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Dinosaur of the Day #198 - Scutosaurus

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Unlike other pareiasaurs, Scutosaurus’s orientation of the legs was more under the body as opposed to out to the side. This gave Scutosaurus a much taller stance and would be more suitable for a creature that may have spent its time searching for suitable vegetation to eat in the arid environment of the time.

Scutosaurus had a heavy frame of bones supported by a network of powerful muscles. This in turn was covered by a tough hide that was covered with osteoderms for enhanced armour, providing it with its best defence as it was not an animal built for speed. The teeth inside its mouth were evolved for grinding the arid vegetation of the time before being processed in the gut. Scutosaurus had exceptional hearing and may have been able to bellow loudly to call others of its species.

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Rarity: Epic.
Metahub Tier: TBA.
Health: 4800.
Damage: 1000.
Speed: 116.
Defence: 25%
Critical chance: 5%

Superiority Strike.
Revenge Decelerating Impact.
Revenge Protection.
Immune to Deceleration.
Immune to Stuns.

The last new Permian creature added in 1.14 was Scutosaurus. At first glance she doesn’t look too bad but not Epic material. Outside of Revenge, there isn’t enough damage from this one. Far too protective I guess. Perhaps she is a prototype to showcase where Revenge abilities could go? Until we get a chance to play her fully she looks a little underwhelming to me.

What are your thoughts on this Permian reptile?

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Well, I was just about to say that I still haven’t seen this one in the wild, but crazily one popped up as I was getting ready to respond!

I agree though, the damage is a bit underwhelming. Even with revenge attacks, I don’t think you can do a great deal of damage with her.

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I have only found three in the wild and one of those came from a gigascent this afternoon.

Scuto is a powerful tank for a nonhybrid. Without doubt better than poor Anky. Shouldn’t have partials tho

With so many chompers in the game at the moment and shield breakers, is she any better really?

Nothing weird in chompers beating Scuto. After all, he’s a tank which should be beaten by them. He counters speedsters or other nonshatterers well, so he’s fine. Especially with revenge up

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Rarity: Epic.
Tier: TBA.
Health: 4800.
Damage: 1000.
Speed: 116.
Defence: 25%
Critical chance: 5%

Resilient Strike.
Revenge Decelerating Strike.
Revenge Protection.

Resistant to speed decrease (100%) and stun (100%).

Scutosaurus has seen no changes to her stat line while in her abilities she is now a resilient creature rather than superior one. On the whole Scutosaurus remains a fairly average creature in my mind. With revenge she can have her moments but I think she’ll be an early use Epic rather than a creature you will continue to field. Being resilient makes her a little better than she was as it gives her something to handle dodge based creatures but I fear she is too slow to make any real use of it even with a decelerating attack.

I don’t think Scutosaurus is a good choice for Raid battles but she’ll do fair in the tournaments I think and maybe that is her place.

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

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Come to think of it, Scutosaurus is a literal beast (except to chompers normally) in every non hybrid epic tourney. Those revenge mechanisms get me every time . Scuto is best revenge tank.

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Deleted: Got myself mixed up with Scolosaurus. Oops.

Her resistances make her a reasonable tank, compared to the iconic trio, Trike, Ankies, and Stegosaurus. I feel like those dinosaurs need much better stats like before.

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As iconic dinosaurs I fully agree.

True. Stego should have slowing impact and vulnerability resistance 50%

The 3 classes are probably making some creatures lose their uniqueness, like Mammoth with Armour piercing rampage, like it used to have. Triceratops should have Armour piercing rampage and 4800 health to prove her offence and Ankylosaurus should have revenge Taunting rampage instead of group taunting shields so she can do big damage and Stego should have superior vulnerability, since she is a thyreophoran, like the ankylosaurs.

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Oops. Just released I got my names and dinosaurs mixed up. Misread it as the Scolosaurus thread. :laughing:

Naturally would Scutosaurus bump its predators to give them a stern rebuke or no?

since the damage buff, scuto is in a really good spot. reasonable damage output and speed with superb survivability and good resistances.

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Best Permian non-hybrid so far. Wouldn’t be surprised if Ulemosaurus (Moschops relative) comes to the game…

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