Five Wins Or Bust
I’ve been playing more Hearthstone than pet battles lately, hopefully my skill level isn’t dropping. Don’t worry, I’m not leaving pet battles anytime soon and the jury’s still out on whether I’ll continue to play Hearthstone or not. If people think rng in pet battles is bad, try playing a card game like that. It’s been a bit frustrating, but I’m still a total noob. Hopefully after I get some experience under my belt I’ll do better. Enough of that other game, time to win some pet battles!
Battle 1: All Buzz Cons
Fiendish Imp, Fledgling Buzzard, Warbot
vs. Emperor Crab, Nether Fairie Dragon, Kun-Lai Runt
I wanted to get off to a good start so I started with this strong team. The Emperor Crab worried me a lot and rightly so. I let my Fledgling Buzzard get matched up against it and the Surges negated my speed move. Thankfully I landed the Lift-Off for some strong damage.
Battle 2: Turcraben
Highlands Turkey, Spirit Crab Emperor Crab
vs. Death Adder Hatchling, Unborn Val’kyr, Tolai Hare Pup
Speaking of Emperor Crabs, here’s one of my few teams that include it. I’m surprised that I don’t see more of this pet since it counters so many of the fotm pets. I started this battle with the turkey. It’s really great when I start with Food Coma and the opposing pet doesn’t swap out. It allows me to swap to a crab then put a shield before taking any damage. That’s what happened with the Unborn Val’kyr. After getting Haunted the Emperor Crab stayed in to take out the Death Adder Hatchling and most of the rabbit when my opponent fled.
Battle 3: Darby’s Crashers
Sporeling Sprout, Imperial Eagle Chick, Sen’Jin Fetish
vs. Death Adder Hatchling, Jademist Dancer, Darkmoon Tonk
The big boys are out tonight. Good thing I’m running my good teams, too. I started off with my Sen’Jin Fetish because I wanted to cleanse the Minefield, but my opponent started with the Jademist Dancer instead. I knew this was going to be close so I didn’t want to make any unnecessary swaps. The Jademist Dancer put down a Geyser so Sear Magic came in handy after all. The Sen’Jin Fetish killed the elemental with an undead round to spare. The Death Adder was next, it used its blind on the voodoo mask. I brought the bird in, my opponent swapped to the Darkmoon Tonk so I went to my Sporeling Sprout. It didn’t have mines, but it did take out the Sporeling Sprout quickly with an Ion Cannon. After that my powerful flyer took out the mech before it could recover. Then it was one on one, bird versus snake. No problem at all.
Battle 4: Acid Thrash
Corefire Imp, Shimmershell Snail, Scalded Basilisk Hatchling
vs. Anubisath Idol, Clockwork Gnome, Kun-Lai Runt
I wanted to tone it down and use a more fun team. Then I get an Anubisath Idol as an enemy. Sucks. The KLR started against my Corefire Imp. I decided to take the Deep Freeze with the Corefire Imp so I could heal the damage on the back line in case the idol didn’t Sandstorm. After taking the big hit I swapped to the Scalded Basilisk Hatchling. After the Crystal Prison wore off the KLR slowed my beast but I spammed Thrash anyway. I did this so that I could use Feign Death for the next Deep Freeze. After that my snail killed the runt and the Clockwork Gnome. So far so good, could I pull this off? Thanks to the Corefire Imp having Wild Magic the answer was yes, although it came down to the very last turn.
Battle 5: Ten Toppers
Flayer Youngling, Sen’Jin Fetish, Robo-Chick
vs. Bonkers, Unborn Val’kyr, Lil” Bling
I spent a lot of this battle trying to keep my humanoid away from the Unborn Val’kyr. Lil’ Bling did a lot of damage with Extra Plating, Make It Rain and Inflation. I should start using Lil’ Bling again. I took a risk at the end of this battle. If I hit three Blitzes I win, if I hit only two Blitzes then Bonkers would survive then Dodge and I would lose. If I Kicked then I would kill Bonkers next round and draw (due to the Curse of Doom). I decided to go for the win but only hit two out of three. Bonkers beats me more than I’d like to admit but it’s usually due to the 25% stun landing, which is not deserving of respect.
Battle 6: Bet On Birds
Warbot, Dread Hatchling, Gilnean Raven
vs. Voodoo Figurine, Clockwork Gnome, Ashwing Moth
Once the Voodoo Figurine cast Rot I knew my Minefield would be safe. The Gilnean Raven finished with most of its health. It’s nice to not suck at a game (like I do at Hearthstone :)).