Battle Stadium Head
Ttar is so ridiculously bulky that it doesn't even need an Assault Vest. The best set for it at the moment (Weakness Policy) still checks all those special attackers while also becoming an insane threat on its own.i notice how in this meta the strongest defensive pokemon (corsola-g, ferrorthorn, toxapex, corvknight) tend to run all a physical def set, cause what they need to wall is mostly atk based threat (mimikyu, excadrill, gyarados, darmiatan-g, aegislash, barraskewda).
That's leave them vulnerable to the SpA, expecially dragapult who basically 2HKO all of them being able to hit all of them for supereffective damage, but also mons like togekiss, hydreigon, rotom-w/h and hatterene(?) can pack quite a punch with proper set up.
ok, here we get to the point: how about an assault vest ttar set?
(I want to premise that it's just theorycraft)
Tyranitar @ Assault Vest
Ability: Sand Stream
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 SpD
- Stone Edge
With a no sense 207 HP 376 Sdef under sand, this set can tank basically every SpA mons in the tier.
Here some maths:
252 SpA Choice Specs Dragapult Draco Meteor vs. 252 HP / 252+ SpD Assault Vest Tyranitar in Sand: 45-54 (21.7 - 26%) -- 2% chance to 4HKO
4 Atk Tyranitar Crunch vs. 0 HP / 4 Def Dragapult: 146-174 (89.5 - 106.7%) -- 37.5% chance to OHKO after sandstorm damage
+2 252 SpA Togekiss Dazzling Gleam vs. 252 HP / 252+ SpD Assault Vest Tyranitar in Sand: 84-102 (40.5 - 49.2%) -- guaranteed 3HKO
4 Atk Tyranitar Stone Edge vs. 4 HP / 0 Def Togekiss: 152-182 (94.4 - 113%) -- 75% chance to OHKO after sandstorm damage and Leftovers recovery
252+ SpA Choice Specs Rotom-W Hydro Pump vs. 252 HP / 252+ SpD Assault Vest Tyranitar in Sand: 86-104 (41.5 - 50.2%) -- 0.4% chance to 2HKO
4 Atk Tyranitar Stone Edge vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Rotom-Wash: 69-82 (43.9 - 52.2%) -- 71.9% chance to 2HKO after sandstorm damage
+2 252 SpA Life Orb Hydreigon Draco Meteor vs. 252 HP / 252+ SpD Assault Vest Tyranitar in Sand: 90-107 (43.4 - 51.6%) -- 6.3% chance to 2HKO
4 Atk Tyranitar Stone Edge vs. 0 HP / 4 Def Hydreigon: 79-94 (47.3 - 56.2%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after sandstorm damage
252+ SpA Life Orb Hatterene Dazzling Gleam vs. 252 HP / 252+ SpD Assault Vest Tyranitar in Sand: 65-81 (31.4 - 39.1%) -- 97.4% chance to 3HKO
4 Atk Tyranitar Stone Edge vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Hatterene: 76-90 (46.3 - 54.8%) -- 98.4% chance to 2HKO after sandstorm damage
He can basically takes 3 hits vs all the best boosted supereffective SpA mons in the tier, and 2HKO them in return.
but most of all, this set totally wall Choice Spec dragapult, taking basically 10% dmg from anything is not a draco meteor and 0HKO in return with a bit of luck.
What do you guys think about it?
If you have the WP on another Pokemon on the team already then I'd probably go Lum berry so things like Will-o-Wisp Rotoms / Dragapult don't cripple Ttar, or maybe even Expert Belt.