ARK Aberration Karkinos Taming Guide

Along with the new Aberattion update for ARK, came forth a host of new creatures that you can use, fight and tame. Karkinos is just one of those new creatures, and like most of the others, it can be a difficult process to try and figure out how to tame it. This ARK Aberration Karkinos Taming Guide will tell you all about how you can tame Karkinos in the new update, and how you can best utilize him while you are out on the field.

For more help on ARK Aberration, you can check out our Plant Species Z Guide, Bulbdog Taming Guide, and Rock Drakes Guide.

ARK Aberration Karkinos Taming

Karkinos is a massive crab who can be tricky to tame. Even the dream rifle cannot one-shot a crab, that should explain how difficult it can be to tame them.

There are three different ways with which you can tame a Karkinos and each way differs in strategy. Here they are:

The Knock-out Strategy
You cannot knock out a Karkinos using arrows, dart or animal torpor, the best way to knock it out is using a catapult or a cannon but don’t aim it at the limbs as that would do more damage and you would have to wait for it to recover.

A single cannon shot to the face can knock it out but it is difficult to aim a cannon accurately and the ammo for the cannon is expensive so it is best if you a catapult but if you can position the cannon; it is a great option as well. This works even better if you use the next strategy.

Trap Strategy
You need to set up a trap down below in the water to actually tame it. Make sure the trap is set up in the way that he cannot escape. A bear trap surrounded by walls should do the trick.

Next lure the Karkinos (like you do when trying to tame a Giga) into the trap. Once he is trapped inside the trap. Now set up a catapult to move on to the next part of the taming process.

It might actually be a good idea to have a catapult ready near your trap before you lure in the Karkinos. You need to make sure that you only hit the Karkinos in the head or the body and not on the claws. Hitting the Karkinos on the claws will render it dead and you will have to start all over again.

Keep on shooting the Karkinos until you tame it. The higher the level of the Karkinos, the more hits it will take before it is knocked out. Once you have knocked out the Karkinos, it will be in your control and will be tamed.

Paracer Strategy
Use a platform saddle and place a catapult turret on top of it. Use paracer which would be the perfect one for our purpose in aberration.

If you position the catapult behind the seat, the catapult would shoot directly down the rear of the paracer and that where the Karakinos would be if you are facing away from it.

If you aim carefully you would be able to knock it out easily using this strategy and then you can tame it afterwards using feed it turtle kibble or spoilt meat. You can also use raw meat if you don’t have those.

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