Five Wins Or Bust
After a few warm up games I can tell that there are some heavy teams floating around. I can bring heavies, too.
Battle 1: Kingdom Of Doing
Spirit Crab, Spirit Crab, Death Adder Hatchling
vs. Unborn Val’kyr, Death Adder Hatchling, Peddlefeet
A frightening team no doubt. This time I’m equipped to deal with it. In fact, I’ve beaten this team numerous time with the Kingdom Of Doing. Or maybe not, now that I think of it there may be more than one of these on my meta, one with pet names and one unnamed. Either way, sometimes it comes down to who wins the coin toss with the snakes. This time I lost the initial coin toss but thought I could recover. I did, and was clearly winning when my opponent lost the second coin toss and fled. I think they may have skipped a turn at some point but I’m confident that I had it in the bag anyways.
Battle 2: Vektorious
Son Of Animus, Fel Flame, Kovok
vs. Anubisath Idol, Emerald Proto-Whelp, Unborn Val’kyr
I went on quite a tear with this team when Vek first introduced it on 4/28/14. Since then I’ve been losing more with it but it’s still a really fun team to use. I was fairly certain that I would lose this battle if my opponent played well. My only was hope was Black Claw against those shields. Well, apparently I have the ultimate turn skip hax skills because once again I got a free turn due to inaction from my opponent. The weather was never changed (the idol had Stoneskin), I was able to get Black Claw up and then swap to Son OF Animus. Big time heals. My only problem was that Black Claw caused the idol to die too fast so I didn’t get the full benefit from Touch Of The Animus. After Lift-Off missed and the dragon died the valk ran. I should mention that I’ve been stooping low and using snakes but I still won’t touch that dirty valk. That thing is truly disgusting to me right now.
Battle 3: Jurassic Three
Stunted Direhorn, Scalded Basilisk Hatchling, Diemetradon Hatchling
vs. Death Adder Hatchling, Death Adder Hatchling, Darkmoon Zeppelin
Is there something wrong with the queue today? Third time in a row my opponent missed a turn, multiple turns in this case. I was trying to make a decent showing in what I thought was an auto loss. I was getting slaughtered when my opponent went afk. Not just for a few turns either, for the remainder of the battle. Now I can brag that my Diemetradon Hatchling took out two adders and a zep singlehandedly! My policy in situations like this is that if Blizz counts it as a win then I count it as a win. Feels cheap.
Battle 4: The Usuals
Spirit Crab, Scalded Basilisk Hatchling, Robo-Chick
vs. Darkmoon Tonk, Unborn Val’kyr, Nether Fairie Dragon
Umm… I played really bad. I don’t know what I was thinking. I wanted to feign to my Spirit Crab but instead I just did a normal swap which allowed the Unborn Val’kyr to put the CoD on it. WTH? Then later I meant to pull the Spirit Crab out so it could eat the Minefield later. Not that I’m trying to abuse the bug (which I’m hoping is fixed by now) but just because that’s the smart thing to do. It didn’t matter because I let the crab die, oops. I thought these two mistakes would be the end of me but there was no Minefield. Apparently my opponent likes to put their faith in a lucky 25% stun from Shock and Awe rather than the solid damage of a Minefield. The battle ended up with my full health basilisk against the full health NFD. I won to achieve the most undeserved 4-0 ever. Hey, at least my opponent took all of their turns.
Battle 5: Party Party Party
Tiny Twister, Lil’ Bling, Macabre Marionette
vs. Squirrel, Pocket Reaver, Summit Kid
The weirdness continues. This time I get a level 24 Squirrel in the queue. It should be an easy win, but the Squirrel’s DoTs wreaked havoc on my team with the lightning ticks. At least I knew better than to try and Bash it. I think I actually might have lost, but at one point my opponent brought out the Squirrel after the death of the Pocket Reaver, then immediately swapped to the Summit Kid before taking any action. I told you it’s another odd one on this odd day in the queue. A Bone Barrage finished off the Squirrel to get my win number five. This was surely the least deserved undefeated Five Wins Or Bust ever, but that’s how it went down.