Dragon Dossier
Common Name Dragon
Group Bosses
Time Unknown
Diet Carnivore
PC Release Date June 2, 2016 (v242.0)
Tameable No
Saddle No

The Dragon is an end game boss in ARK: Survival Evolved that can be accessed by opening a portal to the Dragon Arena at an Obelisk or Beacon. It can also appear in Survival of the Fittest.

The Dragon is one of the largest land creatures (other contender being Titanosaurus) on the entire map, even dwarfing the size of the Tyrannosaurus Rex and the Brontosaurus. It is one of the only creatures than can breathe fire offensively, making it possess the highest DPS (damage per second) of all tameable creatures. The others are the Fire Wyvern and the Dodorex.


The Dragon is a giant dragon that can breath fire and fly. He can also summon normal, smaller Dimorphodon and Pteranodon which will attack anyone near.


The Dragon is located in the Dragon Arena beneath the Red Obelisk that is exclusively accessed at an Obelisk and will not naturally spawn.


The Dragon Arena can only be tamed by using the command :admincheat forcetame. This command can only be used by the admin of the server.

Portal to Arena

The following items are required to open the portal.

Obtain all of the required items and locate an Obelisk or Beacon with the imprinted blueprint. A portal to the Dragon Arena will open.

The Battle

It is recommended to find a rock in the arena; when the Dragon attacks with fire, hide behind it. Then, after the attack, shoot over or around the rock. It can also summon "minion" Dimorphodon and Pteranodon.


The Dragon drops two rewards: a Dragon Flag and Dragon Trophy.

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