You may have heard of Ark: Survival Evolved. It is an open world game where you must find resources to survive and build a base to get your tribe to.
The game itself is rather popular, and you can take part in the game with with the help of mods. Some mods are controlled by other players, and can be accessed through an SMP server. These mods can be very useful for individuals who want to play the game without necessarily having to play multiplayer. They can also be useful for individuals who want to play with friends, but do not have the time to sit down and play the game together.
The ark is an essential part of any Ark: Survival Evolved experience, because it’s used for taming wild animals, transporting supplies and more. This guide will teach you how to tame an animal, how to find your way around the ark and how to use the controls and abilities of the ark.
The game has a good amount of content, but the best part about it is that it allows and encourages you to build your own island. This is easily done by placing a few basic structures and then building up, fighting with the wildlife, and growing your own crops.
In the game, Astrodelphis is a weird space dolphin, or as some of the crew aboard the ship in the Genesis Part 2 map have dubbed it, a “space dolphin.”
These animals will generally keep to themselves, but if their personal space is infringed upon, they will try to give players a hard headbutt.
While these flying dolphins seem to be calm and unassuming most of the time, they are very clever and may be extremely strong when fitted with a saddle.
Capabilities of the Astrodelphis in Ark: Survival Evolved
The Astrodelphis can be equipped with a unique saddle known as the Astrodelphis Starwing Saddle that transforms the beast into a Starfighter.
The player may have the Astrodelphis perform a regular attack and fly about at a normal speed while riding it, but when Starwing Mode is enabled, a whole new set of maneuvers become available.
1) Astrodelphis Starfighter Mode
Starwing Mode gives the Astrodelphis a new set of attacks and movements, including automatically extending the wings and propelling the monster ahead.
Starwing Mode will be deactivated and the Astrodelphis will return to a slower and calmer state if the same key is pressed.
You must hit the following buttons to activate and deactivate Starwing Mode:
- Ctrl (for PC)
- RB (for Xbox)
- R1 (for PS4)
2) Astrodelphis Plasma Projectiles (Starwing Mode)
When in Starwing Mode, the Astrodelphis may shoot plasma projectiles, which comprise two types of attacks (apart from the grenade attack): Plasma Lasers and Plasma Rockets.
The Astrodelphis will shoot Plasma Lasers if you press the appropriate button, while holding the button will charge up Plasma Rockets that latch on to opponents in your crosshair.
When Plasma Lasers are launched, they are very accurate, while Plasma Rockets move ahead or pursue after the locked-on opponent, exploding on contact.
- Click the left mouse button (for PC)
- RT (for Xbox)
- R2 (for PS4)
To be triggered and utilized constantly in Starwing Mode, the Astrodelphis must have Element in its inventory.
3) Astrodelphis Explosive Missile
At the expense of Grenades, which must be in the Astrodelphis’ inventory, this sky dolphin fires an explosive projectile forward that explodes on contact, inflicting damage across a wide area.
- Click the right mouse button (for PC)
- LT (for Xbox)
- L2 (for PS4)
4) Astrodelphis Sonar/Electromagnetic Pulse (Starwing Mode)
When flying in Starwing Mode, the Astrodelphis may perform an Electromagnetic Pulse by holding down the “Jump” button.
Underwater, pressing the same button causes the Astrodelphis to conduct a sonar operation, revealing the position of animals marked by white spheres.
- Space (for PC)
- A (for Xbox)
- X (for PS4)
5) Loop Move (Starwing Mode)
The Astrodelphis performs a loop movement when you press the “Crouch” button, enabling you to avoid enemies and their attacks.
- C (for PC)
- Right Stick (for Xbox)
- Right Stick (for PS4)
6) How to Change Direction When Flying With Astrodelphis (Starwing Mode)
The Astrodelphis can fly ahead and turn fast by pressing the “Prone” button, making it simple to change directions.
- X (for PC)
- Hold Right Stick (Xbox)
- Hold Right Stick (PS4)
7) Buffs in Starwing Mode (Passive)
When you kill a monster while in Starwing Mode, it drops a buff that the Astrodelphis may pick up, giving it extra damage, damage resistance, and a speed boost.
When you kill another creature and pick up the buff, it will get a greater buff, making it even more deadly to its foes.
Using Astrodelphis For Scouting
The Astrodelphis is quick on its own, but in Starwing Mode, it is much faster and more capable of self-defense while providing a convenient mode of transportation.
Universal Mount Can Be Used Anywhere
The ability to fly in and out of the water makes the Astrodelphis an excellent all-around mount, since we are the only species that can freely fly in the region or underwater.
The Astrodelphis has a vast arsenal of weapons with which it may destroy its pilot’s opponents, making it ideal for eliminating tames and players.
The Astrodelphis Doubles as a Starfighter
The Astrodelphis is a fast and flexible monster capable of attacking opponents while flying and destroying them in the air or blasting them on the ground.
Using the Astrodelphis as Escort
When harvesting, taming, or doing other activities on certain areas, having an Astrodelphis guard you is a good idea since they can quickly catch up and defend you and your tribe.
What is The Best Way to Tame an Astrodelphis?
To tame an Astrodelphis, you must approach it up close and feed it Element, which must be put in your inventory space.
Moving near enough to attract an Astrodelphis’ attention and luring it into a trap constructed of gates is a simple method to tame it.
Approach the Astrodelphis and engage with it to pet it, allowing you to pet it again and again until it is tamed.
The greater the percentage rises while taming the Astrodelphis the sooner you engage with them, making it easier to spam if required.
Astrodelphis must be tamed using Element at first, but after that, it will devour many types of meat like any other carnivore.
Crafting a Saddle for The Astrodelphis
Crafting materials for Astrodelphis Saddle can be found in another guide.
It was formerly possible to mate two Astrodelphiss regardless of gender, which may have been a glitch or deliberate.
Astrodelphiss can no longer be bred and have no gender, therefore it seems that this feature has been removed for the time being.
They may still drop an Astrodelphis Egg, which is orange in hue with purple dots dispersed over it, suggesting that breeding by laying eggs may be feasible in the future.
Where to Find Astrodelphis
Several Astrodelphis, typically in groups, may be seen flying about the asteroid region between the two sections of the Genesis Part 2 map.
When searching for Astrodelphis, start near each of the bridges, but be cautious since Voidwyrms are known for sneaking up on the unsuspecting.
Taming an Astrodelphis is a fantastic late-game monster asset to have, but you must first achieve level 120 to construct the Astrodelphis Starwing Saddle.
When you equip an Astrodelphis with an Astrodelphis Starwing Saddle, it becomes one of your most powerful and adaptable domesticated animals.
These sentient animals serve a variety of purposes and offer a significant advantage to those who can effectively use their skills.