So I’m guessing I’m not the only one who has stated this before but…
Where are Baryonyx’s traits in Spinonyx?
I know that the hybrid inherits Baryonyx’s immunity to deceleration, however it is the only trait that it gets from that dinosaur and you can clearly see that Spinonyx’s moveset and stats mainly consist of Spinosaurus’s traits. The hybrid inherits Spino’s Lethal Wound, but Bary’s RTC isn’t part of the moveset. Another aspect which is bothering is the fact that the hybrid has Minor Rending Attack, which makes no sense at all given that neither of the creature’s parents have any rending moves. Instead what I thought would be a good idea was to mix Bary’s DSS and Spino’s Cleansing Strike to give Spinonyx’s access to Cleanse Shattering Strike, similarly to Allosaurus Gen2.
I decided to slightly rework Spino Gen2/Bary Gen2’s moves and stats.
Baryonyx Gen2 Rework:
This rework is just an overall buff, however it is still inferior to its Epic Baryonyx counterpart. I increased the health and damage output, so that it fits in the average medium-carnivore attack stat. Next I raised its speed to 124 in order to match the predecessor’s speed stat. I also lowered it’s vulnerability resistance down to 50%.
Spinosaurus Gen2 Rework:
In this next rework I replaced Spino’s Fierce Impact with a Precise Rampage so that it matches Spinonyx’s Definite Rampage. I also gave it 75% resistance to DOT since its hybrid has that resistance. Finally I raised the speed to 123, not only because it would justify Spinonyx’s 124 speed, but because at the moment Spinosaurus Gen1 (Rare) is possibly better than the epic one.
Here’s my idea for a Spinonyx rework
Here is what I think a good Spinonyx loadout would be like. First of all I raised its attack stat and critical chance to better fit Baryonyx’s side.
Next is the moveset. As I stated earlier, I replaced Minor Rending Attack with Cleansing Shattering Strike, as it combines both of its parents moves perfectly. I kept the Lethal Wound the same so that it doesn’t feel like it’s just another Baryonyx, and replaced the Precise Rampage with Ready To Crush. I also decided to nerf the creature’s ability to nullify dodge and cloak, so that it only bypasses it. Which resulted in a Precise Shattering Rampage. It acts the same way as the Definite Rampage, however it has a cooldown of 1 instead of 2, at the cost of not being able to remove evasive abilities. I kept No Escape and its resistances the same, as they didn’t really need to be changed.
Now, I did in fact consider T-Rex/Indominus fanboys possible opinions, and made it so that it’s still slightly inferior to Indominus.
Demonstration of this:
TURN ONE: Spinonyx and Indominus are in the arena, Spinonyx acts first as he is the faster creature, since Lethal Wound is useless against a creature such as Indominus, Spinonyx will go for the RTC. This will raise Spinonyx’s base attack to 1800 and its critical chance to 40%. The second player can either choose to go for API, which will deal 2400, or Revenge Cloak (either one will earn a victory if it uses APR on the second turn).
TURN TWO: Spinonyx will then have to use the Precise Shattering Rampage in order to deal as much damage as possible, which with its current stats will deal an overall 3600 damage. If this is the case, Indominus will win because his APR will deal an additional 3200 to the previous turn (if he used the API), which will be more than enough to kill the Spinonyx. Alternatively, if in turn one, Indominus used the Cloak, he will deal a total of 6400 damage which, again, is more than enough to kill Spinonyx. However, if Spinonyx gets a critical hit one the second turn, it will deal precisely 4500 damage, which is the exact amount of health Indominus has. This means that Indominus has a 60% chance to beat Spinonyx, which in turn makes Spinonyx slightly inferior.
I decided to make this article to make Spinonyx a better creature for the PvP arena and potentially raids.
Well, there you have it. This is my first ever article, so it may not be the best one out there…
Hopefully Ludia reads this and maybe impacts the game.