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Spawn Command
cheat summon Direbear_Character_BP_C
or
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Direbear/Direbear_Character_BP.Direbear_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35

Variant Polar Bear

cheat summon Direbear_Character_Polar_C
or
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Direbear/Direbear_Character_Polar.Direbear_Character_Polar'" 500 0 0 35

Variant Dire Polar Bear

cheat summon Polar_Bear_C
or
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/Ragnarok/Custom_Assets/Dinos/Polar_Bear/Polar_Bear.Polar_Bear'" 500 0 0 35

Variant Spirit Dire Bear

cheat summon Direbear_LL_Character_BP_C
or
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/Ragnarok/Custom_Assets/Bosses/LifeLabyrinth/Bear/Direbear_LL_Character_BP.Direbear_LL_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35

Variant Aberrant Dire Bear

cheat summon Direbear_Character_BP_Aberrant_C
or
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Direbear/Direbear_Character_BP_Aberrant.Direbear_Character_BP_Aberrant'" 500 0 0 35

Variant Polar Bear (Escort)

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

Variant Polar Bear (Gauntlet)

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

Variant Polar Bear (Retrieve)

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

Variant R-Dire Bear

cheat summon Direbear_Character_BP_Rockwell_C
or
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis2/Dinos/BiomeVariants/Direbear_Character_BP_Rockwell.Direbear_Character_BP_Rockwell'" 500 0 0 35

Variant R-Dire Bear (Summoned)

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

Variant Polar Bear (Hunt2)

cheat summon Direbear_Character_Hunt_C
or
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis2/Missions/Hunt/Dinos/Direbear_Character_Hunt.Direbear_Character_Hunt'" 500 0 0 35

Variant Dire Bear (Gauntlet2)

cheat summon Direbear_Character_BP_STA_C
or
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis2/Missions/ModularMission/Gauntlet2/STA/Dinos/Direbear_Character_BP_STA.Direbear_Character_BP_STA'" 500 0 0 35
Taming Method
Preferred Kibble
Preferred Food
Equipment
 Dire Bear Saddle (Level 45)
Gestation Time
3h 58m 5.714s
Baby Time
4h 37m 46.666s
Juvenile Time
18h 31m 6.662s
Adolescent Time
23h 8m 53.328s
Total Maturation Time
1d 22h 17m 46.656s
Breeding Interval
18h - 2d
Habitat
The Island Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Dire Bear The Island.svg
The Center Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Dire Bear The Center.svg
Ragnarok Ocean Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Dire Bear Ragnarok.svg
Extinction Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Dire Bear Extinction.svg
Valguero Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Dire Bear Valguero.svg
Genesis Part 1 Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Dire Bear Genesis Part 1.svg
Crystal Isles Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Dire Bear Crystal Isles.svg
Genesis Part 2 Map.jpg
Spawning Dire Bear Genesis Part 2.svg
Lost Island map.jpg
Spawning Dire Bear Lost Island.svg
Fjordur Map.jpg
Spawning Dire Bear Fjordur Midgard.svg
Fjordur Jotunheim Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Dire Bear Fjordur Jotunheim.svg
The Island Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Polar Bear The Island.svg
Extinction Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Polar Bear Extinction.svg
Genesis Part 1 Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Polar Bear Genesis Part 1.svg
Crystal Isles Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Polar Bear Crystal Isles.svg
Fjordur Map.jpg
Spawning Polar Bear Fjordur Midgard.svg
Ragnarok Ocean Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Dire Polar Bear Ragnarok.svg
Valguero Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Dire Polar Bear Valguero.svg
Aberration Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Aberrant Dire Bear Aberration.svg
Valguero Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Aberrant Dire Bear Valguero.svg
Fjordur Vanaheim Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Aberrant Dire Bear Fjordur Vanaheim.svg
Common        Rare
  Untameable   Cave

The Dire Bear 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

Arctodus dirus

Time

Mid Pleistocene - Early Holocene

Diet

Omnivore

Temperament

Territorial

Wild

Found primarily among the Island's redwood regions, Arctodus dirus is an imposing creature. Many on the island have started calling it a Direbear, a name which is appropriate, both due to its enormity and its territorial nature. The Direbear ignores most non-hostile creatures while going about its daily routine of scavenging for meat and edible plant life... ...that is, until intruders enter the territory it considers its own, at which point the creature ferociously attacks. Most often, it is smartest to just run from an angry Direbear.

Domesticated

Once tamed, the Direbear is a strong and reliable mount. It can carry vast quantities of goods, and can sprint for extremely long, nearly infinite periods. It is not the fastest creature from a hard stop, but after building up momentum, its sustained overland speed builds to among the best of the island. Of course, being able to feed a direbear both meat and plant life makes keeping one fairly convenient regardless of the environment. Arctodus has a fondness for honey and can harvest it without getting stung or destroying the hive. Perhaps more rewarding while you are riding it, those pesky bees will completely ignore you.

Behavior

The Dire Bear is an omnivore, meaning it can eat both berries and meat. It is very territorial and will attack if not given enough space. It possesses a charging mechanic similar to that of the Pachy or Woolly Rhino. It can maneuver at high speeds, and takes a while to actually lose stamina by a significant amount. It possesses a secondary swipe attack that can be used to gather berries and pluck out meat from its target. This swipe additionally does more damage than normal, but stops movement. The Dire Bear can also stand on its hind legs (crouching, default C).

Appearance

The Dire Bear is never a welcome sight for survivors in the frozen regions of the ARK. Resembling a grizzly bear in appearance, the Dire Bear is distinguishable by its shorter snout, earning it the nickname "Short-Faced Bear". Like other bears, they are capable of standing on their hind legs, but only to intimidate those that enter its territory. The beast is also surprisingly swift for its hulking build.

Color Scheme and Regions

This section displays the Dire Bear's natural colors and regions. For demonstration, the regions below are colored red over an albino Dire Bear. The colored squares shown underneath each region's description are the colors that the Dire Bear 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 Dire Bear's regions by entering cheat SetTargetDinoColor <ColorRegion> <ColorID> in the cheat console. For instance, cheat SetTargetDinoColor 0 6 would color the Dire Bear's "back and head" magenta.

Dire Bear PaintRegion0.png
Region 0:
Back and Head
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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.

X mark.svg

Region 4 is not used
for this Creature.

Dire Bear PaintRegion5.png
Region 5:
Belly and Legs
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This section displays the Dire Bear's natural colors and regions. For demonstration, the regions below are colored red over an albino Dire Bear. The colored squares shown underneath each region's description are the colors that the Dire Bear 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 Dire Bear's regions by entering cheat SetTargetDinoColor <ColorRegion> <ColorID> in the cheat console. For instance, cheat SetTargetDinoColor 0 6 would color the Dire Bear's "unknown" magenta.

Polar Bear PaintRegion0.png
Region 0:
Unknown
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No image available.svg
Region 1:
Unknown
18
No image available.svg
Region 2:
Unknown
18
No image available.svg
Region 3:
Unknown
18
No image available.svg
Region 4:
Unknown
18
Polar Bear PaintRegion5.png
Region 5:
Unknown
18

This section displays the Dire Bear's natural colors and regions. For demonstration, the regions below are colored red over an albino Dire Bear. The colored squares shown underneath each region's description are the colors that the Dire Bear 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 Dire Bear's regions by entering cheat SetTargetDinoColor <ColorRegion> <ColorID> in the cheat console. For instance, cheat SetTargetDinoColor 0 6 would color the Dire Bear's "main" magenta.

R-Dire Bear PaintRegion0.jpg
Region 0:
Main
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R-Dire Bear PaintRegion1.jpg
Region 1:
Accents
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X mark.svg

Region 2 is not used
for this Creature.

R-Dire Bear PaintRegion3.jpg
Region 3:
Accent
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R-Dire Bear PaintRegion4.jpg
Region 4:
Belly
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R-Dire Bear PaintRegion5.jpg
Region 5:
Back
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Variants

Aberrant Dire Bear

 Aberrant Dire Bear is the aberrant variant of Dire Bear found in Aberration. It is identical to the normal variant except for its bioluminescence. It is tameable and is not  Radiation immune.

Polar Bear

 Polar Bear is a variant of the Dire Bear that exists in the Snow Cave on The Island and the Ice Cave on Extinction. In the cave it cannot be tamed and has a higher base health of 800.

Dire Polar Bear

The  Dire Polar Bear is a variant of the Dire Bear that first came out with the release of Ragnarok, and can be found on the Ragnarok and more commonly on the Valguero map. It is identical to the normal specie in all aspects except for its white color.

R-Dire Bear

 R-Dire Bear is a tameable, but not found naturally in the wild R variant of the Dire Bear. 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.

Drops

Base Stats and Growth

Attribute Base Value Level Increase Taming Bonus
Wild Tamed Additive Multiplicative
 Health 400 +80 +5.4% 0.07
 Stamina 500 +50 +10%
 Oxygen 270 +27 +10%
 Food 3000 +300 +10%
 Weight 650 +13 +4%
 Melee Damage 50 / 65 +2.5 / +3.25 +1.7% 7% 17.6%
 Movement Speed 100% N/A +1% 122.6%
 Torpidity 1000 +60 N/A 0.5
Movement
[u/s]
Base Speed Sprinting Speed Stamina
Wild Tamed1 Tamed2 Wild Tamed1 Tamed2
Walking 190 ? ? 961.875 1149.5 2558.787 14
Swimming 360 ? ? ? ? ? ?
  • 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]

Dire Bear
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.


Attribute Base Value Level Increase
Wild
 Health 800 +160
 Stamina 500 +50
 Oxygen 270 +27
 Food 3000 +300
 Weight 650 +13
 Melee Damage 50 / 65 +2.5 / +3.25
 Movement Speed 100% N/A
 Torpidity 1000 +60
Movement
[u/s]
Base Speed Sprinting Speed
Wild Wild
Walking 190


961.875
Swimming 360


?
  • 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.

Abilities

Active

Bite
LeftRTR2ZR
  • The Dire Bear bites the target for 50 damage.
  • Can be used every 0.67s by both a rider and the AI.

Claw Attack
RightLTL2ZL
  • The Dire Bear uses its claws to attack for 65 damage.
  • This attacks cannot be used while moving.
  • This attacks collects 15  Giant Bee Honey from wild  Bee Hives.
  • Can be used every 0.67s by both a rider and the AI.

Roar
  • The Dire Bear roars without any effect.

Passive

Acceleration

When the bear is running, it gains more speed the longer it runs. If it stops, the accumulated speed is lost and it has to start again.

Bee Protection

Dire Bear rider gains  Bee Protection, being immune to bee attacks (Except for  Giant Worker Bee).

Insulation

Similar to the  Dimetrodon, standing next to a Dire Bear provides 35 Cold.pngHypothermic and Hot.pngHyperthermic insulation, which decreases based on your distance from it.

Taming

For general info about domesticating a wild creature see Taming.

KO Strategy

  • Headshots do not give extra torpor for this tame, they are treated as body shots.
  • Any taming strategy will work. Taming pens, picking up, standing on rocks will do. Just make sure not to be on the low ground, as its high base damage will make short work of your character.
  • Building a wall or platform to shoot from without being hit from the Dire Bear is one way to ensure you're able to time your narcotic shots properly, which is very important since the Dire Bear has very little health compared to torpor.
  • Be aware that the Dire Bear has very high torpor compared to their health. Monitoring the number and timing of  Tranq Arrow you use is very important in order to prevent accidentally killing the Dire Bear. This is because it takes 4 seconds for all the torpidity from a  Tranq Arrow to apply but only 2.61 seconds to reload a  Crossbow.  Tranquilizer Dart or  Shocking Tranquilizer Dart are advised, as they have a much higher torpidity to damage ratio and the reload time on the  Longneck Rifle is within half a second of the time it takes the darts to apply all their torpidity.
  • One good strategy is to build a 2x2 foundation with 2-high door frames and a ramp leading to the top. lure the bear in by running up the ramp, jumping in, and running out the opposite end through the door frames. While tranqing , if using a crossbow/bow, place a box and a few beds nearby. Every 10-ish arrows, shove your gear into the box, run up to the cage, let the bear kill you (or drop/lure another creature to the cage), and make sure the corpse is eaten. You may have to drag the corpse to the bear afterwards to ensure it eats it. This ensures the bear heals from the damage done from the arrows. Make sure to feed it corpses every 10-ish arrows because once it gets visibly bloody, it will most likely have enough torpor that it will try to flee and it will never attack after that point. once this happens, all you can do is keep shooting and hope it doesn't die.

Taming Food

Dire Bear.png Level 1 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Superior Kibble.png Superior Kibble 3 0 0 0 0:05:38
Giant Bee Honey.png Giant Bee Honey 3 0 0 0 0:08:27
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 6 0 0 0 0:10:34
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 11 5 1 1 0:19:21
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 7 0 0 0 0:12:20
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 14 33 8 4 0:24:38
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 18 0 0 0 0:15:51
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 21 98 22 11 0:36:58
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 35 70 16 8 0:31:40
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 35 98 22 11 0:36:58
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 42 98 22 11 0:36:58
Berries.png Berries 52 96 21 11 0:36:37
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 52 145 32 16 0:45:47
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 104 145 32 16 0:45:47
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 100; Slingshot Hits × 41; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 12; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 7; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 5; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 3
Torpidity-depletion: 0.9 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:18:31
Dire Bear.png Level 30 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Superior Kibble.png Superior Kibble 5 0 0 0 0:09:23
Giant Bee Honey.png Giant Bee Honey 5 0 0 0 0:14:05
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 11 0 0 0 0:19:22
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 20 35 9 5 0:35:11
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 13 0 0 0 0:22:54
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 26 114 27 14 0:45:44
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 33 0 0 0 0:29:03
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 39 286 66 33 1:08:40
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 65 212 49 25 0:58:47
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 65 286 66 33 1:08:40
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 78 286 66 33 1:08:40
Berries.png Berries 97 283 66 33 1:08:19
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 97 411 95 48 1:25:23
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 194 411 95 48 1:25:23
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 274; Slingshot Hits × 112; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 31; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 18; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 13; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 7
Torpidity-depletion: 1.5 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:30:32
Dire Bear.png Level 60 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Superior Kibble.png Superior Kibble 8 0 0 0 0:15:01
Giant Bee Honey.png Giant Bee Honey 8 0 0 0 0:22:32
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 16 0 0 0 0:28:10
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 29 108 26 13 0:51:00
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 20 0 0 0 0:35:13
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 39 262 63 32 1:08:35
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 48 31 8 4 0:42:15
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 58 555 134 67 1:42:06
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 96 421 102 51 1:26:49
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 96 549 132 66 1:41:24
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 115 548 132 66 1:41:14
Berries.png Berries 144 549 132 66 1:41:24
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 144 772 186 93 2:06:45
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 288 772 186 93 2:06:45
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 454; Slingshot Hits × 186; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 51; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 29; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 21; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 11
Torpidity-depletion: 1.96 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:38:47
Dire Bear.png Level 90 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Superior Kibble.png Superior Kibble 10 0 0 0 0:18:46
Giant Bee Honey.png Giant Bee Honey 10 0 0 0 0:28:10
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 21 0 0 0 0:36:58
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 38 215 54 27 1:06:50
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 26 10 3 2 0:45:47
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 51 437 109 55 1:29:41
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 64 113 28 14 0:56:20
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 77 882 219 110 2:15:33
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 128 690 171 86 1:55:46
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 128 879 218 109 2:15:12
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 153 874 217 109 2:14:40
Berries.png Berries 191 872 216 108 2:14:30
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 191 1198 297 149 2:48:07
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 382 1198 297 149 2:48:07
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 634; Slingshot Hits × 259; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 71; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 41; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 29; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 15
Torpidity-depletion: 2.37 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:44:46
Dire Bear.png Level 120 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Superior Kibble.png Superior Kibble 12 0 0 0 0:22:31
Giant Bee Honey.png Giant Bee Honey 12 0 0 0 0:33:48
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 26 0 0 0 0:45:47
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 47 348 89 45 1:22:39
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 32 72 19 10 0:56:20
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 64 660 168 84 1:52:33
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 80 220 56 28 1:10:25
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 95 1233 313 157 2:47:14
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 159 987 251 126 2:23:48
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 159 1240 315 158 2:47:57
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 190 1233 313 157 2:47:14
Berries.png Berries 238 1236 314 157 2:47:35
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 238 1675 426 213 3:29:29
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 475 1670 424 212 3:29:03
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 814; Slingshot Hits × 333; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 91; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 52; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 37; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 19
Torpidity-depletion: 2.75 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:49:28
Dire Bear.png Level 150 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Superior Kibble.png Superior Kibble 15 0 0 0 0:28:09
Giant Bee Honey.png Giant Bee Honey 15 0 0 0 0:42:15
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 31 14 4 2 0:54:35
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 57 520 135 68 1:40:14
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 38 151 39 20 1:06:54
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 76 890 231 116 2:13:39
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 95 336 87 44 1:23:37
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 114 1633 424 212 3:20:41
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 190 1313 341 171 2:51:50
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 190 1633 424 212 3:20:41
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 228 1633 424 212 3:20:41
Berries.png Berries 285 1633 424 212 3:20:41
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 285 2189 568 284 4:10:51
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 569 2184 567 284 4:10:25
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 994; Slingshot Hits × 406; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 111; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 64; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 45; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 23
Torpidity-depletion: 3.11 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:53:20

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.

Ingredients for  Superior Kibble: 2 ×  Citronal, 1 ×  Prime Meat Jerky, 1 ×  Large Egg, 5 ×  Fiber, 2 ×  Rare Mushroom, 1 ×  Sap, 1 ×  Water

Preferred Food

The Dire Bear is an omnivore.

Combat

Can be stuck between trees or rocks, keep a distance and move in circles, don't run straight.

General

The Dire Bear is a strong, giant creature that is territorial. It won't attack you, unless you get really close to it. Dire Bears gain speed the longer it runs, similar to a  Woolly Rhino but without the 8x damage increase per meter. Dire Bears don't seem to use this ability in the wild.

Strategy

The Dire Bear is slower than the player, so fleeing is a wise choice if you do not wish to kill/tame it. You could run and shoot at it until it gets close to you, run away again and repeat this process until it is dead. Bear traps and melee weapons are also effective, but be careful when using them, as the Bear has a large AoE. The best and cheapest way is to bring a tapejara and attack to get it to follow you. While it is roaring fly and land on the nearest redwood tree then simply shoot it with a crossbow.

Weaponry

Ranged weapons are recommended. Stay on high ground and shoot it from afar. Using melee weapons can be dangerous, but can be less dangerous when using high-tier armor and shields.

Dangers

They are decently fast and have a strong melee attack. Be careful engaging in a fight with one of these by yourself. When attempting to drop them in a pen with a  Quetzal, be wary-like the  Sabertooth and the  Direwolf, the Dire Bear can sometimes attack while being carried and will quickly deplete your Quetzal's health.

Weakness

Their bulky body allows them to be easily shot from a distance. They are slower than the player, so it can usually not catch you if you run. They lose interest quickly, so fleeing is wise.

Utility

Roles

  • War Mount: Excellent damage and speed. The Dire Bears area of attack is huge, reaching all the way back to its hind legs and a good meter in front of it. It can use its primary attack at all running speeds, meaning chasing down prey is easy (Level Health and Melee Damage).
  • Gatherer: Very good at gathering  Fiber and collecting meat. Not the best, but still gathers  Berries,  Hide, and  Chitin (Level Health, Melee Damage, and Weight).
    • Honey Harvester: Harvests  Giant Bee Honey on Alternate Fire (Rmb, LT, L2) from wild  Bee Hives with 3x rate (15 honey) without harming the hives and without aggro from bees. Also acts as a targeting dummy towards Giant Bees to protect survivors riding on it.
    • Organic Polymer Harvester: Although its not very good at collecting  Organic Polymer from creature bodies, it is extremely good at gathering it from the organic polymer plants located on Aberration, Valguero and Fjordur.
  • Bee Taming Assistant: Thanks to its immunity to the effect of bee stings, the Direbear is a good  Giant Bee taming assistant.
  • All-Purpose Mount: The Dire Bear is a very versatile mount. It can sprint very fast and has a high carry weight, while also having low stamina drain. Its secondary attack is quite powerful, at 65 base damage. All this makes the Dire Bear a valuable mid-game mount (Level Health, Weight, and Melee Damage).
  • Travel: Though the Dire Bear's sprint ignores its speed stat, a fully accelerated Dire Bear is faster than even an unleveled  Procoptodon and  Gallimimus. Low stamina drain and decently high weight also enable it in this role, however its inability to jump makes getting around cliffs and ledges troublesome (Level Stam and Weight).
  • Transport: The dire bear can easily transport goods from one place to another as it has a higher base weight than a  Giganotosaurus and is very fast, but does have some problems in getting across rocky or mountainous areas.
  • Damage: The dire bears damage is high and similar to a Rex's so it can tear through most creatures' health.
  • Combatant: The dire bear has damage, decent health, and great speed. it is perfect for raiding lower tier bases.

Collectibles

Resource Efficiency
Organic Polymer.png Organic Polymer ★★★★★
Fiber.png Fiber ★★★★★
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat ★★★★☆
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat ★★★★☆
Berries.png Berries ★★★☆☆
Hide.png Hide ★★★☆☆
Chitin.png Chitin ★★☆☆☆

Notes/Trivia

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

  • The dossier was revealed on November 2, 2015[2]
  • The Dire Bear is from the genus Arctodus, which are a group of Short-Faced Bears. Arctodus contained species of Short-Faced Bears that are considered to be one of the largest known terrestrial mammalian carnivorans.
  • Arctodus stood about six feet tall on four legs, and eight feet on its hind legs, which were long and thin, making it the fastest genus of bear.
  • Arctodus was once nicknamed the Running Bear, as its long legs enabled it to run vast distances.
  • Although that the dossier originally said it is primarily found in mountains and tundras, the Dire Bear is so far known to only populates the Redwoods since the Redwoods were introduced into the game.
  • On the map The Center they also live in dens located in other biomes.
  • The Dire Bear may now get in AND out of the Central Cave.
  • The "crouch" key will make the Dire Bear stand up on its hind legs temporarily but this "attack" does no damage.
  • Dire Bear received a major update for TLC Phase 1 at 10 February 2018 for the pc (consoles on the 20th) with appearance overhaul, protection from giant bee knocking survivors off, and harvesting honey at 3x rate without damaging the wild hives. They are also brought into Aberration at the same patch.
    • Oddly enough,  Giant Worker Bee can still harm the survivor even if they are at the bear.
  • On Aberration they are the best way to gather Organic Polymer by harvesting the plants on the way down to the Rock Drake nests
  • The Polar Bears in the Snow Cave and Ice Cave still use the pre TLC Dire Bear model but use the new Dire Bear animations.
    • They do not have protection against bees, nor giving this protection to mounted players.
  • Baby Dire Bear reacts differently when they are imprinted after requesting for one as compared to leveling adult Dire Bear up. This shares the same trait as  Thylacoleo.
  • There's currently a bug with the dire polar bear on Valguero that when un-cryoed or pulled out of transfer that it will disappear from the game, making the map less useful for taming the dire polar bear, dispite it being a lot more common on Valguero.
  • The Dire Bear is based off of an extinct bear known as the Short-Faced Bear, the variant of the creature known as Spirit Dire Bear has a similar name to a real animal called the Spirit Bear.[1].
  • The Polar Bear found in Valguero cannot be transfer to other map, and once it's cryo'd inside of cryopod, it can no longer be summoned.
  • In game, Dire Bear can run fast and also have sharp turn, however this is inaccurate, Short Faced Bear's legs were not used for sharp turns while sprinting, it would potentially break its leg if it attempted to do so, Carnotaurus also would have a similar issue.
  • Although an R-Dire Bear variant exists in the game files, they don't spawn on Genesis: Part 2.
  • The Dire Bears that spawn in Crystal Isles' Honey Cave are called 'PoohBears' in the game's data.

Changelog

Patch Changes
239.0  Dire Bear is added to the game
239.2 Fixed Dire Bear auto-eating  Narcoberries and passing out
258.8 Ragnarok Expansion Release Added  Dire Polar Bear
258.81 Fixed high-level cave Dire Polar Bears from being tameable
261.0 Added  Polar Bear to The Island's Snow Cave
262.0 Polar Bear aggro range increased
264.52 Can now harvest the white/purple flower patches found on Scorched Earth and Ragnarok
276.0  Spirit Dire Bear added to Life's Labyrinth (Ragnarok)
276.13 50% chance for spawning white-colored Dire Bears for Holiday Event
278.0 TLC Phase 1 Receives a model update, animation update, new fur and some new abilities:
278.2 Fixed an issue where the Aberrant Dire Bear couldn't be transferred off of Aberration
313.10 Fixed a level-up animation glitch with the Dire Bear

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