SM OU Slithering Through Webs (With some elements stolen from Wolfe Glick :) )

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I'm not a very competitive battler but I do often find myself watching Wolfe Glick and analyzing his defensive cores. Recently I found his Araquanid, Forretress, Tornadus-T core to be quite impressive. I really think the webs are what set this core apart as they pave the way for your sweepers and allow you to play as aggressively as you want. Now, I'm no pro so some EV spreads may be a little wonky, but I'd appreciate any and all help given.

Here's the team:

Serperior @ Metronome/Life Orb
Ability: Contrary
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Leaf Storm
- Leech Seed
- Hidden Power [Fire]
- Substitute

Serperior is a more gimmicky member of the team admittedly, but it sure feels good when you can spam Leaf Storm and get away with it for free. Nothing fancy here-- mostly standard sub-seed set. Metronome is there for added power. Life Orb is more consistent.

Rotom-Wash @ Aguav Berry
Ability: Levitate
EVs: 200 HP / 240 Def / 54 SpA / 4 SpD / 10 Spe
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Will-O-Wisp
- Volt Switch
- Hydro Pump
- Defog

Rotom is my go-to defensive pivot as it can switch into a plethora of physical attackers relatively well and even take a Leaf Blade from a Kartana if at full health (hence the spread).

Tornadus-Therian @ Flyinium Z
Ability: Regenerator
EVs: 144 HP / 112 SpA / 252 Spe
Hasty Nature
- Taunt
- Knock Off
- Hurricane
- U-turn

This is Wolfe's Torn and I use in much the same manner he does, as an anti-lead and a bulky support mon able to dish out damage.

Forretress @ Red Card
Ability: Sturdy
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD
Relaxed Nature
IVs: 0 Atk / 0 Spe
- Toxic Spikes
- Rapid Spin
- Volt Switch
- Stealth Rock

Standard lead. No explosions or anything.

Araquanid @ Figy Berry
Ability: Water Bubble
EVs: 252 HP / 76 Atk / 12 Def / 168 SpD
Careful Nature
- Leech Life
- Magic Coat
- Sticky Web
- Liquidation

Wolfe Glick has a habit of breaking the meta, and while this isn't breaking the meta it sure as hell makes you question why it's in such a low tier to begin with. This thing checks pretty much any special attacker in its way and serves an amazing role as a web setter and as a pseudo-anti-lead. Liquidation is amazingly strong when paired with Water Bubble and shrugs off attacks from Mega-Alakazam and such.

Charizard @ Charizardite X
Ability: Blaze
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Dragon Dance
- Flare Blitz
- Roost
- Dragon Claw

This is the main sweeper on the team. +1 Flare Blitzes are nothing to scoff at and Roost allows you to keep attacking relentlessly.

Any and all advice is welcome :)


Serperior @ Metronome
Ability: Contrary
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Leaf Storm
- Leech Seed
- Hidden Power [Fire]
- Substitute

Rotom-Wash @ Aguav Berry
Ability: Levitate
EVs: 200 HP / 240 Def / 54 SpA / 4 SpD / 10 Spe
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Will-O-Wisp
- Volt Switch
- Hydro Pump
- Defog

Tornadus-Therian @ Flyinium Z
Ability: Regenerator
EVs: 144 HP / 112 SpA / 252 Spe
Hasty Nature
- Taunt
- Knock Off
- Hurricane
- U-turn

Forretress @ Red Card
Ability: Sturdy
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD
Relaxed Nature
IVs: 0 Atk / 0 Spe
- Toxic Spikes
- Rapid Spin
- Volt Switch
- Stealth Rock

Araquanid @ Figy Berry
Ability: Water Bubble
EVs: 252 HP / 76 Atk / 12 Def / 168 SpD
Careful Nature
- Leech Life
- Magic Coat
- Sticky Web
- Liquidation

Charizard @ Charizardite X
Ability: Blaze
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Dragon Dance
- Flare Blitz
- Roost
- Dragon Claw
 

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