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Dinosaur of the Day #131 - Triceratops Gen 2

#1

The Triceratops is a quadrupedal herbivore that lived during the late Cretaceous period—or about 68 million years ago. This dinosaur was first discovered near Denver, Colorado in 1887. When it was first discovered it was believed to have been an unusual type of bison. However, it was discovered rather quickly that this wasn’t just an unusual form of bison but was actually a dinosaur. Since then, Triceratops specimens have been found all over North America. The name of this dinosaur translates into “3 horned face” from the Greek “Tri” meaning three and the word “keratops” meaning face.

It is believed that Triceratops ate mostly low growth vegetation such as ferns and shrubbery. Scientists believe that their large volume of teeth suggested that they ate large volumes of fibrous plant material each day and that these large batteries of teeth were needed to replace the ones that were damaged by wear and tear.

Currently, there are two theories which suggest what the horns of the Triceratops were used for. One theory says that this dinosaur’s horns were used to defend itself in combat against other dinosaurs—particularly the T- Rex—which is known to have been the mortal enemy of this animal. The second theory suggests that this animal’s horns served a very limited purpose in combat and was instead used during courtship rituals.

Although the word Triceratops means 3 horned face, this dinosaur actually only had 2 proper horns. The third horn was made out of soft proteins and wasn’t a proper horn. In fact, scientists aren’t really sure what the purpose of this false horn is. Another interesting fact about triceratops is that almost one third of the length of the Triceratops was its skull. A typical Triceratops was approximately 26 feet long (or 8 meters), while its skull was approximately 7 feet long (or 2.33 meters long).

The Triceratops could weigh anywhere between 6 and 12 tons. Which is about the weight of a modern diesel truck. This dinosaur measured over 10 feet in height. That is as tall as a first story building. This dinosaur has approximately 400 to 800 teeth during the course of its lifetime. However, it didn’t use all of these teeth at one time. It was constantly replacing them throughout its lifetime as it wore them out.

Rarity: Common.
Metahub Tier: Scavenger.
Health: 4050.
Damage: 1250.
Speed: 112.
Defence: 10%
Critical chance: 5%

DNA can be used for: Dracoceratops.

Rampage.
Strike.
Swap-in Stun.

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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#2

Worthless outside of DNA farming for DC, and for new players who don’t have better options yet.

#3

I just noticed, you repeated that fact about its teeth twice

#4

Oops. I hadn’t noticed.

No one has any thoughts on this one though?

#5

Never used it for Arena. Out of my local so never stockpiled enough DNA to bring it to team level and try it out.

#6

Totally useless, if it isn’t the ingredient of YELLOW RAT.

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#7

That’s why I said useless unless used for Draco.

#8

It’s not that bad. It has a 66% chance of a free swap in against non-immune creatures and can get a good first turn Rampage off.

#9

How about just giving Jerry swap in stun? :sweat_smile:

#10

If you can recall, DC did have SiS. But then when we realized that Draco G2 had SiR while its hybrid didn’t, Ludia gave it to DC in the next update.

Thus, the rage was born. We asked for it :roll_eyes::sweat::pensive:

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#11

Unfortunately that is very true. Went from worthless to being OP overnight. :frowning:

#12

Was good for very early in the game. Got enough DNA to get it to lvl 11 out of the AMC incubator when i started. I wouldn’t say essential but it definitely was a cornerstone in my early team.

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#13

Only ever used it in friendlies, where’s it not too bad against other commons. Anything else? I’ll pass.

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