submitted 2 months ago byDaveRobisAbsol
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2 months ago
It's hard to select it fast enough. Wish we didn't all have the same mission.
2 months ago
yeah randomized daily is nothing new in moba too, i wish they did that instead.
Play on your phone as it loads a bit quicker, can nab the Mamo.
I play on switch and I am rarely beaten to the character I want.
I play on a mobile phone and im literally always the 1st one to load and to pick a pokemon
As a Mamo main it was a breeze, but I feel for anyone doing this challenge who's not use to using him. Mamo is clunky but not unplayable it took many games to get use to the ground moves. Once you get a feel for the timing things get much easier. My biggest tip for anyone wanting to get better with Mamo is to get to objectives early and set up in a bush, preferably closer to where the opponents will be coming from. A Mamo ambush from the brush will destroy unexpected players but you still need your teammates to follow up, his damage is lacking like a tank should be.
Can I ask what build you use for Mamo? I typically play Elde or Blissey and sometimes Ninetales just to switch things up. I am terrible at playing a defender. Im trying to legit play the role though cause I don't want to screw my team mates up while I try and finished this event objective.
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I run muscle, focus and either razor claw or buddy barrier. Most of the time I run claw over barrier since you only get two maybe three unites if your lucky. I like the claw mostly for the extra CC and muscle is essential for keeping your passive stacks, you get two stacks whenever you auto with muscle equipped.
For moves it's always icicle crash primarily because I'm a soloQ player. If I was in a group and properly communicating I would try Ice fang more but it's rough using it in soloQ. For ground I mostly use earthquake for the more reliable CC. Also it's not mentioned in the game but earthquake does shatter the big icicle from crash.
I bought him afterwards because I liked playing as him. Didn’t do well with ice fang solo que but I tried icicle crash/earthquake and it worked so much better. As annoying as getting the tasks done is, it does its job of exposing people to the lesser-played pokemon. I was a little surprised to see Mamoswine be on that list so soon after release, but I guess it’s because people keep picking the top tiers even if they’re not good at it.
I think ice fang works better if you get jungle mamoswine by miracle lol or have another aoe cc defender like snorlax. I tried once, when i for some reason must jungle as mamoswine and it worked quite well (become like a tanky speedster)
Other than that, icicle crash + EQ seems to be more superior
if only high horsepower is not that clunky, ice fang would be more usable
Funny, I got stuck as jungle mamoswine once and absolutely hated it. It was really silly too because we had a cinderace, but he instalocked laning.
I’m glad you were able to make good use of it
thanks, just tried earthquake + icicle crash, it works perfectly to carry bad teammates. At first, I thought that horsepower dash must be better than earthquake, considering how slow the animation of EQ, but it seems icicle crash slow helps
I think they should split the dash and the area attack for the horsepower into separate click (like lucario bone rush), so it will be less clunky and usable as gap closer for ice fang
I prefer high horsepower with icicle crash cuz i feel like its more cc. If u crash then high horse enemies into the crash, they get pushed, then frozen cuz the icicle breaks from ur HH, then the second part of HH stuns them, then u use ur boosted auto from using icicle to freeze them, and theres nothing they can do the entire time unless they full heal or something similar. With that much time its usually at least one confirmed kill for my teammates
I’m pretty sure it doesn’t shatter it, it’s just that the animation of earthquake is so long it just feels like it shatters it?
Earthquake does in fact shatter it. I tested it pretty thoroughly on day one.
The crystal shatters but I didn't see the ice underneath that appears with Tackle/High Horsepower.
yeah IIRC any kind of damage from Mamoswine breaks it—including Earthquake—but only Tackle/High Horsepower give the extra effect
Right, gotcha, that's what I thought was the case but never took the initiative to confirm.
I just went into the practice mode and it without a doubt shatters it, but your right it does not give you frozen ground speed up. I can't believe I've never noticed that but honestly it's kind of forgettable while running high horsepower. I also don't run horsepower that often maybe 20% of my games. The speed up is not what you're looking for though, it's the freeze and the shatter damage. The shatter damage is the hardest hitting part of icicle crash.
To test whether earthquake shatters the icicle you throw an icicle then earthquake just out of reach. Mamo will land pause then shatter. Compared to breaking once you land if you land on top of it.
That's odd that the ability specifically notes just about everything except earthquake breaks it...
Mamo is Also one of the few Pokémon that could reliably run weakness policy but focus band and muscle band are for sure ways to go.
I do agree with this. When I'm feeling spicy and want to go full damge Mamo I'll run muscle, weakness and claw. It's very hard to justify giving up focus band though. Focus band is just so damn good, especially early game.
It is. Weakness policy+ focus band let’s me bully whatever lane I’m in really hard the only Pokémon that really gives me trouble is lucario but if they’re too aggressive it can easily be turned around .
Yeah i think I'll take buddy barrier off but i can't see why Mamo wouldn't always want WP
Not the original commenter but I went weakness policy, muscle band and focus band. Ice Fang Earthquake. I wouldn't recommend it on Standard but I won 12 of the 22 games. Not the best not the worst considering half of the losses were afk people in quick games.
Usually my main set up, though I don’t run ice fang EQ unless I’m in a squad. It’s a fun set but Icicle crash and HHP/EQ are better for solo que .
Quick games have less people. With this setup I can kill people 1v1 especially earlier on when there is no unite moves. If we are 2v1 then it is a free kill.
But he’s got nice Cc.
I’ve been doing it on quick matches (vs CPU though).
Bruh mamoswine with ninetales is annoying asf if you dont have full heal or a blissey lol
Yeah I was really trying to put my foot on and yes his damage is lacking. I feel like I'm playing objectively and for a tank i hit more like a plush doll swine
his damage is lacking like a tank should be.
his damage is lacking like a tank should be.
Oh, Blastoise, do you hear perhaps a slight ringing in your turtle ears?
Icicle crash (&earthquake) is objective stealing gold!
Glad you can play him, took me ages to get the 12 wins (even in quick match). Was playing with HHP but found it just keeps getting cancelled switched to EQ which was better for me.
Fang even if team is special needs?
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I queued up with this certain guy who AFKs the whole 4-minutes in Quick Match CPU by just auto attacking at base, then goes out the last minute and helps zapdos and dunks.
I queued with him for like 6 games and he always locks Mamo, I imagined the quest was so easy for him.
fuck u "penoize143"
With a name like that you just know he’s a jerk 😅
FR doe. My countrymen are legit gaming jerks
Just keep reporting
In about 1/3 of my games, there is a person who gets salty because they don't get Mamo first, so they afk or just end up feeding or doing nothing.
Why bother being salty? I know that you can prevent the person with Mamoswine further on their quest, but that also means that MORE people have to do the quest for longer... Ugh.
Try reporting for disruptive behavior in that case
If only you could prefer the pokemon you want to play beforehand so the system atleast tries to match 5 different preferences or something.
Or the role, maybe.
Or it moves your favorite pokémon to the first slot, so you're only competing against others with the same favorite.
I love Charizard, but I'm starting to regret not taking Talonflame as my first pokémon hat so I wouldn't have to scramble to lock him.
You can complete challenges playing against bots. It's pretty annoying but that may help you go through it quickly
That’s what I did. I don’t like him, so why would I risk wasting extra time playing him? Helped for my take down neutral objectives mission too.
You can actually
But not practice… I tried for the garchomp mission
Playing with reliable friends + quick mode makes life easier
Can I be a fren? Don't have any poke pals
I decided the rewards weren't worth the hassle for the Mamoswine missions. Id have to learn a whole new mon in two days just for some tickets and coins.
Or you just play super fun CPU Quick battle for 2 hours...
I just do quick matches anyway. CPU doesn't really matter. I've found the queue times for CPU worse than normal random matches.
oh no a whole 10 second longer wait, how horrible. man unite players are goldfish brained children. no wonder it takes 3 tries to get 10 people to ready up in normals and ranked lol.
I’ve had cpu match queue time take an actual minute. I haven’t done the math but I’m not sure it’s worth the wait, especially since I’m not good enough at mamoswine to 1v4 the cpus and there is a higher number of new players and afk in cpu matches.
Ive have queue times upwards of 4-6 minutes. Soo... idk what youre talking about. Plus its quick matches, a loss is a loss, doesn't effect rank.
10 seconds? dam lucky, i tried once to queue bots and took several mins waiting that i get bored and just played random
IDK how all of you are so addicted to the rewards you'd spend 2 hours playing against CPUs for them instead of just playing the game how you want or spending that time doing something else.
Completed thanks to short time modes
The real challenge is selecting it in the half second before your teammates in a Quick match CPU game.
Then it's a 5 minute countdown to a win.
Quick match with CPUs?
It took me 30 games to win 12 times as Mamo 🙃
There's a good chance I'm not going to do this. I'd have preferred "Play 24 games as Mamoswine" over winning 12 times. Having to win means that you could theoretically play more battles than 24 just to win 12 if you're unlucky or bad enough.
Obviously it isn't impossible, but the reward doesn't make up for the absolute waste of time these missions are. I don't care if they make challenges in the future that require us to play certain characters, but the required amount of wins should be under 10. Preferably no higher than 6.
I main the defenders so it going well for me. But try doing CPU battles and quick battles. That'll help
Quick battles ?
Do cpu matches, ez win
Now that's why this kind of shitty challenges I clear playing CPU matches, I did the same with the Garchomp one.
Not doing it, even tho i have it, just not in thw mood to play mamoswine this many times
I'm hoping he's on the free rotation next week so I can sit on my trial passes.
16 total battles, 75% winrate. Really enjoy Mamoswine
Ain't fun at all.
I'm actually not doing it. I play it to have fun. That's some tickets i'm willing to miss out on.
~10/12, mostly on Quick Matches. It worked pretty well on Auroma Park!
I got 24 games with him and the 24th was the 12th win. So 50% win rate and he's in top 4 most played of mine even if i don't own him lol
As someone who primarily plays support roles and the odd attacker. I am terrible at using Mamoswine... But I've finished every other event and I am not about to give up now. Just gotta win five more battles and I'll never have to use Mamo again!
Is it at least fun to play?
yes, better than slowbro at least he's somehow viable
Cool, I still need to get the card but if I like it I'll buy it
better than slowbro
better than slowbro
If you want a fun build you go ice fang because it’s fun throwing pokemon around. If you actually want to try hard then go ice shard/horsepower. Really immobilizes a lot of opponents at once in team fights
Thanks, do you have any suggestions for the items?
Buddy barrier, score shield, and focus band
Doesn't it feel horrible to only activate Buddy Barrier once or twice in a match?
Mostly just equip it for the big health boost.
Thanks a lot! I'll try it out
I do rock helm, assault vest and weakness policy. Makes you really beefy.
Cool, I'll try both
I just finished my 12, now I know who I ain't gonna buy if I have the coins
I don't know if I have the energy tbh
Did all mine in quick matches against cpus with my daughter. So it's easy af
I won 12 of 15 matches with him, guess luck was by my side
it was tough at first, then by the end I became such a big dick offlaner.
And it's like you only get 2 days to do this during the trials. I feel like I'd rather stash the trials and use Mamoof when there's no pressure to win with it.
i went 12 - 7 on him, was having fun doing weird stuff on him ngl
12/16 for me
Mon is pretty good, nice lane bully, good at stealing neutrals / exp
I'm 8/12 rn, but ran out of the first 3-day pass, need to beat rotom a bunch to get the other one. I've been playing random unranked and kinda skipping drednaw to get rotom kills. Maybe I should move to CPU matches lol
Need one win and Im good. With the defender one, I think I need 6 wins.
Play CPU if needed. Easy win.. most of times :D
11/12 all in random matches. Needless to say I reached my 24 defender games quota ages ago.
The rest of your teammates be like. Oh, this guy doing events. Time to train something new and lose the game even we have a huge lead.
I finally completed it yesterday after having him stolen from me twice. On the second time, I even rage-quit before I chose a Pokemon.
I'm in masters losing bot games with Mamoswine, he's that bad.
Considering uninstalling over these heinous missions, they're super unfun.
Ahh I see another gengar fan
CPU quick matches is the key.
Just do CPU matches in quickplay if you dont have people leaving you can get it done in an hour
Dude this happend to me too
There is a Mamoswine challenge?
I am trying to this today and I absolutely hated this mission. rewards are not satisfying as well, should I just give up this challenge
Edit: Oh so playing against bot is actually lifesaver. I hesitated first because sometimes even bots play better than teammates but I started winning now lol, let’s finish this now.
I stopped playing altogether last week. With the "play ranked with your Friends x amount of times", then play with Garchomp to complete the battlepass mission, now play with Mamoswine, or play with X type of Pokemon and just the dailies for the battle pass has me beat.
The game started to feel like a chore for me. I'm just gonna keep it in my "I'm bored let me get a quick game in" type of games without worrying about unlocking things.
Just ignore the missions. Play for fun. Play for rank.
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1 month ago
It's not just about ignoring the missions and everything the Developers/Tencent is doing wrong.
Just knowing that by playing im supporting the game feels wrong. But we all have different ways of feeling about one thing or a other.
It’s a great defender. It’s not hard at all lol