Hello, terribly sorry for any posting mistakes.
Here is my attempt at a Gen V competitive OU sandstorm team. I had originally wanted Blaziken for this, but the extreme difficulty of obtaining a decent one as well as his moronic ban to ubers ruled him out.
I'm still working on having these bred for Wi-Fi battling, so I was hoping for advice before they're finished.
Rex the Tyranitar, Lead.
Adamant Nature, 24 ATK, 232 SP.DEF, 252 HP.
Leftovers for the item. Sandstream for the ability.
My lead. Sets up stealth rock and the vital sandstorm. Uses Adamant to take down even the most defensive Reuniclus, as well as having greater offensive presence. Not 100% sure what the lowest amount of attack is to guarantee the Reuniclus kill.
I have chosen Stone Edge over Superpower because of the stat drops, as well as having greater power. I do have doubts over my decision here, though.
Theo the Reuniclus, calm mind sweeper.
Relaxed nature, 252 DEF, 252 HP, 6 SP.DEF.
Life Orb for the item. Magic Guard for the ability.
The jelly bear, one of the most threatening sweepers of Gen V. He loves to play in the sand and pairs superbly with tar, thanks to amazing defensive synergy he can easily get in and set up. Life Orb is chosen as 30% free extra damage is too good to pass up. The spread is designed for maximum durability, while Relaxed is used over Bold for the rare trick room opponent.
Meatloaf the Conkeldurr, physical attacker and check.
Adamant nature. 252 ATK, 136 SP.DEF, 120 HP.
Guts for the ability. Leftovers for the item.
He has obvious synergy typing and stat wise with both Reun and Tar. Besides from this, he is a vital check to weakened but boosted sweepers, and is absolutely essential to deal with opposing sand teams (killing excadrill and tars, as well as mauling most everything else).
Starburst the Excadrill, main sweeper.
Jolly Nature. 252 Speed, 252 ATK, 6 DEF.
Sandrush for the ability, Balloon for the item.
Truly, you must have seen this coming. The plan is to decimate the enemy team once sandstorm is up and the enemy checks have been weakened or knocked out. Entry hazard support from tar and ferrothorn helps a lot here, meaning he may not even need an SD under his belt. He can also Rapid Spin away costly Spikes and SR.
Rosa the Ferrothorn, Spiker and Wall.
Relaxed Nature. 48 DEF, 252 HP, 208 SP.DEF.
Rugged Helmet for the item. Iron Barbs for the ability.
Absolutely loves the sand and counters the enemies of its teammates well. Spikes is essential for the sweepers to get the job done with the minimum of boosts, and it's no slouch itself offensively. Also my main check against rain teams. A brilliant all purpose wall.
Hartley the Jellicent. Spinblocker, water check and wall.
Bold Nature. 252 DEF, 216 HP, 44 Speed.
Water Absorb for the ability. Leftovers for the item.
This, as well as having amazing synergy with the rest of the squad typing wise, fills several valuable roles. Firstly, it helps deal with opposing weather teams of any kind except hail (which is almost never used). Secondly, he stops the precious Spikes from being Rapid Spinned. Finally, he helps to deal with certain key pokemon like Reuniclus and of course Scizor, who can otherwise prove quite threatening.
OVERALL STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES.
I haven't been able to fully test this yet, since my breeding project is still unfinished. However, as far as I can tell this team should be able to handle most of the common GEN V OU threats. The only real problems I can think of are Scizor and possibly Reuniclus.
Any criticism and advice hugely appreciated. Many thanks in advance.
Thanks everyone, these EV and move changes will really help. As for Gliscor, My plan is to rely my newly Surfed Jellicent, and physically defensive Ferrothorn to deal with him. Additionally, Reuniclus lays down the hurt on most Gliscor as I understand it.
I'll probably keep Ferrothorn as a physically defensive one, though. Not only does it help deal with Gliscor, but Ferro also serves as my main anti-dragon Pokemon and physical wall. I have adapted his EV's for better balance though (in order to help take things like weak Fire Blasts and HP Fires), and I'd like you're opinions.