Ichthyovenator

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An Ichthyovenator stalking among 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
Comfort: 100
Base Food Capacity: 100
Overweight Food Capacity: 130
Water Capacity: 100
Oxygen Capacity: 100
Growth Rate: TBD
Weather Resistance: TBD
Can be picked up by a tornado: Yes

The Icthyovenator is a piscivore, and is able to easily catch fish to sustain its hunger.

Its primary attack, both in and out of the water, is a simple bite. It inflicts moderate damage and has a moderately quick attack speed.

Out of the water, its secondary attack is a claw swipe, dealing identical damage to that of its primary attack, but along its claws such that it can more easily hit raptors or other smaller creatures that are directly in front of and below its jaw.

Unique Abilities: In the water, its secondary attack becomes a dart. Darting allows the Ichthyovenator significant aquatic mobility in a unique way not granted to the Mosasaurus or Elasmosaurus. It can, for the cost of stamina and ability power, propel itself with a powerful thrust through the water. While darting, its jaw will open, allowing it to more easily catch and consume fish. If fish are successfully caught, the Ichthyovenator will be returned some of the ability power consumed on the use of the dart, allowing it to easily sustain rapid and continuous fishing should it be successful with aim.

While grabbed by a creature such as the Mosasaurus, the Iththyovenator can struggle, evading the jaws of death at the cost of significant ability power, stamina, HP, and infliction of severe injury. The price may be high, but a Mosasaurus can thrash the Ichthyovenator to death in one grab, so any price is better than death. The intent is that a player can use this ability to escape a grab and scamper to shore. If, however, one is caught too far away from the shoreline, the exhausted and injured Ichthyovenator will be caught once again by the Mosasaurus rather easily.

Other facts: The Icthyovenator is currently the only semi-aquatic carnivore. This gives it a massive advantage over other carnivores, giving it access to an entirely new food source: fish. Being semi-aquatic also allows the Icthyovenator to be flexible, able to migrate from land to sea or between islands to evade both land and sea predators. It is rather slow on the land, being a bit slower than the Acrocanthosaurus.