Headshots & Damage Modifiers Chart

In Ark: Survival Evolved, creatures can have various hitboxes that modify damage when hit. 37 creatures have head hitboxes, meaning a headshot will deal significantly more damage and torpor (for most creatures, 3 times more).

  • Only 38.9% of creatures (37 of 95) have headshot modifiers. Note that this list only includes tamable creatures (with the exception of the Titanoboa.)
  • All flying creatures have 3× headshots, besides the Onyc.
  • Swimming creatures do not have headshots or any other modifiers.
  • The largest land creatures do not have headshot modifiers (Brontosaurus, Giganotosaurus, Rex, Carnotaurus, Paracer, Spinosaur).
Headshot ModifierOther Modifiers
None
Tail
0.5×
Shell
0.1×
None
Tail
0.5×
Shell
0.2×
None
Tail
0.5×
Spine
0.2×
3.5×
3×
3×
3×
3×
3×
3×
3×
3×
3×
3×
3×
3×
3×
3×
3×
3×
3×
3×
3×
3×
3×
3×
2.5×
2.5×
2.5×
2.5×
2.5×
2.5×
2×
2×
2×
1.67×
1.67×
0.15×
0.15×
0.125×
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
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