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Oxalaia are dinosaurs in Additional Creatures.


Oxalaia in Additional Creatures prior to its TLC.

Oxalaia in its first TLC

Synopsis

Oxalaia is an oddity compared to all of the other dinosaurs of the island. A large carnivore, one would expect Oxalaia to be a voracious predator that fights for its place in the ecosystem violently, like all other similar-sized theropods. Only...it doesn't. Much to one's surprise, Oxalaia is a surprisingly passive creature. Just like many other survivors, Oxalaia simply doesn't want to be bothered with. If you don't mess with it, it won't mess with you: even if moderately hungry. Despite its size, it is somewhat of a lightweight for its size, having less physical strength and endurance than other creatures of similar size. Perhaps its size was evolved as a means of intimidation to ward off rivals. This seems to be the case, as although Oxalaia is not outwardly aggressive, it has a habit of stealing prey from other creatures as a means of hunting for itself, using its size and aggression

to scare down opponents. Yet if its adversary strikes back, or it is attacked itself, Oxalaia is no pushover. Despite its size it is fully capable of unleashing a flurry of attacks much faster than other creatures its size, and its bipedal stance grants it impressive mobility for a creature of such a large caliber as well. Furthermore, unlike other large carnivores, Oxalaia is clever enough to know when it's loosing a fight. If a fight is not in its favor, Oxalaia will use its agility to pull a tight turn and run as fast as it can-either into the water to outswim its pursuer, or use its lengthy stamina to outrun most other creatures. Passive enough to be handfed- for those willing- Oxalaia makes a surprisingly well-rounded mount. Although not as durable or powerful as other large theropods, its endurance when running is phenomenal, and its mobility is a godsend for those who complain about the turning radius of other large carnivores. Lastly, its surprising attack speed allows it to punch in properly in its weight class and defend itself and its master. This, plus the fact Oxalaia can be obtained before other similar weight class creatures, make Oxalaia a must-have mount for any survivor with the patience to get one.

Color Regions

Color Region 0 -Sail

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Color Region 1 - Underside

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Color Region 3 - Back and Tail

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Color Region 4 - Upper Body

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Color Region 5 - Fins

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Base Stats, Controls, and Abilities

Attribute Base Stat
Health 680
Stamina 500
Oxygen 150
Food 3000
Weight 400
Melee Damage 175%
Movement Speed 100%
Torpidity 1200

Left Click - Bite

45 Base Damage

Right Click - Claw Swipe

30 Base Damage

C - Roar

Drains 200 Torpor (w/ 1 Minute Cooldown)

R - Sit

Automatically dismounts. The Oxalaia can also generally be told to sit. This slightly increases healing rate.

The Oxalaia is immune to venom and radiation.

The Oxalaia is docile, but becomes aggressive when it detects a corpse.

Oxalaia receives a health regeneration buff upon feeding on corpses.

Notes/Trivia

  • Oxalaia is named after Oxala: a god in Santerian culture.
  • The Oxalaia's sounds originate from the Spinosaurus in Jurassic Park 3.
  • Oxalaia used to be in the original Additional Creatures mod, where it was intended to be a jack-of-all-trades apex, but ended up becoming more of a counterpart to Spinosaurus in behavior and role in the mod. It was given a TLC and moved to Additional Creatures 2: Wild ARK, where it has become properly suited to its original role. It also replaced its head swing attack with a claw swipe attack in the process. Oxalaia recieved a second TLC after, which was largely aesthetic. Changes included its viability being nerfed (less health, less damage, claw swipe attack no longer ignoring and shredding armor, no longer able to turn in place), along with the introduction of its aberrant variant and the ability to sit.
  • Oxalaia is one of the least understood spinosaurs: only being known from a few vertebre and a jaw fragment. This may, however, be the only glimpse we ever get, as all remains of Oxalaia along with a majority of remains from another Brazilian spinosaur, Irritator, were likely destroyed in a massive fire that occured in the Brazilian National Museum in 2018. As a result of this, along with later studies, the validity of Oxalaia is under heavy question, as it might just Spinosaurus itself.
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