ARK Crystal Wyvern: How To Tame And Spawn

Ark Survival Evolved Crystal Wyvern guide will tell you all you need to know about this creature. From Taming to Spawning.

Crystal Wyvern is a creature that we were introduced to last year in ARK Survival Evolved. With the updates released last year, there were some excellent expansion maps. One of those maps is called Crystal Isles. In that ARK map, we have the Crystal Wyvern creature. This creature has three types: Tropical Crystal Wyvern, the Ember Crystal Wyvern, and the  Blood Crystal Wyvern. our Ark crystal wyvern guide entails everything you need to know about the creature. We have also included their types, how to tame them, and how to spawn them on any map of ARK: Survival Evolved.

Key Highlights
  • Crystal Wyvern can become extremely dangerous if provoked. There are three types of this creature. Their heir will attack at any moment they see, and they can be very difficult to defend against.
  • Ember Crystal Wyvern, Tropical Crystal Wyvern, and Blood Crystal Wyvern are the three types, each having their unique abilities.
  • The Crystal Wyverns can be tamed by feeding them prime crystals.
  • The Prone Method is the best for taming them as they fly around a lot.
  • Climb on top of one and feed them, Prime Crystal, after every 1-minute break.
  • To summon them, perform the different commands shown in this guide.

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ARK Crystal Wyvern Types 

All of the Crystal Wyverns in ARK are extremely dangerous if provoked. One good thing about them is that they don’t attack unless you provoke them. That said, their heir will attack at any chance they see, and defending against them is difficult.

Crystal Wyverns In ARK
All Types of Crystal Wyvern

Crystal Wyverns deal an enormous amount of damage despite not being boss level. Fighting a Crystal Wyvern is the closest thing to a Boss Battle in ARK Survival. And then it’s worth knowing that you will not be able to outrun this creature. Its flying speed surpasses a normal Wyvern and rivals the speed of the great Grifin. Now that’s one creature you don’t want to mess with.

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These were the general characteristics of the Crystal Wyverns, and now let’s look at each type of the Crystal Wyvern individually. 

Ember Crystal Wyvern

The Ember Crystal Wyvern in ARK may not look daunting, but don’t let that fool you. Ember Crystal Wyvern is the most damaging Crystal Wyvern ARK. You can find this crystal Wyvern in the yellow crystal areas of Crystal Isles. It has tremendous damage over time breath attack, which increases drastically with the target’s hp. The ability the Ember Crystal Wyvern possesses enhances that even further.

Ember Crystal Wyvern Habitant Area in ARK
Habitat Area for Ember Crystal Wyvern

When using the fire breath with the Ember Crystal Wyvern, there will be a bar filling called Rage Bar. The more you attack with your breath attack, the more the Rage Bar will increase. This rage bar increases your damage for breath, melee, and damage over time.

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The Ember Crystal Wyvern is already the most damaging crystal Wyvern, but it will be invincible with that buff. Hands down the best Crystal Wyvern in ARK for both PvE and PvP. It’s worth noting that herbivores won’t be taking as much damage as the other creatures. 

Tropical Crystal Wyvern

The Tropical Crystal Wyvern in ARK has been one of our favorites at Exputer. It’s a great and helpful type of Crystal Wyvern in ARK Survival Evolved due to its unique advantageous abilities. You can find the Tropical Crystal Wyvern in the blue tropical areas on the Crystal Isles. It is classified as a water Wyvern, so you get some pretty cool advantages by flying closer to the water and touching it. You will have to make sure to touch the water with Wyvern’s claw since the wings don’t seem to work.

Tropical Crystal Wyvern Habitat Area in ARK
Habitat Area for Tropical Crystal Wyvern

It’s also worth noting that if you fly too close to the water, then the Tropical Crystal Wyvern will dismount you. You will be able to ride it again, though. Anyways, once you fly near the water with the Tropical Crystal Wyvren, you will get a buff called “Hydrated.” This buff will increase your speed, damage, and health regeneration for 30 whole seconds. This is a great boost for all the abilities you can use with a Crystal Wyvern in ARK. 

Blood Crystal Wyvern

This Ark crystal wyvern type has a unique ability. The Blood Crystal Wyvern is red and looks better than the other two. It has very nice skin to him. If it’s about looks, then this Crystal Wyvern is number one. You can find the Blood Crystal Wyvern in the red crystal areas of the Crystal Isles. We called the Blood Crystal Wyvern a Vampire Wyvern earlier, and well, the ability it has, classifies it for that.

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Habitat Area for Blood Crystal Wyvern

The Blood Crystal Wyvern can regenerate its health at an exceptional rate. When your Wyvern’s health is below the total percentage, you can restore its health by attacking the enemies with your Blood Breath. Once you attack, you will notice a red trail coming from them, and the more creatures you attack, the more health you will regenerate. You can also eat a corpse to get a flat increase in health for the Blood Crystal Wyvern in ARK.

Crystal Wyvern Uses

The Crystal Wyvern has tons of uses in ARK, and they can do what you can with a normal Wyvern way better. But if you don’t know about the uses of a normal Wyvern, here are some tips for you:

  • You can collect Thach and Cactus Sap much efficiently by flapping the Wyvern’s wings. Though, you won’t be able to loot wood as much efficiently.
  • Wyverns are swift flying creatures with a noticeably low stamina consumption. That’s one of the reasons that they are highly preferred when it comes to battles.
  • Due to their speed, stamina, and carrying capacity, they are also a great helper for scouting.
  • Wyverns have a bite attack which helps you gather up meat. They are one of the best, if not the best flying creatures when it comes to collecting meat.
  • You can get Wyverns in groups to attack bigger bosses. On top of that, the damage they deal is excellent, so they are great damaging war buddies.

These are some of the main and major useful things you can do with Wyverns, amongst many others. But when it comes to Crystal Wyverns, you can do much more. You can use Blood Crystal Wyvern army to take down even a Titan. All in all, with the abilities of Crystal Wyvern, you can do almost anything in ARK Survival Evolved.

Taming Crystal Wyvern

After discussing the usefulness and type of Crystal Wyvern in ARK, we know that it’s worth having one for oneself. Taming the Crystal Wyvern may sound simple, however, it is a challenging task to pull off. To tame one, you need to feed one with Primal crystals. But first, the problem is how to get the Primal Crystal since the only way to get them is from the Crystal Wyverns.

We already know how dangerous the Crystal Wyverns are. Then secondly, once you get the Primal Crystals, the Wyvern tend to fly around a lot, so feeding them the Primal Crystals become difficult. That’s why we have given the best methods to get the Primal Crystal, along with how to feed the Crystal Wyvern in Ark easily without failing.

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How To Get Primal Crystals

Getting the Primal Crystals in ARK is no easy job since you will have to get them from the Crystal Wyvern themselves, as we have already mentioned how fierce they can be. On top of that, they always fly around, so getting them killed or tranquilized for the Primal Crystal will prove to be difficult. However, there is a way around it by building a Wyvern trap.

Chances are you are already aware of this trap for various needs. But if, for some reason, you are not aware of it, here is a simple overview of how the Wyvern Trap works. You need to place a behemoth gate inlined with some stone pillars. The gap between the pillars should be wide enough that a pteranodon can go through but not a Wyvern.

Now ride your pteranodon, provoke a Wyvern, and then go through the behemoth door and stone pillars. Lastly, close the behemoth door with the help of your friend or the preinstalled keypad. Now tranquilize the trapped Wyvern to loot the Primal Crystals. It is worth noting that higher-level Crystal Wyverns have more Primal Crystals. Here is a complete and quick guide on Building a Wyvern Trap in ARK

How To Tame The Crystal Wyvern

To tame the Crystal Wyvern in ARK, you need to feed them with Primal Crystals. But when you feed a Crystal Wyvern a Primal Crystal, it goes away flying. That’s the biggest problem with taming a Crystal Wyvern.

Give or take, you need to feed a Crystal Wyvern at least eight Primal Crystals with a one-minute break in between every feed. And when the Crystal Wyvern is flying around everywhere when you are feeding it, taming it will become challenging. But the Prone Method is the best way around it to Tame the Crystal Wyvern in ARK.

As the name suggests, you have to prone on a Crystal Wyvern while it’s flying. But it is easier said than done, so here is how to do it properly. Before feeding a Crystal Wyvern, start to climb on it either from its wings or however you feel like it. Now prone beside either of its shoulder blade, basically at its neck and the start of the wing. 

Positioning is crucial when it comes to the Prone method. Because when the Crystal Wyvern is flying around horizontally, you can fall. So pay extra attention to achieving that prone position and feed it with a Primal Crystal. Now keep feeding it till you can finally tame the Crystal Wyvern in ARK. 

Spawning Crystal Wyvern On Maps

When the new updates came out for ARK: Survival Evolved, Crystal Wyverns were exclusive to the Crystal Isles. But then, with the release of even more new upgrades, you can spawn them anywhere in the entire selection of maps In ARK Survival Evolved. These updates have been beneficial for the people who want to collect every Wyvern for different maps.

It’s worth noting that not all the Crystal Wyverns in ARK can be spawned on any map. So far, you can only get the three main ones; the Tropical Crystal Wyvern, the Ember Crystal Wyvern, and the  Blood Crystal Wyvern. These three are what you will want to have as well. You can not spawn their heirs, the alpha and the queen Crystal Wyvern. 

Spawning Crystal Wyvern Anywhere In ARK

You can spawn the Crystal Wyvern on any map in ARK Survival Evolved by simply typing in their respective command with the spawn command in the Admin Command. Here is the complete list of all the Crystal Wyvern Spawn commands in ARK Survival Evolved.

  • Tropical Crystal Wyvern Command: CrystalWyvern_Character_BP_WS_C
  • Blood Crystal Wyvern Command: CrystalWyvern_Character_BP_Blood_C
  • Ember Crystal Wyvern Command: CrystalWyvern_Character_BP_Ember_C

These are the commands to summon each type of the Crystal Wyvern In ARK Survival Evolved. It’s worth noting that these commands will be used with the spawn command to work. You will also need to type in the level at the end for your spawn command. For example, you must enter the following Admin Command to summon a level 1 Blood Crystal Wyvern.

  • cheat GMSummon “CrystalWyvern_Character_BP_Blood_C” 1

Admin Commands In ARK (All Platforms)

To enter these commands for having the Crystal Wyvern Spawn on any map of ARK. You will need to know the basics about the Cheat Menu in ARK. First, let’s look at how to get the cheat Menu on all the different platforms.

How To Get The Admin Commands Menu

On all different platforms, you need to press a button/s to get the Admin Command Menu. On PC, you can get the Admin Command Menu in the middle of the game. But on Xbox or PS, you will need to go to the pause menu to get the Admin Commands. Here are the buttons you need to press on All Different Platforms:

  • PC: Tab
  • Xbox: LB + RB + X + Y
  • PS:  L1 + R1 + Square + Triangle

Note: If you are in a lobby, you will need to enable cheats by entering the following command “Enablecheats (room’s passcode).”


That wraps up our Ark crystal wyvern guide. All the types of Crystal Wyverns are beneficial in ARK Survival Evolved. Now you can fight, travel or roam around with them easily. Not just that, but you have also learned how to get the Crystal Wyverns in all the maps of ARK Survival Evolved. If you found this guide helpful, let us know. But if you have any questions regarding the Crystal Wyverns, let us know in the comments below.

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