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Just wondering what the best Pokemon that can abuse that combo are.

PX Edit: Answer for competitive to make this question viable. Thanks

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What format are you asking about?
In Game. Not necessary for competitive
Which game?

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Notice - This is listed by the most powerful to the least powerful.

LANDORUS - Landorus can be a mixed attacker, allowing it to be very diverse and getting super effective hits more often. (Which stack with Sheer Force and Life Orb.) People don’t use him often because he’s usually banned, and even when he isn’t, people tend to use different legendaries anyways. Here’s a Life Orb + Sheer Force set:

Landorus @ Life Orb
Ability: Sheer Force
Naive Nature
EVs: 252 Spe/252 SpA/4 Atk
- Earth Power
- Rock Slide
- Hidden Power [Ice]
- Knock Off

Nidoking - Although Nidoking is hindered by its less than perfect stats, it’s a surprisingly good Sheer Force user thanks to its wide variety of coverage. Here’s a set for Nidoking:

Nidoking @ Life Orb
Ability: Sheer Force
Timid Nature
EVs: 252 Spe/252 SpA/4 SpD
IVs: 0 Atk
- Sludge Wave
- Earth Power
- Fire Blast
- Ice Beam

You could use Flamethrower instead of Fire Blast if you don’t want to risk it missing.

FERALIGATR - Feraligatr is the only Sheer Force user that can effectively set up. He has access to both Dragon Dance and Swords Dance. I prefer Dragon Dance, because it allows Feraligatr to outspeed many more things than without a DD, so I’ll just show you the DD + Sheer Force + Life Orb set:

Feraligatr @ Life Orb
Ability: Sheer Force
Jolly Nature
EVs: 252 Spe/252 Atk/4 Def
- Liquidation
- Dragon Dance
- Ice Punch
- Crunch

CAMARUPT-MEGA - I debated even putting Camarupt on the list because of his 4x weakness to water and how slow he is. He also lacks the coverage the other Pokémon on this list. He is the only mega that has Sheer Force is though, so I decided to put him on the list. Here’s a set:

Camarupt-Mega @ Camaruptite
Ability: Solid Rock
Modest Nature
EVs: 252 SpA/172 HP/84 Spe
IVs: 0 Atk
- Earth Power
- Fire Blast
- Hidden Power [Ice]
- Toxic

There are many, many more Sheer Force users, but I didn’t put them on the list because they were too bad.

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Why would you discourage using Landorus when it's the only sheer force user that's actually good (in just about every format except lower tiers)?
When did I say that? I said he’s usually outclassed by other legendaries when he isn’t banned, especially by Primal Groudon.
You didn't specify Ubers. Landorus is of course also allowed in Monotype, VGC and WiFi singles
Mega camerupt can’t use life orb so take it out
Just because it doesn't have access to Life Orb (and the fact it is only in NUBL) doesn't mean you necessarily have to take it out.
If Landorus is outclassed, then everything else is even more outclassed.
Don't BA this answer. This is technically a thread, not an objective question. Upvote, don't BA