ARK: Survival Evolved Companion
Don't underestimate this dino's usefulness. It may not do damage but it's knock back is very useful for holding off raiders. If your base is near a cliff you can knock players and dinos off it. Another thing is that diplos actually do trample damage. This means that it can kill small creatures like bugs, dodos, and compies by walking in them. In addition there is no level requisite to tame it, so it colud be the first dino you tame.
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Jurassic Bio: Diplodocus
Name means: Double Beam
Period: Late Jurassic
Description: Diplodocus was the 2nd longest dinosaur in history (1st was memenchisaurus). Unlike its relative, Brachiosaurus, it stood completely horizontally. It likely would’ve used its whip like tail as a weapon against predators.
— The Wyvern King tm
Everyone saying the Diplo needs a tail whip attack and platform saddle, seriously if you want that get a bronto, the Diplo has its purpose and so does the bronto, making one into the other makes one redundant and totally useless. Brontos are attackers and portable bases, diplos are a hybrid of speed and capacity, no one would complain about a gallimimus that can carry eleven people and still have space to spare for three tonnes of cargo, but they do complain about a Diplo which is essentially that in terms of functionality.
These are INCREDIBLY useful tames to have in mobile, and here’s why:
In Raids; In mobile, we don’t have cryopods. Due to this, turret soaking becomes a problem, in that it’s difficult and takes time to get all tames you need to soak to the enemy base. These guys are very fast, very easy to tame, and are tanky health-sinks even at low levels; making them the PERFECT soakers in mobile. need more? Go get some balm and mejoberries, and you’ve got your replacement in under 12 minutes.
Used as a construction tool, they’re the same size as a bronto, meaning you can easily build tall structures & tree platform bases using his sheer height. He has a lot of weight as well, meaning if you have an enormous amount of metal walls/pillars/ what have you, he can hold it for you.
Used for transportation, the same is true; he has SO MUCH WEIGHT! And he’s very fast, with 10 seats in his saddle. If you need to move base, he’s your man.
That’s my Ted talk, up for noobs to see.
Not as useless as you might think! A high-level spino was terrorizing a nearby river. I took my diplo (Dylan) and while the spino was focused on killing Dylan, I was using my crossbow and rifle to do damage to it. Spino ended up dead, while Dylan was at 2000 out of 3000 health, and I was not injured at all.
Love u Dylan