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Luciandk
 
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Question about backline damage

Postby Luciandk » June 11th, 2013, 8:48 am

Any pet or ability considered to be really good at dealing heavy backline damage? Preferably spammable.

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Re: Question about backline damage

Postby Poofah » June 11th, 2013, 9:54 am

The damage amounts on the AoEs seem to be balanced for hitting all 3 pets. Ie, Punch does 20 damage; Arcane Explosion deals 10 frontline/6 backline for 22 total when all 3 pets are still alive; Tidal Wave/Lava Wave deal 7 front/7 back for 21 total. Flux is 12 front/9 back for 30 total, with a 3 round cooldown, and Whirlwind is 11 front/11 back for 33 total, both with 3 round cooldowns, making them pretty comparable to nukes like Conflag/Maul. But as soon as an opposing pet dies, the damage output plummets.

You could try something gimmicky, like Lil XT (Heartbreaker+Tympanic Tantrum is a total of 72 front/36 back over 4 turns), or Uncanny Luck + Cyclone (85% chance for 7 damage, per pet per turn, but it's a lot of swapping and Lightning Storm+Cyclone is just annoying).

Also, this is ignoring the fact that Sandstorm is common and completely shuts down any AoE strategy.

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Re: Question about backline damage

Postby Luciandk » June 11th, 2013, 10:00 am

Was mainly thinking about backline for pve.

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Re: Question about backline damage

Postby Ril » June 11th, 2013, 10:36 am

i'm using a lava spider (or what it is called, it is from searing gorge) on a regular basis against payne. it takes a while but it is the most reliable strat. just use lava wave and the two self-heals. if you're confident enough you can get a few lava waves off with the beast buff but it is risky.

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Re: Question about backline damage

Postby Teacake » June 11th, 2013, 11:56 am

For PVE I use XT's Heartbroken + Tympanic Tantrum a lot. It's great for a lot of the tamers but especially useful for Payne, Obalis, and that monkey guy.

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Re: Question about backline damage

Postby Ravnhawk » June 11th, 2013, 12:28 pm

For PVE I use one of the Zandalari Rapors - Primal Cry is wonderful - it also reduces the speed of the wild pet as well. Works like a champ on the legendary critter battles.


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