February 24, 2014

Today’s Team: Bring Out The Fiend
S/S Fiendish Imp (Burn, Immolation, Nether Gate)
H/H Scourged Whelpling (Tail Sweep, Death and Decay, Plagued Blood)
H/H Twilight Fiendling (Creepy Chomp, Creeping Ooze, Adrenal Glands)

In my attempt to try out all of the recently buffed moves I’m even giving the Twilight Fiendling a shot. This magic pet is considered by a lot of people to be one of the worst PvP pets. Adrenal Glands was changed so that it gives a 50% crit buff but no longer has an accuracy reduction like it used to. I thought I’d pull out the Fiendish Imp and Scourged Whelpling combo for old time’s sake. In 5.2 I used to run this same team (with the Corefire Imp since the Fiendish Imp wasn’t around yet) and it was my most successful attempt at using the Twilight Fiendling. Eventually I settled on the Fel Flame as a third pet but the Twilight Fiendling version wasn’t that horrible. I don’t think this change to Adrenal Glands will propel the Twilight Fiendling to greatness, but it ought to make for an interesting battle or two. The plan is to start with the Imp in order to get Immolation going and take a bit of damage (it’ll get healed back) then swap to the Scourged Whelpling for Plagued Blood and Death and Decay. Depending on how things are going I’ll either keep the Scourged Whelpling in until death or swap to the Twilight Fiendling. After applying Creeping Ooze the battle will reach a climatic crescendo of crits when I cast Adrenal Glands. Okay, it really won’t be all that exciting.

The H/H breed of the Twilight Fiendling makes the magic racial less useful due to the high hp. I’m not sure how I’l deal with Unborn Val’kyrs or Death Adders.

The Opposing Team:
P/S Yu’La
H/P Blackfuse Bombling
H/P Snarly
This team seems somewhat… familiar (1/2/14).

The Battle:
022414BI’m such a genius. I thought that Adrenal Glands is a team buff but it is not. Hilariously embarrassing. And genius. I started with my Imp versus Yu’La. Rather than let Yu’La get the Celestial Blessing off I cast Nether Gate. In came the BFB. It did some good damage to my Feindish Imp with Flame Jet. I swapped out to the Scourged Whelpling, it wasn’t long until Yu’La came back in. I couldn’t really decide on a good plan for the impending Life Exchange so I decided to stay in and take it with the Scourged Whelpling. Bam, it was around a 900 hp turnaround (+450ish for Yu’La, -450ish for my undead dragon). I love that move when it works. Despite this major setback the Scourged Whelpling was able to take out Yu’La. The BFB returned and now it had a 50% damage reduction. After applying Plagued Blood I got the Scourged Whelpling out of there.

022414ANow it’s the moment I’ve been waiting for, the Twilight Fiendling makes its first appearance. It cast Creeping Ooze, Adrenal Glands then Creepy Chomp before dying to the BFB. That didn’t seem like much but watch this! These crits… are… going to… Adrenal Glands was gone, it left with the Twilight Fiendling. Oh well, play and learn. The Imp came in to force out the BFB and bring in Snarly. I know this little croc is scary. I let it Rip my Fiendish Imp as I refreshed Immolation. Then I made the smart move of swapping to the Scourged Whelpling so that Blood In The Water only hits at 50% but it hit me anyways. The undead dragon did what it could with Plagued Blood and Tail Sweep but the croc brought it to 0. My opponent then brought in what was left of the BFB for the undead round. The Tail Sweep forced it to use its Failsafe. My Fiendish Imp was able to hit a Burn to finish it off. Luckily the bleed wore off on that turn so I was bleed free against Snarly. Two Burns were enough to take out Snarly. The last one was scary because if the Burn missed I had a Blood In The Water coming my way.

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