Be aware of Genesis' X-Spinos, like all "X-"Dinos, having significantly increased damage resist, resulting in way more tranq darts needed than stated above. If you're going to tame an X-Spino, take at least double the amount with you!
If you are having a hard time finding spino's in their respective spawn zones (especially Ragnarok), kill all the fish in that area. They share the same spawn capacity and can be out spawned by coles! ( up vote so Rag players know!!!)
I had a Spino once. His name was J.J. I loved him. But like always, good things always come to an end. We were out looking for giant turtles for their keratin when J.J. fell over the edge of a cliff. I was on my pteradon so I flew over the edge and J.J. was following me back to bace when he was killed my a therizinosaurus... I just sat there on my pteradon watching him be torn apart, unable to help... So now, my bace is called Fort J.J. in honor of him. I will always remember my most loyal friend.
Spinos are not only my favorite dinosaur irl, but they are my favorite mount in the game. They are agile for their size, deal tons of damage (especially when bipedal), and are so fast. If your Spino just stand in a puddle of water, it will get the hydration buff, which increases its damage by 15 percent, movement speed by 20 percent, and health regeneration by 25 percent. In the wild, they are extremely dangerous, aggroing on almost everything. However, when low on health, they will run away from a fight as a last-ditch effort to survive. Overall, even though there are faster creatures (Direwolf), creatures with more health or damage (Rex or Giga) and better creatures for diving the ocean depths (Tuso), they are the most well rounded creature to have - especially when mutated. My mutated Spino only has one useful mutation, a health mutation, but I pumped his damage so high, he is dealing over 1500 damage. I highly recommend the Spino to every survivor. It is so worth it.
Another sad story. I had a spino named Captain Fin. He was red and was really strong. I had him for one day before the tragic thing happened😟. I was on a metal run and it was super far, and after I got the metal I started heading back. I was really close to my base when he ran out of stamina but right then my game crashed! I came back as soon as possible but I had died so I went out to look for my spino, but the sky turned super yellow and hot and I couldn’t see him so I had no choice but to go back. Then while I was helpless in my base I saw words saying, “captain Fin level 76 killed by Therezino lvl 80. :(
So anyways all this to say, spinos are great tames!
I have only tamed one and on the way back a dam level 250 Rex appeared out of nowhere and did I mention that the spino I just spent 30 minuets feeding it narcos waiting till the food bar drop down to 100 and gave it all my kibble to it was level 45 just died in 5 hits with only doing a quarter of damage to the Rex so sad and then I died
To be strictly honest the spinosaur is one of the best mounts in game if you are even wble to obtain one be sure to make it a high level one they are very squishy at first so go around killing small dinos before attacking big prey
Whenever you're taking the Spino, remember to take at the very least 300 narcotics. It wakes up FAST, and whenever your taming ANY creature, surround it with wooden spike walls! Saves me countless tames from smaller pack animals. And to knock it, you simply need steep high ground and go to town with your tranqs. Happy taming!
Once I saw a high level spino wandering around and killing everything in sight and when I shot my bow it ran away and I was like what the hell? Killing them isn’t hard just tame a few Dilophosaurs and let them spit poison at the Spino before killing it with your pistols. If you don’t have pistols, get more and higher leveled Dilo and stand back and shoot it with a bow to assist.
Genesis X-Spinos are worth the tame. They are like Bog Rexes that can swim. If you try to tame it, be careful to build a trap higher than normal Dino gates made of stone with a ramp on one side. This Dino needs Behemoth gates to fit through them, so anything smaller than that, but a bit larger than a Dino gate will do. Had one get stuck in my standard Dino gate trap, but it jumped out once it’s torpor got high and it found an area of gate that wasn’t perfectly level with the others and jumped right over and ran off. Taming with standard gates is possible, only if they are perfectly level with each other. Having a trap made of stone fence supports and door frames stacked super high will make escape impossible. Pillars work too, but make sure it can’t slip through them.
Once tried to tame one for my bf while he was offline bc he wanted one. Flew with my Pterra and shot it full of 20!!!!! tranq arrows . Didn’t even flinch. I got too cocky and went too close to the edge of the cliff i was standing on. I fell off RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE SPINO. it’s health was low enough that it started to run away. Without looking back, i whistled for my Pterra to follow and ran for my life. currently trying to get another one :( wish me luck!