Status Effects

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In ARK Survival Evolved there are various Status Effects that can affect your character in various ways. See an entire list of Status Effects below.


Creatures

Debuffs[edit | edit source]



Enflamed

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Message: N/A

HUD Text: You're burning up! A percentage of your Health will burn away! (Fire Breath)
You're burning up! 25% of your Health will burn away! (Lava)

Other Info: Caused by fire breath from Dragon and Fire Wyvern. Burns away 20-25% of max health over 10 seconds.



Gnashed

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Message: N/A

HUD Text: You are Gnashed! You are losing 5% of your health over time!

Other Info: Caused by attacks from Giganotosaurus, Allosaurus. Removes 1% of your max health per second for 5 seconds.



Leeched

Leech.png

Message: Leeched!

HUD Text: Your Health and Stamina is slowly being drained! Get it off!!!

Other Info: A leech is currently attached to you or your creature. Remove it by standing in a fire or pressing E to remove it from your creatures.



Tranquilized

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Message: You've been tranquilized! You'll start losing torpor, fast!

HUD Text: You are getting very sleepy...

Other Info: This status effect can be caused by the attack of the Pulmonoscorpius, Spider, Beelzebufo, Titanboa, or a player's Tranquilizer Arrow.



Poisoned

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Message: You've been poisoned! Your stamina is decreasing!

HUD Text: '

Other Info: This status effect can be caused by the attack of the Meganeura, Titanomyrma, or a Troodon attacking a non human..



Venom

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Message: N/A

HUD Text: Your vision is impaired!

Other Info: This status effect can be caused by the spit attack of the Dilophosaur or Plant Species X. Your vision is obscured and your movement speed is reduced by 50% for 10 seconds.



Webbed

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Message: You've been webbed!

HUD Text: Your movement speed is decreased!

Other Info: This status effect is inflicted by the Araneo and Broodmother's web attack. Reduces your Movement Speed by 50% for 10 seconds.



Mega Rabies

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Message: N/A

HUD Text: Health and stamina rapidly decreasing!

Other Info: This status effect is inflicted by the bite of a Megalania or with a 10% chance by the bite of an Onyc. It rapidly drains your health and stamina.



Moth Poison

Lymantria Spores.png

Message: '

HUD Text: '

Other Info: This status effect is inflicted by the spore cloud of a Lymantria. It will slow down players and creatures by 90% as well as drain their stamina.



Paralyzed

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Message: '

HUD Text: '

Other Info: This status effect is inflicted by the bite of a Troodon. It rapidly increases your torpor.



Cowardice

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Message: (Applied) Your dino feels uneasy
(Maxed) Your dinos is scared and out of control!

HUD Text: '

Other Info: This status effect is inflicted by the fear roar of a Yutyrannus. It increases damage taken and decreases damage done by up to 50%. If the effect is maxed, your creature will not respond to commands and run away from the Yutyrannus.



BEES!

Swarmed.png

Message: '

HUD Text: BEEEEEEEESSSSS!

Other Info: When accessing a Bee Hive without Ghillie Armor this effect is applied for 10 seconds. It decreases the speed by a third and health by 10%.



BEES!

Stung.png

Message: '

HUD Text: You have been stung by BEES!

Other Info: This effect is applied for 10 seconds when stung by a Giant Bee. It decreases the speed by a third and health by 2%.


Buffs[edit | edit source]



Mystic Skin Oil

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Message: N/A

HUD Text: Mystic Skin Oil

Other Info: This status effect is inflicted by coming into contact with an allied Liopleurodon. It will decrease your oxygen consumption and changes the contents of nearby drops.



Brave

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Message: (Applied) Your dino feels energized.

HUD Text: (% of boost)

Other Info: This status effect is inflicted by the courage roar of a Yutyrannus. It decreases damage taken and increases damage done by up to 40%.



Imprinted

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Message: N/A

HUD Text: Rider Imprinted 100%, Damage +30%, Resistance +30%

Other Info: This status effect is inflicted by imprinting a creature during breeding. It decreases damage taken and increases damage done by up to 30% for a 100% imprinted creature.


Environmental

Temperature[edit | edit source]



Cold

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Message: You're cold. You should find some warmth soon.

HUD Text: Food decreases faster as the ambient temperature gets lower.

Other Info: This is a Temperature status, and is affected by many different sources, including: Current Air Temp, Heat Sources (like fires), Swimming, Clothing, and Shelter.



Freezing

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Message: You're freezing! Find some warmth, quickly!

HUD Text: Food decreases much faster as the ambient temperature gets lower.

Other Info: This is a Temperature status, and is affected by many different sources, including: Current Air Temp, Heat Sources (like fires), Swimming, Clothing, and Shelter. You will also slowly lose health while you are Freezing.

Testing on hypothermia

Temperature (°C) -5 -5 -5 -5 -5 -5 -5 -5 -5 -5
Hypothermal Insulation 0 56 111 137 168 202 249 338 358 393
Time to lose 100 hp 2m25s 3m16s 5m09s 6m43s 11m07s cold effect only cold effect only cold effect only not cold not cold

Notes:

  • Fria Curry can give 56 hypothermal insulation for 15 minutes.
  • When equipping a piece of armour the hypothermal and hyperthermal insulation value is slightly increased (approx. 1.15x stated value).



Hot

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Message: You're hot. You should find some place to cool down soon.

HUD Text: Water decreases faster as the ambient temperature gets higher.

Other Info: This is a Temperature status, and is affected by many different sources, including: Current Air Temp, Heat Sources (like fires), Swimming, Clothing, and Shelter.



Burning

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Message: N/A

HUD Text: Water decreases much faster as the ambient temperature gets higher.

Other Info: This is a Temperature status, and is affected by many different sources, including: Current Air Temp, Heat Sources (like fires), Swimming, Clothing, and Shelter.

To withstand 34° C (93° F) heat, at least 124 hyperthermal insulation is required (any armour other than cloth reduces the hyperthermal insulation so could be removed if working in a hot environment and no risk of danger.

Notes:

  • Calien Soup can give 56 hyperthermal insulation for 15 minutes.


Weather[edit | edit source]



Heat Stroke

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Message: N/A

HUD Text: (% of heatstroke effect)

Other Info: This status occurs on the Scorched Earth map by being overheated for too long without resolving the issue. As heatstroke progresses, you will eventually (50%) be prevented from sprinting and (~80%) start to have cloudy vision and drunken swaying movement, and finally start taking health damage until you die.

Notes:

  • A tent can help to temporarily spare you from the heat and an Iced Water Jar can remove the effect.



Sandstorm

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Message: N/A

HUD Text: '

Other Info: This status occurs on the Scorched Earth map by being outside while in a Sandstorm. It will severely limit your visibility, as well as prevent sprinting and drain stamina and slowly add sand into your inventory. Anything you may be riding is also prevented from sprinting and loses stamina.

Notes:

  • Entering a tent or going indoors will protect you from the sand and stamina drain. Wearing the Desert Goggles and Hat (Scorched Earth).png Desert Goggles and Hat Scorched Earth Icon.png will save your visibility.


Day/Night Cycle[edit | edit source]



Groggy

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Message: N/A

HUD Text: Groggy

Other Info: This status effect is inflicted to a Megalosaurus when waken up during daytime. It decreases movement speed and increases stamina consumption.



Sleep Deprived

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Message: N/A

HUD Text: Sleep Deprived

Other Info: This status effect is inflicted to a Megalosaurus if awake too long during daytime. It increases torpor while decreasing stamina and food.


Other[edit | edit source]



Home

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Message: N/A

HUD Text: N/A

Other Info: Becomes active when in a house. It gives a buff of +112 hypo and +56 hyperthermic insulation.



Relaxing

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Message: N/A

HUD Text: Relaxing at the pond

Other Info: Grants you a healing over time for 60 seconds after entering a hotspring. You are visualy evaporating while the Buff lasts.

Note:

  • this Buff can only be found on Ragnarok.



Attributes[edit | edit source]

Debuffs[edit | edit source]



Crafting/Repairing

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Message: N/A

HUD Text: Can't jump, can't run, and movement speed is slower.

Other Info: Applied to players while crafting. Will not effect a mount if the player is crafting while mounted. See the Crafting Page for more information.



Encumbered

Encumbered.png

Message: You're encumbered! Drop some inventory weight in order to move again!

HUD Text: Can't run and can't jump.

Other Info: When mounted, remember that your weight is added to your mount's total weight limit; dropping items from your personal inventory will reduce weight for both you and the mount. This status appears when you are carrying at least 85% of your weight stat. Move speed begins to drop slightly before this status appears (e.g. at 75% weight, your speed is reduced to ~75%).



Exhausted

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Message: You're tired! Stop moving for a moment to regain your Stamina!

HUD Text: Can't jump, can't run, and movement speed is slower.

Other Info: This effect is applied to players who have no remaining Stamina. Attacking while Exhausted will raise your Torpor and potentially knock you unconscious.



Injured

Injured.png

Message: You're injured! Recover some health in order to move properly again.

HUD Text: Can't jump, run, recover stamina, slower movement, and Torpidity increases faster.

Other Info: This effect is applied to players when their health falls below 30.



Knocked Out

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Message: You can't move, but Water and Food decrease more slowly, and Torpidity decreases rapidly.

HUD Text: You're knocked out! Wait for your Torpidity to reduce in order to wake back up.

Other Info: You can't move, open your inventory, or use any items. You will be able to faintly see what is happening in front of you.



Starving

Starving.png

Message: You're starving! Find something to eat, fast!

HUD Text: Health decreases over time, Torpidity increases over time, Torpidity increases faster.

Other Info: You will slowly start to lose health, leading to eventual death unless you eat Food. You lose ~1hp/5secs.



Suffocating

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Message: You're suffocating! Get some air, immediately!

HUD Text: Health decreases rapidly over time.

Other Info: You are out of oxygen. If you do not get oxygen in a small matter of time you will die.


Buffs[edit | edit source]



Explorer Note Found

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Message: N/A

HUD Text: Double XP!.

Other Info: Once an Explorer Note has been found, XP will be doubled for a specific time.
The remaining time (in seconds) is shown in the status element.


Consumables

Debuffs[edit | edit source]



Food Poisoning

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Message: You ate raw or rotten food! Your Health is decreasing slightly from it.

HUD Text: You are losing Health due to bad food!

Other Info: Instead of eating raw meat, cook it first, it doesn't only remove your food poisoning, but it also increases the amount of food you get from eating it! If you eat multiple raw or rotted meat the effect duration increases. One piece of raw meat will apply 5 points of damage and give 10 food. One piece of cooked meat will heal 5 points of health and give 20 food.



Hallucinogenic Spores

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Message: N/A

HUD Text: Whoa, trippy!

Other Info: This debut is inflicted after eating a Rare Mushroom.png Rare Mushroom. It will lower your visibility for 10 seconds.



Rare Flower Pheromones

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Message: N/A

HUD Text: Provokes aggression from nearby dinosaurs.

Other Info: This debut is inflicted after eating a Rare Flower.png Rare Flower. It causes nearby creatures to attack you, regardless of that creature's usual aggression level.


Buffs[edit | edit source]



Broth of Enlightenment

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Message: N/A

HUD Text: You are currently gaining bonus exp!

Other Info: This buff is given after eating a Broth of Enlightenment.png Broth of Enlightenment. You gain 50% more Experience for 20 minutes.



Digesting

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Message: N/A

HUD Text: You are regaining Food!

Other Info: This appears after eating while your food meter is refilling.



Healing

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Message: N/A

HUD Text: You're regaining Health!

Other Info: Your health is regaining due to a consumable item. You naturally regain health slowly (less than 0.5 per second), but this status is significantly faster.



Iced Water

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Message: N/A

HUD Text: Cooling you down!

Other Info: This buff is given after consuming an Iced Water Jar.png Iced Water Jar or Iced Canteen.png Iced Canteen. Your Hyperthermal insulation is increased by 84 and your Hypothermal insulation is decreased by the same amount.



Insulating Warmth

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Message: N/A

HUD Text: Well-protected against cold temperatures, & immune to contracting certain Lesser Diseases!

Other Info: This buff is given after consuming Wyvern Milk (Scorched Earth).png Wyvern Milk. Your Hypothermal insulation is increased by 787, and you are immune to contracting Diseases. It also makes you immune to the damage-over-time from the Enflamed debuff given from fire breath attacks (but not from lava); you still take damage from the impact of such attacks though.



Lesser Antidote

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Message: N/A

HUD Text: You're temporarily immune to contracting certain Lesser Diseases!

Other Info: This buff is given after consuming a Lesser Antidote.png Lesser Antidote. Currently, it is only used to cure Swamp Fever