With the new TLC the stego can easily become a must-tame early game dino for many players. It has 3 stances when ridden you can change between pressing C (crouch):
Heavy plate, boosting thatch gather rates and applying a heavy slow on hit targets.
Sharp plate, boosting berry gathering and attacks penetrate armour (useful for PvP).
Hardened plate, boosting wood gather and halves damage taken.
For combat, heavy plate is great for effectively rooting enemy and wild dinos in place, whilst hardened plate is to tank everything that comes at you. Sharpened plate shines together with allies that can slow and/or tank whilst you focus on dealing good dmg.
The alternate attack of the stego can impale creatures up to the size of roughly a parasaur, dealing damage based on attack damage. In order to do so the target must have a certain amount of health left, which is highlighted with the crosshair turning red when looking at the target (unsure how it is shown without crosshairs).
The new TLC for the Stego gave it three different battle modes that you change between using C on PC. Hardened is Damage Reduction, Heavy applies a slow to your opponent and Sharp ignores a good amount of armor. Finally, it is able to do an impale attack on an enemy when they reach a certain threshold and depending on the creature is is certain death.
Can confirm that the impale works on Rexes, though they can still bite you back given the proper angle. Also the Impale works when being carried by a Karkinos. Stegos are the new staple for fighting with a Karkinos. Let everyone know!
I have a stegosaurus called Strega and she’s a GOD, can kill five giant beavers in a few swings, has very high health, doses decent damage, and helped me and my only tribe mate, my dad to tame our first giant beaver.
The new TLC update made these guys OP! Now they harvest tons of thatch, wood, and berries with their new plate forms! These guys are like tanks now! I tamed a lv 411 today, and it literally shreds though other dinos! By far I would tame a stego instead of a bronto, or a trike!
They’re great adventuring dinos because Raptors and Kapros can’t knock you off, and they collect tons of berries and thatch. I used mine to collect rare mushrooms and rare flowers in the swamp. Her name is Giratina. She’s awesome.
Stegosaurus’s spikes at its back gain protection against turret and its spikes have armour. But trikes does it better when it comes to blocking against turrets as it has more armour on the trike’s head than the spikes of a stegosaurus.
So I just casually decided to tame a stego no PvP cus we were low on narcos and with one tail whip on them bushes I got like a 100 and when I went back to base I went back with 10000 narcoberries yeah that's right wayyy better then trikes
If you don’t want to run around gathering fiber and wood to quickly build a base last moment before the Allosaurus pack nearby spots you, if you want to tame Argies quickly and effectively, if you want to take out raptor packs quickly, you will need a stegosaurus.