December 19, 2013

Today’s Team: Listerine
H/H Scourged Whelpling (Tail Sweep, Darkness, Dreadful Breath)
H/S Tiny Twister (Wild Winds, Bash, Lightning)
H/P Infected Squirrel (Stampede, Creeping Fungus, Consume)

Today I’m gonna give a Dreadful Breath/Lightning combo a shot. I’ve played a few Dreadful Breath/Cleansing Rain teams which never did that well for me. Hopefully Lightning will give Dreadful Breath the little bit of extra push it needs to be worthwhile. The Tiny Twister is my Lightning pet of choice these days. At 289 speed it’s often faster than at least one of the other team’s pets so its Bash can be quite useful. If not, it can just cast its Lightning and Wild Winds then get out. I was tempted to add another AoE pet but I went for good times instead with my personal FoTM pet Infected Squirrel. Fungus and Stampede have some synergy with Lightning. I have to say it feels wrong to take Darkness instead of Death and Decay but there have been more Idols than usual on my meta so I’m being extra cautious about Sandstorm. Two weathers ought to do the trick. The plan is to get Lightning up right away then bring in the Scourged Whelpling to spam Dreadful Breath until it’s dead. Then the Twister will come back in for more Lightning. After that I’ll swap to the Squirrel for Fungus and Stampede.

Two undead, I do that all the time… when one is the Spirit Crab. No Crab today so I’m at the mercy of any critters I encounter.

The Opposing Team:
H/H Creepy Crate
P/S Crow
P/P Lil’ Ragnaros

The Battle:
121913AGenerally when I see a Raven or Crow I cringe at the thought of unlucky misses but this time I felt pretty good going into it. Why? Undead pets do well against Ravens and Crows. The Dreadful Breath can also put a decent hurt on the fragile bird on the back line with Lightning. I’m more worried about the Magma Trap from Ragnaros. Due to this I started with the Squirrel in case my opponent started with Rag. That way I can get my DoT going if he goes under. It turned out to be a good call; the battle started as Squirrel versus Ragnaros. The first turn our pets used Fungus and Trap, the second turn we used Stampede and Magma Wave which made the Trap detonate. This was a bad move by my opponent. Since the trap went off my Squirrel could now swap out instead being left in for three rounds. I got the benefit of the debuff without the downside. I swapped to the Scourged Whelpling as Rag went under for Sons Of The Living Flame.

121913BThe Scourged Whelpling starts its Dreadful Breath while Rag is underground (but taking damage from Fungus). After Rag emerged and used a Magma Wave he had 141 hp remaining. At this point I realized that I didn’t have Tail Swap, I had Shadowflame in my first slot. Oops. Magma Trap was off CD and I didn’t want to chance missing with an 85% move (Shadowflame) so I wasted Darkness on Ragnaros. It was worth it not letting him cast another trap. Now the Creepy Crate came in and immediately Gripped the Whelpling out for the Squirrel. I have no problem with that. My Squirrel was able to take out the Crate with Fungus and Stampede (in part to a Creepy Chop miss). The Crow came in to face the Squirrel on its undead round so the Squirrel used Stampede. I brought in the Whelpling after the Squirrel expired to watch Darkness crit for 1.3k. Goodbye, Crow. I didn’t even need to use the Twister.

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