Dino Dossier: Phoenix

Common Name Phoenix
Species Unknown
Time Unknown
Diet Flame Eater
Temperament Elusive
Tameable Yes
Rideable No
  • Wild

    Among the most mysterious of all flying creatures, much of what is known about the Phoenix exists in legends which have been told through generations. These myths have often changed through the passing of time but one constant is the belief that fire represents cleansing and renewal. The Phoenix embodies this process through its everlasting cycle of death and renewal!

    Extreme heat-waves in the desert seem to initiate the rise of the Phoenix, while the end of this so-called "Super Heat" precipitated the creature's reversion into ashes. While the Phoenix seems ambivalent to most wildlife, if provoked its ferocity is evident in its ability to set targets aflame with a single bite.

  • Domesticated:

    Attempting to pacify a Phoenix is, quite literally, playing with fire. The Phoenix must be continually set ablaze in order to be tamed. I've seen many turned into dust and ash in the attempt. After it has been pacified, the Phoenix will regain its vitality when it is aflame!

    Although its compact size prevents the Phoenix from being ridden, its aggressive enflaming has proved to be invaluable in battle. Plus, it can quickly roast up tasty cooked meat and refine raw ores at any time, as a living furnace!


Base Stats and Calculator

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ARK: Survival Evolved Patch 265.0


  • New Server Option: Force Respawn of Wild Dinos on Server Restart! Enabled by default on official servers, this will force weekly respawns of dinos on all servers to prevent certain dino types (like the Basilo and Spino) from becoming depopulated on long running servers. (?ServerAutoForceRespawnWildDinosInterval=SECONDS). Note in some cases this may not work more than once, we may have solved the case but we’re looking into it 😉 .
  • New Server Option: Tribe Size and Alliance Size Limits! The new tribe member limit is defaulted to 70 players and the new alliance per tribe limit is defaulted to 10 on official servers (MaxAlliancesPerTribe=# and MaxTribesPerAlliance=# in Game.ini). Note: Values may be off by 1 (looking into it!), so just pick your number and then add 1 to it.
  • 1/4 sized Ragnarok map update (the “Southwest Update”)


  • Tameable Titanoboas!
  • Platform Saddles are now limited to maximum 40 saddles per tribe. Each platform saddle (with structures) counts as 19 tribe tame slots (?PersonalTamedDinosSaddleStructureCost=19 & ?MaxPersonalTamedDinos=40).
  • Players can now escape being grappled by any enemy by using tools with blades to “cut” the line.
  • Turrets now have a Players Only mode which targets players riding on dinos before targetting the dino.
  • Crops can now be fertilized be pressing E on them instead of having to open the inventory.
  • Hatching and Gestation progress bars now include countdown timers as well as percentages.
  • Pump action shotgun pellets per shot increased from 10 to 12 (20% damage increase on full hit), initial spread decreased from 10 to 7.5, and max cone size at full range decreased from 100 to 75 degrees.
  • Decreased the stun on humans from shocking tranq darts from 5 seconds to 2 seconds.

Fixes & Improvements

  • Huge perf gains, may vary based on system configuration due to upgrading to the latest Unreal Rendering code. After changing your in game settings, be sure to restart your clients!
  • Eggs no longer fall through structures during rendering.
  • Baby Ovis should no longer fall through structures after being born.
  • The structure limit is now properly indicated to the player once the limit is reached.
  • Storage boxes now indicate if they are full without having to open them.
  • Corrected spelling of Pulminoscorpius.
  • Fixed 3 exploits used to get under the world map.
  • When structures or tames are deleted due to the PVE timer expiring it is now properly communicated in the tribe log.

ARK: Survival Evolved Patch 264.52 & 264.53



  • Slight decrease to saddle armor value for tank dinos (i.e. Turtle, Bronto, Paracer, Trike, Diplo)
  • 15% decrease on ghille armor durability.
  • 10% damage increase to the Auto Turret.
  • Slot count in industrial grill increased.
  • Night Vision googles crafting and repair cost decreased.
  • Gas mask crafting and repair cost decreased.
  • Mammoth damage increased by 15%.
  • Base stamina of Plesio greatly increased.
  • Decreased Fabricated sniper rate of fire.
  • Tek Grenade damage greatly increased.
  • Reduced health scaling per added tame level of Thylacoleo.
  • Oil Pump and Beehive now restricted to slot cap (and slot cap increased for both).
  • Direbears can now harvest white/purple flowers on Scorched Earth.
  • Whips can no longer be used to disarm in PVE.

Fixes & Improvements

  • Fixed client crash related to using the transponder.
  • Fixed issue with rocket launcher in multiplayer where using the last shot caused the rocket to shoot off to the side.
  • Fixed grappling hook exploit.
  • Fixed bloomquality issue when using -SM4.
  • Fixed missing Redwoods terrain texture on The Center.
  • Fixed in-game chat bug.
  • Fixed Baby Daeodons eating too much food.
  • Fixed typo with Pachyrhino Saddle
  • Moved to the Chem Bench to level 82.
  • Titanosaur spawn on Carno Island reduced to max 1.
  • Auto Turrets can no long shoot through dino gates.
  • Increased the distance at which you can paint on a canvas with a paint brush.
  • Canvases can now be placed on Refrigerators and on Vaults (yay pretty organization!).
  • Spray Painter can now be used underwater.
  • Fixed Beer Barrel decay time to proper value (was erroneously long previously).
  • Auto Turret fix to protect against dive-bombing griffins.
  • Fix for Tuso being able to push tames under terrain and insta-kill them.
  • Lava can no longer be used to irrigate.
  • Fixed spectator crash.
  • Element charge is now removed from items when transferring items that consume element.
  • Fixed issue where crop plot could not be placed in the Scar on Scorched Earth due to needed a “sunlit location”.
  • Fixed issue where Wind Turbines would function in underwater caves.
  • Fixed mod issue where using mods would duplicate emotes in the emote wheel.
  • Turrets will now no longer shoot your unclaimed babies (or the unclaimed babies of your allies).
  • Fixed issue where Morellatops would slide around while walking and eating.
  • Fixed an exploit used to get under the world map.
  • Fixed issue where Rex, Giga, and Tuso would not properly loot inventories.
  • Fixed an issue where equpping a saddle with a torch on it onto a dino would instantly set the torch durability to zero.
  • Spyglass and GPS now usable on all underwater dinos.
  • Fixed inventory issue where the inventory would display “items removed” when stacks were being completed, and no items were actually removed.
  • Fixed issue where tents could not be removed from platform saddles.
  • Fixed an issue where armor would become invisible when dismounting a dino on a non-dedicated server.
  • Fixed a crash that occurred when mining rocks on Scorched Earth.
  • GPU perf improvements


  • Fixed a server crash.

ARK: Survival Evolved Patch 264.32 & 264.36


  • Fixed SM4 sky
  • Fixed client chat issue
  • Fixed TheCenter landscape material issue


  • Paintings / Character Paints now appear properly when in Spectator mode
  • GPU particles now render properly in SLI / multi-GPU mode (now hopefully NVIDIA can re-enable SLI support for ARK in their drivers!! 😛 )

Dino Dossier: Otter

Common Name Otter
Species Lutra Pelosa
Time Early Miocene
Diet Omnivore
Temperament Friendly
Tameable Yes
Rideable No
  • Wild

    Found along the Island’s many inland waterways, Lutra Peloso have become exceptionally adept at hunting and foraging. This species of Otter has to be particularly cunning because of its diminutive size, and fierce competition for its preferred food source: fish. It is not a creature that excels at combat, and would not naturally pose an intimidating threat to any predators.

  • Domesticated:

    There are few creatures which provide the companionship that Lutra Peloso does. Rather than traveling beside you, it would prefer to comfortably rest on your back, providing insulation. Once domesticated, it can be told to harvest fish on demand, with a specific goal in mind from the fish that it consumes, the Otter has a knack for foraging silica pearls, and can even yield a slight chance at finding black pearls within!

  • Known Informations:

    Finding packs of river Otters is simple enough: They are distinguished by their elongated bodies, bushy tails, and webbed feet. Their trusting and inquisitive nature ensures they are often hunted for their lustrous fur, but many prefer to tame them to become trusted companions.


Base Stats and Calculator

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ARK: Survival Evolved Patch 264.3

  • Dead tame bodies and player bodies and dropped item caches now save (with their decomposition timers & corpse locators intact)
  • Character Current Stat values saved at ‘0’ no longer reset to their default values
  • Dunkleosteus now harvests metal — too powerful???
  • Dino Costumes now show damage overlays
  • Modified dino attacks networking to result in less rubberbanding on clients
  • Per-Dino behavior setting to toggle “Ally Looking”

ARK: Survival Evolved Patch 264.2 & 264.22


  • Fixed boss scaling for multiplayer sessions (approximately 67% easier)
  • Made Baby creatures able to consume from Feeding Trough at appropriate time (when they would gain 10% maturity) while “stasised”
  • Client-side CPU optimizations


  • Fixed an item issue.
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