|Male Spinosaurus swimming in a lake|
Spinosaurus ('spine-o-sawr-us' meaning "Spine Lizard") is a diurnal (meaning active during the day) large prehistoric creature that was added in Build 5.1. They are also semi-aquatic, and are the only spinosaurids in the game so far. They are 3.5 blocks tall at their head (5 blocks at the spine) and are 10.5 blocks long. There is a slight difference between males and females, the males have tan streak across the top of their spine, while the females don't. Newborns are half a block tall, have no spine, and are fully grown in 12 Minecraft days. They, like the other apex predators, cannot be given essence of chicken to grow faster.
Spinosaurus, like almost all other mobs, has a mood that can drop or be raised through various means. Having a low mood means it may attack or avoid you, while having a high mood will make it passive. Right-click it with a DinoPedia (Good luck!) to see what its mood is at.
A fossil version of the Spinosaurus can be created by right-clicking a bio-fossil on the ground, which will create a random skeleton of a prehistoric creature with a small chance of it being a Spinosaurus.
Like most other mobs in the mod, they do not spawn naturally in the world and must be created by the player through the culture vat. As they are dinosaurs, they hatch from large eggs that need to be warmed by torches or any other light source.
Spinosaurus are semi-aquatic carnivorous animals that are somewhat slow on land, but are much faster when in water. Though they are described as aggressive, they are at first neutral to the player as they are too insignificant to attack on sight. They can break blocks weaker than iron when on land, but this is relatively uncommon while they are in water. Their prey that they will automatically hunt down and kill is all types of mod fish, vanilla animals, Compsognathus, Dryosaurus, dodos, Pachycephalosaurus, Smilodon, and several other prehistoric creatures. They will also attack any type of baby animal.
When they are provoked, they will become surprisingly fast, and will launch a devastating special attack where they will pick the player up in its mouth and shake them until they are dead. This is inescapable and will always result in death (this is true for every mob), so be sure to never attempt to attack it with a sword. Bows are more practical, though still very difficult as most of the Spinosaurus' hitbox is arrow-proof. Another strategy is to throw potions of harming at it, but this is also risky as the player needs to be close enough to hit the Spinosaurus.
They will interact with and throw toy balls, bringing up their mood significantly. They will also attempt to interact with scratching posts, and tethered logs, but will break them in the process due to their one hit kill attack. They are diurnal, meaning they are active during the day and will sleep at night.
Adult Spinosaurus can breed and lay eggs every five minutes as adults if there is a male and female present. The breeding probability is handled by how many individuals are nearby.
Spinosaurus is one of the seven apex predators that use the special taming method, and cannot be tamed by imprinting at birth or through the whip. To tame an adult Spinosaurus in the intended way, the player must attack it until it reaches 7 hp (a DinoPedia is recommended to determine the health of the creature so you won't kill it). At 7 hp, it will go into "sleep mode." This is very difficult to accomplish due to the Spinosaurus' one hit kill ability, speed, and block-breaking. If successful, while the Spinosaurus is asleep, the player must right-click it with an Aquatic Scarab Gem. Once this is done, the Spinosaurus will wake up at full health, now tamed. It can be ridden, but you will mount it awkwardly on it's neck. It is ordered with a skull stick.
Tamed Spinosaurus are rideable as adults. They can be ridden by right-clicking on one with a whip. When ridden, they won't go hungry or age. They are moderately fast on land, but extremely fast while in water, though there is a chance that a player riding a Spinosaurus in deep water could drown. It can be controlled only if the player constantly holds the whip, and can only be controlled for a short time without it. Riding uses the same WASD format as normal Minecraft movement, and shift to get off.
Spinosaurus is a piscivorous carnivore that will mainly eat fish, but can also kill and eat many other types of mobs (see above). They can be hand-fed all types of vanilla or mod fish (alive or cooked), fish spawn, Sio-Chiu-Le and all types of meat. They can also eat from feeders.
|Spinosaurus Idle 1|
|Spinosaurus Idle 2|
|Carnivores appear in red. Herbivores appear in green. Omnivores appear in light blue. Piscivores appear in dark blue. Enemies/misc appear in brown. means the creature can break blocks. means the creature is an apex predator/boss.|