an image of the ARK: Survival Ascended creature/dinosaur Thorny Dragon
Knockout Tame
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Taming Calculator

See how long it takes to tame a Thorny Dragon, what food you need to tame it and how many extra levels you get after it is tamed.

The spawn map at the top shows where you can find and tame a Thorny Dragon.

Food Quantity (Current/Max)
Taming Time
Regular Kibble

Regular Kibble


98.5% 73 Lvl (223)

Raw Mutton

Raw Mutton


91.5% 68 Lvl (218)

Raw Prime Meat

Raw Prime Meat


87.7% 65 Lvl (215)

Cooked Lamb Chop

Cooked Lamb Chop


73.1% 54 Lvl (204)

Cooked Prime Meat

Cooked Prime Meat


61.2% 45 Lvl (195)

Raw Prime Fish Meat

Raw Prime Fish Meat


52.9% 39 Lvl (189)

Raw Meat

Raw Meat


39.9% 29 Lvl (179)

Cooked Prime Fish Meat

Cooked Prime Fish Meat


19.3% 14 Lvl (164)

Cooked Meat

Cooked Meat


14.2% 10 Lvl (160)

Cooked Fish Meat

Cooked Fish Meat


2.6% 1 Lvl (151)

Total Effectiveness


  1. Lvl 150

    Base Level

    Level Before Taming

  2. Lvl 223

    Tamed Level

    Level After Taming

  3. Lvl 296

    Max Level

    Fully Leveled

Total Tame Time

51 Minutes 9 Seconds

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Knockout Weapons

See how many arrows you need to knockout a Thorny Dragon in ARK, which kind of knockout weapons work on this dino, and if the dino has hit multipliers like the head or tail.

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Required Narcotics Per Type

This shows you how many narcotics, narcoberries, ascerbic mushrooms or bio toxin you need to keep a Thorny Dragon knocked out until the dino is tamed.

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Narcoberry IconNarcoberry

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Thorny Dragon Taming - Video Guide

Here is an additional short video guide on how to tame a Thorny Dragon.

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XP Per Kill

This ARK experience (XP) calculator shows you how many XP you get, if you kill a Thorny Dragon in ARK depending on the level of the dino.

Result XP


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ARK Egg & Breeding Calculator

ARK egg times, right temperatures, and breeding info for your dinos in ARK Survival Ascended with this egg and breeding calculator.

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Status: Juvenile

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Total Time: 4 Hours 52 Minutes 23 Seconds

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Time Left: 4 Hours 23 Minutes 9 Seconds

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    Mating - 0%

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    22 °C - 28 °C

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    71.6 °F - 71.6 °F

    ARK Ascended Time Remaining Icon

    29 Minutes 59 Seconds

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    The dino is inside an egg, needing specific conditions to incubate and hatch.

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    0% - 10%

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    29 Minutes 14 Seconds

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    The hatched dino, now a baby, needs constant attention and food directly placed in its inventory to survive, or a Maewing nearby to take care of its needs.

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    10% - 50%

    ARK Ascended Time Remaining Icon

    1 Hour 56 Minutes 57 Seconds

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    The dino matures into a juvenile stage, where it can now eat from a feeding trough, reducing the need for direct feeding.

  4. ARK Ascended Thorny Dragon Icon


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    50% - 100%

    ARK Ascended Time Remaining Icon

    2 Hours 26 Minutes 11 Seconds

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    As an adult, the dino requires less food than in its growth stages, becoming more self-sufficient and easier to maintain.

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ARK Dino Stats Calculator

See how much health, stamina, oxygen, food, weight, melee damage, speed or torpidity a Thorny Dragon has with this dino stats calculator.

StatBase (Level 1)Increase per Level (Wild)Increase per Level (Tamed)Rank
ARK Stat Health IconHealth260+52--
ARK Stat Stamina IconStamina350+35--
ARK Stat Oxygen IconOxygen150+15--
ARK Stat Food IconFood1200+120--
ARK Stat Weight IconWeight300+6--
ARK Stat Melee Damage IconMelee Damage100%---
ARK Stat Speed IconSpeed100%---
ARK Stat Torpidity IconTorpidity450---
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Carryable By

This is a list of dinos that can carry a Thorny Dragon in ARK.

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Can Carry

This is a list of dinos that a Thorny Dragon can carry in ARK.

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These are items that a Thorny Dragon drops on death in ARK as loot and resources.

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Fits Through

This is a list of where a Thorny Dragon can fit through.

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Weight Reduction

A Thorny Dragon got weight reduction for the following items and resources.

Thorny Dragon is a ARK: Survival Ascended creature that lives on the maps Scorched Earth, Extinction, Ragnarok, Crystal Isles, Lost Island, Fjordur, Genesis 2 and Genesis.This creature eats Regular Kibble , Raw Mutton, Raw Prime Meat, Cooked Lamb Chop, Cooked Prime Meat, Raw Prime Fish Meat, Raw Meat, Cooked Prime Fish Meat, Cooked Meat and Cooked Fish Meat.When killed, it drops the following resources: Keratin, Raw Meat and Hide.It can be immobilized by Chain Bola, Bear Trap, Large Bear Trap and Plant Species Y.It can be carried by Gigantopithecus, Karkinos, Procoptodon, Quetzal and Tusoteuthis.It reduces the weight of the following resources Wood by 50%, Fiber by 50%, Thatch by 50%, Stone by 50%.