Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Ankylo Egg) 13 0 0 0 0:31:11
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 33 107 24 12 1:14:16
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 65 528 116 58 2:26:06
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 81 206 46 23 1:31:08
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 98 964 212 106 3:40:31
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 162 769 169 85 3:07:16
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 195 957 211 106 3:39:23
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 243 1274 280 140 4:33:23
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 486 1274 280 140 4:33:23
Minor Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Ankylo Egg) 5 0 0 0 0:12:00
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 11 0 0 0 0:24:46
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 22 0 0 0 0:49:27
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 27 0 0 0 0:30:23
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 33 107 24 12 1:14:16
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 54 38 9 5 1:02:26
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 65 101 23 12 1:13:08
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 81 206 46 23 1:31:08
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 162 206 46 23 1:31:08
Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Ankylo Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:02:24
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 2 0 0 0 0:04:31
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 3 0 0 0 0:06:45
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 3 0 0 0 0:03:23
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 4 0 0 0 0:09:01
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 6 0 0 0 0:06:57
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 7 0 0 0 0:07:53
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 9 0 0 0 0:10:08
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 17 0 0 0 0:09:34
Major Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Ankylo Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:02:24
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:02:16
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:02:15
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:08
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 1 0 0 0 0:02:16
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:10
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:08
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:08
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 2 0 0 0 0:01:08
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: 1.04 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:56:00
Soothing Balm Carnotaurus.png Level 300 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Values without Soothing Balm Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Ankylo Egg) 23 0 0 0 0:55:09
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 61 524 122 61 2:17:16
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 122 1586 369 185 4:34:12
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 153 795 185 93 2:52:08
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 183 2653 618 309 6:51:46
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 305 2194 511 256 5:52:33
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 366 2653 618 309 6:51:46
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 458 3456 804 402 8:35:16
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 915 3452 803 402 8:34:42
Minor Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Ankylo Egg) 8 0 0 0 0:19:11
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 21 0 0 0 0:47:16
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 41 174 41 21 1:32:09
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 51 0 0 0 0:57:23
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 61 524 122 61 2:17:16
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 102 374 87 44 1:57:54
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 122 524 122 61 2:17:16
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 153 795 185 93 2:52:08
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 305 790 184 92 2:51:34
Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Ankylo Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:02:24
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 3 0 0 0 0:06:46
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 5 0 0 0 0:11:15
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 6 0 0 0 0:06:46
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 7 0 0 0 0:15:46
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 11 0 0 0 0:12:43
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 13 0 0 0 0:14:38
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 16 0 0 0 0:18:01
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 31 0 0 0 0:17:27
Major Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Ankylo Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:02:24
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:02:16
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:02:15
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:08
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 1 0 0 0 0:02:16
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:10
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:08
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 2 0 0 0 0:02:16
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 3 0 0 0 0:01:42
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: 1.59 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 01:09:45
Soothing Balm Carnotaurus.png Level 450 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Values without Soothing Balm Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Ankylo Egg) 34 28 7 4 1:21:32
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 90 1127 274 137 3:22:31
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 180 2961 718 359 6:44:34
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 224 1576 383 192 4:12:01
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 269 4782 1160 580 10:05:16
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 448 3989 968 484 8:37:50
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 538 4782 1160 580 10:05:16
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 672 6151 1492 746 12:36:01
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 1343 6146 1491 746 12:35:27
Minor Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Ankylo Egg) 12 0 0 0 0:28:47
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 30 0 0 0 1:07:31
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 60 513 125 63 2:14:52
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 75 54 14 7 1:24:23
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 90 1127 274 137 3:22:31
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 150 862 209 105 2:53:23
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 180 1127 274 137 3:22:31
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 224 1576 383 192 4:12:01
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 448 1576 383 192 4:12:01
Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Ankylo Egg) 2 0 0 0 0:04:48
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 3 0 0 0 0:06:46
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 6 0 0 0 0:13:30
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 8 0 0 0 0:09:01
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 9 0 0 0 0:20:16
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 15 0 0 0 0:17:21
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 18 0 0 0 0:20:16
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 23 0 0 0 0:25:53
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 45 0 0 0 0:25:19
Major Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Ankylo Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:02:24
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:02:16
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:02:15
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:08
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 1 0 0 0 0:02:16
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:10
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 2 0 0 0 0:02:16
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 2 0 0 0 0:02:16
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 3 0 0 0 0:01:42
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: 2.08 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 01:18:27


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 Carnotaurus.

General[edit | edit source]

The Carno is one of the island's mid-sized predators. While smaller than a Rex, it can be very deadly. Its medium speed causes it to be a quite deadly predator, but can be killed at a distance with a ranged weapon. If approached with a melee weapon, the Carno can pose a notable threat to an unprepared survivor. It can knock a player back and charge once more.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Attempt to avoid unless the player is confident it can take the Carno successfully. Be sure there aren't any other Carnos or other creatures in the area that can turn the battle against you. Also, make sure the Carno is not glowing red. If it is, that's an Alpha Carno!

Weaponry[edit | edit source]

The Carno has a powerful head-butting attack, if not careful the player could fall from a high point, either to instant death or to slaughter by other animals. When tamed you can employ this tactic on prey and other creatures. It is a powerful advantage over Raptors and other animals, which do relatively no knockback. Until then, use spears and pikes to out-distance it, or use ranged weapons like guns or bows.

Dangers[edit | edit source]

Make sure that the battle consists of just you and the Carno. Any decent level small-mid sized carnivore will do to fight it as they don't have a lot of health. Make sure you aren't near a cliff while fighting as it has immense knockback on a player on foot.

It is worth noting that Yutyrannus minions react as one. Attack one, and they will all engage.

Weakness[edit | edit source]

The Carno is a secondary-size predator, so it can be killed relatively easily, provided the player can take what it throws back.

The Carno has a rather loud and distinctive movement sound, which may give you an advantage when preparing for an engagement. Note that their hit boxes are rather large, and striking them with most weapons is relatively easy.

Utility[edit | edit source]

Roles[edit | edit source]

  • Damage: Excellent base damage and good for chasing down prey short distances, and can out run any wild creature other than terror birds, raptors and gallimimus with little or no upgrades to speed. (Level up Melee Damage, Stamina and some Movement Speed)
  • Transport: Average stamina and has a very good base carrying capacity. Good for local and semi-local transport. (Level up Weight, Movement Speed and Stamina)
  • Hunter: While over-looked in favor of the Tyrannosaurus, they are a good starting meat collector. Also they are useful in the hunting scenario because their secondary attack (a headbutt) has very good knockback and when used from an uphill position, it is valuable for keeping more dangerous targets from hitting you while still dealing damage. (Level up Melee Damage, Movement Speed and Weight)
  • Guardian: While overshadowed by other mounts, Carno's make excellent guardians, especially with Tames. Their size relative to damage allows them to dish out excellent base damage with high precision, something Tyrannosaur's lack. (Level up Melee Damage, Health and Stamina)
  • Leech Hunter: Due to its head being far from its legs, leeches have trouble attaching to a Carnotaurus. They make excellent hunters, just be mindful of larger swamp predators! It is recommended to use third person while hunting, so you can see the leeches without the Carno's head blocking your view.
  • Meganeura Hunter: Being able to swat them out of the sky with one blow of its massive head, Carnos make excellent bug hunters.
  • Cave Hunter: This creature is probably one of the best creatures in ARK to explore the many caves. It can fit in most of the entrances and can get to the artifact quickly and effectively (Level up Melee Damage and Health).

Collectibles[edit | edit source]

Resource Efficiency
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat ★★★★★
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat ★★★★★
Chitin.png Chitin ★★★☆☆
Keratin.png Keratin ★★★☆☆
Pelt.png Pelt ★★★☆☆
Hide.png Hide ★★★☆☆

Notes/Trivia[edit | edit source]

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

  • The Carnotaurus illustrations in the dossier are shown with longer arms than the ones in-game, which are accurately portrayed with stubby forelimbs that lay flush against the body. Presumably, this may have been a drawing error by the author.
    • The general portrayal of the Carnotaurus shows longer arms and a shorter, wider head, much like the Carnotaurus from the Disney movie Dinosaurs. It's possible that Carnotaurs were meant to look like this but the model ended up being made more accurate. As it stands, the Carnotaurus currently has the most accurate model compared to its real life counterpart, the only difference being that it is larger.
  • The Carnotaurus's name translates from Latin into "meat-eating bull".
  • The Carnotaurus's speed in game is justified; examination of the flexibility of the hip and tail structures of fossils indicate that the Carnotaurus may have been one of, if not the, fastest large theropod. However, it could not make turns very well due to the rigid structure of its chest and spine.[2]
  • Despite the Carnotaurus's Dossier stating that it is "much faster than a Tyrannosaurus", in-game, the average wild Rex actually has roughly equivalent sprinting speed, faster walking speed, but less stamina when compared the average wild Carno.
  • The stats for a tamed Carno versus a tamed Rex are very different; a tamed Rex is actually considerably faster in a sprint than a tamed Carno, and while a Carno's stamina will last longer, it also takes much longer to recover. Do not necessarily expect your tamed Carno to leave a hostile tribe's tamed Rex behind.
  • Can be picked up by a Quetzal.
  • The Carnotaurus is one of the few dinos whose base color regions include a color other than white (the green markings near its legs and along its back). This makes it so the Carnotaurus always appears to have green stripes, even if Color Region 4 would be different.
  • Bred Carnos with Imprinting can become very powerful and able to take on wild Rexes and Alpha Raptors, even lower level Alpha Carnos. They are relatively quick to grow up (around 48 hours) making imprinting easier to achieve compared to Rexes that take around twice the time to grow up. They also spawn in great numbers and are easier to knock out than Rexes so finding good breeding material is often easier.
  • Can be found very commonly in the southern high desert atop the mountain in Scorched Earth.
  • The name "Carnotaurus Pressor" translates into "Crusher Meat Eating Bull"
  • If you have a good weapon (journeyman sword) it is possible to catch a low level carno off guard and easily kill it.
  • Carnotaurus is another creature that doesn't have saddle with a check mark to show that the dinosaur can be ridden.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]