Today’s Team: Ellington Magicheart
H/H Iron Starlette (Wind-Up, Powerball, Supercharge)
S/S Mongoose Pup (Gnaw, Survival, Dive)
P/S Sentinel’s Companion (Peck, Soulrush, Ethereal)
I’m still playing around with the H/H Iron Starlette and the Mongoose team. It’s funny because the mongoose isn’t as good as I thought it would be originally. What can I say? I like the little guy. The reason I put the Mongoose Pup on the team was because it is faster than the S/S Fiendish Imp and has a strong attack against elementals, both of which give the big mech trouble. The problem is that the aquatic is only sort of good against either of those. I should just go with an all out counter for either the Fiendish Imp or elementals rather than a pseudo-counter for both. Oh well. I can’t really get rid of a series of teams named after my current favorite follower (Ellington Moonheart) can I? I probably should. The Sentinel’s Companion is there because Soulrush had been ripping other flyers a new one, so it provides some coverage for the Mongoose Pup.
The Iron Starlette telegraphs its nuke and is thus easily avoided.
The Opposing Team:
P/S Fossilized Hatchling
P/P Lil’ Ragnaros
H/S Pandaren Water Spirit
The choice of starting pets was the hardest part of this battle. When I see a Pandaren Water Spirit I pray I have an avoid. I had not one, but two. I needed to save one of them for the Pandaren Water Spirit, but which one, the Mongoose Pup or the bird? I decided to go with the Mongoose Pup. It had the lowest health so was in the most danger of dying on the back line, it was good against all three opposing pets and if it had to face the Pandaren Water Spirit it could Dive for the Geyser/Whirlpool. After that initial choice the battle was very straight forward. The Mongoose Pup beat the Fossilized Hatchling, who got off two AoEs. It went under on the undead round and came up to hurt rag for about half of his health.
Lil’ Ragnaros then killed the Mongoose. I still needed to save the Sentinel’s Companion for the Geyser and Whirlpool so I brought in the Iron Starlette. It was able to take out rag and get a Wind-Up (not Supercharged) on the elemental. It was likely headed for a win anyways when Soulrush procced the stun to wrap things up. No swaps were amade.