Just keep a slight distance away and shoot narco arrows into it's head. If you upgrade your movement speed some (idk how much exactly), you could just keep walking backwards to keep the sarco from reaching you since it never runs on land (at least none of them ever did for me).
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.
I recommend taming them when you are at a level that can craft tranc arrows.I DO NOT RECOMMEND TAMING IN WATER THESE GUYS ARE INSANELY FAST IN THE WATER.Dart them then lure them on to land then back up tranc back up tranc and you’ll have a new buddy (Get a chef station at lvl 23 for 20 amber) Craft some trike kibble for a faster game.
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
I would suggest taming an itchy first because you can attack sharks with them and they won’t harm you and you get lots of fish meat. You can tame a sarcophagus with normal meat but they prefer fish meat and will tame faster with fish meat.
This could actually be your first tame, just make sure it's alone then punch it from the back and it will try to turn around, just keep moving and try to be behind it and keep punching, it can't hit you, i was just messing around in a new server and i saw one of those i was going to leave anyways so i went to it from the back and kept punching it and it couldn't even turn and hit me and make sure you keep it away from water
I saw a sarco around and since I’ve killed about five I thought I would take it. I shot at it with trans arrows and it ran off I thought it went for the water so I ran. To land but it disappeared then I found it unconscious under a rock oof
After losing my stuff 3 times I was finally able to escape these beasts (I was level 9 at the time). A couple levels later I got the courage to tame one, and it was easier than I thought. Standing on a rock I shot 30 or so rocks at him with a slingshot, and was a able to knock him out. Luckily when he tried to flees he got stuck on a tree. Overall he was an easy tame depending on level, and I recommend taking this absolute unit