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These values may differ with what you see in-game or written elsewhere. But that is what the dossier says.
Group
Species
Spinosaurus aquareliga
Time
Early-Late Cretaceous
Diet
Steam.svg 173.0
June 12, 2015
Xbox One.svg 729.0
December 16, 2015
PS.svg 501.0
December 6, 2016
Logo Mobile.svg 1.0
May 24, 2018
Nintendo Switch.svg 599.0
November 30, 2018
Epic Games.svg 311.74
June 11, 2020
Spawn Command
admincheat summon Spino_Character_BP_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Spino/Spino_Character_BP.Spino_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Aberrant Spino
admincheat summon Spino_Character_BP_Aberrant_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Spino/Spino_Character_BP_Aberrant.Spino_Character_BP_Aberrant'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Corrupted Spino
admincheat summon Spino_Character_BP_Corrupt_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Extinction/Dinos/Corrupt/Spino/Spino_Character_BP_Corrupt.Spino_Character_BP_Corrupt'" 500 0 0 35
Variant X-Spino
admincheat summon Bog_Spino_Character_BP_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis/Dinos/BiomeVariants/Bog_Spino/Bog_Spino_Character_BP.Bog_Spino_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
Variant X-Spino (Gauntlet)
admincheat summon Bog_Spino_Character_BP_Gauntlet_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis/Dinos/MissionVariants/Gauntlet/Bog/Bog_Spino_Character_BP_Gauntlet.Bog_Spino_Character_BP_Gauntlet'" 500 0 0 35
Variant X-Spino (Retrieve)
admincheat summon Bog_Spino_Character_BP_Retrieve_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis/Dinos/MissionVariants/Retrieve/Bog/Bog_Spino_Character_BP_Retrieve.Bog_Spino_Character_BP_Retrieve'" 500 0 0 35
Data
XP For Kill
240 XP
Special Loot Chance
100%
30 - 32 °C / 86 - 90 °F
Incubation Time
3h 50m 45.047s
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





The Island Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Spino The Island.svg

The Center Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Spino The Center.svg

Ragnarok Ocean Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Spino Ragnarok.svg

Extinction Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Spino Extinction.svg

Valguero Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Spino Valguero.svg

Crystal Isles Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Spino Crystal Isles.svg





Aberration Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Aberrant Spino Aberration.svg

Valguero Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Aberrant Spino Valguero.svg

Crystal Isles Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Aberrant Spino Crystal Isles.svg





Extinction Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Corrupted Spino Extinction.svg





Genesis Part 1 Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning X-Spino Genesis Part 1.svg

Common             Rare
  Untameable   Cave

The Spinosaur (SPY-no-SAWR), or simply Spino, is one of the dinosaurs in ARK: Survival Evolved.

Contents

Basic InfoEdit

DossierEdit

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.

 
Wild

Among the few carnivores on the Island that can match Tyrannosaurs in size, Spinosaurus aquareliga does not match its ferocity. Spinosaurus' four legs and large sail make it fairly swift on land and incredibly fast in the water. Its marvel is, arguably, the ability to change stances by going from quadruped to biped. The creature is visually distinguished by its spectacular sail. In my travels I have seen many different and brightly coloured sails, as every Spinosaurus appears to have a slightly different palette.

The one comforting fact about Spinosaurus is that it seems more at home near water than away from it. Although the creature is more powerful, faster, agile, and insatiable while in water, it tends to become less hostile as it gets farther from it. On one occasion, I only escaped a Spinosaurus by getting far enough from its lake home to make it simply lose interest.

Domesticated

Spinosaurus is an incredibly well-rounded apex carnivore. Faster than a Tyrannosaurus in water and able to travel on land unlike a Megalodon, its all-terrain versatility may be unrivaled. Although its movement speed is slower in a biped stance, it gains considerable attacking strength and mobility in this form. For hunters who wish to have a well-rounded mount, Spinosaurus may be the ideal choice -- if they can acquire one.

~ Helena

BehaviorEdit

Spinosaurus is a deadly predator that is usually found roaming the rivers and swamp areas of the island. However, it has a fairly small aggro range when compared to other large carnivores. It spends most of its time romping around and hunting fish and any other creature in or near the water that venture too close, killing prey with their conical teeth and jaws, as well as their hooked claws and strong arms. For those new players who would consider a base along the riverside beaches, assuming them to be safe like ocean beaches, think again.

Spinosaurus are the apex predator of their semi-aquatic environment, mainly due to the fact that they have a water buff. Spinosaurus have lower stamina than many animals within the game, however their all-around versatility make them an excellent mount. They can walk on two legs or on all fours, and swim akin to that of a crocodile. In the water, few creatures can threaten the animal, as they're as fast as the   Sarcosuchus they share the island rivers with. Additionally, they can fight just as well with their claws as with their teeth, allowing for a flurry of devastating attacks that come far faster than any other creature their size.

However, in comparison to other apex predators, they will not go too far out of their way to chase down prey, preferring to wait until it comes within easy striking distance. This makes it relatively easy to avoid a conflict, as their massive size and occasionally colorful sails make them easy to spot on the open river banks. Additionally, they prefer to stay close to the rivers, and will actually stop chasing a prey item if they travel too far from a water source. They also tend to retreat when low on health, in order to survive. As far as confrontation, giving it a wide berth will ensure safety for both the player and the Spino.

AppearanceEdit

An enormous amphibious theropod, the Spinosaurus is one of the island's largest predators. Distinctive thanks to their huge dorsal sail, small fin-like structures adorning the the body, legs, and tail, elongated snout, uniquely quadrupedal stance, and the ability to rise up on its back legs as well as walk on all fours, these animals are adapted for a semi-aquatic life, being primarily fish-eaters, patrolling the rivers and lakes in search of food. Their size also allows them to hunt bigger game, sometimes taking on crocodiles, other dinosaurs, and occasionally even marine reptiles and sharks that venture too far inland.

Color Scheme and RegionsEdit




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

Region 0:
Body
Region 1:
Sail Edge
 

Region 2 is not used
for this Creature.

 

Region 3 is not used
for this Creature.

Region 4:
Face, Tail, Inner Sail, and Frill
Region 5:
Belly

Region 0:
Lower Body
 

Region 1 is not used
for this Creature.

Region 2:
Spots
Region 3:
Sail spots
Region 4:
Belly
Region 5:
Main Body

DropsEdit

BreedingEdit

Spinosaurus is probably one of hardest dinosaurs around to breed. Their eggs,   Spino Eggs, are extremely sensitive to temperatures outside the incubation range, meaning if you don't have a way of regulating the temperature, you will have to spend the entire two or three hours of the incubation process constantly checking if the egg is too hot or cold. For more primitive means of hatching the eggs, fire from   Campfires and   Standing Torches can be used for heating; to cool it, very shallow water is usable, but be careful to not place the egg too deep in the water or it will die. The best methods for incubating Spino eggs, however, is using   Air Conditioners,   Dimetrodons, or   Otters as they can all provide heat and cooling when necessary at any time.

Base Stats and GrowthEdit

Note that creatures will have different stats in Survival of the Fittest

Attribute Base Value Level Increase Taming Bonus
Wild Tamed Additive Multiplicative
  Health 700 +140 +5.4% 0.07
  Stamina 350 +35 +10%
  Oxygen 650 +65 +10%
  Food 2600 +260 +10%
  Weight 350 +7 +4%
  Melee Damage 40 / 60 +0.033333333333333 +1.7% 7% 17.6%
  Movement Speed 100% N/A +1%
  Torpidity 850 +51 N/A 0.5
Movement Base Speed Sprinting Speed Stamina
Wild Tamed Wild Tamed
Walking 452 ? 1717.6 1717.6 20
Swimming 1100 ? ? ? ?
Attack Values
Spino Bite Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation Using the   (PC),   (PS4),   (Xbox One), the Spino bites the target.
10 1500 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 40
Change Stance Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation Using the   (PC),   (PS4),   (Xbox One), the Spino changes from biped to quadruped and back.
0 0 0 0
Roar Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation Using the C (PC),   (PS4),   (Xbox One), the Spino roars.
0 0 0 0
Spino Swipe Right Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation Using the   (PC),   (PS4),   (Xbox One) when in bipedal mode, the Spino swipes the target with its right foreleg.
12 1500 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 60
Spino Swipe Left Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation Using the   (PC),   (PS4),   (Xbox One) when in bipedal mode, the Spino swipes the target with its left foreleg.
15 1500 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 60

Note that creatures will have different stats in Survival of the Fittest

Attribute Base Value Level Increase Taming Bonus
Wild Tamed Additive Multiplicative
  Health 700 +140 +5.4% 0.07 -4%
  Stamina 350 +35 +10%
  Oxygen 650 +65 +10%
  Food 2600 +260 +10%
  Weight 350 +7 +4%
  Melee Damage 40 / 60 +0.033333333333333 +1.7% 7% 17.6%
  Movement Speed 100% N/A +1%
  Torpidity 850 +51 N/A 0.5
Movement Base Speed Sprinting Speed Stamina
Wild Tamed Wild Tamed
Walking 452 ? 1717.6 1717.6 20
Swimming 1100 ? ? ? ?
Attack Values
Spino Bite Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation Using the   (PC),   (PS4),   (Xbox One), the Spino bites the target.
10 1500 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 42.4
Change Stance Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation Using the   (PC),   (PS4),   (Xbox One), the Spino changes from biped to quadruped and back.
0 0 0 0
Roar Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation Using the C (PC),   (PS4),   (Xbox One), the Spino roars.
0 0 0 0
Spino Swipe Right Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation Using the   (PC),   (PS4),   (Xbox One) when in bipedal mode, the Spino swipes the target with its right foreleg.
12 1500 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 63.6
Spino Swipe Left Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation Using the   (PC),   (PS4),   (Xbox One) when in bipedal mode, the Spino swipes the target with its left foreleg.
15 1500 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 63.6

Note that creatures will have different stats in Survival of the Fittest

Attribute Base Value Level Increase
Wild
  Health 700 +140
  Stamina 350 +35
  Oxygen 650 +65
  Food 2600 +260
  Weight 350 +7
  Melee Damage 40 +2
  Movement Speed 100% N/A
  Torpidity 850 +51
Movement Base Speed Sprinting Speed
Walking 452 1717.6
Swimming 1100 ?
Attack Values
Spino Bite Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation Using the   (PC),   (PS4),   (Xbox One), the Spino bites the target.
10 1500 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 40
Change Stance Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation Using the   (PC),   (PS4),   (Xbox One), the Spino changes from biped to quadruped and back.
0 0 0 0
Roar Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation Using the C (PC),   (PS4),   (Xbox One), the Spino roars.
0 0 0 0
Spino Swipe Right Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation Using the   (PC),   (PS4),   (Xbox One) when in bipedal mode, the Spino swipes the target with its right foreleg.
12 1500 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 60
Spino Swipe Left Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation Using the   (PC),   (PS4),   (Xbox One) when in bipedal mode, the Spino swipes the target with its left foreleg.
15 1500 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 60

Note that, although they have a lot of   Oxygen, the fact that they have it means Spinosaurus are still capable of drowning.

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]

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.

CombatEdit

This section describes how to fight against the Spino.

GeneralEdit

Spinosaurs live near water-areas and will also stay there. You can use this to make a quick escape by running from their water-source, sufficient speed and some luck (such as the Spino getting caught on trees and rocks) will save you easily. Other than that engage from range and you should be safe.

StrategyEdit

Avoid a direct confrontation unless you have a strong battle-mount. It's better to attack it from a ledge or flying mount. Melee attacks are generally futile as the Spino has large reach, knockback, speed, and damage to quickly deal with any interlopers caught near its mouth. Ranged attacks, like from a   Longneck Rifle, are all but necessary to bring it down.

If you want to kill one for food or hide using melee weapons, construct a   Spike Wall and attack it while it's on top of it while moving in and out to strike. This will deal major damage. A   Shield is recommended. If it runs away, chase it or use a ranged weapon before it can get food.

Perhaps the best strategy would be the simple   Argentavis. With a properly trained Argy, and a skilled pilot riding it, you can simply peck at the Spino's sail without it being able to hit you. Obviously, don't let your Argy run out of stamina and force-land- this could plop you right into the water, leaving you at the wrath of the Spino and any other predators around.

Another good yet risky strategy is to bring a high level   Kaprosuchus, as their attack can drain Spino's stamina, eventually rendering them unable to sprint toward you at extreme speed, allowing you to easily kite them, be careful though, Kapro can be trampled to death by Spino.

WeaponryEdit

Ranged weaponry or a strong mount is recommended. If you find yourself in melee, a shield can save your life if well timed as most melee weapons will be ineffective. If you are caught in close range and you don't have any defense, run and hope you have teammates or mounts to cover your escape.

DangersEdit

Spinosaurs are very strong, fast (especially in water) and have a fair amount of health. Do not attempt to escape one by running into water, as their height advantage and swift swim speed make this usually successful strategy foolhardy in the extreme. If in water against a Spino, pray you can get to shore or sink out of its reach and hope you can escape it on land. They can also climb over 2 height walls. When fighting a spinosaurus, they are at their most dangerous in their bipedal state because the stance has damage equivalent to a Rex but has more attack speed, making it capable of easily killing your tames in a short time.

WeaknessEdit

They will not go very far from their water-area, so running away is a good option. They are large targets that can be hit easily even by grossly inaccurate   Shotgun Shells from quite a range. They also have a habit of getting stuck on tall rocks and trees; use this to escape or get the creature stuck. Be warned they will likely not remain stuck for long and will charge as soon as they escape. The Spino can also lead to aggro nearby large creatures that it can become occupied and possibly killed by. After the new TLC patch, Spinosaurs can now easily win in a battle with creatures like the Rex. This is due to its new Bipedal Mode and water buff, which increases its damage.

TamingEdit

  Level 1       Time
  Exceptional Kibble 3 19 5 3 0:08:36
  Raw Prime Fish Meat 6 14 4 2 0:08:05
  Raw Mutton 5 63 16 8 0:13:27
  Raw Prime Meat 7 113 28 14 0:18:50
  Cooked Lamb Chop 11 212 52 26 0:29:35
  Cooked Prime Fish Meat 12 92 23 12 0:16:35
  Cooked Prime Meat 14 286 70 35 0:37:39
  Raw Fish Meat 17 150 37 19 0:22:52
  Raw Meat 21 459 112 56 0:56:29
  Cooked Fish Meat 34 150 37 19 0:22:52
  Cooked Meat 42 459 112 56 0:56:29
KO:   × 85;   × 35;   × 10;   × 6;   × 4;   × 2
Torpidity-depletion: 2.14 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:06:38
  Level 30       Time
  Exceptional Kibble 5 40 11 6 0:14:20
  Raw Prime Fish Meat 13 77 21 11 0:17:29
  Raw Mutton 11 219 58 29 0:29:35
  Raw Prime Meat 17 408 109 55 0:45:43
  Cooked Lamb Chop 24 629 167 84 1:04:33
  Cooked Prime Fish Meat 26 293 78 39 0:35:56
  Cooked Prime Meat 33 913 243 122 1:28:45
  Raw Fish Meat 39 487 130 65 0:52:27
  Raw Meat 49 1417 376 188 2:11:46
  Cooked Fish Meat 77 479 127 64 0:51:46
  Cooked Meat 97 1402 372 186 2:10:26
KO:   × 233;   × 96;   × 26;   × 15;   × 11;   × 6
Torpidity-depletion: 3.55 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:10:57
  Level 60       Time
  Exceptional Kibble 8 118 33 17 0:22:56
  Raw Prime Fish Meat 21 187 52 26 0:28:15
  Raw Mutton 17 413 115 58 0:45:43
  Raw Prime Meat 26 728 202 101 1:09:55
  Cooked Lamb Chop 38 1147 319 160 1:42:12
  Cooked Prime Fish Meat 41 555 155 78 0:56:39
  Cooked Prime Meat 51 1600 445 223 2:17:09
  Raw Fish Meat 61 885 246 123 1:22:01
  Raw Meat 77 2508 697 349 3:27:04
  Cooked Fish Meat 122 885 246 123 1:22:01
  Cooked Meat 153 2490 692 346 3:25:43
KO:   × 386;   × 158;   × 43;   × 25;   × 18;   × 9
Torpidity-depletion: 4.63 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:13:54
  Level 90       Time
  Exceptional Kibble 11 214 62 31 0:31:32
  Raw Prime Fish Meat 28 299 86 43 0:37:39
  Raw Mutton 23 634 182 91 1:01:51
  Raw Prime Meat 35 1080 310 155 1:34:07
  Cooked Lamb Chop 52 1711 491 246 2:19:50
  Cooked Prime Fish Meat 56 848 243 122 1:17:22
  Cooked Prime Meat 70 2380 682 341 3:08:14
  Raw Fish Meat 84 1340 384 192 1:52:57
  Raw Meat 105 3681 1055 528 4:42:21
  Cooked Fish Meat 166 1321 379 190 1:51:36
  Cooked Meat 209 3663 1050 525 4:41:01
KO:   × 539;   × 220;   × 60;   × 35;   × 25;   × 13
Torpidity-depletion: 5.6 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:16:03
  Level 120       Time
  Exceptional Kibble 14 324 95 48 0:40:07
  Raw Prime Fish Meat 36 444 131 66 0:48:25
  Raw Mutton 29 871 256 128 1:17:59
  Raw Prime Meat 45 1492 438 219 2:01:01
  Cooked Lamb Chop 66 2308 678 339 2:57:29
  Cooked Prime Fish Meat 71 1161 341 171 1:38:05
  Cooked Prime Meat 89 3201 940 470 3:59:20
  Raw Fish Meat 106 1803 530 265 2:22:32
  Raw Meat 133 4910 1441 721 5:57:39
  Cooked Fish Meat 211 1793 527 264 2:21:51
  Cooked Meat 265 4891 1436 718 5:56:18
KO:   × 692;   × 283;   × 77;   × 44;   × 32;   × 16
Torpidity-depletion: 6.5 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:17:44
  Level 150       Time
  Exceptional Kibble 17 442 133 67 0:48:43
  Raw Prime Fish Meat 43 578 173 87 0:57:49
  Raw Mutton 35 1120 335 168 1:34:07
  Raw Prime Meat 54 1883 564 282 2:25:13
  Cooked Lamb Chop 80 2927 876 438 3:35:08
  Cooked Prime Fish Meat 86 1489 446 223 1:58:49
  Cooked Prime Meat 108 4051 1212 606 4:50:25
  Raw Fish Meat 129 2304 690 345 2:53:27
  Raw Meat 161 6179 1849 925 7:12:57
  Cooked Fish Meat 255 2274 681 341 2:51:26
  Cooked Meat 322 6179 1849 925 7:12:57
KO:   × 845;   × 345;   × 94;   × 54;   × 39;   × 20
Torpidity-depletion: 7.37 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:19:07

    Level 1       Time
    Kibble (Argentavis Egg) 3 19 5 3 0:08:36
  Raw Prime Fish Meat 7 26 7 4 0:09:25
  Raw Prime Meat 8 138 34 17 0:21:31
  Cooked Prime Fish Meat 13 105 26 13 0:17:58
  Cooked Prime Meat 16 336 82 41 0:43:02
  Raw Fish Meat 20 187 46 23 0:26:54
  Raw Meat 24 534 130 65 1:04:33
  Cooked Fish Meat 38 175 43 22 0:25:33
  Cooked Meat 48 534 130 65 1:04:33
    Kibble (Argentavis Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:02:52
  Raw Prime Fish Meat 3 0 0 0 0:04:03
  Raw Prime Meat 3 14 4 2 0:08:05
  Cooked Prime Fish Meat 5 3 1 1 0:06:55
  Cooked Prime Meat 6 88 22 11 0:16:09
  Raw Fish Meat 7 26 7 4 0:09:25
  Raw Meat 8 138 34 17 0:21:31
  Cooked Fish Meat 13 20 5 3 0:08:45
  Cooked Meat 16 138 34 17 0:21:31
    Kibble (Argentavis Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:02:52
  Raw Prime Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:21
  Raw Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:02:42
  Cooked Prime Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:23
  Cooked Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:02:42
  Raw Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:21
  Raw Meat 1 0 0 0 0:02:42
  Cooked Fish Meat 2 0 0 0 0:01:21
  Cooked Meat 2 0 0 0 0:02:42
    Kibble (Argentavis Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:02:52
  Raw Prime Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:21
  Raw Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:02:42
  Cooked Prime Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:23
  Cooked Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:02:42
  Raw Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:21
  Raw Meat 1 0 0 0 0:02:42
  Cooked Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:00:41
  Cooked Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:21
KO:   × 85;   × 35;   × 10;   × 6;   × 5;   × 4;   × 4;   × 2
Torpidity-depletion: 2.14 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:06:38
    Level 30       Time
    Kibble (Argentavis Egg) 6 74 20 10 0:17:12
  Raw Prime Fish Meat 15 109 29 15 0:20:11
  Raw Prime Meat 19 471 125 63 0:51:06
  Cooked Prime Fish Meat 30 358 95 48 0:41:27
  Cooked Prime Meat 37 1039 276 138 1:39:30
  Raw Fish Meat 44 566 150 75 0:59:10
  Raw Meat 55 1607 427 214 2:27:54
  Cooked Fish Meat 88 566 150 75 0:59:10
  Cooked Meat 110 1607 427 214 2:27:54
    Kibble (Argentavis Egg) 2 0 0 0 0:05:44
  Raw Prime Fish Meat 5 0 0 0 0:06:44
  Raw Prime Meat 7 93 25 13 0:18:50
  Cooked Prime Fish Meat 10 34 9 5 0:13:49
  Cooked Prime Meat 13 282 75 38 0:34:58
  Raw Fish Meat 15 109 29 15 0:20:11
  Raw Meat 19 471 125 63 0:51:06
  Cooked Fish Meat 30 109 29 15 0:20:11
  Cooked Meat 37 456 121 61 0:49:45
    Kibble (Argentavis Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:02:52
  Raw Prime Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:21
  Raw Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:02:42
  Cooked Prime Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:23
  Cooked Prime Meat 2 0 0 0 0:05:23
  Raw Fish Meat 2 0 0 0 0:02:42
  Raw Meat 2 0 0 0 0:05:23
  Cooked Fish Meat 3 0 0 0 0:02:02
  Cooked Meat 4 0 0 0 0:05:23
    Kibble (Argentavis Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:02:52
  Raw Prime Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:21
  Raw Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:02:42
  Cooked Prime Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:23
  Cooked Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:02:42
  Raw Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:21
  Raw Meat 1 0 0 0 0:02:42
  Cooked Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:00:41
  Cooked Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:21
KO:   × 233;   × 96;   × 26;   × 15;   × 13;   × 10;   × 11;   × 6
Torpidity-depletion: 3.55 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:10:57
    Level 75       Time
    Kibble (Argentavis Egg) 11 222 63 32 0:31:32
  Raw Prime Fish Meat 28 304 86 43 0:37:39
  Raw Prime Meat 35 1063 300 150 1:34:07
  Cooked Prime Fish Meat 55 819 232 116 1:15:59
  Cooked Prime Meat 69 2291 647 324 3:05:33
  Raw Fish Meat 83 1298 367 184 1:51:36
  Raw Meat 104 3556 1004 502 4:39:40
  Cooked Fish Meat 164 1280 362 181 1:50:16
  Cooked Meat 207 3538 999 500 4:38:19
    Kibble (Argentavis Egg) 4 0 0 0 0:11:28
  Raw Prime Fish Meat 10 0 0 0 0:13:27
  Raw Prime Meat 12 232 66 33 0:32:17
  Cooked Prime Fish Meat 19 151 43 22 0:26:15
  Cooked Prime Meat 23 629 178 89 1:01:51
  Raw Fish Meat 28 304 86 43 0:37:39
  Raw Meat 35 1063 300 150 1:34:07
  Cooked Fish Meat 55 295 84 42 0:36:59
  Cooked Meat 69 1045 295 148 1:32:47
    Kibble (Argentavis Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:02:52
  Raw Prime Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:21
  Raw Prime Meat 2 0 0 0 0:05:23
  Cooked Prime Fish Meat 2 0 0 0 0:02:46
  Cooked Prime Meat 3 0 0 0 0:08:05
  Raw Fish Meat 3 0 0 0 0:04:03
  Raw Meat 4 0 0 0 0:10:46
  Cooked Fish Meat 6 0 0 0 0:04:03
  Cooked Meat 7 0 0 0 0:09:25
    Kibble (Argentavis Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:02:52
  Raw Prime Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:21
  Raw Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:02:42
  Cooked Prime Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:23
  Cooked Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:02:42
  Raw Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:21
  Raw Meat 1 0 0 0 0:02:42
  Cooked Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:00:41
  Cooked Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:21
KO:   × 463;   × 189;   × 52;   × 30;   × 26;   × 20;   × 21;   × 11
Torpidity-depletion: 5.12 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:15:03
    Level 150       Time
    Kibble (Argentavis Egg) 19 528 158 79 0:54:27
  Raw Prime Fish Meat 49 699 209 105 1:05:53
  Raw Prime Meat 62 2204 660 330 2:46:44
  Cooked Prime Fish Meat 98 1736 520 260 2:15:23
  Cooked Prime Meat 123 4653 1392 696 5:30:46
  Raw Fish Meat 147 2666 798 399 3:17:39
  Raw Meat 184 7102 2125 1063 8:14:47
  Cooked Fish Meat 292 2646 792 396 3:16:18
  Cooked Meat 368 7102 2125 1063 8:14:47
    Kibble (Argentavis Egg) 7 14 5 3 0:20:04
  Raw Prime Fish Meat 17 56 17 9 0:22:52
  Raw Prime Meat 21 558 167 84 0:56:29
  Cooked Prime Fish Meat 33 396 119 60 0:45:36
  Cooked Prime Meat 41 1361 408 204 1:50:16
  Raw Fish Meat 49 699 209 105 1:05:53
  Raw Meat 62 2204 660 330 2:46:44
  Cooked Fish Meat 98 699 209 105 1:05:53
  Cooked Meat 123 2184 654 327 2:45:23
    Kibble (Argentavis Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:02:52
  Raw Prime Fish Meat 2 0 0 0 0:02:42
  Raw Prime Meat 3 0 0 0 0:08:05
  Cooked Prime Fish Meat 4 0 0 0 0:05:32
  Cooked Prime Meat 5 0 0 0 0:13:27
  Raw Fish Meat 5 0 0 0 0:06:44
  Raw Meat 7 0 0 0 0:18:50
  Cooked Fish Meat 10 0 0 0 0:06:44
  Cooked Meat 13 0 0 0 0:17:29
    Kibble (Argentavis Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:02:52
  Raw Prime Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:21
  Raw Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:02:42
  Cooked Prime Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:23
  Cooked Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:02:42
  Raw Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:21
  Raw Meat 1 0 0 0 0:02:42
  Cooked Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:00:41
  Cooked Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:21
KO:   × 845;   × 345;   × 94;   × 54;   × 47;   × 36;   × 39;   × 20
Torpidity-depletion: 7.37 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:19:07
    Level 300       Time
    Kibble (Argentavis Egg) 35 1252 398 199 1:40:18
  Raw Prime Fish Meat 92 1635 519 260 2:03:42
  Raw Prime Meat 115 4672 1483 742 5:09:15
  Cooked Prime Fish Meat 184 3771 1197 599 4:14:11
  Cooked Prime Meat 230 9733 3089 1545 10:18:29
  Raw Fish Meat 276 5684 1804 902 6:11:06
  Raw Meat 345 14795 4695 2348 15:27:44
  Cooked Fish Meat 547 5629 1787 894 6:07:44
  Cooked Meat 689 14773 4688 2344 15:26:23
    Kibble (Argentavis Egg) 12 174 55 28 0:34:24
  Raw Prime Fish Meat 31 293 93 47 0:41:41
  Raw Prime Meat 39 1327 422 211 1:44:53
  Cooked Prime Fish Meat 62 1012 322 161 1:25:39
  Cooked Prime Meat 77 3000 952 476 3:27:04
  Raw Fish Meat 92 1635 519 260 2:03:42
  Raw Meat 115 4672 1483 742 5:09:15
  Cooked Fish Meat 183 1624 516 258 2:03:02
  Cooked Meat 230 4672 1483 742 5:09:15
    Kibble (Argentavis Egg) 2 0 0 0 0:05:44
  Raw Prime Fish Meat 4 0 0 0 0:05:23
  Raw Prime Meat 4 0 0 0 0:10:46
  Cooked Prime Fish Meat 7 0 0 0 0:09:41
  Cooked Prime Meat 8 0 0 0 0:21:31
  Raw Fish Meat 10 0 0 0 0:13:27
  Raw Meat 12 139 44 22 0:32:17
  Cooked Fish Meat 19 0 0 0 0:12:47
  Cooked Meat 23 117 37 19 0:30:56
    Kibble (Argentavis Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:02:52
  Raw Prime Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:21
  Raw Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:02:42
  Cooked Prime Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:23
  Cooked Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:02:42
  Raw Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:21
  Raw Meat 1 0 0 0 0:02:42
  Cooked Fish Meat 2 0 0 0 0:01:21
  Cooked Meat 2 0 0 0 0:02:42
KO:   × 1610;   × 658;   × 179;   × 103;   × 90;   × 68;   × 73;   × 37
Torpidity-depletion: 11.27 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:23:49
    Level 450       Time
    Kibble (Argentavis Egg) 51 2042 669 335 2:26:09
  Raw Prime Fish Meat 135 2647 867 434 3:01:31
  Raw Prime Meat 169 7316 2397 1199 7:34:27
  Cooked Prime Fish Meat 269 5899 1933 967 6:11:37
  Cooked Prime Meat 337 15043 4928 2464 15:06:13
  Raw Fish Meat 404 8834 2894 1447 9:03:12
  Raw Meat 505 22771 7460 3730 22:37:58
  Cooked Fish Meat 802 8765 2872 1436 8:59:10
  Cooked Meat 1010 22771 7460 3730 22:37:58
    Kibble (Argentavis Egg) 17 376 123 62 0:48:43
  Raw Prime Fish Meat 45 577 189 95 1:00:31
  Raw Prime Meat 57 2164 709 355 2:33:17
  Cooked Prime Fish Meat 90 1669 547 274 2:04:20
  Cooked Prime Meat 113 4740 1553 777 5:03:52
  Raw Fish Meat 135 2647 867 434 3:01:31
  Raw Meat 169 7316 2397 1199 7:34:27
  Cooked Fish Meat 268 2624 860 430 3:00:10
  Cooked Meat 337 7293 2389 1195 7:33:07
    Kibble (Argentavis Egg) 2 0 0 0 0:05:44
  Raw Prime Fish Meat 5 0 0 0 0:06:44
  Raw Prime Meat 6 0 0 0 0:16:09
  Cooked Prime Fish Meat 9 0 0 0 0:12:26
  Cooked Prime Meat 12 94 31 16 0:32:17
  Raw Fish Meat 14 0 0 0 0:18:50
  Raw Meat 17 324 107 54 0:45:43
  Cooked Fish Meat 27 0 0 0 0:18:10
  Cooked Meat 34 324 107 54 0:45:43
    Kibble (Argentavis Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:02:52
  Raw Prime Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:21
  Raw Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:02:42
  Cooked Prime Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:23
  Cooked Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:02:42
  Raw Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:21
  Raw Meat 2 0 0 0 0:05:23
  Cooked Fish Meat 2 0 0 0 0:01:21
  Cooked Meat 3 0 0 0 0:04:03
KO:   × 2375;   × 970;   × 264;   × 151;   × 132;   × 99;   × 108;   × 54
Torpidity-depletion: 14.78 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:26:47


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   Exceptional Kibble: 1 ×   Extra Large Egg, 5 ×   Fiber, 1 ×   Focal Chili, 10 ×   Mejoberry, 1 ×   Rare Flower, 1 ×   Water

Taming StrategyEdit

Taming a Spinosaurus takes a considerable amount of time, even greater than that of a   Tyrannosaurus.   Torpor is depleted rapidly, at just over two per second at level one, whilst its hunger is generated slowly. This requires players to constantly check on the Torpor level, unlike many other long-wait dinosaurs, as the torpor level will drop to below 50% for a level 20 Spino in around five minutes. Take care when knocking them out as well, Spinosaurs are excellent climbers and can scale cliffs or rock piles you might not consider them capable of. However, they cannot scale especially steep cliffs. And since there are usually steep cliffs around Spinosaur habitats, a good way to tranquilize it is by shooting it from the top of a cliff until it starts running away. When it does, just recklessly charge at it until it gets stuck. Once it is stuck, finish it off. Also, spinosaurs usually prioritize attacking   Coelacanths over humans, even if the human is attacking it. Just try not to tranquilize it while it is being attacked by   Sabertooth Salmon or   Piranhas.

When it is knocked out, it also loses torpor considerably fast, so be prepared with a lot of   Narcotics. Given how fast its torpor drops and that torpor in all creatures cannot decrease while it is increasing, 5   Narcoberries are actually more effective against a spino than one Narcotic, since they give less torpor but over more time. If you are going to use this tactic, be prepared to have a   Trike or a different dino that can farm berries quickly, since it will require hundreds of narcoberries. Force-feeding a stack of 100 narcoberries will increase its torpor by 750 over 5 minutes, meaning it will not drop in that time. Feeding multiple stacks will stack the effect.

The easiest way to tame a Spino is to prepare a decent leveled   Kaprosuchus, as this creature has a   Stamina draining property to its attacks which makes a creature no longer be able to run, and a Spino's walk speed is slower than even a Rex, so a Kaprosuchus is recommended if you don't want it run away that often, or just don't let it run at all.

UtilityEdit

UsesEdit

The Spino is very versatile and is perhaps one of the best all-round carnivorous dinosaurs in the game.

  • Diver: High   Oxygen makes the Spinosaurus an exceptional choice of guardian for short dives. With higher damage and health than the average   Megalodon, they are more than capable of fending them off, make sure to watch oxygen however. The great swimming capabilities of the Spino allows it to go to great depths in search for resources and underwater creatures. It can even be used to reach to a   Deep Sea Loot Crate As of Patch 243.0, Spinosaurus (and all tamed dinos) will not surface if following a player that is swimming, remaining underwater until they run out of oxygen and begin to drown. As well as that, as of the Dino TLC Phase 2, the Spinosaurus gets a hydration buff when it comes into contact with water that increases its   Movement Speed by 20%,   Attack Damage by 15% and   Health regeneration by 25% and decreases the turning radius by just standing in water and for an additional time of 30 seconds after leaving the water. (Level Oxygen, Melee Damage, and Health)
  • Amphibious Combatant: Being a gigantic carnivorous dinosaur, its great size and power is only rivaled by other carnivores like the   Rex or   Giganotosaurus. It has less   Health and   Stamina than the Rex, but deals more DPS with quicker attack speeds, drains less stamina over time, and runs faster. It also has good knockback in all of its attacks. The spino is also much more comfortable in water than other comparable militant mounts ( it can even regain   Stamina in water, making it a sort of all-terrain mount, enabling it to be useful in both aquatic and terrestrial assault. As of the Dino TLC Phase 2, the Spinosaur is granted the ability to change stances from quadrupedal to bipedal. While the bipedal stance makes its movement speed slower, it can use its claws to deal more damage to foes. Keep in mind that the Spinosaur has a faster attack speed than a Rex. The bipedal stance also allows it to have very small turn radius by simply angling the camera accordingly, allowing it to attack from all directions. The spino can also be useful for fighting bosses, especially against the   Broodmother Lysrix as her arena has pools of water, allowing the Spino to make use of its Hydration buff. These attributes allow the Spino to be a force to be reckoned with and is often used in war and raiding both on land and at sea. (Level Health, Stamina, and Melee Damage)
  • Guardian: As well as being good in combat as stated above, the Spino can also be useful as a defensive unit and protection. They can be especially useful if you have a direct source of water in or around your base as the Spino can get the Hydrated buff. The Spino also has great agility when walking on 2 legs and can easily hit, kite, and knock back any enemies. (Level Health and Melee Damage)
  • Tank: With lower   Health than most other large class dinosaurs, the only noteworthy advantage the Spino has over more traditional tanks is the aforementioned range and speed, though the   Diplodocus can also serve this purpose, arguably to a greater degree. Can be useful for kiting large enemies and bosses as well. (Level Health, Stamina, and Movement Speed if used to kite)
  • Transportation: With reasonable health, good damage-per-second, modest stamina, decent carrying capacity, the ability to swim quickly while never draining stamina, and having a great boost to its   Movement Speed on land when the Hydration buff is applied, the Spino proves to be an effective all-around method of locomotion. In fact, the Spino is significantly faster than other swift carnivorous dinos like the   Raptor or   Carno is faster on land even if the Hydration buff isn't applied and a Spino will be hindered by far fewer obstacles and can challenge many other species in combat. This makes the Spino a great option for transport. (Level Stamina, Damage, and Speed or Weight)
  • Hunter/Fish and Jellyfish Mount: Being a swift semi-aquatic predator and wielding great power, the Spino can be great for killing and harvesting prey of all sorts, from oceanic beasts like the   Plesiosaur to land dwelling giants like the   Bronto and everything in between, and is great at harvesting meat. However, the Spino is often outclassed in its gathering capabilities by many other predators in regards to harvesting resources like   Keratin and   Hide; what it truly excels in harvesting is fish meat and biotoxin. Once tamed, the Spino can be a highly effective and fearsome fish and jellyfish hunter, being a great way to kill and harvest   Coel,   Piranha, and larger fish like   Mantas and   Megalodons for   Raw Fish Meat , and   Raw Prime Fish Meat. However beware of   Cnidaria as they can easily chain stun your tame until it dies. You can either have your Spino run loose into the water, and it will attack the nearest small marine life to it or have to be signaled to attack larger marine life. you can craft a   Spino Saddle and ride it into an/a ocean or lake, using its melee attack to kill fish.
  • Aberration All-Around Predator: In Aberration, the Spino is the top carnivorous dinosaur, followed by the   Megalosaurus and is a common battle, transport, and hunting mount on the map. There are not many creatures on the map that can attack a tamed Spino and succeed, and with its high attack speed and decent knock back, it is capable of kiting almost all creatures. It being a semi-aquatic mount, having immunity to radiation, and with the absence of flyers, it can cross almost everything on the map and crush enemies without fear, being rivaled only by the   Karkinos,   Reaper,   Rock Drake in power and deadliness. (Level Weight, Stamina, Melee Damage, and Health)
  • Experience Farm: Of all the breedable/hatchable dinos in the game, Spinos provide the 4th highest amount of base experience (120 at level 1) so they are commonly sought and killed for the faster leveling of players and tames. (They are surpassed by the Tusoteuthis (200), Wyvern (240), and Giganotosaurus (400).) In PvP servers you can hatch baby creatures and kill them for full experience which makes creating "experience farms" a quick and easy way to level up players and tames since babies pose no threat. Try to obtain a pair of optimal offspring from two parents to get a higher level, mate those, and bathe in the large amounts of experience. Shared experience is also received for this which can boost the whole tribe!
  • Amphibious Battle Mount: Due to the fact that the Spinosaurus has gains when in water that increases its   Health regeneration,   Damage, and   Speed which stays for a short amount of time when out of water too. (Level Stamina, Melee Damage, and Health)
  • Damage:

CollectiblesEdit

Resource Efficiency
  Raw Prime Fish Meat ★★★★★
  Raw Fish Meat ★★★★★
  Raw Meat ★★★★
  Raw Prime Meat ★★★★
  Hide ★★★☆☆
  Chitin ★★★☆☆
  Pelt ★★★☆☆
  Keratin ★★☆☆☆

SpotlightEdit

Notes/TriviaEdit

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

  • Spinosaurus is technically the first creature to be effected by its environment as it becomes stronger when around water and is weaker when not around it
  • The "aquareliga" part of the Spinosaurus's scientific name in the game literally translates to "Water ruler".
  • It should be noted that Spinosaurids were proposed to have been bipedal, though capable of quadrupedal resting or crouching. The idea of the Spinosaurus being quadrupedal came from the discovery of a new spinosaurid described in 1986,   Baryonyx, as well as proposed fatty humps around the sail. However, this hypothesis has since fallen out of favor. In 2014 a new study seemed to indicate Spinosaurus had much shorter hindlimbs than previously thought, bringing back the quadrupedal theory for a time; however the results have since been disputed (the 2014 study that proposed the spino to have been capable of quadrapedal movement had some problems, as the reconstruction was done with 4 specimens of different sizes, which probably caused the leg size to be miscalculated) and the theory and subject at hand continues to cause great debate.
    • It should also be noted that if the Spinosaurus was capable of quadrapedal movement, it definitly was not by placing the palms of it hands flat on the ground as shown in Ark, as such a hand position would have been impossible for Spinosaurus or most other theropods. Rather, it has been proposed that it would walk on the knuckles of the hands, similarly to a gorilla or in-game chalicotherium.
    • The TLC Phase 2 however, overhauled Spinosaur entirely, brought by the previously stated debate and introducing its bipedal state, which allows the Spino to run or walk on two legs, and throw punches. The TLC also gave the Hydrated buff to the spino when it is in or touching water, granting increased   Attack Damage (15%),   Movement Speed (20%),   Health regeneration (25%) and a sharper turning radius.
  • The Spino was the first new creature to be added to the game after Ark went live in its alpha stage, being added in v173.0 back in 2015.
  • In terms of overall damage per second, a ridden Spino and   Rex are extremely comparable with the Spino attacking faster and hitting harder while the Rex has more base health and stamina. Keep this in mind while choosing which to ride into battle and which to keep on AI follow commands because ridden animals have a boosted attack speed.
  • Although many players prefer the Rex over the Spino, the Spino has many advantages over the Rex that are often overlooked by some survivors. One reason why the Spino is often overlooked is due to its large turning radius. However, the Spino's turning radius is actually significantly smaller than that of the Rex, especially when in a bipedal stance and/or affected by the Hydrated buff. A larger attack range makes it even more effective at defending its flanks in case of an attack. In addition to this, the Spino seems to be able to navigate over obstacles better than the Rex, with the Rex often getting stuck on rocks more often than the Spino, which can climb over them. Secondly, many players prefer the Rex because the Rex has more   Stamina than the Spino. However, although the Spino does have less Stamina than the Rex, the Spino loses Stamina significantly slower, allowing it to sprint for much longer periods than the Rex and finally the Spino is far better at maneuverability as its fast when in both land and water whereas the Rex is significantly slower in water.
  • As of now, Spinosaurus is the largest theropod to have ever been discovered, being even larger in real life than the   T-Rex and   Giganotosaurus.
  • The   Spinosaurus Sail is innacuratly portrayed in its shape, looking very similar to the sail of   Dimetrodon. This semi-circle shape is an old interpretation due to the lack of bones known of the creature. As more bones have been found recently, it is now understood that the Spino's sail had a more square shape, with a down curve in the middle of the sail.
  • Predators smaller than Spinosaurus will ignore it and will only fight back in self-defense. This effect also applies to tamed Spinosaurus mounted by players, who can make use of this fact by riding through dangerous areas undisturbed. The only carnivores which will aggro a ridden Spinosaurus are wild Spinosaurus, Tyrannosaurus, and   Giganotosaurus. Do keep in mind a ridden Spinosaurus might accidentally aggro smaller creatures it tries to run past via trample damage.
  • Wild Spinosaurus frequently kill themselves by aggravating too many nearby creatures with its territorial behavior. In addition, many herbivores have a herd mentality, making them gang up on Spinosaur, increasing the chance of it dying. One or a whole group of   Baryonyx can be especially deadly in the water, as the Spino endlessly spins around trying to reach and attack while the Baryonyx kills the Spino.
  • Spinosaurs use no Stamina while swimming, and in fact regenerate it more quickly than normal in the water regardless of speed.
  • The   Aberrant Spino is one of the few creatures that spawn in all different zones of the map: green, blue, and red. This makes it available to tame for any survivor, anywhere on the map that is near water or is in the red zone.
  • Spinosaurus is most effective near the edge of deep water; it can break action with land opponents by entering the water to speed away and recover stamina, and shake aquatic opponents by stepping on land to use its tighter land turning radius to turn around.
  • If you plan on taming a Spino make sure to not tranq it near water, as once the Spino hits 75%   Torpor it will begin to flee, which usually involves it fleeing into water; falling asleep and drowning. You may have to drag the spino quite far from water before you attempt to tranq it as their fast movement speed on land can cause them to cover large distances in a short time.
  • The Spinosaurus' sail interacts oddly with   Torches being held by its rider, lighting up like a gigantic lamp. This can be beneficial to trying to see at night, but can give away their location easily if trying to hide.
  • Interestingly, when a Spino defecates, it will make the old   Bronto sound.
  • Theoretically the Spinosaurus in-game is actually stronger than the Rex in-game, it has many things that can allow it to be stronger than the Rex, such as faster attacking speed, quicker movement speed, the hydrated buff, etc.
  • Despite the fact that the Spino's close relative, the   Baryonyx, doesn't use   Oxygen underwater since it lacks an oxygen stat, the Spino does consume oxygen and thus can drown if underwater too long, though this does not happen for quite a while as a Spino's oxygen stats are very high.
  • There's a bug involving the Spino, which can be preformed when C is pressed while clicking the Lmb rapidly. This can cause the Spino to attack faster than usual, being comparable to the quick attacks of the   Raptor. However it is very stamina consuming, yet it is pretty useful if you're cornered by a horde of dangerous creatures like multiple   Rock Drakes.
  • the spino can throw punches like it’s bipedal stance whilst swimming but only without a rider

ChangelogEdit

Patch Changes
173.0   Spinosaurus is added to the game
174.0
  • Adjusted spawn rates on The Island to make the Spino less common everywhere
  • Reduced Spino walking and running   Movement Speed on land by 25%
178.0
  • Reduced probability of Spino spawns by 30%
  • Spinos no longer lay   Bronto Eggs
181.1 Fixed bug where Spino was losing   Stamina in the water
242.8 No longer targeted by   Leeches
259.0 Added Spino roar
260.0 Added new apex drop, the   Spinosaurus Sail
275.0 Aberration Expansion Release Added   Aberrant Spino
279.22 TLC Phase 2 Receives a model update, animation update, texture update, and some new abilities:
  • Receives Hydration buff when in contact with water and gives a bonus to   movement speed, turning radius,   attack damage, and healing. It persists for a short period after leaving the water
  • Added Bipedal movement. Can be toggled from quadrupedal movement with Right click. Bipedal movement grants increased attack damage that can be delivered while running and the ability to turn in place. Quadrupedal movement grants increased movement speed
  • Prefers   Prime Fish Meat over most other meats
279.23 Hydration buff no longer can timeout unexpectedly
285.104 Extinction Expansion Release   Corrupted Spino added
306.41 Genesis: Part 1 Expansion Release Added the   X-Spino
307.56 Fixed a bug which allowed players to cancel the Spinos' animation and attack twice

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit