Be careful when attempting to approach a Yutyrannus as it may have Carnos with it (That are probably damaged buffed), if you have a quetz (or anything that can pick up Carnos), attempt to grab the carnos to draw them away from the Yuty (Or kill them outright, although the Yuty may take damage), making it less dangerous. At this point, when the carnos are gone, build and lead the Yuty into the trap WITHOUT A DINO. If you bring a dino with you at this point, it will likely be scared from the roars, screwing you over. After the Yuty is detained, it's a simple wailing of torpor till the big fluffy dinos gives up the ghost, which is when you feed it to have a cute, deadly, strength inducing badass that is the Yutyrannus!
It really is that simple though, they can't reach you or your flier on a big enough rock, so if you don't want to make a trap you can just shoot down from a rock or cliff once the carnos are dealt with. Be ready for a goose chase once it starts running.
The yutyrannus meaning “Feathered tyrant” is truly a force to be reckoned with. By itself it’s incredibly dangerous that’s obvious. Also the yutyrannus always spawns in with a escort of carnos that fight along side it.
So with all of that in mind, how the heck do you tame one!?
Well there is no easy way. The yutyrannus is very difficult to separate from its escort of carnos, you either have to manage to kill its escort of buffed carnos (buffed with courage), or with incredible luck, separate the yutyrannus from its carnos. (Additional warning: the carnos buffed by the yutyrannus usually target the creature the yuty targets.) thankfully Ark usually has a 3rd option. Grab your friendly neighborhood harpoon gun, and make some nets (not cast nets). And introduce the yutyrannus to your net launcher! Make sure it’s carno friends aren’t left out. When you net them, do whatever you want I usually kill them because they get up eventually. Once you net the yuty immediately knock it unconscious. Once they break free from the net there’s a cooldown preventing you from netting it again for a bit.
Once you knock it out it likes prime or extraordinary kibble. Make sure you have narcotics or biotoxin. Eventually you will have your yuty
One of the most fearsome sights to behold in a snowy wasteland is a Yuty surrounded by its consort of Carnos. If you want to tame this thing you need to be prepared, but you can tame it on the fly if you want. You will need, depending on how big trap you want:
- about 8-10 stone foundations
- about 24-28 stone door frames
- about 8-10 stairs
You just make a trap about 2x8 or 2x10 (width, length).
On one of the long sides of the trap lay your stairs and make sure to switch the stair mode to ramp.
You will need a speedy mount at least (flyer recommended). You will need to lure the carnos away from the Yuty first either over a cliff or just kill them if you have an Argy or Ptera. Once done you can lead the Yuty into your trap.
Knock it out using about 80-90 tranq arrows and a crossbow.
You then need to have either prime meat, mutton or you can use regular raw meat if you have nothing else but will take longer. (If you preparing for it then maybe good to have a fridge nearby so you can farm for prime meat and store it there and feed to Yuty once it starves). You may need up to 800 narco berries OR 350 narcotics if you tame using raw meat. But if using prime meat mainly you only need about 100 narcotics.