Once tamed they are an absolute beast. I've talked down countless therizinos and rexes with my 130 perfect tame. If you attack and back up constantly, the knock back will protect you from almost anything besides maybe a giga.
These are stronger than the rex, and tame one of these beasts instead of some old rex. 1. they get an underwater buff when up to mid body in the water and farther. 2. on two legs their attacks are faster and stronger then a rexes but they walk slower,and on four legs they are faster, but not as strong. If a tamed one is following you, they will do this automatically, when riding you must do it on your own. 3. They're easier to tame then a rex! So if you're debating on taming one of these bad boys, or the infamous rex, choose this dude. These beasts need more recongition.
Currently much to dismay you cannot "farm" spinos for sails like many other throphy ress dinos. Only way to get sails currently is to hunt wild ones. If you are on offcial than hoard these as they become invaluable trade items after a month or so of a new server.
Spinos are really, REALLY, good. First, these things can switch between standing on 2 legs(allowing them to turn on the spot, and deal more damage, but be slower, even outdamaging a rex on 2 legs) and 4 legged mode(where they will do leas damage, but be way faster, and have a huge turning radios) you cannot use the 2 legged mode underwater, only on land, underwater u can only be with 4 legged mode. If a spino enteres water(a river, lake, inside an ocean, and so on) it will get a damage buff, health regen buff, and speed buf, making it a lot stronger. The buff is permanent as long as u at least touch the water, and lasts 30 seconds outside of it. The spino is very good at traveling, as most aggresive dinos(raptors, carnos, and so on) will become neutral towards you. The spino also has great speed on all 4, is quite slow on 2 legs, and is even faster with the water buff. It is also extremely powerful.mode. It also attacks faster than a rex. The spino also harvests a ton of meat and hide.
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
I think dis thing should have a platform saddle for his giant spine. And also PEOPLE STOP SAYING THEY ARE USELESS THEY COULD LEND YOU A HAND FROM LEADING A GIGA AWAY FROM YOUR HOUSE LIKE BUBBLES DID!!!! *salutes bubbles* “good bye good sir” TnT
TLC patch coming in March 2018 to add the ability to swap between 2 legged mode (faster attacks and ability to attack with claws) and 4 legged mode (Faster movement), as well as increased turning radius, movement speed, damage, and health regen while in water and for a short time after leaving it.