You can kill or tame various unique prehistoric species for your survival in ARK Survival Evolved. The Equus is one of the many terrestrial creatures you can encounter in the game, and it is practically equivalent to a horse or a zebra.
It serves numerous purposes in the game and can aid you greatly, so you must look forward to taming the particular creature. However, taming it isn’t as simple as you might think, and you will have to be very careful as you attempt to tame it non-violently.
The section below is a step-by-step tutorial that you can follow to tame Equus in ARK Survival Evolved.
ARK Survival Evolved: Step-by-step guide to tame Equus
1. Finding an Equus
Locating an Equus is not that difficult in ARK Survival Evolved, and you can find the specific animal in several places on The Center, The Island, and so on. They are usually found strolling around in the open world inside the forests, so you can look into such areas on the map.
If you fly around searching for the Equus, it will not take long, and you will certainly spot one in 15-20 minutes. You can start approaching it once you have discovered one.
2. Approaching it carefully while in Ghillie Armor / Suit
Approaching the Equus is where things start getting tricky. Essentially, the specific creature is quickly started and will try to flee when it spots you. As a result, you will have to approach it cautiously, preferably in Ghillie Armor, which provides a camouflage effect.
You can craft Ghillie Armor in ARK Survival Evolved from Organic Polymer, Hide, and Fiber. Having it would certainly benefit you in sneaking up on the Equus. Without the same, it might be hard to get on top of the Equus as the creature will notice you.
3. Getting on top of the Equus and taming it
After approaching the Equus, you will first have to feed the creature. It would be better to feed it Kibble or Rockarrot. Upon doing so, you can get on top of the horse-based animal.
It is worth noting that Equus will initially try to kick you off and forcefully unmount you. At that point in time, you will have to avoid being kicked off by feeding it again. You can repeatedly feed the Equus until the taming bar reaches 100%.
Upon completion of the taming process, you can start using Equus for various purposes.
Uses of Equus in ARK Survival Evolved
Equus is one of the fastest animals, and the following are a few of the things that you can use it for:
- Travel: Given its speed, you can easily employ the Equus to travel in ARK Survival Evolved.
- Knock-Out (violent taming and combat): Kicks from Equus are very powerful, and you can use them for combat or in the violent taming process for the other creatures.
- Carry items/reduce weight: Equus can be used as a carrier since it reduces the weight of numerous items.
Besides the ones mentioned above, you can use Equus for numerous other purposes.
That’s it for taming Equus in ARK Survival Evolved, and you can now easily tame the creature and complete the “Tame Equus Pursuit.” You can also check out our guide on the Evolved Dragon to know how to kill him and earn different rewards.