These guys are amazing if you have good weapons since you can use them to stap the heck out of creatures, use to knockout stuff:with a club, or to gather matreals. WARNING: these guys have bad weight so don't recommend to take these guys for metal unless you have brought anything with good wight
Best way to farm an element vein. Get an Ascendant Pickaxe and swing away. Do the outer ones first. Level only melee. Weight doesnt matter because in the end you want more element and can just carry it on your flyer.