Dwarf Fortress Animal Training Guide

Training Creatures

Are you looking for how to train animals in Dwarf Fortress? If that’s the challenge you’re facing, this article will solve that for you as you read on.

Before you start training any animal in Dwarf Fortress, you are to capture some animals. You must have animals that you will then train.

The only animal you can train is those you have captured and put in a cage. While in the cage, you can start training them. Although, it’s important to know if the animal is an herbivore or a carnivore. Get a secluded area where you can train your animals. You need access to vegetables or meat depending on the kind of animal you’re training.

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Press the button z to pop up the status screen. From here, choose the animal you have captured and start training it. after you have selected the wild animal you captured, press the button T to send it to a trainer.

The wild animal will be moved to a training zone (i-t) and you will need a dwarf that can train the animal to train them. You can train the animals to get more hunting or combat abilities.

To know the animal you can train, go to the animal status zone (z-Enter.) The animals you can train will show up when you press W which is to train for the battler. You can also press H which is training for hunting. You can also assign a trainer who has to choose the animal to train for a particular job.

Train a Hunting Animal

You may encounter uncaged trainable animals [TRAINABLE] or [TRAINABLE HUNTING], on the animal training zone activities. You will need an animal to employ this system.

The animals which are good for hunting can be assigned using the (v-select dwarf-p-a). Once selected, the animal will accompany a hunter to hunt animals. Be informed that once you have assigned the animal to hunt or combat, you can’t change it.

Train a War Animal

You will need any animal that is uncaged and trainable and indicates the [TRAINABLE] or [TRAINABLE WAR], on the activity zone of the animal trainer. You will also assign an animal trainer to handle this project.

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You can train those trainable animals that are in the pasture if the zone is inside the pasture. Just like you assigned the animals to a dwarf trainer above, you can also assign these animals to their trainer. To do so, use the command (v-select dwarf-p-a)

When a trainer starts training an animal, their bond will start to grow with each other. That’s the (“established bond with an animal training partner”.) This shows the relationship that has been developed with the dwarf.

Dwarf Fortress Animal Training – Trainable Animals

Before you can train any wild animal, they need to be tamed. You can either train an animal to become a hunting or war animal. You should probably go with huge animals for wars.

  • Bobcat
  • Cave dragon
  • Cheetah
  • Dog
  • Dragon
  • Elephant
  • Giant bat
  • Giant bobcat
  • Giant cave swallow
  • Giant cheetah
  • Giant elephant
  • Giant grizzly bear
  • Giant jaguar
  • Giant leopard
  • Giant lion
  • Giant lynx
  • Giant mandrill
  • Giant ocelot
  • Giant polar bear
  • Giant rhinoceros
  • Giant tiger
  • Gigantic panda
  • Gorilla
  • Grizzly bear
  • Jabberer
  • Jaguar
  • Leopard
  • Lion
  • Lynx
  • Mandrill
  • Ocelot
  • Polar bear
  • Rhinoceros
  • Roc
  • Tiger

The directions given above are the means to train your animal on Dwarf Fortress. Hope you enjoy the game.

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