Awesome for packing resorces and they are fast too the only down side is that u need to stop to get air that way u can float faster and also if u jump then go forward then use the gas boost u can float faster and u won't have to worry about fall dmg.
If you inflate them, they take significantly less damage, and can be used for soaking. Then once you soak the base, you can use their excellent weight to pack all their stuff into. It’s one of my favorite soakers. Only downside is that their blue underbellies take 3x more damage if they get hit there, so it isn’t recommended to drop gasbags on someone’s base as they will shoot it’s stomach
So bc most comments are from pve players here a pvp tip use them for soaking have them mate boosted veggie cakes yuty roar a deadon on passive healing and a good saddle no heavie or auto will stay in your way with a good gasbag and a food stat deadon
They can inflate and then they can do three things, do a huge jump that will deflate them, float/glide, and do a knockback attack that is similar to the diplodocus' only attack. They can also seat more than one person at a time
If pure tanking power is tanking into account, this thing is second to none. Just like Rock Elementals, the Gasbags has a 80% damage reduction from almost everything (as long as it is at least partly inflated). The Gasbags, however, is much easier to tame, can be bred and has a saddle which is not that hard to find at all. Their smaller hitbox is welcome when using Velonasaurs and guns from behind them as well.
The only downside is their low damage, and also that they can't damage stone (and turrets), so don't expect to raid entire bases with it alone.
When damaged, a bit of gas will escape, so unmounted ones might find themselves taking full damage after a while. If mounting is not a option, be sure to put it on Neutral from time to time so it will inflate by itself as part of the attack behavior.
If you are on extinction, you need this animal late-game. Snag an anky, or if you have genesis, Get a magmasaur. Cryo it, then empty your inventory of everything but what you need. (Bring a glider or parachute for emergency landings. Tek boots work too.) then fly around on the gasbags, then when you find a good metal and/or obsidian node land, uncryopod the anky/magmasaur, then harvest the node. Cryo the anky/magmasaur again, then load the heavy resources into the gasbags. Repeat for crystal, metal, obsidian, wood, or even element dust, then when the gasbags’ weight is at about 85% capacity, fly home and drop off the resources wherever you want them. Repeat this whole process as often as you want for MASSIVE quantities of resources. I got 3000 metal ingots with a 4000 weight gasbags, a 800% melee anky, and some gas with and industrial forge. All in under half an hour!