This new update saved the game and made it a lot more fun to play. The amount of creatures viable in the arena has at least tripled, and raids are a blast to do with your friends and alliance mates. Although there is one minor issue with this patch (only one noticeable problem is great for ludia though!). It’s the few extremely over the top broken creatures. To name a few and what exactly which ways they’re broken: tryko is broken for 2 reasons. It has much better turn 1 damage, a better counter and is essentially the absolute monster of the new patch. It had counters before in 1.14 and before thanks to it being able to be evaded and distracted, but now that it has resilient counter and resilient impact, that means it has high turn 1 damage while also slowing the opponent down AND removing their evasion. And resilient counter is probably the single best counter attack in the whole game, because this counter attack removes evasion and slows the opponent down while doing damage, so it’s possible to swap tryko in on a speedster, slow it with the counter, and on turn 1 kill it with resilient impact which is absolutely nuts. Not to mention the very high bulk, instant invincibility that’s absolutely busted right now, top notch moveset and a good crit chance as the cherry on top Which means counters are whittled down to 1 or two creatures. Maxima. The reason why this one is busted is pretty obvious if you ask me. II makes it invulnerable to a setup from a non-shield shattering creature because of the 2 turns invincibility is up which in turn allows it to completely destroy a creature that tries to come in on it to revenge kill without a shield shattering move, then we have the good attack paired with 2 rampage moves that almost nothing can survive past turn 1 thanks to dual rampages. The ability to shatter shields which a tank shouldn’t be able to do, and the very good crit chance to make it hit even harder, on top of being stupidly bulky at 6000 HP WITH 15% armor which is bonkers. On top of having constant speed control and being able to remove evasion whenever it wants. Tentrex and dioraja are strong too but i don’t think they’re really on par with these two beasts.
EDIT: i know bleed counters both of these guys quite easily but besides thyla there’s no meta relevant bleeders to deal with them