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Mod ARK Additions Deinosuchus.png
Deinosuchus sanguineus
Late Cretaceous
Spawn Command

admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/Additions_Pack/Deinosuchus/Dino/Deinosuchus_Character_BP.Deinosuchus_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35

Aberrant Deinosuchus
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/Additions_Pack/Deinosuchus/Dino/Deinosuchus_Character_BP_Aberrant.Deinosuchus_Character_BP_Aberrant'" 500 0 0 35
Check mark.svg Yes
Check mark.svg Yes
Check mark.svg Yes
Torpidity Immune
X mark.svg No
Preferred Food
Rider Weaponry
Check mark.svg Yes
Humans Can Carry
X mark.svg No
Kill XP
8 XP
Special Loot Chance
Radiation Immune
X mark.svg No
30 - 34°C / 86 - 93°F
Incubation Time
2h 29m 59.28s
Baby Time
4h 37m 46.667s
Juvenile Time
18h 31m 6.667s
Adolescent Time
23h 8m 53.333s
Maturation Time
1d 22h 17m 46.667s
Breeding Interval
18h - 2d

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Common             Rare
  Untameable   Cave

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The Deinosuchus is a reptile in ARK Additions.

Overview[edit | edit source]

Dossier[edit | edit source]

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.


I thought Sarcosuchus Excubitor was the largest crocodilian in the Island's Swamps, that is until I encountered Deinosuchus Sanguineus. Massive and bulky, Deinosuchus is quite slow, but should not be underestimated when pursuing possible prey. I've heard some survivors speak of a resemblance to "Foot-Biters," but have yet to encounter such a creature.

Deinosuchus appears to be a bit more aggressive than Sarcosuchus. While not as fast, they definitely pose a greater threat due to their violent, gashing bites. Even the ferocious Rex seems to crumble to fiercer individuals, so make sure you're prepared if you wish to battle one of these aquatic reptiles!


Deinosuchus excels in most of Sarcosuchus' perks, with the exception of speed. Both in water and on land, Deinosuchus Sanguineus is one of the most powerful battle mounts found on the Island, and can trivialize threats both land and sea.

~ Helena

Behavior[edit | edit source]

The Deinosuchus generally tends to swim around swamps, rivers, and oceans, hunting for prey.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

The Deinosuchus is a large crocodilian with a resemblance to the Sarco. However, the Deinosuchus is bulkier and its jaws are more broad.

Color Scheme and Regions[edit | edit source]

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

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Region 0:
X mark.svg

Region 1 is not used
for this Creature.

X mark.svg

Region 2 is not used
for this Creature.

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Region 3:
Back and Jaw Stripes
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Region 4:
Body Highlights
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Region 5:
Main Body

Drops[edit | edit source]

Base Stats and Growth[edit | edit source]

Attribute Base Value Level Increase Taming Bonus
Wild Tamed Additive Multiplicative
Health 1000 +200 +5.4% 0.091
Stamina 450 +45 +10%
Oxygen 150 +15 +10%
Food 3000 +300 +10%
Weight 850 +17 +4%
Melee Damage 50 / 70 +2.5 / +3.5 +1.7% 11.2% 22%
Movement Speed 100% N/A +1% 60%
Torpidity 1350 +81 N/A 0.5

Combat[edit | edit source]

This section describes how to fight against the Deinosuchus.

General[edit | edit source]

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Deinosuchus are more vulnerable on land than in water, so luring one to shore will allow for it to be defeated more easily.

Weaponry[edit | edit source]

Ranged weapons such as Crossbows or Fabricated Sniper Rifles will be beneficial in taking down a Deinosuchus.

Dangers[edit | edit source]

Although Deinosuchus may seem cumbersome on land, it excels in speed once it enters the water. This speed allows a Deinosuchus to make quick work of smaller creatures. It's Chomp attack can do upwards of 500 damage and inflict a Fractured Effect that does damage on a moving target.

Weakness[edit | edit source]

Since Deinosuchus are much slower on land, a ranged weapon can be useful to take one down.

Taming[edit | edit source]

Preferred Food[edit | edit source]

Taming Method[edit | edit source]

Passive Tame: When it is basking with its mouth open, run up and put food in its mouth, Superior Kibble prefered. Ghillie suit makes this much easier but you still must avoid getting too close.

Utility[edit | edit source]

Controls[edit | edit source]

  • Left - This key triggers a simple bite, which can be aimed for quick turns.
  • Right - This key triggers a stronger, slower bite which inflicts the Fractured debuff.
  • C - This key triggers a tail swipe which causes knockback.

Roles[edit | edit source]

Spotlight[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

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

  • Deinosuchus sanguineus roughly translates to "bloodthirsty terrible crocodile."
  • Prior to the TLC update, when looking closely at the lower jaw of a Deinosuchus, one would have been be able to spot several black dots. These dots are known as dermal pressure receptors.
    • The location of these receptors might indicate the relation of Deinosuchus to alligators (who also have these receptors on the lower jaw), as opposed to crocodiles (who have these receptors all over their bodies).
  • The post-TLC model has a skull that likely indicates the closer relation of Deinosuchus to alligators than crocodiles. The first detail that does so is its more U-shaped snout, as opposed to the crocodile's V-shaped snout. The second such detail is that when its mouth is closed, there are almost no lower teeth visible (although alligators do not have ANY lower teeth visible like this), instead of the crocodile's interlocking teeth.

Gallery[edit | edit source]