ARK: Survival Evolved

ARK: Survival Evolved

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Kraken's Better Dinos
Content Types: Mod, Creatures, Rebalancing
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Nov 14, 2018 @ 12:17pm
Oct 31, 2023 @ 2:52pm
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Kraken's Better Dinos

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Mod ID # 1565015734

Hallo, and welcome to Kraken's Better Dinos.

This mod aims to improve vanilla dino utility, and improve quality of life for all of our favourite dino friends.

On installing this mod you will immediately notice various changes take effect on vanilla dinos, some may be small tweaks, some may be complete overhauls, but all are done with the intention of improving the vanilla-ish gameplay experience. By and large base dino stats will not be effected unless specified. The aim is not to make OP dinos, but to make dinos that are either nicer to use, or are brought more in line with how they were described in the dossiers.

Where to find info about what this mod does, including spawn codes, details about dino changes and items added:

Absolutely everything that you need to know about the mod including all details about creature changes, items, .Ini options, spawn codes, literally everything can be found in the Kraken's Better Dinos Wiki found just by clicking this link right here:

Will this mod affect my Alpha Primeaval Super Elemental Giga Dodorex from X Mod?

No. This mod by default will only affect vanilla dinos and will not make any changes to dinos introduced by other mods. The exception here is that there is full compatibility with my own Additional Aberrant Dinos mod and some compatibilities with mods whose authors I work closely with such as No Untameables by Myrmecoleon and Paleo Ark Expansion by UpFromTheDepths. There is however an .Ini option available that can cause BD buffs to be placed on certain other modded dinos provided certain criteria are met. See the Guide for further information.

Will this mod revert the flyer nerf?

Remember when it said here that it won't? Well now it will! This is optional, you must use the AllowFlyerSpeed=True Ini option. This goes in the GameUserSettings.Ini and must be placed underneath the [BetterDinos] header. This will then grant you the ability to manually convert Wyverns, Argents, Pteranodons, Moths, Griffins, Tapejaras, and Pelagornis' into versions that are able to be levelled in Speed, simply go into the Options section of the flyer radial menu and select 'Convert To Speed ...'

All converted speed enabled Flyers will gain 2% speed per level, and will gain up to 20% speed from imprinting. Converted Speed Flyers are unique classes to the BD mod, and therefore if removing the mod they will be lost, however you will have the ability to convert them back to Vanilla/Better at any time. Doing so will see any points put into speed refunded. Setting the AllowFlyerSpeed option to False after already having it set to True will see all converted Speed Flyers automatically converted back to Vanilla/Better and points spent into speed refunded. All Speed enabled Flyers also retain their BD buffs.

Mod Support:

All support for this mod is now handled via my Discord server. Please head here if you have any questions that can't be answered by reading the Wiki, or to make any bug reports.


My Mods and Ark: Survival Ascended

Yes! KBD will be coming to A:SA along with several of my over mods. Work has commenced and you can follow the progress by joining the Discord.

None of my mods will be paid mods. Ever.


Many thanks for taking a look at and subscribing to this mod, if you like it don't forget to give that Like button a good ol' clicking, and why not check out my other mods too!

As always, I raise a glass to my homies over at the Ark Modding Discord, whose wit and wisdom occasionally sinks in. Big thanks to my main man UpFromTheDepths for all the support, Eyaexiu Oli for being such a massive help and wonderful person, and all the members of my Discord!

And a massive, massive, gargantuan THANK YOU! to my fellow mod creators Myrmecoleon and Lethal without whose help large parts of this mod just wouldn't work! Finally a the biggest of thank you's ever to the absolutely amazing Stella for all her tireless work putting together the KBD Wiki, and all the help and support she offers on my Discord.


For up to date info on my modding endeavours, including update announcements, sneak peeks, and other stuff, join the Kraken's Lair Discord server here:



Massive love to all my Patrons and Donators, you're all wonderful!