Best Ark Creatures for PVP

What are some of the best creatures for PVP? This list focuses on land dinosaurs. I will make one for ocean dwellers.

The Top Ten

1 Wyvern

Fastest flying creature a bit tanky at a high level, and it's a dragon of course its great at pvp. Also it can pick up very heavy dinos.

If you see one in a area where they don't belong they will be owned and have levels in them one suggestion RUN.

The ability to fly and shoot lightning/fire/poison is a valuable skill for the Scorched Earth players. While extremely hard to steal an egg and then hatch it, it will be well worth your time, as many enemy tribes will be screaming "WYVERN! " as you ride it into battle. Watch out for enemy wyverns though. And learn to identify the different elements. - Katekat123

I have tamed one before and these are amazing in battles. I won a 1v1v1v1v1v1 and took no damage at all

2 Giganotosaurus Giganotosaurus is a genus of theropod dinosaur that lived in what is now Argentina, during the early Cenomanian age of the Late Cretaceous period, approximately 99.6 to 97 million years ago.

If you see this- Just run. Flak, guns, anything ever- this dino will literally delete it like it is nothing. You want to attack this thing with something other that another giga? Good luck with that.

The most feared land PVP mount. The only reason this beastie is behind the wyvern is because of it's lack of flying. Most tribes consider this the ultimate tame or milestone. People on rexes will run at the sight of a giga. Be warned though do not take to much damage on it or it will make you pay... - Katekat123

They are awesome no wonder they are rare. - PBoi_N_J

It's the wyvern but can't fly. - thatoneguy12

3 Quetzalcoatlus

One of the best flying PVP mounts. It's platform saddle is large enough to build a house on or put turrets on. Be careful though, a big bird means a big target. - Katekat123



4 Thylacoleo

Stronger than rex faster than Gallo one of the best mount in the game

Scale a base wall and ambush attackers from the side! This beast is why people don't fly low in the redwood anymore. The pouncing ability can hold medium animals such as a parasaur in place while slowly killing it. This makes it deadly for PVP. - Katekat123

Those things are AWESOME! - PBoi_N_J

5 Tapejara

This agile flying mount can carry three riders at once and maybe a fourth in its talons. The ability to land on the side of walls is valuable for raiding a redwood forest base. Watch that you don't hit its large sail on its head while shooting. - Katekat123

If you have the TEK saddle, it's game-over for your enemies. It's like a very agile Battle Plane.

Don't forget the awesome turning radius. - PBoi_N_J

6 Titanosaurus

One of the best tanks in ARK. They're all the way down here because it's a temporary tame the titan will not eat anything and eventually starve to death. The platform saddle is expensive but has a lot of room. If someone is using a titan to attack you they probably have a grudge against you, as taming a titan is very hard and time consuming. It is one of the only dinos that can break metal structures. - Katekat123



Yeah it sucks they don't last :( - PBoi_N_J

7 Allosaurus Allosaurus is a genus of large theropod dinosaur that lived 155 to 150 million years ago during the late Jurassic period.

Weaker then thr rex and stronger then the carno... perfect tame for mid game

This beast is rather useful with a large pack, as the bleeding effect is devastating and makes the target slow. Level up stamina though an allo's stamina is almost always terrible after taming. - Katekat123

Very versatile. The Bleed effect is amazing, and the movement is amazing. If you know what you're doing you can make a rex rider look foolish.

They've killed one of my games before. They are bully's in the wild. - PBoi_N_J

8 Argentavis

Mobile smithy and good for PVP but do not leave them in the open or other players will kill them.

Most people think of them as a buffed pteranodon. Only high levels are advised for PVP. But you can carry a player in its talons to shoot. - Katekat123

I recommend a decent amount of speed. Good melee. Good amount of health. Not to much stamina needed though. - PBoi_N_J

9 Griffin

This mount is way too op not only can you attack while diving but you can have 2 players riding it while holding one in its claws which makes it the best for taming or aerial battles

The griffin is the counter to a wyvern in pvp scenarios th griffin can pick players, swoop in and swoop out, the speed of the griffin and the maneuverability is what makes this tame elite

The new king of the skys! Able to outfly wyverns and makes stealing eggs a lot easier! And don't forget the OP ground pound! The utility on this creature is endless! - Katekat123

The swooping ability is op

10 Pteranodon Pteranodon lived during the late Cretaceous geological period of North America in present-day Kansas, Alabama, Nebraska, Wyoming, and South Dakota.

Fast. can pick people. Not an argy but if you are looking for speed this is what you want.

An elite flyer, many people use these to "pick" other people (grab them off their mounts) can be really hard to shoot because most tamed ones have insane speed. - Katekat123

To me it should be higher than Argys. - PBoi_N_J

Argents have a better health pool though and can pick up larger targets. - Katekat123

The Contenders

11 T. Rex

One of the most basic battle mounts in the game. It mostly focuses on brute force then hit and run. Unless of course you have the tek armor. Rexes are fairly easy to tame and can be deployed in large numbers for lots of damage. - Katekat123

You know what I feel bad for the rexes because they use to be at the top. - PBoi_N_J

12 Dodo

These things are way too OP!


Bio weapon and walking c4, its ok

13 Reaper

I've jumped into enemies bases with my reapers and killed dozens of their dinos while I was getting shot by turrets, and once I killed about 30 to 40 tames ranging from rex's, wyverns, and griffins, I just jumped back out and still have most of my health. They are crazy strong when imprinted by you.

They are very hard to get but are a game changer when you finally do raise on.

It can jump over enemy walls force flyers to land and can easily kill a giga

Best mount in the game

14 Rock Drake

Good tame has invisibility and is over all good melee I suggest it because they wont see you coming high health can take on a giga I play with my sister we got 2 one 300 1 200 she has the higher level 1 shot a death worm

They can climb straight up and glide down mountains, plus, the tea saddle is sick.

Imagine this... You're walking through Aberration, and suddenly you're killed, but you can't see what killed you... OHH!
You never saw it coming...

Very powerful with the ability glide makes a brutally powerful PVP mount

15 Basilisk

Their ability to burrow and the poison shot are amazing, but are way to hard to tame, unless your taming speed only takes 2 rock drake eggs. I would have this at #9.

Best PVP Dino, pain to tame, can hit 250k damage at level 310.

16 Managarmr

Great for getting around the map and destroying players. Be warned If you go onto the island PVP server then you might find people transferring these onto it.

Fastest mount in the game with two seats, frost breath, and rocket boosting abilities


17 Therizinosaurus

Great mount for PVP, because it swipes multiple times in one swing

Will destroy almost everything and is pretty great for PVP

18 Spinosaurus Spinosaurus is a genus of theropod dinosaur that lived in what now is North Africa, during the lower Albian to lower Cenomanian stages of the Cretaceous period, about 112 to 97 million years ago.

THEY ARE amazing! though I prefer reaper... or definitely rock drake

Best all around mount. Has great health and damage, and if
using the bipodel stance, it can easily kill a T. Rex

19 Direwolf

Awesome and if separated from the pack they can howl and are so fast and jump far and high! Small and fast so hard target and scary!

One of the best and fastest land war mount the wolf is fast enough to keep up with any player and if you tame a high level and pump straight health and melee a pack of these can and will take out anyone

Breed high levels direwolves. You won't be sorry

20 Baryonyx Baryonyx is a genus of theropod dinosaur which lived in the Barremian stage of the early Cretaceous Period, about 130–125 million years ago.

Very good for land and sea attacks, has a very good ability to stun anything in the water for a short time making enemy sea creatures easier to kill.

Great at swimming and a good weapon to take on players.


21 Pterodactyl
22 Robbo

He is on home and away

23 Velociraptor Velociraptor is a genus of dromaeosaurid theropod dinosaur that lived approximately 75 to 71 million years ago during the later part of the Cretaceous Period.

The raptors in ark are Utahraptors

Are amazing. their new dlc makes them one of the best early mounts. with being able to pounce, I'd put this in 6, but I don't know how! ):

24 Karkinos

I would say that the karkinos would be one of the best for their ability to pick up mounts and with most of them having high hp but also with the ability to jump over most builds it makes them perfect.

25 Arthropleura

They are the best dino for raiding and I know this from experience. PS in the new patch notes they can break tek now so they are a little OP!

Can wreck any structure in seconds, has a low hitbox and is overall adorable

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