September 15, 2013

Game 1 (Stupid Starfish)
Azure Crane Chick, Tideskipper, Spirit Crab
vs. Onyxian Whelpling, Eternal Strider, Electrified Razortooth
091513DI wanted to change things up a bit today since so far 5.4 has been all about the NFD and Xu-Fu. I leveled up some new pets today so I could try some things out. The queue gods are apparently pleased with my attempt at diversity because this was an excellent match-up for me. Chick beats Strider, Skipper beats Dragon, Crab beats Razortooth. My opponent didn’t even try to force better match-ups. A question that I have is how did I never use the Tideskipper before? An obese, Aquatic biped that slams you with his his big belly, what a treat to behold!

Game 2 (Cleansing Crane)
Azure Crane Chick, Huge Toad, Spirit Crab
vs. Onyxian Whelpling, Wild Crimson Hatchling, Electrified Razortooth
091513CThis time I didn’t have any Humanoid belly attacks for the Dragonkin and it was a little closer. My opponent didn’t learn the lesson from Game 1 that Whirlpools and Razortooth’s don’t mix well. It was exactly the same sequence of moves and same result. Then the Crab took out the Crimson Hatchling to make it two versus one. The Onyxian Whelpling used Deep Breath, Healing Flame then Deep Breath to take out the Chick. After that I just spammed Frog Kiss but got no Polymorph procs. It was still enough to take out the dragon. I can’t say I really like the kiss Spam, perhaps I will change it to Swarm of Flies in the future.

Game 3 (Jade Pain Chick)
Azure Crane Chick, Purple Puffer, Spirit Crab
vs. Darkmoon Zeppelin, Pet Bombling, Elementium Geode
091513EPurple Puffer you’re fired! Ok, maybe if I lost I would chuck the Puffer, but I actually won. It just seems the Puffer hasn’t been performing well lately. The Darkmoon Zeppelin started off by taking out my Crab, which isn’t the first time. A missed Snap helped, but that double block can be really problematic for the Crab. The Chick finished off the Zeppelin and did well against the Geode before getting stunned. I didn’t swap until then because I didn’t want to waste a turn when I knew I was going to lose one when the incoming Bolt hit. The Puffer finished off the Geode with one strong Water Jet. Then it came down to the Screeching Gears stunning or not. They didn’t stun and I squeaked out the win. The puffer is off the hook for now.

Game 4 (Spineclaw Tap)
Spineclaw Crab, Snarly, Infested Bear Cub
vs. Clockwork Gnome, Sunreaver Micro-Sentry, Menagerie Custodian
Sometimes you are at the mercy of the queue. This person decided to run a Triple Mech Lightning team and hope there are no Elementals. I had no Elementals. I can usually beat the Lightning dragons with a Bleed team but those three Failsafes proved to be annoying. It was still very close, the Custiodian hit for 2 hp over what my Bear had left at the end. The Bear couldn’t take it down that round, next round was the Undead round so even though the Custodian was brought to 0 hp its Failsafe won the game.

Game Over.

Final Score: 3

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