Mingling with the mini-bosses in ARK Extinction ain’t easy, especially when you are going against a menacing opponent like the Desert Titan. In the ARK Extinction Desert Titan Taming Guide below, we look at the approach you need for taming the Desert Titan including valuable equipment and use of resources.
ARK Extinction Desert Titan Taming
For the fight against this flying Sky or Desert Titan, you will find it most effective to go with high-level Quetzalcoatlus or Quetzals. Recommended stats for these creatures should fall around 10k Health and 50 Armor with saddles.
Once you clear through the cave at 87.4 Latitude and 70.4 Longitude, you will encounter the mysterious artifact. Right across from this artifact, will lie the platform that you can use to summon the Desert Titan.
You will need to insert all of the following items to summon the boss titan:
- x100 Corrupted Heart: Obtained by eliminating Corrupt Creatures around the map.
- x10 Fire Talons (Wyvern Talon): Acquired by harvesting all types of Wyverns: Fire, Ice, Lightning and Poison.
- x10 Sarcosuchus Skin: Acquired as loot from the corpse of Sarcosuchus.
- x1 Artifact of Chaos: Within the cave, you can find the artifact at 93.9 latitude and 88 longitude.
The titan will then spawn and will be visible from any point on the map thanks to its sheer size.
Depending on the damage you perform on the titan, you will be able to tame, afterward, one of the three variations of the Desert Titan. The health for each of these versions are listed below:
- Alpha Desert Titan: More than 550,000 HP
- Beta Desert Titan: More than 280,000 HP but less than 550,000 HP
- Gamma Desert Titan: Less than 280,000 HP.
Thus it is advisable to perform the least amount of damage you can, to get the most viable and efficient form of the Desert Titan. Now for the actual fight, you will need to target and destroy three corrupted nodes on the creature.
Two of these are situated at each of the wings of the titan, will the third one is on the upper part of its tail. These nodes carry a dark purple-blackish pattern so they will not be hard to notice.
First move over to one of the corrupted nodes on the wings and use the titan’s own shock ability to damage the node. Ignore the flock of birds as they do minimal damage. Also, avoid being hit by the lightning attack because of its damage potential.
As soon as you see the sparks appear or a prompt on your screen warning of you incoming lightning strike, move away from the wing so the damage is caused only on the nodes and not on your character.
Once enough damage is dealt with the nodes, they will start flashing ‘white’ indicating an opportunity for you to attack. Fly in close and let your Qutezal bite and get rid of the node once and for all.
Repeat the procedure for the remaining two nodes: one on the other wing, and the last one on its back near the tail. You might need to land your Quetzal occasionally to regain stamina but fly high and back in as soon as it is replenished.
The last corrupted node will take more time and damage to be destroyed than the first two ones. Remaining patient and concentrating shock damage on the nodes, you will soon destroy the last node.
Now land on the Desert Titan and tame it to ride through the skies!