Rock Drake

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Rock Drake.png
Rock Drake
Dossier Empty.pngDossier Rock Drake.png
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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
Rock Drake
Species
Draconis obscurum
Time Period
Unknown
Diet
Temperament
Aggressive
Logo Steam.png 275.0
December 12, 2017
Logo Xbox One.svg 768.0
December 12, 2017
Logo PS4.svg 518.0
December 12, 2017
Spawn Command
admincheat summon RockDrake_Character_BP_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Aberration/Dinos/RockDrake/RockDrake_Character_BP.RockDrake_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35

1Adults cannot be tamed, but Wild Eggs can be hatched.

Data
XP For Kill
4 XP
Special Loot Chance
100%
Feces Size
-90 - -80 °C / -130 - -112 °F
Incubation Time
6h 14m 58s
Baby Time
9h 15m 33s
Juvenile Time
1d 13h 2m 11s
Adolescent Time
1d 22h 17m 45s
Total Maturation Time
3d 20h 35m 32s
Breeding Interval
18h - 2d
Habitat

Aberration Map.jpg
Aberration regions are still in-progress.
For a more exact spawn map, see Spawn Map (Aberration)


The Rock Drake is one of the Creatures in the Aberration-DLC of 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

Draconis obscurum is a magnificent example of a predator that has flawlessly adapted to its environment. It is surrounded by cavern walls, so it developed powerful claws with which to scale them and colorful plumage on its anterior limbs that let it glide from perch to perch.

But most dangerous of all? Its active camouflage, which lets it fade into the shadows and stalk its prey undetected.

It has even adapted to the Nameless and The Reapers. Draconis' feathers will raise in warning when they are near, and this massive elegant lizard seems to be the Reaper's only natural enemy.

Domesticated

With its unparalleled mobility and undeniable power, Draconis obscurum is a highly sought after mount. Survivors who successfully bring one back from its nesting grounds will suddenly find these caverns much easier to traverse, and that their enemies have become their unsuspecting prey. Even its saddle and rider are affected by its active camoflage, so a Survivor's enemies will never see them coming.

~ Helena

Behavior[edit | edit source]

  • Found mainly in the bio-luminescent and radioactive areas, Rock drakes make for a major threat and highly sought after tame.
  • Upon seeing a player (Using a tamed rock drake's camouflage ability will prevent this unless in possession of their egg), they will instantly attack them and are able to pursue them even up walls and in the air.
  • On top of this, they are very often found in large spread out groups which makes them hard to escape.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

  • The Rock Drake's most distinguishable feature is its feathers. These aid in its glide ability, and are most likely used as a display to rivals or possible mates. In the presence of reapers, these feathers will frill and their holographic tips will glow.
  • Atop their heads, Rock drakes bear a small bat wing-like crown. This may aid their hearing in darker cavern areas where they cant see as well.
  • Rock drakes bear a thick layer of colourful scales running down their whole topside. Again, the colourful arrangement may be related to mating and/or rivalry.
  • In their camouflaged state, all that can be made out of a rock drake is a shimmering effect with a faint blue line going around its edges.





Color Scheme and Regions

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

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Region 0:
Body Main
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Region 1:
FeathersMain
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Region 2:
Not Used
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Region 3:
Feathers Highlight
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Region 4:
Scales
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Region 5:
Belly


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 1950 +165.75 +4.05% -1050
Stamina.png Stamina 450 +22.5 +5%
Oxygen.png Oxygen 150 +15 +10%
Food.png Food 2000 +200 +10%
Weight.png Weight 400 +8 +4%
Melee Damage.png Melee Damage 602 +3 +1.7% -25% 17.6%
Movement Speed.png Movement Speed 100% N/A3 +0%
Torpidity.png Torpidity 725 +43.5 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 650 1820 2047.5 6
Swimming 600 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 Rock Drake bites the target.
20 1100 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 60
Toggle Climbing Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
0 0 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
Toggle Camo Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation Using the Right  Mousebutton (PC), L2 Button (PS4), LT Button (Xbox One), the Rock Drake camouflage itself from view, along with the mount rider and the saddle. Getting hit may lose the camouflage.
0 0 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
Pounce_DirectHit Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
0 0 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
Pounce_AOE Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
0 0 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
Bite (Climbing) Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
20 1000 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 60



Press C to toggle camouflage on/off.

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]

Rock Drake
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]

• Wild rock drakes are almost always found using their cloak ability and will reveal themselves upon being attacked.

• Similar to the Griffin.png Griffin, rock drakes will deal damage to nearby creatures when they hit the ground in a fast enough stop.

• If pursued by a rock drake a good method of escape would be the use of a Glider Suit (Aberration).png Glider Suit Aberration Icon.png, although they are capable of pursuing via glide. It is not perfect but offers your best chance of escape.

• They are not capable of sustained flight, but can glide for long distances effectively.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

• Attacking one rock drake will aggro every other within a proximity, which can be fatal if you are riding a low-level/weak mount. Powerful mounts, such as Karkinos.png Karkinos are suggested. They are susceptible to Chain Bola.png Chain Bola, which you can use on an isolated Rock Drake and then kill it.

• When a wild Rock Drake takes damage, its cloak will fall and make it easier to see.

Weaponry[edit | edit source]

• It is possible to use all tools and weapons from the back of a rock drake. This, paired with its wall-climbing and cloaking ability, can make for a useful ambush set up. Note that when you activate a tool or weapon whilst riding a Rock Drake, you are no longer covered by the camouflage ability and may aggro nearby creatures.

Dangers[edit | edit source]

• The main danger associated with Rock Drakes is how hard they are to escape. They can climb after a player up a wall faster than climbing picks, and can even follow whilst you are gliding.

• Their camouflage ability means that they can easily go unseen by you.

• If stealing a Rock Drake Egg (Aberration).png Rock Drake Egg Aberration Icon.png from the nests, be warned that there are many Drake's, some may be hiding behind obstacles, this can lead to you being swarmed very fast if you're not careful.

• If you're using your own Drake to steal eggs, keep in mind that the wild Drake's will still chase you, even if you cloak.

Weakness[edit | edit source]

• Even when camouflaged, Rock Drake's give off a blue shimmer, this can give their position away.

• Rock Drakes cannot actually fly and they rarely glide in the wild. This can make it easy to escape if you have a Zip-Line Motor Attachment (Aberration).png Zip-Line Motor Attachment Aberration Icon.png and a nearby zipline.

Taming[edit | edit source]

Similar to the Wyvern.png Wyvern on Scorched Earth, adult Rock Drakes cannot be tamed. In order to obtain a tamed Rock Drake the player must steal and hatch the Rock Drake Egg (Aberration).png Rock Drake Egg Aberration Icon.png, which can be commonly found in the Grave of the Lost.

Be aware of the Rock Drakes when stealing their eggs. The act of adding a Rock Drake Egg to your inventory, or the inventory of your mount, will aggravate every nearby Rock Drake to attack you, even if you are riding on one yourself. This mechanic can be used to "switch aggro" to another player if you draw too many Rock Drakes to fight, by having them move a Rock Drake Egg from their inventory to the inventory of their mount - the game treats this as if it was freshly stolen and the drakes will attack the new target.

Unlike most eggs, Rock Drake eggs require a low temperature to incubate properly.

The babies cannot be fed Raw Meat.png Raw Meat like any other carnivore. They require Nameless Venom (Aberration).png Nameless Venom to increase their food and may ask for it when imprinting. They are rarely obtained from killing (and harvesting from) Nameless.png Nameless. It is important to note that one nameless venom will restore 400 food to a baby rock drake.

Adult Rock Drakes do not fit through Dino Gates or the Giant Trapdoor, if you haven't built a Behemoth Gate then make sure to get the adolescent drake outdoors before it fully matures.

Utility[edit | edit source]

Rock Drakes cannot have their speed stat leveled, like flying dinos. However, unlike flying dinos, Rock Drakes can swim (and are faster in water than running on land), do not dismount the rider upon entering water, and can attack while swimming.

Similar to the Glider Suit, the Rock Drake must maintain speed by sloping downward slightly while gliding or it will stall, causing it to pitch downward sharply. While gliding, if the Rock Drake is close enough to a surface (which is a pretty good distance, 20-25 foundations), a blue crosshairs will appear while looking at the surface.

If the rider left clicks with this crosshair up, the Rock Drake will pounce forward towards that surface and then cling to it (automatically engaging wall climb mode, if necessary). Unlike the glide, this jet doesn't have any issues with going upwards, and the rider can pitch the camera sharply upwards and trigger the pounce before stalling, causing the Rock Drake to pounce to a significantly greater height. This pounce is also available while moving around on the ground, with similar effect.

Roles[edit | edit source]

Cave Travel: Although Aberration lacks fliers, the Rock Drake makes for an extremely mobile mount, as it is able to traverse up and down every surface, and go upside down much like the Megalania.png Megalania, although stamina will not be regenerated as long as it is not touching the ground. Along with this, it is also able to glide for long distances (this will drain its stamina).

Dismounting the Rock Drake while it is still on a wall or ceiling will not make it fall down unless called to follow.

Reaper Seeker: Their feathers will frill up and glow slightly in the presence of both wild and enemy tribe tamed Reaper Kings and Queens. This does not occur with own tribe's tamed reapers.

Camouflage: Rock drakes have the unique ability to turn themselves (and their rider) invisible. When in this state, all wild dinos will ignore the player unless attacked. Being invisible will slowly drain the drakes’ stamina. While mounted on a camouflaged Rock Drake or standing behind one that is camouflaged, turrets owned by hostile players will also be unable to target or engage the survivor.

Transport: The Rock Drake can carry a single additional passenger, though be wary of combat whilst carrying a passenger, as the passenger is damaged by attacks against the Rock Drake and is not covered by the Rock Drake's camouflage ability.

Collectibles[edit | edit source]

Resource Efficiency
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat N/A
Hide.png Hide N/A

Notes/Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The creature was first announced on October 13, 2017.[2]
  • As seen in the trailer, the Rock Drake is capable of turning itself and its rider invisible.
    • Its camouflage behaves more like a futuristic cloaking device rather than natural invisibility.
  • Rock Drake spawns with vast variety of color regions in the Wild, currently making them the dino with the most varying color spawns.
  • The Rock Drake's species is called "Draconis obscurum", which roughly means "Dark Dragon" in Latin.
  • (BUG) Leaving Rock Drake on climb at certain natural surface outside render distance may cause it to warp elsewhere.
    • If it did not fall into a void, it can still be claimed with whistle as long as you are within a few distance from it. Using Transponder Node.png Transponder Node and Transponder Tracker.png Transponder Tracker makes it easy to track them.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]