Today’s Team: Counting Claw
P/P Frostwolf Ghostpup (Scratch, Haunting Song, Ghostly Bite)
H/S Fox Kit (Flurry, Howl, Dazzling Dance)
H/P Zomstrok (Infected Claw, Shell Shield, Carpnado)
I’m still trying to find that special pet (or team) that will counter the current AoE meta and still do well against all comers. In 5.4 it was the Sen’Jin Fetish and Warbot, in 5.3 it was the Spirit Crab and Warbot, in 5.1 it was conflagrate teams. So what will the pet or team be in 6.0? Well, 6.0 is almost gone and I still haven’t discovered it. If I had to pick a single pet as the best meta counter so far I would go with the Frostwolf Ghostpup. I started out using Refuge, but later realized that Haunting Song was a much better choice due to all of the AoE. Plus there’s always a trailer load of undead pets running around (lately the Weebomination is the most common) so Scratch helps with that. Ghostly Bite for all of the imps and idols is great.
I’ve never been a huge fan of foxes, but I’ve been hearing a lot of experienced battlers mention them lately. It seems like a good time to give the beasts another shot. I chose the H/S Fox Kit for some extra health compared with the other foxes. With both of my main attacks being weak to humanoids I wanted some more undead damage so I chose Zomstrok. With an even split AoE, a shield and Infected Claw it rounds out the team nicely. This isn’t going to be that incredible team that awes the meta, but it should do ok.
I don’t have a lot of experience with foxes. If I can’t get Dazzling Dance up the Fox Kit may be too slow to use Flurry effectively. In one loss I over swapped so all pets would benefit from Haunting Song; I need to make sure not to do that again.
The Opposing Team:
S/S Shrine Fly
P/P Sporeling Sprout
S/B Clockwork Gnome
The fly was going to be a problem. With Scratch doing strong damage to both my undead pets and a speed advantage against my fox it was well equipped to give me hell. I decided to start with the fox since I thought the fly would spearhead my opponent’s attack. It started as expected and I decided to go all in with my fox. It didn’t turn out as bad as I thought, my fox was able to bring it below half health thanks to Howl; after that Flurry was faster thus highly effective. The fly went down then the gnome came in to lay down its shooter. The first round of Turret didn’t take out the fox so it was able to get two triple Flurries off before dying. Go fox! Zomstrok was my next pet. The gnome used its Repair hoping to do Turret damage while it healed but Zomstrok’s shield blocked it. Carpnado and Infected Claw were able to take out the gnome and then the Sporeling Sprout, leaving the Frostwolf Ghostpup unused.