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Basilosaurus
These values may differ with what you see in-game or written elsewhere. But that is what the dossier says.
Group
Species
Basilosaurus solatiumfecit
Time Period
Late Eocene
Diet
Logo Steam.png 254.0
January 30, 2017
Logo Xbox One.svg 750.0
February 14, 2017
Logo PS4.svg 504.0
February 16, 2017
Logo Mobile.png 1.0
May 24, 2018
Logo Nintendo Switch.png 599.0
November 30, 2018
Spawn Command
admincheat summon Basilosaurus_Character_BP_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Basilosaurus/Basilosaurus_Character_BP.Basilosaurus_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
Variant X-Basilosaurus
admincheat summon Ocean_Basilosaurus_Character_BP_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis/Dinos/BiomeVariants/Ocean_Basilosaurus/Ocean_Basilosaurus_Character_BP.Ocean_Basilosaurus_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
Data
XP For Kill
30 XP
Special Loot Chance
100%
Feces Size
12000
Gestation Time
7h 56m 11.428s
Baby Time
18h 31m 6.664s
Juvenile Time
3d 2h 4m 26.656s
Adolescent Time
3d 20h 35m 33.313s
Total Maturation Time
7d 17h 11m 6.625s
Breeding Interval
18h - 2d
Habitat

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

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

Ragnarok Ocean Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Basilosaurus Ragnarok.svg

Valguero Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Basilosaurus Valguero.svg

Genesis Part 1 Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning X-Basilosaurus Genesis Part 1.svg

Common             Rare
  Untameable   Cave

The Basilosaurus 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, the author of the Dossiers, has written. There may be some discrepancies between this text and the in-game Creatures.

NoteHelena.png
Wild

One of the stranger creatures in the waters surrounding the Island is Basilosaurus solatiumfecit. It's a powerful swimmer which has adapted to the shallows so remarkably well that it rapidly recovers from injuries when near the water's surface. Conversely, it's vulnerable to deep water pressure, which slowly causes it harm.

Basilosaurus is usually closely followed by other predatory creatures, as its eating habits leave plenty of scraps for scavengers to consume. It is a gentle creature towards humans and happily laps up food directly from them. However, the creatures that trail the "Basi" tend to become dangerously enraged whenever this occurs, as it leaves no leftovers for them.

Domesticated

Despite the hassle of engaging with its ornery followers, many tribes still attempt to tame the Basilosaurus, as its mammalian, warm-blooded circulation provides a rider with perfect comfort from both heat and cold. Being apprehensive in nature, Basilosaurus is equipped with a defense mechanism that prevents it from being stunned or shocked. Alternatively, Basilosaurus is hunted (perhaps too vigorously) for its special blubber, which can be efficiently refined into gasoline!

~ Helena

Behavior[edit | edit source]

Unlike many other huge marine animals, the Basilosaurus is not aggressive and tolerates survivors and other animals unless attacked. When taming however, beware; when it eats it creates a cloud of red around its mouth (presumably blood) which will attract other animals near it, including aggressive Megalodon and Manta.

In the wild, it can often be seen peacefully strolling in shallow parts of the ocean, often with groups of Ichthyosaurus and Manta to accommodate it. Despite it's large size and diet it is harmless, excluding its grouping of Manta that surround it which will attack any aggressor to protect it. Ichthyosaurus will get spooked and swim away when the Basilosaurus is attacked.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

The Basilosaurus is not actually a reptile despite its name, but a whale or cetacean. It has a long snake-like body that undulates through the seas of the ARK like the sea serpents of folklore and its head is like a crocodile, full of sharp teeth. It shares physical similarities with Orcas and Baleen Whales such as the Humpback or Blue Whale, though its body is significantly more serpentine and elongated when compared. A quirky feature of the Basilosaurus also includes its back flippers, small remnants of the hind limbs that in this animal still had a purpose. Its size seems roughly Mosasaurus-sized, although surprisingly it can fit through a dinosaur gate.

Color Scheme and Regions[edit | edit source]




This section displays the Basilosaurus's natural colors and regions. For demonstration, the regions below are colored red over an albino Basilosaurus. The colored squares shown underneath each region's description are the colors that the Basilosaurus 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 Basilosaurus's regions by entering cheat SetTargetDinoColor <ColorRegion> <ColorID> in the cheat console. For instance, cheat SetTargetDinoColor 0 6 would color the Basilosaurus's "topside" magenta.

Basilosaurus PaintRegion0.jpg
Region 0:
Topside
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.

X mark.svg

Region 4 is not used
for this Creature.

Basilosaurus PaintRegion5.jpg
Region 5:
Underside

Drops[edit | edit source]

Harvest
Guaranteed Special Loot

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 2400 +480 +4.86% 0.042
Stamina 300 +30 +10%
Oxygen 150 +15 N/A
Food 8000 +800 +10% 15%
Weight 700 +14 +4%
Melee Damage 47 +2.35 +1.7% 12.6% 17.6%
Movement Speed 100% N/A +1%
Torpidity 2000 +120 N/A 0.5
Movement Base Speed Sprinting Speed Stamina
Wild Tamed Wild Tamed
Walking 300 ? ? ? 20
Swimming 300 ? 420 1350 3
Attack Values
Lunge Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation Using the Left Mousebutton (PC), R2 Button (PS4), RT Button (Xbox One), the Basilosaurus lunges at the target
0 1000 0 2000
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 47
Blow Air Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
0 0 0 0

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]

Basilosaurus

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 Basilosaurus.

General[edit | edit source]

Basilosaurus are passive creatures and will not attack. They are, however, normally accompanied by large swarms of Mantas which can quickly shred an unprepared player and their mount. In mobile Basilosaurus oil is unable to refine.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Fighting one of these while it has a swarm around it should only be done so by a player who is prepared to have a large number of aggressive Mantas and potentially Megalodons swimming after them. As such, engaging in combat with a Basilosaurus without a mount or with a weak mount (i.e. Ichthy) is asking for trouble. A player with a decent level Megalodon and above should be able to clean up the swarm with little trouble, leaving the Basilosaurus unprotected and ready to freely tame/kill. An easy way to deal with the Mantas is to use a Baryonyx thanks to its spinning/stun move, which will help you a lot with cleaning them.

Weaponry[edit | edit source]

The best melee weapon to use is a sword, but the Basilosaurus will take some hits before it is dead. For ranged weapons, use a Crossbow. Or it can be killed with a Mosasaurus or a Megalodon very efficiently.

Dangers[edit | edit source]

While not being dangerous itself as its temperament is passive, it will usually be accompanied by a large group of Manta that will swarm the player if aggro is obtained by radius or aggression. Megalodon will often patrol the waters around Basilosaurus as well with a very large aggro range adding to the difficulty of the tame or kill. Being cautious around this animal is highly advised.

Weakness[edit | edit source]

Basilosaurus will take damage from swimming in deeper water and wild members alone will be unable to defend themselves.

Taming[edit | edit source]

Taming Food[edit | edit source]

Basilosaurus.png Level 1 Feeding Interval Time
Exceptional Kibble.png Exceptional Kibble 5 01:04 0:04:19
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 12 00:08 0:01:37
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 22 00:08 0:02:58
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 15 00:08 0:02:01
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 29 00:08 0:03:55
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 36 00:04 0:02:26
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 43 00:08 0:05:49
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 72 00:04 0:05:00
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 86 00:04 0:05:49
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 108 00:04 0:07:19
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 215 00:02 0:07:16
Basilosaurus.png Level 30 Feeding Interval Time
Exceptional Kibble.png Exceptional Kibble 9 00:58 0:07:47
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 24 00:08 0:03:15
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 44 00:08 0:05:57
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 30 00:08 0:04:03
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 59 00:08 0:07:59
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 74 00:04 0:05:00
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 89 00:08 0:12:03
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 147 00:04 0:10:13
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 177 00:04 0:11:59
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 221 00:04 0:14:58
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 441 00:02 0:14:56
Basilosaurus.png Level 60 Feeding Interval Time
Exceptional Kibble.png Exceptional Kibble 14 00:55 0:12:07
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 36 00:08 0:04:52
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 67 00:08 0:09:04
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 45 00:08 0:06:05
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 90 00:08 0:12:10
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 113 00:04 0:07:39
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 135 00:08 0:18:17
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 225 00:04 0:15:39
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 270 00:04 0:18:17
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 338 00:04 0:22:53
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 675 00:02 0:22:51
Basilosaurus.png Level 90 Feeding Interval Time
Exceptional Kibble.png Exceptional Kibble 19 00:54 0:16:27
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 49 00:08 0:06:38
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 90 00:08 0:12:10
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 61 00:08 0:08:15
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 122 00:08 0:16:30
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 152 00:04 0:10:17
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 182 00:08 0:24:39
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 304 00:04 0:21:09
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 364 00:04 0:24:39
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 455 00:04 0:30:49
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 910 00:02 0:30:49
Basilosaurus.png Level 120 Feeding Interval Time
Exceptional Kibble.png Exceptional Kibble 23 00:54 0:19:55
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 61 00:08 0:08:15
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 113 00:08 0:15:17
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 77 00:08 0:10:25
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 153 00:08 0:20:42
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 191 00:04 0:12:56
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 229 00:08 0:31:01
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 382 00:04 0:26:35
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 458 00:04 0:31:01
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 572 00:04 0:38:44
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 1144 00:02 0:38:44
Basilosaurus.png Level 150 Feeding Interval Time
Exceptional Kibble.png Exceptional Kibble 28 00:53 0:24:15
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 74 00:08 0:10:01
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 137 00:08 0:18:32
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 92 00:08 0:12:27
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 184 00:08 0:24:54
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 230 00:04 0:15:34
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 276 00:08 0:37:23
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 460 00:04 0:32:00
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 552 00:04 0:37:23
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 690 00:04 0:46:44
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 1379 00:02 0:46:42

Soothing Balm Basilosaurus.png Level 1 Feeding Interval Time
Values without Soothing Balm Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Therizinosaurus Egg) 3 01:17 0:02:35
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 9 00:09 0:01:13
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 17 00:08 0:02:18
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 21 00:04 0:01:25
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 25 00:08 0:03:23
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 41 00:04 0:02:51
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 49 00:04 0:03:19
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 62 00:04 0:04:12
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 123 00:02 0:04:10
Minor Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Therizinosaurus Egg) 1 00:00 0:00:52
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 3 00:12 0:00:24
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 6 00:09 0:00:48
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 7 00:04 0:00:28
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 9 00:09 0:01:13
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 14 00:04 0:00:58
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 17 00:04 0:01:09
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 21 00:04 0:01:25
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 41 00:02 0:01:23
Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Therizinosaurus Egg) 1 00:00 0:00:52
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 1 00:00 0:00:08
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 1 00:00 0:00:08
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 1 00:00 0:00:04
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 1 00:00 0:00:08
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 2 00:08 0:00:08
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 2 00:08 0:00:08
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 3 00:06 0:00:12
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 5 00:02 0:00:10
Major Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Therizinosaurus Egg) 1 00:00 0:00:52
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 1 00:00 0:00:08
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 1 00:00 0:00:08
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 1 00:00 0:00:04
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 1 00:00 0:00:08
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 1 00:00 0:00:04
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 1 00:00 0:00:04
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 1 00:00 0:00:04
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 1 00:00 0:00:02
Soothing Balm Basilosaurus.png Level 30 Feeding Interval Time
Values without Soothing Balm Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Therizinosaurus Egg) 6 01:02 0:05:11
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 17 00:08 0:02:18
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 34 00:08 0:04:36
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 42 00:04 0:02:50
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 51 00:08 0:06:54
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 84 00:04 0:05:50
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 101 00:04 0:06:50
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 126 00:04 0:08:32
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 252 00:02 0:08:32
Minor Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Therizinosaurus Egg) 2 01:43 0:01:43
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 6 00:09 0:00:48
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 12 00:08 0:01:37
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 14 00:04 0:00:56
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 17 00:08 0:02:18
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 28 00:04 0:01:56
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 34 00:04 0:02:18
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 42 00:04 0:02:50
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 84 00:02 0:02:50
Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Therizinosaurus Egg) 1 00:00 0:00:52
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 1 00:00 0:00:08
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 2 00:16 0:00:16
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 2 00:08 0:00:08
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 2 00:16 0:00:16
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 3 00:06 0:00:12
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 4 00:05 0:00:16
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 5 00:05 0:00:20
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 9 00:02 0:00:18
Major Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Therizinosaurus Egg) 1 00:00 0:00:52
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 1 00:00 0:00:08
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 1 00:00 0:00:08
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 1 00:00 0:00:04
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 1 00:00 0:00:08
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 1 00:00 0:00:04
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 1 00:00 0:00:04
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 1 00:00 0:00:04
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 1 00:00 0:00:02
Soothing Balm Basilosaurus.png Level 75 Feeding Interval Time
Values without Soothing Balm Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Therizinosaurus Egg) 10 00:57 0:08:39
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 31 00:08 0:04:12
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 61 00:08 0:08:15
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 76 00:04 0:05:08
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 91 00:08 0:12:19
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 151 00:04 0:10:30
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 182 00:04 0:12:19
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 227 00:04 0:15:22
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 453 00:02 0:15:20
Minor Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Therizinosaurus Egg) 4 01:09 0:03:27
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 11 00:08 0:01:29
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 21 00:08 0:02:50
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 26 00:04 0:01:45
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 31 00:08 0:04:12
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 51 00:04 0:03:33
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 61 00:04 0:04:07
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 76 00:04 0:05:08
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 151 00:02 0:05:06
Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Therizinosaurus Egg) 1 00:00 0:00:52
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 2 00:16 0:00:16
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 3 00:12 0:00:24
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 3 00:06 0:00:12
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 4 00:10 0:00:32
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 6 00:05 0:00:25
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 7 00:04 0:00:28
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 8 00:04 0:00:32
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 16 00:02 0:00:32
Major Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Therizinosaurus Egg) 1 00:00 0:00:52
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 1 00:00 0:00:08
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 1 00:00 0:00:08
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 1 00:00 0:00:04
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 1 00:00 0:00:08
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 1 00:00 0:00:04
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 1 00:00 0:00:04
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 1 00:00 0:00:04
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 2 00:04 0:00:04
Soothing Balm Basilosaurus.png Level 150 Feeding Interval Time
Values without Soothing Balm Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Therizinosaurus Egg) 16 00:55 0:13:51
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 53 00:08 0:07:10
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 105 00:08 0:14:12
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 132 00:04 0:08:56
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 158 00:08 0:21:24
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 263 00:04 0:18:18
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 315 00:04 0:21:20
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 394 00:04 0:26:41
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 788 00:02 0:26:41
Minor Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Therizinosaurus Egg) 6 01:02 0:05:11
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 18 00:08 0:02:26
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 35 00:08 0:04:44
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 44 00:04 0:02:58
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 53 00:08 0:07:10
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 88 00:04 0:06:07
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 105 00:04 0:07:06
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 132 00:04 0:08:56
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 263 00:02 0:08:54
Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Therizinosaurus Egg) 1 00:00 0:00:52
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 2 00:16 0:00:16
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 4 00:10 0:00:32
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 5 00:05 0:00:20
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 6 00:09 0:00:48
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 9 00:04 0:00:37
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 11 00:04 0:00:44
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 14 00:04 0:00:56
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 27 00:02 0:00:54
Major Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Therizinosaurus Egg) 1 00:00 0:00:52
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 1 00:00 0:00:08
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 1 00:00 0:00:08
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 1 00:00 0:00:04
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 1 00:00 0:00:08
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 1 00:00 0:00:04
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 1 00:00 0:00:04
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 1 00:00 0:00:04
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 2 00:04 0:00:04
Soothing Balm Basilosaurus.png Level 300 Feeding Interval Time
Values without Soothing Balm Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Therizinosaurus Egg) 30 00:53 0:25:59
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 98 00:08 0:13:16
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 195 00:08 0:26:23
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 243 00:04 0:16:27
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 292 00:08 0:39:33
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 486 00:04 0:33:49
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 583 00:04 0:39:29
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 729 00:04 0:49:23
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 1458 00:02 0:49:23
Minor Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Therizinosaurus Egg) 10 00:57 0:08:39
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 33 00:08 0:04:28
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 65 00:08 0:08:47
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 81 00:04 0:05:29
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 98 00:08 0:13:16
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 162 00:04 0:11:16
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 195 00:04 0:13:12
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 243 00:04 0:16:27
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 486 00:02 0:16:27
Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Therizinosaurus Egg) 1 00:00 0:00:52
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 4 00:10 0:00:32
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 7 00:09 0:00:56
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 9 00:04 0:00:36
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 10 00:09 0:01:21
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 17 00:04 0:01:11
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 20 00:04 0:01:21
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 25 00:04 0:01:41
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 49 00:02 0:01:39
Major Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Therizinosaurus Egg) 1 00:00 0:00:52
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 1 00:00 0:00:08
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 1 00:00 0:00:08
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 1 00:00 0:00:04
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 1 00:00 0:00:08
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 2 00:08 0:00:08
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 2 00:08 0:00:08
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 2 00:08 0:00:08
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 4 00:02 0:00:08
Soothing Balm Basilosaurus.png Level 450 Feeding Interval Time
Values without Soothing Balm Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Therizinosaurus Egg) 43 00:53 0:37:14
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 142 00:08 0:19:14
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 284 00:08 0:38:26
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 355 00:04 0:24:02
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 426 00:08 0:57:42
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 709 00:04 0:49:20
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 851 00:04 0:57:38
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 1064 00:04 1:12:04
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 2127 00:02 1:12:02
Minor Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Therizinosaurus Egg) 15 00:55 0:12:59
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 48 00:08 0:06:30
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 95 00:08 0:12:51
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 119 00:04 0:08:03
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 142 00:08 0:19:14
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 237 00:04 0:16:29
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 284 00:04 0:19:14
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 355 00:04 0:24:02
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 709 00:02 0:24:00
Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Therizinosaurus Egg) 2 01:43 0:01:43
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 5 00:10 0:00:40
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 10 00:09 0:01:21
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 12 00:04 0:00:48
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 15 00:08 0:02:01
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 24 00:04 0:01:40
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 29 00:04 0:01:57
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 36 00:04 0:02:26
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 71 00:02 0:02:24
Major Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Therizinosaurus Egg) 1 00:00 0:00:52
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 1 00:00 0:00:08
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 1 00:00 0:00:08
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 1 00:00 0:00:04
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 1 00:00 0:00:08
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 2 00:08 0:00:08
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 2 00:08 0:00:08
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 3 00:06 0:00:12
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 5 00:02 0:00:10


Ingredients for Exceptional Kibble: 1 ×  Extra Large Egg, 5 ×  Fiber, 1 ×  Focal Chili, 10 ×  Mejoberry, 1 ×  Rare Flower, 1 ×  Water 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.

Taming Strategy[edit | edit source]

Basilosaurus are passively tamed and are docile, they won't fight back even when attacked. However they can be incredibly difficult to tame for beginners who come unprepared. They are generally uncommon but found in great numbers around Herbivore Island.

A major problem with taming them is that when they're not consistently fed, they will rapidly loose taming effectiveness towards the end of the process if there is a delay and you'll be forced to start over. Raw meat will tame them effectively at the least, but because of this Kibble and Soothing Balm(Mobile) will be extremely beneficial.

Basilosaurus is also surrounded by swarms of Mantas and the waters around the island are populated with Megalodons. Sharks are slow and can be evaded but Mantas will have little problem catching up to you. With these conditions it would be best to ride a fast and agile mount such as Icthyosaurus. You must feed the whale constantly and dart away when the predators surrounding it try to catch you. Another effective strategy is killing the manta with the Baryonyx's AoE tail spin ability. Monitor your oxygen stat, you don't have to have SCUBA gear as long as you have a fast mount but it will help. If you don't have anything to speed the process up it will take a long time, so make sure to tame during the morning. Just before you're finished, try to bait the predators to a different location. When fed, Basilosaurus spew what appears to be blood which attracts many tens of Megalodons and huge swarms of Mantas. The lowest leveled of Basilosaurus are remarkably powerful animals but they're not invincible, and once tamed it will be targeted by all the predators. When you are finished, lead the Basilosaurus close to a beach or shallow water. They are not known for being fast but they will keep up better than wild Megalodons and repel any threat that follows them.


Other semi aquatic mounts such as Beelzebufo, Kaprosuchus, Baryonyx, and Casteroides will work just as well. Spinosaurus and Sarcosuchus can work too but they are much slower and less agile underwater, and therefore more vulnerable to predators.

Utility[edit | edit source]

Roles[edit | edit source]

  • Shock and Grab Immunity: Due to the Basilosaurus unique ability to resist being grabbed or shocked, movement impairing effects such as the Cnidaria and Electrophorus stun and Tusoteuthis grapple have no effect on them meaning they are free to attack without fear of being unable to escape, making them effective counters to said dangerous creatures. You may also note that Cnidaria do not deal any damage when shocking the Basilosaurus. This allows the Basilosaurus to take on certain roles that no other aquatic tames can do reliably.
  • Insulation: The Basilosaurus will protect the rider from extreme temperatures which can null the requirement for SCUBA Leggings for survivors with low Fortitude which means the rider can be more resilient if needed. This is shown as the status effect, Insulation, which grants the player +562 hyperthermal protection and +562 hypothermal protection.
  • Bio Toxin Gatherer: As mentioned above, its immunity to shock damage from the Cnidaria make it one of the most reliable mass gatherers of Bio Toxin. Effectively being harmless to the whale, it can kill and eat massive amounts of the Cnidaria and harvest a great deal amount of Bio Toxin which can be especially useful for making Shocking Tranquilizer Darts.
  • Oil Supply:The Basilosaurus automatically generates and stores up to 20 Oil (Tusoteuthis) which can be refined into Gasoline. This is a great alternative to taming the more dangerous Tusoteuthis, at least for mid-level survivors. Killing one will also give you large amounts of oil, which preferably can come when hunting and killing wild whales or slaughtering whale babies.
  • Ocean Caver: With its unique immunity to Electrophorus shocks, Cnidaria venom, and Tusoteuthis tentacle grapples, coupled with a naturally high Health pool and a reasonable Melee Damage output; a well-bred, high leveled Basilosaurus essentially turns collecting the artifacts from ocean caves into a guarantee. With the extra assurance of a higher quality saddle, and the extra armor it provides, the Basilosaurus can easily deal with the potential alpha predator spawns in the caves as well. The whale's relatively smaller size, compared to other ocean heavyweights such as the Mosasaurus and Tusoteuthis, ensures that it can take the rider directly to both artifacts without difficulty, even in The Caverns of Lost Hope, where a tight squeeze prevents larger mounts from reaching the artifact. The only thing the Basilosaurus does not have in its favor is that it takes constant, albeit slow and minimal, damage from being in the Deep Ocean region. While both ocean caves are contained within this region, the caves themselves have safe areas for the Basilosaurus to rest and heal if required, without fear of the constant deep water damage.
  • Ocean Master: All of its strength and immunity also makes the Basilosaurus the only mount to be able to be almost completely safe in all parts of the ocean. While other ocean mounts may be stronger, they are put at a serious disadvantage compared to the Basilosaurus due to its shock and grab immunity as well as its regeneration. Despite taking slight damage when submerged at a high enough depth, the danger this poses is more often than not trivial and acts little to stop the whale in the deep sea, though one must consider that when in deep water its regeneration ability does not work. But even so, the Basilosaurus is often regarded by many as the best ocean mount in the game do.
  • Battle Submarine: Despite it's lackluster Movement Speed, Basilosaurus makes for a perfect aquatic tank and war machine like the Tyrannosaurus, Brontosaurus, and Spinosaurus are on land. Their immunity to stings, high Melee Damage, and very high Health allows them to take on multiple powerful predators and come out victorious. Couple this with the Basilosaurus' amazing ability to rapidly regenerate in shallow waters, and you got quite the powerful creature. This can be greatly utilized when mounted and soaking damage from creatures or Turrets. The only disadvantage is that just like Sarcosuchus, their attack is focused directly to the front with a smaller than average AOE for its size and the whale also has a slow turn radius. But the damage dosage that cuts down Megalodons in a few bites is worth the trade. You can confidently leave a Basilosaurus alone for a long time as long as they have food and come back to them unharmed.
  • Transport:: Though not the fastest sea creature, the Basilosaurus has great Weight stats and can carry lots of cargo from one place to another with ease. One can also rest assured with their goods on this creature, as the Basilosaurus is quite strong and tanky and can defend itself, you, and whatever cargo you have.

Note: Basilosaurus is totally immune to Electrophorus and Cnidaria shock. Their shock will not damage Basilosaurus or its rider.

Note: Some caution is advised when taking it into deep water; it will start to suffer 5-10 Melee Damage a second in deeper waters. While this damage is rather minuscule compared to that creature's health, it will prevent it from being able to naturally regenerate Health and could threaten low level Basilos, as well as cause problems if trying to store them near underwater bases. But if this does not apply, than little is too be worried about taking a Basilo into deep water.

Collectibles[edit | edit source]

Resource Efficiency
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Spotlight[edit | edit source]

Notes / Trivia[edit | edit source]

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

  • Basilosaurus was officially revealed by Susan Claire on March 24, 2016.[2]
  • The dossier was revealed by Jat on March 28, 2016.[3]
  • Its ability to generate oil is surprisingly fast. The oil has a spoil time, but it will take a long while for it to spoil so be sure to nab that oil once the quantity is near 20.
  • As a primitive type of whale, Basilosaurus is the first marine mammal to be revealed in Ark.
  • The dossier mentions the Basilosaurus being hunted "perhaps too vigorously" for its valuable blubber, which can be used as an excellent fuel source. This is a satirical reference to real-life whaling, which drove many species close to extinction due to the whale oil created from their blubber being used as fuel prior to the use of fossil fuels.
  • The name Basilosaurus solatiumfecit roughly translates as "Regal reptile placed in consolation". The genus name stems from the fact that Basilosaurus was originally believed to be a marine reptile when first discovered, hence the saurus-suffix. The species name may refer to its ability to "console" its injuries when "placed" in shallow water.
  • Unlike the game version, real Basilosaurus were aggressive apex predators. When hungry, they would ruthlessly kill and eat any animal they could get their jaws on and move on to the next. Additionally they were more than capable of traveling into shallow lakes and rivers, just like the game version, and attempt to attack any terrestrial prey that ventured to close to shores. But this is rare since their size would prevent them from defending against shallow water predators like crocodiles and sharks. Of course, if they behaved like this in the game taming them would be nearly impossible.
    • The real Basilosaurus was also at the top of its food chain, sharing its environment of warm tropical sea habitat with and feeding upon other whales, aquatic mammals, sharks, turtles, and fish.
  • The Basilosaurus will not attack by itself when in the "Damage layer" of the ocean. So take precaution when mounting off if it is the only fending mount you have. This may be a bug since it sometimes refused to attack above the "Damage layer."
  • In the map ARK Ragnarok, several beached Basilosaurs can be found all along the east beaches and can be harvested for Hide, Keratin, Oil and Spoiled Meat.
  • Rather fascinating when compared to modern whales and dolphins, the Basilosaurus had visible hind limbs that are much more intact compared to the hind limb remnants found in modern cetacean skeletons. Due to their small size and limited strength from lack of a hip-to-spine connection, it is unlikely that the hind limbs had any role in locomotion, though a popular theory states that they may have been used to assist in mating, acting like claspers to attach the long bodies of each partner and allow successful copulation.
    • The hind limb bones that are left in modern cetaceans are completely useless as limbs, as they are kept deep internally in the body and are reduced to a pelvis and usually a femur, sometimes having even more leg bones intact. However, the long thought belief that these structures were vestigial couldn't be further from the truth. Amazingly, just like how the hind limbs probably had a purpose aiding in sex for the Basilosaurus, the hind limbs/hip of today's cetaceans also serve a sexual purpose as well. In fact, the sexual organs of modern whales are anchored to these bones and rely on them for the much needed stability that the challenge of copulating in the water creates. Particularly noteworthy, the males have larger pelvic bones than the females.
  • The Basilosaurus makes a good depth gauge for determining whether squids and mosas will attack the player. They start taking crush damage at both species' swim ceiling.
  • The Basilo Insulation buff is also shared by the Ferox.
  • They spawn quite a lot around Herbivore Island
  • If given the console command “infinitestats” in the “Damage Layer” it will die instantly.
  • Basilosaurus doesn't produce Feces.
  • Whales are mammals and like all mammals they breathe air. Real world Basilosaurus would need air but like many aquatic creatures in Ark the Basilosaurus has no Oxygen stat and thus can stay underwater indefinitly.
  • In the Valguero official map, the Basilosaurus will not take damage in The Abyss despite its depth. This makes it especially powerful on this particular map.
  • A Basilosaurus is guaranteed to drop Basilosaurus Blubber when killed.
    • Real Basilosaurus' would not have had too much blubber on their bodies due to their habitat being in warm tropical water, being comparable to that of tropical dolphin species.
  • If a player isn't careful, an unmounted Basilosaurus traveling in rivers can get beached and die. This may happen when traveling up river with a raft. Make sure to whistle the whale to stop and keep it somewhere where it's mostly in water and can move around well. If it gets caught up within rocks, destroy them quickly and turn back.

Changelog[edit | edit source]

Patch Changes
254.0 Basilosaurus is added to the game
254.6
  • Wild Basilosaurus no longer take pressure damage in deep water
  • Reduced the amount of pressure damage done onto Tamed Basilosaurus by 90%
260.0
306.41 Genesis: Part 1 Expansion Release Added the X-Basilosaurus

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