ARK: Survival Evolved

ARK: Survival Evolved

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Tamable Defense Unit
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Jul 29, 2018 @ 11:01am
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Tamable Defense Unit

----Introducing, Tamable Defense Units!----

You may know that you can actually forcetame the Overseer minions, and mess around with them, but they aren't really working properly. But this mod now adds in a Tameable version that spawns in the wild! And most of it's issues fixed! (Like the ball mode timer)

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Note: This is meant to be balanced for vanilla, if you want to use it for modded, you're gonna have to use stat multipliers on your server.

----More about the mod:

The Defense Units can breed and have babies, along with mutations on it's metal shell.

They have stun attacks, similar to the Eel, so they may be slow, but pretty dangerous upclose.

Their ballform provides fast mobility, along with being able to jump very high.

These creatures would make excellent scout, or infantry creatures for large battles.

----Attacks and Abilites:

-Left Click: Does a quick stab with either it's left or right arm, which stuns enemies.

-Right Click: Performes a powerful slam, causes a bit more damage than left click, and stuns enemies.

-C button: Enters ballform, which is considerably fast, and effective at moving around.

Defense Units can be obtained by summoning them with a new item called "Summon Defense Unit", which is unlocked at lvl 100. They require an Artifact, Black Pearls, Metal, and Organic Polymer to craft. Once you press E on the item, it will spawn a Defense Unit at a random level, depending on the difficulty setting. Note, it spawns wild, so you're gonna have to knock it out.

And if you want them to spawn in the wild, in the discussions @Ruko has posted lines of commands, place those in your Game.INI, and Defense Units will start to spawn in the Grasslands and Snowarea on normal maps, Canyons on Scorched Earth, and in the Bioluminescent area on Aberration.

You tame them by knocking them out, and feeding them meat. Their prefered kibble is Spinosaurus.

Mod ID: 1458251243

The mod may or may not contain any bugs, but if you do find any, be sure to report back here!

Hope you enjoy, and have fun! :D

Popular Discussions View All (6)
Aug 17, 2019 @ 5:00pm
Spawning or crafting (Obtaining Blueprint)
May 12, 2019 @ 8:37pm
Server settings to make Defense Units wild spawns again
Aug 27, 2018 @ 12:14pm
S+, 2.0 and vanilla Turrets not targteting or shooting Wild Defense Units
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THE BLACKOUT Aug 20, 2019 @ 4:33pm 
This is what I wanted, these things are huge.
Niemand Apr 9, 2019 @ 6:14pm 
love your mods... would be awesome if u could do a mod that let's osd's happen on the other maps ^^ (like the mods which let extinction animals spwn on other maps) dunno how doable that is tho
gliscor96 Apr 1, 2019 @ 8:51pm 
since extinction brought about the concept of tek creature crafting with the enforcers and the scouts, any chance you could work that system into this mod? it would make playing on extinction a bit more interesting if we could craft the defense unit as well.

if you do this, i highly recommend making sure they keep their damage bonus against corrupted creatures, as that would keep this mod in line with regular defense units.
Dark Feb 5, 2019 @ 2:14pm 
do these replace Extinction's version's or just add new ones?
Cache 42 Jan 10, 2019 @ 2:53pm 
Hey Trollphan, hell of an idea man. Two questions, what is the difference between tametankvanilla, AB, and SE? I am going to try and alter this a bit on my server to better fit what I'm doing. I'll lower the level of the engram. Would I need to do all three or just vanilla? My server starts on the Island but progresses all the way through the game (assuming the players don't die lol)

Second question, To which God must I pray, sacrifice must I make in your name, or the amount of groveling in your magnificence to convice you to create a similar mod for the attack drones? =)
drmskr Nov 28, 2018 @ 10:25pm 
Oh man..

Can you make a version of this that is craftable like the Enforcers and drops off the wild ones?
The Nameless Nov 28, 2018 @ 5:18pm 
Yeah I meant in Extinction. They don't drop it in Extinction. I have never tried a boss fight so I never met them in any other map.

I forgot the devkit wouldn't have been updated yet. >.< Frustrating sometimes that they put new stuff out and don't bother to update that at the same time, so I have to wait for freaking ever for the mod world to catch up. :P
Trollphan/WrierGold  [author] Nov 28, 2018 @ 7:08am 

They do drop Element when they die. However they don't spawn in the wild. What you can do, is breed them and make a farm out of them. I'm unable to change anything with Extinction atm, because the devkit still isn't updated with the new stuff.
The Nameless Nov 27, 2018 @ 7:37pm 
I personally don't see these as anything I want to ride, or use. At least, not intact. I mainly want to farm them for element dust, since they're more common than Enforcers. I'd subscribe to a mod that just fixed it so that they dropped element, shards or dust.