Phoenix – official ark survival evolved wiki

The Phoenix can be found in a random location a good distance up in the sky (approximately where Tapejara fly as well). The Phoenix must be struck with flaming weapons in order to tame. This includes the Flamethrower, Flaming Arrows and Fire Wyvern breath. When struck by fire, the taming bar will increase minutely. It takes a long time, and If the process is not completed before the Heat Wave ends the Phoenix will disintegrate into a pile of ashes. The Phoenix will spawn from the same ash pile at the start of the next Heat Wave.

It should be noted that if a Phoenix can be found while outside a Heat Wave, it cannot be tamed by blowing fire on it. Phoenixes will spawn above their ash heaps at the start of the next heatwave. It is possible to catch them in a cage to ease taming if you can find an ash heap or track a living Phoenix to the end of a previous Heat Wave event.


The cage should be at least 5 walls high because they spawn above their ashes, not in them. The Phoenix can fly through any opening except a single doorway.

Also, it appears that once a Player hits a Phoenix with fire the taming progress does not regress, damage does not undo the progress, and Phoenixes do not lose any levels as a result of damage taken while taming. It will lose taming effectiveness when waiting too long between "hits" with fire. Additionally it seems that no one else can finish the tame except the tribe that started it.

Taming Methods [ edit | edit source ] Flame Arrows Hitting a flying Phoenix with a Flame Arrow is rather hard, and they are by far the least effective in taming progress. The arrows themselves do impact damage while the flames do not. However damaging the Phoenix during taming won’t hurt the effectiveness of the tame. Flamethrower Flying after a Phoenix and drenching it in fire with the flame thrower is effective; though you will need a lot of gas and 2 or 3 flamethrowers to complete a high level tame. Fire Wyvern By far the most efficient, and fastest method of taming a Phoenix is to search for it and follow it with a high stamina Fire Wyvern. The Fire Wyverns breath is the most effect for taming progress, and keeping up with a Phoenix in the air is easier with a Wyvern.

If you know where their Ashes are, and you don’t have means for multiple flamethrowers, or access to a Fire Wyvern, mark the spot exactly, and bring some oil jars with Fire arrows/Single working flamethrower, break the jar on the spot the ashes exactly are, and light it on fire, Each Oil jar’s fire lasts for a significant time, and this may be the ‘cheapest’ single method to taming a Phoenix after 4-5 jars (Not Tested)

Bite , , , which triggers a simple, fairly weak, bite and applies DOT burn damage. Fireball , , , which launches a fireball that applies DOT burn damage only (no immediate hit damage). Talon Attack C, , , which triggers a talon attack that does more immediate damage than the bite and does not apply DOT damage. This attack can also mine rocks and metal nodes. Rocket High Speed Space, , triggers a rocket-like high-speed move that damages and burns anything that it hits or that touches the fire trail behind it. Roles [ edit | edit source ] Travel Mount Despite what the dossier says, Phoenixes can be ridden, even without a saddle. Phoenixes have a special attack that allows them to traverse at an extreme speed, and being in the air, little to no obstacles to block your path. Level stamina and weight. Golem Killer Phoenix fire burns Rock Elementals for considerable damage. Living Campfire/Forge The Phoenix will passively cook Raw Meat and Metal placed in its inventory. This makes it a useful mount for travel, as survivors can cook their kills without having to set up a campfire; it is a superior way to harvest Raw Prime Meat and Raw Mutton, as there will be no lag time before the meat starts getting cooked. It can also be used to smelt metal into Metal Ingots and to refine Oil and Hide into Gasoline. The Phoenix provides these functions in the same quantities as the Campfire and Refining Forge but cycles much more quickly; it does not approach the capacity of the Industrial Grill and Industrial Forge, though. However, the use of the Phoenix as a travel mount or smelter is hindered by its relatively low Weight. Gatherer The Phoenix can gather many resources with its peck ( , , ) and claw attacks ( C, , ). The claw attacks are required for harvesting metal as the peck doesn’t damage rocks. Silica Pearl Farm Instead of Feces, the Phoenix poops out clams that can be harvested for Silica Pearls. Collectibles [ edit | edit source ] Resource

• The spawn commands SpawnDino and Summon work, but you will not see the Phoenix unless it is Superheat. Use the command ce start_superheat to start and ce stop_superheat to end the Superheat. However, you can use the commands SummonTamed Phoenix_Character_BP_C or GMSummon "Phoenix_Character_BP_C" [level] to spawn a tamed Phoenix that is visible. For further instructions see Console Commands. The ce start_superheat command can be used again in the middle of Superheat to extend the heat wave without the Phoenix despawning if you need more taming time.

• In order to spawn a Phoenix in another maps different from Scorched Earth be sure use a command that spawns a tamed creature, e.g. gmsummon "Phoenix_Character_BP_C" 100. Change 100 for the desired level (gmsummon adds 50% levels taming bonus). Because superheat is only available in Scorched Earth there is no chance to tame a Phoenix or spawn an untamed one elsewhere.

• As of the first week after release, the Phoenix’s Fireball appears to do no damage. However, it does do damage, although the Phoenix is not credited for it. It also appears that the fireball does very small amounts of damage to metal structures. (Retested after most recent patches. It no longer does damage to structures. Presumably it was a bug)

• Along with the creature model, there was a Phoenix saddle found in the dev kit, which implies that the Phoenix was initially planned to be rideable. In August 2017, Jeremy has tweeted that he is unsure of whether or not to make the Phoenix rideable. [5] In the first version of the dossier, the Phoenix was said to be unrideable. However, on August 24, 2017, Jeremy confirmed that the Phoenix will indeed be rideable. [6]

• Picking up a Phoenix with a Megalosaurus and then letting it go will cripple the Phoenix’s ability to fly above ground level or use its Flame Dash (Spacebar). At this point the Phoenix is considered grounded and will take fall damage if you move off a steep edge. It is unconfirmed but it is speculated from personal coincidence that this can also wreak havoc on servers since server latency skyrocketed after colliding the Phoenix with a catwalk. A server restart will fix the Phoenix’s ability to fly but the server latency issues are still untested, if even relevant to the situation.