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Luciandk
 
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Droplet of Y'shaarj thoughts

Postby Luciandk » July 27th, 2013, 3:52 pm

http://ptr.wowdb.com/npcs/73350-droplet-of-yshaarj
http://ptr.wowhead.com/npc=73350#screenshots:id=375751

I think this upcomming pet have a rather interesting and open ability set. Most notably it appears to be the first pet that can use the Cleansing Rain/Dreadful breath combo innately. And Swallow You Whole gets the damage buff from the weather.

Their other set: Corrosion/Expunge/Curse of Doom could have use as well, though I think they pale compared to the primary combo.

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Re: Droplet of Y'shaarj thoughts

Postby Poofah » July 27th, 2013, 9:50 pm

Acid Rain/Dreadful Breath is definitely interesting. The cooldowns line up perfectly, so you can alternate them for respectable AoE damage. Dreadful Breath is base 7 damage per target; Rainy weather bumps it up to 9 base (so 105 damage from a 280 power pet; up to 135 with Rain up). It's decent but not jaw-dropping. If only Dreadful Breath were aquatic, then Rain would really give it some punch. As it is, 400 damage split 3 ways isn't any higher than what many pets can do single-target, and Droplet needs to devote 2 moves to get that damage, so there's no room for utility. But those are problems with AoE pets/teams in general, not just Droplet.

I'm still going to try him out as an AoE pet, if I manage to get one.

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Re: Droplet of Y'shaarj thoughts

Postby Azrile » July 28th, 2013, 2:25 am

It has some interesting abilities on one pet.. but for pvp, it will be a pain to use effectively. Maybe the first week someone will get suckered into the ´swallow you whole´

But will probably be really useful against some legendaries and scripted pve tamers.

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Re: Droplet of Y'shaarj thoughts

Postby Luciandk » July 28th, 2013, 6:26 am

Yes, it seems mainly a pve pet.

But if you want a PvP pet, Ruby Droplet seems to have potential as an irritating staller pet with its bottom tier abilities.
http://ptr.wowdb.com/npcs/73356-bloodcove-droplet

Note it still have its old name in the link.


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