Pretty good Starter water creature, yeah u can't ride it until high level but u can still have it as a tanker with good stats and it can make oil, u can have various of these to never need to make oil runs ever again
A great beginner tame, once you have an icthyosaurus, you can swim up to it and passive tame it. I just tamed one, and less than 5 minutes after I tamed a level 4, it’s killed 2 megalodons and 4 mantas. Like so noobs and beach bobs can see.
From my testing, it seems like one of these generates 20 oil in ~25 minutes, so that’s a rate of 4/5 per minute. You can refine 6 oil into 5 cans of gasoline, so 4/5 oil per minute would equate to 2/3 gasoline per minute. A fabricator burns fuel at a rate of 1 can of gasoline per 15 minutes (1/15 per minute). So basically, with a single basilosaurus of any level, it will produce enough oil to keep 10 fabricators constantly running simultaneously if you constantly collect and refine the oil it produces. Electrical generators burn gas 4 times slower than fabricators do, so a basilosaurus can produce enough oil to simultaneously and constantly power 40 generators. I wish I knew about this before travelling to the iceberg from my base in the south to gather oil : (
Good fighter, immune to jellies, supernatural healing boost at the surface, produces oil in its inventory, impervious to squid grabs, looks kinda cute too, only one bad thing about it: it gets squashed in the deep! Only slowly but the damage is there!
Just killed a low level alpha mosa in a head on 1v1 on my lvl 250 Basilo and only lost 5k health out of my 20K using a primitive saddle. If you have a good saddle for it and pump enough points into its health and melee you can definitely overpower every wild creature in the ocean with a basilo, including high lvl alpha mosa.