8.3 PvP Updates
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8.3 PvP Updates
2020-01-21 16:44:30
With the release of patch 8.3 there have been more additions to the PvP pet roster than just new pets. A new weather effect came with the patch and two old ones have been changed. Because of that development we made a revision to the tier lists (meta and families).

1. Toxic Fumes

is the newest weather. It has two effects; it extends the duration of any damage over time effect by 1 round (the opposite of cleansing rain) and all pets are considered poisoned. This makes it a versatile ability because there are multiple ways to gain value from it. and Mordedura lacerante are the only two abilities that are stronger against a poisoned target, but since all pets with these can apply poisons themselve this combo isn't that powerful. The more impactful synergies come from DoTs that used to be balanced by lasting for a short duration and can be extremely potent having one extra round of effect under . Examples would be Protocolo de veneno, Gran picadura or Corrosión.

2. Blizzard

is one of the two old weather effects that got changed. On top of the chilled bonus it now also increases all elemental damage by 25%. This is a huge buff and will likely make blizzard a far more popular weather to use in the future. It also doesn't require a complicated setup to be useful, just make sure to have some other elemental abilities in your team and you already gain value. Especially moves that combo with chilled like Congelación profunda are stronger now if you can pull it off. Should you see an increase of blizzards in your meta remember to stay away from mechanicals and play more critters.

3. Mudslide

is the other weather that got changed. However in my opinion this one is not a buff and I find this new modification questionable. Barrizal now increases the damage of all critical hits by 25%. The problem here is that there aren't enough combos you could play together with this weather. In every match these 25% could backfire since your enemy also benefits from that. At the moment the only pet that makes sense to be played with it is the Saltabardales costero. Besides the weather it also has Danza de la lluvia, which makes it far more likely to get value from the extra critical damage. Therefor the bounder now is one of the best pets to play in teams that are based on hit/critical strike chance increases like Clone Dance.

You can see all the changes to the tierlists over there in the changelogs (at the bottom of the "Quick Info" box). Nevertheless I'm going to list the additions and removals here, but leave out the adjustments to dependancies for some pets.

4. Additions

4.1 Meta Tier List

+Anomalus T2
+Cervato Uñalustre T2
+Prole de Picoterrible T2
+Pequeño ayudante podrido T2
+Saltabardales costero T2
+Brillavacío T2

+Gorgojo Zandalari T3
+Babosa de mugre T3
+Cría de snóbold T3

4.2 Families List

+Pequeño ayudante podrido
+Cría de snóbold
+Revoloteadora Aguasol
+Langosta marcada por el Vacío
+Aojador detestable
+Azotador gemebundo
+Muñeco de nieve diminuto
+Anguila escurridiza
+Matizarena joven
+Babosa de mugre

5. Removals

5.1 Meta Tier List

-Murciélago vil huérfano
-Vástago Crepuscular
-Germinador Sombranoche
-Marsuul pigmeo
-Pez globo morado
-Vástago bronce
-Cuervo de cobalto
-Prole de hachapico
-Eructador truculento

5.2 Families List

-Compañero de centinela
-Fluido viviente
-Espinete espectral
-Willy/Observador enojado
-Espora del Eterno
-Espíritu de la paradoja
-Prole de basilisco escaldado
-Jabato taumatúrgico
-Perro de la pradera mecánico

Should you be interested in getting some first impression on how the new pets and weather effects could look like in PvP you can watch this video of Rosqo and me showcasing them in some fun duels.

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