Arenas (with commentary) S09
We have hunter right there in my team. Not too often you see hunters in 2vs2 because of loss issues. I am resto druid we going against rogue mage. They open on hunter. I get out of cloak with rejuv and lifeblooms on hunter. Immediately I get pollyed cus of bad positioning. I insta trinket do regrowth and get blinded full duration. Hunter at 50% with only 2 hots on him. Now with only one hot on him he goes deterrence. I’m thinking I will save him after blind but I only get one lifebloom and I’m sapped, 3 seconds. Rogue gets scatter and he knows a trap is soon to follow so he trinkets scatter to escape the goddamn trap. Mage puts another polly on me. I use nature’s swiftness for an instant cyclone on rogue just as he vanishes. U will notice he is in cyclone yet vanished.
Hunter is almost dead. I’m counterspelled now. Then I get deep freeze. Then check this one out this is the killer one right here it’s ring of frost with smoke bomb on top of it. I can’t move out cus I would get into the ring. And if I stay inside it I’m in the s damn smoke bomb I can’t heal, vision is obscured. This is a good use of smokebomb and ring of frost. Hunter almost dies. Luckily the rogue stepped into the previously laid trap. Hunter goes to 210 hp, smoke bomb clears out and the rejuv + swiftmend barely save the hunter. Mage dies soon after. My mistake was not going tree form from start, rogues’s mistake was going back onto that trap. What’s important is that ring of frost smoke bomb combo after a deep freeze, that’s a killer.
Next one is a really common and powerful setup, frost dk holy pala. After a stun on dk I try a cyclone on pala but I immediately get death gripped. I do warstomp then cyclone. Death knight is one me so that leaves my hunter free to dps. Dk freezes us. Pala bubbles, dk was going kinda low. I rejuv and put lifeblooms on myself. Issue with dk on me is that It will be harder to link cc to my hunter. But on the other hand my hunter will do more damage.
Pala bubble ends you can see I have diminishing returns on cyclone on him, I get stunned and silenced at the same time, a mistake here. I trinket and stun the dk. I put lifeblooms on me again. I know pala is staying fairly close to rebuke me. I start a cyclone it gets arcane torrent. I put 3 lifeblooms on.
Hunter does scatter on paly and then a trap. I fake cast a healing touch and dk bites it he uses mind freeze. This is his cooldown on mind freeze. I do a real healing touch now. Notice I was going down even with hots on myself against good dks I need to cast or kite. Now what I wanna do is get a cyclone after that trap. But I have to healing touch myself again because of so much pressure. And now I start a cyclone.
That fake cast allowed me 2 healing touches and a cyclone. Yet I am still at 50k hp I can’t really run with this dk around my hunter won’t get the damage in then. Dk going down he uses his shell. I’m hoping for another cyclone on healer but this time I get interrupted. I run a bit in bear form. I do wild growth. And even with a scatte + trap + cyclone combo dk did not go down but I went to 30%. Dk is putting a lot of pressure.
Another scatter and then a trap on the paladin. I root dk. Got full lifeblooms on myself though not enough to keep me alive. Trap end and I do instant cyclone with nature swiftness. Dk almost dies but I believe he summons his pet just to kill it and healhimself. And the death knight survives once again.
I do another fake cyclone cast. I start a new cast but pala stuns me. I go back to healing myself. You can see the damage and healing I’m taking here. Again scatter shot on paladin, then the trap. I go bear form and bash the pala. I used the nature swiftness for instant healing touch this time. So I go warstomp then cyclone. Paladin trinkets. I’m trying to run away from dk. I start a healing touch and a fake it. Then I go for real one. The paladin almost got me with rebuke he was just an instant too late. Paladin gets scatter I get silenced. We get frozen hunter gets out with bestial wrath.
I run back and forth, always keeping los of hunter. I try to outrun dk but I get stunned. This arena was very intense, a lot of healing needed, keep in mind that my hunter stood still and fired while we both put cc on paladin as much as we could. This made him use up a lot of mana without even realizing. I go for a final stun on pala. Then a scatter and a trap. Nothing he can do this time. Dk dies.
Next one , double melee dps,I get pulled by dk. His name is terminator, so I don’t go for him, it is common knowledge you can’t kill a terminator, I have no choice but to go for the retribution. Damage taken on me, crusader strike 8k, I stun retri, he trinkets, frost strike 8k, 7k Hamstring on retri druid goes tree. I am at 35k hp 3 seconds after the battle started. Frost strike for 17k. Retalion , druid gets strangulate, I bladestorm. They planning to switching on druid, druid goes los, after bladestorm I piercing howl to slow them.
Pala goes bubble, look at druid’s hp, dk gets rooted. Shatter throw then charge pala gets one heal in then is back on the offensive. Trinket frozen, hamstring pala, fear , then warstomp, stun on druid aaand he is dead. Powerful nuke by the 2 melees. Issue here was not getting prehotted before getting pulled by the dk. Druid’s mistake was not using trinket on paladin stun.
In 3vs3, we’ve got dk rogue resto druid. I am with mage and resto druid on my team. We go for the rogue. They are attacking me. And I will present to you the cocky bladestorm. To do a cocky bladestorm you need, 2 melees attacking you, any 2 melees will do, don’t discriminate. Go zerk stance, use sweeping strikes and recklessness. Then bladestorm. Druid is not cced.
Get some help with a freeze on the rogue. Rogue uses a cloak of shadows. Druid gets cyclone. Execute for 10k execute for 15k.
Next I am discipline priest , my dps is an elemental shaman, one of the last of his kind, a dying breed getting interrupted into not playing arenas.
But what I wanted to show you is how this affliction warlock and arcane mage play. Warlock starts dotting elemental. I shield. Polymorph gets interrupted by elemental. This is the important part, mage spell steals fear ward and lock fears me right after, I know the nuke power of this setup so I trinket. Elemental has full hp and renew on, situation seems under control. I go behind graveyard to be in loss of possible polymorphs.
Elemental gets counter spelled. Arcane blast arcane blast shield on ele, I get death coil. 2 seconds 1 second, spamming pain suppression penance he is dead. 3.7k resilience on that elemental.
Let’s see that again. The dots burn through my shield, an arcane blast for 30k a shield from me, a death coil and really, really powerful nuke.
Last arena for this episode, a 3vs3 and my partners start up mounted on carpets, they do this to confuse and disorient the enemy. The enemy is like uu carpets, and when did I last vacuumed? This lets my hunter open with a lightning attack on the bedazzled enemy warlock. He cowers away behind pillar. Rogue goes for hunter. Hunter disangeges. Worlock trinkets sap, cyclone on rogue. Enemy warlock is affliction, he is in a fear from my warlock.
Rooting rogue, a rooted rogue is a docile rogue. Scatter on resto shamy he can’t dispel rogue. Rogue doesn’t wanna stay docile he clock of shadows. I get death coil that send me into the middle and then a fear is linked to it. Hunter at 60%. Trinket fear. I have diminishing returns on cyclone on rogue so warlock puts a fear on him he trinkets. I’m pet silenced. Hunter at 27k, using nature’s swiftness with healing touch as I get blinded hunter goes deterrence. My warlock gets hexed. Cycloning their warlock dispelling mine, ha who’s got the free warlock we do ha ha. Kidney shoted by rogue they might switch to me. Dispelled hunter. My warlock fears their warlock because he likes fearing other warlocks. Nature’s grasp to root rogue and I am garroted trying to make my way back behind pillar. Enemy healer gets scatter and then trapped. My hunter gets feared again. My warlock is also feared.
Warstomp at 24k. My warlock fears the enemy warlock again, I told you he likes fearing warlocks. I go to 7k from rogue and dots I go tree form., 3k hp. Regrowth 14k. Enemy shaman feared. They switch back on hunter. Cyclone warlock as I get feared. Fear on shaman again. Followed by a scatter. I’m also feared, Rejuv on myself. Rejuv on hunter. Hunter disengages. 2 lifeblooms on him and I’m feared. 3 lifeblooms and shammy got mana totem up. Enemy warlock feared yet again. And they switch back on me which means both my hunter and my lock are free to dps. Enemy healer gets scattered and then trapped. Full duration trap this time, very important. I’m silenced I go bear and pacify the rogue through the power of bash. Rogue dies soon after.
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