I have two ways you can use to tame tame this. One for lower levels and one for higher levels.
First what you need (based of my experience)
About 30 tranq darts (you might need more or lees depending on wich method you use (etc))
About 30 narotics
A lot of fish meat (or prime fish meat) (or kibble)
And some bio toxin
1st : the easy way. This way dosen’t require dying all the time but you can only do it if you have large bear traps. What you do is you put the bear traps a bit away for each other in a line and run up to it and then to the traps. Then shoot it with tranq darts. If you don’t knock it out let it chase you to the next bear trap and tranq it again. It took me about 30 tranq darts (I missed some). Then feed it prime fish meat (or normal but normal takes longer) or you can do it the 2nd way
2nd way; This is for lower levels who have a bow and tranq arrows but not a bear trap. What you do is :
.shoot from distance with tranq arrows and run and shoot. If you die go back and continue shooting and running. When you knock it out put fish meat in it’s inventory (might take a while) and don’t forget the narotics!.
Are you considering taming a fish-eating apex predator of the amphibious (but mostly land) variety? Who am I kidding, you probably are! But for starters; in this tip is what I would recommend bringing or using! You, however can tame this beast in whatever way you think will work! However it’s also good to know what your getting into, now let’s get started! Let’s start with supplies!; Since we are dealing with a apex predator, Be sure to consider packing flak armor sets! As this is the best, cheapest armor to make! Next on the shopping list is the narcotics! When taming this beast it’s best to know that it’s torpor goes down exeedingly quick so I would suggest about 100 / 200 biotoxin to keep it asleep, next be sure to pack taming supplies! I would suggest packing kibble, It likes superior kibble I’m pretty sure, (be sure to check as I might be wrong!) if you don’t have access to kibble, the next step down will be prime fish meat! Also i suggest bringing a fast flying tame, why? For its size, do NOT underestimate its speed, it uses it to eithor run you down or, in this case run away! Now there is two stances the spinosaurus will use! The primary stance it most commonly uses
Is it’s quad-pedal stance, it will stand on all 4s and grants it with a very quick way of getting somewhere, it’s downside is it’s maneuverability to turn! It’s other stance is Bi-pedal, this stance is used primarily by the spino for a damage boost and maneuvering, it’s downside however is it moves way slower than quad pedal, quad pedal doesn’t do nearly as much damage as bipedal! I suggest using bear traps, as the net gun won’t bring this apex predator down, (chain bolas work too!) also consider bringing about 100 tranq arrows or more cut that in half will be the amount of darts you will need,! Taming is similar to that of the most renowned apex predator of the ark commonly known as the giganotasaurus! The spinos torpor goes down half of a 1/3s of that of a gigas! Taming might take a while depending on what you are useing! You now have yourself the fish eating apex predator known as the spino! A very quick and great battle mount in diffrent stances! Also makes a decent bossbattle creature! Hope this helped, and as always happy taming, and take care! :D
My favourite Dino is a Tapejara- I love them. My friend’s favourite Dino is a Spino. I convinced him to tame a Tapejara with me, so we did- and he doesn’t regret it. On our way back I spotted a mid-level Spino, and as my friend’s new he didn’t know about level stuff, so I knew he wouldn’t care. I stocked up on loads of narcotics for both of us and during our shenanigans I tranqed him and snuck them into his inventory. After I said that we were going on a ‘field trip’ on the Tapejara and flew him too the Spino- you could hear his face light up.
Now, Spinos LOVE big bodies of water with cliffs and one or two beaches, and the Tapejara can latch onto cliffs- so I latched us to a wall and we started firing. After a while it knocked and I spent the rest of my time hunting for prime as my friend admired the Spino- I put it in its inventory and it began to tame. When it woke he loved it- playing about, killing fish, grinning, all that kinda stuff. He still has the Spino now and loves it to death. I make sure it’s fed and he just kills stuff.
What too take from this:
•Spinos love big bodies of water with a few beaches and a lot of cliffs
•Tapejara are perfectly suited to taming Spinos as they can latch onto the cliffs to help you Tranq the Spino
•It took us 200-275 Tranqs for a mid-level: for a high or max level you need even more
•Bring taming food before hand- it took me 30 minutes of hunting then coming back to feed it narcotics again and again and again
•Bring narcotics- even if you don’t need them, just in case
-Two guns are better than one: it took the both of us shooting it to actually knock it within 20-30 minutes- either have some high level Tranq gear or bring more than one person to do the job
•My friend lost sight of the Spino at one point and almost ran off the cliff- LEARN FROM THIS: The over-eager will not think about consequences when making decisions: if you have a goofy tribe mate or someone who loves Spinos a lot consider: would they let their excitement get them and their tames killed? Although they might love the Dino, would it be safer to have them sit one out?
I hope my tale helped you- learn from my experiences
A good way to get it unconscious without a flying dinosaur is by making 10 stone pillars, 10 wooden ladders then climbing up the pillars and shoot it with tranq darts or arrows, it can't break stone fast so ur safe. Pls don't use less than 10 pillars, I tried and I got pushed of the pillar and just died:( Sorry for my bad English. Hope this helped
I am a noob just started the game a week ago, I was super into spino. As one killed me the first day. I am level 27 and tamed one, can't ride it but still looks so cool.
This is how , first you need butt load of stones, wood and thatch. Like 2700 stone, 1600 wood, 1000 thatch. I made 9 stone foundations in 3×3, then put door frames around it and make it 3 door frames high so it can't climb it , put stone stare case from the side spino is closest to, put pillars under it to support. You are 1/4 way there. Get Tranq arrows( depending upon level of dino)and a crossbow. I shot it once and it caught and killed me, i got back and he was still there so i did it all again and got him in , tranq him till he feel asleep, used fish meat and bio toxin and there you go now you have a spino , go wild