As of the latest patch they collect pearls when you bite them.
My favorite thing with anglers
"Hey I'm going on a pearl run, anyone wanna play bodyguard?"
Are you going to bite ammonites this time?"
"Told you it wasn't on purpose"
"Alright alright I'll go lemme get some scuba and I'll hop on the mosa"
Ten minutes later my tribemate is having to save me from two mosas, an alpha mosa, 50 anglers, 20 eels, 7 plesies all in one area
"STOP BITING THE AMMONITES"
"IT WAS AN ACCIDENT! they hide in the reefs and I hit them if they happen to be by a pearl patch! :'( "
Nope, totally biting them on purpose hehehe
This is kind of horrific amd not the most humane thing, but here goes. You can get a few of these, breeds them, and kill the children for angler gel. Just saying 😶
Level up melee to collect more pearls. Level up speed to outswim creatures.
P. E. A. R. L. S. That's all you need to know about this amazing creature.
People keep saying use angler gel for fuel, but that’s a waste. Use wood so you can then get charcoal for gunpowder, something that you constantly need.
Want infinite fuel?
1. Get yourself a simple underwater tame like a meg
2. Kill anglers for gel
3. Store and keep burning in standing torches or refinery
( STANDING AND WALL TORCHES BURN BLUE)
I collect this with a plesiosaur and can burn 700 metal with just 30. Lucky I collected 5000
If only they could lure in other fish with their light.
Anglers are pretty useful for getting pearls under water. (You can travel them around in fish baskets or cryo pods) but they also drop angler gel which could be useful