Griffins are the kings of the sky! Pump melee and stamina, health is probably a good thing to have until you get your technique down. Swoop down (look at the ground and sprint while in the air) and while in mid-swoop, attack! I have gotten dmg over 1.1k on a good dive. On top of the damage dealt, the AoE is pretty good too
They can be decent for killing Wyverns depending on the level of both the wyvern and the griffin. It’s best to dive when you get too low on health to avoid killing the griffin. Diving takes a lot of stamina though so be mindful of how you use it!
You can use any weapon while u are riding on it, so its the best way to tame Quetzal, or any other creature, which can easy kill any dino. And Griffin can fly in the right or left or back like tapejara. And its have a passanger sit!!!
When diving (run while looking down in the air) when you pull up at the last second the griffin gains a ton of speed that slowly goes away or stops when you cancel the run. Good even for getting around on land.
Best dino in ark in my opinion. It can deal up to 1700 or more damage per hit depending how much melee you put on it. It kills rexes, brontos, gigas and all alphas really easily and safely. It harvests great and is fast too. Broken if you ask me.
Insane damage potential at higher levels with a practiced rider. The base damage of the griffin's primary attack while gliding is ~180 and it scaled with melee damage %. As an example, a griffin with 46 wild points and 51 user-invested points in damage will have 759.7% damage and will be capable of doing ~1367 points of AOE damage at a fairly quick rate of fire.
I don't personally use these as combat mounts. I use my griffin as my go-to tame mount. It can get you close to creatures so you and/or a friend can tranq it with darts. Excellent for search and rescue of your noob friend who is in a pinch and lost.