Finally, it’s Spring! And that means it’s time to get back to work on the garden I started in the Fall.
We put in 3 10 foot posts for the back wall and 2 5 foot posts for the front wall and framed in an A frame shaped trellis to grow things like cucumbers, squash, zucchini, and cantaloupe a little more vertically. We built the front, lower wall in place but had to build the back wall on the ground and then deposit the entire thing into its waiting post holes. The posts are buried 2 feet. So, the front wall goes just over the back edge of the garden and the rear wall is about 8 feet high. We attached 5 inch garden netting to support the vines. Building a Better Garden, Part 5 Building a Better Garden, Part 7
These little pigs are pretty brutal. They get a little heal every turn. I used the Darkmoon Tonk to lay down a minefield and whittle the first one down. When it dies, I bring out the Iron Starlette and use Toxic Smoke followed by Explode to get rid of the first pig. Then the Robo-Chick defeats the second pig.
This battle only takes two pets to win: Scourged Whelpling and Macabre Marionnette. Use the whelpling against Deebs to start – open with Plagued Blood followed by Death and Decay and then repeat Tail Sweep until Deebs dies. The whelpling will die during his encounter with Tyrii, but it’s alright because he should make it long enough to soak Tyrii’s high damage skill before you bring out the marionnette. Use the marionette the same way as the whelpling – keep up Bone Barrage (after Plagued Blood fades) and Death and Decay and use Bone Bite repeatedly.
Never having used my Fire-Proof Roach before, I thought I’d have some fun with Apocalypse. Starting with the roach, I did Apocalypse and one Hiss before switching to my Flat-Tooth Calf. All that’s left to do is survive on the calf or the Icespine Hatchling until Apocalypse procs. Unfortunately, Apocalypse never happened. The Calf killed those little rats before the end of 15 rounds. So, basically, solo this one with a Flat-Tooth Calf.
In the past, I’ve used the Pandaren Water Spirit and Chrominius pair to beat this guy, but today I thought I’d try something different and use a couple of pets I have recently gotten to 25. My team consisted of a Dancing Water Skimmer, Eternal Strider, and a Garden Frog. I killed Stitches with just the Dancing Water Skimmer, using only Pump.
This flying pet has 4000 hp. The basic strategy is to use one pet to get him under 2000 hp and then to use the Pandaren Water Spirit/Chrominius Howl Bomb strategy to finish him off. I use the Emerald Proto-Whelp in slot one. He can get Quintessence under 1000 hp (sometimes can even solo it). After he dies, switch to Pandaren Water Spirit and do Geyser first round and Whirlpool on the next. Switch to Chrominius and do Howl on first round. If Quintessence doesn’t die from the Howl, the Surge of Power skill will finish it off on the next attack.