Sabertooth Dino Dossier
Common Name: Sabertooth
Species: Smilodon brutalis
Time: Early Pleistocene
The Sabertooth is an aggressive cat-like creature that is most commonly found in mountainous regions. They are aggressive and will attack both people and dinosaurs when they see you. They are most commonly found in small groups no larger than 6. Sabertooths are rideable and require a level 45 Sabertooth Saddle. This Saddle can be crafted in a Smithy by using 290 hide, 155 fiber, and 20 metal ingot.
If you can avoid these nasty creatures then I recommend doing so unless you are specifically trying to hunt them. Killing a Sabertooth will yield Raw Meat, Keratin, and Hide.
Knocking out a Sabertooth is not the most difficult of things, but be prepared for a lengthy fight and taming process. The Sabertooth usually travel in small groups, so be sure to watch your surroundings when you spot one, as there might be others near. If you can isolate one Sabertooth on its own, then I recommend trying to kite them and run up a hill.
The Sabertooth will generally get stuck on the hill and stop trying to attack you. Another way to tame one of these beasts is to try and kite it around while you shoot arrows at it. At level 50, it would take 8 tranquilizer darts, 22 tranquilizer arrows, or 83 hits with a sling shot to knock one out. The Sabertooth prefers kibble that comes from a Bronto Egg. Using this kibble will take 11 units and a total taming time of 32:59. If you do not have this kibble available, Raw Prime Meat will work as well. It would take 28 pieces of meat and a total time of 52:30.
The Kibble will definitely make your life easier as the Sabertooth can spawn in any mountainous and cold region. Be sure to watch your surroundings while taming it so you do not get ambushed.
Once tamed, the Sabertooth has a bunch of roles that it can fill successfully. The first of which is its unique ability to farm Chitin, Keratin, and Hide at an extremely efficient rate. It can farm these while you are out doing other things and save you a lot of time and effort. If you wish to do this, simply level up damage, health and stamina and you will have yourself a farming machine.
It also has high stamina and speed so you can use this to your advantage and scout out new areas without risking death from a dinosaur. The Sabertooth also has the ability to jump over rocks and other small obstacles that may be blocking your way. The Sabertooth also has a lot of damage that it can put out. This makes it a great mount to help tame others as it can catch other dinosaurs if they try and run. If you find yourself outmatched, it is also great for escaping as few other dinosaurs can keep up with the Sabertooth.
The Sabertooth is a perfect mount when trying to scout out new areas and keep tabs on what other tribes around you are doing. The Sabertooth does lack in the weight department, so do not try and use this mount as a pack mule as it will get quickly encumbered and cause you to slow down.
Wild: Smilodon brutalis is a solitary predator, generally found in cold, lightly wooded areas. The island’s mountains are the perfect habitat, as the mammal’s fur keeps it safe from the bitter temperature. While its huge fangs are excellent for delivering deathblows, the creature’s claws can be just as deadly.
Domesticated: While not as fast as Raptors, there’s no denying the Sabertooth’s increased resilience and power. In addition, well-trained Sabertooth can be taught to use their claws to flay corpses. This may sound morbid, but it is among the best ways to quickly gather large quantities of hide from the giant beasts of the island.
Known Information: Despite normally being a solitary creature, Smilodon brutalis are not opposed to hunting in small packs. In fact, they have to do this to take down larger prey such as Mammoths. Enough Sabertooths can take down a Carnotaurus, perhaps even a Tyrannosaurus. Either way, Smilodon brutalis should not be underestimated