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Dinosaur of the Day #14 - Baryonyx


Baryonyx is a dinosaur which lived approximately 130 million years ago during the early Cretaceous Period. This carnivore was first discovered in 1983 by an amateur paleontologist named William Walker in the United Kingdom. At the time of its discovery, it was one of the first carnivorous dinosaurs to have been found in England.

Baryonyx was about 9 feet tall, 31 feet long and weighed approximately 2 tons. It also had 2 undersized arms, a small crest on its snout and a crocodile like jaw that had over 95 saw like teeth. It also had foot long claws on its hands. Paleontologists believe that all of these dinosaur’s adaptations were used to hunt fish, which is believed to be this dinosaur’s main diet. This has been verified with the fossilized fish remains that have been found in this dinosaur.

It is believed that Baryonyx hunted fish in the same way as modern grizzly bears do. Paleontologists believe that these dinosaurs would sweep their claws back and forth across a river to snatch fish from it in the same way the grizzly snatches salmon from rivers.

Rarity: Epic.
Metahub Tier: Survivour.
Health: 3670.
Damage: 1240.
Speed: 124.
Defence: 0%
Critical chance: 20%

Defense Shattering Strike.
Ready to Crush.
Defense Shattering Rampage.

DNA can be used to make: Tryostronix.

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?

Dinosaur of the Day #133 - Tryostronix

Personally I don’t rate it good enough to be an Epic rarity. In order to make it’s attacks worthwhile you have to waste an action to boost giving your opponent the opportunity to either take it down or inflict major damage, and if the opposing dinosaur is faster you’ll have wasted an entire round or two for nothing.

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A little JP/JW info on Baryonyx.


That’s me!


I was waiting for you to pop up. :slight_smile:

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Thanks for info @Colin_Goodman.:ok_hand:t2: nice read


Anytime. Glad to be of assistance.

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I’ve never been able to make much use of this dino, because I rarely ever see it in the wild (even though everyone else seems to find it too often).


I’m desperate some Baryonyx at the moment myself and I cannot remember the last time I saw a wild one.

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Yeah, the spawn rate for this one is down. I can’t find it anywhere at night now. I’m almost about to level Bowie up to 15, and begin fusing my “Zombiesaur”.

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For a while I made extensive use of this dino. It’s very situational but I’ve often found it’s ability to one shot most dinos very useful. Granted it often leaves the arena a little battered and bruised, but I still have a soft spot for it. And the victory roar. :heart_eyes:

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I’ve used Bary on my team for a while until he got replaced by Gorgosuchus, I really like using Bary, the R2C + DSR combo is amazing for destroying tanks. Now that I got his hybrid, his legacy continues lol. Overall it’s a very situational dino, but in the right situation he can be a monster. One of my personal favorite epics.

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I actually think the spawns are up since they made it anytime global. I have seen at least 7 wild in the past 2 days.


Ah, Baryonyx. As much as it belongs to an underpowered clade of dinosaurs, namely Spinosaurids in real life, getting pushed around by apex predators like Neovenator, Carcharodontosaurus and Kryptops…

… In the game she holds a special place in my heart. She was my champion of Badlands, destroyer of tanks. Won me so many battles, till eventually we have reached Lockdown, where ultimately she got replaced by Indominus Rex.

I still love her and her daughter, Tryostronix. Always have, always will.

And she was awesome in the Fallen Kingdom movie, too!


You are luckier than I am. :slight_smile:


@Colin_Goodman I love these threads. Could you also use the metric system when describing the dino pls? I have no idea what 30 feet means. Thanks!

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As a Brit I’ve always worked in feet. When I get chance I’ll sit down to work it out and update the posts.

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Jeez, you should head to my area… I find several a day/night… have over 4K!


You saw a wild one about… 8 hours ago!