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Terror Bird

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These values may differ with what you see in-game or written elsewhere. But that is what the dossier says.
Group
Species
Phorusrhacidae rapidesultor
Time Period
Late Paleocene
Diet
Logo Steam.png 235.0
February 7, 2016
Logo Xbox One.svg 732.0
March 7, 2016
Logo PS4.svg 501.0
December 6, 2016
Logo Mobile.png 1.0
May 24, 2018
Logo Nintendo Switch.png 599.0
November 30, 2018
Spawn Command
admincheat summon TerrorBird_Character_BP_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/TerrorBird/TerrorBird_Character_BP.TerrorBird_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
Data
XP For Kill
8 XP
Drops
Special Loot Chance
30%
20 - 28 °C / 68 - 82 °F
Incubation Time
1h 59m 59.424s
Baby Time
4h 37m 46.666s
Juvenile Time
18h 31m 6.664s
Adolescent Time
23h 8m 53.328s
Total Maturation Time
1d 22h 17m 46.656s
Breeding Interval
18h - 2d
Habitat

The Island Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Terror Bird The Island.svg

Scorched Earth Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Terror Bird Scorched Earth.svg

Extinction Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Terror Bird Extinction.svg

The Center Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Terror Bird The Center.svg

Ragnarok Ocean Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Terror Bird Ragnarok.svg

Valguero Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Terror Bird Valguero.svg

Common             Rare
  Untameable   Cave

The Terror Bird 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

Ranging from eight to twelve feet tall, Phorusrhacidae rapidesultor is a highly aggressive avian that is just barely capable of very brief "flight." Instead, it uses its wings primarily for balance during its high-speed sprints. Phorusrhacidae flight is actually closer to an impressive sustained leap or glide that is assisted and lengthened by flapping its wings.

Phorusrhacidae shows interesting traits related to theropods such as Utahraptor, Carnotaurus, and Tyrannosaurus. It has many similar traits, such as general shape and predator patterns, but its attacks tend towards lightning fast dashes and beak slashes.

Domesticated

Phorusrhacidae is an effective combat mount, particularly for harassing and scouting. Riders of Phorusrhacidae gain most of the benefits of a fast, mobile ground-based theropod, while also gaining some of the freedom of movement from a flyer...assuming the rider can coax Phorusrhacidae into staying in the air over a long leap.

~ Helena

Behavior[edit | edit source]

The Terror Bird is an extremely aggressive avian species. Whilst they commonly travel in groups of 3 (occasionally 4), they can be seen (albeit rarely) on their own; caution is still strongly advised.

Whilst typically found all over the island, the Redwood forest offers the richest source of prey, which includes the player if they are caught within their large aggro range. Therefore, they are most likely to be seen in and around this region.

The Terror bird is a remarkably fast predator, making outrunning them on foot very difficult.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

A Terror Bird stands as tall as a man and is a highly aggressive carnivore. Having evolved to sprint in pursuit of small prey, Terror Birds have long legs and powerful hooked beaks designed to tear flesh and crush bone. They have traded the power of flight for this, having only vestigial wings, generally used for balance in high-speed chases in the dense forest.

Color Scheme and Regions[edit | edit source]




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

Terror Bird PaintRegion0.jpg
Region 0:
Feathers
X mark.svg

Region 1 is not used
for this Creature.

X mark.svg

Region 2 is not used
for this Creature.

X mark.svg

Region 3 is not used
for this Creature.

Terror Bird PaintRegion4.jpg
Region 4:
Belly/Wings Accent
Terror Bird PaintRegion5.jpg
Region 5:
Beack, Skin and Legs

Drops[edit | edit source]

In Primitive+

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 270 +54 +5.4% 0.07
Stamina 160 +16 +10%
Oxygen 150 +15 +10%
Food 1500 +150 +10%
Weight 120 +2.4 +4%
Melee Damage 182 +0.9 +1.7% 7% 17.6%
Movement Speed 100% N/A3 +1% 20%
Torpidity 300 +18 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 255.36 1080.1727 1200.1919 5
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 Terror Bird bites the target.
0 330 0 430
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 18

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]

Terror Bird

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.

Combat[edit | edit source]

This section describes how to fight against the Terror Bird.

General[edit | edit source]

Terror Birds spawn in small clusters of three to four members, so be sure that you can handle multiple opponents. They are extremely fast and aggressive, patrolling the area while devouring anything they can get their beaks on. Be careful when exploring in their spawning areas, which includes the redwoods, the mountains and the rivers at the base of the mountains. Be sure to consider other animals while dealing with Terror Birds, as there are plenty where they spawn!

Strategy[edit | edit source]

If the Terror Bird is unable to reach you, it can not harm you. Fighting on the ground is not a good idea, as the Terror Bird is adapted to running and can easily overtake a player. Try to finish them off quickly before their damage adds up, as escape is not a viable option. Oddly enough, the birds sometimes get stuck on each other and cannot move. In this rare occasion, either run, kill or knock them out before they fix themselves. This is a bug, and it may be fixed in a future patch.

Weaponry[edit | edit source]

Due to their pack nature, ranged weapons are best used to avoid being overwhelmed. If a melee situation arises, a sword or pike should be used to cause decent damage. Shotguns work rather well to deal high damage to one or two birds.

Dangers[edit | edit source]

The Terror Bird is a good sprinter, so make sure to stay away from it on open terrain if you are poorly equipped. Fast or durable mounts can evacuate you in a pinch, or they can simply aide in killing one. Be sure that other mountainous animals do not enter the battle, as a Rex or Giganotosaurus can easily turn a casual hunt into a nightmarish slaughter of beloved animals and helpful tribe members.

Weakness[edit | edit source]

Similar to the Raptor, the Terror Bird can easily be trapped on rocks and attacked with either a ranged weapon or a pike. They do not have relatively high health, so they can be dispatched in a similar method to raptors. The Terror Bird, like some other creatures, has a special head hitbox, which make them take 3x more damages with headshots. If one Terror Bird charges you alone, the best weapons are bows or crossbows. Use iron arrows to make sure to one-shot it.

Taming[edit | edit source]

The Terror Bird loses torpor quickly so make sure that you are stocked up on Narcotics when you knock one out.

Terror Bird.png Level 1 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Regular Kibble.png Regular Kibble 3 25 6 3 0:04:48
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 5 51 13 7 0:07:31
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 9 107 27 14 0:13:30
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 6 65 16 8 0:09:01
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 12 150 37 19 0:17:59
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 15 86 22 11 0:11:16
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 17 221 55 28 0:25:31
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 29 191 47 24 0:22:21
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 34 221 55 28 0:25:31
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 43 285 70 35 0:32:16
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 85 282 70 35 0:31:53
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 30; Slingshot Hits × 13; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 4; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 2; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 2; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 1
Torpidity-depletion: 2.25 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:02:13
Terror Bird.png Level 30 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Regular Kibble.png Regular Kibble 6 72 20 10 0:09:36
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 12 173 47 24 0:18:01
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 21 334 90 45 0:31:28
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 14 208 56 28 0:21:01
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 28 460 123 62 0:41:58
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 35 271 73 37 0:26:16
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 42 712 191 96 1:03:01
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 70 603 162 81 0:53:57
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 83 703 189 95 1:02:16
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 104 892 239 120 1:18:01
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 208 892 239 120 1:18:01
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 83; Slingshot Hits × 34; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 10; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 6; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 4; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 2
Torpidity-depletion: 3.74 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:03:39
Terror Bird.png Level 60 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Regular Kibble.png Regular Kibble 9 129 37 19 0:14:24
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 18 296 83 42 0:27:01
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 34 613 172 86 0:50:57
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 23 395 111 56 0:34:31
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 45 831 233 117 1:07:26
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 56 494 139 70 0:42:01
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 67 1268 355 178 1:40:31
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 112 1080 303 152 1:26:19
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 134 1268 355 178 1:40:31
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 168 1605 450 225 2:06:01
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 335 1600 449 225 2:05:38
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 137; Slingshot Hits × 56; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 16; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 9; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 7; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 4
Torpidity-depletion: 4.88 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:04:39
Terror Bird.png Level 90 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Regular Kibble.png Regular Kibble 12 195 57 29 0:19:11
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 25 452 131 66 0:37:31
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 46 893 259 130 1:08:56
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 31 578 168 84 0:46:31
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 62 1230 356 178 1:32:54
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 78 747 216 108 0:58:31
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 93 1885 545 273 2:19:31
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 155 1603 464 232 1:59:27
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 185 1874 542 271 2:18:46
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 232 2370 685 343 2:54:01
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 463 2364 684 342 2:53:38
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 191; Slingshot Hits × 78; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 22; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 13; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 9; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 5
Torpidity-depletion: 5.91 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:05:22
Terror Bird.png Level 120 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Regular Kibble.png Regular Kibble 15 265 79 40 0:23:59
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 32 617 183 92 0:48:01
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 59 1209 358 179 1:28:25
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 40 793 235 118 1:00:01
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 79 1648 488 244 1:58:23
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 99 1002 297 149 1:14:16
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 118 2508 742 371 2:57:01
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 197 2138 633 317 2:31:49
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 236 2508 742 371 2:57:01
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 295 3156 934 467 3:41:16
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 590 3156 934 467 3:41:16
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 245; Slingshot Hits × 100; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 28; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 16; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 12; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 6
Torpidity-depletion: 6.86 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:05:56
Terror Bird.png Level 150 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Regular Kibble.png Regular Kibble 18 339 103 52 0:28:47
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 39 789 238 119 0:58:31
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 71 1513 457 229 1:46:23
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 48 993 300 150 1:12:01
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 96 2080 628 314 2:23:51
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 120 1265 382 191 1:30:01
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 144 3172 957 479 3:36:01
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 240 2702 815 408 3:04:57
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 287 3160 953 477 3:35:16
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 359 3977 1200 600 4:29:16
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 718 3977 1200 600 4:29:16
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 299; Slingshot Hits × 122; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 34; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 19; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 14; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 7
Torpidity-depletion: 7.77 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:06:24

Soothing Balm Terror Bird.png Level 1 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Values without Soothing Balm Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Gallimimus Egg) 2 10 3 2 0:03:12
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 4 36 9 5 0:06:01
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 7 79 20 10 0:10:30
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 9 44 11 6 0:06:46
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 10 122 30 15 0:15:01
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 17 104 26 13 0:13:06
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 20 122 30 15 0:15:01
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 25 157 39 20 0:18:46
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 49 154 38 19 0:18:23
Minor Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Gallimimus Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:01:36
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 2 8 2 1 0:03:01
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 3 22 6 3 0:04:30
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 3 1 1 1 0:02:16
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 4 36 9 5 0:06:01
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 6 23 6 3 0:04:38
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 7 29 8 4 0:05:16
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 9 44 11 6 0:06:46
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 17 40 10 5 0:06:23
Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Gallimimus Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:01:36
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:31
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:30
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:00:46
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:31
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:00:47
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 1 0 0 0 0:00:46
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:00:46
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 2 0 0 0 0:00:46
Major Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Gallimimus Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:01:36
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:31
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:30
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:00:46
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:31
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:00:47
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 1 0 0 0 0:00:46
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:00:46
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:00:23
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 30; Slingshot Hits × 13; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 4; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 2; Toxicant Arrows with a Bow × 2; Toxicant Arrows with a Compound Bow × 2; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 2; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 1
Torpidity-depletion: 2.25 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:02:13
Soothing Balm Terror Bird.png Level 30 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Values without Soothing Balm Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Gallimimus Egg) 3 14 4 2 0:04:48
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 8 101 27 14 0:12:01
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 16 244 66 33 0:23:59
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 20 137 37 19 0:15:01
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 24 388 104 52 0:36:01
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 40 326 88 44 0:30:50
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 48 388 104 52 0:36:01
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 60 496 133 67 0:45:01
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 119 491 132 66 0:44:38
Minor Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Gallimimus Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:01:36
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 3 11 3 2 0:04:31
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 6 64 18 9 0:09:00
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 7 20 6 3 0:05:16
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 8 101 27 14 0:12:01
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 14 86 23 12 0:10:48
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 16 101 27 14 0:12:01
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 20 137 37 19 0:15:01
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 40 137 37 19 0:15:01
Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Gallimimus Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:01:36
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:31
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:30
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:00:46
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:31
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 2 0 0 0 0:01:33
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 2 0 0 0 0:01:31
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 2 0 0 0 0:01:31
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 4 0 0 0 0:01:31
Major Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Gallimimus Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:01:36
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:31
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:30
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:00:46
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:31
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:00:47
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 1 0 0 0 0:00:46
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:00:46
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:00:23
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 83; Slingshot Hits × 34; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 10; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 6; Toxicant Arrows with a Bow × 5; Toxicant Arrows with a Compound Bow × 4; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 4; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 2
Torpidity-depletion: 3.74 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:03:39
Soothing Balm Terror Bird.png Level 75 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Values without Soothing Balm Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Gallimimus Egg) 6 63 18 9 0:09:36
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 16 260 74 37 0:24:01
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 31 567 162 81 0:46:27
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 38 321 92 46 0:28:31
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 46 875 250 125 1:09:01
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 76 732 209 105 0:58:34
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 92 875 250 125 1:09:01
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 114 1101 314 157 1:25:31
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 228 1101 314 157 1:25:31
Minor Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Gallimimus Egg) 2 0 0 0 0:03:12
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 6 55 16 8 0:09:01
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 11 157 45 23 0:16:29
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 13 65 19 10 0:09:46
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 16 260 74 37 0:24:01
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 26 206 59 30 0:20:03
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 31 250 71 36 0:23:16
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 38 321 92 46 0:28:31
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 76 321 92 46 0:28:31
Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Gallimimus Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:01:36
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:31
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 2 0 0 0 0:03:00
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 2 0 0 0 0:01:31
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 2 0 0 0 0:03:01
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 3 0 0 0 0:02:19
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 4 0 0 0 0:03:01
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 4 0 0 0 0:03:01
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 8 0 0 0 0:03:01
Major Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Gallimimus Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:01:36
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:31
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:30
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:00:46
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:31
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:00:47
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 1 0 0 0 0:00:46
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:00:46
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:00:23
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 164; Slingshot Hits × 67; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 19; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 11; Toxicant Arrows with a Bow × 10; Toxicant Arrows with a Compound Bow × 7; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 8; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 4
Torpidity-depletion: 5.4 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:05:02
Soothing Balm Terror Bird.png Level 150 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Values without Soothing Balm Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Gallimimus Egg) 11 170 52 26 0:17:35
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 28 539 163 82 0:42:01
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 55 1151 347 174 1:22:25
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 69 687 207 104 0:51:46
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 82 1765 532 266 2:03:01
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 137 1501 453 227 1:45:35
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 164 1765 532 266 2:03:01
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 205 2230 673 337 2:33:46
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 410 2230 673 337 2:33:46
Minor Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Gallimimus Egg) 4 -0 -0 -0 0:06:24
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 10 131 40 20 0:15:01
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 19 335 101 51 0:28:29
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 23 165 50 25 0:17:16
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 28 539 163 82 0:42:01
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 46 440 133 67 0:35:27
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 55 528 160 80 0:41:16
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 69 687 207 104 0:51:46
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 137 681 206 103 0:51:23
Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Gallimimus Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:01:36
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:31
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 2 0 0 0 0:03:00
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 3 0 0 0 0:02:16
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 3 0 0 0 0:04:31
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 5 0 0 0 0:03:52
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 6 0 0 0 0:04:31
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 7 0 0 0 0:05:16
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 14 0 0 0 0:05:16
Major Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Gallimimus Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:01:36
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:31
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:30
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:00:46
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:31
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:00:47
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 1 0 0 0 0:00:46
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:00:46
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:00:23
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 299; Slingshot Hits × 122; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 34; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 19; Toxicant Arrows with a Bow × 17; Toxicant Arrows with a Compound Bow × 13; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 14; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 7
Torpidity-depletion: 7.77 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:06:24
Soothing Balm Terror Bird.png Level 300 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Values without Soothing Balm Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Gallimimus Egg) 20 397 127 64 0:31:59
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 52 1158 370 185 1:18:01
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 104 2444 781 391 2:35:50
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 130 1480 473 237 1:37:31
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 155 3711 1186 593 3:52:31
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 259 3166 1012 506 3:19:35
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 310 3711 1186 593 3:52:31
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 388 4677 1494 747 4:51:01
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 775 4671 1492 746 4:50:38
Minor Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Gallimimus Egg) 7 54 18 9 0:11:12
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 18 315 101 51 0:27:01
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 35 735 235 118 0:52:27
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 44 414 133 67 0:33:01
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 52 1158 370 185 1:18:01
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 87 977 312 156 1:07:03
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 104 1158 370 185 1:18:01
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 130 1480 473 237 1:37:31
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 259 1474 471 236 1:37:08
Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Gallimimus Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:01:36
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 2 0 0 0 0:03:01
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 4 0 0 0 0:06:00
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 5 0 0 0 0:03:46
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 6 18 6 3 0:09:01
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 9 0 0 0 0:06:57
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 11 5 2 1 0:08:16
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 13 30 10 5 0:09:46
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 26 30 10 5 0:09:46
Major Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Gallimimus Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:01:36
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:31
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:30
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:00:46
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:31
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:00:47
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 1 0 0 0 0:00:46
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:00:46
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 2 0 0 0 0:00:46
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 569; Slingshot Hits × 232; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 64; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 37; Toxicant Arrows with a Bow × 32; Toxicant Arrows with a Compound Bow × 24; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 26; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 13
Torpidity-depletion: 11.88 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:07:58
Soothing Balm Terror Bird.png Level 450 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Values without Soothing Balm Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Gallimimus Egg) 29 645 213 107 0:46:22
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 76 1811 597 299 1:54:01
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 152 3771 1243 622 3:47:45
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 190 2302 759 380 2:22:31
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 228 5741 1892 946 5:42:01
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 380 4893 1612 806 4:52:50
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 456 5741 1892 946 5:42:01
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 570 7214 2377 1189 7:07:31
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 1139 7207 2375 1188 7:07:08
Minor Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Gallimimus Egg) 10 122 40 20 0:16:00
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 26 518 171 86 0:39:01
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 51 1163 383 192 1:16:25
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 64 674 222 111 0:48:01
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 76 1811 597 299 1:54:01
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 127 1533 505 253 1:37:52
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 152 1811 597 299 1:54:01
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 190 2302 759 380 2:22:31
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 380 2302 759 380 2:22:31
Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Gallimimus Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:01:36
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 3 0 0 0 0:04:31
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 6 1 1 1 0:09:00
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 7 0 0 0 0:05:16
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 8 53 18 9 0:12:01
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 13 19 7 4 0:10:02
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 16 53 18 9 0:12:01
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 19 92 31 16 0:14:16
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 38 92 31 16 0:14:16
Major Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Gallimimus Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:01:36
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:31
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:30
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:00:46
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:31
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:00:47
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 2 0 0 0 0:01:31
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 2 0 0 0 0:01:31
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 3 0 0 0 0:01:08
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 839; Slingshot Hits × 343; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 94; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 54; Toxicant Arrows with a Bow × 47; Toxicant Arrows with a Compound Bow × 35; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 38; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 19
Torpidity-depletion: 15.59 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:08:57


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 Regular Kibble: 1 ×  Cooked Meat Jerky , 1 ×  Medium Egg , 5 ×  Fiber , 2 ×  Longrass , 2 ×  Savoroot , 1 ×  Water

Preferred Food[edit | edit source]

  1. Regular Kibble
  2. Raw Mutton
  3. Raw Prime Meat
  4. Cooked Prime Meat
  5. Raw Meat

KO Strategy[edit | edit source]

The Terror Bird is very fast and will usually circle around you, which can make it difficult to properly hit. It is recommended to lock the Terror Bird in place to not waste ammunition by either grabbing it with an Argentavis or Quetzal, lure it into a prepared trap like a 1x1 stone house without ceiling, or use a Bola.

Utility[edit | edit source]

Roles[edit | edit source]

  • Scout: The Terror Bird can be very fast, and together with its gliding ability, good turn radius, and high damage there is little that can stop you from exploring, except for maybe large pools of water. However, its low carry weight makes it difficult to transport more than you and your basic equipment. (Upgrade speed, stamina, and to your choice health/damage/weight)
  • Mountain Jumper: If you frequently travel mountains but do not want to use a flying mount, the Terror Bird is an excellent ground alternative. With its gliding ability you can quickly cover chasms or depart from the mountain all together, all without having to deal with falling damage. With upgraded damage and health it usually can deal with all attackers, however it is difficult to carry resources home. (Upgrade health, stamina, and damage)
  • War Mount: Similar to a Raptor with higher damage and the ability to glide. Its circling attack pattern can be very confusing in PvP, if sent into combat unmounted. Additional speed can make it difficult for an enemy player to hit the Terror Bird. (Upgrade health, Melee damage, and speed)
  • Sniper's Mount: It has the mobility to get you around and out of trouble during your field sniping. When hunting or in PvP, it will serve a sniper well.
  • Prime Harvest: Due to their hooked beaks, the Terror Bird can more efficiently harvest prime meat from larger predators than most other mounts.
  • Cave Glider: Being the closest thing to a mountable flier in a cave, the Terror Bird safely makes jumps with its glide ability that would often be treacherous with other mounts. Its initial vertical jump is also useful, especially in the North East Cave.

Collectibles[edit | edit source]

Resource Efficiency
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat ★★★★☆
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat ★★★☆☆
Hide.png Hide ★★★☆☆

Spotlight[edit | edit source]

Notes/Trivia[edit | edit source]

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

  • The dossier was revealed on 08/25/15 [2]
  • To glide press and hold the jump button (default Space). The Terror Bird will glide with the same speed it was running when you jumped. This gliding speed can be maintained for a good distance, but it eventually does start slowing down, and the bird will (gently) descend along with the decrease in speed.
  • If you stop gliding the bird will start falling even if you hit space again afterwards. Flapping its wings will however reduce the falling damage.
  • The Terror Bird's "genus", Phorusrhacidae, actually refers to the family informally known as Terror Birds rather than a particular genus. The skull that is seen in its dossier appears to be of the famous Terror Bird Phorusrhacos. If this is the true identity of the Terror Bird seen in ARK, its true scientific name would be Phorusrhacos rapidesultor.
  • They can be picked up by the Argentavis and Quetzal.
  • The dossier image of the Terror Bird shows it with a vestigial dew claw, but the in-game model of the creature lacks this feature.
  • Despite spawning most commonly in the mountains, real life Terror Birds were plains dwellers that hunted out in the open.
  • In game, a Terror Bird can glide quite long distances, something that isn't seen in its real life counterpart.
  • When writing her notes Helena didn't add art of a saddle with a check mark like with most other creatures. The Terror Bird is one of the few animals that doesn't have a saddle or check mark shown in it's notes
  • The specimen name roughly translate to "Swift Glider"
  • Terror Birds might have been one of the creatures that inhabited the ARK know as Aberration before it got damaged. The surviving creatures adapted and became mutanted by the new environment. The Terror Birds could have been one of the creatures that couldn't survive the radiation leaking from the damaged ARK which changed the environment on Aberration.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]