This strat does not work. I had to fire the rocket, then switch to Bling, Make it Rain, then Ikky and flock and flock, then back to Bling to make it rain some more before Chitara died. What am I missing here?
What rocket? The first attack from the Gnome is Build Turret, not Launch Rocket. Is that what you're missing?
Chitara's gimmick is that he takes no damage until 15 attacks have been made, in 3 waves of 5. Watch his buffs under his name top right when you start the battle. First you have to make 5 attacks, then 5 more, then 5 more. Then he takes double damage.
The Turret alone makes three attacks each round. Make it Rain does four in its original round, then one in each subsequent round. So after the first round of Make it rain, you have made 10 attacks. Another four happen during the round you swap to Ikky. The first bird of Flock breaks the barrier, and after that Shattered Defenses and the DoTs finish it quickly.
I just logged in to test it. I did get my Lil'Bling stunned, which is not mentioned in the strat, but is covered in the script, but that is not a problem. Personally, I'd run Inflation after Make It Rain and keep that going before calling in Ikky, because why not, but the strat works fine.
Direbreak Hatchling can solo this fight. 1 - 2 - 1. Simply use 'Ironskin' when available, and 'Falcosaur Swarm!'. Once his shell has dropped and your 'Falcosaur Swarm!' has stopped, finish him with a 'Predatory Strike'. (edited)
Yes, there are lots of "short cuts" that usually work. But if you are max unlucky with stuns and crits, such a strategy can fail. Thats why i used 3 pets with 1 ability from each, trying to find the best combo between speed and safety :)