How to Find and Tame a Shastasaurus in Ark: Survival Ascended

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Taming the Shastasaurus in Ark: Survival Ascended is an exciting challenge. This guide will help you find and tame this underwater giant.

Finding a Shastasaurus

Deep Ocean Exploration

Shastasaurus are colossal creatures found in the deep waters of Ark: Survival Ascended. Here’s where to look:

  • Map Edges: Explore the deep waters near the edges of the map, particularly around the bottom right corner.
  • Deep Ocean Areas: Avoid shallow waters. Look for shadows beneath the waves and watch for their distinctive behavior.

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Taming a Shastasaurus

Preparation and Requirements

To tame a Shastasaurus, you need a Shastasaurus Saddle and Extraordinary Kibble. Here’s how to get started:

Shastasaurus Saddle

Crafting the saddle is the first step. Unlock the recipe at level 100 and gather these resources:

  • 200 Cementing Paste: Crafted with Chitin or Keratin and Stone.
  • 150 Electronics: Crafted with Silica Pearls and Metal Ingot in a Fabricator.
  • 250 Silica Pearls: Found in deep oceans and shallow areas from the icy biome.
  • 350 Crystal: Gathered with a metal pick or mining dinosaurs like the Ankylosaurus.
  • 1,500 Metal: Mined from metal rocks with a Metal Pick or mining dinosaurs like the Ankylosaurus.

Extraordinary Kibble

Prepare Extraordinary Kibble to feed the Shastasaurus. You need:

  • One Special Egg: Use a Wyvern Egg.
  • Five Fibers: Harvested from plants by hand, with a Metal Sickle, or with a harvesting dinosaur like the Moschops.
  • One Giant Bee Honey: Gathered from a tamed Giant Bee's Bee Hive.
  • One Lazarus Chowder: Cooked with nine Cooked Meat, five Savoroot, five Longrass, 10 Mejoberry, two Narcotic, and Water in a Cooking Pot or Industrial Cooker.
  • 10 Mejoberry: Harvested on the island.

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Taming Process

Step-by-Step Guide

Tame Ichthyosaurus Pack

  1. Ichthyosaurus Pack: Tame a pack of three to five Ichthyosaurus. These small, fast underwater dinosaurs will assist you.

Locate and Approach

  1. Locate Shastasaurus: Find your target Shastasaurus in the deep ocean.
  2. Approach Carefully: Approach it with your Ichthyosaurus squad to distract it.

Lead to Surface and Remove Leeches

  1. Lead to Surface: Lead the Shastasaurus towards the surface.
  2. Remove Leeches: Leeches will spawn on its body. Use a sickle to remove them carefully.

Feed and Tame

  1. Feed Kibble: Approach its mouth with Extraordinary Kibble and feed it to start the taming process.
  2. Repeat Process: Repeat feeding until the Shastasaurus is successfully tamed.

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Utilizing Your Shastasaurus

Equipping the Saddle

Once tamed, equip your Shastasaurus with the submarine saddle to unlock its full potential. Here's what you can do with your new underwater companion:

  • Submarine Saddle: Offers ample room for storage and dino passengers, making it an excellent underwater base.
  • Torpedo Attack: Unleash torpedoes to transform your Shastasaurus into a formidable weapon.
  • Pulse Attack: Release waves that stun nearby enemies.

Exploring the Ocean

With your Shastasaurus by your side, the ocean is yours to explore. Use its abilities to traverse large areas and reach locations otherwise difficult to access. Enjoy the power and versatility of your new underwater companion in Ark: Survival Ascended.


Taming and mastering the Shastasaurus is a rewarding experience in Ark: Survival Ascended. Follow this guide on how to find and tame a Shastasaurus in Ark: Survival Ascended to add this incredible creature to your collection. With the Shastasaurus, you can dominate the underwater world and enjoy new adventures in the game.

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