Heya guys! I’ll share some of my tips to tame argys, if you want you can knock out a low level with a slingshot but i recommend waiting until you unlock the tranq arrows and stone dinosaur gates.
How to trap them!
You can do this with a pteranodon or on foot! So you’ll need 4 stone dinosaur gateways and 2 stone dinosaur gates, put the stone gates like this! The | represents the gates. “ | | | |” BUT!! Key thing! Make sure that the argy cannot fit through but you or your tame can. Then, Lure an argy over to your trap and open the door, then go throu the sides or the top! (Top if your using a pteranodon).Then go to the door you let the argy in through and close it! Boom! You trapped the argy :D. It may take a few trys, but its ok!
Knock out and tame!
If you want to use tranq arrows make sure to have an 5 second timer before firing the next shot! Its too make sure you dont kill the argy and if you have a spy glass its better so you can check on the torpor just in case you accidentally hit it when its knocked out! Their preferred food is stegosaurus kibble, i will put the recipe here! Required engrams: Cooking pot, water skin. Recipe: Stegosaurus egg, citronal (you can get it by planting the seed) Prime meat jerky (put cooked prime meat into a preserving bin with oil) 2 mejoberrys, 3 fiber and 1 waterskin. If you are using the kibble, you can use a minor balm! But if you are using raw meat or prime meat, you should use an soothing balm! I reccomend doing the lava cave since you dont need a tame and can just speedrun it, take off all your gear and go in the cave, take all rights and if you are on casual you can just grab the artifact then die and spawn near the obelisk! I reccomend putting down a bed at the obelisk. The lava cave also gives you good rifles, crossbows and pistols! So now, put a sleeping bag down and sleep, this will starve the creature so the taming process is shorter! Then knock out the argy, and put your soothing balm in, and the food of choice and wala! You will soon have an argy. Make sure to protect the argy and kill any predators nearby that can hurt it!
Uses and utility!
The argentavis is very useful, having good speed, good weight and good hp and damage. Its a great mid game tame as its saddle unlocks at level 62. Its one of the best metal gatherers as you can level weight and carry an ankylo to harvest metal. I once had an argy, his name was mocha and he was really good! 10k hp, 1.2k weight, 1k melee damage, we killed gigas, alpha rexes and titans together! The argentavis is a very good flyer, only beaten by the queztal by weight and pteranodon by speed but they are still very balanced in term of stats and are great pvp units. Apologies for this being so long, i hope you all the best of luck taming!
To tame one easy all you have to do is kill something so the argent Avis can eat, and while it’s healing you must knock it out with tranq arrows or darts. If it is knocked out while healing it’ll starve immediately and it’ll tame in seconds no matter what level!
A common trap for Arial creatures in general is that you craft about 4 stone dino gateways, then place them in front of each other (so that it's just a straight row of gateways). The ones on the outside place a little farther away so that you can walk through the sides, then have gates on the outer gatways having one of them open so that the bird can fly in, once you find the bird of choice, kite it into the trap, go through the side space that is larger on the end, and quickly go round to the open gate to close it and now you have easy tame stuck inside your trap. (You can modify this if you want, particularly the size of the gateways for the bigger creatures and it can be used for terrestrial creatures too if you want)
To be honest everyone’s talking about using Dino gateways to capture dinos but I never have used them. What I use is 10 pillars making a sort of u same and then stacking the rest on. I then add a ceiling to the middle pillar. I get a Argentavis to chase me and I run through the structure. Once the Argentavis is in structure, I place a stone fence behind it trapping it. I’ve done this method on a multitude of levels ranging from the basic 15 to 450.
I keep seeing people saying you need a bunch of stuff, but here’s how I did it as a level 56 single player in only hide armor.
Get a flying mount and find an argy (theyre in the snow and tall mountains) , then get close to one (just out of the Agro zone). If you get too close and it chases you, don’t worry, it won’t chase too far! Now that you’re near it, smack it. Just with anything you have. Charge it and smack it. Now that it’s angry shoot it while moving backwards… it doesn’t do much damage as long as it’s below level 40 (on mobile)… that’s basically it! It’ll tame with raw meat (the ratio of food per level is around 1:2) it’ll only take 10-15 tranq arrows, and you only need one narcotic! That’s all!