Flying tames are often harder than land-based tames. This is because you essentially have to restrict the creature from flying first. This is best seen when trying to tame a Pteranodon or a Quetzal. These creatures will flee if you try to knock them out and tame them. The Tapejara (the tapejar) takes this to a new extreme. Taming them is a task in and of itself, and it will probably frustrate you to no end. Anyway, if you want some assistance, consider reading this guide to understand how you can tame a Tapejara effectively in Ark Survival Ascended.
Taming a Quetzal or a Pteranodon is already a difficult proposition. You have to ground them or follow them around in the sky to tame them. They are also incredibly fast, which makes them hard to follow and keep track of. The Tapejara takes this behavior of fleeing fast to a whole new level.
Ark Survival Ascended (ASA) Tapejara Taming Guide: How to tame & get it?
Tapejaras are some of the best fliers around. They can latch onto vertical surfaces, allow you to shoot from their second seat, and have a 0-turn radius. This gives you incredible mobility and allows you to move around the map like never before. It also flies a little faster than the Pteranodon (about the same speed as a raptor running), but since it can turn whenever and wherever, it is a much better flier than the Pteras.
How to tame them?
The catch here is that they are totally passive. They won’t even wait until attacked and will fly away as soon as they notice you. You will need to be very stealthy to sneak up on one and bola it before it flies away. Once trapped in a bola, they are a knockout tame. You can use a tranq dart or a crossbow (darts are recommended) to knock it out and tame it with meat or kibble. The best way to do this is with rare flowers. Rare flowers will make even passive creatures that flee from you attack you. Once consumed, all creatures in a radius will attack you, so be ready to pick some fights.
If you want, you can use a simple trap with wooden dinosaur gates to trap the tapejara once you bola it. Just place three of them close together to trap it with gates. Now, you can shoot through the gaps and knock it out. Make sure the gaps are small because they can get out of human-sized gaps as well. This is a good idea if the area you are trying to tame it in is very dangerous and you can get caught off guard.
They are excellent fliers for Ark. They are fast, nimble, and can turn instantly. The only drawback is that they are better in multiplayer games or on official servers. As a single-player creature, they are not much better than the Pteranodon since they are just a little faster. In multiplayer, they offer a lot of options for you to shoot from the second seat and latch on to walls.
Anyway, now you know how to tame a Tapejara in ASA. If you found this article helpful and would like to read more, make sure to visit Android Gram daily.