They are the best creature for ark. They are great if u upgrade them and they have a smithy on them. Upgrade it’s weight stamina health and melee damage. Mine killed a level 50 giga very fast. They are great for traveling but avoid water so u don’t fall into and have to go to shore and wistle follow. Allways bring them for tames and set there behaviour to attack only conscious. Then u may tame it from off its back and set it next to ur tamed animal then put him down so if anything attacks ur untamed u can attack it and ur Argentavis will kill it. Their stamina is amazing so u can travel across the map and they are pretty fast. They can carry a lot of weight so u can go on metal trips and carry it back on them. If u are on a online server these still apply but online these are also amazing creatures because u can live on it basally because all u need is one shelter and then u can set ur tame there after ur online.
Argy's are a great tame to get, if you get a saddle from a drop at a low level, immediatly get yourself an argy, it has an INSANE amount of uses which I will list:
1.You can use it to harvest organic poly (use sword or club to kill penguins, transfer poly to argy, has less weight reduction than pela, but has more total weight than pela)
2(ARK mobile only). These guys(along with quetzals) are the only real way to transport dinos. Chronicling them costs essence (expensive) and there's no crypods. Tape and Pter can carry very small dinos only.
3. Metal gathering. These boyos have a reduction on ingots and straight up metal, and you can use it to carry an anky(which harvests and has more weight reduction for pure metal)
4. Combat. Due to their ability to pick up dinos, you can pick up high level dinos and carry them to a turret area (pvp) and players(more dangerous bc shotgun, must i say more? They can also attack the dino they are carrying, which lets you farm something like parasaurs easier. They can also be used to airdrop certain dinos *coughs in level 500 arthropluera* onto enemy bases or tanky dinos into turrets *coughs in lvl 300 carbenomys*
5. Taming. As mentioned in the combat section, they're able to carry dinos, which lets you pick up high level dinos*coughs in max lvl wild arthropluera(i like arthros, can you tell?)* And take them to a safer place(for you safari tamers) or a pen to ko them and tame them
If you don’t have one, get one NOW. They are pretty easy to tame, and are great for transport and carrying things, whether it’s resources or creatures. Find them around mountains or in the snow. Pretty easy KO with tranq darts. The only problem is that they’re kind of slow! Thanks for reading!