Five Wins Or Bust
I’m looking for some fast wins tonight.
Battle 1 (All Buzz Cons)
Fiendish Imp, Warbot, Fledgling Buzzard
vs. Chi-Chi, Clockwork Gnome, Gooey Sha-Ling
I don’t know if it’s a wise choice mathematically but I usually start with a Warbot against Chi-Chi and take the Fire Quills while I lay a Minefield. Sometimes opponents are even kind enough to cast Wild Magic on me. This poor Chi-Chi user cast Ethereal at the wrong times and got hit with two Nether Gates. Maybe it’s time for an add-on? Three Minefields were put down over the course of the battle, that’s a lot of damage.
Battle 2 (Axis Of Ceva)
Lil’ Ragnaros, Death Adder Hatchling, Mulgore Hatchling
vs. Mr. Wiggles, Tundra Penguin, Blighthawk
This is an over tuned team with Magma Trap and the Death Adder Hatchling. Add to that the fact that this was a good match-up damage type wise and this was a no contest. The trap denying the Blighthawk’s undead round didn’t help. I said I wanted fast wins but didn’t intend on selling my pet battle soul. I’ll tone it down a bit.
Battle 3: (Elemawhatnows)
Dread Hatchling, Scourged Whelpling, Gilnean Raven
vs. Singing Sunflower, Anubisath Idol, Anubisath Idol
Oh no, Sunlight! What will I ever do? Oh wait… one Call Darkness, two Call Darkness, three Call Darkness. This was still a close battle due to the Anubisath Idols hitting strings of 70% Crushes. There were some mind games involved around when to cast the weather but I found out that both idols had Stoneskin. Then there were some more mind games around when the idols would cast Deflection. It didn’t matter with the Dread Hatchling because Shadow Talon hits so hard I just spammed it until the Anubisath Idol it was facing burned its Deflection before I used Call Darkness.
Battle 4: Winds Of Change
Jademist Dancer, Tiny Twister, Snarly
vs. Fossilized Hatchling, Voodoo Figurine, Clockwork Gnome
I’ve been wanting to use more “guest teams” since so many people have such great ideas. Now seems like a good enough time to start. This team was submitted by Josh on 1/9/14. He had some ideas about using other pets than the Blighthawk for CloneDance teams. While I was a little (not too much, though) apprehensive about running two elementals I have to say I love the Tiny Twister. I shelved it after the Murkalot/Kovok threat died down but I really need to dust it off. Cyclone along with a 289 speed Bash is good times. This battle was closer than it should have been because I thought the Fossilized Hatchling would have BONESTORM and the the Voodoo Figurine would have Sear Magic, but neither assumption was correct. I made a few bad choices around those assumptions, namely I kept the Jademist Dancer in when I shouldn’t have because I thought it would die on the back line to AoE. It didn’t matter, by the time the Snarly came in to finish the mech gnome it had only had about 500 hp.
Battle 5: House Of Turnips
Terrible Turnip, Corefire Imp, Warbot
vs. Spring Rabbit, Arctic Hare, Bandicoon
All of my elemental damage against these critters, where’s a beast when you need one? This team was suggested by Ronninn on 2/7/14. These critters really made me work for this win. My opponent used Dodge and Burrow whenever they were off CD so it was easy to make the right calls. I made sure that there was a Minefield down after each of the first two pets was killed so my small time elemental damage wouldn’t have to do too much work. The most annoying part was missing a Missile kill shot right before Dodge came off CD, sigh. The Warbot is still as fabulous as ever in 5.4, in fact I’ve been going to it more and more when I want a fast win or revenge (I can be petty :)).
There are a lot of guest teams that I’ll get to eventually, if I didn’t get to yours don’t worry, I’m sure I will. Thanks for all the comments and ideas, I appreciate them and keep em’ coming!