Here’s some tips for my fellow noobs!
You will encounter these guys. It’s impossible to not see them at least once in the few days after you start the game. If you’re like me and want to avoid them, listen. I mean literally. They make a sort of chittering noise, very different from dodos. Listening to the world around me has saved my butt too many times.
If you want to fight one, wait until you have an axe and have upped your health and damage some. They’re easy kills if you sprint at em from behind and spam the axe. If you see them flash their frill, get to the side. When they flash the frill it means they’re going to spit.
Similar strategy for taming, but instead of an axe use a club. Toss some raw meat into their inventory and keep some narco berries on hand juuuust in case. They tame very quick.
At high levels they are amazing defenders and distractors, though I’d use carbonemys for distracting. They’re also very moveable thanks to their size.
How to tame Dillos (dillophosaurs) noob-pro
noob: runs but does not let the target see him/her then hits it and does a crab walk and hits it as many times until a knockout and then feeds the target with 3-10 pieces of meat and it wakes up tamed.
Intermediate: hits it from base with something making it angry and makes it run through a dino gateway that’s empty and then hits it till it knocks out and feeds it meat.
Pro: uses trank bullets and simply feeds it.
Ever get hit by Dilophosaurus spit? Easy fix. Simple way to avoid getting poisoned is by moving left to right. Not too much, not too little. Not too fast, not too slow. If that doesn’t work, simply run in circles while facing the dilo.