Griffin

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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
Griffin
Group
Species
Gryphon magnificum
Time Period
Unknown
Diet
Temperament
Aggressive
Logo Steam.png 258.8
June 12, 2017
Logo Xbox One.svg 761.1
August 29, 2017
Logo PS4.svg 512.0
August 29, 2017
Spawn Command
admincheat summon Griffin_Character_BP_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Griffin/Griffin_Character_BP.Griffin_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
Data
XP For Kill
6 XP
Special Loot Chance
100%
Feces Size
Habitat

The Griffin is one of the Creatures in ARK: Survival Evolved. It is one of the new Creatures from the expansion map Ragnarok.

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

Gryphon Magnificum is undoubtedly a sight to behold. Many ancient myths tell of various depictions of the Griffin over the ages, but what is never disputed is its majestic and mysterious nature. With the front half of an eagle and the back half of a lion, it is as if these two creatures somehow fused together to form a superior land and air predator.

While one's first instinct might be to approach the creature and marvel at its beauty, that would be a very poor decision. Its range of attacks makes it one of the more versatile predators I've witnessed. If its presence alone isn't enough to intimidate potential hunters, it has the ability to dive from the sky to the ground with such force that it inflicts damage to anyone unfortunate enough to be below it, or carry its momentum back into a rapid uplift.

Domesticated

The idea of pacifying such a beast is nothing to scoff at. Its highly independent nature and disinterest with interacting with humans combined with its power an strength make the Griffin a challenge to domesticate. However, there have been those who are fearless enough to attempt and succeed at this miraculous feat. Once tamed, riding atop a Griffin along with a tribemate passenger, dashing through the air at high speed, is a prize in and of itself.

~ Helena

Behavior[edit | edit source]

Aggressive and easily distracted so bringing multiple flyers would make obtaining one difficult.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

It is a hybrid with a lion's body, tail and two hind legs, and with the wings, head, and talons on the two front legs of an Eagle. They are predominantly various shades of brown, but can be found red sometimes in (Ark). The face and belly can also be white.




Color Scheme and Regions

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

Griffin PaintRegion0.jpg
Region 0:
Wings and Main Body
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.

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Region 4:
Fur
No image available.svg
Region 5:
Feather Highlights


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 1325 +265 +5.4% -1000
Stamina.png Stamina 250 +12.5 +6%
Oxygen.png Oxygen 150 +15 +10%
Food.png Food 1600 +160 +10% 15%
Weight.png Weight 280 +5.6 +4%
Melee Damage.png Melee Damage 272 +1.35 +1.7% -50% 17.6%
Movement Speed.png Movement Speed 100% N/A3 +0% 36.5%
Torpor.png Torpor 1500 +90 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 300 750 750 6
Swimming 300 N/A N/A N/A
Flying 750 1500 1500 0.325


Attack Values
Claw Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
0 500 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 27
Grab Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
60 500 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 12
Diving Swipe Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
25 1000 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 375
Dive Bomb Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
30 2500 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 150


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]

Griffin
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 versus a wild griffin.

General[edit | edit source]

Griffins are often seen in flocks of three, most commonly amongst trees or at the top of cliffs. They have a rather wide aggro radius, and will chase a survivor for long distances before disengaging. Special care should be taken to be aware of your surroundings, as even the small amount of knockback dealt by their attacks might push a survivor to a death at the base of a ravine.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

The griffin is a surprisingly resilient opponent, and does not appear to take the bonus damage from ranged weapons that other flying creatures do. Fortunately, their attacks also appear to be somewhat weak in comparison to other flying creatures of the same level, and easily avoided owing to their large turning radius. Griffins might occasionally attack a survivor from the ground. They seem to be easily distracted, and are prone to switching targets.

Weaponry[edit | edit source]

Ranged weapons and pikes seem to be particularly effective, owing to their propensity to circle the player at short range. Be mindful of other hostiles in the area, as the areas they spawn are home to many Carnos and Terror Birds. Mounts with a wide area of effect attack and decent damage such as the Rex will make short work of these creatures.

Danger[edit | edit source]

This dino does decent damage and will kill you if not careful.

Weakness[edit | edit source]

Its turning radius is atrocious so one can stand and it'll simply fly around you.

Taming[edit | edit source]

Griffin.png Level 1 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Allosaurus Egg) 3 11 3 2 0:12:54
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 9 116 29 15 0:24:13
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 18 338 83 42 0:48:21
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 8 91 22 11 0:21:31
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 16 288 71 36 0:42:59
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 20 140 35 18 0:26:54
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 23 462 113 57 1:01:51
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 39 389 95 48 0:53:53
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 46 462 113 57 1:01:51
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 58 611 149 75 1:17:59
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 115 605 148 74 1:17:19
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 150; Slingshot Hits × 62; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 17; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 10; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 7; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 4
Torpor-depletion: 2.14 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:11:43
Griffin.png Level 30 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Allosaurus Egg) 7 127 34 17 0:30:06
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 19 373 99 50 0:51:06
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 39 1002 266 133 1:44:46
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 18 342 91 46 0:48:25
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 35 876 233 117 1:34:01
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 44 468 124 62 0:59:10
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 52 1414 375 188 2:19:50
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 87 1183 314 157 2:00:11
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 104 1414 375 188 2:19:50
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 130 1824 484 242 2:54:48
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 260 1824 484 242 2:54:48
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 411; Slingshot Hits × 168; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 46; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 27; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 19; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 10
Torpor-depletion: 3.55 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:19:19
Griffin.png Level 60 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Allosaurus Egg) 11 296 82 41 0:47:18
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 30 729 203 102 1:20:41
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 61 1809 503 252 2:43:52
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 28 659 183 92 1:15:18
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 55 1600 444 222 2:27:45
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 69 886 246 123 1:32:47
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 82 2544 707 354 3:40:31
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 137 2139 594 297 3:09:16
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 164 2544 707 354 3:40:31
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 205 3260 905 453 4:35:38
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 410 3260 905 453 4:35:38
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 681; Slingshot Hits × 278; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 76; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 44; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 31; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 16
Torpor-depletion: 4.63 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:24:32
Griffin.png Level 90 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Allosaurus Egg) 14 441 127 64 1:00:12
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 41 1133 325 163 1:50:16
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 83 2691 771 386 3:42:57
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 38 1022 293 147 1:42:12
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 75 2394 686 343 3:21:28
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 94 1356 389 195 2:06:24
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 112 3772 1081 541 5:01:11
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 187 3180 911 456 4:18:20
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 224 3772 1081 541 5:01:11
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 280 4813 1379 690 6:16:28
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 560 4813 1379 690 6:16:28
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 951; Slingshot Hits × 389; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 106; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 61; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 44; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 22
Torpor-depletion: 5.6 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:28:20
Griffin.png Level 120 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Allosaurus Egg) 18 666 196 98 1:17:24
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 52 1568 461 231 2:19:50
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 106 3661 1075 538 4:44:44
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 48 1413 415 208 2:09:05
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 95 3234 950 475 4:15:11
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 119 1859 546 273 2:40:00
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 142 5064 1487 744 6:21:51
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 237 4277 1256 628 5:27:24
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 284 5064 1487 744 6:21:51
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 355 6443 1891 946 7:57:19
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 710 6443 1891 946 7:57:19
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 1221; Slingshot Hits × 499; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 136; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 78; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 56; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 28
Torpor-depletion: 6.5 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:31:18
Griffin.png Level 150 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Allosaurus Egg) 22 909 272 136 1:34:36
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 63 2026 606 303 2:49:25
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 128 4630 1385 693 5:43:50
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 58 1825 546 273 2:35:58
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 115 4108 1229 615 5:08:54
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 144 2387 714 357 3:13:37
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 172 6402 1915 958 7:42:31
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 287 5416 1620 810 6:36:28
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 344 6402 1915 958 7:42:31
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 430 8128 2432 1216 9:38:09
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 860 8128 2432 1216 9:38:09
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 1491; Slingshot Hits × 609; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 166; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 95; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 68; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 34
Torpor-depletion: 7.37 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:33:45

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.

Ingredients for Kibble.png Kibble (Allosaurus Egg): 1 × Allosaurus Egg.png Allosaurus Egg , 1 × Savoroot.png Savoroot , 1 × Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat , 2 × Mejoberry.png Mejoberry , 3 × Fiber.png Fiber , 1 × Water.png Water

Taming Strategy[edit | edit source]

Knock the Griffin out, make sure to make a pen that it cannot get out of, as it's torpor raises closer to max it'll fly away and it'll be impossible to knock it out. They don't take up a lot of narcotics. When caught in a pen the griffin can enter a "panic state" behavior, camera shake will be massive, can be turn off in options.

Create a 'catchers mitt' C-shape of fence foundations, ensuring the mouth is wide enough for the griffin (2 foundations across). Place a doorway opposite the mouth, then fill the rest of the foundations with window walls 2 to 3 high, and cover the top. Bait the griffin into attacking you, leading it into the taming pen, and running out the back doorway. Quickly circle around and block the mouth with walls or shut the gate if you used one. The griffin can now be tranquilized at leisure and will be protected from other wild dinos, although beware of attacks through the walls.

Utility[edit | edit source]

Roles[edit | edit source]

Picker
The Griffin is a fast flyer, and a rider who has it tamed can pick up players and small-class dinos.
Combat
The Griffin is a land and air predator. You can dive on it for a lot of speed and more attack damage. You can pound the ground for ten to fifteen times your base damage, or dive and pull horizontal and attack with your base attack for three times more damage than your landing attack.

Keep in mind, a player who is holding an item CANNOT dive attack with a Griffin. So make sure your hands are empty!

Aerial Firing Platform
The Griffin can carry two riders, both of which can use their weapons whilst flying. This combined with its ability to strafe sideways makes it useful in chasing down wild creatures for taming, or as a gunship in PvP. Level up Health and Weight.
Energy Dogfighter
The extreme increase in speed whilst diving allows the Griffin to easily escape aerial engagements by simply going for the deck. Much of this speed is retained when pulling out of the dive into level flight, and the momentum can even be used to regain some lost altitude. Though the Griffin suffers in air-to-air combat due to its poor turn radius in level flight, practicing 'boom and zoom' tactics is a viable alternative. Level up Stamina.
Wyvern Egg Collector
With its high base speed, dual passenger seat and skydive ability, the Griffin makes an ideal egg picker mount. Level up stamina and health.

Carrying[edit | edit source]

A Griffin is capable of carrying smaller creatures and Human players.

Currently on official, and most unofficial, PVE servers, wild animals may not be picked up to prevent griefing.

Carry-able Creatures[edit | edit source]

The Griffin is capable of carrying the following creatures:


Spotlight[edit | edit source]

Notes/Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Warning: When attacking out of a dive, it is possible to strike your target before your attack completes, which turns a Diving Swipe maneuver into a Dive Bomb, and places the Griffin in Walk mode. It can be difficult to tell that you are not, in fact, flying, and severe or even fatal fall damage may result when you strike the ground. If you suspect this may have happened, quickly press the jump key to resume flying.
  • In real life, Griffins are speculated to have been inspired by fossils of Protoceratops, an earlier relative of Trike.png Triceratops that lived in Mongolia.[citation needed]
  • The Griffin can strafe, go backwards, and go forwards, like the Tapejara.png Tapejara, with which it also shares a kibble.
  • Before Patch 259, in singleplayer, whenever one pressed the sprint button while aiming downwards on a Griffin to dive, the rider would lose HP due to the G-force and for some players the instant they began diving they would lose 25% of their max life.[citation needed]
  • Wild Griffin can't harm Wild creatures.
  • The dossier name translates as Magnificent Griffin.

Gallery[edit | edit source]