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Yay PvP!

Postby Nefigah » February 26th, 2014, 1:06 am

I've been having a lot of fun since I started collecting and leveling pets a month ago. I wanted to make this post to say THANK YOU VEK and the other battlers who have posted helpful advice for pvp newbies and interesting battle recaps. I originally thought I wouldn't touch pet pvp, as I imagined it to be centered on metagaming and access to hard-to-get pets.

Turns out it's actually pretty fun! Vek recommended I start out with a Blighthawk, Emperor Crab, and Anub Idol. I didn't really care for the Idol though, despite his strengths, so I experimented with the third slot a bit. I finally settled on a Dark Whelpling, as I was having the most trouble with some healing-heavy builds I ran into (including an absolutely agonizing match that lasted approximately 17 hours; or at least felt like it: he had that ugly smiling flower, some pet I've never seen before that could cast Wish, and an unborn valkyr).

Well, I'm not sure if I happened upon an overpowered combo, or if I got matched up with worse players as the evening went on, but I won my last 6 matches in a row to finish off that 10 wins quest. Even had a couple people run away, which was oddly satisfying.

Some observations:
  • A crazy amount of people use valkyrs.
  • That timeless snake is annoying.
  • My crab seems decidedly overpowered; I'd say he's the star of my team.
  • The move timer wasn't as intimidating as I thought it would be.
  • In some ways, players' pets are easier than trainers'. They're of course more intelligent, but it's quite nice not having to deal with the stat inflation that epic & legendary pets have. This is especially true for the Speed stat, as it seems like speedy builds are often wasted against trainers since their legendaries go first anyway, and speed does nothing for you if you don't meet the magic number.
  • I was surprised how many people name their pets. I guess I'm weird for not doing it!

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Re: Yay PvP!

Postby Vek » February 26th, 2014, 2:08 am

Hi Nefigah. Glad you are having fun, that is the most important part. I loathe myself a bit for recommending the Idol, but I just think it's a good pet to start out with since it will both last long and give out decent damage, even if you are new to pet battles. In reality I truly hate them, hence why I also recommended the Blighthawk to you. The amount of Val'kyrs and Death Adder Hatchlings is why I recommended the Crab, it's a very nice counter to those popular pets.

Excellent that you tried out other pets for yourself and you seem to have made a good choice. Most dragons hit like trucks and Dark Whelpling, with Call Darkness will help you a lot against the flower and crawdad(the wish caster) you mentioned.

Good job!

Edit: I have also been slacking with naming pets, not a single one named.

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Re: Yay PvP!

Postby 3wd » February 26th, 2014, 10:40 am

I used to have a team with these names :

I read
You like
A Book

Its a pretty fun build and actually helps to win some 50/50 battles.

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Re: Yay PvP!

Postby Nefigah » February 28th, 2014, 4:56 pm

Beyond entertainment, is one rewarded for PVPing after the weekly quest is complete? So far for winning I think I've only gotten Lesser Charms (which are useless to anyone who has spent any time on Timeless Isle, you get more than you can spend), and stones that convert pets to Uncommon quality (which also seem pretty useless)

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Re: Yay PvP!

Postby Kpb321 » February 28th, 2014, 5:11 pm

Doing pet PVP can rarely reward a flawless battlestone and completing the 10 pvp wins quest gets you the 50% pet food. Also 250 wins gets you a direhorn.

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