Desert Titan

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Desert Titan
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Spawn Command
admincheat summon DesertKaiju_Character_BP_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Extinction/Dinos/DesertKaiju/DesertKaiju_Character_BP.DesertKaiju_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Desert Titan Flock
admincheat summon DesertKaiju_FirstFlockChar_BP_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Extinction/Dinos/DesertKaiju/DesertKaiju_FirstFlockChar_BP.DesertKaiju_FirstFlockChar_BP'" 500 0 0 35
Data
XP For Kill
4 XP
Special Loot Chance
100%
Habitat
The Desert Dome, summoned through the Desert Titan Terminal.

The Desert Titan is one of the Creatures and one of four Titans in the Extinction DLC of ARK: Survival Evolved.

Basic Info[edit | edit source]

Guardian Hologram[edit | edit source]

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The Lord of Sand and Sky has fallen, despite its swarms of protectors, the powerful swings of its mighty tail or the lightning it called from the sky. The soaring leviathan could not match the ingenuity of humanity, and especially not yours.

Behavior[edit | edit source]

The Desert Titan, a.k.a the Sky titan, is an aggressive creature. It has small but powerful minions called the flock, that follow it and attack to protect the Desert Titan. The Desert Titan can also summon lightning strikes from the sky.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

The Desert Titan bears a resemblance to a hellish manta ray with blue coloring, razor sharp teeth, piercing eyes, gills, multiple fins on its underside, a large paddle like tail, barnacles growing on its wings and a eerie purple glow.

Color Scheme and Regions[edit | edit source]




X mark.svg

The Desert Titan always spawns with the same color scheme and has no color regions.

This means it is currently impossible to make alterations to the Desert Titan's natural spawn colors.

Desert Titan Flock (Minion)[edit | edit source]

The Desert Titan Flock is a minion of the Desert Titan. The Desert Titan Flock is summoned by the Desert Titan and has the appearance of a swarm of younger red versions of itself.

Drops[edit | edit source]

Harvest

Desert Titan[edit | edit source]

  • Quality range: 100% - 100%
  • The crate contains of at least 12 and at most 18 of the following tier sets.
Items Common

The tier set "Items Common" contains exactly 1 of the following item entries.

Items Rare

The tier set "Items Rare" contains exactly 1 of the following item entries.

Items
The item entry "Items" contains at least 1 and at most 2 of the following items.
only as blueprint
with quality 180% - 300%
Very Rare

The tier set "Very Rare" contains exactly 1 of the following item entries.

Mek Saddles
The item entry "Mek Saddles" contains exactly 1 of the following items.
only as blueprint
with quality 180% - 300%
Ammo

The tier set "Ammo" contains at least 10 and at most 20 of the following item entries.

Element - Chance 40%
The item entry "Element" contains at least 1 and at most 3 of the following items.
Bullets
The item entry "Bullets" contains at least 10 and at most 30 of the following items.
MekAmmo - Chance 10%
The item entry "MekAmmo" contains at least 1 and at most 3 of the following items.


Unlocks[edit | edit source]

Tekgrams

Base Stats and Growth[edit | edit source]

  • NOTE that the Desert Titan always spawns at level 5000 and that the stats below are for it's 5000 stats not level 1 stats.

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 250000 +0 +0%
Stamina 5000 +0 +0%
Oxygen 150 +0 +0%
Food 864 +0 +0%
Weight 9000 +0 +0%
Melee Damage 02 +0 +0%
Movement Speed 100% N/A3 +0%
Torpidity 30094 +1805.64 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 600 N/A N/A N/A
Swimming 300 N/A N/A N/A
Flying 500 ? ? ?


Attack Values
Bite Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
0 0 0 0
TailSlapBodyLeftWing Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
0 5000 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 2000
TailSlapBodyRightWing Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
0 5000 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 2000
TailSlapBodyCenter Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
0 5000 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 225

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]

Desert Titan
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

Basic Stats
Attribute Amount at Level 1 Increase per point Taming Bonus
Wild Domesticated1 Add Mult
Health 4000 +800 +5.4% 0.07
Stamina 10000 +1000 +10%
Oxygen 150 +15 +10%
Food 100 +10 +10%
Weight 100 +2 +4%
Melee Damage 152 +0.75 +1.7% 7% 17.6%
Movement Speed 100% N/A3 +1%
Torpidity 100 +6 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 80 144 144 4
Swimming 400 N/A N/A N/A
Flying 900 1620 1620 3


Attack Values
Bite Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
0 0 0 0
TailSlapBodyLeftWing Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
0 5000 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 2000
TailSlapBodyRightWing Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
0 5000 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 2000
TailSlapBodyCenter Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
0 5000 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 225

Combat[edit | edit source]

This section describes how to fight against the Desert Titan.

General[edit | edit source]

The Desert Titan is a large hovering creature that has its own minions, the Desert Titan Flock. The Desert Titan's primary attack is to strike the ground with the lightning bolts that it generates.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Due to its ability to fly the average strategies are rendered for the most part useless.

To take down the flock, shoot them with a high-tier Assault / Tek Rifle while they are flying away from you. Shooting at their sides or heads will yield no damage and if they've targeted you, it would be much easier to shoot them from behind.

Recommended Tames[edit | edit source]

NOTE that I used creatures that came from that map the boss was released on to make fair suggestions.

If you feel like adding creatures that's fair enough however don't add any that are exclusive to a Expansion Pack if those creatures aren't on the same corresponding map the boss is on or any free maps released with the base game. (ex. Reaper King on The Island should not be suggested since you have to buy the Aberration Expansion Pack to get them and not everyone will be able to afford that Expansion Pack).

Unique creatures from maps like Ragnarok and Valguero and Expansion creatures that were used on that map (ex. Karkinos used on Valguero) however are exceptions since the players have instant access to them for free.

  • Having a Mek will always be effective when fighting any Titans due to their strong stats and damage and their ability to use attachments.
  • If playing with multiple players having at least one person control a Scout can also be useful due to their ability to heal Meks.
  • Since using the average Rex and Giga won't work a better substitute would be the Tapejara since they are fairly strong, have great maneuverability and can use tek saddles.
  • Having a Quetzal or 2 can be very effective thanks to their ability to sport a platform saddle by adding turrets onto the saddle they can be used as battleships to fight the Desert Titan.
  • Using a Snow Owl can be useful due to its ability to heal allies and fly.
  • Having afew Managarmr can be a effective strategy against the Desert Titan due to their breath attack, quick speed, and ability to get close to the Desert Titan.
  • Having a couple of Velonasaur can also be useful as a background support creature firing at the Titan.

Dangers[edit | edit source]

Lightning:

The lightning attack starts with marking targets, targeted players or creatures will be given a Marked for Lightning status effect. After this status effect expires (4.5s), the area around the player or creature is lit up with lightning, which doesn't do damage immediately, but indicates the area will be struck by lightning within a few seconds. However, in the case against a wild Desert Titan, the timer between marking and striking the lightning are erratic; it would take either between a second to a minute, for the lightning to strike, making timing for it invalid.

The lightning attack can deal tremendous damage, but is avoidable due to the long charge-up period (unless you are dealing with a wild, which in this case, the charge-up period will either be long or short). If you hear a noise that sounds like a crackling fire, it means you're too close!

Flock:

The flocks act as a close range guardian for the desert titan, attacking players and mounts that get too close to the desert titan, a message will appear when you are targeted by a flock, the flock can also deal heavy damage and is more than capable of killing under armored players in 1-2 strikes. As of update v287.110, Flocks will also dismount players hit.

Tail Slap:

These attacks are focused on players and creatures that manage to board the desert titan's back. You can predict this attack by keeping a careful eye on the Titan's tail, which will begin to lift when it's about to perform a Tail Slap.

Weakness[edit | edit source]

Desert Titan, other than its constant swing and tail strike, is at its weakness when attacking close by. Be mindful of the flocks and lightning it gives and this weakness can be exploited.

Taming[edit | edit source]

If you are planning on taming the Desert Titan, you must destroy the Corruption Nodes on its back while dealing as little damage as possible to the Titan itself, as the amount of damage you do will affect its' HP after the tame is complete.

The Desert Titan is tamed by attacking the corruption nodes on its back in a designated sequence. These nodes will only spawn after they have been struck by a Lightning Strike from the Desert Titan. After all corruption has been destroyed, the Desert Titan will be tamed and will come pre-equipped with a special Platform Saddle. The saddle placement varies per Titan and the Desert Titan can be controlled via a special cockpit area on the saddle.

It is important to note that the more damage done to the Desert Titan during the taming process will reflect on the amount of damage done by the Desert Titan after it has been tamed. Also, the Desert Titan can't be fed and will starve to death in about 24 hours.

As of now there is no way of stopping any of the Titans from starving to death even if playing on single player and adjusting the Raid Creature setting. This is likely a bug.

Strategies[edit | edit source]

Bring a high level Quetzal with a platform saddle that encases the rider and hover above the corruption on one wing, and when it says you are being targeted by the titans lightning attack try and get as close to the corruption as possible, and if you did it right when you are struck by lightning a structure on top of the wing should form. Destroy this with your Quetzal, level up health and damage, and then repeat for the other wing and then the body. Be careful not to land on the creature, because it might roll to buck you off and the fall damage will kill unprepared players, as well as the desert titan flock, which will attack you while you are attempting this. If you do not encase the rider's seat with a sealed box you may get dismounted by the flock. Try to do as little damage as possible to the creature itself, as this will reflect on the health of it when tamed.

Tribute Requirements[edit | edit source]

The following items are needed to open the Desert Titan Portal:

Item Required Desert Titan
Player Level 1
Artifact of Chaos Extinction Icon.png 1
Corrupt Heart Extinction Icon.png 100
Fire Talon Scorched Earth Icon.png 10
Sarcosuchus Skin 10

Tribute Spawn Commands[edit | edit source]

Uses these commands to give yourself all the items needed for tribute:

Desert Titan
cheat GiveItem "Blueprint'/Game/Extinction/CoreBlueprints/Items/Artifacts/PrimalItemArtifact_Extinction_DesertKaiju.PrimalItemArtifact_Extinction_DesertKaiju'" 1 0 0 | cheat GiveItem "Blueprint'/Game/Extinction/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_RareDrop_CorruptHeart.PrimalItemResource_RareDrop_CorruptHeart'" 100 0 0 | cheat GiveItem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_FireWyvern.PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_FireWyvern'" 10 0 0 | cheat GiveItem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Sarco.PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Sarco'" 10 0 0

Utility[edit | edit source]

Roles[edit | edit source]

Mobile base
Due to all of them having a platform saddle, this role is also for the other two Titans. Still, the best option for this role is the Desert Titan. Although you can’t improve its speed, it has the ability to fly. Its turning radius is very large compared to most adept flyers, but it can maneuver in all three dimensions to reach the safest location on the map, the air. It also has the biggest platform to build on.
Pack Mule
While its own weight isn't phenomenal (and cannot be improved): the weight of creatures, players and structures on its back is not added to its own weight. In addition, the 'Desert Titan Gravity' buff you get while standing on top of the titan allows you to move regardless of how much you're carrying (albeit at the encumbered movement speed). This buff lasts for a few seconds after getting off the titan.

Note out of all Titans the Desert Titan is not recommended for combat due to its large turning radius

Collectibles[edit | edit source]

Resource Efficiency
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat N/A

Spotlight[edit | edit source]

Notes/Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Desert Titan can swim underwater without kicking the player off of the saddle.
  • The Desert Titan Terminal can be found at 97.1, 90.1.
  • The Desert Titan's internal name, DesertKaiju, is a reference to Godzilla and other kaiju. It also says "Claim DesertKaiju" when all nodes are destroyed.
  • The Desert Titan is immune to many debuffs, namely Gnashed and Enflamed. This makes the encounter uncheeseable with effects that drain health
  • The Corruption Nodes on the Desert Titan seem to be immune to the elemental attacks of Wyverns, they still damage the titan even if it is aimed directly at the node.
  • Prior to Patch 287.110, Titans were able to be fed with Kibble to prevent them from starving to death.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]