November 17, 2013

Today’s Team: Disco’s Destroyers
H/H Spirit Crab (Snap, Whirlpool, Shell Shield)
S/S Mongoose Pup (Gnaw, Survival, Dive)
H/S Scalded Basilisk Hatchling (Crystal Prison, Feign Death, Thrash)
My three favorite pets!

Forget Kovok, forget Murkalot. I just want to have some fun with my three favorite pets today. This team ended up doing so well in 5.3 that I considered it a “second tier” team. Not quite the best, but still really good. Whenever I use a Basilisk I like to start with it if it’s faster than all of the opposing pets. I’ll Prison, Thrash, Feign then put down a Whirlpool with the Crab. I usually keep the fragile Mongoose for the end of the battle; Survival has won me countless battles on the last turn. If you’re interested in this team check out at Tryouts #6, but be warned that was published in the drastically different 5.3 meta. I really should finish the tryouts that I started in the beginning of 5.4, I’m about ten or fifteen battles into three different teams.

Flyers. All of my spammable attacks are weak against flyers. Add to that the fact that they’ll eat my Mongoose for lunch and you can see why they’re so problematic.

The Opposing Team:
B/B Blossoming Ancient
P/B Onyxian Whelpling
H/H Fel Flame
Am I still in 5.4?

The Battle:
111713AThis battle turned out to be a blast from the past. Well, 5.3 really wasn’t that far back, but it certainly seems that way when it comes to pet battles. This battle was also a reminder of how the Spirit Crab used to own just about everything. I started as planned with my Basilisk against the Flame. Prison and Thrash, then I Feigned the Flame Breath. In came my Spirit Crab who took weak damage from Scorched Earth as it shielded. As it’s happened so many times before the Crab took over (with a little help from mediocre play from my opponent). It knocked out the Fel Flame, brought down the Onyxian Whelpling and even got a Whirlpool down for the Blossoming Ancient. Which was good because that tree is damn hard to take down with multiple attacks like Thrash when it’s getting healed in Sunlight. My Basilisk was finally able to take down the tree thanks to Crystal Prison denying the shield move. It didn’t take too long, it was only a 21 round battle. I got a flawless stone for my efforts!

2 Responses to November 17, 2013

  1. Wally says:

    Yes! Yes you really should finish your 5.4 tryouts! :) Glad to see you’re letting go of the Kovok and Murks and getting back to solid teams. TBH, I rarely come across Murks anymore. Kovoks are maybe 1 in 5 battles now as well.

  2. Luthorien says:

    Kovoks are gonna be even less, now that they completely overnerfed Pheromones. They took it from 140 damage (yes, I agree that was too high) and brought it down to a hair under 80. I watched it tick on a flying pet…for 43 (THE HELL!?) damage. It will tick on Aquatics for less (probably around 32 or so).

    An acceptable level of damage would have been ~100, and then a crit of 150. I don’t think anyone will likely use Pheromones anymore…and if they do, it’s going to require a HELL of a lot of setup to make it effective (Howl/R.I./Shattered Defenses) and a ton of switching out. Not worth it anymore, IMO…unless they take my suggestion and fix their blunder.

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