August 17, 2014

Dang it I let the day get away from me again. So much to do in the beginning of the school year.

Beige Bandits
Qiraji Guardling, Living Sandling, Direhorn Runt
vs. Unborn Val’kyr, Gilnean Raven, Dread Hatchling

081714BI decided to pull out this team that I don’t use much but usually win with when I do. I can’t tell you exactly how many Unborn Val’kyr teams I’ve beaten with the Beige Bandits but it does well very against them. My opponent started with the valk as most do so I started with my humanoid. Blackout Kick and Sandstorm left the valk with some damage but my humanoid was now facing a lot of undead damage. No problem, what I ussualy do next is swap to the Direhorn Runt then pop Trihorn Shield for the incoming Haunt. After giving a CoD on the swap my opponent made a good move and swapped to the Dread Hatchling. The Dread Hatchling proceeded to kill the direhorn and swap to the valk with around 160 hp left. After another Blackout Kick and Sandstorm I brought the Living Sandling in. It killed the valk but not before it cast Unholy Ascension. Thanks to Quicksand my elemental was faster than the Dread Hatchling when it came back so the sandling killed it. The Gilnean Raven took out my elemental and now it was basically a one on one, bird versus… whatever the Qiraji Guardling is. I didn’t fancy my chances at winning, especially after my opponent played it smart and held off on Darkness. The sequence was Alpha Strike/SandStorm then Darkness/Crush. This was enough to take away the flying racial, so I was able to stun then hit two Crushes for the win. So close.

12 Responses to August 17, 2014

  1. Noel says:

    Those close wins are satisfying, and even close losses, if I get just barely beat I generally think “good game!”, of course if its an RNG loss or misclick or something then I’m like “arrgh!”.

    Lately it seems most fights have been very one sided (for and against me)

    • Discodoggy says:

      Are you still not seeing any valks on your meta or have they made a comeback?

      • Noel says:

        I see the very odd one but lately I see a TON of humanoids, especially the Fiendish Imp and the Kun-Lai Runt which btw I have been having trouble with. Started using Grubs and Spiders!

  2. Tekulve says:

    That battle shows where good decisions on your opponents part made for a close game where both players go away reasonably satisfied at the result. I played PvP today (rarely do on Monday so busy with other WoW stuff) and yikes did I ever see weak teams !! Players with uncommons/poor breed choices and bad play strategies. I wondered if the day of the week is a big factor (I know Tues.are usually strong)

    • Discodoggy says:

      When I encounter players with uncommons I assume they are new so I don’t want to spank them to the point where they get totally demoralized. Yet I want to beat them so they’ll learn to bring higher quality pets (hopefully). I’ve had the same experience with Tuesdays being really competitive. Sometimes it carries over to Wednesday.

  3. Vek says:

    Tried this team out a couple of times and it came out undefeated. Though I had an annoying Sand Bolt miss, damn 95% hit but nowhere near as horrible as missing a Wind-Up.

    Which breed of Sandling do you have? A bit scared by the 227 speed at times.

    Had a “fun” moment where I got both speed debuffs up on Raggy. :) Not very useful though.

    • Discodoggy says:

      I use a S/S Qiraji Guardling, H/P Living Sandling and H/S Direhorn. The 227 speed can be difficult to work with at times. The debuffs help but good opponents can play around them.

  4. Halldor says:

    I really love your guides. And the screenshots are amazing! They really bring the action into your stories.

    My request is that you might say what spells you have each pet and why and their family class and why. As a novice pet PvPer that would really help me. Thanks!

    • Vek says:

      Disco usually provides both breed and the abilities he uses, but right now he has lots to do outside petbattles so the reports are a bit briefer.

      • Halldor says:

        Ah okay. I been giving this team a try and my is it a strong one!

        My group is:

        Qiraji Guardling H/P Crush, Sandstorm, Blackout kick.
        Direhorn Runt H/H Trihorn Charge, Horn Attack, Trihorn Shield
        Living Sandling P/B Punch, Sandstorm, Quicksand

        I may swap out one of the two Sandstorms, but I kind of like having a back up incase I run into another weather team.

    • Discodoggy says:

      Thanks Halldor. Like Vek mentioned I’ve been busy so I decided to do a quick battle report on days when I can’t do a full analysis. Usually I list the breeds and a brief rationale.

      • Halldor says:

        I know what busy is! Moving at the moment. Your guide is great, I’m still kind of new to the PvP pet battle scene, so I’m mostly copying some of your compositions, but I’m learning a lot.

        This team works pretty well against the Murkalot, bombling I found if I have the elemental out. Still haven’t beat it, but at least I don’t give him a two shot win.

        Been facing Murkalot, Blackfuse Bombling, and Dread Hatchling running consume corpse/anzu blessing rather than Call Darkness.

        They’re starting out with Anzu blessing, then pulling in murkalot, then blackfuse bombling for his explode. The elemental fortunately reduces a lot of damage with sandstorm up but still….

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