Forest Titan

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Forest Titan.png
Forest Titan
Steam.svg 285.104
November 6, 2018
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November 6, 2018
PS.svg 528.23
November 6, 2018
Spawn Command
admincheat summon ForestKaiju_Character_BP_C
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Extinction/Dinos/ForestKaiju/ForestKaiju_Character_BP.ForestKaiju_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
XP For Kill
0 XP
Special Loot Chance
Crater Forest, summoned through the Forest Titan Terminal.

The Forest Titan is one of the Creatures and one of four Titans in the Extinction DLC of ARK: Survival Evolved, found in the Forest Cave in the north of the map. The boss is a temporary tameable creature.

Basic Info[edit | edit source]

Guardian Hologram[edit | edit source]


So succumbs the Lord of the Forest, the titan wreathed in green, who lashed out with root and vine to pin its foes to the ground or drag them to their doom. The forest itself rose to shield it, but even that could not save it. Not from you.

Behavior[edit | edit source]

The Forest Titan, while being slow, is an aggressive Titan that'll swipe its opponent with incredible range. When its killed, or it dies, it turns into a brownish colored tree statue, being inactive for generations to come.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

The Forest Titan measures in at roughly 216 feet tall.To get a grasp on the scale of the forest titan, the original Godzilla from the 1954 film is only 164 feet tall or 50 meters tall, making the Forest Titan roughly 65 meters taller. Some of its parts glow from Element. It appears to be made of Element surrounded by weaving and gnarly branches (the size of redwood trunks). If using the Mek as a 60-65 foot template, the Forest Titan is about 4 Meks tall, so it could be 240-260 feet tall. When using walls as a 1.8 to 1.9 meter template, the forest titan is 36 walls tall, around 214-224 feet. The Forest Titan is a bipedal Titan that has itself surrounded in vines and branches, with a tree on its back. The Forest Titan also has hands that also has vines that resemble fingers and it also has branches sprouting outward from its face.


  • World's Biggest Salad
  • Lord of the Forest

Color Scheme and Regions[edit | edit source]

X mark.svg

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

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

Drops[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.

The item entry "" contains at least 1 and at most 2 of the following items.
only as blueprint
with quality 180% - 360%
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%

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.
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]


Base Stats and Growth[edit | edit source]

  • NOTE that the Forest Titan always spawns at level 1500 and that the stats below are for it's 1500 stats not level 1 stats.

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

Attribute Base Value Level Increase Taming Bonus
Wild Tamed Additive Multiplicative
Health 400000 +0 +0% 0.07
Stamina 6000 +0 +0%
Oxygen 150 +0 +0%
Food 864 +0 +0%
Weight 50000 +0 +0%
Melee Damage 0 +0 +0%
Movement Speed 100% N/A +0%
Torpidity 1818800 +109128 N/A 0.5
Movement Base Speed Sprinting Speed Stamina
Wild Tamed Wild Tamed
Walking 800 ? 1200 1200 300
Swimming 300 ? ? ? ?
Attack Values
SwipeRight Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
0 0 0 0
FootstompLeft Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
0 0 0 0
VineGrab Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
0 15000 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 15000
AttackRoot Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
0 0 0 0
FootstompRight Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
0 0 0 0
SwipeLeft Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
0 0 0 0
FlyerSwatAttack Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
0 10000 0 15000
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 1000
StompBoth 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 3250

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]

Forest 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.

Combat[edit | edit source]

This section describes how to fight and kill the Forest Titan.

General[edit | edit source]

The player teleports back to the Crater forest from the terminal of the forest cave. At the center, the Forest Titan assimilates and lets out a loud roar. The battle begins as the Lord of the Forest uses its root attack.

While being the least mobile of the 4 titans it makes up for it with mobility hindering abilities such as its root attack trapping tames and survivors, its root attack dragging creatures and survivors towards it, and it spreading poisonous trees around the battlefield limiting survivor safe zones so it should not be underestimated due to its speed.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

The Forest Titan is rather slow with some easy predictability for its attacks, arguably making it the easiest titan to fight despite being the most durable. Even then, killing the Forest Titan is a job easier said than done but with the right tools you can get the job done. The Forest Titan even spawns several Forest Wyvern which can benefit the player. Once landed these wyverns can temporarily be mounted by players and used to burn the trees and the titan itself with fire attacks.

  • Rushing the Forest Titan with war mounts such as Rexes and Gigas is arguably the easiest way to get through this fight. Players can be mounted on creatures capable of flight to prevent themselves from being rooted on the ground and forced off their mounts while the war mounts do their work. Gigas have the added bonus of being able to destroy the poison trees with relative ease.
  • Utilizing Meks equipped with M.R.L.M. or M.S.C.M. can deal considerable damage but these are expensive investments. It should be noted that the Forest titan actually takes reduced damage from standard Mek weaponry. (About 40% less from the sword and 60-65% less from the Mek Pistol.) Being in a Mek does allow the players themselves to avoid damage from the poison trees the Forest Titan spawns, but even a Mek will start to lose a lot of health passively while the fight drags on. The Mek Pistol can clear poison trees if needed as well.
  • Keeping your distance in Tek suits while using fabricated weapons can also work but again this is an expensive investment.

Dangers[edit | edit source]

  • The Forest Titan has durability on its side so be prepared for a lengthy fight.
  • Getting close to it without a mount is dangerous as its stomp or swipe can outright kill or heavily injure a survivor in one hit.
  • It also has a move where it will send out vines from its right arm in an attempt to grab the player and even certain mounts and getting hit by this is pretty much guaranteed death as it deals 15,000 damage, on top of that this attack can grab you and pull you out of your Mek so be careful.
  • The Forest Titan can also spread poisonous trees around the battlefield that can rack up consistent damage and should be destroyed when possible if their presence is impeding progress.
  • Lastly, the Forest Titan can send roots through the ground to immobilize grounded tames and survivors. Those on flying mounts should take to the sky and other survivors that can get in the air by any means possible should definitely do so because this root will dismount you from tames.

Weakness[edit | edit source]

The Forest Titan is very slow and can be vulnerable to long aggro chains on distant targets. This can allow a lot of free damage or progress on destroying the corruption. Most of its attacks are easily telegraphed and can be evaded with quick movement. With the right strategy and tools on your side the titan is nearly helpless in thwarting your attempts to kill or tame it.

The wild Forest titan has a blind spot to Mek sword attacks when attacking just lateral of its right foot. It is also risky attacking because of its foot clipping into the movement of a Mek, making them vulnerable to its stomps.

Its vine attack seems to have a weight capacity, as it can grab multiple small creatures and very few to one giant tames such as a Bronto, making rushing with giant creatures able to take it down.

Taming[edit | edit source]

The Forest Titan is tamed by attacking the corruption nodes on the body in a designated sequence. First, you need to destroy the 2 nodes on its shoulders. Destroying these nodes will cause the Forest Titan arms to break off but they will regrow after some time. It will do a jumping attack which can deal tremendous damage and the arm will regrow. After both shoulder nodes are destroyed, a node on its chin will appear. After all corruption has been destroyed, the Forest Titan will fall down and lie on the ground. After this, you will need to press E to tame it. Once this happens, it will stand up and will equip itself with a special Platform Saddle. The saddle placement varies per Titan and the Forest Titan can be controlled via a special cockpit area on the saddle.

The taming process can be quite difficult or lengthy depending on the strategy but the best ways involve a Mek due to their versatility and capability to hover over the root attack.

The slower approach is to use the Mek Pistol from afar and slowly pelt away at the corruption nodes. This is quite expensive on element and will result in a lengthy taming procedure due to it taking reduced damage from the Mek Pistol. However it is quite reliable so long as you have the element to spare.

A quicker yet more reckless approach is to use a Mek with a M.S.C.M also it will be able to hit the corruption nodes, so long as careful aim is taken. This is also quite an expensive investment and missed shots will greatly impact the final result of the tame.

When the first corruption node is destroyed the Forest Titan will change up some of its attacks. At this point it'll start attempting to use its vine grab which will pull players out of Meks and nearly guarantee their death. It will also have a longer delay yet wider radius when using its root attack. On rare occasions it can get stuck in doing its rooting attack, leaving it open to a lot of free damage.

It is important to note that the more damage done to the Forest Titan during the taming process will reflect on the amount of damage done by the Forest Titan after it has been tamed. Two ways you can see if you damage the corruption node is either with damage numbers being turned on and seeing "1" damage being dealt or watching the corruption node flare out in response to being damaged. The titan will only take 1 damage per attack if correctly attacked. As of current, it is uncertain how much health the corruption node has, but its destruction is based on damage dealt and not the number of hits taken. (Tests showed that with a ~650% damage Fabricated Sniper Rifle it took 316 bullets to break a corruption node whereas a primitive sniper rifle took more. This is equivalent to ~244,000 damage but this isn't factoring in damage reduction that the titan gets for bullets. This was tested in playersonly mode.)

Tribute Requirements[edit | edit source]

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

Item Required Forest Titan
Player Level 1
Artifact of Growth Extinction Icon.png 1
Corrupt Heart Extinction Icon.png 100
Sauropod Vertebra 10
Tyrannosaurus Arm 10

Tribute Spawn Commands[edit | edit source]

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

Forest Titan
cheat GiveItem "Blueprint'/Game/Extinction/CoreBlueprints/Items/Artifacts/PrimalItemArtifact_Extinction_ForestKaiju.PrimalItemArtifact_Extinction_ForestKaiju'" 1 0 0 | cheat GiveItem "Blueprint'/Game/Extinction/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_RareDrop_CorruptHeart.PrimalItemResource_RareDrop_CorruptHeart'" 100 0 0 | cheat GFI ApexDrop_Sauro 10 0 0 | cheat GFI ApexDrop_Rex 10 0 0

Utility[edit | edit source]

Roles[edit | edit source]

Raiding, material gathering and King Titan fighting.

Tank: With one of the highest health pools in the game and an ability in reducing incoming damage from the front, the forest titan can withstand multiple attacks while receiving only a fourth of damage when its protection is active.

Siege Tower: Because its platform saddle is on its back, players can build a building on its back, allowing storage of ammo, weapons and cryo fridges of tames for prolonged sieges. Those cryo fridges can also store tank tames to assist the titan when absorbing all of the turret damage. Even beds can placed on the saddle so players can jump right back into the action as well as a mobile respawn point.

Collectibles[edit | edit source]

Resource Efficiency
Corrupted Nodule (Extinction).png Corrupted Nodule ?

Spotlight[edit | edit source]

Notes/Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Forest Titan is the 5th largest creature in the game (the largest being King Titan, second being Rockwell, the third being the Alpha Deathworm/ Iceworm Queen,and finally the 4th being Ice Titan.
  • The Forest Titan is taller than the Ice Titan however the Ice Titan is more bulkier and longer making it larger.
  • The Forest Titan is the only boss with "Minions" that help the survivors instead of the boss itself.
  • When one of the nodes on the shoulders is destroyed, the arm will fall off, but it will regrow after some time. For some reason the game still treats the fallen arms like a part of the Forest Titan's body, so you can still deal damage to the titan through them
  • The Dermis of the Forest Titan will appear without arms when displayed in a Taxidermy Base, this is assumed to be a bug.
  • The Forest Titan is the only one out of the three tamable Titans to have a death animation, the other Titans just fall to the ground.
  • The Forest Titan's internal name, ForestKaiju, is a reference to the Japanese Kaiju film genre.
  • Design wise it resembles Treebeard from the Lord of the Rings trilogy, in Peter Jackson’s film Treebeard has a small stump on his right shoulder and the Forest Titan has a large tree on the same shoulder, it is also worth saying that the ‘cockpit’ for the saddle is on the shoulders similar to how Treebeard carried Merry and Pippin on his shoulders.
  • Prior to Patch 287.110, Titans were able to be fed with Kibble to prevent them from starving to death.
  • The Forest Titan is the only Titan other than the King Titan to have a large role in the explorer notes.
    • After Mei Yin's mek broke down when wandering around Extinction for a while after defending Helena's ascension, the Forest Titan appeared and overwhelmed her until Diana appeared and took it down with ease (temporarily) by using Santiago's mek.
  • (On singlerplayer), A tamed Forest Titan’s health will reset to 400k after exiting the world whether it is Alpha, beta or gamma. This should be a bug.
  • When taming, the corruption on its body will have a purple hit marker, opposed to a red hit marker when the titan itself is hit. This can he helpful when taming the titan on official, where you cannot have floating damage text.
  • A Alpha has 700k health, Beta has 550k health, Gamma has 400k.
  • Redwood trees on extinction show the break icon, howewer they can only be broken by the forest titan

Changelog[edit | edit source]

Patch Changes
285.104 Extinction Expansion Release Forest Titan is added to the game
  • Fixed vine attack not showing up on low fps servers
  • Speculative fix for Forest Titan falling through the floor
  • Fix for Forest Titan hitting things through ground terrain
  • Forest Wyvern now takes damage from the Forest Titan
  • Trees will now be cleaned up and disappear properly after Forest Titan has despawned
289.100 Improved placement of visible health bar
307.2 Bloodstalker can no longer grab and pull the Forest Titan with webbing

Note: For changelog on all titans in general, go to Titans

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]