Carnos are a good start for tames that deal good damage. If your a high enough level and see a whole pack of these, not a big deal, mow it down but if you even see a glimpse of a alpha carno.. please run. I brought my lvl 14 Rex and two carnos to carno island to get obsidian and we all got absolutely destroyed..
So back when i was a new ark player i tamed 8 raptors just for defense, later on i spotted an alpha carno walking down the beach towards my base, and not wanting my newly tamed sarco, and trike to die, I did something any normal person with 8 raptors would do. Me and the pack and charged into battle, lets just say i lost all but one, Silver. Shes still alive today and happy, And we did kill the alpha carno.
Here’s a tip for leveling up fast (I’m on mobile so it depends) After you finish the hunt dilo quest you get a bow that does a lotta ding and if u get a low ding one rip. Just get one and shoot ‘‘em and everything from carnos to dodos. Boom you can get like 3 lvls in like 15 mins or smth. Also lvl up ur health stamina and speed if you wanna be safe you can do this in cloth amor as well but just be extra careful they also drop a good amount of arrows sometimes