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Common Name Deathworm
Group Invertebrates
Species Khorkoi arrakis
Time Period Unknown
Diet Carnivore
Temperament Extremely Territorial
PC Release Date September 1, 2016
Xbox Release Date September 1, 2016
PS4 Release Date December 6, 2016
Spawn Command [Expand]
Tameable No
Rideable No
Breedable No
XP For Kill Level : 3000.00 XP


Deathworm Horn

Leech Blood

Black Pearl


Raw Meat

Raw Prime Meat

Special Loot Chance 100%
Feces Size None
Drag Weight

Are you excited to explore a new species in ARK ? This time, you’re going to discover a creature called the Deathworm which only appears in the Scorched Earth DLC. It’s a carnivorous and territorial creature in the game. You should find out its dossier and check out some basic tips if you want to tame it!

Basic Info


Wild: “Death Worm” is just a common name of this creature, and most of the locals call it with that name. The full official name of it is Khorkoi arrakis, and the half of this name is right. Actually, Khorkoi is a not totally a worm. As you know, most of the worms are organisms which will obtain lots of nutrients from other dead creatures or any rotten substances. But for Khorkoi, it’s just a carnivore.

Domesticated: Most of the tribes didn’t succeed in domesticating Khorkoi even if they did try their hardest, and they only ended up with getting hurt or even being destroyed. Khorkoi is a creature that must be dodged! If you are a survivor wandering around in the desert, you should stay away from the realm of this creature!

Known Information: This creature mostly spends its time to excavating under the sand of the desert. If it reaches the surface of the desert, it will surely swallow the prey with just only one bite. If you want to get through an attack from this creature, you should expect that the first thrust of it is missed, because if that happens, it will stay unmoved later. Then, you should take this chance to run away from its realm.


As a territorial carnivore, this creature will launch its attack to any survivor that is roaming around and getting closer to it. If it moves, it will move underneath the sand, and you will see some small swinging sand heap. That’s a sign indicating that the death worm is moving. If you trigger it, it will start chasing you until you can get out of its range. It’s really powerful when chasing humans.

In its territory, the Deathworm will join a melee fight by coming out from the ground. The creature will secure the melee thrusts and it will make some moves when showing up in order to re-alter the directions for launching its assault. If a target is trying to flee, this creature will come back to the under the surface and begin moving once again to chase the prey until it can’t catch sight of the prey anymore or until it can destroy and kill the prey.


Deathworm mostly guards the whole sandy area of the Scorched Earth. These creatures are much the same as a giant worm, and they have slicing mouthparts, quick legs that can make sounds while moving. They are known as horrific creatures that are good at listening to the surroundings and willingly assault any prey if they see when traversing the dunes. Because they have territorial nature, very few of people would learn about its behavior.

Color Scheme and Regions

In this part, you will find out the natural colors and areas of Deathworm. The areas below are painted in red on a completely white Deathworm. The painted squares displayed below every illustration of the region are the colors that this creature will generate at random in order to offer a general scope of natural color scheme. Just move your mouse cursor on a color to show the name and ID.

The server admins can utilize the region info for the command like this “”cheat SetTargetDinoColor ”

Like, utilizing “cheat SetTargetDinoColor 0 6” would help paint the heads and sides magenta of Deathworm.

Head and Sides

Region 0:
Head and Sides


Region 1 is not used
for this Creature.


Region 2:


Region 3 is not used
for this Creature.

Back and Spikes

Region 4:
Back and Spikes


Region 5:


Base Stats and Growth

In Survival of the Fittest, the creature will possess discrepant stats

Basic Stats

Attribute Amount at Level 1 Increase per point Taming Bonus
Wild Domesticated1 Add Mult
5Health 20000 +0 +0%
1Stamina 100 +10 +0%
2Oxygen N/A5 N/A N/A
3Food 100 +10 +0%
6Weight 100 +2 +0%
7Melee Damage 2252 +11.25 +0%
4Movement Speed 100% N/A3 +0%
8Torpor 0 +0 N/A4
  1. Percentages are depended on the value of the stat at the moment when the creature was domesticated (after the effectiveness of taming)
  2. The absolute Base Damage is displayed here rather than the percentage.
  3. The movement speed of untamed creatures won’t be developed and leveled up.
  4. Torpor develops every single level on the untamed creatures, but it can’t be developed after they are domesticated.
  • Check out Base Creature Statistics to find out a comparison of the creatures’ stats.
  • If you want to research on the way that levelup calculation operates, you should check out Creature Stats Calculation

Movement Speed

Movement Speed
Movement Type Base Speed Sprinting Stamina Used
Wild Domesticated
Walking  ?  ?  ?  ?
Swimming 300 N/A N/A N/A
  • The table shown above is the base speeds of the creature, and they are at 100% Movement Speed.
  • Check out Base Creature Speeds to find out a comparison of the creatures’ speeds

Attack Values




The dwellings of this creature are all around the map, especially the places that have big sand dunes. But these creatures are more commonly found on the North-Western edge of the map.


If you want to knock out this creature, you should bring another survivor and work with him to defeat it. Both of you will take turns carefully, try to divert it and launch your attack.

You can use a Rex to defeat the Deathworm too, but make sure that the Rex has over 5000 health and 400% damage. Because roughly 2k health of it will be completely gone if its amount of damage is under 400%.


You can take a creature and mount on it to battle against the Death worm. If you go on foot, you will be in danger easily. If you have a tamed Rex, just take it with you and let it fight against the Deathworm.


Deathworms can launch their assault to any prey at any time. When you traverse the sand dunes along the map fringe, occasionally, you will catch sight of a small sand heap that is shifting around. That’s a Deathworm! Just leave it unattended if you are not aiming to tame it. The Alpha Deathworms are much more powerful and larger than a usual Deathworms.


To deal with all damage types, you can use the rock elemental, only excluding the armor piercing ammo and bombs. Using the rock elemental can even defend you against a Deathworm. But, it’s kind of hard to domesticate a Rock Elemental. You should bring 2 elementals at a high level or 2 high-level Rexs. To sum up, you’re highly recommended to bring Rex because it’s strong enough to defeat the Deathworm.


Coming soon.


Deathworm has the same attack as an insect called Antilon. It also utilizes a very nice hunting tactic which is making the pitfall traps in the sand to snatch the insects.

You can look through the ground to find the current location of the deathworms by utilizing the K camera mode.

In addition to their horns, the only root of Leech Blood, Black Pearls, and Angler Gel in the Scorched Earth besides fishing are Death Worms.

The common name “Khorkhoi” alludes to “Olgou-Khorkhoi” which can be considered as Mongolian Death Worm.

The species name of this creature has one term, which is “Arrakis”, and this term can allude to the planet Arrakis. This is an imaginary planet appearing in the sci-fi series Dune created by Frank Herbert.

You may get stuck by this creature because it comes up out of blue to assault you, especially you are mounting on a creature, like a Wyvern. You get stuck and you can’t flee away from it. So, you must be careful with all the surroundings when you traverse the sandy area.

If you want to build up a shelter in the desert, you should be careful with a Deathworm because it is able to demolish an adobe house in just a bit.

You can notice the Alpha Deathworm because it has a glowing red aura on its head, and you can see it even if it’s moving under the surface.


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