Hey guys! As some of you may know, I have way too much time on my hands. I'm also fairly experienced with WoH. Hopefully, this can help those who are struggling with WoH or maybe make things a tad easier. Here's a breakdown of how I've been attacking our favorite event:
I will jump straight to level 3 because the first two levels don't require much thought. I will mention specific batters that are on my team, but I'll note them as my best bat vs leftys/rightys, etc. and you can follow accordingly.
3.1-3.5: (Right/right/right/left/right) None of these guys are problematic. Give yourself the platoon advantage and it's relatively free. 'Sim away!
3.6: (right)Everyone's favorite! Mr. Triggs is '18's version of Hendricks. We really shouldn't have so much trouble with anyone in level 3, yet, here we are. I recommend using your best bat vs rightys. I either use my keeper Ichiro(skills at 5/5) or my legend(skills at level 8). Video boosting is highly recommended. You can even 'sim here with decent success rate.
3.7: (left)I've been using Ichiro at 3.6 so it frees up my legend for 3.7. Even w/o a skill against leftys, I have zero problems here. I don't even bother to video boost. Of note, I use my 2nd best bat vs leftys here.
3.8: (left)This dude is very tough. I suggest using your best bat vs leftys here. I use my keeper JT and I have no problems. However, expect lots of weak singles because apparently, Buchter is immune to giving up extra base hits.
3.9: (left)Absolutely free. I don't think I've ever lost here. Currently, I use the fantasy Trout(a woh prize a few weeks ago) and he does a great job. Any decent righty bat should work just fine. No boost needed.
3.10:(left) I use my third best bat vs leftys vs Fried. Domingo does an excellent job. I probably don't even need a video boost, but I use it anyways. Absolutely no issues.
4.1-4.4: (Right/right/right/left) These dudes are pretty easy. Again, just match up accordingly and give yourself the platoon advantage and you'll be fine.
4.5:(right) Floro is a tough righty. I've been using potw Yelich and the 325max Lowe and they've crushed him. Prior, however, I had a lot of trouble here while using guys like the WoH reward Votto, unboosted potw Yelich, etc. I would use my 3rd best bat vs rightys here. If you have someone like Lowe, no boost is necessary. You can also 'sim here with decent success, but I hate the thought of burning cash and it's far from a free 'sim.
4.6: (right)Currently, Baez is considerably easier on Mondays than Weds. The former has us down by just one run as opposed to two runs on Weds. Huge, huge difference! Anyways, I highly recommend using your best bat vs rightys here. For my team, my legend and keeper Ichiro are fairly interchangeable, but I've chosen to use my legend here. He does really well. I highly recommend a video boost. If you're not strapped on cash, 'simming here nets reasonable results too.
4.7: (right) Armstong is similar to Floro. I use my keeper Ichiro here. No boosting is necessary, but don't take him lightly.
4.8: (right)Definitely the 'free parking' spot in level 4. Any good lefty should be able to crush Castillo. Unlike Buchter, this dude loves to serve up extra base hits!
4.9: (left) MadBum isn't too bad. We're down 2, but they give us two guys on base. I've been using Domingo here and with a video boost, I don't think he's ever lost. If you don't have Domingo/Trout(risp), use your 2nd best bat vs leftys here.
4.10:(left)Lester can be such a pain. I use my best bat vs leftys here and it's far from a sure thing. I video boost every single time and JT is roughly 60% effective here. Definitely save your replay for this dude. Unfortunately, I have to use it way too often vs Lester. Every time JT loses to Lester, I question why I left Mantle behind. That and I keep reminding myself that Lester is going to be JT's um, you know, 'friend,' after our keepers gets boosted. Haha!
5.1-5.4: (All rightys)Fairly basic here. I just use my leftys and I 'sim with ease through them.
5.5: (left)The parade of leftys start here and I find Nuno to be more difficult than Matz(5.6). I use Domingo here and there are no issues. For context, I'd recommend using your 3rd best bat vs leftys here.
5.6: (left)Basically, a free parking spot. Matz serves up extra base hits as if it's going out of style. You can 'sim here, but save the cash and get through it with one or two swings. I use Trout here, but any decent righty bat will crush Matz.
5.7: (left)Definitely NOT free. Mr. Miley is such a pain. He's basically a better version of Bucter. Fortunately, like Bucter, we're only down 1 run. I use JT(my best bat vs leftys) and he does a great job vs Miley. JT doesn't need a video boost, but if you have weaker options, I definitely recommend it.
5.8: (right)I consider this a relatively free spot as well. They changed the pitcher last week, but kept the same type of rhp. A bit tougher with the change, a good lefty should easily get the job done. Lots of extra base hits here too!
5.9: (left)They changed it from Price and threw in a similar lefty in Manea. This spot can be super annoying. I use my legend here, but it's certainly not free. I video boost every single time, with a success rate of around 65-70%. I'd use my 2nd best bat vs leftys here, but saving your best for this spot wouldn't be a terrible idea. This is the first spot where I'd consider using my replay.
5.10: (right) Whenever I get to 5.10, I usually breathe a sigh of relief. If I have a replay in my pocket, I'm extremely confident. Then, they pulled Octavino and inserted Alvarez. Ugh. It's still not too bad, but I had considerably more trouble with Alvarez. Small sample size and maybe it was just bad RNG. I use Ichiro and a video boost here. That combo just owned Octavino/Sanchez(Weds), but again, had more trouble with Alvarez. I strongly recommend at least a video boost and ideally, a video replay in your pocket.
Notes: You may have noticed that no gold boosting was mentioned. I have solid bats and coupled with patience, I didn't think it was necessary to boost with gold. However, if time is an issue, gold certainly makes things easier and faster. Keep in mind that while a 'new' WoH mode/experience is expected as early as Monday, the thought process should be the biggest takeaway. It's not always about saving your best bats for the end of each levels. I applaud GLU for making us 'think' a little bit. I can't stress this enough, but take advantage of the 15% live boost. It's an absolute game changer. If anyone has any questions, I'm usually around. GL guys!
If you're not having fun, you're losing.