- Main use for this tame is using the Angler as a "lure" for other anglers kill anglers for their gel. The gel is the longest burning fuel in the game at approx. 6 minutes per 1 gel
- secondly use is a light source underwater
Use a high damage crossbow to avoid accidently killing the angler. If you dont have such a crossbow its highly advised to use tranq darts: however you need to lure the angler into a water cave and shooting it within as longneck rifles cant be use in water. Good luck
I would recommend taming a Basilosaurus first because they are not affected by shocks from eels and easy way to get bio toxin then you can scout one out. Best bet use harpoon gun with tranq spears to not kill. Spend a little time on icebergs gathering kairuku eggs and your all set.
Use to gather silica pearls. They just chomp the pearls so no more dismounting and running for your life when a Moses comes up on you,way more efficient then gathering by hand. Get one and your silica pearl problem is over
- Have the angler follow you in to an underwater cave. Hop off your mount and use tranq darts/arrows to know out
- build under water taming pen (Stone foundations/stone doorframes for walls/ stone ceilings) bring extra stone doorframe to close the walls behind you when the angler goes in to the 2x2 foundations/doorframes/ceilings
While not overtly useful, the angler is a particularly vertile early game ocean mount, it has a built-in light source which is infinite and exceptionally useful, it can collect silica pearls and can attract angler fish for gel farming. Although it is unable to defend itself against the larger predators of the ocean it is capable of outrunning many of them and it does not require a saddle, they can be be found all over the ocean, however the main drawback is that they are deep-water fish and the lengthy tame time means you are vulnerable to deep-water predators without a mount. It's not particularly safe to use underwater compared to some of the other durable mounts like the megalodon, which is easier to tame at a lower level.
Good for use as lanterns if you live on the beach.