I use my paracer as my cargo transport dino for short to mid distance. I use it to go to the redwood nearby and gather MASSIVE amounts of metal. Just hop off, get the metal, load up the paracer, then get back home. They can defend themselves quite effectively
If you are relatively new to Ark, it would be better to tame a paracer than a bronto simply because it’s easier to move around. Even though it has lower stats in health and weight, it still has an adequate amount of both. Stamina will be higher as it is smaller in comparison. Putting levels in health, weight, and melee is best, then maybe put a few in stamina and/or movement speed to make it a better travel companion. Overall, this is an adequate pack animal that is more compact and easy to travel with if you are in early mid game.
Ok, so I just tamed two of these. (I live in the swamp/Redwoods) So, I’m just living my life, and an Alpha Carno just comes out of nowhere?? He just kinda,,, appeared. And I was really stressed out cause I thought I was gonna lose everything, but my paracers came through! They had the Carno down in less than a minute. I would definitely recommend these things to mid-level players like me, especially since they’re not hard to tame at all! (Sorry it’s so long, I got excited)
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.