Make It Thirty: Kid, Look What You Done Did
H/H Ghastly Kid (Hoof, Ethereal, Haunt)
S/S Fiendish Imp (Burn, Immolation, Nether Gate)
H/S Scalded Basilisk Hatchling (Crystal Prison, Feign Death, Thrash)
I should enjoy these battles because going undefeated for this many battles is certainly a rare occurrence. This team is currently 27-0, tied with the legendary Bog Bastards from 5.4 for the longest perfect streak (Macarena Prohibited went on a much longer win streak but that was after it had already lost). A streak like this takes some luck both with the queue and in some battles; still, a record like this is impressive. So here I am, trying to make it thirty without losing.
The Haunt and stall strategy should be apparent. The plan is to start with the Ghastly Kid and use Haunt right away. If the pet that Haunt was cast on is slower than 305 speed, bring in the basilisk to use Crystal Prison, use Thrash once, then Feign Death to bring in the imp. The imp can now force out the pet if necessary, which means that the enemy pet just took over 1000 damage, with the only damage given being whatever was done to the Ghastly Kid on the first round. By this time I’m usually so far ahead that finishing the battle is easy.
Of course it doesn’t always work out like this, but there are enough “tricks” (Ethereal, Nether Gate, Feign Death) to play out of dangerous situations. Any speed faster than 305 makes the basilisk virtually useless, so that is something to be constantly aware of. Hopefully the queue will make it epic.
vs. Warbot, Death Adder Hatchling, Ominous Flame
Sometimes I want to see the Ominous Flame perform well, even if it is against me. This wasn’t one of those times. I saw the Warbot and the adder and was worried; I knew I would have to alter the move sequence listed above. If I cast Haunt on the first round then the Warbot would lay the mines and I’d take 700+ damage. So I started with the imp instead, the Warbot got forced out by Nether Gate, bringing in the elemental. I cast Immolation then brought back in the kid. The Warbot came in to take the Haunt, the basilisk then came in to imprison the mech, it swapped to the adder. After getting blinded the basilisk cast Feign Death to avoid Puncture Wound. See, a lot of tricks. The Warbot ended up not doing any damage at all by the time it died. Sorry Bog Bastards, there’s a new sheriff in town. (in their defense, I did do that in 27 battles in a row, rather than spread out over a long period like I have done with the kid/imp/basilisk team)
Enough with these archaic words, to the videomobile!
vs. Restless Shadeling, Sifang Otter, Pandaren Earth Spirit
1:06 on video
A rather lackluster battle against a team that was completely outmatched. I made a few mistakes due to complacency, still got so far ahead that my opponent ran.
vs. Singing Sunflower, Terrible Turnip, Son Of Animus
6:31 on video
I was initially quite worried about this sunny day team, but it turned out to not be much of a problem. My first time ever going 30-0, or at least the first time that I’ve kept track of it.