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
A must tame because they are a mid-game mount and usually platform mounts are mid to late-game. So be sure to tame one but note: They run out of stamina pretty fast so I suggest you pump stamina into it.
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.
Platform saddle is useful on mining trips on the red peak (that is, if you have a base near there). I loaded up an argy, two ankys, and a refining forge I filled with angler gel. In mere minutes without even encumbering this kiddo I got over 2k+ metal ingots. I usually level on health so they don’t die. The allos that spawn on the red peak aren’t usually a problem, unless other argents are involved, making my argy get lost up too high forcing me to always have a backup flyer (a tapejara, or a pteranodon are my usual choice.
they have health that can rival Rexs and loads of damage, but that doesn’t mean they are invincible.
I lost a decent one to an Elemental, it was a stupid and arrogant move to fight back, don’t make the same mistake.
If you build a base on this thing be sure to make a ramp up to it as you can load tames onto the back of this. Normally I bring some raptors and/or slow moving tames anky, stego, daodon ect. Upvote so everyone knows :)
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.
You can put an outstretched platform with railings on front of paracer and then put moschops on the platform then jump on Rex or giga and kill stuff but don't harvest so when the paracer comes the moschops will eat the corpse and gather tons of prime.