Since the flyer nerf, quetzals aren't a option & the Tapejara rider doesn't always have their shots counted. We recently tamed a 150 on foot. For those of us who don't have metal traps for these monsters, I offer this advise. Smugglers Pass. It is between two mountains, almost perfectly so kiting it down is a breeze. Depending on your server, this may be taken. But where the first two cliffs open after following the river in, is a giga nigtmare. There are two rock faces you can stand on & fire from. A third if you're willing to dance with an argent or two. While the Giga may run, it will likely become stuck on the numerous rocks, cliffs, and probable pillars if in PVE. Remember, this is a Giga. Light it up. Don't wait five seconds between shots like most. In our experience, it's best to spend every arrow you have, break all of your bows, and then light it up again some. Until that thing hits the ground, it can take more arrows. In the worst case, you save pumping some narcotics.
5)Your KO weapon (most recommended are ascendant longneck rifle or ascendant crossbow).
6)Your KO ammo (bring a decent amount).
7)Taming food of your choice (most recommended is raw prime meat or kibble if you can).
8)Decent amount of narcotics or bio toxin.
FIND GIGA: gigas usually spawn at mountains. On the island try looking around the volcano or the two mountains in the snow area.
SET YOUR TRAP: take 3 of your metal gateways and make this shape \_/ then put a large bear trap or 2 in the middle. It’s easier if you build the trap on flat ground.
TRAP THE GIGA: get the giga to follow you and make it go inside the trap, then make sure it’s caught in the bear trap. When it’s stuck in the bear trap go behind it and complete the trap with another gateway. The final shape of the trap looks like a Trapezoidal.
KO THE GIGA: even a low level giga has a lot of torpor and it drops fast so keep shooting no matter what. It’s recommended for a tribe-mate to help you.
START FEEDING: put the food in the giga’s inventory and keep an eye on it’s torpor.
I was looking to metal to make a saddle then I said to my brother “i am going to tame a giga” as a joke. Not even 10 seconds later a level 55 giga came into view. KEEP IN MIND WE ARE ONLY LEVEL 40!! We are gonna tame it tomorrow with arrows since we don’t have tranq darts😂 wish us luck!
Make 4 metal dino gates and 1 large bear trap. Place three frames and door into an incomplete square and the large bear trap in the I between them. Lure the Giga into the trap and while its trapped place 4th down to make the square. Then just light it up with tranqs