Farewell 5.4 Part XIII
Now we’re gettin’ to the good stuff!
Team 10: Acorn Berserkers
Competitive Score: 7/10
Rabid Nut Varmint 5000, Grizzly Squirrel, Infected Squirrel
vs. Unborn Val’kyr, Terrible Turnip, Dread Hatchling
A themed squirrel team that can win some battles, what more is there to say. After the Grizzly Squirrel let loose a Nut Barrage on the valk and the Terrible Turnip did some weak damage after the Haunt my opponent realized that their strategy wasn’t going to work as well as usual. They ran. At first I was a bit disappointed that my squirrels’ final battle didn’t get to finish, but actually it’s kind of funny. You just fled from three squirrels with your (only slightly less) powerful Unborn Val’kyr. Awesome.
Team 9: Trihard Shield
Competitive Score: 9/10
Fiendish Imp, Warbot, Stunted Direhorn
vs. Unborn Val’kyr, Bonkers, Alpine Hare
Stop the presses! After battling this opponent countless times where the imp gated out the valk on round 1 they finally juked it! Maybe all of those other times they were hoping for a 90% miss? The juke meant that I couldn’t get Immolation going right away but that was okay; I swapped to the Warbot, threw down some mines and laughed at the Haunt. Boom. Later on it was time for the direhorn. I’ve heard a few experienced pet battle pros say that Primal Cry is one of the most over tuned moves in pet battles, so maybe that’s why no one ever takes Trihard Shield. I personally love it. A 172 damage reduction takes a huge chunk out of an incoming damage. It allowed the beast to survive during the Stampede on the valk then get a charge on the rabbit. The imp survived with almost full health.