Ichthyovenator

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The Ichthyovenator, hiding amongst the trees.

Paleo Stats

Species: I. laosensis
Time Period: Cretaceous
Length: 8.5 meters (27 feet)
Weight: 2 tonnes (2.2 short tons)

Basic Information

Category: Carnivore
Diet: Fish, Meat

In-game Stats (Adult, Growth 1.0)

Health: 625
Stamina: 100
Ability: 100
Base Food Capacity: 100
Overweight Food Capacity: 130
Water Capacity: 100
Oxygen Capacity: Very High
Growth Rate: Fast
Weather Resistance: High
Can be picked up by a tornado: Yes

NOTICE: THE ICHTHYOVENATOR'S ABILITY TO STRUGGLE FROM A MOSA'S GRAB IS CURRENTLY BUGGED AND MAY NOT WORK

Overview

The Ichthyovenator is a playable piscivorous creature in Beasts of Bermuda. It is a dinosaur that depends heavily on the ocean to keep it alive, as its main food source consists of large quantities fish. For this reason, the Ichthyovenator is capable of swimming at very fast speeds, darting through the water in order to snag as much fish as possible before returning to the shores to rest.

Despite its carnivorous diet and mobility in land and water, it's not as ferocious as one might think. It has only a low amount of health and damage, so it only poses as a threat to smaller creatures - but its low combat utility is counterbalanced by its incredible elusiveness. The Ichthyovenator is very difficult for any predator to catch, since it can dive into the water when chased by larger terrestrial creatures such as Megalosaurus, and scramble back onto the shoreline when approached by deep-sea threats such as the Kronosaurus. The Ichthyovenator can even slip free from the grab of a Mosasaurus! With so much evasive power, the Ichthyovenator can stay safe even in the most threatening shorelines.

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Pros and Cons

Pros:

  • Very fast swim speed for a creature that can walk
  • Can rely on fish instead of hunting other creatures
  • Hard to catch
  • Fast growth

Cons:

  • Low base health
  • Low base damage

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Abilities

  • Secondary Attack: Two different attacks depending on if the Ichthyovenator is walking or swimming. When on land, it swipes its claws, dealing identical damage to its primary attack but with significantly better range, especially around its sides. When in water, it darts forwards, instantly consuming fish and damaging creatures along the way.


Special Ability: Using the Secondary Attack when trapped inside the jaws of a Mosasaurus will allow the Ichthyovenator to struggle out of it, though it costs a high amount of ability power and injures the Ichthyovenator in the process.

Unique Attribute: The Ichthyovenator can detect fish by using its short call (Default button is 2). It will highlight all nearby fish, making them much easier to spot.

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Weakness

The Ichthyovenator is quite weak, dying in just a few hits to other creatures. Though it can easily avoid these problems by escaping into the water or shoreline, a storm with force it to take refuge in a cave, which will most likely be already occupied by another creature that can easily kill the Ichthyovenator.

Additionally, a Pteranodon can continuously attack an Ichthyovenator both on land and in water, requiring the Ichthyovenator to either dive deeper into the water or face the Pteranodon head-on.

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Additional Notes

  • Interestingly enough, the Ichthyovenator's current model is not finalized. It will receive a new model in the future, but it is not prioritized on at the moment, as it does not look as visually unpleasing as the other unfinished creature models.