Today’s Team: Braces
B/B Venus (Poison Lash, Sunlight, Stun Seed)
H/B Bucktooth Flapper (Tail Slap, Screech, Woodchipper)
P/P Spineclaw Crab (Rip, Healing Wave, Blood In The Water)
I was looking for something a little bit more challenging when I came across this team that I had created previously. I’m not sure what I was thinking, but my thought process probably went something like this: I think I’ll try Venus, I like Stun Seed. Since Venus doesn’t have Photosynthesis it’s not as much of a troll pet as the other flowers. I think I’ll take a beast to hopefully get some use out of the beast racial and sunlight. I then probably looked at my beasts and got interested by Woodchipper. The perfect third would be a bleed pet with a heal. P/P Spineclaw Crab fits the bill. And that is probably how this (somewhat crappy) team came into existence.
Tail Slap is an 80% move, so every time I use it I have to hold my breath at hope for the best. Gnaw seems like a better choice, especially with Screech. Actually, I’m going with Gnaw instead. Although I really hate relying on speed debuffs to get the full benefit out of my speed based moves. Hmm. I’ll risk it. Any competitive team will be a challenge.
The Opposing Team:
B/B Unborn Val’kyr
S/S Death Adder Hatchling
This is why we can’t have nice things.
Say what you will about 5.4 being the most balanced meta so far (which I agree with), it really sucks when you are trying to come up with a creative team and have to face a powerhouse such as this. Haunt and stall teams are difficult to deal with, the DAH on its own is difficult to deal with, I felt that I had absolutely no chance going into this one. I will spare the gory details and say that I managed to kill the Val’kyr but that was it. I should mention that this same team annoyed me so bad a few days ago that I dusted my own DAH and made them pay (along with two Spirit Crabs, one with Surge). While it was fun beating this team many times, anyone else I encountered had the unfortunate experience of, well, facing a DAH and two Spirit Crabs. I’ve faced this team enough lately to think it is some new battler on my meta who read about easy wins and is trying to grind out the 1,000 wins. Let’s hope they get it quick.