The Oviraptor Philodator is a carnivorous egg stealing dinosaur from the late Cretaceous period that has a skittish temperament.
An Oviraptor while sneaky, is pretty clumsy and can often blow its cover by making a loud noise when it is about to flee as being threatened in any way will cause it to run away from danger.
These creatures can be seen walking around, supposedly searching for eggs that it can poach for a snack.
When approached by a human, these creatures will cry out and run as far as they can very quickly until they feel safe.
Tribes have been able to utilize this creatures affinity for eggs and a strange connection to breeding to make the egg layers and breeding tames become more efficient.
Despite being classified as a carnivore, these creatures prefer eggs above all kinds of food and can usually be seen trying to steal some off of other creatures and even tribes.
The Oviraptor is capable of releasing a pheromone that works as an aphrodisiac which causes creatures to lay more eggs and boosts the effectiveness of mammal breeding.
Although the Oviraptor is too small to fight or be ridden by survivors, they play a huge role when it comes to making creatures breed and produce eggs which tribes utilize for cooking food for themselves or kibble for taming.
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1) Oviraptor Buff
The Pheromone that Oviraptors release causes egg layers to lay eggs more frequently and for tames that are mating to have a more efficient session.
This is activated by setting the Oviraptor on wander and to avoid from losing it, you can trap it in a cage or structures.
2) Snatch Egg
Commanding an Oviraptor to attack an egg will send it to go grab the egg and safely bring it back to you at a quick pace.
Being a natural egg hunter, Oviraptors can steal eggs for tribes that need them when they do not have any creatures that can lay the eggs for them.
The Oviraptor highly impacts the rate at which eggs are dropped by tames, especially when mate boosted.
How to Tame Oviraptor?
Since the Oviraptor is very fast on its feet, it is advisable to use a bola before attempting to knock it out but using a strong taming weapon is capable of knocking these out with one hit.
Oviraptors will only eat eggs when being tamed and the bigger the egg, the better the taming efficiency.
- Gigantosaurus Egg
- Quetzal Egg
- Rex Egg
- Bronto Egg
- Carno Egg
- Archaeopteryx Egg
- Ankylosaurus Egg
- Oviraptor Egg
- Other Eggs
Oviraptors cannot be ridden by survivors and do not have any saddles that can be worn.
It is possible for two Oviraptors to mate, resulting in the female dropping a Fertilized Oviraptor Egg that can be identified by its green color with whitish grey spots on it.
Resources Harvested From Oviraptor Body
- Raw Meat
Oviraptor can usually be found in dark caves or abandoned ruins.
Maps where the Oviraptor spawns:
- The Island
- The Center
Oviraptor Spawn Location:
The following are spawn maps where the Oviraptor can be found
The Island: https://ark.gamepedia.com/Spawn_Map_(The_Island)
The Center: https://ark.gamepedia.com/Spawn_Map_(The_Center)
While the Oviraptor does not prove to do much in a fight or help in any other means, their ability to help produce eggs becomes very beneficial for tribes that aim to tame strong creatures as kibble is required for good taming efficiency.
Oviraptors do not pose a threat but tamed ones will attempt to fight back and most likely get killed which makes it much safer for them to be trapped somewhere instead.
Survivors that utilize the Oviraptor for its buff can end up with having some of the strongest tames later on since the kibble made from an abundant supply of eggs will not only speed up taming but also guarantee the creatures tamed remain at a higher level afterwards.