The issue is addressed at minimum every day on the forums: "What's the best pet?" It's a difficult question and it's absurd to answer "it depends" and it's tedious to keep pointing users to Petopia. Therefore, I've decided to create this thread in order to put that question to the side. This thread is a compilation of information gleaned from personal experience, the data collected by Petopia, and the contributions of numerous hunters who have joined this forum. It's hoped that it will give a definitive answer to the question "I am experiencing this new curse. What should I do?"
Like many others it, the answer begins with a second question: What kind of animal do I want? There are three major types of hunter pets.
Tank pets are able to take more damage than you do, and they aren't afraid to take many hits. Since they are able to withstand long battles and even adds to the battle, they're an excellent option for leveling.
DPS pets can be more destructive than the other types of pets however they are also more fragile. They are essential for serious players. When you play PvP, the pets won't fight you, so they don't tank. It is important to cause the most damage you can.
The middle of the road pets are strong and effective in dealing with damage, but they're not the best at. They are ideal for players who require to be successful regardless of whether in solo or guild Warsong.
These are general tendencies and are not a set of laws. An owl with a tank is fine in tanks, but it will not be able to take the same amount of punishment as bears. It's crucial that I reiterate: There is just 5% of a difference between pet classes. The most important thing to do is select a pet that matches your style of play and is easy to care for, and is pleasing to be around.
My overall RECS, BREATH SWEEPING RECS
Here's my suggestion if you aren't able to take the time to read everything I'm writing about to share with you. Choose your pet.
A boar or bear is the ideal choice for those who need something that will withstand all your abuse and do all the harm.
Cats are the ideal option if you're seeking a pet that will crush PvP. You can pick from Rake, Broken Tooth, or Frostsaber Cat depending on your level.
A vulture or wolf is an excellent choice if you require something that will be used in virtually any circumstance.
A FEW IMPORTANT CONCERNS
When selecting a pet there were two aspects we would have to be concerned about the speed of attack and speed of pursuit. The 1.8 patch has eliminated speed of pursuit and, therefore, when your pet is able to capture something, you must concentrate on their ability to master Dive/Dash. This is a must-have skill for any serious player.
For the moment the speed of attack is an issue. This is what it means. The majority of pets are attacked at 2.0. Certain pets, mainly cats, are able to attack with greater speed, making them perfect for casting interrupts during PvP. There is a different theory which prefers 2.0 attack cats. Prowl multiplies stealth's first attack, while cats with slower speeds get a more reward.
A BREAKDOWN OF THE SEVENTEEN PET FAMILY FAMILIES
The sections owe a lot to Mania of Petopia and Bamoo which is where the majority of the information came. Their kindness and generosity in sharing information about pets with hunters is awe-inspiring. The data also came from the Good Intentions Guild who, also, are awe-inspiring.
Health: 60. Health: 60. Keep in mind that magic doesn't take into account armor, so your tank or pet from raid may be more concerned with the health of your pet over armor.
Armor: 60 "High" is around 3900 "medium" about 3700 "low" around 3500.
DPS: DPS: 60. "High" is 54 "medium" 50, and "low" 47, respectively.
The diet of a pet should contain diverse food items, particularly at lower levels, where it may be difficult to locate the best retailer. Since fish, meat and bread are simple to locate and can be purchased from most innkeepers. Fish can be caught and bread is made. It can be difficult to locate in the Alliance side. Cheese is extremely scarce on the Horde side. Fruit is also extremely scarce.
Abilities: What the pet is able to do (all pets are able to learn Growl or Cower)
Family abilities: This kind pet can learn to use a specific attack.
Special mobs are those members of the family that are different from other families due to one or more reasons.
When and where should I train my pet?
While I don't have a full list of all the levels, there are guides such as Joana's that will assist you in advancing your pet's level and help you master all capabilities.
A Note on Pet Leveling
Quest turn-ins and exploration of new zones do not grant pets XP. It's not clear whether they earn bonus group XP, or bonus XP, when they rest. That means you should not go out and explore or get too exhausted in case you don't want to beat a pet you're trying to raise.
If your pet isn't to you, you'll likely want to travel in an entire group. If your pet is below 90 percent of your level could be a complete waste of time on its own particularly if you're close to 60.
It's easy to be happy You just have to perform a small amount of BG. Pets are said to get 1000 happiness per Replay in the BBGs. Hello loyalty!
End Quick Note on Pet Leveling
Okay, Meen. So you're telling me that you're watching two animals?
It is recommended to keep a pet for as long as you reach the level of 40. All pets, no matter what their class are basically tanks that eat faces. Beastmastery is the most effective method to ensure that your pet will be an effective PvE allies. This will enable you to take on enemies and develop new abilities as you advance throughout the game. It's extremely quick. You don't need to think about your pet's loyalty and food choices or even how to utilize your pet's unique attack.
This is only for serious players. You'll need several pets. A pet that's fully designed for PvP won't be a good pet to play PvE. Let me provide you with an example.
A while ago I made the decision that I would like to get involved in the PvP scene. At the time, I was at level 53 and had Ghostpaw Alpha my main wolf and a tooth that was broken my favorite pet pvp. Since I was trying to bring them all up to the level of 52 and beyond, they were. I had completed a few quests in Un'Goro with my Wolf. He was my typical generalist health spec for PvE FH, a bite and a health. We also fought a solo dragonsaur to have enjoyment. I believe that it was the 54+ one and not the 53+.
My kitten was trying to raise my cat's level I returned. This is BT with full PvP specs including maximum natural and shadow resists, as well as a the full range of destructive capabilities and prowl. The cat was actually a paper tiger that did not know how to growl. The cat is an red-colored beast that is DOOM in PvP. But the devilsaur could have destroyed the crevice. To keep from aggro, we stuck to blues and greens. I used my autoshot to prevent pulling off.
The most important thing to remember is that if you're enthusiastic about PvP and would like to play BG beginning at level 10, then take advantage of your second slot.
There's a good chance you'll want to get more pets when you get to the final stage. Full raids need more precise specifications and differ from regular PvE. My pet that I take to Molten core is equipped with full Fire Resist and armor boost. I would not spend any training points for an all-purpose pet for any of these. The boar hasn't seen Alterac Valley. However, I would not take the pet to Blackwing Lair. To do this, I've got my wolf that has high-shadow resistance. It is likely that you will use all three available pet slots when you're performing multiple instances at the same time like studying MC with Zul'Gurub simultaneously.
What is the ideal second pet to have for the final game? Wolf is my favorite pets to raid and it's not only because I am in love with them. Non-BM hunters can beat bosses in battles. It's a good idea to place your wolf close to you and create a macro that ties Furious Howl with Multishot (both employing the same timer of 10 seconds). This is a fantastic method to boost your DPS particularly when you're close to other hunter.
Boars are a fantastic option. Boars are strong enough to penetrate the enemy and do some damage for a while using the right buffs and resistances. However, most important, they excel in soft rescue. Boars can take on and get rid of a mob which is attacking the priest. This allows your priest time to take a step back until your tank is getting there. They also consume bread. This can help you save money. You could also use them in any battle because they love eating with your mage companion.
Due to their ability to attack from a distance and fly Windserpents are among my top raider troika. Due to poor pet pathingskills, they can't be sucked into the scorched lava. If melee becomes too risky it is still possible to send them close enough to let them take two breaths of lightning and then return them until they are focused again. Plus THEY EAT BREAD. Check out the previous.