Mine killed a sarco when I was attacked
Ok. Paras are very useful even for the best of players they can show where enemies are and can scare away medium sized creatures (raptors bugs dilos etc.) there awesome.
A solid first dino tame. Not very strong or fast but it can help bare your weight and in the hostile world of ark a friend is what you really need.
They’re a pretty good starter tame, they naturally can hold a pretty decent amount of weight and they are good at harvesting berries.
Quick tip (mostly for solo/pve players, harder on pvp obviously)
Tek Parasaur Farm. A few males and a lot of females will provide you with a home supply of oil and electronics, plus scrap metal which can be smelted into scrap metal ingots
(...and if youre a loser like myself you can try to breed a bunch of tek parasaurs with a single uniform color)
You can Fly around with one on your Argy Or Crystal Wyv Put them on detecting and boom base finder 1000
If you name these as locations like west gate 1 or something then set them to player detection mode, they work as a great alarm system.
The parasuar has had its base damage buffed to 12, base weight buffed to 480, and it’s wild weight gain was raised to 9.6 per level. This makes parasaurs carry only slightly less weight than a mammoth. Parasaurs have had a huge buff.
A must have for NoobMasters like me. Picks up lots of Narcoberrys and helps when getting attacked plus swims fast. Easy to tame also.
Everyone underestimates these, the tek ones make op metal, oil, electronic, and element dust farms, while the normal ones make good for the hide and mear ones!