Five Wins Or Bust
Battle 1: Spanksgiving
Highlands Turkey, Scalded Basilisk Hatchling, Spirit Crab
vs. Unborn Val’kyr, Clefthoof Runt, Scourged Whelpling
The beginning of this battle couldn’t have gone any better. The Unborn Val’kyr stayed in for the duration of Food Coma, the Spirit Crab laid down a Whirlpool on the turn that the Unborn Val’kyr haunted then the Clefthoof Runt made the mistake of Stampeding the shielded Spirit Crab. After such a poor start it would have been hard for my opponent to come back. After another Food Coma they didn’t even try and decided to flee. Every time an Unborn Val’kyr team runs an abandoned kitten somewhere is adopted. It’s true!
Battle 2: Those Nutty Pheromones
Son Of Animus, Kovok, Grizzly Squirrel
vs. Scourged Whelpling, Crimson Whelpling, Jademist Dancer
As was discussed in yesterday’s comments when Touch Of The Animus works it can be amazing. I was able to get two of them up at different points in the battle. The best incident was when my Grizzly Squirrel came in at 768 hp, cast Nut Barrage and ended the round with a full 1400 health. Nut Barrage also pulverized the Scourged Whelpling, doing over 1k damage while Black Claw was up. I guess the Squirrel’s Nut Barrage was the all star here. I don’t know that Pheromones was all that effective, the damage it did to the back line pets really didn’t impact the outcome of the battle. Perhaps I will change the middle move to Digest Brains in the future. Record: 2-0
Battle 3: A Dreadful Encounter
Droplet Of Y’Shaarj, Scourged Whelpling, Snarly
vs. Sunreaver Micro-Sentry, Peddlefeet, Death Talon Whelpguard
This was obviously a Call Lightning team so I held of casting Acid Rain until after my opponent changed the weather. They swapped in Peddlefeet but didn’t like the results Rapid Fire was getting without the desired weather so they fled.
Battle 4: Death By Water
Eternal Strider, Jademist Dancer, Snarly
vs. Untamed Hatchling, Festering Maggot, Silkbead Snail
I was shocked at how well the Untamed Hatchling did at the beginning of this battle. With Roar and the dragonkin racial it put a surprising amount of hurt on my team. After it was gone my opponent made a few mistakes by applying a DoT on a near dead pet when they should have taken it out. In the end it was Snarly versus the Maggot with the weather helping Snarly. It wasn’t pretty.
Battle 5: Beige Bandits
Qiraji Guardling, Living Sandling, Direhorn Runt
vs. Unborn Val’kyr, Death Adder Hatchling, Scourged Whelpling
It wasn’t the S/S Death Adder Hatchling that everyone hates but beating a 260 speed snake and an Unborn Val’kyr is still satisfying. The Direhorn Runt was the superstar of this battle by a long shot. After the Qiraji Guardling got the sand flowing the beast came in to put up its shield and block all the Haunt ticks. It got blinded but it wasn’t that big of a deal since it was faster than the Death Adder Hatchling and also because the second attack of Trample hit through the blind. The Direhorn Runt was faster than all of the enemy pets and it made them suffer with Horn Attack stuns. My opponent fled when the writing was on the wall so yes, another kitten has a home.