ARK Survival Evolved: Ankylosaurus

ARK Survival Evolved: Ankylosaurus

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ARK Survival Evolved: Ankylosaurus
Common Name: Ankylosaurus
Species: Ankylosaurus crassacutis
Time: Late Cretaceous
Diet: Herbivore
Temperament: Docile
Tameable: Yes
Rideable: Yes
Saddle: Ankylo Saddle (Lvl. 40)

The Ankylosaurus (an-KYE-luh-SAWR-us) is a type of Dinosaur appearing in ARK Survival Evolved.

Basic Info


  • Wild: Different from several heard animals living on the island, Ankylosaurus Crassacuttis is inclined to live in diminutive family units. They probably stick with more diminutive groups due to their extremely thick skin for which they are named.
  • Domesticated: No doubting! The most awesome featured of a domesticated Ankylosaurus is its hugely dense tail. Its tail is strong enough to smash the resource-laden rocks of the island. The richer human tribes living on the island will use a squad of Ankylosaurus in its mines and quarries.
  • Known Information: Although it is not the biggest herbivore of the island, Ankylosaurus is still one of the toughest creatures to defeat. With the thick and armored skins, those will probably make it more than a match for some of the mid-sized predators. The thoughtless carnivores are more likely to damage themselves on the spikes of Ankylosaurus as they are to get beaten by its tail.


Ankylosaurus are very gentle and peaceful, just don’t provoke them, it will safeguard their herds offensively. You can find Ankylo at any elevation and commonly in the northern half of the island. The lonely Ankylo are not usual as well. When assaulting, the Ankylo will hit their tail and ram you with huge spikes jumping out from the back. The ranged fight is suggested. They are usually slow over land, but they are extremely great at swimming.


Ankylosaurus are a big herbivore on the island. It has around 10-15 feet in length, around 4 feet in height and approximately 3-4 tons in weight. They are unmixed bone armor tanks. They are kinda low to the ground, with the scutes and spikes covering themselves whilst putting on a big tail like a mace, Ankylo is a dreadful rival and valuable pal. The color of its body ranges from browns to grays with bright color on several individuals.


Base Stats and Growth

Attribute Base Stats Level 1 Increase per Point
Health 700.0 +189.0
Stamina.pngStamina 175.0 +17.5
Oxygen.pngOxygen 150.0 +15.0
Food.png Food 3000.0 +345.0
Weight.png Weight 250.0 +10.0
Melee Damage.png Melee Damage 50.0* +20.8%
Movement Speed.pngMovement Speed 150.0% +3.8%
Torpor.png Torpor 420.0 25.2

The total Base Damage is expressed here instead of the percentage (always 100% at Level 1).


Level 1 – Level 90


It can take you between 1 hour to 10 ½ hours to domesticate an Ankylosaurus, which counts on the level of animal and your taming strategy.

It only takes 2 ½ hours to tame an Ankylo level 24 with merely berries.

It only takes 1o hours for you to domesticate an Ankylo level 108 with only berries.



Preferred Berries

These are estimations, always bring additional supplies!

For an adjusted count of resources needed, use this Taming Calculator by Choose your target animal & its level.

KO Strategy

Don’t try to get involved in a punching battle with this spiky, well-armored and big monster, you are more likely to get defeated. Instead, you should check out several methods of taking out this creature. There are some of great methods that you could follow, like you can use a Scorpion and/or Tranquilizer Arrows, but if you don’t have any, you can utilize a simple Slingshot to defeat it. You should aim at the head to get best results.

  • 10 – 40 Tranquilizer Arrows



  • Tank: A great tank because of its high XP and natural protections. (Level up in Health and Damage)
  • Damage: Very nice AOE and base damage. It’s too slow to come after the prey. (Level up in Damage and Stamina)
  • Transport: While being slow, it has a great base that carries capacity. It’s extremely wonderful for local transport. (Level up in Speed, Stamina, and Weight)
  • Gatherer: Great for collecting materials. (Level up in Damage, Weight, and Stamina)


  • Berries
  • Flint
  • Metal
  • Stone
  • Thatch
  • Wood
  • Oil


Ankylo Hand Stone Tools Metal Tools

The tick marks the highest yielding technique

  • Dev Confirmed: Developing the Melee Damage on Ankylosaurus will expose more resources per action/node as with all creatures/players. It won’t grow area of effect as rumored.


  • Ankylosaurus means “Fused Lizard”.
  • The spiky armor of Ankylo is the fused bones of its skull
  • Ankylo armor is covered with a thin layer of Keratin.

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