I was level 18 and watching a battle, bronto vs. Rex and 3 raptors 1 alpha it was cool, until I fell of the cliff I was standing on and was at half health but the rex couldn’t see me because it looked like the bronto looked at me and attacked the red to distract him. One up equals 1 respect for big ol brontos
Do you want a boss killer ? Well I got you , first we need too prepare !
Firstly , get your tranq equipment , tranq darts , arrows and shocking tranqs work the best in my opinion ( use toxicant arrows if on mobile ) also , I would suggest bringing good weapons to shoot the tranqs out of a mastercraft or ascendant work best
You can use a trap if you want but it’s not needed if you have ok stam and speed , Rex’s aren’t the fastest of creatures .
Now that you have everything ready it’s time to find a good Rex ! You can find them almost everywhere from my experiences.
Now if you don’t use a trap all you gotta do it’s play ring around the Rosie . Once knocked out feed prime , mutton or there desired kibble and then boom ! You have yourself an boss killing machine
Want to tame a boss killing machine? Well you came to the right person! So first let's prepare for the taming process:
-Tranq Arrows, Tranq Darts or Shocking Tranq Darts(For faster knockouts)
-Crossbows, bows, or rifles
-Raw Meat, Prime Meat or Kibble (Or cooked fish meat if you prefer)
-Narcotics (40 torpor) or Biotoxin (80 torpor) (I would not recommend narcoberries as they only restore 7.5 points of torpor and cannot be constantly fed to carnivores like the Rex)
NOTE: Biotoxins and Narcotics are not required for lower level rexes (Like those found in Easy mode), however you may still bring them just in case!
Now that you're all packed up and ready, let's get taming!
Now, there are different methods of taming the rex. Here's some of them:
METHOD 1: Classic taming trap
This method is a classic. The trap is pretty simple, but do note that there are other traps you may use not included! The trap of choice in this tip is picked because it is one of the most versatile and common traps!
4-9x Stone Foundations, 16-24 Stone Doorframes (Depends of size of trap you're using) and some Wooden Ramps (Depending on height of trap's walls)
Using this trap, get the Rex to aggro on you and lure it into the trap. You may use a flyer (RGs, PTs etc.) or do it on foot (It is possible to outrun the Rex with a certain amount of points put into Movement Speed!). Now that you have the Rex trapped, whip out your knockout weapon of choice and knock the Rex out. Now, shove some raw meat or prime meat and narcotics/ biotoxin down its throat and voila! You have your very own Rex!
METHOD 2: The Cheap and Lazy Method
This method is super simple, and is the method I usually perform. Just so you know, the best location to perform this method is near the Mountains (I play on ARK Mobile), where there are lots of rocks and bumpy terrain. After you have found a Rex preferably in the Mountains, get on a cliff or high area where the Rex is unable to hit you and start firing away. Once it starts running away, chase it down (It gets stuck in the rocks sometimes when you're on bumpy or rocky terrain like the Mountains) and knock the Rex out. Shove some Raw Meat or Prime Meat and narcotics/Biotoxin down its throat while you go out to get prime meat (I get them from RGs in the mountains or Theris elsewhere). Make sure to keep an eye on its torpor and not neglect the Rex for too long or it will wake up! After a bit of time and patience, you will obtain your very first Rex! Clap yourself on the back and enjoy your new battle beast.
Now, onto the features of the Rex:
The Rexes are great and iconic tames of ARK. Most dinos do not aggro on them (Emphasis on MOST), but what you mostly want to avoid are gigas (Unless you have a super beefy and strong Rex). They are great for battle and bosses (Especially the Alpha Megatherium if you're on The Island.). They are also good for harvesting Raw Meat, Raw Prime Meat and more. The Rexes have great HP, decent attack and decent stamina, unlike the Spinos which are more of glass cannons (They have great Attack but pale in health in comparison to the Rex). In my opinion, I prefer Rexes over Spinos (Sorry Spino lovers) but you can tame a Spino if you want (Or both ;) ) They also have a roar that not only sounds intimidating, but also functionable, stunning smaller creatures and making others defecate (More of a comedic aspect). All in all, Rexes are tanks/ attackers which are a must have in your entirety of your playthrough in Ark.
I think that about sums up my guide on getting your very first Rex. Thank you for taking your time to read this and happy taming! Do give me some feedback for any inaccuracies, thank you!
I recommend using a scorpion to tame it, pump all levels into health on the scorpion. Then just attack the Rex but with 10 to 20 seconds in between hits, DO NOT pump anything into dm. Also this is what I use to tame literally everything, and it doesn’t even cost anything. Pls put this up in chat for everyone to go “oh that’s not a bad idea” 👌😄👍
Two of them went to my camp and killed all my dinosaurs except one. So I proceeded to steal there unhatched child and lead them into a school of sharks. I almost died but I had to get it back in blood💀
When breeding two max level rexes to have a super baby, DON'T EAT THE EGG!!!! I've done this twice on accident(meaning to drop it) and each time it takes me a couple seconds to register wtf I just did and then I have to wait to mate again. Sad day. Weekend ruined. Great way to start off the new year! Lol
If you use the bear trap strategy which is if you lead it into a Dino gateway that is shaped in a triangle and with a bear trap in the middle (Large Beartrap) and when it is stuck you must put a dinogate behind it to trap it and then knock out.
So there are average rexes. They drop meat, prime meat, hide, and keratin. There are tek rexes. They drop scrap metal, oil, electronics, and element dust. There are alpha rexes. They drop tons of prime, cool loot, and some hide and keratin. So tell me: WHY ARE THERE NO ALPHA TEK REXES THAT DROP POLYMER??? thank you for your time happy hunting
I lost my Rex today 😔😭, it was my fault. I was traveling on sibertooth while rex following me, the i jump from a clip to watter near red light tower, but rex keep staying under water while jelly fish killed him by electricity, i couldnt save him. I am very sad now.
The reason rexes have a tek saddle is that rexes are famous. Same with megalodons and all the other things that have tek saddles. But really, let's be honest, almost nobody has tek saddles. You have to complete a hard dungeon to get a blueprint, or pay big bucks! At least those are the two ways i know of. Im on mobile btw. Really, argy's and spino's should get tek saddles, (you can find more info on argy tek saddle idea in argy, somebody left a tip about it, it has lots of likes so it's at the top too.) Because they're REALLY useful tames to have, in my opinion. I actully on two of each. Im going to put this tip in argy, spino and rex, so you will see it there. Please ^ if you want argy's and spino's to get tek saddles!
Rex baby consumes meat at about 1 meat per 50 seconds. Each meat gives about 50 food, with a food drain of 1 food point per second. So.. 1 meat = 50 seconds of feed. 1 stack of meat is 1000 seconds/16 min. A stack of meat takes 12hrs to full spoil. So.. on 1x, at 6% maturity, a baby rex can be left to fend its own till juvi... this is even with a 2 hr safeguard to be very safe. Honestly... 5% would work also. Hope these statistics help!
The T.Rex should be able to break stone. I don't see why it can damage only wood and thatch (The same as a carnotaurus) but a chalicotherium Wich is smaller and weaker can break stone ( I don't know if it's only from the throw attack which could make sense).Ūp vōte if agree so devs can see aswell