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Dinosaur of the Day #64 - Kaprosuchus

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Kaprosuchus was a prehistoric crocodile which lived approximately 100 to 95 million years ago during the Middle Cretaceous Period. It was first discovered in 2009 in Africa by paleontologist Paul Sereno. However, the only part of this crocodile that he found was its skull. From its skull, paleontologists were able to figure out just how big it was and how it probably lived. Sereno named it Kaprosuchus – a name which means “boar crocodile” in Greek.

One of the most interesting facts about Kaprosuchus is that it was given its name because its skull had oversized tusks in its upper and lower jaws. And these tusks are usually displayed quite well in Kaprosuchus pictures. Which is a big clue to how these crocodiles hunted their prey.

More than likely, Kaprosuchus didn’t just hunt around rivers and lakes. Paleontologists know this because this animal didn’t have the upward facing eyes a lot of prehistoric crocodiles did but instead had forward facing eyes – like most land-dwelling predators. This means that it probably wandered the African plains looking for prey – much in the same way large cats do today. Unlike big cats, however, it is highly unlikely that these animals hunted in packs. They were probably solitary hunters – like modern crocodiles. Once it found its prey, Kaprosuchus would then use its tusks to impale it and then use its mighty jaws to hold onto it.

Kaprosuchus was approximately 20 feet long and weighed around 2,000 pounds. That made it slightly larger than a modern-day saltwater crocodile – which are about 17 feet long and weighs around 2,000 pounds. However, its legs were probably much longer than any modern-day crocodile and this also would have enabled it to travel long distances on land.

Rarity: Rare.
Metahub Tier: Survivour.
Health: 3900.
Damage: 1000.
Speed: 123.
Defence: 0%
Critical chance: 5%

DNA can be used for: Gorgosuchus and Spinotasuchus.

Cleansing Impact.
Defence Shattering Strike.
Ferocious Impact.
Swap-in Shattering Strike.

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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I’ve never played Kapro myself. It has always just been a DNA factory to get my Gorgosuchus and to keep it leveling.

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I like the general design for this dinosaur. But I’ve always used the DNA for Gorgo, and later Spino. I’ve seen a couple of people use them in the mid-arenas, and they don’t seem to be too bad for that stage of the game.

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The 1.7 update makes the following changes:

  • Ferocity Impact becomes Ferocity Strike. Attack reduced to 980. Swap in ability becomes Swap In Definite Strike.

Will this make Kaprosuchus better? Thoughts?

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: Rare.
Metahub Tier: Survivour.
Health: 3900.
Damage: 980.
Speed: 123.
Defence: 0%
Critical chance: 5%

Defence Shattering Strike.
Ferocious Strike.
Cleansing Impact.
Swap in Definite Strike.

Kaprosuchus has seen a reduction in damage and a change to her swap in ability. For the most part I think she has remained a fair low to mid Arena animal but she will always end up as a DNA farm for the better hybrids that she helps create. The swap in definite strike is nice but the reduction in damage will make her less desirable even at lower levels.

Thoughts on this creature in the game these days?


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Rarity: Rare.
Tier: Survivour.
Health: 3900.
Damage: 1000.
Speed: 125.
Defence: 0%
Critical chance: 5%

Fierce Strike.
Group Ferocity Strike.
Group Cleansing Strike.

Resistant to speed decrease (100%) and vulnerable (50%).

Kaprosuchus has seen a small increase to damage and speed but otherwise her stats remain the same. Her abilities have mostly remained the same in function plus their usefulness in a Raid, but importantly she has lost that swap in definite strike that made her so useful before hand. I feel that 2.0 robbed her of some versatility here. For me, Kaprosuchus is now a lower Arena based creature easily replaced by better.

Although Kaprosuchus has two team abilities I don’t see her being of much use in Raid battles. Maybe the lower level ones but there are better options.

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

Wait,didn’t he loose his swap in definite strike?

Yes, she did unfortunately.

yes,but i feel his kit is more viable.

She’s okay but I always found that it was the swap in attack that made her truly viable. She won me many battles because of that and now she’s no better than anyone else.

Beeing immune to deceleration make her good against tanks.
Sadly on a tournament:ankylosaurs family are bads because they became “made” for raids.
Their shield don’t do damage,but if they were relevant,she would be useful.

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