ARK: Survival Evolved

ARK: Survival Evolved

3,773 ratings
Classic Flyers
Content Types: Creatures, Game Modes, Rebalancing
File Size
78.038 MB
Mar 31, 2017 @ 8:33pm
Dec 20, 2018 @ 10:55am
66 Change Notes ( view )

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Classic Flyers

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Brings back the classic flyers we've all known and love! This mod gives vanilla flyer species back all of their pre-nerf'd stats. Yes, that means they can level speed again.

Mod Id: 895711211

Originally posted by PC Gamer:
restores winged dinos to pre-nerf glory [...] a beacon of hope for those of you who are miserable with the nerfs [read full article here]
Originally posted by slim thicc:
thank the gods for this mod
Originally posted by ODeez Gaming:
Great Mod, [...] it made Ark feel right again!
Originally posted by Commander ( Heda ):
best mod ever :) [...] now the game is fun again, from 1 to 10 i give to this mod 40 / 10 :)
Originally posted by Maxanto:
Thank the gods for modders like you Ertosi! One HUGE thumbs up!

This mod brings back the original species' stats for the following vanilla dinos (including any already tamed!):
•Harpagornis (aka pre-TLC argent; does not spawn on its own but can be manually added to spawners if you wish.)
•Quetz (including Tek version)
•Wyverns (Fire, Lightning, and Poison only; ice wyverns NOT supported)
•Rock Drake

This mod gives core-game/vanilla rideable flyers back their original stats by altering their files, therefore it is incompatible with any other mod which also alters vanilla flyers or their eggs, as one will overwrite the other. This mod cannot affect flyers from other mods, only their mod authors can affect them. Other than mods which alter these files, Classic Flyers is fully stackable. It also adds cleanly and removes cleanly, without losing any of your tamed flyers. Please see the FAQ as well as the list of Compatible/Incompatible Mods for more details.

This mod also adds several new quality-of-life features to these fliers including ground attacks, taunt "attacks", backwards walking, and allows wyverns to wear saddle skins. It also adds a new Emote: Pet!, as well as a special Wyvern Stone which wyverns can use for a small armor boost. Please see the Features page for more details.

Mod Policy
•By installing and using this mod, you agree to its Policy and Subscription Terms.
•Updates can be seen in the "Change Notes" tab.
•This mod is made to work with the core game and not around other mods. Do not use this mod with other mods which also alter the files of the vanilla flyers or their eggs. See the list of Compatible/Incompatible Mods for more info.
•Don't be an askhole. Please read this mod's FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) before posting questions or comments and use the appropriate Discussion pages for posting Bug Reports, reporting Compatible/Incompatible Mods, or Server Advertisements.
•No requests. Consider this mod as-is and exactly how I want it.
•This mod updates on Thursdays and may have multiple updates each Thursday. Critical bug fixes or responses to Vanilla changes may alter this schedule.
•As the mod author, my contribution ends at ensuring the mod works in general. It is not my job to provide tech support for every user who has trouble installing mods or updates on their end. Kindly refer to Google or the ARK Forums for installation/update issues.
•English is the only language used by this mod; no exceptions.
•Posts which fail to follow this policy or which fail to show common courtesy will be deleted without notice.

Help Support This Mod
At the request of several fellow ARK survivors, I've set up a Patreon account[] for players who wish to show their support. Please feel free to visit it if you would like to support my future ARK projects, pick up my next pizza or whatever ;)

I want to give a huge thank you to for sponsoring the Classic Flyers' test server[]. If you are looking to set up a new server or are considering switching over, I highly recommend them. My testing server has always run smoothly and I've been very impressed with their automatic mod updater.

Have fun and always love your fliers!

This mod/code/work/images/name is protected by the Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Creative Commons License. []
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Mar 18 @ 8:06pm
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ddc Mar 3 @ 12:51am 
thank you
Ertosi  [author] Feb 12 @ 10:30am 
If your comments have been removed, it is because they failed to follow mod policy. Read the FAQ before asking questions and post Bug Reports in their proper place.

Answers already posted for common questions will not be repeated here or elsewhere.

Asking "hot topic" questions (Extinction, snow owls, tek quetzals, ice wyverns, etc) instead of reading the already posted answers will lead to an immediate comments ban.

Thank you.
Deucalion Feb 4 @ 12:52pm 
This mod is very stable and really helps make our servers fun and unique for our players. I always recommend this mod to all my friends that enjoy ark 10/10!
If anyone is interested in checking out this majestic mod in an online setting, feel free to visit our → Discord ← []or → Website ← []
Snowesome Feb 1 @ 5:48am 
The other features this mod brings to the table make it even better.

- Pelagornis underwater dive
- Phoenix visible after the heat wave
- Wyvern turn faster
- Harpagornis spawn option (Pre-TLC Argentavis)
- Wyvern and Rock Drake breeding
Snowesome Feb 1 @ 5:41am 
The Harpagornis should be added to the spawn cycle by default when installing this mod. I think everyone would want both versions of the Argy at the same time.

Anyways, this is 1 of 3 must have mods when playing ARK.
(S+ and resource stacking mods being the other 2)
Runeeer Jan 13 @ 5:04pm 
BADPOISONx Jan 3 @ 11:30pm 
absolute must. the devs can't seem to keep their game good but thank god we have people like you!!!
Caniss Dec 26, 2018 @ 4:19pm 
Just wanted to say thank you again for all your hard work.
Shotgun_Noob Dec 26, 2018 @ 1:41am 
Bugs and there's a picture of a Lymantria! :steamhappy: haha