Saddles

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Saddles allow you to ride various creatures in ARK: Survival Evolved. Riding a creature requires crafting the correct saddle and equipping it from the creature's inventory. some saddles have 'special abilities'.

Saddle Stats[edit | edit source]

All saddles made with Engrams have 25 Armor and 50 Durability. Saddles made with Blueprints can have better stats. With the exception of the Roll Rat Saddle (Aberration).png Roll Rat Saddle Aberration Icon.png, saddles don't lose durability, and it is not visible on tooltips.

Crafting Information[edit | edit source]

Name Level EP Ingredients Work Area Prerequisite XP Gain
Megalodon Tek Saddle.png Megalodon Tek Saddle 0 0 Polymer.png × 500
Metal Ingot.png × 2500
Crystal.png × 370
Element.png × 55
Black Pearl.png × 140
Tek Replicator.png Tek Replicator None 172
Mosasaur Tek Saddle.png Mosasaur Tek Saddle 0 0 Polymer.png × 500
Metal Ingot.png × 2500
Crystal.png × 370
Element.png × 55
Black Pearl.png × 140
Tek Replicator.png Tek Replicator None 172
Rex Tek Saddle.png Rex Tek Saddle 0 0 Polymer.png × 350
Metal Ingot.png × 1800
Crystal.png × 250
Element.png × 40
Black Pearl.png × 100
Tek Replicator.png Tek Replicator None 172
Rock Drake Tek Saddle (Aberration).png Rock Drake Tek Saddle Aberration Icon.png 0 0 Polymer.png × 455
Metal Ingot.png × 2350
Crystal.png × 325
Element.png × 75
Black Pearl.png × 185
Tek Replicator.png Tek Replicator None 172
Tapejara Tek Saddle.png Tapejara Tek Saddle 0 0 Polymer.png × 500
Metal Ingot.png × 2500
Crystal.png × 370
Element.png × 55
Black Pearl.png × 140
Tek Replicator.png Tek Replicator None 172
Phiomia Saddle.png Phiomia Saddle 5 6 Hide.png × 20
Fiber.png × 15
Wood.png × 5
Weight.png Inventory
Tannery (Mobile).png Tannery Logo Mobile.svg
None 7.2
Parasaur Saddle.png Parasaur Saddle 9 9 Hide.png × 80
Fiber.png × 50
Wood.png × 15
Weight.png Inventory
Tannery (Mobile).png Tannery Logo Mobile.svg
None 24
Carbonemys Saddle.png Carbonemys Saddle 10 12 Hide.png × 170
Fiber.png × 95
Cementing Paste.png × 10
Weight.png Inventory
Tannery (Mobile).png Tannery Logo Mobile.svg
None 49.6
Morellatops Saddle (Scorched Earth).png Morellatops Saddle Scorched Earth Icon.png 11 11 Hide.png × 140
Fiber.png × 80
Wood.png × 30
Weight.png Inventory None 40
Ichthyosaurus Saddle.png Ichthyosaurus Saddle 13 8 Hide.png × 55
Fiber.png × 50
Wood.png × 20
Metal.png × 10
Flint.png × 8
Weight.png Inventory
Tannery (Mobile).png Tannery Logo Mobile.svg
None 26.2
Pachy Saddle.png Pachy Saddle 14 9 Hide.png × 110
Fiber.png × 65
Wood.png × 20
Weight.png Inventory
Tannery (Mobile).png Tannery Logo Mobile.svg
None 35.2
Trike Saddle.png Trike Saddle 16 12 Hide.png × 140
Fiber.png × 80
Wood.png × 25
Weight.png Inventory
Tannery (Mobile).png Tannery Logo Mobile.svg
None 44.4
Raptor Saddle.png Raptor Saddle 18 9 Hide.png × 110
Fiber.png × 65
Wood.png × 20
Weight.png Inventory
Tannery (Mobile).png Tannery Logo Mobile.svg
None 35.2
Hyaenodon Meatpack.png Hyaenodon Meatpack 19 14 Hide.png × 290
Fiber.png × 155
Metal Ingot.png × 20
Weight.png Inventory None 125.6
Equus Saddle.png Equus Saddle 20 22 Hide.png × 240
Fiber.png × 160
Wood.png × 85
Stone.png × 80
Smithy.png Smithy
Argentavis Saddle.png Argentavis Saddle
None 44.4
Pulmonoscorpius Saddle.png Pulmonoscorpius Saddle 22 12 Hide.png × 170
Fiber.png × 95
Wood.png × 30
Weight.png Inventory None 53.6
Procoptodon Saddle.png Procoptodon Saddle 23 35 Hide.png × 500
Pelt, Hair, or Wool.png × 150
Fiber.png × 200
Metal Ingot.png × 70
Smithy.png Smithy
Argentavis Saddle.png Argentavis Saddle
None 172
Stego Saddle.png Stego Saddle 26 15 Hide.png × 200
Fiber.png × 110
Wood.png × 35
Weight.png Inventory None 62.8
Pachyrhinosaurus Saddle.png Pachyrhinosaurus Saddle 27 18 Hide.png × 140
Fiber.png × 80
Wood.png × 25
Weight.png Inventory
Tannery (Mobile).png Tannery Logo Mobile.svg
None 44.4
Velonasaur Saddle (Extinction).png Velonasaur Saddle Extinction Icon.png 27 8 Chitin or Keratin.png × 150
Fiber.png × 185
Hide.png × 350
Smithy.png Smithy
Argentavis Saddle.png Argentavis Saddle
None 144.8
Manta Saddle.png Manta Saddle 28 16 Hide.png × 100
Fiber.png × 70
Wood.png × 25
Metal Ingot.png × 35
Flint.png × 12
Smithy.png Smithy
Argentavis Saddle.png Argentavis Saddle
None 26.2
Gallimimus Saddle.png Gallimimus Saddle 29 20 Hide.png × 240
Fiber.png × 160
Wood.png × 120
Metal Ingot.png × 25
Smithy.png Smithy
Argentavis Saddle.png Argentavis Saddle
None 44.4
Iguanodon Saddle.png Iguanodon Saddle 30 12 Hide.png × 80
Fiber.png × 50
Wood.png × 15
Weight.png Inventory None 26
Megaloceros Saddle.png Megaloceros Saddle 30 20 Hide.png × 200
Fiber.png × 110
Metal Ingot.png × 5
Smithy.png Smithy
Argentavis Saddle.png Argentavis Saddle
None 56.8
Mammoth Saddle.png Mammoth Saddle 31 18 Hide.png × 260
Fiber.png × 140
Metal Ingot.png × 10
Smithy.png Smithy
Argentavis Saddle.png Argentavis Saddle
None 94.4
Diplodocus Saddle.png Diplodocus Saddle 32 30 Hide.png × 850
Fiber.png × 600
Wood.png × 250
Metal Ingot.png × 200
Smithy.png Smithy
Argentavis Saddle.png Argentavis Saddle
None 44.4
Terror Bird Saddle.png Terror Bird Saddle 33 15 Hide.png × 110
Fiber.png × 65
Wood.png × 20
Weight.png Inventory
Tannery (Mobile).png Tannery Logo Mobile.svg
None 33.2
Doedicurus Saddle.png Doedicurus Saddle 34 20 Hide.png × 200
Fiber.png × 110
Stone.png × 15
Metal Ingot.png × 5
Smithy.png Smithy
Argentavis Saddle.png Argentavis Saddle
None 62.8
Sarco Saddle.png Sarco Saddle 35 15 Hide.png × 230
Fiber.png × 75
Cementing Paste.png × 20
Weight.png Inventory
Tannery (Mobile).png Tannery Logo Mobile.svg
None 72
Ankylo Saddle.png Ankylo Saddle 36 18 Hide.png × 260
Fiber.png × 140
Metal Ingot.png × 10
Smithy.png Smithy
Argentavis Saddle.png Argentavis Saddle
None 79.2
Lymantria Saddle (Scorched Earth).png Lymantria Saddle Scorched Earth Icon.png 36 12 Hide.png × 130
Fiber.png × 125
Chitin or Keratin.png × 95
Weight.png Inventory None 120
Sabertooth Saddle.png Sabertooth Saddle 37 18 Hide.png × 290
Fiber.png × 155
Metal Ingot.png × 20
Smithy.png Smithy
Argentavis Saddle.png Argentavis Saddle
None 125.6
Gacha Saddle (Extinction).png Gacha Saddle Extinction Icon.png 38 6 Hide.png × 350
Fiber.png × 185
Chitin or Keratin.png × 150
Weight.png Inventory None 144.8
Pteranodon Saddle.png Pteranodon Saddle 38 15 Hide.png × 230
Fiber.png × 125
Chitin or Keratin.png × 75
Weight.png Inventory
Tannery (Mobile).png Tannery Logo Mobile.svg
None 86
Kaprosuchus Saddle.png Kaprosuchus Saddle 39 28 Hide.png × 165
Fiber.png × 120
Chitin or Keratin.png × 65
Weight.png Inventory
Tannery (Mobile).png Tannery Logo Mobile.svg
None 35.2
Araneo Saddle.png Araneo Saddle 40 18 Hide.png × 260
Fiber.png × 140
Chitin or Keratin.png × 100
Weight.png Inventory None 103.2
Beelzebufo Saddle.png Beelzebufo Saddle 40 16 Hide.png × 170
Fiber.png × 95
Wood.png × 30
Cementing Paste.png × 5
Weight.png Inventory
Tannery (Mobile).png Tannery Logo Mobile.svg
None 57.6
Thorny Dragon Saddle (Scorched Earth).png Thorny Dragon Saddle Scorched Earth Icon.png 40 18 Hide.png × 270
Fiber.png × 150
Metal Ingot.png × 35
Clay (Scorched Earth).png × 85
Wood.png × 125
Smithy.png Smithy
Argentavis Saddle.png Argentavis Saddle
None 140
Paracer Saddle.png Paracer Saddle 41 18 Hide.png × 200
Fiber.png × 110
Metal Ingot.png × 10
Smithy.png Smithy
Argentavis Saddle.png Argentavis Saddle
None 148.8
Chalicotherium Saddle.png Chalicotherium Saddle 42 30 Hide.png × 265
Fiber.png × 180
Metal Ingot.png × 45
Smithy.png Smithy
Argentavis Saddle.png Argentavis Saddle
None 44.4
Gasbags Saddle (Extinction).png Gasbags Saddle Extinction Icon.png 43 6 Chitin or Keratin.png × 150
Fiber.png × 185
Hide.png × 350
Weight.png Inventory None 144.8
Pelagornis Saddle.png Pelagornis Saddle 43 30 Hide.png × 230
Fiber.png × 125
Chitin or Keratin.png × 75
Weight.png Inventory
Tannery (Mobile).png Tannery Logo Mobile.svg
None 86
Dunkleosteus Saddle.png Dunkleosteus Saddle 44 20 Hide.png × 300
Fiber.png × 180
Cementing Paste.png × 120
Metal Ingot.png × 80
Smithy.png Smithy
Argentavis Saddle.png Argentavis Saddle
None 102.4
Dire Bear Saddle.png Dire Bear Saddle 45 24 Hide.png × 300
Fiber.png × 130
Cementing Paste.png × 100
Weight.png Inventory
Tannery (Mobile).png Tannery Logo Mobile.svg
None 44.4
Mantis Saddle (Scorched Earth).png Mantis Saddle Scorched Earth Icon.png 45 18 Hide.png × 120
Fiber.png × 75
Metal Ingot.png × 35
Smithy.png Smithy
Argentavis Saddle.png Argentavis Saddle
None 140
Carno Saddle.png Carno Saddle 46 21 Hide.png × 320
Fiber.png × 170
Metal Ingot.png × 30
Smithy.png Smithy
Argentavis Saddle.png Argentavis Saddle
None 144.8
Megalodon Saddle.png Megalodon Saddle 47 18 Hide.png × 290
Fiber.png × 155
Cementing Paste.png × 30
Weight.png Inventory
Tannery (Mobile).png Tannery Logo Mobile.svg
None 102.4
Ravager Saddle (Aberration).png Ravager Saddle Aberration Icon.png 47 20 Hide.png × 285
Fiber.png × 125
Fungal Wood.png × 110
Smithy.png Smithy
Argentavis Saddle.png Argentavis Saddle
None 0
Baryonyx Saddle.png Baryonyx Saddle 49 24 Hide.png × 225
Metal Ingot.png × 25
Fiber.png × 350
Smithy.png Smithy
Argentavis Saddle.png Argentavis Saddle
None 35.2
Paracer Platform Saddle.png Paracer Platform Saddle 50 24 Hide.png × 320
Fiber.png × 200
Metal Ingot.png × 70
Silica Pearls or Silicate.png × 45
Cementing Paste.png × 25
Smithy.png Smithy
Argentavis Saddle.png Argentavis Saddle
Paracer Saddle.png Paracer Saddle 267.6
Thylacoleo Saddle.png Thylacoleo Saddle 51 18 Hide.png × 290
Fiber.png × 155
Metal Ingot.png × 20
Smithy.png Smithy
Argentavis Saddle.png Argentavis Saddle
None 125.6
Megatherium Saddle.png Megatherium Saddle 52 24 Hide.png × 325
Fiber.png × 130
Cementing Paste.png × 100
Metal Ingot.png × 55
Smithy.png Smithy
Argentavis Saddle.png Argentavis Saddle
None 44.4
Woolly Rhino Saddle.png Woolly Rhino Saddle 53 24 Hide.png × 250
Fiber.png × 130
Cementing Paste.png × 100
Metal Ingot.png × 60
Smithy.png Smithy
Argentavis Saddle.png Argentavis Saddle
None 44.4
Arthropluera Saddle.png Arthropluera Saddle 54 30 Hide.png × 80
Fiber.png × 50
Wood.png × 20
Metal Ingot.png × 30
Flint.png × 8
Cementing Paste.png × 15
Obsidian.png × 35
Smithy.png Smithy
Argentavis Saddle.png Argentavis Saddle
None 26.2
Tapejara Saddle.png Tapejara Saddle 55 21 Hide.png × 260
Fiber.png × 180
Wood.png × 120
Metal Ingot.png × 45
Smithy.png Smithy
Argentavis Saddle.png Argentavis Saddle
None 44.4
Megalosaurus Saddle.png Megalosaurus Saddle 57 50 Hide.png × 320
Fiber.png × 170
Metal Ingot.png × 30
Smithy.png Smithy
Argentavis Saddle.png Argentavis Saddle
None 144.8
Roll Rat Saddle (Aberration).png Roll Rat Saddle Aberration Icon.png 58 26 Hide.png × 270
Fiber.png × 150
Metal Ingot.png × 425
Cementing Paste.png × 85
Green Gem (Aberration).png × 45
Smithy.png Smithy
Argentavis Saddle.png Argentavis Saddle
None 110
Daeodon Saddle.png Daeodon Saddle 59 24 Hide.png × 290
Fiber.png × 155
Metal Ingot.png × 20
Smithy.png Smithy
Argentavis Saddle.png Argentavis Saddle
None 125.6
Basilosaurus Saddle.png Basilosaurus Saddle 60 30 Hide.png × 200
Fiber.png × 250
Metal Ingot.png × 55
Smithy.png Smithy
Argentavis Saddle.png Argentavis Saddle
None 35.2
Castoroides Saddle.png Castoroides Saddle 61 50 Hide.png × 290
Fiber.png × 200
Metal Ingot.png × 100
Thatch.png × 180
Cementing Paste.png × 140
Smithy.png Smithy
Argentavis Saddle.png Argentavis Saddle
Smithy.png Smithy 103
Snow Owl Saddle (Extinction).png Snow Owl Saddle Extinction Icon.png 61 6 Chitin or Keratin.png × 150
Fiber.png × 185
Hide.png × 350
Smithy.png Smithy
Argentavis Saddle.png Argentavis Saddle
None 144.8
Argentavis Saddle.png Argentavis Saddle 62 21 Hide.png × 350
Fiber.png × 185
Chitin or Keratin.png × 150
Weight.png Inventory
Tannery (Mobile).png Tannery Logo Mobile.svg
None 144.8
Bronto Saddle.png Bronto Saddle 63 21 Hide.png × 350
Fiber.png × 185
Metal Ingot.png × 40
Smithy.png Smithy
Argentavis Saddle.png Argentavis Saddle
None 222
Plesiosaur Saddle.png Plesiosaur Saddle 64 40 Hide.png × 400
Fiber.png × 250
Cementing Paste.png × 65
Silica Pearls or Silicate.png × 40
Smithy.png Smithy
Argentavis Saddle.png Argentavis Saddle
None 232
Karkinos Saddle (Aberration).png Karkinos Saddle Aberration Icon.png 65 28 Hide.png × 170
Fiber.png × 225
Fungal Wood.png × 200
Blue Gem or Blue Crystalized Sap.png × 80
Smithy.png Smithy
Argentavis Saddle.png Argentavis Saddle
None 53.6
Managarmr Saddle (Extinction).png Managarmr Saddle Extinction Icon.png 66 8 Chitin or Keratin.png × 150
Fiber.png × 185
Hide.png × 350
Smithy.png Smithy
Argentavis Saddle.png Argentavis Saddle
None 144.8
Allosaurus Saddle.png Allosaurus Saddle 67 35 Hide.png × 320
Fiber.png × 170
Metal Ingot.png × 30
Smithy.png Smithy
Argentavis Saddle.png Argentavis Saddle
None 144.8
Therizinosaurus Saddle.png Therizinosaurus Saddle 69 40 Hide.png × 285
Fiber.png × 160
Wood.png × 120
Metal Ingot.png × 55
Smithy.png Smithy
Argentavis Saddle.png Argentavis Saddle
None 44.4
Rock Golem Saddle (Scorched Earth).png Rock Golem Saddle Scorched Earth Icon.png 70 40 Hide.png × 270
Fiber.png × 150
Metal Ingot.png × 35
Smithy.png Smithy
Argentavis Saddle.png Argentavis Saddle
None 140
Spino Saddle.png Spino Saddle 71 40 Hide.png × 380
Fiber.png × 200
Cementing Paste.png × 45
Silica Pearls or Silicate.png × 25
Smithy.png Smithy
Argentavis Saddle.png Argentavis Saddle
None 178
Megalania Saddle.png Megalania Saddle 73 65 Hide.png × 315
Fiber.png × 215
Metal Ingot.png × 45
Smithy.png Smithy
Argentavis Saddle.png Argentavis Saddle
None 125.6
Rex Saddle.png Rex Saddle 74 40 Hide.png × 380
Fiber.png × 200
Metal Ingot.png × 50
Smithy.png Smithy
Argentavis Saddle.png Argentavis Saddle
None 172
Rock Drake Saddle (Aberration).png Rock Drake Saddle Aberration Icon.png 75 26 Hide.png × 350
Fiber.png × 225
Metal Ingot.png × 125
Red Gem or Red Crystalized Sap.png × 85
Smithy.png Smithy
Argentavis Saddle.png Argentavis Saddle
None 140
Quetz Saddle.png Quetz Saddle 76 44 Hide.png × 750
Fiber.png × 500
Cementing Paste.png × 100
Silica Pearls or Silicate.png × 85
Smithy.png Smithy
Argentavis Saddle.png Argentavis Saddle
None 232
Mosasaur Saddle.png Mosasaur Saddle 78 60 Hide.png × 800
Fiber.png × 600
Cementing Paste.png × 140
Silica Pearls or Silicate.png × 100
Metal Ingot.png × 400
Smithy.png Smithy
Argentavis Saddle.png Argentavis Saddle
None 232
Yutyrannus Saddle.png Yutyrannus Saddle 80 50 Hide.png × 425
Fiber.png × 350
Metal Ingot.png × 135
Silica Pearls or Silicate.png × 125
Smithy.png Smithy
Argentavis Saddle.png Argentavis Saddle
None 172
Bronto Platform Saddle.png Bronto Platform Saddle 82 35 Hide.png × 550
Fiber.png × 325
Metal Ingot.png × 90
Silica Pearls or Silicate.png × 125
Cementing Paste.png × 45
Smithy.png Smithy
Argentavis Saddle.png Argentavis Saddle
Bronto Saddle.png Bronto Saddle 924
Plesiosaur Platform Saddle.png Plesiosaur Platform Saddle 84 50 Hide.png × 680
Fiber.png × 405
Metal Ingot.png × 112
Silica Pearls or Silicate.png × 155
Cementing Paste.png × 55
Smithy.png Smithy
Argentavis Saddle.png Argentavis Saddle
Plesiosaur Saddle.png Plesiosaur Saddle 924
Basilisk Saddle (Aberration).png Basilisk Saddle Aberration Icon.png 85 28 Cementing Paste.png × 85
Fiber.png × 150
Green Gem (Aberration).png × 45
Hide.png × 270
Metal Ingot.png × 425
Smithy.png Smithy
Argentavis Saddle.png Argentavis Saddle
None 110
Tusoteuthis Saddle.png Tusoteuthis Saddle 91 40 Hide.png × 320
Fiber.png × 795
Cementing Paste.png × 45
Metal Ingot.png × 30
Smithy.png Smithy
Argentavis Saddle.png Argentavis Saddle
None 102.4
Mosasaur Platform Saddle.png Mosasaur Platform Saddle 93 80 Hide.png × 960
Fiber.png × 720
Metal Ingot.png × 1200
Silica Pearls or Silicate.png × 320
Cementing Paste.png × 180
Smithy.png Smithy
Argentavis Saddle.png Argentavis Saddle
Mosasaur Saddle.png Mosasaur Saddle 924
Giganotosaurus Saddle.png Giganotosaurus Saddle 96 75 Hide.png × 680
Fiber.png × 350
Metal Ingot.png × 120
Smithy.png Smithy
Argentavis Saddle.png Argentavis Saddle
None 606
Quetz Platform Saddle.png Quetz Platform Saddle 97 80 Hide.png × 620
Fiber.png × 400
Metal Ingot.png × 180
Silica Pearls or Silicate.png × 220
Cementing Paste.png × 120
Smithy.png Smithy
Argentavis Saddle.png Argentavis Saddle
Quetz Saddle.png Quetz Saddle 924
Titanosaur Platform Saddle.png Titanosaur Platform Saddle 100 120 Metal Ingot.png × 4000
Hide.png × 4000
Cementing Paste.png × 1600
Fiber.png × 2000
Smithy.png Smithy
Argentavis Saddle.png Argentavis Saddle
None 924

Titan Platform Saddles are not included here as they are not crafted, but automatically equipped on tamed Titans.

Saddle Armor[edit | edit source]

By gathered in-game data, the following formulas were derived for calculating damage reduction to dinos from armor.

The general formulas are as follows:

DamageMultiplier = 100 / (100 + Armor Coefficient * Armor)
TotalDamage = Damage * DamageMultiplier
DamageReduction = 1 - DamageMultiplier

The value of the Armor Coefficient varies based on the source of the damage and are shown in the following sections.

Explosives[edit | edit source]

For explosive damage against saddles, the Armor Coefficient has a value of 1.

DamageMultiplier = 100 / (100 + 1 * Armor)


Example using 750 explosive damage (Grenades and rockets from a primitive Rocket Launcher) against a creature:

Armor Damage Multiplier Total Damage Damage Reduction
0 1 750 0%
25 0.8 600 20%
30 0.769230 (repeating) 576.92 23.08%
40 0.714285 (repeating) 535.71 28.57%
50 0.666666 (repeating) 500 33.33%

Firearms and Melee Weapons[edit | edit source]

For bullet damage and player melee weapon against saddles, the Armor Coefficient has a value of 4.

DamageMultiplier = 100 / (100 + 4 * Armor)


Example using 60 bullet damage (bullet from a Simple Pistol) against a creature:

Armor Damage Multiplier Total Damage Damage Reduction
0 1 60 0%
25 0.5 30 50%
30 0.454545 (repeating) 27.27 55%
40 0.384615 (repeating) 23.08 61.54%
50 0.333333 (repeating) 20 66.66%
  • As of patch 231.4 turrets do 2.2x damage vs. all dinos.

Dino Attacks[edit | edit source]

For dino damage, the Armor Coefficient varies on the attacker. It can vary widely with some examples are shown below:

  • Attacks from Rexes and Brontos: 4 (50% damage reduction from a 25 armor saddle)
  • Attacks from Alpha Raptors: 1 (20% damage reduction from a 25 armor saddle)
  • Attacks from Mantas: 0.4 (9.09% damage reduction from a 25 armor saddle)