This isn’t a nerf or a buff thread, just a neutral thread.
Apexes are big creatures, right? Demoted bosses, if you will. In that case, I propose that each Apex gets a sort of “Super Move.”
Something that does a lot of stuff relevant to their class, and is extremely powerful, but is locked behind hefty cooldowns and a turn-long delay or two. They’d also go mostly off of flavor, because Lord knows there isn’t enough of it in this game (seriously why is an ankylosaur able to outrun a hadrosaur).
Here are my ideas:
Just subtract the vulnerability from this one, as I made this during a small thing about Fierce creatures having the vulnerability debuff shifted to them. This would allow our guy Morty to get a heal, in exchange for his ability to cleans any and all debuffs.
Note the lack of a cleanse on the move. This move would take the place of Cleansing Impact.
Stampede is part of a new rework for Ceramagnus that makes it a Wild Card, so it might not make total sense here. In essence, this is a Group Distracting/Greater Stunning Impact.
Admittedly I designed this as a neutral change for Hadros, erasing the priority component but giving it a shield as a compromise. This helps it body Cunnings better, as it should, but it still perishes in the face of DoT since it can’t just say “No.”
It’s simple, yes, especially compared to the other moves here, but its effect is reasonably strong to keep up with the other Super Moves.
A better Super Distraction, really. Super Distraction as a move concept is good, but the amount of Quarter and Half chances Ref has is just detrimental to it. Venomous Blast is meant to remedy that to an extent.
Also that Distraction is meant to be “1 Turn, 1 attack.” I don’t know what I was thinking when I wrote that up.
Is this a bit much? Probably. This is meant to take the place of Gorgo’s nulling rampage, as well as further exacerbate is losing matchups to Resilients and winning ones to Fierce Creatures.
I’d tone this one down, most likely. Scratch that, I will tone it down.
Fabled Fangs was actually what initially gave me this idea to begin with, so I think it’s fine.
Ravenous Rampage gets its place taken by this new move, and I think Piercing Shriek or whatever it’s called might need a slight change as well.