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
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!
To reduce chance of killing it while trying to knock it out is by shooting with a primitive crossbow without delay until it starts to show blood then switch to a regular bow and then space shots 7 seconds apart - works every time for me no matter the level
Craft 2 Stone Foundations Then Craft 6 Stone Doorframes And Craft 2 Wood Ramps (You Can Make Stone Ramps If You Want To) Boom You Made Your Trap Now Lead It In To The Trap Iguanodons Are A Good Pick To Lead It Into The Trap Or On Foot But I Would Recommended Make A Sleeping Bag If Your Doing It On Foot Just In Case Because They Pack A Huge Punch Then Don't Use Crossbows Or You Have A Huge Chance To Kill It! Saddle Is Crafted In Your Inventory
This was a challenging tame. You either outrun the bear and he stops chasing you before you get in the dino trap or he catches you and eats you. I definitely recommend shooting it from far distance then running. I also recommend getting a friend to help you as they can be bait. It's a tame I recommend though!
Dire bears have the same base torpor and torpor gain per level as an allosaurus, meaning darts are almost a requirement (unless of course narco traps are utilised). To put this in perspective, Allos have 63% more base health than a dire bear and gain more health per level, and even with a lvl 150 allo there is still a 1.5% chance that they’ll die for a 100% damage Crossbow. In summary, use darts, it makes it a hell of a lot easier.