The Smart Wolf
Furry Little Ninja
I created this guide 'cause I love smart wolf. In my honest opinion it is hands down the best wolf mutation in WolfTeam in any given situation, ever. Don't argue. However, it does take skill to master. Fortunately, this guide can help you.
Statistics, Stolen Of Course
These are the stats from the in-game wolf selection menu.
: 1/5 to 3/5
Statistics, The Real Ones
These are my personal belief of the stats, plus a bit more information.
: 1/5 to 3/5
The speed in game is infact listed as only 2/5, but we all know Smart is as fast as Ghost, which is listed as 3/5. So I adjusted accordingly. I also added a size stat because it is relevant.
Description, Feel It Up
Smart wolf is a short, tiny little green wolf with sharp claws and an armored back. Unfortunately the armor is simply cosmetic and does not
reduce back shot damage. The smart wolf does have fur, you can see it on the sides of his tiny pants, his neck, and his two-toed feet. The smart wolf pretty much always has his knees bent at an 80 degree angle or less for some odd reason, and loves long walks on the beach. He also loves corpses. A lot.
Description, The Useful One
The smart wolf is tiny. As common sense tells us, smaller targets are harder to hit. The smart wolf is also fast, which makes it even harder to hit. The smart wolf also has the useful ability to stick to walls, which can be done by first initiating a wall run by jumping into a wall at an angle, and then holding the Left Mouse button along with the run key. This can be useful for laying ambushes and the like.
Or you know, running along the wall over the ocean in Rose, then stopping while your Power Wolf team member is right behind you, causing him to run into you and fall into the ocean. Whichever works for you. The smart wolf also costs a minimal amount of WP, allowing you to use him over and over again. Oh yeah, it also can't roar. Bummer.
Weapon of Choice, How You Kill Things
The Smart wolf has two offensive animations: Left Click and Right Click.
Left Click is very weak, however it is quick and performs two swings per click allowing for a rapid barrage of attacks. But, like I said it is very weak and generally not useful in combat except after performing a right click to finish off a wounded foe. Please, please, please, do not be that noob that only uses left click. You will be killed VERY quickly.
Right click is the smart wolf's strongest attack, and is actually 4 swings in one click. To perform this attack, you must be airborne. Falling or jumping, it doesn't matter. Just right click, and the smart wolf will flip through the air and rip his foes open, dealing what should be instantanious death. While you're doing this, you can also very easily turn in the air, which is great for combating pesky users that try to run under you.
Superpowers, He Haz Them!
Like all Second Mutation Wolves, the smart wolf has a unique ability. The smart wolf can drain health
. With every hit, the smart wolf drains about 20-30 HP from enemies into its reserve HP. What is reserve HP you ask? Well instead of healing your base 160 HP, it goes into that +99 HP area. Reserve HP drains over time, and reserve HP is always damaged before the base HP. Reserve HP can also be empty while you're alive. The Base HP must be gone for you to die, not the reserve. The smart wolf initially starts the match with +99 reserve HP, but can gather up to a maximum of +299 reserve HP! This means you can be hit for 299 damage, and gain your HP back in under a few seconds.
Better yet, you can also drain HP from dead bodies. Yup, that's right. Hitting corpses can gain you an infinite source of reserve HP during the match. Provided you aren't in a mode where bodies dissapear such as Wolf Conquest. This ability is what makes a smart wolf so hard to kill, and probably why it only gets 160 Base HP.
Ninja-Tastic, How to Strike
Because smart wolf starts out with so little HP, it's best not to rush to somebody from a distance. If you must close in, jump and wall run as much as possible to avoid incoming bullets. When you're close enough to strike, jump into the air and right click, slamming into your enemy. Be careful at the end of the right click, there is a delay after the attack is finished, which gives enemies an opporunity to kill you. However, if your opponent still lives, hit him quickly with a left click, then jump with another right click. If he's still alive, then it's probably a guardian you're fighting.
After you've killed your first foe, quickly hit his corpse, alternating between left and right clicks to fill your reserve HP. Then head out for another kill. If you can, rush into a group of enemies. For some reason, smart wolves scare the living crap out of people, and their aim dies. Also, because it's a crowd, it acts as a giant HP-drain factory. Just attack as much as possible to keep your HP up and finish the crowd. If you do manage to take out that group of 7 humans in the Scent tunnels in Ds2 when you're the last remaining party member and your HP is only 82 +50 then congratulations, you're pro.
Hopefully you read the entire guide instead of skimming it over for the part you needed. Glorification, praise, and constructive criticism are welcome.