Listen very carefully to what I'm about to say. These have a huge damage reduction on their head--about 50%. The application for this is twofold: first, never pump tranqs into their head, it will take about 50% more. When taming, get above and shoot for the back. Second, because the player is protected by their head while riding, they are actually quite good for mid level raiding. You can hide behind it while riding on top, either shooting rockets or dropping c4 (it's like a built in riot shield). Furthermore, they can tank auto turrets as well if not better than turtles simply because auto turrets always hit their damage reduction area! In short, if you are using turtles, you might want to consider a high level trike as an alternative.
1. Tank. When faced with head on damage, they have a damage reduction. Be sure to pair with mate for extra damage resistance (level Health).
2. Short Range Scout. The Trike is not very fast, but again, due to the damage resistance it has (and it's just general beefiness), it can serve as a good scout for early game. Much better than the Para in that regard (level Health, Stam, and Movement Speed).
3. Harvester. This boi can collect quite a decent amount of wood and fiber, much more than you can by hand. Use with Charge attack for extra resources! (level Weight and Stamina).
4. Defender. Use him to defend your base and smaller tames. Really the only early game threat a Trike can't handle are alphas and the occasional Theri. But trust me, I've seen one of these things face down a Sarco and live (level Health and Melee Damage)
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I can not stress enough to my friends how useful the trike is. Early game it makes a great pack animal. Late game in groups of three or four it can be used as a decent battle mount. Taming a trike early on can be a great way to start a large base and keep you well fed with berries.
A triceratops is a very special dinosaur in this game. It is easy enough to tame at a low level, yet powerful enough to take on raptors that could kill you easily. It can collect enough berries that you would never go hungry again, and still have some berries leftover to help tame more trikes. They are very slow but it can make up for it if you increase the weight, attack, and stamina stats. It is an extremely good pack animal because it can carry a lot, but still defend itself, especially if it is in a large group. Overall, the triceratops is one of my favorite and most versatile dinosaurs.
Who thinks these should drop “trike horns” they can be made into a trike spear needing the following things and does same slightly more damage than pike but has not great durability and can be thrown. Also it + bio toxin = tranq trike spear. More than tranq arrow more than dart less than shocking dart.
1 trike horn
Requires spear and pike engrams.
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