The Velonasaur came with the Extinction DLC to ARK: Survival Evolved and can only be found on its map in the desert. Tamed, he is not only a relatively fast and good mount but also a spiked machine gun, with which you can shoot precisely at prey or opponents.
Find out everything you need to know about the carnivore in our Velonasaur guide. But also how to catch him, tame him, feed him and breed offspring too.
This is the Velonasaur in ARK: Survival Evolved
Appearance: With its spiky ruffle, the Velonasaur is reminiscent of the smaller and not-so-spiky Dilophosaurus. It’s sort of the result of mating cactus and Dilophosaurus. They also have another thing in common: long-distance attacks. While the Dilophosaurus spits acid that blinds and paralyzes, the Velonasaur shoots its spikes with even greater precision.
His entire body has the same type of spikes, as does the ruffle on his head. He also has osteoderms, which appear distributed over the back and limbs. His arms are long and strong.
You can find him in the following colors on Extinction:
Wild: Observe the Velonasaur from afar and don’t get too close, as it will attack anything in its field of view directly. He can also use his spikes to hit and paralyze you from a distance. Here’s how you can spot his attacks:
- Thorny Ruffle folded inward: he attacks with claws and teeth.
- Thorny Ruffle Unfolded: He will shoot at you with his spikes.
However, the latter’s mobility is severely limited, but that doesn’t mean it can’t still hit you easily.
Tamed: A tamed Velonasaur is the perfect-spiked weapon for you, as it can aim its spikes like a gun and then fire them at its poor victim. But also with the help of claws and bite attacks, he is a good fighter.
All Velonasaur Locations in ARK
The Velonasaur is discoverable in these spots:
How to tame the Velonasaur in ARK
How to hunt the Velonasaurus: First, in case the Velonasaurus catches you with its spikes, you should put on some good armor, so you don’t jump straight away.
With the armor on, you now look for a cliff from which you can see and hit him well and shoot him. After each shot, take a few short steps back to safety, then shoot again until he’s unconscious.
How to tame him: Once he’s unconscious, put meat or kibble in his inventory and feed him that. The better the meat, the faster the taming. To keep the Velonasaurus down and the Stun up, it’s best to use the Narcotic or Narcoberries.
How to make the Velonasaur saddle
To craft the Velonasaur Saddle, you need to be level 27 and 8 engram points to unlock the recipe. You now need the following resources to craft:
- 350x Hide
- 185x Fiber
- 150x Chitin, Shell fragment, or keratin
How to feed a Velonasaur in ARK
Once you have tamed your Velonasaur, it is important to know what it likes to eat. Velonasaurs are carnivores, which of course makes the choice of food easier.
- Ingredients: 1x Small Egg, 1x Cooked Fish Meat, 5x Fiber, 5x Mejobeeren, 2x Rockarrot, 1x Water
- Raw Mutton:
- Received by gutting Ovis.
- Cooking turns it into the Cooked Lamb Chop
- Raw Prime Meat:
- Gained when gutting larger creatures
- Cooking turns it into Cooked Prime Meat
- Raw Prime Fish Meat:
- Raw Meat:
- Earned by gutting a creature
- Cooking turns it into Cooked Meat
- Raw Fish Meat:
- Received from gutting fish
- Cooking turns it into Cooked Fish Meat
How to breed the Velonasaur in ARK
This is how you prepare the breeding: If you have a male and female specimen, you build an enclosure that is large enough at best. Put both dinos in the pen and set them to “wander” via the command menu. Alternatively, you can also switch directly to “Pair”, but then there must always be a player nearby, otherwise the pairing will stop due to the rendering.
The breeding interval of a Velonasaur is 18 to 48 hours.
How to Hatch Eggs: When you get a fertilized Velonasaur egg from a successful mating, hatching begins. For this, the ambient temperature of the egg should be between 28 °C and 32 °C and in the egg incubator at 30 °C. According to standard settings, the little Velonasaur baby hatches after about 1 hour. After that, it takes about 4.5 hours of your attention, during which you keep putting food in its inventory.
Once it gains juvenile status, it can feed from troughs on its own. The entire ripening time lasts about 1 day and 22.5 hours.
Beginner tips on breeding in ARK can be found here:
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