Giganotosaurus

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Giganotosaurus.png
Giganotosaurus
These values may differ with what you see in-game or written elsewhere. But that is what the dossier says.
Group
Species
Giganotosaurus furiosa
Time Period
Late Cretaceous
Diet
Spawn Command
admincheat summon Gigant_Character_BP_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Giganotosaurus/Gigant_Character_BP.Gigant_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Malfunctioned Tek Giganotosaurus
admincheat summon BionicGigant_Character_BP_Malfunctioned_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Giganotosaurus/BionicGigant_Character_BP_Malfunctioned.BionicGigant_Character_BP_Malfunctioned'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Malfunctioned Tek Giganotosaurus (Gauntlet)
admincheat summon BionicGigant_Character_BP_Malfunctioned_Gauntlet_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis/Dinos/MissionVariants/Gauntlet/Lunar/BionicGigant_Character_BP_Malfunctioned_Gauntlet.BionicGigant_Character_BP_Malfunctioned_Gauntlet'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Corrupted Dinotar Giganotosaurus
admincheat summon VRGigant_Character_BP_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis/Dinos/BiomeVariants/VR/VRGigant_Character_BP.VRGigant_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
Data
XP For Kill
400 XP
Special Loot Chance
100%
43 - 44 °C / 109 - 111 °F
Incubation Time
2d 1h 59m 45.609s
Baby Time
1d 4h 3m 30.086s
Juvenile Time
4d 16h 14m 0.344s
Adolescent Time
5d 20h 17m 30.438s
Total Maturation Time
11d 16h 35m 0.875s
Breeding Interval
18h - 2d
Habitat

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

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

Ragnarok Ocean Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Giganotosaurus Ragnarok.svg

Extinction Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Giganotosaurus Extinction.svg

Valguero Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Giganotosaurus Valguero.svg

Extinction Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Corrupted Giganotosaurus Extinction.svg

Common             Rare
  Untameable   Cave

If you encounter this creature in the wild while with a tribe member, just bola the tribe member and run.
~ Dododex's most upvoted Player Tip[1]

The Giganotosaurus (jai-GA-nuh-tuh-saw-ruhs), meaning "Giant Southern lizard", is one of the Dinosaurs in ARK: Survival Evolved. It is also simply known as Gigant or even more simply, Giga.

Basic Info[edit | edit source]

Dossier[edit | edit source]

This 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

Giganotosaurus furiosa is an enormous predator, larger even than the Tyrannosaurus or Spinosaurus. Getting cornered or run down by a Giganotosaurus can mean certain death for nearly any creature!

Fighting a Giganotosaurus directly is never a good idea, as its rage rapidly grows with every hit it takes. With this rage, it builds increasing reserves of energy to use, making its iron-jawed bites progressively more deadly and enhancing its stamina.

Add to this the fact that its huge body also enables it to take a tremendous amount of punishment, and you have a creature that is generally better avoided or outsmarted than attacked head-on.

Domesticated

Taming Giganotosaurus is a dangerous prospect. Its rage reaction, even when tamed, can sometimes cause it to briefly turn on members of its own tribe. Indeed it may even throw off its rider if it has been sufficiently angered!

And yet, the sheer size and immense power that the Giganotosaurus possesses means that some factions endeavor to tame it as a fear-inducing “Capital” beast of war, even at great risk!

~ Helena

Behavior[edit | edit source]

Giganotosaurs will 'casually' stroll about the Island, slaughtering anything in their path. This can lead them to wander just about anywhere on the Island. Their lack of natural predator - or any form of threat to them - allows for their safe voyages across the Island.

The Giganotosaurus is an aggressive creature. Due to its rage mechanic, it will get angrier when being attacked, which makes its attacks deal more damage. Also, it regains stamina faster when enraged. If it builds up too much rage, it may even eat its own rider, right off the saddle!

Its rage mechanic is not a health-percentage based trigger, it only occurs if enough damage occurs quickly enough. It will also trigger even if the server is set to the friendliest possible PvE and no friendly-fire settings, in which normally it is not possible to hurt anything not wild.

Due to its large stride, allowing it to walk over most obstacles, and naturally high movement speed, the Giganotosaurus can outrun just about anything on the island. Combined with its very large aggro range this means it is a fast and dangerous predator.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Being the largest theropod dinosaur in ARK, Giganotosaurus can easily be identified from afar, mostly due to its sheer size, which is about three times that of a Rex, or roughly the same size as a Brontosaurus. Its mouth also hangs open, which keeps its large array of teeth exposed at all times. Unlike the other theropods, Giganotosaurus have little to no armor on its very large body, save for the spikes on its head and the ridge down its spine.

The Giganotosaurus is currently the sixth largest land Creature in the game, with the largest being the King Titan, the second being Rockwell, the third and fourth being the Ice Titan and Forest Titan, and the fifth being the Titanosaur. It is the largest Carnivorous land dinosaur however.

Color Scheme and Regions[edit | edit source]




This section displays the Giganotosaurus's natural colors and regions. For demonstration, the regions below are colored red over an albino Giganotosaurus. The colored squares shown underneath each region's description are the colors that the Giganotosaurus 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 Giganotosaurus's regions by entering cheat SetTargetDinoColor <ColorRegion> <ColorID> in the cheat console. For instance, cheat SetTargetDinoColor 0 6 would color the Giganotosaurus's "body" magenta.

Giga 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.

Giga PaintRegion4.jpg
Region 4:
Back, Hands and Feet
Giga PaintRegion5.jpg
Region 5:
Belly

Drops[edit | edit source]

Harvest
Guaranteed Special Loot

Harvest
Guaranteed Special Loot
Random Special Loot

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 80000 +40 +0.04% -63000
Stamina 400 +0.2 +1%
Oxygen 150 +0.375 +2.5%
Food 4000 +10 +2.5%
Weight 700 +7 +1%
Melee Damage 300 +15 +0.85% -80%
Movement Speed 100% N/A +0.31%
Torpidity 10000 +600 N/A
Movement Base Speed Sprinting Speed Stamina
Wild Tamed Wild Tamed
Walking 588 ? 1681.6799 1681.6799 29
Swimming 625 ? ? ? ?


Attack Effects
Attack Type Effect Description
Main Attack Gnashed The target loses 1% of their maximum health
per second for 5 seconds.
Attack Values
Bite Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation Using the Left Mousebutton (PC), R2 Button (PS4), RT Button (Xbox One), the Giganotosaurus bites the target.
0 2400 0 2700
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 1200
Roar Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation Using the Right Mousebutton (PC), L2 Button (PS4), LT Button (Xbox One), the Giganotosaurus unleashes a menacing roar to frighten opposing survivors.
0 0 0 0
Gnash Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
0 2400 0 2700
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 1200

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.[2]

Giganotosaurus
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.

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

Attribute Base Value Level Increase
Wild
Health 35000 +17.5
Stamina 400 +0.2
Oxygen 150 +0.375
Food 4000 +10
Weight 700 +7
Melee Damage 500 +25
Movement Speed 100% N/A
Torpidity 10000 +600
Movement Base Speed Sprinting Speed
Walking 1500 1681.6799
Swimming 625 ?
Attack Values
Bite Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
0 2400 0 2700
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 500
None Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
0 0 0 0
Gnash Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
0 2400 0 2700
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 500

Taming[edit | edit source]

For general infos about domesticating a wild creature see Taming.

KO Strategy[edit | edit source]

When it comes to knocking out a Giga there is one major argument to consider; should you use a Longneck Rifle or Crossbow? This is strongly dependent on whether or not you are trapping the Giga and it also depends on the actual quality of your weaponry. If you have high quality Crossbows in comparison to rifles then the Crossbow is generally superior in all situations thanks to its shorter reload speed and cheaper upkeep. This allows you to take more shots and is much less punishing if you happen to miss a shot. If you have a lot of tribemates or are trapping the Giga, the Longneck Rifle can score a quicker knockout, especially when using Shocking Tranquilizer Darts. If you are running around with only a couple of people and not using a trap, just stick with Crossbows; the torpor gain will be a little slower but also more reliable.

By far the simplest way to tame Giganotosaurus is to build a room out of Metal Dinosaur Gateway (no gates needed), leaving one side open, and put a Large Bear Trap in the middle. Do not use the snap points, as this will make the room too small to place the fourth wall, and allow the Giganotosaurus to escape. Instead, leave a foot or two gap in between each gateway. You then lure the Giganotosaurus in so that it'll get stuck in the bear trap, then fill in the remaining wall with another Metal Dinosaur Gateway. The Giga will be unable to escape the enclosure and you can shoot at it until it's down (If you leave a diplodocus in the trap it might buy you a few extra seconds to close the gate without the giga escaping.). Settle in, it may take a while. It is advised to only use this method as the methods that involve fliers are much harder and much more annoying, especially the Quetzal method which due to the flier nerf is also potentially quite dangerous.

This strategy is SUPER simple, but requires an extra player or two. On a single-player map, have the host get a little higher than the Giga and shoot it with Tranq arrows or darts. At the same time, the other player(s) keep sacrificing themselves to distract the Giga. Since the other player(s) can respawn at the host, it's easy for them to keep killing themselves. (Just make sure everybody is OK with it)

Another strategy (which is much harder) is to use a Quetzal with a platform saddle and a shooting platform built on it and to simply follow the Giga around and shoot it with tranq arrows until it falls down. This method is very time consuming and difficult due to the tendency of wild dinos to pick a direction and sprint flat out away from you when they realize they are being tranquilized. Couple this with the surprising speed of a wild Giga and you're in for a long chase. The addition of Griffins gives you another option—no need to dismount, but remember they don't have as much stamina. Don't over-focus and wind up coming to a forced landing right in front of your Giga.

Once knocked out, it's rather simple to keep the beast down for the duration of the tame. Simply let its torpor get low (not too low) and then spam a few hundred narcotics into it. It is highly recommended to learn how narcotic works before taming a Giga. For quick reference, 100 narcotics restore 4000 torpor so base your math off of that if needed. Due to the incredibly high amount of torpor Gigas have though, you will usually be able to feed it enough or almost enough narcotics to last the entire tame in one shot. This allows for the player(s) to simply set a timer to come back when it's ready to feed or when it will need more narcotic since no land animal or dinosaur will attack a wild Giga. However it can be hit by collateral damage from feuding non-apex creatures nearby so be cautious of this.

Another strategy a player can utilize is using any type of flyer (preferably fast) with enough stamina to keep it in the air and flying for 1 and a half minutes. To tame the Giganotosaurus, the player should have at the very least 1 Metal Behemoth Gateway along with a Metal Behemoth Gate. Then, the player can have at least 3-4 Metal Dinosaur Gateways and place the Dinosaur Gateways down so that it looks like a semi-circle. The straight line would be the behemoth gate and the curved areas would be the Dinosaur Gateways. After the gates have been placed, put some Large Bear Traps (use as many as you want!) in the the semi-circle. Then kite the Giganotosaurus into the trap (makes sure the Behemoth Gate is open). Once the Giganotosaurus is halted by the Large Bear Traps, quickly close the gate and then tranq the Giganotosaurus to your heart's desire.

Taming Food[edit | edit source]

Giganotosaurus.png Level 1 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Exceptional Kibble.png Exceptional Kibble 7 302 111 56 0:16:47
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 14 591 217 109 0:31:31
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 26 1118 411 206 0:58:27
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 18 767 282 141 0:40:31
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 35 1515 557 279 1:18:40
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 43 921 339 170 0:48:23
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 52 2266 833 417 1:57:01
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 86 1921 706 353 1:39:25
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 104 2266 833 417 1:57:01
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 129 2817 1035 518 2:25:08
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 258 2817 1035 518 2:25:08
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 1000; Slingshot Hits × 409; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 112; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 64; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 46; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 23
Torpidity-depletion: 120.01 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:01:23
Giganotosaurus.png Level 30 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Exceptional Kibble.png Exceptional Kibble 13 571 212 106 0:31:11
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 27 1156 428 214 1:00:46
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 49 2131 790 395 1:50:08
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 33 1422 527 264 1:14:16
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 66 2886 1069 535 2:28:21
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 82 1778 659 330 1:32:16
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 98 4311 1597 799 3:40:31
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 164 3700 1371 686 3:09:34
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 196 4311 1597 799 3:40:31
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 245 5400 2000 1000 4:35:38
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 490 5400 2000 1000 4:35:38
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 2740; Slingshot Hits × 1119; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 305; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 174; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 124; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 62
Torpidity-depletion: 199.35 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:02:17
Giganotosaurus.png Level 60 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Exceptional Kibble.png Exceptional Kibble 19 846 314 157 0:45:34
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 39 1681 625 313 1:27:46
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 73 3193 1187 594 2:44:05
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 49 2127 790 395 1:50:16
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 98 4306 1600 800 3:40:16
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 122 2662 989 495 2:17:16
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 146 6451 2396 1198 5:28:31
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 244 5530 2054 1027 4:42:02
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 292 6451 2396 1198 5:28:31
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 365 8077 3001 1501 6:50:38
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 730 8077 3001 1501 6:50:38
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 4540; Slingshot Hits × 1854; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 505; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 289; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 206; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 103
Torpidity-depletion: 260.09 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:02:54
Giganotosaurus.png Level 90 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Exceptional Kibble.png Exceptional Kibble 25 1123 418 209 0:59:57
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 52 2256 840 420 1:57:01
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 96 4215 1569 785 3:35:46
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 65 2836 1056 528 2:26:16
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 130 5731 2133 1067 4:52:11
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 162 3550 1321 661 3:02:16
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 194 8595 3198 1599 7:16:31
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 324 7365 2741 1371 6:14:31
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 388 8595 3198 1599 7:16:31
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 485 10761 4004 2002 9:05:38
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 970 10761 4004 2002 9:05:38
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 6340; Slingshot Hits × 2588; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 705; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 403; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 287; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 144
Torpidity-depletion: 314.67 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:03:21
Giganotosaurus.png Level 120 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Exceptional Kibble.png Exceptional Kibble 31 1403 523 262 1:14:20
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 65 2832 1055 528 2:26:16
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 120 5284 1969 985 4:29:43
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 81 3547 1322 661 3:02:16
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 162 7159 2667 1334 6:04:06
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 202 4441 1655 828 3:47:16
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 242 10743 4002 2001 9:04:31
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 404 9203 3428 1714 7:46:59
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 484 10743 4002 2001 9:04:31
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 605 13447 5009 2505 11:20:38
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 1210 13447 5009 2505 11:20:38
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 8140; Slingshot Hits × 3323; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 905; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 517; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 369; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 185
Torpidity-depletion: 365.63 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:03:42
Giganotosaurus.png Level 150 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Exceptional Kibble.png Exceptional Kibble 37 1685 628 314 1:28:43
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 78 3410 1272 636 2:55:31
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 144 6355 2369 1185 5:23:39
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 97 4260 1588 794 3:38:16
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 194 8589 3202 1601 7:16:02
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 242 5334 1988 994 4:32:16
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 290 12893 4806 2403 10:52:31
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 484 11043 4117 2059 9:19:27
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 580 12893 4806 2403 10:52:31
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 725 16136 6015 3008 13:35:38
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 1450 16136 6015 3008 13:35:38
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 9940; Slingshot Hits × 4058; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 1105; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 632; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 450; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 225
Torpidity-depletion: 414.06 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:04:00

Soothing Balm Giganotosaurus.png Level 1 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Values without Soothing Balm Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Quetzal Egg) 4 161 60 30 0:09:36
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 10 414 153 77 0:22:31
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 20 854 314 157 0:44:58
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 25 524 193 97 0:28:08
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 30 1296 477 239 1:07:31
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 50 1106 407 204 0:57:48
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 59 1274 468 234 1:06:23
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 74 1605 590 295 1:23:16
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 148 1605 590 295 1:23:16
Minor Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Quetzal Egg) 2 67 25 13 0:04:48
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 4 150 55 28 0:09:01
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 7 282 104 52 0:15:44
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 9 172 63 32 0:10:08
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 10 414 153 77 0:22:31
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 17 358 132 66 0:19:39
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 20 414 153 77 0:22:31
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 25 524 193 97 0:28:08
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 50 524 193 97 0:28:08
Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Quetzal Egg) 1 20 8 4 0:02:24
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 1 18 7 4 0:02:16
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 1 17 7 4 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 18 7 4 0:02:16
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 2 19 7 4 0:02:19
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 2 18 7 4 0:02:16
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 3 40 15 8 0:03:23
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 5 28 11 6 0:02:49
Major Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Quetzal Egg) 1 20 8 4 0:02:24
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 1 18 7 4 0:02:16
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 1 17 7 4 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 18 7 4 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 × 1000; Slingshot Hits × 409; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 112; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 64; Toxicant Arrows with a Bow × 56; Toxicant Arrows with a Compound Bow × 42; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 46; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 23
Torpidity-depletion: 120.01 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:01:23
Soothing Balm Giganotosaurus.png Level 30 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Values without Soothing Balm Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Quetzal Egg) 7 287 107 54 0:16:47
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 19 800 297 149 0:42:46
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 38 1642 609 305 1:25:25
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 47 1000 371 186 0:52:53
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 56 2444 906 453 2:06:01
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 94 2102 779 390 1:48:40
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 112 2444 906 453 2:06:01
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 140 3067 1136 568 2:37:31
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 280 3067 1136 568 2:37:31
Minor Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Quetzal Egg) 3 97 36 18 0:07:12
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 7 267 99 50 0:15:46
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 13 533 198 99 0:29:14
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 16 311 116 58 0:18:01
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 19 800 297 149 0:42:46
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 32 686 254 127 0:37:00
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 38 800 297 149 0:42:46
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 47 1000 371 186 0:52:53
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 94 1000 371 186 0:52:53
Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Quetzal Egg) 1 3 1 1 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 44 17 9 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 44 17 9 0:04:31
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 4 47 18 9 0:04:38
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 4 44 17 9 0:04:31
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 5 67 25 13 0:05:38
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 10 67 25 13 0:05:38
Major Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Quetzal Egg) 1 3 1 1 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 × 2740; Slingshot Hits × 1119; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 305; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 174; Toxicant Arrows with a Bow × 153; Toxicant Arrows with a Compound Bow × 115; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 124; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 62
Torpidity-depletion: 199.35 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:02:17
Soothing Balm Giganotosaurus.png Level 75 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Values without Soothing Balm Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Quetzal Egg) 13 556 207 104 0:31:11
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 33 1411 525 263 1:14:16
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 65 2835 1054 527 2:26:06
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 81 1745 649 325 1:31:08
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 98 4310 1603 802 3:40:31
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 162 3651 1358 679 3:07:16
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 195 4288 1595 798 3:39:23
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 243 5359 1993 997 4:33:23
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 486 5359 1993 997 4:33:23
Minor Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Quetzal Egg) 5 176 66 33 0:12:00
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 11 429 160 80 0:24:46
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 22 919 342 171 0:49:27
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 27 541 201 101 0:30:23
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 33 1411 525 263 1:14:16
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 54 1176 438 219 1:02:26
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 65 1388 516 258 1:13:08
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 81 1745 649 325 1:31:08
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 162 1745 649 325 1:31:08
Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Quetzal Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:02:24
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 2 28 11 6 0:04:31
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 3 72 27 14 0:06:45
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 3 5 2 1 0:03:23
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 4 117 44 22 0:09:01
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 6 76 29 15 0:06:57
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 7 94 35 18 0:07:53
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 9 139 52 26 0:10:08
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 17 128 48 24 0:09:34
Major Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Quetzal 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 × 5440; Slingshot Hits × 2221; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 605; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 346; Toxicant Arrows with a Bow × 303; Toxicant Arrows with a Compound Bow × 227; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 247; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 124
Torpidity-depletion: 287.94 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:03:08
Soothing Balm Giganotosaurus.png Level 150 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Values without Soothing Balm Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Quetzal Egg) 21 922 344 172 0:50:21
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 56 2426 905 453 2:06:01
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 111 4881 1820 910 4:09:29
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 139 3030 1130 565 2:36:23
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 166 7346 2739 1370 6:13:31
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 277 6286 2344 1172 5:20:11
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 332 7346 2739 1370 6:13:31
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 415 9203 3431 1716 7:46:53
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 829 9191 3426 1713 7:46:19
Minor Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Quetzal Egg) 7 255 95 48 0:16:47
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 19 771 288 144 0:42:46
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 37 1574 587 294 1:23:10
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 47 972 363 182 0:52:53
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 56 2426 905 453 2:06:01
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 93 2058 767 384 1:47:30
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 111 2404 896 448 2:04:53
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 139 3030 1130 565 2:36:23
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 277 3019 1126 563 2:35:49
Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Quetzal Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:02:24
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 2 11 4 2 0:04:31
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 4 100 38 19 0:09:00
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 5 33 13 7 0:05:38
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 6 190 71 36 0:13:31
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 10 151 57 29 0:11:34
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 12 190 71 36 0:13:31
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 14 234 88 44 0:15:46
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 28 234 88 44 0:15:46
Major Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Quetzal 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 × 9940; Slingshot Hits × 4058; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 1105; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 632; Toxicant Arrows with a Bow × 553; Toxicant Arrows with a Compound Bow × 415; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 450; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 225
Torpidity-depletion: 414.06 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:04:00
Soothing Balm Giganotosaurus.png Level 300 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Values without Soothing Balm Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Quetzal Egg) 38 1716 641 321 1:31:07
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 101 4429 1655 828 3:47:16
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 202 8946 3342 1671 7:34:01
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 253 5572 2081 1041 4:44:38
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 303 13483 5037 2519 11:21:46
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 505 11530 4307 2154 9:43:43
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 606 13483 5037 2519 11:21:46
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 758 16890 6309 3155 14:12:46
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 1515 16878 6305 3153 14:12:12
Minor Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Quetzal Egg) 13 522 195 98 0:31:11
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 34 1426 533 267 1:16:31
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 68 2946 1101 551 2:32:50
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 85 1806 675 338 1:35:38
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 101 4429 1655 828 3:47:16
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 169 3793 1417 709 3:15:21
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 202 4429 1655 828 3:47:16
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 253 5572 2081 1041 4:44:38
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 505 5560 2077 1039 4:44:04
Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Quetzal Egg) 2 0 0 0 0:04:48
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 4 81 31 16 0:09:01
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 7 215 80 40 0:15:44
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 9 103 39 20 0:10:08
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 11 395 148 74 0:24:46
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 17 293 110 55 0:19:39
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 21 372 139 70 0:23:38
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 26 484 181 91 0:29:16
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 51 473 177 89 0:28:42
Major Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Quetzal 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 2 0 0 0 0:02:16
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 4 0 0 0 0:02:16
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 18940; Slingshot Hits × 7731; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 2105; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 1203; Toxicant Arrows with a Bow × 1053; Toxicant Arrows with a Compound Bow × 790; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 858; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 429
Torpidity-depletion: 633.49 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:04:58
Soothing Balm Giganotosaurus.png Level 450 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Values without Soothing Balm Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Quetzal Egg) 55 2519 942 471 2:11:53
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 147 6484 2425 1213 5:30:46
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 294 13065 4885 2443 11:00:47
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 367 8122 3037 1519 6:52:53
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 440 19630 7339 3670 16:30:01
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 734 16806 6284 3142 14:08:25
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 880 19630 7339 3670 16:30:01
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 1100 24565 9185 4593 20:37:31
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 2200 24565 9185 4593 20:37:31
Minor Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Quetzal Egg) 19 797 298 149 0:45:34
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 49 2087 781 391 1:50:16
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 98 4281 1601 801 3:40:16
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 123 2648 990 495 2:18:23
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 147 6484 2425 1213 5:30:46
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 245 5536 2070 1035 4:43:12
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 294 6484 2425 1213 5:30:46
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 367 8122 3037 1519 6:52:53
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 734 8122 3037 1519 6:52:53
Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Quetzal Egg) 2 0 0 0 0:04:48
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 5 113 43 22 0:11:16
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 10 337 126 63 0:22:29
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 13 181 68 34 0:14:38
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 15 562 210 105 0:33:46
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 25 465 174 87 0:28:54
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 30 562 210 105 0:33:46
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 37 719 269 135 0:41:38
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 74 719 269 135 0:41:38
Major Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Quetzal 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
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 27940; Slingshot Hits × 11405; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 3105; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 1774; Toxicant Arrows with a Bow × 1553; Toxicant Arrows with a Compound Bow × 1165; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 1265; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 633
Torpidity-depletion: 830.99 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:05:36


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 Exceptional Kibble: 1 ×  Extra Large Egg, 5 ×  Fiber, 1 ×  Focal Chili, 10 ×  Mejoberry, 1 ×  Rare Flower, 1 ×  Water

Combat[edit | edit source]

This section describes how to fight against the Giganotosaurus.

General[edit | edit source]

A wild or tamed Giganotosaurus is extremely dangerous simply because of its massive damage and health. This makes it one of the most deadly creatures on the island (if not the most deadly); even a low level wild Giganotosaurus can (And will) be a very serious threat.

Avoid it if you don't want to get devoured in one or two bites.

Having a tamed Giganotosaurus can be a representation of skill and progression. It is therefore not a good idea to head-on attack tamed Giga even if you can certainly take it off, which might result in retaliation from the tamer.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Nine times out of ten, it is best to avoid combat with a Giga at all costs due to their devastating attacks and high health pool. Conventional weapons can damage Gigas, but do very little against their huge health, and are thus not advised. Using a Lightning Wyvern or a Poison Wyvern, a rider can position the wyvern above the Giga and attack it from above using breath attacks. A player can also use a Managarmr and constantly shoot it with ice breath, and jump out of harm's way when the pursuing Giga gets too close.

Griffin

Griffins may make it possible to kill a Giga, as a rider can use weapons while flying. Make certain to have multiple spare assault rifles, fabricated sniper rifles, and rocket launchers; with the Giga's massive health pool, some may break during your hunt. You will also need a huge stockpile of ammo. You will probably need to level the Griffin for weight, unless the Giga is far enough away from anything important that you have enough time to run back to base and rearm. Remember that although you control steering with the A and D keys while using weapons on a Griffin, your pitch still follows where you're looking; if you're looking sideways and down at the Giga and suddenly decide to sprint forward, you won't go straight to the Giga, but you will go down where it can get you if it's faster than you are. Stay high. Remember to stop, gain some distance and replenish your Griffin's stamina periodically; a forced landing right in front of the Giga is not ideal.

Another thing many people know is that Griffins have a dive bomb and diving swipe, it is also possible to dive swipe the giga multiple times to kill it but it is a bit risky.

Phoenix

The Phoenix has a fireball attack (right click) that can allow you to attack a Giga from overhead without it getting angry in response, unless you get too close. The DoT deals up to 100 damage per second for 10 seconds. This means it would take at least 80 fireballs and 800 seconds to kill it. While it's a slow process, it's fairly reliable and safe since the Phoenix does not have to land to regain stamina. Keep in mind that the Phoenix will not get kill credit unless a different source of damage from the Phoenix kills it.

Turret

Another possibility is to build a raft with a massive broadside of Minigun Turrets, fully stocked with ammo, and a generator; lure the Giga into the water and let the turrets shred it. If the turrets fail to kill the Giga before running out of ammunition you should at least be able to get clear, as Gigas are slow swimmers; try to lure it further into the water and hope that either it drowns, or aquatic predators can finish it off.

PvP

If fighting against tamed Gigas in PvP, they are not near as much of a threat. While still a terrifying foe, Gigas lose 63k health and 80% melee when tamed, dropping them to a much more manageable 17k base health and making low level Gigas do less damage than a high melee rex. This means that a group of solid rexes can take on an enemy tamed Giga (bonus if the Rexes are Mate boosted). Auto turrets can also shred a tamed Giga fairly quickly if you have enough of them. If attacking tamed Gigas, using 2-3 rpgs to enrage it and cause it to attack any other enemy dinos near it is a good strategy. If you do not have access to explosives, dinos that reflect damage such as the Kentrosaurus are very effective at fending off a ridden Giga; due to changes in the rage mechanics, raw damage is factored as opposed to mitigated damage. This can cause a Giga to enrage by biting a herd of Kentros, no matter how good of a saddle it has. Even if the Giga is unridden, the sheer amount of reflected damage from Kentros can kill an attacking tamed Giga.

Titan

The only dino that can kill a wild Giganotosaurus head-on is the Titanosaur. Wild Gigas avoid attacking them, with good reason. A few stomp attacks made by a Titan is enough to kill the strongest Giga. However, the odds of anyone just so happening to have a Titanosaur on hand to spare for this battle of behemoths are slim, so it is generally best to avoid the dangerous predator at all costs. As of the new Extinction update, the new Titans can also kill them pretty fast. However consider you can’t have a Titan on any map except Extinction.

Quetzal

It also possible to kill a giga with a quetz levelled in health and melee damage by attacking it from above.

Another thing is that when you dismount a quetz you stay in the saddle,this means you can pull out a weapon and shoot the giga.

Grappling Hook

It's possible to kill a Giga with just a Grappling Hook and a short-range weapon like a Sword. Shoot the Grappling Hook at the back of the Giga, close to his tail and reel-in. When you are close to his body you can hit it with your Sword without a lot to risk getting hit by the Giga. Make sure to have good Armor to withstand occasional hits. Giga does "tactical retreat" by fleeing, breaking the Grappling Hook and run away from player on its tail if it can't hit the player for too long. It certainly will come back and attack again so don't get trolled.

Weaponry[edit | edit source]

A large amount of Auto Turrets can pose a major threat to the Giganotosaurus, as they can deal a lot of damage quickly. The Mini-gun and Rocket turrets can be very effective against a Giga. At one point they could be mounted on the Quetzal, but they are no longer able to be, leaving a raft as the only mobile option for bringing turrets to a Giga. Fortunately, Gigas are slow swimmers.

4-6 Plant Species X can effectively push back a Giganotosaurus, but they do not do very much damage. They are ideal for keeping it at bay while another source of damage is applied or even Torpor to begin the taming process. Be careful as to not let one come from the side. It makes it take a little longer for all the plants to target and could potentially stop a plant from shooting due to line-of-sight.

Dangers[edit | edit source]

The Giganotosaurus can, and will, instantly kill all but the hardiest of dinos. This, coupled with its health reserves, heavy bleeding, and its rage mechanic make it the most dangerous dino in the game. The Giganotosaurus's torpor will drain faster than it will rise, this makes it hard to solo tame. A Longneck Rifle is recommended due to the higher torpor damage than a crossbow.

The Giganotosaurus can attack according to this discussion up to 8-12 foundations high and 8-10 foundations beyond a wall.

Weakness[edit | edit source]

The Giganotosaurus is very vulnerable in the water. Its low stamina and slow swim speed can cause it to drown very quickly. However, its massive size will keep it out of most water. A wild Giga can easily be lured into deep water and drowned. This is likely to happen on Whitesky Peak as if the Giga falls from a cliff into the ocean, the floating ice may block its way back to the surface and soon drown to death.

Another effective way of killing a Giganotosaurus is to use Lightning and Poison Wyverns, it will make easy work of any Giga you will encounter if you hover above it and pound it with breath attacks for a while. Make sure you watch your positioning as the wyvern's hitbox is massive when flying in place and you may unexpectedly get bit a few times. It's also critical to watch your stamina and to fly somewhere safe to refill stamina when needed.

As mentioned in the General section, Gigas are vulnerable to flying units with ranged attacks, such as Wyverns and the Phoenix. Poison Wyverns double as an extra threat to the rider of a tamed Giga while Lighting Wyverns deal some of the highest possible DPS in a relatively safe fashion to wild Gigas.

They are highly vulnerable from behind since their turning radius is very wide. A Mek can easily get behind or out of reach of a giga's bite.

Rage Heart (Rage Mode)[edit | edit source]

Basic Information[edit | edit source]

When the Giganotosaurus enters rage mode, its eyes glow bright yellow — an ominous sign to warn enemies and allies alike of its boosted damage and resistance modifiers. In this state it is a force to be reckoned with, even rivaling the power of other menacing giants like the Dragon and even the DodoRex. If it is tamed it will throw its rider off and attack everything around it, excluding allied tamed Giganotosaurs. All nearby allied Giganotosaurs will also then enter rage mode, causing a domino effect that can be devastating. This effect will last for 20 seconds, which is more than enough time for a catastrophic amount of destruction to occur.

Cause[edit | edit source]

Gigas gain rage by taking large amounts of damage in a short time. This includes, but is not limited to, C4, rockets, and reflected damage from the likes of Kentrosaurus. A stomp from a Gamma King Titan (~13,000 damage against mate-boosted Gigas) is enough to auto-enrage them. Flame damage, however, will not make a Giganotosaurus enter rage mode. This can make using a Flamethrower, Fire Wyverns, or a Phoenix all viable options for burning down a Giga. Both wild and tamed Gigas gain rage and the more rage they have, the more damage they deal (estimated at 100% damage increase when at the peak of rage.)

In the past, Gigas used to gain rage from fall damage. However this mechanic has been removed. At the same time, changes were made to make rage buildup factor in raw damage as opposed to mitigated damage. This is to prevent high saddle quality from causing a Giga to not enrage since damage was minimal enough to prevent the mechanic from coming into effect.

Formula[edit | edit source]

{\textstyle \text{Current Rage} + \dfrac{\frac{\text{Damage}} {\text{Max Health} ^1}} {0.5} = Current Rage}

1maximum Health of the Giga

Utility[edit | edit source]

Roles[edit | edit source]

(Note that for all roles it's advised to level melee damage; the Giga gains miniscule boosts in all stats so it's best to utilize what the Giga does best and that is destroying anything that is a threat.)

  • Tank: With inherently high HP and base damage, Giganotosaurus is long lasting. Just as long as you watch its Rage, you will last with it.

The Giga is not made to soak Turrets, but it is capable of tanking a small amount of them if it is imprinted and equipped with a decent saddle.

  • Siege Engine: As one of the few tameable land-based Dino capable of destroying Stone structures, it is logical to employ this beast upon your enemies. So long as it is kept calm, The Giganotosaurus can level months of work in mere minutes.
  • Guardian: The Giga is a fantastic guardian against natural threats since it easily handles nearly everything that gets in its proximity. If you're likely to come under heavy attack by rival Survivors, however, it may be best to have your Giga guard one of the approaches to your base, some distance from the actual structures; that way, if the enemy induces a rage mode (assuming it's being ridden,) only they are punished if the rider can escape fast enough or even charge into the opposition to bring the Giga their way.
  • Taming Support Hunter: Very few creatures gather Raw Prime Meat and get it where it's needed faster. Just remember not to step on your tame, and consider putting your Giga on passive so it doesn't step on or accidentally eat the tame while trying to kill something else.
  • Alpha Hunting: Considering the strength of a Giganotosaurus, it is no surprise that it can quite easily handle alpha Raptors and alpha Carnos in most cases regardless of the level of your Giganotosaurus and the alpha. However, a common question is whether the Giganotosaurus will fare well against an alpha Rex. In most all cases, a Giganotosaurus will defeat an alpha Rex so long as the alpha Rex level does not greatly exceed that of the Giganotosaurus. If in a fight with a high level alpha Rex, regardless of your Giganotosaurus level, there is a chance of the Giganotosaurus raging. Should the Giganotosaurus rage, it is best to run as quickly as possible, but even if rage is induced, the Giganotosaurus will most likely proceed to win the fight. A Giganotosaurus with good melee and even just base health of 17,000 can win against most alpha Rexs.
  • Titan Killer: A horde of imprinted Gigas can take on the Forest Titan and even the Frost Titan thanks to their large health pool and insane damage output. If your Giga army is small (less than 8) then it's heavily advised to bring additional firepower. Neither of these titans can cause a Giga to auto-enrage. As a rider, make sure you are on something that can dodge their attacks such as a Managarmr.
  • Battle Mount: The Giga is the mount with the highest damage output of all tameable creatures (except from the Titans) and therefore is a great weapon especially in PvP.
  • Orbital Supply Drop Defender: Because its damage is one of the highest, a single Giga can guard relatively easy supply drops. It could be problematic since it can damage the supply drop with its own attacks in a PvP server but it won't on a PvE server. On the hard and legendary orbital supply drops, it is recommended to have several players on gigas to block various routes where corrupted creatures move in to damage the orbital supply drop. A few players closer to the drop should be on velonasaurs to ground the flyers.
  • Genesis Brute Hunter: Since Brute creatures of Genesis are similar to Alpha predators and given that the Giga has one of the highest health points and damage values in the game, a Giga can help a survivor track down and kill a brute creature during their respective missions. Imprinted Gigas can do most beta brute hunting missions without too much trouble but it's ill-advised to take them to alpha missions; most brute creatures can deal enough damage to make the Giga enrage with utmost haste and bring ruination to both the allied party and its own life as it gets destroyed by the brute creature.
  • Fish Meat Collector; Due to its large size, it can stand in fairly deep water while still being able to walk. Using this you can easily kill groups of Coelancanths and Mega Piranhas.

Collectibles[edit | edit source]

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

Achievement[edit | edit source]

Achievement Giga Rider.jpg
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Giga Rider

Ride a Giganotosaurus.

  • Riding a Giganotosaurus will award the "Giga Rider" achievement.

Spotlight[edit | edit source]

Notes/Trivia[edit | edit source]

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

  • The size of the Giganotosaurus furiosa is perhaps inspired by a mutant Giganotosaurus from Dino Crisis 2, the latter measures 21 meter long and 7 meter high (even though ARK's Giga's size is more than 2 Rexes), whereas real-world Giganotosaurus is believed to have been similar in size to real-world Tyrannosaurus Rex; in fact, it's not yet certain whether they were actually larger or not, and if they were, the difference was slight.
  • While the Giganotosaurus is the largest and strongest tamable permanent creature, its status in ARK is heavily exaggerated. In reality, Giganotosaurus was slightly longer and taller but lighter. The bite force of Giganotosaurus was also significantly weaker than Tyrannosaurus, as the teeth of Giganotosaurus were extremely sharp, indicating they were designed to grip/tear flesh, while the teeth of Tyrannosaurus were more blunt and built for crushing bone.
    • The Giganotosaurus' terrible stamina is actually a real fact as its speed in real life is slow, and its build is specialized in hunting prey much bigger than itself. If its prey is smaller than itself, it resorts to ambush tactics.
  • The dossier was revealed on 08/08/15[3]
  • It was set for release on Nov. 3rd, 2015, it was then delayed until Nov. 5th, 2015
  • Besides Alpha Predators and the DodoRex, it's one of the only six land-based creatures able to destroy stone structures. The other creatures are the Titanosaur, Rock Elemental, Therizinosaur, Arthropluera, and Chalicotherium.
  • Until the Dunkleosteus' release in Patch 238.0, it was the only tameable dino that could demolish stone structures.
  • The Giganotosaurus is capable of a roar ability. This makes it the fifth creature with the ability to roar, behind the Tyrannosaurus,Allosaurus,Baryonyx,Ravager and Direwolf. Unlike some of the others, its roar has no purpose other than feeling ferocious, and does not have any cooldown.
  • The Giganotosaurus swims extremely slowly. This combined with its low stamina means it can drown very quickly if attempting to cross a large and deep body of water, its large HP will not save it. Fortunately it is tall enough that most of the time it can simply wade through.
  • Note that on level 1, a Giganotosaurus is actually a lot more powerful than even an Alpha T-Rex. The Giga gains little stats aside from melee damage as levels progress while the Alpha Rex gains both health and melee at normal rates.
  • Gigas can have trouble with rocks, making areas like snow a pain to travel with them on following. It is much easier to have a friend trail behind and break rocks for you or just simply ride it.
  • Taking a Giga egg is an extremely bad idea if you're not prepared. It's best to have an extremely fast flying mount or there will be major consequences.
  • The Giga eats constantly while sprinting, and in fact its Food stat will decrease more quickly than it can eat even with its inventory full. The rider needs to ensure that it keeps meat in its inventory when on the move, and in addition to recharging stamina, sometimes make longer stops to eat and recover the Food stat.
  • It was supposed to have a tek tier helmet that would allow it to shoot lasers however it has yet to come out.[4]
  • Its scientific name comes from modern Latin, from Greek gigantas ‘giant’ + nótios ‘southern’ + sauros ‘lizard.’.
    • The Greek "gigantas" is pronounced with the soft-G (as in "giant"), unlike the Latin "gigas", which is pronounced with the hard-G (as in "grape"), and as such, the correct pronunciation of Giganotosaurus would actually be to pronounce the G as if it was a J (i.e. Jiga-notosaurus).
  • In real life, Giganotosaurus was only slightly larger than T. rex, and that was only on average; individual variations were greater than the differences between species. Spinosaurus was, in fact, the largest of the three.
  • Despite its similar shape and size to T. rex, Giganotosaurus isn't closely related, being closer to the Allosaurus than to the coelurosaurian Tyrannosaurus.
  • The Giganotosaurus is too heavy to be teleported to Boss Arenas, despite what Mei Yin's Explorer Note #26 says; detailing how she brought a Giganotosaurus ("Demon King") with her to fight against the Megapithecus.
  • The real-life Giganotosaurus is thought by some to have been a pack hunter, as it would have helped when hunting large sauropods, a trait that is similar to how a horde of Ark giganotosaurus can easily take down the Titanosaur, Forest and Ice Titan.
  • The Giganotosaurus is one of the four creatures with the Gnashed effect, with the others being the Allosaurus, the Ravager (Wild only) and the Deinonychus. This could tie in to how the real-life Giga is related to Allosaurus.
  • Corrupted Giganotosaurus don't have the Gashed ability.
  • Giganotosaurus (including variants) seems to have a bug with its enrage feature; while it will get increased damage as its rage increases, the moment it actually enrages, it loses the bonus damage while its rage mode is active. With this in mind, it's advised to try to supply immediate burst damage to activate rage mode, which in turn, will make dealing with it a lesser hassle.
  • Despite the fact that Allosaurus will not aggro on a Spinosaurus they do aggro on tamed gigas, and since Allosaurs deal a lot of damage in a short amount of time it could send your giga into rage mode.
  • It is not advised to attack Kentrosaurus with Giganotosaurus, due to the high damage and damage recoil of the Kentrosaurus the Giganotosaurus has a high chance of being enraged .
  • Interestingly, fully imprinted Giganotosaurus's health is par with Corrupted Giganotosaurus.
  • Based on the distance between a survivor to a mission post in Genesis, a Giga in between the two makes a distance of about 45 meters long and 12 meters tall or about 148 feet long and 39 feet tall.

Changelog[edit | edit source]

Patch Changes
222.0 Giganotosaurus is added to the game
222.3 Doubled swim Speed and made it properly swim to the waterline to prevent drowning
222.5
  • Tamed Giga Attack Damage and Health is reduced by 40%
  • Can no longer stand on a Wooden Raft or platform saddles such as the Quetz Platform Saddle
  • Made it easier for Giga to rage by reducing rage reduction-over-time by 40%
  • Adult tamed Giga Food consumption rate increased by 6x
  • Made baby Giga cuter
  • On Primitive Plus servers, Giga receives additional changes on top of the noted above nerfs, with Damage further reduced by 60% and Health further reduced by 30%
222.6 Fixed case where it could still stand on Rafts and Platform Saddles
222.7 Gigas in rage mode will no longer target other Gigas of the same team
222.8
  • A Giga entering rage mode from damage will now also instantly enrage other nearby allied Gigas
  • Fixed a bug that made it invinceable while enraged
231.1 Wild Giga now has 50% less Health and 20% less Attack Damage (should not effect tamed Gigas)
231.4 Subtracted tamed Giga base Health by 20,000
231.7
240.5 Made Giga attacks be able to knock trees down now
243.0
  • Reduced tamed and wild Giga Attack Damage by 50%
  • Reduced wild Giga Health by 40%
  • Reduced tamed Giga running Speed by 30%
  • Reduced tamed Giga Health by 25%
  • Increased tamed Giga Stamina by 30%
  • Tamed Gigas now require and consume 50% less Food
246.1 No longer harvests Wood
246.3 Fixed Narcotics not working on Giga and possibly other creatures
247.8 Fixed Giga not being able to attack trees again
249.0 Added Skeletal Giganotosaurus and Giganotosaurus Bone Costume for the ARK: Fear Evolved 2 event
252.0 Reduced tamed Giga Attack Damage and Health by approximately 15%
259.0
  • Decreased amount of damage taken from falling
  • Reduced base Attack Damage of wild and tamed Giga
  • Increased duration of roar
260.0 Added new apex drop, the Giganotosaurus Heart
262.0 Can no longer harvest Wood again, specifically from trees in snowy biomes
264.52 Fixed issue where Giga could not properly loot inventories
275.4 Fixed a bug which would cause the Giga to enrage easier than desired
278.0
  • Now longer is the Giga enraged from any kind of fall damage
  • The rage mechanic is now based on Damage taken before damage reduction from external sources like the Giganotosaurus Saddle or the roar buff of the Yutyrannus
285.104 Extinction Expansion Release Added Corrupted Giganotosaurus
293.100 Increased damage required to enrage a Giga by 55%
306.41 Genesis: Part 1 Expansion Release Added Malfunctioned Tek Giganotosaurus

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