CS Challenger July 2017: Jollyjaw

Yet another summer-themed challenger, this time a shark called Jollyjaw from Carnivale, Delphi Beach. Jollyjaw can be unlocked from the Bloody Shark Jaw, purchasable from the Cash Shop from July 24th until end of August 31st, 2017.

Health 3,000
Strength 2,800
Defence 2,000
Speed 1,700
EXP 1,350

Category: Very Hard
Jollyjaw: FreezeHealStealCurse Blessing
You: FreezeHealStealCurseBlessing
Loot: Jagged Ocean Rocks (wearable) and Jollyjaw Plushie (plushie)

Gaping Jaws
7-9 physical, 6 fire, 8-10 water
Blocks 8 physical
Boosts strength by 40 each use

Shark Jump
6-11 physical, 7-12 water, 8 wind

Raw Red Nose
9 or 10 physical, 7 or 8 dark, 10 water

Seaweed Strangle (has 2 copies)
Blocks 7 each of physical, dark, earth, ice, water and wind
Heals 100 or 200 HP
Chance to freeze
When stolen and used by you, will damage you for 15% of your pet’s max HP.

Red Current Scroll
1 or 2 fire, 0-3 water
Blocks 3 or 4 water
Heals 25HP

Just a quick look and it’s quite clear that Jollyjaw is heavy in three main types of icons, namely physical, water and fire. With that in mind, as long as you can protect yourself effectively against his big icons (physical and water), at his stats he can be beaten with a high T6/ T7 pet. However, pets at the lower end of the spectrum will need a good scroll set, or at least one infinite healing scroll to be able to get to 5 wins. Without scrolls, it is near impossible for T6 or even T7 pets to beat this challenger.

Seaweed Strangles are Jollyjaw’s most unpleasant weapons to deal with. With them, he can freeze you, block, and also outheal your damage. Therefore, blasting these is important to your survival and winning chance. Luckily, he has only two copies, so with some luck you might get rid of both with Recycle Blaster and Soma Tablets. An alternative method is to pair stealing with blasting. Just remember to use a stealer such as Truth Serum or even the cheaper KT Ring first before blasting with your Recycle Blaster, or you might run a risk of stealing the blasted weapon itself, which will make your effort go to waste.

If you’re lucky enough to steal one of his Seaweed Strangle, you can use this weapon against him. Interestingly it provides partial protection against all of his icon types, with a freeze chance to boot. To circumvent the -15% heal penalty, it is recommended that you pair it with a high percentage healing weapon, such as the Reborn Icewand of Doom, and an infinite healing scroll, such as Divine Denizhen. You should however use this only when you’ve got sufficient health and want to attempt for a freeze. It’s quite risky to use when your health is low.

When blessing is disabled, the best way for smaller pets to win is to take down Jollyjaw as quickly as possible to avoid being frozen. It’s best if you can chain freeze him. Weapons such as Reborn Icewand of Doom can make for a good infinite healer. Your second attacker should be an infinite freezer, such as Frozen Ocean Curl, Shards of Space and Time, Dragon Soul or the cheaper MC Ice Rose. For T8 pets, Sierrac Basal Ice Flail, Rapier of Error or better still Frostbite Amulet is useful as well. AShards of Space and Time unfortunately takes up the freezer slot, which means you cannot bring your 100% freezer into battle. When attacking, you might want to alternate between your infinite healer and your infinite freezer, paired with a shield, such as Flayed Lord Breastplate, Defensive Feather or Item Defenders Shield. Since the shark’s icons are quite narrow, you can choose to slot Water Defense Baguette/ Tear Crystals and/or Physical Defense Tear Crystal for added defence. Singed Tear Crystals are also worth slotting on your weapons and shield. They add 3 icons (fire and magma – which Jollyjaw doesn’t block) per crystal to your weapon/ shield, and have a chance to activate a curse that deals 8 icons for 5 rounds. This should help speed the battle up for you a little bit more. Clutch healers such as Phoenix Quill and Reviver of the Lion will prove useful in emergency cases.

For scrolls, an infinite healing scroll such as Terra Focujin or Divine Denizhen works well against this challenger. Holy Deluge might work as well, since it blocks some water and has some damage. All of these can be made at the Shrine for cheaper than buying from user shop. If you’ve got AP to spare, equipping a few Perilous Whirlpool for extra freeze chance is recommended, or if you prefer, Cobalt Eternals or Sancturia Exodins for added defence.

–Personal notes and strategies–

I managed to get 5 wins with my high T6 pet (~830 in each stat) using Reborn Icewand of Doom, Frozen Ocean Curl and Flayed Lord Breastplate as infinite attackers and shield. I used only Divine Denizhen, since my pet has only 7 AP. Wins 1-3 went pretty smoothly with only a few losses, but wins 4 & 5 were particularly difficult. It is therefore recommended that a T6/T7 pet attempting to go against Jollyjaw to have a good set of scrolls to cut down as many losses as possible.


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