Hear me out. Priority moves, all of them, should happen before a Swap in ability. This would actually benefit all creatures that have a Swap in Ability, or Priority moves. Examples:
-Your dinos would be safe from that potentially lethal Dracoceratops Swap in.
-Swap in Null and Swap in Stun would get MAJOR buffs (pls nerf Procerathomimus tho)
-Scenario: Erlidominus uses Cloak just as Procerathomimus swaps in. Normally, that Swap in Null would go to waste, and potentially end up dooming the Procerathomimus. But if the Cloak went first, the Swap in Null would have an effect, and keep it safe from taking boosted Rampage damage. Swap in Null is pretty useless as it is. If timed right, all it does is either make it easier to hit your opponent (remove shields), or take slightly less damage (remove ferocity). This would seriously bring up the game for Swap in Null dinos. But seriously, please give Procerathomimus a nerf, this is ridiculous.
-Scenario 2: Swap in Stun/Stunning Strike/Head Butt would be very relevant. If the opponent uses Instant Distraction or Invincibility just as you swap in with a stun, you would immediately get the upper hand, considering that your opponent will be in that “long stun” phase, allowing you to inflict your opponent with an attack while avoiding the risk of taking damage.
-Scenario 3: Priority moves would feel like actual priority. It goes unnoticed, but a well timed Dracoceratops swap in SHOULD be preventable, and right now it just isn’t. Having the ability to actually have a chance to block such a game making move would turn the tables, and actually require some legitimate strategy for Dracoceratops (and other Swap in Damage) users.
What do you guys think? Do you like the idea of Dracoceratops actually having a strategy? Do you like the idea of Swap in Null actually being useful? This would really help boost the Swap Meta if it worked this way, and Ludia does seem to like their swap in creatures.