Jun 17, 2019
cheat summon Daeodon_Character_BP_C
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Daeodon/Daeodon_Character_BP.Daeodon_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Daeodon (Escort)
cheat summon Daeodon_Character_BP_Escort_C
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis/Dinos/MissionVariants/Escort/Arctic/Daeodon_Character_BP_Escort.Daeodon_Character_BP_Escort'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Daeodon (Gauntlet)
cheat summon Daeodon_Character_BP_Gauntlet_C
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis/Dinos/MissionVariants/Gauntlet/Arctic/Daeodon_Character_BP_Gauntlet.Daeodon_Character_BP_Gauntlet'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Daeodon (Retrieve)
cheat summon Daeodon_Character_BP_Retrieve_C
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis/Dinos/MissionVariants/Retrieve/Arctic/Daeodon_Character_BP_Retrieve.Daeodon_Character_BP_Retrieve'" 500 0 0 35
cheat summon Daeodon_Character_BP_Eden_C
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis2/Dinos/BiomeVariants/Daeodon_Character_BP_Eden.Daeodon_Character_BP_Eden'" 500 0 0 35
Variant R-Daeodon (Summoned)
cheat summon Daeodon_Character_BP_Eden_Summoned_C
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis2/Dinos/Summoner/SummonedDinos/Daeodon_Character_BP_Eden_Summoned.Daeodon_Character_BP_Eden_Summoned'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Daeodon (Gauntlet2)
cheat summon Daeodon_Character_BP_STA_C
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis2/Missions/ModularMission/Gauntlet2/STA/Dinos/Daeodon_Character_BP_STA.Daeodon_Character_BP_STA'" 500 0 0 35
Daeodon comedentis is the largest known species of Entelodont, an omnivorous family of ancient mammals that are sometimes referred to as "Hell Pigs." Even though Daeodon has as many similarities to modern Hippopotamidae as it does to Suina, I've found that to be a suitable nickname. Daeodon is as mean as it looks, and any survivor who wanders too close will find that out the hard way. As an omnivore with a voracious appetite, Daeodon scavenges, forages, and hunts to survive. It has little qualms when it comes to its diet, and that has helped it thrive on the Island's harsh tundra. Its temper hasn't hurt either, as many would be predators would rather seek out less vicious prey.
Many tribes have made excellent use of Daeodon packs within their war parties, not only because of its fierce nature, but due to its extraordinary ability to rapidly heal itself. I've theorized that this healing factor is why it seems to have such a high metabolism, though what is particularly extraordinary is its capability to share this benefit with nearby creatures. I have even heard some survivors mention that the Daeodon also has a unique ability to root out Rare Mushrooms as well!
Travelers of the Ark will typically find Daeodon travelling in packs, devouring anything and everything that gets within sight. Once combat is initiated one or sometimes all of the pack will produce a pheromone effect to buff the health regeneration of friendly creatures. This, boosted by the other wild Daeodon's passive health boost, can make a pack of these creatures a very deadly opponent. It does appear however, if a traveler happens upon a lonely Daeodon, at least upon the traveler hitting the creature, it will run from the fight rather than stick around. The Daeodon is very useful after Boss Arenas to heal your tames, but will consume a very large quantity of food to do so.
Daeodon is a large mammal with hunched shoulders and cloven hooves. It has a massive head and long jaws with fearsome tusk like front teeth for tearing both meat and plant matter and rows of molars at the back of the mouth for grinding. With its massive size and nightmarish teeth, it is easy to forget this animal is part of the pig family.
Color Scheme and Regions
This information can be used to alter the Daeodon's regions by entering
cheat SetTargetDinoColor <ColorRegion> <ColorID> in the cheat console. For instance,
cheat SetTargetDinoColor 0 6 would color the Daeodon's "underside" magenta.
This information can be used to alter the Daeodon's regions by entering
cheat SetTargetDinoColor <ColorRegion> <ColorID> in the cheat console. For instance,
cheat SetTargetDinoColor 0 6 would color the Daeodon's "main" magenta.
R-Daeodon is a tameable R variant found in Genesis: Part 2's Eden. It sports a different colour pattern, and has a 5% × Melee Damage increase at the exchange of 3% × Health reduction. On official servers its level cap is 500.
Base Stats and Growth
|Attribute||Base Value||Level Increase||Taming Bonus|
- For a comparison of the stats of all creatures, see Base Creature Statistics.
- For an explanation of exactly how the levelup calculation works, see Creature Stats Calculation.
- 1These are the base speeds of the tamed creature at 100% Movement Speed, i.e. without a possible taming bonus.
- 2These are the speeds of the creature once tamed including a possible taming bonus and no imprinting bonus.
- For a comparison of the speeds of all creatures, see Base Creature Speeds.
Wild Stats Level-up
Type in values of a wild creature to see on which stats it's emphasized. Green values on a high-level creature are very good for breeding. If you have already tamed your creature you can try to recover the breeding stats with an external tool.
The stat-calculator does not work in the mobile-view, see here for alternatives: Apps
Note that after the creature is tamed it gets bonuses on some stats depending on the taming effectiveness. This makes it hard to retrieve the levels on a tamed creature, so this tool is only for wild ones, but gives a first impression, how well the stats are distributed.
Daeodon very rarely travel alone. Groups typically consist of 2-4 individuals with an equal ratio of male to females, making the mate buff a very realistic threat to the survivor. In addition, it is a common sight to see half of the group being a higher level than the other half (i.e. Level 60 male and a Level 10 female).
The winter tundra contains large, and often deadly prey such as Mammoth. This means that Daeodon will often take advantage of their healing abilities to soak up damage in order to stay alive.
Take these key points into consideration when tackling any Daeodon.
Ensure you note the total number of Daeodons in a group before attacking, as well as any other threats that may be lingering nearby (e.g. Direwolf).
If attempting to kill, simply stand on a high position and shoot at it, or use a bola to keep it still and attack it with a sword or pike.
When fighting a group of Daeodon, be sure to kill the weaker ones first in order to reduce the efficiency of the healing buff. This will ultimately make fighting against the higher levels a lot easier.
Use shields if attempting to attack it with melee weapons, while crossbows can be used for long range, aiming for its lower jaw counts as a headshot.
As they often appear in groups, the player can be very quickly overwhelmed. Furthermore, a larger group means a larger mate and healing buff, resulting in a very quick and inescapable death.
These creatures are also capable of fast speeds.
Long range attacks render the Daeodon harmless, particularly if they are alone.
For general info about domesticating a wild creature see Taming.
The Daeodon is an aggressive creature; keep your distance when shooting, Longneck or crossbow is preferred. It can be grabbed by an Argentavis so one player can grab it while the other one at the ground shoots it. If playing solo, trap it inside a small house with the help of an Argentavis or using ramps. It cannot fit through doors so you can stand outside while shooting it safely.
Using a single bola will also give you enough time to bring it down if shot in the head (aim right below the chin)
Similar to the Argentavis, Daeodon's rapid healing ability consumes lots of food, meaning that players can start feeding it immediately if they render it unconscious while it is in the middle of using this ability, as its food meter will be depleted considerably. Keep in mind, however, that the Daeodon has an enormous appetite. If you use mutton, it will require much more of it than other creatures typically do, so be sure you have plenty. It is advised to use lots of Raw Mutton and Preserving Salt when applicable to ensure the best possible taming effectiveness and time. It should also be noted that Daeodons have relatively quick torpor drain, so be sure to come equipped appropriately.
|Cooked Lamb Chop||59||81||20||10||0:17:04|
|Raw Prime Meat||40||35||9||5||0:11:35|
|Cooked Prime Meat||80||132||32||16||0:23:08|
|Raw Prime Fish Meat||99||58||14||7||0:14:20|
|Cooked Prime Fish Meat||198||185||44||22||0:29:26|
|Raw Fish Meat||297||10||3||2||0:08:36|
|Cooked Fish Meat||594||298||71||36||0:42:58|
|KO: × 80; × 33; × 9; × 6; × 4; × 2|
|Torpidity-depletion: 1.8 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:07:24|
|Cooked Lamb Chop||147||330||85||43||0:42:29|
|Raw Prime Meat||99||180||47||24||0:28:39|
|Cooked Prime Meat||198||491||127||64||0:57:14|
|Raw Prime Fish Meat||247||257||67||34||0:35:44|
|Cooked Prime Fish Meat||494||667||172||86||1:13:26|
|Raw Fish Meat||741||101||26||13||0:21:27|
|Cooked Fish Meat||1482||1035||267||134||1:47:12|
|KO: × 220; × 90; × 25; × 14; × 10; × 5|
|Torpidity-depletion: 3 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:12:13|
|Cooked Lamb Chop||238||650||176||88||1:08:47|
|Raw Prime Meat||160||376||102||51||0:46:18|
|Cooked Prime Meat||320||939||254||127||1:32:29|
|Raw Prime Fish Meat||400||517||140||70||0:57:52|
|Cooked Prime Fish Meat||800||1261||340||170||1:58:55|
|Raw Fish Meat||1200||235||64||32||0:34:44|
|Cooked Fish Meat||2400||1927||520||260||2:53:36|
|KO: × 364; × 149; × 41; × 24; × 17; × 9|
|Torpidity-depletion: 3.91 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:15:30|
|Cooked Lamb Chop||328||1006||281||141||1:34:48|
|Raw Prime Meat||222||606||169||85||1:04:14|
|Cooked Prime Meat||443||1440||402||201||2:08:02|
|Raw Prime Fish Meat||554||814||227||114||1:20:09|
|Cooked Prime Fish Meat||1107||1918||535||268||2:44:32|
|Raw Fish Meat||1660||394||110||55||0:48:02|
|Cooked Fish Meat||3319||2905||810||405||4:00:04|
|KO: × 508; × 208; × 57; × 33; × 23; × 12|
|Torpidity-depletion: 4.73 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:17:54|
|Cooked Lamb Chop||419||1392||398||199||2:01:06|
|Raw Prime Meat||283||854||244||122||1:21:53|
|Cooked Prime Meat||565||1972||563||282||2:43:17|
|Raw Prime Fish Meat||707||1134||324||162||1:42:17|
|Cooked Prime Fish Meat||1413||2614||747||374||3:30:01|
|Raw Fish Meat||2119||571||163||82||1:01:19|
|Cooked Fish Meat||4238||3940||1125||563||5:06:32|
|KO: × 652; × 266; × 73; × 42; × 30; × 15|
|Torpidity-depletion: 5.49 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:19:47|
|Cooked Lamb Chop||510||1798||524||262||2:27:24|
|Raw Prime Meat||344||1116||325||163||1:39:32|
|Cooked Prime Meat||688||2532||738||369||3:18:50|
|Raw Prime Fish Meat||860||1470||429||215||2:04:25|
|Cooked Prime Fish Meat||1719||3340||973||487||4:15:30|
|Raw Fish Meat||2579||760||222||111||1:14:37|
|Cooked Fish Meat||5157||5015||1462||731||6:13:00|
|KO: × 796; × 325; × 89; × 51; × 36; × 18|
|Torpidity-depletion: 6.22 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:21:20|
Note that the values are for optimal cases, always bring extra supplies!
For a level-dependent count of resources needed, try an external taming calculator.
- Healing: Daeodon will heal nearby creatures on combat automatically or while ridden, or it can be set on Passive Healing outside of combat. Active healing will spend food points depending on the amount of creatures it needs to heal nearby, thus a larger investment on Food points will cause it to heal other creatures for a sustained amount of time.
The most cost efficient way to use the Daeodon healing ability is to trigger it after a difficult battle, rather than during the battle. Contrarily to popular belief it is not necessarily to level up the Food statistic, in fact it is not recommended to refill the Daeodon food points because its passive healing ability can drain even 100K food points in seconds without any clear benefit. The Daeodon only requires 100 points of food to start healing your dinos, and will quickly drain all of its food points no matter how many food points are available. It is therefore recommended to use the Daeodon outside battle and feed it very slowly, just enough to keep its food points above 100.
After a difficult battle, gather the dinos that need healing in a place, release a Daeodon from a cryopod next to them and activate its passive healing ability. Give your Daeodon just enough food to increase its food points above 100 in order to trigger a healing wave. Each healing wave will restore a few thousands health points for all your nearby dinos (might depend on your dinos total health points), and drain the Daeodon food point completely. Feed your Daeodon again after each healing wave, just enough to get its food points above 100.
For example, you can use 5 cooked meat to restore a total of 125 food points after each healing wave. Or alternatively, you could use one basic kibble (+96 points) and one cooked fish (+12.5 points) to restore a total of 108.5 food points. This will allow you to restore the health of your dinos rapidly and at a very efficient food cost rather than wait for hours for natural regeneration. Once all of your dinos are healed, it is recommended to put your low food Daeodon back into a cryopod to prevent death from starvation.
After a boss fight, this is especially helpful to bring dinos back from the brink of death.
The Daeodon recovers food differently than other carnivores. The following table shows its unique food values:
|Raw Fish Meat||5|
|Cooked Fish Meat||12.5|
| Cooked Meat
Cooked Meat Jerky
Raw Prime Fish Meat
Cooked Prime Fish Meat
| Raw Prime Meat
Cooked Prime Meat
Cooked Lamb Chop
|Kibble* (Superior, Exceptional, Extraordinary)||85|
|Kibble* (Basic, Simple, Regular)||96|
*Kibble has no feeding cooldown, so entire stacks can be force-fed in a few seconds
The amount of healing gained per tick of the Daeodon's healing aura is directly linked to the maximum health of the dino being healed. Higher HP dinos will heal more HP per tick.
The daeadon heals at a rate of (target dino's max health)*(0.005) hp/sec. Minimum 10 and max 300 for players; minimum 20 and max 400 for dinos; up to 30 dinos within a range of 2500 units.
- Raid healer: Its AOE pulsating Heal makes it valuable for healing your dinos during a raid on a base! (Level Health and Food) If you want to give it Food faster use prime meat or kibble.
- Feces Producer: While in active healing mode Daeodon produces a large amount of feces in a short amount of time. Perfect for those who need a large amount of feces to compost into fertilizer. (Though a good kibble farm should produce more than enough byproduct to use with dung beetles...)
- Cactus Sap Collector: The Daeodon seems to be a perfect creature to harvest Cactus Sap on Scorched Earth. It can only harvest sap from the low, red-flowered cactus bushes, not the tall saguaro cactus trees.
For information pertaining specifically to the real-world Daeodon, see the relevant Wikipedia article.
- Dino Dossier revealed on 10/04/2016.
- The dossier says that Daeodon has as many similarities to modern Hippopotamidae as it does to Suina, this sentence refers to how many people call this creature "Hell Pig" even though they're a whole different animal, but still closely related to pigs and hippos; both are members of artiodactyl (even-toed ungulate).
- Although there was mention of multiple Daeodons receiving a pack bonus to their healing aura, there does not currently seem to be any benefit to multiple Daeodons healing at once.
- The dossier lists Daeodon as an Omnivore, but as of v257 the Daeodon will only eat meat. All berries and crops provide no food value. In addition, Raw Meat provides only 10 food value upon consumption (but cooked meat provides it 25 food value), nowadays the dossier lists it as Carnivore.
- The Daeodon has a different scale of foods as the rest of carnivores. The order of food value from worst to best: Raw Fish Meat 5; Raw Meat 10; Cooked Fish Meat 12.5; Cooked Meat, Cooked Prime Fish Meat and Cooked Meat Jerky 25; Cooked Prime Meat, Cooked Lamb Chop and Prime Meat Jerky 50; Superior, Exceptional and extraordinary Kibble 85; and basic, simple, regular Kibble 96.
- There is a bug with the Daeodon's healing ability that causes it to constantly heal even when there's nothing to heal. If it ever occurs, just remove its food source and let it starve. Once it reaches zero the ability should stop and you can then give its food back. Until the bug is patched up, it is highly advised to NEVER use it. Otherwise you'll have a lot of food wasted. This can be countered if the daeodon has a saddle, as one can jump on and turn off the healing manually. Disabling passive healing may also fix this bug.
- Species name means "Eater Dreadful Teeth", that explained its enormous appetite.
|257.0||Daeodon is added to the game|
|257.2||Daeodon Saddle is now craftable in Smithy|
|264.52||Fixed Baby Daeodons eating too much Food|
|273.6||Can no longer heal Titanosaur|
|288.113||Disabled Daeodon from healing when it is frozen|