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Mosasaurus
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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
Mosasaurus
Group
Species
Mosasaurus suspirita
Time Period
Late Cretaceous
Diet
Logo Steam.png 219.0
October 14, 2015
Logo Xbox One.svg 729.0
December 16, 2015
Logo PS4.svg 501.0
December 6, 2016
Logo Mobile.svg 1.0
May 24, 2018
Logo Nintendo Switch.png 599.0
November 30, 2018
Spawn Command
admincheat summon Mosa_Character_BP_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Mosasaurus/Mosa_Character_BP.Mosa_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Mosasaur - Caverns
admincheat summon Mosa_Character_BP_Cave_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Mosasaurus/Mosa_Character_BP_Cave.Mosa_Character_BP_Cave'" 500 0 0 35
Data
XP For Kill
30 XP
Special Loot Chance
100%
Feces Size
Gestation Time
7h 56m 11s
Baby Time
1d 4h 3m 29s
Juvenile Time
4d 16h 13m 58s
Adolescent Time
5d 20h 17m 29s
Total Maturation Time
11d 16h 34m 59s
Breeding Interval
18h - 2d
Habitat

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

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

Ragnarok Ocean Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Mosasaurus Ragnarok.svg

Common             Rare
  Untameable   Cave

The Mosasaurus (moze-uh-sore-us) 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

Until recently, I believed the Megalodon to be the greatest of the ocean predators. Then I discovered Mosasaurus suspirita in the deeps. Not quite as fast, but much larger and stronger, the Mosasaurus rules the darkest waters off the Island. Growing up to 50 feet long, Mosasaurus is larger than almost every other aquatic creature I've encountered thus far.

Mosasaurus is a deep-sea marine lizard which spends all of its time far beneath the water's surface. It is without a doubt one of the most fearsome creatures of the Island, and can certainly be considered among the ocean's apex predators.

Domesticated

Mosasaur has proven to be an excellent tame for the most advanced tribes. Due to its sheer size and power, you will often find tribes with bases and defenses built upon a Mosasaur's large "platform" saddle.

Having one with you as an escort is probably one of the best oceanic defenses available!

~ Helena

Behavior[edit | edit source]

The Mosasaurus is found deep in the ocean and can be quite far from the shore. It often resides towards the edge of the map boundary, and can be surprisingly elusive. It behaves similar to the Plesiosaur.png Plesiosaur. Mosasaurus has a fairly average aggro radius, and will pursue the player a fair distance horizontally. However, it will not follow the player into shallow water, much like the Plesiosaur. It also is not necessarily found near cave entrances like a Plesiosaur.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

An enormous marine lizard, Mosasaurus is one of the largest creatures found in the waters surrounding the island. It has four flippers to propel its massive body through the seas. A small, finned ridge runs down the length of its back before developing into a paddle-like tail. The solitary and territorial Mosasaur is fairly slow-moving, but with its size, it can cover more ground than one might expect, making them adept ambush predators that strike from below to inflict crippling wounds.




Color Scheme and Regions

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

Mosa PaintRegion0.jpg
Region 0:
Body
X mark.svg

Region 1 is not used
for this Creature.

Mosa PaintRegion2.jpg
Region 2:
Spinal Ridge
X mark.svg

Region 3 is not used
for this Creature.

Mosa PaintRegion4.jpg
Region 4:
Patterning
Mosa PaintRegion5.jpg
Region 5:
Underside

Mosasaur - Caverns (Variant)[edit | edit source]

The Mosasaur - Caverns is a variant of the Mosasaurus that can be found in the Caverns of Lost Hope and the Caverns of Lost Faith. It is identical to the Mosasaurus in all aspects except for its name, which is "Mosasaur" instead of "Mosasaurus".

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 3600 +432 +4.2% 0.042
Stamina.png Stamina 400 +40 +10%
Oxygen.png Oxygen N/A5 N/A N/A
Food.png Food 8000 +800 +10% 15%
Weight.png Weight 1300 +26 +4%
Melee Damage.png Melee Damage 1002 +5 +1.7% 9.1% 17.6%
Movement Speed.png Movement Speed 100% N/A3 +0.5%
Torpidity.png Torpidity 3000 +180 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.
5The Mosasaurus is incapable of drowning.

Movement Speed
Movement Type Base Speed Sprinting Stamina Used
Wild Domesticated
Walking 1100 ? ? 20
Swimming 1100 N/A N/A N/A


Attack Values
Bite Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation Using the Left Mousebutton (PC), R2 Button (PS4), RT Button (Xbox One), the Mosasaurus bites the target.
0 1700 0 2000
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 100

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.[1]

Mosasaurus

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]

For general infos about domesticating a wild creature see Taming.

KO Strategy[edit | edit source]

One strategy would be using a Plesiosaur.png Plesiosaur to find one and lure it into a water cave and shoot arrows/darts at it there. They also seem to follow a similar AI as that of the Plesiosaur and be tamed in a similar way. They don't seem to want to go too high above a certain depth and dive back once they reach it, allowing a person to hit them with arrows to aggro, swim up, and then break aggro. Repeat and it should be knocked out. Remember that the bow/slingshot cannot be used under water so a crossbow is required. With decent movement speed (120%-130%) and flippers, it is possible to kite a Mosasaurus, because of its large turning radius.

Taming a Mosasaur requires the second largest amount of food of any carnivore creature in the game, much more than a Quetzal.png Quetzal, and more than double the amount of any other Apex Predator, including the Giganotosaurus.png Giganotosaurus. However, like some other end-game creatures, they can starve all the way down their taming process, giving enough time to gather the meat needed in the moment. As with other starve-taming, be sure to wait until the torpor level drops and feed narcotics or narcoberries in bulk to keep the Torpor level rising till the max before starting to fall again. Their consumption speed also assures that no meat will be wasted, as long as the newest meats keep being added to the last slots.

It can also be grabbed using a Tusoteuthis.png Tusoteuthis, and the torpor from the grab will eventually knock it out. This will, however, take a very long time. The process can be made faster by shooting it with a tranquilizer arrows from a crossbow, or dragging it close enough to the shore where it can be shot with more powerful tranquilizers. Be careful not to drag it too close to the shore or out of the water however, or it will die.

Taming Food[edit | edit source]

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Mosasaurus.png Level 1 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Exceptional Kibble.png Kibble (Quetzal Egg) 11 208 67 34 0:16:17
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 31 416 134 67 0:28:43
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 58 833 269 135 0:53:39
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 39 539 174 87 0:36:07
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 78 1142 369 185 1:12:09
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 97 687 222 111 0:44:55
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 116 1732 559 280 1:47:25
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 194 1479 477 239 1:32:17
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 232 1732 559 280 1:47:25
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 290 2182 704 352 2:14:16
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 580 2182 704 352 2:14:16
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 300; Slingshot Hits × 123; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 34; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 20; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 14; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 7
Torpidity-depletion: 12.8 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:03:54
Mosasaurus.png Level 30 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Exceptional Kibble.png Kibble (Quetzal Egg) 27 600 204 102 0:39:58
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 78 1178 400 200 1:12:14
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 144 2269 770 385 2:13:12
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 97 1493 507 254 1:29:49
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 194 3096 1051 526 2:59:26
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 242 1890 642 321 1:52:03
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 290 4691 1592 796 4:28:32
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 484 4005 1359 680 3:50:14
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 580 4691 1592 796 4:28:32
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 725 5892 1999 1000 5:35:39
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 1450 5892 1999 1000 5:35:39
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 822; Slingshot Hits × 336; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 92; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 53; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 38; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 19
Torpidity-depletion: 21.27 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:06:26
Mosasaurus.png Level 60 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Exceptional Kibble.png Kibble (Quetzal Egg) 43 1018 353 177 1:03:39
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 126 1991 690 345 1:56:40
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 233 3804 1318 659 3:35:31
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 157 2518 872 436 2:25:23
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 314 5179 1794 897 4:50:26
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 392 3180 1102 551 3:01:29
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 470 7835 2714 1357 7:15:11
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 784 6692 2318 1159 6:12:56
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 940 7835 2714 1357 7:15:11
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 1175 9831 3405 1703 9:03:59
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 2350 9831 3405 1703 9:03:59
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 1362; Slingshot Hits × 556; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 152; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 87; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 62; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 31
Torpidity-depletion: 27.75 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:08:10
Mosasaurus.png Level 90 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Exceptional Kibble.png Kibble (Quetzal Egg) 60 1478 519 260 1:28:48
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 174 2824 991 496 2:41:07
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 321 5351 1877 939 4:56:54
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 217 3565 1250 625 3:20:56
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 434 7297 2559 1280 6:41:25
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 542 4495 1577 789 4:10:56
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 650 11027 3867 1934 10:01:51
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 1084 9423 3305 1653 8:35:38
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 1300 11027 3867 1934 10:01:51
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 1625 13828 4850 2425 12:32:19
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 3250 13828 4850 2425 12:32:19
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 1902; Slingshot Hits × 777; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 212; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 121; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 87; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 44
Torpidity-depletion: 33.57 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:09:26
Mosasaurus.png Level 120 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Exceptional Kibble.png Kibble (Quetzal Egg) 76 1919 679 340 1:52:29
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 222 3668 1298 649 3:25:34
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 410 6932 2452 1226 6:19:13
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 277 4625 1636 818 4:16:29
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 554 9435 3337 1669 8:32:24
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 692 5826 2061 1031 5:20:23
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 830 14249 5040 2520 12:48:31
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 1384 12178 4308 2154 10:58:20
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 1660 14249 5040 2520 12:48:31
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 2075 17860 6317 3159 16:00:39
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 4150 17860 6317 3159 16:00:39
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 2442; Slingshot Hits × 997; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 272; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 156; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 111; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 56
Torpidity-depletion: 39 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:10:26
Mosasaurus.png Level 150 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Exceptional Kibble.png Kibble (Quetzal Egg) 92 2365 842 421 2:16:10
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 270 4520 1609 805 4:10:00
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 499 8524 3034 1517 7:41:32
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 337 5694 2027 1014 5:12:03
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 674 11588 4125 2063 10:23:24
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 842 7166 2551 1276 6:29:49
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 1010 17489 6225 3113 15:35:11
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 1684 14950 5321 2661 13:21:02
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 2020 17489 6225 3113 15:35:11
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 2525 21915 7800 3900 19:28:59
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 5050 21915 7800 3900 19:28:59
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 2982; Slingshot Hits × 1218; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 332; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 190; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 135; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 68
Torpidity-depletion: 44.17 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:11:15

Mosasaurus.png Level 1 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Exceptional Kibble.png Kibble (Quetzal Egg) 7 109 35 18 0:10:22
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 23 292 94 47 0:21:18
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 45 632 204 102 0:41:38
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 56 369 119 60 0:25:56
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 67 973 314 157 1:02:03
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 111 819 264 132 0:52:48
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 133 966 312 156 1:01:35
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 166 1221 394 197 1:16:52
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 332 1221 394 197 1:16:52
Soothing Balm Exceptional Kibble.png Kibble (Quetzal Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:01:29
Soothing Balm Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 3 0 0 0 0:02:47
Soothing Balm Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 5 13 4 2 0:04:38
Soothing Balm Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 6 0 0 0 0:02:47
Soothing Balm Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 7 44 14 7 0:06:29
Soothing Balm Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 12 31 10 5 0:05:43
Soothing Balm Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 14 44 14 7 0:06:29
Soothing Balm Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 17 67 22 11 0:07:53
Soothing Balm Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 34 67 22 11 0:07:53
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 300; Slingshot Hits × 123; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 34; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 20; Toxicant Arrows with a Crossbow × 17; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 14; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 7
Torpidity-depletion: 12.8 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:03:54
Mosasaurus.png Level 30 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Exceptional Kibble.png Kibble (Quetzal Egg) 16 309 105 53 0:23:41
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 56 813 276 138 0:51:52
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 111 1723 585 293 1:42:40
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 139 1037 352 176 1:04:22
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 166 2636 895 448 2:33:43
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 277 2243 761 381 2:11:46
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 332 2636 895 448 2:33:43
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 415 3324 1128 564 3:12:08
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 829 3319 1127 564 3:11:54
Soothing Balm Exceptional Kibble.png Kibble (Quetzal Egg) 2 0 0 0 0:02:58
Soothing Balm Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 6 0 0 0 0:05:34
Soothing Balm Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 12 84 29 15 0:11:06
Soothing Balm Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 14 1 1 1 0:06:29
Soothing Balm Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 17 167 57 29 0:15:45
Soothing Balm Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 28 124 42 21 0:13:20
Soothing Balm Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 34 167 57 29 0:15:45
Soothing Balm Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 42 233 79 40 0:19:27
Soothing Balm Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 83 229 78 39 0:19:13
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 822; Slingshot Hits × 336; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 92; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 53; Toxicant Arrows with a Crossbow × 46; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 38; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 19
Torpidity-depletion: 21.27 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:06:26
Mosasaurus.png Level 75 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Exceptional Kibble.png Kibble (Quetzal Egg) 30 658 230 115 0:44:24
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 107 1669 582 291 1:39:05
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 214 3497 1220 610 3:17:56
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 267 2123 741 371 2:03:37
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 320 5317 1855 928 4:56:18
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 534 4535 1582 791 4:14:01
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 640 5317 1855 928 4:56:18
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 800 6687 2332 1166 6:10:23
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 1600 6687 2332 1166 6:10:23
Soothing Balm Exceptional Kibble.png Kibble (Quetzal Egg) 3 0 0 0 0:04:27
Soothing Balm Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 11 25 9 5 0:10:12
Soothing Balm Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 22 213 75 38 0:20:21
Soothing Balm Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 27 68 24 12 0:12:30
Soothing Balm Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 32 385 135 68 0:29:38
Soothing Balm Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 54 312 109 55 0:25:42
Soothing Balm Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 64 385 135 68 0:29:38
Soothing Balm Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 80 522 182 91 0:37:03
Soothing Balm Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 160 522 182 91 0:37:03
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 1632; Slingshot Hits × 667; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 182; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 104; Toxicant Arrows with a Crossbow × 90; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 74; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 37
Torpidity-depletion: 30.72 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:08:51
Mosasaurus.png Level 150 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Exceptional Kibble.png Kibble (Quetzal Egg) 53 1272 453 227 1:18:27
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 193 3170 1129 565 2:58:43
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 385 6528 2324 1162 5:56:06
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 481 4003 1425 713 3:42:42
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 578 9918 3530 1765 8:55:11
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 962 8449 3008 1504 7:37:36
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 1155 9909 3527 1764 8:54:44
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 1443 12433 4426 2213 11:08:04
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 2886 12433 4426 2213 11:08:04
Soothing Balm Exceptional Kibble.png Kibble (Quetzal Egg) 6 0 0 0 0:08:53
Soothing Balm Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 20 138 50 25 0:18:32
Soothing Balm Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 39 471 168 84 0:36:05
Soothing Balm Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 49 217 78 39 0:22:42
Soothing Balm Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 58 804 287 144 0:53:43
Soothing Balm Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 97 661 236 118 0:46:09
Soothing Balm Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 116 804 287 144 0:53:43
Soothing Balm Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 145 1058 377 189 1:07:08
Soothing Balm Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 289 1054 375 188 1:06:54
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 2982; Slingshot Hits × 1218; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 332; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 190; Toxicant Arrows with a Crossbow × 164; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 135; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 68
Torpidity-depletion: 44.17 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:11:15
Mosasaurus.png Level 300 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Exceptional Kibble.png Kibble (Quetzal Egg) 100 2585 936 468 2:28:00
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 364 6231 2256 1128 5:37:03
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 728 12716 4605 2303 11:13:20
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 910 7856 2845 1423 7:01:18
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 1092 19231 6964 3482 16:51:07
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 1820 16427 5948 2974 14:25:43
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 2183 19222 6960 3480 16:50:39
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 2729 24097 8726 4363 21:03:26
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 5458 24097 8726 4363 21:03:26
Soothing Balm Exceptional Kibble.png Kibble (Quetzal Egg) 10 16 6 3 0:14:48
Soothing Balm Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 37 391 142 71 0:34:16
Soothing Balm Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 73 1033 374 187 1:07:32
Soothing Balm Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 91 543 197 99 0:42:08
Soothing Balm Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 110 1695 614 307 1:41:52
Soothing Balm Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 182 1400 507 254 1:26:35
Soothing Balm Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 219 1686 611 306 1:41:24
Soothing Balm Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 273 2168 785 393 2:06:24
Soothing Balm Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 546 2168 785 393 2:06:24
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 5682; Slingshot Hits × 2320; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 632; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 361; Toxicant Arrows with a Crossbow × 312; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 258; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 129
Torpidity-depletion: 67.58 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:14:00
Mosasaurus.png Level 450 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Exceptional Kibble.png Kibble (Quetzal Egg) 146 3897 1423 712 3:36:05
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 536 9348 3412 1706 8:16:18
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 1071 18962 6921 3461 16:30:35
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 1339 11752 4290 2145 10:19:55
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 1606 28619 10446 5223 24:47:02
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 2677 24463 8929 4465 21:13:22
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 3212 28619 10446 5223 24:47:02
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 4015 35850 13085 6543 30:58:48
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 8029 35846 13084 6542 30:58:34
Soothing Balm Exceptional Kibble.png Kibble (Quetzal Egg) 15 126 46 23 0:22:12
Soothing Balm Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 54 667 244 122 0:50:00
Soothing Balm Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 108 1637 598 299 1:39:54
Soothing Balm Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 134 901 329 165 1:02:03
Soothing Balm Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 161 2594 947 474 2:29:05
Soothing Balm Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 268 2174 794 397 2:07:29
Soothing Balm Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 322 2594 947 474 2:29:05
Soothing Balm Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 402 3314 1210 605 3:06:07
Soothing Balm Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 803 3310 1208 604 3:05:53
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 8382; Slingshot Hits × 3422; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 932; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 533; Toxicant Arrows with a Crossbow × 460; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 380; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 190
Torpidity-depletion: 88.64 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:15:45


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 Exceptional Kibble.png Exceptional Kibble: 1 × Dinosaur Egg.png Extra Large Egg , 5 × Fiber.png Fiber , 1 × Focal Chili.png Focal Chili , 10 × Mejoberry.png Mejoberry , 1 × Rare Flower.png Rare Flower , 1 × Water.png Water

Preferred Food[edit | edit source]

  1. Exceptional Kibble.png Exceptional Kibble
  2. Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton
  3. Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat
  4. Raw Meat.png Raw Meat

Combat[edit | edit source]

This section describes how to fight against the Mosasaurus.

General[edit | edit source]

The Mosasaurus has the second highest health and damage stat of any aquatic creature. If you encounter one unprepared it is recommended to stay away or swim closer to the surface. If a confrontation is desired or inevitable, make sure that you can focus solely on the Mosasaurus. These creatures live in the deepest parts of the ocean, so it is very common for other creatures to confront the player at the same time. Ichthys can sometimes mob the player without a trace of their location, but they are not nearly as aggressive as Megalodons, which sniff out the player from far away and home in when blood is spilled. Anglers and Mantas patrol the waters, adding more problems to the unprepared player. If the battle is taking place next to a sea cave, the player will almost certainly be dealing with two to three Plesiosaurs. As always, multiple Mosasaurs can also cause a problem.

Player movement speed needs to be at least 206.5% to outswim it while wearing SCUBA Flippers or 181% while wearing SCUBA Flippers AND consuming a Focal Chili.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

The Mosasaurus is very tanky, and it will take a lot of damage while also dealing a lot in return. If you have a very strong Megalodon or Plesiosaur, you will not have too much trouble taking it down. If you don't have a strong creature, you can lure it to an underwater cave and shoot it with a crossbow, as it cannot fit inside. Be sure the Plesiosaurs nearby don't get the better of you!

Weaponry[edit | edit source]

A crossbow is the most effective weapon to take down a Mosasaurus, but only as a last resort. The best strategy is to use a combat trained dinosaur such as a Plesiosaur, or simply avoid them. They are humongous, but their dark coloration can take a player by surprise in the dark ocean depths.

Dangers[edit | edit source]

Again, it does possess the highest health of any aquatic creature and has 100 base damage, only surpassed by the Alpha T-Rex and Giganotosaurus. A Mosasaurus can kill a player within seconds if it manages to catch you off guard. Do not get too distracted with Deep Sea Loot Crates, or taming creatures. Other animals like the Mosasaur can ruin such indulgences.

Weakness[edit | edit source]

While very bulky in both HP and strength it can't turn very fast making fast Megalodons very useful. Luring it to an underwater cave and shooting it is an easy way to kill it as it cannot fit inside.

Utility[edit | edit source]

Roles[edit | edit source]

  • Mobile Base Platform: The platform saddle can be used to build a mobile aquatic base. Structures do not affect Dinosaur weight capacity, but storage does; increase weight if used for transport. (Level up weight, Speed, and Stamina)
  • Warship: Mosasaurus has high health and damage, which makes it useful in battle. The platform saddle also allows for cannons and siege weapons, allowing for naval warfare. (Level up Health and Damage)
  • Aquatic Tank Having a base health equal to the Alpha Raptor, the Mosasaurus can take massive damage, second only to the Giganotosaurus (Level Health and Melee Damage).
  • Oil Rig: Due to the fact the Mosasaurus can carry a large amount of weight, you can make it built for collecting enormous amounts of oil and converting it to gasoline. While not an ideal or recommended use, you could also use it for collecting crystal as well. (Level up Weight, Damage and Health)
  • Bio Toxin Gatherer: Unlike most aquatic creatures, tamed Mosasaurs do not attract Cnidaria. Additionally, due to how group aggro mechanics work, other Cnidaria won't turn against your Mosasaurus if they are killed in a single attack. This makes the Mosasaurus an ideal creature for safely wiping out swarms of jellies and for gathering their Bio Toxin, as long as the damage dealt is high enough to kill them in one hit. (Level up Melee Damage)

Collectibles[edit | edit source]

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

Spotlight[edit | edit source]

Notes/Trivia[edit | edit source]

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

  • It regenerates stamina while moving as fast as when standing still.
  • Like other aquatic/amphibious animals it has no oxygen stat, despite it being mentioned as breathing air in the dossier.
  • Despite what the dossier says, a tamed Mosasaurus is anything but slow, and under no circumstances slower than Megalodons. In fact, Ichthyosauruses or Mantas with high movement speed stats are much faster, but by the level a player can afford to tame a Mosasaur with relative safety (60+), oxygen is probably not a concern. Not to mention that the first saddle only unlocks at level 75, same as the scuba gear set (which excluding the leggings is extremely cheap). This, combined with high combat capabilities, make the Mosas and fellow Plesios ideal for deep sea exploration. Instead, Ichthies and Mantas are best used to farm silica pearls and Deep Sea Loot Crates. Megalodons, however, have a faster turning speed and are found in abundance across the seas of ARK, making them the "water alternative" to Direwolves.
  • In the Dossier it mentions Tylosaurus, another genus of mosasaur. It's possible this could mean that Tylosaurus will be added to the game as a smaller, faster alternative to the Mosasaurus. However,the way Tylosaurus is used in the sentence suggests that the author might simply be mistakenly using the names Mosasaurus and Tylosaurus interchangeably.
  • ARK's marine beast is much larger than any know mosasaurus. The actual description is correct, but the in-game creature is much larger than 50 ft.
  • The Dossier was revealed on 06/13/2015 [2]
  • The dossier mentions in the 'Wild' section that the Mosasaurus is larger than almost every other aquatic creature, thus stating the existence of a larger marine creature. This is likely the '4th boss' that was referred to in ARK Digest 18[3] or the Leedsichthys.
  • The Mosasaurus is actually not a fish, but an aquatic lizard, which means that an actual Mosasaurus cannot breathe underwater, it can only hold its breath for an incredibly large amount of time.
  • The Mosasaurus cannot be rendered unconscious with a Bow/Slingshot/Longneck because they do not work underwater, unless you lure it to a cave and KO it.
  • A disturbingly large creature is shown in the Ichthy dossier where it compares the size of an Ichthy to a Megalodon. A much larger mosasaurus than normal is behind the Megalodon, possibly hinting at a new underwater mosasaurus boss.

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