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Food Drain
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To knock out a Karkinos, aim for its abdomen. Hitting its limbs will only inflict damage and not torpor.

FOOD QTY TIME NARCS.EFFECT.
Exceptional Kibble
Exceptional Kibble
2501:02:11
Bio Toxin 0
Narcotics 0
Narcoberries 0
99.1%
+74 Lvl (224)
Spoiled Meat
Spoiled Meat
9702:21:31
Bio Toxin 74
Narcotics 147
Narcoberries 623
88%
+66 Lvl (216)
Raw Meat
Raw Meat
64504:42:17
Bio Toxin 209
Narcotics 418
Narcoberries 1,772
14.2%
+10 Lvl (160)
Raw Fish Meat
Raw Fish Meat
1,61305:52:58
Bio Toxin 277
Narcotics 554
Narcoberries 2,350
2.6%
+1 Lvl (151)
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Knock Out

Cannon Ball
%
Cannon Ball
1
Boulder
%
Boulder
16
0.7%
CHANCE
OF DEATH

The Karkinos does not have multipliers for headshots or any other areas.

Stats

BASE STATS

StatBase
(Lvl 1)
Increase Per Lvl
(Wild)
Increase Per Lvl
(Tamed)
Rank*
Ark Health Icon
Health
1,200+240+5.4%
HIGH
Ranked 23 of 133
Ark Stamina Icon
Stamina
600+60+10%
HIGH
Ranked 8
Ark Oxygen Icon
Oxygen
Ark Food Icon
Food
5,000+500+10%
HIGH
Ranked 15
Ark Weight Icon
Weight
800+16+4%
HIGH
Ranked 14
Ark Melee Damage Icon
Melee Damage
100%+5%+1.7%
AVG
Ranked 49
Ark Movement Speed Icon
Movement Speed
100%+1%
Ark Torpor Icon
Torpor
800+40
AVG
Ranked 30
* Rank of the Base Stat of the Karkinos vs. all other creatures. (Rank #1 in Health = highest Health creature.)

ABSOLUTE STATS

32
PRIMARY ATTACK
25
SECONDARY ATTACK
%
MELEE DAMAGE
MOVEMENT SPEEDBASESprinting
(Wild)
Sprinting
(Tamed)
Walking300525735
Swimming300
Movement Speed:   %

RECIPES

SADDLES

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Resources

Gathering Efficiency

★︎3.5
★︎3.6
★︎3.4
★︎3.4
★︎3.2
★︎2.7
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Carryable By

Human
Human
✖︎
✖︎

Can Damage

Thatch
Thatch
✔︎
Wood
Wood
✔︎
Adobe
Adobe
✖︎
Stone
Stone
✖︎
Metal
Metal
✖︎
Tek
Tek
✖︎

Affected By

Lasso
Lasso
✖︎
Bola
Bola
✖︎
Chain Bola
Chain Bola
✔︎
Plant Species Y Trap
Plant Species Y Trap
✖︎
Bear Trap
Bear Trap
✖︎
Large Bear Trap
Large Bear Trap
✔︎

Fits Through

Doorframe
Doorframe
✖︎
Double Door
Double Door
✖︎
Dinosaur Gateway
Dinosaur Gateway
✖︎
Behemoth Dinosaur Gateway
Behemoth Dinosaur Gateway
✔︎
Hatchframe
Hatchframe
✖︎
Giant Hatchframe
Giant Hatchframe
✖︎

Categories

The Karkinos is a massive crab-like creature in Ark: Aberration that can grab and smash creatures and players. It can also throw them at great lengths. Using its strong legs, the Karkinos can leap to impressive heights.

What does a Karkinos eat? In ARK: Survival Evolved, the Karkinos eats Exceptional Kibble, Spoiled Meat, Raw Meat, and Raw Fish Meat.

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