Today’s Team: Frosties
P/P Frostwolf Ghost Pup (Scratch, Refuge, Ghostly Bite)
S/S Frostfur Rat (Flurry, Crouch, Stampede)
H/H Lifelike Mechanical Frostboar (Missile, Pig Out, Decoy)
Today on the auction house I saw a really cheap Lifelike Mechanical Frostboar so I snatched it up without knowing the breed. It turned out to be an H/H. All three breeds (it also comes in S/S and P/P) have their merits, the H/H is the tanky 1725 hp version. My first thought was to put on a sunlight team, but as I started to make it I remembered that I don’t really like trolling people with sunlight teams. Nerf Photosynthesis please! Ok, that’s not gonna happen just because I don’t like but you can’t keep me from hoping. With sunlight out I tried a few moonlight teams that worked well enough, then I started to miss my Frostwolf Ghostpup so I thought “time for a themed team!” And Frosties was born. I’m not sure how well the mech pig would really do in the snow, I hope he doesn’t short circuit. The plan is to use Refuge and Decoy for defense as needed then use Pig Out for keeping the boar alive. Pig Out is a beast healing/damage move that can be used every other turn. It’s really the only thing special about the mech pig besides its high health pool and how that interacts with the mech racial. I hope I don’t regret putting this pet on my must have list at Adventures in Poor Taste. Piggy you can do it!
There have been a lot of imps around. If an imp avoids Ghostly Bite there are not a lot of attacks capable of killing it.
The Opposing Team:
B/B Gilnean Raven
H/H Fel Flame
H/H Silkbead Snail
I started with the undead puppy against the snail. I immediately used Ghostly Bite to take a good chunk of health away from the critter. I didn’t bother with Refuge since the snail might have a shield, making my rat useless. I swapped out to the pig because of this, with the hope that the snail would stay in. It stayed in for a war of healing attrition. It was a battle of Absorb versus strong Pig Out. Headbutt didn’t stun, the Decoy kept the snail from a few rounds of healing and the strong attacks won. The Fel Flame came in so I got my mech out of the battle right away in favor of the rat. I cast Crouch and withstood the fury of the Fel Flame’s weak attacks. The Fel Flame was able to do enough damage that DoTs killed it but the rat had done a number on the elemental.
I brought in the Frostwolf Ghostpup to face the Fel Flame. My opponent swapped to the raven. I didn’t want to leave my mech pig to the strong attacks of the Fel Flame so I swapped it in now to face the raven. The swap fest ended there as the bird laid into my mech with its big damage, finishing it off in a few rounds. It wasn’t really looking good for me. I brought in my final pet to eat a Nocturnal Strike before finishing the bird with a Ghostly Bite (it crit for over 1k damage but it wasn’t needed, such a waste). The Fel Flame cast Scorched Earth on the turn my ghost dog was stunned, then I realized that I may be able to win after all. Would my opponent try to finish me off this round with a Conflagrate? I cast Refuge hoping that the Conflagrate would come… and it did! With the Fel Flame’s major attack blocked it lacked the, umm, firepower to finsih off my undead puppy. A Scratch and a Ghostly Bite took out the elemental for a narrow victory.