Mortem is unusable. I won’t get into how NONE of the top players even use Apexes bc of the power creep dinos introduced every new update, so let’s just talk about Mortem.
Ludia gave him a power-up move. Great! Or not? Mortem never gets to follow that move up bc of how many swap-in options are available.
Even my 3342 raid-built Mortem can’t one-hit most dinos in Shores (even with crit) on T1.
That means Mortem always takes a hit. So if that hit takes Mortem’s health to under 40%, Phorurex and Draco come into play.
If Mortem’s health goes under 2200-2300, MRhino, Cera, Phorurex or Draco.
Sometimes Mortem doesn’t even get that chance. If the opp has a SR3, game over for Mortem.
There are also swap-in distractors and dodgers like Orion, Compsocaulus, Thyla, and Refrenantem.
So… How could Ludia balance Mortem back out? I’m proposing a passive swap-out move like so many of the better Fierce dinos feature. Grypo has No Escape. Phorurex has a Stunning Obstruction. Indotaurus has Pesky Alert.
This, imo, would allow Mortem to compete at the highest levels of the game again as indicated by its Apex rarity.