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Dinosaur of the Day #9 - Ankylosaurus Gen 2


#1

Ankylosaurus-Gen-2

Ankylosaurus is a dinosaur which lived approximately 70 million years ago during the Cretaceous Period. It was first discovered in 1908 by Barnum Brown. It was named Ankylosaurus—a name which means “fused lizard”. Fossils of this dinosaur have been found in Canada and western portions of the United States.

Ankylosaurus is one of the largest armor plated dinosaurs ever discovered. This animal was approximately 30 feet long, 6 feet wide, 4 feet tall and weighed right around 4 tons. It has many large oval plates that were fused into its leathery skin, and these plates covered this dinosaur’s entire body except for its belly, which would have been exposed. This dinosaur also had two rows of spikes that traveled down its body, large horns on top of its head and a club like tail that had spikes on it. All of this armor was necessary for it to protect itself from some of the apex predators of the time including the T Rex, Deinonychus and Tarbosaurus. The only way any of these predators could wound the Ankylosaurus would be for them to attack the underbelly of this dinosaur where there wasn’t any armor.

These dinosaurs were herbivores—meaning they fed on plants and trees. Since its teeth were insufficient to crush plant matter, it more than likely used their teeth to strip leaves from branches. They would then use fermentation to break down this plant material in their guts.

Although the Ankylosaurus was a well armored creature, it was also quite slow. Computer models suggest that these creatures could only move about 6 miles per hour, which is just slightly faster than a turtle traveling at top speed.

Rarity: Common.
Metahub Tier: Specialist.
Health: 4410.
Damage: 900.
Speed: 112.
Defence: 25%
Critical Chance: 5%

Vulnerability Strike,
Long Protection.

DNA used for: Ankylocodon.

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?


Dinosaur of the Day #1 - Alankylosaurus
#2

I will link back to Ankylocodon. Internet down so having to post this by phone and the option isn’t there.

Not as good as it’s primary species and that’s saying something. Best kept just to create the hybrid.


#3

Anky gen2… Not much to say about this one.

It’s… blue, so it’s got that going for it, right? It’s um… only good for two hybrids, both which are debatable in their usage.

Most prefer it to build Ankylocodon, as previously stated, but Anky gen 2 has another use - “Toothless”… um, I mean Alankylosaurus.

So the little blue wood louse can come in handy, especially for beginners who want a good first hybrid.


#4

My phone copied the link to your article about everyone’s favorite armored cockroach…


#5

Eh not much to say for both gens of Ankylosaurus. The epic is good for its hybrids and the common is good for it’s hybrids. I kinda wish Ludia made them more tanky I guess, like maybe the epic Anky could have SIA Invincibility while the common gains SIA Defense? I don’t know, I don’t use them at all really…


#6

They could have done, but Euo is still the highest armored member of the Ankylosaur family in the game. Keep in mind that I’m only referring to the basic common Euo, not her hybrid.

The other reason is that there are far too many armor-piercing, defense shattering, or nullifying dinos to make any kind of shield useful in the long run. Anky in both gens is kind of a “One-hit Wonder”. If you get in more than one hit on an opponent before dying, you wonder how that happened at all.


#7

For either iteration of Anky to be useful, they would seriously need to upgrade her armor to equal that of Euo. But the extra armor adds weight, which would slow Anky down even more, incrementally. You can’t exactly make all the Ankylosaurs have the same armor rating, because of this. It wouldn’t break the game, but it would mess up the hybrids’ stats a bit.