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Spawn Command
admincheat summon Dragon_Character_BP_Boss_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Dragon/Dragon_Character_BP_Boss.Dragon_Character_BP_Boss" 500 0 0 35
Variant Dragon (Gamma)
admincheat summon Dragon_Character_BP_Boss_Easy_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Dragon/Dragon_Character_BP_Boss_Easy.Dragon_Character_BP_Boss_Easy'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Dragon (Beta)
admincheat summon Dragon_Character_BP_Boss_Medium_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Dragon/Dragon_Character_BP_Boss_Medium.Dragon_Character_BP_Boss_Medium'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Dragon (Alpha)
admincheat summon Dragon_Character_BP_Boss_Hard_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Dragon/Dragon_Character_BP_Boss_Hard.Dragon_Character_BP_Boss_Hard'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Dragon (Gamma) (Ragnarok)
admincheat summon Dragon_Character_BP_Boss_Easy_Ragnarok_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/Ragnarok/Custom_Assets/Bosses/Dragon_Character_BP_Boss_Easy_Ragnarok.Dragon_Character_BP_Boss_Easy_Ragnarok'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Dragon (Beta) (Ragnarok)
admincheat summon Dragon_Character_BP_Boss_Medium_Ragnarok_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/Ragnarok/Custom_Assets/Bosses/Dragon_Character_BP_Boss_Medium_Ragnarok.Dragon_Character_BP_Boss_Medium_Ragnarok'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Dragon (Alpha) (Ragnarok)
admincheat summon Dragon_Character_BP_Boss_Hard_Ragnarok_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/Ragnarok/Custom_Assets/Bosses/Dragon_Character_BP_Boss_Hard_Ragnarok.Dragon_Character_BP_Boss_Hard_Ragnarok'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Dragon (Gamma) (Valguero)
admincheat summon Dragon_Character_BP_Boss_Easy_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/Valguero/Assets/CoreBlueprints/Boss/Dragon_Character_BP_Boss_Easy.Dragon_Character_BP_Boss_Easy'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Dragon (Beta) (Valguero)
admincheat summon Dragon_Character_BP_Boss_Medium_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/Valguero/Assets/CoreBlueprints/Boss/Dragon_Character_BP_Boss_Medium.Dragon_Character_BP_Boss_Medium'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Dragon (Alpha) (Valguero)
admincheat summon Dragon_Character_BP_Boss_Hard_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/Valguero/Assets/CoreBlueprints/Boss/Dragon_Character_BP_Boss_Hard.Dragon_Character_BP_Boss_Hard'" 500 0 0 35

1 Can be tamed in Survival of the Fittest.
2 Can be ridden in Survival of the Fittest for 15 minutes before it despawns.

Data
XP For Kill
12,000 XP
Special Loot Chance
100%
Feces Size
Habitat

The Dragon is one of the Bosses in ARK: Survival Evolved.
In Survival of the Fittest, the Dragon will appear on the center platform about halfway through the match and will be available for taming. The Dragon will only be rideable for a short time before it will turn on its master.[1]

Appearance[edit | edit source]

The Dragon is massive, easily dwarfing both the Broodmother and Megapithecus in size, it stands and walks in a bipedal stance however it will become quadrupedal when sprinting. It is purple in color with orange wings and some orange patterning running along the side of the body with the 2 most notable being large orange strips running with the first running from the back of its head to the base of its neck and the second running along the sides of the body, Its head has a crown of horns.

Color Scheme and Regions[edit | edit source]




The Dragon used to spawn with an extremely diverse range of colorization, however this was changed during the development of the Dragon's Boss Arena.

 
X mark.svg

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

This means it is currently impossible to make alterations to the Dragon's colors.

Colors[edit | edit source]

The Dragon has different colors depending on its difficulty level:

Difficulty Level Color
Gamma Default Coloring
Beta Yellow
Alpha Red

Basic Information[edit | edit source]

Locations[edit | edit source]

On The Island The Dragon can only be found in the Dragon Arena. To reach this location, players must go to either a Supply Crate or Obelisk and place the required tribute items inside, then click on the Dragon Portal.png Generate Dragon Portal item. At this point a portal will be opened to teleport nearby players and dinos into the arena. Note that If playing in Single Player mode, the portal can only be generated from the Red Obelisk.

The Dragon can also be found in both the Ragnarok Arena on Ragnarok and the Forsaken Oasis on Valguero and can be spawned from any obelisks on both maps.

Note: The Dragon Boss has less health and damage resistance compared with Official Servers

Tribute Requirements[edit | edit source]

The following items are needed to summon the Dragon:

Item Quantity
Gamma Beta Alpha
Player Level 55 75 100
Artifact of the Cunning 1 1 1
Artifact of the Immune 1 1 1
Artifact of the Skylord 1 1 1
Artifact of the Strong 1 1 1
Allosaurus Brain - 5 10
Basilosaurus Blubber - 5 10
Giganotosaurus Heart - 1 2
Tusoteuthis Tentacle - 5 10
Tyrannosaurus Arm - 5 15
Yutyrannus Lungs - 5 10

Tribute Spawn Commands[edit | edit source]

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

Gamma
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Artifacts/PrimalItemArtifact_11.PrimalItemArtifact_11'" 1 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Artifacts/PrimalItemArtifact_08.PrimalItemArtifact_08'" 1 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Artifacts/PrimalItemArtifact_06.PrimalItemArtifact_06'" 1 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Artifacts/PrimalItemArtifact_09.PrimalItemArtifact_09'" 1 0 0
Beta
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Allo.PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Allo'" 5 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Artifacts/PrimalItemArtifact_11.PrimalItemArtifact_11'" 1 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Artifacts/PrimalItemArtifact_08.PrimalItemArtifact_08'" 1 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Artifacts/PrimalItemArtifact_06.PrimalItemArtifact_06'" 1 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Artifacts/PrimalItemArtifact_09.PrimalItemArtifact_09'" 1 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Basilo.PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Basilo'" 5 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_apexdrop_giga.primalitemresource_apexdrop_giga'" 1 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Tuso.PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Tuso'" 5 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Rex.PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Rex'" 5 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_apexdrop_Yuty.primalitemresource_apexdrop_yuty'" 5 0 0
Alpha
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Artifacts/PrimalItemArtifact_11.PrimalItemArtifact_11'" 1 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Artifacts/PrimalItemArtifact_08.PrimalItemArtifact_08'" 1 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Artifacts/PrimalItemArtifact_06.PrimalItemArtifact_06'" 1 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Artifacts/PrimalItemArtifact_09.PrimalItemArtifact_09'" 1 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Allo.PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Allo'" 10 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Basilo.PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Basilo'" 10 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_apexdrop_giga.primalitemresource_apexdrop_giga'" 2 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Tuso.PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Tuso'" 10 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Rex.PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Rex'" 15 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_apexdrop_Yuty.primalitemresource_apexdrop_yuty'" 10 0 0

Drops[edit | edit source]

Inventory
Item Dragon Level
Gamma Beta Alpha
Element 40 110 220

Unlocks[edit | edit source]

Tekgrams

Completing the harder difficulties will unlock all of the lower difficulty Tekgrams as well.

Achievements

Achievement Master Survivor.jpg
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Master Survivor

You defeated ARK's third Ultimate Life Form!

Gamma

cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Megalodon.PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Megalodon'" 8 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Rex.PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Rex'" 4 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Argentavis.PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Argentavis'" 4 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Sauro.PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Sauro'" 2 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Tuso.PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Tuso'" 2 0 0 | cheat giveitemnum 148 1 0 0 | cheat giveitemnum 150 1 0 0 | cheat giveitemnum 153 1 0 0 | cheat giveitemnum 155 1 0 0 | cheat giveitemnum 156 1 0 0

Beta

cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Megalodon.PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Megalodon'" 16 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Rex.PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Rex'" 8 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Argentavis.PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Argentavis'" 8 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Sauro.PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Sauro'" 4 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Tuso.PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Tuso'" 4 0 0 | cheat giveitemnum 148 1 0 0 | cheat giveitemnum 150 1 0 0 | cheat giveitemnum 153 1 0 0 | cheat giveitemnum 155 1 0 0 | cheat giveitemnum 156 1 0 0 | cheat giveitemnum 152 1 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Artifacts/PrimalItemArtifact_12.PrimalItemArtifact_12'" 1 0 0

Alpha

cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Megalodon.PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Megalodon'" 24 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Rex.PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Rex'" 4 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Argentavis.PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Argentavis'" 12 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Sauro.PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Sauro'" 6 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Tuso.PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Tuso'" 6 0 0 | cheat giveitemnum 148 1 0 0 | cheat giveitemnum 150 1 0 0 | cheat giveitemnum 153 1 0 0 | cheat giveitemnum 155 1 0 0 | cheat giveitemnum 156 1 0 0 | cheat giveitemnum 152 1 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Artifacts/PrimalItemArtifact_12.PrimalItemArtifact_12'" 1 0 0 | cheat giveitemnum 149 1 0 0 | cheat giveitemnum 154 1 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Artifacts/PrimalItemArtifact_11.PrimalItemArtifact_11'" 1 0 0


Base Stats and Growth[edit | edit source]

Note: The Dragon in the Ragnarok Arena has the same stat values, but takes 3x damage (or consider it suffers a 2/3 Health Nerf).

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

Attribute Base Value Level Increase
Wild
Health 432000 +86400
Stamina 10000 +1000
Oxygen N/A N/A
Food 2600 +260
Weight 4000 +80
Melee Damage 0 +0
Movement Speed 100% N/A
Torpidity 350 +21
}
  • These are the base speeds of the creature at 100% Movement Speed.
  • For a comparison of the speeds of all creatures, see Base Creature Speeds.

  • Attack Effects
    Attack Type Effect Description
    Alt Attack Enflamed Sets the target on fire, burning away 20% of their max health over 10 seconds.
    Attack Values
    Follow Spline Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
    Base Minimum Activation
    0 1000000 0 0
    Attack Type Damage Projectile Values Raid Torpor Values Status Effect: Stamina Status Effect: Torpidity
    Life Impulse Radius Base Mult Duration Damage Mult Amount Duration Damage Mult Amount
    Projectile Impact 400 35 400 1
    Explosion 400 35 2850 400 1
    Wander on Land Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
    Base Minimum Activation
    0 1000000000 0 0
    Spino Bite Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
    Base Minimum Activation The Dragon bites the target for considerable damage.
    30 15000 0 3000
    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
    FireBall Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
    Base Minimum Activation
    0 5000 3500 2500
    Attack Type Damage Projectile Values Raid Torpor Values Status Effect: Stamina Status Effect: Torpidity
    Life Impulse Radius Base Mult Duration Damage Mult Amount Duration Damage Mult Amount
    Projectile Impact 400 35 400 1
    Explosion 400 35 2850 400 1
    Flame Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
    Base Minimum Activation The Dragon sets the target on fire, burning away 20% of the target's maximum health (excluding fire resistance modifiers) over 10 seconds.
    100 15000 0 5000
    Summon Minions Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
    Base Minimum Activation
    0 1000000 0 0

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

    Attribute Base Value Level Increase
    Wild
    Health 864000 +172800
    Stamina 10000 +1000
    Oxygen N/A N/A
    Food 2600 +260
    Weight 4000 +80
    Melee Damage 0 +0
    Movement Speed 100% N/A
    Torpidity 350 +21
    }
  • These are the base speeds of the creature at 100% Movement Speed.
  • For a comparison of the speeds of all creatures, see Base Creature Speeds.

  • Attack Effects
    Attack Type Effect Description
    Alt Attack Enflamed Sets the target on fire, burning away 20% of their max health over 10 seconds.
    Attack Values
    Follow Spline Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
    Base Minimum Activation
    0 1000000 0 0
    Attack Type Damage Projectile Values Raid Torpor Values Status Effect: Stamina Status Effect: Torpidity
    Life Impulse Radius Base Mult Duration Damage Mult Amount Duration Damage Mult Amount
    Projectile Impact 400 35 400 1
    Explosion 400 35 2850 400 1
    Wander on Land Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
    Base Minimum Activation
    0 1000000000 0 0
    Spino Bite Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
    Base Minimum Activation The Dragon bites the target for considerable damage.
    30 15000 0 3000
    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
    FireBall Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
    Base Minimum Activation
    0 5000 3500 2500
    Attack Type Damage Projectile Values Raid Torpor Values Status Effect: Stamina Status Effect: Torpidity
    Life Impulse Radius Base Mult Duration Damage Mult Amount Duration Damage Mult Amount
    Projectile Impact 400 35 400 1
    Explosion 400 35 2850 400 1
    Flame Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
    Base Minimum Activation The Dragon sets the target on fire, burning away 20% of the target's maximum health (excluding fire resistance modifiers) over 10 seconds.
    100 15000 0 5000
    Summon Minions Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
    Base Minimum Activation
    0 1000000 0 0

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

    Attribute Base Value Level Increase
    Wild
    Health 972000 +243000
    Stamina 10000 +1000
    Oxygen N/A N/A
    Food 2600 +260
    Weight 4000 +80
    Melee Damage 0 +0
    Movement Speed 100% N/A
    Torpidity 350 +21
    }
  • These are the base speeds of the creature at 100% Movement Speed.
  • For a comparison of the speeds of all creatures, see Base Creature Speeds.

  • Attack Effects
    Attack Type Effect Description
    Alt Attack Enflamed Sets the target on fire, burning away 20% of their max health over 10 seconds.
    Attack Values
    Follow Spline Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
    Base Minimum Activation
    0 1000000 0 0
    Attack Type Damage Projectile Values Raid Torpor Values Status Effect: Stamina Status Effect: Torpidity
    Life Impulse Radius Base Mult Duration Damage Mult Amount Duration Damage Mult Amount
    Projectile Impact 400 35 400 1
    Explosion 400 35 2850 400 1
    Wander on Land Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
    Base Minimum Activation
    0 1000000000 0 0
    Spino Bite Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
    Base Minimum Activation The Dragon bites the target for considerable damage.
    30 15000 0 3000
    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
    FireBall Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
    Base Minimum Activation
    0 5000 3500 2500
    Attack Type Damage Projectile Values Raid Torpor Values Status Effect: Stamina Status Effect: Torpidity
    Life Impulse Radius Base Mult Duration Damage Mult Amount Duration Damage Mult Amount
    Projectile Impact 400 35 400 1
    Explosion 400 35 2850 400 1
    Flame Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
    Base Minimum Activation The Dragon sets the target on fire, burning away 20% of the target's maximum health (excluding fire resistance modifiers) over 10 seconds.
    100 15000 0 5000
    Summon Minions Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
    Base Minimum Activation
    0 1000000 0 0

    The firebreath-attack yields up to 2000 damage (probably depending on the amount of flames the target is covered with) and is applied over a time of 10s. The flame-damage is not affected by the Melee Damage-Stat and thus cannot be increased by level-ups.

    Taming[edit | edit source]

    The Dragon can not be tamed except in Survival of the Fittest. After tamed, Dragon will disappear after 20 - 40 Minutes, use it wisely.

    Resources[edit | edit source]

    Preferred Food

    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.

    Collectibles[edit | edit source]

    Combat[edit | edit source]

    This section describes how to fight against the Dragon.

    General[edit | edit source]

    Please keep in mind that the Dragon is considered by many players to be the second toughest boss to defeat (Previously the hardest, but that title was overtaken by the King Titan).

    The Dragon is the strongest of the 3 island Guardians and should be saved for last due to how tough it is, ontop of that taking down the Megapithecus and Broodmother will help give the players a advantage due to having new better equipment to take on the Dragon with.

    Strategy[edit | edit source]

    The Dragon is far stronger than the two previous Guardians on the Island, thanks to the ability to do percent-based fire breath damage. This fire will drain 20% of anything's max health as well as doing some direct impact damage and deals even more damage to carnivores, so brute forcing with your dino armies won't exactly work out like it did in the Megapithecus and Broodmother fights.

    you'll need to pay attention to the Dragon's fireball and minion summoning attacks, as well as making sure you bring mastercraft to ascendant quality firearms that do good damage. Primitive weapons are a waste of time and will do little damage. As for the previously mentioned attacks, the fireballs do a fair amount of damage and have a large explosion radius, as well as having the ability to directly damage riders. The minions that the Dragon summons are hostile Pteranodon and Dimorphodon.

    The dragon should be saved for last due to the difficulty and saving it for last gives you more time to get better equipment and ideal tames plus by then you'll have access to some tek equipment.

    You'll want to bring very high level weapons, armor, saddles, and things like Medical Brews and Callien Soup.

    if you have access to the DLC scorched earth then wyvernmilk can drastically help as it makes the player/dino invulnerable to the flame breath.

    Recommended Tames[edit | edit source]

    • An army of Therizinosaurus are a players best chance at beating the dragon since they have stats to rival the Rex's and because they are herbivores they take less damage from the Dragons attacks, ideally a Yutyrannus and Daeodon could definitely improve the odds of winning so long as the player is careful with them. Note that Dragon's fire breath ignores herbivores fire resistance and saddle armor.
    • A Yutyrannus can still be useful as long as it's mounted (so it's easier to keep safe and can be used to full potential) and kept away from the Dragon instead acting as support buffing the Therizinos or any other damage tames.
    • The Daeodon if mounted and stocked up on food can still be useful to help the Therizino army kill the Dragon by healing them overtime and reducing casualties.
    • A very tanky Megaloceros could be useful to help kite the dragon and get its attention and in the process allowing tribemates to open fire on it without fear of the dragon killing them.
    • Rex could still work however if attempted over the Therizino Strategy they would definitely need the help of a Daeodon and Yutyrannus due Therizinos having fire resistance against fireball and Rexes unable to heal with vegetable cakes.
    • An army of Magmasaur is an alternative option to the therizinosaurs since their lava nature makes them immune to the dragon's fire attacks but they attack slowly, so having them as tanks is the best option while Therizinosaurs deal the damage, Players riding a Magmasaur during the fight also won't get easily damaged by the Pteranodons and Dimorphodons.
    • an Allosaurus or deinonychus can be helpful as they have the ability to cause bleed damage, and as of patch 316.25 the carno causes bleed.
    • An otter or ferox can help as it gives insulation, which is needed, since the arena is very hot.

    Dangers[edit | edit source]

    • The Firebreath tears through health so be careful when facing it.
    • The fireballs it shoots are AOE dealing alot of damage to not only the tame but the rider as well so be very careful.
    • The dimorphs that spawn in the arena will kill you even on your mount.
    • Try to avoid the lava streams while fighting it as the dragon is immune to them only causing them to be hazards for your own tames.
    • Its breath attacks deal more damage to carnivores so normal tactics such as Rex Rushing while possible aren't advised as it's very risky.
    • The arena itself is very hot so putting points into fortitude, bringing some Callien Soup, and Ghillie armor to protect yourself is advised.
    • Due to the Dimorphs and the Dragons fireball attack damaging riders the player will definitely need high level armor to help withstand the damage.
    • The Dragon can instakill a player with it's bite attack so be very careful of that especially if playing single player.
    • a rare bug causes you to fall through the lava and out of the world.

    Weakness[edit | edit source]

    While the biggest of all the Island bosses, its backside has the largest hitbox. The ruins around the arena can cause the dragon to be stuck on, allowing shots to be taken afar. (but do not rely on this happening during the fight as it will eventually fly away)

    sometimes the dragon will only go to the player. giving your army a chance to cause damage to it.

    wyvernmilk disables the dragon's fire breath making it incredibly valuable for a fight like this.

    Spotlight[edit | edit source]

    Notes/Trivia[edit | edit source]

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

    • If one uses The summon command to spawn a large amount of dragons and than kills them all instantly with The creative mode rifle, the corpses will stretch and get flung all over the place, causing all sorts of chaos, due to this making it hard to see. It is albeit hilarious to watch, though. This also happens with The ankylosaurus.

    The Dragon is the eleventh largest creature in the game (the largest being King Titan, second being Rockwell, the third being Moeder followed by the Alpha Deathworm/ Iceworm Queen as 4th, Ice Titan as 5th, Forest Titan as 6th, and Desert Titan as 7th largest, the Titanosaur being 8th, the Astrocetus at 9th and finally the Alpha Tusoteuthis as 10th largest), its even larger than most of the large creatures such as Brontosaurus, DodoRex or Giganotosaurus and it ties with the Alpha Mosasaurus for 11th place.

    • The Dragon is the 1st boss to specifically be based on a real mythological creature, the 2nd being the Manticore and the 3rd being the Crystal Wyvern Queen.
      • Interestingly all 3 can fly.
    • Admin spawned dragons despawn 20 minutes after taming.
    • Its purple and orange color scheme may be a reference to the Spyro franchise.
    • In the Creature's dossier it looks bigger than the Titanosaur, though this is inaccurate. This can be explained by the fact that dragon boss in early access was about 15% bigger, than now. Moreover, initial dragon in the first EA trailer was about 1.5 times bigger than titanosaur. Since mid-2016, dragon boss in-game is still slightly larger than bronto and about 20% smaller than titanosaur.
    • If tamed in the arena through the use of Console Commands, the Dragon can only bite and use it's fire breath attack not fireball attack. This is likely a bug or a broken mechanic. (Or these attacks are programmed to only work inside the Dragon's boss arena.)
    • A force tamed Dragon does not and will not obey whistles.
    • If you spawn a dragon outside of the arena, its target recognition will cease working, making it the easiest boss fight you'll ever do as it will not attack even when provoked.However, it is possible to make it attack using mods.
    • However if spawned with the command Dragon_Character_BP_C its rideable attacks are usable, however depending on which variation of the command used, the dragon may or may not be missing its fire breath attack.
    • In SotF, the Dragon is permanently passive, and will not attack anything unless ridden.
    • The Dragon cannot swim, but can walk or even fly in water.
    • You can not use any kind of Tek Gear inside the Arena.
    • The Dragon was brought into Ark Park via the Pterosaur Hill DLC as the Final Boss.
    • In the story, Gaius Marcellus Nerva and his tribe managed to kill the Dragon. He refers to it as a Dragon belonging to the roman goddess Ceres, then corrects himself, stating it was too colossal and wild for even a god's chariot. He notes that the combined strength of the dragon, Mei Yin's tames, and Mei Yin's giganotosaurus were enough to weaken the New Legion to a point where lesser tribes began to take over the territory they conquered.
    • The Dragon is the only Guardian in Genesis: Part 1 that got a X variant, and also the only Guardian that doesn't appear in Gauntlet either.
    • In Ragnarok Arena, the dragon takes 3x damage, making its actual health divided by 3. This is perhaps to balance the difficulty of bosses in Ragnarok as fighting 2 bosses both at their original stats on default server settings could be somewhat impossible.
    • When facing the Dragon, herbivorous creatures have a resistance to its devastating fire breath. In lore, Helena noted of how the herbivorous creatures that Mei Yin had and in general thick hides that can help them to resist explosions and fire. However, in game the fire breath damage is not reduced by herbivore fire resistance.
    • despite having even thicker armor, the reaper doesn't have a resistance for some odd reason.

    Changelog[edit | edit source]

    Patch Changes
    209.4 You can no longer upload and download Dragons via the obelisk
    213.0 Dragon fire now damages flyers
    242.0 Added the Dragon Arena
    254.5 Improved attack hit detection
    258.2 Fixed landscape on The Center Dragon arena
    259.0 Colorized boss health to indicate boss difficulty
    261.0
    • With exception to the Center boss fight, all boss Health and Melee Damage have been rebalanced for singleplayer, 1x(Gamma) to 3x(Alpha)
    262.0
    • Dragon boss no longer present on The Center
    • Fixed boss levels so that they are no longer random, but now scale correctly on game mode and server difficulty
    • Player spawn point adjusted inside Dragon arena
    278.0 Dragon's fire breath direct impact Damage reduced by 50%

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