Although the Triceratops is one of the easiest ARK: Survival Evolved beasts to tame. But each animal has a particular taming technique that must be used, and some animals may end up fighting back. This frequently has pretty disastrous results. Fortunately, the Triceratops is a dinosaur that many people will handle fast.
Interestingly, while being one of the simpler creatures to tame in this open-world survival game, the Triceratops is nonetheless a valuable ally to have. It’s a very practical animal, thus mastering its training is essential.
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Taming Triceratops in ARK: Survival Evolved
Triceratops are rather sluggish, so you can easily knock one out. Here are five ways to make it faint:
Fire Tranquilizer Arrows with a few seconds between each shot to gradually raise the Torpor level while retracing your steps swiftly.
Hunt for a Triceratops that has stuck itself. Since it cannot attack you, it will be quite simple to knock it out.
Find two or three tiny trees on the beach, maneuver the Triceratops between the trees from a safe distance or from atop a rock, and the dinosaur will get itself stuck.
You can just have the triceratops follow you until it runs out of energy and stops to rest, at which point you may circle behind it and knock it out with a club or slingshot.
Construct a trap using a building arranged in a “Z” configuration. This is significantly simpler than the other methods. When the Triceratops strikes the roof, it will try to spin around, giving players the chance to shoot its body and pursue it through the ceiling.
After it’s knocked out, access the creature’s inventory and keep adding food to it until it’s tamed. The dino may wake up so keep some extra tranquilizer just in case. As for food, you can feed the Triceratops Simple Kibble, Carnotaurus Kibble, Crops, Mejoberry, Berries, Fresh Barley, Fresh Wheat, or Soybean, and Dried Wheat.
ARK: Survival Evolved’s Triceratops is significantly simpler to tame early on in the game than most mid-sized predators. Even though most people think of speedy, lethal carnivores as the first and main defense for their property, the Triceratops still dominates most.
How to Use Triceratops
For Traveling and Transport of Items
Despite being sluggish, it has a relatively strong base carrying capacity. It’s good for transportation, however, while passing through a forest, it could get caught on rocks or trees.
Fortunately, you may remove trees out of the way of other non-mounted pack dinos that are following you. You can attack these trees while riding the triceratops and knocking them down.
Due to its charge attack, ARK’s Triceratops can travel long distances in a short time, which makes it a very good tame. The maximum speed, duration, and eventually distance may be obtained by keeping the power active until the charge meter is filled. And its charge will be sped up by leveling Movement Speed.
For Combat and Defense
This is a good fighting mount for beginners since it has a quick charge attack that may substantially stun and knock back enemies. It will blast through thatch constructions similar to the Pachy. It can also deal considerable damage and knock back smaller opponents and withstand fewer wounds from arrows and bullets.
Perfecting the Knockback
Do not undervalue its knockback. If you master it, you will be able to kill many stronger dinosaurs with little to no damage taken. However, it needs precise timing between your strike and the ability to move forward or backward as necessary.
This method may be used to kill strong creatures like an Alpha Raptor. Additionally, keep in mind that if the Triceratops is hurt, your charge meter will reset, limiting your options for escape in case things go nasty.
Defending your Base
To protect your house and herds against common predators like the Raptor, Sarco, and Carnotaurus, a pair or trio of Triceratops can serve as a great shield.
ARK: Survival Evolved’s Triceratops, in contrast to other dinosaurs, usually survive while following Sarcos and other semi-aquatic species into the sea because of their AoE’s ability to fight off several Megapiranhas.
For Gathering Resources
It is second only to the Therizinosaurus, Bronto, Stegosaurus, or Mammoth in terms of berry collecting. The Ram attack may be used to tear down trees and gather incredibly huge amounts of thatch in a short amount of time. Luckily, its size helps with carrying huge amounts of resources.
Overall, ARK’s Triceratops is a solid early-game tame because of its accessibility, projectile damage, lowering head protection, respectable health, and damage, and charge attack.
Now you know how to tame and use a Triceratops to rule the early-game lands of ARK: Survival Evolved. If you are looking for more dinos to add to your pack, here are guides to help you with that:
Based in London, United Kingdom, Adrian Oprea is a Guides Writer at Gamezo. As a professional single-player RPG player, Adrian has often been stigmatized. He has decided to pour his frustration into writing guides for the people and showing them the way to the truth!