Pet Focus: Rascal-Bot
Sibel suggested this pet a few days ago, since then I’ve been using it here and there and it’s been doing well enough. It’s always a risk running a mid-tier pet, sometimes you’re just going to get spanked by the big boys. What moves shall I use?
Slot 1: Plot Twist or Phaser
Plot Twist is a multiple attack that isn’t dependent upon speed; it always hits three times. Phaser is a more standard single attack with a variable range. For me this is the only hard choice. I see both as being useful. I plan on using the Rascal-Bot with some lightning and some Wild Magic, so I’ll probably use Plot Twist more often. My choice will also depend on what attack its team mates have.
Slot 2: Amber Prison or Lens Flare
Amber Prison is a stun, Lens Flare does a small amount of damage and applies a 50% blind. I love a stun on a reasonably fast pet. I dislike 50% anything, I like to know what’s going to happen. Unless I’m running a team with some darkness or blinded synergy I cant see myself ever taking Lens Flare. 289 speed isn’t that fast so Amber Prison will be risky though.
Slot 3: Armageddon or Reboot
This is where the Rascal-Bot has problems. Multi-turn heals like Reboot lead to losses more often than not. Armageddon is most useful when all enemy pets are alive, but I don’t always plan on using the Rascal-Bot as a starter. Still, I think that Armageddon is a better choice than Reboot. I’ve been able to surprise a few people with it by taking out low health pets that have been back lined.
Rascal Bot comes in two breeds:
P/B 1465/289/273 health/power/speed
S/B 1465/273/289 health/power/speed
Since I plan on using Amber Prison I want the extra speed, so the S/B is the obvious choice.
Battle 1: Clean Rascals
Rascal-Bot, Tol-vir Scarab, Macabre Marionette
vs. Weebomination, Fragment Of Anger, Lil’ Bling
Woo-hoo, what a great way to start, beating a top and high-tier pet and a pet that will most likely end up as one (FoA). I started with the Rascal-Bot, praying that Lil’ Bling wouldn’t start. Instead it was the Weebomination. A stun then some polar bears started off the damage. The blob used Cleave a few times then force swapped in the Macabre Marionette. The bones fell favorably from Bone Barrage, taking out a lot of the 1806 health. I brought the beetle in after. The beetle was very useful by being immune to the fragment’s stun and also for Swarm. My opponent was smart and swapped out the fragment for Lil’ Bling after the beetle cast Hiss, but Swarm set up the debuff for the Macabre Marionette. More bone pain took out Lil’ Bling fast, then the Rascal-Bot cleaned up.
…something came up and I had to cut it short, I’ll have to finish later with the Rascal-Bot. I’ll be out of town for a few days so expect the dailies to return on Saturday.