In a dungeon, these things health SUCKS, but once you revive and tame them, they are AMAZING, mine tamed out at 225, and is now 237, and she is both amazing in looks, and stats. She can kill a lvl 50 bronto in less than thirty seconds. So yeah, these guys are the best (Eerie version looks cool at night, trust me)
Getting a TLC patch in March 2018 to add howl that will initiate the pack bonus for 5 minutes, will be able to sniff out players or creatures with less than 50% health, and will be able to detect explorer notes.
Vicious and lightning fast, the Dire Wolf is a great all-around mount for adventuring and attacking. I highly recommended to bring packs of Dire Wolves for any hostile situation. Whether it be kill Alphas, or raid bases, it's size, agility, and damage make for a deadly beast.
For the person who said they don't know why direwolves are the best angler gel gatherers, put ur doggo on the shoreline, go diving and kill an angler, then DRAG THE BODY to the direwolf and have it harvest the angler corpse OR go to the snow cave with a dire wolf and hunt the anglers living in the shallow ponds in the cave