Great for stealing eggs. Able to turn invisible and leap ungodly distances, these creatures are perfect for stealing things like wyvern eggs. You can just wander around in stealth mode, looking for a notch with an egg, and when you see one, you can leap up and immediately turn back to stealth. Leaping does make you visible, but there’s nothing stopping you from immediately turning invisible upon landing. Then, you can just hop off and steal the egg, quickly getting back on and turning invisible again. You can then, in stealth mode, just fall out of the little notch and walk out of the ravine. As long as your shadow mane has enough stamina, there is literally nothing stopping you.
The males are bigger with manes but the females can turn invisible and the females can also make not just it’s own kind invisible but big groups of other species of dinos invisible COOL RIGHT ya it’s ight BUT it has a lighting dash attack which deals heavy damage to groups of dinos and players
Both extremely strong tames. They have a blink attack that once charged can jump between every target stunning them. As you attack they charge a special attack that once released is quite devastating. They're able to stealth. They can swim better than most sea creatures. They have a leap ability that can cover a lot of ground or help traverse vertically. And one of the coolest features is that they are a pack animal and recieve pack bonuses. The coolest feature is that when mate boosted the females gain the ability to stealth mostly everyone and thing within a close vicinity and the males have a roar that increases speed and recovers torpidity and stamina at an insane rate.
I play single player on ps4 and recently tame a Shadowmane. I leveled it to 11k hp and put levels into attack so it hit for about 250. I took it into the rock drake trench on Fordjour and found it was immune to radiation. One thing is that the Rock Drakes can sometimes glitch under you and lift you up in the air so watch out for that. If you grab a egg, you can totally go to the pool of water if you are cose and keep alternating between the dash and regular attack to kill all of the rock drakes.