Kentrosaurus

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Kentrosaurus
These values may differ with what you see in-game or written elsewhere. But that is what the dossier says.
Group
Species
Kentrosaurus Aethiopicus
Time Period
Late Jurassic
Diet
Logo Steam.png 257.0
May 5, 2017
Logo Xbox One.svg 754.0
May 17, 2017
Logo PS4.svg 507.0
May 17, 2017
Logo Nintendo Switch.png 599.0
November 30, 2018
Spawn Command
admincheat summon Kentro_Character_BP_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Kentrosaurus/Kentro_Character_BP.Kentro_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
Data
XP For Kill
10 XP
24 - 30 °C / 75 - 86 °F
Incubation Time
2h 46m 39.2s
Baby Time
5h 8m 38.518s
Juvenile Time
20h 34m 34.07s
Adolescent Time
1d 1h 43m 12.586s
Total Maturation Time
2d 3h 26m 25.172s
Breeding Interval
18h - 2d
Habitat

The Island Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Kentrosaurus The Island.svg

Scorched Earth Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Kentrosaurus Scorched Earth.svg

Extinction Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Kentrosaurus Extinction.svg

The Center Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Kentrosaurus The Center.svg

Ragnarok Ocean Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Kentrosaurus Ragnarok.svg

Valguero Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Kentrosaurus Valguero.svg

Common             Rare
  Untameable   Cave

The Kentrosaurus (KEN-truh-SAWR-us[1]) is one of the Creatures in ARK: Survival Evolved.

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

While Kentrosaurus aethiopicus is considerably smaller than its close relative, Stegosaurus regium, it is much more formidable in matters of self-defense. In fact, it is arguably the pound for pound champion of not only the Stegosaurus, but when encountered in close-knit fighting packs, ranks atop the Island's herbivorous dinosaurs in general.

Thanks to its wickedly sharp defensive spikes, any creature that attacks Kentrosaurus is likely to be reversely wounded in turn, and it is capable of piercing even the thickest of hides and armors when it goes on the offensive. I have personally witnessed the Kentrosaurus fell much larger predators in a single such "impaling" maneuver!

Underestimating Kentrosaurus can be a fatal mistake, particularly when it is in a herd. When travelling in numbers, Kentrosaurus seems to grow much more aggressive, increasing the range at which it will defend its territory.

Domesticated

Survivors have seen little success in their attempts to ride Kentrosaurus, owing to its spikes and hot-headed temperament. However, a tamed herd of Kentrosaurus can effectively defend a compound and take on larger carnivores. Once impaled by its attack, the Kentrosaurus slams the attacker on the ground continuously, helping to turn the tide of a pitched battle!

~ Helena

Behavior[edit | edit source]

Kentrosaurus is a very defensive and territorial herbivore. Although it tolerates wild herbivores, it will attack survivors and tamed dinosaurs that come close to it. It also gains a pack bonus from others nearby, similar to Allosaurus and Compies. Approach with extreme caution, as its bleeding attacks can be devastating, especially with the herd bonus.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Kentrosaurus is a smaller, stockier relative to the more famous Stegosaurus. Its body is similar to Stegosaurus, with a low slung head with a beaked mouth, close to the ground to feed on low growing vegetation. It has a double row of plates up to its pelvis and a formidable double row of spikes down its tail, its main form of defense. In addition, it has a pair of spikes on its shoulders to deter attackers from the sides.

Color Scheme and Regions[edit | edit source]




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

Kentrosaurus PaintRegion0.jpg
Region 0:
Main Body
Kentrosaurus PaintRegion1.jpg
Region 1:
Plate Base
Kentrosaurus PaintRegion2.jpg
Region 2:
Spikes
Kentrosaurus PaintRegion3.jpg
Region 3:
Plate Edge
Kentrosaurus PaintRegion4.jpg
Region 4:
Top
Kentrosaurus 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 650 +130 +5.4% 0.07
Stamina 300 +30 +10%
Oxygen 150 +15 +10%
Food 6000 +600 +10%
Weight 500 +10 +4%
Melee Damage 10 / 422 +0.5 / +2.1 +1.7% 7% 17.6%
Movement Speed 100% N/A3 +1%
Torpidity 500 +30 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
4Torpidity 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 150 600 600 20
Swimming 300 N/A N/A N/A


Attack Values
Bite Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
0 300 0 660
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 10
Tail Swipe Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
0 300 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 42
Tail Slam Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
0 1000 0 660
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 42

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]

Kentrosaurus

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]

General[edit | edit source]

A single wild Kentrosaurus will not attack unless one almost walks into it. However wild Kentrosaurus are herding creatures and gain a bonus from others nearby, this pack bonus will make them increasingly territorial with every additional wild Kentrosaurus. Starting from a group of two, they will attack any tamed dinosaur or survivor that come close to them.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

It is best to keep a distance and kite the Kentrosaurus with ranged weapons. Be on the look out for the highest levelled dinosaurs and try and take them out first.

Weaponry[edit | edit source]

Ranged weapons or large dinosaurs that can resist its latch attack and tank its bleed damage such as Rexes.

Dangers[edit | edit source]

The Kentrosaurus can pick up the player using its main attack into its tail spikes, as well as applying the bleed effect. Although the Kentrosaurus will drop the player after some time, its attacks can still be devastating to even the strongest of players.

Because this creature seems to reflect a certain percentage of damage, using a tamed Giga against them is ill-advised. This will result in a massive reflection and an almost instantaneous filling of the Rage Bar.

Weakness[edit | edit source]

They have low torpor and can fall easily under tranq arrows or darts. This will make taming or killing them much easier if you don't have any hunting dinosaurs. They are also fairly slow, so it is not too challenging to evade them.

Taming[edit | edit source]

Note: Contrary to Jen's post about 257,[3] testing and devkit data show that the Kentrosaurus does not prefer Savoroot over other crops.

Kentrosaurus.png Level 1 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Regular Kibble.png Regular Kibble 8 0 0 0 0:06:24
Advanced Crops.png Vegetables 73 35 7 4 0:43:48
Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Barley Primitive Plus Icon.png 73 35 7 4 0:43:48
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Wheat Primitive Plus Icon.png 73 35 7 4 0:43:48
Soybean (Primitive Plus).png Soybean Primitive Plus Icon.png 73 35 7 4 0:43:48
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Dried Wheat Primitive Plus Icon.png 73 129 26 13 1:27:36
Sweet Vegetable Cake.png Sweet Vegetable Cake 145 34 7 4 0:43:30
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 290 221 44 22 2:10:30
Berries.png Berries 414 207 41 21 2:04:12
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 50; Slingshot Hits × 21; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 6; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 4; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 3; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 2
Torpidity-depletion: 0.3 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:27:46
Kentrosaurus.png Level 30 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Regular Kibble.png Regular Kibble 18 0 0 0 0:14:24
Advanced Crops.png Vegetables 176 199 41 21 1:45:36
Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Barley Primitive Plus Icon.png 176 199 41 21 1:45:36
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Wheat Primitive Plus Icon.png 176 199 41 21 1:45:36
Soybean (Primitive Plus).png Soybean Primitive Plus Icon.png 176 199 41 21 1:45:36
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Dried Wheat Primitive Plus Icon.png 176 550 113 57 3:31:12
Sweet Vegetable Cake.png Sweet Vegetable Cake 352 199 41 21 1:45:36
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 703 900 184 92 5:16:21
Berries.png Berries 1004 850 174 87 5:01:12
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 137; Slingshot Hits × 56; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 16; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 9; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 7; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 4
Torpidity-depletion: 0.5 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:45:49
Kentrosaurus.png Level 60 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Regular Kibble.png Regular Kibble 29 0 0 0 0:23:11
Advanced Crops.png Vegetables 283 461 97 49 2:49:48
Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Barley Primitive Plus Icon.png 283 461 97 49 2:49:48
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Wheat Primitive Plus Icon.png 283 461 97 49 2:49:48
Soybean (Primitive Plus).png Soybean Primitive Plus Icon.png 283 461 97 49 2:49:48
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Dried Wheat Primitive Plus Icon.png 283 1162 243 122 5:39:36
Sweet Vegetable Cake.png Sweet Vegetable Cake 565 460 97 49 2:49:30
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 1130 1859 389 195 8:28:30
Berries.png Berries 1615 1760 368 184 8:04:30
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 227; Slingshot Hits × 93; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 26; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 15; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 11; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 6
Torpidity-depletion: 0.66 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:58:11
Kentrosaurus.png Level 90 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Regular Kibble.png Regular Kibble 39 0 0 0 0:31:11
Advanced Crops.png Vegetables 390 799 171 86 3:54:00
Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Barley Primitive Plus Icon.png 390 799 171 86 3:54:00
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Wheat Primitive Plus Icon.png 390 799 171 86 3:54:00
Soybean (Primitive Plus).png Soybean Primitive Plus Icon.png 390 799 171 86 3:54:00
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Dried Wheat Primitive Plus Icon.png 390 1919 409 205 7:48:00
Sweet Vegetable Cake.png Sweet Vegetable Cake 779 798 170 85 3:53:42
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 1558 3035 647 324 11:41:06
Berries.png Berries 2225 2874 613 307 11:07:30
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 317; Slingshot Hits × 130; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 36; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 21; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 15; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 8
Torpidity-depletion: 0.79 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 01:07:09
Kentrosaurus.png Level 120 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Regular Kibble.png Regular Kibble 50 0 0 0 0:39:58
Advanced Crops.png Vegetables 497 1200 260 130 4:58:12
Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Barley Primitive Plus Icon.png 497 1200 260 130 4:58:12
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Wheat Primitive Plus Icon.png 497 1200 260 130 4:58:12
Soybean (Primitive Plus).png Soybean Primitive Plus Icon.png 497 1200 260 130 4:58:12
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Dried Wheat Primitive Plus Icon.png 497 2797 606 303 9:56:24
Sweet Vegetable Cake.png Sweet Vegetable Cake 993 1198 260 130 4:57:54
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 1985 4386 950 475 14:53:15
Berries.png Berries 2836 4159 901 451 14:10:48
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 407; Slingshot Hits × 167; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 46; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 26; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 19; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 10
Torpidity-depletion: 0.92 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 01:14:12
Kentrosaurus.png Level 150 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Regular Kibble.png Regular Kibble 61 0 0 0 0:48:46
Advanced Crops.png Vegetables 604 1654 364 182 6:02:24
Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Barley Primitive Plus Icon.png 604 1654 364 182 6:02:24
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Wheat Primitive Plus Icon.png 604 1654 364 182 6:02:24
Soybean (Primitive Plus).png Soybean Primitive Plus Icon.png 604 1654 364 182 6:02:24
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Dried Wheat Primitive Plus Icon.png 604 3777 830 415 12:04:48
Sweet Vegetable Cake.png Sweet Vegetable Cake 1207 1652 363 182 6:02:06
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 2413 5891 1294 647 18:05:51
Berries.png Berries 3447 5588 1228 614 17:14:06
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 497; Slingshot Hits × 203; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 56; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 32; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 23; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 12
Torpidity-depletion: 1.04 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 01:20:01

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.

Ingredients for Regular Kibble: 1 ×  Cooked Meat Jerky , 1 ×  Medium Egg , 5 ×  Fiber , 2 ×  Longrass , 2 ×  Savoroot , 1 ×  Water

KO Strategy[edit | edit source]

Utility[edit | edit source]

Roles[edit | edit source]

  • Guardian: Although survivors are unable to ride the Kentrosaurus, it is an ideal guard animal for both bases and on excursions, thanks to its armor piercing attacks, recoil damage, and picking up aggressors within its tail spikes while applying a bleeding effect. When it comes to Kentrosaurus, more is always the merrier, as they grow increasingly more effective in groups due to a pack related bonus. Simply following you on the move, it is easy to know how they function, but there are a few things to consider if you decide to employ them as base guardians. In a securely walled base, they can be set to wander, to cover larger areas, but by doing this they can sometimes leave patches unguarded, so spreading a few out on wandering while leaving a few stationary is a solid tactic. If set to aggressive however, beware to not let them be too close to egg hatching/birthing areas, as they will target newly born dinos that have not been claimed yet, resulting in an unhappy ending for your newest addition to the tribe. (Level Health & Damage)
  • Damage:
  • Combatant:
  • Defender:

Kentrosaurus can impale the following dino into its tail spikes (except flying creatures)

It cannot impale unconscious and alpha variant dino.

Collectibles[edit | edit source]

Resource Efficiency
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat ★★★☆☆

Spotlight[edit | edit source]

Notes/Trivia[edit | edit source]

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

  • The dossier was revealed on September 5, 2016.[4]
  • This is the one of the few animals to keep their actual species name, as Kentrosaurus Aethiopicus did exist in what is now Tanzania in the Tendaguru Formation
  • Ark's Kentrosaurus are social dinosaurs that live in herds, similarily to how real Kentrosaurus are speculated to have lived.
  • Despite the badass look of the spikes of the in-game Kentrosaurus, their size is exaggerated as an artistic design. If the real Kentrosaurus did indeed have such outlandish spikes, it would be much more difficult for the animal to walk through any environment with decently thick vegatation like a forest, while an even worse problem would arrise that if any medium-large sized animal ever got impaled, they could possibly become stuck to the creature's body, potentially causing a premature death due to lack of mobility leading to starvation or dehydration or compromise of their spike defense leading to fatal predation.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]