October 1, 2014

Five Wins Or Bust (freeloadin’ cat edition)
I promised Loki a long time ago that I would make some more cat teams. While I have nothing against cats in real life, most WoW battle cats have less than adequate move sets for PvP. So I have decided to cheat. Rather than build teams around cats I will just tack on a cat to some dynamic duos, making the freeloading cats look good in the process.

Battle 1: Corn Dogs
Fiendish Imp, Sen’Jin Fetish, Cornish Rex Cat
vs. Unborn Val’kyr, Darkmoon Tonk, Fel Flame

100114EIt’s quite nice to have a spammable attack that hits for 433 damage like the P/P Cornish Rex Cat. In the end it won the game game by hitting back to back Claws on the Fel Flame while the valk was Haunting. There was a scary moment when I brought in the full health cat to finish off the Darkmoon Tonk; a miss would have resulted in an Ion Cannon and a dead cat. Thankfully it hit. The cats are off the blocks with a win.
Record: 1-0

Battle 2: Catfield McCoy
Fiendish Imp, Warbot, Cornish Rex Cat
vs. Unborn Val’kyr, Darkmoon Tonk, Fel Flame

100114BNo cats were harmed uring the course of this battle. Actually, no cats were even used during the course of this battle, unless you count the Cornish Rex Cat coming out at the end (after the imp died from a Haunt tick) to claim the victory. The imp and Warbot were able to dominate so hard because my opponent allowed the imp to swap at will; there was no attempt at juking. I tend to think that people are just going to sit there and let themselves be swapped so when I come across experienced players I often fall for the juke.
Record: 2-0

Battle 3: Croak and Meow
Spirit Crab, Swamp Croaker, Cornish Rex Cat
vs. Eternal Strider, Fossilized Hatchling, Nordrassil Wisp

100114FI wouldn’t consider the frog and crab a dynamic duo, but I have been having a modicum of success with the pair. This battle was against a new player so it turned out to be an easy win. I could tell they were new because they tried to unload a Pump while Bubble was up. I guess they could have mis-pressed or were trying to anticipate my swap, who knows? At any rate the cat wins another one. This time it was used at the end of the battle to finish of the wisp. Good kitty.
Record: 3-0

Battle 4: Cat Skills
Spirit Crab, Death Adder Hatchling, Cornish Rex Cat
vs. Death Adder Hatchling, Death Adder Hatchling, Death Adder Hatchling

Two were S/S, one was P/P. Mine was S/S. The cat really came through in the end with Screech slowing down the final S/S adder.
Record: 4-0

Battle 5: Dreadful Rex
Droplet Of Y’Shaarj, Scourged Whelpling, Cornish Rex Cat
vs. Unborn Val’kyr, Bonkers, Alpine Hare

When the Dreadful Breath strategy works it’s pretty awesome. When it falls apart it usually fails pretty hard. This was a case of failing hard. Dang I hate losing to valks. Somehow I hate losing to Bonkers even more. I really can’t explain why.

Battle 6: Croak and Poke
Spirit Crab, Lifelike Toad,
vs. Unborn Val’kyr, Bonkers, Alpine Hare

100114DI hate both the Unborn Val’kyr and Bonkers so much that I decided to ditch the cat in order to exact revenge. I was scrolling through my teams as fast as I could looking for a decent counter when I came across Croak and Poke. Not perfect, but it’ll do. I was lucky enough to get the same team in the queue, woo hoo. The Lifelike Toad pounded the valk (who didn’t Haunt right away), the Spirit Crab put a serious hurt on the rabbit and had enough hp left to take a chunk out of Bonkers, the Swamp Croaker finished off the stupid monkey. It’s nice how so many people refuse to swap and let me stick with the match-ups that I want. Uhh, thanks. Sorry for ditching you, kitty, but it was worth it. You did well.
Record: 5-1

6 Responses to October 1, 2014

  1. Noel says:

    Poor kitty, ditched for a robot frog.

    About the juking, I’m sorry I don’t understand, do you mean you know the imp is going to gate so you swap in another pet to mess that up? Or something else? (I’m mostly in the dark about when to swap, I generally swap to get out of a hit (elemental to take a nocturnal strike etc) or to pull out a counter to the current enemy pet. I definitely get outmaneuvered constantly in this department.

    • Discodoggy says:

      Let’s say I’m a valk user facing an imp. I know the imp is probably going to cast Nether Gate on the first round so I swap out my valk in anticipation. The imp casts Nether Gate and my valk is brought right back in. I just juked the imp. At least that’s how I use the word juke in pet battles. In sports I’ve heard it used as a term for faking someone out by pretending to go one way but then going in another direction.

      I tried to come up with a pet battle specific definition:

      juke – to make an preemptive move that will undo the strategy or effect caused by the move anticipated from the opponent

      Perhaps someone else can improve my definition.

  2. Loki says:

    Well done. And a damn sight better win ratio than I’ve ever achieved with a cat in the team.

    How about a three cat team next? Mr Bigglesworth, Fluxfire feline and cheetah cub. Or Jade Tiger? (Big cats are allowed.)

    Xu-Fu is the only cat I ever seem to win with, and that’s sorta pushing the term ‘cat’.

  3. Wamp says:

    Which is your win ratio with your old Cool For Cats team? This was my first copied team of your blog (in those times I haven’t many pets) and I haven’t win with them yet.

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