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Dinosaur of the Day #99 - Purossaurus Gen 2

Purussaurus is an extinct prehistoric crocodile which lived approximately 8 million years ago during the Late Miocene Period. It was first discovered during the late 19th century and was named in 1892 by João Barbosa Rodrigues. This prehistoric caiman was named after the Purus River in Brazil – which is where it was first discovered.

If you’ve seen Purussaurus pictures, then you probably know this is a crocodile you wouldn’t want to meet. It was about 35 feet long – twice as long as a saltwater crocodile and it weighed around 3 tons, making it about twice as heavy as one as well. It had a large tail which it could swat animals with and had loads of razor-sharp teeth in its 5-foot long skull. It not only looked like a larger version of modern crocodiles but it also probably moved as fast as one. It has been estimated that Purussaurus probably could have moved at a speed of about 16 miles per hour in the water.

While it was a ferocious predator and was fairly large, it was pretty small as compared to the truly giant crocodiles that have lived on this planet. Both Sarcosuchus and Deinosuchus would have made these crocodiles look small by comparison. Of course, those 2 crocodiles each lived in different areas and during different periods of time, so they wouldn’t have met. Sarcosuchus lived in Africa during the Early Cretaceous Period and Deinosuchus lived in North America during the Late Cretaceous Period. Purussaurus lived in South America – particularly the Amazon area – during the Late Miocene Period. None of these crocodiles would have come into contact with each other.

One of the most interesting facts about Purussaurus, however, is that it probably didn’t just live off of fish and land animals. It probably had a very rounded omnivorous diet. Sure, it ate fish and shellfish that existed in the area, but it also lived off of carrion and may have even eaten vegetation that grew around the rivers and creeks it inhabited.

Rarity: Common.
Metahub Tier: Scavenger.
Health: 4500.
Damage: 1000.
Speed: 111.
Defence: 10%
Critical chance: 20%

DNA can be used for: Purrolyth.

Lockdown Impact.
Vulnerability 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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Arguably slightly better than it’s primary sister just because of a 20% crit chance but it’s just as poor. Purossaurus G2 is a DNA farm for Purrolyth and nothing more.

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I used to see this thing EVERYWHERE when they added brachiosaurus and ankylocodon.
He is sadly one of the dinos that is used for farming hybrids.
Almost at Dino of the day #100!

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The 3 spammed creature in JWA

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#TriceratopsForDinosaurOfTheDay100

It’s probably going to be Quetzalcoatlus

The list is alphabetical so it will be pyroraptor

Well drawing incoming for that thread

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The 1.7 update decreased her health down from 4500 to 4200 but increased her attack Damage from 1000 to 1250.

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.
Metahub Tier: Scavenger.
Health: 4200.
Damage: 1250.
Speed: 111.
Defence: 10%
Critical chance: 20%

Vulnerability Strike.
Lockdown Impact.
No Escape.

Purussaurus Gen 2 has had a decrease in health and an increase in damage - a fair balance. Recently she received No Escape as a bonus ability. Oddly, I prefer this version of the giant crocodile over her Rare sister. Gen 2 has better damage, and a much higher critical chance. It’s just lacking Ferocious Impact which isn’t all that needed when you have a 20% critical chance.

What are your thoughts on this crocodile in the game?

No one’s gonna talk about the typo in the title?

Cool crocodile though.

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Yea, with No Escape he should have Ferocious Impact instead of Lockdown Impact

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I noticed the mistake as I was posting earlier. Too long ago now, it won’t let me edit the name.


Artist: Alexander Lovegrove

Rarity: Common.
Tier: TBA.
Health: 4200.
Damage: 1250.
Speed: 111.
Defence: 10%
Critical chance: 20%

Vulnerability Strike.
Binding Impact.
No Escape.

Purussaurus Gen 2 retains her old stats and her abilities remain mostly unchanged except for lockdown becoming binding. She has better stats than her sister even though she has less abilities, and I still think this makes her better. Even so, I don’t think Purussaurus Gen 2 is really much use. There are always better options and Purussaurus Gen 2 is just a DNA farm for Purrolyth.

Like her Rare sister, Purussaurus Gen 2 isn’t really suitable for Raid battles. Maybe tournaments but that’s it.

What are your thoughts on Purussaurus Gen 2 after recent updates and how would you use her now?