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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
Ovis aries
Time Period
Logo Steam.png 254.0
January 30, 2017
Logo Xbox One.svg 750.0
February 14, 2017
Logo PS4.svg 504.0
February 14, 2017
Spawn Command
admincheat summon Sheep_Character_BP_C
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Sheep/Sheep_Character_BP.Sheep_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
XP For Kill
2 XP
Feces Size
Gestation Time
4h 10m 37s
Baby Time
4h 52m 23s
Juvenile Time
19h 29m 35s
Adolescent Time
1d 0h 21m 59s
Total Maturation Time
2d 0h 43m 57s
Breeding Interval
18h - 2d

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

The Ovis (Oh-vis) 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.


Since arriving on the Island, I have encountered dozens of fascinating creatures whose behavior has never been studied or documented...and also sheep.

Granted, Ovis arcam is quite different from the modern domesticated sheep - and even from wild sheep species such as Ovis orientalis.

The unique markings on its face give it a striking appearance, and the males' horns possess a unique shape that is unlike any other species in the Ovis genus.

As one might expect, Ovis stands little chance against this Island's many predators. Like the Dodo, its continued survival in the face of these challenges is a mystery.


Some survivors have found herds of Ovis to be useful in farm life. Their wool can be repeatedly safely shorn with the proper tools, and cooked lamb chops are a popular dish among some tribes, as is their hyper-nutritious mutton.

Every now and then, a survivor with a sense of humor will attempt to utilize Ovis as a mount, although the joke becomes significantly less funny once their slow Ovis is run-down by a pack of Raptors.

One tribe has grown particularly attached to Ovis, perhaps uncomfortably so. I don't know the tribe's actual name, but I refer to them as "Sheep Lovers."

~ Helena

Behavior[edit | edit source]

One of the many peaceful creatures on the Ark, Ovis will not attempt to attack in any way, much preferring to flee to safety. The Ovis otherwise ignore other creatures and players entirely. When attacking on foot, be cautious of placement. Ovis will clamber up steep rocks with ease and leave you without easy access.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

The Ovis looks much like a modern-day domestic sheep, though slightly larger. The most prominent feature of Ovis is the horns of the males, which are highly ornate. There are six horns; two pointing straight, two spiralling like some breeds of rams and two small horns on the cheeks. All the horns have grooves in them.

Color Scheme and Regions

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

Ovis PaintRegion0.jpg
Region 0:
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.

Ovis PaintRegion4.jpg
Region 4:
Ovis PaintRegion5.jpg
Region 5:
Hooves and Eye Regions

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 100 +20 +5.4% 0.07
Stamina.png Stamina 100 +10 +10%
Oxygen.png Oxygen 150 +15 +10%
Food.png Food 1200 +120 +10% 15%
Weight.png Weight 90 +1.8 +4%
Melee Damage.png Melee Damage 52 +0.25 +1.7% 14% 17.6%
Movement Speed.png Movement Speed 100% N/A3 +2.5%
Torpor.png Torpor 85 +5.1 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 100 520 468  ?
Swimming 300 N/A N/A N/A

Attack Values
Melee Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation Using the Left Mousebutton (PC), R2 Button (PS4), RT Button (Xbox One), the Ovis headbutts the target. The target's Torpor.png Torpor will increase by an amount equal to the damage dealt over 5 seconds. This effects stacks with each hit from a wild Ovis, however attacks from a tamed Ovis stack up to two times for a maximum of 10 seconds torpor debuff.
0 250 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 5 5 1

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]

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]

This section describes how to fight an Ovis.

General[edit | edit source]

Ovis are harmless creatures that can be easily killed by any player. Hitting an Ovis with a Spear is enough to kill it easily.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

You just have to get lucky on finding one, they don't attack back and only take 1 veggie cake to tame, bring an Argy or above to bring it back home. You don't need a saddle to ride.

Weaponry[edit | edit source]

Ovis can easily be killed with tamed dinos, or players.

Dangers[edit | edit source]

The ovis is most commonly found in areas with dangerous predators and/or extreme cold temperatures. The Ovis itself poses no threat.

Weakness[edit | edit source]

In addition to its low health, it has low stamina, which means a tamed Ovis can't run away for long before running out of stamina.

Taming[edit | edit source]

Ovis.png Level 1 Feeding Interval Time
Sweet Vegetable Cake.png Sweet Vegetable Cake 1 00:00 0:00:08
Ovis.png Level 30 Feeding Interval Time
Sweet Vegetable Cake.png Sweet Vegetable Cake 1 00:00 0:00:08
Ovis.png Level 60 Feeding Interval Time
Sweet Vegetable Cake.png Sweet Vegetable Cake 1 00:00 0:00:08
Ovis.png Level 90 Feeding Interval Time
Sweet Vegetable Cake.png Sweet Vegetable Cake 1 00:00 0:00:08
Ovis.png Level 120 Feeding Interval Time
Sweet Vegetable Cake.png Sweet Vegetable Cake 1 00:00 0:00:08
Ovis.png Level 150 Feeding Interval Time
Sweet Vegetable Cake.png Sweet Vegetable Cake 1 00:00 0:00:08

Ingredients for Sweet Vegetable Cake.png Sweet Vegetable Cake: 2 × Giant Bee Honey.png Giant Bee Honey , 4 × Sap.png Sap , 2 × Rockarrot.png Rockarrot , 2 × Longrass.png Longrass

, 2 × Savoroot.png Savoroot , 4 × Stimulant.png Stimulant , 25 × Fiber.png Fiber , 1 × Water.png Water 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.

KO Strategy[edit | edit source]

The Ovis is a passive tame; all one has to do is walk up to it and feed it Sweet Vegetable Cake. While the Ovis itself presents no real threat, predators such as Raptor.png Raptor, Carnotaurus.png Carnotaurus, Sabertooth.png Sabertooth and Rex.png Tyrannosaurus can provide a threat to both the player and the Ovis

Feeding[edit | edit source]

Although the Ovis is passive tamed with Sweet Vegetable Cake, they are able to be fed with berries to top up their food both from their inventory or a feeding trough once tamed.

Utility[edit | edit source]

Roles[edit | edit source]

Farm Animal
Due to the Ovis's unique shearing mechanic clicking them with a pair of Scissors.png Scissors will add Wool.png Wool to your inventory. As of v254.5, the Ovis will generate Wool faster as its Food stat increases. It is not necessary to tame the Ovis in order to shear it; any Ovis can be sheared. (Level Food)
Mountain climber
The Ovis has the ability to climb very steep cliffs, making an ideal mountain climber (still being beaten by the Scorpion.png Pulmonoscorpius). (Level health and speed)

Collectibles[edit | edit source]

The Ovis does not collect any resources by itself. However it can be sheared for Wool.png Wool using Scissors.png Scissors which can allow survivors without access to Pelt.png Pelt to create Fur Armor and explore the snowy areas of the map.

They can also be killed for Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton, which is a very efficient taming food for carnivores. Raw Mutton tames most carnivorous creatures approximately 1.5x faster than their preferred kibble in exchange for a slight decrease in taming effectiveness. It can also be cooked to make Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop, which is an extremely beneficial food.

The health of the Ovis greatly affects the amount of Raw Mutton received, a level 10 ovis gives around 10-25, while a level 300 could give over 1000.

Notes/Trivia[edit | edit source]

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

  • Dino Dossier revealed on 12/26/2016.[2]
  • The sheep dossier was revealed in conjunction with the steam award for "best use of a farm animal". The developers stated that the sheep was going to be released with the next patch if ARK won the award. However, if ARK did not win, the sheep was going to be released regardless, just at a later date. The original post mentioning the ovis caused some backlash in the community, and the developers reworded it and tried to clarify their intentions.
  • Interestingly, the dossier for Ovis features two different taxonomic names - one being Ovis Aries (the officially acknowledged name), and the other being Ovis Arcam (which translates to Sheep of the Ark). Perhaps this indicates another similar animal yet to be announced, or is a nod toward the sexual dimorphism displayed in the contrast between the ewe (female) and ram (male) in the dossier. Then again, similar errors have been made in dossiers before (such as the Dodo dossier).
  • It is a good idea to tame the ovis whenever you see one in the wild, as they are very rare, and you can kill them later if you are in need of raw mutton.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]