Today’s Team: Electric Pickles
S/S Fiendish Imp (Burn, Immolation, Nether Gate)
S/S Death Adder Hatchling (Poison Fang, Puncture Wound, Blinding Poison)
H/H Spirit Crab (Snap, Whirlpool, Shell Shield)
I felt like making a powerful team today. All three pets are awesome PvP pets. The general strategy is to use the Imp to force good match-ups and cause missed turns. The Crab will soak damage and put out a decent amount of damage itself. The Death Adder will blind, damage and possibly sweep. There’s not a ton of synergy here, just three solid pets.
I need to make sure that I don’t try to Gate out a pet while it’s rooted from Whirlpool. It used to be possible to force swap through roots but it was changed in 5.4.
The Opposing Team:
H/H Unborn Val’kyr
P/S Zandalari Toenibbler
S/S Lil’ Bling
The Val’kyr started, of course. The plan was to Gate it out but the Gate missed. Now I have a Haunted Imp and I’m looking that Toenibbler in the face. A Black Claw would be the end of my Imp so I swap to the Death Adder (I was saving my Crab for Lil’ Bling). The Adder takes the Claw on the Swap then uses Blinding Poison. Poison Fang, Puncture Wound then another Poison Fang was enough to take out the low hp raptor. The Val’kyr had finished Haunting the Imp and came out to face the Adder. Another blind and the Adder was at it again, taking a lot of hp from the Unborn Val’kyr. By the time it died and the Imp Gated out the Val’kyr it was almost dead. It swapped back in to avoid dying on the back line, but ended up dying on the turn it swapped in due to Poison. I let it kill the Imp on its undead turn. I now had the final match-up I wanted: Crab versus Bling. Bling’s DoT and multi attack were somewhat useless against the shielded Crab, the Crab came out on top easily for the win.