Thylacoleos are some of the most liked creatures in Ark. They are incredibly deadly when fighting, an annoyance when wild, and an absolute pleasure when tamed. This is the definition of a must-tame dino in Ark Survival Ascended. Not only are they good in a wide range of scenarios, but they also have attacks and abilities that make them very handy in-game. This is also why you should not mess this tame up.
Some creatures in Ark are just so useful that you cannot progress efficiently without taming them. Rexes, for example, are your boss dino in almost all maps. If not for some very nice bosses, they deal the most damage and are typically the most reliable. Apart from them, dinos like Daeodons and Ankys, are the workhorse dinos of the game. They are also almost exceedingly useful in most maps or regions. The Thylacoleo is one such dino.
Ark Survival Ascended (ASA) Thylacoleo Taming Guide: How to tame & get it?
Thylacoleos, in ASA, are found exclusively around the Redwoods biome. They are incredibly hard to spot because they tend to lurk high on treetops. Their main attack when wild is to jump at you from the treetop, dismount you, and kill you in the process. This makes them very lethal in-game when in the wild. They also have a bleed with their attack, which makes you lose additional health, making them scarier to fight even when they are on the ground.
How to tame them?
They are very aggressive dinos, so you really want to trap them. The best way to do this would be to pick them up from the ground with something like an Argent and carry them to the trap. This way, you expose yourself to them the least. How do you not get them to jump at you, though? There is an easy solution to this issue as well.
The easiest way to get them off a tree is to shoot at them. This will aggro them, and they will jump off the tree themselves. This is when you start flying, pick them up, and put them into a trap. The hard part here is spotting one. You will really have to look around to see one that you want to tame. Once you spot them, you can use this method to lure them to a trap or pick them up.
How to make the trap?
The trap should be a 3×3 stone trap with doorframes. You can also use a bear trap for this dino. The trap should be built of stone because they can damage wood structures, and this will create a lot of problems for you if they break. If you are not picking them up, you can place ramps that you can use to guide the dino into the trap.
Once trapped, it is a simple knockout tame. You will want to bring narcotics because they tend to wake up very quickly. Apart from this, they prefer Extraordinary Kibble or Cooked Lamb Chops to get tamed. Once tamed, they are a very reliable, fast, and agile mount.
Tips and tricks post-tame
They have a bleed attack, which makes them very dangerous in-game. They can also easily climb up steep structures like walls and cliffs and stay there. This lets you spring the trap on your enemies when you are riding this creature. They are very tough (both in health and damage) and can easily take on a spino or a rex in the game.
Well, now you know how to tame a Thylacoleo in ASA. If you found this article helpful, make sure to check out Android Gram frequently for more such interesting guides.