Ark Survival Evolved Diplodocus: How to Tame & Hunt

This guide gives detailed information about Diplodocus Dinosaur in Ark Survival Evolved and describes the best method to kill and tame it.

Diplodocus is a dinosaur species in Ark: Survival Evolved. The Survival Evolved is a game series from Ark, which is an open-world survival game based on wildlife and biodiversity, where you can experience true nature and get a virtual experience of living in the wild.

Key Takeaways
  • Diplodocus is a dinosaur species. They are considered huge animal types that are big, bulky creatures having long-tailed Sauropods. These creatures can be found in the biome as well as the Redwoods.
  • You can use any method to tame the creature. Either by a knocking method or a passive tame method. As they do not do direct damage they are easier to tame and hunt.
  • Killing a Diplodocus is easy and will reward you with Hide, Raw Meat, Raw Prime Meat, and Sauropod Vertebra.
  • Use of Berries, Mejoberry, Crops, and Regular Kibble is advised to tame the beast.
  • The creature after being tamed can be used as A Cliff Ride, Land Battle Ship, Clear Base Areas, Cargo Carrier, and many more.

Ark Survival Evolved Diplodocus: An Overview

Ark Diplodocus Overview
Diplodocus Dossier

In the game, you will have many interactions with different animal types, so it is important to know what type of species you are dealing with and whether they are friendly or not. Diplodocus is a dinosaur type that can be spotted in many places of Ark Survival Evolved. Here are the details you need to know before interacting with this giant beast. Also, check out our guide on Ark Best Single Player Settings. 

Diplodocus Details

The Diplodocus can be categorized as the huge animal type in ARK: Survival Evolved. They are big, bulky creatures with exceptionally long-tailed Sauropods. They originated from the Jurassic of North America and preferred to make their habitat in grasslands and deserts.

Here are some general details of Diplodocus:

Common Name: Diplodocus
Species: Diplodocus Insulaprincep
Time: Late Jurassic
Diet: Herbivore
Temperament: Naive
Tameable: Yes
Rideable: Yes
Breedable:  Yes

The Diplodocus is, no doubt, one of the friendliest dinosaur creatures on the lands of Ark. They will not enraged, even if you get close to them. The Diplodocus is usually found in the southern woodlands of the Island and can be recognized through the help of its long tail and stretched head. It is a Herbivore type and is not attracted to the flesh, so it is safe to go near them.

You can tame a Diplodocus by using any taming method. You can either tame it by knocking method or go for passive tame, as both will work. The only thing to be aware of is that it can give you a pushback and throw you around but the pushback also causes no damage.

If you are an admin, you can enter this code in the console to spawn a Diplodocus in your server: admin cheat summon Diplodocus_Character_BP_C

Appearance

Although Diplodocus is huge and massive, they are the smallest among the three Sauropod types located on the Island. Diplodocus is often confused with the Brontosaurus species, but if you observe them closely, you can easily differentiate between the two.

Behavior

Diplodocus species have pretty friendly behavior with humans. They wander around the woodland, eating leaves, vegetables, and greenery. They are friendly and playful and love to nuzzle with other animals in a peaceful way. Although they have a slow pace, they can be exceptionally fast if attacked.

They have large bodies with tough skin, so other predators do not prey on Diplodocus much, except for some other huge Carnivore creatures.

Drops

Killing a Diplodocus dinosaur is relatively easy. All you need to do is keep attacking it with a bow until it falls down.

Preying a Diplodocus will reward you with the following items.

  • Hide
  • Raw Meat
  • Raw Prime Meat
  • Sauropod Vertebra (Special Loot)
Ark Survival Evolved Species
Ark Diplodocus

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How to Tame a Diplodocus in Ark: Survival Evolved

A Diplodocus can be tamed in Ark Survival Evolve by two methods. You can either go for the traditional Knockdown Method or just tame it eventually with Passive Tame Method.

Knockdown Method

If you are going for the knockdown method, you need to can either hit the dinosaur 92 times with tranquilizer arrows, 38 times with tranquilizer darts, or 53 times with a tranquilizer crossbow, and it will eventually fall to the ground.

To make things even easier, you can use the Large Bear Trap or Chain Bola to trap the dinosaur and immobilize it so that it doesn’t hassle around much. Once the dinosaur is knocked down, feed him either with 235 vegetables or 35 kibbles, whatever you have more in your inventory to tame it.

Passive Tame Method

If you want to tame the dinosaur passively, then you should keep in mind that you need to spend some time with it, play with it and make a friendly bond.

Approach the dinosaur in a friendly way and let it nudge you and play with you to win the animal’s trust. Then, you need to feed it with either 79 vegetables or 12 kibbles. Taming the dinosaur will take 15 minutes with kibble and 1 hour 20 minutes with regular vegetables.

Preferred Food And Taming Utility

You can feed Diplodocus with vegetables and leaves, but I prefer to feed it with the following food items as these are the favorite foods of this species.

  • Berries
  • Mejoberry
  • Crops
  • Regular Kibble

Once you have tamed the dinosaur, you can use it for your tribe chores and personal utility. Diplodocus is not suitable for battles but can be a good means of transport as it can carry up to 11 riders.

Diplodocus is a good means to travel long distances with a group as it does not get tired easily and can carry a lot of luggage and transport gear. You can also level up the stamina and speed or craft a Diplodocus saddle for more efficiency.

How to Kill a Diplodocus in Ark: Survival Evolved

Killing a Diplodocus is quite an easy task and will not take much effort. A Diplodocus does not attack or deal any damage. It only gives a push which is a purely defensive move. The pushback will not do any damage either but make sure you are not close to any edge or a cliff, as the knockback can push you off the edge and kill you due to falling damage. You can use the following strategy to kill a Diplodocus on Ark Survival Evolved.

Strategy

The most effective strategy for killing a Diplodocus is by staying close to its body and avoiding pushback. Try to stay under the belly of Diplodocus as it cannot knock you back from there. You can also use a Ghillie suit to avoid getting noticed and hunt it down even more easily.

Armament

To kill a giant Diplodocus, you will need good armaments. Any ranged weapon such as darts, crossbows, and arrows is suitable for killing big creatures. If you are low on ammunition or want to save up your arrows and bows, then you can use the under-belly strategy and use Stone Pick to deal damage and eventually kill it.

Weakness

The biggest weakness of Diplodocus is that it can not deal any kind of damage even if you get too close to it. All you need to do is avoid the pushbacks and keep your distance from steep edges while hunting the beast.

After you kill the Diplodocus, you should notice a boost in your XP bar. Once you kill the dinosaur, you can collect the dropped loot and add it to your inventory to either consume them or craft items with them.  

Most players prefer to kill this beast and get the loot rather than tame it because the dinosaur can not be used for offensive means. Diplodocus can not be used on the battlefield as it casts no damage. It can be used as a domestic beast for transport and travel purpose.

Make sure to feed the animal well and use it for peaceful purposes only. Otherwise, you can hunt it down and collect the drop items.

Diplodocus Utilization

Due to its heavy size and non-aggressive behavior, Diplodocus can be used for multiple purposes in Ark. Here are all the possible uses of Diplodocus Dinosaur.

  • Cliff Ride: Diplodocus easily crosses steep cliffs, serving as efficient transport.
  • <strong>Land Battle Ship: While incapable of direct damage, it acts as a tank in battles, allowing multiple riders to shoot from its back.
  • Clear Base Areas: Diplodocus clears base areas by knocking down obstacles like trees and rocks.
  • Eggs: Diplodocus eggs are useful for crafting Regular Kibble and feeding Oviraptors for taming.
  • Knockback Tank: Offers protection for players firing ranged weapons at melee enemies, especially helpful for taming.
  • Cargo Carrier: Efficiently transports goods, clears paths, and serves as a safe means of travel across the Island.
  • Turret Soaker: With massive health (around 250,000 HP), a maxed Diplodocus can absorb heavy damage, making it effective for raiding bases with a squad.

Conclusion

This sums up my guide on the Diplodocus beast in Ark. Now that you have the correct knowledge of the dinosaur species, you can use it to your advantage according to the situation. Taming a big animal like Diplodocus is always a plus point as it can help you in many situations.

Otherwise, if you have a love for hunting huge animals, then you can go hunting the beast to get some good drop loot.

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