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Re: Pet Battles

Postby jere » Fri Sep 13, 2013 6:03 am

So I posted this in another thread, but figured it should also go in the actual battle pet thread.

I know most people use multi mechanical teams with Lil' Oondasta, but I ended up with a different team of non mechanicals that is very consistant at killing him (if all the 100% abilities hit him, he'll die).

Pet#1: A CoD pet with high Power stat. Landro's Litchling is very good if you have it. If not, a Lost of Lordaeron (B/B breed) is a very easy to farm one.

Pet#2: Pandaren Water Spirit with whirlpool and geyser

Pet#3: A Stunted Shardhorn (P/P breed) with survival and stampede

This is a modification of the BoF nuke team. It is very important that the stunted shardhorn have less HP than the water spirit so the first ability doesn't swap the wrong pet.

Round1: Cast Cod. Oon swaps you to Water Spirit
Round2: Cast Geyser. Oon casts AoE, killing your CoD pet if it survived round1.
Round3: Cast Whirlpool. Oon should kill Water Spirit. Shardhorn will swap in.
Round4. Cast Survival. Oon will use Crush but not kill you
Round5. Cast Stampede. Oon will use Crush but not kill you. All abilities hit
Round6. Stampede will continue and finish off the remaining HP. Oon is stunned from Geyser
Round7. Usually don't get this far.
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Re: Pet Battles

Postby Jabari » Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:18 am

I just have been using "darkmoon mech bombs" team of Darkmoon Tonk, Darkmoon Zep, and Clockwork Gnome (though any mech in the 3rd slot works, really).

Start with the Tonk, Ion Cannon, he'll get shoved to the back (so the drawback is nil), use Decoy when you can, and just hammer away with mech attacks. Pretty easy, actually.


I also now have Xu-Fu! :)
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Gonna be a slog to the the others. Each one is 3 weeks of doing that scenario after the first one. *sigh*

Side note: They made Nishi (4 winds) quite a bit harder - the sunflower actually uses Solar Beam now. I'm just using a Water Spirit now in the first slot, and Dive to avoid the huge hit, but that was quite a surprise the first time I did it after the patch. *laugh*
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Re: Pet Battles

Postby Flex » Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:29 am

For Nishi just switch to using a pet with a weather effect. Solar Beam deals 50% more damage in Sunny Weather.

I picked Xu-Fu first too, I always wanted a spectral kitty.
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Re: Pet Battles

Postby Jabari » Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:30 am

Flex wrote:For Nishi just switch to using a pet with a weather effect. Solar Beam deals 50% more damage in Sunny Weather.

I picked Xu-Fu first too, I always wanted a spectral kitty.


Heh, I actually picked Xu-Fu to have another Moonfire pet, for a PvP team that's "close but not quite there".

I was running it with Nether Fairie Dragon, Sporeling Sprout, and Fungal Abomination, but the Sprout just never really pulled it's own weight. I want to try Xu-fu in that slot instead.

(As an aside, Xu-Fu looks _really_ cool in shadowform *laugh*)
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Re: Pet Battles

Postby Flex » Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:49 am

My favorite part is building the teams for the Champions. This week Ion gave me a headache due to the feign death. But I was actually able to kill that pet before it could feign death by using a magic damage dealing dragonkin like Nexus Whelpling. Frost Breath once or twice, Arcane Storm then unleash Mana Surge. Timed right you get the Dragonkin racial and blow up the bird.
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Re: Pet Battles

Postby Flex » Mon Sep 16, 2013 1:03 pm

Oh man. Lil Bling is a mechanical with a mechanical stampede. Need to get.
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Re: Pet Battles

Postby Flex » Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:06 am

and I got Lil Bling last night. Leveled him to 25. Finished leveling a s/s breed Flock having chicken. Got some good levels on both Bonkers and Clock Em as well. Should be pretty set for this week's tournament.
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Re: Pet Battles

Postby Flex » Fri Sep 27, 2013 11:34 am

Soloing Yu'la with Mr Bigglesworth:

Start with claw (pounce will do less damage as second attack will be full blocked), yu'la shields, cast Ice Tomb. yu'la lifts off, cast Ice Barrier, pass, yu'la's Lift Off finishes, pass again, Yu'la's breath attack blocked, Ice Tomb hits stunning Yu'la, Claw, Claw, take reduced damage from Yu'la's breath attack since Mr Bigglesworth is an undead.

Repeat the sequence.

How to kill Xu-Fu easily.

Get yourself a Skywhisp moth though any pet with Lightning Storm weather effect can work Moths take less damage from Xu-Fu's primary attack, though they take more damage from the moonlight Cast. On your first go use a normal attack. After Xu-Fu uses Moonlight cast Lightning Storm. If you survive the next attack just do normal attacks.

Swap in a fast pet, base speed of 297 or better, with a Stampede effect. You want the fastest speed so you can get in one more Stampede before moving to your third part so it has two rounds of the damage taken debuff on Xu-Fu. Lil Bling works great for this, also any flying type pet with a S/S breed works as well.

The third pet will be any mechanical with a strong mechanical attack to nuke Xu-Fu down while he takes increased damage.

Killing Chi-Chi for Dummies

Level up 3 Snails.

Alternatively use a snail as your first pet. Keep Acidic Goo on the Chi-Chi. Spam Ooze Touch.

If you have 2 snails you should easily be able to take out Chi-Chi. If you do not have two snails any magic pet will do, Oozes preferred since they can combine Acidic Goo and Ooze Touch, they'll just take normal damage from Chi-Chi's attack.
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Re: Pet Battles

Postby Jabari » Fri Sep 27, 2013 11:52 am

Hmm, interesting. I'll have to level a couple of mine some more (Mr. Biggles, maybe another snail).

I'd been using Tiny Twister as my opener for Xu-Fu - they changed his Sandstorm to Lightning Storm in the last patch. Don't have a Lil' Bling yet - I think I just use Tonk/Zep afterward.

Chi-Chi has been the one that has given me the most problems in the past. I've been doing a "Wild Magic/DoTs" group against him. I'm sure I have a second snail close that I could level fast (I already use one for Pandarian Spirit Tamers) - been using a Lantern in that last slot that has rather a lot of magic burst.

Do you Shield at all with the Snails, or not bother?

Amusing pet I got: The Droplet of Ysaarjh (or however it's spelled). Seems like a decent opener, has both Cleansing Rain and Dreadful Breath.
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Re: Pet Battles

Postby Flex » Fri Sep 27, 2013 11:59 am

Jabari wrote:Do you Shield at all with the Snails, or not bother?


I do not shield with my snails since that takes the place of Acidic Goo. The other moves are Dive and Headbutt. Headbutt if it stuns is okay, but being Beast damage it'll be a loss of DPS vs Ooze Touch if it doesn't stun. Dive might be doable if you time it so you're submerged during Chi-Chi's dodge.
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Re: Pet Battles

Postby jere » Fri Sep 27, 2013 2:22 pm

I only remember having to pass once per cycle with Mr. Bigglesworth. He should be hitting the barrier once on the same turn you lay it and then the second time on the turn you pass.


On Chi-Chi I have been successful with a lamb army. Sooth > Chew > Stampede (repeat). Takes two to kill him and I keep a surge of power user in back up incase of RNG misses/crits that mess up the strat. The nice thing about this strat is if you use Sooth 2 turns before the Ethereal Turn, he goes to sleep before he can use it, allowing stampede+chew to hit each cycle.
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Re: Pet Battles

Postby Flex » Fri Sep 27, 2013 2:32 pm

jere wrote:I only remember having to pass once per cycle with Mr. Bigglesworth. He should be hitting the barrier once on the same turn you lay it and then the second time on the turn you pass.


you're right, got my pass/claw pacing jumbled.
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Re: Pet Battles

Postby Jabari » Sun Sep 29, 2013 11:33 pm

Thanks for the tips Flex - went through this time with only a couple issues (on the trainers, not the celestials). :)

Snails and Bigglesworth worked perfectly, and I even messed up the Biggles timing the first pass.

One more week for getting another celestial pet!

Any tips for how to get up to the sky-moths on the Timeless Isle?
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Re: Pet Battles

Postby Flex » Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:16 am

Jabari wrote:Any tips for how to get up to the sky-moths on the Timeless Isle?


1) Albatross taxi service
2) Mount up in fatigue water, fly really high, fly in until you're dismounted, use either a goblin glider or the glider that is sold on the island to fly to a peak.
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Re: Pet Battles

Postby jere » Mon Sep 30, 2013 1:41 pm

Any suggestions for the second celestial to pick this week? I got Xu-fu last week. I'm more looking for function (as opposed to cuteness). I was thinking Chi-Chi would be a good choice for second, but still playing around with the idea.
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Re: Pet Battles

Postby Winkle » Tue Oct 01, 2013 8:28 am

Just stumbled across this thread after developing a mild interest in pet battles, currently i have 4 pets in the lvl 21-22 range with all my other pets level 18-1.

My lvl 21-22 pets are:
Giant Bone Spider (seemed good at lower levels by web doesn't seem to hit hard anymore)
Jade oozling
Son of Animus
Dark Phoneix hatchling

My current target is to get the pets to level 25 and complete the pet trainer quests from StormWind. Currently doing the outland ones.

Any suggestions for what i should after that?
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Re: Pet Battles

Postby Worldie » Tue Oct 01, 2013 8:44 am

Your first aim to complete the quest from stormwind would be having 1 lvl 25 pet of each element (or a lvl 25 pet with attacks of each element)
From Northrend onwards, you will be facing Epic quality pets, meaning your only way to defeat them is using their counter element (either resistant to their attack, or strong against them, or both)

With those you should be able to clear everything up to spirits of pandaria and legendary beasts. At that point, you will need several pets of each element.

However, once you got 2 lvl 25 pets, training a pet to lvl 25 takes a couple hours at most.
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Re: Pet Battles

Postby Jabari » Tue Oct 01, 2013 8:56 am

That's a pretty nice set of pets to start with! :)
(Note: For the Bone Spider, you'll want the two DoTs and Death Grip - put both DoTs on, then shove it to the back - that one will still be taking damage while you're laying more DoTs on the new front guy.)

For the moment, the thing you'll want to do is get at least 2 pets up to level 25 ASAP, and do as many of the trainer quests as you can handle. When you finish a "set" of them (i.e., all the Outland ones) those turn into dailies you can repeat.

You want 2 25s to quickly level other pets using those dailies - the 25s don't soak any XP at all and will destroy the trainers, so the "lowbie" only has to be in there for one turn and then can hide in the back - it'll get a ton of XP after each trainer daily.

After that, it's just a matter of going around and collecting rares of the "good" pets, then leveling them up. You'll want a variety of families and attacks to proceed through the later trainers (Northrend/Cata/Pandaria), and then on to Spirit Tamers and the tournament at the end. Pet PvP is also kind of fun. :)

I'd start with this list:
Anubsith Idol (AQ 40 - Twin Emps, or the AH)
Fel Flame (Shadowmoon Valley)
Any Snail (elemental killers)
Clockwork Gnome (Archeology, or the AH)
Moths (lots of choices - Moths are strong!)
Kun-Lai Runt (Kun-Lai)
Nether Faeire Dragon (near Dire Maul)
Crow (darkmoon faire, you'll have to fight a level 5+ fly as they only appear in the back. You'll probably need an upgrade stone to get a rare of this.)
Scourged Whelpling (haha yeah right, this is an impossible camp. I did the PvP-RP server bit to get one. Ridiculously good, though.)

Lots of other good pets too obviously, level up anything that you think is interesting. :)

You'll also want to get the BattlePetTeams addon.
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Re: Pet Battles

Postby Flex » Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:47 am

If you have a worgen you can buy a Gilnean Raven from the trainer and save time farming a crow.

My favorite Flying type is the Wildhammer Gryphon Hatchling. They can counter nukes with Lift Off, or they can do a flying damage stampede, and are offensive power houses in their other slots.

My favorite aquatic type or water striders, basically regular elemental killers.

You'll also want to toss in a few extra mechanicals. Darkmoon Zeppelin and Pandaren Mechanical Dragonling are strong due to decoy.

My normal power leveling is quite tame since I have 100+ level 25s. I hit up Farmer Nishi, Grandmaster Aki and the Flowing Water Spirit. I can get a pet from level 1 to 22 from those three fights using Safari Hat and 25% sausage.

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Re: Pet Battles

Postby jere » Tue Oct 01, 2013 12:21 pm

I definitely recommand the Anub Idol. With him, I am able to solo 2 of the pandaria tamers (aki,yon) as well as the fire elemental. He will be useful in levelling other pets and is a very useful pet in general.

A fast bunny is definitely suggested (S/S breed). The ability to dodge 2 attacks and also burrow away from another is useful in quite a few fights, even in those where you don't have an elemental advantage.

The Terrible Turnip is good for capturing other pets due to it's main attack (Weakened blows I think) not being able to kill enemies.

One that I have come upon recently: A S/S breed Death Adder. In this breed, it will be able to fully blind a target for two rounds + do some decent burst damage. This may not seem much different from dodge, but there are some abilities the tamers have that will still put up a debuff even if the attack is dodged or that do AoE damage even if the first pet dodges. Blind Poison actually prevents some debuffs from being applied (haven't tested against all, but whirlpool is one example) and nullifies AoE while up. I wish I had him while levelling so I could have some more concrete experience.
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Re: Pet Battles

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Re: Pet Battles

Postby halabar » Wed Oct 02, 2013 7:46 am

Best battle pet evah...
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Re: Pet Battles

Postby Jabari » Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:32 am

jere wrote:Any suggestions for the second celestial to pick this week? I got Xu-fu last week. I'm more looking for function (as opposed to cuteness). I was thinking Chi-Chi would be a good choice for second, but still playing around with the idea.


Heh, I actually picked up Chi-Chi myself. Wild Magic is always a neat skill to mess with, and it works well with both quills and alpha strike.

Was tempted by Yu'la though - that AoE (in the 10-slot) looks really good, especially with Lightning Storm, and a shield to possibly protect yourself. *shrug*
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Re: Pet Battles

Postby jere » Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:59 am

Yeah, I ended up going with Chi-Chi. I only tried once, but I think I can solo the Flowing Water Spirit team with just him if I tried hard enough. I'll have to play with him some more.
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Re: Pet Battles

Postby Andurin » Thu Oct 10, 2013 11:36 pm

Any tips for a first timer going to give the Celestial Tournament a shot? Or should I just try it and see how far I get? ^^
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