Hi hello and howdy! Im a console player here to make the ultimate survival and other tips. Now I have a 98 lvl baryonix. Here’s how I tamed him:
Remember: They CAN breath underwater.
Knockout: (Bola don’t work :)) I play genesis 2 so I would just fly in the air shooting tranq arrows like a noob but do find a high place and shoot. When it runs just go run at it shooting. I tamed mine underwater when I didn’t know it was a water Dino.
Use (for taming food): Raw fish meat, and raw prime fish meat (personally these are way better so you can keep track of the bary)
Fight off any Dino’s who would kill your sleeping bary
Wait all the time giving it food and any narcotics and berries.
I would say their torpidity for taming is in the middle of fast and slow
Name ideas!: name them after present day water rocks based on their color! (Mine was red so I named it after a coral)
This dinosaur is a very intricate but interesting dinosaur to get. I did find it near the shore line as it had seen me and wanted to eat me. However I had 5 tranq arrows which you can get at lvl 21. I shot all 5 and he fell to the ground. Very good dinosaur to tame especially in the water. It beats anything in the water even with its stun strike. I recommend using this dino to fight. I have one named Juju. One like equals One love for Juju
When simply crossing a river, a lvl 85 killed me and my 9 raptors. I was coming back from hunting with this raptor pack, shredding paracers, therizinosaurs, and other very strong creatures. All it took was one bary in water to just stun lock all 9 of them to death, and they couldn’t fight back. I respawned and managed to kill the bary on land with my Iguanadon, a quick and easy fight, took it out in a few hits.. The difference between land and water with these guys is insane. That water stun is no joke😭😭😭 I can’t even be mad, but Rest in Peace to Scamp, Atronach, Pyro, Smiley, Hectic, Raptor, Raptor, Raptor, and Raptor.
Now, for taming a Baryonyx, there are a few methods (ok only 2 ik):
METHOD 1: THE TRAP
The usual. However, there are a few modifications to this new trap. Here's what you'll need:
-1x Stone Foundation
-8x Stone Doorways
-2-3x Wooden Ramps
NOTE: I will include an extra option for this method, where wooden ramps are not needed.
Now that you have your trap built, lure the Baryonyx into the trap. Start shooting it through the gaps in the doorways until its knocked out. Put raw FISH meat (They do not eat Raw Meat or Prime Meat) in its inventory and wait for it to tame. Make sure to keep an eye on its torpor and feed it biotoxins/ narcotics if needed. However, you can also go and hunt for raw prime fish meat (No megalodon needed) if you have a sickle, where you can harvest prime fish meat from Sabertooth Salmon corpses. Wait a little while and boom! A new Baryonyx!
Now, with the second option:
You can use an Argentavis to pick up the Baryonyx and drop it into the trap, saving you some resources in that you do not need the wooden ramps. Repeat the taming process and boom! Your Baryonyx is ready!
METHOD 2: The Easy Method
The only thing you need for this method is the Bola. Find a Baryonyx (Usually found in swamps which are dangerous, but can spawn along rivers.), get it to aggro on you, and bola it while its running to you. You can try to club him but I would definitely tranq it down. Once its down, repeat the taming process mentioned above and name your new Baryonyx!
Now, onto the utilities of this creature:
Baryonyxes are great cave dinos, with decent health, melee, speed and stamina. Although there are better options for different caves, the Baryonyx is the most versatile and is great for most, if not all caves, this is due to their stats and also slender body, allowing it to fit through most slim cracks in caves. Do note that when force fed Raw Meat, the Baryonyx will not heal, but force feeding fish meat will. They also have a AoE ability that only works in water which does a tail spin attack, stunning nearby creatures (Not all of them) and doing damage (It works up to the Megalodon I believe.).
That's all I have to say about the Baryonyx. Thank you for sticking around and happy taming!
When I started playing ARK as a solo PVP player I always manage to survive by living hidden in the swamps and having tames and just the natural danger of the swamp for defense rather than relying on turrets. I'll take a swarm of well bred dimorphidons over turrets any day.
Barrys were always by far the most dangerous thing I would encounter in the swamps. A lower level wild tame is reliable. A high level wild tame is nasty but once you can get a well-bred imprinted one they can handle anything. After owning Barrys for years I finally tamed my first Rex to see what the hype was about. I was never really a fan of them due to their size but this was a Max level Tek rex. I couldn't resist. It was cool looking but I was honestly extremely disappointed in its performance. I was talking about this on the server and someone was convinced it was because it wasn't bred and imprinted. They gave me an egg from their rexes that had multiple generations of attack mutations. I fully imprinted it. Was still disappointed. Yes it has higher natural Health than a Barry but thats it. Barry kills way faster. I think it has something to do with the attack speed. Rexs are also big clunky and slow. Barry is an amphibious ATV that's stronger than large tames yet as fast and maneuverable as small tames. Small enough for caves. Can do both dry and aquatic caves. They also heal unbelievably fast while killing fish. You don't need to sit there and force feed them meat forever after they lose a few thousand health.
I've killed both alpha rexs and alpha squid with them. No other creature in the game can do that. People think I'm lying when I tell them this saying that I probably couldn't even kill an alpha carno with one.
I think many players are too obsessed with what streamers or YouTube have told them are the best creatures in the game. Or maybe just too obsessed with stats. Think outside the box. You'll be amazed at how powerful and versatile these are.
Excellent tame for living on a boat due to it's ability to breathe underwater. Will harvest hundreds of raw fish meat whilst defending you from other underwater nasties. My Bary lvl 64, named Ratchet, killed in excess of 35 Megs before meeting his match with a lvl 40 Alpha Meg whilst defending our house boat. A salute to all your hard work old friend, you shall be avenged.