March 27, 2014

Today’s Team: Robo-Sheriff
S/S Robo-Chick (Batter, Overtune, Wind-Up)
H/H Spirit Crab (Snap, Whirlpool, Shell Shield)
P/P Imperial Eagle Chick (Thrash, Adrenaline Rush, Lift-Off)

After I paired up the Spirit Crab and Imperial Eagle Chick as a tank/damage combo I realized that I have a lot of beast damage. This means that I may have trouble with flyers. One would think that a magic attack is in order but I decided instead on the S/S Robo-Chick. This is one of my favorite mid-tier pets. The S/S doesn’t have much power but it gets a 10% damage boost from Wind-Up. So you get speed along with a little bit of power. How is it good against birds? Well, for the middle move I always take Overtune, which I think of as speed insurance. Faster than 325 speed? Overtune makes the Robo-Chick 650 speed for two turns, which will be faster than any flyer (without its own buff). This often means no second Alpha Strike and a chance at the third Batter. Maybe it’s not the optimal bird killer but it gets the job done most of the time. So back to this team, there’s no set order of play or complicated strategy. I’ll just play it as I see it depending on what I’m facing.

I wish that Wind-Up was 100% rather than 95%. Missing a Wind-Up is a big deal since it is essentially a two-turn move.

The Opposing Team:
H/S Dark Phoenix Hatchling
S/S Phoenix Hatchling
H/P Spirit Of Competition

The Battle:
032714AThat’s a lot of elemental damage against my poor Robo-Chick. Damn fiery bullies! But wait, I have a Spirit Crab with a Whirlpool. I needed to keep my Robo-Chick away from those elementals so I started with the Spirit Crab. I figured that I have a two out of three chance of getting an elemental enemy, and yes, the Dark Phoenix Hatchling came out first. Not only do I have a Whirlpool to do strong damage to the elementals I have 1887 hp and a Shell Shield to eat the Conflagrate burst damage. Things seemed good at the start and indeed turned out well for the Spirit Crab. It took out not one, but both elementals before dying. Now it’s two pets to one. I thought I was on easy street but the battle ended up being closer than it should have been. I first tried the Robo-Chick against the Spirit of Competition. It seems my concerns above were warranted because I missed a Wind-Up. This allowed the Spirit Of Competition to win the one-on-one with the mech. I was left with only my hard-hitting but fragile Imperial Eagle Chick. The dragon’s Lift-Off was able to bring my flyer below half, but Adrenaline Rush meant I kept my speed advantage so a Thrash was able to kill for the win.

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