To tame the sky, is to tame a creature that lives in it, and is at the peak of it’s skillset when spending time in the very same skies. For everyone, there is always a contender between each of the three avions on the Island, and some are so indecisive that they would rather tame all three than choose one and then leave behind the other 2 once the deed is done.
But perhaps none rival Quetzalcoatlus conchapicem, the largest of the three, but yet a member of the existing avions native to the island that underestimates its own strength when wild, so much so to the point that it would much rather flee than fight, assuming itself to be much more frail than it actually is, and as a result is friendly to passerby survivors out for a quick fly, yet very timid at the same time.
Its timid, “no risks allowed” personality and strategy has lead it to resort to a life of casual fishing, scavenging from corpses left behind by a predator that found another, more tasty-looking meal just after killing the first one, and because it does not particularly attempt to kill innocent passive creatures, may even resort to hunting insects if desparate.
It also highly overreacts when confronted by survivors, flaring up in defense in an attempt to make itself look bigger than it actually is, despite appearing to be well aware that this is a fruitless effort.
Generally, one knows how tough their Quetzal is by how many (tranq) arrows they have to chuck at it before its body finally gives up and becomes overwhelmed by the sheer amount of torpor. Some Quetzals are packed with such a high capacity for torpor that it puts even what is typical of most Brontos to shame.
There are as many risks as there are rewards in the scenario of taming Quetzalcoatlus conchapicem; it could fall into water if the timing between shots is slightly off.
And while torpor scales with damage dealt, making high quality bows ideal for taking on such a behemoth of an avion, the Quetzal’s own personal physical capacity has to be taken into consideration before one can just fire away, not to mention that just something as simple as one Raptor just might be the one bad apple that spoils the whole barrel.
However, when done properly, taming Quetzalcoatlus conchapicem yields a reward that the term “golden” alone cannot describe, especially if the individual Quetzal in question proves to be particularly durable.
Fishing, especially for the more dangerous Cnidaria omnimorph, is made much easier, provided one stays close to the water without touching, and the more harmless species are also easy to swipe at thanks to a fairly large beak.
On top of that, Quetzals have enough strength on their pelt-covered backs to where it is feasible to use them for mining trips in mountains that are rounded off by a plateau (provided your island has any), which is a funny thing considering Quetzals typically mate and breed in mountains. All in all, Quetzalcoatlus conchapicem when tamed, is a loyal flying giant that just might be the start of YOUR industrial revolution, due to its capabilities to make gathering and mining easier.
Quetzals, one of the best dinos. Quetzals can easily be tamed with a buddy, all you need is a flying dino that can pick up people or has a multi-seat saddle. Load up with the appropriate tranq arrows, narcotics, food and set off across the map to find one. Low levels are brilliant for beginners as they can serve as brilliant carriers due to their high base weight stat. Higher levels however mainly are used as "Battle Quetzals", alongside the high stats it will receive from being tamed, pumping health and melee damage is the way to go. With that being said you'll be able to tank base defences such as PSX and Auto Turrets, aswell as kill dangerous dinos with ease. Maybe either of those don't tickle your fancy, then hey, make a "Party Quetzal"! Strap on some chairs, tables, food and lots more onto the Quetzal's Platform Saddle and hover in the air as you dance to Darude Sandstorm being blasted through someone's mic in game chat. If you can get a quetzal, do consider as they are brilliant!
You can use it to start a profitable ARK Airlines business, or parties, or for raiding if you don’t think past necessity, but instead of landing the quetzal you tell the passengers to grab a parachute and that they’ve reached their destination.😂
When you tame your first quetzal, you should make it into a quetz trapper... if you are wanting more... if you don't know what a quetz trap is, go to YouTube! If you can tame a low level one to start! Being able to tame as many quetzals as you want with the trap, is RIDICULOUS!
Note: This pterosaur is related to the Quetzalcoatlus in many ways.
This is not a real pterosaur in ARK: Survival Evolved.
Species: Hatzegopteryx Ottosoleryx
Time: Late Cretaceous
What you would expect as a giant pterosaur is a gigantic, skittish, flying reptile, but a pterosaur that rivals the Quetzalcoatlus and hunts for prey on the land is pretty scary. Large carnivores like the Tyrannosaurus can easily scare it away, causing it to soar in the air most of the time, but the Hatzegopteryx always has a backup by eating mostly scavenging. Hatzegopteryx hunts small prey like compsognathus, and dodos, while also being a scavenger at the same time. This has enabled it to pick up small creatures in it’s beak.
If taming a flying monster was such a good idea, it would be fairly slow but has better health, damage, and stamina than the Quetzalcoatlus. It was too obvious to be a warbird, since has rarely been seen, but makes up for it’s stats and abilities. Also having a “platform saddle” like the Quetzalcoatlus, makes it very important for transporting cargo.
Disclaimer: Pretty impossible to tame in single player.
How to tame:
List of Food (Top to bottom.) Base Stats (lvl 20)
Superior Kibble Health: 2955
Raw Mutton Damage: 78
Raw Prime Meat Stamina: 1230
Cooked Lamb Chop Movement Speed: 100%
Raw Prime Fish Meat Weight: 670 kg
Cooked Prime Meat Torpidity: 3428
Raw Meat *Loses torpidity fast.
Cooked Prime Fish Meat
Raw Fish Meat
Cooked Fish Meat (Takes 1 and a half hours to tame a lvl 1. Recommend you don’t use that.)
Taming: The Hatzegopteryx is not a coward and is found mostly in the Green Obelisk. You can aggro one by coming very close (in the ground,) or attacking it. If you are taming it in solo player, use strategies similar to the one you use to tame the Quetzalcoatlus. If you are taming it in multiplayer, you need a Tapejara, and a teammate to knock out the Hatzegopteryx. Go in the pilot’s seat, and have your tribemate to go on the passenger’s seat. Then, start following the Hatzegopteryx and have your teammate to knock it out. But don’t go too close! It will attack your Tapejara or worse, grab you off! Once it is starting to fly away, keep shooting it with your knockout ammo of choice. When it’s knocked out, feed it your food of choice and narcotics, and protect it with a spiked wall. After it’s tamed, name your Hatzegopteryx and congratulate yourself. The saddle is unlocked at level 88 and the platform saddle is unlocked at level 119.
Info: You can’t tame one in mobile single player. Killing Strategy: If you have a Tapejara and another tribemate to kill it. Let your tribemate shooting it with a Longneck Rifle, while you drive around the Hatzegopteryx. Killing a lvl 1 will give you 250 XP. The Hatzegopteryx has many roles, including a destroyer. The Hatzegopteryx can pick up as many creatures as the Quetzalcoatlus can, but has a better weight stat.
Up if you think this is a good pterosaur idea. Happy voting!
The Hatzegopteryx is a real pterosaur in real life. I like it more than the Quetzalcoatlus, because the Quetzal is too overated.