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I finally got a offensive Dreepy from breeding (my old one had 31 IVs is HP, Defense, and Special Defense. Neither attack stats were maxed. Not even Speed. Seriously?). It has a neutral nature, but I can change that in a flash with a mint. Anyway, I'm using this team currently for the Battle Tower:

Rotom is my "supporter" (kind of) and the rest are attackers (you can probably guess who is Physical or Special). I'm just wondering if I should raise my Dreepy to be a special attacker or physical attacker. Please help!

Also, it would be nice for a moveset to be posted in your answer.

I would choose Physical because its Physical attack is already higher
Special is better tho lol
Ok, I understand because of Draco Meteor's absolutely massive power
Its not about power really, it's mostly about Dragapult's terrible physical movepool.
Yeah, I know, but Dreepy Darts (aka Dragon Darts) is good.
I run a mixed. They are really useful sometimes

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Dragapult is viable on both sides of the spectrum. However, I prefer specs pult. I'll provide a set for both.

Dragapult @Power herb/life orb
ability: Infiltrator
Nature: Adamant.
-Phantom force
-Dragon Darts
-Dragon dance/Steel wing.

Fairly self explanatory. Life orb for power or power herb so you can immediatly use a phantom force once. Phantom force is stab, dragon darts breaks sturdy and is 100 base power, U-turn to pivot and either ddance for setup or steel wing for fairies. Physical pult is a good dynamaxer, as steel wing can upgrade into max steelspike and phantom force into max phantasm, both of which have their drawbacks removed.

Dragapult @Choice Specs/Life Orb
Ability: Infiltrator
Nature: Modest.
-Shadow Ball
-Dragon Pulse/Draco meteor
-Fire Blast/Flamethrower/Thunderbolt

Again, self explanatory. Do not dynamax if your specs, as you will lose the effect. Only dynamax if you want to switch up moves and can't switch.

Specs or life orb for immediate power. Shadow ball and dragon pulse/Draco Meteor are solid stabs. U-turn for pivoting and your choice of coverage move.

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His Aegislash seriously scared the heck out of me. I just kept screaming for it to stop using Phantom Force.

His Dragapult resists water... wait he does use it in the battle tower, right?

Also, I love the Special set.
His Dragapult, Haxorus and Rillaboom, and that’s it. Besides, every good water Pokémon has an ice type move, which covers all of those. He only uses his Dragapult from the great ball tier onwards.
So ice is good against his pokemon, not water.
A water type Pokémon with decent coverage. An ice type would be smashed up.
How about Ice/Water LOL
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Dragapult’s physical attack has potential to be a lot higher than its special attack. This would be much better than more coverage because it sounds like your team already has enough of that.

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Ability: Infiltrator
Adamant Nature
EVs: 252Att/252Spe/4HP
Dragon Darts
Light Screen

Dragon Darts is the best STAB move you can get, but the much riskier Dragon Rush could be an alternative to pull some flinches. Being as frail as Dragapult is, you can set up Light Screen/Reflect while hopefully still surviving. Then you can pivot out with U-Turn.

If you did want an entirely offensive Dragapult (not recommended) then something like this should work:

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Adamant Nature
Dragon Darts
Phantom Force
U-Turn/Steel Wing/Psychic Fangs

Dragon Darts is nice, Phantom Force allows a (basically) free protect, Acrobatics is great once you’ve consumed your berry, and the last slot is your choice.

Hope I helped! :)

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We don't take about dual screens.
Ok, if I change the set-that-wasn’t-an-answer, will you remove the downvote?
To clear all this up a bit, I'll post the movesets here.
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Timid, max spA and spe
Thunder, Hydro Pump, Wil-O-Wisp, Hex
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Sand Stream, Adamant, max attack and speed
Crunch, E-quake, Stone-miss, Ice Punch
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Jolly, Intimidate, max attack, speed
Ice Fang, D-Dance, Waterfall, Crunch
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Guts (obviously), Brave, max attack and defense
Drain Punch, Stone-Miss, Payback, Façade
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Stalwart (finally found it!), Modest/Timid (haven't decided), max spA, Spe
T-bolt, Dark Pulse, Dragon Pulse, Flash Cannon

So now u can analyze it better
So it sounds like you need some kind of stall or wall support. You could go with Vanilluxe (extremely risky) but since you want a Dragapult, I will edit my answer.
Galarian Corsola is another good wall.