ARK: Survival Evolved Companion
How do I tame a hesperornis? Tips and strategies on taming and knocking out a hesperornis.
Use an itchthyornis to gather fish for it. The buff increases efficiency.
The most frustrating thing about taming these guys is not only do they take a lot of fish but the same button to feed them is the same button to drop the fish(i don’t know if it’s different in pc or ps4)and it’s constantly swinging around your face making it annoying because you’re constantly dropping it. Either make it so the controls to feed them are different then dropping it or make ur so it’s not constantly in ur face.
Tame to this kill fish and drag there body to it and once tamed if you feed them more dead fish corpses it will build up and lay a golden egg which is used as a buff to certain dinos or oil or a player buff
Here's how I tamed one using Ichthyornis. 👇
What I did was use my Ichthyornis to Hunt fishes and bring the dead bodies for me.
Change his settings to "Hunt and retrieve", put him on your shoulder then you go swim. While you are swimming aim at The fish you want and double tap F (on PC). Ichthyornis will fly, kill the fish and bring the body to you.
Then you take the body to Hesperornis and feed it. Once you get used to it it's very fast and easy. I recommend following Hesp from behind so you dont need to adjust your aim all the time.
You can do the same to tame Otters.
One of the worst things you need to tame for kibble, but this is how to do it:
1. Craft a wooden cage
2. Aggro it onto land
3. Place cage on top of it
4. Spend an hour killing fish and dragging them to it, feeding it through the bars carefully or you’ll open the cage and let it out.
5. You let it out, didn’t you? Pick the cage up and trap it again.
6. Watch out for that ichth- It stoke your fish... and half the stuff in your inventory. Kill it.
7. Cuss in frustration at every piranha on the Ark trying to eat you, then feed them to it too.
8. Finally finish taming the dumb bird - now just remember to keep feeding it fish forever.
Oh and watch out for Argentavis in the area, they like corpses and they don’t like you even if you’re carrying the corpse. They’ll steal your fish and then try to kill you.
Feed them a leed and watch their taming affectiveness go up to 1000000000%
How to tame a Hesperornis:
Build a trap using
1 foundation (any kind)
4 walls (any kind; I prefer walls over rails)
4 ramps or stairs (any kind)
4 ladders (whatever you can make)
Place a ramp on the outside of each of the walls & a ladder on the inside of each.
Speed is everything. If you have or can acquire an Ichthyornis first your tame will be forever more wonderful... later on that.
Place your trap just on the shore where you have seen Hesperornis running around. (It's a flightless bird). Find them at the edge of a swamp or around a secluded small body of water.
Antagonize a Hesperonis to make it follow you & walk to your trap. If you run, you'll probably disinterest him/her (preferably her).
Once in the trap s/he will stay put. Use the nearest ladder to get out. Now run to the water to gather fish. Kill but don't harvest. You'll see the E:Drag appear. Press "E" to drag fish to the trap. When you jump in you will lose your fish so be prepared to grab it again. ("E" to drag). Don't let her/him feed on it. You will see the Yellow "E: To Feed Fish". Press "E". Rinse; repeat until s/he tames out. Press "E" to change her settings first and foremost. "Behavior"- change
ATTACK Your... to "Passive", "__ only conscious, and "Low" on following-you'll thank me later. Now, press "E" to put her/him on your shoulder. SUCCESS!
Note 1: If you get and learn to use an Ichthyornis, it will catch fish for you and turn it into "Prime Fish" that waits for you to gather it and feed it to your Hesperonis. This is a much quicker and more effective Tame.
Note 2: Any fish will do, but Prime will do better, quicker, and better. If you cannot get Ichthyornis, you can make a fish trap from foundations placed in the water with a gate at the end. Two auto-gates work better, but cost more. Argo Salmon and lead them into the trap. This is very tedious compared to getting an Ichthy, which will always be useful.
How to get an Ichthyornis... Make sure you have more than one tranq weapon. Crossbows work well because they are faster than Longneck rifles. Use tranq arrows (Crossbow) or tranq darts (Rifle). Shock tranq darts are best because you won't need many and they will not kill your target (unless you spaz and pellet the poor bird). You can tame underwater if you must, but try to down it over land if possible. You have more than one weapon because your target will steal your weapons. :O This bird is worth your frustration, believe me. Not short… sorry.
Lasso, drag onto a trap boat, then ride around to the fish. Bigger the fish, faster the tame.
Just kill a creature near you.
Are you wanting to tame a hesperornis? Here’s how I tame mine! But first everything I say in my tips is of course what I recommend you can tackle this tame however you feel necessary! Also thanks for the support I appreciate it :D Alright now first will be your supplies to consider packing! Be sure to pack some decent armor, as the hesperornis spends most of its time in the water, this also means there will most likely be piranhas that will continually try to impede on your quest! Second on the shopping list is a trusty seagull, you may be wondering why, allow me to explain! So the icthyornis once tamed, has the ability to “hunt and retrieve” enable that option, set it on attack target, and tell it to attack a fish, it will then kill the fish, give it a golden fish buff, as well as bringing it back to you, phew the endless swimming for fish is over! Also as a added bonus the icthyornis’s golden fish buff will tame the hespornis way faster! So I would definitely consider taking one with you! Now that your good to go, it’s time to figure out where to find them! They spawn on every map, they will spawn anywhere that has fish, they also spawn in groups of 2/5 that I know of! Now that you have a vague idea on where to find them it’s time to start taming! Grab your icthy and tell it to murder a fish and bring it to you, once you grab a dead fish, line up your shot, then swim straight toward the duck and feed it, this way the fish never gets all up in your way when feeding, this takes a bit of practice so patience is key! Tell your icthy to fetch another fish… rinse and repeat! The process goes quicker with salmon! And eventually you got yourself a cute lil duck with a VERY aggressive attitude! What might this guy be used for? Good question! Allow me to explain! These guys are good for there egg laying capabilities, giving you one of two kibble to make! Ones I’m pretty sure basic kibble, the other one is exceptional kibble! And there’s nothing more fun than watching an army of ducks murdering your target, also a pretty quick fish meat gatherer! These guys are breedable, but do not lay golden eggs when bred! (They also make a cute little companion) Again thanks for the support, Good luck out there! :D
Up if you think that these guys should be in mobile and you feed in raw prime fish meat
I was taming it, when it got to 81% after about 30 fish or smth it ran in front of me and got hit and went all the way down to 0.1 taming.. 1like = 1 more taming %
(Sorry for any grammatical errors but I’m using a translator to write this tip) the best way to tame a hesperornis is to:
- Look for one of the lowest possible level (in case you want to waste less time and less resources);
- Have the hesperornis follow you and send him into a trap made of wood or straw, formed by a foundation, 3 fances (and another one to close the cage) and a wooden ramp (to allow him to climb in);
- In case there are more hesperornis, with the same type of trap catch one of the opposite sex next to the other one already trapped (so as to have the mating bonus);
- With an ichtyornis take some fish, preferably large salmons but do not harvest the fish by the ichtyornis;
- Enter the trap with one fish and gently give it to the hesperornis (but be careful not to drop it because otherwise it will devour it and give you no taming percentage);
Repeat the steps with the ichthyornis and feed more fish to the hesperornis until it’s tame (and all this in a few minutes). I hope this tip can help someone and, in case it is useful
I wish you could find and tame these in mobile ):
Most exhaustIng passive team ever!
If you are force taming, these guys need to be awake for the command to work. It is cheap but trust me you probably don’t want to do an hour long fetch quest for it.
Side note; the hespers have an instant kill attack on fish.
Don’t tame … takes too long and is crap
God alive they don't want much do they
Tried to tame one earlier (you gotta drag them fish. Don even do their own hunting like! Lazy birds) kept dropping the fish trying to feed them taming bar ended up going down when I was on 25.7% I gave up beestrd birds
Aka pelicans on alcohol pls up
Don't bother seriously. They are a pain to try and tame. You xan grab a fish 3 times the size of the bird and what's this? 10%!
That's right. Unless you have at least 10 fish all ready to be dragged don't bother.
Of you want to tame one of these I've noticed that they sometimes they come to you like dolphins if you have fish on the final hotbar spot, might be good to keep in mind if you are having trouble lugging a giant fish around with you.