Today’s Team: Gaudy Purple Puppy
H/P Blighted Squirrel (Woodchipper, Crouch, Stampede)
H/P Snarly (Rip, Surge, Blood In Water)
Lost Netherpup (Shadow Shock, Howl, Maul) (not sure about breed)
A new pet with Maul? I’m heading straight to a bleeding team. My old pal Snarly hasn’t seen much use lately, his bleed and BITW are a bit rusty. I thought about using a Darkmoon Rabbit instead of the undead squirrel; I decided to go with the undead for the longevity. The plan is to get the bleeding effect going, then use Maul or BITW to hit for massive damage. I chose Shadow Shock on the Lost Netherpup since I already have some anti-critter damage. I chose Howl without giving it much thought, then realized that I’ve rarely used Vengeance. I should look into that.
Bleeding teams don’t seem as good as they once were.
The Opposing Team:
S/S Lil’ Bling
P/B Feline Familiar
It started with my squirrel versus Firewing. The flamey bird used Scorched Earth as I put up Crouch, then I cast Woodchipper and Stampede. The Firebird healed, but it wasn’t enough to outlast the undead squirrel; it did take it to zero health before expiring. Lil’ Bling came in on the squirrel’s immortal round to take a Woodchipper, leaving him set up for Maul or BITW. I brought in Snarly since I didn’t want my beast to face the mech. Then one of the most annoying things in pet battles happened: my opponent swapped out while bleeding, yet got hit anyways by a 50% BITW. This has happened to me so many times that I often just stay in to take the big hit. After the BITW the low health Feline Familiar was only able to get one attack (Call Darkness) off before dying to two uses of Surge.
It might seem like I was out of the woods, but I was fearing the Lil’ Bling versus Lost Netherpup showdown. Snarly was able to hit another BITW, this time against plating. More importantly Lil’ Bling was left bleeding for the Lost Netherpup. Maul showed how effective it is against the mech racial by taking Lil’ Bling to 0 health with one hit, then killing him off with the second hit, all in one round. Good purple puppy.