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The Pets of World of Warcraft Part 2

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 0

As we discussed in Part 1 of this series, things have changed for the better when it comes to your Hunter’s pets. The game has changed, and so has your relationship with all of the different animals found throughout World of Warcraft. Let’s see a few more of these changes and dive in.

Calling Your Pet

Now that you’ve chosen your class (which comes with its own starter animal) and have made it to at least Level 10, you have to choose the best pets for you. Let’s, for argument’s sake, say that you’ve decided on your pet: a Gorilla. This is in the Tenacity family and can help you to level much faster while being a Tank for smaller groups or when you solo. So now we have our choice, but don’t really know anything about the new calling system in Cataclysm.

Calling your pet to your side can be quite useful in this game. If you just passed a group of mobs that want to kill you, your Tenacity fellow can go and become the Tank while you run away. While the mob is damaging your pet, you can disappear into the distance and call him later, allowing him to escape as well without harm. But something’s changed in Cataclysm.

With the expansion of Cataclysm came the Call Pet 1 thru 5 Ability. This ability allows you to choose which pet, out of 5, you’d like to call at the moment. So, instead of having to stable all 4 of your pets at once and then going back to the stable to get a different pet, you can simply keep all of your pets by your side as active pets and call each as you need them.

The issue is that you won’t learn Call Pet 5 until you reach a certain level. You will likewise not learn Call Pet 2 until a certain level as well. So, as you level up, you will gain the ability to call more and more of your active pets. And inactive pet is one that is in a stable and cannot be called. To turn this pet into an active pet, you must visit your stable master and get that pet out. 

Here are the levels that you receive the specific call # that’s needed to call your active pets:

  • Call Pet 1 – Level 1
  • Call Pet 2 – Level 18
  • Call Pet 3 – Level 42
  • Call Pet 4 – Level 62
  • Call Pet 5 – Level 82

You must remember that you cannot call another pet of yours unless you first Dismiss your current pet.

Start Pets for Your Race 

As we discussed in Part 1 of this series, when you first create your Hunter in Cataclysm, you will begin with a starter pet that corresponds to your specific race. Well, here’s the list of pets you receive as a starter pet depending upon which race you choose to be.

  • Orc – Boar
  • Undead – Spider
  • Tauren – Tallstrider
  • Troll – Raptor
  • Goblin – Crab
  • Blood Elf – Dragonhawk
  • Human – Wolf
  • Dwarf – Bear
  • Night Elf- White Tiger
  • Draenei – Moth
  • Worgen – Mastiff Dog

And remember, if you decide to create a Hunter, and then want to switch factions or races, you will continue to keep the same starter pet you first began with. If you were a Worgen and switched to an Orc, you would be an Orc with a Mastiff Dog. Interesting huh!

Pet Talents and Skills

 1.    Cunning – Best for PvP

    Within cunning, you have 6 tier so of talents in your talent tree. Using these wisely will allow you to have one of the best PvP pets in the game. I’d like to help and explain some of the Tiers and what you’ll find in each to help you decide beforehand whether or not this pet skill is something you want to dive in before you go looking for that rare cunning pet.

    Tier 1

    • Serpent Swiftness
      • Increases pet’s attack speed
    • Dash or Dive
      • Increases pet’s movement speed
    • Great Stamina
      • Increase pet’s total stamina
    • Natural Armor
      • Increases pet’s armor

    Tier 2

    • Boar’s Speed
      • Increases pet’s movement speed
    • Mobility
      • Reduces the cooldown on your pet’s dash or dive ability
    • Owl’s Focus
      • Your pet has a (15/30%) chance after using an ability that the next ability will cost no Focus if used within 8 seconds.
    • Spiked Collar
      • Increases the damage done by your pet’s Basic Attacks

    Tier 3

    • Culling the Herd
      • When your pet’s Claw, Bite, or Smack ability deals a critical strike, you and your pet deal increased damage for 10 seconds.
    • Lionhearted
      • Reduces the duration of all Stun and Fear effects used against your pet
    • Carrion Feeder
      • You pet can generate health and happiness instantly by eating a corpse.

    We haven’t explained all 6 of the tiers and what you’ll find within, but this will give you a good start to see what your pet abilities will be along the way.

    2.    Ferocity – Best for DPS/Raids

      Tier 1

      • Serpent Swiftness
        • Increases pet’s attack speed
      • Dash or Dive
        • Increases pet’s movement speed
      • Great Stamina
        • Increase pet’s total stamina
      • Natural Armor
        • Increases pet’s armor

      Tier 2

      • Improved Cower
        • The movement speed penalty of your pet’s Cower is reduced
      • Bloodthirsty
        • Your pet’s attacks have a chance to increase its happiness by 5% and heal 5% of its total health
      • Spiked Collar
        • Increases the damage done by your pet’s Basic Attacks
      • Boar’s Speed
        • Increases your pets speed by 30%

      Tier 3

      • Culling the Herd
        • When your pet’s Claw, Bite, or Smack ability deals a critical strike, you and your pet deal increased damage for 10 seconds.
      • Lionhearted
        • Reduces the duration of all Stun and Fear effects used against your pet
      • Charge or Swoop
        • Your pet charges and enemy instantly, immobilizing the target for 1 second, and increasing the melee attack power of the pet

      3.    Tenacity – Best for Soloing/Tanking

        Tier 1

        • Serpent Swiftness
          • Increases pet’s attack speed
        • Charge or Swoop
          • Your pet charges and enemy instantly, immobilizing the target for 1 second, and increasing the melee attack power of the pet
        • Great Stamina
          • Increase pet’s total stamina
        • Natural Armor
          • Increases pet’s armor

        Tier 2

        • Spiked Collar
          • Increases the damage done by your pet’s Basic Attacks
        • Boar’s Speed
          • Increases your pets speed by 30%
        • Blood of the Rhino
          • Increases your pet’s total Stamina and increases all healing effects on your pet
        • Pet Barding
          • Increases your pet’s armor and chance to Dodge

        Tier 3

        • Culling the Herd
          • When your pet’s Claw, Bite, or Smack ability deals a critical strike, you and your pet deal increased damage for 10 seconds.
        • Guard Dog
          • Your pet’s Growl generates additional threat and 10% of its total happiness
        • Lionhearted
          • Reduces the duration of all Stun and Fear effects used against your pet
        • Thunderstomp
          • Shakes the ground instantly doing 3 to 5 Nature damage to all enemies within 8 yards. This causes additional threat as well.

        Conclusion

        And so you have many of the changes to pets in the newest expansion, Cataclysm. I can’t wait to check out a lot of the new pets as well. Good luck!


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