This section is intended to be an exact copy of what the survivor Helena Walker, the author of the dossiers, has written. “ Wild Giganotosaurus furious is an enormous predator, larger even than the Tyrannosaurus or Dinosaurs.
Fighting a Giganotosaurus directly is never a good idea, as its rage rapidly grows with every hit it takes. With this rage, it builds increasing reserves of energy to use, making its iron-jawed bites progressively more deadly and enhancing its stamina.
Add to this the fact that its huge body also enables it to take a tremendous amount of punishment, and you have a creature that is generally better avoided or outsmarted than attacked head-on. Its rage reaction, even when tamed, can sometimes cause it to briefly turn on members of its own tribe.
Due to its large stride, allowing it to walk over most obstacles, and naturally high movement speed, the Giganotosaurus can outrun just about anything on the island. Combined with its very large aggro range this means it is a fast and dangerous predator.
On Mobile, just like Tyrannosaurus they will completely ignore mounted animals and don't wander. The Ten Giganotosaurus is an unused creature that was added to the game with the release of the Genesis Part 1DLC, and serves as a template for its mission variants.
It does not spawn in the wild, but is functional though the game may not load it when resuming from a save file. Its mouth also hangs open, which keeps its large array of teeth exposed at all times.
Unlike the other theropods, Giganotosaurus have little to no armor on its very large body, save for the spikes on its head and the ridge down its spine. For instance, cheat SetTargetDinoColor 0 6 would color the Giganotosaurus's “body” magenta.
Attribute Base Value Level IncreaseTaming Bonus Wild TamedAdditiveMultiplicative Health 80000+40+0.04%-63000 Stamina 400+0.2+1% Oxygen 150+0.375+2.5% Food 4000+10+2.5% Weight 700+7+1% Melee Damage 500+25+0.85%-80%(ETD: 80%) Movement Speed 100%N/A+0.31% Torpidity 10000+600 N/A Movement Base Speed Sprinting SpeedStamina Wild Tamed Walking105010501681.71681.7-29 Attack EffectsAttack TypeEffectDescriptionMain Attack Gnashed The target loses 1% of their maximum healthier second for 5 seconds. Attack ValuesBiteStamina CostAttack RangeDescriptionBaseMinimumActivationUsing the (PC), (PS4), (Xbox One), the Giganotosaurus bites the target.0240002700Attack TypeDamageProjectile ValuesTorpor ValuesStatus Effect: StaminaStatus Effect: TorpidityLifeImpulseRadiusBaseMultDurationDamage MultAmountDurationDamage MultAmountMelee500.
RoarStamina CostAttack RangeDescriptionBaseMinimumActivationUsing the (PC), (PS4), (Xbox One), the Giganotosaurus unleashes a menacing roar to frighten opposing survivors.0000 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.
If using engram-grade weaponry (or if the weapon damage to your best crossbow and long neck rifle are similar), the crossbow is more efficient in terms of narcotics spent on ammunition per tame in comparison to using a long neck rifle with Tranquilizer Darts. If using Shocking Tranquilizer Darts, you will still be spending slightly more narcotics (about 7% more) on top of the Bio Toxin needed.
However, when using Shocking Tranquilizer Darts, a long neck rifle will knock out the Gilgamesh faster than a crossbow (as long as you keep shooting and don't miss). If you just want to knock out the Gig as fast as possible, use a long neck rifle with shocking darts.
By far the simplest way to tame Giganotosaurus is to build a room out of Metal Dinosaur Gateway (no gates needed), leaving one side open, and put a Large Bear Trap in the middle. Do not use the snap points, as this will make the room too small to place the fourth wall, and allow the Giganotosaurus to escape.
You then lure the Giganotosaurus in so that it'll get stuck in the bear trap, then fill in the remaining wall with another Metal Dinosaur Gateway. On a single-player map, have the host get a little higher than the Gig and shoot it with Trans arrows or darts.
This method is very time-consuming and difficult due to the tendency of wild Dino to pick a direction and sprint flat out away from you when they realize they are being tranquilized. It is highly recommended learning how narcotic works before taming a Gig.
For quick reference, 100 narcotics restore 4000 torpor so base your math off of that if needed. Due to the incredibly high amount of torpor Gigs have though, you will usually be able to feed it enough or almost enough narcotics to last the entire tame in one shot.
This allows for the player(s) to simply set a timer to come back when it's ready to feed or when it will need more narcotic since no land animal or dinosaur will attack a wildlife. However, it can be hit by collateral damage from feuding non-apex creatures nearby so be cautious of this.
Another strategy a player can utilize is using any type of flyer (preferably fast) with enough stamina to keep it in the air and flying for 1 and a half minutes. The straight line would be the behemoth gate and the curved areas would be the Dinosaur Gateways.
Ingredients for Exceptional Kibble : 1 × Extra Large Egg, 5 × Fiber, 1 × Focal Chili, 10 × Mulberry, 1 × Rare Flower, 1 × Water A wild or tamed Giganotosaurus is extremely dangerous simply because of its massive damage and health.
Whatever creature you fight it with, be aware of his Gnashed ability, which can only be cured by Lesser Antidote. It is therefore not a good idea to head-on attack tamed Gig even if you can certainly take it off, which might result in retaliation from the tamer.
Nine times out of ten, it is best to avoid combat with a Gig at all costs due to their devastating attacks and high health pool. A player can also use a Manager and constantly shoot it with ice breath, and jump out of harm's way when the pursuing Gig gets too close.
While taking a wild -timed or low-level bred Gig into battle against a wild one is most often suicide, if you have managed to tame and breed multiple high-leveled Gigs together, combining their stats, and imprinting the offspring; a fully imprinted Gig with most of its base stats near 50, all level points spent in melee damage, is a force to be reckoned with. While a super-bred Gig is without a doubt the most effective means of killing wild Gigs (even Dinosaurs), it is by all means the hardest to acquire; requiring hours of gameplay and more than a bit of luck to find and tame high-leveled wild Gigs to start the breeding process, but if it can be done, it is definitely worth the effort for such a powerful addition to any tribe's arsenal.
On top of terms of difficulty in acquiring a high level- gig, it is even more difficult and time-consuming in stacking mutations for the giganotosaurus when breeding them. It will be worth the effort when your giganotosaurus has so many mutations on its melee attack that it is killing everything, including the biggest creatures, in several bites.
With all the effort put into taming and breeding, the end result would be a giganotosaurus with your personalized color mutations. Griffins may make it possible to kill a Gig, as a rider can use weapons while flying.
You will probably need to level the Griffin for weight, unless the Gig is far enough away from anything important that you have enough time to run back to base and rearm. Remember that although you control steering with the A and D keys while using weapons on a Griffin, your pitch still follows where you're looking; if you're looking sideways and down at the Gig and suddenly decide to sprint forward, you won't go straight to the Gig, but you will go down where it can get you if it's faster than you are.
Remember to stop, gain some distance and replenish your Griffin's stamina periodically; a forced landing right in front of the Gig is not ideal. While it's a slow process, it's fairly reliable and safe since the Phoenix does not have to land to regain stamina.
While still a terrifying foe, Gigs lose 63k health and 80% melee when tamed, dropping them to a much more manageable 17k base health and making low level Gigs do less damage than a high melee Rex. This can cause a Gig to enrage by biting a herd of Mentors, no matter how good of a saddle it has.
A few stomp attacks made by a Titan is enough to kill the strongest Gig. However, the odds of anyone just so happening to have a Dinosaur on hand to spare for this battle of behemoths are slim, so it is generally best to avoid the dangerous predator at all costs.
It is also possible to kill a gig with a Quetta levelled in health and melee damage by attacking it from above. Another thing is that when you dismount a quite you stay in the saddle, this means you can pull out a weapon and shoot the gig.
It's possible to kill a Gig with just a Grappling Hook and a short-range weapon like a Sword. One of the most common and effective methods for killing a wild Giganotosaurus is by drowning.
Once it is a good deal away from the mainland, go above its mid section and bite it until water is up to the Giga's eyes. Once it is out of render distance, the Gig will enter stasis where it cannot move but will still lose oxygen and die by suffocation.
With this method, it is safer if you manage the wild Leedsichthys but much slower to kill as you cannot drown the Gig but must let ocean predators do the work. With this method, you could lure the Gig to land when it is low on health and kill it for a lot of XP.
A large amount of Auto Turrets can pose a major threat to the Giganotosaurus, as they can deal a lot of damage quickly. At one point they could be mounted on the Quetta, but they are no longer able to be, leaving a raft as the only mobile option for bringing turrets to a Gig.
4-6 Plant Species X can effectively push back a Giganotosaurus, but they do not do very much damage. They are ideal for keeping it at bay while another source of damage is applied or even Torpor to begin the taming process.
This, coupled with its health reserves, heavy bleeding, and its rage mechanic make it the most dangerous Dino in the game. The Giganotosaurus's torpor will drain faster than it will rise, this makes it hard to solo tame.
A horde of corrupted giganotosaurus in the Forbidden Zone with high damage and mate boost can easily kill the hardiest Dino except the titans. Its low stamina and slow swim speed can cause it to drown very quickly.
This is likely to happen on White sky Peak as if the Gig falls from a cliff into the ocean, the floating ice may block its way back to the surface and soon drown to death. Another effective way of killing a Giganotosaurus is to use Lightning and Poison Wyverns, it will make easy work of any Gig you will encounter if you hover above it and pound it with breath attacks for a while.
Make sure you watch your positioning as the wyvern's hatbox is massive when flying in place, and you may unexpectedly get bit a few times. As mentioned in the General section, Gigs are vulnerable to flying units with ranged attacks, such as Wyverns and the Phoenix.
In this state it is a force to be reckoned with, even rivaling the power of other menacing giants like the Dragon and even the Dodo Rex. All nearby allied Giganotosaurs will also then enter rage mode, causing a domino effect that can be devastating.
This effect will last for 20 seconds, which is more than enough time for a catastrophic amount of destruction to occur. Gigs gain rage by taking large amounts of damage in a short time.
This includes, but is not limited to, C4, rockets, and reflected damage from the likes of Alectrosaurus. Flame damage, however, will not make a Giganotosaurus enter rage mode.
This can make using a Flamethrower, Fire Wyverns, or a Phoenix all viable options for burning down a Gig. Tank : With inherently high HP and base damage, Giganotosaurus is long-lasting.
The Gig is not made to soak Turrets, but it is capable of tanking a small amount of them if it is imprinted and equipped with a decent saddle. Siege Engine : As one of the few nameable land-based Dino capable of destroying Stone structures, it is logical to employ this beast upon your enemies.
So long as it is kept calm, The Giganotosaurus can level months of work in mere minutes. If you're likely to come under heavy attack by rival Survivors, however, it may be best to have your Gig guard one of the approaches to your base, some distance from the actual structures; that way, if the enemy induces a rage mode (assuming it's being ridden, ) only they are punished if the rider can escape fast enough or even charge into the opposition to bring the Gig their way.
Taming Support Hunter : Very few creatures gather Raw Prime Meat and get it where it's needed faster. The Gig negates the rock Elemental’s 90% damage reduction, making it an effective way to combat them.
This method is much more effective than attempting to destroy the rock Elementals with explosives as it is a much safer option and is much less costly. A Giganotosaurus with good melee and even just base health of 17,000 can win against most alpha Rex's.
If your Gig army is small (less than 8) then it's heavily advised to bring additional firepower. On the hard and legendary orbital supply drops, it is recommended to have several players on Gigs to block various routes where corrupted creatures move in to damage the orbital supply drop.
Fish Meat Collector ; Due to its large size, it can stand in fairly deep water while still being able to walk. For information pertaining specifically to the real-world Giganotosaurus, see the relevant Wikipedia article.
The dossier was revealed on 08/08/15 It was set for release on Nov. 3rd, 2015, it was then delayed until Nov. 5th, 2015 Besides Alpha Predators and the Dodo Rex, it's one of the few six land-based creatures able to destroy stone structures. Until the Dunkleosteus release in Patch 238.0, it was the only nameable Dino that could demolish stone structures.
This makes it the fifth creature with the ability to roar, behind the Tyrannosaurus, Alxasaurus, Barony, Spin, Ravager and Dire wolf. Note that on level 1, a Giganotosaurus is actually a lot more powerful than even an Alpha T. rex.
Gigs can have trouble with rocks, making areas like snow a pain to travel with them on following. Taking a Gig egg is an awful idea if you're not prepared.
The rider needs to ensure that it keeps meat in its inventory when on the move, and in addition to recharging stamina, sometimes make longer stops to eat and recover the Food stat. It was supposed to have a ten tier helmet that would allow it to shoot lasers however it has yet to come out.
The Giganotosaurus is one of the four creatures with the Gnashed effect, with the others being the Alxasaurus, the Ravager (Wild only) and the Deinonychus. Giganotosaurus (including variants) seems to have a bug with its enrage feature; while it will get increased damage as its rage increases, the moment it actually enrages, it loses the bonus damage while its rage mode is active.
With this in mind, it's advised to try to supply immediate burst damage to activate rage mode, which in turn, will make dealing with it a lesser hassle. Despite the fact that Alxasaurus will not aggro on a Dinosaurs they do aggro on tamed gigs, and since Dinosaurs deal a lot of damage in a short amount of time it could send your gig into rage mode.
Based on the distance between a survivor to a mission post in Genesis, a Gig in between the two makes a distance of about 45 meters long and 12 meters tall or about 148 feet long and 39 feet tall. For some reason, Gigs can actually harvest fungal wood from the red topped trees in the bog biome of the Genesis Simulation.
An oversized giganotosaurus is also present in the video game Dino Crisis as an antagonist and where he killed and probably devoured a T. rex. While the Giganotosaurus is the largest and strongest tamable permanent creature, its status in ARK is heavily exaggerated.
The bite force of Giganotosaurus was also significantly weaker than Tyrannosaurus, as the teeth of Giganotosaurus were extremely sharp, indicating they were designed to grip/tear flesh, while the teeth of Tyrannosaurus were more blunt and built for crushing bone. Its scientific name comes from modern Latin, from Greek giants ‘giant’ + notion ‘southern’ + Sauron ‘lizard.’.
Despite its similar shape and size to T. rex, Giganotosaurus isn't closely related, being closer to the Alxasaurus than to the coelurosaurians Tyrannosaurus. The real-life Giganotosaurus is thought by some to have been a pack hunter, as it would have helped when hunting large sauropods, a trait that is similar to how a horde of Ark giganotosaurus can easily take down the Dinosaur, Forest and Ice Titan.