March 18, 2015

Today’s Team: Vole Dancer
S/S Fiendish Imp (Burn, Immolation, Nether Gate)
P/P Sen’jin Fetish (Breath, Wild Magic, Sear Magic)
S/S Grotto Vole (Flurry, Sting, Stampede)

I leveled my Grotto Vole today and wanted to put it to good use, but am not feeling creative enough to come up with something interesting. To the imp and mask I go! This is very similar to a team that I have use before, with the Grotto Vole replacing the Prairie Mouse. What these two critters have that makes them different from other rats is that they can take both Flurry and a DoT; other rats have to choose between the two. The mouse and vole are different from each other, too: the fastest mouse is 325 speed while the S/S Grotto Vole is 341 speed, and the vole has Sting instead of Poison Fang. While Sting lasts longer and has a stronger tick, it does not do any damage upon application like Poison Fang does. Come to think of it, Sting would probably do better a=on a Plagued Blood TOTA team. Maybe next time.

Hopefully Sting won’t suck. I don’t know that the 341 speed of the Grotto Vole will be necessary.

The Opposing Team:
P/S Chi-Chi
S/S Fiendish Imp
H/s Fawn

The Battle:
031815AWho’s up for a game of chicken? The imps faced off, both started with Immolation then spammed Burn, hoping the other would flinch. We both held out ground, then on the final and most important round of chicken both imps had around 150 health, I won the coin toss, yay! Even with the imp gone it was still no easy task to take out the healing spam. I’ve been using more healing teams lately (mostly because the Teroclaw Hatchling is POTM) so I’m becoming more accustomed to them. Still, it irks me when teams heal more than they attack. Out of the six moves that remained on the two opposing pets three were three heals and one avoid. There was a lot of swapping between the fawn and Chi-Chi so having DoTs definitely paid off. All the healing couldn’t keep up with the ticks and Wild Magic; it took 39 rounds for my vole team to come out on top. Ugh.

11 Responses to March 18, 2015

  1. Rhonstifor says:

    lol……that was me! You lucky so and so with your Imp! Sorry to make it boring. That was a revenge team thrown together and you were the first person I faced. I never used that team before and I was just kind of testing it out. As soon as your Imp won the coin toss, I knew I had no chance.

    • Rhonstifor says:

      oh….and of course I didn’t get to face the team I wanted revenge on. I discontinued this team after a couple more attempts. Not my finest hour!

  2. Tekulve says:

    Teroclaw is definitely picking up major popularity.. I am also not a healing fan in pet PvP

    The last Teroclaw I faced started off the battle..vs my Mr wiggles with crouch..despite no headbutt prof,the porker beat it down and got one shot in on a ghastly kid

    I ended up winning that close one..they had a Weebom as a third..I had the alpine foxling kit (p/b) and an s/s slithershock…the battle featured a lot of great PvP pets…fun because it was a slugfest with lots of howling and flurry…(though I had avoid moves on the eel and crouch on the pig)…

  3. Tekulve says:

    Edit- Headbutt proc
    (foolish auto spell check doesn’t understand WoWese)

  4. Warghosty says:

    Hey Disco,

    I’ve been following your blog for a short while now and picked up some valuable information. Thanks for the ore eater s/s tip for that matter, it’s incredible :)!
    I want to share a team with you i stumbled upon on while trying to beat all these pesky BONESTORM teams, which i face alot on EU servers.

    H/P Teroclaw Hatchling (Alpha Strike, Dodge, Nature’s Ward)
    H/H Weebomination (Cleave, Consume Corpse, Corpse Explosion)
    H/P Fragment of Anger (Seethe, Spitfire Beam, Soulrush)

    It went on an absolute tear since i started using it. I’m currently sitting on a 50-0 record, when i decided to take a break. The Teroclaw felt as a good fit to counter aquatics, while also to be able to passivly heal from all the AoE’s. I usually start off with my Fragment and use Spitfire Beam right away (It’s really too crazy of a damage output), Soulrush and then i just let it die while spamming Seethe and using Spitfire Beam again.

    I’ve myself turned into an AoE user with this team to counter others. But the wins over those BONESTORM teams is just worth it.

  5. IHAVEONE says:

    Teroclaw POTM? ROFLMAO I kill it regulary with amagical crawdad….

    • Discodoggy says:

      Teroclaw Hatchling is a great pet that has been doing extremely well for me, both in the POTM competition and on my own teams.

      Regardless of that, the POTM will not always chosen because it is a competitive pet. Next month may be the Twilight Fiendling, Fungal Abomination or Tideskipper.

  6. Vek says:

    I have always favoured the S/S Prairie Mouse over the S/S Grotto Vole but never actually used the Vole. I started using the Mouse during the reign of Valk/DAH/MPD, and always felt that 341 speed didn’t give me any advantage(it would still have to roll for speed against DAH). I also was a bit wary of no initial damage on Sting compared to Poison Fang, make me feel the Mouse was slightly better vs humaniods.

    But now your post has inspired me to test the Vole out despite my misgivings. 341 speed gives it an defenitive edge vs the Imp for example.

    • Vek says:

      Sadly the Sting DoT is not elemental like Poison Fang DoT is which seems kind of strange to me. This makes it less effective against MPD than I would have hoped for.

  7. Discodoggy says:

    After using the Grotto Vole for a few days I also still prefer the Prairie Mouse.

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