Even if dododex says that they don't have a headshot multiplier. I've never got headshot bonus damage and I've tamed/killed a lot of them. This is probably a bug because normally every flyer has a headshot multiplier.
If out of tranq. arrows you can actually just knock it out with a slingshot. It’s pretty easy to tame: just give it raw meat or prime meat (or actually kibble if you want it quicker) and a bunch of narcotics. Ta-daa! You tamed an Argy. If it helped, click on the arrow pointing towards the sky!
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!
Kill something nearby the argie you want to tame and wait for it to start eating, then as it starts to eat the thing you killed knock it out with tranq arrows. Feed meat and using this method we didn't even need narcotics
The Argentavis, or argy, is a tanky arial that is favored in many ways among survivors. Having the body of a giant eagle and the head and neck of a vulture, the argy is a truly unique and amazing creature. Argys can carry a larg multitude of items at more efficient amounts. Especially stones and obsidian. Some have even made their Argentavis’ saddle a mobile smithy. Being rather slow, argys best used for carrying large loads of goods, rather that just travel. They do have good stamina in the air and the ability to heal themselves when eating fresh carcasses, so some do disagree. To tame one of these magnificent birds, it’s best to use a trap. Simply lead a unsuspecting argy into a closed box trap, and then tranqu it from there. They are carnivores, so feed an argy meat and mutton to earn its trust. To kill an argy you can use a large, tanky mount, or another flyer with high melee. Shotguns are also a good tool to use against these things. This is all for today but I hoped this helped you in any way.
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!
If you want to tame one instantly it can be pretty easy to do, while you run from the argy, go past a corpse (it will also eat another argy corpse which is useful) and when it harvests the body it will have effects on its head. This means it’s in Rapid Regeneration, knock it out quick while this is happening. Then when it’s out, it will have no food and take instantly. Now you have an argy!
How to tame and utility:Usually found in ‘cold’ areas of the map Argentavis have weight reduction on Metal,Organic Polymer and Stones.
To tame take some sort of flyer to the outskirts of the North Zone.From there wait for 1 of them to enter rapid regen (eating a corpse/dead body) as then they will consume food extremely quickly (at most 1 minute to fully tame)