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You don’t need to trap this to tame, it’s a solo tame. If you run up to it, it will go into turret mode then you need to walk circles around it and keep hitting with tranq until it eventually tries to walk away *in turret mode so really slow walking*
Their ranged attack is bonkers, I went from worrying about every nearby predator, to gunning down everything I don't like.
They burn through Stam fast in turret mode, but they can run forever.
We won't know for certain if their melee damage increases their needle damage until the dev kit releases, or until someone shows conclusive video proof.
Tame one of these and have a blast.
It took a bit to tranq it, but we tranqed a 150.. and raw meat tamed it on 1x. Took about 2.5 hrs tops, and roughlh 400 narco berries. Maybe less. Also plan for about 250 raw meat, which accounted for spoilage and we had plenty left over! Very nice tames, there turret attack is super strong, but drains stam fast! Hope this helps!
Make a 2x2 cage with ramps and a door. Lure the velonasaur in with a flyer. If you stay close to him he won’t enter turret mode. Leveling melee raises his projectile hit points. Also level stamina to attack longer. A high level can shred everything I’ve come across. Can’t wait for an imprinted one for the speed bonus.
It's about the size of a carno with a machine gun head, can easily take out dinos with its ranged attack. Stamina depletes pretty fast in turret mode, can go long distance running, can't regen when in turret mode (on dino) and seemed to be squishy against other velenasours (didn't have a saddle on). Very fun dino, like really fun.
The Velonasaur is a living turret in ARK: Extinction with a unique turrent-like spike-shooting attack. It can be enabled while you are not riding it. It also has the ability to swing its body back and forth to attack preys. More details on the Velonasaur will become available once ARK: Extinction is released.