Originally Posted by Fat Malvira
Durant's tremendous power is more effective against defensive teams, and the amount of species that can take its attacks are definitely lower in quantity than the amount that can outspeed/KO it. However, as of now, I do not think it is broken. Even if you opt not to use a steel (Steelix has too many exploitable weaknesses in my opinion and is not particularly useful outside of beating Honchkrow), Durant can be weakened by Cofagrigus' Mummy, and have its boosts Hazed away, which can be partnered by Qwilfish, Poliwrath, Alomomola, or Omastar (which nearly OHKOs with Scald), to hit it until is KO'd or crippled by a burn.
Agree with most of this, but Steelix is actually pretty good. Of course as a Honchkrow counter, but is also a reliable SR setter, phazer, and general physical wall. It also works well as a check to some TR strategies as well.
If Durant had priority, I would certainly be leaning towards "broken", however it doesn't really stand out above other boosting sweepers in the tier (as in each has advantages / disadvantages, but nothing overly game-breaking) It has a couple "complete" counters and some decent checks, as well as being (fairly) easy to revenge kill.
Now, I probably won't complain if he ends up leaving, but I think Durant is an important common Stall check. Being able to do fair damage to the usual stall team members and being neutral to rocks and immune to poison is pretty handy. (Unboosted Durant = heavy damage to even max def Mandibuzz with rock moves, gets 54-64% on standard munchlax, x-scissor = death to Tangrowth and Slowking)
He can definitely hold his own against offense and balance teams too, but it unlikely he will get more than 1 or 2 kills unless it's late game cleaning. Life Orb, hazards, and priority wear him down plenty.
one of the better offensive choices in the tier, but not broken.