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Dinosaur of the Day #67 - Koolasuchus Gen 2

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Koolasuchus is an amphibian which lived approximately 110-100 million years ago during the middle Cretaceous period. It was initially discovered by Leslie Kool and Mike Cleeland in Inverloch, Victoria, Australia in April of 1990. Koolasuchus was named in 1997 after Leslie Kool.

If you look at Koolasuchus pictures, you’ll see a creature which looks like a long, cute amphibian with a flat head. And it is often drawn to look quite small. However, it was actually much bigger than what it looks like in today’s images. It was about 15 feet long with a 26-inch long skull and it weighed at least 500 pounds – not exactly a small and cute amphibian.

One of the fascinating facts about Koolasuchus is the fact that it was like a cool-water alligator. The area in which it lived – Southern Australia – was located below the Antarctic Circle at the time. Which means that the climate of this area was a lot cooler than other parts of the world during this time. And that might have contributed to it outliving members of its species by over a 100 million years. That’s because it might have been able to hibernate and therefore avoid predators.

Although Koolasuchus wasn’t an alligator, it most likely lived like one. Paleontologists believe that it might have hunted like an alligator through some of the freshwater rivers in its area. This would have allowed it to feed off of fish and shellfish.

The climate that once had kept it thriving for so long, is also believed to have been what brought it down. Scientists believe that once the climate in the area began to warm, then crocodiles were able to move into the area. Crocodiles would have probably been better at hunting fish and shellfish than Koolasuchus. Crocodiles would have therefore out-competed them and this would eventually lead to Koolasuchus’s extinction.

Rarity: Rare.
Metahub Tier: Survivour.
Health: 4500.
Damage: 1500.
Speed: 124.
Defence: 0%
Critical chance: 5%

Distracting Impact.
Nullifying Strike.
Instant Distraction.

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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The other kool-aid

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Better or worse than the Epic version? Arguably I’d say G2 is better.

I have so much DNA of this guy… I don’t use either very much, not even when I drop down. Still, not bad for those early arenas. Not sure which one I prefer.

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I don’t like either of them because they can barely do their job and if your fighting against one it’s just a pesky roadblock

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The 1.7 update gace Koolasuchus Gen 2 a Speed increase from 124 to 126.

Fuse him with monolometrodon to make a Speed immune debuffer dino can be interesting :slight_smile:

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He’s getting a legendary hybrid in 1.7. Doesn’t look as good as the other hybrids

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He looks ok

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: 4500.
Damage: 1500.
Speed: 126.
Defence: 0%
Critical chance: 5%

Nullifying Strike.
Distracting Strike.
Instant Distraction.

Koolasuchus G2 has received a small boost to speed and that is it. I still feel that she is a better choice than than her own primary sister which is a bit odd. Unfortunately I think Koolasuchus Gen 2 will end up, like her primary, just a DNA farm for Koolabourgiana and won’t see use in the game.


Artist : Jacek Major.

Rarity: Rare.
Tier: Survivour.
Health: 4350.
Damage: 1500.
Speed: 126.
Defence: 0%
Critical chance: 5%

Cunning Strike.
Distracting Strike.
Instant Distraction.

Koolasuchus Gen 2 has seen a significant health decrease but otherwise her stats remain the same. She has lost nullifying strike in favour of becoming a cunning creature. There is very little difference between either version of Koolasuchus and I have to say that this one probably comes out a little better, although she is lacking any resistances. I think Koolasuchus Gen 2 will remain a DNA farm for her hybrid.

Like her sister, Koolasuchus Gen 2 is not a Raid suitable creature. Best to look elsewhere.

What are your thoughts on Koolasuchus Gen 2 after the 2,0 update and how would you use her now?

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