The Tyrannosaurus Rex is the most iconic dinosaur of all time. This is thanks in no small part to the hit film Jurassic Park. This creature has been featured in every Jurassic Park and Jurassic World film since. In the film, the T. Rex is portrayed as a ruthless carnivore, preying upon any man, animal, dinosaur, or even machine that crossed her path. In Unmatched, the T. Rex shows no bias in hunting and devouring any and all fighters who dare cross her path.
Health: 27 / Attack: Melee / Movement: 1
T. Rex is a large fighter.
(She can attack up to 2 spaces away.)
At the end of your turn, draw a card.
Strategies and Tips
The T. Rex is a large fighter, which means she is a large target. To combat this she has 27 health, which is the highest health pool of the game. She doesn’t have many defensive options, but it is best to not concern yourself too much with defense. As the T. Rex you will take damage from your opponent and yourself, so your focus should be on hunting and destroying your opponent at every opportunity.
Incredibly high health
High attack power
Very low movement
Few defensive options
The following are 3 tips for hunting and devouring your prey:
Tip #1: Herd Your Prey
As a large fighter, the T. Rex abides by specific rules that only apply to large fighters:
- The T. Rex has a larger base and can occupy up to 2 spaces simultaneously. When moving into a space, position her so the front of the base is centered on the space. The back of the base should point towards the last adjacent space she moved from. If her base overlaps any part of that space, she occupies both spaces.
- The T. Rex can attack up to 2 spaces away.
The hardest part of playing the T. Rex is staying within attack range, especially if your opponent is a ranged fighter. She may only have one movement, but as a large fighter she can attack from 2 spaces away. With this in mind, it is important to plan where your opponent will have the least likely chance of escaping you and try moving them there with your approach.
Closer than She Appears is a scheme that lets you move T. Rex up to 1 space, draw 1 card, and gain 1 action. If your opponent intends to stay at a distance, this card enables you to move 3 spaces in a single turn to help close the distance.
Ripples In Water is a scheme that allows you to place T. Rex in any space in her zone. Then, each opponent with a fighter adjacent to T. Rex must discard 1 random card. Not only does this card help you close that last bit of distance to your opponent, it also weakens them for your attack. There are three of these cards in your deck, so use them wisely to keep your opponent within your reach.
There are cards you may want to prioritize using to boost your movement. We will take a closer look at some of them in the next tip…
Tip #2: Devour Your Prey
Once you are in range, it is time to unleash carnage. As the T. Rex, you have an abundance of options to attack with, but we want to address three specific cards:
When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth is an attack with a value of 2 that allows you to boost it during combat. After combat, if you won the combat, draw 1 card, gain 1 action, and take 2 damage. This is one of 3 cards in your deck that can be boosted.
Reckless Lunge is an attack card with a value of 3 that lets you deal 3 damage to the opposing fighter and yourself after combat. It is important to note that this card has a boost value of 4. While the damage of this card can be great, with such a high boost value, and with 3 of them in your deck, we recommend using this card exclusively for boosting your movement or other cards.
15,000 Pounds of Muscle is an attack card with a value of 3 that lets you ignore the value of your opponent’s card during combat. After combat you take 2 damage. This card has a boot value of 3, so it is also a good option for boosting. The damage you would deal to your opponent is more than you would deal to yourself, so the use of this card is situational.
What makes these cards worth talking about specifically is that each of them deals damage to T. Rex after combat. With the T. Rex’s large health pool, this should not be an issue; however, do not attack with these cards carelessly. As mentioned in tip #1, you may want to use some of these cards to boost your movement so you can more easily reach your opponent. It may also be valuable to use them to boost your defense…
Tip #3: Prepare Your Counter-Attack
Unfortunately, you are unlikely to secure the kill with your first attack. While her health pool is massive, it is important to prepare a defense for when they strike back:
Terrifying Roar is a versatile card with a value of 3 that immediately makes it so fighters cannot leave their space for the rest of the turn. This card does affect both fighters, but there is rarely an instance where you are going to want to move away from your opponent. This is an excellent card to force your opponents to stay within your range. If played on defense, this will keep your opponent within range of a double attack on your next turn.
Thrash is a versatile cad with a value of 2 that allows you to boost during combat. After combat, if you win the combat, you can deal 1 damage to each opposing fighter in her T-Rex’s zone. This card is best used defensively whether you boost it or not since dealing damage even when it isn’t your turn is very valuable.
You’re Just Making Her Angry is a defense card with a value of 1 that allows you to boost during combat. If you win the combat, you can return this card to your hand. How you should boost this card is situational, however we recommend trying to boost to match the attack value when you can so you can continue to use this card repeatedly when needed.
Even when you are on the defensive, you should be trying to use the opportunity to keep your opponent where you want them and prepare for your next strike.
The T. Rex is the first Large Fighter introduced in Unmatched. As such, her incredible size, health, power, and extended reach make her a force to be reckoned with. She may not have many defensive options, but that hardly matters when she can attack relentlessly. The T. Rex is an engaging hero, and her unique mechanics as a large fighter are sure to keep all players entertained.
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