Ark Thorny Dragon (How to Tame, Drops, Food, Location…)

Ark Thorny Dragon

Moloch Sagittarius an aggressive carnivorous reptile that was first seen during the Holocene epoch.

The Thorny Dragon is a large scaly lizard-like creature that has quills or spikes like a porcupine that it can fling at their enemies.

Thorny Dragons are cautious creatures when approached by other dinos in the wild but will attack other creatures when they need to feed.

Upon noticing smaller creatures or humans that it sees as a threat or prey for making a meal out of, the Thorny Dragon will chase after them and attempt to kill them.

These creatures are utilized as early creatures for combat and taming as they can fight smaller off enemies and slow other creatures with their spines.


Dossier Summary

Intimidating creatures, Thorny Dragons have thick scales to protect themselves from harm and in between these scales, plates that are sharp quills can be flung towards those it attempts to attack.

When threatened, Thorny Dragons swing their tails violently in the direction of the threat spraying its poison coated quills at their enemy in order to slow them down or scare them away.

While alone this creature may be able to survive, it is capable of doing a lot more when in a group as it can act as support and slow down enemies with its quills.

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1) Quill Spray

The Thorny Dragon can swing its tail to shoot out toxin coated quills to knock out enemies or render unprotected riders and dino’s to sleep.

2) Weight Reduction (Passive)

The Thorny Dragon can carry more resources than most creatures as it reduces the weight of fiber, stone, thatch and wood by 50% when in its inventory.


Portable Crafting Station

When the Thorny Dragon is equipped with its saddle it can craft items as if you had a portable smithy to allow crafting on the go.

Taming Mount

Due to their ability to slow creatures with their spines, the Thorny Dragon can support players when taming wild creatures.


With the ability to reduce weight of certain resources, the Thorny Dragon allows its owners to carry more weight than other creatures could.

How to Tame Thorny Dragon?

The Thorny Dragon can easily be tamed if distance is kept while shooting at it with torpor inflicting weapons.

Due to its low movement speed when wild, it can easily be outrun and kited by strafing around it.



  • Regular 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


Thorny Dragon Saddle

Thorny Dragon Saddle crafting resources:

  • 270 × Hide
  • 150 × Fiber
  • 35 × Metal Ingot
  • 85 × Clay
  • 125 x Wood



When Thorny Dragons mate, the female lays a Fertilized Thorny Dragon Egg that is orange in color with white spots.


Resources Harvested From Thorny Dragon Body

  • Raw Meat
  • Keratin
  • Hide


Thorny Dragons are usually found near the base of mountains or below ravines.

Maps where there are Thorny Dragon:

  • Scorched Earth
  • Ragnarok
  • Extinction

Thorny Dragon Spawn Location:

The following are spawn maps where the Thorny Dragon can be found

Scorched Earth:




Thorny Dragons are strange creatures to come across in the desert but should not be taken for granted as their quills can slow its victims down, possibly making them easy prey for other creatures.

The Thorny Dragon is sometimes hunted for an abundant supply of meat, keratin and hide which most tribes need during their early start in the desert areas of the Ark.

Tribes that utilize the Thorny Dragon have the benefit of not only a portable crafting station but also the means to slow down enemies and wild creatures.

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