Zaelo wrote:I know Flyers have a great speed boost while over half HP, but with abilities like Alpha Strike and Cocoon Strike.. wouldn't more Speed still be preferable on Moths?
Yellow Moth has 244 speed as a (P/P), which the flying family bonus boosts to (244 * 1.5) = 366.
My thinking is, there are only 5 pets that can outspeed this guy at 50% or higher (discounting other flying pets). Otherwise, he gets the first attack in against the enemy. Here are the 5 pets that outspeed this guy.
Zergling (magic based attacks but also VERY rare.)
I'm not a big fan of Cocoon Strike, since it seems to only absorb one hit, as opposed to giving blanket immunity for a turn (or two). Really though, that's a problem with all of the moths. The biggest benefit of this move is absorbing a powerful magic attack. I see this guy as being a fast heavy hitter, and if you're lucky with sleep dust, you can get an extra turn of sleep out of the deal.
He's kinda playing off of the idea that "Every point of speed past the 1 point that makes you faster than your opponent is wasted".