Aki the Chosen - Patch 5.2 Edition
The first time I fought Aki the Chosen, I won; my last pet had less than 50 health, but I still won! These days, victory is much more certain, and I can even carry a level 1 pet (as long as it’s not an elemental). Check out how below, and/or in my video strategy guide.
Pets and Abilities to use:
Anubisath Idol (level 25) with Crush, Sandstorm, and Deflection
Yellow Moth (level 25) with Alpha Strike, Cocoon Strike, and Moth Dust
Use Anubisath Idol’s Sandstorm to negate all damage from Chirrup, and whittle it down with Crush. Bring in your carry pet to Chirrup while Sandstorm is active. Use Crush to dps Stormlash while keeping Sandstorm up. Do as much damage to Whiskers with Anubisath as you can, and finish him off with Yellow Moth if necessary.
Reliability: 5/5 (Very Reliable)
Aki’s pets are Chirrup the Cricket, Stormlash the Dragon, and Whiskers the Mongoose. She will randomly choose Chirrup or Stormlash to go first; usually it’s Chirrup. Whiskers always goes last. Regardless of which pet she puts out first, bring up Sandstorm right away; for Chirrup, you’ll take 1 round worth of damage from Swarm, and all future hits will be completely blocked. As of Patch 5.2, you won’t even get the Shattered Defenses debuff. Swarm always lasts 3 rounds. After Swarming, Chirrup will cast Inspiring Song; then, if his health is low enough he will do Nature’s Touch. Then it’s back to Swarming again. Make sure to refresh Sandstorm periodically, but make sure it’ll be available when Stormlash comes up (unless he went first).
Stormlash himself is simple enough to defeat. Use Sandstorm on the first turn to overwrite Lightning Storm, then whittle him down with Crush. Normally my Anubisath Idol will still be alive for Whiskers; if not, you can use your Yellow Moth to do the last hit on Stormlash, then kill Whiskers. If you don’t have a Yellow Moth, almost any species of flyer will do. Remember to wear your Safari Hat!