This is basically an upgraded raptor. You can use them to collect meat, travel, and cave exploration. They're great for taming other dinos. Bring them along when you tame other dinosaurs so you can easily kill anything that tries to attack you or your taming dino.
Easily knocked out when you use a bloa. When stuck shoot in head while you can and itll go down quickly. Tranq darts make the process quicker, but arrows will do the job just fine. They can be picked up and dropped into safe taming cages by argies to make this easy tame all the more easy.
It is a very fast mount, especially when you sprint + jump. It is stronger than a raptor, weaker than a carno(in the wild). Tamed if you level it up enough it can even take on a rex. It harvests a lot of chitin and hide, even more than it harvests meat. Perfect creature to cave with.
Simply amazing at collecting hide and chitin. You can easily get 50-60 chitin per scorpion kill. Hide numbers run up quick too. Within minutes you'll be sitting at around a 1000 hide. They're quicker than the raptor Imo and pack a much harder punch. They do lack higher defense like other big dinos, but don't be fooled by their size. These guys are nasty. I recommend getting health above 1800. Stamina around 800-100, movement speed 130+, and melee around 250-300%. If you can achieve this, you'll have an exceptional utility hunter.
Collects hide, chitin, and keratin very well. Very good in caves. A good tame to use in a group with mate boosting. Stronger than raptors, and requireing a saddle gives them more defence than a wolf. With a short breed time a good tribe can breed awesome stats into them quickly. Good to use on s.e. in a group to hunt deathworms
Build a raft 3 tall with a dinosaur gate on 1 side and ramps leading up from one of the outsides... agros the Saber, run up the ramp and drop in... have doorway next to the dinos gate... once it's in run out and shoot it through the door way.. can't hit you and it can't get through the door... easy tame just don't drive off :P
Have 2 people. One person carry the sabertooth with the argy or if you want, quetz/wyvern. The other person tranqs it. The saber will stay still, allowing head shots with the right positions, both saber and the shooter. The saber will fall from the from being carried to the ground when unconscious. This way, you can tame the sabertooth in your base or where ever you want/need.
Taming a lvl 120 saber or above takes time but it helps kill many different dinos just get its health up to at least 3000 and if it's not already get damage up to 200. You will love it.... until game lags and u can't get back on until the next day and it dies
If you need hide , pelt , or chitin, then this is the animal to pick . Speed is decent and they are perfect for caves . Sabers don't fit in all caves so be careful . Plus they are super cute when they are babies !
If you stumble upon a pack of sabertooths, make sure you have a movement speed of atleast 120%. If you do, run like heck away if you don't have any ranged weapons. If you have a range weapon and have atleast 130% speed, run on top of a rock and shoot the sabre. They die very quickly from any weapon since they have a weak health build.