Five Wins Or Bust
I was getting smoked when I played earlier today. I’m feeling the desire to take my revenge out on the queue.
Battle 1: Obvious Dragon
Fiendish Imp, Warbot, Bronze Whelpling
vs. Thundering Serpent Hatchling, Servant Of Demidos, Rocket Chicken
Usually if the Warbot lays down two sets of mines it’s game over. The Warbot got two down, it was indeed game over. After all this time the Fiendish Imp and Warbot still kick some serious butt. The Rocket Chicken did a good job against me, which I was glad to see since I really like that pet. The 25% damage decrease it can cast along with Extra Plating make it somewhat tanky for an S/S pet. It wasn’t enough to get past my power combo, though. My opponent ended up fleeing after the second mines went down.
Battle 2: Rich Girls
Bone Serpent, Nightshade Sproutling, Junglebeak
vs. Anubisath Idol, Emerald Proto-Whelp, Unborn Val’kyr
Oh yeah, seeing the smelly dog face laying face down after a loss never gets old. Beating EPWs is always fun as well, same with Unborn Va’kyrs. This was a satisfying win for sure. Having two Call Darknesses helped my cause against the EPW. I’m still in shock every time I play this team due to the fact that I enjoy playing a darkness team so much. Having an elemental that can’t miss in darkness takes some of the frustration away, as does having two Nocturnal Strikes. Plus it keeps on winning and winning. After losing earlier I’m enjoying the wins, more good teams is what I want!
Battle 3: Slitherbolt
Jademist Dancer, Mechanical Pandaren Dragonling, Slitherscale Elver
vs. Celestial Dragon, Corefire Imp, Personal World Destroyer
What two words commonly follow the phrase “my opponent cast Repair…?” If you said “then lost” you are correct. After back to back crits I thought that the Personal World Destroyer was going to send my elver to an early grave, but instead of finishing the aquatic the PWD cast Repair… then lost. It was quite a disastrous mistake since not only did it allow the elver to live, it allowed Deep Bite to ramp up to 420 damage and Clobber to refresh. After that turn of events I was almost able to two-pet the battle with the MPD and elver, but all of the elemental damage resulted in a dead MPD when the dragon only had 7 health left. Almost.
Battle 4: Axe Me Later
Ghastly Kid, Ore Eater, Mechanical Axebeak
vs. Netherspace Abyssal, Ore Eater, Son Of Sethe
When you’re hot, you’re hot. Okay, maybe I shouldn’t pat myself on the back too much because this was more of a case of my opponent being cold rather than me being hot: they let the Netherspace Abyssal die way too easily to my Haunt and Acid Touch. After that it was still not easy task taking out the P/P Ore Eater and the Son Of Sethe. I let my Mechanical Axebeak die earlier than I could have (by not casting Decoy) so that I could get my own Ore Eater in and put up Shell Armor on the Son OF Sethe’s immortal round. That allowed me to take out the opposing Ore Eater with a (self damage free) Body Slam before it could get it’s Shell Armor going.
Battle 5: Battlegropers
Jademist Dancer, Snarly, Blighthawk
vs. Netherspace Abyssal, Death Talon Whelpguard, Death Talon Whelpguard
Are you kidding me? Back when I used to face a lot more clonedance teams I tried to theorycraft a good team with a magic pet in the front and dragons in the back. That way the Cyclone would do weak damage to the back line and the Jademist Dancer would do weak damage to the front. I gave up because any team consisting of a magic pet and two dragonkin pretty much sucked. I don’t know if I would say that this team I had to face is horrible, but I don’t seeing it winning a lot… except against clonedance teams!
It was fun to try and stick to the clonedance strategy to see if I could just brute force my way to a win. It was close, it came down to the last round but Snarly was too slow to get off a BITW before getting hit by a dragonkin-racialled evenly-split AoE doing single target damage. Sad that a team that looks to be built to counter clonedance teams still comes down to the last round against one.
Battle 6: A New Hope
Warbot, Fiendish Imp, Sen’Jin Fetish
vs. Emerald Turtle, Wildhammer Gryphon Hatchling, Oily Slimeling
A thirteen round faceroll not worth reporting. I’m going to pet battle hell for today’s bullying session.