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(slasher villain) Introducing Megaraptor, Your Worst Nightmare Tags: slasher villain, not a raptor, predator, new weapon type, dodging, berserker mode, ambushing, stalker, wounding Common Name: Megaraptor Species: Megaraptor terrificus Time: Late Cretaceous Diet: Carnivore Temperament: Aggressive Wild: “As the name suggests, Megaraptor terrificus is one of the most terrific predators among the local wildlife. Not only does it have a long scythe-like claw on its hands, but it's also a silent stalker. Most prey don't see what's coming until it pounces on them. But that's not all: I've never seen any creature with such reflexes and battle prowess. It can deflect incoming projectiles and parry blows with its middle claw, before landing a thrust attack with its longest claw. Thankfully, though, it does have a weakness: it's scared of fire, even more than other animals usually are. As long as you carry some fire, Megaraptor won't attack you - until it gets a chance to.” Domesticated: “Taming Megaraptor is literally a challenge: since its reflexes are too quick for you to shoot it, it's necessary to wear it down first. Be brave, grab a weapon and let it come at you. If you can parry its thrust attacks, it will eventually grow tired, giving you a chance to feed it and earn its trust little by little. However, not all survivors are so willing to push their luck. Therefore, there are those who just kill it to turn its claws into useful weapons and tools, allowing them to both turn the tide in a clash and harvest the best cuts of meat from their quarry.” Introduction: Greetings, survivors! I introduce to you the mighty murderer; the Megaraptor! The foundational ideas and selling points for this theropod include: Role as an ambushing assassin that stalks its prey Taming involving parrying its attacks Ambush-stalking mode Risk-vs-Reward Berserker Mechanic Although the Gigantoraptor has just won, the Megaraptor is an entirely different beast. More closely related to Tyrannosaurus than actual raptors, this beat provides an interesting niche not exhibited by many creatures in ARK. An assassin class fighter with abilities related to the darkness and horror would make a great fit for Aberration. Wild: While at a glance a Megaraptor in the wild might seem like every other large carnivore, it is more… unique in a few areas. It approaches prey in an ambushing state. Though not 100% invisible, it does blend in with its surroundings, more so the farther away it is. It will lunge out and induce a Yuty-style fear roar that sends any creature ambushed into an intense psychological episode. Survivors are their favorite snack. Attacking a Megaraptor is futile, as they will dodge and weave their way around attacks as they approach. Megaraptors have a dreaded fear of fire, and will stay away from any sources. Torches, campfires, and flamethrowers will send the dinosaur running back into the darkness. Taming Process: Taming a Megaraptor is stressful and a test of skill. A survivor must parry the Megaraptor’s claw attacks with their own weapon on hand, which severely drains their stamina. Keeping this up for long enough will cause the Megaraptor to become exhausted, where it will then accept either Battle Tartare or Shadow Steak for maximum effectiveness. It may also eat Prime Meat, Mutton, and Kibble, but they are much less effective by comparison. Regular meats are not accepted whatsoever. Rinse and repeat until you gain the dinosaur’s trust. Tamed: Congratulations! You’ve successfully tamed a Megaraptor! This krueger-clawed killer has many tricks up its sleeve that will give survivors an edge when trying to survive in the caverns. Actions: Primary Attack (, , ): Click: A three-hit swiping combo that builds up in speed and damage similar to TEK claws. It’s represented in a meter. Hold: Consume the meter as you perform a high damage double swipe & bite attack. Secondary Attack (, , ): Click: A big swipe that leaves a Wounded status effect on a target. For 10 minutes, the target will take increased damage from attacks and leave behind a blood trail that is highlighted when riding the Megaraptor. Hold: A reticle will appear allowing the Megaraptor to aim. Once aimed at an aerial target, it will leap up and snatch them out of the air in a similar manner to a Thylacoleo. This consumes all 6 Agility. Crouch (Click C, , ): The Megaraptor enters an Ambush state, where they are semi-transparent at a certain distance away, and are invisible to turrets and hostile creatures. Pressing , , in this state will perform a fear roar to creatures within close proximity to it, affecting them regardless of their size. Survivors are also affected by this jumpscare, with a unique hallucination effect that haunts their screen with ghostly claws and teeth. The Megaraptor is immediately brought out from its Ambush. Jump (Press Space, , ): The Megaraptor can dodge in any direction based on your inputs (forward, backward, side-to-side, diagonally). This grants the dinosaur Invincibility-Frames and costs 2 Agility to perform. When against a wall, the Megaraptor will have a climbing style similar to climbing picks, where attacking where you are looking will pull you up. This drains Agility gradually over time. Passive Abilities: Agility: The Megaraptor has 6 stacks of Agility, which is consumed when performing certain attacks and abilities. They behave very similarly to the Andrewsarchus’ sprint bars, as they recharge over time and said actions cannot be performed once there is 0 Agility left. Megaraptor Blades: A unique weapon can be crafted in the Megaraptor’s saddle using dropped Megaraptor Claws and combined with Climbing Picks. Megaraptor Blades are a set of chain blades that survivors can wield to attack up close or at a distance. The exact moveset is up to Wildcard to determine, though the image below depicts several ideas. Immunities: The Megaraptor is immune to radiation and ignores fear roars from other creatures like Yutyrannus and Rhnyiognatha. Prime Cuts: All regular meat collected from a target is converted into prime meat when harvested by a Megaraptor. Darkness Buff: When it is nighttime or in deep caves, the Megaraptor gets a damage and movement speed buff. Berserking Mode: A meter fills up the more creatures a Megaraptor kills. Once the meter is filled, the Megaraptor enters a psychotic rage where the rider cannot control its movements. Its damage and movement speed are increased tremendously. It is a high-risk mechanic that if timed well, can yield great reward. ⚠ Fear of Fire ⚠: The Megaraptor’s fear of fire gets the best of it. When approaching a source too close, it will be induced with Fear. Utility & Scenarios: PvE: The Megaraptor is great at getting around Aberration’s map. Climbing, buff in the darkness, and ability to go incognito will make them a highly sought after mount. Bringing a Megaraptor down into the depths to grab a Rock Drake will be severely more helpful than the old Ravager technique. Collecting loads of prime meat and creature trophies may also provide utility when feeding armies and grinding for bosses respectively. PvP: The Megaraptor is best at sitting back and picking off whatever enemies survive a confrontation. They get in with their ambushing invisibility, attack, and get out. Enemies can be tracked across the map with their blood trail, and they can’t escape by going high up with its climbing and pouncing. Survivors will have more fun fighting on foot with their new set of Megaraptor Blades. If the Megaraptor isn’t off to the side, it may go into its killing frenzy with its high damage and speed. Due to its vulnerability, this is a risky ability that requires skill to time in a scuffle. Enemies can easily counter the Megaraptor’s antics by having fire on hand, ready to send them running at any given moment. Megaraptor riders will always need to keep this in mind. Conclusion: Despite what it may seem like at first glance, the Megaraptor is nothing like the caring motherly Gigantoraptor. This savage spy in the shadows stalks Aberration’s depths like no other creature, and will provide a unique theropod unlike many of its peers. Have fun, survivors! Credits!: Art by RiskyBiscuits, Lapis Lazuli, & TheSilentReaper Authored by TheFictionalLawyer & DILONG Co-Authored by Jimmy & TheSilentReaper Written by DynastyOfDragons Dossier by Mihael & RobertoT
Description: Prestosuchus was a South American pseudosuchus that lived during the Triassic period. In the Ark he would be a large predator that could be found in the forests and in the Redwood Forest, his temperament would be territorial only attacked if you got too close, with other animals he would also only attack if they got too close or if they attacked him. In the dossier: Wild: Among the many predators I've seen in the forests of this island, Prestosuchus is the most unique, while many predators prefer to chase their prey Prestosuchus lures them closer using branches and stones while hiding in thickets, and when the prey approaches it It lashes out with its jaw in a crushing bite capable of penetrating even a Stegosaurus's armor. The few who face a Prestosuchus say that at first it seemed to ignore them, but when they got close enough it grabbed them in its jaw and soon began to devour them alive. Tamed: Taming a Prestosuchus is a task for few as dart and arrows don't seem to have any effect on this creature, to tame it and need to earn its respect in a melee fight, those who managed to tame a Prestosuchus are rewarded with a fierce and highly versatile predator . The few tribes that have a Prestosuchus say that they can be trained to collect specific resources from animals such as leather or better quality meat, the domesticated Prestosuchus, when very injured, have a state of fury that makes it incredibly faster and more resistant, making it a weapon devastating. No Dossier Artwork at the moment Taming: To tame a Prestosuchus you earn its respect by facing it in a melee fight (Probably the best would be to lock it in a place where no one will interfere and then face it). After receiving a certain amount of damage he will retreat with a blue aura indicating that at this point he will become passive and can be fed meat in the last slot until he is tamed. Utility: Once tamed it will need a saddle to ride it, the saddle would be unlocked at level 58, with the saddle made and you being able to ride Prestosuchus it will have the following skills: Standard Bite: no extra effect Crushing Bite: It would be a charged blow the more charged the more damage would be done and would cause bleeding Jaw grab: This skill would not cause damage it would be similar to Megalosaurus only it would not cause damage and could be used with small animals and players Rush: Just like Dire Bear and Woolly Rhino, the more he ran the faster he would be and if you press the left button during the run, Prestosuchus will throw himself forward in a powerful charge that can cause stun Jump: Just a standard jump with no effects Tail strike: The Prestosuchus will attack with its tail in the direction the driver is looking at it and if the strike button is pressed the Prestosuchus will spin around and deal area damage pushing the target away. Berserk Mode: As Prestosuchus takes damage, a rage bar will fill up and when full, Prestosuchus will roar and go into berserk mode getting faster and decreasing stamina consumption and decreasing damage received. Berserk Roar: If Prestosuchus is in berserk mode it will have a roar that intimidates other creatures except (Brontosaurus, Carcharo, Giga, Rex, Spino, Titanosaurus and Yutyrannus), creatures intimidated by the roar will deal less damage and take more damage. If you held the "E" without being mounted on the creature there would be a selection where you could increase the level of resource gathering (similar to moschops) depending on what you type of gathering you level up your prestosuchus will collect more leather, meat , organic polymer prime meat. Functions: Prestosuchus could be a transport creature with good weight and speed and decent stamina. Resource gathering animal such as meat, prime meat, leather, organic polymer. Combat animal thanks to its damage and high life along with its berserk mode that makes it faster and reduces stamina consumption and decreasing the damage received. For now those were my ideas, but if you have another idea of skill, taming, characteristic or even function feel free to comment I would love to see other ideas for this creature. Design Concept by Me and My Brother: Real Animal: