February 7, 2015

Today’s Team: Wide World Of Clobber
P/S Zandalari Raptor (Hunting Party, Primal Cry, Black Fang)
P/P Death Talon Whelpguard (Shadowflame, Whirlwind, Clobber)
H/H Weebomination (Cleave, Consume Corpse, Haymaker)

I’ve started using the Death Talon Whelpguard here and there since the even split buff to Whirlwind. The more I use it, the more I like it. It has the AoE and a high variance normal attack which are buffed by the dragonkin racial. At 260 speed, Clobber is risky, that’s why I included the raptor. I start with the raptor, use Primal Cry, then Black Claw, then Hunting Party. I don’t really care if the raptor dies right away as long as it gets the debuffs up. Then the Death Talon Whelpguard comes in to either use Whirlwind or Shadowflame. Whirlwind is the first choice since the enemy pet should have Black Claw and Shattered Defenses so they’ll try to hide on the back line. You can’t hide from the Whirlwind. Finally the Weebomination will come in to spam Cleave. This isn’t a super AoE team so there should still be a lot of health on the back line pets, so the Weebomination will need to make use of Consume Corpse effectively. I really didn’t think this team would do all that well, but so far it’s 4-1.

If the raptor lives long enough it won’t be able to do any damage due to both Hunting Party and Primal Cry being on CDs. There are a lot of undead pets around and Shadowflame does weak damage against them.

The Opposing Team:
H/H Unborn Val’kyr
P/P Lil’ Ragnaros
S/S Mechanical Pandaren Dragonling

The Battle:
020715BThe enemy team composed of three top tier pets was scary to begin with, then the battle got off to a horrible start. The valk began against my raptor by casting CoD and Haunt. I assumed that rag was coming in next to stall but I didn’t really have a plan B. My strategy at this point was to hope my opponent does something wrong, which tells you what bad shape I was in. I applied Black Claw to rag when he came in, hoping that he would put a trap down so I could at least do a little damage. Nope, straight down he went. My raptor got off a total of two Primal Cries before dying and that was the only damage it did. I brought in my dragonkin. When rag came up he threw down a trap then swapped out for the MPD as the Whirlwind did its damage.

020715AThe MPD was slower than my DTW thanks to the Primal Cry so I used Clobber. While the PMD was stunned the trap went off on me. After I was able to attack I cast some Shadowflames until the Decoy went up. I was hoping that Whirlwind would break through the Decoy by hitting both using up both charges then damaging the third pet, but it didn’t work that way. The logs show Decoy blocking all three Whirlwind attacks that round then also the Shadowflame on the next. Good to know for the future. The DTW died next round and all three enemy pets were still alive. The outcome looked like a sure loss but I hate to run so I stayed in to see what I could do. Then the Weebomination started kicking some butt. Lil’ Ragnaros’ second trap never went off so that helped. Long story short, I spammed Cleave and used Consume Corpse twice to give myself a shot at a draw. I had about a hundred health versus the valk’s over four hundred so I had to use my desperation ace in the hole Haymaker. It hit, both undead pets went to 0 health on the same round for the draw. I’ll happily take the draw against such a high powered team.

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