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Dinosaur of the Day #20 - Concavenator

Concavenator is a genus of theropod dinosaur that lived approximately 130 million years ago during the early Cretaceous period. The type species is C. corcovatus; Concavenator corcovatus means “hump backed hunter from Cuenca”. The fossil was discovered in the Las Hoyas fossil site of Spain by paleontologists José Luis Sanz, Francisco Ortega and Fernando Escaso from the Autonomous University of Madrid and the National University of Distance Learning.

Concavenator was a medium-sized (roughly 6 meters (20 feet) long) primitive carcharodontosaurian dinosaur possessing several unique features. Two extremely tall vertebrae in front of the hips formed a tall but narrow and pointed crest (possibly supporting a hump) on the dinosaur’s back. The function of such crests is currently unknown. Paleontologist Roger Benson from Cambridge University speculated that one possibility is that “it is analogous to head-crests used in visual displays”, but the Spanish scientists who discovered it noted it could also be a thermal regulator.

Structures for what appear to be quill knobs have been found on the ulna of the fore arms.‭ ‬If this interpretation is accurate,‭ ‬then Concavenator may have displayed sparse protofeathers from its lower arms.‭ ‬Unfortunately no feathers have been found preserved with the specimen so clarification may have to wait until further specimens can be found.

Rarity: Epic.
Metahub Tier: Survivour.
Health: 3750.
Damage: 1050.
Speed: 106.
Defence: 0%
Critical chance: 5%

Pinning Strike.
Short Defence.
Defence Shattering Impact.
Counter Attack.

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?

Once again we have a dinosaur that has a fairly basic set of abilities and attacks, and makes me wonder why Concavenator has an Epic rarity. Concavenator is an okay dinosaur but far too average. It isn’t bad but when we already have so many better dinosaurs to choose from it is hard to see the value of putting it in your Arena team.

With the 1.5 update Concavenator swaped out counter attack for defense shattering counter which might help it be more worth an Epic rarity.

I personally really like this dino and hope it gets a good hybrid. It was very useful when I started the game. Fell off quickly though

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I dunno, even before the buff it was a solid contestant up to mid Badlands. Other than incredibly good epics like T. Rex all perish after that point (non-hybrids, needless to say).

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Slow and no armor, I’m not fan same if he is fun

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A hybrid would good.

It’s good up to a point, but fair too easily replaceable by better. I think Epics should be more … sustainable… on a team.

Not being an asswipe, but I’m pretty sure that he now has DS impact…:grin:

BTW I used Concavenator from level 11-14 (dino level) in Badlands back then in the Raptor meta. It works pretty well for what it is.

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Not being a jerk, but I pretty sure he has DSI now…

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You are correct. I shall fix now. :slight_smile:

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Why it does! I never noticed, even better. :slight_smile:

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Thx, it’s nice to actually talk with people that are actually nice! :slightly_smiling_face:

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I had completely missed that it had been updated further than I thought.

@Baryonyx not a problem. :smile:

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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: Epic.
Metahub Tier: Survivour.
Health: 3750.
Damage: 1080.
Speed: 106.
Defence: 0%
Critical chance: 5%

Pinning Strike.
Short Defence.
Defence Shattering Impact.
Defence Shattering Counter Attack.

Since release Concavenator has seen a slight damage boost and her counter attack has been improved. Unfortunately I still feel that she isn’t Epic material. More like a Rare than anything else. I’ve used her in recent theme teams and she has never held up. So, what do you think? Is she worth playing or is she now a DNA farm for Diplovenator?

Used her throughout my two playthroughs, first playthrough was able to get her to lvl 20, well you know allicance rewards that were same for 6 months allowed me to do this, note this was before her hybrid. My current playthrough is way different for her. I kept her till lvl 13 and only used her in the first two arenas.

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does anyone think he needs decrelerating impact
(sorry for spelling)

I think it’s fine. It’s a counter attacker, so being slower is good.

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I’d say she needs a damage increase to make her worthy of being an Epic. Short defence seems odd too. I’d swap that for another attack mode.


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Rarity: Epic.
Metahub Tier: Survivour.
Health: 3750.
Damage: 1080.
Speed: 106.
Defence: 0%
Critical chance: 5%

Resilient Strike.
Taunting Shields.
Defence Shattering Impact.
Defence Shattering Counter.

Concavenator has not seen any chance to her stats and the only major change to her abilities is pinning strike becomes resilient strike. This is a small boost to her usefulness but I still don’t feel that she is Epic rarity material. She still isn’t quite good enough compared to other Epic creatures.

I also don’t think she is a good Raid option. Damage isn’t high enough and I don’t think her abilities are good enough for a spot on a team.

What are your thoughts on Concavenator post 2.0 and how is she best used now?

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Being able to control speed and remove dodge helps Conca a lot in the arena.

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