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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
Megaloceros latuscoronam
Time Period
Logo Steam.png 216.0
September 28, 2015
Logo Xbox One.svg 729.0
December 16, 2015
Logo PS4.svg 501.0
December 6, 2016
Logo Mobile.svg 1.0
May 24, 2018
Logo Nintendo Switch.png 599.0
November 30, 2018
Spawn Command
admincheat summon Stag_Character_BP_C
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Stag/Stag_Character_BP.Stag_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Megaloceros - LifesLabyrinth
admincheat summon Stag_LL_Character_BP_C
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/Ragnarok/Custom_Assets/Bosses/LifeLabyrinth/Elk/Stag_LL_Character_BP.Stag_LL_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
XP For Kill
8 XP
Gestation Time
6h 6m
Baby Time
7h 7m
Juvenile Time
1d 4h 29m
Adolescent Time
1d 11h 36m
Total Maturation Time
2d 23h 13m 29s
Breeding Interval
18h - 2d

The Island Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Megaloceros The Island.svg

Extinction Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Megaloceros Extinction.svg

The Center Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Megaloceros The Center.svg

Ragnarok Ocean Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Megaloceros Ragnarok.svg

Common             Rare
  Untameable   Cave

Disambig.png This article is about Megaloceros.png Megaloceros, not to be confused with Megalosaurus.png Megalosaurus, Megalania.png Megalania, Megatherium.png Megatherium, or Megalodon.png Megalodon

The Megaloceros (meg-ah-loe-seh-ross) 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.


Megaloceros latuscoronam is a very skittish herbivore, found mostly in the forests and mountains of the Island. Because of its large size, its fraught demeanor would be strange in any other place. But Megaloceros knows how fierce the predators of the island are, and that it is safer to flee from them than to risk its life in a fight.

The antlers of Megaloceros are very large, and make for an excellent source of keratin. This, of course, makes it a valuable resource. Unfortunately, hunting Megaloceros is not easy because of their quick speed and ability to bound over most obstacles.


Megaloceros is jack-of-all-trades creature, and many who ride it value its versatility.

It is decently powerful, and its resilience, speed, and ability to jump often come in handy. Finally, the male Megaloceros' charging horn attack tends to cause targets to “bleed,” decreasing their Health, Stamina, and Speed until healed!

~ Helena

Behavior[edit | edit source]

The Megaloceros is a passive creature. When attacked, it runs away with high speed. Females are 25% faster than males and both can jump over obstacles that are one wall tall. However, once tamed and mounted, only males can attack.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Also known as the Irish Elk or the Giant Deer, the Megaloceros simply resembles a standard deer, except as big as a horse. Megaloceros stags are recognizable by their impressive antlers, used for tussling with each other for the antlerless does. It is only found in the ARK's coldest regions where it is the most common herbivore and thus, regular prey for dire wolves and sabertooth cats.

Color Scheme and Regions

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

Megaloceros PaintRegion0.jpg
Region 0:
X mark.svg

Region 1 is not used
for this Creature.

Megaloceros PaintRegion2.jpg
Region 2:
X mark.svg

Region 3 is not used
for this Creature.

Megaloceros PaintRegion4.jpg
Region 4:
X mark.svg

Region 5 is not used
for this Creature.

Megaloceros - LifesLabyrinth (Variant)[edit | edit source]

The Megaloceros - LifesLabyrinth is a variant of Megaloceros that can be found on Ragnarok in LifesLabyrinth. Upon attacking it in the Oasis room, the Direbear - LifesLabyrinth.png Direbear - LifesLabyrinth and Direwolf - LifesLabyrinth.png Direwolf - LifesLabyrinth will appear and attack in waves, beginning at level 50, and increasing its level every wave by 50, ending at level 250. It is completely identical to the Megaloceros.

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 300 +60 +5.4% 0.07
Stamina.png Stamina 280 +28 +10%
Oxygen.png Oxygen 150 +15 +10%
Food.png Food 1200 +120 +10%
Weight.png Weight 220 +4.4 +4%
Melee Damage.png Melee Damage 302 +1.5 +1.7% 7% 17.6%
Movement Speed.png Movement Speed 100% N/A3 +1% 20%
Torpidity.png Torpidity 175 +10.5 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 200 900 1020 4
Swimming 300 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 Megaloceros attacks the target.
0 480 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 30

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]


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]

For general infos about domesticating a wild creature see Taming.

KO Strategy[edit | edit source]

They can be picked up by an Argentavis (needs PvP or option "Allow Flyer Carry (PvE)"), making it easy to put it in a small box with windows to shoot arrows through, so they can't escape. They are also susceptible to bolas, so you can bola a lower level one and club it into unconsciousness.

Taming Food[edit | edit source]

Megaloceros.png Level 1 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Dimorph Egg) 2 0 0 0 0:04:00
Advanced Crops.png Vegetables 16 13 3 2 0:16:01
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 21 13 3 2 0:15:46
Berries.png Berries 32 13 3 2 0:16:01
Soybean (Primitive Plus).png Soybean Primitive Plus Icon.png 2 0 0 0 0:02:01
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 18; Slingshot Hits × 8; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 2; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 2; Toxicant Arrows with a Bow × 1; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 1; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 1
Torpidity-depletion: 0.3 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:10:00
Megaloceros.png Level 30 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Dimorph Egg) 4 0 0 0 0:08:00
Advanced Crops.png Vegetables 38 70 15 8 0:38:01
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 50 69 14 7 0:37:31
Berries.png Berries 75 69 14 7 0:37:31
Soybean (Primitive Plus).png Soybean Primitive Plus Icon.png 3 0 0 0 0:03:01
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 48; Slingshot Hits × 20; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 6; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 4; Toxicant Arrows with a Bow × 3; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 3; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 2
Torpidity-depletion: 0.49 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:16:30
Megaloceros.png Level 60 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Dimorph Egg) 6 0 0 0 0:12:00
Advanced Crops.png Vegetables 60 158 33 17 1:00:01
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 80 158 33 17 1:00:01
Berries.png Berries 120 158 33 17 1:00:01
Soybean (Primitive Plus).png Soybean Primitive Plus Icon.png 4 0 0 0 0:04:01
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 80; Slingshot Hits × 33; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 9; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 6; Toxicant Arrows with a Bow × 5; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 4; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 2
Torpidity-depletion: 0.64 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:20:57
Megaloceros.png Level 90 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Dimorph Egg) 9 0 0 0 0:18:00
Advanced Crops.png Vegetables 83 276 59 30 1:23:01
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 110 274 59 30 1:22:31
Berries.png Berries 165 274 59 30 1:22:31
Soybean (Primitive Plus).png Soybean Primitive Plus Icon.png 6 0 0 0 0:06:01
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 111; Slingshot Hits × 46; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 13; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 8; Toxicant Arrows with a Bow × 7; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 6; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 3
Torpidity-depletion: 0.77 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:24:11
Megaloceros.png Level 120 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Dimorph Egg) 11 0 0 0 0:22:00
Advanced Crops.png Vegetables 105 411 89 45 1:45:01
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 140 411 89 45 1:45:01
Berries.png Berries 210 411 89 45 1:45:01
Soybean (Primitive Plus).png Soybean Primitive Plus Icon.png 7 0 0 0 0:07:01
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 143; Slingshot Hits × 59; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 16; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 10; Toxicant Arrows with a Bow × 8; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 7; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 4
Torpidity-depletion: 0.89 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:26:43
Megaloceros.png Level 150 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Dimorph Egg) 13 0 0 0 0:26:00
Advanced Crops.png Vegetables 128 570 125 63 2:08:01
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 170 567 124 62 2:07:31
Berries.png Berries 255 567 124 62 2:07:31
Soybean (Primitive Plus).png Soybean Primitive Plus Icon.png 9 0 0 0 0:09:01
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 174; Slingshot Hits × 71; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 20; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 12; Toxicant Arrows with a Bow × 10; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 8; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 4
Torpidity-depletion: 1.01 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:28:49

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.png Kibble (Dimorph Egg): 1 × Dimorph Egg.png Dimorph Egg , 2 × Mejoberry.png Mejoberry , 3 × Fiber.png Fiber , 1 × Longrass.png Longrass , 1 × Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat , 1 × Water.png Water

Combat[edit | edit source]

This section describes how to fight against the Megaloceros.

General[edit | edit source]

The Megaloceros will flee from a fight when attacked, rather than fighting. This trait makes them difficult to kill, as it may be hard to shoot them while they are running. If you have one tamed then they have good damage and is stronger than the Parasaur

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Try to chase the Megaloceros against a steep cliff. If you walk up directly behind it, it will try to run up the cliff instead of fleeing to either side leaving it open to your attacks. Try to angle yourself in relation to the cliff so that you drive the Megaloceros up the steepest area which should limit its movement options. This is most easily accomplished near the beach. Megaloceros are also relatively slow swimmers so chasing them into the water is viable. Bolas are also extremely effective.

Weaponry[edit | edit source]

Dangers[edit | edit source]

In the wild the Megaloceros is not a danger on its own. However they are fast and can grab the attention of more aggressive carnivores such as Terror Birds and Dire Wolves. Although the dossier mentions that the Megaloceros can cause a bleeding wound this has not yet been implemented. (Tested as of v253.995 against wild creatures, PvP scenarios have yet to be tested.)

Weakness[edit | edit source]

Both male and female Megaloceros are skittish and will run when provoked.

Once you tame a Megaloceros, if it is a female and has a saddle, it can not attack

Utility[edit | edit source]

Roles[edit | edit source]

  • Gatherer: The Male Megaloceros is good for farming thatch while running through the woods, as it gathers very little wood. You should have no weight issues and should be able to easily farm 1000 thatch in a single run. It's also good for farming Rare Mushrooms in the Swamp (Level Weight and Melee Damage).
  • Scout/Transport: The female Megaloceros has a very respectable speed, carry weight, and is extremely agile with its great leaping ability. However, the female does not have an attack, so there is no sense leveling up attack damage (Level Speed, Stamina, and Weight).
  • Cave Mount: Megaloceros are one of the strongest mountable creatures being able to pass a cave entrance. Having a mount in caves has several advantages: Your food and water count drop slower, the mount can carry useful stuff, and they deal and take damage. Additionally, Megaloceros take reduced damage from airborne creatures, which is a very unique feature. You can wear armor protecting you from heat or cold and Onycs won't shred it, since they deal no damage to you but to your Megaloceros instead. Note that only male Megaloceros deal damage. Beware of lava though (Level Health, Melee Damage, and Stamina).

Collectibles[edit | edit source]

Resource Efficiency
Thatch.png Thatch ★★★★☆
Wood.png Wood ★☆☆☆☆

Notes/Trivia[edit | edit source]

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

  • Dossier released on 9/4/2015[2]
  • The binomial name means "broad-crowned great horn", but the specific epithet is constructed incorrectly; it should be either laticoronarius or laticoronatus.
  • In real life, Megaloceros is referred to by the common name 'Irish Elk', although they were distributed all across Europe, Asia, and Africa. It is also referred to by another common name, the 'Giant Elk'.
  • It is important to note that while the female Megaloceros is 25% faster than the male it can not attack as it lacks the antlers of the male to do so with. Keep this in mind if you intend on taming a pair to Mate Boost.
  • The female Megaloceros has invisible antlers, something to be aware of when taming.
  • During the Winter Wonderland Event, Megaloceros wander the whole island freely because of the lower temperatures and snowy weather. It can be given a special event costume made in the Smithy that can make it look like a Christmas reindeer.
  • Female Megaloceros was the fastest thing in the game while jumping. She can outrun Alpha Basilisk. (Fastest thing no jump)

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]