After answering Trachy's question regarding Taunt and Encore, I realized how great of a strategy it would be, and it got me thinking...
Could this be Slaking's true niche? Just take a look at this set, and you may see what I mean. I call it, "Lock-King."
HOLD ITEM: Leftovers
Taunt (Lock the foe into a Stat move.)
Encore (trap the opponent)
Earthquake (deals with Electric, Rock, Poison, and Steel-types.)
Rock Slide / Giga Impact (Gives additional coverage against whatever Earthquake can't hit.)
Slaking is hindered greatly by Truant, but how could have we all been so blind? If you can't get rid of the ability, then OUTHINDER the opponent by locking them into a "tauncore" (Taunt and Encore. See what I did there? :P).
I'm sure that, after seeing Trachy's question, you probably had this run through your heads, but I felt I had to bring this to the table. What do you guys think about this set? Anything that may make it better? Maybe it just can't be done?