Titanoboa

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Disambig.png This article is about Titanoboa, not to be confused with Titanosaur, Titanomyrma, or Titans






































These values may differ with what you see in-game or written elsewhere. But that is what the dossier says.
Group
Species
Titanoboa exornantur
Time Period
Paleocene
Diet
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June 2, 2015
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December 16, 2015
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December 6, 2016
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May 24, 2018
Nintendo Switch.svg 599.0
November 30, 2018
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June 11, 2020
Spawn Command
admincheat summon BoaFrill_Character_BP_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/BoaFrill/BoaFrill_Character_BP.BoaFrill_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Aberrant Titanoboa
admincheat summon BoaFrill_Character_BP_Aberrant_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/BoaFrill/BoaFrill_Character_BP_Aberrant.BoaFrill_Character_BP_Aberrant'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Titanoboa (Escort)
admincheat summon BoaFrill_Character_BP_Escort_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis/Dinos/MissionVariants/Escort/Bog/BoaFrill_Character_BP_Escort.BoaFrill_Character_BP_Escort'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Titanoboa (Gauntlet)
admincheat summon BoaFrill_Character_BP_Gauntlet_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis/Dinos/MissionVariants/Gauntlet/Bog/BoaFrill_Character_BP_Gauntlet.BoaFrill_Character_BP_Gauntlet'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Titanoboa (Retrieve)
admincheat summon BoaFrill_Character_BP_Retrieve_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis/Dinos/MissionVariants/Retrieve/Bog/BoaFrill_Character_BP_Retrieve.BoaFrill_Character_BP_Retrieve'" 500 0 0 35
Data
XP For Kill
16 XP
Special Loot Chance
100%
Feces Size
Habitat





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

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

Scorched Earth Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Titanoboa Scorched Earth.svg

Ragnarok Ocean Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Titanoboa Ragnarok.svg

Extinction Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Titanoboa Extinction.svg

Valguero Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Titanoboa Valguero.svg

Genesis Part 1 Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Titanoboa Genesis Part 1.svg

Crystal Isles Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Titanoboa Crystal Isles.svg





Aberration Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Aberrant Titanoboa Aberration.svg

Valguero Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Aberrant Titanoboa Valguero.svg

Common             Rare
  Untameable   Cave

The Titanoboa (Ty-tan-o-bo-ah) is one of the Creatures in ARK: Survival Evolved.

Basic Info[edit | edit source]

Dossier[edit | edit source]

This section is intended to be an exact copy of what the survivor Helena Walker, the author of the dossiers, has written. There may be some discrepancies between this text and the in-game creature.

NoteHelena.png
Wild

Typically found within the Island's caves, Titanoboa exornantur is an aggressive creature that prefers dark, rocky areas. This extremely large snake, while being a member of the Titanoboa family, does not constrict its prey as most boas do. I believe this adaptation comes from coexisting with giant insects. However, the Titanoboa's venomous bite is so potent that it is known to paralyze far larger creatures.

Titanoboa has developed a strange coexistence with other creatures of the Island's caves.

Being immune to knockout poisons, and being unable to pierce the thick chitin of the insects, the species have learned to coexist. They often hunt large prey together.

Domesticated

As they appear immune to knockout poisons, Titanoboa exornantur is basically impossible to render unconscious. Because this crucial step can't be done, I'm convinced that Titanoboa are not tameable.

~ Helena

Behavior[edit | edit source]

Very aggressive, belligerent and relentless, the Titanoboa will pursue and attack most creatures (except other predators), which includes players who dare to approach one. Caves offer a safe location for Titanoboas to mingle with other creatures. They are also found in swamps, where they will attack whatever they can sink their fangs into. Although not amphibious like the Beelzebufo, they are adept at swimming. The attack of a Titanoboa increases Torpor, which can neutralize incoming players who are unable to fight this crippling game mechanic.

Titanoboa are an important part of the game. They drop eggs that are used to make Titanoboa Kibble, which is used for the Gigantopithecus, the Thylacoleo, and the Dunkleosteus, and they are also used to make Superior Kibble, which is used for the Managarmr. These eggs are pearly white, so they stand out in a swamp environment. The eggs are incredibly rare, so players often launch egg raids on the swamp. This exposes them to the Titanoboa's deadly attacks, which can foil any egg raid with a few bites.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

The Titanoboa is a constrictor snake of immense size, dwarfing even the largest anacondas. Thick and bulky, they are found in sizeable numbers in the island's swamps, ambushing prey from the shallows and crushing it between its coils; they are also found in large caves, where their apparent immunity to invertebrate toxins protects them from the caves' other denizens. Their bulk precludes them from the attention of most predators, but if threatened the giant snake will flare a frill about its neck and strike out, biting with several rows of recurved, needle-like teeth.

Color Scheme and Regions[edit | edit source]




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

This information can be used to alter the Titanoboa's regions by entering cheat SetTargetDinoColor <ColorRegion> <ColorID> in the cheat console. For instance, cheat SetTargetDinoColor 0 6 would color the Titanoboa's "body" magenta.

Titanoboa PaintRegion0.jpg
Region 0:
Body
Titanoboa PaintRegion1.jpg
Region 1:
Frill Middle Line 1
Titanoboa PaintRegion2.jpg
Region 2:
Frill Middle Line 2
Titanoboa PaintRegion3.jpg
Region 3:
Frill Middle Line 3
Titanoboa PaintRegion4.jpg
Region 4:
Body Accent and Inner Frill
Titanoboa PaintRegion5.jpg
Region 5:
Outer Frill

Drops[edit | edit source]

Harvest
Special Loot

Titanoboa Venom has a chance of 30% to drop.

Base Stats and Growth[edit | edit source]

Note that creatures will have different stats in Survival of the Fittest

Attribute Base Value Level Increase Taming Bonus
Wild Tamed Additive Multiplicative
Health 170 +34 +5.4% 0.07
Stamina 150 +15 +10%
Oxygen N/A N/A N/A
Food 1200 +120 +10%
Weight 150 +3 +4%
Melee Damage 30 +1.5 +1.7% 7% 17.6%
Movement Speed 100% N/A +1% 20%
Torpidity 175 +10.5 N/A 0.5
Movement Base Speed Sprinting Speed Stamina
Wild Tamed Wild Tamed
Walking 225 ? 378 630 6
Swimming 400 ? ? ? ?


Attack Effects
Attack Type Effect Description
Main Attack Tranquilized The target's Torpor will increase by 3x the damage dealt over 10 seconds. This effect stacks.
Attack Values
Melee 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 30 10 3 90

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]

Titanoboa

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]

To tame the Titanoboa you have to drop a fertile egg near it, while it is not distracted in any way (it doesn't work if the Titanoboa is aggroed to attacking something, including your character). The Titanoboa will "attack" the egg and eat it, gaining taming progress. The ancestry (e.g. the levels of the parents) of each fertilized egg will not affect the taming speed.

The best way is to drop the egg from above while riding a flying mount. But drop the egg from your own inventory, for when you drop the egg from the mount's inventory, the Titanoboa will ignore it.

All eggs have to be fertilized, non-fertilized eggs will not work. The eggs in the following tables are representing all egg-types of their group. The other eggs belonging to the same group are listed below the tables. All eggs in a group have the same taming-effects. Once the Titanoboa is tamed, it will only eat eggs as a source of food(similar to the Achatina with vegetable cakes), the eggs do not need to be fertilized.


Titanoboa.png Level 1 Feeding Interval Time
Giganotosaurus Egg.png Fertilized Giganotosaurus Egg 3 11:15 0:22:31
Bronto Egg.png Fertilized Bronto Egg 4 08:20 0:25:01
Dimetrodon Egg.png Fertilized Dimetrodon Egg 4 06:40 0:20:01
Allosaurus Egg.png Fertilized Allosaurus Egg 6 04:07 0:20:38
Camelsaurus Egg (Scorched Earth).png Fertilized Camelsaurus Egg 8 03:13 0:22:31
Baryonyx Egg.png Fertilized Baryonyx Egg 10 02:25 0:21:53
Oviraptor Egg.png Fertilized Oviraptor Egg 11 02:03 0:20:38
Ankylo Egg.png Fertilized Ankylo Egg 13 01:41 0:20:19
Archaeopteryx Egg.png Fertilized Archaeopteryx Egg 16 01:20 0:20:01
Titanoboa.png Level 30 Feeding Interval Time
Giganotosaurus Egg.png Fertilized Giganotosaurus Egg 7 08:45 0:52:31
Bronto Egg.png Fertilized Bronto Egg 8 07:08 0:50:01
Dimetrodon Egg.png Fertilized Dimetrodon Egg 10 05:33 0:50:01
Allosaurus Egg.png Fertilized Allosaurus Egg 14 03:42 0:48:08
Camelsaurus Egg (Scorched Earth).png Fertilized Camelsaurus Egg 17 02:59 0:47:49
Baryonyx Egg.png Fertilized Baryonyx Egg 21 02:17 0:45:57
Oviraptor Egg.png Fertilized Oviraptor Egg 25 01:57 0:46:53
Ankylo Egg.png Fertilized Ankylo Egg 30 01:37 0:46:53
Archaeopteryx Egg.png Fertilized Archaeopteryx Egg 37 01:17 0:46:16
Titanoboa.png Level 60 Feeding Interval Time
Giganotosaurus Egg.png Fertilized Giganotosaurus Egg 10 08:20 1:15:01
Bronto Egg.png Fertilized Bronto Egg 12 06:49 1:15:01
Dimetrodon Egg.png Fertilized Dimetrodon Egg 15 05:21 1:15:01
Allosaurus Egg.png Fertilized Allosaurus Egg 21 03:36 1:12:12
Camelsaurus Egg (Scorched Earth).png Fertilized Camelsaurus Egg 26 02:55 1:13:08
Baryonyx Egg.png Fertilized Baryonyx Egg 33 02:15 1:12:12
Oviraptor Egg.png Fertilized Oviraptor Egg 39 01:55 1:13:08
Ankylo Egg.png Fertilized Ankylo Egg 46 01:35 1:11:53
Archaeopteryx Egg.png Fertilized Archaeopteryx Egg 58 01:16 1:12:31
Titanoboa.png Level 90 Feeding Interval Time
Giganotosaurus Egg.png Fertilized Giganotosaurus Egg 14 08:04 1:45:01
Bronto Egg.png Fertilized Bronto Egg 16 06:40 1:40:01
Dimetrodon Egg.png Fertilized Dimetrodon Egg 20 05:15 1:40:01
Allosaurus Egg.png Fertilized Allosaurus Egg 29 03:33 1:39:42
Camelsaurus Egg (Scorched Earth).png Fertilized Camelsaurus Egg 35 02:53 1:38:27
Baryonyx Egg.png Fertilized Baryonyx Egg 45 02:14 1:38:27
Oviraptor Egg.png Fertilized Oviraptor Egg 53 01:54 1:39:23
Ankylo Egg.png Fertilized Ankylo Egg 63 01:35 1:38:27
Archaeopteryx Egg.png Fertilized Archaeopteryx Egg 79 01:15 1:38:46
Titanoboa.png Level 120 Feeding Interval Time
Giganotosaurus Egg.png Fertilized Giganotosaurus Egg 17 07:58 2:07:31
Bronto Egg.png Fertilized Bronto Egg 20 06:34 2:05:01
Dimetrodon Egg.png Fertilized Dimetrodon Egg 25 05:12 2:05:01
Allosaurus Egg.png Fertilized Allosaurus Egg 37 03:32 2:07:12
Camelsaurus Egg (Scorched Earth).png Fertilized Camelsaurus Egg 45 02:52 2:06:34
Baryonyx Egg.png Fertilized Baryonyx Egg 57 02:13 2:04:42
Oviraptor Egg.png Fertilized Oviraptor Egg 67 01:54 2:05:38
Ankylo Egg.png Fertilized Ankylo Egg 80 01:34 2:05:01
Archaeopteryx Egg.png Fertilized Archaeopteryx Egg 100 01:15 2:05:01
Titanoboa.png Level 150 Feeding Interval Time
Giganotosaurus Egg.png Fertilized Giganotosaurus Egg 21 07:52 2:37:31
Bronto Egg.png Fertilized Bronto Egg 25 06:30 2:36:16
Dimetrodon Egg.png Fertilized Dimetrodon Egg 31 05:10 2:35:01
Allosaurus Egg.png Fertilized Allosaurus Egg 44 03:31 2:31:16
Camelsaurus Egg (Scorched Earth).png Fertilized Camelsaurus Egg 54 02:51 2:31:53
Baryonyx Egg.png Fertilized Baryonyx Egg 69 02:13 2:30:57
Oviraptor Egg.png Fertilized Oviraptor Egg 81 01:53 2:31:53
Ankylo Egg.png Fertilized Ankylo Egg 97 01:34 2:31:34
Archaeopteryx Egg.png Fertilized Archaeopteryx Egg 121 01:15 2:31:16

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.

Fertilized Giganotosaurus Egg
Food: 900, Affinity: 120
Fertilized Bronto Egg
Food: 750, Affinity: 100
Fertilized Dimetrodon Egg
Food: 600, Affinity: 80
Fertilized Allosaurus Egg
Food: 412.5, Affinity: 55
Fertilized Camelsaurus Egg
Food: 337.5, Affinity: 45
Fertilized Baryonyx Egg
Food: 262.5, Affinity: 35
Fertilized Oviraptor Egg
Food: 225, Affinity: 30
Fertilized Ankylo Egg
Food: 187.5, Affinity: 25
Fertilized Archaeopteryx Egg
Food: 150, Affinity: 20
Video on taming a Titanoboa

Combat[edit | edit source]

This section describes how to fight against the Titanoboa.

General[edit | edit source]

The Titanoboa, although it deals a low amount of damage, is deadly because of its immobilizing venom. Just a single bite increases your Torpor at an alarming rate. Their awkward bodies can allow them to climb impossible slopes or stick to ceilings and drop on unsuspecting survivors, so stay wary and keep your weapons equipped. They cannot breed meaning they can't receive bonus stats from being partners.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

The best strategy is distance, stay back and take them down. If you're forced to be within striking distance, it's best to carry some Stimulant or Stimberries with you as a combatant against its venom. It should be said that many creatures in the cave can carry Stimberries on them, while this is not ideal it can prove life-saving. Furthermore, shields can prevent further Torpor increase whilst utilising Stimberries.

Weaponry[edit | edit source]

Titanoboas are slow and awkward, so you're better off keeping your distance and peppering them from afar. Their large bodies ensure that Shotguns are devastating in the caves or in the swamp and most mounts can ignore the Torpor and trounce the Titanoboa soundly. If not too encumbered, simply walking backwards and shoving a Spear or Pike in their face can usually do the trick. Since their head shot modifier is 3x it advise to bring a Bow or Crossbow for defense. As with most creatures, the hit box is larger than the collision box, so even if it does not make the "smacking sound", the attack still can hit. This tactic also works great for Sarcos.

Dangers[edit | edit source]

Their venom is extremely potent and they're capable of hiding in odd locations. Watch your corners and be ready to run or cover your allies if they are downed but not dead. It is also important to check your surroundings for more dangerous creatures such as sarcos - if you happen to get knocked out, you will be defenseless against any nearby predators.

Weakness[edit | edit source]

Their large bodies are also a hindrance as they have difficulty fitting through some small gaps. Most tames, even Dimorphodon are quite capable of ignoring the torpor effect and shredding the relatively fragile Titanoboa. They lose melee soundly to an even moderately equipped survivor, providing they beat a hasty retreat before the venom proves their end.

Utility[edit | edit source]

Roles[edit | edit source]

  • Knock-out: Titanoboa deals double damage than a Pulmonoscorpius, meaning it applies Torpor at twice the rate of a Pulmonoscorpius of equal level, and both of them are able to be carried by an Argentavis.
  • Damage:
  • Guardian:
  • Hunter:
  • Transport:

Collectibles[edit | edit source]

Notes/Trivia[edit | edit source]

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

  • They tend to stay next to the Onycs or Scorpions depending on the cave.
  • Despite being common in caves and swamps, they drop prime meat often. However, the prime meat usually spoils before you get out.
  • The real Carbonemys and Titanoboa were contemporaries. They both lived in the jungle rivers of what is now Colombia 60 million years ago.
  • On the Xbox One, the kill feed misspells Titanoboa as "Titanboa".
  • Information shown on the Spyglass also misspells Titanoboa as "Titanboa."
  • The real Titanoboa was not venomous, instead using its massive coils to crush prey. They did not have frills either, much like the Dilophosaur.
  • Titanoboas have the somewhat unique ability to slither over 1 (possibly 2 depending on the terrain) high walls. This is most likely not a bug, but rather a side effect of them being able to climb up and over the very uneven terrain inside caves which before patch 216.0 was the only place they could be found. Without this ability Titanoboas would quite easily become trapped on the uneven terrain due to their elongated dimensions. Keep this ability in mind if you are building a base near the swamp biome, and consider adding a Wooden Catwalk "lip" to the edge of your walls to stop them from paying an unexpected visit.
  • It is possible to knock out Titanoboa via using fist punch and Wooden Club. This is presumably useful to reduce its food for later taming, but too dangerous compared to its worth.
  • Like the Arthropluera the Titanoboa can breathe underwater.
  • Titanoboa don't produce Feces.
  • Titanoboa do not have genders and cannot breed, despite that a Titanoboa in the real world would have a gender and would be able to breed. This is possibly due to Titanoboas not being tamable in earlier versions of Ark.
  • Helena wrote in her dossier notes that she was convinced that Titanoboa could not be tamed. Her art in her notes also show an x over a collar. It doesn't mean Titanoboa isn't untameable that just means Helena hasn't learned how to tame one.
  • Real Titanoboa's were carnivores and eat meat just like all snakes, however Ark's Titanoboa has adapted to only eating eggs.
  • Ark's Titanoboa only eats eggs but when survivors try to tame it for some reason it will only eat fertilized eggs but after it is tamed it will eat any egg.
  • Real Titanoboas were able to squeeze their prey like all real constrictor snakes, however Ark's Titanoboa doesn't have that ability and instead has adapted to use venom.
  • Although Titanoboa lay unfertilized eggs and can't reproduce they still some how manage to spawn into the Ark worlds, presumably by the Overseer.
  • Although their anatomy is incorrect compared to their real counterparts, Titanoboas did live in swamps and jungles of South America alongside Carbonemys. They didn't coexist with Sarcosuchus, the second largest crocodile genus in prehistory, they did share habitat with the even larger crocodile Purussaurus. This crocodile had a thicker body and larger skull, with a size comparable to the game's Basilosaurus. They would have come to frequent conflict with Titanoboas.
  • Real Titanoboas like all snakes have an unseen inner ear which allow snakes to hear sounds and feel vibrantions. All snakes have tiny holes that lead to their inner ear.
  • All real world snakes have nostrils to breathe including Titanoboa however they use their tounges for smelling instead of their nostrils.


Gallery[edit | edit source]


References[edit | edit source]