A friend of mine mentioned that he has a hard time remembering which pet families are strong against what other. I gave him this list and he thought it was awesome. So I thought I'd pass it on here. This is how I remember which is strong against the other, and I made this up because I have a hard time remembering lists without any reasoning behind it.
There seems to be a logic behind how blizzard set it up, which corresponds with the real world... well, real world logic anyway. The only one I haven't figured out the logic to yet is Magical Vs Birds. But as long as I have all the others down that one is easy to remember.
So for all the Left Brain thinkers out there...
- Birds eat Fish. - Water puts out Fire. (Aquatic kills Elemental) - Elements are bad for Machinery. - Traps kill Beasts (Mechanical Vs Beast) . - Cats kill Mice. (Beasts kill Critters) - Critters eat Corpses (Undead). - Zombies eat (Human) brains. - Knights (Humans) slay Dragons. - Dragons are made by magic and are therefor strong against Magical. - Magic kills Birds (because I guess they have nothing else to do???)
Now I haven't worked out defense yet. Not beyond "water cleans filth" for Aquatic has strong defense against undead.
Thanks. But I already have a copy of that chart; as well as a chart I made that takes it from the opposite perspective: "If you're up against this, use this pet" (which works better for me the way my mind works).
But the concept in this thread is to have a way to remember strengths and weaknesses without having to rely on cheat-charts. As a result of this logic, I never need to lean on visual crutches, it's in my head.