Vek wrote:I just got the general feeling that NA was much more liked, than Minfernal ever was, when it was implemented. And I myself got much more use out of it than my crappy B/B Minfernal. Also it was actually just until recently I got into how good Extra Plating(or any 50% dmg reduction move) really is(especially for faster pets like the De-Weaponized), what was I thinking before lol.
Now that I got lucky and got a P/P Minfernal the missing Extra Plating from the NA makes it no match at all. Minfernal would win out hands down for me.
The NA does have a very unusual stat distribution level. Two breeds with 252 speed, does any other pet have this strange speed. It's faster than the really slow pets, undead and turtles mostly and Idol ofc, but it is below 260 which does not help at all. Even the P/S has a strange speed in 281, faster than 273/276 but slower than the more common 289. These strange speeds does make Nether Gate a lot less useful than the 333 speed Imp for example.
I think the main problem with the NA is that it just doesnt have any outstanding choices for slot 2 skills. Immolation really wants you to sit and twiddle thumbs in the backrow, a strong dot if you can open with it. But it doesnt really do anything for the NA when its forced to be the frontliner. Immolation is really a lot better on the Fiendish Imp due to how it meshes with the humanoid racial, to allow you to heal from the backrow.
And explode Ive already talked about in earlier posts, really wanting high hp that doesnt play well with the magic racial.
There is oddball pets out there with some rather whacky stat distributions. Such as Kovok or Jademist Dancer. JD in particular is noteworthy with having a 317 speed S/S variant. Useless. Kovok have way too many base points dumped in speed as well.
Death Adder Hatchling is a pet that makes really good use of its Extra Plating variant skill, due to skyhigh natural speed and thusly being able to pop it before incomming damage lands.