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Alpha Saddle

In addition to the armor that Alpha saddles give, when worn by the creature, player will be able to craft any metal items in the creature's inventory. It also grants the empowered buff to the creature giving them bonus damage and XP gain.

You can get a higher tier (ascendant, mastercraft, etc.) Alpha saddles with higher armor as a drop from killing bosses.

Note: You will need an Alpha Saddle to ride an Alpha Direwolf.

Alpha Creature Engram Points for Saddle Level Unlock for Saddle Resources Required Workbench

Required?

Icon
Alpha Parasaur 9 15 Emerald x1

Fiber x150

Prime Chitin or Keratin x25

Prime Hide 120

No
Alpha Parasaur Saddle

Alpha Parasaur Saddle

Alpha

Carbonemys

12 15 Black Pearl x30

Fiber x285

Prime Hide x340

Sapphire x1

No
Alpha Carbonemys Saddle

Alpha Carbonemys Saddle Icon

Alpha

Iguanodon

12 25 Fiber x200

Prime Hide x160

Wood x60

No
Alpha Iguanodon Saddle

Alpha Iguanodon Saddle Icon

Alpha Raptor 9 25 Emerald x1

Fiber x195

Prime Chitin or Keratin x30

Prime Hide x165

No
Alpha Raptor Saddle

Alpha Raptor Saddle Icon

Alpha Hyaenodon 14 25 Fiber x465

Metal Ingot x60

Prime Hide x580

Sapphire x1

No
Alpha Hyaenodon Saddle

Alpha Hyaenodon Saddle Icon

Alpha Trike 12 30 Fiber x240

Prime Chitin or Keratin x40

Prime Hide x210

Sapphire x1

No
Alpha Trike Saddle

Alpha Trike Saddle Icon

Alpha Terror Bird 15 40 Emerald x1

Fiber x195

Prime Chitin or Keratin x30

Prime Hide x165

Yes
Alpha Terror Bird Saddle

Alpha Terror Bird Saddle

Alpha Stego 15 45 Fiber x330

Prime Chitin or Keratin x55

Prime Hide x300

Sapphire x1

Yes
Alpha Stego Saddle

Alpha Stego Saddle Icon

Alpha Doedicurus 20 45 Fiber x330

Metal Ingot x15

Prime Blood x25

Prime Hide x300

Ruby x1

Yes
Alpha Doedicurus Saddle

Alpha Doedicurus Saddle Icon

Alpha Pteranodon 15 55 Emerald x1

Fiber x340

Prime Chitin or Keratin x115

Prime Hide x345

Yes
Alpha Pteranodon Saddle

Alpha Pteranodon Saddle Icon

Alpha Sarco 15 55 Emerald x1

Fiber x225

Prime Blood x30

Prime Hide x345

Yes
Alpha Sarco Saddle

Alpha Sarco Saddle Icon

Alpha Dire Bear 24 55 Fiber x390

Prime Blood x150

Prime Hide x450

Sapphire x1

Yes
Alpha Dire Bear Saddle

Alpha Dire Bear Saddle Icon

Alpha Dunkleosteus 20 60 Fiber x440

Metal Ingot x240

Prime Blood x180

Prime Hide x450

Sapphire x1

Yes
Alpha Dunkleosteus Saddle

Alpha Dunkleosteus Saddle

Alpha Ankylo 18 60 Fiber x420

Metal Ingot x30

Prime Hide x390

Sapphire x1

Yes
Alpha Ankylo Saddle

Alpha Ankylo Saddle Icon

Alpha Thorny Dragon 18 60 Emerald x1

Fiber x225

Metal Ingot x105

Prime Blood x130

Prime Hide x405

Wood x375

Yes
Alpha Thorny Dragon Saddle

Alpha Thorny Dragon Saddle

Alpha Kaprosuchus 28 60 Fiber x360

Prime Chitin or Keratin x100

Prime Hide x250

Sapphire x1

Yes
Alpha Kaprosuchus Saddle

Alpha Kaprosuchus Saddle Icon

Alpha Mammoth 18 60 Fiber x420

Metal Ingot x30

Prime Hide x390

Ruby x1

Yes
Alpha Mammoth Saddle

Alpha Mammoth Saddle Icon

Alpha Baryonyx 24 65 Fiber x1050

Hide x340

Metal Ingot x75

Sapphire x1

Yes
Alpha Baryonyx Saddle

Alpha Baryonyx Saddle Icon

Alpha Megalodon 18 70 Fiber x465

Prime Blood x45

Prime Hide x435

Sapphire x1

Yes
Alpha Megalodon Saddle

Alpha Megalodon Saddle Icon

Alpha Sabertooth 18 70 Emerald x1

Fiber x465

Metal Ingot x60

Prime Hide x435

Yes
Alpha Sabertooth Saddle

Alpha Sabertooth Saddle Icon

Alpha Direwolf 18 70 Emerald x1

Fiber x465

Metal Ingot x60

Prime Hide x435

Yes
Alpha Direwolf Saddle

Alpha Direwolf Saddle Icon

Alpha Rhino 24 70 Fiber x390

Metal Ingot x180

Prime Blood x150

Prime Hide x375

Sapphire x1

Yes
Alpha Rhino Saddle

Alpha Rhino Saddle Icon

Alpha Ravager 20 70 Fiber x375 Yes
Alpha Ravager Saddle

Alpha Ravager Saddle Icon

Alpha Mantis 18 75 Emerald x1

Fiber x225

Metal Ingot x105

Prime Hide x180

Yes
Alpha Mantis Saddle

Alpha Mantis Saddle Icon

Alpha Carno 21 75 Fiber x510

Metal Ingot x90

Prime Hide x480

Sapphire x1

Yes
Alpha Carno Saddle

Alpha Carno Saddle Icon

Alpha Allosaurus 35 75 Fiber x510

Metal Ingot x90

Prime Hide x480

Sapphire x1

Yes
Alpha Allosaurus Saddle

Alpha Allosaurus Saddle Icon

Alpha Chalicotherium 30 75 Fiber x440

Metal Ingot x135

Prime Hide x400

Sapphire x1

Yes
Alpha Chalicotherium Saddle

Alpha Chalicotherium Saddle Icon

Alpha Thylacoleo 18 75 Fiber x465

Metal Ingot x60

Prime Hide x435

Sapphire x1

Yes
Alpha Thylacoleo Saddle

Alpha Thylacoleo Saddle Icon

Alpha Daeodon 24 85 Fiber x465

Metal Ingot x60

Prime Hide x580

Sapphire x1

Yes
Alpha Daeodon Saddle

Alpha Daeodon Saddle Icon

Alpha Argentavis 21 85 Fiber x540

Prime Chitin or Keratin x225

Prime Hide x525

Sapphire x1

Yes
Alpha Argentavis Saddle

Alpha Argentavis Saddle Icon

Alpha Bronto 21 85 Amethyst x1

Fiber x555

Metal Ingot x120

Prime Hide x525

Yes
Alpha Bronto Saddle

Alpha Bronto Saddle Icon

Alpha DodoRexy 40 90 Black Pearl x135

Fiber x600

Metal Ingot x90

Prime Hide x630

Ruby x3

Yes
Alpha DodoRexy Saddle

Alpha DodoRexy Saddle Icon

Alpha Wyvern 40 90 Black Pearl x270

Fiber x1200

Metal Ingot x90

Prime Hide x630

Ruby x3

Yes
Alpha Wyvern Saddle

Alpha Wyvern Saddle Icon

Alpha Therizinosaurus 40 90 Fiber x480

Metal Ingot x165

Prime Chitin or Keratin x180

Prime Hide x430

Ruby x1

Yes
Alpha Therizinosaurus Saddle

Alpha Therizinosaurus Saddle Icon

Alpha Rex 40 90 Fiber x600

Metal Ingot x150

Prime Hide x570

Ruby x1

Yes
Alpha Rex Saddle

Alpha Rex Saddle Icon

Alpha Spino 40 90 Black Pearl x40

Fiber x600

Prime Blood x65

Prime Hide x570

Ruby x1

Yes
Alpha Spino Saddle

Alpha Spino Saddle Icon

Alpha Quetz 44 90 Black Pearl x130

Fiber x1500

Prime Blood x150

Prime Hide x1125

Ruby x1

Yes
Alpha Quetz Saddle

Alpha Quetz Saddle Icon

Alpha Karkinos 28 95 Blue Gem x80

Fiber x675

Fungal Wood x600

Prime Hide x255

Ruby x1

Yes
Alpha Karkinos Saddle

Alpha Karkinos Saddle Icon

Alpha Plesiosaur 40 100 Amethyst x1

Black Pearl x60

Fiber x750

Prime Blood x100

Prime Hide x600

Yes
Alpha Plesiosaur Saddle

Alpha Plesiosaur Saddle Icon

Alpha Tusoteuthis 40 100 Amethyst x1

Fiber x2385

Metal Ingot x70

Prime Blood x70

Prime Hide x480

Yes
Alpha Tusoteuthis Saddle

Alpha Tusoteuthis Saddle Icon

Alpha Megalosaurus 50 105 Fiber x510

Metal Ingot x90

Prime Hide x480

Ruby x1

Yes
Alpha Megalosaurus Saddle

Alpha Megalosaurus Saddle Icon

Alpha Mosasaur 60 115 Amethyst x1

Black Pearl x150

Fiber x1800

Metal Ingot x1200

Prime Blood x210

Prime Hide x1200

Yes
Alpha Mosasaur Saddle

Alpha Mosasaur Saddle Icon

Alpha Rock Drake 26 115 Fiber x675

Metal Ingot x375

Prime Hide x525

Red Gem x85

Ruby x1

Yes
Alpha Rock Drake Saddle

Alpha Rock Drake Saddle Icon

Alpha Yutyrannus 50 120 Black Pearl x125

Fiber x1050

Metal Ingot x270

Prime Hide x650

Ruby x1

Yes
Alpha Yutyrannus Saddle

Alpha Yutyrannus Saddle Icon

Alpha Basilisk 28 125 Black Pearl x170

Fiber x450

Green Gem x45

Metal Ingot x1275

Prime Hide x405

Ruby x1

Yes
Alpha Basilisk Saddle

Alpha Basilisk Saddle Icon

Alpha Mosasaur (Platform) 80 130 Amethyst x3

Black Pearl x480

Fiber x2160

Metal Ingot x360

Prime Blood x270

Prime Hide x1440

Yes
Alpha Mosasaur Platform Saddle

Alpha Mosasaur Platform Saddle Icon

Alpha Giganotosaurus 75 130 Alpha Giga Skull x1

Amethyst x3

Fiber x1400

Giga Eye x6

Giga Heart x4

Metal Ingot x480

Prime Hide x1360

Yes
Alpha Giganotosaurus Saddle

Alpha Giganotosaurus Saddle Icon

Saddle Flags

These can only be obtained from loot, but are completely colorable and can be mounted on the saddle of your tamed Alpha creature.

Note: They are only mountable on Alpha saddles.

Uber (Boss Tier) Saddle

Uber Saddles are required to tame the ARKs Boss Creatures and can be unlocked through the Engram System for 75 points each at Level 130.

Boss Saddles CANNOT be removed from Boss Creatures once equipped, so it may be wise to choose the best available creature to tame. If the Boss is uploaded to the ARK (Requires Uploading in Server Settings), the saddle is destroyed and a new one must be crafted.

All Boss Saddles require an "Essence" and "Matrix" of the selected creature. These essences can be recovered from the corpse of a dead boss and the Matrix can be earned by collecting specific artifacts and crafting it. Both the Matrix and Saddle can only be crafted at the TEK Originator (Originator is earned from killing any Boss Creature)

Boss Name Resources Required to Craft Icon
Araneo Broodmother Basilosaurus Blubber x5

Black Pearl x500

Broodmother Essence x1

Broodmother Matrix 1

Diamond x3

Fiber x4000

Megalania Toxin x5

Prime Chitin or Keratin x800

Prime Pelt x2000

Broodmother Saddle

Broodmother Saddle Icon

DodoRex Black Pearl x500

Diamond x3

DodoBeast Feather x5

DodoRex Essence x1

DodoRex Matrix x1

Fiber x4000

Fire Talon x5

Prime Blood x800

Prime Pelt x2000

DodoRex Saddle

DodoRex Saddle Icon

DodoWyvern Black Pearl x500

Diamond x3

DodoWyvern Matrix x1

DodoBeast Feather x5

DodoWyvern Essence x1

Fiber x4000

Fire Talon x5

Prime Blood x800

Prime Pelt x1000

Sulfur x1000

DodoWyvern Saddle

DodoWyvern Saddle Icon

Dragon Diamond x3

Dragon Essence x1

Dragon Matrix x1

Fiber x4000

Giganotosaurus Heart x5

Prime Blood x800

Prime Hide x2000

Sulfur x2000

Yutyrannus Lungs x5

Dragon Saddle

Dragon Saddle Icon

Manticore Allosaurus Brain x5

Black Pearl x500

Diamond x3

Manticore Essence x1

Manticore Matrix x1

Poison Talon x5

Prime Blood x800

Prime Hide x2000

Manticore Saddle

Manticore Saddle Icon

Megapithicus Black Pearl x500

Diamond x3

Fiber x4000

Gorilla Matrix x1

Megapithicus Essence x1

Prime Blood x800

Prime Pelt x2000

RhesusBeast Blood x5

Megapithicus Saddle

Megapithicus Saddle Icon

Improved Boss Saddles

Boss Saddles can also be upgraded to increase their bonuses, such as a faster EXP gain, increased damage and resistances as-well as increased Torpor Reduction. Crafting these saddles however, take even more resources and time, but the payoff is well worth it! To craft these saddles, a blueprint is dropped upon death of a boss, so it is wise to work on it early if possible.

Beware though! A Boss Saddle cannot be removed once placed on a boss, so if you place a basic saddle on a creature, you won't be able to use it as a crafting ingredient for the upgraded saddle. Saddles can be claimed back upon the creatures death, so some survivors may be able to murder their own animal to obtain the saddle and then use that for a higher, better tame.

Boss Name Saddle Requirements Icon
Araneo Broodmother Black Pearl x2000

Broodmother Essence x5

Broodmother Saddle x1

Diamond x10

Prime Blood x500

Prime Hide x2000

Improved Broodmother Saddle
DodoRex Black Pearl x2000

Diamond x10

DodoBeast Feather x5

DodoRex Essence x5

DodoRex Saddle x1

Prime Blood x500

Prime Hide x2000

Improved DodoRex Saddle
DodoWyvern Black Pearl x2000

Diamond x10

DodoWyvern Saddle x1

DodoBeast Feather x5

DodoWyvern Essence x5

Prime Blood x500

Prime Hide x2000

Improved DodoWyvern Saddle
Dragon Black Pearl x2000

Diamond x10

Dragon Essence x5

Dragon Saddle x1

Prime Blood x500

Prime Hide x2000

Improved Dragon Saddle
Manticore <Requirements Missing> <Icon Missing>
Megapithicus Black Pearl x2000

Diamond x10

Megapithicus Essence x5

Megapithicus Saddle x1

Prime Blood x500

Prime Hide x2000

RhesusBeast Blood x5

Improved Megapithicus Saddle