Sarco

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Common Name
Sarco
Group
Species
Sarcosuchus excubitor
Time Period
Early Cretaceous
Diet
Temperament
Patient
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June 2, 2015
Logo Xbox One.svg 729.0
December 16, 2015
Logo PS4.svg 501.0
December 6, 2016
Spawn Command
admincheat summon Sarco_Character_BP_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Sarco/Sarco_Character_BP.Sarco_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
Data
XP For Kill
10 XP
Special Loot Chance
100%
Feces Size
30 - 34 °C / 86 - 93 °F
Incubation Time
2h 29m
Baby Time
4h 37m
Juvenile Time
18h 31m
Adolescent Time
23h 8m
Total Maturation Time
1d 22h 17m 45s
Breeding Interval
18h - 2d
Habitat

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 Very Common
 
 Common
 
 Uncommon
 
 Very Uncommon
 
 Rare
 
 Very Rare
 
 Unknown
For a more exact spawn map, see Spawn Map (The Island)

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 Common
 
 Very Rare
 
 Unknown
For a more exact spawn map, see Spawn Map (The Center)

The Sarcosuchus (SAR-koh-SOO-kiss) also known as the Sarco or Crocodile, 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

Among the Island's swamp-based threats, Sarcosuchus excubitor is a lot like what you might expect from a giant crocodile: a patient killing machine. It spends much of its days lazily waiting in the water for prey to walk near. That said, it is not opposed to scurrying onto land and pressing the issue when hungry.

A good tactic for escaping many predators is to jump into the water, as most are slow swimmers. This is a bad tactic for escaping a Sarcosuchus, obviously, as they are actually faster in the water than they are on land.

Domesticated

Despite being river-dwelling creatures, Sarcosuchus seem quite at ease in the oceans.

More than a few fishing communities use them as mounts simply to help fight off Megalodons, or to gain better access to the resources found within the reefs.

~ Helena

Behavior[edit | edit source]

Sarcosuchus excubitor is a highly aggressive species and will attack with its massive enlongated jaws, like most modern crocodiles. They lie perfectly still in their river habitats, seeking the perfect moment to ambush their unsuspecting prey. Occasionally, they will scurry onto land to kill prey (including humans.) While they lack the health of a Megalodon, they are quicker, have more stamina, and are capable of land-based locomotion. They're always highly alert, and always immensely dangerous. They have also been known to jump on boats. They are excellent hunters due to their power and health that in packs can take on the famous Tyrannosaurus which makes them excellent guards as well.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Sarcosuchus are a very large species of crocodylomorph, exceeding lengths of forty five feet. They have massive skulls for their size, of which end in a large and bulbous nose, lined with spiky "teeth" and a small horn on each side of its nostrils. They are usually a greenish-brown color, and are covered in dark patches of black. As most modern crocodilians do, Sarcosuchus have spiky osteoderm-lined backs, serving as a defense against competing predators, not excluding other Sarcosuchus. They have long and powerful tails, useful for propelling themselves through the rivers they inhabit.




Color Scheme and Regions

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

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

Region 1 is not used
for this Creature.

Sarco PaintRegion2.jpg
Region 2:
Stripe, Face and Tail
Sarco PaintRegion3.jpg
Region 3:
Snout and Tail Tip
Sarco PaintRegion4.jpg
Region 4:
Plates
Sarco PaintRegion5.jpg
Region 5:
Body Accent


Drops[edit | edit source]

Harvest
Guaranteed Special Loot


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 400 +80 +5.4% 0.091
Stamina.png Stamina 450 +45 +10%
Oxygen.png Oxygen N/A5 N/A N/A
Food.png Food 1500 +150 +10%
Weight.png Weight 300 +6 +4%
Melee Damage.png Melee Damage 352 +1.75 +1.7% 11.2% 22%
Movement Speed.png Movement Speed 100% N/A3 +3% 60%
Torpor.png Torpor 400 +24 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.
5The Sarco is incapable of drowning.

Movement Speed
Movement Type Base Speed Sprinting Stamina Used
Wild Domesticated
Walking 150 437.399994 601.424988 20
Swimming 1000 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 Sarco bites the target.
0 700 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 35


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]

Sarco
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]

Sarco.png Level 1 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble (Trike Egg).png Kibble (Trike Egg) 3 0 0 0 0:12:00
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 6 0 0 0 0:15:00
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 11 12 3 2 0:27:29
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 7 0 0 0 0:17:30
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 14 28 6 3 0:34:58
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 18 1 1 1 0:22:30
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 21 65 13 7 0:52:30
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 35 49 10 5 0:44:58
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 42 65 13 7 0:52:30
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 52 92 19 10 1:05:00
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 104 92 19 10 1:05:00
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 40; Slingshot Hits × 17; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 5; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 3; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 2; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 1
Torpor-depletion: 0.3 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:22:13
Sarco.png Level 30 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble (Trike Egg).png Kibble (Trike Egg) 6 0 0 0 0:24:00
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 12 0 0 0 0:30:00
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 21 53 11 6 0:52:27
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 15 3 1 1 0:37:30
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 29 119 25 13 1:12:26
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 36 28 6 3 0:45:00
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 43 236 49 25 1:47:30
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 71 182 38 19 1:31:12
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 85 232 48 24 1:46:15
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 107 323 67 34 2:13:45
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 213 321 66 33 2:13:08
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 110; Slingshot Hits × 45; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 13; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 7; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 5; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 3
Torpor-depletion: 0.5 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:36:39
Sarco.png Level 60 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble (Trike Egg).png Kibble (Trike Egg) 9 0 0 0 0:35:59
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 18 0 0 0 0:45:00
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 33 149 31 16 1:22:25
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 22 35 8 4 0:55:00
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 44 262 55 28 1:49:53
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 55 92 20 10 1:08:45
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 65 479 101 51 2:42:30
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 109 386 81 41 2:20:00
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 130 479 101 51 2:42:30
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 163 649 136 68 3:23:45
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 325 647 136 68 3:23:08
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 182; Slingshot Hits × 75; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 21; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 12; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 9; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 5
Torpor-depletion: 0.66 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:46:32
Sarco.png Level 90 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble (Trike Egg).png Kibble (Trike Egg) 11 0 0 0 0:43:59
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 24 31 7 4 1:00:00
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 44 269 58 29 1:49:53
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 30 102 22 11 1:15:00
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 59 449 96 48 2:27:21
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 73 180 39 20 1:31:15
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 88 797 170 85 3:40:00
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 146 641 137 69 3:07:31
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 175 791 169 85 3:38:45
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 219 1054 225 113 4:33:45
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 438 1054 225 113 4:33:45
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 254; Slingshot Hits × 104; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 29; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 17; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 12; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 6
Torpor-depletion: 0.79 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:53:43
Sarco.png Level 120 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble (Trike Egg).png Kibble (Trike Egg) 14 0 0 0 0:55:58
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 30 84 19 10 1:15:00
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 55 418 91 46 2:17:21
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 37 178 39 20 1:32:30
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 74 672 146 73 3:04:48
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 92 298 65 33 1:55:00
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 110 1155 250 125 4:35:00
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 184 948 206 103 3:56:19
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 220 1155 250 125 4:35:00
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 275 1523 330 165 5:43:45
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 550 1523 330 165 5:43:45
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 326; Slingshot Hits × 133; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 37; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 21; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 15; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 8
Torpor-depletion: 0.92 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:59:22
Sarco.png Level 150 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble (Trike Egg).png Kibble (Trike Egg) 17 24 6 3 1:07:58
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 36 153 34 17 1:30:00
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 66 591 130 65 2:44:50
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 45 285 63 32 1:52:30
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 89 927 204 102 3:42:16
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 111 438 97 49 2:18:45
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 133 1573 346 173 5:32:30
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 221 1288 283 142 4:43:50
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 265 1566 344 172 5:31:15
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 332 2056 452 226 6:55:00
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 663 2052 451 226 6:54:23
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 398; Slingshot Hits × 163; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 45; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 26; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 18; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 9
Torpor-depletion: 1.04 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 01:04:01

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 Kibble (Trike Egg).png Kibble (Trike Egg): 1 × Trike Egg.png Trike Egg , 1 × Savoroot.png Savoroot , 1 × Cooked Meat Jerky.png Cooked Meat Jerky , 2 × Mejoberry.png Mejoberry , 3 × Fiber.png Fiber , 1 × Water.png Water

KO Strategy[edit | edit source]

To knock it unconscious use Tranquilizer Arrows, Tranquilizer Darts or the Slingshot.

Combat[edit | edit source]

This section describes how to fight against the Sarco.

General[edit | edit source]

The Sarco lives in the water and in the swamps. Keep this in mind when maneuvering within these environments. If on land, simply avoid these areas. If the Sarco decides to attack it will have to clamber out of the water to get you. Make sure you are prepared to fend if off, or if you are luring it out to kill/tame, start the respective process at this time.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

If engaged in close combat fighting, try to keep behind it. It will have a hard time turning towards you. If engaged in ranged combat, try and find a ledge to stand to take advantage of its low height. If a ledge cannot be found, shoot at it while backpedaling, allowing enough distance for you to have time to reload without it catching you.

Weaponry[edit | edit source]

Use ranged weapons to avoid being hit yourself. It takes next to no effort to outrun the animal, so keeping distance is easy. Used ranged weapons to deal damage while kiting/training(leading the animal around) the Sarco.

Dangers[edit | edit source]

Sarcos are very fast swimmers, so try to avoid the water.

Weakness[edit | edit source]

Sarcos walk very slowly, and can easily be outrun so long as you avoid the water. Sarcos also have a poor turning radius and can easily be circled if forced in to a close-up fight.

Utility[edit | edit source]

Roles[edit | edit source]

Travel - Sarco can be easily one of the best scouts out there because of its maneuverability through land/water . In water it is fairly fast and doesn't need any oxygen so its an easy way to cover far distances. On land, it is an amazing climber, as it can go up most of the mountains in the game without problems (Level up in Movement Speed and Stamina).

Amphibious Mount - The Sarco can walk on land and swim very quickly in water. This is good for land-locked tribes who aren't close to the water, but still want to reach the Ocean quickly, as the Island's rivers can be used as "highways" with the Sarco. The rider should beware, however, that while the Sarco has decent health and damage-per-attack, its actual DPS is low because of poor attack speed, and its attacks have a poor area of effect, making it difficult to fight in the water (where most enemies will be slightly above or below you); it's also very difficult to engage aerial targets, so the Sarco rider should use extreme caution when considering combat and care when engaging in it; always make certain there is an avenue of retreat available. (Level up in Health and Melee Damage).

Diver - Sarco is one of the best divers due to its quick rising to the surface and diving; It also doesn't surface when dismounting underwater, even if it's not set to follow you. Though, beware of the creatures of the deep as the Sarco isn't recommended for fighting them but can easily outrun them. Bring along an opposite gender Sarco along for a mate boost to make killing Megalodons and taking more hits easy from deep sea creatures. If you are taming something near an underwater cave, you can put your Sarco in the cave too (Level Health, Melee Damage, and Stamina).

Collectibles[edit | edit source]

Resource Efficiency
Hide.png Hide ★★★☆☆
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat ★★★☆☆
Keratin.png Keratin ★★☆☆☆
Chitin.png Chitin ★★☆☆☆

Notes/Trivia[edit | edit source]

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

  • They are primarily found in and around the island rivers, Sarcosuchus will occasionally spawn around the south spawns.
  • They seem to be, on average, larger than Megalodon.
  • Sarcosuchus likely have salt glands as most modern crocodilians do, considering they thrive in both salt and fresh water.
  • Sarcosuchus can only walk through the Behemoth Gate.
  • Sarcosuchus is a useful diver due to its fast elevator-like dive and rise action and although it doesn't fit in most underwater caves, it is a much faster alternative to a Megalodon when it comes to reaching the depths of the island.
  • Due to its frontal attack and lack of turning speed the 'Sarco' finds it hard to fight back against the creatures of the deep. It is recommended when deep sea diving to take an escort such as a following megalodon or fellow sarco to help defend yourself against attackers.
  • Sarcosuchus is almost incapable of killing airborne predators, but makes up for this shortcoming by having a fairly wide frontal attack.
  • Spinosaurus has a slightly faster base swim speed than Sarcosuchus, but Sarcosuchus gets a substantially greater benefit from leveling up speed, making Sarcosuchus the faster mount in the long run.
  • Sarcosuchus Imperator (s. excubitor's real-world equivalent) had more gracile snout, and smaller teeth than other crocodilians comparable in size, suggesting that it lived on a diet largely composed of fish, and other aquatic creatures.[2]
  • The Species Name "excubitor" roughly translate into "lethal bite" or "extra patient".

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]