Best Ark Creatures for PVP

The Top Ten
1 Wyvern

With multiple variations of the wyvern, Fire, Ice, Lightning, Crystal, etc. they are found on almost all the maps, their different variations have different effects, fire with a burn effect, ice with a sort of ice "burn" effect and lighting with a long range lightning strike from their mouth that deals a large amount of damage and a chance to dismount players. These 2 legged dragons definitely deserve their spot in #1.

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.

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.

With an average of 80k wild health but massively reduced health to approx 20k when tamed, not to mention the fact that if this tame gets a rage effect when it gets to low on health, the giga will turn on everything and everyone, on the official servers there's really nothing you can do except run, apart from all of the cons this creature has when tamed, it is tanky with an average of 20-30k health when tamed followed with surprisingly high melee. There's absolutely no question that this is the most feared land tame in ark. This definitely deserves its spot at #2 on the list.

3 Quetzalcoatlus Quetzalcoatlus is a pterosaur known from the Late Cretaceous period of North America (Maastrichtian stage), it was one of the largest known flying animals of all time.

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.

4 Thylacoleo

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.

Put them on aggressive with them on the sides of your base... OP!

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.

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.

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.

Warning! Only tame these if you have a serious grudge against another clan!

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

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.

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.

8 Argentavis

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.

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

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

9 Griffin

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!

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

Great flying mounts easy to maneuver.

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

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.

The Contenders
11 Rock Drake

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...

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

A great mount that looks like a traditional Chinese dragon!

12 Dodo The dodo bird is an extinct flightless bird that was native to the island of Mauritius, which is east of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean. The birds were first seen by Portuguese sailors about 1507 and were killed by humans and their introduced animals, leading to their exinction in 1681.

I always infect large numbers of these with disease and then drop them in during a raid, it makes the difference between victory and defeat!

Dodos are an amazing creature. they are fast too breed meaning making army's are fast. they can lay eggs for some food and cooking recipes and you can use a dodo with swamp fever to infect your enemy's making it easier to take them down

13 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.

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

14 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.

Very hard to tame but worth it in the end for a great mount!

15 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.

Best at jumping, easier to get to high bases and jumpscare people with a frost breath too.

By far the best all around mount, bring them to the island!

16 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.

They can bury underground while your riding them. Good for an ambush.

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

17 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.

The spinosaurium is very similar to a rex, but this creature has more resistance, speed and its stamina recovery speed is fast.

The ability to gain a boost from near by water sources makes these dinos better than the Rex!

These things are great on land and water.

18 Therizinosaurus Therizinosaurus is a genus of very large therizinosaurid that lived in Asia during the Late Cretaceous period in what is now the Nemegt Formation around 70 million years ago.

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

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!

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 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.

22 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.

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! ):

23 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!

Best Dino for raids. Melts through metal

24 Mantis

The ability to wield tools is neat!

So underrated jack of all trades you want to kill her put swords on it want a tamer clubs on it want a Harvester put hatchets or pickaxes on it in other than it being a little squishy it's a really good tame

25 Robbo
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