August 19, 2015

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:
H/P Crusher
S/S Molten Corgi
B/B Clockwork Rocket Bot

The Battle:
081915AI 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 :)

11 Responses to August 19, 2015

  1. Vapid says:

    I did the same thing to get my Mini Thor! It would be really cool if you do a Star Craft team once LotV come out 😀

    Side note, you have a link to Murloc Harbor (a great pet battle site), and she recently listed her pvp team of Graves, Fossilized Hatchling, any S/S Rabbit. And I decided to give it a whirl the past few days on my meta … it is nigh unstoppable.

    First streak was 25-1, the loss was to a dot, black claw, stampede team that I was silly enough to not switch out of. They won by 100 health.

    Second streak is at 26-0 currently (I can only play so many battles in a row before I feel bad about what I am doing). This team has beaten triple MPD, Weebomb, Frogs, FoA, plus other assorted teams including Murk+Graves teams. Incredibly simple to play and frighteningly effective.

    • Vapid says:

      I am now replying to myself, not a good sign. Got this team up to 35-0 and even beat a mirror match.

      I then immediately re queued so I could try the Frosty Rats team (Nightshade, Frostfur Rat, Bone Serpent) and it beat this team, so I found at least one counter.

      • Discodoggy says:

        Frosty Cold Rats isn’t the greatest team in general, but I also find that it can counter a few really powerful teams well.

    • Discodoggy says:

      Seems like an awesome team. That’s a crazy record!

      • Vek says:

        Looks very dangerous. But also a prime team to try out ye-old Silithid Hatchling against. Been dying to feature that pet in a POTM team.

        • raxmm says:

          I’ve been using the Silithid Hatchling since Graves is out, it does wonders coupled with Nightshade Sproutling and Bone Serpent. What do you pair it with?

          • Discodoggy says:

            I hear about the bug, then I use it a few times, then I forget about it. I was the same way with the Vengeful Porcupette, now I’m loving it. Perhaps I’m just slow.

        • Discodoggy says:

          Do it next month!

  2. tekulve says:

    On the topic of lesser appreciated pets…i submit the h/h Living Sandling

    1887hp/260pwr +sandstorm…
    strong vs mech atks
    and a ‘speed debuff 50% for 2 rounds’
    I have used the h/p breed and the 289pwr is handy and it still has 1709hp
    People like undead and mechs in part for their staying power…well this pet also has staying power and it is fun to play even if it has no str vs undead atks…
    I can say that my meta is getting littered with stonegrinders now (Im blaming your blog Disco!)…so this pet can put a bite into them

    • Discodoggy says:

      I hear ya, over half of the teams that I’ve faced today have been my own: Owngrinders, Done Did Kid, Slitherbolt, Macarena Prohibited. It seems as though someone on my meta has discovered this blog.

      I’ve been playing off and on while I prepped for next week’s classes, I really should’ve snuck a write-up in there, doh.

      • Discodoggy says:

        It continues today, second battle of the day I faced Ginsu Brothers with The Warriors. Either way I win! Actually I did win with The Warriors lol.

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