Ark Creatures: Ankylosaurus

Ark Creatures: Ankylosaurus

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Get ready to explore another species in ARK: Survival Evolved Mobile called the Ankylosaurus! This is a unique dinosaur usually roaming through the Island. Check it out now!

Basic Info


This dossier section is planned to be a right copy of what has been written by the author of the dossiers named Helena, even though there are probably some differences between this text and the in-game creatures.



You can spot the Ankylosaurus peacefully roaming through the Island. They are a friendly creature that won’t attack any other creatures or humans on sight unless they are provoked or get attacked first. Because they are able to dish out a destructive blow with their tail club if they get angry, you’d better not irritate this beast and make sure to leave it alone. They don’t have a high movement speed on land, but oddly enough, they are totally able to move very fast in water.


Ankylosaurus is a large species, a four-footed herbivore and it’s decorated with a dense coating of spikes with bony plates. This creature is not high to the ground and it always defends itself with a big bone club on the end of its tail.

Color Scheme and Regions

In this part, you will see the natural colors and regions of the Ankylosaurus. You can see the red regions below on an albino Ankylosaurus. The colored squares displayed below every single description of the region are known as the colors that this creature will spawn with at random so as to give a general range of its natural color scheme. You can move your cursor over a color to see the name and ID.

This region information can be used by the server admins in the Console Command “cheat SetTargetDinoColor “.

For instance, “cheat SetTargetDinoColor 0 6” would be used to color the body magenta of Anglerfish.



  • Raw Meat
  • Keratin
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Base Stats and Growth

Bear in mind that the creatures will own discrepant stats in Survival of the Fittest.

Basic Stats

Basic Stats

1- Percentages are built on the value of the stat when the creature was domesticated (after taming effectiveness).

2-The absolute Base Damage is displayed here rather than the percentage.

3-The movement speed of the wild creatures isn’t leveled up.

4-Torpidity grows every level on untamed creatures. However, it’s unable to be developed once they are domesticated.

5-The Ankylosaurus is not capable of drowning.

  • See the Base Creature Statistics below for a full comparison of the stats of all creatures.
  • See the Creature Stats Calculation if you want to get an explanation of accurately how the level-up calculation operates.

Movement Speed

Movement Speed

  • These are the base speeds of the creature at 100% Movement Speed
  • For a comparison of the speeds of all creatures, see Base Creature Speeds

Attack Values

Attack Values

Wild Stats Level-up

If you want to check on which stats the creature is emphasized, you need to type in values of that wild creature. Normally, the green levels on a creature at a high level are kind of great for breeding. If you have already domesticated your creature, you should try to regain the breeding-stats with an external tool.

Wild Stats Level-up

Bear in mind that after you have tamed the creature, it will receive some bonuses on some stats relying on the taming effectiveness. This will cause it to be difficult to recover the levels on a domesticated creature. Therefore, you only use this tool for the untamed ones. However, it brings you a first impression, how well the stats are given out.


Check out the Tamingsection to find out the overall information about taming a wild creature.

KO Strategy

The Ankylosaurus is not hard to defeat because of its slow movement speed. Even when it’s under attack, it is effortless to outrun, which makes almost any ranged assault more successful. You are highly suggested to use Tranquilizer Darts or Tranquilizer Arrows to defeat it, but if you don’t have any of them, you can use a simple Slingshot that helps you beat it easily. Because the entire head of this creature is covered and well protected by heavy armor, much like the rest of the body,  it doesn’t have a damage multiplied there, which means it will soak an equivalent amount of damage anywhere on its body that is shot.

Taming Food

Taming Food

Taming Food Level 30

Taming Food Level 120

Taming Food Level 150

Bear in mind that the values are just only for optimal cases, always carry the additional supplies.

You can try an external taming calculator to get a level-dependent count of resources required.

Ingredients for Kibble (Dilo Egg): 1 × Dilo Egg, 1 × Citronal, 1 × Cooked Meat Jerky, 2 × Mejoberry, 3 × Fiber, 1 × Water


This Combat section will let you know how to battle against the Ankylosaurus.


To assault the enemies, the Ankylosaurus will use its large “bone-crushing” tail. If a survivor is geared up anything that is weaker than Chitin Armor, the assaults of Ankylosaurus can be very destructive. You are highly suggested to shoot it using a ranged weapon or attack it using a pike or a spear while you are encircling it.


The most effective strategy to kill an Ankylosaurus is to encircle it while trying to use a ranged weapon to shoot it, such as a bow, crossbow or any kind of gun. If you are utilizing the weapons that are at a low level, you should be well prepared for a quite lengthy combat.


When battling with an Ankylosaurus, you should utilize ranged weapons, such as bow, crossbow, longneck rifle, and others, you can also simply use a slingshot too. Using melee weapons sometimes makes you feel dispirited a bit, but some nimble survivors will probably succeed in defeating the Ankylosaurus using Pikes and Swords if they can move in and out of its attack range fast, or if they arm themselves with a wooden shield.


The large tail club is known as the main danger created by the Ankylosaurus because it uses its tail as a protective weapon. Its assault has such a big range and is able to dish out a decent amount of damage, therefore, you should keep a distance from it.


Slow movement and turning speed are considered as the compensation for its heavy coat of armor. Therefore, you can outmaneuver and overwhelm the Ankylosaurus easily.



Tank: The Ankylosaurus can be utilized as a great tank thanks to its high HP (Level up health and melee damage).

Transport: Although it moves at a slow speed, it still has a great base carrying capacity. You can use t for local transport. (Level up movement speed, stamina and weight).

Gatherer: The Ankylosaurus excels at gathering necessary materials, like Metal, Crystal, and Flint. As of patch 256.3 (PC), it has a 75% weight decrease to raw metal in their inventories, which enables them to carry stuff much more prior to becoming hampered. (Level up weight and melee damage). It can be conveyed by Quetzals or Argentavis for more mobility. (Level up melee damage on the Ankylosaurus and level up the weight on the flyers).

Underwater miner: Although Ankylosaurus is known as a heavily built creature, it is still also an excellent swimmer. As previously mentioned above, the Ankylosaurus can swim in the waters very fast. It is also able to ward off sea predators using its tail club attack. For that reason, you can utilize it for collecting oil from the bottom of the sea. Make sure to increase its Oxygen level to make it swim even more quickly (Level up oxygen and stamina).

Weight Reduction

When the Ankylosaurus carries the resources, it will decrease the weight of the following resources by the listed amount while in its inventory:



Note: If you develop melee damage on Ankylosaurus, it will produce more resources per swing. But, it doesn’t grow the area of effect as rumored.


If you want to learn more information relating to the real-world Anglerfish, check out the relevant Wikipedia article

Until v246.0, it was feasible to gather resources using the bite attack when directly glancing at a resource, which was strongly quicker than the tail whip attack.

A Quetzal or Karkinos can totally carry the Ankylosaurus. In addition, the Ankylosaurus is able to collect stuff while being picked up.

If you collect stuff on the Aberration map using Aberrant Ankylosaurus, you should be aware that it is vulnerable to radiation and make sure to let it eat Mushroom Brew every 120 seconds to prevent it from enduring radiation exposure when it is in the irradiated zones of the map.

The Ankylosaurus magniventris in the real world had more smoothed armor than the one described in the game, with the remarkable spikes positioned around the head. The in-game Ankylosaurus is apparently more similar to Euoplocephalus tutus – a related dinosaur that has a spiky look.

The skull depicted in the dossier of the Ankylo is, in fact, identical to its relative named Tarchia instead of the real animal.

You can pick up bushes rather than trees/rocks in a larger area by using the bite attack throughout the course of the tail smack.

The Ankylosaurus must be very close to each other for breeding.


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