I think they should be stronger as tames. Not their stats but what if their bite attack would decrease the targets speed so a Morreallatops couldn't just run away and their torpor damage is to low I'd say. Please make Thorny Dragon viable.
Gathers wood fast and carries it at 1/5 weight stone is 1/2. Weak on the sides so if you really like this dino to patrol keep another dino with it to aid. Excellent at killing mantis to gathering organic polymer and chitin.
I have 12 on platforms 4 pillars high scattered around my base. I have an issuse with dino spawns in the base. So they act as a long range needle launcher. Weigh down with sand because its weight isnt affected by the dragons buff. Set all to long range aggressive and u have a protected base. Add a few plant X for added assurance. I no longer have spawn problems. Found a ready to tame terror bird today too pretty neat.
No longer carries wood at 1/5 weight, now carries at 1/2 but can now be carried by argentavis and can farm wood similar to farming metal with an argentavis and anky, upgrade melee damage to get the most wood possible.
Can be used to help tame large creatures. If you pull out your crossbow or longneck while riding it you can shoot your weapon and its tail needles at the same time allowing you to tank the creature and save tranqs. You would need to level health and melee though.
These are my favorite mounts. They're the beaver of Scorched Earth. They gather wood very well. The initial carry weight isn't too bad& neither is the health for small fights. So they're also decent battle mounts if leveled properly. One of their biggest assets is their ranged quill attack. In addition to a small amount of damage, it also deals torpor. Not a lot, but could be helpful in aiding knocking dinos out. Overall, they're a great mount in my opinion. They're biggest downside is their slow movement speed. Getting from A to B can take a while. Leveling in Health, Melee, & Movement Speed is highly recommended.
Becomes a mobile smithy with saddle on. Most materials weigh much less on it than with other tames. The only way to make some ascendant equiptment is with a thorny dragon with high weight. Decently collects wood and thatch ( mostly wood.) collects hide, chitin and organic polymer well. If useing as a battle tame be sure to have a good saddle equipt. Its ranged attack if used in a group can knock other players out easily. With a 2 day egg to adult period breeding can be very easy for this tame.
For those end game items in Scorched Earth, a high weight Thorny Dragon is a must, smithys just don't have the room. It's the only way to be able to build some of the Ascended saddles, for example, a Paracer platform saddle. You'll need near 3000 weight for the job. One may even want to breed out the weight statistic so these items can be crafted easily.