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Emerald Proto-Drake question

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MachineMaiden
 
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Emerald Proto-Drake question

Postby MachineMaiden » January 9th, 2013, 10:18 am

I have a few questions regarding the pet in the topic. I've read ppl saying he's a powerhouse but how exactly? Which skill set are you all using? Also which breed is the best to go for? 4? I've managed to snag a 8 but debating on waiting and trying for a 4 (even though my luck sucks) because I'm currently also trying to farm a dragon stone from the water wavelings. Is it true they still drop those stones? Thank you so much in advanced!

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Formerruling
 
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Re: Emerald Proto-Drake question

Postby Formerruling » January 9th, 2013, 12:01 pm

High atk power = great heals since for pets heals use the same stat as attacks. He is a beatstick with healing abilities. This is why he is better than emerald whelpling .

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Darklynx
 
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Re: Emerald Proto-Drake question

Postby Darklynx » January 9th, 2013, 1:54 pm

He's a power house because most pet battles on Pandaria are soloable by him, and you can virtually duobattle any Pandaria battle (except Earth Spirit, which can be hard) with him + Flayer Youngling, making that a free xp boost to level 25 for 2 pets level 5 (which is enough to survive most attacks).

1400 HP / 341 Atk / 244 Spe
Emerald Bite / Emerald Presence / Emerald Dream

He's very consistent both offensive or defensive and, since pet battles atm are very predictable, you can virtually negate the damage done to him. Take the Fire Spirit Pet Battle for example, here's how the Fire Spirit will behave:

Turn 1: If pet is level 25 -> Use Conflagrate / If not, use Immolate.
Turn 2: Use Cauterize
Turn 3: Use Immolate
Turn 4: Do nothing
Turn 5: Use Conflagrate, dealing double damage.
Turn 6: Use Immolate

That's basically what he'll do, knowing that, you can do the following:
Turn 1: Use Emerald Presence
Turn 2: Use Emerald Bite
Turn 3: Use Emerald Dream (Turn 1) Regen 160
Turn 4: Use Emerald Dream (Turn 2) Regen 380
Turn 5: Use Emerald Dream (Turn 3) Regen 700
Turn 6: Use Emerald Presence

That'll make you be full and since you'll use Emerald Presence to negate damage from Immolate, you can dish out Magic Bites and kill him before he can even cast another Conflagrate. A similar script is appliable to every single fight in Pandaria. And since he's a dragon, when you down your opponent to 25% life you'll get the racial bonus for 2 turns, killing the first opponent and doing massive damage (Usually 500+) to the next pet.

He's pretty much immortal unless you mess up or RNG decides to be a dick.

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Notamonk
 
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Re: Emerald Proto-Drake question

Postby Notamonk » January 10th, 2013, 12:20 pm

I was also wondering this myself on why this pet was so highly regarded by almost every person that has acquired this pet.

Now I will have to work even harder to find this little bugger.

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Zerdolf
 
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Re: Emerald Proto-Drake question

Postby Zerdolf » January 10th, 2013, 10:26 pm

Just wanted to say that after reading this I went and leveled mine. He was soloing teams of 25s at level 22, he really is a beastly pet. Thanks for the tips.

:twisted:

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MachineMaiden
 
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Re: Emerald Proto-Drake question

Postby MachineMaiden » January 11th, 2013, 2:25 pm

Thank you so much for the info! I am now trying to farm a dragonkin stone for it as I only managed to snag a uncommon one. I really appreciate the info though, it's helps immensely!

I am currently at the Water Waveling site, if anyone has a better site it would be most appreciated.

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Zerdolf
 
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Re: Emerald Proto-Drake question

Postby Zerdolf » January 12th, 2013, 7:13 am

I farmed a dragonkin stone from the serpent hatchlings in Jade Forest but they don't seem to be spawning as much since last patch and before they were everywhere. Could just be my server though.

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