Originally Posted by Fat Ray Jay
I would recommend Shadow Ball > Dark Pulse. The flinch chance is not as significant as chance to drop SpDef, and you maintain neutral coverage on a Fighting-type switch in. You also of course maintain a super effective hit on Misdreavus, Gastly, and Frillish so there's very little reason to use Dark Pulse instead of Shadow Ball.
HP Fighting could be pretty nice instead of Thunderbolt as well, it just seems like you have a lot easier chance against Ferroseed, Lileep, and Pawniard than you do against Murkrow...
Both solid arguments. Dark Pulse does have decent coverage; of course, the SDef drop from SB is nice, although at +2 it wouldn't change much.
Meanwhile, lemme edit OP and add the set under discussion and calcs for it. If anyone wants to do any more calcs, it'd be greatly appreciated. Each one helps us point out threats (or therefore lack of).