So with the somewhat eminent release of the Witch Doctors, I've been considering how and when to actually fit them into my lists. If other gator players are similar to me, our lists are fairly static and don't allow for a lot of 'wiggle room'. This made me seriously consider when, where, and how to best fit them in with the different casters. Hopefully this thread will allow all of us to exchange ideas and maximize their usage. Obviously "MAKE GATORS TOUGH GG" is ideal, but...how do we fit them in? How many are too many? What do we take out for them? I'm going to assume all lists discussed are at 50 points for simplicity sake.
When I run Barnabas, it's non-tier. I'll run 2 GMP, and the usual assortment of beasts. I find I want to run rather brick-style with him. The main adjustments are between solos and Bog Trogs. Generally I will take a min unit of trogs, and divide the remaining points between Croak Hunters, Feralgiests, and a Thrullg.
When using Calaban, I almost always run tier 3. This means I have, again, the standard assortment of beasts. Wrongeye and Snapjaw with a Spitter or snapper, 2 GMP, the bonegrinders, and a feralgiest. This doesn't really allow any adjustments to be made without swapping the Spitter on Wrongeye for a snapper...but the cheaper, AD Spitter is so nice.
Maelok becomes even trickier, especially in non-tier. I WANT to run 3 GMP with him, but more often find myself using 2 max. I'll use the old Thrullg, and a Totem Hunter. There are a few more points to move around here, but with Revive it seems slightly less important to have them in the list than it would be with the others. I am also fond of sticking Pendrake into this list over the others.
So, fellow Blindwater players...where do you fit yours in and what do you remove for them?