Kpb321 wrote:IMO you have to start by figuring out your teams you want to use based on what pets you have and which ones are already leveled. I'd start with the 4 celestials because you have to beat them every week. Then start looking at first three for this week, or next week depending on how much leveling you need to do and start planning for them.
That's what I did. First I checked which pets I already would have for the 4 celestials, Then I searched for teams for the current week's Celestial Tournament, picking pet teams that didn't overlap with the Celestial teams (oh the glory of the spreadsheets!). For example I use Clockwork Gnome against Xu-Fu and many strats for the first round utilized the Gnome as well, and I didn't want to level duplicate pets.
I checked multiple guides, Celestial Tournament thread here and comments at Wowhead. This wowhead guide
wasn't there at the time, but after completing CT I started searching for better teams on the ones that didn't feel strong and also came across that one. I tried to avoid teams with any replies about how it might work. Also I only picked teams where the strategy was actually written pretty much turn to turn. I also gathered the pets I would need for the next week, leveled them and did CT always on the last day before reset. The wowhead guide isn't perfect and especially Taran Zhu strats I feel are missing the mark, but it's nice in that it also lists cageable strategies that might not be as efficient, but still (mostly) work. I borrowed my cageable pets to my friend
Keep in mind when searching for tactics that there have been changes to pet abilities and also opponents along the way. Some parts of 5.3 guides were already old in 5.4 and now some 5.4 stuff is also old. It might be that some tactics work even better and some aren't as great anymore.
First what I would now do is get pets to open the Menagerie and then get the teams that can be used to boost pets in the menagerie and use those menagerie dailies to full advantage.
It's actually funny... I don't use Chrominius, Anubisath Idol, Pandaren Water Spirit (well it's in a backup strat) or the Zeppelin in any of my Cele teams. x) They are all great for Pandaren tamers though so I do use them in other teams, and definitely worth having.