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Disambig.png This article is about Megaloceros, not to be confused with Megalosaurus, Meganeura, Megalania, Megatherium, or Megalodon









































Megaloceros.png
Megaloceros
Steam.svg 216.0
Sep 28, 2015
Xbox One.svg 729.0
Dec 16, 2015
PS.svg 501.0
Dec 6, 2016
Logo Mobile.svg 1.0
May 24, 2018
Nintendo Switch.svg 599.0
Nov 30, 2018
Epic Games.svg 311.74
Jun 11, 2020
Stadia.svg 678.15
Sep 1, 2021
Spawn Command
cheat summon Stag_Character_BP_C
or
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Stag/Stag_Character_BP.Stag_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Megaloceros (Life's Labyrinth)
cheat summon Stag_LL_Character_BP_C
or
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/Ragnarok/Custom_Assets/Bosses/LifeLabyrinth/Elk/Stag_LL_Character_BP.Stag_LL_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Megaloceros (Gauntlet2)
cheat summon Stag_Character_BP_STA_C
or
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis2/Missions/ModularMission/Gauntlet2/STA/Dinos/Stag_Character_BP_STA.Stag_Character_BP_STA'" 500 0 0 35
Data
XP for kill
16 XP
Gestation Time
6h 6m 18.021s
Baby Time
7h 7m 21.025s
Juvenile Time
1d 4h 29m 24.1s
Adolescent Time
1d 11h 36m 45.125s
Total Maturation Time
2d 23h 13m 30.25s
Breeding Interval
18h - 2d
Habitat

Common             Rare
  Untameable   Cave

The Megaloceros (meg-ah-loe-seh-ross) 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

Megaloceros latuscoronam

Time

Pliocene

Diet

Herbivore

Temperament

Skittish

Wild

Megaloceros latuscoronam is a very skittish herbivore, found mostly in the forests and mountains of the Island. Because of its large size, its fraught demeanor would be strange in any other place. But Megaloceros knows how fierce the predators of the island are, and that it is safer to flee from them than to risk its life in a fight. The antlers of Megaloceros are very large, and make for an excellent source of keratin. This, of course, makes it a valuable resource. Unfortunately, hunting Megaloceros is not easy because of their quick speed and ability to bound over most obstacles.

Domesticated

Megaloceros is jack-of-all-trades creature, and many who ride it value its versatility. It is decently powerful, and its resilience, speed, and ability to jump often come in handy. Finally, the male Megaloceros' charging horn attack tends to cause targets to “bleed,” decreasing their Health, Stamina, and Speed until healed!

Behavior[]

The Megaloceros is a passive creature. When attacked, it runs away with high speed. Females are 25% faster than males and both can jump over obstacles that are one wall tall. However, once tamed and mounted, only males can attack.

Appearance[]

Also known as the Irish Elk or the Giant Deer, the Megaloceros simply resembles a standard deer, except as big as a horse. Megaloceros stags are recognizable by their impressive antlers, used for tussling with each other for the antlerless does. It is only found in the ARK's coldest regions where it is the most common herbivore and thus, regular prey for dire wolves and sabertooth cats, and the redwoods, where it sees the same fate as the tundra dwellers.

Color Scheme and Regions[]

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

Megaloceros PaintRegion0.jpg
Region 0:
Body
X mark.svg

Region 1 is not used
for this Creature.

Megaloceros PaintRegion2.jpg
Region 2:
Antlers
X mark.svg

Region 3 is not used
for this Creature.

Megaloceros PaintRegion4.jpg
Region 4:
Patterning
X mark.svg

Region 5 is not used
for this Creature.

Drops[]

Base Stats and Growth[]

Attribute Base Value Level Increase Taming Bonus
Wild Tamed Additive Multiplicative
Health 300 +60 +5.4% 0.07
Stamina 280 +28 +10%
Oxygen 150 +15 +10%
Food 1200 +120 +10%
Weight 220 +4.4 +4%
Melee Damage 30 +1.5 +1.7% 7% 17.6%
Movement Speed 100% N/A +1% 20%
Torpidity 175 +10.5 N/A 0.5
Movement
[u/s]
Base Speed Sprinting Speed Stamina
Wild Tamed1 Tamed2 Wild Tamed1 Tamed2
Walking 200 ? ? 900 1020 1224 4
Swimming 300 ? ? ? ? ? ?
  • 1These are the base speeds of the creature at 100% Movement Speed.
  • 2These are the speeds of the creature tamed and non-imprinted.
  • For a comparison of the speeds of all creatures, see Base Creature Speeds.
Attack Values
Melee Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation Using the Left Mousebutton (PC), R2 Button (PS), RT Button (Xbox One), the Megaloceros attacks the target.
0 480 0 0
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 30

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]

Megaloceros

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.

Taming[]

For general info about domesticating a wild creature see Taming.

KO Strategy[]

They can be picked up by an Argentavis (needs PvP or option "Allow Flyer Carry (PvE)"), making it easy to put it in a small box with windows to shoot arrows through, so they can't escape. They are also susceptible to bolas, so you can bola a lower level one and club it into unconsciousness.

Taming Food[]

Megaloceros.png Level 1 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Simple Kibble.png Simple Kibble 1 0 0 0 0:01:20
Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus) 8 0 0 0 0:08:01
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus) 8 0 0 0 0:08:01
Soybean (Primitive Plus).png Soybean (Primitive Plus) 8 0 0 0 0:08:01
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Dried Wheat (Primitive Plus) 8 13 3 2 0:16:01
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 11 0 0 0 0:08:16
Berries.png Berries 16 0 0 0 0:08:01
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 18; Slingshot Hits × 8; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 2; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 2; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 1; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 1
Torpidity-depletion: 0.3 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:10:00
Megaloceros.png Level 30 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Simple Kibble.png Simple Kibble 2 0 0 0 0:02:40
Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus) 19 9 2 1 0:19:01
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus) 19 9 2 1 0:19:01
Soybean (Primitive Plus).png Soybean (Primitive Plus) 19 9 2 1 0:19:01
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Dried Wheat (Primitive Plus) 19 70 15 8 0:38:01
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 25 8 2 1 0:18:46
Berries.png Berries 38 9 2 1 0:19:01
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 48; Slingshot Hits × 20; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 6; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 4; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 3; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 2
Torpidity-depletion: 0.49 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:16:30
Megaloceros.png Level 60 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Simple Kibble.png Simple Kibble 3 0 0 0 0:04:00
Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus) 30 37 8 4 0:30:01
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus) 30 37 8 4 0:30:01
Soybean (Primitive Plus).png Soybean (Primitive Plus) 30 37 8 4 0:30:01
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Dried Wheat (Primitive Plus) 30 158 33 17 1:00:01
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 40 37 8 4 0:30:01
Berries.png Berries 60 37 8 4 0:30:01
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 80; Slingshot Hits × 33; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 9; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 6; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 4; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 2
Torpidity-depletion: 0.64 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:20:57
Megaloceros.png Level 90 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Simple Kibble.png Simple Kibble 5 0 0 0 0:06:40
Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus) 42 84 18 9 0:42:01
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus) 42 84 18 9 0:42:01
Soybean (Primitive Plus).png Soybean (Primitive Plus) 42 84 18 9 0:42:01
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Dried Wheat (Primitive Plus) 42 281 60 30 1:24:01
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 55 81 18 9 0:41:16
Berries.png Berries 83 82 18 9 0:41:31
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 111; Slingshot Hits × 46; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 13; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 8; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 6; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 3
Torpidity-depletion: 0.77 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:24:11
Megaloceros.png Level 120 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Simple Kibble.png Simple Kibble 6 0 0 0 0:08:00
Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus) 53 138 30 15 0:53:01
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus) 53 138 30 15 0:53:01
Soybean (Primitive Plus).png Soybean (Primitive Plus) 53 138 30 15 0:53:01
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Dried Wheat (Primitive Plus) 53 416 90 45 1:46:01
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 70 136 30 15 0:52:31
Berries.png Berries 105 136 30 15 0:52:31
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 143; Slingshot Hits × 59; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 16; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 10; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 7; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 4
Torpidity-depletion: 0.89 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:26:43
Megaloceros.png Level 150 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Simple Kibble.png Simple Kibble 7 0 0 0 0:09:20
Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus) 64 202 45 23 1:04:01
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus) 64 202 45 23 1:04:01
Soybean (Primitive Plus).png Soybean (Primitive Plus) 64 202 45 23 1:04:01
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Dried Wheat (Primitive Plus) 64 570 125 63 2:08:01
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 85 201 44 22 1:03:46
Berries.png Berries 128 202 45 23 1:04:01
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 174; Slingshot Hits × 71; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 20; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 12; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 8; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 4
Torpidity-depletion: 1.01 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:28:49

Soothing Balm Megaloceros.png Level 1 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Values without Soothing Balm Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dimorph Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:01:20
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 12 0 0 0 0:09:01
Berries.png Berries 18 0 0 0 0:09:01
Minor Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dimorph Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:01:20
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 4 0 0 0 0:03:01
Berries.png Berries 6 0 0 0 0:03:01
Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dimorph Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:01:20
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 1 0 0 0 0:00:46
Berries.png Berries 1 0 0 0 0:00:31
Major Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dimorph Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:01:20
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 1 0 0 0 0:00:46
Berries.png Berries 1 0 0 0 0:00:31
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 18; Slingshot Hits × 8; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 2; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 2; Toxicant Arrows with a Bow × 1; Toxicant Arrows with a Compound Bow × 1; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 1; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 1
Torpidity-depletion: 0.3 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:10:00
Soothing Balm Megaloceros.png Level 30 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Values without Soothing Balm Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dimorph Egg) 3 0 0 0 0:04:00
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 29 18 4 2 0:21:46
Berries.png Berries 43 17 4 2 0:21:31
Minor Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dimorph Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:01:20
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 10 0 0 0 0:07:31
Berries.png Berries 15 0 0 0 0:07:31
Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dimorph Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:01:20
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 1 0 0 0 0:00:46
Berries.png Berries 2 0 0 0 0:01:01
Major Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dimorph Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:01:20
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 1 0 0 0 0:00:46
Berries.png Berries 1 0 0 0 0:00:31
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 48; Slingshot Hits × 20; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 6; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 4; Toxicant Arrows with a Bow × 3; Toxicant Arrows with a Compound Bow × 2; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 3; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 2
Torpidity-depletion: 0.49 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:16:30
Soothing Balm Megaloceros.png Level 75 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Values without Soothing Balm Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dimorph Egg) 5 0 0 0 0:06:40
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 55 82 18 9 0:41:16
Berries.png Berries 82 81 17 9 0:41:01
Minor Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dimorph Egg) 2 0 0 0 0:02:40
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 19 0 0 0 0:14:16
Berries.png Berries 28 0 0 0 0:14:01
Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dimorph Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:01:20
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 2 0 0 0 0:01:31
Berries.png Berries 3 0 0 0 0:01:31
Major Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dimorph Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:01:20
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 1 0 0 0 0:00:46
Berries.png Berries 1 0 0 0 0:00:31
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 96; Slingshot Hits × 39; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 11; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 7; Toxicant Arrows with a Bow × 6; Toxicant Arrows with a Compound Bow × 4; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 5; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 3
Torpidity-depletion: 0.7 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:22:41
Soothing Balm Megaloceros.png Level 150 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Values without Soothing Balm Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dimorph Egg) 8 0 0 0 0:10:40
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 98 257 57 29 1:13:31
Berries.png Berries 146 254 56 28 1:13:01
Minor Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dimorph Egg) 3 0 0 0 0:04:00
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 33 0 0 0 0:24:46
Berries.png Berries 49 0 0 0 0:24:31
Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dimorph Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:01:20
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 4 0 0 0 0:03:01
Berries.png Berries 5 0 0 0 0:02:31
Major Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dimorph Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:01:20
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 1 0 0 0 0:00:46
Berries.png Berries 1 0 0 0 0:00:31
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 174; Slingshot Hits × 71; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 20; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 12; Toxicant Arrows with a Bow × 10; Toxicant Arrows with a Compound Bow × 8; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 8; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 4
Torpidity-depletion: 1.01 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:28:49
Soothing Balm Megaloceros.png Level 300 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Values without Soothing Balm Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dimorph Egg) 14 0 0 0 0:18:39
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 183 773 179 90 2:17:16
Berries.png Berries 275 775 180 90 2:17:31
Minor Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dimorph Egg) 5 0 0 0 0:06:40
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 61 76 18 9 0:45:46
Berries.png Berries 92 78 18 9 0:46:01
Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dimorph Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:01:20
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 7 0 0 0 0:05:16
Berries.png Berries 10 0 0 0 0:05:01
Major Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dimorph Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:01:20
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 1 0 0 0 0:00:46
Berries.png Berries 1 0 0 0 0:00:31
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 332; Slingshot Hits × 136; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 37; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 22; Toxicant Arrows with a Bow × 19; Toxicant Arrows with a Compound Bow × 14; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 15; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 8
Torpidity-depletion: 1.54 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:35:53
Soothing Balm Megaloceros.png Level 450 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Values without Soothing Balm Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dimorph Egg) 21 0 0 0 0:27:59
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 269 1443 349 175 3:21:46
Berries.png Berries 403 1440 348 174 3:21:31
Minor Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dimorph Egg) 7 0 0 0 0:09:20
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 90 243 59 30 1:07:31
Berries.png Berries 135 243 59 30 1:07:31
Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dimorph Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:01:20
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 9 0 0 0 0:06:46
Berries.png Berries 14 0 0 0 0:07:01
Major Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dimorph Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:01:20
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 1 0 0 0 0:00:46
Berries.png Berries 1 0 0 0 0:00:31
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 489; Slingshot Hits × 200; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 55; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 32; Toxicant Arrows with a Bow × 28; Toxicant Arrows with a Compound Bow × 21; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 23; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 12
Torpidity-depletion: 2.02 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:40:22


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

Combat[]

This section describes how to fight against the Megaloceros.

General[]

The Megaloceros will flee from a fight when attacked, rather than fighting. This trait makes them difficult to kill, as it may be hard to shoot them while they are running. If you have one tamed then they have good damage and is stronger than the Parasaur.

Strategy[]

Try to chase the Megaloceros against a steep cliff. If you walk up directly behind it, it will try to run up the cliff instead of fleeing to either side leaving it open to your attacks. Try to angle yourself in relation to the cliff so that you drive the Megaloceros up the steepest area which should limit its movement options. This is most easily accomplished near the beach. Megaloceros are also relatively slow swimmers so chasing them into the water is viable. Bolas are also extremely effective.

Weaponry[]

They don’t exactly have the highest health on the island so using guns is a viable option. You could also attempt to chase it down with a high speed Raptor or simply use a bola and use whatever you want.

Dangers[]

In the wild the Megaloceros is not a danger on its own. However they are fast and can grab the attention of more aggressive carnivores such as Terror Birds and Dire Wolves. Although the dossier mentions that the Megaloceros can cause a bleeding wound this has not yet been implemented. (Tested as of v253.995 against wild creatures, PvP scenarios have yet to be tested.) As of v300.0 this has been added, but only for tamed Megaloceros as wild ones run when attacked.

Weakness[]

Both male and female Megaloceros are skittish and will run when provoked.

Once you tame a Megaloceros, if it is a female and has a saddle, it can not attack.

Utility[]

Roles[]

  • Gatherer: The Male Megaloceros is good for farming thatch while running through the woods, as it gathers very little wood. You should have no weight issues and should be able to easily farm 1000 thatch in a single run. It's also good for farming Rare Mushrooms in the Swamp (Level Weight and Melee Damage).
  • Scout/Transport: The female Megaloceros has a very respectable speed, carry weight, and is extremely agile with its great leaping ability. However, the female does not have an attack, so there is no sense leveling up attack damage (Level Speed, Stamina, and Weight).
  • Cave Mount: Megaloceros are one of the strongest mountable creatures being able to pass a cave entrance. Having a mount in caves has several advantages: Your food and water count drop slower, the mount can carry useful stuff, and they deal and take damage. Additionally, Megaloceros take reduced damage from airborne creatures, which is a very unique feature. You can wear armor protecting you from heat or cold and Onycs won't shred it, since they deal no damage to you but to your Megaloceros instead. Note that only male Megaloceros deal damage. Beware of lava though (Level Health, Melee Damage, and Stamina).
  • Travel: The Megaloceros has amazing speed and jump speed and is easy to get so it can get through most terrains. It’s probably the best travel mount other than the Bloodstalker or Rex. (Level Weight, Stamina and Speed)
  • Jumping: The Megaloceros can jump over obstacles that are one wall tall.

Collectibles[]

Resource Efficiency
Thatch.png Thatch ★★★★☆
Wood.png Wood ★☆☆☆☆

Notes/Trivia[]

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

  • Dossier released on 9/4/2015[2]
  • The binomial name means "broad-crowned great horn", but the specific epithet is constructed incorrectly; it should be either laticoronarius or laticoronatus.
  • In real life, Megaloceros is referred to by the common name 'Irish Elk', although they were distributed all across Europe, Asia, and Africa. It is also referred to by another common name, the 'Giant Elk'. It is also important to know that the Irish Elk was just one of many species of deer inside the Megaloceros genus.
  • It is important to note that while the female Megaloceros is 25% faster than the male it can not attack as it lacks the antlers of the male to do so with. Keep this in mind if you intend on taming a pair to Mate Boost.
    • In real life, male deer may use their antlers as weapons against other animals. However, both male and female deer more commonly use their front hooves to kick and bludgeon an offenser. In fact, deer of various species have been documented to wound or even kill predators and people, whether for self-preservation or for defending a baby. This attack mechanism is not present in either of the sexes of Megaloceros in game.
  • The female Megaloceros has invisible antlers, something to be aware of when taming.
  • During the Winter Wonderland Event, Megaloceros wander the whole island freely because of the lower temperatures and snowy weather. It can be given a special event costume made in the Smithy that can make it look like a Christmas reindeer.
  • Female Megaloceros was the fastest thing in the game while jumping. She can even outrun an Alpha Basilisk. (Fastest thing no jump)
  • The brute megaloceros females can attack even though they lack antlers.
  • Despite dossier said Megaloceros's antler can cause target to bleed, it is not the case in game.

Changelog[]

Patch Changes
216.0 Megaloceros is added to the game
216.1 Improved Male Megaloceros jumping animation
217.0 Removed the antlers and thus the ability to attack on the Female Megaloceros, but gave the female 25% increased Movement Speed
217.2 Female Megaloceros now longer grow antlers anymore in singleplayer
220.4 Fixed Megaloceros gestation times
223.0 Added the creature "fur" pass to make hair and feathers look better
261.0 Female Megaloceros not retain their color properly in singleplayer

Gallery[]

References[]

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