Seeker

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Aberration DLC.jpg This article is about a creature, item, or feature exclusive to the DLC: Aberration
These values may differ with what you see in-game or written elsewhere. But that is what the dossier says.
Common Name
Seeker
Group
Species
Chimaeram odiosus
Time Period
Unknown
Diet
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 Pteroteuthis_Char_BP_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Aberration/Dinos/Pteroteuthis/Pteroteuthis_Char_BP.Pteroteuthis_Char_BP'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Seeker - The Surface
admincheat summon Pteroteuthis_Char_BP_Surface_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Aberration/Dinos/Pteroteuthis/Pteroteuthis_Char_BP_Surface.Pteroteuthis_Char_BP_Surface'" 500 0 0 35
Data
XP For Kill
6 XP
Special Loot Chance
30%
Feces Size
Habitat

Aberration Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Seeker Aberration.svg

Common             Rare
  Untameable   Cave

The Seeker is one of the Creatures in ARK: Survival Evolved's Aberration expansion.

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

A highly hostile predator with a pack mentality, Chimaeram Odiosus has a voracious appetite, and will quickly swarm anything that possesses its favorite delicacy: Charge.

Fact, Charge light seems to be crucial to its survival. When in its presence, they are strong and aggressive, but without it, they are weaker and quicker to flee.

Though distinct from any known species, Chimaeram's appearance is a hideous pastiche of bats and cephalopods, and as an unbiased professional, I have to say: I really hate these bloody things. Honestly.

Domesticated

For better or worse, there is no known method of taming Chimaeram Odiosus. If one must confront these creatures, remember to do so away from any charged light sources, as an empowered Chimaeram swarm can punch well above its weight class.

~ Helena

Behavior[edit | edit source]

The Seeker is actively aggressive, seeking out charge light victims, both humans and creatures. In the absence of charge light however unless approached close, they will remain passive and ignore you.

found on the surface of Aberration, on the edge of the Wilderness, and in The Spine.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

The Seeker is a small winged creature that has small, bird-like legs that hang off the ground underneath the creature's body. It also had a squid-like face with tentacles hanging from its mouth and six, small, beady, blue eyes. (Three on either side.)




Color Scheme and Regions

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

Seeker PaintRegion0.jpg
Region 0:
Body Main
X mark.svg

Region 1 is not used
for this Creature.

Seeker PaintRegion2.jpg
Region 2:
Wings
X mark.svg

Region 3 is not used
for this Creature.

Seeker PaintRegion4.jpg
Region 4:
Under Belly and Highlights
Seeker PaintRegion5.jpg
Region 5:
Stripes


Seeker - The Surface (Variant)[edit | edit source]

The Seeker - The Surface is a variant of the Seeker that can be found on The Surface. It is identical to the normal Seeker.

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
Wild
Health.png Health 250 +50
Stamina.png Stamina 100 +10
Oxygen.png Oxygen 150 +15
Food.png Food 1500 +150
Weight.png Weight 50 +1
Melee Damage.png Melee Damage 102 +0.5
Movement Speed.png Movement Speed 100% N/A3
Torpidity.png Torpidity 200 +12

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
Walking 350 N/A N/A
Swimming 240 N/A
Flying 525 866.25 ?


Attack Values
Bite Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
0 140 120 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 10
Claw Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
0 500 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 10
Charge Breath Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
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 10


Combat[edit | edit source]

This section describes how to fight against this creature.

General[edit | edit source]

The Seeker can be a formidable foe by itself or in a group. The Seeker is not a tamable creature, so it is recommended to kill Seekers upon sight. Seekers spawn on The Surface of Aberration and beyond The Spine, they are capable of surviving the harsh environment, heat, and radiation.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Turn off all or any light sources near the Seeker and do not fight near Plant Z or Glowbug.png Glowbug, because charge from animals such as the Bulbdog cause the creature to gain a buff that doubles its damage, thus making it quite formidable, especially when there are multiple Seekers in a group.

When clearing Seekers in caves such as the Hidden Grotto, use long-range, high-damage weapons such as the longneck or fabricated sniper rifle to quickly drop them before they enter your charge-light bubble. This allows your group to maintain charge-light protection.

Alternatively, Charge Lanterns can be used to weaken Nameless while facing away from the Seeker being engaged, but this is difficult due to Nameless popping up from many directions.

Weaponry[edit | edit source]

Dangers[edit | edit source]

The Seekers are given a buff of 2x melee damage and regeneration boost when they are near a charge source. If one is nearby, such as a Bulbdog, then the Seeker will gain said buff, and this is especially dangerous if there is a large swarm of them attacking the player or a tamed creature.

It can hit multiple times to a dino if allowed to get too close to them especially Rock Drakes and Reaper Kings, acting almost similarly when standing too close to a Wooden Spike Wall.png Wooden Spike Wall

Weakness[edit | edit source]

The Seeker becomes very weak when there are no charge sources nearby. If you are fighting one and you turn off any charge sources, such as a tamed Bulbdog or a little glowstick, then the Seeker will become weaker and may flee combat entirely, but Nameless is your problem.

Notes/Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The creature was first announced in Community Crunch 104 on September 23, 2017.[1]
  • Phrased by Helena in the Dossiers FSBMM, quite accurately describing the Seeker, stands for Flying-Squid-Bat-Murder-Monster.
  • The tentacles around the creature's mouth bare a resemblance to the feelers of a star-nosed mole, which may be intentional due to the subterranean nature of the map.
  • This creature resembles the winged beast from the movie 9.
  • The species name, Chimaeram odiosus, roughly translates to "chimera are annoying".
  • The species file name, Pteroteuthis, is a portmanteau of Pteranodon and Tusoteuthis.
  • The Dossier for the Seeker says in the text that there is no known way to tame them, however there is a check for taming and a survivor with what looks like a group of tamed Seekers as shown. The method of taming was thought be part of an unimplemented/hidden mechanic until the announced v278 patch, showing the fact that Seekers are indeed untamable.
    • This shares with Titanoboa.png Titanoboa, whose dossier states it is not tameable as well, but its taming method proves otherwise, if not difficult to both tame and maintain its hunger. Unlike Seeker however, it shows as a cross on the collar.
    • If tamed using admin commands, the game asks you to equip it with a saddle, even though one does not exist for the creature. It can still be ridden, however, doing so will result in the player disappearing altogether and putting the seeker under control of the player, making it so that if Seekers were meant to be tamed, they were not meant to be rideable.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]