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These values may differ with what you see in-game or written elsewhere. But that is what the dossier says.
Acrocanthosaurus aegis
Time Period
Early Cretaceous
Spawn Command
admincheat summon Acrocanthosaurus_Character_BP_C
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/Acrocanthosaurus/Dinos/Acrocanthosaurus_Character_BP.Acrocanthosaurus_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/Additions_Pack/Acrocanthosaurus/Dinos/Acrocanthosaurus_Character_BP.Acrocanthosaurus_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
XP For Kill
70 XP
43 - 44 °C / 109 - 111 °F
Incubation Time
4h 59m 58.56s
Baby Time
9h 15m 33.333s
Juvenile Time
1d 13h 2m 13.333s
Adolescent Time
1d 22h 17m 46.667s
Total Maturation Time
3d 20h 35m 33.333s
Breeding Interval
18h - 2d

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Scorched Earth Topographic Map.jpg

Extinction Topographic Map.jpg

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Ragnarok Ocean Topographic Map.jpg

Valguero Topographic Map.jpg

Common             Rare
  Untameable   Cave

Sarcosuchus Skin.png This article is about content that is part of the Mod ARK Additions and is only available if this Mod is installed on a server or singleplayer world.

The Acrocanthosaurus (ak-ro-CAN-tho-SOR-us) is one of the Creatures in ARK Additions.

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.


Appearing much larger than expected, Acrocanthosaurus is a fearsome carnivorous theropod. While larger than a Rex, it's not quite as strong. However, Acros' seem to demonstrate much stronger attacks the smaller their target is. In addition to this, when an Acro begins receiving damage, Acro resort to an interesting tactic which involves revealing the larger sides of their bodies, mitigating the damage they receive considerably. If they remain in this state the Acro seems to undergo a terrifying enraged state... so be careful. Normally being slower than a Rex, this rush of adrenaline will make an Acro frighteningly fast!


Acrocanthosaurus appear to be immune to the typical method of applying narcotics. I have met few survivors which have managed to tame these beasts however, and they claim that you can knockout an Acro by forcing narcotics down its throat as it gains its rush of adrenaline... no thank you... That being said, I have no doubt a tamed Acrocanthosaurus would prove very useful in combat, if its tanking and adrenaline can be utilized properly.

~ Helena

Behavior[edit | edit source]

The Acrocanthosaurus can be found on The Island, The Center, Scorched Earth, Ragnarok, Extinction, or Valguero attacking anything in sight. When attacked, the Acrocanthosaurus may position itself into a shield stance, where it will then tank damage. If it takes enough damage (35% of its Health, which is calculated before the tanking modifier), the Acrocanthosaurus will roar in frusturation, granting it an Adrenaline buff, which will allow it to attack faster and do more damage.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

The Acrocanthosaurus lumbers over the Rex and the Spino. It has a high spine which it uses for defense and a vibrant color pattern.

Color Scheme and Regions[edit | edit source]

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

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Region 0:
Main Body
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Region 1:
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:
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Region 5:
Underbelly and Face 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 1300 +260 +5.4% 0.07
Stamina 500 +50 +10%
Oxygen 150 +15 +10%
Food 3000 +300 +10% 15%
Weight 700 +14 +4%
Melee Damage 552 +2.75 +1.7% 7% 17.6%
Movement Speed 100% N/A3 +1%
Torpidity 1000 +60 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 ? ? ? ?
Swimming ? N/A N/A N/A

Combat[edit | edit source]

This section describes how to fight against the Acrocanthosaurus.

General[edit | edit source]

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Weaponry[edit | edit source]

Dangers[edit | edit source]

Weakness[edit | edit source]

Taming[edit | edit source]

Video on how to tame the Acrocanthosaurus.

Taming Food[edit | edit source]

Ingredients for Exceptional Kibble: 1 ×  Extra Large Egg , 5 ×  Fiber , 1 ×  Focal Chili , 10 ×  Mejoberry , 1 ×  Rare Flower , 1 ×  Water

KO Strategy[edit | edit source]

Since the Acrocanthosaurus is immune to ranged tranquilizers, the only way to KO one is by feeding it Narcoberries, Narcotics, or Bio Toxin whenever it roars in frusturation. Simply place the Narcotics in the last slot of the hotbar and use E to feed them to the Acrocanthosaurus.

Utility[edit | edit source]

Controls[edit | edit source]

  • Left - This key triggers a simple bite. When the Adrenaline is active, the speed of this attack is increased.
  • Right - This key activates its shield stance. When enough damage is taken in this stance, the Acrocanthosaurus will roar, activating its Adrenaline. Using the Left in this stance will trigger a shield bash.
  • C - This key triggers a side stomp. The damage of this attack is multiplied by a target's Drag Weight relative to the Acrocanthosaurus's Drag Weight. When the Adrenaline is active, the Acrocanthosaurus will perform 3 stomps instead of 1.
  • Ctrl - This key triggers a roar.

Roles[edit | edit source]

Tank - While in its shield stance, Acrocanthosaurus will be able to tank damage. While it is taking damage in this state, it will build up its adrenaline stat. Once this is full, it receives a 70 second buff which gives it 2% health regenerated a second, and a boost to damage, damage reduction and speed.

Collectibles[edit | edit source]

Resource Efficiency
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat N/A

Spotlight[edit | edit source]

Notes/Trivia[edit | edit source]

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

  • Acrocanthosaurus aegis roughly translates to "high-spined lizard shield".

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]