Luciandk wrote:Why do you think rabbits are bad? Im curious.
Rabbits excel versus tamers, when you know when the attacks are coming and you know precisely how much speed you need to go first.
PvP is another story, and there's lots of reasons. And I should preface this by saying that I would really really like for Rabbits to be good, because I think the 'lightweight but agile' archetype should be viable, and Rabbits are the premier example. But in practice they fall short, for various reasons. The most fundamental is that power is good longterm, and speed is good shortterm: but rabbits use speed to prolong the game. Here's more specifics
First, speed costs a lot, and you have to invest heavily in it to make Dodge/Burrow useful. The cost is in power: a breed 5 rabbit hits for ~300 per turn with Flurry. So suppose you're fighting a pet that can deal 400 per turn, which is not particularly rare. It doesn't matter that you can spend 1 turn to dodge 2 turns of attacks, because in your 4 turns you do 1200 damage, and in the other guy's 3 turns they'll do 1200 damage. The only mathematical advantage for Dodge is if you can avoid the big hits instead of the small ones, but in PvP you have to guess when they're coming. *And*, when the Dodge buff is up, it's not like the opponent has to attack and waste their turn. They can swap or heal or buff.
Second, speed debuffs are common and highly effective (Primal Cry, Frost Shock), and so are 'go-first' moves like Trihorn Charge and Surge. All 3 rabbit abilities are extremely bad when you don't go first.
Third, the mechanics of Flurry make it bad, because it's a multi-hit ability that does ~120 per hit. So you lose to anything with Sandstorm or a shield.
Fourth, dodging does nothing against healing, and your power is so low that you can't out-damage the heals. So you lose to anything with a decent heal.
Fifth, the mechanics of Burrow make it bad. It's one turn of dodge followed by 'I just told you that I will definitely not be able to dodge next turn.' If the opponent has a big nuke and can wait for you to burrow, then you're guaranteed to eat the damage. And since rabbits do so little damage, the opponent typically has plenty of time and can afford to wait.