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Dinosaur of the Day #57 - Iguanodon

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Iguanodon is a dinosaur which lived about 135 million years ago during the early Cretaceous Period. It was first discovered in 1822 by Mrs Mary Mantell in Sussex, UK. She found a few bones and some teeth that belonged to this dinosaur and immediately recognized the similarities this dinosaur’s teeth had with a modern iguana. In 1825, her husband would go on to name the dinosaur Iguanadon, a term which literally means “iguana toothed.” Since that time, hundreds of fossils belonging to this dinosaur have been found around the world; not only in parts of England, but also in Germany, Belgium, North Africa and the United States.

Iguanadon is estimated to have been about 45 feet long, 16 feet tall and may have weighed as much as 5 tons. It’s teeth would indicate that it was probably an herbivore, although some scientists state that isn’t as evident as it seems. It would appear that this dinosaur probably ate things such as plant leaves and other tough vegetation. Some scientist believe that these dinosaurs were also probably herd animals. This is believed to be the case because several fossils of these animals have been found congregating together.

An interesting fact that should be noted is that this dinosaur is believed to be able to have walked on all four legs or two legs if it so desired. Computer models have also shown that the top speed of this dinosaur was about 12 miles per hour. That means it would travel about half as fast as a running human being or about the speed of a slithering snake. That doesn’t make Iguanadon very fast at all.

When first discovered it was incorrectly assumed to be a full quadruped and that the thumb spikes were actually on it’s nose. Statues of Iguanodon based on this design were constructed in the 1800’s in London.

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Rarity: Common.
Tier: Scavenger.
Health: 4800.
Damage:1200.
Speed: 112.
Defence: 0%
Crit: 5%

DNA can be used for Edmontoguanadon.

Greater Stunning Impact.
Superiority 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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Never used it myself as I prefer to deal more damage. Iguanodon just seems like a one-trick pony used to stun the opposing dinosaur, which in my book makes it a very boring option.

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Back when I dropped down, this guy was part of my swap-in team. The stun didn’t work as often as I would have liked, unfortunately (I think swap-in stun, with only a 66% chance, is rather weak and fairly useless, especially when it locks the dino in regardless of whether or not it works).

Just doesn’t pack enough punch.

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Hopefully having a new hybrid like Edmontoguanodon (spelling?) will give it a use. Some times it does feel like certain dinosaurs exist purely to create hybrids later on after release.

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The 1.7 update reduces Iguanadon’s damage from 1200 down to 1170. Not a big drop but I wonder why it was felt necessary.

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.
Tier: Scavenger.
Health: 4800.
Damage:1170.
Speed: 112.
Defence: 0%
Crit: 5%

Superiority Strike.
Greater Stunning Impact.
Swap in Stun.

Other than the damage drop from th 1.7 update, Iguanodon hasn’t changed. She deals a fair damage and is a swap based dinosaur for the early game. I imagine, that like many Common rarity dinosaurs, it is handy for the early game and then gets benched. Once you can complete Edmontoguanodon, you don’t ever need to go back to Iguanodon.

Any thoughts on Iguanodon now?

To be honest I wish that the thumb spikes were utilized in battle. Like give it a bleed move by using thumb spikes. Iguanodons had been known to take out small to medium predators. Not saying rip off Jurassic World Evolution. I am just saying it’s current moveset is too linear with others of its type. Embrace the uniqueness. Lol

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Agreed. Little specialist moves like that would be great.

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Artist: John Sibbick

Rarity: Common.
Tier: Scavenger.
Health: 4350.
Damage:1000.
Speed: 112.
Defence: 0%
Crit: 5%

Group Cleansing Strike.
Emergency Heal.

Iguanodon is one of those poor unfortunate dinosaurs who suffered badly at the hands of the 2.0 update. Iguanodon used to be a reasonable option for early game until you got your hands on Edmontoguanodon. With a huge health reduction, a drop in damage and the loss of a swap in stun ability she has become a pure DNA farm for her hybrid. I can’t see any other reason for her right now. At least the old swap in ability gave her a purpose.

On paper, Iguanodon seems to be the start of a Raid option but you would never take her with what she has. Iguanodon seriously needs a reworking.

What are your thoughts on Iguanodon after 2.0 and how would you use her now?

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Absolutely agree, she needs a rework. I remember noticing that I had a lot of DNA, and considered leveling her for the next common only tournament, but why would I? There’s not a lot she can do.

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