Sauropelta currently holds the record for largest known Ankylosaur on the island. If you want to be specific, it's a species of Nodosaur: barrel-bodied ankylosaurs which often lacked tail clubs and focused on sheer durability and maximum armor. With a name that means “Lizard Shield”, Sauropelta lives up to that name as one of the most durable creatures on the island. Well-mannered, almost nothing beats sauropelta when it comes to defense. Survivors value it both as a protective mount, a hauler of resources, and of course: an incredible tanking unit.
Color Region 0 - Body, Osteoderms, and Shoulder Spikes
Color Region 4 - Lining on Back and Dorsal of Tail
Color Region 5 - Underside
Base Stats, Controls, and Abilities
Left Click - Headbutt
25 Base Damage - Gathers Berries
Right Click - Stomp
35 Base Damage - Gathers Berries
C - Roar
Cannot Be Used While Moving
Sauropelta is immune to radiation, sandstorms, bleed, thornmail, and venom.
Sauropelta can turn in place.
Sauropelta is incredibly armored. It only takes about 50% of incoming general damage, 20% damage from fire, and projectiles hitting its back only do 4% of their normal damage.
The Sauropelta reduces the weight of stone, wood, and metal in its inventory.
Most smaller carnivores ignore Sauropelta.
- Sauropelta means "Lizard Shield".
- The design of the Sauropelta is inspired by the Sauropelta in Jurassic World: Evolution.
- Despite what is claimed in the mod, nodosaurs are a completely seperate branch of herbivorous dinosaurs that have armored bodies like ankylosaurs, but have spikes instead of club tails. Them and Ankylosaurs are still closely related regardless.
- Despite the insane defenses, the reveal of countershading in a close relative, Borealopelta, suggests that Nodosaurs probably still had to worry about predators regardless of age.