Ark Maewing Guide (How to Tame, Saddle, Location, Controls…)

Ark Maewing

One of the newer and more docile creatures in Ark, the Maewing has made its first appearance in Genesis Part 2.

This creature appears to have traits of both a Platypus judging by its tail and beak while also being part Sugar Glider based on its body type.

These creatures are omnivores and can be seen in more beginner-friendly spawn zones such as in the Sandfoot Plains and the Summeworth Lake.

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Abilities

1) Body Slam

The Maewing Leaps towards a location and slams into the ground, damaging enemies around it for more than 200% of its normal damage.

Controls:

  • Right click (for PC)
  • LT (for Xbox)
  • L2 (for PS4)

2) High Jump

Holding the jump action will cause the Maewing to prepare for a jump by crawling, bending its legs until the action is released.

This allows the Maewing to prepare itself to slide or for when jumping to reach high ground or to get over obstacles.

Controls:

  • Space (for PC)
  • A (for Xbox)
  • X (for PS4)

3) Slide/Glide

Utilizing its body structure, the Maewing can glide through the air and end by either sliding or landing on the ground.

The Maewing slides across the ground when not in midair or gliding, and will go a certain distance based on its momentum, allowing it to easily catch up or to escape enemies.

Controls:

  • Hold Left Shift (for PC)
  • Hold Left Stick (for Xbox)
  • Hold Left Stick (for PS4)

4) Grab Baby

Controls:

  • C (for Pc)
  • Right Stick (Xbox)
  • Right Stick (PS4)

Uses

Baby Nursing

Maewings have the ability to act as Nursing tames, allowing them to act as a mobile trough to feed babies.

Damage Dealer

Not only is the Maewings exceptional when it comes to farming, but being a medium sized creature with sharp claws makes it capable of defending itself.

Scout

The Maewing is a good early game mount and can be used to get around easily by gliding or by sliding its way to destinations.

Resource Farming

Being able to collect berries from bushes and meat along with other resources from bodies, the Maewing makes a good early-game farming creature.

How to Tame Maewings?

Maewings do not respond with hostility when attacked and will attempt to run away when they are attacked.

Their first attempt will be to jump up into the air and glide away until they escape their attacker, making it impossible to lure them into a trap.

Since they are large in size, your best bet is to use a Wooden Billboard to trap it into place and continue blocking it with other Billboards or by building a taming pen around it.

Once you have ensured that it will not be able to jump away, you can proceed with knocking it out with your choice of knockout weapons.

Food

Kibble

  • Basic Kibble

Other Food

  • Raw Mutton
  • Raw Prime Meat
  • Cooked Lamb Chop
  • Cooked Prime Meat
  • Raw Meat
  • Mejoberry
  • Cooked Meat
  • Vegetables
  • Berries

Saddle

Maewing Saddle

Maewing Saddle crafting resources:

  • 170 × Fiber
  • 320 × Hide
  • 30 x Metal Ingot

Breeding

Egg

Previously it was possible to mate two Maewings even if they are genderless which may have been a bug or intentional.

As of now Maewings can no longer be bred and continue to have no specific gender, making it appear as if this has been disabled for now.

It is still possible for them to drop a Maewing Egg which is orange in color with purple spots scattered across it, implying breeding may be possible in the future via laying eggs.

Drops

Resources Harvested from Maewing Body

  • Hide
  • Keratin
  • Pelt
  • Raw Meat

Location

You will be able to find a lot of Maewing in the upper right part of the Genesis Part 2 Map, mainly in the Sandfoot Plains and nearby areas.

Overview

While the Maewing may appear as a gentle creature, it remains to be a good tame, especially for breeders as it can help with nursing.

Many players who start out in Genesis Part 2 can attempt to tame this creature early on by simply utilizing taming techniques.

The Maewing is a good early game mount and can help players easily scout around and maneuver through different locations.

Michael James

Michael James has been an avid gamer since he was young. He loves to play video games and enjoys writing about it to share his experience and ideas with others. Aside from playing, he also enjoys helping other gamers both ingame and on-site.

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