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Mass Effect 3

Discussion in 'BW OU Teams' started by Glisgarnite, May 7, 2012.

  1. Glisgarnite

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    "There's a lot of people back on Earth dying while we gather our strengths. They're wondering if we're ever coming back; friends, family, parents and children. This isn't their fight. But they are buying us time with their lives..."

    The Team
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    Hello!

    Welcome to my RMT!

    This isn't my first RMT but it is my most in-depth, and it involves the team that I like the best. Now, it might not play the best out of all of my teams, but it is by far my favorite. I love sandstorm. I have always loved Tyranitar, and I really like the Pokemon that benefit from the sand. It's far from perfect, but I want to make it better so it can be my favorite team and best team...

    The style is somewhat bulky, a mix between bulky offense and stall, kinda, but definitely more lenient toward the bulky offense side of the spectrum. I think I've almost found a good mix of Pokemon that have good synergy and coverage, but run into trouble with a few key threats. Also, I'm not 100% confident in the move sets of a few of the Pokemon on the team.

    As for the theme, I wanted to do something I know. I've been a Mass Effect fan since the beginning (I've used the same custom character for all three games!) and I know the Mass Effect universe better than anyone. Commander Shepard is a fighter - his crew needs to be resilient and precise: and that's exactly what they are.

    Without further ado, let's get into it!



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    “Anyone who fights us is either stupid or on Saren's payroll. Killing the latter is business. Killing the former is a favor to the universe.”

    Tyranitar (F) @ Leftovers
    Trait: Sand Stream
    EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 64 SAtk / 188 SDef
    Sassy Nature (+SDef, -Spd)
    - Stealth Rock
    - Fire Blast
    - Pursuit
    - Ice Beam​

    A famed krogan mercenary and bounty hunter, Urdnot Wrex is also one of the last Krogan Battlemasters: rare individuals who combine powerful biotic abilities with the devastating firepower of advanced weaponry. A long-lived krogan who has had many adventures, Wrex has heard of Commander Shepard on his travels, and respects the Commander as a fellow warrior.

    Role: In Mass Effect I always try to have a Krogan in my squad. It adds a certain... Badass factor that the other characters lack (except maybe Legion, who is pretty bad in his own rite). That's why Tyranitar is the single most badass character in the Mass Effect universe: because Tyranitar is the most badass Pokemon in the Pokemon universe. He doesn't give a shit if his typing is bad or he is slow, he makes up for it with a supreme move pool and beastly stats. The role of this Tyranitar is to set up the sand, set up the stealth rocks, and ruin the Latis' day. Granted, he normally on achieves one or two of these goals. Tyranitar's day gets ruined a lot by most of the major threats in the tier.

    Possible Changes: While this is the most standard set, I think running a Dragon Dance or Curse Tyranitar set could also be really fun, probably with ChestoResto or a Lum Berry, it could really catch people off. Urdnot Wrex is a great warrior, as is Tyranitar, and should be used at their full potential.

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    “Fighting a rogue Spectre with countless lives at stake and no regulations to get in the way? I'd say that beats C-Sec.”

    Landorus (M) @ Choice Scarf
    Trait: Sand Force
    EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
    Naive Nature (+Spd, -SDef)
    - Earthquake
    - Stone Edge
    - U-turn
    - Hidden Power [Ice]​

    Garrus Vakarian is a turian, formerly with C-Sec's Investigation Division. Like most turians, Garrus had military training at fifteen, but later followed in his father's footsteps to become a C-Sec officer. He was responsible for the investigation of Saren Arterius, the Council's top Spectre, after the Alliance claimed Saren had gone rogue. Though Garrus was told the investigation was over, he decided to defy the Executor's order and pursue another lead on his own. Eventually, Garrus joined Shepard's team, to help the Commander defeat Saren and the geth.

    Role: Landorus' role is... to be Landorus. Landorus is as Landorus does, ya know? Earthquake and Stone Edge are standard Landorus, while U-Turn and Hidden Power are for coverage. I decided to change my Landorus set from a Expert Belted *bleh* set to a more standard scouting/cleaning Landorus. So far, he's golden. No complaints here. Thanks for the recommendations guys, I knew this would work out for the best!

    Possible Changes: None any more, unless you can convince me otherwise! Garrus is locked and loaded.

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    “That is why I find you so fascinating. You were marked by the beacon on Eden Prime; you were touched by working Prothean technology!”

    Tangrowth @ Leftovers
    Trait: Regenerator
    EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SDef
    Relaxed Nature (+Def, -Spd)
    - Sleep Powder
    - Leech Seed
    - Hidden Power [Ice]
    - Power Whip​

    Dr. Liara T'Soni is an asari researcher who has spent the past fifty years of her life studying Prothean technology and culture, specialising in the Prothean extinction. She was born on Thessia in 2077, making her "only" 106 — little more than a child in asari terms — when Mass Effect takes place. She already has a great deal of insight into the Protheans and is a highly trained user of biotics. She is a potential romance interest for either a male or female Shepard.

    Role: Mmm... Liara. Liara's role on this squad is too counter rain teams, mostly, and patch up weaknesses that sand teams normally accumulate, namely Grass and Water. Other than that, nothing really special about Tangrowth. Like Liara, you never really wanna bring them along, but sometimes you have to. Putting something to sleep is really great, so is catching off guard Gliscors and Dragons with HP Ice. Tangrowth is a Defensive beast, and packs a surprising punch too.

    Possible Changes: I used to run Celebi here, but that all changed. I still could use some revisions here, I'm not 100% on Tangrowth (Her SDef is lacking), so help is appreciated! Thanks Lan119!

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    “So much for peace.”

    Scizor (F) @ Choice Band
    Trait: Technician
    EVs: 252 HP / 248 Atk / 8 SDef
    Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
    - U-turn
    - Bullet Punch
    - Superpower
    - Pursuit​

    Jacob Taylor is a human biotic, the main protagonist of Mass Effect Galaxy and a squad member in Mass Effect 2. A former Alliance Marine under the command of Major Derek Izunami, he resigned after surviving the geth attack on Eden Prime. Jacob is a highly experienced fighter, and is skilled in the use of assault rifles, biotic abilities, heavy weapons and tech attacks.

    Role: Ahh... Scizor... So powerful, so powerful. CB Scizor's role is pretty obvious: to crush things. STAB Technician Bullet Punch is one of the most powerful hits in the game, capable of 2HKOing Pokemon that resist it. U-turn is for scouting and completing the VoltTurnTurn trifecta, Superpower is for the blobs, and Pursuit is for trapping Lati@s and others. Really helps with stall. I was going to run CB Terrakion, but I fell in love with SubSD, so I use Scizor instead. Still works pretty damn well.

    Possible Changes: Umm none that I can think of, but I could run a bulkier set instead of the CB set. Or a bulkier Pokemon.

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    “Organics fear us. We wish to understand, not incite.”

    Rotom-W @ Choice Scarf
    Trait: Levitate
    EVs: 168 HP / 252 SAtk / 88 Spd
    Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
    - Volt Switch
    - Hydro Pump
    - Thunderbolt
    - Trick​

    Legion is a unique geth mobile platform, designed to operate outside the Perseus Veil and interact with organics. To that purpose, it houses 1,183 geth programs, as opposed to the roughly one hundred found in other platforms, enabling it to operate independently and speak. It was created and dispatched following Commander Shepard's destruction of the Old Machine "Nazara", known to the rest of the galaxy as the Reaper Sovereign, investigating several of the worlds Shepard visited — Eden Prime, Therum, Feros, Noveria, Virmire, Ilos, and a dozen uncharted worlds.

    Role: Legion is such a boss. Just everything about him is cool. He's one B.A.M.F. Rotom-W and Legion are just a couple of badasses, wrecking through everyone and everything. Well, Legion is wrecking through everyone, Rotom-W never does much wrecking. He's more of a pivot Pokemon, allowing me to counter Pokemon that normally hurt sand teams, namely Politoed and company. Volt Switch is for scouting and completes the VoltTurn combo, while the other moves are for coverage. Hydro Pump hurts, and Thunderbolt is so I can continuously ruin Gyarados's subs.

    Possible Changes: I am pretty sure I want to keep Rotom-W here, I just don't know if I should change it to something else. Thanks BTzz for the great set!

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    “I am pure krogan; you should be in awe.”

    Terrakion @ Rock Gem
    Trait: Justified
    EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
    Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)
    - Close Combat
    - Stone Edge
    - Substitute
    - Swords Dance​

    Grunt is a genetically engineered krogan super soldier. Bred and educated in a tank, he was intended to exemplify the best traits of the krogan, and help reinvigorate his species. In the meantime, he fights alongside Commander Shepard to satisfy his natural desire for violence.

    Role: TERRAKION! BOO-YAH! Nothing better than Terrakion and nothing is better than pure-bred super-Krogan. They are such obvious partners it's silly XD. Honestly, Terrakion is the biggest threat in the tier, and becomes even more menacing in the sand. His STAB is brutally good, and he hits like a truck. I use him now mostly to clean up late game. Really wrecks stall teams behind a sub, nothing you can really do to him. Kind of an all-round badass.

    Possible Changes: None, really. I really like SubSD Terrakion. Lan119, once again thanks for the wonderful idea!

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    Okay, kinda obvious here, but the meta-game is a weather war, and you always have to have the upper hand.
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    Super annoying...
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    I can out speed him with Landorus after one Dragon Dance, but it all goes downhill from there...

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    Tyranitar (F) @ Leftovers
    Trait: Sand Stream
    EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 SDef
    Careful Nature (+SDef, -SAtk)
    - Stealth Rock
    - Crunch
    - Pursuit
    - Superpower

    Celebi @ Leftovers
    Trait: Natural Cure
    EVs: 220 HP / 252 SAtk / 36 Spd
    Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
    - Recover
    - Giga Drain
    - Hidden Power [Fire]
    - Earth Power

    Terrakion @ Choice Scarf
    Trait: Justified
    EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
    Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)
    - Close Combat
    - Stone Edge
    - X-Scissor
    - Rock Slide

    Rotom-W @ Chesto Berry
    Trait: Levitate
    EVs: 168 HP / 252 SAtk / 88 Spd
    Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
    - Volt Switch
    - Hydro Pump
    - Hidden Power [Grass]
    - Rest

    Landorus (M) @ Expert Belt
    Trait: Sand Force
    EVs: 4 HP / 228 Atk / 24 SAtk / 252 Spd
    Naive Nature (+Spd, -SDef)
    - Earthquake
    - Stone Edge
    - U-turn
    - Hidden Power [Ice]

    Forretress (F) @ Leftovers
    Trait: Sturdy
    EVs: 252 HP / 176 Def / 80 SDef
    Relaxed Nature (+Def, -Spd)
    - Spikes
    - Rapid Spin
    - Volt Switch
    - Gyro Ball
  2. Twinstick

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    Since Forretress would greatly hinder momentum and your team seems rather hyper offensive, and entry hazards aren't that much of a problem, I suggest using choice band Scizor>Forretress. It has the same typing but is much better, and generally has a great synergy with Rotom-W.

    Also, since you seem to be slightly Gliscor weak, and Terrakion also appears to be somewhat of a problem, using Latios over Celebi might help, and it packs pretty much the same resistances except better, and is generally more offensively oriented.
  3. CottonPuff

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    Will do a full rate in a bit, in the emergency room right now.. Oh thats none of your concern. Anyway, I loved the RMT, it was clean and to the point. Luvdisc for sure <3
  4. DaRkRaii

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    OMG. Greatest title, greatest references... :3 I love ME3, ITS AMAZING. This needs to go to the RMT Archhive.
  5. Vvamp6

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    for gliscor run Hp ice. Gastro isn't in high usage currently nor is swampy. lol
  6. BTzz

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    Hey, nice team. So Bulk Up Conkeldurr is a pretty big threat to this team (and Bulk Breloom to a lesser extent). It can set up on Forretress or Choice locked Terrakion, and from there you have nothing to OHKO it. Using Psychic over Earth Power would help with the two fighters. Psychic doesn't quite OHKO Bulk Up Breloom and Conkeldurr, but it puts them at range to where Landorus can OHKO them. Earth Power won't really be missed as the rest of your team threatens Heatran. I'm also seeing a weakness to stall as Terrakion and Landorus don't have enough power to muscle past Skarmory or Slowbro. I suggest using a Choice Band Terrakion. CB Terra rips through stall teams with propper prediction (especially with Spikes support) and it also punches holes into walls for Landorus.

    CB Terra has the same moveset as your current one, but I would use Earthquake over Rock Slide to hit Toxicroak and Heatran harder. I don't think you need such a bulky Rotom-W with Celebi and Forretress around and you lose your Scarfer with the Terrakion change, so I suggest using a Scarf Rotom-W. Scarf Rotom is a much more secure check to DD Dragonite / Gyarados and works especially well with spin support while it's Volt Switching. Rest on a Choiced mon isn't the best idea, so just use Trick, which helps with your Bulk Up Breloom weakness. I also recommend using Thunderbolt over HP Grass as Celebi can take on Gastro and Trick is decent way of dealing with it. Thunderbolt allows you to consistantly break SubDD Gyarados's Subs.

    Hope the helps and gl!
  7. Lan119

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    Good team you have here, but I would like to bring up a few ideas.

    SubSD Terrakion could pose a huge threat to your team if it can set up on your terrakion locked into x-scissor or force out your Tyranitar. After that it will sweep your team because nothing is taking a +2 CC or SE and it can kill off your terrakion from behind its sub if it doesn't set up and then your in a lot of trouble. What I think you should do is replace Celebi with Tangrowth.

    Tangrowth @Leftovers | Regenwrator
    Nature Relaxed | 252 Hp / 252 Def / 4 SpD
    Power Whip / Hidden Power [Ice] / Leech Seed / Sleep Powder

    Tangrowth also provides you with great counters to Gliscor and Dragonite, both of whom you said posed huge problems to your team. With a big phyiscal wall here, I would say you could test Scizor over Forretress as you dont need the entry hazards or spinning that much, but that is more a thought because you need something to take Outrages from certain pokes.

    The other big problems I can see with your team is the trouble stall you'll have and the lack of speed, even though the second one is minor. I would recommond using a SubSD Terrakion over your Terrakion and then using Choice Scarf Landorus over your Landorus. SubSD Terrakion can run through a lot of rain stall teams with your spikes. It also adds a sweeper to your team, which you were lacking before. Landorus will function just as well as Terrakion as nothing important sits between 101 and 108 speed.

    Terrakion @ Rock Gem | Justified
    Nature Jolly | 4 HP / 252 Att / 252 Spe
    Close Combat / Substitute / Stone Edge / Swords Dance

    Landorus @ Choice Scarf | Sand Force
    Nature Naive | 252 Att / 4 Def / 252 Spe
    Earthquake / Stone Edge / U-Turn / Hidden Power [Ice]

    Good Team and GL in the future.
  8. Glisgarnite

    Glisgarnite

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    Bump! Changes made and thanks to everyone for the help and kind words! I got my first Luvdisc!! <3 <-- That's a Luvdisc

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