8.3 Weather changes reviewed

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8.3 Weather changes reviewed

Post by Rosqo » January 31st, 2020, 10:51 am

With 8.3 a new weather (Toxic Fumes) was released along with buffs to Blizzard and Mudslide. I've reviewed the pros and cons of these weathers and the better pets to utilise them.

Toxic Fumes(new)
Pros
- Puncture Wound and Contagion Strike solid option as Decoy breaker.
- Strong with Puncture Wound, Contagion Strike, Poison Protocol, Great Sting, Acidic Goo, Corrosion, Twilight Fire and Build Turret.
- 9 round duration.
- Strong Synergy with DAH, Wrymy Tunkins, Jade Oozeling, Bloodstone Tunneler and Anomalus.

Cons
- Dot buff is pretty minimal on a single target.
- Agony, Glowing Toxin, Barbed Stinger don't benefit from the buff.
- Elementals count as poisoned (likely a bug)
- Duration doesn't get extended vs Elementals. This doesn't fit with how other weathers work ie % damage buff, lighting or sandstorm.
- Benefits alot of the 'Meta' pets you will face.

Blizzard (buffed)
Pros
- 25% is incredibly strong.
- Several 'chilled' modifier abilities double dip from this weather effect.
- Ice Lance and Call of Winter Decoy breakers.
- Strong with all 'chilled' type abilities, conflagration, Immolation and Thunderbolt/Avalanche.
- 9 round duration with short ability CD.
- Strong Synergy with Snobold, dragonkin racial/conflagration, Rotten Little helper, Inland Croaker and Sandclaw Sunshell.

Cons
- Can be double edged.
- Pets with it very reliant on the weather to be good.
- Lack of damage diversity.
- Will be problematic if a strong pet is given this weather.

Mudslide(buffed)
Pros
- Coastal Bounder is now very strong with Clonedance.
- Root can sometimes work to counter opponent swapping.

Cons
- RNG to benefit from the buff.
- Only 1 pet with viable synergy.
- Hard to get benefit from the weather without comprising team composition.

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Re: 8.3 Weather changes reviewed

Post by Papazol » January 31st, 2020, 7:50 pm

any weather without damaging backline pets is worse LS. That is all.

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Re: 8.3 Weather changes reviewed

Post by Rosqo » February 1st, 2020, 3:46 am

Papazol wrote:
January 31st, 2020, 7:50 pm
any weather without damaging backline pets is worse LS. That is all.
Is this from a PVE perspective? Your comment makes no sense in regards to PVP.

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