So a few updates have gone by, and quite a few “forgotten hybrids” ([Poll] Forgotten hybrids) have gotten their superhybrid.
Alankylo is, unfortunately, not one of these creatures.
Alankylosaurus is quite an interesting hybrid, being the first flying hybrid (and an armoured one, too). It’s an early-ish counter for Cloaked Indominus Rexes, making good use of its Swap-in Invincibility and Shielding abilities to counter creatures who don’t have Defense-Shattering abilities.
A superhybrid which kept this Swap-in ability could become quite a useful counter to a variety of Uniques such as Erlidominus, Smilonemys, Testacornibus etc. More importantly, if done correctly, it could make good use of Swap-in Invincibility, which is not something that has been done well in the endgame arenas (Swap-in Invincibility is less useful on Stigydaryx imo, because a lot of the best creatures to use Swap-in Invincibility against [e.g. Erlidom, Smilonemys] are either immune to or can cleanse DoT, meaning Stigydaryx is reduced to spamming Superiority Strike against them)
So, here’s my suggestion for such a superhybrid:
Ekdikitsaurus (Unique) [name means creature of vengeance, from the Greek ekdikitis]
Made from: Alankylosaurus + Concavenator
Role: Bulky speed control and anti-dodge
-Superior Vulnerability (inherited from its Ankylosaurus G2 parent)
-Precise Rampage (given Diplovenator got Definite Strike, [and Gemini got Immunity] I don’t think it’s unreasonable to give it Precise Rampage)
Precise Shattering Counter
Personally, I’ve always thought having a creature with both Swap-in Invincibility and a Counter ability would be quite interesting and viable, if done right - a creature which swoops in to avenge the damage its compatriots have taken (hence the name).
This build would be able to counter Erlidom, especially Cloaked ones by swapping in and using Precise Rampage + its counterattacks to finish it off, checking one of the most powerful creatures in the endgame meta right now. It could also get No Escape to annoy Smilonemys and even counter Dracocera by swapping in (although how one would know when to swap in to block Dracocera is a whole nother issue).
What do you guys think?
Should the forgotten hybrid Alankylosaurus get a superhybrid?
- Yes, ASAP
- Yes, but maybe later
Would you like to see Ekdikitsaurus as a superhybrid for Alankylo?