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- 1 Basic Info
- 2 Combat
- 3 Taming
- 4 Utility
- 5 Spotlight
- 6 Notes/Trivia
- 7 Gallery
- 8 References
Basic Info[edit | edit source]
Dossier[edit | edit source]
It was always hypothesized that a member of the Tardigrada phylum would be the last species on Earth in the event of a global apocalypse, so in some ways, the existence of Mopsechiniscus fluitobesus is completely expected. Its size and method of travel, however? Less so.
While a poor steed in battle, Mopsechiniscus is a fantastic beast of burden. The hairs on its back let a single rider steer it without a saddle, and it carries an incredible amount of cargo for its size. A small caravan of these could see us swimming in resources in no time.
Behavior[edit | edit source]
It acts Docile towards players and will attempt to scare away predators by puffing itself up.
Appearance[edit | edit source]
It looks similar in appearance to a plump caterpillar with a wide, bulbous body that is divided into four segments. It walks on six short, plump legs. Its head is small and features a beak, oval shaped eyes and two horn-like antennae with a small patch of fur between them. The front-most segment of its body is wrinkled around the head and appears to have a coarse patch of fur. Its back is dappled sparsely with what appear to be small, round armor plates. Its belly is augmented with a porous element membrane, from which it ejects gas previously inhaled from the air. When it puffs itself up all its segmented regions swell up to a size around two times larger, while the head remains the same size.
Color Scheme and Regions[edit | edit source]
This section displays the Gasbags's natural colors and regions. For demonstration, the regions below are colored red over an albino Gasbags. The colored squares shown underneath each region's description are the colors that the Gasbags 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>.
cheat SetTargetDinoColor 0 6 would color the Gasbags's "back stripe" magenta.
Region 1 is not used
Region 3 is not used
Drops[edit | edit source]
Base Stats and Growth[edit | edit source]
Note that creatures will have different stats in Survival of the Fittest
|Attribute||Amount at Level 1||Increase per point||Taming Bonus|
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 Type||Base Speed||Sprinting|
- 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 Type||Projectile Values||Torpor Values|
|Impulse||Radius||Base||Mult||Duration||Damage Mult||Amount||Duration||Damage Mult||Amount|
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.
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 against the Gasbags.
General[edit | edit source]
Gasbags are typically docile creatures unless attacked, and will flee rather quickly by jetting away.
Strategy[edit | edit source]
Any hunting strategy will do to bring down a Gasbags. Their only response will be to flee. However, when fully puffed with air, they take 80% less damage, so it is important to not allow this. They will slowly lose air when being hit, but a simple way is to shoot them in the head while they are puffing up, which causes them to deflate.
Weaponry[edit | edit source]
Dangers[edit | edit source]
Gasbags will sometimes bite the player with very low damage. Although, their only danger is, should they puff up and jet you with their gas, you may land next to more dangerous creatures. Be aware of your surroundings at all times.
Weakness[edit | edit source]
When frozen they lose all damage reduction. As mentioned before, shooting them in the head while they are puffing up also causes them to deflate and lose their damage reduction.
Taming[edit | edit source]
Taming Food[edit | edit source]
|× 45; × 19; × 5; × 3; × 3; × 2:|
|Torpidity-depletion: , Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:25:00|
|× 124; × 51; × 14; × 8; × 6; × 3:|
|Torpidity-depletion: , Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:41:14|
|× 205; × 84; × 23; × 13; × 10; × 5:|
|Torpidity-depletion: , Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:52:22|
|× 286; × 117; × 32; × 19; × 13; × 7:|
|Torpidity-depletion: , Time until all torpidity is depleted: 01:00:26|
|× 367; × 150; × 41; × 24; × 17; × 9:|
|Torpidity-depletion: , Time until all torpidity is depleted: 01:06:47|
|× 448; × 183; × 50; × 29; × 21; × 11:|
|Torpidity-depletion: , Time until all torpidity is depleted: 01:12:01|
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]
While mejoberries are effective, they will tame faster with advanced crops.
KO Strategy[edit | edit source]
There are several ways of knocking out Gasbags.
- Luring it into an enclosed trap made of mostly ceilings and doorframes. This may either require Rare Flower, or Giant Honey.
- Throwing a bola at it and firing tranquilizing shots.
It is worth noting that Gasbags are more prone to being knocked out while they are not inflated. There are several ways of deflating Gasbags while its inhaling air.
- Freezing it with either Snow Owl, Managarmr or Ice Titan (Titans will most definitely kill it however)
- Shooting a projectile at its face.
Should it be successful at deflating the air, it will immediately jump up in shock rather than blasting its stored air upwards.
Utility[edit | edit source]
Roles[edit | edit source]
Aberration Bus - This animal can be transferred to the "Aberration" map. In combination with cryopod, it makes it easy to search for drops and leave the map. In addition, in the presence of a large amount of oxygen, you can fully navigate the map, carrying a huge amount of resources. Moreover, in some cases Gasbags is even better than a Rock Drake. Gasbags can rise vertically upwards. Managarmr is also able to climb high - but it does not curl in the air, and cannot correct its flight. For improvement - only oxygen (for comfort flying - 11000-13000 oxygen).
Pack Mule - The Gasbags will be used to transport materials in the field and back to base. An example would be if you are collecting Metal and you have no tames but your Gasbags, in which case you could load it up and take it around whilst farming Metal as it seems it will be able to carry a substantial amount, surpassing the Quetzal's weight capacity by a large amount as a base number. There are three stats to consider leveling on a Gasbags based on your needs. Some oxygen is essential to allow the Gasbags to fly for much longer periods of time without potential landings in hostile territory. Movement speed actually increases the flight speed of the Gasbags which will allow it to fly faster. In unison with leveling oxygen, this can allow the Gasbags to reach crazy lengths of flight. Leveling weight sounds appealing but should only be done as a luxury; the weight increase per level is very small. If you're in a hostile environment and are subject to being harassed on the move, consider some health as well.
Note: The Gasbags will not take fall damage from falling unless it is very low or empty on gas. The Gasbags can always be dismounted before hitting the ground to negate the fall damage. In the event that dismounting is impossible, the most damage that the Gasbags can take from fall damage is about 40% of its max health.
Tank - When bloated with air, the Gasbags takes 80% less damage making it useful for tanking bosses, taming, and raids. The Gasbags can also be equipped with a saddle to further increase the damage reduction.
Collectibles[edit | edit source]
Spotlight[edit | edit source]
Notes/Trivia[edit | edit source]
For information pertaining specifically to the real-world Gasbags, see the relevant Wikipedia article
- In the teaser video for the Gasbags, it can be seen carrying multiple players.
- The Gasbags cannot sprint, however it technically doesn't need to be able to sprint, as it's 'flying' capabilities make it redundant; in other words, it sacrifices small, precise movement for the ability to traverse long distances very quickly.
- Real world Tardigrade breed by laying eggs although Ark's Gasbags don't lay eggs like real Tardigrades.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
A field of Gasbags shown in the Extinction Chronicles IV teaser image.
The Gasbags as seen in the launch trailer for Extinction.