Friday, May 8, 2015

Mastering the Menagerie, Part 2!

You've been waiting for it! And I finally had the time to finish it. Here's part 2 of Mastering the Menagerie! Well, after the break that is.

You Got Diablo in My WoW! (DeebsTyri, and Puzzle

Yes, this little girl has all of the pets from the collector's editions of Diablo. Anyway, this is fairly easy to deal with, and I do it with two pets - the Scourged Whelpling (with Tail Sweep, Death and Decay, and Plagued Blood); and the Silkbead Snail (Absorb, Shell Shield, and Dive). The first thing that you need to do is to use Death and Decay, then Plagued Blood, then Tail Whip until Deebs dies. Then, on Tyri, try to get another D&D off and Plagued Blood before it kills you (that being said, D&D is your priority - if you don't get Plagued Blood off, it's not a huge deal, just helps later on). Then, bring out your leveling pet and get a hit on Tyri, then switch to your snail. With your snail, do Shell Shield, then spam Absorb. This will minimize the damage that Tyri does, and leave your snail up for Puzzle. Then, use Shell Shield, Dive, and then spam Absorb while keeping your Shell Shield up to get Puzzle down. 

Thorn in the Side Stitches (Stitches Jr.)

Stitches Jr. is a bit of a pain, only because he has a special ability where you have to hit him hard for it to hit at all. Some people talk about using the Iron Starlette for him (you can check the WoWhead link to learn about that), but I don't have mine at 25 yet, so I haven't tried it. I use a pump team with it - My current is Fishy, Eternal Strider, and Aqua Strider. First slots don't matter, put Cleansing Rain in the second slot, and then have Pump in the third spot. Use Cleansing Rain, then Pump until Cleansing Rain is off CD, going to the next pet if you have to. 

I'm Gonna Pump You Up! (The Beakinator)

Okay, so he's not really the Terminator, but he's still a pretty sweet bird. I beat him with a combination of the Sprite Darter Hatchling (Arcane Blast, Life Exchange, and Moonfire), the Nether Faerie Dragon (Arcane Blast, Life Exchange, and Moonfire), and the third pet can be for leveling. Bring the leveling pet out first, get a hit on him, then bring out one of the dragons. Use Moonfire, then Life Exchange, then spam Arcane Blast until Moonfire gets off CD or your pet dies. Bring out the other dragon, rinse and repeat. It's simple! 

All the Lonely People (Eleanor)

If you understand that reference, you get major props. And I love you forever. Anyway, Eleanor is a lot easier than she used to be because she is no longer Legendary, she's Rare, and so she's kind of a pushover. She's undead, so her strategy is fairly simple. My strategy involves using Mr. Bigglesworth (Claw, Ice Barrier, and Ice Tomb), Zandalari Anklerender (Hunting Party, Primal Cry, Black Claw), and Singing Cricket (any critter with swarm will do). I start with Mr. Bigglesworth, do Ice Tomb, then Ice Barrier, then wait (this blocks 2 attacks) and then the Ice Tomb will fall and get her. Do Claw until Ice Tomb is back up, then do it again, until she dies. Then, you bring out the Anklerender - use Black Claw, Primal Cry, then Hunting Party (he'll die in the middle of Hunting Party most times). Then, bring out the Cricket and Swarm - she'll be down in one or two turns. 

Ain't Two Gronns About It! (Kromli and Gromli)

I'm still messing with strategies for these guys that are easier to get (I use the Unborn Valk, but I know some people have a hard time getting it). So, I'll share that one, and the one for those who don't have the Valk. 

Strategy 1: Mr. Bigglesworth (Claw, Ice Barrier, and Ice Tomb), Zandalari Anklerender (Hunting Party, Primal Cry, Black Claw), and Unborn Val'kyr (Shadow Slash, Curse of Doom, Unholy Ascension). 
I start with Mr. Bigglesworth, do Ice Tomb, then Ice Barrier, then wait (this blocks 2 attacks) and then the Ice Tomb will fall and get him. Do Claw until Ice Tomb is back up, then do it again, until either Kromli dies or Mr. Bigglesworth dies. If Kromli is stunned, it'll switch to Gromli, and you'll want to switch to your Valk. Either way, when the Valk is out, do Shadow Slash once, then Curse of Doom, then Unholy Ascension. Then, switch to your Anklerender. Do Black Claw, Primal Cry, then Hunting Party until they're both down. 

Strategy 2: I heard that spiders did well, so I tried using a set of three that had Strike, Brittle Webbing, and Leech Life. I'd rotate between Brittle Webbing and Leech Life, with Strikes if they were both on cooldown or I was about to kill one. It seemed a bit slow, but it did work, so it's worth a try. 

Birds of a Feather (ArchimedesSamm, and Jahan)

Since these are pure flying types, this ends up being a pretty easy fight. I imagine that you could do it with just two pets, but I've never really tried it so I don't know. Anyway, I use a Festival Lantern (Beam, Flash, and Light), the Arcane Eye (Focused Beams, Drain Power, and Mana Surge), and the Shimmerling Wyrmling (Feedback, Drain Power, and Mana Surge). Archimedes actually puts up Moonlight himself on the first turn, so it makes the whole thing a piece of cake. Bring out the Lantern first, use Flash, then Light, then use Beam until Flash is off of CD. When the Festival Lantern goes down, bring out the eye. Use Drain Power, then Mana Surge - if your timing is right, then your Mana Surges will just kill Samm and Jahan - if not, then you'll have to bring out the Wyrmling, do Mana Surge, and then call it a day. 

So, there you go! At least that's how I deal with all of the different Menagerie combinations. I will put together a Grand Pet Masters of Draenor guide eventually too, but this is the thing that everyone keeps talking about, 

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