Narwhals are one of the island's more peculiar ocean dwellers. Like many cetaceans (Whales and dolphins), they live in tight-knit pods. Unlike the species back home, this narwhal seems more adapted to both warmer weather and deep water. It's found all over the ark's oceans: even in tropical environments. Deep divers, narwhals prefer a diet of fish, small creatures, and clams: males will use their sharp, pointed tusks to attack fish and other prey items and kill them with ease. A deep-diving whale, Narwhal can be considered a direct opposite to the Basilosaurus. While Basilosaurus prefers the shallows, Narwhal are deep-water divers. Their health rate actually increases the deeper they dive, rather than become damaged. Tamed, they make excellent pearl harvesters and “pack hunting” creatures, though not as effective as their larger Orca relatives, which are also a common predator. Aside from these two benefits, Narwhal is also arguably the most insulating deep-sea diver on the island, providing the most insulation to it's rider
from any other creature, and also preventing the rider from being inflicted with any rage-inducing pheromones, as Ammonite happen to be a favorite prey item!
Color Region 0 - Head, Flippers, and Dorsal
Color Region 5 - Rest of Body
Base Stats, Controls, and Abilities
Left Click - Bite
27 Base Damage - Gathers Pearls
Right Click - Tusk Jab
44 Base Damage - Can only be used on the males - Ignores Armor
Inflicts 3x Damage to the Following:
- Electric Eel
- Giant Angler Fish
- Saber-Toothed Salmon
Narwhals passively produce oil in their inventory.
Narwhals give an insulation buff to their rider.
The deeper a Narwhal dives, the faster their healing rate.
Narwhals are immune to the Ammonite's defensive pheromones.
Narwhals have a gang boost ability. A gang of 2 Narwhals will recieve a +1 bonus, which will go up to +8 in a group of 9 or more Narwhals. The bonus will increase the strength of said Narwhal(s) in the gang, and it will continue to increase the higher the number of them goes, until it caps at +8.
- Like their real counterparts, they are sexually dimorphic. The males have the distinctive tusk while the females lack them.
- The purpose of a narwhal's tusk is largely shrouded in mystery. It could potentially be used in display, sensing prey and salinity of the water, or defense.
- The Narwhal was added to Additional Creatures mostly for the memes, but it still turned out to be a popular and useful creature regardless.