Direbear

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Common Name
Direbear
Group
Species
Arctodus dirus
Time Period
Mid Pleistocene - Early Holocene
Diet
Temperament
Territorial
Logo Steam.png 239.0
April 20, 2016
Logo Xbox One.svg 734.0
May 17, 2016
Logo PS4.svg 501.0
December 6, 2016
Variants
Spawn Command
admincheat summon Direbear_Character_BP_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Direbear/Direbear_Character_BP.Direbear_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Polarbear
admincheat summon Direbear_Character_Polar_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "PrimalEarth/Dinos/Direbear/Direbear_Character_Polar.Direbear_Character_Polar" 500 0 0 35
Variant Polarbear Ragnarok
admincheat summon Polar_Bear_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/Ragnarok/Custom_Assets/Dinos/Polar_Bear/Polar_Bear.Polar_Bear'" 500 0 0 35
Data
XP For Kill
8 XP
Feces Size
Gestation Time
3h 58m
Baby Time
4h 37m
Juvenile Time
18h 31m
Adolescent Time
23h 8m
Total Maturation Time
1d 22h 17m 45s
Breeding Interval
18h - 2d
Habitat

 
 Very Common
 
 Rare
 
 Very Rare
For a more exact spawn map, see Spawn Map (The Island)

This creature is missing habitat information.
You can help by finding its map locations in-game and updating them
 
 Common
 
 Very Rare
 
 Unknown
For a more exact spawn map, see Spawn Map (The Center)

The Direbear is one of the Creatures 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

Found primarily among the Island's redwood regions, Arctodus dirus is an imposing creature.

Many on the island have started calling it a Direbear, a name which is appropriate, both due to its enormity and its territorial nature. The Direbear ignores most non-hostile creatures while going about its daily routine of scavenging for meat and edible plant life...

...that is, until intruders enter the territory it considers its own, at which point the creature ferociously attacks. Most often, it is smartest to just run from an angry Direbear.

Domesticated

Once tamed, the Direbear is a strong and reliable mount. It can carry vast quantities of goods, and can sprint for extremely long, nearly infinite periods. It is not the fastest creature from a hard stop, but after building up momentum, its sustained overland speed builds to among the best of the island. Of course, being able to feed a direbear both meat and plant life makes keeping one fairly convenient regardless of the environment.

~ Helena

Behavior[edit | edit source]

The Direbear is an omnivore, meaning it can eat both berries and meat. It is very territorial and will attack if not given enough space. It possesses a charging mechanic similar to that of the Pachy or Woolly Rhino. It can maneuver at high speeds, and takes a while to actually lose stamina by a significant amount. It possesses a secondary swipe attack that can be used to gather berries and pluck out meat from its target. This swipe additionally does more damage than normal, but stops movement. The Direbear can also stand on its hind legs (crouching, default C).

Appearance[edit | edit source]

The Direbear is never a welcome sight for survivors in the frozen regions of the ARK. Resembling a grizzly bear in appearance, the Direbear is distinguishable by its shorter snout, earning it the nickname "Short-Faced Bear". Like other bears, they are capable of standing on their hind legs, but only to intimidate those that enter its territory. The beast is also surprisingly swift for its hulking build.




Color Scheme and Regions

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

Direbear PaintRegion0.jpg
Region 0:
Back and Head
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.

X mark.svg

Region 4 is not used
for this Creature.

Direbear PaintRegion5.jpg
Region 5:
Belly and Legs


Dire Polar Bear[edit | edit source]

The Dire Polar Bear is a variant of Direbear that can be found on the Ragnarok map. It is identical to the normal Direbear in all aspects except for its white color.

Dire Polar Bears also exist in the Snow Cave on The Island. They can't be tamed and have a higher base health of 800.

Drops[edit | edit source]


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.png Health 400 +80 +5.4% 0.07
Stamina.png Stamina 500 +50 +10%
Oxygen.png Oxygen 270 +27 +10%
Food.png Food 3000 +300 +10%
Weight.png Weight 650 +13 +4%
Melee Damage.png Melee Damage 50 / 652 +2.5 / +3.25 +1.7% 7% 17.6%
Movement Speed.png Movement Speed 100% N/A3 +3% 123%
Torpor.png Torpor 1000 +60 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
4Torpor 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 190 961.875 1149.5 14
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 Direbear bites the target.
0 650 0 900
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 50
Swipe Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation Using the Right  Mousebutton (PC), L2 Button (PS4), LT Button (Xbox One), the Direbear swipes at the target. This deals more damage than its default 'Bite' attack, but the Direbear must come to a complete stop while swiping. Additionally, this attack will also harvest more meat and berries than its default attack.
0 650 0 900
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 65
Roar Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation Using C (PC), R3 Button (PS4), R Button (Xbox One), the Direbear stands on its hind legs and roars to frighten opposing survivors.
0 650 0 900


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]

Direbear
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]

Direbear.png Level 1 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Carno Egg) 6 0 0 0 0:16:54
Giant Bee Honey.png Giant Bee Honey 6 0 0 0 0:16:54
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 11 5 1 1 0:19:22
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 21 98 22 11 0:36:56
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 14 33 8 4 0:24:39
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 28 163 36 18 0:49:15
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 35 66 15 8 0:30:49
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 42 294 64 32 1:13:56
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 69 233 51 26 1:02:24
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 69 288 63 32 1:12:53
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 83 289 63 32 1:13:04
Berries.png Berries 104 290 63 32 1:13:14
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 104 387 84 42 1:31:33
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 207 385 84 42 1:31:06
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 100; Slingshot Hits × 41; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 12; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 7; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 5; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 3
Torpor-depletion: 0.9 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:18:31
Direbear.png Level 30 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Carno Egg) 10 0 0 0 0:28:09
Giant Bee Honey.png Giant Bee Honey 10 0 0 0 0:28:10
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 21 49 12 6 0:36:58
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 39 285 66 33 1:08:35
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 26 115 27 14 0:45:47
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 52 456 106 53 1:31:27
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 65 200 47 24 0:57:13
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 78 800 185 93 2:17:19
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 130 652 151 76 1:57:34
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 130 800 185 93 2:17:19
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 155 793 183 92 2:16:26
Berries.png Berries 194 794 184 92 2:16:37
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 194 1050 243 122 2:50:46
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 388 1050 243 122 2:50:46
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 274; Slingshot Hits × 112; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 31; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 18; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 13; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 7
Torpor-depletion: 1.5 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:30:32
Direbear.png Level 60 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Carno Egg) 15 31 8 4 0:42:14
Giant Bee Honey.png Giant Bee Honey 15 31 8 4 0:42:15
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 31 139 34 17 0:54:35
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 57 539 130 65 1:40:14
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 39 262 63 32 1:08:40
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 77 847 204 102 2:15:24
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 96 401 97 49 1:24:30
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 115 1435 345 173 3:22:27
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 192 1183 284 142 2:53:38
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 192 1438 346 173 3:22:48
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 230 1435 345 173 3:22:27
Berries.png Berries 288 1438 346 173 3:22:48
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 288 1883 452 226 4:13:30
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 575 1879 451 226 4:13:03
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 454; Slingshot Hits × 186; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 51; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 29; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 21; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 11
Torpor-depletion: 1.96 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:38:47
Direbear.png Level 90 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Carno Egg) 20 113 28 14 0:56:18
Giant Bee Honey.png Giant Bee Honey 20 113 28 14 0:56:20
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 41 267 66 33 1:12:11
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 76 864 214 107 2:13:39
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 51 438 109 55 1:29:47
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 102 1308 324 162 2:59:22
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 128 660 164 82 1:52:40
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 153 2181 541 271 4:29:20
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 255 1805 447 224 3:50:36
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 255 2181 541 271 4:29:20
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 305 2173 538 269 4:28:27
Berries.png Berries 382 2178 540 270 4:28:59
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 382 2831 701 351 5:36:14
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 763 2827 700 350 5:35:47
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 634; Slingshot Hits × 259; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 71; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 41; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 29; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 15
Torpor-depletion: 2.37 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:44:46
Direbear.png Level 120 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Carno Egg) 24 190 49 25 1:07:34
Giant Bee Honey.png Giant Bee Honey 24 190 49 25 1:07:36
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 51 422 108 54 1:29:47
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 94 1212 308 154 2:45:18
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 64 662 168 84 1:52:40
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 127 1819 462 231 3:43:19
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 159 947 241 121 2:19:57
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 190 2982 758 379 5:34:28
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 317 2482 631 316 4:46:40
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 317 2986 758 379 5:34:49
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 380 2982 758 379 5:34:28
Berries.png Berries 475 2982 758 379 5:34:28
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 475 3857 980 490 6:58:05
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 950 3857 980 490 6:58:05
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 814; Slingshot Hits × 333; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 91; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 52; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 37; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 19
Torpor-depletion: 2.75 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:49:28
Direbear.png Level 150 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Carno Egg) 29 314 82 41 1:21:38
Giant Bee Honey.png Giant Bee Honey 29 314 82 41 1:21:41
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 61 599 156 78 1:47:23
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 113 1611 418 209 3:18:42
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 76 892 232 116 2:13:48
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 152 2371 615 308 4:27:17
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 190 1262 328 164 2:47:14
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 228 3857 1001 501 6:41:22
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 380 3217 835 418 5:43:39
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 380 3857 1001 501 6:41:22
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 455 3847 998 499 6:40:29
Berries.png Berries 569 3849 998 499 6:40:39
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 569 4958 1286 643 8:20:49
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 1138 4958 1286 643 8:20:49
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 994; Slingshot Hits × 406; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 111; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 64; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 45; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 23
Torpor-depletion: 3.11 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:53:20

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.

Preferred Food[edit | edit source]

The Direbear is an omnivore.


KO Strategy[edit | edit source]

  • Any taming strategy will work. Taming pens, picking up, standing on rocks will do. Just make sure not to be on the low ground, as its high base damage will make short work of your character.
  • Building a wall or platform to shoot from without being hit from the Dire Bear is one way to ensure you're able to time your narcotic shots properly, which is very important since the Direbear has very little health compared to torpor.
  • Be aware that the Direbear has very high torpor compared to their health. Monitoring the number of Tranquilizer Arrow.png Tranquilizer Arrows you use is very important in order to prevent accidentally killing the Direbear. For instance, levels higher than 16 appear to be nearly impossible to tranquilize with arrows (a Mastercraft Crossbow.png Crossbow or above will work). Tranquilizer Dart.png Tranquilizer Darts are advised.

Combat[edit | edit source]

Can be stuck between trees or rocks, keep a distance and move in circles, don't run straight.

General[edit | edit source]

The Direbear is a strong, giant creature that is territorial. It won't attack you, unless you get really close to it. Direbears gain speed the longer it runs, similar to a Woolly Rhinoceros.png Woolly Rhino but without the 10x damage increase and meter. Direbears don't seem to use this ability in the wild.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

If you want to fight then stand on high ground as the Direbear can and will kill you if it can reach you. If you don't want to fight and instead flee, running can be an option as they lose aggro easily.

Weaponry[edit | edit source]

Ranged weapons are recommended. Stay on high ground and shoot it from afar. Using melee weapons can be dangerous, but can be less dangerous when using high-tier armor and shields.

Dangers[edit | edit source]

They are decently fast and have a strong melee attack. Be careful engaging in a fight with one of these by yourself. When attempting to drop them in a pen with a Quetzal.png Quetzal, be wary-like the Sabertooth.png Sabertooth and the Direwolf Icon.png Direwolf, the Direbear can sometimes attack while being carried and will quickly deplete your Quetzal's health.

Weakness[edit | edit source]

Their bulky body allows them to be easily shot from a distance.

Utility[edit | edit source]

Roles[edit | edit source]

  • War Mount: Excellent damage and speed. The Direbears area of attack is huge, reaching all the way back to its hind legs and a good meter in front of it. It can use its primary attack at all running speeds, meaning chasing down prey is easy (Level Health, Melee Damage, and some speed), It is the strongest mount that allows you to wield weapons while riding it.
  • Gatherer: Very good for gatheringFiber.png Fiber and collecting meats. Not the best, but still gathers Berries.png Berries,Hide.png Hide and Chitin.png Chitin (Level Health, Melee Damage, and Weight).
  • All-Purpose Mount: The Direbear is a very versatile mount. It can sprint very fast and carry lots of stuff, while taking a long time to get tired. It can defend you when attacked, as it has a powerful primary attack and an obliterating secondary attack, with 65 damage. It can harvest food for itself and for you. For these reasons the Direbear is one of the most valuable mid to end game mount. Valuable mount/companion (Level Speed, Weight, and Melee Damage).
  • Travel: Very fast speed, when fully accelerated can be faster than a Procoptodon.png Procoptodon, possibly Gallimimus.png Gallimimus), tons of stamina and high weight make it capable of traveling and hauling goods. The momentum sprinting mechanic does not take movement speed into account (Level Speed and some Stamina and Weight as needed).
  • Transport: Very large carry weight. Can be upgraded even more to allow the bear to become a mobile storage unit (Level Speed, Weight, and some Stamina)
  • Companion: Similar to the Direwolf Icon.png Direwolf, having a Direbear follow you around the base and curl up with at night ensures you aren't lonely (Level Health and Weight)

Passive Abilities[edit | edit source]

Collectibles[edit | edit source]

Resource Efficiency
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat ★★★★☆
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat ★★★★☆
Fiber.png Fiber ★★★★☆
Hide.png Hide ★★★☆☆
Berries.png Berries ★★★☆☆
Chitin.png Chitin ★★☆☆☆

Notes/Trivia[edit | edit source]

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

  • The dossier was revealed on November 2, 2015[2]
  • The Direbear is from the genus Arctodus, which are a group of Short-Faced Bears. Arctodus contained species of Short-Faced Bears that are considered to be one of the biggest known terrestrial mammalian carnivores.
  • Arctodus stood about six feet tall on four legs, and eight feet on its hind legs, which were long and thin, making it the fastest genus of bear.
  • Arctodus was once nicknamed the Running Bear, as its long legs enabled it to run vast distances.
  • Although that the dossier says it is primarily found in mountains and tundras, the Direbear is so far known to only populates the Redwoods since the Redwoods were introduced into the game.
  • On the map The Center they also live in dens located in other biomes.
  • The Direbear may now get in AND out of the Central Cave.
  • The "crouch" key will make the Direbear stand up on its hind legs temporarily but this "attack" does no damage.

Spotlight[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]