In recent patches, Ludia has done a phenomenal job in bringing balance to the game as far as dinosaurs abilities/powers go, distributing and modifying where necessary. However, there’s one dinosaur that has been receiving a lot of buzz for Ludia’s attention lack thereof: Magnapyritor
Magnapyritor has been virtually untouched for as long as i can remember, and with upgrades made to many Uniques AND Legendaries in the last few months (Introduction of Diloracheirus, Monomimus, buffs to Spinotasuchus, Utarinex, Erlidominus, etc.) Magna’s been left on the backburner. For a dinosaur that’s as difficult (in my opinion, the most difficult) as Magnapyritor to create & power up it, it started in this game as one of the best Uniques, even dinosaurs, in the game to currently at the bottom of Uniques to use, which is sad because it’s such an awesome dinosaur with a great kit lacking in minor ways, so I have some ideas that may provide a solution to bring Magna back to its glory.
Solution A: Up Magna’s speed to 129 with a 15% health increase.
When Magna 1st came out, it was considered one of the fastest dinos in the game, but it’s become quite outclassed in that department and the dinosaurs that can outspeed it can also 1-shot it (i’m looking at you Spinotasuchus & Erlidominus). Doesn’t really give Magna much a fighting chance, becomes a HIGHLY situational dinosaur. Upping Magna’s speed to 129 would give it a chance among the “speedster” dinos like it was always known to be so it’s priority would be determined on level difference. Coming from Dimetrodon (3990 health) & Irritator (4800 health) ingredients, Magnapyritor comes in with a frail 3000 health!!! Pyrritator, a raptor, has the exact same health!! how has this gone unnoticed/been considered ok?? Give Magna a 15-20% health increase, for pete’s sake! “…with the sturdy defensive make - up of the Dimetrodon” that’s in its’ description. What sturdiness?! Haha thats laughable.
Solution B: Leave Magna’s health alone, up speed to 130.
When I always thought of Magnapyritor, I imagine Ludia had a no holds kamikaze dinosaur that could pierce through any defense in mind, which Magna certainly has the kit to show for it. But, as addressed earlier Magna finds itself in situations where it will get shutdown before it can even get started. So, why not make the kamikaze devil the highest speed dinosaur amongst the highest of rarities. Give it 130 speed. Though frail, Magna would get its’ opportunity to unleash its potential it was intended to have from the getgo.
Other ideas: Change Armor Piercing Impact for Distracting Impact (or Rampage), Increase damage by 5-10%
Moral of the post: For being one of the hardest dinosaurs to obtain and at the state of where the game is currently at, Magnapyritor needs a serious reassesment. Unquestionably its’ health and/or speed.