April 22, 2015

Today’s Team: Agent Black
H/H Bone Serpent (Bone Barrage, Call Darkness, Nocturnal Strike)
P/P Dread Raven (Shadow Talon, Call Darkness, Anzu’s Blessing)
S/S Nightshade Sproutling (Lash, Call Darkness, Blinding Poison)

I’m taking Vapid’s suggestion (4/19/15) about replacing my Junglebeak with a Dread Raven on one of my current best teams. The Bone Serpent and Nightshade Sproutling combo has been absolutely lethal for me, winning over 90% of the time since I’ve been keeping track of team win loss records. The Dread Raven adds a magic attack into the mix. I chose Anzu’s Blessing over another Nocturnal Strike to keep things interesting, but I’ll probably change the buff with the attack if it turns out to be a bad choice.

I know there will come a time when I could win with a Nocturnal Strike from the raven but instead I have Anzu’s Blessing. I know it.

The Opposing Team:
S/S Hopling
H/P Tideskipper
P/S Fossilized Hatchling

The Battle:
042215BHopling started against my Nightshade Sproutling. I won the coin toss and blinded the vermin. The Fossilized Hatchling came in to take a Call Darkness to the face bone. I swapped to the Bone Serpent and all it took was a triple-hitting Bone Barrage and a Nocturnal Strike to take the opposing undead to 0. Hopling came in after that to interrupt then die quickly from Bone Barrage, Call Darkness then another Bone Barrage. There was no way the Tideskipper would be able to come back from this far behind; the Dread Hatchling easily killed it in round thirteen. Another faceroll, courtesy of the Bone Serpent.

17 Responses to April 22, 2015

  1. Calerian says:

    I broke down and decided to play around with your “Rich Girls” team. Dude, no joke, that is one brutal team you designed, well done. I consider it one of the best teams of WoD I’ve encountered/used thus far, easily.

    • Sibel from Kazzak says:

      I also run a variety of Rich Girls with the Spectral Porcupette (Power Ball, Spectral Strike, Illusionary Barrier).

      Spectral Porcupette offers a sort of Decoy effect, and is faster than anything not a bird with one Power Ball. And of course it has a Nocturnal Strike that is strong against those annoying birds to stop them from being faster, too.

      I find Rich Girls to be fairly weak vs. AoE teams by the way. The Blinding Poison can help, but ultimately isn’t enough.

      • Vapid says:


        We must think alike. I keep playing around with the Rich Girls team and the third pet (hence the Dread Hatchling idea), but the other day I looked into other blinded abilities and saw the Spectral Porcupette. I did try it out, though I didn’t elect to use the barrier ability which might be better now that you mention it.

        Other Spectral Strike pets that I tried with Rich Girls was Widget the Departed since he also comes with Call Darkness and a high speed which I found beneficial. Still I dislike having two undeads on the Rich Girls team.

        I have a Spectral Tiger Cub, but didn’t give him a go.

        • Sibel from Kazzak says:

          Yeah, I still go there sometimes with teams – the two undead thing (I included some favorites below). But they suffer greatly from the anti-undead teams that I run myself these days.

          Angry Panda (3-0-2)
          Fragment of Anger (Seethe, Spiritfire Beam, Soulrush)
          Mountain Panda (Scratch, Barrage, Mountain Slide)
          S/S Bone Serpent (Barrage, Nightfall, Nocturnal)

          Angry Panda #2 (2-1) (Angry Nuts? :P)
          Same team but Mountain Panda -> Nuts (Scratch, Crouch, Nut Barrage)

          My current favorite team: Tesla #2
          Hydraling (Tail Slap, Lightning, Armor)
          Lil’ Bling (Inflation, Plating, Rain)
          Ore Eater (Touch, Armor, Slam)

          It’s obviously extremely weak vs. shield heavy teams, it can deal with a single anubisath idol, but not easily, an anubisath plus something with a permanent shield type ability means you lose. A variety uses Chi-Chi instead of the Ore Eater with Wild Magic, which allows for easier Idol etc. kills, but is still very fragile. On the plus side, double Shell Armor is extremely obnoxious to many other teams.

          Right now I’m mostly anxious to see the new challenge finish, I want to play everyone’s FoA teams again, I still have my Rematch filled with teams from the last time, and it’s fun :) Especially because people are motivated to use unknown pets :)

        • Sibel from Kazzak says:

          I guess I’m going to end up spamming the comment notifier again >.< No edit 😉

          I do not like the Spectral Tiger Cub at all, while it's a nice breed, it doesn't have an acceptable third slot ability, and you don't need it to stop critters – who also tend to avoid ever running into the Magic-family trait.

        • Sibel from Kazzak says:

          Tried Widget in my team setup (S/S bone snake), works fairly well. 5-1 only loss vs. the still overpowered Murkalot, a righteous inspired Thunderbolt/Bonestorm is just stupid – it’s unstoppable unless you can time your blind right; I couldn’t.

      • Calerian says:

        I haven’t lost to an AoE team with Rich Girls yet. The S/S Sproutling just mauls the usual trio of MPD/Weebom/Hatchling, the Serpent’s Barrage takes out the decoys, and the greater speed of all three pets give them a real good chance to take huge chunks of health away before the weebomb can really get going…not to mention the Darkness cuts his consume corpse in half. Blind is just a useful situational bonus, much like Rain Dance.

        I don’t find it weak against AoE at all, quite the contrary. I think this team does extremely well mainly because it is a very good team-counter to virtually all of the current usual suspects in the que.

        Hell, I ran it 22 times today and didn’t lose once. Valks, Weebombs, MPDs, Imps, Idols, Kids, Teroclaws, Clonedance, Rabbits, Ore Eaters, Sunflower heals….all went down to it.

        Color me impressed.

  2. Sibel from Kazzak says:

    Depending on how Anzu’s Blessing now works with excess hit spilling over in abilities hitting on the high side, I’d call it a fairly useless ability (on a low health bird). Using it puts you at risk of losing your speed bonus, whereas using a damaging ability twice may put an end the the opposing pet, with it doing minus one attack.

  3. tekulve says:

    Hiya folks

    I finally took my stab at the Rich Girls squad- junglebeak version…I report the same results…nothing but wins ….

    In one match, my opponent’s Foss hatch managed 0 total damage against me and the bone serpent didn’t even hit the field the whole match!

    It is a real force…I didn’t try my dread hatch out ..possibly overkill

  4. Artistry says:

    Took Rich Girls out tonight against MPD, KLR, and Son of Seethe. Bone Serpent solo’d the entire team. I’m not sure that guy is too happy right now.

  5. Celya says:

    Yea ok, so, partly out of curiosity from reading the comments here, partly because I recently grabbed a S/S Nightshade Sproutling off of the ah, partly because I have been getting creamed by Weeboms and MPDs the past couple of days… I finally also tried this team. And some of the suggested variations thereof.

    I know you say you want people to use this blog to help them create their own teams, but, man, none of my own teams ever do this well! *feels a bit evil now*

    • Sibel from Kazzak says:

      Have my latest succesful team:


      Fragment of Anger (Seethe, Spiritfire Beam, Soulrush)
      S/S Ore Eater (Acid Touch, Shell Armor, Body Slam)
      Ancient Nest Guardian (Metal Fist, Entangling Roots, Feathered Frenzy)

      I’m quite happy with it, although like I said before: the Ore Eater is fairly strong.

      Mind: The nest guardian can change type to flyer. You can combine roots + frenzy for instantkills.

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