ARK: Survival Evolved Companion
There is a cheap way to trap and knock out a giga
What you need:
1.) Find a flat surface (so that the trap works well)
2.) Get 4-5 metal billboards
3.) Get a flyer that can carry some creatures (e.x. argy, quetzal)
5.)A small creature that can place the billboard while mounted (e.x. dire wolf or raptor)
6.) Soothing balm X10 (if you are on mobile)
7.) Prime meat and Quetzal Kibble/Exceptional Kibble
8.) LOTS OF NARCOTICS/BIO TOXIN
And 9.) Lots of tranq arrows/tranq darts
Setting up the trap:
Find a flat surface with no creature in it then place 3 metal billboards at this shape \_/, after that go and pick up a creature so that the giga chase you then once its in the trap go and far away and ride the small creature (get far away so that the giga doesnt aggro to you) then place the billboard on the back and voila you have trapped the giga [Test if the giga is really trapped by making it chase you], lasty knock out the giga and maintain its torpor.
(Hope this helps)
More Giganotosaurus Taming & KO Tips
The things you need to tame a giga:-
1)Flyer (recommending an argy).
2)4-5 dinosaur metal gateways.
3)1-2 large bear traps.
4)10x soothing balm if your playing on mobile.
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 hope this was helpful 😊
WILD = 80,000 hp
TAMED = 18,000 hp
I'll say no more.....
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!
Many a tribe have been foolish enough to think they could fight a wild giga with a tamed and ended up with a dead giga. Don't be them.
tip for beginners, these are easy to find and are passive, it's a great first tame
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
I 100% recommend charging straight on a Giga with a wooden club, you won’t regret it.
Just lure into a metal gate set ups some plant Xs and it will knock out you welcome
With the proper technique, it's a long, but easy tame ;
1rst step : tame a scorpion, or arthropleura from within the caves (really important)
Imprint the MD as much as possible, until you'd find the gigano
Use the not-an-insect-even-though-every-one-say-they're-bugs, to attack the big one (he won't agro on you, unless you dismount)
Between each attacks, wait few seconds, until he'd recove 1hp
After a long while, he's knocked out, just bring him food... & Narcotics 👍
TO THE GUY THAT SAID METAL SIGNPOSTS WORK, IT JUST WALKS RIGHT OVER THEM.
f for my argy