I had a hard time with this as i didn't have any of the gaters leveled.
I used Emperor crab 212 - whirlpool, mists, spam surge, when the first pet died i redid whirlpool and surge spam till i dided
Ghaz - 221 whirlpool and swallow whole
hydraling 212 call lightning finished it
I did things a little different here:
Surge, rip, blood, surge to kill delta.
Rip, surge against Scars using rip against scars gets him killed quicker
swapped in scuttler to do bubble then stampede (helps take less damage with bone barrage up) kept up stampede when scars died managed to get a stampede against Little Blue then died by which time it only took call lightning to kill blue. Was less moves than original strat.
Worked second try with the following (fairly easy to get) team:
1. Magical Crawdad, skills 2-2-1
2. Benax, skills 2-2-1
3. Emperor Crab (PP), skills 2-1-1
As I was merely experimenting, I didn't write down the exact number of attacks for all spells, but I do recall the order, which was mostly intuitive to my pets' abilities.
Magical Crawdad against Delta:
1. Shell Shield
3. Surge as a filler till Whirlpool goes off
4. Renew Shell Shield and Whirlpool on cooldown
5. Surge until Delta is dead. Crawdad will die as well
Benax against Scars:
2. Swarm of Flies
3. Tongue Lash until Scars is dead (I think 3 times was enough)
Benax against Little Blue:
1. Swarm of Flies
2. Tonguelash until Benax dies, bring in Emperor crab
3. Shell Shied
4. Surge until Little Blue dies
I am going to try this strategy out with my alts and will refine it as it becomes more clear if this is indeed a feasible alternative. Meanwhile, appreciate your feedback on how you managed with this strategy. Happy hunting!
I would say the fact it is cageable makes it 'fairly easy to get'. How much that happens to be on your AH can vary wildly, but, therein lies the joyous discovery of cross-realm pet swapping.
Find a realm with the cheapest one and level a character there. The chances are, if you keep that character fiscally sound, that you will be able to pick up other expensive pets from there as well. Add them to your catalogue then do whatever achievement, recage, and sell them for profit.
Winner winner, Robo-Chicken dinner!
Just to check the state of affairs in BfA I went back to Outland this morning with a little over an hour to spare before daily resets. Spent between 6:46 and 7:20 CET fishing in 25 Highland Mixed Schools and it took 108 casts to get another Mr. Pinchy. Unofrtunately, the first 2 wishes only got me a benevolent and an angry Mr. Pinchy, but I'm not giving up. This "magical" pet is there for everybody who is willing to spend a little time fishing it :)
Thanks for the suggestion. I used an S/B Small Frog 2 1 2 in place of Coastal Scuttler and barely needed the Hydraling. This make me think that any frog with Tongue Lash/Swarm of Flies would likely work in this slot.
If Delta goes Thrash > Black Claw > Thrash and the second Thrash only hits you once, you can use Rip > Blood in the water > Surge spam and kill both pets with just Snarly, and you probably won't need the Hydraling.