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!
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.
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!
Whenever you need biotoxin to keep a creature with a particularly speedy torpor drain unconscious, these guys can make farming cnidaria much easier, as due to their long neck, they can reach their beak into the water without having to get too close to it, or running the risk of getting attacked and electrocuted/stunned by a successful attack, all while remaining in the air.
Of course Spinos are another way to do this, but taming a Spino is it’s own whole ‘nother ball game, which can even be more dangerous than taming a Quetzal under the right circumstances.
And thats not even mentioning you need to hoard a lot of fish meat which can be dangerous (megalodon are the best and most common fish meat source but also the toughest in terms of the common ones), and a whole bunch of other stuff, meanwhile Quetzals are a much more simple taming process once you have the right mount, equipment (ascendant bow rivals longneck with tranq darts as torpor scales with damage) and are good at it.
So if you need to hord biotoxin for some reason, tame a Quetzal if it is within your capability to do so (which it should be if you are a particularly high level player)