Best Dinosaurs to tame in ARK: Survival Ascended

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In ARK: Survival Ascended, you can team up to form a tribe or choose to go it alone in a world dominated by ferocious beasts, including dinosaurs. But to survive, you might to to tame a few a few of them.

Keep reading to learn all about some of the best dinosaurs to tame in ARK: Survival Ascended.

The Snow Owl

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Yeah, this isn’t exactly a dinosaur, but the Snow Owl can be quite useful in battle, and so we figured it deserved a mention on our list. The Snow Owl is a member of the Healer class of creatures in ARK: Survival Ascended. This can be extremely beneficial when you’re going out on long journeys, or if you are in a tough battle and your creatures need some support. The Snow Owl is a great pick for a Healer in your menagerie of creatures, but if you’d like a different Healer, take a look at the Daeodon as well.

The Magmasaur

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Ignoring the fact that this dinosaur never existed in real life, you’ll be glad it does exist in ARK: Survival Ascended. It’s a Farmer class creature that will help you out by reducing the time it takes to gather resources. The Magmasaur also reduces the weight of certain materials it carries, specifically Metal pieces and Metal Ingots by 75% and Ambergris pieces by 50%.

The Triceratops

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The Triceratops is one of the more popular in our real-world media, and it proves mighty useful in ARK: Survival Ascended. As a Soaker class animal, Triceratops is essentially a tank class, able to “soak” up a ton of damage in battle to distract enemy creatures from your more squishy menagerie members. They also take hits from defensive structures like nobody’s business, so having a dinosaur like the Triceratops on your team as a damage screen is definitely a smart play.

The Rex

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No list would be complete without the iconic Rex. It’s a member of the Damage Dealer class in ARK: Survival Ascended, a group of creatures that are deployed primarily to wreak havoc in battle. They’re great in direct combat, and able to go toe-to-toe with the best of the best in combat. Another perk of having Damage Dealer dinos like the Rex on your side is that they can be useful when you’re on the hunt since their combat skills are unparalleled. Just watch out if you don’t feed them, lest they start to look at you like their next meal!

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