I don't know why the guy saying they're not affected by Bolas is at the top. I just hit a level 5 wild in the mountain area with a bola right in the legs and it froze in place perfectly, no issues. BOLAS WORK, BUT YOU HAVE TO HIT THE LEGS, THE THIN SKITTERY EASY TO MISS LEGS.
U can hit them with a club early game without getting hit even once, u just have to time it right, take care not to try it if there are more than 2 tho... Rotten Flesh works way better and can tame 'em within 5 mins
Bola it, shoot it in the head with tranq darts, feed it spoiled meat! A very effective and easy tame. Be careful though, they're hard to see in grassy areas. I was taming a sabertooth once when it came up out of nowhere, I went unconscious before I could even run away. It took me 5 tries to get my stuff back from my dead body because the scorpian was always there. In the end, surpinsgly, my sabertooth survived the taming process and I ended up taming the scorpian right after!
I tamed my eerie male scorpion on ark mobile during the eerie server event inside the poison cave. It was the best choice I ever made as he is now guarding my hatchery.
On mobile I recommend the following for stats if you plan to use a scorpion as a guard.
Speed is good at 230%
Melee at about 500% (just to keep those nasty wild Dinos spawning in your base in line)
Health about 5k (scorpions can be very easily killed if they don’t have good health in them.)