Boss Arenas

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Main Storyline Progression[edit | edit source]

On The Island, there are four Arenas for fighting the game's Bosses: Broodmother Lysrix, Megapithecus, Dragon, and finally the Overseer.

  • ArenaBroodmother.jpg
    Broodmother Arena
  • Dragon Arena.jpg
    Dragon Arena
  • Megapithecus Arena.jpg
    Megapithecus Arena
  • ArenaOverseer.jpg
    Overseer Arena

DLC Arenas[edit | edit source]

The Manticore Arena is featured in the DLC: Scorched Earth where survivors must defeat the Manticore.

The Center features an arena where both Broodmother and Megapithecus must be defeated at the same time. Likewise, Ragnarok features an arena where both the Manticore and the Dragon must also be defeated together.

The Forsaken Oasis is a boss arena featured in the DLC: Valguero where survivors must deal with Megapithecus, Manticore and Dragon. There is a separate arena of fighting against Broodmother as well.

The Rockwell Arena is featured in the DLC: Aberration where survivors must defeat Rockwell.

The King Titan Arena, Desert Titan Arena, Ice Titan Arena, and Forest Titan Arena are featured in the DLC: Extinction as part of the map rather than a separate section. All of the bosses (Titan) summoned are within the map, rather than being found in their own Arenas.

  • Manticore Arena.jpg
    Manticore Arena
  • The Center Arena.jpg
    The Center Arena
  • ArenaRagnarok.jpg
    Ragnarok Arena
  • Rockwell Arena (Aberration).jpg
    Rockwell Arena
  • Extinction11.jpg
    Desert Titan Arena
  • Extinction5.jpg
    Ice Titan Arena
  • Extinction8.jpg
    Forest Titan Arena
  • Extinction23.jpg
    King Titan Arena
  • Forsaken Oasis (Valguero).jpg
    Forsaken Oasis

Location[edit | edit source]

The Broodmother, Megapithecus, and Dragon Arenas are located under each of the three Obelisks. To reach these locations, players must go to either a Supply Crate or Obelisk and place the required tribute items inside, then click on the Broodmother Portal.png Generate Broodmother Portal, Megapithecus Portal.png Generate Megapithecus Portal, or Dragon Portal.png Generate Dragon Portal items. At this point a portal will be opened to teleport nearby players and dinos into the arena.

The Overseer Arena is accessible by completing the Tek Cave in the Volcano's caldera and teleporting to the Observation Deck.

Total Tribute[edit | edit source]

Bosses Gamma Beta Alpha
Broodmother Lysrix 30 50 70
Megapithecus 45 65 85
Dragon 55 75 100
Manticore 55 70 95
The Center's Guardians Broodmother Lysrix and Megapithecus 70 80 90
Ragnarok's Guardians Dragon and Manticore 70 80 90
Valguero's Guardians Megapithecus, Dragon and Manticore 30 30 70
Rockwell 60 75 100
Ice Titan 1
Forest Titan 1
Desert Titan 1
King Titan 1 1 1

Tribute Requirements[edit | edit source]

Item Required Quantity for
Broodmother Lysrix Megapithecus Dragon Manticore Broodmother.png+Megapithecus.png The Center Dragon.png+Manticore.png Ragnarok Rockwell Ice Titan Desert Titan Forest Titan King Titan Megapithecus.png+Dragon.png+Manticore.png Valguero
G. B. A. G. B. A. G. B. A. G. B. A. G. B. A. G. B. A. G. B. A. S. S. S. G. B. A. G. B. A.
Argentavis Talon - 5 10 - - - - - - - - - - 10 25 - 10 25 - - - - - - - - - 5 8 15
Sauropod Vertebra - 5 10 - - - - - - - - - - 10 25 - 10 25 - - - - - 10 - - - 5 8 -
Sarcosuchus Skin - 5 10 - - - - - - - - - - 10 25 - 10 25 - - - - 10 - - - - 5 8 10
Titanoboa Venom - 5 10 - - - - - - - - - - 10 25 - 10 25 - - - - - - - - 20 5 5 10
Spinosaurus Sail - - - - 5 10 - - - - - - - 10 25 - 10 25 - - - 10 - - - - 20 - - -
Megalania Toxin - - - - 5 10 - - - - - - - 10 25 - 10 25 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Thylacoleo Hook-Claw - - - - 5 10 - - - - - - - 10 25 - 10 25 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Megalodon Tooth - - - - 5 10 - - - - - - - 10 25 - 10 25 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Therizino Claws - - - - 5 10 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10 - - - - - - - -
Tusoteuthis Tentacle - - - - - - - 5 10 - - - - 10 25 - 10 25 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Basilosaurus Blubber - - - - - - - 5 10 - - - - 10 25 - 10 25 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Giganotosaurus Heart - - - - - - - 1 2 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 20 - - 2
Tyrannosaurus Arm - - - - - - - 5 15 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10 - - - - 10 15
Allosaurus Brain - - - - - - - 5 10 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 5 10 15
Yutyrannus Lungs - - - - - - - 5 10 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Alpha Tyrannosaur Tooth - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10 - - -
Artifact of the Hunter 1 1 1 - - - - - - - - - 1 1 1 1 1 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Artifact of the Massive 1 1 1 - - - - - - - - - 1 1 1 1 1 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Artifact of the Clever 1 1 1 - - - - - - - - - 1 1 1 1 1 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Artifact of the Pack - - - 1 1 1 - - - - - - 1 1 1 1 1 1 - - - - - - - - - 1 - -
Artifact of the Devourer - - - 1 1 1 - - - - - - 1 1 1 1 1 1 - - - - - - - - - 1 - -
Artifact of the Brute - - - 1 1 1 - - - - - - 1 1 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1
Artifact of the Skylord - - - - - - 1 1 1 - - - - - - 1 1 1 - - - - - - - - - 1 - -
Artifact of the Immune - - - - - - 1 1 1 - - - - - - 1 1 1 - - - - - - - - - - 1 -
Artifact of the Strong - - - - - - 1 1 1 - - - - - - 1 1 1 - - - - - - - - - - 1 -
Artifact of the Cunning - - - - - - 1 1 1 - - - - - - 1 1 1 - - - - - - - - - - 1 -
Artifact of the Devious - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1 1 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Fire Talon - - - - - - - - - 2 10 20 - - - - - - - - - - 10 - - - - - - -
Lightning Talon - - - - - - - - - 2 10 20 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Poison Talon - - - - - - - - - 2 10 20 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Artifact of the Gatekeeper - - - - - - - - - 1 1 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1
Artifact of the Crag - - - - - - - - - 1 1 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1
Artifact of the Destroyer - - - - - - - - - 1 1 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1
Artifact of the Depths - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1 1 1 - - - - - - - - -
Artifact of the Shadows - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1 1 1 - - - - - - - - -
Artifact of the Stalker Aberration Icon.png - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1 1 1 - - - - - - - - -
Basilisk Scale - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 4 8 - - - - - - - - -
Nameless Venom - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 12 20 - - - - - - - - -
Reaper Pheromone Gland - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2 7 - - - - - - - - -
Rock Drake Feather - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2 7 - - - - - - - - -
Alpha Basilisk Fang - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1 - - - - - - - - -
Alpha Karkinos Claw - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1 - - - - - - - - -
Alpha Reaper King Barb - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1 - - - - - - - - -
Artifact of the Chaos - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1 - - - - - - -
Artifact of the Growth - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1 - - - - - -
Artifact of the Void - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1 - - - - - - - -
Corrupt Heart - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 100 100 100 100 200 300 - - -
Desert Titan Trophy - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1 1 1 - - -
Forest Titan Trophy - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1 1 1 - - -
Ice Titan Trophy - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1 1 1 - - -
King Titan Trophy (Gamma) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1 -
King Titan Trophy (Beta) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1 - - -

Rewards[edit | edit source]

Tekgrams
Broodmother Lysrix Megapithecus Dragon Broodmother.png+Megapithecus.png The Center The Center Icon.png Manticore Scorched Earth Icon.png Dragon.png+Manticore.png Ragnarok Arena Ragnarok Icon.png 2 Rockwell Aberration Icon.png Desert Titan Extinction Icon.png Forest Titan Extinction Icon.png Ice Titan Extinction Icon.png Dragon.png+Manticore.png+Megapithecus.png Valguero Valguero Icon.png
G. B. A. G. B. A. G. B. A. G. B. A. G. B. A. G. B. A. G. B. A. S. S. S. G. B. A.
Required Level 30 3 50 70 45 65 85 55 75 100 70 80 90 55 70 95 70 80 90 60 75 100 1 1 1 30 30 70
Element 10 28 74 20 55 110 40 110 220 30 83 184 25 90 190 65 200 410 85 255 520
Behemoth Tek Gate
Behemoth Tek Gateway
Cloning Chamber
Large Tek Wall
Megalodon Tek Saddle
Mosasaur Tek Saddle
Rex Tek Saddle
Rock Drake Tek Saddle Aberration Icon.png
Sloped Tek Roof
Sloped Tek Wall Left
Sloped Tek Wall Right
Tapejara Tek Saddle
Tek Boots
Tek Catwalk
Tek Ceiling
Tek Chestpiece
Tek Dedicated Storage
Tek Dinosaur Gate
Tek Dinosaur Gateway
Tek Door
Tek Doorframe
Tek Double Door
Tek Double Doorframe
Tek Fence Foundation
Tek Fence Support
Tek Forcefield
Tek Foundation
Tek Gauntlets
Tek Generator
Tek Grenade
Tek Hatchframe
Tek Helmet
Tek Ladder
Tek Leggings
Tek Light Ragnarok Icon.png
Tek Pillar
Tek Railing
Tek Ramp
Tek Replicator
Tek Rifle
Tek Railgun Aberration Icon.png
Tek Shield Ragnarok Icon.png
Tek Sleeping Pod Aberration Icon.png
Tek Staircase
Tek Stairs
Tek Sword Ragnarok Icon.png
Tek Teleporter
Tek Transmitter
Tek Trapdoor
Tek Trough
Tek Triangle Ceiling
Tek Triangle Foundation
Tek Triangle Roof
Tek Turret
Tek Wall
Tek Window
Tek Windowframe
Vacuum Compartment
Vacuum Compartment Moonpool

Harder difficulties in a particular boss will award the engrams from all previous difficulties.
2Ragnarok Arena contains Manticore and Dragon, which give their Tekgrams upon death. Defeating both unlocks the exclusive Tekgram listed.
3 This is the level required to enter the Easy Arena for Broodmother Lysrix, the lowest level arena.


Compatible Tamed Creatures


These restrictions do not apply to Extinction arena as the boss fight takes place inside the map rather than in a separate section of the map

Entry Restriction:

  • A maximum of 10 survivors and 20 creatures are allowed to enter the arena. In the case of Tek Cave, a maximum of 10 survivors and 40 creatures are allowed, but only 20 creatures can be warped in at any point of time to the arena itself per warp.
  • Most Arenas restrict survivors to ground-only creature. There are a few exceptions:
  • Exceptions for certain arenas are only valid for the listed arenas. E.g. Manticore Arena refers to the Manticore Arena in Scorched Earth but not Ragnarok Arena where you also have to fight against the Manticore.
  • A creature's "drag weight" must be less than 560. This is how much the creature itself weighs, not its carrying weight seen in its inventory.
To see this value in-game, place the creature on an Elevator Platform with an empty inventory and no saddle.
Creature Accessible Drag Weight Rideable Notes
Achatina Yes 50 No
Allosaurus Yes 285 Yes
Ankylosaurus Yes 160 Yes
Araneo Yes 90 Yes
Archaeopteryx Yes 50 No
Argentavis Yes/No 150 Yes
Arthropluera Yes 110 Yes
Basilisk Yes 425 Yes
Baryonyx Yes 120 Yes
Beelzebufo Yes 110 Yes
Bulbdog Yes 30 No
Brontosaurus No 1000 Yes
Carbonemys Yes 250 Yes
Carno Yes 250 Yes
Castoroides Yes 120 Yes
Chalicotherium Yes 300 Yes
Compy Yes 20 No
Daeodon Yes 120 Yes
Deinonychus No 85 Yes
Dilophosaur Yes 35 No
Dimetrodon Yes 170 No
Dimorphodon Yes/No 70 No
Diplocaulus Yes 35 Yes
  •  Can only be ridden in water.
Diplodocus No 575 Yes
Dire Bear Yes 295 Yes
Direwolf Yes 120 Yes
Dodo Yes 25 No
DodoRex No 1000 No
Doedicurus Yes 160 Yes
Dung Beetle Yes 90 No
Equus Yes 125 Yes
Enforcer No 35 Yes
Featherlight Yes/No 25 No
Gacha Yes 350 Yes
Gallimimus Yes 125 Yes
Gasbags No 300 Yes
Giganotosaurus No 4000 Yes
Gigantopithecus Yes 150 Yes
Glowtail Yes 25 No
Ichthyornis Yes/No 120 No
Iguanodon Yes 125 Yes
Jerboa Yes 25 No
Kairuku Yes 35 No
Karkinos Yes 450 Yes
Kaprosuchus Yes 120 Yes
Kentrosaurus Yes 250 No
Lymantria Yes/No 149 Yes
Lystrosaurus Yes 25 No
Mammoth Yes 400 Yes
Managarmr Yes 250 Yes
Mantis Yes 200 Yes
Megalania Yes/No 35 Yes
Megaloceros Yes 120 Yes
Megalosaurus Yes 350 Yes
Megatherium Yes 295 Yes
Mek No 1200 Yes
Mega Mek No 1200 Yes
  •  Will only properly function during Alpha King Titan fight.
Mesopithecus Yes 25 No
Microraptor Yes 35 No
Morellatops Yes 300 Yes
Moschops Yes 95 Yes
Onyc Yes/No 35 No
Otter Yes 35 No
Oviraptor Yes 40 No
Ovis Yes 85 Yes
Pachy Yes 85 Yes
Pachyrhinosaurus Yes 200 Yes
Paracer No 600 Yes
Parasaur Yes 125 Yes
Pegomastax Yes 20 No
Pelagornis Yes/No 120 Yes
Phiomia Yes 120 Yes
Phoenix Yes/No 35 Yes
Procoptodon Yes 110 Yes
Pteranodon Yes/No 149 Yes
Purlovia Yes 300 No
Quetzal Yes/No 500 Yes
  •  Can only enter the Manticore Arena
  • Unable to enter arena with platform saddle with at least one structure..
Raptor Yes 85 Yes
Ravager Yes 120 Yes
Reaper Yes 525 Yes
Rex Yes 550 Yes
Rock Drake Yes/No 425 Yes
Rock Elemental No 1000 Yes
Roll Rat Yes 245 Yes
Sabertooth Yes 120 Yes
Sarco Yes 200 Yes
Scorpion Yes 110 Yes
Scout No 149 No
Shinehorn Yes 25 No
Snow Owl Yes/No 35 Yes
Spino Yes 550 Yes
Stego Yes 250 Yes
Tapejara Yes/No 149 Yes
Terror Bird Yes 85 Yes
Therizinosaur Yes 250 Yes
Thorny Dragon Yes 150 Yes
Thylacoleo Yes/No 180 Yes
Titanoboa No 110
Titanosaur No 1000 Yes
Forest Titan No 35 Yes
Ice Titan No 6000 Yes
Desert Titan No 35 Yes
Trike Yes 300 Yes
Troodon Yes 35 No
Unicorn Yes 125 Yes
Vulture Yes 70 No
Velonasaur Yes 200 Yes
Woolly Rhino Yes 375 Yes
Wyvern Yes/No 555 Yes

Notes[edit | edit source]

Entering / Leaving the Arena[edit | edit source]

Others[edit | edit source]

  • Cryopod Extinction Icon.png cannot be used in any parts of the boss arenas.
PC version

To be teleported into the arena AND out of the arena, you MUST be dismounted.

  • If you are mounted when you teleport into the arena, you teleport and dismount
  • If you are mounted when you teleport out of the arena, you teleport and dismount
Xbox version
  • If you are mounted when you teleport into the arena, you teleport and dismount.
  • If you are mounted when you teleport out of the arena, you don't die, but your dino gains a large amount of torpor.

Extinction[edit | edit source]

Teleportation to the Titan summoned area does not require you to dismount.

Equipment and Structure Restrictions[edit | edit source]

  • No structures may be placed in the arenas. So avoid forming plans that revolve on building. If you attempt to place anything, the message "No ground or snap point available" will be displayed.
    • Grappling hooks may be taken into the arena, but once equipped in a crossbow they cannot be fired. (May be related to why Thylacoleo does not teleport into arena.)
    • Quetzal, while itself can be warped into Manticore Arena, may not warp inside if it is wearing a Platform saddle with at least one structure.
  • All Tek gears are banned from most boss arenas (you cannot equip them inside arena, and attempting to wear it inside when entering will either force unequip it, or drop at where the boss was summoned), excluding both Overseer Arena and Rockwell Arena, and all Titan fights in Extinction. Similarly, all Tek Saddles cannot be brought into the Boss fight.

Item Losses[edit | edit source]

  • You will lose summon items and dinos only upon running out of time or dying within the arena. Similarly, if no survivor are inside the arena when the portal is pulling dinos in, all the dinosaurs will die immediately. This excludes the arena at Extinction.

Multiples changes[edit | edit source]

  • Due to the harsh consequences of a failed boss fight (see bullet point above), it is extremely advisable to prepare before attempting a boss fight. Watching online videos of other ARK players completing the Boss fight is a good way to elaborate your strategy in advance. However, there have been a lot of changes to the Boss Arenas during the development of the game, so ensure you are watching videos recorded after the last patch changing Boss Arenas. Also Singleplayer Bosses are weaker than Multiplayer Bosses, but never underestimate the Bosses.

Version History[edit | edit source]

Version Release Changes
271.0 26 September 2017 * Fixed some boss exploits. (aka Dragon and Manticore barely land in the Arena)
264.2 29 July 2017 * Fixed boss scaling for multiplayer sessions (approximately 67% easier)
264.0 22 July 2017 * Final boss balance for Broodmother/Megapithecus/Dragon bosses in single-player.
263.0 17 July 2017 * Fixed a case where the Gorilla Boss would float and walk backwards, unable to attack anything.
* Additional damage and health adjustments to the Dragon, Megapithecus, and TheCenter bosses.
262.0 14 July 2017 * Dragon boss no longer present on TheCenter.
* Center Boss damage reduced by 33% versus TheIsland bosses.
* Fixed Bosses so they no longer have random levels, but will scale correctly on game and server difficulty.
258.71 10 June 2017 * Rebalanced Broodmother and streamlined Broodmother Arena.
258.45 4 June 2017 * Fixed some Boss Arena collisions
258.42 3 June 2017 * Fixed collisions on Gorilla and Dragon arenas
258.2 31 May 2017 * Fixed Gorilla Boss arena boundary