The most risk free and effective taming method is to
1. Build a taming pen
2. Lure or drop him in
3. Build a bed and storage chest next to it
4. Tranq the bear until he starts to show blood
5. Put your inventory in chest
6. Let the bear kill and eat you.
8. Respawn in bed, get inventory and finish tranqing. No need to switch to a bow or use traps.
This is very effective because the bear will regenerate a lot of health from eating you. And you will have no risk knocking it out. If you do this correct, maybe even kill yourself twice, you can get the bear to be at 80-100% health when you knock it out. Thus increasing chances of it surviving it someone/something hits it.
If you are on mobile and you're lv 40+ and you don't have this killing machine on easy mode get the metal collar so when 2x boost becomes 3x boost for your beautifull dire bear my dire bear was lv 38 then he kill a lv 15 alpha raptor and a lv 10 alpha Carbo so tame it just get on a high rock cause this thing is really fast and does double dmg
Probably the most versatile land creature. Can eat berries and meat. Hard to tame unless you use DARTS or a SNOW OWL to heal it during tranq arrow-ing it with a x-bow.
Probably best to put HP>Dmg. These things are trucks but don't get to cocky.
Direbear have little health compared to torpor. Keep a few tamed dodos at your ramp trap. When you've shot the bear enough for it to be bloody, throw in a dodo. It will instantly kill and eat it and start regenerating health. Give it a moment or two and continue darting. Happy hunting!
Best utility mount after theri can gather meat and berries also this guy can get 1k weight and almost 900 melee with enough lvls I know this because my bear ( name is teddy the bear) is stronger than my 209 Rex