Tropeognathus Saddle

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Tropeognathus Saddle
Tropeognathus Saddle.png

Equip a Tropeognathus with this to ride it. Saddle is mounted with a cannon that fires grenades and a gasoline-powered jet engine.

Armor rating
Stack size
Added in
Spawn Command
cheat gfi TropeSaddle 1 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Tropeognathus/PrimalItemArmor_TropeSaddle.PrimalItemArmor_TropeSaddle'" 1 0 0
Required level
Engram points
21 EP
Crafting XP
88.8 XP
Crafting time
Required stations

The Tropeognathus Saddle is a saddle used to ride a  Tropeognathus in  ARK: Survival Evolved. Unlike all other non-Tek Saddles in the game, this saddle comes equipped with weaponry in the form of a flak cannon mounted on its back, and a jet engine on the rear.


When mounted, the Jet can be activated which will require  Gasoline to be placed into the Tropeo's inventory. Once the jet has been activated, it has 3 different speed settings which consume more gasoline with their scaling speed. During the Jet's duration, the Tropeo can also perform a barrel-roll maneuver to evade attackers or to rapidly change direction mid-flight.

As long as the Jet is activated, the flak cannon can be activated as well. It can only be used when the jet is on and will automatically turn back off when the jet turns off. The flak cannon uses  Grenade as ammo and deals 450 damage against flyers on direct hit, which must be placed in the Tropeo's inventory.



  • The armor does actually NOT scale with  Blueprint quality, but the damage dealt by the flak cannon does. The damage seems to cap at 500% damage on single player, which means it deals a maximum of 2,250 damage on direct hits. The damage cap on official server appears to be 369.3%, which means it deals a maximum of roughly 1,662 damage on direct hits.
  • High-quality saddles, both by blueprint and item, can be found in deep sea loot crates (or the desert crates on Ragnarok.) They can also be found as Genesis mission rewards.
  • When used with the jet, the speed bypasses the sped up flying speed of both  Wyvern and  Pteranodon, even  Crystal Wyvern, its speed is on par with  Griffin.
  • The Tropeognathus Saddle is the first saddle to be craftable in a  Fabricator.


Patch  ARK: Survival Evolved Changes
311.74 Tropeognathus Saddle is added to the game.
319.14 Fixed a bug where a mounted rider could be killed after removing a Trope saddle.
329.51 Tropeo saddle was readded to crafting stations.