The Titanoboa (Ty-tan-o-bo-ah) is one of the Creatures in .
This section is intended to be an exact sao chép of what the survivor Helena Walker, the author of the dossiers, has written. There may be some discrepancies between this text & the in-game creature.
Typically found within the Island’s caves, is an aggressive creature that prefers dark, rocky areas. This extremely large snake, while being a thành viên of the Titanoboa family, does not constrict its prey as most boas do. I believe this adaptation comes from coexisting with giant insects. However, the Titanoboa’s venomous bite is so potent that it is known to paralyze far larger creatures.
Titanoboa has developed a strange coexistence with other creatures of the Island’s caves.
Being immune to knockout poisons, & being unable to pierce the thick chitin of the insects, the species have learned to coexist. They often hunt large prey together.
As they appear immune to knockout poisons, is basically impossible to render unconscious. Because this crucial step can’t be done, I’m convinced that Titanoboa are not tameable.
Very aggressive, belligerent & relentless, the Titanoboa will pursue & attack most creatures (except other predators), which includes players who dare to approach one. Caves offer a safe location for Titanoboas to mingle with other creatures. They are also found in swamps, where they will attack whatever they can sink their fangs into. Although not amphibious like the Beelzebufo, they are adept at swimming. The attack of a Titanoboa increases Torpor, which can neutralize incoming players who are unable to fight this crippling game mechanic.
The Titanoboa is a constrictor snake of immense size, dwarfing even the largest anacondas. Thick & bulky, they are found in sizeable numbers in the island’s swamps, ambushing prey from the shallows & crushing it between its coils; they are also found in large caves, where their apparent immunity to invertebrate toxins protects them from the caves’ other denizens. Their bulk precludes them from the attention of most predators, but if threatened the giant snake will flare a frill about its neck & strike out, biting with several rows of recurved, needle-like teeth.
Color Scheme & Regions
This section displays the Titanoboa’s natural colors & regions. For demonstration, the regions below are colored red over an albino Titanoboa. The colored squares shown underneath each region’s description are the colors that the Titanoboa will randomly spawn with to provide an overall range of its natural color scheme. Hover your cursor over a color to display its name & ID.
This information can be used to alter the Titanoboa’s regions by entering
cheat SetTargetDinoColor <ColorRegionandgt; <ColorIDandgt; in the cheat console. For instance,
cheat SetTargetDinoColor 0 6 would color the Titanoboa’s “body” magenta.
Frill Middle Line 1
Frill Middle Line 1
Frill Middle Line 2
Frill Middle Line 2
Frill Middle Line 3
Frill Middle Line 3
Body Accent & Inner Frill
Body Accent & Inner Frill
- Special Loot
Titanoboa Venom has a chance of 30% to drop.
Base Stats & Growth
- These are the base speeds of the creature at 100% Movement Speed.
- For a comparison of the speeds of all creatures, see Base Creature Speeds.
Tranquilized The target’s Torpor will increase by 3x the damage dealt over 10 seconds. This effect stacks.
Status Effect: Stamina
Status Effect: Torpidity
Wild Stats Level-up
Type in values of a wild creature to see on which stats it’s emphasized. Green values on a high-level creature are very good for breeding. If you have already tamed your creature you can try to recover the breeding stats with an external tool.
The stat-calculator does not work in the mobile-view, see here for alternatives: Apps
lưu ý that after the creature is tamed it gets bonuses on some stats depending on the taming effectiveness. This makes it hard to retrieve the levels on a tamed creature, so this tool is only for wild ones, but gives a first impression, how well the stats are distributed.
To tame the Titanoboa you have to drop a fertile egg near it, while it is not distracted in any way (it doesn’t work if the Titanoboa is aggroed to attacking something, including your character). The Titanoboa will “attack” the egg & eat it, gaining taming progress. The ancestry (e.g. the levels of the parents) of each fertilized egg will not affect the taming speed.
The best way is to drop the egg from above while riding a flying mount. But drop the egg from your own inventory, for when you drop the egg from the mount’s inventory, the Titanoboa will ignore it.
All eggs have to be fertilized, non-fertilized eggs will not work. The eggs in the following tables are representing all egg-types of their group. The other eggs belonging to the same group are listed below the tables. All eggs in a group have the same taming-effects. Once the Titanoboa is tamed, it will only eat eggs as a source of food(similar to the Achatina with vegetable cakes), the eggs do not need to be fertilized.
lưu ý that the values are for optimal cases, always bring extra supplies!
For a level-dependent count of resources needed, try an external taming calculator.
- Video on taming a Titanoboa
This section describes how to fight against the Titanoboa.
The Titanoboa, although it deals a low amount of damage, is deadly because of its immobilizing venom. Just a single bite increases your Torpor at an alarming rate. Their awkward bodies can allow them to climb impossible slopes or stick to ceilings & drop on unsuspecting survivors, so stay wary & keep your weapons equipped. They cannot breed meaning they can’t receive bonus stats from being đối tác.
The best strategy is distance, stay back & take them down. If you’re forced to be within striking distance, it’s best to carry some Stimulant or Stimberries with you as a combatant against its venom. It should be said that many creatures in the cave can carry Stimberries on them, while this is not ideal it can prove life-saving. Furthermore, shields can prevent further Torpor increase whilst utilising Stimberries.
Titanoboas are slow & awkward, so you’re better off keeping your distance & peppering them from afar. Their large bodies ensure that Shotguns are devastating in the caves or in the swamp & most mounts can ignore the Torpor & trounce the Titanoboa soundly. If not too encumbered, simply walking backwards & shoving a Spear or Pike in their face can usually do the trick. Since their head shot modifier is 3x it advise to bring a Bow or Crossbow for defense. As with most creatures, the hit box is larger than the collision box, so even if it does not make the “smacking sound”, the attack still can hit. This tactic also works great for Sarcos.
Their venom is extremely potent & they’re capable of hiding in odd locations. Watch your corners & be ready to run or cover your allies if they are downed but not dead. It is also important to test your surroundings for more dangerous creatures such as sarcos – if you happen to get knocked out, you will be defenseless against any nearby predators.
Their large bodies are also a hindrance as they have difficulty fitting through some small gaps. Most tames, even Dimorphodon are quite capable of ignoring the torpor effect & shredding the relatively fragile Titanoboa. They lose melee soundly to an even moderately equipped survivor, providing they beat a hasty retreat before the venom proves their end.
- Knock-out: Titanoboa deals double damage than a Pulmonoscorpius, meaning it applies Torpor at twice the rate of a Pulmonoscorpius of equal level, & both of them are able to be carried by an Argentavis.
For information pertaining specifically to the real-world Titanoboa, see the relevant Wikipedia article.
- They tend to stay next to the Onycs or Scorpions depending on the cave.
- Despite being common in caves & swamps, they drop prime meat often. However, the prime meat usually spoils before you get out.
- The real & were contemporaries. They both lived in the jungle rivers of what is now Colombia 60 million years ago.
- On the Xbox One, the kill feed misspells as “”.
- Information shown on the Spyglass also misspells as “”
- The real Titanoboa was not venomous, instead being semiaquatic, if not fully aquatic, & feeding on a piscivore diet. It was previously thought it would suffocate its prey like most modern constrictor snakes, but modern studies have deemed its skeleton not properly built for this habit. They did not have frills either, much like the Dilophosaur.
- Titanoboas have the somewhat unique ability to slither over 1 (possibly 2 depending on the terrain) high walls. This is most likely not a bug, but rather a side effect of them being able to climb up & over the very uneven terrain inside caves which before patch 216.0 was the only place they could be found. Without this ability Titanoboas would quite easily become trapped on the uneven terrain due to their elongated dimensions. Keep this ability in mind if you are building a base near the swamp biome, & consider adding a Wooden Catwalk “lip” to the edge of your walls to stop them from paying an unexpected visit.
- It is possible to knock out Titanoboa via using fist punch & Wooden Club. This is presumably useful to reduce its food for later taming, but too dangerous compared to its worth.
- Like the Arthropluera the Titanoboa can breathe underwater.
- Titanoboa don’t produce Feces.
- Titanoboa do not have genders & cannot be bred by the player, possibly due to Titanoboas not being tamable in earlier versions of Ark.
- Helena wrote in her dossier notes that she was convinced that Titanoboa could not be tamed. Her art in her notes also show an x over a collar.
- However despite what her notes say it simply means that Helena hasn’t discovered how to tame them.
- Real Titanoboas were carnivores & ate meat just like all snakes, however Ark’s Titanoboa has adapted to only eat eggs.
- Real Titanoboas were able to squeeze their prey like all real constrictor snakes, however Ark’s Titanoboa doesn’t have that ability & instead has adapted to use venom.
- Although their anatomy is incorrect compared to their real counterparts, Titanoboas did live in swamps & jungles of South America alongside Carbonemys. They didn’t coexist with Sarcosuchus, the second largest crocodile genus in prehistory, they did share habitat with the even larger crocodile Purussaurus. This crocodile had a thicker body & larger skull, with a size comparable to the game’s Basilosaurus. They would have come to frequent conflict with Titanoboas.
- All real world snakes (including Titanoboa) have nostrils to breathe, however, they use their tongues for smelling instead of their nostrils.
- Despite its big size the Titanoboa is a creature that cannot be ridden.
- Despite Helena saying that Titanoboas were unable to be knocked out, the player is able to do so. (Crossbow & Tranq Arrows used/ tested in Single Player)
An Aberrant Titanoboa has glowing dorsal patterning.