Today’s Team: My Middle Finger
H/H Unborn Val’kyr (Shadow Slash, Siphon Life, Haunt)
H/S Treasure Goblin (Coin Toss, Wild Magic, Portal)
P/P Dragonbone Hatchling (Thrash, Adrenaline Rush, Lift-Off)
Sometimes the meta needs to be flipped off.
Tonight I was trying to come up with interesting teams with my new Treasure Goblin. Too bad almost every team I faced had a Val’kyr on it. Even worse, I encountered a lot of Haunt and stall teams with feigns and avoids. Tired of countering these teams (Retaliating Ten won a few revenge battles), I decided to jump on the Valkwagon. The Treasure Goblin works well with the Val’kyr. I can Haunt then bring in the Treasure Goblin on the free swap. Wild Magic and Coin Toss (which is a 50%/25% damage increase like Rabid Strike) will amplify the damage from Haunt. I can then use Portal (a feign move) to swap in the powerful flyer to finish off any remaining hp. Getting hit by three Thrashes while Wild Magic and Coin Toss is up is painful. For the record I was running with Magic Sword earlier but the 75% accuracy was just too annoying to deal with.
Even thought Coin Toss does a little bit of damage the Treasure Goblin is really only a support pet. I surely don’t want to get stuck with it as my final pet.
The Opposing Team:
H/H Anubisath Idol
P/P Kun-Lai Runt
P/B Searing Scorchling
Two humanoids, I should be able to handle this with my Val’kyr even if one is the Anubisath Idol. The Anubisath Idol started out against my Val’kyr. After a first turn of Deflection the Val’kyr Haunted the Anubisath Idol while it cast Sandstorm. In came the Treasure Goblin as planned. Perhaps my opponent will see through my obvious strategy or perhaps since the Treasure Goblin is new they have no idea. They must have not known because the Anubisath Idol stayed in for the Wild Magic, now Haunt is hitting for over 200 in the Sandstorm. Next comes the Coin Toss. Now Haunt is doing over 300 in the Sandstorm. Portal brings the Dragonbone Hatchling in to hit all three Thrashes for around 750 damage. That’s one way to kill an Anubisath Idol. The Searing Scorchling is the next enemy pet. I brought in the Val’kyr to repeat the sequence (with the exception of using Portal which was on CD). What’s the phrase about fooling me twice? Well shame on them because the Scorchling went down fast due to the debuffs. The KLR was last up with the obvious sequence of Frost Shock then Deep Freeze. I was able to cast Lift-Off on the Deep Freeze turn which pretty much sealed the deal. Last night Sandstorm and tonight the Unborn Val’kyr. What’s next for me, an Anubisath Idol and Magical Crawdad team? I think I’ll pass for now. (I reserve the right to use this team later :))