Stegosaurus Dino Dossier
Common Name: Stegosaurus
Species: Stegosaurus regium
Time: Late Jurassic
Although the Stegosaurus does not have an aggressive nature, it will attack if it is confronted. The Stegosaurus has a large area of effect damage move where it swings its tail and hits all enemies and knocks them back. The Stegosaurus will drop Raw Meat, Raw Prime Meat, Hide and Keratin. I advise caution when trying to hunt or tame them as they have a long tail and do a massive amount of damage.
For knocking a Stegosaurus out, I recommend keeping a distance. Their tail has a long range so I recommend staying back and shooting them with a bow or a tranquilizer dart. At level 50, it will take 8 tranquilizer darts to knock it down, or 83 hits with a slingshot. The Stegosaurus is slow, but they are very powerful. Stegosaurus can be found primarily on the southeast region of the island. The Stegosaurus can often be found fighting or living with the T-Rex. Although in real life, they would in two different periods and not have been able to have that iconic fight.
Once tamed, a Stegosaurus is great at gathering berries. It is one of the most efficient dinosaurs are harvesting berries. The Stegosaurus is also good for moving a large amount of items. The Stegosaurus has a large inventory space so if you plan on moving your base or going on a long hunt, a Stegosaurus is the perfect companion as it has a lot of space. Not only that, it also has a lot of health and damage so it is perfect to tank damage and fight off a lot of smaller enemies. Stegosaurus can be ridden, a Stegosaurus Saddle is needed.
A Stegosaurus Saddle is unlocked at level 30 and costs 15 Engram Points to unlock. The Stegosaurus is the perfect companion for a well-rounded dinosaur. The Stegosaurus can provide a tank against other dinosaurs and tribes, and provide you with a large inventory allowing you to move bases if you need. The real staple and what makes them really strong is their attack power. The attack of the Stegosaurus is one of the highest and making it an area of effect adds to that. It can hit multiple enemies with one powerful strike which is perfect when trying to fight a bunch of little dinosaurs, or trying to invade an enemy tribe’s base.
Wild: Stegosaurus regium has approximately 16 paired rows of plates along its back, flanked by another smaller pair of 6 plates. This is contrary to the alternating rows of Stegosaurus fossils found in museums. I’ve encountered Stegosaurus, in varying amounts almost everywhere on the island.
Domesticated: Commonly used as a safe way to transport large quantities of goods. The plates on the Stegosaurus regium double as a cover against the arrows of the attackers. Unfortunately, they also make it harder to load and unload some cargo. The Stegosaurus attacks by swinging its spiked tail at the opponent, which has a wide area of attack. Care must be taken not to anger any nearby dinosaurs by accidentally hitting them. The swinging attack, however, is excellent for collecting large amounts of berries.
Known Information: Not surprisingly, Stegosaurus uses the spines on its tail to defend itself. While not aggressive, Stegosaurus will come to the aid of other nearby Stegosaurus. This implies it to be a herd animal.