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(Statistical) Road to Legendary

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Biscuit
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(Statistical) Road to Legendary

Postby Biscuit » November 4th, 2017, 5:17 pm

*** Skip this topic if PVP doesn't interest you in the slightest ***

Thanks to Rematch, I was able to keep tabs on the stats of my last 4,000~ish battles/teams/wins etc.
Some were surprising and some were down right embarrassing (number of Bone Serpent wins I have makes me sick #Hatemyself).

Wins: 5,000 (78.6%)
Loses: 1,264 (19.9%)
Ties: 99 (1.6%)

Most Used Pets
1. Frostwolf Ghostpup - 75 teams
2. Vengeful Porcupette - 72 teams
3. Emperor Crab - 65 teams
4. Bone Serpent - 64 teams
5. Fiendish Imp - 55 teams

Most Wins by Pet
1. Bone Serpent - 1,083 (I am so, so sorry. I'm no longer that person!)
2. Vengeful Porcupette - 987
3. Emperor Crab - 873
4. Legionnaire Murky - 730
5. Frostwolf Ghostpup - 708
6. Wicked Soul - 646
7. Blightbreath - 539
8. "My Boy" Wyrmy Tunkins - 451
9. Nightshade Sproutling - 421
10. Ghastly Kid - 410
11. Fiendish Imp - 405
12. Stardust - 400
13. S/S Foxling - 358
14. Stormborne Whelpling - 330
15. Iron Starlette - 174

Notable Pets/Teams
Misc. "Trap" Teams - 52 teams / 342 wins
Graves - 22 teams / 138 wins
Teroclaw Hatchling - 11 teams / 81 wins
S/S Rabbits - 9 teams / 52 wins
Blossoming Ancient - 9 teams / 43 wins

100+ Win Teams (Retired upon hitting 100)
1. Emperor Crab/Legionnaire Murky/Blightbreath - 267 wins
*Pre 25% damage bug fix*
2. Emperor Crab/Legionnaire Murky/Blightbreath - 100
*Post 25% damage bug fix*
3. Bone Serpent/Vengeful Porcupette/Nightshade - 100
4. Scourged Whelp/Weebombination/Droplet of Y'shaarj - 100
5. Wyrmy Tunkins/Wicked Soul/Legionnaire Murky - 100
6. Vengeful Porcupette/Wicked Soul/Stardust - 100
7. Frostwolf Ghostpup/Wyrmy Tunkins/Stormborne Whelpling - 100

Highest Undefeated Teams
SS Boneserpent/Ghastly Kid/HH Bone Serpent 84-0
SS Ore Eater/Ghastly Kid/Scalded Basilisk 54-0
PP Rebellious Imp/Ghastly Kid/HH Iron Starlette 37-0
*Spoiler Alert* Ghastly Kid is good

Favorite All-Time Team
Frostwolf Ghostpup
Wyrmy Tunkins
Stormborne Whelpling

Favorite Teams of Legion
Wicked Soul/Ghost Shark/Curious Wolvar Pup
Moon Moon/Squirky/Twilight Clutch-Sister
NIghtshade Sproutling/Celestial Calf/Infernal Pyreclaw
Stunted Direhorn/Legionnaire Murky/Twilight Clutch-Sister
Toothy/Purple Puffer/Shimmering Aquafly

Well, that's about it.
Probably gonna take a break from the PVP queue for a little bit, but I'm sure I'll be back just in time for all the new 8.1 stuff.
/crosses fingers for new achievements

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Re: (Statistical) Road to Legendary

Postby Boshea » November 30th, 2017, 1:59 pm

Any advice on a team to grind out Stunted Direhorn?

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Re: (Statistical) Road to Legendary

Postby Gráinne » November 30th, 2017, 9:41 pm

Boshea wrote:Any advice on a team to grind out Stunted Direhorn?


Advice Point 1: You don't need a team. You need at least five teams. If you keep playing the same team, people will come up with counters to it.

Advice Point 2. Watch these. All these. Yes, it's a lot of watching; it will still be the best time investment you could possibly make at this point.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDzfQbIDk6o
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPMelI9OZ5Y
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lc8o_a0deBA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGuLZPSxJws
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDpvLn96ea4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F18Q0Z8wFao
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDpvLn96ea4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnZCqPJbifU

Advice Point 3. After all that, pick at least 5 teams that you feel comfortable with. I suggest including:

a) A Clonedance Team
b) A Darkness Team
c) A Fiendish Imp or Stardust + Minefield Team, where you force a swap into a minefield
d) A Haunt & Stall team, where you Haunt and avoid while the Haunt ticks down
e) An AoE team, where you will do a lot of backline damage.

Keep an eye out for those types of teams as you watch.

Then when you have your five teams, go into the queue and get crushed anyway, for a while, until you start to recognise how other people are using their pets and you become familiar with the patterns. :)

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Re: (Statistical) Road to Legendary

Postby Ganksinatra » December 2nd, 2017, 6:42 am

Wow, this was a very interesting read! Thank you for sharing this.

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Re: (Statistical) Road to Legendary

Postby GrosBonda » December 5th, 2017, 3:22 pm

Boshea wrote:Any advice on a team to grind out Stunted Direhorn?


On top of the excellent advice from Grainne :
You don't need a team. You need at least five teams

I would say, start and try to enjoy it by trying different stuff..... it will easier and funnier to down this one


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