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Gigalith (QC 3/3) (GP 3.5/2)

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  1. col49

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    [Overview]

    <p>These look like good, strong base stats, don't they? Yes, Gigalith is certainly blessed with very respectable 85 / 130 / 70 defenses, backed by what is almost the highest Attack stat in the entire tier; however, it should be noted that he is also nearly the slowest Pokemon in the tier, slugging along at a pitiful base 25 Speed. Moreover, his absolutely barren movepool gives him few move choices, and his typing leaves him vulnerable to some very common attacking types. However, Gigalith still makes a very potent threat, and should not be overlooked.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Standard Rock Biter
    move 1: Stone Edge
    move 2: Earthquake
    move 3: Stealth Rock
    move 4: Explosion
    item: Normal Gem / Lum Berry
    Nature: Adamant
    evs: 12 HP / 252 Atk / 244 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>With his superior bulk and enormous Attack, Gigalith is one of the most reliable Stealth Rock users in the tier. In NU especially, Stealth Rock is absolutely indispensable, as it keeps enormous threats such as Magmortar and Swellow under wraps. Stone Edge offers Gigalith a powerful STAB move to attack with, dealing massive quantities of damage to those who don't resist it. Earthquake allows him to have the excellent coverage of the notorious EdgeQuake combo, which hits all of the Pokemon in NU; but Torterra; neutrally. Explosion allows Gigalith to get out of the way of his partners whilst taking a chunk out of bulkier Pokemon trying to weather through his attacks. Normal Gem-boosted Explosion all but guarantees an OHKO on Quagsire and Torterra, but Lum Berry is also an excellent utility option for protecting Gigalith from unwieldy burns.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>One of the first things you might question about the set is why such a large Speed investment is put into an extremely slow Pokemon; luckily, the answer is quite simple. As Gigalith is extremely bulky even with minimal investment, he has some freedom to investment in other stats. 244 Speed EVs allow Gigalith to get the jump on Pokemon with no Speed investment that have a base Speed of 55 and lower, most notably Exeggutor. An Adamant nature and maximum investment in Attack allow him to hit like a ton of bricks, as it should be, with the remaining EVs tossed into his HP stat. However, should it be to your liking, it is entirely possible to relocate the Speed EVs to HP for a bulkier Gigalith.</p>

    <p>When gazing over Gigalith's movepool, very few moves are particularly eye-catching. Rock Blast is a useful weapon in Gigalith's arsenal for breaking through Substitutes and rendering Focus Sashes useless, though more often than not, he appreciates the consistent damage of Stone Edge more. Similarly, Toxic is a solid option over Explosion for those unwilling to sacrifice their lovely, jewel-encrusted friend.</p>

    <p>The best partners for Gigalith are those that appreciate the support stealth rock provide. Choice Specs Exeggutor, in addition to resisting all of Gigalith's weaknesses, also forces several switches, which can grow rather costly with stealth rock on the field. Altaria is an excellent example of a Pokemon that appreciates Gigalith, using the Water-, Grass-, and Fighting-type attacks aimed at him to switch in more easily, and sweeping with Dragon Dance more easily with the presence of stealth rock. It even has Heal Bell to rid Gigalith of burns that would otherwise neuter him indefinitely. In addition, should you want to retain Gigalith at full health to abuse his Sturdy ability, Pokemon with Rapid Spin are a must. Lastly, considering that he lacks any reliable forms of recovery, Gigalith enjoys any Wish support his teammates can provide him.</P>

    [SET]
    name: Choice Band
    move 1: Stone Edge
    move 2: Earthquake
    move 3: Rock Blast
    move 4: Explosion / Toxic
    item: Choice Band
    Nature: Adamant
    evs: 12 HP / 252 Atk / 244 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>With his excellent natural bulk and stellar Attack, Gigalith can make a deadly Choice Band user. Hitting a huge 607 Attack with a Choice Band, very few Pokemon can safely switch into him without the risk of being KOed. Stone Edge gives Gigalith a powerful STAB option to hit with, with Earthquake providing excellent neutral coverage alongside it. Rock Blast, though seeming rather redundant, is an excellent backup move for breaking through pesky Substitutes. Lastly, Explosion allows Gigalith to go out with a bang, allowing it to either KO or severely cripple even Torterra and Quagsire. However, those wishing to reserve Gigalith for later may find the use of Toxic to be more up their alley.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Though Gigalith thoroughly appreciates the extra Speed, a bulkier spread is always an option; again, relocate the Speed EVs into HP if you want to do so. However, when it comes to offensive options, there aren't that many choices. Return seems to be a viable secondary option over the sacrificial Explosion, but in reality, the difference in power makes it rather unfavorable. In the same vein, Rock Slide is a more accurate alternative to Stone Edge, but its damage output is much less than that of Stone Edge, making it a somewhat unappealing choice.</p>

    <p>Although they don't often play a large role in his duties, there are several possible partners that can make Gigalith's job much easier. Exeggutor makes an excellent offensive partner, as it decimates bulky Ground-type Pokemon and resists all of Gigalith's weaknesses; it also lures in Fire- and Flying-type attacks for Gigalith to switch into with relative ease. In addition, since Choice Band Gigalith is very much a practitioner of hit-and-run, having entry hazards out of picture removes just one more thorn from his stony hide. Thus, Cryogonal provides excellent support to Gigalith, spinning away hazards, absorbing special attacks, and luring physical attacks for Gigalith to switch into safely.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Gigalith's movepool is rather confined and to the point, leaving him very little elbow room for other options. Autotomize is a neat toy granted to Gigalith that entertains the possibility of a sweep, but +2 Speed Gigalith can only manage a maximum of 326 Speed, which can't even outspeed a fair amount of the metagame. Curse is fairly viable, both in a conservative fashion and offensively in a Trick Room setting, though it certainly requires support to pull off. Heavy Slam is a solid alternative attack when taking Gigalith's massive girth into consideration, as it can hit select threats such as Sawk harder than Earthquake, without forcing him to sacrifice himself with Explosion. Air Balloon is a respectable item choice for Gigalith, having its own situational applications.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>The Pokemon that have the easiest time handling Gigalith are the bulkier Ground-type Pokemon of NU, most notably Quagsire and Torterra, who resist his STAB and are only hit neutrally at best by Earthquake (though it is key to watch out for Explosion). Fighting-type Pokemon, such as Sawk and Emboar, can also threaten to pierce Gigalith's hardened defenses with their powerful STAB moves, though they must be somewhat cautious when switching into him.</p>

    [Dream World]

    <p>Gigalith's Dream World ability is Sand Force. While the idea of boosting his attacks' power is certainly is tempting, the lack of permanent sandstorm in NU makes Sand Force an unflattering alternative to Sturdy.</p>
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    Feels like a worse Golem, so its good you're listing a faster set as a way to differentiate. Explosion should be the main option with Normal Gem since why not use Armaldo if you're going to use a powerful Rock Blast?
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    alrighty, I wasn't totally sure, thanks for the clarification and check bud
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    imo i think that rock blast should be a slash over stone edge instead of explosion, it helps beat substitute users more easily without wasting a moveslot
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    I see what you mean there, but at least personally I have found the reliability of Stone Edge to be more valuable, with Rock Blast there as more of a utility. I'll slash it in both slots for now and let QC weigh in on it.
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    I don't really think Rock Blast deserves a spot, just put it in the AC and mention why you would use it over Stone Edge on certain occasions.

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    Breludicolo, you outspeed neutral base 55, which is at least something considering how piss poor his Speed is.
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    are we really putting 244 speed on a pokemon with 25 base? it seems kind of silly, especially when gigalith actually has substantial bulk.
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    Or you can just say literally nothing. Max speed + Jolly Gigalith ties with negative nature 0 spe Musharna. Let's not run speed on this thing, please. :|

    edit: ok fuck zurich and i were looking at the level 50 stats. it outpaces uninvested base 55s which is pretty ok since you get the upper edge on things like rhydon, no speed regis, slowking, lickilicky, etc

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    mention custap berry + sturdy in the dream world
    it can be an effective lead
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    oh
    well that sucks
    forget what i said then
    im not really seeing what gigalith has over rhydon though
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    Gigalith isn't 2x weak to grass and water and it has access to Explosion, I guess. And it's got much more power than Regirock, so it's not completely outclassed.
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    Just to verify here, should i be keeping the faster spread as the main one, and leave the bulky spread as AC? Either way, thanks for the checks :D
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    Keep the fast spread as the main one and mention what the bulky spread has in terms of advantages and disadvantages.

    Edit yeah yeah actually heavy slam seems decent so add that into OO
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    I forgot to post this before, but gigalith could actually be kind of neat with heavy slam. its movepool is pretty bad (the last slot of CB is using explosion/toxic...), but CB Heavy Slam has a 100% chance to OHKO sawk if it switches into SR (EQ cannot do the same guaranteed with only SR). make sure to make note of this when talking about it in OO.
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    Alrighty, will do, thank ya
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    i hath wrote this
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    [Overview]

    <p>These look like good, strong base stats, don’t they? Yes, Gigalith was is certainly blessed with very respectable 85 / 130 / 70 defenses, backed by what is almost the highest Attack in the entire tier. However, it should also be noted that he is also nearly the slowest Pokemon in the tier, slugging along at a pitiful base 25 Speed. Moreover, his absolutely barren movepool reduces him to utter one-dimensionality gives him few move choices, and his typing leaves him vulnerable to some very common attacking types. However, when you get right down to it, Gigalith does his job and does it well. (What is Gigalith's job?)</p>

    [SET]
    name: Standard Rock Biter
    move 1: Stone Edge
    move 2: Earthquake
    move 3: Stealth Rock
    move 4: Explosion
    item: Normal Gem / Lum Berry
    Nature: Adamant
    evs: 12 HP / 252 Atk / 244 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>With his superior excellent bulk, enormous Attack, and advantageous resistances (Didn't you say in the Overview that Gigalith's typing isn't very good defensively...?), Gigalith is one of the most reliable setters of Stealth Rock Stealth Rock users in the tier. Stealth Rock, even more so than in any other tier, is absolutely indispensable In NU especially, Stealth Rock is absolutely indispensable, as it keeps keeping enormous threats like enormous threats such as Magmortar and Swellow under wraps. Stone Edge offers Gigalith a powerful STAB move to attack with, dealing massive quantities of damage to those who don’t resist it. Earthquake allows him the coverage of the notorious Quake-Edge QuakeEdge combo, hitting all but Torterra neutrally. Explosion offers Gigalith a way to quickly get out of the way for it’s partners allows Gigalith to get out of the way for its partners, whilst taking a chunk out of bulkier Pokemon trying to weather through his attacks. Normal Gem Gem-boosted Explosion all but guarantees the OHKO of any Quagsire or Torterra with Explosion an OHKO on Quagsire and Torterra, though but Lum Berry is also an excellent utility option for protecting Gigalith from unwieldy burns.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Now one One of the first things you might question about when you look at the set is why in the world such a large speed investment is put into such an excessively slow Pokemon such a large Speed investment it put into an extremely slow Pokemon; luckily, the answer is quite simple. Well the answer is much simpler than you would expect. Basically, even with a minimal investment, Gigalith is already extremely bulky, so he has a certain amount of freedom to invest elsewhere. As Gigalith is extremely bulky even with minimal investment, he has some freedom to investment in other stats. To elaborate, 244 Speed EVs allows allow Gigalith to get the jump on uninvested Pokemon with no Speed investment that have a base Speed of 55 and lower, most notably Exeggutor with a Base Speed of 55 or lower, namely Exeggutor. An Adamant Nature nature and a maximum investment in Attack allow him to hit like a ton of bricks, as it should be, with the remaining EVs tossed into his HP. However, should it be to your liking, it is entirely possible to relocate the Speed EVs to HP for a bulkier Gigalith.</p>

    <p>When gazing over Gigalith Gigalith's movepool, very few moves are particularly eye-catching. Rock Blast is a useful weapon in Gigalith’s arsenal for breaking through Substitutes and rendering Focus Sashes useless, though more often than not he appreciates the reliability of Stone Edge more. Similarly, Toxic is a solid option over Explosion for those unwilling to sacrifice their lovely jewel-encrusted friend.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Choice Band
    move 1: Stone Edge
    move 2: Earthquake
    move 3: Rock Blast
    move 4: Explosion / Toxic
    item: Choice Band
    Nature: Adamant
    evs: 12 HP / 252 Atk / 244 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Capitalizing on his With excellent natural bulk and stellar Attack, Gigalith can make a deadly Choice Band user. Hitting a huge 607 Attack with a Choice Band, very few Pokemon can manage to safely switch into him without the risk of being KOed. Stone Edge offers Gigalith a powerful STAB option to hit with, with Earthquake providing a excellent neutral coverage overall. Rock Blast, though seeming rather redundant, is an excellent utility backup move for breaking through pesky Substitutes. Lastly, Explosion allows Gigalith to go out with a bang, able to either KO or severely cripple even Torterra and Quagsire either KOing or severely crippling any Torterra or Quagsire with the gaul to switch into this behemoth. However, those wishing to reserve Gigalith for later may find the use of Toxic to be more down up their alley.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Though Gigalith does thoroughly appreciates the extra speed, a bulkier spread is always an option; again, relocate the Speed EVs into HP if you want to do so. However, when it comes to offensive options, there aren't that many choices are somewhat less available options. Return seems to be a viable secondary option over the sacrificial Explosion, but in reality,(comma) the difference in power makes it a rather unfavorable. In a similar the same vein, Rock Slide offers a more accurate alternative to Stone Edge, but it sharply reduces the damage output, making it a somewhat unappealing choice.</p>

    <p>Though Although (redundancy) they don’t often play a large role in his duties, there are several possible partners that can make Gigalith’s job much easier. Exeggutor makes an excellent offensive partner, as it decimates decimating bulky Ground types Ground-type Pokemon, and resisting resists all of Gigalith’s weaknesses, in addition to luring and lures in Fire and Flying attacks Fire- and Flying-type attacks for Gigalith to come into with relative ease. In addition, since Choice Band Gigalith is very much a practitioner of hit-and-run, having entry hazards out of picture removes just one more thorn from his stony hide. Thusly, Cryogonal provides excellent support to Gigalith, spinning away hazards, absorbing Special Attacks special attacks, and luring in physical ones for Gigalith to switch into safely.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Gigalith’s movepool is rather confined and to the point, leaving him very little elbow room for other in options. Autotomize is a neat toy granted to Gigalith that grants him entertains the possibility of a sweep, but even after doubling his speed +2 Speed Gigalith can only manage a maximum of 326 Speed, which can’t even outspeed a fair amount of the metagame. Curse is fairly viable, both in a conservative fashion and offensively in a Trick Room setting, though it certainly requires support to pull off. Heavy Slam is a solid alternative attack when taking into consideration Gigalith’s massive girth into consideration, as it and can hit select threats like such as Sawk harder than Earthquake, without having to sacrifice him to Explosion. Air Balloon is a respectable item choice for Gigalith, and can have it’s having its own situational applications.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>The Pokemon that have the easiest time handling Gigalith are the bulkier Ground types Ground-type Pokemon, most notably Quagsire and Torterra (though it is key to watch out for Explosion). Fighting type Fighting-type Pokemon can also threaten to pierce Gigalith’s hardened defenses with their powerful STAB moves, though they must be somewhat cautious when switching into him. (An example for a Fighting-type Pokemon would be nice. Also, you need to elaborate more here; saying "Ground-type Pokemon handle Gigalith" isn't quite enough.)</p>

    [Dream World]
    <p>Gigalith was granted Sand Force as his Hidden Ability, and although the idea of boosting the power of his attacks to an even higher level certainly is tempting, the lack of a permanent form of Sandstorm makes this a rather unflattering alternative to Sturdy. Gigalith's Dream World ability is Sand Force. While the idea of boosting his attacks' power is certainly is tempting, the lack of permanent sandstorm in NU makes Sand Force an unflattering alternative to Sturdy.</p>

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    kk, implemented and made some of the awkward areas a td less awkward :P thank ya for the check
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    <p>These look like good, strong base stats, don’t they? Yes, Gigalith is certainly blessed with very respectable 85 / 130 / 70 defenses, backed by what is almost the highest Attack stat in the entire tier. However, it should be noted that he is also nearly the slowest Pokemon in the tier, slugging along at a pitiful base 25 Speed. Moreover, his absolutely barren movepool gives him few move choices, and his typing leaves him vulnerable to some very common attacking types. However, when you get right down to it, Gigalith makes a very potent threat, and should not be overlooked.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Standard Rock Biter
    move 1: Stone Edge
    move 2: Earthquake
    move 3: Stealth Rock
    move 4: Explosion
    item: Normal Gem / Lum Berry
    Nature: Adamant
    evs: 12 HP / 252 Atk / 244 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>With his superior bulk and enormous Attack, Gigalith is one of the most reliable Stealth Rock users in the tier. In NU especially, Stealth Rock is absolutely indispensable, as it keeps enormous threats such as Magmortar and Swellow under wraps. Stone Edge offers Gigalith a powerful STAB move to attack with, dealing massive quantities of damage to those who don’t resist it. Earthquake allows him theto have the excellent coverage of the notorious EdgeQuakeEdge combo, hitting all but which hits all of the Pokemon in NU bar Torterra neutrally. Explosion allows Gigalith to get out of the way for of its partners, (comma) whilst taking a chunk out of bulkier Pokemon trying to weather through his attacks. Normal Gem-Boosted Explosion all but guarantees an OHKO on Quagsire orand Torterra, but Lum Berry is also an excellent utility option for protecting Gigalith from unwieldy burns.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>One of the first things you might question about the set is why such a large Speed investment it is put into an extremely slow Pokemon; luckily, the answer is quite simple. As Gigalith is extremely bulky even with minimal investment, he has some freedom to investment in other stats. 244 Speed EVs allow Gigalith to get the jump on Pokemon with no Speed investment that have a base Speed of 55 and lower, most notably Exeggutor. An Adamant nature and maximum investment in Attack allow him to hit like a ton of bricks, as it should be, with the remaining EVs tossed into his HP stat. However, should it be to your liking, it is entirely possible to relocate the Speed EVs to HP for a bulkier Gigalith.</p>

    <p>When gazing over Gigalith's movepool, very few moves are particularly eye-catching. Rock Blast is a useful weapon in Gigalith’s arsenal for breaking through Substitutes and rendering Focus Sashes useless, though more often than not, (comma) he appreciates the reliability of Stone Edge more. Similarly, Toxic is a solid option over Explosion for those unwilling to sacrifice their lovely jewel-encrusted friend.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Choice Band
    move 1: Stone Edge
    move 2: Earthquake
    move 3: Rock Blast
    move 4: Explosion / Toxic
    item: Choice Band
    Nature: Adamant
    evs: 12 HP / 252 Atk / 244 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>With his excellent natural bulk and stellar Attack, Gigalith can make a deadly Choice Band user. Hitting a huge 607 Attack with a Choice Band, very few Pokemon can safely switch into him without the risk of being KOed. Stone Edge offers gives Gigalith a powerful STAB option to hit with, with Earthquake providing excellent neutral coverage alongside it. Rock Blast, though seeming rather redundant, is an excellent backup move for breaking through pesky Substitutes. Lastly, Explosion allows Gigalith to go out with a bang, ableallowing it to either KO or severely cripple even Torterra and Quagsire. However, those wishing to reserve Gigalith for later may find the use of Toxic to be more up their alley.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Though Gigalith thoroughly appreciates the extra sSpeed, a bulkier spread is always an option; again, relocate the Speed EVs into HP if you want to do so. However, when it comes to offensive options, there aren't that many choices. Return seems to be a viable secondary option over the sacrificial Explosion, but in reality, the difference in power makes it a rather unfavorable. In the same vein, Rock Slide offers is a more accurate alternative to Stone Edge, but it sharply reduces the damage output its damage output is much less than that of Stone Edge, making it a somewhat unappealing choice.</p>

    <p>Although they don’t often play a large role in his duties, there are several possible partners that can make Gigalith’s job much easier. Exeggutor makes an excellent offensive partner, as it decimates bulky Ground-type Pokemon and resists all of Gigalith’s weaknesses, (comma) and ; (semicolon) it also lures in Fire- and Flying-type attacks for Gigalith to come switch into with relative ease. In addition, since Choice Band Gigalith is very much a practitioner of hit-and-run, having entry hazards out of picture removes just one more thorn from his stony hide. Thusly, Cryogonal provides excellent support to Gigalith, spinning away hazards, absorbing special attacks, (comma) and luring in physical ones for Gigalith to switch into safely.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Gigalith’s movepool is rather confined and to the point, leaving him very little elbow room for other options. Autotomize is a neat toy granted to Gigalith that entertains the possibility of a sweep, but +2 Gigalith can only manage a maximum of 326 Speed, which can’t even outspeed a fair amount of the metagame. Curse is fairly viable, both in a conservative fashion and offensively in a Trick Room setting, though it certainly requires support to pull off. Heavy Slam is a solid alternative attack when taking Gigalith’s massive girth into consideration, as it can hit select threats such as Sawk harder than Earthquake, without having forcing him to sacrifice him to Explosion. Air Balloon is a respectable item choice for Gigalith, having its own situational applications.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>The pokemon that have the easiest time handling Gigalith are the bulkier Ground-type Pokemon of NU, most notably Quagsire and Torterra, who resist his STAB and are only hit neutrally by Earthquake (though it is key to watch out for Explosion). Fighting-type Pokemon, (comma) such as Sawk and Emboar, (comma) can also threaten to pierce Gigalith’s hardened defenses with their powerful STAB moves, though they must be somewhat cautious when switching into him.</p>

    [Dream World]
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    <p>Gigalith's Dream World ability is Sand Force. While the idea of boosting his attacks' power is certainly is tempting, the lack of permanent sandstorm in NU makes Sand Force an unflattering alternative to Sturdy.</p>


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    that final check guy. alrighty, thanks shakeitup, tis done :D
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    You don't mention teammates in the first set's AC at all. Mention its weaknesses, lack of recovery, spinblockers, etc. Add this, then we'll see about uploading it.
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    ah, quite true, my apologies. I've written up another paragraph to add onto the first set's AC that I believe covers all these bases, but if it needs more bulk then let me know. Otherwise, if somebody could do a quick check over it then that would be swell
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    [​IMG]GP 3/3 lol

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