I honey tamed a lvl 110, and let me tell you this thing was amazing. Got it to lvl 220 with 7k health, 1k carry, and 300+ melee. Stamina and movement speed are wasted points in the higher levels. Once you have one bear, getting more is a breeze with their honey gathering. A mate boosted team of high lvl bears is literally unstoppable. Named it “the truck”... was my best mount ever, too bad it died on passive one day when my tribe and I lost it...
If you sprint in flat land such as redwoods they will slowly gain speed higher and higher which is also realistic because some modern bears will have bluff charges in which they will charge at you as soon as they see you to test your aggression towards them and then they will stop before you and if you’ve hurt them then or anyway before then or showed any other signs of aggression they may attack or run. Usually run. But in humans case usually attack.
If you need honey the bear is for you! I got one for this purpose alone. The bees will not knock you off the bear nor will they attack it at all so he's great for honey collecting. Make sure he dont reat it all on the way back!!!
The perfect mount. Gathers practically everything;berries meat hide chitin- the usual carnivore stuff and herbivore stuff combined. And with the gets faster the longer you run perk, you will never be stuck behind tribe members weather theyre on raptors or dire wolves. Can easily beat carnos and possibly some early level rexes. All round mount with basically no faults.
Probably the most versatile ground mount. Can kill almost everything, with good saddle and imprint can even kill Alpha Rexes and death worms. Can gather honey, berries, meat, fiber, hide, pelt etc. At full speed can outrun Gallis and Micro raptors. You can shoot while mounted so it's good as taming companion. It also has an insulation effect like Otter and Dimetrodon so you can use it in cold/hot areas or for egg hatching. You can safely gather honey with right click, so if you have one you can tame others with high efficiency without kibble.