If you are going to tame one of these with no dinos, be sure to upgrade your movement speed and get tranqs. When you see it whip its tail forwards move to the right you will dodge the shots. This worked for me.
For me I tamed him on ark fjurdur in balheimr I used a argentavis to go to a high area and then I started shooting him with tranq arrows it took me like 14-15 tranq arrows then I gave him raw prime meat and then I tamed him. Hope this helped. Good luck for everyone taming him.
Did you know that thorny dragons when they hit other dinosaurs 🦖 with their thorns on their tails, it actually knocks out the dinosaurs 🦕 not kill them, it mite kill the but most likely not and it takes from like 540 to at least 600!!
A good thing to do for a lot of creatures is build a cage out of door frames and ramps once the creature is in just shoot it with tranq arrows or darts but the creature has to be big enough to not walk through the door frame
If you have a wyvern or argy, easiest way I found to tame is to set up a taming pen, 2x4 with single door frames on the first level, walls on the second(stone), with a Dino gate on one end. Go pick up your dragon of choice and drop it in! Super easy and quick.
They have about theri aggro range and their first attack is pretty much always spikes so use this to your advantage. Pump up stamina, health and damage for the best thorny dragon. Also drink a stimulant or take stimberrys just to be safe. Their also quite slow but still proceed with caution cus once your knocked out your dead.
The thorny dragon can be rather a pain to tame as it throws quills at you and the quills end up poisoning you. So I found it easiest to build a 6 by 6 trap 4 walls high all the way around and place a ceiling to stand on so you can look down on it.. you can then use an argy to go pick one up and drop it down into your trap.. once their trapped they can’t whip their tail around anymore so you now have the full advantage… it will poison your argy on the way to the trap so make sure that your trap ain’t to far it doesn’t do much damage to your Argy as long as your quick