Ummm you know how you can get a howl buff from them when there's two or more? Well my base is inconveinently DERECTLY ACROSS THE MAP FROM THE ARCTIC so it takes me like 10 minutes to get there. Anyway I tamed one today and it took SO FREAKING LONG to go there, find one, pick it up, bring it to a safe place, bola it, knock it out with a club, give it meat, and wait for it to tame. When I was taming one, I always have a hide sleeping bag on my Argy, so I slept there. When I woke up, the wolf was 59% tamed, so I fed it some narc. Then a sarco came runnin' at me and I killed it with my metal hatchet, got some prime, gave it to the wolf. It tamed, and Input it on a rock, flew home, requested it to my base. Done! Well it was so hard and I don't. think im gonna be taming another one.
Direwolves are easily my favorite tame on the island, they are extremely good battle creatures especially in packs. Breeding and imprinting (which I did) as well as leveling them up means you can take on nearly everything. It’s extreme mobility and small size means you can use it for most caves, as well as collecting tons of chitin and meat along the way. This is a 9/10 tame for me, due to its relatively easy taming process (bola then tranq) and its extremely versatile usage.
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.