Thorny dragon or Pulmonoscorpious. Which is better?
Thornys and scorpions are some of the only nock-out tames in the game. They both deal a good amount of torpor, but which is better to knock?
Using the stats of a lvl 1 equs, dodoex says that it will take 10 stings from a scorpion or 105 thorny needles from a base lvl to knock a lvl 1 equs. It might seem that the thorny dragon is immediately disqualified, but hold on a second. The thorny shoots 10 quills at a time, so if we divide 105 by 10 we get 10.5, meaning you will need to get almost eleven full hits to knock out. Taking in account that is is hard to get full hits, the number of shots you need to take is much greater than a pulmo. Thus the pulmo is the best out of the two! Thx for reading!
In my opinion, these guys are the best, go on, say i am weird.
First, they are very easy to tame, all you need is a few spoiled meats and a bola, tranq arrows or even slingshots will do.
Second, after they are tamed, they are super useful, you can use them for cheap creature knock-outs, plus, if you tamed one in a cave, then use it for exploration, nothing in the cave can pick on you, making it easy to get to the artifacts.
Third, they are super easy to care for, they eat spoiled meat as well, so if a stack of meat spoils in its inventory, it will still eat them.
They have decent speed, stamina and melee damage, and can cross over tough terrain that most dinosaurs can’t.
The best knockout method for low levels (both player and dino), only works well one singleplayer tho, because of how slow its venom takes effect. Super easy to find, tame, and maintain, ignored by just about every normal creature on the island, (mobile) and acceptable damage and torpor damage. You can knock out or kill any creature with this scorpion and most times they won't even fight back. (In the few rare cases when they do, they calm down after a strike or two, but level up some health and stack some meat just to be on the safe side.) Simply awesome, haven't touched the old tranq arrows for some time since I met these scorpions.