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
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Kraken's Better Dinos

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Krakens Lair Community Server Mod Collection
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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:

All the relevant info about Kraken's Better Dinos can be found either in the Guide, or if it's not in the Guide which is still a work in progress it will be in one of the pinned discussion threads which are linked here for your convenience;

Dinos Affected By, And Items Added By This Mod

Better Dinos .Ini Options

Can you please do such and such, please, please, pretty please???

This mod will be developed along my own particular vision of what can be done to make dinos better, however please do not be afraid to make suggestions, all I ask is that you make them in this thread here:


I won't be bending over backwards to incorporate every suggestion made, but a good idea is always welcome.

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

No. This mod will only effect 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 Addition Aberrant Dinos mod and some compatibilities with mods whose authors I work closely with such as No Untameables by Myrmecoleon.

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.

If you have any issues with using this mod, please let me know here:

Bug Reports

I will update the first post there with known issues, so please check to see if your problem is already known of before reposting.


Patch Notes

Current: V: 18.5

Better Ferox
Admin Script Commands
More .Ini Options

Too much to go into here, and indeed too much for Steams Patch Notes threads to handle, see here for the full info Pinned Patch Notes!


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, and Eyaexiu Oli for just being such a massive help and wonderful person.

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!


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!
Popular Discussions View All (115)
Jun 20 @ 6:52am
PINNED: Bug Reports
May 18 @ 3:42pm
Aberration load up problms
Jun 21 @ 7:10am
PINNED: Servers Using This Mod
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Kae 17 hours ago 
I love this mod, but was wondering if you'd eventually be willing to remove fall damage on a Shadowmane's normal jump. So tired of barely grazing the ground and then getting yeeted halfway across the continent and taking a million in fall damage from it. :steamsad:
Tater Tots Jun 21 @ 4:44pm 
i think a good addition would to make vultures act like a natural spoiling bin. i thought this was a vanilla feature but apparently they act as the exact opposite and give it a preserving buff.
ponponshit Jun 21 @ 7:08am 
Hydraalisk Jun 21 @ 2:11am 
We never play on our Ark Servers without this mod. Thanks for all the time and effort you put into it.
Coca Cola Bearr Jun 20 @ 10:45pm 
I just wanna say I really love this mod and really appreciate what you do, i do have 1 suggestion though, could you make it so phoenix's get the flyer buff. I'd really appreciate it, if not you're still rockin my guy. Keep up the good work!
Alsehr Jun 20 @ 1:10pm 
If Managarmr could destroy trees like -every other single large dino- that would be fuckin' amazing
Cat Jun 20 @ 6:46am 
You have to feed it one more time after you ride it.
bear Jun 19 @ 7:12pm 
Can't tame a unicorn? I will feed it a carrot, then ride it, it kicks me off, and repeats the proccess until it runs away and its taming resets
Ultrammando Jun 18 @ 10:38am 
Does this mod work with realism plus? like could i keep the size changes from that mod but keep the ability tweaks and changes that this mod adds?
Guy Jun 18 @ 6:43am 
would your mod be able to allow us to clone fish?