This is the only reason that im bad at ark. It just keeps on camping one area. Behind that area there’s a whole lotta Silca pearls. The only other way to get to the other side would be swimming in water infested with megladons. R.I.P me.
In my experience I have found a couple of ways of taking these big boys down easily. The first one is to utilise it's turning circle as it cannot turn fast at all, so hug it's back legs, turn with it and whack it with some sort of melee weapon at the same time, a sword or pike works best for this. The second technique is to just walk backwards and shoot it with something, preferably something damaging, so I wouldn't suggest using a slingshot here. But doing this back step technique will allow you to just be too far away from the Sarco's bite, however, be careful of what can come sneaking up behind you. And by all means do not try and out swim this thing, it will win, every time.
I was given a thylacoleo and I was making my way through the swamp when I was ambushed a sarco it broke half my armour and almost killed but my thylac knocked it out so I decided to tame it. Once it was tamed, I was ambushed by another one which killed my sarco (Killer Crok) and almost killed me but I escaped with my thylac and never went to the swamp again,.
Hit the sarco from its side and when it rotates towards you rotate with it as you hit it and repeat the process until it’s knocked out. I was playing on the island and was looking at names on the sarco then reopened the app and wanted to share my story
I entered a dangerous area and looked around, ready to run. As I turn around to go back the way I came, I see a cloud of dust coming towards me. A Sarco, barely a few feet away comes charging at me and my parasaur. I turn and run until I’m safe. Then I realize my parasaur isn’t with me. I panic and run back, where I find the Sarco destroying my parasaur, who was in passive without me knowing. So I killed him with my axe and saved my favorite parasaur.
My teammate was knocked out in the middle of a snake and sarco infested cave and all of a sudden three phomias come out of now were at me and behind them is the biggest sarco I’ve ever seen I’m had a normal bow and actually won! And then the an titanaboa army came out of now were we fought to the last man and giant frog rip
Once I was moving and I came across a river and there was four of these and I thought I could go around them (I was only lvl 20) and they chased me and there was also three dilos and three boas me and all my dinos had no chance the I deleted that game rip para, dify, machy, Lyte, and chiken. very sad
I was near the sea with my level 7 dilo then a sarco level 4 just came out of nowhere from the water and killed me I still don't know what happened to my dilo because it was not in attack mode (the lesson is if you find a body of water just incase keep some distance from it)
As long as you manage to get on their backs and they don’t show off their gymnastics moves (barrel roll) you are good and keep stabbing it with your sword until it is dead. But I recommend having something to distract it too. My Parasaur (Yoo) and I were returning home from a failure trip trying to farm chitin for some armor. And we were passing by a swamp when I saw a lvl 40 sarco and I was like Huaaaaaaa, there is a noob here. And Yoo attacked it while the sarco was focused on killing Yoo I jumped on its back and managed to balance on it and killed it with my sword. Yoo didn’t die and I wasn’t even injured.