Ark Argentavis Guide (How to Tame, Drops, Food, Location…)

Ark Argentavis

The Argentavis Atrocollum is a carnivorous flying creature from the late Miocene period that is short-tempered.

Resembling a large eagle, the Argentavis has similar traits and can take out both land and air creatures with ease using its razor-sharp talons.

Argentavis are natural predators but do posses the feeding habits of a carrion feeder and will attempt to snack on dead bodies or seek out prey if any get near it.

Survivors need to take caution when there are Argentavis nearby as they are likely to be attacked should one get noticed by the large flying predators.

A tamed Argentavis will prove to be a powerful mount with the benefit of having traits that improve its survivability, making them good for both starting and experienced tribes.

Dossier

Dossier Summary

Argentavis reign over several creatures, especially other flyers and will engage anything that it feels like attacking, including survivors and any creatures that attempt to rival it.

An Argentavis is capable of not only carrying creatures with its talons but due to the strength of its neck, it is capable of carrying a second creature with its beak.

While not the fastest flyers around, Argentavis have a large amount of stamina and can last long in battle with the bonus of being able to heal quickly after consuming corpses.

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Abilities

1) Grab

With its large talons, the Argentavis is able to pick up small creatures as well as certain medium sized ones.

Default Controls:

  • RMB (for PC)
  • LT (for Xbox)
  • L2 (for PS4)

Due to the strength of its neck, it may also use its beak to pick up an additional small creature.

Default Controls:

  • C (for PC)
  • Hold Right Analog (for Xbox)
  • Hold Right Analog (for PS4)

2) Health Regeneration (Passive)

Due to its carrion feeder traits, the Argentavis gets a boost in health regeneration after eating a dead creature or survivor.

Uses

Scout

While not the fastest of flying creatures, the Argentavis has a good amount of stamina that allows it to fly for a longer duration, making it decent for scouting.

Transportation

The Argentavis is capable of carrying a survivor or creature ranged from small to medium in size with the addition of another small creature to be carried with its beak.

The Argentavis also has a better weight capacity than most flyers and can handle the storage of items and can be grappled by players who wish to stay attached for means of being transported or when taming other flying creatures.

Aerial Fighter

The Argentavis has a higher health pool than most flyers and can deal a substantial amount of damage with fast attacks using its talons, making it sufficient for aerial battles.

Grabber

While the Argentavis can be used to transport tribemates and tames, they can also be used to snatch up to two enemies and even their tames.

Argentavis can attack creatures they have snatched and can eventually kill them or simply drop them to their death.

Taming Mount

With its ability to pick up creatures (including wild ones), the Argentavis can pick them up and hold them in the air while another tribe member fires at it until the wild creature is knocked out.

How to Tame Argentavis?

When it comes to taming an Argentavis, survivors may have a hard time due to the speed as well as the angle of which they can attack and making a trap is highly advised.

Making a trap using dinosaur gateways with gates on each end will ensure that the Argentavis will be easily shot at and will not be able to escape when torpor rises.

Simply lead an Argentavis into the trap and slip out from the side to rush to the other side and close the gate so you and your tribe may begin shooting at it.

Food

Kibble

  • Superior Kibble

Other Food

  • Raw Mutton
  • Cooked Lamb Chop
  • Raw Prime Meat
  • Cooked Prime Meat
  • Raw Prime Fish Meat
  • Raw Meat
  • Cooked Prime Fish Meat
  • Cooked Meat
  • Raw Fish Meat
  • Cooked Fish Meat

Saddle

Argentavis Saddle

Argentavis Saddle crafting resources:

  • 185 × Fiber
  • 350 × Hide
  • 150 x Chitin/Keratin

Breeding

Egg

Two Argentavis can mate, resulting in the female dropping a Fertilized Argentavis Egg that is distinguished by its blue color with white spots.

Drops

Resources Harvested From Dimorphodon Body

  • Hide
  • Raw Meat
  • Raw Prime Meat

Special Drops

  • Argentavis Talon

Location

There are several areas where Argentavis can be found such as around mountains or near jungles.

Maps where Argentavis spawn:

  • The Island
  • The Center
  • Scorched Earth
  • Ragnarok
  • Extinction
  • Valguero

Argentavis Spawn Location:

The following are spawn maps where the Argentavis can be found

The Island https://ark.gamepedia.com/Spawn_Map_(The_Island)

The Center https://ark.gamepedia.com/Spawn_Map_(The_Center)

Scorched Earth https://ark.gamepedia.com/Spawn_Map_(Scorched_Earth)

Ragnarok https://ark.gamepedia.com/Spawn_Map_(Ragnarok)

Extinction https://ark.gamepedia.com/Spawn_Map_(Extinction)

Overview

Argentavis may not be the first choice of a tame when a flyer is needed due to the resources it requires to craft its saddle when starting out but should one be able to tame one and craft a saddle early on, they will have gained a good advantage due to the offense provided as well as carrying capacity.

When it comes to aerial combat, the Argentavis is capable of attacking repeatedly with its talons, dealing a lot of damage within mere seconds.

These creatures are considered one of the scariest predators that can fly due to their sheer strength and their relentless attitude when it comes to attacking their prey.

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