I mean, they just are. Creatures like Indoraptor, for example, are in almost a desperate need of a Re-Work. Newer creatures just have better tools to deal with creatures like Revenge Moves, Flocks, Multi-Moves (moves that do a billion different things) and the older creatures just can’t really keep up.
Again, Indoraptor is the perfect example of this. It’s listed as a Cunning Fierce, but really its only change was with Cunning Strike and losing DSR. Its moves are all extremely simple, and just don’t do enough to keep it afloat.
Even Indom got a buff with revenge Cloak and a solid Stat increase to its crit chance, which really elevated it to even above Indoraptor, which should be better just on the principal of it being a unique super hybrid.
So, what I’m suggesting is to give these older creatures better tools to survive in the current meta. Maybe new moves, or just a simple buff to make things work better for them. For instance, I made this rework for Indoraptor:
I kept theme of Revenge Killing from Indom with Revenge Distracting Impact here. Why Indoraptor lost all Revenge Synergy is beyond me, but it would be more of a Pounce without actually giving it the move.
I also decided to give Indoraptor its own sort of “Pseudo-Cloak” if you will in the form of Stalk. Stalk is kind of like a mixture of Sidestep and Prowl, having the dodge, cleanse and Crit Chance aspects. Crit Boosting is turning into a bit of a cunning thing in the form of Devious Strike, whereas generically high Crit Rates are a Fierce Thing, so it fits the theme.
And, on top of that, I give Indoraptor some sorely needed Resistances. This thing is bred from Indominus which has a literal boatload of resistances that would benefit Into. On top of that, Scorpius also has a billion resistances, and it is canoically related to Ripper, after all.
Fierce Strike is there to act as a way for Into to break Shields without giving it back-t-back Rampages with RDI and DSR. Fitting that, APR gets bumped down to an Impact, unfortunately, but it’s necessary since Indo now has a rampage on Turn 1 and the ability to boost its crit.
This would all be at the cost of a slight Stat Drop pretty much across the board. A loss of health is unfortunately, but it had to be done. Attack I’m still not sure about, but Speed definitely had to drop since it can now boost said speed.
What other creatures do you think would fall under an “Outdated” mantle? I honestly think Tarkus sort of fits, given its lack of resistances and just health in general as well.