Hi there, i’ve been here for a long time, and i’d like top introduce a format of mine. The goal is to find out the best ways to deal with given threats.
To do so, i’ll give some counters, mentionned as Optimal (Ignoring any accibility restriction), Classic (Excluding event-exclusive dinos, listed here), and Cheap (Excluding event-exclusive, incubator-exclusive and higher rarity than epic). Of course, i’ll prefer going over one of each to target every group of player and allow everyone to get over their biggest problems matchup-wise.
To do so, i’ll refer to the matchup’s winrate according to metahub’s dinodex while elaborating on the dino itself.
Without more wait, let’s dive in !
INDORAPTOR GEN2 - Legendary Superhybrid.
Components: Trex Gen2 + Echo + Blue
- Attack: 1400
- HP: 3900
- Speed: 128
- Crit: 20%
- Armor: 0
Cautious Strike : x1dmg ignoring evasion, +10%speed for 1 turn, dodge for 1 turn, 50% dmg reduction for 1 turn.
Mutual Fury: Cleanse, +50%dmg for 2 turns and 1 turn for the opponent, +10%speed for 2 turns.
Defense Shattering Rampage: 2xdmg ignoring armor, destroys shields.
Evasive Stance: dodge for 3 turns.
So we immediatly notice something out of this movepool : it has almost everything in it. This includes evasion, distraction, speedup, anti-evasive only on his basic attack. And of course, ferocity and DSR are still big things to be afraid of.
And looking at things like that, it could seem invincible. Yet, some creatures have the chance to win fights against him.
Optimal counter : Geminititan - Winrate : 99%*
Geminititan is quite the easy solution : countering the broken dino with an even more broken dino. All the Gemini needs to do to win this fight is to throw his Decelerating Rampage, after what he can use either Nullifiying Strike or Definite Shield Advantage, his version of cautious strike, to wipe him out. Gemini’s main problem is his insanely rare component in diplodocus, as merely a handful of top players actually unlocked this abomination of a dinosaur.
However, if you have him in your team, he’s basically a wall of bricks to Indo G2. And to every single dino. And the wall punches you in the face.
Edit : Like it was pointed by @Detonatress, There is a case in which Indoraptor G2 can win : Cautious Strike > Mutual Fury > DSR Crit. Which is why Gemini’s WR isn’t exactly 100%
Classic counter : Ardontosaurus - Winrate : 100%
Ardonto is probably an option owned by much more players. Thanks to its Immunity, Decelerating Impact and Definite Strike, Indoraptor G2 will struggle to even keep its Evasive Stance up. The most common way to win this is by doing Definite Strike/Decelerating Impact > Defense Shattering Rampage, assuming the opponent does Cautious Strike > DSR.
Plus, Mutual fury and Evasive Stance won’t help Indo G2 at all, Ardonto having tools to abuse these two skills.
And if you’re high level enough, you might also call Ardonto’s big sister : Ardentismaxima.
Cheap counter : Suchotator - Winrate : 67%
Yes. Suchotator actually has the upper hand against Indoraptor G2. Sucho having a DoT really makes this matchup positive, forcing the Indo G2 to burn his Mutual Fury to remove your Lethal Wound. All you have to do now is to predict it and answer with Superiority Strike into Nullifying impact.
But in comparison to Gemini and Ardonto, you’re not guaranteed to win. Why ? Because Indoraptor G2 can do Mutual Fury > DSR to deal a good 4200 damage and kill you before you do. And if it crits, Suchotator is pretty much dead. Even if it doesn’t, Sucho gets chunked for 90% of his health.
But as a lot of players are not aware of this combo, in the end it comes down to the game knowledge of the player using Indoraptor Gen2.
And even in the case he’s aware of this combo, he will very likely have to let his Indoraptor G2 die. So if you die, either he’s forced to switch or to let him die.
That’s it for the first edition of Counterpick. I’ll probably do other guides on a more or less regular basis. And i would like to know who would you like to see next.
- Indominus Rex G2