I love how threads like this get twice as much attention as the more legitimate ones.
Scarletnova, I'm going to be blunt; The set is awful. Not only are you ignoring Skarmory's best options (Taunt, Whirlwind and Brave Bird,) had you tested the set you'd realize that it doesn't do anything. It's a useless gimmick. Skarm's physical bulk and typing give it plenty of opportunities to spike, and it doesn't need torment to wall physical attackers. Without Taunt, it becomes a free invitation for your opponent to set up on you, or force you out with another Taunt.
Once you have set up your Spikes, Skarm becomes deadweight. It can't hurt anything, it can't Taunt or phaze... Taking hits alone is not enough, you need to be able to hit back, which this set can't do. The only thing it could do is Toxicstall, but you'd have to use Toxic Spikes or a status platform.
Last edited by November Blue; Sep 27th, 2011 at 2:18:00 PM.