ARK Breeding Guide

Pointers and information for the players who want to breed on our Cluster.

Our Cluster is set up for Breeders to enjoy the experience of Breeding "That Ultimate Dino" that you've ever wanted. To help this along we have added this page and some pointers and links to videos to help the newly inspired breeder, or the 'Old Hand' breeders to get their "Dino Groove" on.

There is very little way that we as a cluster can get the stats online for the creatures, so in place of that we offer the following app that is useful for Breeding Plans. Ark Smart Breeding App: https://github.com/cadon/ARKStatsExtractor/tree/master

These are the Settings on Our Cluster, for the Smart Breeder App:

Here is the Manual for using the Ark Smart Breeder App. And a video or two to show how to use it: Ark Breeding || How To - Smart Breeding App || TimmyCarbine Ark Breeding || How To - Breed for Stats || TimmyCarbine

For those that are breeding and need the color chart that ark provides.

How to Breed Super Dinos

Selective mutation breeding / mutation stacking

  1. Breed a dinosaur that has the best stats that you can find. – the dinosaur has to have 0-19/20 mutation in his respective category, e.g. male 0-19/20 mutations on patrilineal side, female 0-19/20 mutations on matrilineal side,

  2. On our Servers FLYERS GET SPEED! So yes you need to breed speed into any creature you want to move fast. Speed is not wasted on a land dino either. Some like Raptors, Deinonychus are meant to be rapid riding creatures. Yes speed is wasted for many other creatures. To counter a stat gain in a stat not needed, breed a lvl. 1 creature with a "0" in the stat, into your stat stack.

  3. Get a breeding plan of 1 male and as many females as you can (the more the faster the whole process gets). – the dinos has to have 0-19/20 mutation in his respective category, e.g. male 0-19/20 mutations on patrilineal side, female 0-19/20 mutations on matrilineal side,

  4. Breed…a lot.

  5. Get a mutation in the stat you are looking for (e.g. HP), OR Get a mutation in the stat you are looking for (e.g. HP) on a baby that got the higher stat from parents.

  6. Breed your new mutation to a MALE dino.

  7. Swap your original male with the new mutated (e.g. HP) male dino.

  8. Repeat point 5B-7.

  9. Our servers are UNOfficials and our base Wild dino is 210. You will not need to worry that they will be deleted by the server if they go over lvl 450. You get more stats if you add levels manually because you get a % on the lvl up of tamed dinos rather the a flat value like in a mutation (99% sure)

  10. Stop if you reach 184 lvl in specific stat. – stat values are capped at 255 levels, 255-71=184, after that the stat resets - you get more stats if you add the level manually because you get a % on the level up of tamed dinos rather the a flat value like in a mutation (99% sure). Untested as of yet on our server cluster .. WE MAY BE ABLE TO GO HIGHER!

For this process it’s not important that after some time your male will have more then 20/20 mutations. As long as your female has 0-19/20 on the matrilineal side you can always get a mutation. The female dino provides a possible mutation and the male dino better stats.

Remember if both dinos have 20+/20 mutation in their respective side (male on patrilineal and female on matrilineal side) you can’t get a new mutation. So it’s pointless to try get a new mutation this way.

Mutation Mechanics

Mutation selection

When two Dinos breed, the offspring can have:

No mutations, selecting stats from the parents as normal, or A mutation does occur, meaning:

  • A random stat change, adding two wild levels to a random stat(not always visible because wild creatures don´t gain Movement Speed)

  • A random color change (not always visible because some creatures don´t use all color regions)

Stat selection

When an egg hatches, its stats are randomly selected from either parent, with a 55% chance to get the better of the two. Regardless of this though, a mutation from one parent can still affect a stat taken from the other. This means a Fully Mutated Dino (≥20/20 on both sides of inheritance) with higher stats bred with a Non-Fully Mutated Dino (≤19/20 on the respective gender's lineage) can still receive mutations on the stats from the Fully Mutated Parent, allowing you to further increase breeding potential. This is because the stats are chosen first, and then the mutations (if any are to occur), are selected and applied.

When a mutation does occur, a random level-able stat is chosen, and has two wild levels applied to it (a flat increase, compared to a Tamed Dino's percentage based increase). This means there is a chance that a mutation will occur, but be effectively lost due to the fact that levels placed into movement speed on a wild dino do not actually increase the movement speed.

Mutation counter

The Mutation counter is the number shown on your ancestry tree. This is represented by a 0/20 score at base and increases with concurrent breeding.

A +1 on the patrilineal/matrilineal side of the mutation counter is based on which parent the mutation "came" from, but for the purpose of advanced breeding it’s not too important.

The only important thing is that new mutations will not occur if the Parent Dino has 20+/20 inheritance from their respective gender's lineage.

This means that in order to breed new mutations, a Male Dino would need ≤19/20 mutations on only the patrilineal side, while a Female Dino would need ≤19/20 mutations on only the matrilineal side. (For example, a Male Dino with 12/20 patrilineal mutations and 20/20 matrilineal mutations would still be viable for breeding)

The counter on mutation inheritance works on its own accord, and does not actually show the actual number of mutations on a Dino. What the counter does do is take the sum of mutations of BOTH inheritances, adding them together and then placing them on the respective inheritance of the Parent Dino.

The Above Section on ""How to Breed Super Dinos" and "Mutation Mechanics" is in part from the ARK wiki, and edited to fit our server clusters Base stats.