The mammoth already has a platform saddle in ark mobile but you have to buy the engram with real money. Click the up arrow if you want to help convince wildcard to add it into all versions of ark fully including ark mobile for free!!! Help start the petition revolution!!!!
You can already get them from dungeon loot and by tributing artifacts! Also, u can get mailboxes and send gifts to each other and get them for free!
(The nicer and more expensive the gift is, the better the loot!)
Playing on Genesis in the Arctic biome, and I built me a simple 3x3 trap out of stone foundations, stone stairs converted into ramps, and stone doorways. It might not want to get up the ramp, initially, and it's kinda slow, but it does hit hard, if you're just in fur. This one was lv90. Gonna try starve taming. But yeah, once it's in there, just keep popping it in the head with tranqs. It's big ol fat head sticks out above the trap, so you shouldn't have a problem with headshots. Hope this helps.
Some people say that because it can carry more wood than the beaver, it's already better than it. Well yes, but actually no. The Beaver still gathers more wood than the mammoth can even if the mammoth can carry a lot more. It's a lot slower to farm wood with a mammoth. Solution? Take the beaver and put the mammoth on follow so you can take both of them for gathering wood. Easy 30k wood per 10 minutes.
Best way to tame is have a crossbow with butt load of tranq arrows walk backwards tranqing it as you go every now and then you need to turn around to get a bit further away. I know this works because i have three mammoths that i used this exact stratigy on
Super op tame for a level 30s saddle. Won't even take a scratch due to its huge knockback. Great for charcoal, and super op berry farmer. Super easy to outrun and knock out. Must have tame. Put some points into movement speed, maybe 10 to 15. Huge aoe.