December 25, 2013

Today’s Team: Blizzy McRotten
P/P Rotten Little Helper (Ice Lance, Booby-Trapped Presents, Call Blizzard)
P/S Kun-Lai Runt (Takedown, Frost Shock, Deep Freeze)
B/B Tiny Snowman (Magic Hat, Call Blizzard, Deep Freeze)
Merry rotten Christmas!

I went with the obvious here, replacing my Winter’s Helper or Tundra Penguin with the Rotten Helper on my Blizzard team. The plan is fairly simple: change the weather to Blizzard then use Deep Freeze and Ice Lance to benefit from the weather. An added twist with the Rotten Helper is that I can put down a Minefield equivalent in the form of Booby-Trapped Presents. It should be fun.

Deep Freeze only hits at 85% so a miss could easily determine the outcome.

The Opposing Team:
P/S Chi-Chi
H/H Unborn Val’kyr
H/S Scalded Basilisk Hatchling
This team again. Beatable but annoying.

The Battle:
122513AYou know when facing a Val’kyr that it’s most likely going to start. To avoid the strong damage I started with the Snowman. The blows began with Call Blizzard and Curse of Doom. Then the Deep Freeze hit and stunned. A couple of unanswered Magic Hats later and the Val’kyr was pretty low on health before it Haunted. Chi-Chi came in on the free swap. The Snowman was able to get one strong Magic Hat off before dying. I brought in the Rotten Helper who immediately put down some Booby-Trapped Presents as Chi-Chi Feigned. Thank you for Feigning your Basilisk into over 1k damage, please come again. A Prison and a few Thrashes did some damage but the Helper was able to take the Basilisk out on with a Call Blizzard. Why no Feign? Perhaps my opponent thought they could survive one more round. The Val’kyr replaced the dead Basilisk. One Shadow Slash was not enough to take out the Helper so the Val’kyr needed its undead round to finish the job. Now it was KLR versus Chi-Chi, a Chi-Chi with Feign still on CD. After a Frost Shock and a Deep Freeze my opponent ran away before letting the KLR finish the job.

5 Responses to December 25, 2013

  1. Katmai says:

    Unrelated to this battle — you regularly say you worry about Sandstorm, and at least once you expressed relief that an opponent with an Anub Idol picked Stoneskin instead of Sandstorm. Why is Sandstorm so much worse than Stoneskin? Seems to me Stoneskin brings all the defensive mitigation, but doesn’t protect the enemy’s pets at all. What am I missing?

    • Discodoggy says:

      Most of all I hate the 10% accuracy debuff. Sandstorm also provides a shield to the entire team where Stoneskin only applies it to the Idol. I’ll take what I can get while facing an Idol.

  2. Goldenbelmont says:

    I use something similar, I don’t have the Rotten Little Helper, so I use a normal Winter’s Little Helper(Lance, Blizzard, Tomb). I only pull this out really when I ‘m facing newer players. But every once in a while you stumble across a pro team.

    Didn’t think I would win, but I beat a B/B Val’kyr, Darkmoon Tonk, and a Crawdad. They kind of made it easier that it should have. He haunted my last pet, a full health Helper, and brought in his weaker Crawdad and tried to Wish himself back up. A well placed Ice Tomb beat his Wish and won the match.

    Fun decks are indeed fun, when they are able to work.

    • Discodoggy says:

      I think Deep Freeze/Blizzard teams are going to get a lot scarier in WoD due to Deep Freeze not being 85% accuracy anymore. I’m already scared. And nice win!

      • Goldenbelmont says:

        I’m scared for a lot of pets getting their 50% chance taken away, Blood in the Water, Nocturnal Strike. Those big hitters are going to wreck the town.

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