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Hyaenodon

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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
Hyaenodon
Group
Species
Hyaenodon Dirus
Time Period
Late Eocene - Early Miocene
Diet
Temperament
Opportunistic
Logo Steam.png 258.0
May 30, 2017
Logo Xbox One.svg 755.0
June 12, 2017
Logo PS4.svg 509.0
June 14, 2017
Spawn Command
admincheat summon Hyaenodon_Character_BP_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Hyaenodon/Hyaenodon_Character_BP.Hyaenodon_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
Data
XP For Kill
36 XP
Special Loot Chance
30%
Feces Size
Gestation Time
3h 58m 5s
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

This creature is missing habitat information.
You can help by finding its map locations in-game and updating them
 
 Common
 
 Uncommon
 
 Rare
 
 Unknown
For a more exact spawn map, see Spawn Map (The Island)

This creature is missing habitat information.
You can help by finding its map locations in-game and updating them
 
 Common
 
 Uncommon
 
 Unknown
For a more exact spawn map, see Spawn Map (The Center)

This creature is missing habitat information.
You can help by finding its map locations in-game and updating them
 
 Uncommon
 
 Rare
 
 Unknown
This creature is missing habitat information.
You can help by finding its map locations in-game and updating them
 
 Uncommon
 
 Rare
 
 Unknown
For a more exact spawn map, see Spawn Map (Scorched Earth)

Jen Twitter.jpg The Hyaenodon laugh is pretty contagious. You guys will love these puppers, they're so cute.
~ Jen[1]

The Hyaenodon is one of the Creatures 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

Among the Island's most tenacious pack is Hyaenodon dirus, a carnivore most often found across the mountains and tundras in packs of 3 to 6. The Hyaenodon is a very intelligent predator. Before engaging, it determines if the payoff for a fight is worth the risk of injury.

Hyaenodon often prefers not to fight unless there is already weakened prey or a fresh carcass nearby. This temperament changes quickly, though, near the presence of injured creatures. Hyaenodon quickly becomes very aggressive...

...and the pack attacks with ruthless abandon. With each vicious chomp of scavenged meat, the Hyaenodon rapidly recovers health and stamina.

Domesticated

Despite being too small to ride, Hyaenodon are still popular pets. Their intelligence means they train well, and their natural pack mentality makes them excellent hunting dogs. Their ability to quickly recover health by consuming raw flesh off the bone ensures they can take punishment yet continue to fight, and they can efficiently preserve meat in specially-crafted saddle-bags. A common (and terrifying) sight on the tundra is a rider on a Canis with a pack of Hyaenodon at its side, howls and jeers echoing through the night.

~ Helena

Behavior[edit | edit source]

Hyaenodons are very smart. They will determine if the reward is worth the risk. Their opportunistic behavior means they'll only fight you if you're injured.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

The Hyaenodon is a vicious, carnivorous pack hunter found in mountains and cold regions. They resemble modern hyenas, but are not at all related.




Color Scheme and Regions

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

Hyaenodon PaintRegion0.jpg
Region 0:
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.

Hyaenodon PaintRegion4.jpg
Region 4:
Highlights and Spots
Hyaenodon PaintRegion5.jpg
Region 5:
Underside


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 175 +35 +5.4% 0.0924
Stamina.png Stamina 260 +26 +10%
Oxygen.png Oxygen 150 +15 +10%
Food.png Food 1200 +120 +10% 15%
Weight.png Weight 170 +3.4 +4%
Melee Damage.png Melee Damage 152 +0.75 +1.7% 5.6% 15.4%
Movement Speed.png Movement Speed 100% N/A3 +2.5% 30%
Torpor.png Torpor 450 +27 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 140 924.0001 924.0001 10
Swimming 300 N/A N/A N/A


Attack Values
Bite (Additive) Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
10 300 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 15
Pounce Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
10 900 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 15
Cackle Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
10 250 0 0
Roar Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
0 0 1000000 0


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.[2]

Hyaenodon
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]

The Hyaenodon is unable to be tamed through the standard tranquilize-and-feed methods, and must be tamed non-violently.

You do not use any type of food to tame the Hyaenodon. The game will prompt you to pet it every 30 seconds while crouching. However, it must be far enough from the leader in order to receive this prompt. Be sure to stay on top of this, the taming percentage will drop very quickly if you fail to pet within the following seconds.

A Ghillie Armor is recommended.

Combat[edit | edit source]

They have low health and can be killed with a sword, a pike, or a tamed Dino; they pose no threat besides when they are in their packs. Usually they run away, though it depends on their pack size.

General[edit | edit source]

What a Hyaenodon lacks in singular strength, it makes up for in numbers and pack bonuses. Finding a single Hyaenodon in the wild is not likely, but will be easily frightened and begin running away. A small pack of 3 will wait to find easy, already injured prey. A pack of 6+ Hyaenodons will be more willing to attack on sight.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Using big AoE attacks from a larger dino is perhaps the easiest way to deal with a pack. On foot, you'll want to find some kind of terrain advantage, a rock or cliff of some sort, to deal with them from safe range.

Weaponry[edit | edit source]

Ranged combat is advised from a safe location if you need to kill all of them. Accuracy will be critical, as their fast movement makes them hard targets. If all else fails, a pike will be your best friend. Its range, knockback, and rate of attack will benefit compared to the sword, unless a shield is used effectively.

Dangers[edit | edit source]

Hyaenodons like to swarm opponents with brute force to end a battle quickly. A large pack will still give higher level players something to fear. Be careful, every pack has an Alpha that hits harder than the others.

Hyaenodons will attack unconscious target(Including Rex), make them really annoying when you try to tame something useful.

Weakness[edit | edit source]

Hyaenodons have low health and will flee if they're opposed by multiple players with big creatures, or if some of them (especially the pack leader) are killed. They also have a huge turning radius.

Utility[edit | edit source]

According to the dossier, the Hyaenodon will be capable of healing itself quickly via collecting meat from dead bodies. Additionally it has "saddle bags" craft-able for it, even though you cannot ride it. The bags allow the Hyaenodon to act as a living fridge, increasing the spoil timers of food placed in its inventory. With the saddle bag equipped, most items with a spoil timer last twice as long as they normally would in a creature inventory, 8x longer than the default spoil timer. Placing preserving salt inside a Hyaenodon's inventory which also has a saddle bag, has the potential to increase the spoil timer of applicable items to 16x longer than in a player inventory. Notably wyvern milk and organic polymer are not affected by the saddle bag's special ability

Roles[edit | edit source]

  • Guard Dogs: Since Hyaenodons are small, quick, and deal a lot of damage in packs, they make excellent guard animals. You can set them on aggressive to guard a base or use them as a supplement while hunting for great results. (Level up health and damage in packs, and some speed for solo Hyaenodons). A pack of 6-8 level 200+ Hyaenodons can quickly kill a 130+ bronto.
  • Cave Explorer: Hyaenodons excel at killing creatures found in caves. A pack of mate boosted, self-healing Hyenas can help you fully retrieve an artifact, provided they don't fall into lava. Additionally, extra food can be stored on them for long expeditions. (Level up health and melee damage)

Collectibles[edit | edit source]

Spotlight[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Notes/Trivia[edit | edit source]

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

  • The dossier was revealed on December 1, 2015.[3]
  • The size of the Hyaenodons are very varied. It goes from the size close to the Direwolves of the game (Hyaenodon Gigas) to that of a weasel (Hyaenodon microdon). The size of the Ark Survival Evolved Hyaenodon is close to that of the Hyaenodon horridus.
  • In the game, the Hyaenodon's look almost the same as the current hyenas, even if they are not related.

References[edit | edit source]