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Sim Stories: Boosts 2.0 Team Building

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The Introduction

This series isn’t supposed to be this regular, but since I just happened to start it right before a big update, there’s a lot to talk about. This time, I want to talk about how Boosts 2.0 affect team composition.  In my last installment, I went over the “best”archetype for each creature. (That list has now updated for 1.10) In this article, I want to go over why all the best archetype might not best the right choice for team composition.

The Rules

  1. 4 different archetypes will be looked at for each creature: Health, Damage, Speed, and Balance.

  2. Creature levels will be set to 27.  This was chosen to not stray too far from the typical 26 while being divisible by 3.  This allows use to look at an even 9/9/9 tier boost for the Balanced archtype. The three stat focused archetypes will use 15 tiers for their respective stat and 6 tiers in the other 2 stats. So, for example, the Health archetype is 15/6/6.

  3. All 4 archetypes for each Tyrant/Apex creature will be identified from the resulting data with the difference in percentage points from their respective best archetype.

The Results

Sorry mobile users, there's a lot of them this time:

Tyrant

Creature Build Difference
Ardentismaxima Damage 0.00
Ardentismaxima Balanced -2.25
Ardentismaxima Health -4.94
Ardentismaxima Speed -7.66
Erlidominus Damage 0.00
Erlidominus Balanced -2.91
Erlidominus Health -3.45
Erlidominus Speed -10.40
Erlikospyx Damage 0.00
Erlikospyx Balanced -3.20
Erlikospyx Health -8.06
Erlikospyx Speed -11.78
Geminititan Damage 0.00
Geminititan Health -0.63
Geminititan Balanced -0.80
Geminititan Speed -3.45
Indoraptor Gen 2 Damage 0.00
Indoraptor Gen 2 Balanced -0.46
Indoraptor Gen 2 Health -1.32
Indoraptor Gen 2 Speed -7.27
Magnapyritor Balanced 0.00
Magnapyritor Speed -0.63
Magnapyritor Damage -6.00
Magnapyritor Health -6.30
Procerathomimus Balanced 0.00
Procerathomimus Damage -0.98
Procerathomimus Health -4.67
Procerathomimus Speed -8.29
Smilonemys Balanced 0.00
Smilonemys Health -1.33
Smilonemys Damage -3.62
Smilonemys Speed -5.00
Trykosaurus Health 0.00
Trykosaurus Balanced -1.05
Trykosaurus Speed -1.72
Trykosaurus Damage -2.85

High Apex

Creature Build Difference
Diloracheirus Damage 0.00
Diloracheirus Balanced -1.35
Diloracheirus Health -3.61
Diloracheirus Speed -7.72
Diorajasaur Damage 0.00
Diorajasaur Health -1.57
Diorajasaur Balanced -6.92
Diorajasaur Speed -16.26
Grypolyth Health 0.00
Grypolyth Balanced -7.00
Grypolyth Damage -9.40
Grypolyth Speed -13.99
Indoraptor Balanced 0.00
Indoraptor Damage -1.24
Indoraptor Health -2.68
Indoraptor Speed -7.95
Monostegotops Damage 0.00
Monostegotops Health -5.31
Monostegotops Balanced -5.90
Monostegotops Speed -11.87
Phorusaura Damage 0.00
Phorusaura Health -5.73
Phorusaura Balanced -9.83
Phorusaura Speed -17.85
Pterovexus Health 0.00
Pterovexus Balanced -2.81
Pterovexus Damage -3.35
Pterovexus Speed -7.81
Quetzorion Damage 0.00
Quetzorion Balanced -5.89
Quetzorion Health -9.48
Quetzorion Speed -13.41
Tenontorex Health 0.00
Tenontorex Balanced -3.58
Tenontorex Speed -3.77
Tenontorex Damage -5.22
Thoradolosaur Health 0.00
Thoradolosaur Balanced -1.79
Thoradolosaur Damage -2.41
Thoradolosaur Speed -2.88
Thylacotator Health 0.00
Thylacotator Balanced -8.30
Thylacotator Speed -10.35
Thylacotator Damage -14.57
Tryostronix Balanced 0.00
Tryostronix Speed -0.69
Tryostronix Health -1.44
Tryostronix Damage -12.57
Utarinex Balanced 0.00
Utarinex Damage -0.87
Utarinex Health -5.25
Utarinex Speed -5.94
Utasinoraptor Damage 0.00
Utasinoraptor Balanced -1.27
Utasinoraptor Health -7.53
Utasinoraptor Speed -8.67

Mid Apex

Creature Build Difference
Alankylosaurus Damage 0.00
Alankylosaurus Health -4.48
Alankylosaurus Speed -6.13
Alankylosaurus Balanced -7.34
Allosinosaurus Balanced 0.00
Allosinosaurus Health -1.76
Allosinosaurus Damage -3.04
Allosinosaurus Speed -7.93
Brontolasmus Damage 0.00
Brontolasmus Health -2.35
Brontolasmus Balanced -6.69
Brontolasmus Speed -8.79
Carbotoceratops Health 0.00
Carbotoceratops Balanced -1.48
Carbotoceratops Damage -1.59
Carbotoceratops Speed -7.38
Carnotarkus Health 0.00
Carnotarkus Damage -6.21
Carnotarkus Balanced -6.53
Carnotarkus Speed -7.57
Diloranosaurus Damage 0.00
Diloranosaurus Balanced -0.19
Diloranosaurus Health -2.63
Diloranosaurus Speed -3.20
Diplovenator Health 0.00
Diplovenator Balanced -2.44
Diplovenator Speed -3.76
Diplovenator Damage -4.52
Dsungaia Balanced 0.00
Dsungaia Health -5.36
Dsungaia Damage -7.24
Dsungaia Speed -8.86
Edmontoguanodon Health 0.00
Edmontoguanodon Balanced -7.10
Edmontoguanodon Damage -7.61
Edmontoguanodon Speed -15.46
Indominus Rex Speed 0.00
Indominus Rex Balanced -3.65
Indominus Rex Health -5.88
Indominus Rex Damage -13.39
Indominus Rex Gen 2 Speed 0.00
Indominus Rex Gen 2 Health -4.65
Indominus Rex Gen 2 Balanced -6.14
Indominus Rex Gen 2 Damage -11.41
Megalosuchus Health 0.00
Megalosuchus Speed -3.39
Megalosuchus Damage -4.35
Megalosuchus Balanced -4.59
Skoolasaurus Speed 0.00
Skoolasaurus Damage -0.14
Skoolasaurus Health -0.71
Skoolasaurus Balanced -3.60
Smilocephalosaurus Balanced 0.00
Smilocephalosaurus Health -0.73
Smilocephalosaurus Speed -4.35
Smilocephalosaurus Damage -4.51
Spinotasuchus Health 0.00
Spinotasuchus Balanced -2.42
Spinotasuchus Damage -4.47
Spinotasuchus Speed -9.68
Stegodeus Damage 0.00
Stegodeus Balanced -5.44
Stegodeus Health -6.71
Stegodeus Speed -20.66
Suchotator Health 0.00
Suchotator Balanced -5.71
Suchotator Speed -6.11
Suchotator Damage -8.83
Tragodistis Damage 0.00
Tragodistis Balanced -2.94
Tragodistis Health -3.19
Tragodistis Speed -9.17
Tuoramoloch Damage 0.00
Tuoramoloch Health -1.26
Tuoramoloch Balanced -2.01
Tuoramoloch Speed -9.10
Tyrannolophosaur Health 0.00
Tyrannolophosaur Speed -0.17
Tyrannolophosaur Balanced -3.94
Tyrannolophosaur Damage -8.55

Low Apex

Creature Build Difference
Allosaurus Gen 2 Health 0.00
Allosaurus Gen 2 Balanced -2.67
Allosaurus Gen 2 Speed -4.10
Allosaurus Gen 2 Damage -10.05
Ankyntrosaurus Health 0.00
Ankyntrosaurus Damage -1.32
Ankyntrosaurus Balanced -3.21
Ankyntrosaurus Speed -8.73
Ardontosaurus Damage 0.00
Ardontosaurus Health -4.01
Ardontosaurus Balanced -6.26
Ardontosaurus Speed -15.13
Diplodocus Damage 0.00
Diplodocus Health -3.28
Diplodocus Balanced -3.88
Diplodocus Speed -10.37
Gigaspikasaur Damage 0.00
Gigaspikasaur Health -0.56
Gigaspikasaur Balanced -0.89
Gigaspikasaur Speed -9.86
Paramoloch Balanced 0.00
Paramoloch Health -2.98
Paramoloch Damage -3.97
Paramoloch Speed -6.51
Purutaurus Health 0.00
Purutaurus Speed -5.53
Purutaurus Balanced -8.53
Purutaurus Damage -10.92
Sarcorixis Speed 0.00
Sarcorixis Damage -6.79
Sarcorixis Balanced -8.99
Sarcorixis Health -10.32
Stygidaryx Health 0.00
Stygidaryx Balanced -8.49
Stygidaryx Damage -10.17
Stygidaryx Speed -11.60

The Analysis

So why do you care about anything but the best?  Well, take a look at the Tyrants’ best archetypes. 5 Damage, 3 Balanced, and 1 Health.  Now look at your boost inventory. Does it resemble that ratio? Odds are the answer is no. If you want the best results you need to make the best use of your resources.  That means you want to evenly spread out your boost usage without sacrificing too much power. Let me give you an example.

Geminititan’s best archetype is damage focused, but what if you already have a lot of damage focused creatures?  Well, Geminititan’s 2nd best archetype, Health, is only worse by 0.63 percentage points! It’s easily worth it to use her health archetype in this scenario just to even out your boost usage.  Compare this to Erlikospyx, who’s 2nd best archetype, Balanced, is 3.20 percentage points worse than her best. Still not a huge difference, but the biggest of all the Tyrant #2 archetype.

The Farewell

At 100 boosts per tier, progress is going to get a much needed slowdown and lots more thought is going to need to go into boost choices.  Hopefully this data will help you choose wisely.  As always, these archetypes are not guides and are only to look at trends in power.  They are not exact numbers you should use for your builds.  Now if you'll excuse me, I have a new patch to datamine!

About the Author(s)

Hello, I am either a robot made to fold paper or a robot created to fold paper.  I forget which.  I love numbers! I love data!  I love animals!  I love you!  Will you got to robot prom with me?