The tapejara could be one of the most versatile flying mounts. Although it lacks melee damage, it can more than make up for that in manoeuvrability. It can go straight up and down, strafe left and right and fly backwards nearly as fast as flys forwards. It can be used for PVP as it has a three person saddle, but it can be very dangerous, as it is hard to fire rockets off of it while tying to dodge incoming fire from enemies, as one unlucky shot could kill all the riders. Stopping to shoot is good, but it leaves an opening for the tapejara to be hit by enemies. However it can attach to trees and flat surfaces, but the stamina regent on these is NOT very high.
This Dino is my favorite on the island for various reasons. First, it can hold 2 passengers, a pilot, and carry another. Second, it is the most maneuverable flyer out there. It can fly sideways, backwards, and can land on vertical surfaces (cliffs, redwoods.) Third, it has a tek saddle, so you can have four dubs on that thing (tek saddle, 2 passengers, and one carried person.)
I play on a non-dedicated server with my family. I decided to tame a Tapejara because they have a special saddle that has 2 passenger seats. If you’re playing on a server with friends I would highly recommend getting a Tapejara. If your playing single player, I would just go for an Argentavis.
you don’t need to upgrade it’s stamina, if you are in the air and it’s stamina is low, just get in the back seat and wait for it’s stamina to recover, no need to land, if you don’t whistle it to follow, it will land automatically. I hope this helps :)
I found that this Dino is awesome if there is an alpha Dino nearby and you don’t want to risk your base or yourself to complete destruction. Find a cliff or a redwood tree that is near to the alpha, hang upside down and fire away at the beast until it is dead. Boom, pro hunting at it’s finest!