Originally Posted by Fat Ningildo
And Lucario has no sure fire counters. At all. Still OU.
It's checked by so many offensive threats it's not even funny. Which strangely sounds exactly like Durant. And you can't say that Lucario's have recovery, because in the same case here, one move change and said "counters" are fucked. Just like Durant!
Having no surefire counters does not equal broken.
Except that lucario has to predict the right move in order to have no true counters. Durant on the other hand can jusy plow through almost everything. Without a choice scarf pokemon durant will sweep your team, but that can be said about a lot of things. However, the few things that do stop it (steelix) don't sound all that scary when you realize they have no recovery and magneton is only a baton pass away. That's probably what breaks durant more than anything for me - the fact that if you bring in a counter while you hone claws he can just baton pass away to say charizard.
IMO durant is a pokemon with some big flaws, but i think that it's excellent speed and immense power, combined with good defense and typing, plus a boosting move just right for it, make it a bit too much for the tier.