Version 1.4 had a decent size shakeup to the balances for many Dinos. Although not as much as last patch, many of these balances are quite critical and even game-changing. Here we’ll list out a few notable changes, but we we won’t go over every change as that isn’t necessary.
Tuoramoloch caught quite the shaft this time, it had one of the greatest damage nerfs in the history of this game, from 1400 to 960, with a mere 300 hp boost which cannot in any way compensate for that damage nerf. It still has a great kit, but it just doesn’t do what it used to do anymore.
Utahrinex was one of the lucky uniques to actually get a buff. Other than the obvious 100 damage boost, it also benefits greatly from the Instant Charge delay reduction. Prior to this, Utahrinex is forced to use it’s basic attack on turn 2, which is much of a waste of move and a hindrance as it can very easily allow the opponent to set up on them, but now it has an option on turn 2, which takes it from the worst Unique, to a very decent alternative to Diloranosaurus.
Diorajasaur finally got a decent buff. Although it’s damage got nerfed a bit, from 1000 to 900, it did get Swap In Ferocity, which automatically gives Diorajasaur 50% more damage on a swap in. Paired with it’s counter-attack ability, it really rewards players now for taking risks and finding openings in their opponent’s move sequences.
Our poor, poor Diloranosaurus finally got the shaft. This time it was even harder than the last one. It had it’s damage decreased from 1400 to 1100, making a lot of people drop it as soon as they saw the numbers. Although Diloranosaurus’s moveset is still great and it’s other stats are still nice, it does lose quite a bit of pressure that it used to have against opponents.
Allosinosaurus is finally back! It’s new moves, Defense Shattering Strike and Defense Shattering Impact surely make it one of the best tank busters in the game right now. The buff to Instant charge helps a lot too. With its high base damage stat, that instant charge can deal some serious damage. Just so they make it clear that they’re buffing Allosinosaurus, they even gave it a damage boost to 1500 damage.
Utasinoraptor only had it’s damage stat changed to 1500, but that really makes quite a difference. It’s decent speed paired up with two impact moves and a buffed instant charge gives it a decent amount of survivability to deal out some nice damage.
Spinotahsuchus clearly got a buff this patch, that’s for sure. It had it’s damage increased 120 points and got the new bleed moves. Just looking at the Dino itself it is a strong Dino, but it still gets heavily countered by Superiority Strike and other cleansing moves. Despite that, it’s 129 speed and high damage can still pick up quite a few important 128 speed Dino kills.
Pyrrirator got what it needed – 129 speed. While this was only one point extra in speed, that one extra point help it kill so many Dinos it used to never have a chance against. It now can take down Magnapyritor, outspeed Indo, speed tie with Spinotahsuchus, and Monomimus, paired with it’s two Rampages, it sure is worth picking up in certain situations where the field is clear of slowers.
One of the most important Epic changes has been made to Stegoceratops. It had it’s speed decreased to 110, which makes it lose out to the Megalosuchus and Ankntrosaurus matchups. It got 5% more in armor but 210 less in Health, which is not the best tradeoff. It’s still a nice Dino to use, but you’ll have to use it more carefully now.
Gorgosuchus got the short end of the stick this patch. It had it’s damage slightly reduced but more importantly, had it’s Adrenaline Surge replaced with Cleansing Impact, which takes away it’s chance of beating Stegodeus, now a +1 level Stegodeus has a 100% chance of killing Gorgosuchus as it can’t fight back on Turn 2 at all now.
Sarcorixis got an interesting change. It gained swap in defense, which makes it become a swap in option. It had it’s health reduced a bit and had a decent attack boost. Although it did lose an Impact move for a strike, so we really can’t say for certain how this change will impact it at the moment.
This update sure did shake up the scene a bit! It balanced a lot of Legendary and Unique Dinos as they start to become more and more available to more people. We wanted to bring you an overview of some important changes as we go over the tier list for this patch, which will be admittedly quite difficult.