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!
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!
Why does ARK treat this thing like it’s a Aztec god? Because it’s actually named after one! The name Quetzalquatlus comes from an Aztec god named Quetzalquatl. And it truly acts like a god in ARK as an areal base to play Darude Sandstorm(original idea from comment suggesting the use of a party Quetzal)!
If you are using this to tame a Titano, put some foundations down, make it as large as possible using roofs, and make the area under any cannons on a second level. Trust me, if you don’t, it’ll put its head in front of the cannons.
Best way to get metal is have 3 people with to the metal run have a chair on the foundation for the quetz when u got like 6k raw metal knock out the player give it the metal u got drag him to the chair and make him sit it doesnt effect the quetz weight
Ever since the flyer nerf, they don't regain stamina if you dismount and stand on the platform saddle. You can, however, use a grapple hook if you really need to or you're raiding. Just grapple to it until full stam and you're good
This guy is needed for taming the desert titan. Build a small house around yourself in order to not get knocked off by the flock, and then fly under the corrupt nodules with the quetzal so the lightning destroys the corruption. Make sure your quetzal is high level and has a lot of health though because titans deal a lot of damage! Hope this helps those aspiring to get a massive flying aircraft carrier!
There's a reason they're so goddamned hard to tame; they're a gamechanger. Even if you don't have a platform saddle they are extremely useful. They have a massive amount of stamina so they can fly for extremely long periods of time, their carry weight is comparable to some of the bigger land creatures like a diplo, and they can carry absolutely massive creatures through the air. It can make setting up bases in newer areas like the snow biome much easier. Personally I use it to make trips to some metal deposits in the tundra so I can get bulk amounts at once without either encumbering my flyer or bringing a clusterflock to disperse the metal. Once you have it, take very good care of it.
There are multiple designs and point progressions for quetzals. You could have a work quetz with weight and stamina, a quetzal trap with stamina and speed, or a battle quetz with health. Pick wisely and good luck survivors!