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Dinosaur of the Day #1 - Alankylosaurus

#1

Alankylosaurus

This is the first post in what I plan to be an every other day post to discuss specific dinosaurs. I’ll do this in alphabetical order for ease. Hopefully we can make these posts a good place to share ideas and suggestions for new players and Ludia too.

First off, we have the dinosaur/pterosaur hybrid Alankylosaurus.

Fusion of Pterosaur and ankylosaurid DNA ha given this flying hybrid uniquely strong defences.

Base DNA: Alanqa and Ankylosaurus Gen 2.
Metahub Tier: Apex.
Rarity: Legendary.
Health: 4200.
Damage: 900.
Speed: 114
Defence: 30%
Critical chance: 5%

Long Invincibility.
Rampage.
Short Defense.
Superiority Strike.
Swap-in Invincibility.

So, thoughts on this hybrid pterosaur? Is it worth including on a team? Tactics and suggestions? What changes would you make and anything else you can think of?

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#2

Great indominus counter but attack is just too low unless extremely high leveled but Alanqua is never seen so there is that …

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#3

Great Drac g2 bait

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#4

I have only faced Alankylosurus a couple times in the Arena and every time it has been used to ruin my Indominus. The swap-in invincibility is a nice ability and a real nuisance to play against. I agree about the damage but then it seems to be the swap-in that you want it for rather than damage.

#5

Ludia clipped its wings before it could ever get off the ground. The special events surrounding its intro gave everyone a chance to create her. But 95% of players could do nothing to evolve her with her component locker in the Aviary arena. Now with the age of the DOT, nullifiers and shield breakers, I am not sure how effective she will be. If I could get her to lev 25+, would love to try her for a while. But too many other dinos that are easier to level up.

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#6

So let’s look at this a different way. How would you improve it but maintain game balance for it’s rarity and team role?

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#7

I think you should clarify, Alankylosaurus is not a Dinosaur, it is a Dinosaur and Pterosaur Hybrid. Hybrids aren’t even dinosaurs in the first place, considering what Owen said in Jurassic World. I get that you’re doing this to showcase them to new players, but atleast educate people to what is a Dinosaur and what isn’t.

#8

I do know the difference but for the purposes of this the game just uses dinosaur as a generic term. But if you think it’s worth including I’ll do so.

#9

Unless I am misunderstanding you, which is a thought just crossing my mind. This isn’t for discussion of any actual prehistoric animal but for discussion of the animal for game play purposes.

#10

@Colin_Goodman Could you add pronunciation guides to these? Or perhaps just one post with all of them? That would be awesome. :grin:

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#11

Mine has been stuck at level 19 forever… Although the swap in invincibility is a good feature, its low health and lackluster attack have kept it on the bench…

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#12

That’s not a bad idea although on some hybrids it’ll be a guess. I’ll add them when I get a chance later.

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#13

I agree with you. Mine has been stuck in lvl 17 and benched. Yesterday i finally found a purpose for him: he contributed significantly to winning the gold strike tower against the lvl 30 dilorano and lvl 30 diloracheirus. I might include him now more in future strike towers depending enemie dinos

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#14

Think it may be useful at some point in time… Managed to upgrade to level 20, shortly after my post, cause I got some Alanqa DNA from an incubator… Still an option, but for the long-term.

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#15

Pocemon is working in a video series addressing this issue

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#16

Update 1.7 modifies Alankylosaurus by reducing it’s health down from 4200 to 3990. An odd downgrade considering pterosaurs are quite weak anyway.

Does Alan still have a place in the meta? It was an inclusion for nearly everyone I think as a counter for Indominus but I haven’t seen anywhere near as many in the Arena lately.

Thoughts?

#17

It will still die if battleling chompers

#18

Exactly, and that may be why people have stopped playing it as much. That and maybe the Indominus isn’t being played as much?

#19

Wrong, in the arena I’m at (which is Sorna marshes) I see lots of people who are using indominus between lvl 19 to lvl 22

#20

I’m in the Sorna Marshes (again!) as well, but I don’t see Indominus or Alankylosaurus anywhere near as much as I used to.