March 19, 2014

Gone Wildin’
Let’s see what these wild pets can do!

Battle 1: Acorn Berserkers
Grizzly Squirrel, Infected Squirrel, Rabid Nut Varmint 5000
vs. Father Winter’s Helper, Tiny Snowman, Frigid Frostling

031914DThis was an interesting battle due to all of the hard and soft countering. Undead versus humanoid, elemental versus critter and elemental versus mechanical. The Grizzly Squirrel was the hero of this battle. With Crouch up all of that elemental damage couldn’t take it down fast enough. Towards the end of the battle I was winning but things got interesting when Slippery Ice caused successive misses and I was forced to pit my mech against the damaged Frigid Frostling. The Rabid Nut Varmint 5000 hit when it counted for the win.
Record: 1-0

Battle 2: Ghostlands Gladiators
Spirit Crab, Rat, Toad
vs. Death Adder Hatchling, Lunar Lantern, Darkmoon Zeppelin

031914AI started with my Spirit Crab hoping my opponent would start with the snake. The DAH learned the hard way that crabs (both undead and aquatic) can put up quite a fight against the over tuned reptiles. My Spirit Crab survived with plenty of hp. I don’t even carry Surge as a snake counter. Things were looking good at that point but the Zeppelin made a comeback against my Toad. The battle ended with a Lunar Lantern versus Rat showdown. There came a point where I decided to use Survival, depending on whether or not the lamp had Burn or Gravity would make it a good call or not. It had burn so I wasted a turn of my Survival. This should have resulted in a loss but my final DoT tick crit after my Rat was dead for the draw. I guess that makes up for an earlier miss of mine.
Record: 1-0-1

Battle 3: Jupiter Junior
Spirit Crab, Arctic Hare, Imperial Eagle Chick
vs. Infinite Whelpling, Onyxian Whelpling, Death Adder Hatchling

Putting my Spirit Crab to sleep for four out of eight rounds is abusing a broken mechanic. Blizzard really needs to fix how Sleeping Gas interacts with Resilience. Despite my sleepy crab this was still a close one.
Record: 1-1-1

Battle 4: Mad Thrasher
Eternal Strider, Robo-Chick, Fledgling Buzzard
vs. Unborn Val’kyr, Fossilized Hatchling, Tolai Hare Pup

031914CInstead of sighing when I saw the Unborn Val’kyr I was confident that I had this one wrapped up if I played it right. The undead were weak against my strider while the Fledgling Buzzard was strong (Thrash) against the critter and the Robo-Chick could outspeed the critter. A slow rabbit is worthless. Things went down as I hoped, my strider absorbed a lot of the undead damage while pounding away with Water Jet and Pump. Cleansing Rain negated some of the AoE damage from the Fossilized Hatchling. This was a battle that I should have won and I did.
Record: 2-1-1

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