Sabertooth

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This article is about Sabertooth, not to be confused with  Sabertooth Salmon




























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Spawn Command
cheat summon Saber_Character_BP_C
or
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Saber/Saber_Character_BP.Saber_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35

Variant X-Sabertooth

cheat summon Snow_Saber_Character_BP_C
or
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis/Dinos/BiomeVariants/Snow_Saber/Snow_Saber_Character_BP.Snow_Saber_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35

Variant X-Sabertooth (Escort)

cheat summon Snow_Saber_Character_BP_Escort_C
or
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis/Dinos/MissionVariants/Escort/Arctic/Snow_Saber_Character_BP_Escort.Snow_Saber_Character_BP_Escort'" 500 0 0 35

Variant X-Sabertooth (Gauntlet)

cheat summon Snow_Saber_Character_BP_Gauntlet_C
or
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis/Dinos/MissionVariants/Gauntlet/Arctic/Snow_Saber_Character_BP_Gauntlet.Snow_Saber_Character_BP_Gauntlet'" 500 0 0 35

Variant X-Sabertooth (Hunt)

cheat summon Snow_Saber_Character_BP_Hunt_C
or
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis/Dinos/MissionVariants/Hunt/Arctic/Snow_Saber_Character_BP_Hunt.Snow_Saber_Character_BP_Hunt'" 500 0 0 35

Variant X-Sabertooth (Race)

cheat summon RaceSnow_Saber_Character_BP_C
or
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis/Dinos/MissionVariants/Race/RaceSnow_Saber_Character_BP.RaceSnow_Saber_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35

Variant X-Sabertooth (Retrieve)

cheat summon Snow_Saber_Character_BP_Retrieve_C
or
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis/Dinos/MissionVariants/Retrieve/Arctic/Snow_Saber_Character_BP_Retrieve.Snow_Saber_Character_BP_Retrieve'" 500 0 0 35

Variant Sabertooth (Summoned)

cheat summon Saber_Character_BP_Summoned_C
or
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis2/Dinos/Summoner/SummonedDinos/Saber_Character_BP_Summoned.Saber_Character_BP_Summoned'" 500 0 0 35

Variant Sabertooth (Gauntlet2)

cheat summon Saber_Character_BP_STA_C
or
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis2/Missions/ModularMission/Gauntlet2/STA/Dinos/Saber_Character_BP_STA.Saber_Character_BP_STA'" 500 0 0 35
Taming Method
Preferred Kibble
Preferred Food
Preferred Food ARK: Survival Evolved Mobile
Equipment
 Sabertooth Saddle (Level 37)
Gestation Time
4h 10m 37.593s
Baby Time
4h 52m 23.859s
Juvenile Time
19h 29m 35.438s
Adolescent Time
1d 21m 59.297s
Total Maturation Time
2d 43m 58.594s
Breeding Interval
18h - 2d
Habitat
The Island Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Sabertooth The Island.svg
The Center Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Sabertooth The Center.svg
Scorched Earth Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Sabertooth Scorched Earth.svg
Ragnarok Ocean Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Sabertooth Ragnarok.svg
Extinction Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Sabertooth Extinction.svg
Valguero Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Sabertooth Valguero.svg
Crystal Isles Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Sabertooth Crystal Isles.svg
Genesis Part 2 Map.jpg
Spawning Sabertooth Genesis Part 2.svg
Lost Island map.jpg
Spawning Sabertooth Lost Island.svg
Fjordur Map.jpg
Spawning Sabertooth Fjordur Midgard.svg
Fjordur Asgard Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Sabertooth Fjordur Asgard.svg
Genesis Part 1 Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning X-Sabertooth Genesis Part 1.svg
Fjordur Jotunheim Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning X-Sabertooth Fjordur Jotunheim.svg
Common        Rare
  Untameable   Cave

The Smilodon, or simply Sabertooth, is one of the creatures in ARK: Survival Evolved.

Basic Info

Dossier

This section is intended to be an exact copy of what the survivor Helena Walker, the author of the dossiers, has written. There may be some discrepancies between this text and the in-game creature.

NoteHelena.png
Species

Smilodon brutalis

Time

Early Pleistocene/Holocene

Diet

Carnivore

Temperament

Aggressive

Wild

Smilodon brutalis is a solitary hunter, generally found in cold, lightly wooded areas. The Island's mountains are the perfect habitat, as the mammal's fur keeps it safe from the bitter temperature. While its huge fangs are excellent for delivering deathblows, the creature's claws can be just as deadly. Despite normally being a solitary creature, Smilodon brutalis are not opposed to hunting in small packs. In fact, they have to do this to take down larger prey such as Mammoths. Enough Sabertooths can take down a Carnotaurus, perhaps even a Tyrannosaurus. Either way, Smilodon brutalis should not be underestimated.

Domesticated

While not as fast as Raptors, there's no denying the Sabertooth's increased resilience and power. In addition, well-trained Sabertooth can be taught to use their claws to flay corpses. This may sound morbid, but it is among the best ways to quickly gather large quantities of hide from the giant beasts of the Island.

Behavior

These large cats are mostly common around mountains and survive well in cold surroundings. As they are highly aggressive they will immediately try to pounce at you once you come in their sights. As they inhabit most of the "higher level" areas, it is best to avoid them until you are able to fend for yourself. They mostly walk in pairs but can in rare cases be found in groups of up to six. Those that spawn closer to the shorelines (mostly near beaches around the mountains) will tend to spawn alone, though sometimes come in pairs. This comes in handy if you are thinking about taming one, but you should still proceed with caution, as they spawn near the most dangerous environments. Once one does appear it will start attacking almost anything nearby, usually resulting in their demise. Packs can often be found and are a decimating force on both other mountain wildlife and unequipped players.

Appearance

The Saber appears as a large cat with well-developed forelimbs and exceptionally long canines. The differences between it and its cousins in the fossil records are that it sports a longer, panther-like tail, its snout is seemingly shorter, and its head is more hunched to the ground. The ears are pointy like that of house cats. The fur on its head, upper torso, shoulders, and back is thicker and longer than the rest of its fur, which is textured with tiger-like stripes, although these stripes are often very difficult to see on the wild cats. The eyes are lime green with appropriately cat-like pupils. The nose is pink and panther-like. The snout also has noticeable whiskers. They are also usually quite dark in color, commonly found in very dark grays and browns as well as pure black. A light colored sabertooth is rare and should be treasured. All together, they are less Sabertooth Tiger, the popular name for their fossil counterpart, and more Sabertooth Panther, with the only real similarity being their massive fangs. Otherwise they seem to be totally different species from their prehistoric namesake based on the current understanding of the species.

Color Scheme and Regions

This section displays the Sabertooth's natural colors and regions. For demonstration, the regions below are colored red over an albino Sabertooth. The colored squares shown underneath each region's description are the colors that the Sabertooth will randomly spawn with to provide an overall range of its natural color scheme. Hover your cursor over a color to display its name and ID.

This information can be used to alter the Sabertooth's regions by entering cheat SetTargetDinoColor <ColorRegion> <ColorID> in the cheat console. For instance, cheat SetTargetDinoColor 0 6 would color the Sabertooth's "body" magenta.

Saber PaintRegion0.jpg
Region 0:
Body
13
14
22
24
33
34
35
X mark.svg

Region 1 is not used
for this Creature.

X mark.svg

Region 2 is not used
for this Creature.

X mark.svg

Region 3 is not used
for this Creature.

Saber PaintRegion4.jpg
Region 4:
Mane and Face
8
14
21
23
32
33
Saber PaintRegion5.jpg
Region 5:
Stripes
8
13
14
19
20
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24
25
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This section displays the Sabertooth's natural colors and regions. For demonstration, the regions below are colored red over an albino Sabertooth. The colored squares shown underneath each region's description are the colors that the Sabertooth will randomly spawn with to provide an overall range of its natural color scheme. Hover your cursor over a color to display its name and ID.

This information can be used to alter the Sabertooth's regions by entering cheat SetTargetDinoColor <ColorRegion> <ColorID> in the cheat console. For instance, cheat SetTargetDinoColor 0 6 would color the Sabertooth's "belly" magenta.

X-Sabertooth PaintRegion0.jpg
Region 0:
Belly
8
13
14
28
30
32
33
36
37
38
39
40
41
55
56
X mark.svg

Region 1 is not used
for this Creature.

X-Sabertooth PaintRegion2.jpg
Region 2:
Spots
8
13
14
28
30
32
33
36
37
38
39
40
41
55
56
X-Sabertooth PaintRegion3.jpg
Region 3:
Mane
8
13
14
28
30
32
33
36
37
38
39
40
41
55
56
X mark.svg

Region 4 is not used
for this Creature.

X-Sabertooth PaintRegion5.jpg
Region 5:
Body
8
13
14
28
30
32
33
36
37
38
39
40
41
55
56

Variants

X-Sabertooth

 X-Sabertooth is a tameable X variant of the Sabertooth found in the Snowy Biome on Genesis: Part 1. It is identical to the normal specie except for a icy robe. It has 5% ×  Melee Damage increase at the exchange of 3% ×  Health reduction. On official servers its level cap is 500.

Like all X-Creatures on Genesis: Part 1, wild X-Sabertooth additionally have a 250% damage increase and a 60% damage reduction from players and tamed creatures.

Drops

Base Stats and Growth

Attribute Base Value Level Increase Taming Bonus
Wild Tamed Additive Multiplicative
 Health 250 +50 +5.4% 0.07
 Stamina 200 +20 +10%
 Oxygen 150 +15 +10%
 Food 1200 +120 +10% 15%
 Weight 200 +4 +4%
 Melee Damage 29 +1.45 +1.7% 5.6% 15.4%
 Movement Speed 100% N/A +1% 32%
 Torpidity 500 +30 N/A 0.5
Movement
[u/s]
Base Speed Sprinting Speed Stamina
Wild Tamed1 Tamed2 Wild Tamed1 Tamed2
Walking 230 ? ? 920 1150 1518 7
Swimming 300 ? ? ? ? ? ?
  • 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.[1]

Sabertooth

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.


Abilities

Active

Melee
LeftRTR2ZR
  • The Sabertooth bites or hits with claws the target for 29 damage.
  • Can be used every 0.67s by both a rider and the AI.

Jump
  • The Sabertooth jumps.

Passive

Reduced Fall Damage

The Sabertooth receives less fall damage than most of the creatures.

Taming


Sabertooth.png Level 1 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Regular Kibble.png Regular Kibble 1 0 0 0 0:02:00
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 2 0 0 0 0:03:45
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 4 0 0 0 0:07:30
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 3 0 0 0 0:05:38
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 5 0 0 0 0:09:22
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 6 0 0 0 0:05:38
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 7 0 0 0 0:13:08
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 11 0 0 0 0:10:36
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 13 0 0 0 0:12:12
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 16 0 0 0 0:15:00
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 32 0 0 0 0:15:00
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 50; Slingshot Hits × 21; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 6; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 4; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 3; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 2
Torpidity-depletion: 0.3 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:27:46
Sabertooth.png Level 30 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Regular Kibble.png Regular Kibble 2 0 0 0 0:04:00
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 4 0 0 0 0:07:30
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 8 0 0 0 0:15:00
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 5 0 0 0 0:09:23
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 10 0 0 0 0:18:44
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 13 0 0 0 0:12:12
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 15 0 0 0 0:28:08
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 25 0 0 0 0:24:05
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 30 0 0 0 0:28:08
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 38 0 0 0 0:35:38
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 75 0 0 0 0:35:10
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 137; Slingshot Hits × 56; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 16; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 9; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 7; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 4
Torpidity-depletion: 0.5 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:45:49
Sabertooth.png Level 60 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Regular Kibble.png Regular Kibble 3 0 0 0 0:06:00
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 7 0 0 0 0:13:08
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 12 0 0 0 0:22:29
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 8 0 0 0 0:15:00
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 16 0 0 0 0:29:59
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 20 0 0 0 0:18:45
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 24 0 0 0 0:45:00
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 40 0 0 0 0:38:32
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 48 0 0 0 0:45:00
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 60 0 0 0 0:56:15
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 120 0 0 0 0:56:15
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 227; Slingshot Hits × 93; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 26; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 15; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 11; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 6
Torpidity-depletion: 0.66 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:58:11
Sabertooth.png Level 90 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Regular Kibble.png Regular Kibble 5 0 0 0 0:10:00
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 9 0 0 0 0:16:53
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 17 0 0 0 0:31:51
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 11 0 0 0 0:20:38
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 22 0 0 0 0:41:13
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 28 0 0 0 0:26:15
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 33 0 0 0 1:01:53
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 55 0 0 0 0:52:59
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 66 0 0 0 1:01:53
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 83 52 11 6 1:17:49
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 165 49 11 6 1:17:21
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 317; Slingshot Hits × 130; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 36; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 21; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 15; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 8
Torpidity-depletion: 0.79 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 01:07:09
Sabertooth.png Level 120 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Regular Kibble.png Regular Kibble 6 0 0 0 0:12:00
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 12 0 0 0 0:22:30
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 21 0 0 0 0:39:20
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 14 0 0 0 0:26:15
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 28 0 0 0 0:52:27
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 35 0 0 0 0:32:49
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 42 25 6 3 1:18:45
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 70 0 0 0 1:07:26
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 84 25 6 3 1:18:45
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 105 130 29 15 1:38:27
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 210 130 29 15 1:38:27
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 407; Slingshot Hits × 167; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 46; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 26; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 19; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 10
Torpidity-depletion: 0.92 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 01:14:12
Sabertooth.png Level 150 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Regular Kibble.png Regular Kibble 7 0 0 0 0:14:00
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 14 0 0 0 0:26:15
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 26 0 0 0 0:48:42
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 17 0 0 0 0:31:53
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 34 0 0 0 1:03:41
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 43 0 0 0 0:40:19
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 51 92 21 11 1:35:38
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 85 11 3 2 1:21:53
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 102 92 21 11 1:35:38
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 128 235 52 26 2:00:00
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 255 232 51 26 1:59:32
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 497; Slingshot Hits × 203; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 56; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 32; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 23; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 12
Torpidity-depletion: 1.04 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 01:20:01

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.

Ingredients for  Regular Kibble: 1 ×  Cooked Meat Jerky, 1 ×  Medium Egg, 5 ×  Fiber, 2 ×  Longrass, 2 ×  Savoroot, 1 ×  Water

KO Strategy

After you knock out a Sabertooth, be aware that there are usually at least 3 or 5 that travel in packs. However, if you are lucky you can pick one off on its own.

They can be picked up by a Quetzal or Argentavis, making it easy to separate one from a pack and put it in a small box with windows to shoot arrows through. However, if you find one by itself you can also just bola it and tame it right there.

When taming a Sabertooth in the mountains, make it aggro you, then run past it uphill. Depending on the steepness of the slope, it may get caught trying to follow you. When you notice that it has stopped running, you can then easily shoot it with tranq arrows.

Combat

This section describes how to fight against the Sabertooth.

General

Sabertooths are fast creatures that are capable of getting the jump on you if you don't see them coming. If you encounter a pack, try to get them stuck or get up to a higher spot and pick them off one by one.

Strategy

Get to higher ground and shoot at the Saber, or use a  Bola and hit the back of it with a melee weapon.

Weaponry

Bolas are very effective with only a few sabertooths. Long range weapons are very effective. If fighting only one or a few, use melee weapons on the back of a restrained saber tooth, so they don’t attack, but the max damage is applied for easy killing.

Dangers

Sabertooths usually travel in packs. If you encounter one you are likely to encounter its 2-5 friends as well. Keep this in mind. If you encounter them on a mountainside be careful not to end up downhill of them. They have a significant knockback and can easily send you flying down the mountain to your demise. Their high speed makes them difficult to flee from.

Weakness

Head shots do 3x damage so aim for the head. They are also susceptible to bolas and bear traps, so use those to your advantage.

Utility

Roles

The sabertooth shares many roles and traits with the  Raptor, so for comparison, with animals of the same level they have slightly higher health and weight stats, while being slightly slower, but this disadvantage quickly disappears with any sort of weight burden. In addition, they have better harvesting abilities. The one major downside is they tend to live in more dangerous environments than raptors, making them much less accessible and difficult to protect during the taming process.

  • Early Game Jack Of All Trades: Especially on Scorched Earth, the Sabertooth was proven to be an excellent Early Game companion. Being harder to tame than a  Raptor, it's not as fast, but the sabertooth's stats are better in every way, from  Stamina to  Weight, Farming Capability, and cool look. (Level up Health, Stamina, Weight and Damage)
  • Scout: Very good base Speed and Stamina, also has the capacity to jump over rocks and other obstacles, as well as sprint-jump to increase overall speed. It also does not have to worry as much about fall damage since Sabertooths take reduced fall damage. While not boasting the best carrying capacity, the Sabertooth can carry slightly more weight than a  Raptor, thus making the Sabertooth a slightly better pack animal. (Level up Stamina, Weight and Speed)
  • Battle Mount:Though not boasting the raw power of either the  Rex or the  Spino, the Sabertooth is a relatively quick attacker and has a good base damage compared to other small predators. Unlike many dinos, it can easily outrun stronger opponents in case the fight turns out badly. (Level up Damage, Health, Stamina and Speed slightly)
  • Hunter: Excellent  Hide,  Pelt,  Organic Polymer, and  Chitin/ Keratin farming capability. (Level up Damage, Health and Stamina slightly)
  • Travel: High  Movement Speed,  Stamina and  Weight, the Sabertooth is with no doubt one of the best land travelling mounts.
  • Cave Mount: Their small size makes them excellent for cave hunts. (Level Damage, Health, Stamina and Speed slightly)
  • Escape Vehicle: Although a deadly animal that can handle it's self well in a fight Sabertooths also have great speed, this speed can be used to escape threats by outrunning enemies that outnumber or are more powerful than players and their mount.

Collectibles

Resource Efficiency
Chitin.png Chitin ★★★★★
Organic Polymer.png Organic Polymer ★★★★★
Keratin.png Keratin ★★★★★
Hide.png Hide ★★★★★
Leech Blood.png Leech Blood ★★★★☆
Pelt.png Pelt ★★★★☆
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat ★★★☆☆
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat ★★★☆☆
Oil.png Oil ★☆☆☆☆

Notes/Trivia

For information pertaining specifically to the real-world Sabertooth, see the relevant Wikipedia article.

  • While some believe that the Sabertooth is faster than the  Raptor (despite what the dossier says), they are indeed slower when not carrying a load. Not only does a mounted Sabertooth only walk by default unless sprinting, but an unburdened  Raptor will outrun them with ease. It is important to note that the base  Weight capacity of the Sabertooth is 200 vs the 150 for a  Raptor. This causes a Sabertooth to move faster than a  Raptor under certain loads, because of their ability to carry more  Weight (and ultimately a rider) before becoming slowed due to encumbrance. It can also sprint jump to catch up with  Raptors very easily, but this will quickly deplete  Stamina. So which one is fastest in the field will depend on the conditions.
  • Smilodon means "knife tooth", brutalis means "cruel"
  • The Smilodon in the game have long tails similar to modern big cats such as tigers and leopards. In real life, Smilodon and other Saber-toothed cats have very short tails like those of bobcats or lynxes.
  • The Sabertooth is the first creature to ever receive a complete overhaul in its appearance.
  • In the alpha version of the game, the Sabertooth shared the same pain sounds with  Raptor.
  • One of the unnamed humanoid creatures from the ARK 2 trailer appears to be wearing some sort of mask with a Sabertooth-like Skull adorned with feathers, people often mistaken them as a  Shadowmane's Skull despite the Shadowmane has razor shark-like fangs while Sabertooths have smooth fangs.

Changelog

Patch Changes
172.5
  • Fixed female Sabertooth riding animations (no more t-posing)
  • Tweaked riding animation speed
174.1 Fixed female Sabertooth riding animations again
174.2 Mounted Sabartooths can now jump, which can give good forward momentum
177.0 Gave the  Sabertooth Saddle a unique model
181.0 Leveled  Melee Damage scaling ramp up reduced by 50%
187.0 Removed/"fixed" Sabertooth genitals
220.0 Sabertooth can now be picked up by  Argentavis
223.0 Added the creature "fur" pass to make hair and feathers look better
260.0
  • New model for the Sabertooth
  • Increased  Hide and  Pelt harvesting capability
  • Reduced fall damage done
306.41 Genesis: Part 1 Expansion Release Added the  X-Sabertooth

Gallery

References