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 Wyverns are a creature that you 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 part of the map, you have the Crystal Wyvern creature. This creature has three types: the Tropical Crystal Wyvern, the Ember Crystal Wyvern, and the  Blood Crystal Wyvern.

Key Takeaways
  • 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.

ARK’s 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.

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.

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 my favorites. 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

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. I called the Blood Crystal Wyvern a Vampire Wyvern earlier, and well, the ability it has, classifies it for that.

Types of wild creatures
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.

How To Tame The Crystal Wyvern

Taming Crystal Wyverns in ARK involves feeding them Primal Crystals, but a significant challenge is that the wyvern flies away after each feed.

To overcome this, use the Prone Method:

  1. Climb onto the Crystal Wyvern, starting from its wings or any suitable position.
  2. Prone yourself beside its shoulder blade, specifically near its neck and the beginning of the wing.
  3. Positioning is crucial to avoid falling when the Crystal Wyvern flies horizontally.
  4. Feed the Crystal Wyvern with Primal Crystals while in the prone position.
  5. Repeat the process, feeding it at least eight Primal Crystals with a one-minute break between feeds.

By using the Prone Method, you can successfully tame the Crystal Wyvern in ARK, ensuring that it doesn’t fly away uncontrollably during the taming process.

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 my Ark’s 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 only 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 me know. But if you have any questions regarding the Crystal Wyverns, let me know in the comments below.

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