Today’s Team: Surgio By Armani
P/S Eternal Strider (Water Jet, Healing Wave, Pump)
H/P Snarly (Rip, Surge, Blood In The Water)
P/P Azure Crane Chick (Quills, Cleansing Rain, Surge)
Cleansing Rain has been treating me well lately. The Azure Crane Chick is a powerful flyer that can apply the weather, the other two pets are soft counters against undead pets and there aren’t many magic pets around to soft counter all of the aquatic moves. All of this has combined for some good Cleansing Rain teams in the current meta. The plan is to change the weather to Cleansing Rain then use all of the aquatic moves which are buffed by 25%. Since the Azure Crane Chick is the only pet with weather changing capabilities I’ll most likely start with it then bring in the other two as needed.
This team is risky since it has two aquatics, making it extremely vulnerable to flying attacks. It is also vulnerable to magic pets due to all of the aquatic damage.
The Opposing Team:
P/P Stunted Direhorn
B/B Cinder Kitten
No magic pets, no flyers, that’s good news. Just like my team is vulnerable to flyers so is the team I’m facing. The good news for me is that I have a flyer. I started with the Azure Crane Chick so I could get Cleansing Rain going. As long as the Cinder Kitten (and its Scorched Earth) didn’t start I would have the upper hand. The Direhorn Runt was the first enemy pet so just as you would expect the Azure Crane Chick won that match-up. The Direhorn Runt’s beast damage was weak plus it couldn’t interrupt due to the speed and priority attack of the bird. I should mention that one of the buffed Surges crit the beast, but I think the bird would have won anyways. The Cinder Kitten came in next and then it occurred to me just how hard I countered this team. The Azure Crane Chick is going to give all my opponent’s pets a hard time. A couple of strong Surges took off a lot of health from the Cinder Kitten before my bird died. I brought in the Eternal Strider and victory seemed like a sure thing but I still had the Slippery Ice to deal with. A few misses can really turn a battle around. After finishing off the Cinder Kitten with just one Water Jet a Slippery Ice was put down by Pengu. Rng didn’t save the day, a few Water Jets and a Pump all hit to bring this 12 round battle to an end. There really wasn’t much my opponent could do with these horrible match-ups, sometimes it just happens like that.