Biggest adrenaline rush ever!!!!!!
So I procrastinated last week and got my weekly done in the evening on the Monday before reset. I haven't been doing as much pet battling now that the arena season has started again and have been relying on strats posted by my fellow pet fanatics.
I figured I would squeak by again this week as I kept doing things in-game other than pet battles. First thing I did when I got home was try to finish off my remaining LFR instances to get closer to the Legendary cloak. Here I got punished for my procrastination again and ended up with some less than stellar raids. We made our way up to 3 determination buffs on multiple bosses in SoO but we did finish everything, I got some gear and now I'm only 2 titan runestones away... should be able to finish up next week. It's about 12:45 now, finally time for the Celestial Tournament!
I start off with Blingtron 4000 and one-shot him with a team someone posted (Eternal Strider, Direhorn Runt, Lil' Ragnaros). I move on to Kiryn and use the same team that person suggested (Unborn Val'kyr, Blossoming Ancient, and something else). I get no where near close to winning so I restart the tournament so I can try again with the same team, thinking the Blingtron 4000 win didn't seem too RNG. Once again it doesn't succeed so I try a new team (Giant Bone Spider, Pandaran Fire Spirit, Lil' Bling). WOW... that Giant Bone Spider got stomped. Reset the tournament, tried again. Getting frustrated now, mostly at my procrastination, and opt for a team that seems more solid (Gusting Grimoire, Tiny Shale Hatchling, Darkmoon Zeppelin). This worked like a charm!
Back to Blingtron 4000. I load up the original team that one-shotted it and... RNG hates me now. Lil' Ragnaros gets smoked with only 40 HP left on Lil' B. Alright, people posted other teams that worked so I head back to the forums... I don't have the exact pets but I try something similar (Aqua Strider, Core Hound Pup, Dark Phoenix). Once again I get smoked. That first team did seem strong so I suck it up and reload the tournament. One-shot team... manages to one-shot Blingtron 4000 with half-life left on Lil' Ragnaros.
Back to Kiryn and my team (Gusting Grimoire, Tiny Shale Hatchling, Darkmoon Zeppelin) wins again with flying colors (I think I'll stick with this team).
Finally I get to try out Wise Mari! I liked the Blingtron 4000 team so I copy that person's strat for Wise Mari (Gilnean Raven, Scourged Whelpling, Snarly). I'm mid-battle now... it's about 2:10 and dailies reset at 3:00... I've got plenty of time because the Celestial Children are old hat at this point.
[Server] Shutdown in 15:00.
Nooooooooooooo! My heart is in my throat, I don't want to wait another week to get Xu-Fu (I chose Zao first).
Thankfully this team is perfect for Wise Mari and I wipe up the rest of his pets.
I run to Chi-Chi... Beasts of Fable team it.
I run to Xu-Fu... heal up Chrominius and Pandaren Water Spirit with my Lil' Fawn.
I run to Zao... Beasts of Fable team it (I have two Unborn Val'kyr, but before I did I used a Ghostly Skull to achieve the same).
I run to Yu'la... I've done it before with the Gregarious Grell, but worry that she may not die fast enough. I go with the team I used last week (Qiraji Guardling, Feline Familiar, Pandaren Monk). She dies but there are some painful misses that eat up my precious minutes.
By the time I get to Xu-Fu to finally kill him, I've only got 5 minutes. I put Worg Pup, Darkmoon Tonk, and Menagerie Custodian into their battle slots and go. Everything is going fine until... Xu-Fu doesn't die after the second round of Shock and Awe > Ion Cannon. I want my Menagerie Custodian get smoked by Xu-Fu while he just sits there recovering. I panic!
Quick, quick... what do I have that could possibly kill him fast.
I put in a Dragon Kite, Clockwork Gnome, Tranquil Mechanical Yeti.
Call Lightning > Volcano (wtf?) and swap to Clockwork Gnome, throw up a turret but now it's Moonlight... no! I go to Mechanical Yeti and Call Lightning again... I queue up the Ion Cannon and my yeti dies! Xu-Fu hits so hard, but I forgot he was mechanical! He rezzes and finished Xu-Fu off.
I leave instance and turn in my weekly. The server goes down.
I've learned my lesson... but I wanted to share my story and thank this community. Without you, I wouldn't have gotten my coin this week and would have had to wait one more week to get my next Celestial Child.
Thanks to the following people who strats I followed:
Anasa, Darklynx, Mantrhax, Koori
Here are my final teams from this week... in case it helps someone else!
Blingtron 4000 - Eternal Strider, Direhorn Runt, Lil' Ragnaros
Shademaster Kiryn - Gusting Grimoire, Tiny Shale Spider, Darkmoon Zeppelin
Wise Mari - Gilnean Raven, Scourged Whelpling, Snarly
Xu-Fu - Worg Pup, Darkmoon Tonk, Menagerie Custodian (should have worked!)... won with Dragon Kite, Clockwork Gnome, Tranquil Mechanical Yeti
Zao - Unborn Val'kyr, Chrominus, Pandaren Water Spirit
Chi-Chi - Unborn Val'kyr (Ghostly Skull if you don't have two Val'kyr), Chrominius, Pandaren Water Spirit
Yu-la - Qiraji Guardling, Feline Familiar, Pandaren Monk
Remember that you can reuse pets that don't die by healing them up with a third pet like a Lil' Fawn against someone like Yu-la or Xu-Fu who don't do too much damage in the first round!
P.S. Sorry for the wall of text!