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Seeker

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Aberration DLC.jpg Valguero DLC.jpg This article is about content exclusive to the DLC: Aberration, Valguero
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These values may differ with what you see in-game or written elsewhere. But that is what the dossier says.
Species
Chimaeram odiosus
Time Period
Unknown
Diet
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December 12, 2017
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December 12, 2017
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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

Valguero Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Seeker Valguero.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 while using its bat-like wings to walk. It also had a squid-like face with tentacles hanging from its mouth and six, small, beady, blue eyes(Three on either side), as well openings on the side of the body and extendable 'fins' on its back.

Color Scheme and Regions[edit | edit source]




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

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 250 +50
Stamina 100 +10
Oxygen 150 +15
Food 1500 +150
Weight 50 +1
Melee Damage 102 +0.5
Movement Speed 100% N/A3
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, because charge from animals such as the Bulbdog and other light pets 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 Rifle 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]

Try to use anything that can kill it from a range. Crossbows, guns, and other things of the sort will help. If it gets into melee range and you can't get away, use swords or pikes. If you wish to kill it faster, use swords. If you wish to kill it without sustaining too much damage, use pikes

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 to when a player is standing too close to a Wooden Spike Wall

Weakness[edit | edit source]

The Seeker becomes very weak and often flee 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, but Nameless can still be a problem.

Utility[edit | edit source]

Roles[edit | edit source]

  • Swarming Tactics: Although the Seeker cannot be tamed, this doesn't mean they can't be exploited as a force to be reckoned with. If a survivor can manage to pull it off, they can attract a large enough swarm of Seekers and thanks to their relatively slow flying speed can be coaxed to follow at a comfortable distance so long as one has a Charge Pet. From there, the Seekers may be used as a potential threat, annoyance, or distraction to other survivors and tames as long as a source of Charge is present to stimulate their aggression, but usually this is only useful for trolling purposes.

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.
  • As Oil is notoriously difficult to acquire on Aberration, Seekers can be an adequate source of it, especially if one can travel to the Surface, though gathering oil from oil nodes on the Surface is a more viable way of obtaining it.
  • 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.
    • When received the buff from a charge light source, its mouth opens.
  • This creature resembles the winged beast from the movie 9.
  • The species name, Chimaeram odiosus, roughly translates to "annoying chimera".
  • The species file name, Pteroteuthis, is a portmanteau of Pteranodon and Tusoteuthis.
  • The Seeker's dependance on Charge is a rather curious one as no known organisms other than autotrophs(plants, cyanobacteria, algae) can use the radiance emitted by light for sustenance. Perhaps this is why Seekers can be commonly seen on the Surface as well as where the charge pets, Glowtail and Featherlight are located.
  • Seekers are supposed to spawn only on the Surface and in underground areas with Radiation or in Artifact caves, but they can also rarely spawn near the Northwest entrance to the surface in the Green Zone. This is likely a bug.
  • 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, whose dossier states it is not tameable as well, but its taming method proves otherwise. Unlike the dossier for the 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.
      • This is not true if spawned in and forcetamed. The player will disappear when mounted, but will be in control of the Seeker. (Tested in v292.103) This seems to be an unintended feature as when a player dismounts the Seeker, they will be in ghost mode.
        • Furthermore, if one forcetames a Seeker, it will disappear after logging off and logging back in. (Tested in v291.100)

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]