Today’s Team: Blue Weirdos
P/P Nexus Whelpling (Tail Sweep, Arcane Storm, Mana Surge)
H/P Blighthawk (Infected Claw, Ghostly Bite, Lift-Off)
P/S Mini Mindslayer (Mana Surge, Mind Vision, Life Exchange)
I was looking through older teams for something fun and found this pre-5.3 team. The synergy here is based around the weather arcane winds. Arcane winds will prevent the Blighthawk from being stunned by Ghostly Bite and make Mana Surge hit twice. Why the Mini Mindslayer on this team? Why not? It looks kind of weird and interesting and it has Mana Surge.
This team is suffering from some serious power creep. Not being stunned by Ghostly Bite is not as big of a deal as it once was. This team is very dependent on the weather, if it is changed it could lead to trouble. Mana Surge only hits at 80%. So much can go wrong! I’ve already lost once to triple Anubisath Idols and I got called away at the beginning of the second battle. Third time’s a charm!
The Opposing Team:
S/S Fiendish Imp
S/S Mr. Bigglesworth
Somehow I managed to escape with a draw. The battle started as Blighthawk versus Fiendish Imp. I brought my undead out first so I could force the imp to use Nether Gate and it did. The Nexus Whelpling was brought in to cast Arcane Storm and then Tail Sweep since the imp hadn’t swapped to the Warbot yet. Of course, as soon as I cast Mana Surge the Warbot came in. The powerful Mana Surges weren’t doing a lot to the soft-countering mech, especially with Extra Plating. The Warbot killed my dragon then swapped out, but Failsafe had been activated. I brought in the Mini Mindslayer who had to face Mr. Bigglesworth. The undead cat tried to block the Mana Surges with Ice Barrier but ended up going down fast, in part due to a miss. I was staring to think that there was hope, but the Blighthawk ended up missing the Fiendish Imp in the end so the battle ended in a draw. No complaints here, the misses equaled out. These weirdos did better than I thought they would.