These wolves spawn only in packs and are 1000% hostile to everything they encounter quite wandering around. Use a Fabricated Sniper Rifle to weaken and get killed the weather wolves you don't want to tame, and letting the 145-150 Alphas survive. Then help the Alpha win against that Mammoth that killed it's pack, with your rifle. Bola and tame it after.
These things are great scouts and have amazing damage for their size. Be careful when taming. Try to trap them so they cant hit you or escape when taming. Always make sure you have stamina on them as they dont move fast when winded.
The direwolf is a great early to midgame mount for anyone who is able to tame them.Whil a you may think that there is just one always watch out mine times out of ten there is a pack.If you are able to tame up one that will become one of your most trustworthy mount even at low levels.
Try to find one who has strayed far from the pack or is by itself for it is nearly impossible to take one out without calling the other wolves attention. Use a bola on it and bring it down with tranq arrows. It usually takes about 4 or 5 arrows for me. Beating it with a club usually kills it instead
Great tame for scorched Earth. Tough enough to kill small enemies and hunt small game, quick enough for hunting and fleeing. Jumps are very useful. The howel can be used to help your friends locate you. Can literally be used as an attack dog, and fetch you things if you use the right whistles. Eventually will have alpha boost. And it is a great pet doggie.
One of my favorites.