Electrophorus

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Electrophorus
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These values may differ with what you see in-game or written elsewhere. But that is what the dossier says.
Common Name
Electrophorus
Group
Species
Electrophorus beluadomito
Time Period
Holocene
Diet
Temperament
Reactive
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February 26, 2017
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March 17, 2017
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March 17, 2017
Spawn Command
admincheat summon Eel_Character_BP_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Eel/Eel_Character_BP.Eel_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
Data
XP For Kill
16 XP
Special Loot Chance
100%
Feces Size
0 - 50 °C / 32 - 122 °F
Incubation Time
4h 59m 58s
Baby Time
4h 37m 46s
Juvenile Time
18h 31m 6s
Adolescent Time
23h 8m 53s
Total Maturation Time
1d 22h 17m 45s
Breeding Interval
18h - 2d
Habitat

 
 Common
 
 Uncommon
 
 Untameable
For a more exact spawn map, see Spawn Map (The Island)

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 Rare
 
 Unknown
For a more exact spawn map, see Spawn Map (The Center)

The Electrophorus (eh-lek-trof-er-uhs) is an aquatic creature 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

Occupying a space in the low-to-middle end of the food chain, Electrophorus beluadomito is a carnivorous swimmer that feeds mostly off of shellfish and small fish. Despite its common name, it is actually a very long Knifefish, and not an Eel. It does not provide much meat, so many predators simply leave it be.

Unlike most predators, it does not use brute strength to bring down its prey, but instead releases an electrical charge around itself to knock its prey unconscious. Alone, this can take out a small creature. When attacking together, Electrophorus can even bring down the larger ocean lifeforms, and then feed as a group.

Domesticated

By far, the most common use of Electrophorus is to subdue large ocean creatures. Knocking out a Plesiosaur or other giant deep-sea leviathan can be incredibly difficult...

...thus many tribes employ small schools of Electrophorus to shock them into submission!

~ Helena

Behavior[edit | edit source]

Electrophorus will attack if within view of the creature. Once within its aggro distance, Electrophorus will follow the player, even upon swimming to the surface of the water. It can be found at middle deep-sea and is faster than the Cnidaria. Due to their disabling shock attacks and fast swimming speeds it is best to steer well clear of these creatures without proper preparation. Electrophorus will ignore wild dinos if there is a player or tamed dino in the area. They will chase their prey at very fast speeds and only let go if the prey is very far away, the electrophorus is killed, or the prey moves out of the water. If the electrophorus reaches its target, it will zap them. This will slow and reduce the damage output of any creature except for Basilosaurus and Tusoteuthis for 8–10 seconds, rendering them less effective at fighting and possibly ensuring they will not be able to run away. After the prey is zapped, the Electrophorus and any nearby wild dinos such as Megalodons will start to feast on the helpless meal.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Electrophorus is a long eel like fish with a fin running from the back of its head to its abdomen. Its mouth is packed with sharp teeth to attack the small fish and shellfish that make up its diet.




Color Scheme and Regions

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

Electrophorus PaintRegion0.jpg
Region 0:
Main Body
Electrophorus PaintRegion1.jpg
Region 1:
Fins
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.

Electrophorus PaintRegion5.jpg
Region 5:
Belly


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 180 +36 +5.4% -0.2
Stamina.png Stamina 165 +16.5 +10%
Oxygen.png Oxygen 1050 +105 +10%
Food.png Food 1500 +150 +10%
Weight.png Weight 150 +3 +4%
Melee Damage.png Melee Damage 32 +0.15 +1.7% -25% 11%
Movement Speed.png Movement Speed 100% N/A3 +2.5%
Torpor.png Torpor 175 +10.5 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 400  ?  ?  ?
Swimming 330 N/A N/A N/A


Attack Values
Bite (Tamed) Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
0 400 0 629
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 3 1.5 0.5
Bite (Untamed) Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
0 400 0 629
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 15 7.5 0.5
Shock (Untamed) Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
0 1020 0 0
Attack Type Damage Projectile Values Torpor Values Status Effect: Stamina Status Effect: Torpidity
Life Impulse Radius Base Mult Duration Damage Mult Amount Duration Damage Mult Amount
Melee 35 35 1
Shock (Tamed) Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
0 1020 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 5 5 1


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]

Electrophorus
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]

Electrophorus.png Level 1 Feeding Interval Time
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 4 03:37 0:10:51
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 8 03:05 0:21:40
Bio Toxin.png Bio Toxin 4 03:15 0:09:46
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 5 03:23 0:13:33
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 10 03:00 0:27:04
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 13 01:28 0:17:37
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 15 02:54 0:40:39
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 25 01:27 0:34:48
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 30 01:24 0:40:39
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 37 01:23 0:50:08
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 74 00:41 0:50:08
Electrophorus.png Level 30 Feeding Interval Time
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 9 03:03 0:24:24
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 16 02:53 0:43:19
Bio Toxin.png Bio Toxin 8 02:47 0:19:31
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 11 02:58 0:29:49
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 21 02:50 0:56:51
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 26 01:24 0:35:14
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 31 02:48 1:24:00
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 52 01:25 1:12:24
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 62 01:22 1:24:00
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 78 01:22 1:45:41
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 155 00:40 1:45:00
Electrophorus.png Level 60 Feeding Interval Time
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 13 02:56 0:35:14
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 24 02:49 1:04:58
Bio Toxin.png Bio Toxin 12 02:39 0:29:16
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 16 02:53 0:43:22
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 32 02:47 1:26:37
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 40 01:23 0:54:12
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 48 02:46 2:10:04
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 80 01:24 1:51:22
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 96 01:22 2:10:04
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 120 01:21 2:42:35
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 240 00:40 2:42:35
Electrophorus.png Level 90 Feeding Interval Time
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 18 02:52 0:48:47
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 32 02:47 1:26:37
Bio Toxin.png Bio Toxin 17 02:35 0:41:28
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 22 02:50 0:59:37
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 44 02:46 1:59:06
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 54 01:22 1:13:10
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 65 02:45 2:56:08
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 108 01:24 2:30:21
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 130 01:21 2:56:08
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 162 01:21 3:39:29
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 324 00:40 3:39:29
Electrophorus.png Level 120 Feeding Interval Time
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 22 02:50 0:59:37
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 41 02:46 1:50:59
Bio Toxin.png Bio Toxin 21 02:33 0:51:13
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 28 02:48 1:15:53
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 55 02:45 2:28:52
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 68 01:22 1:32:08
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 82 02:44 3:42:12
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 136 01:24 3:09:19
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 164 01:21 3:42:12
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 204 01:21 4:36:23
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 408 00:40 4:36:23
Electrophorus.png Level 150 Feeding Interval Time
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 27 02:48 1:13:10
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 49 02:45 2:12:38
Bio Toxin.png Bio Toxin 25 02:32 1:00:59
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 33 02:47 1:29:26
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 66 02:44 2:58:39
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 83 01:22 1:52:27
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 99 02:44 4:28:16
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 165 01:24 3:49:41
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 197 01:21 4:26:54
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 247 01:21 5:34:39
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 493 00:40 5:33:58


Preferred Food[edit | edit source]


Strategy[edit | edit source]

  • Passive tame, it is very aggressive with a wide aggro radius. Stay clear if not prepared.
  • Riot Armor / high fortitude for Torpor reduction recommended.
  • High oxygen to chase them down and feed them bait/taming feed.
  • Mount Basilosaurus and allow the Electrophorus to shock your creature, while mounted. The Basilo will not take any damage and its movement will not be impaired. While the Electrophorus is recharging its electrical attack, quickly dismount your Baslio and passively feed your attempted tame. Remount, rinse and repeat.
  • It is possible, if difficult, to tame Electrophorus one on one. Clear out any threats nearby, have -at least- bio toxin ready, and lure one out into shallow water. From there, it is a matter of time and caution. Make sure to bring either health potions or a solid amount of meat, and possibly stimulant so you can take breaks on land.
  • Electrophorus are found at the very bottom of the South East Trench on The Center.

Combat[edit | edit source]

This section describes how to fight against the Electrophorus.

General[edit | edit source]

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Basil or bust
Use a Basilosaurus, it is immune to the movement and damage debuff, and eels do very little damage with their regular bite. Their shock does nothing to the basil, even when they chain a huge shock. You the rider will be completely unharmed as well, with no torpor gain. Any other mount will need a good amount of health and damage to overcome both the burst damage of their shock and to fight through the damage debuff.

Weaponry[edit | edit source]

Flippers are required or a fast swimming mount. Distance weapons are the best choice (spears, crossbow, Harpoon gun), avoid contact. Another, more expensive option is to use a Tek Rifle.png Tek Rifle. Do note that they are still faster than a player with flippers, but they will still provide you extra time to kill them before they contact you.

Dangers[edit | edit source]

  • Swims very fast (Note: Due to the clarity of the ocean, dinos may appear farther than they actually are.)
  • Shock attack will slow movement and reduce damage output of victim. (except for Basilosaurus)
  • They can chain their electric shock to other eels to unleash even more powerful attacks.
  • One shock is often enough to kill you outright even in flak armor if there are enough grouped up.
  • Average aggro radius.
  • Tend to be in packs of 2 or more.
  • Often are inside of rocks or behind walls, and can swim through them to surprise you when you least expect it, and not only in the sea caves but even large rocks at the bottom of the ocean.
  • Harder to see at daytime because the glow they have is less obvious.
  • In a pack they have high burst damage as their shock chains together. Make sure your mount has enough health to not be immediately killed.
  • The range of the shock is much larger than any other creature, and they are over 5 times faster than Cnidaria.

Weakness[edit | edit source]

High damage burst but lower sustained damage. If you can survive the initial shock, you will have an opening to retaliate. Basilosaurus doesn't get shocked, so use that.

Low damage individually. Picking a few of them off with ranged weaponry first will greatly weaken the survivors.

Is extremely easy to spot and identify from a distance.

Utility[edit | edit source]

Roles[edit | edit source]

Fighting other creatures
Their shock-ability makes them useful to fight other, larger creatures. Particularly useful on Alphas, and also useful for taming creatures.
PvP Weapon
Despite the general lack of PvP that occurs underwater, the Electrophorus still finds a purpose in weakening players and their tames. Pair a school of these with a school of high-level mantas, and you can easily shred any underwater mount.
Having a pack of these to initiate a fight can cause heavy up front damage.

Collectibles[edit | edit source]

Notes/Trivia[edit | edit source]

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

  • This dossier was revealed on 07/27/2015 on Steam.[2]
  • Electrophorus is one of the only creatures in ARK with a genus that still exists today, such as the Coelacanth or Achatina. The real electric eel, as its name implies, is also capable of producing electric discharges to kill prey and deter predators.
  • Unlike in the real world, Electrophorus does not look like a knifefish, an order of fish that Electrophorus belongs to; but like the unrelated moray eels.
  • The Electrophorus is a simple capacitive generator invented by Alessandro Volta, who also coined its name, meaning Electricity Bearer
  • Prior to patch v262.16, eels were much more powerful. In addition to being more common and having a larger aggro radius, their shock would stun their prey for the duration, preventing any action and dismounting riders. As the shock has a shorter recharge than the debuff duration, this meant a single level 1 eel could potentially stunlock and kill a level 300 tamed Mosasaurus given enough time. This rendered almost every mount except the Basilosaurus nonviable for deep sea exploration as a single encounter would often spell doom for any other mount. And due to the Basil's inability to go too deep in the water, many tribes considered the ocean floor to be completely inaccessible.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]