Titans

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Titans are a unique variant of Bosses found on Corrupted Earth in Extinction, they dwarf almost every boss in size and are unmatched in power. As a roaming-summoned Boss, they can only be summoned from their arena-specific flooring through activating the terminal found within dungeon-depths of the cave before being seen in the map. Unlike other bosses, however, these can be tamed by eradicating the corruption emerging around their body parts. Also unlike other Bosses, which appear as level 1, all Titans arrive at Level 1000 or above with each titan having a specified level (and will gain boosted level depending on its taming efficiency), which is impossible to achieve for any other tamed creature without cheating. This means that if killing of the boss is the main reasons for summoning it, conventional methods of killing it like swarming around with bred Rex, Giganotosaurus or Therizinosaur is out of the question as their melee damage are much more devastating than any of the other bosses seen so far, even to the point of possibly 1-shoting them if not careful enough even with decent saddle armor or natural resistance.

Once all the corruption has been expelled from the Titan, it will fall down unconscious. All the survivor needs to do is to "use" to tame the titan. There will be a Tek Platform saddle already pre-equipped onto the the Titan. All of the Titans except the King Titan can be permanently tamed in Single Player. Another thing to note is that Titans cannot be leveled or earn XP through any ways; they will remain at the level they are tamed at.Prior to Patch 287.110, Titans were able to be fed with Kibble to prevent them from starving to death.

Each Titan requires different type of strategies when removing the corruption if the survivor intends to tame them, as the corrupting tumor spawns at random spots on the Titan whenever another tumor is destroyed or after a set period of time. This, alongside each Titan's different attack patterns, makes it imperative to prepare accordingly. Also, the Titans remain within the center of their respective summon locations (except for the Desert Titan). If they move too far from it, not only will they start to move back, their health will quickly regenerate.

Transferring of Titan is possible, but is only permitted within the first few hours after its tamed. Thereafter, it is no longer transferrable. If the Titan is unclaimed and claimed by another tribe, or recently transferred, it will lose all its food and start starving.

To be able to confront the final and strongest Titan, the King Titan, the survivor must kill the other 3 Titans and obtain their trophy heads. Each Titan can be killed to unlock a few Tekgrams.

What Defines a Titan[edit | edit source]

Lore wise Titans are the creatures that caused the apocalypse and are massive in size far surpassing most creatures in size and all creatures in power, they are the reason the Arks were constructed so that they can train survivors to take on the Titans in hopes of reclaiming the planet and wiping out the Titans and Corruption. But the fact that Titans are purely made of element makes them the reason why the ARKs haven't fallen from the sky yet, forcing the ARKs to remain within space. The Titans are also the only creatures to be considered Omega level threats (basically meaning they can cause the apocalypse).

Titans are distinct in that:

  • They always spawn above level 999.
  • They will always be massive in size.
  • They all have some degree of bioluminescence.
  • They were not created for the Arks unlike the Bosses.
  • They will always spawn in the open world instead of Arenas.
  • Have no color coded variations based on difficulty.
  • They are completely made of Element.
  • Their attacks can potentially one hit kill about over half of all creatures in the Arks.

They consist of the Ice Titan, Forest Titan, Desert Titan and the King Titan.

The King Titan does have a few distinctions separating it from the normal Titans in that it controls all corrupted creatures (with the exception of Velonasaurs, Gasbags, Gachas, Snow Owls, Managarmr and Rockwell) including the other Titans and can augment itself with element making itself stronger giving it "difficulty variations" however it's still classified as a Titan above all else.

Why there are different categories of Bosses[edit | edit source]

I made this tab just to clear up confusion within the community as to why Bosses are separated into categories and what makes them fit into a certain category while not fitting into others.

There are 3 main categories of Bosses within Ark that branch out specifically because of lore and gameplay.

Do note that all of them regardless of category are all bosses and do share a few similarities such as Health Bars and having Trophy Heads however they are categorized for much deeper reasons both gameplay and story wise.

  1. Ark Bosses are the bosses used on The Island, Scorched Earth and Aberration all of which are within separate Arks and in lore are used specifically to help train survivors to ascend to earth to help kill the Titans and cleanse the Corruption and were created as a result of the Titans decimating the planet, they all share the trait of being fought within a arena, they all have difficulty, and they all are fought within a Ark just to name a few key features.
  2. Titans are massive and powerful creatures and are the cause for the story of Ark as they along with a army of corrupted creatures killed billions of humans forcing them to retreat, they are different as all of them spawn above level 999 and are world bosses, they all also share the trait of being massive in size.
  3. Master AI and the Master Controller are creatures used within the Genesis Simulation and are more closer to the traditional Ark Bosses as just like the Ark Bosses the Master AI and Master Controller are also used to help humanity however they are separate from Ark Bosses as they are used for a different purpose called "The Arrival" whereas Ark Bosses are used to train survivors to eliminate the Titans and Corruption and they are not used within a Ark but instead the Genesis Simulation of which the Master AI control their own respective maps and the Master Controller seems to oversee everything that happens and has alot of control over the Genesis Simulation however it does not have total control like how the Overseers have over the Arks.

List of Titans[edit | edit source]

Common / In Game NameName Released Diet Temperament TameableTame RideableRide BreedableBreed Saddle LevelSaddle Feces SizeFeces Entity ID
Desert Titan November 6, 2018 November 6, 2018 November 6, 2018
Unknown Highly Aggressive Yes Yes No Bareback Unknown DesertKaiju_Character_BP_C
Forest Titan November 6, 2018 November 6, 2018 November 6, 2018
Unknown Highly Aggressive Yes Yes No Bareback Unknown ForestKaiju_Character_BP_C
Ice Titan November 6, 2018 November 6, 2018 November 6, 2018
Unknown Highly Aggressive Yes Yes No Bareback Unknown IceKaiju_Character_BP_C

There are 3 Titans (including variants).

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The Titans have the largest number of people killed in Arks lore outmatching everything else as:
    • They nearly wiped out the entire planet killing billions of people and pushed them to the point of causing the remaining survivors to create the Arks and flee the earth in order to avoid Extinction (pun not intended) which this point in and of itself is enough to give them the highest kill count within Arks lore alone.
    • They killed off countless survivors who made it to the planet after they were chosen by the Overseers to help attempt to kill off the Titans and cleanse the earth of Corruption. However, those survivors couldn't "respawn".
      • As a Homo Deus, Helena fixed the problem by making a protocol within all survivor implants that causes survivors to cheat death over and over until they kill the King Titan.
    • They killed almost every single Survivor within Camp Omega in their initial attack (they would later go on to kill off the people who survived the attack all except for Helena and Mei Yin, who are the people that survived the attack lead by the King Titan).
    • They killed Santiago who sacrificed himself fighting off an army of Titans and Corrupted Creatures to buy the other survivors time to escape.
    • They possibly killed Mei Yin and Diana
      • In Ark chronology, they may not be dead because the duo managed to arrive at Arat Prime to immediately send Helena into the Genesis Simulation, who made HLNA the moment she was inside, all in quick succession.
  • The 4 Titans are inspired by Kaiju franchises such as Godzilla, Pacific Rim, Gamera, Ultraman and etc.
  • This is evidenced by their internal spawn names involving kaiju, their immense size and power, and the fact that their counter is the meks which references the genre and how mechs often fight kaiju (such as pacific rim with the jaegers and the Godzilla Franchise with MechaGodzilla).
  • The King Titan is shown in the Extinction Expansion Pack to be capable of powering himself making himself stronger and even changing his form by transforming into the Alpha King Titan however it's unknown if the other Titans are capable of using this ability or if it's just exclusively a power for the King Titan.
  • The Ice Titan was shown in the trailer for Extinction and more information was given during one of the Community Livestreams.[1]
  • The Forest Titan was shown in the first Extinction teaser image for Extinction Chronicles IV.
  • Developers have confirmed[2] that Titans are temporary tames (1 day).
  • All Titans are classed as "Wild", unlike any of the other Bosses. After taming, based on the damaged done to the Titan, its prefix changes to "Gamma", "Beta" or "Alpha" (or none at all) next to its original name.
    • Prior to this, the stat it possessed was based on how much Health it had left, but due to its quick regeneration upon strafing too far from the center point of summon, it was easily exploitable.
  • Before v287.100 its lifetime was 5 days.
  • The King Titan is classified along with the other 3 Titans in both lore and gameplay, though due to its inability to be tamed and its vastly superior strength and girth, it is sometimes accidentally considered to be a Boss. It is however false as:
    • The King Titan has only 2 variations whereas every other boss has had 3.
    • Furthermore the Alpha King Titan variant is not like the typical Alpha Boss variant as Alpha Bosses are always red in appearance and the Alpha King Titan instead is purple and drastically different in appearance compared to the usual color change that Alpha Bosses have appearing more like a mechanized version of the King Titan.
    • Even moreso it's explained in the lore that the King Titan is capable of powering itself making itself stronger as hinted in it's Mecha King Titan dossier which states "Even at his most powerful, fully augmented by the Element that spawned him" as opposed to the Bosses on the Arks which can't power themselves and are summoned and changed by the survivor (if they are even the same creature or just more powerful variations created by the Arks and each Guardian we fight is a entirely new Guardian as opposed to the same one).
    • Unlike all the Bosses the King Titan does not have a arena (which is one of the signature traits for normal bosses) but is instead open world.
    • The other 3 Titans are also open world instead of in a arena.
    • The only exception to this is the Broodmother on Valguero however it is a mod map and not a official story map like The Island, Scorched Earth, Aberration, Extinction, Genesis: Part 1 and Genesis: Part 2.
    • Has "Titan" in its name.
    • The lore states it to clearly be one of the Titans as Titans caused the apocalypse on earth whereas bosses are used on Arks to train survivors to take on the Titans and corrupted creatures.
    • On top of that it's the cause for the apocalypse as it controls all the Titans and Corrupted Creatures whereas the Ark Bosses are ultimately helping humanity train to take on the Titans.
    • The "superior strength and girth" is more a trait of the Titans due to their massive size and power and not the Ark Bosses.
    • This is also supported in that any of the Titans can easily defeat any of the Bosses in a 1 on 1 fight and tower over every boss with the exception of Rockwell and Moeder as only the King Titan is bigger than Rockwell and Moeder.
    • The King Titan is untameable due to its intelligence and power, whereas most of the Ark Bosses from the previous maps are simulations interconnected with the Arks themselves rather than actual creatures, and aren't supposed to be tamable because they are used to test the survivors' strength. Ragnarok's mini bosses are also untameable.
    • This is also supported with Rockwell as he has a mind of his own and is very powerful due to injecting himself with element, merging with the Aberration Ark becoming a Overseer and also being highly intelligent as well however he is untamable.
    • The King Titan also always spawns above level 999 which is a Signature Trait for the Titans.
    • The only other thing that spawns above level 999 which isn't a Titan is the Mega Mek which always spawns at level 1500.
  • The title of the Titans being the strongest bosses (gameplay wise) may become contested with the release of Genesis: Part 1 and new great bosses such as Moeder, Master of the Ocean.
  • in the dossiers it is mentioned that there were once far more Titans and considering all the Titans in Extinction are vastly different from one another it can be assumed that every Titan was unique in it's own way (Ex: Fire Titan, Water Titan, etc).
    • The more numerous Titans were as tall and big as the in-game Mek and Mei Yin called them "lesser devils". Mei Yin also mentions that there are giant Titans bigger than her Mek but they were smaller than the in-game Titans.
  • When taming, the corruption on its body will have a purple hit marker, opposed to a red hit marker when the titan itself is hit. This can he helpful when taming the titan on official, where you cannot have floating damage text.
  • In the explorer notes, The One Who Waits #16 states how the Titans are made of Element, pieces of its consciousness, and how they figuratively symbolize Element's "ravenous hunger and endless hatred". This is seen when the three Titans appear out of thin air and a purple substance materializes them in their respective Proto-ARKs after you summoned them from their respective caves. This also applies to the King Titan who takes a much longer time to materialize in its arena.
  • In Diana's Extinction log note #18-19, the ARKs haven't fallen yet because it is blocked by a protocol called "Element Toxicity Rating". The ARKs are capable of removing element but the current density on the planet is too high. That density is coming from the Titans who are crazily spreading element across the planet's surface in order for the chemical to make more titans.
  • This also shows the power of the Titans as in Extinction only 4 Titans were left on the planet and they were still keeping all the Arks in space still despite their being only 4 of them left, granted they were among the largest and strongest of the Titans however it still shows their immense power to maintain a planet's worth of element.
  • In the ARKs, an ARK survivor meets and faces the apex predator of each respective ARK. All of the apex predators except the Alpha predators have traits similar to the 4 Titans of Extinction. It is as if the survivor has to find a way to deal with each one by themselves and be able to tame each one. Each predator alone is extremely dangerous to approach, much less killing one and all of them require creative methods in order to tame one. In lore, each apex predator have greatly affected the story of the ARKs. All three of them also make the backbone of the Corrupted, as most of them are common in the most dangerous areas of the Wasteland as Corrupted Creatures.
    • The Giganotosaurus-the apex predators of the Island, the giga ravages everything in its path with no regard of what it is sinking its fangs into. The giga is the strongest of the 3 ARK apex predators in terms of raw damage. This is similar to the Ice Titan which acts like a wild animal and turns its attention to anything. Both have a short burst of speed where the giga has low stamina but quick running speed and the Ice Titan has jumping to make up its speed. In lore, Mei Yin's giganotosaurus not only destroyed her tames, but also it severely weakened the New Legion's power on the Island.
    • The Wyvern-the apex predators of Scorched Earth, the wyvern uses its already deadly bite along with its long range, yet devastating elemental attacks while flying. The wyvern is the fastest of the 3 ARK apex predators in terms of speed. This is akin to the Desert Titan, which flies and uses lightning and its flocks to attack from a distance while also moving to any direction and location in a short time. It is given that both are able to fly. In lore, the wyverns destroyed many Scorched Earth settlements as an effort for the ARK to conserve resources.
    • The Reaper-the apex predators of Aberration, the Reaper uses acid attacks and other forms of attacking to slow down and defeat its prey. It also has natural armor that is hard to penetrate without the use of Charge Light. The Reaper is the most durable and most flexible of the 3 ARK apex predators. This is similar to the Forest Titan which it uses vines to slow down and damage too, it significantly reduces damage due to its wooden body similarly to the Reapers natural armor. The Titan also uses poisonous trees that makes it difficult for survivors to move around similarly to how Reapers can create acid clouds making areas hazardous. In lore, the Reapers were so numerous in the Aberration Element region that they slowed the Futuristic Tribe's progress on the Gateway Project since they needed Element ore.
    • Each of them are unchallenged or have very few challengers on their respective ARKs and the Mek rivals all three since it is a balance of power, speed and armor. A mek can potentially take each one down in a 1v1 situation.
    • Finally the Guardians and Overseers with in specific the Overseers could be used to prepare survivors for the King Titan due to having multiple variations based on difficulty which is similar to how the King Titan can make itself stronger by augmenting itself with more element and moreso the Overseers due to their ability to transform like how the King Titan can transform into a mechanized version of itself. They also tend to summon and control minions similarly to how the King Titan controls the other Titans and Corrupted Creatures.

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