|This article is about a feature exclusive to the DLC: Aberration|
- 1 Basic Info
- 2 Combat
- 3 Taming
- 4 Utility
- 5 Spotlight
- 6 Notes/Trivia
- 7 Gallery
- 8 References
Basic Info[edit | edit source]
Comes in Basic and Alpha flavors.
If you see water, there's probably a Karky.
Dossier[edit | edit source]
Karkinos Versatus is the giant cousin of modern crab species, with long, spindly limbs that remind me of the Japanese Spider Crab and a hard, stony shell. It is much more agile than its smaller brethren, but even more noticeable are its pincer claws.
In an extraordinary display of dexterity, Karkinos is able to wield each claw independently and precisely. This allows it to trap multiple targets in its vice like grip, or hold an enemy in one claw while it smashes a second foe with the other.
Many survivors have found Karkinos to be an excellent war steed, as it can snatch enemy riders from their mounts, or grab and throw smaller creatures. However, its ability to leap to great heights and its swiftness relative to its size also make it useful in caravans.
Behavior[edit | edit source]
The Karkinos wanders the waters of Aberration and is aggressive toward land-based creatures, and given its large size, it can prey on much bigger predators than most of the other aquatic creatures. Surprisingly despite its size, Karkinos can also be found in the rivers of artifact caves.
Appearance[edit | edit source]
The Karkinos is a large amalgamation of various arthropods, most noticeably the spider crab, having elongated limbs with occasional on them. The legs are almost skeleton-like. The head appears to be similar to that of a harvestman's. The most unusual feature is the two pairs of claws. The extra pair is placed above the head.
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
4Torpor increases every level on wild creatures, but can not be increased once they are tamed.
5The Karkinos is incapable of drowning.
|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.
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 Karkinos.
General[edit | edit source]
The Karkinos will attempt to grapple you and repeatedly slam you into the ground.
Strategy[edit | edit source]
Weaponry[edit | edit source]
Dangers[edit | edit source]
They often roam the water, and can make fishing a dangerous task. In addition to this, their attacks can hold you underwater and cause you to drown.
Weakness[edit | edit source]
Taming[edit | edit source]
|Kibble (Carbonemys Egg)||10||0||0||0||0:23:20|
|Raw Fish Meat||618||362||75||38||2:15:14|
|× 80; × 33; × 9; × 6; × 4; × 2:|
|Torpor-depletion: , Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:26:40|
|Kibble (Carbonemys Egg)||17||2||1||1||0:39:40|
|Raw Fish Meat||1125||1032||222||111||4:06:11|
|× 196; × 80; × 22; × 13; × 9; × 5:|
|Torpor-depletion: , Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:39:19|
|Kibble (Carbonemys Egg)||25||59||13||7||0:58:19|
|Raw Fish Meat||1650||1890||418||209||6:01:04|
|× 316; × 129; × 36; × 21; × 15; × 8:|
|Torpor-depletion: , Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:48:35|
|Kibble (Carbonemys Egg)||33||149||34||17||1:16:59|
|Raw Fish Meat||2175||2894||656||328||7:55:57|
|× 436; × 178; × 49; × 28; × 20; × 10:|
|Torpor-depletion: , Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:55:25|
|Kibble (Carbonemys Egg)||41||264||61||31||1:35:39|
|Raw Fish Meat||2700||4014||929||465||9:50:50|
|× 556; × 227; × 62; × 36; × 26; × 13:|
|Torpor-depletion: , Time until all torpor is depleted: 01:00:49|
|Kibble (Carbonemys Egg)||49||401||95||48||1:54:19|
|Raw Fish Meat||3225||5230||1233||617||11:45:43|
|× 676; × 276; × 76; × 43; × 31; × 16:|
|Torpor-depletion: , Time until all torpor is depleted: 01:05:18|
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]
KO Strategy[edit | edit source]
Much like Rock Elemental, Karkinos cannot be knocked out with the traditional Tranquilizer. Instead, utilization of items like Cannon or Catapult Turret towards the main shell of the dino. Be careful when aiming, for the weapon does a lot of damage towards the limbs of Karkinos.
Pillar and Trap Strategy[edit | edit source]
As Karkinos moves a lot, utilizing stone or better pillars and giant traps will help in aiming for the main shell easier. Lure the dino into the enclosure, and trap it with a stone pillar/structure from the opening. When its trapped, aim for its main shell and knock it unconscious. Moreover, Karkinos cannot damage stone structure, but still aims after it anyways.
Utility[edit | edit source]
Although being a bulky creature, this creature makes up for it with its ability to jump and to pick up medium-sized creatures.
Roles[edit | edit source]
Collectibles[edit | edit source]
Spotlight[edit | edit source]
Notes/Trivia[edit | edit source]
- It is named after the Greek name of the Cancer constellation.
- Due to its terrifying nature, many survivors call it a Murder Crab.