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Sauropelta is a species of dinosaur in Additional Creatures.


Synopsis

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 Regions

Color Region 0 - Body, Osteoderms, and Shoulder Spikes

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Color Region 4 - Lining on Back and Dorsal of Tail

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Color Region 5 - Underside

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Base Stats, Controls, and Abilities

Attribute Base Stat
Health 820
Stamina 220
Oxygen 150
Food 3000
Weight 520
Melee Damage 175%
Movement Speed 100%
Torpidity 1200

Left Click - Headbutt

32 Base Damage - Gathers Berries

Right Click - Stomp

45 Base Damage - Gathers Metal, Stone, and Wood

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.

Notes/Trivia

  • 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.
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