Dragonair Traits: Shed Skin | Marvel Scale 61 | 84 | 65 | 70 | 70 | 70 Dragonair is one of the 5 NFE Dragons residing in the NU tier, along with Fraxure, Gabite, Shelgon and Zweilous. Dragonair often finds itself competing with these other Dragon-types for a place on a team, and at first glance, it's easy to see why. It doesn't have overwhelming attack like Fraxure or Zweilous, it doesn't have Shelgon's monstrous defense, and it has an inferior offensive typing in comparison to Gabite. However, there are a few things that make it stand out. First and foremost, Dragonair has access to ExtremeSpeed, something these other Dragons only wished that had. Second, it has access to two amazing abilities in Shed Skin and Marvel Scale. Thanks to the additions in BW2, Dragonair is now able to utilize a Rest-Talk set with Marvel Scale to boost its defense to levels even greater than Shelgon's! Example Sets: Dragonair @ Eviolite Trait: Shed Skin EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SpD Careful Nature - Dragon Dance - Outrage - Waterfall - Rest This is Dragonair's most common set, for a good reason. Dragonair has an excellent defensive typing, ability and bulk, so why not capitalize on that with a bulky set? However, this set has trouble getting past the bulkiest of walls, such as Tangela and Amoonguss, even at +2. Dragonair @ Life Orb Trait: Shed Skin EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe Adamant Nature - Dragon Dance - Outrage - Waterfall - ExtremeSpeed Although you could argue that Dragonair's offensive Dragon Dance set is outclassed by Fraxure, this serpent still has a few advantages over the axe dinosaur, namely Shed Skin and ExtremeSpeed. Unfortunately, in comparision to the previous set, it is difficult to even set up a single Dragon Dance, let alone two or more. Dragonair @ Eviolite Trait: Marvel Scale EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 Def Impish Nature - Dragon Dance - Rest - Sleep Talk - Outrage / Dragon Tail Generally, Shelgon is better suited for a defensive role than Dragonair, but Marvel Scale changes that. Thanks to BW2, Sleep Talk is now legal with Marvel Scale, making a bulky Rest-Talk set viable. One one hand, it is much easier to set up Dragon Dances than with the other two sets. One the other, Probopass and Bastiodon laugh at you. Dragon Tail offsets this a bit, but the loss of power compared to Outrage is quite noticeable. So what do you all think of Dragonair? Are there any other effective sets it can run? How dangerous is it in this meta? Discuss away!