No offense, but I can't wait to see you Swap folk squirm after the patch. All those teams do is the same cheap crap; and don't try to justify that by saying "there's timing involved". No there isn't...you can swap pretty much anything, anytime and completely destroy not only synergies, but HP as well in the blink of an eye. It's not bad enough that swaps hit like a truck, but they also cause the NEXT pet swapped in to lose a turn to boot, if they're not as fast as the swapper. So you're basically getting double damage, unless justice in the form of Miss RNG creeps up on you.
I don't mean any malice towards you personally, if you used a team with Swapping and/or Direhorns...you're probably a good person...but the exploits that are available still take a lot of fun out of it, and hopefully we'll see a lot less of that in 5.4.
of course swap teams are OP. Of course direhorns are OP. Of course sandstorm teams are OP.. of course darkness teams are OP. That was my entire point I was trying to make in this thread. There are only about 5 really viable teams if you want to maximize your win rate.
also ´cheap crap´ and ´exploits´ are really stupid terms to use. Every OP team has a gimmick.. but of course you think ´yours´ isn´t a gimmick, but the other 4 are? At least I had enough integrity this entire thread to say ´my team´ was OP. I know it was OP, that is why I played it. I wanted to get to 250 wins as quickly as possible. I don´t enjoy 25 pvp because it is a waste of time since you can´t level pets doing it.
And also, you are wrong about ´swap teams´ not requiring any skill. Yes, they are a bit like a 3x direhorn team where if you are a terrible player, you can still get above a 50% win rate using them. I played against a ton of swap teams that were played terribly. Like I said, people with BS who used swap before dots. Or people with fiendish imps who kept them out too long ( their best use is swap, then immolute from the back line). Trust me, I went against my own team dozens of times..and you can definitely play it bad or play it good. People like you are wrong about swap teams, and you will lose as much as you win because you think that the ´swaps´ are the OP part to them. Swaps are nice, they hit decent, but they have high miss rates AND they have long cds. What you, and most people don´t realize the real power of swap pets is the ones that come with dots.
In any event. 5.4 wasn´t going to hurt my playstyle with my swapteam that much. I almost never was waiting for a swap cd, so the one extra round isn´t going to matter, and like I said, the actual damage of the swap ability is minor compared to the damage you are doing to that pet with 2 dots on the backline.
But your comments are just classic pvp denial ´ you are OP, you have no skill, just abusing/exploiting OP mechanisms´.. it is why the pvp forums are always filled with tears from players crying about OP stuff. Until that player actually plays the team in question and realizes it isn´t that easy to win all the time. Like I said, I played against my own team enough to realize there is a drastic skill gap in how players use them, and it makes a huge difference in your win rate.