ARK Aberration Roll Rat Taming Guide

Roll Rat is just one of the vast plethora of creatures that have been recently added to ARK through the Aberration update. Taming is can be a process which is not that easy to comprehend, and many players may find themselves struggling with it. This ARK Aberration Roll Rat Taming Guide will tell you all about how to tame the Roll Rat in the new update. We will tell you all about the process and also mention how you can use it and be effective with it while you traverse the wild.

For more help on ARK Aberration, you can check out our Shinehorn Taming Guide, Karkinos Taming Guide, and Rock Drake Taming Guide.

ARK Aberration Roll Rat Taming

The Roll Rat is one ugly creature which has a way of taming which has an absolutely unique way of taming which is different than any other creature in the game. It is generally a unique creature and does stuff like burrow itself into the ground. You know, the usual rat stuff!

It often shoots out Gems or food when it comes out of the hole, do not pick it up as the rat will be livid with you if you do. Taming the Roll Rat has to be done through honey. Put the honey in your tenth slot and then approach the rat to tame it.

You cannot passively tame it. Wait until the rat makes a hole and then throw the honey inside of the hole. You can hold LB on your Xbox and then press right on your d-pad to throw the honey. Or press 0 on the PC to throw it.

Once you have thrown in the honey, the rat will eat it. Now you will need to keep on throwing the jars of honey until the rat is tamed, which could take a while if the level of the rat is quite high. You might need to manage your honey as it is quite hard to find.

After you tame the Roll Rat and craft its saddle, one thing to note is that this saddle is not like the other ones in the game, as it has a durability which goes down during combat or when it hits clippable resources while rolling. This makes the Roll Rat not all that useful in combat; but why would you try to use a rat in combat anyway.

Using its rolling mechanic, the Roll Rat can transport multiple people safely and pretty quickly. Hold your right mouse button while riding it to make it roll forward. It can even go through trees and rocks, but this will decrease the durability of the saddle.

For Wood and Fungal Wood, it also has a weight reduction of 80%.

If you’re thinking about using it for harvesting purposes, you will be happy to know that it is a great Wood harvester and a good Mushroom and Berry harvester. A really cool mechanic with the Roll Rat is that it will go out and harvest mushrooms and berries on its own if you set it to wander.

To get as much fertilizer as possible, feed the Roll Rat stimberries while riding it.

Roll Rat Base Stats

Stat At Level 1 Increment per Level (Tamed) Increment per Level (Wild)
Health 850 +5.4% +170
Stamina 300 +10% +30
Oxygen 150 +10% +15
Food 3000 +10% +300
Weight 400 +4% +8
Melee Damage 100% +1.7% +5
Movement Speed 100% +2.5%
Torpor 800 +48

Movement Speed

Movement Speed At level 1 Sprinting (Tamed) Sprinting (Wild)
Walking 515 1472.9 736.5
Swimming 300    

Roll Rat Saddle Recipe

You can craft the saddle for your Roll Rat using the Smithy, at the cost of 26 Engram points.

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