ARK: Survival Evolved

ARK: Survival Evolved

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Dude Feb 24, 2016 @ 1:44am
Castoroides info thread
Spawning seems to be in the interior rivers just outside of the swamp areas.

This was done in single player with increased rates. It still harvested between 3x and 4x what I get with a metal axe.

It's torpor drops like a rock, around 2pts per second.
Prefers Mejoberries to the others.
Wiki says it likes Gallimimus kibble[ark.gamepedia.com], may or may not be accurate. http://ark.gamepedia.com/Giant_Beaver
Saddle is level 60.
It can breathe and attack underwater.
If you dismount it underwater it will return to the surface. Not good for deep sea exploration unless you're going into an underwater cave and don't want to use a frog.
It's saddle works like a smithy with no slot limit, only the creatures weight determines how much you can load onto it.
It can attack while sprinting, making it great for chasing down stuff.
It's attack has a oddly broad range it easily hits flying bugs, and it even hit a compy that was directly behind it.
It is gathering seeds better than my stego.
It's attack has a decent knockback effect, it also seems to be somewhat resistant to knockback effect (being hit by a wild saber only pushed it back about a foot). It managed to knockback a rex more than it a rex knocked it back.
Poops medium size feces.
Will allow you to craft and repair all standard smithy items from it's inventory (can't craft or repair fabricator items as expected).
Can only hold up to it's maximum weight stat. Cannot over-encumber.

Wood, Thatch, and Fiber weights all drop to 1/5 or 20% of their weight when transferred to the beaver's inventory. Stone's weight is reduced by 1/2 or 50% All other items weight remains the same (tested sparkpowder, oil, chitin, keratin, cementing paste, pearls, obsidian, metal ore, metal ingots, electronics, polymer (standard), gunpowder, angler gel, cloth armor, flak armor, riot armor, composite bow, crossbow, stone arrow, tranq arrow, metal arrow, narcotics, all berries and seeds).
Wood 50.00 -> 10.00
Thatch 02.00 -> 00.40
Fiber 02.00 -> 00.40
Stone 50.00 -> 25.00


Originally posted by Steel Jacket:
Something to add to this thread. While collecting in forests and on beaches these guys get more wood than thatch. While collecting trees in water and swamps they get more thatch than wood.

It's an odd choice by the devs, but interesting and gives a new aspect where location could determine just how useful one can be.

Originally posted by TearForce Leaf Chief:
Beaver
admincheat spawndino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Beaver/
Beaver_Character_BP.Beaver_Character_BP'" 1 1 1 200

Saddle
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Armor/Saddles/
PrimalItemArmor_BeaverSaddle.PrimalItemArmor_BeaverSaddle'" 1 1 false

Originally posted by ɐpuɐd!ʇsoɹɟ:

Op might wanna add that it gathers thatch on SWAMP biome trees but gathers wood on FOREST biome trees, also a normal stack of wood weighs 50lbs, on the beaver it only weighs 10lbs so it can gather a lot more at low levels then most farming tames.

I'm in love with my beaver.




I found two of them here:
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=631520871

Found another one here:
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=631570856

Another one here:
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=631582261

They can be carried by an Argent/Bird (Ptera cannot):
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=631520859

This is the stats on it level 68 wild:
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=631520884

This is where you find the saddle in the engram list:
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=631522639

This is the saddle material requirements:
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=631522659

If the imbedded video player doesn't work for you the video can be watched here on YouTube.
Here's a brief demonstration:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhsIhqKgQ58

Battle Ready!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHjXb-EIGLo

Beaver Vs. TRex
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ax8GaUH2ZE
Last edited by Dude; Feb 24, 2016 @ 7:29am
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Sam Of Haywood Feb 24, 2016 @ 1:49am 
are they able to climb tree's?? also their saddle doubles as a mobile smithy which imo is epic xD
Last edited by Sam Of Haywood; Feb 24, 2016 @ 1:50am
SimpleSiren Feb 24, 2016 @ 1:50am 
And they are a thatch getter not a wood getter LMAO. At Least when riding it.....Of these peeps crack me up.
Last edited by SimpleSiren; Feb 24, 2016 @ 1:54am
rob_arend Feb 24, 2016 @ 1:51am 
What an informative thread! thank you for the information! I wonder if they can attack in water. if so, they might be able to replace my sarco for favorite water mount.
OrioN Feb 24, 2016 @ 1:52am 
Poor mammoth :) Vey well explained.
Sam Of Haywood Feb 24, 2016 @ 1:52am 
Originally posted by rob_arend:
What an informative thread! thank you for the information! I wonder if they can attack in water. if so, they might be able to replace my sarco for favorite water mount.
they can attack and breath under water
tN|Serpent Feb 24, 2016 @ 1:52am 
Originally posted by SimpleSiren:
And they are a thatch getter not w awood getter LMAO. At Least when riding it.....Of these peeps crack me up.

Supposed to gather wood like the giganto gathers fiber. Probably more wood than thatch then.
Nodim Feb 24, 2016 @ 1:54am 
what level is the saddle?
SimpleSiren Feb 24, 2016 @ 1:55am 
Originally posted by tN|Serpent:
Originally posted by SimpleSiren:
And they are a thatch getter not w awood getter LMAO. At Least when riding it.....Of these peeps crack me up.

Supposed to gather wood like the giganto gathers fiber. Probably more wood than thatch then.

If you are riding it. It gets 1-3 wood and 20-40 thatch.
SimpleSiren Feb 24, 2016 @ 1:55am 
Originally posted by Nodim:
what level is the saddle?


60
Nodim Feb 24, 2016 @ 1:56am 
'-' though it would be a lower level. what kind of things can be crafted from it's saddle?
[MiT] leefnmajors Feb 24, 2016 @ 1:57am 
Saddle is a Smithy, BTW. It has NO SLOTS, and is limited only by what the Beaver is carrying.
Sam Of Haywood Feb 24, 2016 @ 1:59am 
Originally posted by MiT leefnmajors:
Saddle is a Smithy, BTW. It has NO SLOTS, and is limited only by what the Beaver is carrying.
I think we found our answer to the whole not enough slots in smithy problem :P
Nodim Feb 24, 2016 @ 2:02am 
that's interesting
ravencrow Feb 24, 2016 @ 2:03am 
Are they for real? O.o

So much material just for a saddle?

Not even the Bronto or the Rex saddle needs so much and they are much bigger than this!

And if it's real that they produce more thatch than wood, why should someone build it, if a Bronto or an Elk could do it better?

I hoped it was an Mammoth replacement for southern settlers... -.-
Steel Jacket Feb 24, 2016 @ 2:08am 
Something to add to this thread. While collecting in forests and on beaches these guys get more wood than thatch. While collecting trees in water and swamps they get more thatch than wood.

It's an odd choice by the devs, but interesting and gives a new aspect where location could determine just how useful one can be.
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