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

Ark Wyvern

Draconis Vipera extremely aggressive carnivores that come from an unknown period in time which most believe to be of mythical origin.

These large beasts are probably the deadliest creatures you may find roaming the skies, obliterating survivors and creatures alike who are unlucky enough to come into their sights.

Wyverns can be seen flying around their nesting areas and will continuously hunt prey nearby, targeting everything that it wishes to sink its teeth into.

The moment a Wyvern sees a survivor or any other creature as a matter of fact, it will attempt to kill them either using its powerful bite or its elemental breath.

A tribe that has successfully raised a Wyvern from birth have the opportunity to witness its mythical power and agile flying speed, dominating both on both land and in the air.

Dossier

Dossier Summary

Wyverns have a resemblance to its relative, the Dragon and appear to have few changes to their appearance making them smaller and different in body structure.

These creatures have different colors and features about them which can help distinguish the projectiles that they breathe out which differ from streams of fire, blasts of lightning, splashes of venom and bursts of frost.

While different by the way their bodies are built, Wyverns have two hind legs and their wings with claws attached make up its front, making its structure closer to other avian creatures.

It is impossible to domesticate a fully grown Wyvern as these are more likely to bite your head off rather than accept food from what it already considers food and instead stealing an egg and raising it from a baby Wyvern until it grows will gain you its loyalty.

Wyverns are considered to be one of the most terrifying creatures to encounter when flying as they can outfly almost any creature around and their bite is just as deadly as the elements that it breathes out.

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Abilities

1) Elemental Breath

The Wyvern takes in a deep breath and releases a projectile depending on which type of Wyvern, dealing damage and causing certain effects to those that are hit.

See variants for the types of Elemental Breath they release.

Default Controls:

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

2) Grab

The Wyvern is capable of carrying several creatures, some even larger than other flyers can carry and it can easily take the weight and fly off with them.

Default Controls:

While in the air:

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

3) Gust

While on the land, the Wyvern can stand on its hind legs and create a gust going forward with its wings, pushing enemies and their tames as well as wild creatures back.

Default Controls:

While on the ground:

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

Uses

Scout

The Wyvern has an incredibly amazing amount of speed which allows it to get around the maps faster than other creatures, making it a great scout aside from its other roles.

Damage Dealer

Both the bite and the elemental breath of the Wyvern is capable of dealing a massive amount of damage, making it easy to take out other creatures and instantly killing survivors.

Transportation

The large body structure of the Wyvern allow sit to carry a substantial amount of weight and even larger creatures which can be transported to different locations without problems.

Aerial Fighter

Due to its ability to deal large amounts of damage and its speed, the Wyvern remains to be one of the deadliest creatures in the air, making it suitable for aerial combat.

Grabber

With its fat amount of health and its quick speed, a Wyvern can grab tames as well as players and even take some shots from a turret in the process, making it great for picking off enemies.

Taming Mount

It is possible to stand on the back of a Wyvern and keep it steady in the air, allowing you to tame land creatures from above or to tame flyers such as Quetzals.

How to Tame Wyvern?

Wyverns cannot be tamed and the only way for you to obtain one is to head to its nest and steal its egg which will grant you a baby of the same level if you hatch it and nurture it to grow into an adult.

How To get Wyvern Eggs?

In order to obtain a Fertilized Wyvern Egg, you will need to first go to the nesting area where lots of Wyverns may be seen flying.

Be sure to use a flyer that can fly fast or has goo health on it as the Wyverns are very aggressive and deadly which makes a Griffin a top choice for most survivors.

Head into the location where the Wyverns appear to originate and find the nests where eggs may be seen lying in them.

Land and dismount from your flyer and quickly grab the egg then get back on your flyer and get the hell out of there.

Wyverns will begin to chase after you and they will be very aggressive, attempting to kill you for taking the egg.

Quickly fly away from them and try to lose them in trees or bait them to other wild creatures and head back to hatch your future baby Wyvern.

This applies to obtaining the Fire Wyvern, Lightning Wyvern and Poison Wyvern Fertilized Eggs as they are usually all together in one nesting area while the rarer Ice Wyvern has its nest located in very cold areas.

Food

Other Food

  • Any Meat (Basic Food)
  • Wyvern Milk (Babies)

Saddle

No Saddle

Wyverns do not need saddles and can be ridden once fully grown. (Unofficial servers may have mods such as the Classic Flyers mod which allows you to equip a Wyvern with a Wyvern Stone to give it armor)

Breeding

Cannot Breed

Wyverns cannot be bred and can only be obtained from growing them from eggs stolen from nests. (Some unofficial servers may have mods that allow Wyverns to breed)

Drops

Resources Harvested From Wyvern Body

  • Hide
  • Sulfur
  • Raw Prime Meat

Special Drops

  • Fire Talon (Fire Wyvern)
  • Lightning Talon (Lightning Wyvern)
  • Poison Talon (Poison Wyvern)

Variants

Wyverns come in 4 different main variations and each has their own specific element which they themselves are unaffected by, meaning a Wyvern of a similar type cannot damage the same Wyvern with an Elemental Breath attack.

Fire Wyvern

The Fire Wyverns are usually colored with fiery colors such as mixtures of red, orange and slightly yellow.

These variations breathe out fire in a wide radius in front of them, setting enemies on fire to take damage over time.

Lightning Wyvern

Lightning Wyverns come in lighter bluish colors and have a more pointed head which helps distinguish it from the other Wyverns.

The Lightning Wyvern gets its name from its projectile which is a straight beam of lightning which deals continuous damage and inflicts torpor.

Poison Wyvern

The Poison Wyvern appears to be more reptilian than the other variants and has frills on the side of its neck, remaining within a color range of different shades of green.

The Poison Wyvern spits out a projectile that slowly travels forward until it impacts with an enemy or surface, creating a poisonous explosion that damages everything, including survivors on their tames.

Ice Wyvern

The Ice Wyvern appears in whitish to purplish colors and is distinguished by what resembles a crown on its head.

Its Elemental Breath is a blast of ice which is similar to the Fire Wyvern’s animation yet instead of burning enemies, it slows them down greatly and deals damage to them.

Location

Wyvern Eggs may be obtained in locations where there are many Wyverns flying around, mainly in their nesting areas.

Maps where Wyverns spawn:

  • Scorched Earth (Fire, Lighting and Poison)
  • Ragnarok (Fire, Lighting, Poison and Ice)
  • Valguero (Fire, Lighting, Poison and Ice)

Wyvern Spawn Location:

The following are spawn maps where the Wyvern can be found

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

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

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

Overview

It definitely takes a lot of guts to obtain a Wyvern Egg to be hatched and most survivors end up dying even before getting to the egg which means you should be very ready before attempting to snatch one.

Wyverns can easily take out other tames due to their damage, speed and ability to cause certain status ailments to survivors and tames.

Only few creatures are capable of going head to head with Wyverns due to their mobility and deadly prowess but once you hatch one of your own and raise it, your enemies will surely think twice before flying in your direction.

Michael James

Michael James has been an avid gamer since he was young. He loves to play video games and enjoys writing about it to share his experience and ideas with others. Aside from playing, he also enjoys helping other gamers both ingame and on-site.

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