April 23, 2014

Today’s Team: Red Fawn
P/P Son Of Animus (Metal Fist, Touch Of The Animus, Extra Plating)
S/S Grizzly Squirrel (Woodchipper, Crouch, Nut Barrage)
P/B Infected Fawn (Flurry, Adrenaline Rush, Death And Decay)

It’s been a while since I’ve used my trusty Son Of Animus so here’s another DoT/field effect team based on Touch Of The Animus. With Death and Decay, Woodchipper and Nut Barrage all able to get heals from Touch Of The Animus this team can be quite resilient if played right. The plan: get the DoTs and field effects going, swap to the Son Of Animus and watch the heals add up.

While I’ve had some success with these Touch Of The Animus teams they always have a “second tier” feel to them. With all the small damage attacks a Sandstorm might ruin me. Actually Son Of Animus is decent against the Anubisath Idol. Not great, but decent.

The Opposing Team:
B/B Unborn Val’kyr
H/P Blighthawk
P/S Crawling Claw
Thank you queue.

The Battle:
042314AAs if it wasn’t nice enough to have three undead pets to use all my strong attacks against the enemy pets were named “youlost”, “quitcryin”, and “gohome”. I just love spanking people who name their pets like that. And spank I did. The Grizzly Squirrel started out to get the Nut Barrage going, its target was an Unborn Val’kyr. Curse Of Doom and Haunt were not worrying me too much since I used Crouch on the second round. The Crawling Claw replaced the Unborn Val’kyr and got more nuts dropped on it. It was then kind enough to Death Grip the Son Of Animus into play. Touch Of The Animus was used to help the Grizzly Squirrel gain back some hp and now the rout was on. Son Of Animus healed itself twice with Metal Fist then applied Extra Plating. For the record, if I thought this battle was going to be closer I probably would have applied Extra Plating before Touch Of The Animus. My mech finished off the Crawling Claw, the healed Grizzly Squirrel came back in to finish the Val’kyr, then the Blighthawk missed a Lift-Off before running away. Someone is indeed going home, but it’s not me.

13 Responses to April 23, 2014

  1. rhonstifor says:

    ok meta buddy……….I got this same team a few times tonight and decided to snipe it with a rabbit, chi chi and basilisk. Only, as soon as I bring out my snipe team, I get a disco special team…..warbot, HH buzzard, and spirit crab. My snipe team got sniped only it was the first time I played that team! No fair!
    I played this team a few more times and never saw the you lose go home team for whom it was made.

    • Discodoggy says:

      Yeah that was me, but with a Mongoose Pup instead of the Spirit Crab. I was running such a high powered team because I was trying to snipe a valk, basilisk and DAH team. I got my intended target the battle after I faced you. It was a massacre (in my favor).

      • Noel says:

        Because of these posts I have started creating snipe teams, perfectly suited to counter the team I just lost to; when you get them again its so awesome, but I tend to get overzealous and get my counter sometimes (snipe the sniper!)

        Anyway I love hearing what’s going on behind the pets, and why people do whatever they do. I’m winning more because of it!

        • Vek says:

          That is always the problem when creating counter teams, often if you don’t face that opponent again you are screwed. I guess that is one aspect I really like about Pet Battles, coming up with a team that does well against “FOTM” pets and can still win against other teams. It’s a struggle sometimes. :(

  2. Seca says:

    I’m curious about the ability display in the bottom left corner of that screen shot. Is that some photoshopping? Or is there an addon that keeps track of ability CDs?

    • Seca says:

      PS – I’ve always seen the “youlost” valk teamed with an FImp and ABP (forget their names … they will come to me). In a way, I’m kind of happy to see that player using a different team.

    • Noel says:

      I forget exactly which addon does it, but it shows all the possible attacks and when the enemy uses an attack it narrows it down and shows the CD. VERY helpful.

      I *think* its PetTracker, Disco mentioned it in a previous post.

  3. Luthorien says:

    It’s always all kinds of awesome to beat the crap out of FoTM teams/combos that use taunting pet names like that. Or just anything that amounts to talking trash in the name…always puts a big smile on my face when I send them packing.

    • Noel says:

      I’ve always liked those flavor names, I fought an all magic team yesterday that was called “Do You”, “Believe In”, “Magic” lol.

      I won so maybe that dulled the taunt but I thought the names were cool.

      • Hirrus says:

        I would say “I’ve seen that guy, I think we’re on the same meta” but I wouldn’t be surprised if more than one person had that idea. I also haven’t seen that team in at least a month.

  4. Chibimage says:

    I’ve faced that very same team so many times. I love it when I beat them and I love that you pwned their face Disco!!

    @Seca – it’s not Photoshop, there are a ton of addons that track ability cooldowns that are entirely unrelated to pet battles.

  5. Josh says:

    Just got round to trying this team and modified it slightly (partly because I didn’t have favourable breeds and partly due to personal preference) as follows:

    Red Fawn (name stays same as Fawn still involved)

    P/P Son Of Animus (Metal Fist, Touch Of The Animus, Extra Plating)
    H/P Blighted Squirrel (Woodchipper, Crouch, Stampede)
    B/B Infected Fawn (Flurry, Adrenaline Rush, Death And Decay)

    Not a lot of difference but there are so few critters on my EU meta that I thought I could get away with an extra undead. I start with the Fawn usually and get Death and Decay down after taking some damage, then switch to the might SoA and heal it straight back. The Squirrel is survivable and lays down his own DOT, followed by Stampede through his own death. Whichever pet comes in is usually able to capitalise on the two rounds of shattered defenses. I think that pips Nut Barrage at the post personally. Great team though!

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