So my sister is crazy about bears 🐻. So we brought a bear over from the other server. ( a female named giggles) she really wanted to breed it with a male. One day there was a 150 male stuck in the castle wall on the island in the middle of the redwoods on lost island. My sister saw it and went nuts. I had to tame the bear. So I walked up to the bear and shot it with a dart. It wasn’t stuck. So I did the only sensible thing and ran. I jumped off the wall and glided I landed hard and got eaten by the bear. My sister wasn’t being very supportive and was laughing her head off. That stopped when I ate the bear with Yodels the yuty.
Built a trap (with a escape way) in stone or wood(wood is low in health) and shoot a tranq arrow or tranqulizer and guide him to the trap and escape through the escape way and shoot tranqulizer or tranq arrow 😉
Some weapons eg crossbow have an increased chance to kill before knockout. If you are forced to use one of these, use dododex to check how many hits it takes before it flees, shoot it one less than this number, drop a sleeping bag and your gear and let it kill and eat you. This heals it enough to then finish it off without risk of death. Obviously requires a trap or cliff etc to do this safely. Not had one die on me since figuring this out. Before it was around 1 in 3 or 4 chance of death with crossbow. Shocking tranq darts are the way to go if you have them.
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
I was taking a level 44 dire bear, he was at 94% tamed and then a Thyloceo came out of nowhere and killed him, raptors and Carnos also don’t like dire bears, I would recommend bringing a Parasaurolophus once you knock out the bear do you can detect incoming enemies who may want to attack it
With such a low breed timer and they're alternate swing being the same damage as a Rex they make ideal breeding and are great for meat runs very fast and have huge carry weights. A very good tame one of the best in my opinion