[Top 15] Ark Survival Evolved Best Dinos (2022 Edition)

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15. Shinehorn

The Shinehorn is not only the most adorable creature but also a valuable tame. Its glowing horns can guide you in the darkness, so it’s especially useful when you are exploring new territories on the map. The sunset might catch you unready, or a challenging cave might stand ahead of you. And because caves were mentioned, these sweet creatures can even keep nameless away and warn you about dangerous dinosaurs around. 

Why is the Shinehorn great:

  • You can keep it on your shoulder 
  • It is an amazing radar for powerful creatures that are nearby
  • No one can resist its adorable face 
  • It can guide your way in the darkness
  • Scares nameless and reapers 

Shinehorn details: https://ark.fandom.com/wiki/Shinehorn 

How to get the Shinehorn: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDniXjs7vEI&ab_channel=nooblets.com 

14. Mammoth 

This large and majestic creature is a formidable wood gatherer that can be found in snowy areas. Besides its gathering skills, the Mammoth is a great tank that can absorb an incredible amount of damage. Compared to other tanks, it is considerably faster and it makes your life easier when it comes to traveling. It can be equipped with a special saddle over its fur, allowing the support of a platform and even of turrets. Moreover, it is one of the few creatures that can gather thatch efficiently. 

Why the Mammoth is great: 

  • It can support Turrets 
  • Best gatherer for both thatch and wood 
  • If it’s ridden by a skilled player, the war drum from its saddle can be used for a buff when attacking other tribes
  • It deals considerable damage 

Mammoth details: https://ark.fandom.com/wiki/Mammoth 

How to get the Mammoth: 


13. Castoroides 

Castoroides are giant beavers that will conquer your heart in the long run. Their most valuable ability is building dams that contain incredible resources for you. Some examples are  Wood,  Cementing Paste,  Rare Flower,  Rare mushrooms, and even  Silica Pearls. These creatures love superior kibble, fresh wheat, and fresh barley, so make sure to bring a few when you want to tame one. And it is not even that hard to tame. All you need to knock down a 75 level Castoroid is 9 tranq arrows. 

Why is the Castoroides great: 

  • It is the best transporter for wood, thatch, fiber, and stone, with a 50% weight reduction
  • The Castoroides is a deep-sea diver 
  • Considerable fighting abilities and stats
  • Its saddle can be used as Smithy 

Castoroides details: https://ark.fandom.com/wiki/Castoroides 

How to get the Castoroides: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yH8b6NM16Kw&ab_channel=Sethum 

12. Triceratops

The triceratops is a great early-mid game tame for everyone. It’s a slow herbivore with huge horns and a scary, protective plating surrounding its head. Despite his sluggish pace, it has decent health and damage input, making it a rewarding tame. Not only that, but it is also an amazing berry gatherer, which you’ll need lots of throughout the game.

Why is the Triceratops great:

  • Easy to tame 
  • Great berry harvester
  • Decent health and damage 
  • Charge ability

Triceratops details: https://ark.fandom.com/wiki/Triceratops 

How to get the Triceratops: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzUl7h8b0Zo&ab_channel=Tecorsuh

11. Carnotaurus 

The Carnotaurus surely deserves its place on this list. It is a theropod, related to the Tyrannosaurus that has some distinctive features. If you think about taming this creature, consider getting some regular kibble, raw mutton, or raw prime meat. It will make your life much easier. This creature has impressive base damage, perfect for hunting and an excellent speed, outrunning even a Raptor. 

Why is Carnotaurus great: 

  • Can be used as an amazing hunter because of its speed
  • It will guard your base with loyalty 
  • The Carno is the perfect leech hunter, because of its structure
  • Great for exploring caves 

Carnotaurus details: https://ark.fandom.com/wiki/Carnotaurus 

How to get the Carnotaurus: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2xfArUBSDg&ab_channel=PhlingerPhoo 

10. Beelzebufo

The Beelzebufo is basically a huge frog that is usually being found in the swamp biome. It’s not that hard to tame this amphibian, but the biome itself is a bit dangerous, making this a medium difficulty tame. Besides the fact that you can jump around on top of this frog, you can also gather lots of chitin and cementing paste, making it a great tame to have around.

Why is the Beelzebufo great:

  • Jump around
  • Great chitin harvester
  • Great cementing paste harvester 

Beelzebufo details: https://ark.fandom.com/wiki/Beelzebufo

How to get the Beelzebufo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5YqbSSoOdc&ab_channel=Sethum

9. Brontosaurus 

Why does everyone simply love Brontos? Because of their size. These enormous dinosaurs are the best harvesters when it comes to berries, thatch, and Plant Species X seeds. The one weakness that you’ll have to take into consideration is their speed. As large creatures, they are also slow. However, they have the second-highest Health pool when compared to other herbivores, and their attack is surprisingly powerful, excelling in range. 

Why is the Brontosaurus great:

  • Excellent gatherer for berries and thatch 
  • Can be equipped with a platform saddle 
  • Amazing for guarding walls on PVP 
  • Impressive carrying capacity, great for transport

Brontosaurus details: https://ark.fandom.com/wiki/Brontosaurus 

How to get the Brontosaurus: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USkBnyP5-Us&ab_channel=PhlingerPhoo 

8. Tusoteuthis

The Tusoteuthis, or simply “Tuso” is an end-game underwater creature that is very useful to have from time to time. Despite it being quite difficult to get tamed, the benefits of having one are amazing. “High risk, high reward” - this creature has a great ability to grab and carry large creatures underwater. Overall, a great defensive and offensive creature for aquatic missions.

Why is the Tusoteuthis great:

  • The ability to grab and carry creatures underwater
  • Great for underwater defenses
  • Amazing damage

Tusoteuthis details: https://ark.fandom.com/wiki/Tusoteuthis

How to get the Tusoteuthis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mYvz3DgACw&ab_channel=nooblets.com

7. Snow Owl 

This fantasy creature makes everyone fall in love. It’s not just its gorgeous aspect that attracts the players into taming it. The qualities and advantages that it offers make this bird truly worth the effort. It is an aggressive carnivore, so taming it won’t be a piece of cake. Bring with you some Superior kibble, raw mutton, or raw prime meat to enhance your chances of earning its trust. One amazing ability that puts it high on the list of the best dinosaurs in Ark is its healing powers. It can free itself, as well as other creatures, and regenerate health at the same time. 

Why is the Snow Owl great: 

  • It can heal other tames 
  • Great for travel
  • It can help you tame other creatures
  • Has similar combat abilities to the Argentavis, so it can use gliding 

Snow Owl details: https://ark.fandom.com/wiki/Snow_Owl 

How to get the Snow Owl: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7INk7sfLe9c&ab_channel=PhlingerPhoo 

6. Doedicurus

The Doedicurus is a medium-sized armadillo that has a mace for a tail. It’s a fairly easy creature to tame, meaning that you don’t really have a lot to lose. This creature is the best stone gatherer in the game. You’ll need this material throughout the whole game, in huge quantities, so better go get one of these guys. Oh, and did I mention it has a rolling ability? Well, it does!

Why is the Doedicurus great:

  • The ability to roll
  • Best stone gatherer
  • Decent health
  • Easy to tame

Doedicurus details: https://ark.fandom.com/wiki/Doedicurus

How to get the Doedicurus: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMvRnK-R-ec&t=1s&ab_channel=LuckyShot

5. Therizinosaurus 

As we reach the top 5 of the best dinosaurs in Ark Survival Evolved, harvesting skills must be taken into consideration, besides the usual combat abilities. The Theri can be tamed using Exceptional kibble, fresh barley, or fresh wheat, preferably. It is famous for its gathering skills, having an exceptional rate of harvesting almost any resource available in Ark. It even has different harvesting mods that you can try.  

Why is the Therizinosaurus great: 

  • It has a bite attack that is perfect for gathering berries 
  • When set to wander, this dinosaur will continue harvesting various resources on its own 
  • It is a decent travel mount 
  • With its power harvest, it can collect an impressive amount and variety of materials 

Therizinosaurus details: https://ark.fandom.com/wiki/Therizinosaur 

How to get the Therizinosaurus: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNkecAANGkY&t=1s&ab_channel=PhlingerPhoo 

4. Ankylosaurus

The Ankylosaurus is one of the most iconic dinos on the isle. Everyone has heard of it. This spiky boy has huge sharp bones on its back and a huge mace for a tail. This is a must for every small or alpha tribe, as it is the best metal gatherer on the isle. Keep in mind that metal is sometimes a pain to get, meaning that this dino will be a great relief for you.

Why is the Ankylosaurus great:

  • Best metal gatherer
  • Great health    
  • Great damage
  • Decent taming difficulty

Ankylosaurus details: https://ark.fandom.com/wiki/Ankylosaurus

How to get the Ankylosaurus: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3yOiyYe2RI&ab_channel=Tecorsuh

3. Tyrannosaurus

The Rex is one of the most famous dinosaurs, not only in Ark Survival Evolved but all over the media. It is one of the best predators, due to both its size and its abilities. Unfortunately, it is one of the most difficult dinosaurs to breed in captivity, but taming always remains a solution. Its preferred food includes exceptional kibble, raw mutton, cooked lamp chop, and raw prime meat. Combined with the right weapons, these will ensure your success. The Rex can be used as intimidation tame, due to its high volume roar and impressive appearance. However, it holds much more incredible abilities. 

Why is the Rex great:

  • High damage and health 
  • Good carrying weight, suitable for transporting materials 
  • Great against bosses 
  • Can be used as a tank
  • Incredible hunter and meat harvester 

Rex details: https://ark.fandom.com/wiki/Rex 

How to get the Rex: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhdYqeSLWGk&ab_channel=Tecorsuh


2. Argentavis

This creature is the best mid-late game flying-dino by far. Despite the fact that it’s slower than the Ptera, this guy has huge weight capacity, great health, and even greater damage output. If you tame an Argentavis (which is not that hard to get accomplished, you can find them in most rocky areas) you will have no problem transporting stuff and moving around, while also being protected

Why is the Argentavis great:

  • Decent taming difficulty    
  • Great health    
  • Great damage
  • Amazing weight
  • Flying creature
  • Ability to carry small-medium sized creatures in its claws

Argentavis details: https://ark.fandom.com/wiki/Argentavis

How to get the Argentavis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQGgc9NQ3Sw&ab_channel=Tecorsuh

1. Giganotosaurus

This enormous carnivore is the most wanted tame out there. No one will dare to start a combat with a Giga, as it will kill anything and anyone that stands in its way. A hoard of Gigas can even take down a Titan, so that should be enough to convince anyone to avoid a battle with it. It is the best meat gatherer in the entire game, with a 100% efficiency rate for Raw Prime Meat and Prime Meat. All in all, a Giga really seems undefeatable. 

Why is the Giganotosaurus great: 

  • Amazing strength, suitable for hunting Alphas 
  • It can defend you against the Rock Elemental 
  • The best meat farmer in the game 
  • It is a great tank, with high base damage 
  • The Giga is the best guardian for any base 

Giganotosaurus details: https://ark.fandom.com/wiki/Giganotosaurus 

How to get the Giganotosaurus: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3agZEIq0kY&ab_channel=Tecorsuh 

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