April 17, 2014

Today’s Team: Reddish Raiders
P/P Elementium Geode (Feedback, Amplify Magic, Elementium Bolt)
P/S Chi-Chi (Fire Quills, Tranquility, Feign Death)
H/S Scalded Basilisk Hatchling (Crystal Prison, Feign Death, Thrash)

It’s been a long time since I made any new basilisk teams. At one point it was my favorite pet to battle with. I don’t know why but I gradually stopped using it. Tonight I dusted it off and decided that a double Feign Death team would be fun. Flyers have always given the Scalded Basilisk Hatchling trouble so I included the Elementium Geode for a magic attack. If all of the opposing pets are slower I’ll start with the basilisk for a Crystal Prison and Thrash.

When the Scalded Basilisk Hatching is slower than the opposing pet it is seriously gimped since the extra attack from Thrash is based on being faster. Crystal Prison is also much more effective when faster.

The Opposing Team:
P/P Lil’Ragnaros
P/P Dread Hatchling
H/H Unborn Val’kyr

The Battle:
041714AThis was a close battle that was decided by the detonation of the Magma Trap. It remains my contention that traps are broken and need to be fixed. Let’s see, my Scalded Basilisk Hatchling was interrupted, stunned the next turn and had 410 damage done. All in one move. The sad thing is that I still would have won after the Magma Trap went off except for a Flamethrower crit. Don’t get me wrong, my opponent made good choices and deserved the win, it’s just that losing to traps is annoying. The Scalded Basilisk Hatchling and Chi-Chi both performed well, as did the Elementium Geode. I may give this team another try, or I may replace the Elementium Geode with something else.

8 Responses to April 17, 2014

  1. Seca says:

    I was using a geode (ashtone core actually) on the weekend for the first time as part of a triple crow counter team. Felt it worked well in that role.

    Curious what pets other folks use against triple crow.

    • Noel says:

      I used a Vengeful Porcupette to counter a Gilnean Raven that was giving me problems, was sweet! With the Core and one other pet might be good.

      What to use against triple Death Adders? I’ve tried a few teams and had 50/50 success. Vengeful Porcupette also helps against them.

      • Vek says:

        The team I typed below, Rascal-Bot/Vengeful Porcupette/Voodoo Figurine, usually does ok against triple Death Adders, but it often involves needing to change Rascal-Bot Phaser to Plot Twist since it will then hit through blind(which feels a bit cheap, but I don’t really have an issue with than when facing triple Death Adders).

        But if I continously run into that triple Death adders I switch to something easier. Pick any Three: Warbot, Mongoose Pup, Silver Dragonhawk Hatchling, Vengeful Porcupette, H/H Fliers(last long and take much less damage), P/P Flier to really hurt them. Or just a nice Clockwork Gnome + Black Claw combination.

        • Vek says:

          Forgot to mention that Rascal-Bot Armageddon, if not blinded ofc, will hit all three Death Adders for 500 each.

    • Vek says:

      Elementals are generally nice to use since they won’t get blinded by Call Darkness. Other than Geode. Ominous Flame is great, but with only 85% hit it’s a bit annoying, also it can change the weather to help your other pets.
      Jadefire Spirit with Jade Claw and Fade can be very useful. Jademist Dancer also got Jade Claw and can change weather.

      But one team I often run, that also does well against other teams, will still have a good shot against triple Crows is: Rascal-Bot(Phaser hits very hard, Stun, Armageddon), Vengeful Porcupette and Voodoo Figurine. The Rascal-Bot can usually take out one bird and finish with Armageddon to let the other pets have a 300 Health headstart. Vengeful does wonders. Voodoo Figurine, while not a true bird counter it is undead and as such very durable. It is mainly there as a counter to Idols and Mechs and Minfield/Cyclone remover, but it will often still take down a bird.

    • Hirrus says:

      Beasts with a weather change work great. Because they’ll almost always be slower, and take weak damage from Call Darkness, you’ll turn the fight’s first round into a laugh riot. A weak Call Darkness hit, followed immediately by changing the weather to something else to reduce the accuracy of Nocturnal Strike back down to 50%. Big fun. Moon Moon is a fantastic choice, because Moon Tears will not just change the weather off of Darkness, but it’ll do strong damage to the entire triple-crow team, and increase the damage of subsequent strong magic attacks. (And heal your own pets, too!)

      If you’ve got the solo strength and the patience to farm one up, Spectral Porcupette is another good choice. The Magic Racial will almost always proc on Nocturnal Strike, reducing the damage done, and the strong moveset will thrash crows, especially since it has a magic-type Nocturnal Strike itself. Like the Vengeful, Powerball will eventually give you speed advantage, too, letting you make the most of the Spectral’s own blind move, and robbing them of their second hit of Alpha Strike.

      The fairy dragons are pretty okay, too. Weak damage from Noct Strike and Alpha Strike, a weather change, plus strong damage against birds. But unless you can get rid of their Flying racial, you’ll never be able to Evanescence fast enough to dodge that strong Call Darkness hit, putting the magic-damage dragons at a disadvantage.

    • Discodoggy says:

      I like the Warbot against triple crows or ravens. Start with Extra Plating then put down a Minefield. If Darkness doesn’t cause any misses the Warbot can take out the first bird and almost half of the second. Usually there are misses, but even so the first bird has lost its racial by the time the first one dies so a fast pet can come in and clean it up then watch the Minefield explode on the second.

      Lately I’ve been trying out a Restless Shadeling here and there. I’m not in love with it, but it is nice having an 1806 hp undead pet with Arcane Blast against fliers. Flyers want to take you out quick before their racial is lost and the large health pool and undead racial makes that hard to do.

      • Seca says:

        Thanks all. :) Some great ideas.

        Ashstone Core / Jademist Dancer / Mr. Wiggles was the anti-crow team I settled on at the time. Seemed to work well. Putting a warbot in for one of the elementals would make the team more generally useful.

        Sounds like I should get a porcupette. :)

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