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Spawn Command
cheat summon Equus_Character_BP_C
or
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Equus/Equus_Character_BP.Equus_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Aberrant Equus
cheat summon Equus_Character_BP_Aberrant_C
or
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Equus/Equus_Character_BP_Aberrant.Equus_Character_BP_Aberrant'" 500 0 0 35
Variant R-Equus
cheat summon Equus_Character_BP_Eden_C
or
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis2/Dinos/BiomeVariants/Equus_Character_BP_Eden.Equus_Character_BP_Eden'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Equus (Gauntlet2)
cheat summon Equus_Character_BP_STA_C
or
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis2/Missions/ModularMission/Gauntlet2/STA/Dinos/Equus_Character_BP_STA.Equus_Character_BP_STA'" 500 0 0 35
Level Requirement
Preferred Food
Preferred Food Primitive Plus Icon.png
Equipment
Data
XP for kill
4 XP
Gestation Time
7h 56m 11.429s
Baby Time
4h 37m 46.667s
Juvenile Time
18h 31m 6.667s
Adolescent Time
23h 8m 53.333s
Total Maturation Time
1d 22h 17m 46.667s
Breeding Interval
18h - 2d
Habitat

Common             Rare
  Untameable   Cave

The Equus is one of the Creatures in ARK: Survival Evolved.

Basic Info[]

Dossier[]

This section is intended to be an exact copy of what the survivor Helena Walker, the author of the dossiers, has written. There may be some discrepancies between this text and the in-game creature.

NoteHelena.png
Species

Equus magnus

Time

Pleistocene

Diet

Herbivore

Temperament

Loyal

Wild

Equus magnus appears to be an ancestor of the modern horse. Based on its stripes, it may be the African variant of Equus giganteus, which appeared in North America during the Ice Age, but that is pure conjecture. Its behavior in the wild is similar to that of other wild members of the Equus genus - it sustains itself by grazing, while keeping safe from predators by living in herds and outrunning its attackers via superior speed and stamina.

Domesticated

Horse and man have long been partners in survival, and this remains true on the Island. In Equus, survivors will find a trusty steed or pack animal that can carry them swiftly across land. Taming an Equus has proven interesting, requiring carefully approaching the creature in the wild, mounting it, and then carefully soothing over time by feeding it vegetables. In fact, Equus' reliability has lead some survivors to construct special saddles for them. I even encountered a man who added extra saddle-pouches that doubled as mobile crafting stations for chemical supplies, foodstuffs, and other items. Although not as robust as what you might find within a village, this utility helped him live a nomadic, solitary lifestyle. Some survivors employ Equus to herd and wrangle other creatures with a specialized lasso. This tool is sometimes effective for self-defense as well, as Equus is limited in battle on its own...at least compared to aggressive prehistoric carnivores.

Behavior[]

The Equus will trot around the island and poses no threat to any survivors. If a player gets near one, they will flee. If you wish to get near one to tame, use a Ghillie Suit.

Appearance[]

The Equus appears like a mixture of zebra and a large modern breed of domestic horse. It has a long wild mane, zebra like stripes, a tail like a horse and a shaggy beard like a goat's. From the dossier it appears to be comparable to larger horse breeds in terms of size, such as the Shire horse.

Color Scheme and Regions[]

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

Equus PaintRegion0.jpg
Region 0:
Body
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.

Equus PaintRegion4.jpg
Region 4:
Stripes
Equus PaintRegion5.jpg
Region 5:
Legs and Beard

No image available.svg
Region 0:
Main
X mark.svg

Region 1 is not used
for this Creature.

No image available.svg
Region 2:
Borders
No image available.svg
Region 3:
Spots
No image available.svg
Region 4:
Extra
No image available.svg
Region 5:
Back

Unicorn (Variant)[]

Disambig.png Main article: Unicorn

The Unicorn is a variant of the Equus distinguished by its white coloring and the horn protruding from its forehead. Only one wild Unicorn may exist at a time. Once tamed, another Unicorn may spawn in its place, as the tamed Unicorns no longer block wild spawns. Players can utilize cross server transfer to find other Unicorns to breed with. They can be transferred to Aberration maps as well. Unicorns can breed with other Unicorns, but they can not breed with an Equus.

In ARK: Survival Evolved Mobile, the Unicorn has some noticeable differences.

Drops[]

Base Stats and Growth[]

Attribute Base Value Level Increase Taming Bonus
Wild Tamed Additive Multiplicative
Health 240 +48 +5.4% 0.07
Stamina 560 +56 +10%
Oxygen 150 +15 +10%
Food 1500 +150 +10%
Weight 350 +7 +4%
Melee Damage 9 / 11 +0.45 / +0.55 +1.7% 7% 17.6%
Movement Speed 100% N/A +1.75% 20%
Torpidity 420 +25.2 N/A 0.5
Movement Base Speed Sprinting Speed Stamina
Wild Tamed Wild Tamed
Walking 450 ? 1158.3 965.2499 5
Swimming 600 ? ? ? ?
Attack Values
Melee Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
10 500 0 620
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 9
Buck Kick Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
100 500 0 620
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 11 38.5 3.5
Whinney Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
0 500 0 620
Buck Feed Response Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
0 500 0 620

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]

Equus

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[]

General[]

The Equus is a useful early game tame. It's fast and deals torpor with its buck attack so you can tame other creatures early game.

Strategy[]

Equus are a passive creature that when startled, will attempt to flee. Bolas and any kind of ranged/short range weapon is effective at stopping and killing them along with most tames.

Weaponry[]

Bolas are effective against the Equus. Mostly every other weapon is also effective.

Dangers[]

The Equus itself doesn't appear to present any immediate threat. Predators nearby are your biggest worry, as focusing on the tame or kill may distract you from your surroundings. If you attempt at taming it, it may kick you and set your torpor immediately at 50%, leaving you unable to defend yourself against nearby predators around. The Equus may pose a threat in PVP as it can quickly transport your enemy, and deal torpor to you, possibly knocking you out.

Weakness[]

Most weaponry or creatures should be able to kill them without much trouble - provided you can keep up with it.

Taming[]

All numbers in these charts are inaccurate as of now. Still need more testing before saying by how much with any accuracy. For now have at least 10 extra Kibble for Kibble tames so as not to be under and lose the tame due to having to jump off. (update: a 150 Equus requires 31 Troodon Kibble to tame. Times appear to be the same though only a longer total because of the extra feeding intervals)

In ARK: Survival Evolved Mobile, the Equus is tamed with Kibble (Dilo Egg).

Equus.png Level 1 Feeding Interval Time
Simple Kibble.png Simple Kibble 2 01:04 0:01:04
Rockarrot.png Rockarrot 3 01:12 0:02:24
Advanced Crops.png Crops 12 01:44 0:19:12
Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus) 12 01:44 0:19:12
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus) 12 01:44 0:19:12
Soybean (Primitive Plus).png Soybean (Primitive Plus) 12 01:44 0:19:12
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Dried Wheat (Primitive Plus) 12 03:29 0:38:24
Sweet Vegetable Cake.png Sweet Vegetable Cake 30 00:49 0:24:00
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 74 01:12 1:28:48
Berries.png Berries 119 00:48 1:35:12
Equus.png Level 30 Feeding Interval Time
Simple Kibble.png Simple Kibble 4 00:42 0:02:08
Rockarrot.png Rockarrot 7 00:56 0:05:36
Advanced Crops.png Crops 29 01:39 0:46:24
Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus) 29 01:39 0:46:24
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus) 29 01:39 0:46:24
Soybean (Primitive Plus).png Soybean (Primitive Plus) 29 01:39 0:46:24
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Dried Wheat (Primitive Plus) 29 03:18 1:32:48
Sweet Vegetable Cake.png Sweet Vegetable Cake 71 00:48 0:56:48
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 176 01:12 3:31:12
Berries.png Berries 282 00:48 3:45:36
Equus.png Level 60 Feeding Interval Time
Simple Kibble.png Simple Kibble 6 00:38 0:03:12
Rockarrot.png Rockarrot 11 00:52 0:08:48
Advanced Crops.png Crops 45 01:38 1:12:00
Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus) 45 01:38 1:12:00
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus) 45 01:38 1:12:00
Soybean (Primitive Plus).png Soybean (Primitive Plus) 45 01:38 1:12:00
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Dried Wheat (Primitive Plus) 45 03:16 2:24:00
Sweet Vegetable Cake.png Sweet Vegetable Cake 113 00:48 1:30:24
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 282 01:12 5:38:24
Berries.png Berries 450 00:48 6:00:00
Equus.png Level 90 Feeding Interval Time
Simple Kibble.png Simple Kibble 8 00:36 0:04:16
Rockarrot.png Rockarrot 15 00:51 0:12:00
Advanced Crops.png Crops 62 01:37 1:39:12
Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus) 62 01:37 1:39:12
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus) 62 01:37 1:39:12
Soybean (Primitive Plus).png Soybean (Primitive Plus) 62 01:37 1:39:12
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Dried Wheat (Primitive Plus) 62 03:15 3:18:24
Sweet Vegetable Cake.png Sweet Vegetable Cake 155 00:48 2:04:00
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 387 01:12 7:44:24
Berries.png Berries 619 00:48 8:15:12
Equus.png Level 120 Feeding Interval Time
Simple Kibble.png Simple Kibble 10 00:35 0:05:20
Rockarrot.png Rockarrot 19 00:50 0:15:12
Advanced Crops.png Crops 79 01:37 2:06:24
Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus) 79 01:37 2:06:24
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus) 79 01:37 2:06:24
Soybean (Primitive Plus).png Soybean (Primitive Plus) 79 01:37 2:06:24
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Dried Wheat (Primitive Plus) 79 03:14 4:12:48
Sweet Vegetable Cake.png Sweet Vegetable Cake 197 00:48 2:37:36
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 493 01:12 9:51:36
Berries.png Berries 788 00:48 10:30:24
Equus.png Level 150 Feeding Interval Time
Simple Kibble.png Simple Kibble 12 00:34 0:06:24
Rockarrot.png Rockarrot 23 00:50 0:18:24
Advanced Crops.png Crops 96 01:37 2:33:36
Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus) 96 01:37 2:33:36
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus) 96 01:37 2:33:36
Soybean (Primitive Plus).png Soybean (Primitive Plus) 96 01:37 2:33:36
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Dried Wheat (Primitive Plus) 96 03:14 5:07:12
Sweet Vegetable Cake.png Sweet Vegetable Cake 240 00:48 3:12:00
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 598 01:12 11:57:36
Berries.png Berries 957 00:48 12:45:36

Soothing Balm Equus.png Level 1 Feeding Interval Time
Values without Soothing Balm Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dilo Egg) 2 01:04 0:01:04
Rockarrot.png Rockarrot 4 01:04 0:03:12
Advanced Crops.png Crops 14 01:43 0:22:24
Sweet Vegetable Cake.png Sweet Vegetable Cake 34 00:49 0:27:12
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 85 01:12 1:42:00
Berries.png Berries 135 00:48 1:48:00
Minor Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dilo Egg) 1 00:00 0:00:32
Rockarrot.png Rockarrot 2 01:36 0:01:36
Advanced Crops.png Crops 5 02:00 0:08:00
Sweet Vegetable Cake.png Sweet Vegetable Cake 12 00:52 0:09:36
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 29 01:14 0:34:48
Berries.png Berries 45 00:49 0:36:00
Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dilo Egg) 1 00:00 0:00:32
Rockarrot.png Rockarrot 1 00:00 0:00:48
Advanced Crops.png Crops 1 00:00 0:01:36
Sweet Vegetable Cake.png Sweet Vegetable Cake 2 01:36 0:01:36
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 3 01:48 0:03:36
Berries.png Berries 5 01:00 0:04:00
Major Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dilo Egg) 1 00:00 0:00:32
Rockarrot.png Rockarrot 1 00:00 0:00:48
Advanced Crops.png Crops 1 00:00 0:01:36
Sweet Vegetable Cake.png Sweet Vegetable Cake 1 00:00 0:00:48
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 1 00:00 0:01:12
Berries.png Berries 1 00:00 0:00:48
Soothing Balm Equus.png Level 30 Feeding Interval Time
Values without Soothing Balm Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dilo Egg) 5 00:40 0:02:40
Rockarrot.png Rockarrot 8 00:54 0:06:24
Advanced Crops.png Crops 33 01:39 0:52:48
Sweet Vegetable Cake.png Sweet Vegetable Cake 81 00:48 1:04:48
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 201 01:12 4:01:12
Berries.png Berries 322 00:48 4:17:36
Minor Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dilo Egg) 2 01:04 0:01:04
Rockarrot.png Rockarrot 3 01:12 0:02:24
Advanced Crops.png Crops 11 01:45 0:17:36
Sweet Vegetable Cake.png Sweet Vegetable Cake 27 00:49 0:21:36
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 67 01:13 1:20:24
Berries.png Berries 108 00:48 1:26:24
Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dilo Egg) 1 00:00 0:00:32
Rockarrot.png Rockarrot 1 00:00 0:00:48
Advanced Crops.png Crops 2 03:12 0:03:12
Sweet Vegetable Cake.png Sweet Vegetable Cake 3 01:12 0:02:24
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 7 01:24 0:08:24
Berries.png Berries 11 00:52 0:08:48
Major Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dilo Egg) 1 00:00 0:00:32
Rockarrot.png Rockarrot 1 00:00 0:00:48
Advanced Crops.png Crops 1 00:00 0:01:36
Sweet Vegetable Cake.png Sweet Vegetable Cake 1 00:00 0:00:48
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 1 00:00 0:01:12
Berries.png Berries 1 00:00 0:00:48
Soothing Balm Equus.png Level 75 Feeding Interval Time
Values without Soothing Balm Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dilo Egg) 8 00:36 0:04:16
Rockarrot.png Rockarrot 15 00:51 0:12:00
Advanced Crops.png Crops 62 01:37 1:39:12
Sweet Vegetable Cake.png Sweet Vegetable Cake 153 00:48 2:02:24
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 382 01:12 7:38:24
Berries.png Berries 611 00:48 8:08:48
Minor Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dilo Egg) 3 00:48 0:01:36
Rockarrot.png Rockarrot 5 01:00 0:04:00
Advanced Crops.png Crops 21 01:40 0:33:36
Sweet Vegetable Cake.png Sweet Vegetable Cake 51 00:48 0:40:48
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 128 01:12 2:33:36
Berries.png Berries 204 00:48 2:43:12
Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dilo Egg) 1 00:00 0:00:32
Rockarrot.png Rockarrot 1 00:00 0:00:48
Advanced Crops.png Crops 3 02:24 0:04:48
Sweet Vegetable Cake.png Sweet Vegetable Cake 6 00:57 0:04:48
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 13 01:18 0:15:36
Berries.png Berries 21 00:50 0:16:48
Major Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dilo Egg) 1 00:00 0:00:32
Rockarrot.png Rockarrot 1 00:00 0:00:48
Advanced Crops.png Crops 1 00:00 0:01:36
Sweet Vegetable Cake.png Sweet Vegetable Cake 1 00:00 0:00:48
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 1 00:00 0:01:12
Berries.png Berries 2 01:36 0:01:36
Soothing Balm Equus.png Level 150 Feeding Interval Time
Values without Soothing Balm Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dilo Egg) 14 00:34 0:07:28
Rockarrot.png Rockarrot 27 00:49 0:21:36
Advanced Crops.png Crops 110 01:36 2:56:00
Sweet Vegetable Cake.png Sweet Vegetable Cake 274 00:48 3:39:12
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 684 01:12 13:40:48
Berries.png Berries 1093 00:48 14:34:24
Minor Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dilo Egg) 5 00:40 0:02:40
Rockarrot.png Rockarrot 9 00:54 0:07:12
Advanced Crops.png Crops 37 01:38 0:59:12
Sweet Vegetable Cake.png Sweet Vegetable Cake 92 00:48 1:13:36
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 228 01:12 4:33:36
Berries.png Berries 365 00:48 4:52:00
Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dilo Egg) 1 00:00 0:00:32
Rockarrot.png Rockarrot 1 00:00 0:00:48
Advanced Crops.png Crops 4 02:08 0:06:24
Sweet Vegetable Cake.png Sweet Vegetable Cake 10 00:53 0:08:00
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 23 01:15 0:27:36
Berries.png Berries 37 00:49 0:29:36
Major Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dilo Egg) 1 00:00 0:00:32
Rockarrot.png Rockarrot 1 00:00 0:00:48
Advanced Crops.png Crops 1 00:00 0:01:36
Sweet Vegetable Cake.png Sweet Vegetable Cake 1 00:00 0:00:48
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 2 02:24 0:02:24
Berries.png Berries 3 01:12 0:02:24
Soothing Balm Equus.png Level 300 Feeding Interval Time
Values without Soothing Balm Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dilo Egg) 26 00:33 0:13:52
Rockarrot.png Rockarrot 49 00:49 0:39:12
Advanced Crops.png Crops 206 01:36 5:29:36
Sweet Vegetable Cake.png Sweet Vegetable Cake 515 00:48 6:52:00
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 1286 01:12 25:43:12
Berries.png Berries 2058 00:48 27:26:24
Minor Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dilo Egg) 9 00:36 0:04:48
Rockarrot.png Rockarrot 17 00:51 0:13:36
Advanced Crops.png Crops 69 01:37 1:50:24
Sweet Vegetable Cake.png Sweet Vegetable Cake 172 00:48 2:17:36
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 429 01:12 8:34:48
Berries.png Berries 686 00:48 9:08:48
Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dilo Egg) 1 00:00 0:00:32
Rockarrot.png Rockarrot 2 01:36 0:01:36
Advanced Crops.png Crops 7 01:52 0:11:12
Sweet Vegetable Cake.png Sweet Vegetable Cake 18 00:50 0:14:24
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 43 01:13 0:51:36
Berries.png Berries 69 00:48 0:55:12
Major Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dilo Egg) 1 00:00 0:00:32
Rockarrot.png Rockarrot 1 00:00 0:00:48
Advanced Crops.png Crops 1 00:00 0:01:36
Sweet Vegetable Cake.png Sweet Vegetable Cake 2 01:36 0:01:36
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 3 01:48 0:03:36
Berries.png Berries 5 01:00 0:04:00
Soothing Balm Equus.png Level 450 Feeding Interval Time
Values without Soothing Balm Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dilo Egg) 38 00:32 0:20:16
Rockarrot.png Rockarrot 72 00:48 0:57:36
Advanced Crops.png Crops 303 01:36 8:04:48
Sweet Vegetable Cake.png Sweet Vegetable Cake 756 00:48 10:04:48
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 1889 01:12 37:46:48
Berries.png Berries 3022 00:48 40:17:36
Minor Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dilo Egg) 13 00:34 0:06:56
Rockarrot.png Rockarrot 24 00:50 0:19:12
Advanced Crops.png Crops 101 01:36 2:41:36
Sweet Vegetable Cake.png Sweet Vegetable Cake 252 00:48 3:21:36
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 630 01:12 12:36:00
Berries.png Berries 1008 00:48 13:26:24
Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dilo Egg) 2 01:04 0:01:04
Rockarrot.png Rockarrot 3 01:12 0:02:24
Advanced Crops.png Crops 11 01:45 0:17:36
Sweet Vegetable Cake.png Sweet Vegetable Cake 26 00:49 0:20:48
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 63 01:13 1:15:36
Berries.png Berries 101 00:48 1:20:48
Major Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dilo Egg) 1 00:00 0:00:32
Rockarrot.png Rockarrot 1 00:00 0:00:48
Advanced Crops.png Crops 1 00:00 0:01:36
Sweet Vegetable Cake.png Sweet Vegetable Cake 2 01:36 0:01:36
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 5 01:30 0:06:00
Berries.png Berries 7 00:56 0:05:36


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.

Ingredients for Simple Kibble: 1 ×  Cooked Fish Meat, 1 ×  Small Egg, 5 ×  Fiber, 5 ×  Mejoberry, 2 ×  Rockarrot, 1 ×  Water

Preferred Food[]

Taming Strategy[]

The Equus requires a unique non-violent taming method. Like most non-violent tames, the chosen food must be placed in the far right hotbar slot. Like the Tapejara, the Equus is a timid animal and will flee when startled. If a trapping/immobilizing method is not used, it is recommended to use a Ghillie suit and duck when approaching the Equus to reduce the chance that it will run. If Rockarrot is the food item in your hotbar, when close enough to feed it, "Feed Rockarrot to tame." will appear above the Equus. Press E to feed the Equus one food item the press E again to mount it. The Equus must be mounted to continue the taming process. After successfully mounting the Equus, an effect Breaking Equus.png depicting a hand holding a lasso around a bunch of Amarberries will appear in the lower right corner of the HUD. When the Equus begins to buck, the effect's icon Breaking Equus 2.png will illuminate and include text to alert the player to press E to avoid being forcefully dismounted. The icon will blink a couple of times and then the player will be dismounted if E is not pressed in time. Avoid spamming E because pressing it more than once will dismount the player. If the player dismounts, whether by mistake or by failing to feed the Equus at the appropriate time, the Equus will kick the player once causing Torpidity. If the player's Fortitude is insufficient, the player will be knocked out for a brief period. Each time the player is forcefully dismounted, the taming effectiveness will be decreased. During the taming process, the Equus will be uncontrollable and may cover a large area. If there are any predators in that area, the interference may reduce taming efficiency or cause the loss of the Equus. Grabbing the Equus with an Argentavis, Megalosaurus, Karkinos, or Quetzal and dropping it into a premade trap structure is the most secure method of taming while preserving a high taming effectiveness. A Bola can be used for temporary immobilization but it is recommended to rapidly build an enclosure around the Equus in case it breaks the bola and runs away before being knocked out. If this happens, the player runs the risk of the Equus being killed by a hostile dinosaur or fleeing into a body of water and dying due to Piranha or drowning from passing out while still in the water. Another player with an Equus and a Lasso can be used to secure the Equus for the duration of the taming process. A Bear Trap can be used to immobilize the Equus but this will negatively affect the taming effectiveness.

If the taming process is incomplete and the taming effectiveness has been drastically reduced, the entire process can be restarted by knocking the Equus out. This will reset the taming effectiveness.

Utility[]

Roles[]

  • Aberration Jack of All Trades: High Weight, very high stamina and extremely low stamina consumption, high speed and health make the Equus your Jack of All trades on maps with no flyers such as Aberration, as well as having better stats than most early game mounts such as a raptor Raptor and being easier to tame than more advanced mounts such as a Ravager or a Sarcosuchus.
  • Valguero and Ragnarok Easy Starter tame: on Ragnarok, the Equus is very common at the highlands biome the biome which you can farm wild Rockarrots and easily tame an equus, as well as Valguero, Horses spawn very commonly near the The Farm (Valguero) where you can farm wild Rockarrots and tame a horse.
  • Knock-Out: The kick of a well-bred Equus is to be feared and respected; with a torpor inducing attack that scales with its melee damage, a horse can quickly outpace most other tranquilizing methods. This can make the Equus an invaluable tool for both taming and combat scenarios. However, beware that the damage from the kick can possibly kill your potential taming target or decrease taming effectiveness if the target is kicked after it has been knocked unconscious. To make it even easier, Bolas can be thrown from the horse's back to immobilize your target, be it a fleeing prey animal or an aggressive predator. For this role, level primarily Health and Melee Damage. (default: Rmb, LT, L2).
  • War Horse: The Equus can be used as a battle mount with its low stamina drain and reasonably high health (Level Speed and Stamina)
  • Mobile Crafting: Their saddle acts as a Mortar and Pestle similar to Castoroides and Thorny Dragon with Smithy.
  • Trapper: The saddle allows making Lassos, which can be thrown at creatures to tether them to you. You can then move where you want.
  • Gatherer: the Equus can gather berries by attacking bushes or small trees.
  • Racing Mount: In ARK: Survival Evolved Mobile, the Equus comes with a stat known as Equus Power. Equus Power determines the speed and stamina of the Equus for racing. It can also be bred for the chance to attain one of six racing classes. These are Lazy (0-1.99), Normal (2.00-3.09), Swift (3.10-4.50), Maiden (4.51 - 6.64), Racing (6.65 - 13.32), and Thoroughbred (13.33-16.15).
  • Travel: The speed and stamina of an Equus allows it to outrun and outpace a huge majority of the creatures. With its kick attack, it can discourage most of the creatures that hunt it.
  • Scout: The Equus' speed can make it a very viable scout for sneaking into other player's bases, provided there is a hole which it can fit through.
  • Pet: The Equus' size is good enough to fit in a base, so keeping one for companionship is okay but not strategically useful.
  • Carrier: The Equus reduces the weight of many items, so packing lots of cementing paste, chitin, and many other items can be useful for a walking mortar and pestle.

Weight Reduction[]

The Equus reduces the weight of the following resources by the listed amount while they are in its inventory:

Resource Reduction
Achatina Paste 80%
Cactus Sap Scorched Earth Icon.png 80%
Cementing Paste 80%
Chitin 50%
Clay Scorched Earth Icon.png 80%
Keratin 50%
Sand Scorched Earth Icon.png 80%
Stone 50%

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Notes/Trivia[]

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

  • Dino Dossier revealed on 1/9/2017.[2]
  • Equus can be ridden with or without the saddle.
  • Real Horses are social animals that live in herds, which means real Equus were social herd animals. Ark's Equus can occasionally be found in groups, but they are most often found wandering alone.
  • The Equus has the longest period of gestation, probably because of Unicorn variant.
  • You can get a good amount of experience on Ragnarok by running on the coast of highlands, gathering the Basilosaurus corpses, gathering berries with the Equus, and mass crafting narcotics.
  • The Equus is one of four creatures that spawn on all maps the others being Coelacanth, Parasaur and raptor.

Changelog[]

Patch Changes
256.0 Equus and Unicorn is added to the game
259.0 Rebalanced Equus Saddle cost
275.0 Aberration Expansion Release Added Aberrant Equus
309.4 Fixed an edge case that caused the player to be destroyed when mounting an Equus and equipping its saddle
312.65 Reduced Equus maturation time. Now matches the Procoptodon
332.1 Reduced Equus gestation time (from 13h 13m 39.043s to 7h 56m 11.429s)

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