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Disambig This article is about Broodmother Lysrix, not to be confused with Broodgenetrix Broodgenetrix

Broodmother Lysrix
Broodmother Lysrix
Jun 2, 2015
Xbox One 729.0
Dec 16, 2015
PS 501.0
Dec 6, 2016
Nintendo Switch 599.0
Nov 30, 2018
Epic Games 311.74
Jun 11, 2020
Stadia 678.15
Sep 1, 2021
Spawn Command
cheat summon SpiderL_Character_BP_C
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Spider-Large/SpiderL_Character_BP.SpiderL_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Broodmother Lysrix (Gamma)
cheat summon SpiderL_Character_BP_Easy_C
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Spider-Large/SpiderL_Character_BP_Easy.SpiderL_Character_BP_Easy'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Broodmother Lysrix (Beta)
cheat summon SpiderL_Character_BP_Medium_C
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Spider-Large/SpiderL_Character_BP_Medium.SpiderL_Character_BP_Medium'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Broodmother Lysrix (Alpha)
cheat summon SpiderL_Character_BP_Hard_C
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Spider-Large/SpiderL_Character_BP_Hard.SpiderL_Character_BP_Hard'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Broodmother Lysrix (Gamma) (The Center)
cheat summon SpiderL_Character_BP_TheCenter_C
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Spider-Large/SpiderL_Character_BP_TheCenter.SpiderL_Character_BP_TheCenter'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Broodmother Lysrix (Beta) (The Center)
cheat summon SpiderL_Character_BP_TheCenterMedium_C
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Spider-Large/SpiderL_Character_BP_TheCenterMedium.SpiderL_Character_BP_TheCenterMedium'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Broodmother Lysrix (Alpha) (The Center)
cheat summon SpiderL_Character_BP_TheCenterHard_C
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Spider-Large/SpiderL_Character_BP_TheCenterHard.SpiderL_Character_BP_TheCenterHard'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Broodmother Lysrix (Valguero)
cheat summon SpiderL_VAL_Character_BP_C
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/Valguero/Assets/Dinos/SpiderL/SpiderL_VAL_Character_BP.SpiderL_VAL_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Broodmother Lysrix (Gauntlet)
cheat summon SpiderL_Character_BP_Gauntlet_C
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis/Dinos/MissionVariants/Gauntlet/Bog/SpiderL_Character_BP_Gauntlet.SpiderL_Character_BP_Gauntlet'" 500 0 0 35
XP for kill
32 XP
Special Loot Chance

The Broodmother Arena, accesible via the Obelisks and Supply Crates on The Island.

Valguero Topographic Map
Spawning Broodmother Lysrix Valguero

Common             Rare
  Untameable   Cave

A weaker variant of Broodmother Lysrix spawns at the last wave found in the redwoods on Valguero.

If playing on The Island in Single Player mode, the portal can only be generated from the Green Obelisk.

Tribute Requirements[]

The following items are needed to open the Broodmother Portal:

Item Required Gamma Beta Alpha
Player Level 30 30 70
Artifact of the Clever Artifact of the Clever 1 1 1
Artifact of the Hunter Artifact of the Hunter 1 1 1
Artifact of the Massive Artifact of the Massive 1 1 1
Argentavis Talon Argentavis Talon - 5 10
Sarcosuchus Skin Sarcosuchus Skin - 5 10
Sauropod Vertebra Sauropod Vertebra - 5 10
Titanoboa Venom Titanoboa Venom - 5 10

Tribute spawn commands[]

cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Argentavis.PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Argentavis'" 5 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Artifacts/PrimalItemArtifact_05.PrimalItemArtifact_05'" 1 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Artifacts/PrimalItemArtifact_01.PrimalItemArtifact_01'" 1 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Artifacts/PrimalItemArtifact_03.PrimalItemArtifact_03'" 1 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Sarco.PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Sarco'" 5 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Sauro.PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Sauro'" 5 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Boa.PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Boa'" 5 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Argentavis.PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Argentavis'" 10 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Artifacts/PrimalItemArtifact_05.PrimalItemArtifact_05'" 1 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Artifacts/PrimalItemArtifact_01.PrimalItemArtifact_01'" 1 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Artifacts/PrimalItemArtifact_03.PrimalItemArtifact_03'" 1 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Sarco.PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Sarco'" 10 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Sauro.PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Sauro'" 10 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Boa.PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Boa'" 10 0 0


Item Difficulty
Gamma Beta Alpha
Element Element 20 56 148


Completing the harder difficulties will unlock all of the lower difficulty Tekgrams as well.

On Valguero, the wild spawning Broodmothers do not give the Tekgrams, but instead assorted Blueprint when killed.


Achievement Veteran Survivor
Xbox One
Epic Games
Veteran Survivor

You defeated ARK's first Ultimate Life Form!

Achievement Survivor of The Center
Xbox One
Epic Games
Survivor of the Center

You defeated the guardians of The Center!


This section describes how to fight against the Broodmother Lysrix.


The Broodmother is the intermediate of the Guardians on The Island being stronger than the Megapithecus Megapithecus but weaker than the Dragon Dragon and while it does give you the least amount of rewards it's still best to fight the Broodmother after the Megapithecus and before the Dragon to help you better prepare for the Dragon fight.

The Broodmother Lysrix is a dangerous enemy as It spawns Araneo Araneo as minions, slows players and mounts with its web attack, uses an acid projectile attack, and can cause torpor damage. However provided the right tames and equipment are brought to the battle, it can be defeated quite easily.


There isn't really much strategy needed to fight a Broodmother, most of the time, whistling all dinos to attack her will be sufficient enough. Make sure before you do this, everyone is saddled up and on board their dinos. Success in this boss fight is largely dependent on the tames and saddles you bring. While they most likely wouldn't be used, firearms should be brought in as a last resort just to be safe.

Recommended tames[]

  • A Yutyrannus Yutyrannus or 2 (preferably mate boosted) should always be brought into any arena as it's one of if not the most valuable creature for Boss fights due to its courage roar ability and good stats making them a jack of all trades mount.
  • Using several Megatherium Megatherium are probably the best fighting mounts you could bring to a Broodmother fight due to their increased damage to insects.
  • A couple of Spinosaurus Spinosaurus could also be useful since there is water in the arena that they can get the hydrated buff from. You can also use Shadowmane Shadowmanes instead for the mate boost roar and they're much smaller meaning you can fit more onto the platform.
  • The Common strategy of Rex Rex Rushing is almost always a good strategy for almost any boss due to their high health and damage.
  • If players are willing to put the effort into micromanaging their food the Daeodon Daeodon can also be valuable due to their healing ability.


  • You can get caught off guard if you're not on a dino as the Broodmother has the ability to fire webs that slow anything down.
  • Many of its attacks, both melee and ranged, can induce large amounts of Torpor Torpor. This can make the possibility of you, other players, and/or your creatures passing out, becoming useless and likely to die.
  • On top of that, the Broodmother isn't the only creature in this fight that inflicts these special effects since the Araneo Araneo can use a web attack as well as inflict torpor damage just like the Broodmother.
  • On Alpha difficulty, Broodmother receives a significant buff to health and damage, requiring very high armor saddles, imprinting, and the Yutyrannus Yutyrannus's courage buff. Make sure you have a strong breeding line of whichever dino you're bringing to the battle.
  • In the Center Arena you will have to watch out for the Megapithecus and Its minions also within the arena.
  • On Valguero the Broodmother can spawn in varying levels.


  • There is quite a large variety of creatures you can use in this fight that can be effective.
  • The Broodmother is quite slow.
  • Megatheriums insect rage can quickly kill a Broodmother with little difficulty.
  • Using a Procoptodon you can jump onto a mushroom in the arena and shoot the Broodmother with firearms solo without taking any damage (unless you're fighting the alpha variant).

Video walkthrough[]


  • The Broodmother appears within the Explorer Notes when the Iron Brotherhood take it on with the Broodmother wiping out most of the tribe.
  • Within the Araneo Dossier it reveals the connection between the Broodmother and Araneo as the Broodmother is the mother of the Araneo.


  • The Broodmother was the first Boss released for Ark. It could be spawned from any obelisk into the over world and fought. This was changed with v239.0, when it was given its respective arena that players had to teleport to.
  • With the release of Valguero, it made the Broodmother the first open-world, naturally occurring boss.
    • In the The Lair (Valguero) cocoons with spiders looking similar to the Broodmother can be found.
    • However, this creature does not provide tekgram when killed, instead leaving behind assorted Blueprint in its place.
  • Until patch 183.0 the Broodmother was actually tameable. However, this was removed from the game and in current versions; the Broodmother is not tameable with regular methods.
  • After killing the Broodmother the first time, many players like to re-summon her in order to farm Chitin Chitin from the Araneo Spider Minions she summons (this was more common and easier prior to v239.0).
  • The Broodmother always spawns at level 1 in singleplayer.
  • Her original dossier was actually written in Daedric writing from The Elder Scrolls series. It translates to a text that appears to be written in Latin, but in fact turns out to be the so-called "Lorem Ipsum", a common filler text used for publishing and graphics design.
  • Interestingly enough, there is a small amount of text in the bottom left of the Guardian Hologram that reads "L Livingstone (C) BIOOIDIAC". The meaning of this is unknown, but there is a location named Livingstone Park in Extinction.
  • If forcetamed, the Broodmother can be ridden. The Broodmother has three attacks that can be used: the regular melee attack, webbing multi-shot, and toxic multi-shot.
  • The Broodmother Lysrix rewards the player with less Element Element than the Megapithecus.


Patch Changes
173.0 Killing the Broodmother Lysrix will now update the dossier and Steam achievement correctly.
184.0 You can no longer pick the Broodmother up with flyers
213.1 Can now summon Broodmother with tribute again
239.0 Added the Broodmother boss arena
254.5 Improved attack hit detection
258.6 Work in progress to rebalance the Broodmother fight
258.71 Rebalanced the Broodmother Lysrix and streamlined its arena
259.0 Colorized boss health to indicate boss difficulty
  • With exception to the Center boss fight, all boss Health Health and Melee Damage Melee Damage have been rebalanced for singleplayer, 1x(Gamma) to 3x(Alpha)
  • Reduced the number of Araneo Araneo minions spawned by 30%, and made them 30% tougher.
  • Center boss damage reduced by 33% compared the The Island
  • Fixed boss levels so that they are no longer random, but now scale correctly on game mode and server difficulty
316.18 Element reward from The Island bosses & The Center has been increased by 100%