While I like a great deal of this update (It brought me out of JWA hiatus) there were some odd choices I noticed right away. The one related to this post being the abundance of Thagomizer variants on dinos that have no business having Thagomizer like Ardentis, Trago and Brontotherium. I do get what they were going for, a Slow that has AoE in Raids. But they kind of left out Slowing and Decel moves. Slow is literally just a longer lasting Decel, and now besides the multi-targeting, Thago is still basically Decel but a longer cooldown. My proposal:
- Slowing Impact - Target Fastest: Reduce speed by 50% for 3 turns. Attack 1.5x
Literally what we have now. Capable of bringing a dino to 0 speed and the only one of this bunch that can do so by itself.
Decelerating Impact - Target Fastest: Remove Speed Increase. Reduce speed by 50% for 2 turns. Attack 1.5x
Decelerating Rampage - (Same as Impact but with 2x damage)
Group Decelerating Impact - (Same as others but targets all opponents)
Group Decelerating Rampage - (Same as above but with 2x damage)
*Basically you sacrifice the longer Slow for Speed Increase removal. Decel was a very Sauropod-centric move in regard to what usually had it. Having these variants means the AoE version could be solely for Sauropods due to their immense earthshaking size while other dinos could still make use of the anti speed increase mechanic without the AoE utility. It makes sense flavor-wise. Plus, you’d think a move with “Decelerating” in its name would remove speed increases, hmm.
- Thagomizer - Target Fastest: Reduce speed by 50% for 2 turns. Target is vulnerable for 1 attack, lasting 2 turns. Attack 1.5x
*Basically what would be the Impact version of Superior Vulnerability but without the Distraction Cleanse. And it fills its own niche with a shorter Slow than Slowing Impact, but no Speed Increase removal like Decel. The Ankylosaurids have SVuln, Stegos would have Thago, and Sauropods have Group Decel while various other dinos could have Slowing Impact and the single target Decel moves. .