Metriacanthosaurus is a species of medium-sized theropod dinosaur often found on the beaches of island arks. Arguably the beach’s top predator, one would expect Metriacanthosaurus to be a danger to new survivors. Well…it isn’t in reality. Metriacanthosaurus seems to lack the ferocious behavior and bloodlust of other ark predators, becoming docile for a time after consuming a meal. As such, while Metriacanthosaurus is indeed a threat, it is less of one than a survivor may think, as a sated Metriacanthosaurus is completely fine with being approached- so long as it is not hungry! Smart survivors will take the opportunity to try and befriend a powerful partner and ally for their beginning and middle of their adventure.
Color Region 0 - Upper Body
Color Region 5 - Underside and Various Markings
Base Stats, Controls, and Abilities
Left Click - Bite
40 Base Damage
Right Click - Frightening Roar
1 Base Damage - Drains 50 Torpor (w/ 1 Minute Cooldown) - Inflicts "Frightened" Status
The Metriacanthosaurus has a "hunger" mechanic, where once it has feasted on a corpse it will become neutral towards players and creatures. This pacified state is indicated by a green aura around its head, which is when it is susceptible to passive taming.
- Metriacanthosaurus means "Moderately Spined Lizard".
- Metriacanthosaurus is a metriacanthosaur: a group of allosauroid theropods that're known for their relatively tall vertebra. Other metriacanthosaurs include Sinraptor and Yangchuanosaurus.
- Metriacanthosaurus is one of three bearers of the hunger mechanic, along with Brachauchenius and the Tiger Shark.
- The design of the Metriacanthosaurus is inspired by the Metriacanthosaurus in Jurassic World Evolution.