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Many (if not most) of the creatures in Atlas will be tamable but the developers have indicated that the taming mechanics will be an entirely new method that is not like ARK: Survival Evolved taming system. (See below for two methods.)
Early information indicates that some rare creatures are tamable only for a specific time period and then will either return to being wild or will die (i.e. dragons are presumed to be a creature that is only tamable for a short period of time while something like a horse may be tamable and usable indefinitely).
Short info: You can't tame a pet on Freeport.
Tameable creatures[edit | edit source]
These are the known tamable creatures and their taming requirements ONLY
|Tier||Creature||Reaction||Taming method||Taming Item||Eats||Interaction||Breedable||Equipment||Purpose|
|1||Chicken||Flee||Passive Taming||Berries / Fruits||Berries / Fruits||Carry||Yes||---||Eggs|
|1||Monkey||Startles||Passive Taming||Berries / Fruits||Fruits||Companion||---||Hats||Throws poop in combat (on shoulder), Health regen boost (on shoulder)|
|1||Parrot||Defensive||Bola||Hardtack / Berries/Fruits||Berries||Companion||Yes||Hats||Fortitude Buff (on shoulder)|
|1||Rabbit||Flee||Passive Taming||Carrot / Berries||Berries||Companion||Yes||---||Warns you of dangerous animals. (on shoulder)|
|1||Sheep||Flee||Passive Taming||20x20px Flowers / Berries||Berries / 20x20px Flowers||Mount||Yes||No saddle needed||Fleece|
|2||Bear||Defensive||Bola||Honey / Berries / Fruits / 20x20px Vegetables||Animal Meat/ Berries||Mount||Yes||Tier 2, Cargo, Carriage||Fiber (Primary), Plants, Prime Meat, Meat, Fish|
|2||Bull||Defensive||Bola||Rushes / Berries / Fronds / 20x20px Vegetables / Fruits||20x20px Vegetables / Fruits||Mount||Yes||Tier 2||Small amount of Thatch, Small amounts of Wood, Berries, Plants, Prime meat|
|2||Cow||Flee||Passive Taming||Fronds / 20x20px Vegetables / Fruits||20x20px Vegetables / Fruits||---||Yes||---||Milk, Prime meat|
|2||Crow||Defensive||Bola||20x20px Earthworms / Berries / Fruits||Fruits||Companion||Yes||---||Intelligence boost (on shoulder)|
|2||Horse||Startles||Bola||Sugar Cane / 20x20px Vegetables / Fruits / Berries||20x20px Vegetables / Fruits||Mount||Yes||Tier 2, Cargo, Carriage||Berries, Vegetables,Travel|
|2||Ostrich||Defensive||Bola||Chili / 20x20px Vegetables / Fruits / Berries||20x20px Vegetables / Fruits||Mount||---||Tier 2||Small Amount of Wood, Small Amount of Thatch, Travel|
|2||Pig||Defensive||Passive Taming||Maize / 20x20px Vegetables / Fruits / Berries||20x20px Vegetables / Fruits||Mount||Yes||No saddle needed||Berries, Vegetables ( Little Wood and Thatch ), can be ordered to poop for Fertilizer|
|2||Seagull||Defensive||Bola||Prime Fish Meat / Fish Meat||Fish Meat||Companion||Yes||---||Oxygen Buff (on shoulder)|
|2||Vulture||Defensive||Bola||Rotten Meat / 20x20px Earthworms||Rotten Meat||Companion||---||---|
|2||Wolf||Aggressive||Bola||20x20px Prime Meat / Bone / Animal Meat||Animal Meat||Mount||---||Tier 2||Meat, Hide, Keratinoid, Insulation boost (while riding)|
|2||Penguin||Flee||Bola||Prime Fish Meat / Fish Meat||Fish Meat||Carry||---||Hats||Provides insulation (AoE)|
|3||Elephant||Defensive||Bola||Wheat / 20x20px Vegetables / Fruits||20x20px Vegetables / Fruits||Multi-Mount(3)||---||Tier 3||Wood, Berries, Plants, Small amount of thatch,|
|3||Giraffe||Defensive||Bola||Beet / 20x20px Vegetables / Fruits||20x20px Vegetables / Fruits||Multi-Mount(2)||---||Tier 3||Small amount of wood, small amount of thatch, Berries, Travel|
|3||Lion||Aggressive||Bola||Prime Animal Meat / Animal Meat||Animal Meat||Mount||---||Tier 3||Meat, Hide, Keratinoid|
|3||Rhino||Defensive||Bola||Turnip / 20x20px Vegetables / Fruits||20x20px Vegetables / Fruits||Mount||---||Tier 3||Stone, Flint, Metal, Superduper small amounts of Thatch, Small amounts of Wood, Oil|
|3||Tiger||Aggressive||Bola||Prime Animal Meat / Animal Meat||Animal Meat||Mount||---||Tier 3||Meat, Hide, Keratinoid, Bleed attack|
|?||Drake||Merchant Ship or Freeport||20,000 Gold Coin||Gold Coin||Mount||---||No saddle needed, only stays for 8 hours|
|3||Razortooth||Aggressive||Bola||Jac's Beef Buns, 20x20px Cooked Prime Fish Meat||Fish Meat||Mount||Tier 3|
|?||Shieldhorn||Aggressive||Bola||Turnip||Mount||No saddle needed|
Passive Taming[edit | edit source]
Place the required item in the last slot of your toolbar. Feed the animal by pressing the action button while standing close enough for the feed prompt to appear. When the Bar at the bottom of the name plate fills to 100% the animal is tamed and you may name them.
Bola Taming[edit | edit source]
The animal must be damaged to below 20%, then a Bola will be able to be used on Animal. When the Animal is Bola'ed they will be knocked to the ground. You will need to approach the mouth of the animal and feed it it's favorite food. Animals will attack if you are too close, but you need to be close to the mouth to get the option to feed it, try crouching or proneing to reduce your aggro visibility. Repeat damaging and trapping with the Bola—then feeding—until the animal's tame meter is full. When the Bar at the bottom of the name plate fills to 100% the animal is tamed and you may name them.
Too long of a gap between feedings, and the taming progress starts to decline. This is indicated by the feeding dialog switching to red lettering.
It seems to be best to approach the animal from the back in order to feed it. There is a "sweet spot" where you probably can't be hit by the attack. But terrain or structures can make this approach difficult.
Bola Taming Tip[edit | edit source]
Build a "taming trap" (see gallery) using Small Wood Gateway, Wood Fence Support, and Wood Wall with windows. After you get the animal in the trap, you can let its taming meter reset to zero while you stock up and prepare. Using a shield to approach the creature while it is bound can cancel or mitigate the damage of their attack, allowing you to get in there and feed it. Be fully fed and hydrated, with a large supply of bolas. Because this is going to take a long time and be very difficult. And have someone watch your back and deal with the roaming predators as you work.
For both types of taming, be aware that you can pick up and carry animals that are unconscious, although they can be very heavy. This can be a boon if you need to get either a passive or hostile tame candidate into a corral and away from roving predators.
Level Gain on Taming[edit | edit source]
When you successfully tame a creature, it immediately gets a bonus to its wild level. The best bonus (at 99.9% taming efficiency) is an additional 50% to its currently level, rounded down. So a Level 5 cow tamed perfectly will start its career with its new master at level 7. From there the creature can earn experience and gain additional levels, just like the player characters and ships.
Maximum Tame Level[edit | edit source]
Every Tame can get a minimum of 30 tame level-ups put into it, plus however many base levels it had when wild. So for example, a level 5 post-tame wolf would get 35 tame level-ups to apply, whereas a level 40 post-tame wolf would get 70 tame level-ups to use. Formula: Maximum Tame Level = (Wild Level + Taming Proficiency) + (Post Tame Minimum Level 30 )
Currently Max Wild found is level 60. So 120 is the current max level at perfect tame. (60 Wild + 30 Bonus Taming Proficiency) + 30 Minimum Levels = 120.
V10 Update[edit | edit source]
v10 Official Patch Notes Site Taming food guide
Updated taming foods to allow a variety of consumables to be used in taming creatures.
Effectiveness left(more) to right(less):
- Chicken - Fruits, Berries
- Monkey - Fruits, Berries
- Parrot - Hardtack, or Berries
- Rabbit - Carrots, or Berries
- Sheep - Flowers, or Berries
- Bear - Honey, Vegetables, Fruits or Berries
- Cow/Bull - Rushes, Fronds, Vegetables, Fruits, or Berries
- Crow - Worms, Fruits, or Berries
- Horse - Sugarcane, Vegetables, Fruits, or Berries
- Ostrich - Chili, Vegetables, Fruits, or Berries
- Penguin - Prime Fish Meat, or Fish Meat
- Pig - Maize, Vegetables, Fruits, or Berries
- Seagull - Prime Fish Meat, or Fish Meat
- Vulture - Spoiled Meat, or Worms
- Wolf - Prime Animal Meat, Bones, or other Meats
- Elephant - Wheat, Vegetables (cultivated), or Fruits
- Giraffe - Beets, Vegetables (cultivated), or Fruits
- Lion - Prime Animal Meat, or other Meats
- Rhino - Turnip, Vegetables (cultivated), or Fruits
- Tiger - Prime Animal Meat, or other Meats