Yes I heard many time that I-Rex is very “balanced” but it ain’t for how easy it is to get. I many complain about draco, mono, thor and sometimes suchotator. They all have in common that they are easy to get and can defeat unique (while thor is a unique, it also beats cunning which should counter it). I-Rex can do the same and even reach crazy amount of damage with cloak. I already hear people say: “But creatures with resilient moves can kill it”.
Well yes but actually no. It’s a fierce meaning it has good attack and while it’s true for the shield spammers like dio they can just block the attack, stegodeus (and I use it so I know what I’m talking about) that has resilient moves and short defence still dies to it. The I-Rexes are generally faster and don’t go for cloak when they see it, doing enough damage to kill stegodeus.
Also, the cloak, while it depends on RNG, can reduce the damage taken from other fierce and cunning enough to be still alive and kill them. Oh and it has 50% distraction resistance just like mono making distraction basically useless against it.
So I had an idea for a rework making I-Rex better at countering resilient while more likely to loose to cunning
And yes I know it has counters but they are way harder to get than it. Just look at gryleken, it’s the best I-Rex counter but it has an exclusive in it.