Tamed carnos are excellent almost all around: their health, attack speed, and base damage allow you to take on most of the creatures on the island, including Rexes and Alpha Raptors. Having a mated pair greatly strengthens this quality. They run fairly fast and can carry a lot, making great transport mounts. They are a fairly good harvester of meat and prime meat.
Their only real disadvantage is a slow stamina regen, even when stood completely still.
Very useful mid-late game, I have a carno lvl 218 with 4 raptors lvl 180+ and they can escort me anywhere. They kill Rex's like is no big deal. The only thing we can't defeat are titans. The day will come......
Wanted to write this for a year but never got around to it. While riding your carno, you are still prone to getting knocked off it by a wild Raptors pounce attack. Not sure how it's possible, but I found out the hard way.
I have a 168 Carno that's a literal beast, it goes against practically everything I throw against it, kills Low level Brontos EASILY, and that's with a mere 150% Attack, I use it as an overall mount that is helpful as a guard dog. Take one and have fun! :)
I have a little story. So I'm exploring with my iguanadon and I get swarmed by a pack of Raptors. Of course I left the thing on passive flee so it gets destroyed and I die. I'm like whatever and go get my other iguanadon. It doesn't stand a chance. I'm throughly pissed so just grab my carno (who I dont like, they look dumb as hell) and go to get my stuff. It killed many dilos, chompies, Raptors and a thezanisaurus. The thing is a beast. 10/10 would recommend for protection
If you get a good level, (80+) then you’ll find yourself as the king of thr world. I’ve killed rexes and alphas with my carno, which was level 80 when I found it. In conclusion, this is the dino that will carry you to more mid-game to late-game stuff.
Carnos are excellent mounts and hunting and battle companions. At mid-level, my pack of five have speed slightly superior to a raptor and strength comparable to a low level Rex. Focus on building melee, speed and stamina. Combine them with a couple raptors, a Rex and a Trike and there will be very little you can't overcome.