A list of the current best PVP Battle Pets, this can guide your pet choices when either first starting off or when you are looking to mix up your teams. It gives you an idea of which pets to obtain and level up so you can be competitive in the PVP queue. I have separated the pets into 3 groups: Tier 1 being the strongest possible pets available at present, Tier 2 being extremely strong and Tier 3 being very good choices in for any team.
These pets are currently overpowered and will often be able to carry your whole team. You can probably freely use any other half decent pets to earn a good ratio of wins.
These are pets that will perform well in the queue and using these pets to build a team will obtain good results.
You will have to use at least one other pet that combo's well with these pets to get the best results.
The list will be kept up to date as possible and pets will be added or removed as the PVP meta evolves.
I welcome feedback and suggestions especially if you feel certain pets are missing. I tried to keep the list as short as possible so some pets may have just missed out to prevent the list from becoming too long or daunting.
Once the BFA prepatch hits I will try to review the list but this will take a few hundred games before I am able to assess any potential shifts in the meta.
Sadly, his stats are pretty bad (though not as bad as many other B/Bs). A 260 speed means the opponent is likely to prevent or mitigate damage/forced swap. The moveset itself seems pretty linear aswell, because you wouldn't want to pull Scorched Earth at all, and choosing both Darkflame and Nether Gate makes you stuck with cooldowns.
Not terribly, I don't think. I can imagine he might be useful in some theoretical or future case, against some PvE Boss. He's Magic, therefore cannot be killed in one shot, and does have that 30% move, which could be useful against some boss pet with monstrous HP, like the Bees in Drustvar, but I can't think of any specifically.
1. Immolation, and then at some point, probably around half-health, retreating to the back line to heal up from the Humanoid racial as it does damage from the back line to your opponent's front pet.
2. Nether Gate, to switch out a pet you don't want to face with the Imp.
Apart from those two, you obviously want Burn, because otherwise you are left with no spammable attack.
In PvP, the TCS is most often used in a P/S breed to get that 289 speed in hope of being faster than your opponent, so that you can get an extra round's benefit from Phase Shift.
Obviously you take the OP Twilight Meteorite, and you try to arrange to use it on the round your Dragonkin racial procs. With a P/S breed, and in hopes of being faster, you will likely take Twilight Fire rather than Tail Sweep.
Does anyone know of a good guide for PvP Pet Battle Newbies? I have a handful of the pets listed in Tiers 1 and 2, but I'm relatively new to battling in general and I've literally completed 2 PvP battles. No idea what I'm doing... :(
I think this list could benefit from having more details regarding the reasons why they're so strong. I do not know a whole lot about PvP, so understanding why TSC is so powerful would benefit players who are new to PvP. And maybe some more detail as to what builds work and if they work well with certain pets, etc. Just a suggestion.
I can list next to the pets their strengths and best abilities to help you with selecting a team? Popular strategies is a page we have been looking at creating, could be something I can look into further.
That type of article would be *amazing*. I have done maybe 40 PVP pet battles, and still feel like a newb, since I see these pets in tiers, but don't know how to use them, or even always which abilities are strongest.
Fixed the double TCS. Idol is there but t3 struggles way too much vs faster pets, it’s literally just a stall pet that makes games longer than required whilst rnging it up.
After Haunt nerf imp is extremely strong again.
The tier 0 term emerged after all these pets were designated t1, this list changes that.
PVP can be tricky. After winning 250 battles, I've learned that skill does play a role against players with no skill. The best of teams will lose at least 30% of the time because of the teams they're paired against Best simple advice I can give to new players, is get a team that makes sense with the moves they have, learn about breeds, and have 3 or 4 different teams ready to go with Rematch add-on. If you are paired with a team that you have no chance against, switch to another team and you'll either have a good chance to beat the last guy or a whole new ball game. Example that did well is SS cogblade raptors w/ stormwing. Stormwing is a flyer with lightning storm, coupled with fast raptors is a good combo. Also have a team ready to combat whatever the popular opposing team seems to be. A lot of players do a search on the best teams without really having any skill and you're up against Teroclaw Hatchling, Bone Serpent and Ghastly Kid. An easy team to beat if you're prepared but annoying if you're going for achieves.
Rng needs to be reduced in pet battles and a sandstorm equivalent of nocturnal strike needs adding.
I have several teams with wing rates over 98%, I have another at 95% and a third at 93%, all at 100 plus wind.
The evolved meta particularly sandstorm or sunlight are preventing those kinda ratios going forward. It pretty lame. Oh well next expansion calling it not