Thank you for such swift and speedy advice.
Yes Gráinne, ordinarily the HP Shimmershell is the way to go (I have a rather modest access to Aquatics at present) and I followed the advice of the site within my first few weeks to nab one while tooling around Lor'danel. The Shimmershell is fine here, but doesn't kill as quickly as I want for farming purposes. I think that the Slithershock Elver
in P/P that Paladance recommends (the S/S isn't available yet, might get it later) may be the hookup. Pump
followed by Pump
is 776 on the Waveling and with the bonus vs Elementals, that's probably a dead Waveling in 2 rounds. This matters since you're trying to cut down on the damage your team takes (particularly the carry pet) to avoid time wasted on healing. The Wavelings spawn like mad in that zone, actually quicker than 1 toon can kill them all.
Currently the Grasslands Cottontail
is going Burrow
then 1X or 2X Flurry
which is 3-4 or so rounds depending on RNG. The 2-turn Burrow actually procs as if it were only 1 round in much the same way that the Nexus Whelpling's rapid kill of the remaining 2 pets functions. I generally do not care how much damage the Cottontail takes as he'll rarely take enough to prevent him from running out in a 2nd, 3rd or even 4th battle without running the Stable Master circuit or using a bandage or self-heal.
The main thing I'm looking for is something that can basically 2-shot the Water Waveling. I got lucky at the DMF and fished up a Sea Pony
which I believe is close in power to the Slithershock Elver
and would save me 500 gp. OTOH, I'm not sure anything Aquatic hits elementals quite as hard as the P/P Slithershock so I can see uses for it down the road. I think that might be worth trying.