Today’s Team: Space Cowboys
S/S Fiendish imp (Burn, Immolation, Nether Gate)
H/P Infected Squirrel (Stampede, Creeping Fungus, Consume)
P/S Ominous Flame (Spiritfire Bolt, Scorched Earth, Forboding Curse)
Rhonstifor has often praised the Infected Squirrel, and I usually give it a whirl with a few teams after he does. It never seems to stick, but I definitely win a lot with it when I use it. He recently talked up the squirrel so here I am again. The plan for Space Cowboys is to stack the DoT/field effects along with the debuffs from Forboding Curse and Stampede. I’ll most likely start with the imp to swap if it suits me, then get immolation going and head to the back line. Either pet can come in to apply a debuff.
Sandstorm and shields are often problematic for teams like this; luckily there haven’t been as many idols around. Forboding Curse will help in that case as well. Also, my meta has been extremely tough this morning. I had to resort to my FoA and Trunks combos after getting pounded with lesser teams. I’m scared.
The Opposing Team:
H/H Anubisath Idol
P/S Fossilized Hatchling
S/B Clock Em’
Great, an idol. I knew this opponent, I knew they start with the Fossilized Hatchling and I knew they will let me swap it out. That’s what I did. In came the idol. I decided to get Immolation going even though I knew a sandstorm was coming. The idol cast Rupture then I swapped to my Ominous Flame. Sandstorm came, but was changed right away by my Ominous Flame. The idol got out of there for the undead raptor, then my elemental did a good enough job of getting the raptor down to kill range for my imp.
The imp swapped it out to negate the undead racial, but now there was this idol to deal with. It still had one round of Foreboding Curse on it, this helped the imp take it down to 181 hp before dying. My squirrel came in to finish off the idol with a Consume (which hit hard enough even through sandstorm). Now it had face what I thought was a Clockwork Gnome, but instead turned out to be Clock Em’. Damn, thanks for giving it the exact same icon. I may have played it differently rather than be left one on one against a faster pet with Dodge. The faster avoid was too much to deal with, I lost. This team is now 5-4, which isn’t so much a reflection of the Infected Squirrel but more of the Ominous Flame. Please give me Foreboding Curse on a better pet!