ARK: Survival Evolved Companion
More Stegosaurus Utility Tips
With the new TLC the stego can easily become a must-tame early game dino for many players. It has 3 stances when ridden you can change between pressing C (crouch):
Heavy plate, boosting thatch gather rates and applying a heavy slow on hit targets.
Sharp plate, boosting berry gathering and attacks penetrate armour (useful for PvP).
Hardened plate, boosting wood gather and halves damage taken.
For combat, heavy plate is great for effectively rooting enemy and wild dinos in place, whilst hardened plate is to tank everything that comes at you. Sharpened plate shines together with allies that can slow and/or tank whilst you focus on dealing good dmg.
The alternate attack of the stego can impale creatures up to the size of roughly a parasaur, dealing damage based on attack damage. In order to do so the target must have a certain amount of health left, which is highlighted with the crosshair turning red when looking at the target (unsure how it is shown without crosshairs).
If you are a low-mid level and you are having trouble with a swamp zone, this dino is a MUST HAVE. Its easy to tame, his saddle is one of cheapest of the game and the kaprosuchus cant take you out of him. If you use his hardened plates, he recieves all damage halved. This f1cker is extremely useful.
Jurassic Bio: Stegosaurus
Name means: Roof Lizard
Period: Late Jurassic
Description: The Stegosaurus is *one of* the most famous species of dinosaurs. It gets its name from its house shaped plates. Its 4 spikes on its tail (Wild Card gave it 6?🙄), would serve as a lethal weapon against predators.
— The Wyvern King tm
These big guys are not to be underestimated. They have a slow speed, but don't let this fool you. Once tamed, they can gather insane amounts of wood, berries, and thatch. I suggest taming these as soon as possible. Use upgrade points on health, melee dmg, movement speed, and stamina. Hope this helped.
Hardened will reduce incoming damage and prevent the player from getting dismounted. It does not gather berries, but it gathers impressive amounts of wood.
Heavy inflicts slow on targets and prevents the rider from getting dismounted. It gathers moderate berries and wood, along with large amounts of thatch.
Sharpened does armor penetration and prevents the rider from getting dismounted. It gathers large amounts of berries, decent thatch, and little wood.