Ikky is an overpowered Bleed & Stampede glass cannon. Use it against something that needs to die fast. Against Boss single-pet targets, often use an Unborn Val'kyr first, then Ikky, then a nuke after Ikky dies.
Apply Black Claw
to add damage to each hit, then Flock
to deliver 9 hits. If Ikky and the target are still alive, Savage Talon
twice to take advantage of Shattered Defenses.
Discussion: If you’re bringing out Ikky, you want to use the Black Claw/Flock combination to take down a pet quickly.
Flock hits an average of 3 times per round. Black Claw adds 136 to every hit. After the first round, Shattered Defences means that all damage is adds an extra 50%. This adds up to 3*188+3*265+3*316=2,307 damage even before any DoTs you already added.
A single Black Claw/Flock combination will often remove an enemy pet, and if it doesn’t, and if Ikky is still alive, a Savage Talon hit with Shattered Defences still up will usually finish the job.
For tougher cases, like Boss pets, it can be useful to add a Damage over Time effect first, whose effect is also doubled while Shattered Defences is active. Ikky is very often paired with the Unborn Val’kyr for this. The Val’kyr applies Curse of Doom, then Haunts the target. Ikky applies Black Claw and Flocks, doubling the damage from Haunt after the first round of Flock, and also doubling the damage from Curse of Doom when it hits.
See also Foulfeather
for a similar but less-powerful equivalent. However, it is faster, and that could be useful in some case where getting the last round in after losing the Flying racial is important.
Last Update: 2021-06-27 23:51:21 (Patch 9.0.5)