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Dinosaur of the Day #60 - Irritator

Irritator is a dinosaur which lived around 105-110 million years ago during the early Cretaceous Period. It was first discovered in 1996 in Brazil and later named by Martill, Cruikshank, Frey, Small and Clark in the same year. It was given the name Irritator because the paleontologists had found out that the snout had been artificially made longer by illegal fossil hunters. The fossil hunters elongated the skull in hopes of getting more money for it, but it just made it harder for paleontologists to reconstruct the original features of this dinosaur. Therefore, they gave it its name—a name which comes from the word irritated.

This dinosaur was around 21 feet long and weighed around 3 tons. At least, that is what is believed to have been its dimensions. Paleontologists aren’t quite sure because they only have a skull to work with and they can’t ascertain where the rest of the skeleton may be because the skull has come from illegal fossil hunters.

Because there are so few facts about Irritator available, much of its behavior and diet is merely speculation from scientists. For example, many paleontologists assume that this dinosaur behaved much like a Spinosaur. That it probably lived off of a diet of fish and carrion—maybe even plants—and may have even had a sail on its back.

Rarity: Rare.
Metahub Tier: Survivour.
Health: 4800.
Damage: 1030.
Speed: 123.
Defence: 0%
Critical chance: 5%

DNA can be used for: Pyrritator.

Defence Shattering Impact.
Defence Shattering Strike.
Ready to Crush.

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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Not a bad early on dinosaur but I’m not a fan of Ready to Crush. It just feels like forgoing damage, but leaving yourself open to attack, just to boost damage the following turn. I’d rather be dealing damage now before I get my dinosaur wiped out.

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It sure Irritates me that I can never get its dna! :rofl:
I usually get arambourgiania :frowning:

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In my time I’ve had plenty but I just donate it in my Alliance these days.

The 1.7 update increased Irritator’s damage up to a 1070.

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What’s an Irritator?
Is that in the game?

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Yes, there are two, Rare Irritator and Common Irritator Gen2

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the rare irritator being one of the hardest rares to be obtained from an incubator

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