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Corythosaurus: The "Snack that Fights back" Abstract: The Corythosaurus Maximus is an absolute force to be reckoned with, being one of the only herbivores that can claim the title of being able to fend off groups of Raptors, Carnos, and Allos. Additionally the Corythosaurus will be the dinosaur to break the stigma of Herbivorous dinosaurs, especially hadrosaurs, being Defenseless. Corythosaurus Maximus has excellent Stamina, High Health, Mediocre speed, and Great Attack, being lethal in some circumstances. It has the ability to perform directional attacks, all varying in damage capabilities. Its secondary attacks are what make it so dangerous however, being it utilizing its massive size and stature to deal great knockback to any who oppose it. Yet another interesting part about the creature is its special ability: "Persistent stance", which allows it to buff it and its teammates' Stamina Regen and Damage Resistance, allowing its team to last longer in battle. In the wild, Corythosaurus often live solitary or in pairs, and on occasion, group up in numbers anywhere from 3 to 10! With the largest and most powerful individuals having increased Stamina regen and Damage resistance given to by the rest of the herd. All in All, the Corythosaurus is one of the most durable, and hard-hitting herbivores of Fjordur. Introduction: Are you tired of the all-too-common stigma of Hadrosaurs being perceived as "Weak" or "Defenseless"? Or rather the over-centralized meta centered around Carnivorous dinosaurs? Well Corythosaurus Maximus is here to fix that problem! Another Giant Herbivore comparable to the Yutyrannus in size, Corythosaurus Maximus towers above the various other herbivores of Fjordur, only being outshined by the Absolutely massive Diplodocus and Brontosaurus. It is Moderately aggressive in nature, having similar habits comparable to the Therizinosaurus; Docile, until you get too close... The Corythosaurus is an All-around great tame, having Excellent Health, Stamina, and Attack. Speed: Its High Stamina allows it to be Perseverant and determined when squaring off against perceived threats, being able to deal high amounts of damage in various ways (more on that later o0o). As a callback to retro-hadrosaurs, Corythosaurus Maximus can be semi-aquatic when necessary. While not as good in the speed department as other Semi-aquatic mounts, most notably Spinosaurus and Sarcosuchus, it has enough speed in water to outrun things it can't handle on land, like Tyrannosaurus. In terms of Overall speed(land and water), Corythosaurus is a moderately slow dinosaur, primarily relying on its Amazing Stamina to trek great distances. That being said, It isn't slow to the point of annoyance (**cough cough Armored Herbivores and Sauropods**). Essentially, Corythosaurus is in a situation where it can outpace the things it can't fight, but has more than enough power to fight the things that are faster than it. Health: Being a large Herbivore, it's only natural for the Corythosaurus to have a high health pool, allowing it to endure group attacks. Its high health ties closely with its crowd-controlling abilities. Damage: This is where the fun stuff comes into play. One notable feature players will notice when fighting with the Corythosaurus is that it has directional attacks, meaning that when your camera is faced in a certain direction, the Corythosaurus will perform an attack in that direction. Allow me to elaborate further: Looking Directly forward and doing your Primary Attack prompts the Corythosaurus to Bite its attacker; does moderate damage Looking to the left or right and doing your Primary Attack prompts the Corythosaurus to slash/push its attacker; does low-moderate damage Looking Directly behind you and doing your Primary Attack prompts the Corythosaurus to do a deadly Donkey Kick; does high damage/knockback, potentially lethal for Raptor-size mounts and smaller. This smoothly transitions to its secondary attack(s): Crowd Control. When performing the normal secondary attack, the Corythosaurus will attack and deal knockback in one of two ways, both as deadly as each other: Performing your Secondary attack while looking Forward prompts the Corythosaurus to Body slam anything in front of it, dealing good damage and moderate knockback. Performing your Secondary Attack while looking backwards prompts the Corythosaurus to use its MASSIVE tail and flings any poor soul very far away from where you are; dealing High damage and even higher knockback. Special Abilities: So as we've established, the Corythosaurus is an absolute unit. To help solidify that some more, the Corythosaurus' unique ability is called "Persistent Stance". When enabled, it prompts the Corythosaurus to get on all fours and Roar furiously, buffing its own and fellow teammates' Stamina Regeneration and Damage Resistance, allowing Corythosaurus to aid in large-scale battles with lots of people involved. This combined with the Mammoth's Drums, and the Yutyrannus' Roars, can make for one hell of a team. The Cooldown for this ability is comparable to the Parasaur's intimidation Roar. Taming: The Corythosaurus is your standard knockout tame, preferring the more exotic fruits and vegetables in its environment, however it won't discriminate when fed meat, seeing as many herbivores of the modern day occasionally munch on meat for extra protein, you can also feed the Corythosaurus meat, but will work to lesser effect when compared with other options. One thing you'll need to look out for however, is that while Corythosaurus are mostly solitary, Corythosaurs will sometimes form groups of anywhere from 3-10, with the most powerful individual having buffs in Stamina Regen and Damage Resistance. While it is Preferred to tame at least two Corythosaurus to keep this buff, Corythosaurus still functions Well on its own and doesn't rely on said buff (**AHEM ALLOSAURUS ANYONE? jk jk**). Environment and Habitat: The Corythosaurus is a common sight in Plains when in large groups, but 75% of the time you'll find Solitary Corythosaurus wandering the more temperate parts of the map. Special Items?*(Optional): Being Called the "Helmet Lizard", When killed, the Corythosaurus has a 50% chance to drop a "Corythosaurus Crest", which is a vital Component when making the "Corythosaurus Club". Conclusion: The Corythosaurus would be an excellent addition to ARK for many reasons. First and foremost, It'll have the honor of breaking the in-game stigma that Herbivorous dinosaurs, especially the Hadrosaurs, are weak and defenseless (Thanks a lot Para), and show how truly dangerous, yet helpful, these dinosaurs can be. On top of that, It would go nicely along with the rest of the colorful cast of ark, being a truly giant and majestic sight to encounter(but don't get too close!!) in ARK. I hope you enjoyed reading this. I genuinely would like to see this amazing dinosaur finally get some love and be implemented into the game, if you'd like to, go ahead and vote for this lad! I'd greatly Appreciate it! P.S, Stay safe out there,
From the album: DossiersCommon Name: Parasaur Species: Parasaurolophus amphibio Time: Late Cretaceous Diet: Herbivore Temperament: Skittish Wild: Parasaurolophus amphibio has some of the more interesting adaptions of all creatures I've seen on the Island. Like all parasaur it has a signature head ridge. Very docile at first, I've often been able to approach them without complaint. If startled, however, the Parasaur immediately runs - very far and very fast. This species of Parasaur seems to have a previously "disproved" use for its ridge. Small openings at the top of the ridge allow it to be used as a snorkel. This is unique to Parasaurolophus amphibio, as is their surprising speed in the water. Domesticated: As a relatively simple creature to domesticate, Parasaurolophus amphibio is one of the most common mounts I've yet seen on the island. Its ability to run fairly fast for lengthy intervals makes it a solid mode of medium-range transportation, though it has almost no ability to defend itself or its rider.