Today’s Team: My Friend Gooey
H/H Gooey Sha-ling (Creeping Ooze, Breath Of Sorrow, Death and Decay)
H/S Restless Shadeling (Arcane Blast, Plagued Blood, Phase Shift)
S/S Fiendish Imp (Burn, Immolation, Nether Gate)
I still love the Imp!
So far the Gooey Sha-ling has not impressed me as an enemy pet. I think the reason why is because I’ve never seen it in one of the roles I think it could be good at. An H/H Gooey Sha-ling finally became available on my auction house so I snatched it up with the intent of using it on a Plagued Blood team. I like having pets with large health pools for absorbing with Plagued Blood and Touch Of The Animus. I’m sure an argument could be made for the P/P or S/S but this is what I wanted. The plan is to start with the Imp to Immolate and Gate if it’s beneficial. Then the Sha-ling will come in to put down Death and Decay and Creeping Ooze. I’ll then swap to the Shadeling to apply Plagued Blood. I chose Phase Shift since there’s no avoidance or mitigation on this team. It seems silly to give a 273 speed pet a dodge move but you never know; it may end up being faster than something out there.
Now that I’ve used the Gooey Sha-ling and made a few teams I’m still not too impressed. There’s not a good anti-Val’kyr component to this team. Oh well, I can’t cater every team to stopping Val’kyrs. I guess I could but that wouldn’t be fun for me. There’s also no anti-Sandstorm. The more I realize how many common pets I can’t counter the more scared I become. I better stop and just queue.
The Opposing Team:
H/H Scooter The Snail
H/S Effervescent Glowfly
I started with the Imp of course. It had to face Scooter. The Imp cast Immolation and Scooter shielded. No problem, the Imp just Gated Scooter out. Xu-Fu was brought in by the Gate. After taking a hit with my Imp I swapped to the Restless Shadeling. Guess what? I’m actually faster than Xu-Fu. With the help of the Imp’s Immolation ticks the Shadeling easily took out Xu-Fu. Dodging two rounds with a faster Phase Shift certainly helped, as did the Plagued Blood. Scooter replaced Xu-Fu then the Shadeling also took out Scooter. I never knew the undead shadow thing could do so well. It just happened to be luckily faster than two of the opposing pets, I won’t count on this happening regularly. It really wasn’t much of a contest by that point, the Glowfly needed to take out the Imp and the Sha-ling. Just to be safe I cast Immolation again and let the Sha-ling take out the Glowfly. Not too exciting of a battle.