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ARK: Survival Evolved - How to Kill the Magmasaur (Genesis DLC)

Mar 4, 2020    


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Magmasaur Combat Guide



This guide describes how to fight against the Magmasaur.

General



The Magmasaur is a formidable opponent, it has multiple attack styles which can be very devastating.

The first attack that the Magmasaur has is searing spit which can strike as far as 15-20 foundations away, and can instantly destroy wood, stone, as well as metal structures within a few foundation range of the impact. It can kill any under geared or overwhelmed player instantly. Players should be cautious they don’t find themselves on the receiving end of this attack.

The second attack that the Magmasaur can use when a survivor(s) or tamed dinosaur(s) stray too close is searing flame which causes burn damage over time. The debuff will constantly refresh until a survivor has either ran out of range or killed the Magmasaur.

Because of these two attacks they should be dealt with from afar, using a fabricated sniper or shotgun is the safer option.

The Magmasaur is completely immune to lava. A player should make sure they have a decent distance between themselves and the surrounding Magmasaurs before attempting to grab any eggs from their den.

Strategy



Try and use ranged tools to attack the Magmasaur as it has dangerous abilities for close quarters combat. It's recommended to use a strong ground tame.

A group of survivors could possibly use any range weapon to deal damage to a Magmasaur to get aggro on a fast mount, while the other survivors wait until the Magmasaurs are far enough away from an egg before attempting to grab one.

Weaponry



Use a Rocket Launcher and the Bloodstalker for its ability to lift you up when firing.

A Crossbow would also work if a survivor is trying to lure any Magmasaur(s) away from an egg.

Dangers



The Magmasaur can fire meteor-like projectiles from a long distance, and their short ranged burn attack can be deadly for survivors and Creatures who stray too close. It can also wipe your wood, stone, and even metal base. They can shoot Dino’s/Humans outside of turret range, much like the Managarmr during release of its state. The Magmasaur can't be approached up close as it will give the survivor a negative status effect.

Weakness



The Magmasaur is weak when exposed to cold temperatures, more so when in water (including rain).

A survivor can flank a single Magmasaur and be able to stay behind it because of its horrendous turn radius. But a survivor should take caution if you plan on using this tactic, as it’s very dangerous and extremely risky.