Se5s wrote:it took me until 500-ish wins to start to feel like i was getting good.
Me too. At the beginning PvP battles really felt like pulling teeth. Once I had a few team comps that I felt comfortable queuing with, the games started to go a lot faster.
That's precisely my experience as well, but I'd say I started to get the "feel" for it around 300-400 wins. I now have three teams I battle with regularly, and whilst there are cases when wins are easy, there are great teams out there that do cause me some trouble. But that's good, if not it would become horribly boring.
After over 600 wins now, I'm apt to experiment with new teams, exploring some interesting pet abilities, that are often missed. I'm now planning to go over my list of 25s and see if there aren't any curious abilities which I may try to see in battle ^^.
PS. if you do come across a three-direhorn (stun-and-speed-based) or three-crow/raven (darkness-based) teams, those might be mine, I do feel best with those two teams, despite the fact they're easy to overcome if the opponent knows what to switch to (eg. the darkness team has trouble with elementals, since they ignore the darkness effect).