You can insta tame it by making it attack you and it will harvest a body then knock it out when it has the health increase stat (green thing around its head)then once it is knocked out I will tame automatically, HELP THE BOBS
If you lose your argys go to the place that shows your character press the tames button which says how much animals you have, Look for your argys name press request, then wait. It will tp to you, if it’s alive.
This has been said before but I'm writing it a tad differently than top comment, this is the method I use in solo play. These are a very easy tame if you have any type of fabricated weapon. Find an Argy that's away from the group, aggro it, then kill something else with a sidearm or assault rifle while it's attacking you, get near the dead body and when it attacks you (and hits the carapace) it'll get green health buff above it's head.
While they may be intimidating at first, the Argent is fairly easy creature to tame. Get three wooden dinosaur gateways and two gates and place them in a straight line, only leaving spaces big enough for a human to fit through and close one of the gates so it can't follow you straight through. Jump on your other flyer, be it a pterosaur or even another argent borrowed from someone. Lure the agent a couple of feet away until shes lined up just right and then sprint off behind the gate. Jump off your flyer and wait till shes in the trap, then run around and close the gate. After you check the area, tranq away and soon you'll have your very own argent
If an Argy you’re trying to tame is spawned in a dangerous spot (A place where lots of predators also spawn and could possibly kill the creature you’re trying to taming) Set up spiked walk around the area, so predators get killed or hurt when they walk too close to the spiked walk) This usually works for most predators.
You need this following things.
x4 stone gate way
x2 stone gate way doors
Place the 4 gate ways in a file make space in between the gaps so that you can go though. Place the 2 gate doors on each side. Leave one open and lure the argy in the trap ( try to take some hits so it does'nt lose interest). Once the Bird is in slip though the gaps that you made. go to the opened gate doors and close it as fast as you can. Ta da there your trap.
Extra. Try to shot at it from a range it can't attack you. Make sure that theres no bad things beat it. Chose a safe spot to tame. If you are confused go search. How to make an argy trap.
Short Taming Guide:
1) Go to East beach by giga mountain (North 1 / East 3).
2) Set up the argy trap on the beach (4 stone gateways with one gate at each end).
3) Place down some beds for back up.
4) This area often has argys flying around on the beach, so if you see one shoot it with an arrow and lure it into trap.
5) Tranq it using body shots mainly.
Please note this is a guide for those who lack a flyer or tame which can get them to more dangerous argys spawn zones.
An Argentavis is a portable Smithy as well as a transporter. They have many weight reduction bonuses that will help you, should you ever need to move around and require a Smithy or you just need to transport some items.
They can pick up most creatures provided that they are not twice it's size. They are one of the most useful tames of all time. They are not a great creature for speed but they are efficient at transporting.
Taming one will be difficult. Having a Longneck Rifle with a Tranq Darts is best. The kibble is great but Mutton and Prime Meat works best. Be prepared to give it a chase once it runs off after it's Torpo is on above 50%. They tend to fly off very high.
If you plan on giving it a chase, make suee you have a mount that can outrun it first. A Direwolf or any other land mounts that can shoot while mounted is minimum.
To insta tame a argy first you gotta die and respawn then give it just enough torpor but it's still not asleep then drag your body and let it eat the body then knock it out its hunger will go down instantly so it will any type of food then you have an argy
There are two traps for getting an argy trapped.
4x stone dinosaurs gateframe
2x reinforced dinosaurs gate.
The a other is the best because is really cheap. Look ok youtube "captain fat dog argentavis trap" its the best trap for argy, plus is 3 times cheaper
For ark mobile: traps are not required for low levelled argies, just keep a friend or two with you and tranq it when it's attacking you, using toxicant arrows is better, it will go down in just 4-5 toxicant arrows.
There is a working glitch right now that allows you to (almost) instant tame these things. First, trap the Argy in a simple trap you can walk out of but the Argy cant fly out of. Second, put all of your items in a box next to a sleeping bag next to the trap and then commit die. Respawn at your bag, shoot the argy with lots of tranqs and use dododex to make sure you dont knock it out. Third, take your dead body and drag it within reach of the Argy, once the Argy consumes it its head will glow green, now knock the Argy out the rest of the way and its food bar will be drained heavily.
This allows for a near instant tame and works best on the lower levels. Using this method on an Argy makes it a faster name than a Pteranadon.
I used this on Thanksgiving day 2019.