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7.3 Breed Choices: Argus

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7.3 Breed Choices: Argus

Postby Gráinne » September 20th, 2017, 11:55 pm

So now we have the breeds for the Argus wild pets - at least I think we do - and it's time to look at what is available. I'm really quite unsure about several of the choices, so I'd welcome other views!


Antoran Wastes:

Antoran Bile Larva: Nothing much new here. It's a Maggot/Larva, with Diseased Bite in place of the more usual Consume. P/S is still slow, not that it would matter much. Its Krokuun counterpart (see below) comes in H/H, so I'll take H/P here.

Antoran Bilescourge: Generally I like my Fliers to have health, but an S/S Flier with Drain Blood? Just when you thought I was dead, I suck your health! Bwahahaha! Too tempting.


Krokuun:

Bile Larva: Nothing much new here. It's a Maggot/Larva, with Diseased Bite in place of the more usual Consume. You can have any breed, so long as it's H. Its Antoran namesake comes in H/P with identical stats, so I'll file this under H/H.

Bilescourge: I'm never sure about Fliers, so I tend to split the difference with H/P. A Flier that comes in a P/P breed, with Drain Blood, is interesting, though the damage options are not terribly exciting. There is a choice of DoTs, but will they be enough? Its Antoran cousin has the same base stats, and offers an S/S option for that Last Stand effect if your Drain Blood comes back at the right time. I think I'll break with my usual choice, and go for P/P on this one, though with a last sideways look at H/P, and at H/H with Consume Corpse .... oooh that sounds tempting...

Flickering Argunite: No choice here. H/S it is. It's basically an Elementium Geode with a little more health, a bit less speed, and Surge of Light in place of Elementium Bolt. Maybe as part of a Bone Serpent counter? Could be fun in the right circumstances, but I don't see it getting a lot of play.


Mac'Aree:

Arcane Gorger and Felcrazed Wyrm: I take these as a pair, since they are both Magic, and have the same moveset except that Arcane Gorger has Flurry in its first slot where Felcrazed Wyrm has Fel Immolate. That makes the Arcane Gorger choice easy: I want a 325-speed S/S. My slower choice will be between the P/P and H/P Felcrazed Wyrm. Since the species already has slightly high base health, I'll prefer the P/P, with the option between the defensive Deflection and the all-out attack of Mana Surge.

Skyfin Juvenile: I can't decide, or see a clear niche for this one. Wing Buffet on a species whose max speed is 273 - what am I doing? As a Flier, I'll get it in near the start, and either Glowing Toxin or Wild Magic followed by Wild Winds or Slicing Wind, then swap out? 1627-HP H/S with Glowing Toxin, or 1481-HP P/S with Wild Magic?

Pygmy Marsuul: Ah, nice to have some clarity. Flurry, Burrow, Crouch, Survival. We have a Fox with a choice of Survival or Feign Death instead of Dazzling Dance! So I want the S/S. As a side-note, its cousin, the Orphaned Marsuul, comes only in H/S, with a respectable 305 speed.

Warpstalker Hatchling/Warpstalker Runt/Voidstalker Runt: in B/B and P/S only. Same moveset, same stats, same breeds. Nothing terribly exciting here: it's a Lizard, with Blinkstrike replacing Quick Attack, so you won't be using it unless you specifically want the Blinkstrike. Only B/B and P/S available, so I'll take one of each. (Edited: h/t Peanutty below)

Void Shardling: Comes in lots of breeds, and it's a low-health Magic pet. If I just want to go on all-out attack with Arcane Storm and Arcane Blast I have better options than the 1485/301/260 H/P so I'm thinking the stun chance with Soulrush, and Phase Shift when needed. So the 325-speed S/S is is.
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Re: 7.3 Breed Choices: Argus

Postby Peanutty » September 21st, 2017, 12:49 am

Bile Larva(s): Since I collect unique skins I had to have a total of 3 out of Bile Larva and Antoran Bile Larva. Fossorial Bile Larva from skinning (P/P only) has the same moveset as well. So I ended up with H/H and H/P for Bile Larva and P/B for Antoran Bile Larva since it's the only one with that option, and as none of the speedier breeds are all that speedy as you noted.

Bilescourge(s): I went with P/P since a pure power breed was available and because the Antoran version with same moveset doesn't have a P/P option. Antoran Bilescourge I went with H/P. Never been overly keen on S/S fliers due to the racial.

Arcane Gorger and Felcrazed Wyrm: I also did S/S Gorger and P/P Felcrazed. Unlike fliers, I do seem to like speedier magic family pets. The S/S is squishy but the racial will help in blunting big hits.

Skyfin Juvenile: I couldn't decide either, but as it has 2 different skins I ended up with P/B and H/S, just to split the difference. The other two Skyfin pets, Docile and Fel-Afflicted, interest me more being H/H and P/P respectively.

Pygmy Marsuul: I also went with S/S, as well as a S/B (2 colors of skin). The moveset favors speed.

Warpstalker/Voidstalker Runt: Basically the same pet in 2 different colors and have the same moves as Warpstalker Hatchling. I split the difference and went with B/B on one, P/S on the other, just to spread the love.

Void Shardling: I also went with S/S to benefit Phase Shift.

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Re: 7.3 Breed Choices: Argus

Postby Rosqo » September 21st, 2017, 10:44 am

I pretty much went with these choices too.

The skyfins are a bit odd you're right and the only one that will get a lot of playtime from me is the cageable fel-afflicted which is top t1.

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Re: 7.3 Breed Choices: Argus

Postby Gráinne » September 21st, 2017, 9:10 pm

Thanks, Peanutty, for pointing out that I had managed to confuse the Warpstalker and Voidstalker into one. :) I have corrected my post.

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Re: 7.3 Breed Choices: Argus

Postby Peanutty » September 22nd, 2017, 12:45 am

You're welcome. But let's face it, if you only looked at moves and stats, the two "Runts" really are identical. ;)

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Re: 7.3 Breed Choices: Argus

Postby Noel » September 22nd, 2017, 1:59 pm

Agreed about the Void Shardling; they seem a bit rare on my server though have yet to find an S/S.


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