Step 1) Make DoT also affected by the 1.5x multiplier from Vulnerability.
Step 2) Make sure Ardentismaxima is not resistant to Vulnerability or swap-prevention.
Step 3) Increase Grypolyth’s speed to above 108
Step 4) Buff the following bleeders like so (it isn’t fair that Thylacotator is the only one that has its place in the meta):
• Fierce Strike
• Exploit Lethal Wound
•Immunity to Decel
•Immunity to Swap-prevention
Now, Maxima would have 0% resistance to Vulnerability, and Maxima would also have 0% resistance to Swap-prevention.
Exploit Lethal Wound : Inflict Vulnerability for 3 turns. Deal 1x damage. DoT 0.34x target’s max HP per turn, lasting 3 turns.
0.34x plus Vulnerability actually becomes 0.51x. This means Maxima goes down in 2 turns, and it can’t swap. Believe it or not, that Vulnerability actually means Spinotasuchus can take Maxima out with a Critical Impact. If Maxima uses Instant Invincibility, it’ll go down anyway.
•Lethal Swoop (no delay)
•Swap-in Vulnerable Invincibility (inflict Vulnerability for 2 turns)
100% Resistance to Swap-prevention
100% Resistance to DoT
Again, Maxima must not be resistant to Vulnerability or Swap-prevention.
If it swaps into a Greater Thagomizer, it’ll inflict Vulnerability. Then Lethal Swoop would take out Maxima, leaving Stigydaryx open to be revenge-killed. Cleansing Swoop would deal 0.375 damage per turn with Vulnerability.
• Distracting Swoop (Swoop+50% Distraction for 1 turn)
• Swap-in Exploit Wound (Vulnerability for 2 turns)
•Resistances (I’m not typing them all out)
Again, relies on Maxima not being Resistant to Vulnerability.
If Pterovexus swaps in, it’ll deal 0.375 Maxima’s HP on turn 1. If it uses Nullifying Impact on turn 2, Maxima will go down at the end of turn 2, ending in a draw if Maxima can deal enough damage.
Spinoconstrictor (3900 HP)
•On Escape Evasive Strike
•100% Deceleration Resistance
•100% Distraction Resistance
•100% Swap-prevention Resistance
Again, this relies on Maxima having no resistance to Vulnerability
So, Exploit Wound inflicts Vulnerability for 2 turns, and 0.2x DoT for 3 (if I remember right, lol).
In this scenario, 0.2x becomes 0.3x, and 0.34x from Wounding Counter becomes 0.51x thanks to Vulnerability.
So Spinoconstrictor will deal 0.81x Maxima’s HP on the first turn. If Precise Rampage doesn’t finish it off, the DoT will.
Step 5) Distribute Resistance to Vulnerability and DoT a bit more carefully. Chompers can generally get rid of Vulnerability, which is fine, and Cunning creatures can get rid of DoT, which is also fine. As long as the tanks are this relevant, the bleeders will be back in the game.