I was playing a friendly battle yesterday (thanks @mizz_wrecks) where I thought I was about to pull off one of the most beautiful moves ever performed in my entire tenure of this game.
I had wounded her dino and it was sure to bleed out after it’s next action, but being a faster dino it would still get in that one last hit before death. I had added a few new guys to my team to try out, one of which was pachycephalosaurus. I swapped it in the utilize it’s Stun SIA, so that the wounded dino would be helpless to just bleed out. But if you read carefully, I said I thought I was about to pull off this move… The stun failed, and pachy got one-shot by a critical hit.
Talk about taking the wind out of my sails.
Is swap in stun the only RNG dependent SIA? I get that other stun moves have a 75% chance, but I feel like having a SIA that can fail is pretty weak. What if other SIAs had a 75% chance? Dracocera wouldn’t be so scary then, would it? I don’t want to make this another thread about the teletubby, but just the most obvious choice for a comparison.
Swap in stun is already fairly useless, especially is the opponent is faster. What would make it a more valuable tool would be to make it an Acute Stun (100% chance). Not the most pressing issue in the game right now, but who’s with me?