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vs. Retch

Strategy added by Lazey

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This strategy has not been tested for the upcoming pet battle changes with Shadowlands, yet.

To learn more about Xu-Fu's preparation process, please read the news announcement.

Incl. steps:

Click the button to copy the script into your clipboard:

ability(Shell Shield:310) [round=1]
ability(Renewing Mists:511) [round=2]
ability(Blood in the Water:423) [enemy.aura(Bleeding:491).exists]
ability(#1)
change(next)
Retch 128010
Special or not:0Special or not:7111746652037460

Skills: 1 1 1
Breed: Any

Emperor Crab
This pet can have the following breeds:

Breed Health Power Speed
PP 1481 357 211
HH 1806 292 211


Special or not:0Special or not:1210215838846515830

Skills: 1 * 2
Breed: Any

Kelp Scuttler
This pet can have the following breeds:

Breed Health Power Speed
PP 1319 357 244
HH 1644 292 244


1 ZR9 18

Any Aquatic

Skills: Any
Breed: Any

Substitutes:

Note: You have selected a substitute pet.
The strategy might fail if you use it with this pet instead of the one the strategy creator intended.

The substitute finder looks for these criteria in relation to the original pet:
  • Same family
  • Has the required skills
  • Has the required stats (if specified)
  • Ignores specific breed requirements for the main pet, as breeds can be very different for substitutes

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Note: You have selected a substitute pet.
The strategy might fail if you use it with this pet instead of the one the strategy creator intended.

The substitute finder looks for these criteria in relation to the original pet:
  • Same family
  • Has the required skills
  • Has the required stats (if specified)
  • Ignores specific breed requirements for the main pet, as breeds can be very different for substitutes

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Low XP
At least one of the pets for this strategy require the use of a specific breed.
This strategy has been built to be as fast as possible.
The strategy takes a while. Sit back, get yourself a warm drink and relax the scenery.
Not every strategy can be bullet proof. This is one of them. You might have to restart it, since there are some random elements that increase the risk of your pets failing. Don't blame them, please!
This strategy is using pets obtainable from the Wow Trading Card Game (TCG) or the auction house for potentially high sums of gold.
This strategy is using pets obtainable only from the WoW In-Game Shop for Battle.net Balance or real money.
You can use this strategy to carry a low level pet to give it experience.
Some instructions are more difficult to follow than others. That's exactly what you might find in this strategy!
TD Script
The strategy offers a TD script that can be used with the TD Script addon. You can copy the script by clicking on the button to the left of the pets.
At least one pet in the strategy cannot be obtained anymore. If you have it, congrats!
A Strategy Curator found this strategy to be especially helpful and higlighted it with this tag to give it more exposure.
Caution (SL)
This strategy was created pre-Shadowlands and has not been tested or adapted. It might not work anymore.
Strategy was tested and will NOT work with Shadowlands. Needs major changes or removal.
This table shows the level increase for completing the fight with level 25 pets and one carry pet.
Partial level experience is not included in the calculation.

Before After Experience Gain
14319
24339
35356
45372
56385
66396
77405
88411
99416
1010418
1111418
1212416
1313411
1414405
1515396
1616385
1717372
1818356
1919339
2020319
2121297
2222273
2323246
2424218

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Enemy Pets:
Retch
Strategy last updated:
2020-04-06 14:10:31
Strategy created:
2017-08-25 16:54:14
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Turn 1
Emperor Crab
Snap
Renewing Mists
Shell Shield
Kelp Scuttler
Rip
Blood in the Water
Any Aquatic
Pass
Bring in your Emperor Crab
Bring in your Kelp Scuttler
Bring in your Aquatic pet
Swap to your Emperor Crab
Swap to your Kelp Scuttler
Swap to your Aquatic pet
Retch comes in
An enemy pet comes in
Any standard attack will finish the fight
 
Emperor Crab
Kelp Scuttler
Any Aquatic
Snap
Renewing Mists
Shell Shield
Rip
Blood in the Water
Retch
Turn 2
Emperor Crab
Snap
Renewing Mists
Shell Shield
Kelp Scuttler
Rip
Blood in the Water
Any Aquatic
Pass
Bring in your Emperor Crab
Bring in your Kelp Scuttler
Bring in your Aquatic pet
Swap to your Emperor Crab
Swap to your Kelp Scuttler
Swap to your Aquatic pet
Retch comes in
An enemy pet comes in
Any standard attack will finish the fight
 
Emperor Crab
Kelp Scuttler
Any Aquatic
Snap
Renewing Mists
Shell Shield
Rip
Blood in the Water
Retch
Turn 3
Snap until Emperor Crab dies
Emperor Crab
Snap
Renewing Mists
Shell Shield
Kelp Scuttler
Rip
Blood in the Water
Any Aquatic
Pass
Bring in your Emperor Crab
Bring in your Kelp Scuttler
Bring in your Aquatic pet
Swap to your Emperor Crab
Swap to your Kelp Scuttler
Swap to your Aquatic pet
Retch comes in
An enemy pet comes in
Any standard attack will finish the fight
 
Emperor Crab
Kelp Scuttler
Any Aquatic
Snap
Renewing Mists
Shell Shield
Rip
Blood in the Water
Retch
Bring in your Kelp Scuttler
Emperor Crab
Snap
Renewing Mists
Shell Shield
Kelp Scuttler
Rip
Blood in the Water
Any Aquatic
Pass
Bring in your Emperor Crab
Bring in your Kelp Scuttler
Bring in your Aquatic pet
Swap to your Emperor Crab
Swap to your Kelp Scuttler
Swap to your Aquatic pet
Retch comes in
An enemy pet comes in
Any standard attack will finish the fight
 
Emperor Crab
Kelp Scuttler
Any Aquatic
Snap
Renewing Mists
Shell Shield
Rip
Blood in the Water
Retch
Turn 1
Emperor Crab
Snap
Renewing Mists
Shell Shield
Kelp Scuttler
Rip
Blood in the Water
Any Aquatic
Pass
Bring in your Emperor Crab
Bring in your Kelp Scuttler
Bring in your Aquatic pet
Swap to your Emperor Crab
Swap to your Kelp Scuttler
Swap to your Aquatic pet
Retch comes in
An enemy pet comes in
Any standard attack will finish the fight
 
Emperor Crab
Kelp Scuttler
Any Aquatic
Snap
Renewing Mists
Shell Shield
Rip
Blood in the Water
Retch
Turn 2
Emperor Crab
Snap
Renewing Mists
Shell Shield
Kelp Scuttler
Rip
Blood in the Water
Any Aquatic
Pass
Bring in your Emperor Crab
Bring in your Kelp Scuttler
Bring in your Aquatic pet
Swap to your Emperor Crab
Swap to your Kelp Scuttler
Swap to your Aquatic pet
Retch comes in
An enemy pet comes in
Any standard attack will finish the fight
 
Emperor Crab
Kelp Scuttler
Any Aquatic
Snap
Renewing Mists
Shell Shield
Rip
Blood in the Water
Retch
Turns 3+
Rip until the fight is won
Emperor Crab
Snap
Renewing Mists
Shell Shield
Kelp Scuttler
Rip
Blood in the Water
Any Aquatic
Pass
Bring in your Emperor Crab
Bring in your Kelp Scuttler
Bring in your Aquatic pet
Swap to your Emperor Crab
Swap to your Kelp Scuttler
Swap to your Aquatic pet
Retch comes in
An enemy pet comes in
Any standard attack will finish the fight
 
Emperor Crab
Kelp Scuttler
Any Aquatic
Snap
Renewing Mists
Shell Shield
Rip
Blood in the Water
Retch

I admire its purity. A survivor... unclouded by conscience, remorse, or delusions of morality.



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Euroblood

wrote on 10/24/2020

Worked perfectly in prepatch.
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Remte

wrote on 09/20/2020

Played with various levels of power in the Shadowlands PTR.
There is some RNG to Retch's moves though so there will be exceptions.

For the (357) P/P Emperor Crab the minimum was (276) S/S Coralback Fiddler only because it was faster. I don't have other breeds to check the 273-289 range (I think it would fail), and the next available power is 292.
For the (325) P/P Spirebound Crab the minimum was (292) H/H Fen Crab et al.
For the (289) H/P Strand Crab the minimum was (305) H/P Snarly if it surges just before it dies and it can still fail.
Lower power crabs don't seem to have enough throughput to work even with the 357 Rip users.
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Glowsome

wrote on 06/08/2020

My Emperor crab (PP) solo'ed it, just refreshed shell shield and renewing mist and snap'ed him to death (edited)
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akesi#1338

wrote on 03/06/2020

It worked, but not as written -- H/H emperor crab and H/H kelp scuttler died before Retch did, and my aqua strider (picked at random) only barely managed to scrape by. Would recommend putting an aquatic pet with beast attacks (otters or crocodiles?) in the third slot to make sure you can mop up if the first two die.
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JBF wrote on 05/11/2020

Defo bring some decent backup. Chuck went 100->0 in two hits
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Darsh wrote on 04/09/2018

I used the fishing crocodiles (Chuck, Snarly, Muckbreath, and Toothy). Any three will work.

Rip, Blood in the Water on CD, Surge when you know Retch is about to kill your pet. Easy mode.
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Prudentius

wrote on 01/11/2018

TD Script

ability(Shell Shield:310) [ self.aura(Shell Shield:309).duration < 1 ]
ability(Renewing Mists:511) [ self.aura(Renewing Mists:510).duration < 1 ]
ability(Blood in the Water:423) [ enemy.aura(Bleeding:491).exists ]
ability(#1)
change(next)

I would suggest using another aquatic that has Blood in the Water in case your second crab gets wrecked before using Blood in the Water.
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Crysladiel wrote on 06/05/2018

Skill says "always hits 1st if target is bleeding" hence "Rip" whitch causes bleeding but that is not working, or it didnt for me. Ended up adding another crab for 3rd slot is a better option here.
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Prudentius

wrote on 06/05/2018

"Always hits if the target is Bleeding."
This means that the ability's chance to hit increases to 100%. I'm uncertain if this negates effects that lower your ability to hit, but in this case it's not a factor.
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Anonymous wrote on 01/10/2018

Love this Strat, worked first try. I kept Shell shield and renewing mist up. My emperor crab solo'd the fight. Breed PP
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Joe wrote on 12/05/2017

Didn't work. Current strat is bad and needs to be changed.
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Sigyn wrote on 10/02/2017

Worked for me. Had to use a sifang otter as 3rd pet.
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Winterfall wrote on 09/12/2017

Can also use a P/P Fen Crab if you don't have a 25 Kelp Scuttler like me.
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Yewfire wrote on 09/12/2017

Worked first time. Thanks!
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dgnuff wrote on 09/12/2017

Easy mode strategy. Use a P/P Emperor crab, refress shell shield when it has dropped, renewing misis a second time on the following turn, and the Emp crab has a good chance to solo it.
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Adraxa wrote on 10/28/2017

This this this. Super easy if you just keep shell shield up. :D Great modification.