So we’re finally getting a new kind of cunning attack in the game tomorrow (or today): Devious Strike! I’m excited that Ludia seems to have recognized that the cunning class doesn’t have a lot of unique abilities compared to fierce and especially resilient, so I’m glad they’re adding more variety (though I would have preferred an entirely new ability instead of just adding one that’s already in the game).
But thinking about Devious Strike, does anyone else wonder if it would have thematically made more sense as a move given to the Gorgonopsids? Since they have their sabre teeth, this could explain why the move increases crit chance. The icon even kind of looks like a Gorgonopsid mouth (or at least more like one of their mouths than Oviraptors beak).
They could always swap the Gorgonopsids revenge mechanic for Devious Strike, or keep revenge but give Oviraptor an entirely new ability. Or give them both Devious Strike.
In the end though, I’m not taking this idea very seriously. It ultimately isn’t a big deal, and I won’t be losing any sleep if it never changes. It’s just food for thought, and I’m always curious what other people think about these “what if” scenarios.
Best of luck in 2.4! Let’s hope they release more intentional updates than bugs. Peace!