Seeking A Third (part three)
S/S Death Adder Hatchling (Poison Fang, Puncture Wound, Blinding Poison)
H/H Spirit Crab (Snap, Surge, Shell Shield)
Here’s the links to part one and two: 7/5/14, 7/7/14. I’m a bit tired of running this comp but I still had a few pets that I wanted to try as a third. I’ve conceded to the fact that with these two pets there isn’t any one pet that’s going to fill all the gaps against the top pets and teams on my meta, I will always be exposed to some sort of counter. So far the two teams that I’ve enjoyed the most have been with the Lost Of Lordaeron and Legs as the third pet, I’ll certainly be playing those more in the future (when I need a competitive team, that is).
Pet 9: H/H Robo-Chick (eck, Overtune, Wind-Up)
I have to admit that the few Emperor Crabs I’ve seen lately have really gotten into my head. That is a tough pet to take down if you’re unequipped. Hopefully Peck and Wind-Up will be enough to get through the shield and heals if I face one. I’ve always liked the S/S Robo-Chick but in this case I’m going for the beefy H/H breed. With the mech racial it has over 2,100 hp to deal with.
vs. Blighthawk, Lil’ KT, Death Talon Whelpguard
Not the best team in the world to test out mine on. The Robo-Chick had a lot of hp to deal with for my opponent. I made sure I didn’t end up with a situation where I had to face Lil’ KT an its elemental damage with my mech. Not really a battle for the ages, this one turned out how you would expect with the OP snake team winning. I keep thinking that my bringing an adder out regularly is going to come back and bite me with a general escalation of the meta, but I haven’t seen much difference in the past week. I did see a big change between the end of May and the end of June though.
Pet 10: S/S Enchanted Broom (Broom, Sweep, Clean-Up)
I normally like Wind-Up instead of Clean-Up but since I’m trying to cover my weakness I’m going with the move that can clear away a Cyclone if necessary.
vs. Arctic Fox Kit, Ethereal Soul-Trader, Spineclaw Crab
I forgot that Clean-Up had 85% accuracy, not 95%. I missed both a Clean-Up and a Snap, but the battle wasn’t close enough that it mattered. I remember for the first year of grad school I had to commute for an hour to get there. It really wasn’t a big deal because I knew that’s just how it was going to be since I didn’t want to move closer. It was easy to deal with since I knew it wasn’t going to change. After I decided to move closer to the college that hour of travel became so painful. Why? I knew it was going to change soon so my outlook on it changed. That’s how I feel about misses right now. While somewhat painful you just had to deal with them because that’s how it worked and it wasn’t going to change. Now that I know the accuracy system is going to change every miss becomes much more painful since I know accuracy is being reworked so I won’t miss any more Snaps.
Pet 11: S/S Qiraji Guardling (Crush, Sandstorm, Blackout Kick)
This team is going to take some finesse because there’s some anti-synergy between my own weather and the snake’s DoT. It’s good to have some flying damage.
vs. Shore Crab, Wild Crimson Hatchling, Corehound Pup
I forgot to do change my moves so I had Crush, Hawkeye and Reckless Strike. What a bad match-up for my unfortunate opponent. The Qiraji Guardling took out most of the crab and the whole dragon.
vs. Lil’ Ragnaros, Crawling Claw, Spirebound Crab
At first I thought this was going to be a tough battle but I ended up no timing my opponent (all my pets survived). I let the Crawling Claw put a CoD on my snake since I figured my opponent would swap me out right away. It happened, which allowed me to swap right back in and later get a Blinding Poison up on the turn the CoD was going to hit. I had to eat a trap with my Spirit Crab but the 1887 hp allowed it to take some damage and give up the turns without perishing. Sandstorm helped to take out the crab and towards the end of the battle my opponent made the classic CoD mistake. Rather than take my humanoid out with a Shadow Slash the claw applied CoD, which never went off since my Qiraji Guardling died long before the four rounds was up.
There were some more pets that I wanted to check out but I’ve officially had enough of seeking a third for this combo. As I mentioned above the two pets I enjoyed the most are the Lost Of Lordaeron and Legs, but besides that I didn’t come up with anything special. I’m not sure what I will do next on the competitive side of things. It is kind of fun trying to come up with a top flight winning team but at the same time it gets boring to faceroll so many teams and it isn’t good for the meta in the long run. Who knows?