Just wanted to thank the folks on this thread and give some assurance to the folks out there that even the most frustrated players of questionable overall skill can potentially improve. Until yesterday, the first three weeks of my 10 PVP battles was slow, bloody and painful; I was almost precisely at a 20% win rate no matter which combination I tried or similar teams I used.
On Friday I was able to get a Fiendish Imp (even though it's not a S/S build, which I wanted), and Pandaren Tamer leveled it to 25. Before that, I had settled on a Darkness team of Ghostly Skull
, Scourged Whelpling
and Enchanted Broom
... I just felt like I couldn't get any power out of my Giant Bone Spider. After the Imp leveled, I tried a few adjustments (Imp, Broom, Anklebiter ... Imp, Ghost, Claw ... Imp, Broom, Spider ...) before finally settling on Fiendish Imp
, Giant Bone Spider
and Water Waveling
I haven't seen the Waveling mentioned much; I brought it in because my choices for Primal Cry
was limited to the aforementioned Anklebiter, but I don't like relying on two attack setups like Black Claw/Hunting Party, and he wasn't cutting it. Frost Shock
only targets the single opponent pet rather than the team, but I found my team was generally fast enough for most non-Critters, meaning I only had to slow one pet down. And then I found a string of opponents who all used Clockwork Gnome
, and Tidal Wave
even surprised a person who tried to put Landmines around him. Plus the ability to just do 100 dmg or so to the back pets on various turns helped. Bottom line ... he clicked into what I personally needed in my team. I camped Nalash for 5 hours yesterday (6 Chestpieces, no pet, curse you Nalash!!) while doing chores, but by the second half of the camp I was doing pet PVP between spawns and rattled off a 25-6-2 run. I beat 3 teams with Unborn Val'kyr, and two of my losses were against a guy who managed to go something like 8 for 8 on 80% Lift-Off
s (some of them were even during Sandstorms). People were conceding when they were re-matched against me.
I'm sure I'll have to continue to adapt, but as a former poker and Magic player, I was frustrated as hell at my inability to seemingly A) ever get around the randomness factor of missing (I will admit starting to research an all 100% hit team
) and B) having any ability to determine the "meta-game". I have a footing now.