ARK: Survival Evolved

ARK: Survival Evolved

9,868 ratings
Classic Flyers
Content Types: Creatures, Game Modes, Rebalancing
File Size
77.114 MB
Mar 31, 2017 @ 8:33pm
Feb 27 @ 5:28pm
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Classic Flyers

In 3 collections by Ertosi
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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 tames from before the nerf!):
•Argent (normal argent only; x version NOT supported)
•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)
•Tapejara (normal tapejara only; x version NOT supported)
•Wyverns (Fire, Lightning, and Poison only; ice and crystal wyverns NOT supported)
Rock Drake (removed in response to Genesis patch, which broke rock drake animation assets)

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 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
•Updates can be seen in the "Change Notes" tab.
•This mod is made to work with itself 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.
•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 recomend 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 is protected by the Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Creative Commons License. []
Popular Discussions View All (192)
Jun 25 @ 5:41pm
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Jul 9 @ 7:57pm
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Jun 30 @ 6:48pm
Massive Vannila Wyvern overspawn on Ragnarok.
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Ertosi  [author] Jul 6 @ 3:47pm 
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 (Crystal Isles, Genesis, rock drakes, snow owls, wyverns, etc.) instead of reading the already posted answers will lead to an immediate comments ban.

Thank you.
ninemmheater Jun 29 @ 10:07pm 
Love this mod always
emo0707 Jun 28 @ 9:45am 
I just HAVE to Thank the makers that made this mod pack! It brings back the good days of ARK. I was one of those players that played ARK back in the days and i was very sad when they did the patch for the flying creatures. This just brings back everything that i love!

Again, Thanks!
无觞 Jun 17 @ 10:32am 
very useful
godhackk Jun 16 @ 12:38pm 
Valky Jun 14 @ 3:51am 
pretty good mod
Ben Jun 12 @ 2:49pm 
Gotta give a thanks for the people who created this and maintain it.

I will never be able to fly a Post-Nerf Griffin again.

250% movement speed diving on Griffins is the bread and butter of this game to me. Out of the 1300 hours I have in this game, 300 of it has easily been on the back of a Griffin just flying through the map making my own courses <3
Archon Apparition Jun 12 @ 8:28am 
Thanks so much for this mod. Came back to this game after a couple of years to find out that my flyers were ruined by that awful decision by the devs. Much love to yall <3
tortman Jun 2 @ 8:17pm 
I Thought i would stop in and say thank you for your support and time in this mod. It means allot to all of us that part of the game we bought is back.
Mathmatics Jun 2 @ 8:39am 
I really love this mod. As soon as I have some extra cash I will throw it a couple bones. I can not imagine not having it on my server.