This Might Take you a day or so but how I got my pheonix was i would look everywhere for a pheonix during a heatwave and you have to wait for the next heatwave to start this when you see the pheonix follow it and when it goes to the ground build a trap above where it despawned and when another heatwave starts it will be trapped: REQUIRED JERBOA AND FIRE WYVERN
You can get it to spawn next to your base because of the following: It always respawns at it's last location, so if the heatwave ends while you are following it you will know where it is for the next heatwave. It also chases you when you eat flowers... hint hint
Find a phenix during a heatwave and follow it until it ends. The phenix will turn into ashes and land on the ground but will spawn right back at the same exact spot during the next heatwave. Build a trap 6 blocks high so I can't glitch out and you have yourself a trapped phenix to tame:)
Fun fact! You can tame the Phoenix by hitting it with a torch so you don’t have to waste you’re time shooting it and missing and what not just wanted to help everyone out because this creature is definitely something worth getting
There only found during SE Heatwaves but when you find one wait till event ends trap around its remains ( they spawn at that place when the event starts back up) then when it spawns again flamethrower it until it tames or just throw a oil jar under it and light it if you don't have a flamethrower
This is another way if you don't wanna wait for the heatwave again get a flier with a taming box (preferably a Quetzal) and chase the flame bird until it gets stuck in the box make sure it can't escape and flamethrower it or do the second option I put
How to tame one: have parasaurus and a flyer that can take the para 4-8 oil jars and flame arrows set the para to turret mode and detect a phoenix underground and built the trap from nooblet now when the heatwave comes the phoenix should be traped and throw 4 oil jars in each corner of the trap now shot with a flame arrow on the oil and dada there is your phoenix
Alright so I literally just found and tamed my very first phoenix after weeks of searching with no luck. I had originally used the parasaur method to scan around, then I would frantically fly around during heatwaves, again with no luck.
I just found one by using a Tek Stryder with the Radar rig. After about 30 minutes of wandering around scanning I finally found my first pheonix. It was located behind the mountains of red ob in the desert but they could literally be anywhere so don’t narrow your search to the red ob mountains!!!
Honestly I just hit it with a fire wyvern until it either drops or gets tamed, I mean it's a pain to tame but who doesn't want A Moltres? Trapping it gives me a headache and your character doesn't have to do jack so realistically a stam wyvern is the play. Do I like them? No. Does Silica, Cooked Meat, and Metal go brrrrrrrr? Yes. I'd rate this tame and tame method a solid 6/10 (Unique but really just and indiforge with a twist or some clout showing you have too much time to spend... I've had 3 at one point 😂) -Racc Ark Veteran