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Oresika
 
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Current PVP Meta

Postby Oresika » July 22nd, 2016, 11:33 am

Where can I read up on the current PVP meta? I'm so lost trying to get my 250 wins

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Biscuit
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Re: Current PVP Meta

Postby Biscuit » July 23rd, 2016, 1:58 pm

To be fair, the new meta hasn't really shaken itself out just yet.

With that being said, Fiendish Imp, Teroclaw Hatchling and a Nightshade Sproutling were all high-tier pets before this patch and nothing has diminished that fact. Try those three out.

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Gráinne
 
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Re: Current PVP Meta

Postby Gráinne » July 23rd, 2016, 3:29 pm

Biscuit wrote:Fiendish Imp, Teroclaw Hatchling and a Nightshade Sproutling were all high-tier pets before this patch and nothing has diminished that fact.

Agreed. I see Oresika's Sproutlings are 289 speed, which may not be fast enough for all battles, but the Imp is the full 333.

I think Bone Serpents will still be very strong. Their CD-locked moveset means their power wasn't back-ended anyway.

Oresika, is your issue with the current meta, of just with getting into PvP? I really want to write a Beginner's Guide to PvP.

Discodoggy is the world's source of inspiration and strategies for pet PvP.
Start with http://pvppetbattles.com/daily-battle/ and look around the site.

I gave a beginner friend a team of
Bone Serpent: Bone Barrage/Call Darkness/Nocturnal Strike
Iron Starlette: Wind-Up/Powerball/Supercharge
Nexus Whelpling: Tail Sweep/Mana Surge/Arcane Storm

and he did OK with it.

Instructions: Try to match each of your pets against the opposite pet that it's strong against, or a pet that is weak against yours. Don't be afraid to swap if you have a bad match-up. There are often a lot of swaps in PvP.

Whelpling: Arcane Storm, then Mana Surge

Serpent: Bone Barrage, Call Darkness, Bone Barrage, Nocturnal Strike

Starlette: Wind-Up, Powerball if that will make you faster than your opponent, Supercharge, Wind-Up may work but you could be playing head games with when to use Supercharge/Wind-Up. It can be good to do Wind-Up/Wind-Up and get that in twice.

This is a pretty basic team and an experienced battler with a sophisticated moveset will avoid or otherwise run rings around your big hits, but it's easy to understand, and my friend did OK with it - 10 wins from 14 battles on his first outing.

If you're just new to PvP, understanding your own team is half the battle.

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Re: Current PVP Meta

Postby Shagina » July 23rd, 2016, 10:28 pm

With the nerfs to aoe in general and undeads in particular, I expect disruption based strategies to rise to the top and humanoids to return. Pets like Scalded Basilisk Hatchling, Death Adder Hathling, Fiendish Imp, Flayer Youngling and Nightshade Sproutling (to name a few) will likely become the new top tier as they suffered the most vs aoe teams. Call Darkness teams and healer teams will likely also stay strong, so this will probably be the new rock, paper, scissor meta.


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