Today’s Team: Leggo My Crabbo
H/H Spirit Crab (Snap, Whirlpool, Shell Shield)
B/B Legs (Pump, Surge Of Power, Whirlpool)
H/P Toad (Water Jet, Cleansing Rain, Swarm Of Flies)
I’ve been facing an absurd amount of clonedance teams lately. My theory is that some new pet battler found out how easy it is to win with that strategy and has been grinding out the achievements with it at everyone else’s expense. I’ve been trying to come up with ways to counter the evil Jademist Dancer and Blighthawk combo. The third pet on this team is variable but it’s usually a Death Adder Hatchling or Emperor Crab. I’ve been losing more than usual thanks to these teams. A clonedance team is one of those teams that if you don’t have a specific counter to you can rarely beat. That right there might be the very definition of OP in pet battles, but that’s a different topic. So why did I choose these pets as an anti-clonedance team? I like the Spirit Crab because it’s nice and beefy with all that 1887 hp. It can take a beating from Cyclone on the back line and live to tell about it. Plus it has an aquatic attack in Whirlpool. I chose Legs because it is a magic pet with aquatic attacks. The Jademist Dancer’s aquatic attacks will do weak damage and in the likely case of a crit the magic racial will provide a bit of protection. The Huge Toad I was a bit unsure about, due to being an aquatic and taking strong damage from the Cyclone. It will be good against both the Blighthawk and the Jademist Dancer if I can keep it alive and it has Cleansing Rain to buff the aquatic moves. I will start with it against the Blighthawk and keep it in to dissuade the Jademist Dancer from coming in due to fear of aquatic attacks. That’ll also prevent it from a useless death on the back line. I really loaded up on the aquatic attacks because the Jademist Dancer is the priority target. Hopefully it’ll work.
*While explaining this blog on a forum Astra gave me the idea of changing this section to “rationale” instead of “strategy”, since I usually talk about team creation much more than strategy. It’s a much better description, thanks.
With so many aquatic attacks I will have trouble damaging magic pets. Legs’ move set is sort of clunky since it doesn’t include a normal attack.
The Opposing Team:
B/B Jademist Dancer
S/S Nether Fairie Dragon
H/S Pet Bombling
How lucky is that, I get to test my anti-clonedance against a clonedance team!
While this isn’t exactly the top clonedance combo of Blighthawk and Jademist Dancer I got to test my strategy nonetheless. Well, sort of, since they ran away prematurely. I started with the Huge Toad against the Pet Bombling. A Minefield went down then the NFD came in to lay down the Cyclone. So far my Huge Toad had used Swarm Of Flies and Cleansing Rain. The Nether Fairie Dragon cast Evanescence so my toad refreshed Swarm Of Flies. After Evanescence wore off the Jademist Dancer fearlessly stepped in to use Rain Dance, but had to take two 600ish damage Water Jets. The Huge Toad was still hanging in there and was looking like it would outlast the Minefield so the Pet Bobmling came back in. Screeching Gears didn’t stun, after a few more Zaps my opponent fled. Super toad! After two battles this team is 2-0, but I’m really not that excited about. Legs seems like a definite weak link here, but it is fun to try out underused pets.