How to tame a Direwolf in Ark Survival Ascended you ask? Well, that is an interesting question. There are many ways to do this, but the best way depends on your level, playstyle, and ingenuity. In most cases, ASA is similar to ASE, but there are key changes to baby taming, resource spawns, and even mod compatibility. Taming dinosaurs like Ankys or Argents can be done the way they are usually done, with traps, but now they can also be tamed by claiming a baby version. That said, here’s everything you need to know about taming a direwolf in ASA.
Taming in Ark Survival Ascended is an intricate but very necessary process. Not only does it give you a dino or creature that can protect you, but it also gives you access to harvesting many more resources more efficiently. They also double up as boss-fight creatures and can be used to freely roam around the map. All of these are features that you really need in a brutal survival game like Ark. Anyway, coming back to the topic, all details regarding the direwolf and how to tame it are shared below.
Ark Survival Ascended (ASA) Direwolf Taming Guide: How to tame & get it?
Direwolves, like wolves, are pack animals. They can commonly be seen in packs in the Snow biome. In a pack, they are very dangerous because they all get a combined pack bonus and can deal a lot of damage that way. They also take less damage when in a pack, so you will likely have to get rid of the pack to tame them.
How to tame them?
Like most aggressive creatures in Ark, they are a knockout tame. You will need to isolate a member of the pack you want to tame and knock it out. This is better done with a trap. The ideal trap for this kind of tame is a 2×2 Stone trap with 2 high windowed walls. This will allow you to trap the wolf and knock it out. The easiest way to isolate a direwolf is with the use of an Argentavis. You can simply fly over to the one you want to tame, carry it to the trap, and then drop it there. Once dropped, you can knock it out. Make sure to fly it out of the range of the pack, since otherwise it will still have the buffs and will be harder to tame.
If you don’t have an argent, you will have to trap the direwolf with a ramp. You can substitute the windows for doorframes since the wolves are too large to get out of doorframes. Alternatively, you can place a bed next to the trap with a chest. Now, you can guide the wolves into the trap and die inside. You can respawn on the bed, get your stuff from the chest, and start shooting them.
As mentioned earlier, it is important that you isolate the direwolf before beginning the taming process. The pack bonus makes them take very little damage and torpor, which is not ideal for taming them. Also, the pack will keep attacking you if you are in range. The alpha of the pack is the wolf with the highest level. Anyway, once you have one trapped, shoot tranq arrows using a longneck rifle because wolves don’t have the most health and can die if you use a crossbow. Once knocked out, you can provide them with Superior Kibble or Raw Mutton to begin taming.
What happens once you tame them?
Once you tame them, you can ride them without a saddle. Tamed direwolves will also get a pack bonus of up to three other wolves. The wolf with the highest level will become the alpha of the pack. Direwolves also let you see the health status of dinos and characters with a color-changing cross above the creature itself, which is one of the primary reasons why you would want to tame them.
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