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Y'know, suicide lead Azelf. Should I use it in OU? Or are there other anti-leads?

Azelf @ Focus Sash
Ability: Levitate
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpA / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Stealth Rock
- Explosion
- Taunt
- Knock Off

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Use Gliscor.
Why would you use gliscor as a suicide lead when it does a better job as a wall/tank
I think this Azelf set would be outclassed by Mew.
Azelf @ Life Orb  
Ability: Levitate  
EVs: 6 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe  
Timid Nature  
IVs: 0 Atk  
- Psychic  
- Flamethrower  
- Shadow Ball  
- Dazzling Gleam
@Boaty McBoatface, why use a suicide lead when you can use Gliscor, as a setter, and tanky attacker?

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Well, sometimes.
The problem, is that this gimmicky set has been used for a few generations now, and so is quite predictable. It also loses quite often to other leads, including Excadrill, Heatran and Greninja.
Though a smart player will often be able to abuse this set to its fullest, it is quite situational.
A good anti-lead is Excadrill itself, which can set up rocks even on magic bounce users due to mold breaker, and survive 2 hits with its sash. Then if the opponent manages to get any hazards up, he can spin them away even if taunted. The two efficient spinblockers, Mimikyu and Sableye also die quickly to it. And he can proceed to toxic any foes before dying.

Excadrill @ Focus Sash
Ability: Mold Breaker
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Stealth Rock
- Earthquake
- Rapid Spin
- Toxic

This is by far the most used set, though players keep making variations either to suit their team's needs or make the opponent predict wrong. And through battle experience, I confidently say that this is the best anti-lead in current SM OU meta.

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Ok, thanks! (BA)