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    Kira Light
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    Salamence (OU)

    Post by Kira Light on Sat May 05, 2012 4:40 pm

    Salamence



    Introduction

    Salamence has always been a powerful offensive threat since its appearance back in Gen III. Thanks to a 135 Base Attack and a 110 Base Special Attack, this Dragon can tear many unprepared teams apart. Once Steel-types are gone, nothing can safely switch into a boosted Outrage or Draco Meteor. This is why a Salamence and Magnezone combo is very effective. Salamence also possesses great coverage moves, such as Earthquake and Fire Blast, who help it get past its main counters, such as Ferrothorn. Unfortunately, its typing leaves it weak to Stealth Rock, preventing it from switching in a lot.



    Dragon Dance

    Salamence (M) @ Life Orb / Lum Berry | Moxie / Intimidate
    Naughty / Adamant Nature | 252 Atk / 4 SpA / 252 Spe
    Dragon Dance | Outrage / Dragon Claw | Earthquake | Fire Blast / Roost


    Choice Scarf

    Salamence (M) @ Choice Scarf | Moxie
    Naughty / Adamant / Naive / Jolly | 252 Atk / 4 SpA / 252 Spe
    Outrage | Dragon Claw | Fire Blast / Brick Break | Earthquake / Brick Break


    Classic MixMence

    Salamence (M) @ Life Orb | Intimidate
    Rash / Naive Nature | 100 Atk / 176 SpA / 232 Spe
    Draco Meteor | Fire Blast | Brick Break / Earthquake | Roost


    New MixMence

    Salamence (M) @ Life Orb | Moxie / Intimidate
    Rash / Naive Nature | 64 Atk / 192 SpA / 252 Spe
    Draco Meteor | Outrage | Fire Blast | Earthquake / Brick Break


    Choice Band

    Salamence (M) @ Choice Band | Intimidate / Moxie
    Naughty / Adamant / Naive / Jolly Nature | 252 Atk / 4 SpA / 252 Spe
    Outrage | Dragon Claw | Earthquake | Fire Blast / Fire Fang


    Defensive

    Salamence (M) @ Leftovers | Intimidate
    Bold / Relaxed Nature | 252 HP / 240 Def / 16 Spe
    Wish | Protect / Roost | Dragon Tail | Flamethrower
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    Re: Salamence (OU)

    Post by Roxie on Thu May 10, 2012 1:32 pm

    I've always been a fan of Salamence since ya know...4th gen... It has amazing power, especially with Adamant nature max attack. You could rip people's teams to shreads, especially with Moxie if it is set up. Sadly, Salamence has that Ice weakness and if it is faced up against a Mamoswine whilest hail (assuming) then Mence is pretty gone unless boosted at a +2 speed, assuming Snow Cloak doesn't go into effect.


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    Re: Salamence (OU)

    Post by Nasira on Thu May 10, 2012 2:57 pm

    I have no idea what Roxas is trying to say, but Salamence is a huge threat, and I believe it always will be. I believe the Choice Scarf Moxie set is the best set for Salamence, and Kira will know why I think this since he's destroyed me with it so many times :')

    When Roxas brought Mamoswine up, I thought he was going to mention it's crippling weakness to Ice, most notably being OHKO'd be Mamoswine's Ice Shard. That said, it should be fairly easy to play around these threats, setting up a sweep.
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    Re: Salamence (OU)

    Post by Kira Light on Thu May 10, 2012 6:20 pm

    Nasira wrote:I have no idea what Roxas is trying to say, but Salamence is a huge threat, and I believe it always will be. I believe the Choice Scarf Moxie set is the best set for Salamence, and Kira will know why I think this since he's destroyed me with it so many times :')

    When Roxas brought Mamoswine up, I thought he was going to mention it's crippling weakness to Ice, most notably being OHKO'd be Mamoswine's Ice Shard. That said, it should be fairly easy to play around these threats, setting up a sweep.

    Yeah, once Steel-types are gone, ScarfMence's Outrage kills pretty much everything, and each time it kills something, it gets stronger. It also outspeeds any non-Scarf user thanks to the Choice Scarf, which makes Salamence one of the best end-game cleaner in today's metagame. Cleaner as in it beats everything once its counters are gone.
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    Re: Salamence (OU)

    Post by Trinitrotoluene on Thu May 10, 2012 9:30 pm

    Scarfed MoxieMence works incredibly well with CB Terrakion and Haxorus.


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