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.
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
Not sure if anyone's said this one yet but if you hit the attack to gather berries and immidiatley after hit the other attack button it will gather berries in a full circle around it. Quickly maxes you out on berries by far the best way to gather berries/cactus sap
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
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.
As most know, the anky gathers flint, metal, obsidianand similar resources very well, BUT it comes with an added bonus. An anky can "gather" these items from a rock elemental corpse, so it can be used to gather tons of resources from them, as long as it has backup (I.e. Another tamed rock elemental) to help killing the wild ones. P.S. Ankys do NOT do "normal" damage to elementals, surprisingly.
700% melee and you can easily get 100 metal out of a normal node on 1x, its insanely strong! Took mine with an 88 armor saddle into bear cave and massacred the entire place with its bite attack. Theyre great:)
They really shine in scorched earth, as they are everywhere. Its fairly easy to tame a legion of them with a few boomerangs. Early on this can provide you with a solid defense. And once you can make a saddle you can get to mining huge amounts of metal, obsidian, and crystal from the mountains. Have other dinos like kentros or morella to carry the obsidian and crystal as the ankys don't have reduced weight on those, they should be fine carrying stacks of metal. Weirdly they seem to have lower base health than doedicurus, but stronger attacks. Also they can harvest huge amounts of flint from regular rocks to make sparkpowder.
The best way to farm metal INDISPUTABLY is with an anky and a karkinos. The karkinos can throw the anky to different metal nodes, regardless of the weight of the anky, meaning that you can get up to 300 stacks in one metal run!