The Ankylosaurus will not attack you in the wild unless you attack first. When battling you can run away quite easily, just be aware, they have high health, so if you plan to kill one make sure you have enough stamina and resources to kill them.
For a low lvl player a lvl 1-45 is good enough to get you going but when you get the kibble a lvl 116-120/150 should be your main goal. High damage means more metal per hit & weight is your 2nd most useful stat to carry more. P.s taming a lvl 145 ankly now ;)
They are very slow and can't turn around very easily. So come up behind one and shoot it with tranq arrows. You should be able to knock it out before it turns around and attacks you. But don't get too close!! Watch out for other Ankylosaurus too. They are travel in herds
The Ankylosaurus is, in my opinion, one of the best dinos to tame as a low level. Not only is it the best dino to gether metal, it is also a great taming mount, because it can collect berries and can kill little things like Raptors easy. This will be one of your most used dinos when you get into the higher levels and taming an Anky as soon as you can make the saddle (lvl 40) is highly recommended.
The anklyosaurus is a very useful tame in ark. it is ranked #1 in metal,obsidion,flint, and Crystal collection. Unfortunately the anklyosaurus is very slow if you are a beginner in south zone you can go to 65Lon,85lat with the anklyosaurus and grind metal.if your an expert in the game you can use it with a quetzal. if you put a platform saddle on the quetzal, put 2 phiomia's on the platform and carry the anklyosaurus with the anklyosaurus being carried by the quetzal. you can hit metal, obsidion, and Crystal and then transfer it to the phiomias (their weight does not count) and so you can carry allmost infinite materials and get it fast. I recommend going to the volcano in the north past the redwood forest.
With the recent update Ankylo can hold four times the metal because it weighs less as long as it's in ankylo 's inventory. So 100 metal will weigh 25lbs instead of 100. Also tamed Anky will have more speed than usual. Happy farming ^__^ -Geo
More melee is always better, but be aware that when you break around 540-560% melee you can only hit the rich noses of metal once, you lose a lot of metal that way. Keep pumping melee past that though and you more than make up for it with how much metal you get from the lower quality modes
I find the ankylosaurs is surprisingly a very good swimmer , or well good at floating and swimming it for submerging and going down ,but still better at submerging and going down than most dinos so I guess it could be used for oil but still , down try escape from one in water .