Saturday, September 21, 2013

Celestial Tournament: Triad 2 - Taren Zhu, Wrathion and Chen Stormstout

This week's Triad was different, so a whole new lot of teams to try out!  I had a lot of hit and miss attempts but eventually settled on some teams, which are not WONDERFUL, but they did the job.  I'll update them when I get to battle them again.

Pics borrowed from Tamer Liopleurodon as placemarkers since I forgot to take pics this week :(  Will fix that next time this triad pops up!

Taren Zhu

The team I used to beat Taren Zhu was
Darkmoon Rabbit: - Huge Sharp Teeth, Dodge, Burrow
Amber Moth: Slicing wind, Cocoon Strike, Moth Dust
Amethyst Spiderling: Poison Spit, Brittle Webbing, Leech life

Three Pandaren monks, are you kidding me?  And they're damned fast too!  If I had to make my team again, I would use another flying pet for the third one, the spider only lived by the skin of it's teeth.  I need something with some kind of dot.  There are stuns, heals, blinds (leading to 100% miss) and an annoying feign death from these pandas, so having dodge attacks and block attacks like Burrow and Cocoon strike were quite useful.  You can use any fast rabbit (like a Spring rabbit or a normal Rabbit) but my Darkmoon rabbit is the only rabbit I have at max level.

However, I haven't found that combination very successful when I did it again.  I had the best results with a rather difficult to collect team:
Jungle Grub: Consume, Sticky Goo, Burrow
Crawling Claw: Agony, Ancient Blessing, Curse of Doom
Ruby Droplet: Absorb, Bubble, Plagued Blood

Lord of Lordaeron can be substituted for Crawling Claw, and I think a Darkmoon Zeppelin could be substituted for Ruby Droplet and using the Decoy ability and Flyby.

Other combinations I've seen recommended (but haven't tried)
Yuuna: Unborn Val'kyr, Crawling Claw, Giant Bone Spider
Liopleurodon: Scourged Whelpling, Mr Grubbs, Restless Shadeling


The team I used to beat Wrathion was
Black Lamb: Chew, Comeback, Stampede
Kun Lai Runt: TakedownFrost shockDeep Freeze
Sporeling Sprout: Charge, Creeping Fungus, Crouch

Gotta love those names, right? I think they're great!  I ended up using my Black Lamb against Cindy who only just managed to live before I got my humanoids to take over on the other dragons.  Can't go wrong with Kun Lai Runt, really, though I think the Runt is best saved till last so that when I use Deep Freeze, the pet doesn't swap out.  And to tell you the truth, I used Sporeling Sprout because the poor guy doesn't get to see much pet battle action as I don't use him much!  At least he got to have a play here!

I've also used a rabbit instead of a Black Lamb with Stampede and Scratch with great success!

Other combinations I've seen recommended (but haven't tried)
Quintessence: Tree Frog, Feral Vermling, Peddlefeet
Yuuna: Scourged Whelpling x2
Liopleurodon: Any cricket, Anubisath Idol, Gregarious Grell

Chen Stormstout

The team I used to beat Chen
Imperial Moth: Slicing WindCocoon StrikeMoth Dust
Amethyst Spider: Poison SpitBrittle WebbingLeech life
Emperor Crab: Surge, Healing Wave, Whirlpool

It would probably be better using a mechanical, but I didn't have that many left in my arsenal as I have them saved up for the children of the celestials.  I used the moth because it was faster than Tonsa and I could try to avoid some of those headbutts, and maybe get a lucky Moth dust off.  Chirps has an annoying sleep, but if you can get your poison spit and Brittle Webbing off you should be ok.  My Emperor crab survived JUST, because Brewly does Inebriate which makes you miss.  So annoying when Whirlpool misses!

Other combinations I've seen recommended (but haven't tried)
Yuuna: Lil Bling, Stunted Direhorn, Aqua Strider
Liopleurodon: Clockwork Rocket Bot, Panther Cub, Eternal Strider
Cymre: Son of Animus, Stunted Direhorn, Sea Pony

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