When it comes to taming dinosaurs in Ark Survival Evolved, the most common method is to use a tranq dart. These little projectiles will put a dino to sleep within about a minute if they are thrown correctly. The key is to know how much torpor does a tranq dart do and where it hits. This will help you determine whether it is effective or not and if it needs to be replaced.
Gigas are very high level creatures in Ark and require quite a lot of tranq darts to kill. This is mainly because of their higher taming rates, but also due to their high torpor levels. As a result, if you are not using an official server or a taming calculator it can be difficult to work out how many tranqs you will need to KO a Giga.
The Shocking Tranquilizer Dart is the most advanced and powerful of all tranq darts. It can only be crafted from a Longneck Rifle and is very expensive, but it will do far more damage per shot than a regular tranq dart. It is best used for killing larger dinosaurs such as Gigas.
The shock from the tranq will raise its target’s torpor by 300% instantly and then gradually over 4 seconds. This makes it the perfect ammo for the Longneck Rifle and can be a very efficient way to KO a Giga. However, it can be dangerous if you are too heavy handed with it as the dosage is very close to what a human would experience from a heroin overdose.