For all the new players It takes about some Tranq arrows bc I don’t know how many it takes but when it falls down don’t shoot it or you’ll kill it I gotta say DONT let it attack turtles unless it has high health melee damage etc also keep in mind these things are fast in water so I recommend you tame it on land then water
DO NOT listen to the person who wrote the following comment: “DO NOT tame in the lower south cave. It will get stuck on the way out and be trapped there forever.”. If it can’t (which will most likely be the case if tamed down there, because (in my experience) Sarcos struggle just entering the cave with how wide they are. But don’t listen to that guy. Just summon it out in the “Request Creature” tab and wait for it to teleport (I have summoned creatures out of the cave when they get stuck and they teleport just fine). Share this with anyone you know who struggles with that.
These guys are definitely the top 3 best tames for water. Don't waste your time with Megalodons, Kapros aren't nearly as fast (only unique factor is their ability to dismount enemies). I'd say aside from this absolute beast, Baryonyx is a good alternative. They're fast on land, have a combat buff of stunning and blinding (to my knowledge at least) and are good for cave exploration. But for real, Sarcos are the little kings of the water.
Get some tranque arrows then a crossbow. and then get on high ground.make sure it's day so you can see him/her.and then shoot with a normal arrow to get it aggrowed. Then start shooting with tranque arrows. Tame it away from water these things are fast in water. 🐊
on my 2nd day of ark (real time) and i saw a female sarco who looked exactly like swamp (my sarco who was killed by jellyfish in my resent world) so i made a little wooden box 4 big woden walls and a door frame i led the sarco aka swamp the 2nd and i KO it out with 2 slingshots and i has about 50 rocks of course i missed a few times it was lvl 18 just like swamp when she was killed now it’s lvl 30 and i’m lvl 27 and i also have a rex (saw blade), carno (toast), deadly trio aka my 3 raptors Ares, hunter, and the leader ivy and a parasaur (para) her boy friend died to a 140 massive chicken with big claws 😭. Dilo,(mini killer), one of those starter bird thingys (shadow bolt) , and my baba sarco i’m rasing up now named snappy and i for got how to spell it but his name means swamp in japanese he is snappy’s dad. Dada cherry and finally chicken (both dodos.) hope u enjoyed 🙂😊
I see all these comments on how to tame it lol. Easy. Shoot it in the face while walking backwards job done. None of this tame pen rubbish or hugging its legs. If you get one in the swamp your gonna want to lure it out of the swamp though
These guys are 100% worth the tame, ez tame, trike kibble is easy to make, just use a pteranodon to get on a rock they can't reach, use a crossbow and tranq arrows and shove the kibble down it's snout, these boys are great taming mounts, as you can pull items on top of it, like the crossbow, and it takes the damage for you, so pump levels into health and melee, as you can easily regen stamina instantly by going into water.
I recommend taming one, they are super fast in the water, and they do a LOT of damage. I have tamed carnos and therizos but my one Sarco is the strongest one, I easily killed a megalodon and mine is only level 25, I only leveled up the stamina, speed and melee strength. Knocking it put is easy, just get it to follow you on land then throw some tranq arrows or darts to knock it out and feed it raw meat
Get a bow with trans arrows (1-5) for low level, go on a rock if you are low level and shoot it with tranqs. However wait for it to finish attacking animals and other Dino’s or it may be killed by them when unconscious.