I disagree with your analysis on the new Celestial Pets. Every single one of these will be very strong!
Some might not be very good stand alone pets, and might not be used frequently. I do agree that Aspect of Xu'en will be the easiest to use and will be very strong! I do agree that the others are weak as stand alone pets. Their move sets seem really strong in certain setups. Too strong possibly!Aspect of Yu'lonBreath
Overwhelms the enemy with draconic breath, dealing 24 Dragon
damage; 90% Hit Chance.Emerald Presence
Reduces up to 5 damage from each attack against you. Lasts 5 rounds.Lift-Off
Fly up high, becoming unattackable for one round. On the next round, you attack, dealing 35 Flying
damage; 80% Hit Chance; 4 Turn Cooldown.Jadefire Lightning
Brings forth jadefire lightning to deal 9 Magic
damage to the enemy team; 100% Hit Chance; 1 Turn Cooldown.Celestial Blessing
Sanctifies the ground for 5 rounds, blessing the next friendly pet to swap into battle with 50% reduced damage for DATA ERROR |4round:rounds;Life Exchange
Equalizes the health between the user and his enemy. Health gained cannot exceed the caster's maximum health; 100% Hit Chance; 5 Turn Cooldown.
What makes this pet strong? Breath, Celestial Blessing, Life Exchange. Life Exchange pets want low uptime after they have lower HP. You generally are punished by one lost round because of Life Exchange. A stun move for a Life Exchange pet would have been good. This might even be better. You gain 2 rounds of reduced damage from using Celestial Blessing (and it does not favor/require speed, unlike other damage reduction moves), if the buff is indeed 4 rounds.
I see great synergy with (some) squishy P/P pets! This pet counters P/P pets squishiness while they keep their high damage. This pet has insane synergy and can function as tank.
Aspect of Yu'lon could have worked in a defensive Sandstorm team. Life exchange covers the Swap+Emerald Presence really well. You basically have a reset button after wasting rounds with a 2 turn setup. Sandstorm teams (as theme) are not that popular though. After the nerf this tactic is no longer viable, because of the 5 round duration. A Life Exchange user with a Shield has potential though!
I do agree that this pet does not have multiple great movesets. Jadefire Lightning is a wasted slot (overdramatising). This lowers the potential. The breed of this pet does not seem that great either. It move set is really unique and really strong however.
I would rate this pet an A(-?)
Aspect of NiuzaoTrample
Tramples the target, dealing 10 Beast
damage plus an additional 10% of the target's health.Headbutt
Deals 30 Beast
damage and has a 25% chance to stun the target; 95% Hit Chance; 4 Turn CooldownNiuzao's Charge
Builds up power during the first round. The next round the user charges the enemy with unstoppable force, dealing 50 Beast
damage; 100% Hit Chance; 4 Turn CooldownHorn AttackWish
Next round, your active pet will be healed for 50% of its maximum health; 5 Turn Cooldown.Dominance
Deals 22 Beast damage. If the user is faster than the target, they have a 50% chance to be trampled and lose their turn; 95% Hit Chance; 1 Turn Cooldown.
Its first and second slot are amazing! Trample and Wish have great synergy. Trample hits for 390-550 in Sunlight. Wish heals for full HP in Sunlight. It is rare to have a pet with 2 strong (completely different moves) that scale really well with a weather effect. This pet becomes a no-brainer for Sunlight teams. It is a shame that the third slot is mediocre (unstoppable damage is really sweet, although I dislike the charge up). Aspect of Niuzao is very unique and very strong.
I would rate this pet an A(+?)Aspect of Chi-JiFire Quills
Flings 1-2 fiery quills at the enemy, dealing 10 Elemental
damage per hit. Hits an additional time if the user attacks first.Ethereal
Enter an ethereal state, avoiding all attacks the round it is used. This ability always goes first; 3 Turn Cooldown.Wild Winds
A sharp wind gust deals 18 Flying
damage instantly and 4 Flying damage every round for 2 rounds. Persists through pet swaps.Alpha Strike
Deals 15 Flying
damage. Deals 10 additional damage if the user is faster than the enemy; 95% Hit Chance.Tranquility
Fills the area with peace, causing your active pet to restore 10 health every round. Lasts 2 rounds. Persists through pet swaps.Feign Death
The user feigns death, avoiding the opponent's attack. The user then swaps automatically with your highest health pet; 8 Turn Cooldown.
I am unsure about this pet!
Scalded Basilisk Hatchling can be a strong pet, although the damage is unreliable. Having a Stall Pet that can eat cc is really useful sometimes. Aspect of Chi-Ji does not get a free round if it is faster, unlike Scalded Basilisk Hatchling. I assume that Aspect of Chi-Ji will be weaker than Scalded Basilisk Hatchling. Scalded Basilisk Hatchling does better (more frequently) damage.
Aspect of Chi-Ji definitely won't be a weak pet! It has a very unique moveset however! I can see this pet being great in PvE. It also brings in some flavor that other Flying pets often miss (multiple 100% avoidance moves).
I would rate this pet a B-.
Aspect of Xuen
I agree with what you've said. Aspect of Xuen can also use Moonfire! It has two good movesets.