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This creature, item, or feature is not yet released in the version on Nintendo Switch.
These values may differ with what you see in-game or written elsewhere. But that is what the dossier says.
Steam.svg 275.0
December 12, 2017
Xbox One.svg 768.0
December 12, 2017
PS.svg 518.0
December 12, 2017
Spawn Command
admincheat summon Xenomorph_character_bp_female_c
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Aberration/Dinos/Nameless/Xenomorph_Character_BP_Male.Xenomorph_Character_BP_Male'" 500 0 0 35

1 Adults cannot be tamed, but babies can be 'birthed' from players being impregnated from queen and imprinted on.
3 The only way of 'breeding' would be through impregnation from the Queen, but breeding technically isn't possible due to the gender mechanics of the Reaper.

XP For Kill
0 XP
Feces Size
Gestation Time
Baby Time
7h 42m 57.775s
Juvenile Time
1d 6h 51m 51.1s
Adolescent Time
1d 14h 34m 48.875s
Total Maturation Time
3d 5h 9m 37.75s
Breeding Interval

Aberration Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Surface Reaper King Aberration.svg

Common             Rare
  Untameable   Cave

The Reaper is one of the Creatures in the Aberration-DLC of ARK: Survival Evolved.

Basic Info


This section is intended to be an exact copy of what the survivor Helena Walker, the author of the dossiers, has written. There may be some discrepancies between this text and the in-game creature.


At home in the cavern's deepest chambers, Reapers are towering, terrifying apex predators. Beyond overwhelming their prey with fangs and claws, Reapers can burrow underground to set an ambush and fire acidic projectiles from their tails.

Yet it is their macabre method of reproduction that is their most frightening feature. Bizarrely, a female Reaper's tail doubles as a reproductive organ, but only when piercing human survivors. Once impregnated, the survivor carries the young reaper until it bursts from their chest in a grotesque, disturbing spectacle.


If impregnated by a female Reaper, I strongly urge that the survivor kill the embryo via exposure to radiation. However, there are rumors that Reapers might imprint themselves on a survivor who possesses a Reaper pheromone gland.

This has led some mad survivors with dreams of riding on the back of a Reaper to try seeing the gestation period through to the end, but that is extremely dangerous, not to mention disgusting.

~ Helena


The Reaper is highly aggressive, but only emerges when the Alpha Nameless calls for them often. Be prepared for their arrival if you prolong the battle against the Nameless for too long. (The Reaper will only spawn after you have accumulated 10 or more nameless).

Even as an offspring, Reaper steals belongings from deceased adventurer.

The Reaper can be found beyond The Spine.


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

This information can be used to alter the Reaper's regions by entering cheat SetTargetDinoColor <ColorRegion> <ColorID> in the cheat console. For instance, cheat SetTargetDinoColor 0 6 would color the Reaper's "middle region" magenta.

Reaper King PaintRegion0.png
Region 0:
Middle Region
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.

Reaper King PaintRegion4.png
Region 4:
Reaper King PaintRegion5.png
Region 5:
Outer Region


Reaper Pheromone Gland

Base Stats and Growth

Note that creatures will have different stats in Survival of the Fittest

Attribute Base Value Level Increase Taming Bonus
Wild Tamed Additive Multiplicative
Health ? ? ?
Stamina ? ? ?
Oxygen ? ? ?
Food ? ? ?
Weight ? ? ?
Melee Damage ? ? ?
Movement Speed ? N/A ?
Torpidity ? ? N/A
Movement Base Speed Sprinting Speed Stamina
Wild Tamed Wild Tamed
Walking ? ? ? ? ?
Swimming ? ? ? ? ?
Attack Values
Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
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
Projectile Impact


This section describes how to fight against the Reaper.


Reaper Kings are known to bury towards safety when they reached a certain health, and emerges far away from the player.




The Reaper's have an acid shrapnel attack where they shoot it from there tail. This cause Torpor to rise quickly if stabbed by such, and should be avoided at all cost.

The Reaper's have a tail whip move where they spin In a circle and knock back anything close to it.

Health regenerate quickly when they are not within the charge light radius and not affected by its weakness. During daytime, the health regeneration is slower, but still fast enough to recover any damage dealt towards them.

Only Reaper Queens can impregnate another player, and they only do so at very low health.

Even after death, they leave behind Burning Acid, so its best advised not to get too close when harvesting their remains.


Reapers, much like the Nameless, are weakened by Charge light. Be sure to bring a lantern pet or charge weaponry. if you plan to venture into the darkness.


Wild Reapers cannot be tamed. In order to obtain a tamed Reaper, one must be 'impregnated' by the Reaper Queen from a tail attack. Using a riot shield may be helpful.

While the player is impregnated, the following things are to be taken into consideration:

  • Radiation will kill the baby inside the player.
  • (Possibly unintended)Sitting on the Tek Bed will 'abort' the baby.
  • Dying will not kill the baby inside the player, but instantly reset the timer back to 12 hours.
  • Character's belly will start to distort as time passes by while this is in effect. It will revert back to normal after the countdown.

The baby takes 2 in-game hours for gestation to be completed. During this time, the player cannot earn XP; the baby will absorb any XP obtained. Once the period ends, the baby forcefully 'ejects' from the player. If the player does not have the effect from Reaper Pheromone Gland, it will instantly kill them upon 'birth'.

Unlike other babies, Reaper babies will be hostile to players not using Reaper Pheromone Gland regardless if they are the one who imprinted them, which is found from dead Reaper Queen. Also, they will ignore any whistle command, and will not respond to any behavior changes, and it is well advised to keep them boxed for they move fast and could get away easily until they reached Juvenile, in which they appear more of a Reaper. They however still requires food like Raw Meat, so it is advised to leave stacks of meat after imprinting them. Another warning: If the player do not imprint the offspring in time, even if they have the buff, they will still get attacked by the baby.

Also, unlike other babies, the gender of the Reaper babies are indistinguishable by default, but it will label either as "Queen", or "King".

How much XP you have 'given' to the baby will alter his/her stat once they are fully grown. They will remain their initial level despite this, but can be further imprinted for additional stat boost. However, the highest number of XP the offspring can take is 52,500 (+75) before it stops absorbing.

Taming Strategy

An effective way to tame these things would be to construct a safe place to shoot from, like a 2x2 with windows and a door to get in and out or you could just craft a few walls and just hide behind them when required, this MUST be in range of the Trap you are going to construct next.

Now for the Trap,you will need a few small stone Dino gates, in like a horseshoe sort of shape similar to the Giga traps people used to make and lure one of the Reaperqueens's into it using a shield to block it's attacks.

Once it is in your trap, place the last Dino gate to block it in, now using the stone walls/2x2 structure you set up outside your trap, hide behind the walls when the Reaper attacks you and when it stops throw a Plant Z grenade at it and proceed to shoot it with a powerful weapon, repeat this process until the reaper is almost dead (Very very bloody) once it is really bloody just get your shield out and walk up to it and wait for it to impregnate you with its tail, it will then flee the area leaving you with broken bones so makes sure you have healing items with you.




Resource Efficiency
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat ?


  • The torn dossier for this creature was first revealed in Community Crunch 105 on September 30, 2017.[1] Unlike the other torn dossiers, this one has blood sprinkled over it.
  • Reaper shares the same folder as that of Nameless.
  • Reaper does not possess gender unlike most other creatures, but instead will show as a genderless Reaper Queen (for female Reaper) and genderless Reaper King (for male Reaper).
    • This is in contrast to the Iceworm Male and Iceworm Queen, both of which are also marked as 'genderless' despite the name. Unlike the Reaper however, they are not tamable by any means.
  • Reaper and Nameless are currently the only species that does not possess a Scientific name.
  • Its blood coloration, appearance, and reproductive cycle appear to be a reference to the Xenomorphs from the Alien franchise.