April 25, 2015

Make It Ten
Since the middle of this month I’ve been keeping win/loss records for all of my teams. I’m not sure how long I’ll continue to do this since it makes me a little more competitive than usual, which isn’t really necessary in my meta. For now though, I figured I’d take advantage of my record keeping by trying a new type of daily. I’ll take one of my teams that’s close to going 10-0 and see if I can win enough games to get me there. If I do, success. If I don’t, failure.

Crit Like An Eagle
S/S Fiendish Imp (Burn, Immolate, Nether Gate)
P/P Sen’Jin Fetish (Breath, Wild Magic, Sear Magic)
P/P Imperial Eagle Chick (Thrash, Adrenaline Rush, Hawk Eye)

Current Record: 8-0
I made this team to play around with Hawk Eye replacing my usial third-slot move Lift-Off. Thrash crits hit for 270 damage, throw in some Wild Magic and… ouch.

Battle 9
vs. Lil’ Ragnaros, Unborn Val’kyr, Anubisath Idol
042515CRng makes trying to go undefeated annoying. Sometimes it’s just not going to go your way, which is what happened in this battle. I played the idol well enough by starting my Immolation then bringing in the mask for Wild Magic. That was enough to take out the idol but the trade off meant I was without my Sen’Jin Fetish. I started Immolation again then brought in the eagle. I felt good enough about the outcome; I could take out rag and most of the valk with my eagle. Then rng crapped on me. Thrash hit only two out of three times twice in a row which allowed Lil’ Ragnaros to take a big chunk out of the eagle. I was still okay, the eagle would be able to take enough health off of the valk in order for the imp to finish it off… unless the trap went off before then. It did. The eagle died young and valk had too much health for the imp.
Record: 8-1

Crit like an Eagle: Failure

Damn, what a crappy start. Let me try again.

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)

Current Record: 8-0
My plan was to use Anzu’s Blessing until I lost, then switch to Nocturnal Strike. It hasn’t happened yet.

Battle 9:
vs. Unborn Val’kyr, Stitched Pup, Chrominius
042515AOne thing that the serpent/sproutling combo doesn’t have is a good way to counter valks, of which there are still a lot in the queue. So what I usually do is start with the sproutling’s blind in order to make the valk waste CoD. It worked in this battle plus a little more: this person hadn’t yet learned that Haunt won’t land through a blind so they wasted the valk’s premier move. I brought the Bone Seprpent in to finish the impotent valk. On the valk’s undead round I brought in my flyer to bait Chrominius. After the dragon cast Howl I swapped back to the sproutling. It was then easy enough to take out the recovering dragon and the undead pup, in part thanks to Consume Corpse being gimped by darkness.
Record: 9-0

Battle 10
vs. Peddlefeet, Weebomination, Creepy Crate
042515BAreaofwhatnow? I kid, this was not a team to take lightly. I rarely take a swap move on slow pets myself, but I have to admit that not knowing if the box or the big dude had Death Grip kept me on my toes. Blinding Poison was invaluable as it blocked Peddlefeet’s chrage up move, gave me some safety at the end of the battle on Weebomination’s immortal round, and also gave me a damage free swap move to my flyer when I needed it. It was a well earned victory to give me my first successful “make it ten” team.
Record: 10-0

Agent Black: Success

5 Responses to April 25, 2015

  1. tekulve says:

    I love using the Eagle but I’ve never used hawk eye ..being pleased with the damage it already does. I also appreciate an avoid for those telegraphed 2 turn heavy hit moves

    The eagle does alright 1-1 vs the idol but you need to thrash first then liftoff to avoid the sandstorm…I usually switch out then if I have weather

  2. Sibel from Kazzak says:

    Having had reasonable success with the following team you (Disco) and the other battlers here might like:

    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 fairly happy with it mostly because it has pets that you [I] don’t see very often.

    The Ore Eater is unfortunately on Disco’s top tier list, and Shell Armor is fairly strong, but it felt right for this team.

    This team does [frequent] strong damage against: Mechanicals, Flyers, Elementals and Beasts. It can occasionally do this to Aquatics.

    It lacks strong damage against undead and humanoids, and cannot be considered truly competitive because of it.

    But so far I truly think it’s a fairly fun and okay team :) Hope someone else enjoys it too, or has played something similar (share insights!).

    • Sibel from Kazzak says:

      PS. To my knowledge, Entangling Roots benefits from the buff from Feathered Frenzy, so if possible, use Entangling Roots and then Feathered Frenzy for a fairly majestic amount of damage.

  3. tekulve says:

    For people who own the Dread Hatchling…
    Maybe I’m in the minority here but I learned something about this pet today…I ran the Rich Girls team and decided on consume corpse instead of a 3rd call darkness atk on the team. My opponent decided to cast Sunny Day while my dread hatch was out and consume corpse healed for an unreal 1100hp !!

    Shadow talon was smashing his fliers for a spamming 660 DMG and the dread hatch had a laughable 1900hp…So I was OK with sunlight for those bonuses!! It made me wonder if many have tried the Dread Hatchling on a sunlight team of some sort…On first glance,Firewing might be an interesting partner

    • Sibel from Kazzak says:

      I’d like to see a Sunlight team that doesn’t use heals. It’d be too much of a liability though, maybe a new kind of Sunny weather that doesn’t buff heals.

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