You can get it to spawn next to your base because of the following: It always respawns at it's last location, so if the heatwave ends while you are following it you will know where it is for the next heatwave. It also chases you when you eat flowers... hint hint
Find a phenix during a heatwave and follow it until it ends. The phenix will turn into ashes and land on the ground but will spawn right back at the same exact spot during the next heatwave. Build a trap 6 blocks high so I can't glitch out and you have yourself a trapped phenix to tame:)
Fun fact! You can tame the Phoenix by hitting it with a torch so you don’t have to waste you’re time shooting it and missing and what not just wanted to help everyone out because this creature is definitely something worth getting
It introduced a new taming method,while not the pseudo-boss we prayed 4 but to tame it u set it on fire with flame arrow,flame throweror a fire Wyvern,they only spawn during heat waves.keep this in mind.
Only appear in heat waves, reappear in the same spot they were last heat wave, taming carries over from heat wave to heat wave. Possible taming methods include using a griffin and a flame thrower, tapping its pile of ashes in between heat waves, and chasing it down with a fire wyvern.
On scorched, be sure you have full ghillie(heat) and a jerboa(super easy tame) to notify you of weather events. Phoenix only comes during heat wave so listen for “high pitch purr” from your jerboa. Search the map and find this awesome bird! Once that’s done just wait and see where it despawns when heat wave is over. You will see a glowing light on the ground. BUILD A PEN AT LEAST 6 WALLS HIGH AND 6 WALLS WIDE AROUND THAT SPOT. Reason is it tends to respawn above the ground since it never lands. Next heat wave, pray your calculations are correct and it’s trapped! After that just use a flame thrower OR fire wyvern to burn the Phoenix for tame. Again, this thing only spawns during heat waves so be efficient!
The higher the damage of the weapon the faster it tames, so attacking stat on wyverns matters when taming, and the damage percent of the weapon firing the fire arrow, and the dmg percent of the flame thrower also matters
You find this creature during heat waves so what you do is lure it next to your base it will then turn to ash when heat wave is over then you build window wood walls around and put a roof then all you have to do is wait till next heat wave then take a Wyvern or flame flower and light em up!
When you find the Phoenix follow it around till the heatwave ends. You can build a taming box around the ashes and when it wakes up it'll be an easy tame. Flamethrower seems to work better than flame arrows and I'm assuming the fire wyvern works best of all but I haven't tried it with mine yet.