Today’s Team: A Mine Come True
S/S Fiendish Imp (Burn, Immolation, Nether Gate)
P/P Sen’Jin Fetish (Breath, Wild Magic, Sear Magic)
H/H Mini-Thor (Missile, Minefield, Sticky Grenade)
Just what I always wanted, Mini-Thor. Thanks to the recent Starcraft offer I finally got this pet that I’ve been dreaming of for a long time. Of course the first thing I did with it was throw it on a team with the Fiendish Imp and Sen’Jin Fetish, essentially replacing the Warbot on one of my tried and true teams with Mini-Thor. When time permits I’ll come up with some dedicated Mini-Thor teams, but for now this is what I’m working with.
The plan is to get the mines down then use the Fiendish Imp to force swap in the opposing pet. That sounds like I’m going to start with Mini-Thor, yet often starting with the imp makes more sense. In a few of the battles I’ve done so far (this team is 6-1) I haven’t even used my mech at all. The imp and mask are still such a potent team that they can often two-pet a battle for the win. Ideally things will go like this: imp starts to cast Immolation then Nether Gate, or vice versa, then the mech or mask will come in depending on the situation. If Minefield can be cast without danger from field clearing moves then I’ll bring it, if the brutal combination of Breath and Wild Magic seems useful then I’ll take that course instead. It’s nice to have options.
Stonegrinder and Graves are two new pets that can clear the battle field so I’ll new to be cautious with the mines. With so many undead pets around Breath can be a liability.
The Opposing Team:
S/S Molten Corgi
B/B Clockwork Rocket Bot
I started with my imp against Crusher. I am scared to death every time that I see an S/S Ore Eater. I am only marginally disturbed when I see Crusher. Are Ore Eaters really that hard to come by? I wouldn’t know since I haven’t been to an auction house for ages. As my imp faced off against Crusher I decided to hold off on my swap since I thought my opponent might use Shell Armor on the first round so I cast Immolation instead. I did this since I figured I wouldn’t take any damage as the Shell Armor was used. Not a bad idea, but Crusher used Acid Touch instead. It wasn’t that big of a deal, I forced out Crusher for the the opposing mech, but now I had a DoT on my imp.
I thought that the Clockwork Rocket Bot would put down some mines so I brought in my fetish. I was right. I cleansed right away with Sear Magic since I was afraid that the corgi was going to come in and force swap me; instead Crusher came back. Dammit, I wanted to do a quality write-up since it has been so long but I’m fading fast. I’m working way too much these past few weeks. In retrospect I realize I should’ve just done a damn video, oh well. Hmm, how can I sum things up quickly?
There was a lot of swapping, forced and otherwise. I managed to take out the opposing mech with a lot of strong damage from the imp. Crusher killed my imp, my mask killed Crusher then got Wild Magic and Breath up on the fiery dog before expiring. That was bad news for my opponent: even though the battle ended as mech versus elemental, my Mini-Thor prevailed thanks to the Wild Magic. That was ugly and painful lol. The write-up, not the battle