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.
vs. Lil’ Ragnaros, Unborn Val’kyr, Anubisath Idol
Rng 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.
Crit like an Eagle: Failure
Damn, what a crappy start. Let me try again.
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.
vs. Unborn Val’kyr, Stitched Pup, Chrominius
One 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.
vs. Peddlefeet, Weebomination, Creepy Crate
Areaofwhatnow? 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.
Agent Black: Success