Quetzals, one of the best dinos. Quetzals can easily be tamed with a buddy, all you need is a flying dino that can pick up people or has a multi-seat saddle. Load up with the appropriate tranq arrows, narcotics, food and set off across the map to find one. Low levels are brilliant for beginners as they can serve as brilliant carriers due to their high base weight stat. Higher levels however mainly are used as "Battle Quetzals", alongside the high stats it will receive from being tamed, pumping health and melee damage is the way to go. With that being said you'll be able to tank base defences such as PSX and Auto Turrets, aswell as kill dangerous dinos with ease. Maybe either of those don't tickle your fancy, then hey, make a "Party Quetzal"! Strap on some chairs, tables, food and lots more onto the Quetzal's Platform Saddle and hover in the air as you dance to Darude Sandstorm being blasted through someone's mic in game chat. If you can get a quetzal, do consider as they are brilliant!
If you drop a quetzal due to knockout, and it lands next to a giga...just know, the quetzal belong to the giga. Now you get to watch your would be quetzal get eaten by a giga. Now you can go home and cry.
When you tame your first quetzal, you should make it into a quetz trapper... if you are wanting more... if you don't know what a quetz trap is, go to YouTube! If you can tame a low level one to start! Being able to tame as many quetzals as you want with the trap, is RIDICULOUS!
To solo tame, grapple to an argentavis, and be ready to set your argentavis to passive and attack my target on command. Just maintain a process of having your argentavis chase the quetzal, when you get close enough set it passive, then fire a tranq dart/arrow. This is a long process, but it is by far the easiest way to solo tame, unless you already have a quetzal.
This tip is only if you already have a quetzal available. The easiest way to tame a quetz, is to build a quetz catcher. You can make it out of thatch and its hands down the best tactic. A lot of YouTube videos available on how to build one. Knock it out in the catcher, and you don't have to worry about it getting hit.
There is usually at least one quetz roaming around the red obelisk and craggs Island. Go over there and kill any and all quetzals that aren't of your liking, and then fly to above the nearby swamp or The end of the red lake (or further). Then fly back and be sure to check above the beach area between craggs and the obelisk which is separated to craggs by a thin water path. If no quetzal has spawned there then look around and west of the obelisk. If no quetzal has been found in either area then try flying further away or waiting 10 sec before going back. This method works especially well on evolution event which is when I've mostly tried it. Good luck!
Ever since the flyer nerf, they don't regain stamina if you dismount and stand on the platform saddle. You can, however, use a grapple hook if you really need to or you're raiding. Just grapple to it until full stam and you're good
Best way to get metal is have 3 people with to the metal run have a chair on the foundation for the quetz when u got like 6k raw metal knock out the player give it the metal u got drag him to the chair and make him sit it doesnt effect the quetz weight
For someone who doesn't already have a Quetz, the best way to tame it is to have a buddy pick you up on either a high stamina Ptera or fast Argent and wait to line up the tranq shot against it's head. Ideally the more of these the better but don't be waiting too long for a good shot otherwise the torpor will quickly go down. When you think you're close to finishing make sure the last few are shot when it's not above water so it doesn't drown, then finish with either a circle of spike walls or some kind of box for protection.
There are multiple designs and point progressions for quetzals. You could have a work quetz with weight and stamina, a quetzal trap with stamina and speed, or a battle quetz with health. Pick wisely and good luck survivors!
A lot of quetzals spawn at red and if you are looking for a high level, kill the low levels and leave a certain distance. repeat until you find what you are looking for! Use a catcher, it makes it a million times easier!
To solo KO this dino, jump off your bird with grapple equipped, grapple onto your bird then whistle it to attack the quetz, when you are near, whistle 'stop all'. Switch to tranq darts and shoot, rinse and repeat... gl!
Quetzals are one of the most useful dinos in ark. But when trying to tame one dont lead it through the redwood, me and my buddy were taming one and it flew through there. Long story short we got ambushed by a thyla and we lost all our taming gear and a high level argentavis
Tame it using a tapi. Get on the front seat, then set your tapi to attack a creature on the ground. Before it attacks the creature, whistle go here toward the Quetzal. From there you can just continue to follow the Quetzal by typing go here while you're tranking it.
For solo tame grapple your argie then instead of having to mess with attack and passive use the follow my target button and just aim for the quetz this will take a long time but no damage will be done to the quetz by your argie
I didn't know this when I first started taming or playing the game but if you knock out the quetzal (or any wild flying type in general) and they fall from a great night they won't take any damage. But it is a good idea to plant spikes in a half circle (if low on resources) you can guard the enter and exit spot to access it's inventory and guard it's sides from other hostile wilds without being right there. Happy taming, yes use kibble!
on the center when you get a low lvl quetz skip the trap and use platform quetz to hit high level with tranq arrows until he flies into cliff. park your quetz quickly behind it and switch to darts not missing a beat since stoping will allow quetz to turn and escape. every time ive done this the tame usually falls in safe high area
Has a high carry weight, and a platform saddle allowing you to gather metal very efficiently with an ankylo, plus after u collect your metal u can refine it and craft it into things you need on the quetz instead of flying back to base and wasting time