Tapejara

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Tapejara
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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
Tapejara
Group
Species
Tapejara imperator
Time Period
Cretaceous
Diet
Temperament
Skittish
Logo Steam.png 247.0
September 12, 2016
Logo Xbox One.svg 741.1
September 16, 2016
Logo PS4.svg 501.0
December 6, 2016
Spawn Command
admincheat summon Tapejara_Character_BP_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Tapejara/Tapejara_Character_BP.Tapejara_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
Data
XP For Kill
6 XP
Drops
Feces Size
29 - 32 °C / 84 - 90 °F
Incubation Time
1h 39m
Baby Time
5h 26m
Juvenile Time
21h 47m
Adolescent Time
1d 3h 13m
Total Maturation Time
2d 6h 27m 58s
Breeding Interval
18h - 2d
Habitat

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 Common
 
 Uncommon
 
 Rare
 
 Unknown
For a more exact spawn map, see Spawn Map (The Island)

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 Common
 
 Uncommon
 
 Rare
 
 Unknown
For a more exact spawn map, see Spawn Map (The Center)

This creature is missing habitat information.
You can help by finding its map locations in-game and updating them
 
 Rare
 
 Unknown
This creature is missing habitat information.
You can help by finding its map locations in-game and updating them
 
 Rare
 
 Unknown
For a more exact spawn map, see Spawn Map (Scorched Earth)

The Tapejara (Tap-a-har-uh) 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.

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Wild

Tapejara imperator is a marvel to watch in the wild. It has astonishing agility compared to the Island's other flyers thanks in large part to the rudder-like fin that extends from its snout to the back of its skull.

Initially, I'd thought the fin was simply composed of keratin, but closer inspection has led me to believe that it is actually some kind of sensory organ. Not only does it decrease Tapejara's turning radius even at high speeds, but it apparently provides Tapejara with extra information to help it fly through the air with unparalleled grace. I've even seen Tapejara hover and strafe side-to-side in the air without moving forward at all. It's quite remarkable. The creature also makes effective use of razor-sharp claws to latch onto surfaces such as the trunks of tall trees, holding its position indefinitely.

Domesticated

Warlike tribes appear to consider Tapejara the equivalent of a versatile rotor aircraft, capable of rapid positional changes and aggressive agility.

When domesticated the Tapejara is typically outfitted with a unique triple-rider saddle, enabling two passengers to wield handheld weaponry while the pilot takes the reins. When the Tapejara is latched onto a surface, both the passengers and pilot are able to make full use of their weapons together!

Evidently what this skittering creature lacks in distance-stamina, constitution, and weight carrying capacity, it makes up for in maneuverability and combat versatility.

~ Helena

Behavior[edit | edit source]

Passively found over the island, Tapejara flees when either attacked or approached.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

A mid-sized pterosaur with a large and distinctive head crest, the Tapejara is one of the island's most adept fliers. Normally found living around cliffs, tall redwood forests, and other largely vertical environments, its maneuverability in the air and sharp, climbing-suitable claws allow it to seek out its diet of fruit, nuts, and small animals, which it pries from the various small cavities often found in rock and tree bark. A Tapejara crest is a highly developed sensory organ, allowing the animal to finely maintain balance and literally fly circles around other, more cumbersome flyers.




Color Scheme and Regions

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

Tapejara PaintRegion0.jpg
Region 0:
Body
Tapejara PaintRegion1.jpg
Region 1:
Wing and Sail Markings
X mark.svg

Region 2 is not used
for this Creature.

Tapejara PaintRegion3.jpg
Region 3:
Wings and Sail
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Region 4:
Back, Beak and Sail Spines
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Region 5:
Sail and Throat


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 325 +65 +5.4% 0.07
Stamina.png Stamina 250 +12.5 +6%
Oxygen.png Oxygen 150 +15 +10%
Food.png Food 1600 +160 +10% 15%
Weight.png Weight 280 +5.6 +4%
Melee Damage.png Melee Damage 182 +0.9 +1.7% 7% 17.6%
Movement Speed.png Movement Speed 100% N/A3 +0% 36.5%
Torpor.png Torpor 450 +27 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
4Torpor 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 245 N/A N/A 6
Swimming 300 N/A N/A N/A
Flying 700 2464 1120 0.325


Attack Values
Bite Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation Using the Left Mousebutton (PC), R2 Button (PS4), RT Button (Xbox One), the Tapejara bites the target.
0 1000 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 18
Grab Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation Using the Right  Mousebutton (PC), L2 Button (PS4), LT Button (Xbox One) while in the air, the Tapejara can pick up another creature. Despite a coded melee damage value, this attack does no damage.
40 500 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 18
Taunt Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation Using C (PC), R3 Button (PS4), R Button (Xbox One) while on the ground, the Tapejara flaps its wings and taunts the target.
0 1000 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 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]

Tapejara
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]

Tapejara.png Level 1 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Allosaurus Egg) 3 0 0 0 0:12:00
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 7 0 0 0 0:17:31
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 12 11 3 2 0:29:59
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 8 0 0 0 0:20:01
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 16 33 7 4 0:39:58
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 20 1 1 1 0:25:01
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 23 70 14 7 0:57:31
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 39 54 11 6 0:50:06
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 46 70 14 7 0:57:31
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 58 102 21 11 1:12:31
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 115 101 20 10 1:11:53
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 45; Slingshot Hits × 19; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 5; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 3; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 3; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 2
Torpor-depletion: 0.3 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:25:00
Tapejara.png Level 30 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Allosaurus Egg) 7 0 0 0 0:27:59
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 14 0 0 0 0:35:01
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 26 79 17 9 1:04:56
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 18 13 3 2 0:45:01
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 35 154 32 16 1:27:25
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 44 46 10 5 0:55:01
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 52 296 61 31 2:10:01
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 87 235 48 24 1:51:45
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 104 296 61 31 2:10:01
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 130 404 83 42 2:42:31
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 260 404 83 42 2:42:31
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 124; Slingshot Hits × 51; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 14; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 8; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 6; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 3
Torpor-depletion: 0.5 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:41:14
Tapejara.png Level 60 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Allosaurus Egg) 11 0 0 0 0:43:59
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 22 12 3 2 0:55:01
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 41 207 44 22 1:42:24
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 28 73 16 8 1:10:01
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 55 351 74 37 2:17:21
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 69 140 30 15 1:26:16
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 82 631 132 66 3:25:01
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 137 511 107 54 2:55:57
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 164 631 132 66 3:25:01
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 205 842 176 88 4:16:16
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 410 842 176 88 4:16:16
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 205; Slingshot Hits × 84; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 23; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 13; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 10; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 5
Torpor-depletion: 0.66 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:52:22
Tapejara.png Level 90 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Allosaurus Egg) 14 0 0 0 0:55:58
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 30 70 15 8 1:15:01
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 56 381 81 41 2:19:51
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 38 166 36 18 1:35:01
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 75 608 130 65 3:07:18
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 94 274 59 30 1:57:31
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 112 1052 224 112 4:40:01
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 187 861 184 92 4:00:10
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 224 1052 224 112 4:40:01
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 280 1387 296 148 5:50:01
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 560 1387 296 148 5:50:01
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 286; Slingshot Hits × 117; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 32; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 19; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 13; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 7
Torpor-depletion: 0.79 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 01:00:26
Tapejara.png Level 120 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Allosaurus Egg) 18 28 7 4 1:11:58
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 38 152 33 17 1:35:01
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 71 592 129 65 2:57:19
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 48 286 62 31 2:00:01
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 95 913 198 99 3:57:15
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 119 439 96 48 2:28:46
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 142 1544 335 168 5:55:01
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 237 1273 276 138 5:04:23
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 284 1544 335 168 5:55:01
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 355 2019 437 219 7:23:46
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 710 2019 437 219 7:23:46
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 367; Slingshot Hits × 150; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 41; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 24; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 17; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 9
Torpor-depletion: 0.92 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 01:06:47
Tapejara.png Level 150 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Allosaurus Egg) 22 94 21 11 1:27:57
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 46 252 56 28 1:55:01
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 85 822 181 91 3:32:16
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 58 428 94 47 2:25:01
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 115 1261 277 139 4:47:12
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 144 633 139 70 3:00:01
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 172 2097 461 231 7:10:01
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 287 1737 382 191 6:08:36
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 344 2097 461 231 7:10:01
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 430 2727 599 300 8:57:31
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 860 2727 599 300 8:57:31
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 448; Slingshot Hits × 183; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 50; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 29; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 21; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 11
Torpor-depletion: 1.04 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 01:12:01

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.

KO Strategy[edit | edit source]

  • Tapejara are skittish, and run away when you approach them or attack them. Using bolas to keep them down while you shoot tranquilizers into them is very effective. To effectively hit it with the bola without the risk of it fleeing, equip yourself with Ghillie Chestpiece.png Ghillie Armor, so you can sneak up on them to around 5 meters.
  • It may be impossible to knock out a high-level tapejara within the time of a single bola. If it breaks out of the first bola and a second bola isn't in place, it'll flee and be very hard to catch. Another approach is to have pillars, ceilings, and walls in your shortcut hotbar; once the tapejara is hit with a bola, instead of tranquilizing it, use the bola time to quickly build a "trap" around it by placing a pillar on one side, ceilings above it, another pillar down from the other ceiling, then walls hanging from the ceilings all around. This may take some practice to position the trap parts correctly so the tapejara doesn't glitch out of it, but if it works, you can tranquilize the tapejara at your leisure, and already have some minimal protection around it once it's unconscious to protect it during taming. Demolish the trap when you're done.
  • Be careful not to scare it in the air because once they get to a certain height they take a considerable amount of time to land again.
  • Another method would be to use the Pachyrhinosaurus Rage Cloud to aggro the Tapejara, so it will attack you instead of fleeing. This can be done by having one person ride the Pachyrhinosaurus, and another person using a Quetzalcoatlus to pick the Pachy up. Have the Quetzal rider move close to the fleeing Tapejara, and the Pachy rider can press C to release the Rage Cloud. (This may take a few tries, but you will know when it is successful, as the Tapejara will begin to attack the Pachy or the Quetzal. Not really viable now that flying mounts have their speed capped, not that this was a good method to being with)
  • Another, much easier alternative is to use the above method however on a pteradon while consuming rare flowers. This applies the same effect as the pachyrhinosaurus strategy, however is much easier and less clunky. You should then be easily able to lure it into a suitable cage and knock it out without the trouble of it running away or getting eaten by wild predators, assuming you have enough flowers that is.
  • Another method is to obtain a Mantis and equip it with a club. The Mantis' lunge attack can make quick work of the Tapejara's torpor without having to get close enough to scare it initially. However, if the Mantis' melee damage is too high, then you may run the risk of killing the Tapejara, so use caution.

Combat[edit | edit source]

This section describes how to fight against the Tapejara.

General[edit | edit source]

Tapejara is completely passive and will often flee before a player has an opportunity to get close.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

For a Wild Tapejara, either chase it down on a pteranodon, or bola it to the ground below.

Weaponry[edit | edit source]

Generally a bola to bring it down and some tranquilizer rounds will do the trick if you're trying to tame one. In combat, simply immobilize it, or keep pace and inflict enough damage.

Dangers[edit | edit source]

Wild Tapejara pose no real threat. However, when tamed the creature becomes a large, mobile, powerful adversary. With a fairly large AoE with its attack, a tamed one doesn't have to get too close to kill you.

Weakness[edit | edit source]

No specific weakness other than the fact it can be ensnared using a Bola. However, in a PVP setting, Tapejara cannot attack when mounted on a cliff, and its stamina regenerates fairly slowly. Tire out an enemy tapejara and you'll easily be able to kill it, minding the riders on its back, of course.

Utility[edit | edit source]

Flying[edit | edit source]

  • To rise and lower the Tapejara when airborne in an elevator-styled fashion use X and C or Xbox: Right Stick. Useful for quickly maneuvering around enemies.
  • Roar or taunt while on the ground by pressing C or Xbox: Right Stick.
  • Xbox has no way to do a proper elevator-climb; the closest one can do is to look straight up or down and press the left-stick back or forward, respectively.
  • Simply fly next to any vertical surface and press spacebar to latch on.
  • One can latch onto a vertical surface 'upside-down' (with the Tapejara's face facing the ground) by backing up into the surface while pressing the land-button (Space, Xbox: A, PS4: Cross). This is useful for shooting at ground targets near shear cliffs while lacking passengers, as the default mounted/landed view for the rider of a clinging Tapejara is only in one direction; towards the Tapejara's face. This feature was revealed by Jeremy Stieglitz via twitter on September 19, 2016.[2]

Roles[edit | edit source]

  • Multi-passenger Transport: The Tapejara is capable of carrying a rider and two passengers on its saddle (not including the ability for other flyers to carry people in their talons).
  • Warbird: The front and rear passengers are able to fire their weapons at enemies. Its extreme maneuverability and ability to cling to walls makes it especially versatile in combat. Works well in combat itself, as the Tapejara's attack has a downwards, and fairly large AoE. This allows you to circle enemies while attacking them at a safe range.
  • Taming Mount: The Tapejara's ability to strafe, fly backwards, and have tribemates shooting from the saddle is useful in taming a variety of airborne creatures. Can be used both on fleeing creatures such as other Tapejaras and Quetzals, as well as aggressive creatures like Argentavis and possibly even Wyverns.
  • Construction Tool: The Tapejara's ability to hover or move in any direction by small increments (use C to descend and X to ascend) makes it very useful when constructing buildings, especially tall ones. Place building parts in your hotbar, fly into position, place a piece, then move to place the next. For instance, dropping many pillars or ladders from a high point can be done by placing one, pressing C to drop a bit, placing the next, and so on. If the tapejara's movements are too big, weighing it down can make it even easier to position yourself precisely.
  • Wyvern Egg Stealer: While its carry weight starts off relatively low, the supreme maneuverability and ability to latch vertical and ceiling surfaces to regain stamina allows it to be highly effective in raiding Wyvern nests. Given the Wyverns large turn radius, a skilled Tapejara flyer can dodge attacks with fair ease. Leveling Weight, Health, and Stamina can make it a star player in egg theft, if not as a carrier then as a decoy when with other Tribe members.

Carry-able Creatures[edit | edit source]

The Tapejara is capable of carrying the following creatures:


Spotlight[edit | edit source]

Notes/Trivia[edit | edit source]

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

  • The dossier was revealed on 6/8/16.[3]
  • Despite being a carnivore in the game, Tapejara and its relatives are sometimes thought to have been frugivores in real life.[4]
  • Despite being so large, Tapejara can be ensnared using a Bola.
  • It is one of two flying creature currently capable of flying backwards as well as strafing left and right, the other being the Griffin.
  • The dossier claims that the Tapejara can be equipped with a dual rider saddle, when Ingame the saddle can hold three players. This is allegedly because the two rider saddle 'looked stupid' according to the Devs.[citation needed]
  • It might be a bug, but Tapejara on Scorched Earth won't lose stamina when hanging onto a vertical surface during a sandstorm. This allows you to ride out the storm in relative safety.
  • If you kill something while the Tapejara is latched onto a wall, the game says that the Tapejara killed it, not you.
  • The name "Tapejara Imperator" translates into "Emperor Old Being"

References[edit | edit source]