April 8, 2015

Mini Trouts: Triple Helix
S/S Arctic Hare (Flurry, Dodge, Burrow)
S/S Fiendish Imp (Burn, Immolation, Nether Gate)
P/P Frostwolf Ghostpup (Scratch, Haunting Song, Ghostly Bite)

Whoa! These past few days on my meta have been serious business. I’ve been facing a trailer load of competitive teams, teams with two or three top-tier pets. As usual there are a lot of undead pets, so I decided to go back to an old friend, the S/S Arctic Hare. I first tried the rabbit out with some less competitive pets but there are just so many top-tier pets around that I decided to go big time with three top-tier pets myself. I chose the imp because it’s my favorite of all the top-tier pets, then I added in the Frostwolf Ghostpup for some punch and an AoE heal. So far, so good. I’ve been beating MPDs, Teroclaw Hatchlings, FoAs, and so on. Let’s see what comes next.

Battle 1
vs. Anubisath Idol, Iron Starlette, Spawn Of G’Nathus
040815AMy opponent made some unnecessary swaps in the beginning of the battle, which led to the rabbit being able to take out the Spawn Of G’Nathus, then most of the Iron Starlette. Dodge and Burrow, yay. My opponent fled before bringing the full health idol back in, but I’m sure that Ghostly Bite and the imp could have taken the smelly dog face out.
Record: 1-0

Battle 2
vs. Garden Moth, Pterrodax Hatchling, Golden Civet Kitten
040815BThank you queue for making me look like a liar. What was that I said about competitive teams? This wasn’t one of them, although moths do scare me. This moth didn’t even use Moth Dust so I really didn’t have anything to worry about. It was a easy victory.
Record: 2-0

Battle 3
vs. Infinite Whelpling, Lil’ Bling, Zandalari Toenibbler
040815CThe opposing team wasn’t exactly a poor one, but it wasn’t up to taking on my big time team. The imp countered Lil’ Bling and the rabbit stood toe to toe with the nibbler. How does a critter stand up to a beast? When the beast has such low health the critter just needs to Dodge and Burrow while immolation ticks do damage. My critter did need to take a few hits, but the rabbit came out the clear winner. As I was starting to feel like a bully I thought about all of the people this person has griefed with broken chain sleeps. After that I didn’t feel as bad.
Record: 3-0

Battle 4
vs. Water Waveling, Menagerie Custodian, Zangar Crawler
040815EGreat, another less than adequate team. What a mean thing the queue is doing to me, making me look like such a bully. I really wanted to test my mettle versus MPDs, Weebominations and FoAs. Instead I ended up with another no contest. The Zangar Crawler taking a big chunk of damage from the Frostwolf Ghostpup wasn’t enough to come back from the inadequacies of the Water Waveling. I’ve only been using my team one night, but I think that it will eventually end up under my “deadly teams” tab on Rematch. The rabbit has been amazing the past few days, I plan on using it a lot more.
Record: 4-0

4 Responses to April 8, 2015

  1. Sibel from Kazzak says:

    You’re a bully today, the evidence clearly points to it.

    But yes, this is why I often hate running into clusters of competitive teams, they make you run a stronger team, and then you run into people that haven’t even leveled their pet to 25 yet.

    It’s like they weighted the queue to discourage pet battling.

  2. Celya says:

    I feel like every single time I sit down to try to play a batch of battles at one stretch (as opposed to the odd battle here and there), it follows the same pattern: I’ll start with a couple of fun teams, lose a lot, see a lot of annoying teams, pull out the big guns, see a lot of fun teams / teams with lower level or green quality pets, feel bad for facerolling them and switch back to my own fun teams, only to see a lot of competitive teams again…

    But this is probably observer bias. Probably.

  3. tekulve says:

    My meta has grown up. People are making fewer mindless mistakes. I am seeing top pets all over. I would say 70% of the pets I face are what I call top pets.

    There are still too many MpDs , Teroclaws and undead heavy comps . There are also more Fiendish imps than ever!

    I’m really enjoying it.

    I leveled a grasslands cottontail-nice HP/289pwr/260 speed…h/p is the breed I think -fun vs undead

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