Today’s Team: Don’t Bite Me Bro
S/S Fiendish Imp (Burn, Immolation, Nether Gate)
P/P Sen’Jin Fetish (Flame Breath, Wild Magic, Sear Magic)
H/H Spirit Crab (Snap, Surge, Shell Shield)
This is my new go to team. It hasn’t lost much. It can beat adders and valks quite handily. Mech dragons watch their Decoys burn. Thanks to Wild Magic it can even take down idols occasionally. Lil’ Ragnaros traps are still unstoppable but that’s because only critters and arcane winds can beat the trap that’s a different story. I’ve mentioned my new found love for a Spirit Crab with Surge a lot lately so I won’t go on and on about it, but this pet has really rounded out the imp/mask combo well. Of course it can’t beat everything all the time, but what can? It is good against most teams on my meta.
Nether Gate misses can still be catastrophic. Besides knocking out the MPD’s Decoy this team isn’t great against AoE teams, but can still pull it off if played well. I wish I would have given this team a better name but I was still in shock from Suarez’ third attempt at cannibalism when I made it. Actually, I wouldn’t be surprised if I made this team before and gave it a different name.
The Opposing Team:
H/H Unborn Val’kyr
S/S Mechanical Pandaren Dragonling
S/S Death Adder Hatchling
Welcome to my meta.
19 out of 20 Unborn Val’kyr users will stand there and let you gate them out. Ok, fake statistics are fake, but you get the point. If I start with my imp most likely I’m going to use Nether Gate if I don’t like the match-up. I didn’t used to do this because, well, players would anticipate the swap and choose their pet accordingly to get the match-up they want after the swap. I don’t even bother thinking about it most of the time if I don’t know my opponent. I just assume most people will play bad with their valks and adders. Sad. This player didn’t let me down and watched the valk go straight to the back line. Not only that, it swapped right back in while I cast Immolation. To the mask! Now what would you expect to happen? If you guessed CoD, Haunt and Blinding Poison you would be absolutely right! Guess what? I guessed that, too! All gone with one Sear Magic. I could go into more details about the rest of the battle but it was more of the same. I even back lined the valk for its undead round. Please don’t get me wrong, there’s a lot of good battlers out there who really know what’s going on and can stick it to you with a good team. But there are even more who don’t. I have to remember that most people casually battle and don’t take it all that serious. Or maybe not; a valk, adder and mech dragon team is serious business. Oh yeah, my opponent ran away when it was clear that there was no hope.