Triceratops

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Spawn Command
cheat summon Trike_Character_BP_C
or
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Trike/Trike_Character_BP.Trike_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Aberrant Triceratops
cheat summon Trike_Character_BP_Aberrant_C
or
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Trike/Trike_Character_BP_Aberrant.Trike_Character_BP_Aberrant'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Corrupted Triceratops
cheat summon Trike_Character_BP_Corrupt_C
or
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Extinction/Dinos/Corrupt/Trike/Trike_Character_BP_Corrupt.Trike_Character_BP_Corrupt'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Tek Triceratops
cheat summon BionicTrike_Character_BP_C
or
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Trike/BionicTrike_Character_BP.BionicTrike_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
Variant X-Triceratops
cheat summon Volcano_Trike_Character_BP_C
or
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis/Dinos/BiomeVariants/Volcano_Trike/Volcano_Trike_Character_BP.Volcano_Trike_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
Variant X-Triceratops (Gauntlet)
cheat summon Volcano_Trike_Character_BP_Gauntlet_C
or
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis/Dinos/MissionVariants/Gauntlet/Volcanic/Volcano_Trike_Character_BP_Gauntlet.Volcano_Trike_Character_BP_Gauntlet'" 500 0 0 35
Variant X-Triceratops (Retrieve)
cheat summon Volcano_Trike_Character_BP_Retrieve_C
or
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis/Dinos/MissionVariants/Retrieve/Volcanic/Volcano_Trike_Character_BP_Retrieve.Volcano_Trike_Character_BP_Retrieve'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Malfunctioned Tek Triceratops
cheat summon BionicTrike_Character_BP_Malfunctioned_C
or
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Trike/BionicTrike_Character_BP_Malfunctioned.BionicTrike_Character_BP_Malfunctioned'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Malfunctioned Tek Triceratops (Gauntlet)
cheat summon BionicTrike_Character_BP_Malfunctioned_Gauntlet_C
or
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis/Dinos/MissionVariants/Gauntlet/Lunar/BionicTrike_Character_BP_Malfunctioned_Gauntlet.BionicTrike_Character_BP_Malfunctioned_Gauntlet'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Malfunctioned Tek Triceratops (Retrieve)
cheat summon BionicTrike_Character_BP_Malfunctioned_Retrieve_C
or
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis/Dinos/MissionVariants/Retrieve/Lunar/BionicTrike_Character_BP_Malfunctioned_Retrieve.BionicTrike_Character_BP_Malfunctioned_Retrieve'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Corrupted Dinotar
cheat summon VRTrike_Character_BP_C
or
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis/Dinos/BiomeVariants/VR/VRTrike_Character_BP.VRTrike_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Triceratops (Summoned)
cheat summon Trike_Character_BP_Summoned_C
or
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis2/Dinos/Summoner/SummonedDinos/Trike_Character_BP_Summoned.Trike_Character_BP_Summoned'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Triceratops (Gauntlet2)
cheat summon Trike_Character_BP_STA_C
or
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis2/Missions/ModularMission/Gauntlet2/STA/Dinos/Trike_Character_BP_STA.Trike_Character_BP_STA'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Corrupted Triceratops (Gauntlet2)
cheat summon Trike_Character_BP_STA_Corrupted_C
or
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis2/Missions/ModularMission/Gauntlet2/STA/Dinos/Trike_Character_BP_STA_Corrupted.Trike_Character_BP_STA_Corrupted'" 500 0 0 35
Variant VR Triceratops (Gauntlet2)
cheat summon Trike_Character_BP_TameSTA_C
or
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis2/Missions/ModularMission/Gauntlet2/STA/Endless/Tames/Trike_Character_BP_TameSTA.Trike_Character_BP_TameSTA'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Malfunctioned Tek Triceratops (LifeSupport)
cheat summon BionicTrike_Character_BP_Malfunctioned_LifeSupport_C
or
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis2/Missions/ModularMission/LifeSupport/Dinos/BionicTrike_Character_BP_Malfunctioned_LifeSupport.BionicTrike_Character_BP_Malfunctioned_LifeSupport'" 500 0 0 35
22 - 28 °C / 72 - 82 °F
 Egg Incubator: 25 °C / 77 °F
Incubation Time
2h 29m 59.28s
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 Triceratops The Island.svg
The Center Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Triceratops The Center.svg
Ragnarok Ocean Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Triceratops Ragnarok.svg
Extinction Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Triceratops Extinction.svg
Valguero Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Triceratops Valguero.svg
Crystal Isles Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Triceratops Crystal Isles.svg
Genesis Part 2 Map.jpg
Spawning Triceratops Genesis Part 2.svg
Lost Island map.jpg
Spawning Triceratops Lost Island.svg
Fjordur Map.jpg
Spawning Triceratops Fjordur Midgard.svg
Fjordur Asgard Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Triceratops Fjordur Asgard.svg
Aberration Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Aberrant Triceratops Aberration.svg
Valguero Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Aberrant Triceratops Valguero.svg
Fjordur Vanaheim Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Aberrant Triceratops Fjordur Vanaheim.svg
Extinction Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Corrupted Triceratops Extinction.svg
Genesis Part 1 Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Tek Triceratops Genesis Part 1.svg
Genesis Part 1 Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning X-Triceratops Genesis Part 1.svg
Fjordur Map.jpg
Spawning X-Triceratops Fjordur Midgard.svg
This variant spawns only during an Event
The Island Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Skeletal Trike The Island.svg
The Center Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Skeletal Trike The Center.svg
Ragnarok Ocean Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Skeletal Trike Ragnarok.svg
Aberration Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Skeletal Trike Aberration.svg
Extinction Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Skeletal Trike Extinction.svg
Valguero Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Skeletal Trike Valguero.svg
Genesis Part 1 Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Skeletal Trike Genesis Part 1.svg
Crystal Isles Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Skeletal Trike Crystal Isles.svg
Genesis Part 2 Map.jpg
Spawning Skeletal Trike Genesis Part 2.svg
Common        Rare
  Untameable   Cave

The Triceratops (try-SAIR-uh-tops), or simply Trike, is one of the many dinosaurs in ARK: Survival Evolved. They are a large, evolved ceratopsid herbivore and one of the last of their kind, and when they weren't peacefully browsing, used their deadly horns and shield frill against predators.

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

Triceratops styrax

Time

Late Cretaceous

Diet

Herbivore

Temperament

Short-Tempered

Wild

Apparently a crossbreed of a Triceratops and Styracosaurus, Triceratops styrax has both the characteristic three-horned face of Triceratops and the prominent horned-ridge of Styracosaurus. Normally a very docile grazing animal, Triceratops becomes aggressive once angered. Triceratops will chase down would-be predators (and egg-stealers) with incredible prejudice. Running away from triceratops is harder than it seems due to its ability to charge and ram its target. I've seen Triceratops have an especially hostile reaction to the Tyrannosaurus, with herds attacking en masse. While not very fast, they are deadly in a group.

Domesticated

A common mount for those that ride dinosaurs, Triceratops doubles as pack animal and combat dinosaur. Triceratops' bony ridge works excellently as cover from frontal attack, and the dinosaur's charge is incredibly dangerous. It is largely protective of its kinds if its sense danger. In the presence of larger carnivores that appears as a threat, Triceratops becomes stronger and rallies the effort of its nearby species. It is also capable of harvesting a sizable amount of resources with its horns by shredding fruit from the leaves, making it a very useful work companion for smaller tribes.

Behavior

The Trike is not aggressive until attacked. When attacked, it charges at the enemy and bucks it with its head. Their bucking attack knocks the enemy back, which can make Trikes much more dangerous near cliffs or steep hills. The amount of knockback is significantly influenced by the enemy's weight. However, This attack can be easily dodged, but if it decides to ram and charge forwards, it is better to quickly dodge sideways as its speed when charging is much faster than simply running forwards. The Triceratops is also a herding animal, coming to the aid of others when attacked.

Appearance

The Trike is a relatively small (though still huge compared to a human) stout quadrupedal herbivore, which sports a large bony head equipped with an equally bony frill, which is adorned with multiple horns or spikes. Three larger horns also appear on the animal's head, one over each eye, and one on the nose.

Color Scheme and Regions

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

Triceratops PaintRegion0.jpg
Region 0:
Body
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Triceratops PaintRegion1.jpg
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Triceratops PaintRegion4.jpg
Region 4:
Frill
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Tek Triceratops PaintRegion0.jpg
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Internals
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Emissive
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X mark.svg

Region 2 is not used
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X-Triceratops PaintRegion3.jpg
Region 3:
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Variants

Aberrant Triceratops

 Aberrant Triceratops is the Aberrant variant of Triceratops found in Aberration. It is identical to the normal Triceratops except for its glowing robe. It is tameable and is not  Radiation immune.

Corrupted Triceratops

 Corrupted Triceratops is the Corrupted variant of Triceratops found in Extinction. It is identical to the normal Triceratops except for its corrupted robe. It is not tameable and is guided by hive spirit.

Tek Triceratops

The  Tek Triceratops is a creature that was permanently added to the game with the Genesis: Part 1 DLC. It is a unique alternate of the original Triceratops, and is purely made of Tek. Unlike the original, they spawn at a 5% rate at a 20% higher level than usual in the Genesis simulation. Since patch v315.2 they are part of the core game so they can be uploaded and transferred. It is tameable.

Malfunctioned Tek Triceratops

 Malfunctioned Tek Triceratops is the Malfunctioned Tek variant of the Triceratops, found during Missions of Genesis: Part 1. It is not tameable.

X-Triceratops

 X-Triceratops is the X variant of Triceratops found in the Volcano Biome on Genesis: Part 1. It is identical to the normal Triceratops except for its lava-like robe. It is tameable.

VR Triceratops

 VR Triceratops is the VR variant of Triceratops found during some Missions in Genesis: Part 2. It is identical to the normal Triceratops except for its digitized robe. It is not tameable.

Skeletal Triceratops

 Skeletal Triceratops is the Skeletal variant of Triceratops found during Fear Evolved events. It is stronger than the normal Triceratops and is looking like a skeleton. It is not tameable.


Note: the  Enraged Triceratops has its own page.

Drops

Base Stats and Growth

Attribute Base Value Level Increase Taming Bonus
Wild Tamed Additive Multiplicative
 Health 375 +75 +5.4% 0.07
 Stamina 150 +15 +10%
 Oxygen 150 +15 +10%
 Food 3000 +300 +10%
 Weight 365 +7.3 +4%
 Melee Damage 32 +1.6 +1.7% 7% 17.6%
 Movement Speed 100% N/A +1.5% 120%
 Torpidity 250 +15 N/A 0.5
Movement
[u/s]
Base Speed Sprinting Speed Stamina
Wild Tamed1 Tamed2 Wild Tamed1 Tamed2
Walking 150 ? ? 607.5 283.5 623.7 14
Swimming 300 ? ? ? ? ? ?

Attribute Base Value Level Increase Taming Bonus
Wild Tamed Additive Multiplicative
 Health 375 +75 +5.4% 0.07 -4%
 Stamina 150 +15 +10%
 Oxygen 150 +15 +10%
 Food 3000 +300 +10%
 Weight 365 +7.3 +4%
 Melee Damage 32 +1.6 +1.7% 7% 17.6%
 Movement Speed 100% N/A +1.5% 120%
 Torpidity 250 +15 N/A 0.5
Movement
[u/s]
Base Speed Sprinting Speed Stamina
Wild Tamed1 Tamed2 Wild Tamed1 Tamed2
Walking 150 ? ? 607.5 283.5 623.7 14
Swimming 300 ? ? ? ? ? ?

Attribute Base Value Level Increase
Wild
 Health 375 +75
 Stamina 150 +15
 Oxygen 150 +15
 Food 3000 +300
 Weight 365 +7.3
 Melee Damage 32 +1.6
 Movement Speed 100% N/A
 Torpidity 250 +15
Movement
[u/s]
Base Speed Sprinting Speed
Wild Wild
Walking 150


607.5
Swimming 300


?

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]

Triceratops

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.


Taming

For general info about domesticating a wild creature see Taming.

KO Strategy

Triceratops are rather slow, you can kite one easily. Keep firing  Tranquilizer Arrow with several seconds in between each arrow to allow the  Torpor level to increase over time while backing away very quickly. You can also look for a stuck Trike, which will be incredibly easy to knock out, as it can't attack you. Another strategy is to look for 2 or 3 small trees on a beach and then aggro the trike from a distance or from a safe place like ontop of a rock, directing him between the trees, it will likely get stuck. If none of these are available, simply have the triceratops chase you until its stamina runs out and it stops to rest; then circle behind it and knock it out with a club or slingshot.

A much easier method however, is to create a simple trap using a foundation, wall, and ceiling of any kind in a "Z" shape. The Triceratops will attempt to turn around when it hits the ceiling, allowing players to snipe its body and move through the ceiling after it.

Taming Food

Triceratops.png Level 1 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Simple Kibble.png Simple Kibble 2 0 0 0 0:01:36
Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus) 20 0 0 0 0:12:01
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus) 20 0 0 0 0:12:01
Soybean (Primitive Plus).png Soybean (Primitive Plus) 20 0 0 0 0:12:01
Dried Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Dried Wheat (Primitive Plus) 20 22 5 3 0:24:01
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 27 0 0 0 0:12:10
Berries.png Berries 40 0 0 0 0:12:01
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 25; Slingshot Hits × 11; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 3; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 2; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 2; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 1
Torpidity-depletion: 0.3 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:13:53
Triceratops.png Level 30 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Simple Kibble.png Simple Kibble 5 0 0 0 0:04:00
Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus) 47 18 4 2 0:28:13
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus) 47 18 4 2 0:28:13
Soybean (Primitive Plus).png Soybean (Primitive Plus) 47 18 4 2 0:28:13
Dried Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Dried Wheat (Primitive Plus) 47 112 23 12 0:56:25
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 63 19 4 2 0:28:22
Berries.png Berries 94 18 4 2 0:28:13
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 69; Slingshot Hits × 28; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 8; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 5; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 4; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 2
Torpidity-depletion: 0.5 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:22:54
Triceratops.png Level 60 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Simple Kibble.png Simple Kibble 8 0 0 0 0:06:24
Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus) 75 66 14 7 0:45:01
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus) 75 66 14 7 0:45:01
Soybean (Primitive Plus).png Soybean (Primitive Plus) 75 66 14 7 0:45:01
Dried Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Dried Wheat (Primitive Plus) 75 252 53 27 1:30:01
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 100 66 14 7 0:45:01
Berries.png Berries 150 66 14 7 0:45:01
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 114; Slingshot Hits × 47; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 13; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 8; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 6; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 3
Torpidity-depletion: 0.66 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:29:05
Triceratops.png Level 90 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Simple Kibble.png Simple Kibble 11 0 0 0 0:08:48
Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus) 104 139 30 15 1:02:25
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus) 104 139 30 15 1:02:25
Soybean (Primitive Plus).png Soybean (Primitive Plus) 104 139 30 15 1:02:25
Dried Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Dried Wheat (Primitive Plus) 104 437 94 47 2:04:49
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 138 137 30 15 1:02:07
Berries.png Berries 207 137 30 15 1:02:07
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 159; Slingshot Hits × 65; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 18; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 11; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 8; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 4
Torpidity-depletion: 0.79 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:33:34
Triceratops.png Level 120 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Simple Kibble.png Simple Kibble 14 0 0 0 0:11:12
Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus) 132 226 49 25 1:19:13
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus) 132 226 49 25 1:19:13
Soybean (Primitive Plus).png Soybean (Primitive Plus) 132 226 49 25 1:19:13
Dried Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Dried Wheat (Primitive Plus) 132 650 141 71 2:38:25
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 175 224 49 25 1:18:46
Berries.png Berries 263 224 49 25 1:18:55
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 204; Slingshot Hits × 84; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 23; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 13; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 10; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 5
Torpidity-depletion: 0.92 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:37:06
Triceratops.png Level 150 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Simple Kibble.png Simple Kibble 16 0 0 0 0:12:48
Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus) 160 329 73 37 1:36:01
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus) 160 329 73 37 1:36:01
Soybean (Primitive Plus).png Soybean (Primitive Plus) 160 329 73 37 1:36:01
Dried Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Dried Wheat (Primitive Plus) 160 891 196 98 3:12:01
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 213 328 72 36 1:35:52
Berries.png Berries 319 327 72 36 1:35:43
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 249; Slingshot Hits × 102; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 28; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 16; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 12; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 6
Torpidity-depletion: 1.04 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:40:00

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  Simple Kibble: 1 ×  Cooked Fish Meat, 1 ×  Small Egg, 5 ×  Fiber, 5 ×  Mejoberry, 2 ×  Rockarrot, 1 ×  Water

Combat

This section describes how to fight against the Triceratops.

General

While it is not difficult to dodge the attack of a Trike, they deal significant damage, and the knock-back can deal additional fall damage if the player is knocked off of a hill. Oftentimes, beginning players attack out of familiarization with such an iconic dinosaur. This can lead to an early and embarrassing death.

Strategy

When attacked, a Trike will try to ram you with its horned head. Because it has the turning radius of an airplane, side stepping is your best friend here, especially if you are attacking with a spear. Quickly circle around the Trike, avoiding it’s head, while exposing its body. If you can circle fast enough it’s possible to avoid getting hit at all. (Doesn't work consistently enough to be listed. Highly impossible for a beginner.) The Trike has a chance of stunning you (whilst you are stunned you will move slower). Try to get on a high rock to stop it from hitting you.

Weaponry

It is entirely possible to bring down a Trike using only a melee weapon if the player is careful to avoid the head and stays near the Trike's side or behind. However, it is recommended to use a ranged weapon such as a bow. It is a good strategy to enrage the Trike from afar, using a ranged weapon. Finish it with powerful melee attacks. A powerful mount can also be used.

Dangers

Their headbash will knock you back, so try to avoid getting in front of them. Other Trikes nearby will also attack a player if a member of their species is hit nearby. If a player steals a wild Trike egg, the Trikes nearby will attack. Their attacks have a large AOE(Area Of Effect) and can send big groups of players or attacking dinosaurs flying back. This includes animals as big as, and possibly bigger than the parasaur, so always expect to be knocked back.

Running in a straight line either to escape or keeping a distance is a bad idea as well as it can charge and ram directly in front.

Weakness

Trikes have a large, slow turning radius, so outfoxing the Trike can be a viable strategy. They also have relatively low health and a tendency to get stuck in trees. Because a Trike will try to face its attacker it is easy to position some low level dinos behind it and make them attack it. When it tries to turn towards them, punch the trike and it will change targets again and again without ever actually attacking.

Utility

When near the presence of a threatening large carnivore, Triceratops receives a rivalry buff, affecting nearby tamed/wild Trikes and boosting their damage and health. Rivalry buff doesn't work on local host.

The following wild/enemy dinosaur triggers the buff

Roles

  • Transport: While slow, if one disregards it's charge attack, it has a very good base carrying capacity. Good for local transport, but may get stuck on trees or rocks when traveling through woods. Note that if you are riding the triceratops, you can simply attack the trees, knocking them down; also, a ridden trike's attack does no friendly fire damage, so you can also clear trees out of the way of other non-mounted pack dinos that are following you (Level up Speed, Stamina, and Weight).
  • Travelling: Thanks to the 2nd TLC patch, the Trike can cover great distances in a short amount of time thanks to its charge attack, allowing it to serve a role where the Trike couldn't before. Holding the ability until it fully fills the charge meter will give the most speed and time, and ultimately the most distance. Travelling like this is most well used in open areas where one can anticipate potential dangers before getting hit and having the charge meter reset, and where there is little chance of getting snagged up in rough terrain or rocks. Leveling  Movement Speed will also make its charge faster. Usually very little  Stamina is needed for this mode of transportation as the Trike regains stamina while building up the next charge.
  • Gatherer: Excellent for gathering berries, second only to a  Therizinosaur,  Bronto,  Stegosaurus or  Mammoth (Level up Melee Damage).
  • Battle mount: A decent battle mount for starters, as it can do some damage and knocks smaller opponents back (Increase Damage and Health), as well as having a swift charge attack that can stun and/or knock back enemies greatly and can blast through thatch structures in a way similar to the  Pachy. Its head shield can also take reduced damage from bullets and arrows. Do not underestimate its knockback, because if you can master it you will be able to kill way stronger dinos and suffer little to no damage, but it requires perfect timing between your attack and if needed, to walk forwards or backwards(best to practice with raptors). You can kill powerful creatures like an  Alpha Raptor in this way. (Quick note: While you can kill Alpha Raptors like that, if the trike runs out of stamina, it can knock itself out which is a death sentance to the trike and possibly survivor.) Also note that your charge meter for charging will be reset if the Trike is damaged so escape can be limited in case things get hairy. Overall, the Trike's accessibility as an early-game tame, projectile damage reducing head shield, decent health and damage, large carnivore buff, and charge attack makes it a good early-game tame.
  • Guardian: While most people think first and foremost of the swift, deadly carnivores in terms of protecting their property, the Triceratops is much easier to tame earlier in the game than even midsized carnivores. A pair or trio of Trikes can act as the core of a guard force that will keep your home and herds safe from common predators such as  Raptor,  Sarco and  Carnotaurus. Unlike most dinos, Trikes tend not to die when pursuing Sarcos and other semi-aquatic creatures into the water—their AoE lets them fend off multiple  Megapiranha (Level up Health and Melee Damage).
  • Protector: When being chased by wild predators, players may stand next to one and lure the predator to the Trike. Trike may kill the predator and left the corpse for harvest.
  • PvP Turret Soaker: The head of the Trike reduces damage by a significant amount. This can allow you to charge against a group of opposing  Turrets and absorb their bullets with extreme efficiency. Since Trikes are relatively easy to tame, have more speed compared to the  Carbonemys, and are much smaller than larger turret soakers such as  Brontosaurus and  Diplodocus, they are effective substitutes for a growing tribe that is willing to raid. This turret soaking capability is almost exactly the same as the  Pachyrhinosaurus.
  • Thatch Gatherer: Though it's normal attacks will gather decent amounts, one can use the Ram attack to break down trees and gather very large amounts of  Thatch in a short amount of time for a dino its size - without cluttering up its inventory with berries.

In Primitive Plus

  • Fresh Prime Ribs: Once killed, the trike will drop  Fresh Spare Ribs, which have similar taming efficiency as prime meat and can also be cooked and consumed.

Collectibles

Resource Efficiency
Berries.png Berries ★★★★★
Thatch.png Thatch ★★★★★
Cactus Sap.png Cactus Sap ★★★★☆
Rare Flower.png Rare Flower ★★☆☆☆
Rare Mushroom.png Rare Mushroom ★☆☆☆☆
Wood.png Wood ★☆☆☆☆
Use Ram attack for Thatch.

Spotlight

Notes/Trivia

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

  • Can collect berries, thatch, and smaller amounts of wood; collecting berries in this manner will yield extremely high amounts of berries compared to collecting them by hand. This makes it incredibly useful for feeding and taming other herbivores.
  • Its full name means "Spiky three-horned Face".
  • When dismounting, you will stand on the back of the trike. If you crouch, you can hide behind its large face plate for cover from attacks. It is also possible to shoot from the top of the trike while it fights. (Don't move or you may fall off.)
  • The Trike has a charge attack, although it differs from the  Woolly Rhino's in that it requires charging by holding the Right Mouse Button, rather than just sprinting. This was introduced in the TLC Pass #2 in 21 March.
  • It has a  Styracosaurus Costume which is based on the real life relative of the Triceratops, in which they share the same taxonomic family of Ceratopsidae. However the Styracosaurus was even more closely related to another Ceratopsian,  Pachyrhinosaurus.
    • This relates to the fact that in the dossier, Helena mentions that the creature has the 3 horns like a Triceratops but the horns around the edge of the frill like a Styracosaurus, hence its scientific name,Triceratops styrax.
  • The Player can use weapons while mounted on the back of the Trike.
  • When TLC 2 was first released, Aberrant Variant do not have a color region nor its mutated light region. This was fixed within two weeks after its release.
    • They do not appear to carry a "Rivalry" buff appearance either, even when in the presence of a large carnivore.
  • Oddly enough, while  Rock Drake,  Managarmr,  Megalosaurus,  Titans and  Allosaurus appear larger than Trikes and are also carnivores, they do not appear as a threat to them, hence the absence of the buff. And for some reason, if the  Titanosaur is in its presence, it will gain the buff.
  • Before Patch 296.101, Triceratops could sprint in ridiculous speed, this could be achieve by pressing W and ⇧ Shift while its charging attack is activated.
  • Rivalry buff doesn't work on local host.
  • Real Triceratops are generally agreed to have been a social species who lived in herds, though it could also be possible that some members would choose to live alone, like is seen in some herding species today. Ark's Triceratops also exhibit this behavior.
  • Many People think Trikes are undersized, but this is actually because most other dinosaurs are shown as larger species. Although it looks small compared to a player in first person, they actually did get the size right, same thing goes for the  Megalodon.
  • If Trike died while in charge mode, it can still damage other creatures once as a corpse.
  • An aggressive version of the Triceratops exists, which is the  Enraged Triceratops.
  • Triceratops is a very viable option if you choose to travel or scout with one tame. They can carry a good amount, repel just about every predator on land thanks to their good knockback and decent power, though large predators can be an issue, and can even scale mountain and hill sides with little trouble.
  • Tek Triceratops are not one of the creature released for Extinction Chronicles but rather for Genesis.
  • In the real world, some studies have suggested that the Triceratops may be infant or adolescent versions of the adult Torosaurus; this thesis gained some traction for a while but is no longer considered accurate, in part because of finds of immature Torosaurus fossils.
  • A bug exists where the Triceratops will no longer attack (neither player nor AI) with its default attack. This cannot be fixed by reloading into the game or restarting the server. However using a Cryopod will fix the problem.

Lore

  • There is an ARK: The Animated Series reveal of the Triceratops with a Nerva army saddle variant.
    • It can be inferred that the triceratops is one of the New Legion's main mounts since they compliment Nerva's strategies that are related to Roman battle formations with their frills as living shields.
    • Their herd behavior is akin to the overall behavior of a single Roman unit or legion.

Changelog

Patch Changes
172.5 Tweaked riding animation speeds for the Triceratops
174.2 Trike buffed to have 25% more  Health and 30% more  Melee Damage
228.2 Fixed Non-winter Trike spawns in the ARK: Winter Wonderland event
252.7 Herbivores buffed to have a 55% explosion resistance and a 65% fire resistance
252.8 Herbivore explosion resistance reduced from 55% to 40%
256.0 New sound effects for the Trike
259.0 Added damage scalers to the Trike to be more resistant to damage
261.0 Fix for Trike walking sound
263.0 Slight increase to Wild Trike  Damage
264.52 Slight decrease to saddle armor value for the Trike
275.0 Aberration Expansion Release Added  Aberrant Triceratops
279.22 TLC Phase 2 Receives a model update, animation update, texture update, and some new abilities:
  • Now has a ram attack that can be charged up. The longer it is charged, the faster the Trike can go. Hitting a target will temporarily cripple targets and small targets will be knocked away.
  • Added a  Rivalry buff that appears when near medium to large carnivores. The buff increases the Trike's  Health by 10%, slightly increases  Melee Damage, and slighlty decreases damage taken
285.104 Extinction Expansion Release Added the  Corrupted Triceratops and  Enraged Triceratops
289.100 Mesh Memory Optimizations for the Trike
292.100 Fixed infinite ramming bug
294.101 Speculative fix for the infinite ramming bug
306.41 Genesis: Part 1 Expansion Release Added the  X-Triceratops,  Alpha X-Triceratops, and  Tek Triceratops
312.35 Added TEK Trike to the array of creatures that can be recovered and released by a  Cryopod on the Genesis: Part 1 map
315.2 Added the TEK Trike to the core game so it can now be transferred

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