June 6, 2015

Today’s Team: Sophisticated Armadillo
H/H Stone Armadillo (Scratch, Roar, Infected Claw)
P/P Frostwolf Ghostpup (Scratch, Refuge, Ghostly Bite)
S/S Alpine Hare (Flurry, Dodge, Burrow)

I’ve been messing around with Refuge and two critter teams again to combat the AoE. I have run into a few AoE teams and I don’t even know if Refuge is worth giving up the heal for. I don’t think that this is a great comp in general. Since I don’t have high hopes to begin with I figured why not throw in the Stone Armadillo, a pet that I’ve tried to make work many times, with most attempts ending in failure. It has strong attacks against both humanoids and undead so it should be useful. I always use Shell Shield despite wanting to try Roar. This time I’m doing it! Look ma… ROAR! (but what if I run into a gnome?)

From my data I can see that running into a gnome isn’t that likely. Once again I started keeping a spreadsheet with enemy pet info:

Graves Meta 6/2 – present

There have indeed been many Graves, but still fewer than valks and MPDs. Since I’m keeping my team records on Rematch it seemed like a waste of time to keep my own pet data like I did before, so it’s only data for the pets that I face.

Oh, and if you go all the way down to line 710 you can see the family data. I don’t know why I left space for close to 700 unique pets.

Back to this team…

Two critters will be bad news if I run into a beast. I should also mention that luck is not with me today. I’ve had a few crit losses, a loss to Graves because of a trap going off instead of me getting the kill off, and two losses to Bonkers from stuns. I hate Bonkers more passionately every day.

The Opposing Team:
H/P Teroclaw Hatchling
P/P Sky-Bo
P/S Terrible Turnip

The Battle:
060615AThis is exactly the reason why I run Bone Serpent darkness teams and the FoA so much lately. I looked at my pets and the Teroclaw Hatchling, looked again, tried to figure out a strategy and saw absolutely no way to win if the Teroclaw Hatchling was played right. Granted, I was running an armadillo, but still, I should have seen some path that would lead to my victory if I played well enough. I didn’t. My opponent didn’t make the classic error of using Dodge on the first round so I knew I was in for a slaughter. Dodge, Nature’s Ward and swaps were used well by my opponent. There was one moment when I thought my rabbit would be faster than the bird thanks to sunny day increasing its health pool, but Nature’s Ward took away the opportunity quickly. At the end of the battle all three of my opponent’s pets were close to full health. Now where did I put that Bone Serpent?

One Response to June 6, 2015

  1. Baldulf says:

    I have yet to see a Graves in about 23 battles since he rolled out. I just got mine last night, but haven’t used him yet myself.

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