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Dinosaur of the Day #122 - Suchomimus

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Suchomimus is a dinosaur which lived approximately 120 million years ago, during the Middle Cretaceous Period. It was first discovered in 1997. On December 4th of that year, David Varricchio found a giant thumb claw which belonged to this dinosaur. That discovery prompted Paul Sereno to do a more extensive search for this dinosaur’s fossils. This led to the discovery of the four hundred bone specimen that was eventually found in Niger, Africa. It was eventually named in 1998 by a team of paleontologists that included Paul Sereno, David Varricchio, Allison Beck, Jonathan Marcot, Christian Sidor, Didier Dutheil, Rudyard Sadleir, Boubacar Gado, Oliver Walter Mischa Rauhut, Gabrielle Lyon, Jeff and Gregory Wilson and Hans Larsson. The name they decided on was Suchomimus, which means “crocodile mimic.”

This dinosaur was about 36 feet long, 12 feet tall at the hips and weighed around 5 tons. An interesting fact about Suchomimus is that it’s named “crocodile mimic” because its skull is very much like the skull of a crocodile. It has a long, conical snout that contained over 120 teeth and seemed perfect for catching fish with. It also had huge claws that seemed like they would work well for holding fish for it to eat. Therefore, it is pretty safe to assume that the main diet of this dinosaur was probably fish. Although it is likely that it also lived off carrion and other forms of opportunistic meals. A strange diet indeed considering the availability of prey that also existed during that time, particularly sauropods and other herbivores. However, its slow moving speed may have prevented it from pursing such hunting opportunities.

Rarity: Common.
Metahub Tier: Scavenger.
Health: 3630.
Damage: 700.
Speed: 112
Defence: 0%
Critical chance: 5%

DNA can be used for: Suchotator.

Strike.
Gashing Wound.
Swap in Wound.

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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Just as I was asking myself what to draw you post this, nice timing

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You’d think that I would be annoyed to constantly see this dinosaur every single day, but you’d be wrong because my Suchotator is not yet level 30. :sweat_smile:

Also, 1997 just so happens to be one of my all-time favourite years! Coincidence? I THINK NOT.

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You are very lucky. The last time I saw one of these in the wild was about September last year when we went on a trip to the coast. This never appears anywhere else I go. :frowning:

Just find L4 before the update

This! I just happen to work and live in L4.

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My work is in L4 but it has never appeared there at any time my phone has been on. :cry:

Then the migration had just begun

I wouldn’t use it though as anything other than DNA farming for the hybrid, and even then, Suchatator has never been a good choice for me in the Arena.

Really like this dino. I remember it’s old design.

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When swap-ins first came about, I actually dumped a level 10 one in my team to see what would happen. It wasn’t too bad, but definitely not worth it in the long run, ha.

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I’ve really missed your artwork. :slight_smile:

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Expect special limited edition ones for a bunch of the hybrids

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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: Common.
Metahub Tier: Scavenger.
Health: 3630.
Damage: 700.
Speed: 112
Defence: 0%
Critical chance: 5%

Strike.
Gashing Wound.
Swap in Wound.

Suchomimus hasn’t changed at all which is a shame. She used to be extremely hard to find in the wild for me but over the last year I’ve ended up with more Suchomimus DNA than I will ever need! Damage isn’t high enough. The bleed effects are nice but she needs more damage, at least 900. She’ll still be a bleed based threat but she’ll be worth it normally.

Ultimately though she is another dinosaur that will end up being benched in favour of her hybrid, Suchotator.

What are your thoughts on this dinosaur in the current game?

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There was a time, back when I was in Lockwood Estate if my memory is correct, that I actually used this one. Level 10. I used her specifically for the swap in wound. Since she was so much lower than my other dinos, it also helped with the broken matchmaking, so I got matched with more even teams.

Even with the swap in though, she wasn’t brilliant, and I swapped her out for Dimorphodon until I finally found a reliable 8th team member for the arena.

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I Like This Dinosaur Because Of Its Ability To Cause Bleed Damage And From What I Can Tell Is It The First Dinosaur To Ever Be Able To Cause Damage Over Time Is This Correct?

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Artist: Paul Harper

Rarity: Common.
Metahub Tier: Scavenger.
Health: 3900.
Damage: 900.
Speed: 104
Defence: 0%
Critical chance: 5%

Fierce Strike.
Lethal Wound.
No Escape.

Suchomimus has seen a small increase in health and damage (damage needs to be 1000 really though), while her speed has dropped a bit. She is now a fierce creature which is a small improvement, and she has lost swap in wound for a no escape. I can see this being more useful for her but means her role changes slightly. Suchomimus desperately needs better damage though. She might be a bleeder but she needs a proper damage to be really worthwhile.

Suchomimus is most definitely not a Raid option, She doesn’t have the stats or damage, and there are far better creatures to use than her. Suchomimus could be a tournament choice though with the changes to her abilities.

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

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Good for a beginner and a common only tournament, but not for much else sadly.

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