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

Abu Taher Tamim
By Abu Taher Tamim
5 Min Read

Do you want to get a Basilosaurus in Ark: Survival Ascended? You’re in luck, as I’ll tell you how to find one and tame that beautiful beast.

At last, Ark: Survival Ascended is Live on Steam!! In Ark: Survival Ascended, you can play with dinos of different sizes. There are almost 480 dinosaurs in the game. The massive Basilosaurus is one of the most sought-after creatures in Ark: Survival Evolved. But can you tame Basilosaurus? Let’s find out.

What is Basilosaurus
Credit: Ark: Survival Ascended

Taming this aquatic beast unlocks an extremely versatile mount and powerful asset. However, subduing a Basilosaurus is no easy feat. You need to prepare equipment, resources, and, most importantly, skills to tame this beast. Follow this guide, and your taming skills will increase significantly.

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Where to find Basilosaurus in Ark Survival Ascended

Where to Find Basilosaurus in Ark: Survival Ascended

Scouting the Shallows

First, you should head to the island’s coastline if you want to tame Basilosaurus. They frequently patrol the shallows, so you can easily spot them. I found them mostly on the eastern and southern beaches, so check those areas. As they don’t go deep in water, so they swim near the shallows.

Hotspots to Explore

Certain areas produce more Basilosaurus sightings than others. You should prioritize scouting these hotspots to increase your chances of crossing paths with this aquatic beast:

  • The kelp forests south of herbivore island
  • The bay beside the Frozen Tooth
  • The southeastern shores near Red Peak mountain

Recognizing Basilosaurus

When scanning for Basilosaurs, you should look for its unique features – a lengthy body spanning 50 feet (15.24 m), paddle-shaped limbs, and a sleek, streamlined head. One bonus tip: if you see other sea creatures like Ichthyosaurs and Mantas, you might spot Basilosaurus nearby.

Basilosaurus are most active and visible in the early mornings and late afternoons. It is best to focus your hunt during these peak times, so you can spot them patrolling the shallows.

How to Tame Basilosaurus in Ark Survival Ascended

How to Tame Basilosaurus

Pre-Tame Precautions

Once you locate a Basilosaurus, it’s crucial that you eliminate all surrounding threats before attempting to tame it. Using your fierce Sarco mount, you can clear out any Mantas, Megalodons, or Leedsichthys in the vicinity, creating a safe zone.

Effective Taming Methods

It’s impossible to knock out a Basilosaurus, so you need to tame it passively. With Raw Prime Meat or Exceptional Kibble in your last hotbar slot, you must cautiously approach the Basilosaurus and press E to feed it. Prime meat is the best way to avoid spoilage.

The Feeding Routine

After feeding the Basilosaurus once, it takes about 10 seconds to want food again. If you want maximum taming results, feed it every 10 seconds.

Handling Threats

Each time the Basilosaurus feeds, it spews blood that attracts more Mantas and Megalodons. It’s important to keep these new threats at bay as well as feed Basilosaurus. You need quick reactions and evasive maneuvering.

Staying Safe

Maintaining a safe distance after each feeding and luring nearby predators away allows you to keep yourself safe. With an Oxygen stat-boosting Lazarus Chowder active, you can outlast even the most persistent threats.

Completing the Tame

Persistence and focus are vital – you can’t allow distractions or delays. Regular feedings every 10 seconds until the taming meter fills completely will tame this mighty leviathan. The Basilosaurus will then be your aquatic ally.

With proper preparation, equipment and skillful technique, you can make this formidable ocean beast your ally. You will enjoy exploring the ocean depths safely on the back of your new Basil companion.

Abu Taher Tamim is a Staff Writer at GameRiv. He started playing video games when one of his uncles brought him a PS1, after it was launched. Since that day until now, he still play video games. As he loves video games so much, he became a gaming content writer.