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vs. Critters are Friends, Not Food

Strategy added by Lazey

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This strategy has been tested for Shadowlands and will continue to work after the Shadowlands Pre-Patch.

You can read more info about the upcoming pet battle changes here.

Incl. steps:

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change(next) [ self(#1).dead & !self(#3).played ]
ability(Decoy:334) [ enemy.aura(Bomb:819).duration=1 ]
ability(Bombing Run:647) [ enemy.round<3 ]
ability(Bombing Run:647) [ self.aura(Mechanical:244).exists & enemy(#1).hp<220 ]
ability(Missile:777)
ability(Arcane Storm:589)
ability(Mana Surge:489)
ability(Tail Sweep:122)
Critters are Friends, Not Food 142096
Special or not:0Special or not:1112339553673390

Skills: 1 1 2
Breed: Any

Darkmoon Zeppelin
This pet can have the following breeds:

Breed Health Power Speed
HB 1546 273 273


2 ZL 1 0

Any Level 1+ Pet

Special or not:0Special or not:212211656884511650

Skills: 1 2 2
Breed: Any

Nexus Whelpling
This pet can have the following breeds:

Breed Health Power Speed
PP 1400 341 244
PS 1400 305 273
PB 1465 305 257


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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Karaga:4AOG:112CAJ:ZL:122414D:

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.
Level 1+
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!
Staff Pick
A Strategy Curator found this strategy to be especially helpful and higlighted it with this tag to give it more exposure.
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
13160
23169
34178
44186
55193
66198
77202
88206
99208
1010209
1111209
1212208
1313206
1414202
1515198
1616193
1717186
1818178
1919169
2020160
2121149
2222136
2323123
2424109

Safari Hat

Lesser Pet Treat

Pet Treat

Darkmoon Hat

Pet Battle Week

















Enemy Pets:
Lazy, Spokes, Skeeto
Strategy last updated:
2018-08-05 16:12:00
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Turn 1
Darkmoon Zeppelin
Missile
Bombing Run
Decoy
Any Level 1+ Pet
Nexus Whelpling
Tail Sweep
Mana Surge
Arcane Storm
Pass
Bring in your Darkmoon Zeppelin
Bring in your Nexus Whelpling
Bring in your Level Pet
Swap to your Darkmoon Zeppelin
Swap to your Nexus Whelpling
Swap to your Level Pet
Lazy comes in
Spokes comes in
Skeeto comes in
An enemy pet comes in
Any standard attack will finish the fight
 
Darkmoon Zeppelin
Level Pet
Nexus Whelpling
Missile
Bombing Run
Decoy
Tail Sweep
Mana Surge
Arcane Storm
Skeeto
Spokes
Lazy
Turn 2
Darkmoon Zeppelin
Missile
Bombing Run
Decoy
Any Level 1+ Pet
Nexus Whelpling
Tail Sweep
Mana Surge
Arcane Storm
Pass
Bring in your Darkmoon Zeppelin
Bring in your Nexus Whelpling
Bring in your Level Pet
Swap to your Darkmoon Zeppelin
Swap to your Nexus Whelpling
Swap to your Level Pet
Lazy comes in
Spokes comes in
Skeeto comes in
An enemy pet comes in
Any standard attack will finish the fight
 
Darkmoon Zeppelin
Level Pet
Nexus Whelpling
Missile
Bombing Run
Decoy
Tail Sweep
Mana Surge
Arcane Storm
Skeeto
Spokes
Lazy
Turn 3
Darkmoon Zeppelin
Missile
Bombing Run
Decoy
Any Level 1+ Pet
Nexus Whelpling
Tail Sweep
Mana Surge
Arcane Storm
Pass
Bring in your Darkmoon Zeppelin
Bring in your Nexus Whelpling
Bring in your Level Pet
Swap to your Darkmoon Zeppelin
Swap to your Nexus Whelpling
Swap to your Level Pet
Lazy comes in
Spokes comes in
Skeeto comes in
An enemy pet comes in
Any standard attack will finish the fight
 
Darkmoon Zeppelin
Level Pet
Nexus Whelpling
Missile
Bombing Run
Decoy
Tail Sweep
Mana Surge
Arcane Storm
Skeeto
Spokes
Lazy
Turn 4
Darkmoon Zeppelin
Missile
Bombing Run
Decoy
Any Level 1+ Pet
Nexus Whelpling
Tail Sweep
Mana Surge
Arcane Storm
Pass
Bring in your Darkmoon Zeppelin
Bring in your Nexus Whelpling
Bring in your Level Pet
Swap to your Darkmoon Zeppelin
Swap to your Nexus Whelpling
Swap to your Level Pet
Lazy comes in
Spokes comes in
Skeeto comes in
An enemy pet comes in
Any standard attack will finish the fight
 
Darkmoon Zeppelin
Level Pet
Nexus Whelpling
Missile
Bombing Run
Decoy
Tail Sweep
Mana Surge
Arcane Storm
Skeeto
Spokes
Lazy
Turn 5
Bombing Run when Lazy has 219HP or less, otherwise Missile.
Darkmoon Zeppelin
Missile
Bombing Run
Decoy
Any Level 1+ Pet
Nexus Whelpling
Tail Sweep
Mana Surge
Arcane Storm
Pass
Bring in your Darkmoon Zeppelin
Bring in your Nexus Whelpling
Bring in your Level Pet
Swap to your Darkmoon Zeppelin
Swap to your Nexus Whelpling
Swap to your Level Pet
Lazy comes in
Spokes comes in
Skeeto comes in
An enemy pet comes in
Any standard attack will finish the fight
 
Darkmoon Zeppelin
Level Pet
Nexus Whelpling
Missile
Bombing Run
Decoy
Tail Sweep
Mana Surge
Arcane Storm
Skeeto
Spokes
Lazy
Lazy dies. Spokes comes in.
Darkmoon Zeppelin
Missile
Bombing Run
Decoy
Any Level 1+ Pet
Nexus Whelpling
Tail Sweep
Mana Surge
Arcane Storm
Pass
Bring in your Darkmoon Zeppelin
Bring in your Nexus Whelpling
Bring in your Level Pet
Swap to your Darkmoon Zeppelin
Swap to your Nexus Whelpling
Swap to your Level Pet
Lazy comes in
Spokes comes in
Skeeto comes in
An enemy pet comes in
Any standard attack will finish the fight
 
Darkmoon Zeppelin
Level Pet
Nexus Whelpling
Missile
Bombing Run
Decoy
Tail Sweep
Mana Surge
Arcane Storm
Skeeto
Spokes
Lazy
Turn 6
Missile. Darkmoon Zeppelin dies. Bring in your Level Pet
Darkmoon Zeppelin
Missile
Bombing Run
Decoy
Any Level 1+ Pet
Nexus Whelpling
Tail Sweep
Mana Surge
Arcane Storm
Pass
Bring in your Darkmoon Zeppelin
Bring in your Nexus Whelpling
Bring in your Level Pet
Swap to your Darkmoon Zeppelin
Swap to your Nexus Whelpling
Swap to your Level Pet
Lazy comes in
Spokes comes in
Skeeto comes in
An enemy pet comes in
Any standard attack will finish the fight
 
Darkmoon Zeppelin
Level Pet
Nexus Whelpling
Missile
Bombing Run
Decoy
Tail Sweep
Mana Surge
Arcane Storm
Skeeto
Spokes
Lazy
Swap to your Nexus Whelpling
Darkmoon Zeppelin
Missile
Bombing Run
Decoy
Any Level 1+ Pet
Nexus Whelpling
Tail Sweep
Mana Surge
Arcane Storm
Pass
Bring in your Darkmoon Zeppelin
Bring in your Nexus Whelpling
Bring in your Level Pet
Swap to your Darkmoon Zeppelin
Swap to your Nexus Whelpling
Swap to your Level Pet
Lazy comes in
Spokes comes in
Skeeto comes in
An enemy pet comes in
Any standard attack will finish the fight
 
Darkmoon Zeppelin
Level Pet
Nexus Whelpling
Missile
Bombing Run
Decoy
Tail Sweep
Mana Surge
Arcane Storm
Skeeto
Spokes
Lazy
vs. Spokes and Skeeto
Darkmoon Zeppelin
Missile
Bombing Run
Decoy
Any Level 1+ Pet
Nexus Whelpling
Tail Sweep
Mana Surge
Arcane Storm
Pass
Bring in your Darkmoon Zeppelin
Bring in your Nexus Whelpling
Bring in your Level Pet
Swap to your Darkmoon Zeppelin
Swap to your Nexus Whelpling
Swap to your Level Pet
Lazy comes in
Spokes comes in
Skeeto comes in
An enemy pet comes in
Any standard attack will finish the fight
 
Darkmoon Zeppelin
Level Pet
Nexus Whelpling
Missile
Bombing Run
Decoy
Tail Sweep
Mana Surge
Arcane Storm
Skeeto
Spokes
Lazy
Prio 1: Arcane Storm
Darkmoon Zeppelin
Missile
Bombing Run
Decoy
Any Level 1+ Pet
Nexus Whelpling
Tail Sweep
Mana Surge
Arcane Storm
Pass
Bring in your Darkmoon Zeppelin
Bring in your Nexus Whelpling
Bring in your Level Pet
Swap to your Darkmoon Zeppelin
Swap to your Nexus Whelpling
Swap to your Level Pet
Lazy comes in
Spokes comes in
Skeeto comes in
An enemy pet comes in
Any standard attack will finish the fight
 
Darkmoon Zeppelin
Level Pet
Nexus Whelpling
Missile
Bombing Run
Decoy
Tail Sweep
Mana Surge
Arcane Storm
Skeeto
Spokes
Lazy
Prio 2: Mana Surge
Darkmoon Zeppelin
Missile
Bombing Run
Decoy
Any Level 1+ Pet
Nexus Whelpling
Tail Sweep
Mana Surge
Arcane Storm
Pass
Bring in your Darkmoon Zeppelin
Bring in your Nexus Whelpling
Bring in your Level Pet
Swap to your Darkmoon Zeppelin
Swap to your Nexus Whelpling
Swap to your Level Pet
Lazy comes in
Spokes comes in
Skeeto comes in
An enemy pet comes in
Any standard attack will finish the fight
 
Darkmoon Zeppelin
Level Pet
Nexus Whelpling
Missile
Bombing Run
Decoy
Tail Sweep
Mana Surge
Arcane Storm
Skeeto
Spokes
Lazy
Prio 3: Tail Sweep
Darkmoon Zeppelin
Missile
Bombing Run
Decoy
Any Level 1+ Pet
Nexus Whelpling
Tail Sweep
Mana Surge
Arcane Storm
Pass
Bring in your Darkmoon Zeppelin
Bring in your Nexus Whelpling
Bring in your Level Pet
Swap to your Darkmoon Zeppelin
Swap to your Nexus Whelpling
Swap to your Level Pet
Lazy comes in
Spokes comes in
Skeeto comes in
An enemy pet comes in
Any standard attack will finish the fight
 
Darkmoon Zeppelin
Level Pet
Nexus Whelpling
Missile
Bombing Run
Decoy
Tail Sweep
Mana Surge
Arcane Storm
Skeeto
Spokes
Lazy

I will have to politely disagree with that statement about critters...



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Meddah

wrote on 10/17/2020

9.0 Pre-patch: works fine
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Poisodo

wrote on 11/29/2019

The strategy worked great! Thank you.
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Alan wrote on 03/20/2019

Darkmoon Zeppelin dies and revives on turn four, whether the opponent crits or not. At turn five, the opponent has 319HP, and Bombing Run will not kill it unless you crit (doing 329 damage).

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Geki wrote on 04/08/2019

If your Zep is dying that early then you've been getting crits, or forgot to heal before you began the fight.
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Morti wrote on 07/24/2019

Eh, my zep died about then too - got off the bombing run behind the decoy but not another missile - fortunately the Nex was able to manage the rest
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(OP) Lazey

wrote on 07/24/2019

Not sure, but did you read step 5 correctly? You only use Bombing Run if enemy HP is low enough to get killed by the direct damage.
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Solitha

wrote on 11/05/2019

I just discovered it is possible to die/revive on turn 4 with no criticals against you. The zeppelin has 1546 health to begin.
Turn 1
Toxic Bite - 158 damage and Toxic Wound debuff - 1388 remaining
Turn 2
Rip - 158 damage and Bleeding debuff - 1230 remaining
Bleeding - 190 damage (buffed by Toxic Wound) - 1040 remaining
Turn 3
Bite - 317 damage - 723 remaining
Bleeding - 237 damage - 486 remaining
Turn 4
Bite - 396 damage - 90 remaining
Bleeding - 237 damage - Death, Failsafe

Edit: The elevated damage in turns 3 and 4 is probably from Lazy's Beast family buff. (edited)
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(OP) Lazey

wrote on 11/06/2019

It would be nice to see where you think things go wrong without any incoming crits because death and failsafe is absolutely normal. This combat log is exactly what I experience myself and there's nothing wrong. As long as you get your Decoy out in round 4 and kill Lazy in round 5 with the proper skill I don't see a problem.
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Solitha

wrote on 12/05/2019

I was just responding to Geki, as far as I recall. Sorry for the confusion.
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Mot

wrote on 01/10/2019

Thanks, works fine!
But Cyclone can kill your leveler. You need 231 health for an aquatic leveler with one Cyclone crit hit. (Not much XP lost though, if the leveler dies ;)
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Shamora

wrote on 03/29/2019

Yup, my Level 1 pet died. Strat could use an update to take into account Mot's advice!
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Kranthos

wrote on 10/08/2019

Cyclone should normally be blocked by the Decoy from turn 4, in which case it wouldn't hit any of your pets including the leveller.
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EileenOver wrote on 12/19/2018

I think pet XP is broken. only 130 xp for a level 1 pet.
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Remte

wrote on 12/19/2018

They've unlocked the tamers to be fought 24/7 and therefore reduced the experience to avoid clinging.
https://us.forums.blizzard.com/en/wow/t/bfa-experience-changed/45847/3
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thurk

wrote on 01/07/2019

They don't want to make leveling pets easy or fun. Then we'd all be OP!
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yadrig wrote on 04/07/2020

what they want you to do is find some other way to sink your time into the game obtaining pet charms and glued to WoW 24/7 so you can buy the level advancing tokens.
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Pureheart wrote on 11/20/2018

Same team different order: Decoy, Missile Missile, Bombing Run under 300hp, Missile, Lazy dead. Spokes in. Missile until Zep is dead. Bring in leveling pet, then switch to NW. Tail sweep to kill Spokes. Skeeto in. Arcane Storm, Mana Surge, Tail Sweep if needed but usually not, Done.
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Anon wrote on 10/27/2018

Way better to put the decoy down first. Zep lasts a LOT longer and does a significant amount of damage to the second enemy pet...
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Geki wrote on 10/28/2018

Using cyclone at that exact time causes it to soak the second pet's cyclone aoe move, allowing even a level 1 pet to safely get experience. If you're levelling a higher one who can take some hits then you can do as you suggest.
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Anon wrote on 10/31/2018

Well, yeah, I have been using it on higher level pets lately...
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Kay

wrote on 10/22/2018

Cyclone killed a level 2 pet. Decoy was cast round 4. Not sure what went wrong, but I think my Zep died early at round 6 along with enemy pet #1. Round 7, Level 2 pet comes in with second enemy pet and swapped to Nexus to continue fight.
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Cassindra wrote on 10/14/2018

I feel like you could decoy earlier to prevent one of the debuffs from Lazy being applied to your Zepplin. I still won the other way but Zepplin survives longer otherwise.
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Poisodo wrote on 10/07/2018

This worked well! Thanks.
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Zalid

wrote on 09/20/2018

6743xp with Safari Hat. Level 1 pet gets to level 14.
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Sokrana wrote on 09/20/2018

Don't forget to mention that it's pet bonus week and we got 300% xp.
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Amber1019

wrote on 10/07/2018

With a Safari Hat, not during Pet Battle Bonus week, my level 1 received 2393 XP and reached level 9.
(In case anyone is curious.)
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Zalid

wrote on 10/16/2018

Good spot Sokrana. I didn't even realise it was pet bonus week. No wonder I got so much xp.
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Zhol wrote on 09/13/2018

Don't know if this is new, but the second pet has a tornado ability that lasts 5 rounds and hits all team members. If he gets it off, your level 1 pet is dead, dead, dead...
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Eekwibble

wrote on 09/13/2018

Decoy soaks Cyclone so it is not around to hit anything.