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Dinosaur of the Day #104 - Rajasaurus

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Rajasaurus is a dinosaur which lived approximately 65-70 million years ago during the late Cretaceous Period. It was first discovered in India in the early 1980s and was subsequently named by Jeff Wilson in 2003. The name of this dinosaur means “king of lizards”, so named because of the impressive crest on this dinosaur’s head.

Rajasaurus was about 30 feet long, about 10 feet tall and weighed approximately a ton. This large therapod was carnivorous and hunted sauropods that were small enough for it to eat. Which means that it probably hunted some of the juvenile members of various herbivore species and may have even scavenged the remains of already dead dinosaurs.

An interesting fact about Rajasaurus is that it is a therapod with head ornamentation. This is fascinating because therapods in North America lost their head crests as they evolved into more advanced dinosaurs. However, it appears that these dinosaurs in India developed head crests as they evolved.

Rarity: Epic.
Metahub Tier: Omega.
Health: 4020.
Damage: 1050.
Speed: 104
Defence: 0%
Critical chance: 20%

DNA can be used for: Rajakylosaurus.

Extended Critical Strike.
Long Protection.
Pinning Strike.
Counter Attack (1).

So, thoughts on this dinosaur? 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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I used to have this guy in the lower arenas.
Pull this dude out with critical on, and it would be a nightmare for the enemy. Now hes useless because of his low damage. His hybrid is alright, but not much better.

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I made a topic about rajasaurus awhile ago!

Concavenator vs Rajasaurus

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I have it but never use it as it’s too low level and I can’t get DNA for it. Right now I want it just to make the hybrid.

Ah Bananasaurus, I always find a way to use this one on friendly battles with my little brother, I just love counter attackers I guess. Mines is only level 15 and all his DNA is going to his Hybrid.

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I’ve used Rajasaurus a couple of times in the lower Arenas, and when she crits, she can easily chew through an enemies team. Sadly, her viability diminishes as you progress further up in the Arena IMO, and it doesn’t seem like even her Hybrid has a place in the current meta at the moment.

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My second favourite carnivore but unfortunately his damage is quite low.

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I also have never used this dinosaur but I do enjoy how it always has a surprised look in it’s profile picture.

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I need more of it to complete my diorajasaurus. I’ve got plenty of ankylo just not raja.

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Incoming drawing

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Whenever I drop down, I always use Rajasaurus. Whilst not very good in the later arenas, I do like to use this dinosaur when I can.

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I do not remember ever using Raja in lower arenas. I think I never had enough DNA to make it team worthy at the time. The Legendary and Unique hybrids do fit the current meta. I have both at 22 and they just do not do enough damage. Too many faster crunchers & bleeders, and there are much faster tanks, so you can at least get that first hit in.

I have them both on the team from time to time, but they are usually my last choice of the chosen 4 to use. I am hoping the next meta change will give them a slot on the team.

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RAGE!!!

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The 1.7 update reduced Raja’s health down from 4020 to 3960.

It has been nearly a year since the Dinosaur of the Day discussions started and I thought it might be nice to slowly revisit them and see how things have changed.

Rarity: Epic.
Metahub Tier: Beta.
Health: 3960.
Damage: 1090.
Speed: 104
Defence: 0%
Critical chance: 20%

Pinning Strike.
Long Protection.
Extended Critical Strike.
Maximal Counter-Attack.

Rajasaurus has seen a decrease in health and a small increase in damage. For an Epic rarity chomper this dinosaur is a little bit of a disappointment in my eyes. She just does not have the damage output required to be as good as she should be. She seems to be about damage over a sustained period of time - pinning the opponent, enhanced critical strike and dealing damage back after being hit. But with the current stock of dinosaurs and hybrid she has slumped I think.

Perhaps Rajasaurus is a better early game Epic, assuming you can find her in the wild - although that is easier now I think that it was in the past. But what do you think about this dinosaur in the current game?

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Yeah, an early on epic. I remember using her for a short while, back when I was swapping dinos around to find a good team member. Needless to say, it’s the counter attack that helps.

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If you have it a sanctuary, click the play button, it has the jwtg indominus roar lol

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Artist: Kurt Miller

Rarity: Epic.
Tier: TBA.
Health: 4200.
Damage: 1100.
Speed: 104
Defence: 0%
Critical chance: 30%

Resilient Strike.
Taunting Shields.
Group Shield.
Armour Piercing Counter.

Rajasaurus has gained an increase in health, damage and crit chance. This is a good improvement for what was a disappointing dinosaur previously. She has lost the pinning and critical strikes in exchange for becoming resilient and more defensive. I’m not sure what her role is now and while Rajasaurus has increased damage, she still only deals average damage. For an Epic she could still be better.

With a group shield, resilient strike and an armour piercing counter I think Rajasaurus could be a possible Raid creature but she would probably need some boosts to make her worthwhile.

What are your thoughts on Rajasaurus after recent updates and how would you use her now?

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I see her in epic tournaments, sometimes. She doesn’t do well unfortunately, although she usually does manage to at least cause a bit of damage. Most people I faced against used her as a swap in dino, but I don’t think she works well as one unless it’s truly a last resort/surprise attack.

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Pretty good for sino raids, shield spam destroys anything that can’t pierce

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