Today’s Team: Turcraber
P/S Highlands Turkey (Peck, Squawk, Food Coma)
H/H Spirit Crab (Snap, Whirlpool, Shell Shield)
S/S Death Adder (Poison Fang, Puncture Wound, Blinding Poison)
Just when I started using the Turkey Murkalot’s Hammer made me shy away from it. Less Murkalots equals more Turkeys.
This team is mostly about control with Blinding Poison and Food Coma. I’ll probably start with the Adder. It provides a lot of control due to the blind and the threat of the blind. The Turkey is also a good starter. Occasionally I’ll use Food Coma and my opponent won’t swap, which gives me a few rounds to swap then set up a shield or Whirlpool with the Crab. Options are good. After that its just a matter of making good choices with these good pets.
Although two of the pets are awesome there’s not an all encompassing strategy or synergy. Sometimes that just isn’t enough against a clever team with great synergy. There’s some anti-synergy with Poison Fang and Food Coma; the tick will break the sleep.
The Opposing Team:
B/B Gilnean Raven
H/H Lost Of Lordaeron
S/S Sprite Darter Hatchling
Not a lot going on here, the Raven is the biggest threat. Unless the ghost spams Arcane Explosion, that could be bad for my Turkey.
I decide to start with my Adder which must face the Lost. Blinding Poison and Poison Fang mean that I’m off to a head start; I’m doing damage to the ghost and I remain untouched. I didn’t anticipate the swap, I use Puncture Wounds as the Darter swaps in so I miss the extra attack. The Darter casts Moonfire as it takes a Poison Fang. Blinding Poison is already ready again so the Darter misses the Slicing Winds. My opponent swaps to the Raven and takes another Poison Fang. I can hear the complaints of how annoying the damn Adder is coming through the screen. It’s time for the Adder to get out of there so I bring in the Turkey because it’s faster than the Raven. It has to take a (risky) Nocturnal Strike on the swap, but then interrupts the Raven with Food Coma. The Raven didn’t stay asleep because of the Poison tick, but the tick did a little bit of damage. My Turkey Squawks before the Raven casts Darkness which knocks the flying racial off of my pet. The Turkey had to take an Alpha Strike before a Peck knocked off the Raven’s racial. Peck, Alpha Strike miss, Peck. The Raven is gone. The Lost comes in to kill off the Turkey so I bring the Adder back. After a blind causes Curse Of Doom to miss my opponent runs away. I understand the frustration when dealing with Adders.