Today’s Team: AK 3
P/S Terrible Turnip (Tidal Wave, Leech Seed, Sons Of The Living Root)
H/H Magical Crawdad (Surge, Shell Shield, Wish)
H/H Unborn Val’kyr (Shadow Shock, Curse Of Doom, Haunt)
Just look at the dirty things Kovok is making me do!
This is the third team in what is soon to become a long line of anti-Kovok teams. The plan is to get the Val’kyr Haunting as soon as possible, then get the Turnip out. This will leave the Crawdad on the back line to soak the Pheromones damage. What if I face a Murkalot and Kovok team? I’ll take the shields down with Haunt and just have to eat the RI with my Val’kyr. With its large health pool hopefully it can survive long enough to get a Wish granted later. I’m using two pets that I’ve really come to despise, the Crawdad and the Turnip, but these Kovok teams are really difficult to deal with and require desperate measures. Oh, what if I don’t face Kovok? I’ll stick to pretty much the same plan.
Aquatics are soft counters to the Val’kyr and hard counters to the Turnip. There a lot more aquatics around due to so many Kovoks, it could be a problem.
The Opposing Team:
P/S Fossilized Hatchling
What a surprise, Kovok and Murkalot.
Once again the pressure is on, if I can’t beat this team with a team specifically designed to counter it then I got problems. Well, the whole meta has problems thanks to Murkalot and Kovok. I can acknowledge the stupidity and quit or do my best to counter it. For now I choose the latter. As expected my opponent starts with Kovok. I stick to the plan and bring out my Val’kyr. Kovok uses Poison Fang and I Haunt. So far, so good. I bring in the Turnip who takes another Poison Fang on the swap. My opponent is no dummy and uses Puncture Wound before my Turnip goes under with Sons. Then the Pheromones come. Now Kovok is taking damage from Haunt and Sons. My opponent keeps Kovok in for one turn then swaps to Murkalot, who immediately uses RI.
The Fossilized Hatchling gets the RI buff upon entry. I’m not sure about the exact sequence since the logs were inaccessible due to a long game, but I’m sure that the Hatchling used a buffed Bonestorm and did some massive damage to my team. At least the Crawdad took weak damage. The Turnip took out Kovok with Tidal Wave on the back line then swapped to the Val’kyr. The Poison Fang ticks and the buffed Bonestorm seriously weakened the Val’kyr, so it was easy to kill with the Hatchling. It did Haunt the Hatchling before expiring. The Turnip came back out to get off a Tidal Wave before dying. Now it’s Crawdad time. It’s now round 12 and the battle lasted 27 rounds, so I’m not gonna give the blow by blow. I’ll just say that the weak attacks from the Hatchling and the triple hitting (and triple blocked by my shields) Blessed Hammer could not take down my Crawdad and its Wish. Shieldstorm and RI made no difference, the Crawdad finished with over 1000 hp. I don’t know if I should be proud or ashamed.