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For its small and seemingly innocent stature, Cryolophosaurus is one of the most dangerous creatures I've encountered on the ARK. Cryo seems to possess a sort of freezing agent in a sac in its throat. By intaking water or snow in its native habitat, Cryo can create this liquid and use it to devastating effectiveness. Cryo can either spit this substance as a torpor-inducing glob, or exhale it as a freezing blast of cold air. If the latter is achieved on a target, Cryo's seem to enter an excited, frenzied state with a tremendous boost to speed, damage, and resistance. Due to the torpor-inducing nature of this "cryo liquid", Cryolophosaurus appear to be immune to the traditional methods of taming. However, Cryo seems to be incredibly vulnerable when in its freezing exhale state. Shooting them in the mouth while they're doing this causes themselves to become frozen solid and susceptible to feeding!
Tamed, Cryolophosaurus are one of the most successful utility mounts that you could find on the ARK. With torpor attacks that can cause even some of the strongest creatures to succumb to sleep, Cryo makes for an excellent taming mount. Its freezing blast when tamed, appears to have a secondary ability as well. While the breath still works as you'd expect on enemies, Cryo seems to be able to apply this freezing agent to allies to their benefit. With a careful coating of this icy substance, allies will gain an incredible resistance to damage, at the cost of speed. This has the potential to make Cryo one of the most sought after support creatures on the ARK, as long as you're not afraid to get a little cold...
The Cryolophosaurus resides in the snowy regions of The Island, The Center, Ragnarok, Valguero, and Crystal Isles. The Cryolophosaurus possesses a Cryo Liquid that it creates by intaking water or snow (the amount of Cryo Liquid that a Cryolophosaurus can store is determined by its Oxygen stat). It spits this liquid in order to induce Torpidity or breathes it in order to freeze a target. Upon detecting a frozen or unconscious creature, the Cryolophosaurus will enter its Icebreaker state, receiving a boost to Melee Damage, Movement Speed, and resistance.
The Cryolophosaurus has a crest on its head, white small feathers on it's body, and a glowing cyan sac containing the liquid. When it fills its Cryo Liquid meter, its sac becomes visibly larger. It's eyes are yellow and have rectangular shaped pupils.
Color Scheme and Regions
This section displays the Cryolophosaurus's natural colors and regions. For demonstration, the regions below are colored red over an albino Cryolophosaurus. The colored squares shown underneath each region's description are the colors that the Cryolophosaurus 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 Cryolophosaurus's regions by entering
cheat SetTargetDinoColor <ColorRegion> <ColorID> in the cheat console. For instance,
cheat SetTargetDinoColor 0 6 would color the Cryolophosaurus's "main body" magenta.
Region 4 is not used
Base Stats and Growth
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This section describes how to fight against the Cryolophosaurus.
Keeping your distance from a cryolophosaurus is a good way to stay safe while killing one, so using ranged weaponry to stay out of ice breath range is a good strategy, however you must still stay aware for its torpor inducing spit attack, which has a higher range.
When a survivor is frozen by a Cryolophosaurus, they are left vulnerable to Daeodon, Direwolves, and other arctic threats. Additionally, the spit of the Cryolophosaurus can easily render one unconscious. The icebreaker buff that the cryolophosaurus gains after freezing you/knocking you unconscious also makes it hit considerably harder against fully frozen or unconcious targets, making a vulnerable situation even more vulnerable.
The Cryolophosaurus has a lower drag weight compared to other creatures, making it susceptible to the Domination Rex pin. Also, it is relatively "squishy" in that it only has an average amount of health, meaning a high damage tame like a well levelled rex can make short work of wild individuals.
- Exceptional Kibble
- Raw Mutton
- Cooked Lamb Chop
- Raw Prime Meat
- Cooked Prime Meat
- Raw Prime Fish Meat
- Cooked Prime Fish Meat
- Raw Meat
- Cooked Meat
- Raw Fish Meat
- Cooked Fish Meat
To tame a Cryolophosaurus, one must shoot directly at its mouth when it is breathing its frost breath. When this happens, the Cryolophosaurus's breath will backfire and freeze the Cryolophosaurus instead, allowing a survivor who is at least level 80 to feed it.
Transporting the Cryolophosaurus to a taming pen will aid in the process, as the snow biome has many dangerous creatures that could interrupt your tame. However, if damaged, a Cryolophosaurus will not lose taming effectiveness or progress.
- - This key triggers a simple bite. When the Cryolophosaurus's targeting stance is active, this key triggers a freezing breath.
- - This key allows the Cryolophosaurus to refill its Cryo Liquid when in water or snow biomes.
- C - This key triggers a Torpidity-inducing liquid projectile that also slows the victim.
- Ctrl - This key triggers a stance change.
Armorsmith - When tamed, the Cryolophosaurus's frost breath doubles as a protective layer for allied creatures. When frozen, the creature receives the Ice Armor buff, giving it a tremendous resistance to damage at the cost of Movement Speed.
Taming Mount - When tamed a group of Cryolophosaurus's can easily knock out many high torpidity creatures ( keep distance while on cooldown)
Ice Cave Mount - Cryolophosaurus excel in clearing the infamously dangerous ice cave on The Island. Not only do they have near infinite ammo thanks to easy access to snow wherever you may be, but they also don't draw aggression from buried purlovia. However, it is important to note that while buried purlovia will not attack, if you attack unburied purlovia when they are near buried ones, they may spring out from the ground and knock you off the saddle. Furthermore, Cryolophosaurus are unable to use their signature freezing breath when being knocked back, so it is by no means a solo mount, bring some friends!
For information pertaining specifically to the real-world Cryolophosaurus, see the relevant Wikipedia article.
- Cryolophosaurus glacialis roughly translates to "frosty cold crested lizard."
- Despite being a Carnivore, it has eyes that are very similar to that of a Herbivore.