Absolute best animal I have. Own a 242 bear, can kill Carlos 150 and rexs level 150. Gathers berries like a boss, great for prime meat, and has good speed. I would recommend all players get a dire bear. Can kill almost any feature 1v1 up to level 150.
Faster than a giga, strong as a rex, with some levels can get to 1k carry, can gather and eat both berries and meat,can even gather fiber, if you tame a high level one you have a super gathering and combat mount. Unmatched in utility.
Hits like a Mac truck, more damage than a rex, easily 8k hp, super fast, LOTS of weight, awesome stam, great attack speed, gathers meat, berries, and fiber, super easy to tame, cheap saddle, pretty much a cheap theri that hits like a rex, fast as a galli, and has quetz weight. I’m pretty much just waiting for a nerf.