Hear me out on this:
Trust me, i love smiloceph to death because of it’s valuable niche of hard countering the rat if its swap in stun lands. However, as we all know, the game punishes you if you try to use something “out of the ordinary.” Take TheGamingBeaver for example. He thought Diplovenator would be meta-defining and spent nearly all his boosts on it, as well as getting it to team level, but he’s going downhill because of it costing him games. I made the comparison the other day and I feel like I fell in the same boat. While yes, smilo’s fantastic at stopping rat, i feel like it’s costing me
games because it simply isnt high apex or tyrant (something i was surprised about when the tier list was released on Gamepress). Its not because i hate it or found out it’s niche isnt as good as thought (and it might be subject to nerfs due to the potential of a superhybrid), its because i feel like because it isnt a tyrant or high apex, it’s dragging me back since it isnt a nkrmal creature you see in the arena, unlike things like procera, monostego, thor, rat, etc… If that makes sense?