Mosasaurus

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The Mosasaurus, roaming the kelp forests

Paleo Stats

Species: M. hoffmanni
Time Period: Cretaceous
Length: 15 meters (50 feet)
Weight: 13.6 tonnes (15 short tons)

Basic Information

Category: Aquatic
Diet: Carnivore (Meat)

In-game Stats (Adult, Growth 1.0)

Health: 1,500
Stamina: 80
Ability: 100
Base Food Capacity: 150
Overweight Food Capacity: 210
Growth Rate: Slow
Weather Resistance: Extremely High
Can be picked up by a tornado: Yes

Overview

The Mosasaurus is a playable aquatic creature in Beasts of Bermuda. It is an incredibly powerful and mobile predator capable of leaping out of the water to reach its prey, then locking it tight between its jaws before violently thrashing it into the water, dragging it down into the ocean depths in order to drown it and thus kill it.

The Mosasaurus is able to grab almost any creature its size, and can further bolster its grabbing capability through the use of talents. Due to this sheer size range of creatures it can grab, combined with the nearly impossible chance of escaping its locked jaws, the Mosasaurus has been well-received as one of the most feared creatures in the game, only rivaled by the Kronosaurus.

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Pros and Cons

Pros:

+ Versatile aquatic predator

+ Excellent damage

+ High health

+ Can grab other creatures

Cons:

- Slow

- Can die from beaching

- Requires a lot of time to grow

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Abilities

  • Secondary Attack: A long-range dart attack, similar to Ichthyovenator's, that causes the Mosasaurus to rocket forwards, inflicting damage to any creature it comes into contact with during the duration of the charge. Young Mosasaurus may have trouble performing this attack due to its high ability power and stamina cost.


Special Ability: The Mosasaurus can grab a smaller creature. While holding the ability key within a short distance of a creature (default ability keybind is Z), the Mosasaurus will snatch that creature in its jaws. Upon pressing the Primary Attack key, the Mosasaurus will thrash the held victim, inflicting damage. This thrash attack can be used continuously, as long as the Mosasaurus has sufficient ability power, which will consistently decrease as the victim is held. The larger the creature grabbed, the more ability power is required to hold and thrash.

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Weakness

With the simple mistake of beaching itself, the Mosasaurus can suddenly turn from threatening to harmless. While on land, its overall mobility completely plummets, causing it to move and turn at an embarassingly slow rate. Comfort constantly decreases at this state and terrestrial predators can easily kill it, so it must get back to the water as soon as possible or it will inevitably die.

The Mosasaurus also faces constant threat from the Kronosaurus, who is capable of killing the Mosasaurus with ease.

A family pod of Mosasaurus.

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Additional Notes

  • While the Kronosaurus is adept at hunting other aquatic creatures, Mosasaurus relies mostly on terrestrial prey.


More information is available in the Mosasaurus Spotlight Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRBIyEnj-KU&t=