I used a crossbow with tranq arrows on a low level,i think ten. It’s a great berry harvester,and a great rock elemental tamer for scorched earth (no i did not actually do this,well the rock elemental thing cause i do not have scorched earth.)
On Scorched Earth the Paracer with its platform saddle is a needed tame. You can put a cannon on it and use it for taming Rock Elementals or use its high weight and health for carrying large loads of supplies around through dangerous areas.
Put a tek force field on this thing and bam. You have a mobile impenetrable shield that you can walk right into a base and to tank turrets slowly while your enemies watch and can do nothing but try to rocket it down.