Today’s Team: Levi Douse
H/P Leviathan Hatchling (Tail Slap, Poison Spit, Primal Cry)
P/S Son Of Sethe (Plagued Blood, Touch Of The Animus, Drain Blood)
H/H Gooey Sha-ling (Creeping Ooze, Breath Of Sorrow, Death and Decay)
On my second run of BT I got an H/P Leviathan hatchling to replace my B/B. I made a comment a few days ago about this pet not being a very big deal, but after thinking about more (and battling some more with it) I realized it’s pretty damn good in the current meta. It has a decent health pool, it’s an aquatic so it soft counters all of the undead damage running around and it has Primal Cry, which is a move that I’m coming to appreciate more and more. Let’s see, everyone used it in 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, now it’s 6.1. Yeah, I was a bit late to that party.
I’m still trying to create a good Son Of Sethe team to put the new aquatic pet on; this is what I came up with today. I like field effects like Death and Decay to go along with TOTA, that way you’re getting one sure round of healing from the effect. This happens because even if the enemy pet swaps on the round after TOTA is applied the field effect will still get one tick at the end of the round. I chose the Gooey Sha-ling because it’s the only non-undead pet with Death and Decay. The team would surely be better off with another of the undead pets, but what the hell, we have all of these cool pets, why not give pets like the Gooey Sha-ling a try now and then?
As I mentioned above the Gooey Sha-ling isn’t that great in general.
The Opposing Team:
H/H Sporeling Sprout
P/P Emperor Crab
Oh, I just remembered a good reason not to give pets like the Gooey Sha-ling a chance… because they lose! The battle went reasonably well in the beginning, I was able to use the team-wide slow and get Death and Decay and Poison Spit going to benefit from TOTA. The problem was that the Gooey Sha-ling was too much of a liability. Taking out the Emperor Crab usually has to be the priority when you face one, so I made sure to take the opposing aquatic out. My Leviathan Hatchling and Son Of Sethe were able to take out the Hopling and Emperor Crab, but that left a showdown between the Sporeling Sprout and the elemental. It wasn’t even close, even with Darkflame holding down the humanoid’s healing. Oh well, back to the drawing board. Next up for my new aquatic is a Dreadful Breath team!