To all who are wanting to tame one: (WARNING! WALL OF TEXT)
If you are level 40+, your surname needs to match that of one of these creatures. For example, if your name in the game is Sasha, but the one you want to tame has the name Morphi’i, you will need to change your name with a name change ticket (100 amber) to Sashai’i. If you are level 95+ or have the gold crown skin on your helmet, then you can disregard needing to change your name.
Next, a trap of a 4x4x4 cube with 4 wooden Dino gates is the best way to trap it. Griffins can damage wood, but I was able to trap & tame 2 with a single of the structure aforementioned. When taming, it is important to note that if you do not have a soothing balm, it is going to take literal hours to tame the griffin. A x10 taming balm is decent, and easily obtained from a dungeon (the southern one near the center is my favored one for gathering these), but a x15 is preferable. Keep in mind even with a x15 it will still probably take 20+ minutes to tame *at best.*
For food, it only accepts prime meat, prime fish meat, either raw or cooked (but raw is better, of course), or allosaurus kibble. To get a griffin to lay eggs, you must have the female mate with a male, and griffins only mate with another griffin of the same surname. Go for a low level, always, unless you are prepared with thousands of narcotics and armed with the patience of a saint.
Once tamed, lead your griffin back home and put it in a safe space to let it passively level up. Once it’s health is at least x3 that of a normal griffin and it’s stamina is at least x2 of its original value, you’re ready to take it out on flights.
Furthermore, breeding griffins will produce better offspring, just like with all other dinos, but again, be armed with the patience of a saint. It takes many real-life days, about 2 weeks is my guess, of nonstop gameplay, for the baby to mature completely. While it is in its baby phase, it must be near its mother to feel secure enough to eat. However, once it is juvenile, it can be moved away from its mother if necessary. Hatching the egg will take at least 5 air conditioners.
TL;DR: Royal griffins are mainly trophy tames, but once trained enough, they are a cross between argentavis for firepower, and tapejaras for flight mobility, with a large aoe attack.
How to tame them almost instantly, but it comes at a great cost.
1. Get 1 or 2 balm from artifact (Fastest way is from tributing hunter artifact, but before tributing save your game while you're right infront of the obelisk so you can restart again if you don't get the balm, also you can abuse this tips until you get what you wanted from a certain blueprints/items from the artifact tributing)
2. Mass tame allosaurus and make kibble from them, find them in mountains or the snow area (Optional) Use super fast quetz to travel to your base or make a temporary base around the mountains for faster kibble making
3. Find the griffins, knock and starve until their food bar is halved or completely starve them
4. Stuff a balm and the kibble up their arsch, wait for a second/minutes and enjoy your big bad bird.
1. Buy a major soothing balm if you have the amber
2. Get/buy 25-50 allo kibble if you want to tame a level 100-200
3. Starve them until they're half hungry something, stuff the balm and the kibble up their arsch, done, a cool griffin for you.
I tamed mine with starve tame, balm and kibble, maybe even tame some 450 if you want with this way, it's very fast and easy if you're good but a little hard for the newbies
Y’all better thank me for giving y’all this tip, this is probably the easiest way you can tame one. Okay so first off this is only gonna work on single player mode and works better on mobile(because of ancient amber). What your gonna need is 2 thatch foundation, 2 beds, 50-100 bio toxins/narcotics, 10x or 15x soothing balm(15x soothing balm can be bought on mobile for 45 ancient amber) and 10-20 allo kibble depending on the griffin’s level(for example I tamed two griffins both level 27 with 7 allo kibble(each) using 15x soothing balm both within 10 mins). On single player mode you can obviously sleep making time pass by faster so before starting make sure you’re ready to sleep. Then what you’re gonna wanna do is pick a low level griffin of your choice (for starters and to test this method) and separate it from the other griffins and lead it somewhere safe(or inside a trap). Once you’re in a safe/low danger area you just knock it out with whatever you got. Once it’s knocked out, let it’s torpor drop around 400-800(WITHOUT putting any food let it starve). After it drops a bit add some narcotics or bio toxin to fill whatever was lost and while the torpor is rising the griffin will not lose torpor until it’s either max torpor or gains the amount of torpor you put into it. Place a bed next to your griffin and go to sleep(make sure you sleep at 8 pm/20 and sleep for 7 hours). After waking up your griffin is probably gonna lose about 250 food and feed it some bio toxins/narcotics again to max it’s torpor and then if it’s still a bit dark/really early morning go quick and place the other bed a LITTLE further and “fast” travel to the other bed that’s close by, if you’re wondering why it’s because when you fast travel it actually makes your player be able to sleep again even after your just woken up. So after that if it allows you to sleep again, sleep once more, by doing that it drops your griffins hunger even more making it consume the food a lot quicker which makes it be tamed in less than a min. If you done this the correct way then it shouldn’t take more than 15 if it’s under level 40. Then done! You got a griffin. Up if it worked out! -V