Notable Battle Pets by Family
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This guide will use the standard convention to list breeds:
B = Balanced
H = Health
P = Power
S = Speed
Although this guide will not use them, some alternative names for specific breeds may appear in some other reference guides:
H/H = Guardian
P/P = Destruction
S/S = Ninja
The rarities in this guide are color-coded as follows:
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Pets that are no longer obtainable or are not yet implemented
If a pet is captured from a wild pet encounter, "Wild" rarity will be appended to the rarity color. The level the pet is encountered at is located in brackets in the information cell.
Harmful damage over time effects are reduced by 50% on Aquatic pets.
Takes extra damage +50% from Flying abilities
Resists -33% from Undead abilities
Although you won't find many heavy-hitting Aquatic pets, pets of this type are useful for their resilience. They oftentimes come with healing moves such as
. A selection of Aquatic pets also have moves like
, which notably stacks with their passive effect to nullify most damage-over-time effects (including weather). Their resistance to Undead is their second selling point. Their weakness to Flying-type moves can prove to be problematic.
Obtained from Fishing in Highland Mixed Schools in Terokkar Forest.
has a 0.2% droprate and has a 1-in-5 chance to grant you
when used (4 hr cooldown, with 3 charges).Magical Crawdad is a great utility pet because he learns
, allowing you to support your allies. Wish is useful for the Celestial Tournament, because you cannot heal by normal means while competing. He also has a massive 1888 health pool, making him quite tanky.
, a level 110 rare spawn in Suramar.The typical moveset you will use is
. Since Aquatic-types resist Undead moves, Benax is a double counter to pesky Undead-types with its Critter-based moveset. Bubble can be used to waste the Undead passive (since your attacks will be ineffective that turn anyway). Otherwise, you can just use that turn to reapply Swarm of Flies. Standard swamp toads are limited to B/B or H/B, while Benax has the much more preferable H/P.
3% droprate from the daily
.Slithershock Elver is a decent battle pet, although outclassed by the rabbit family. The S/S breed is mandatory to make the best use out of
. Any other breed is lackluster. Use
for damage and
to be annoying. You'll rarely want to use
in slot 2, but the option is there.
Encountered as a wild pet in Dread Wastes. Most often found as secondary pets to Rapana Whelks.Emperor Crabs have the highest base power of any crab species, which plays to their advantage when using
. Both these abilities scale off of Power, giving this crab an edge over others of its kind. The H/H breed is decent, but you really want the P/P one. Emperor Crabs do in fact outclass the similar
(which also has a P/P breed) for the sole reason that they have more base power.
Chance to drop from the Fishing daily
.Can also be bought for 0
during TBC Timewalking.Snarly is somewhat useful due to his combination of
. Of the crocolisk species, Snarly boasts an H/P breed, giving him an edge over his brothers.
always goes first, so Speed is unnecessary.
Beasts deal 25% extra damage below half health.
Takes extra damage +50% from Mechanical abilities
Resists -33% from Humanoid abilities
Beast pets are fairly ubiquitous and oftentimes are generic. However, their attacks deal bonus damage to Critters, which comprise the vast majority of wild pet battles. Their type bonus grants them additional bonus damage, which may be useful at times. However, generally speaking, Beast-types are most often outclassed by other pets unless they have unique utility.
Encountered as a wild pet in Kun-Lai Summit or Townlong Steppes.Alpine Foxling is one of many fox species that is useful for its role in supporting its allies with
. The presence of both of these moves simultaneously is what sets this family apart from other support pets of similar flavor. Alpine Foxling is the only fox that comes in an S/S breed, ensuring that it gets its
off and allowing it to DPS with
Encountered as a wild pet in Isle of Spears, Howling Fjord.As a fox species pet, Fjord Worg Pup has the exact same moveset as the Alpine Foxling, but is the only fox that comes in a P/P breed. You will still want to use
, but switch to
and adopt a more aggressive playstyle to use the additional power.
Encountered as a wild pet in Stormheim.The Rose Taipan is an addition from Legion that hearkens back to the Death Adder Hatchling. With an S/S breed,
make it an extremely hard-to-kill snake.
Both have a chance to drop off
on the Isle of Giants.These two members of the primal raptor species are unique among pets because they learn both
simultaneously. These two moves have immense synergy with each other, especially when being supported by another pet's
. Using these three moves in combination makes these pets good counters to Critter and Beast-type pets, as well as single targets with high HP. The other two primal raptors that can drop are not as good.
Corgnelius is obtained through the Order Hall mission,
.Corgi Pup is awarded for WoW's 12th Anniversary.These lovable corgi pets are token users of the attack
, which allows them to hit an enemy really hard without killing it. You may find this useful when capturing wild pets that cannot damage themselves with recoil or environmental damage.
Purchased for (obtained from beating the Celestial Tournament).Zao, Calfling of Niuzao is a versatile pet that you can use for its
, allowing you to heal your injured pets during the Celestial Tournament (where you can't heal normally). Unlike other Wish pets, he is capable of hitting quite hard with
Critters are immune to stun, root, and sleep effects.
Takes extra damage +50% from Beast abilities
Resists -33% from Elemental abilities
Do not underestimate the critter. Although you will encounter them often and become desensitized to them as a family, a true battler recognizes their strength. Critters are immune to crowd control effects, a utility which is extremely appreciated. In fact, two of the best pet families are critters. Critter moves score bonus damage against Undead, a particularly problematic family.
Encountered as a wild pet on the coast of Darkshore.Shimmershell Snail is one of the many snail species. As a snail, it boasts high base HP and has access to a very diverse moveset that allows it to land super-effective hits against Humanoid, Flying, Critter, and Elemental pets.
makes snails the only double counter to Elemental pets. Its Critter typing also confers it immunity to stuns, making it indispensable for many fights. Shimmershell Snail is the only snail to come in an H/P breed, making its
marginally more effective than any other snail. It is also available in H/H if you want that build instead.
This is not a specific pet, but refers to an entire species. I believe that
-type pets deserve special mention, despite their ubiquity. Unlike most other extremely common vermin, rabbits are competent battlers. They use a combination of
to consistently dodge powerful attacks. Having access to two evasive moves allows them to alternate between them and exploit its slower foes. When you tame a rabbit, look for the S/S breed, which is available to nearly every rabbit type. Your total speed should be 358.If you are looking for a unique model,
is the only rabbit that is covered in blood. However, it learns
, which makes it slightly inferior. Avoid
because it has a lower base speed and
since it lacks the S/S breed altogether.Sidenote: Grasslands Cottontail's best build is H/P with
in slot 2.
Dragons deal 50% additional damage on the next round after bringing a target's health below 50%.
Takes extra damage +50% from Humanoid abilities
Resists -33% from Flying abilities
Dragonkin comprise some of the heaviest hitters in the game. Their racial allows them to easily secure kills against even the hardiest of foes. Though, don't be too impressed by their moves versus Magic-types: they may be super-effective, but the Magic racial mostly negates this bonus. The majority of useful Dragonkin pets will actually use Magic-type attacks, so take this into account when composing your team.
Encountered as a wild pet in the Savage Thicket, Sholazar Basin.Emerald Proto-Whelp is one of the most resilient pets that you will ever find, capable of soloing many NPC Tamers. Generally, you will want to use
have a niche as well. Its attacking move is a choice of
, giving it versatility to switch between countering Magic or Flying types. Not a single slot is wasted here. Its Dragonkin typing is very relevant, allowing it to periodically hit extra hard. Look for the P/P breed, as it far outclasses the other options by bolstering its healing capability.
18% droprate from
in Blackwing Lair.Chrominius is an absolutely essential pet. Its Dragonkin typing makes it a double counter against Flying-types, especially with
. In a lot of fights, you will simply send Chrominius out and spam Arcane Explosion until you die. His (only) H/H breed gives him extra HP to get a few more hits in, while his Dragonkin passive will trigger even from hitting the back row. He also learns
, which is essential in some strategies.
Encountered as a wild pet on Coldarra, Borean Tundra.Nexus Whelpling is another double counter to Flying-type pets. With its combination of
, he will absolutely ravage any Flying pets you pit him against. He's a bit fragile, but his DPS is unmatched. This combination hits heavily in its own right anyway, so bring Nexus Whelpling to battle even if there aren't any Flying pets in it. Look for the P/P breed.
Purchased for from any guild vendor.Only available if your guild has completed
.Lil' Tarecgosa is kind of like a smaller version of Chrominius. She only comes in the H/P breed, which may suit your needs. Like Chrominius, she has access to both
. She also learns
to combat Magic-types.
Encountered as a wild pet in Feralas.Nether Faerie Dragon is a good pet for beginners due to its ability to hit relatively hard while also staying alive with your choice of
. Look for the S/S breed, since this will allow you to abuse Evanescence and Life Exchange alike. A much rarer alternative is the
, which is a world drop from Feralas with a different appearance.
Elementals ignore all negative weather effects. Enemy pets can still gain the beneficial effects from weather when facing an elemental.
Takes extra damage +50% from Aquatic abilities
Resists -33% from Mechanical abilities
In my opinion, Elementals are the coolest looking battle pets in the game. Their battle prowess, however, leaves much to be desired. Their racial is mostly useless and outclassed by other families. You should still keep an eye out, though.
Very low drop chance from
, which spawn randomly when picking an herb in Draenor.Nightshade Sproutling is a classic disrupt / heal type of pet (
). This combination makes it quite decent, but almost necessitates the S/S stat spread. However, due to the fact that the pet itself is fairly rare and can RNG into many breeds, it will be difficult to obtain a perfect one. Effectively outclassed by Teroclaw Hatchling in every way, but great job if you manage to snag one of these!
Druid only, non-cageable. Chance to drop when harvesting soil from the Dreamgrove.Broot is a pet added with Legion that only Druids can obtain. You will not be able to trade these pets. As a battler, this pet boasts a heavy arsenal of almost exclusively damage-reducing or healing abilities, giving it impressive staying power.
3% droprate from rare spawn
on Timeless Isle.You will find through experience that this pet is one of the hardest to kill pets in existence.
drains a small amount of life from the enemy, but converts it to massive healing for the user. Combined with
, this pet can't be killed except by taking multiple strong attacks in a row, or by using a very specific moveset tailored to counter Drain Blood.
Chance to drop from
during the Feast of Winter VeilYou will also be able to pick one up off the Auction House for less than year-roundAfter years of scorning this pet, I will finally acknowledge that it is quite decent.
is a heavily damaging move that has a guaranteed stun when used in conjunction with either of Tiny Snowman's slot 2 moves. Also, since it has exclusive rights to
, it is one of the few Elementals with a Magic-type move.
, which has a low droprate while harvesting crops from your farm in Halfhill.Terrible Turnip has limited uses, but deserves mention as it learns
, which allows you to hit a foe without killing it. This can make capturing low-level enemies easier. As a lesser benefit, it also learns
, allowing it to act as a medic during the Celestial Tournament.
Purchased using real money in the Pet Store.Lil' Ragnaros is not a necessity, but deserves mention because it has the absolute highest Power in the game, at a staggering 374. He is a reliable user of the heaviest hitting
, with access to
. Alternatively, he also has an infuriating stun in
and a three-turn dodge,
PromotionalMolten Corgi was a limited-time pet for players who played during
. If you were one of the many players who obtained one, you can use it for
, which cannot drop a foe below 1 HP. If you are using this to capture a weak wild pet, be careful not to have
up, as it will kill the target with the damage-over-time effect. You can use this to your advantage, however, since Superbark hits extremely hard.
Flying creatures gain 50% extra speed while above 50% health.
Takes extra damage +50% from Magic abilities
Resists -33% from Beast abilities
The speedy assassins of pet battling, Flying pets soar into battle with astounding agility. Their racial confers them game-breaking speed so long as they don't take many hits. This allows certain pets to get the edge with moves like
. Watch out for their weakness to Magic, though; it is crippling and limits their effectiveness. Flying-types should avoid fighting Dragonkin.
in Talador.To understand the strength of Teroclaw Hatchling, we have to appreciate that
has really good synergy with Flying-type pets. When using this ability, your crippling weakness to notoriously common Magic-type attacks is removed, while you gain powerful healing each turn. In addition, the
passive makes you immune to weather effects, while the
speed boost is
removed. This means that you will heal each turn, keeping the speed boost intact and guaranteeing that
goes first in a turn (giving you free healing ticks!). This is hands-down one of the best battle pets.
Grab a moth if you don't have one already. Make sure it is a standard species, with
and your choice of
. Moths may seem weak at first, but with finesse, you can use Cocoon Strike to dodge powerful moves very effectively.Some moth species learn
. Grab one of these as well, as you may find a use for it. Call Lightning allows them to act as double counters to Beast pets.
Encountered all around Gorgrond or Tanaan Jungle.Toucan pets use a combination of
, similarly to ravens. Rain Dance boosts Nocturnal Strike's hit rate to 100%, while also raising critical chance and healing the user. Since Noctural Strike hits naturally hard, a critical hit will deal over 1000 damage. This is particularly devastating versus Aquatic-types. The healing portion can refresh the Flying passive to maintain high Speed. P/P is the best breed because (aside from raising your damage output) it will lower your maximum health and raise your self-healing to abuse your type bonus.
Crows are encountered as wild pet on Darkmoon Island.Gilnean Raven is the starter pet for Worgen characters.If you want a different flavor of pet for this niche, Crows are useful because they have the combination
. Call Darkness boosts Nocturnal Strike's hit rate to 100%, but also has the added benefit of weakening healing effects. This build is less durable than the toucan, but can counter certain strategies. Crows also have a signature move in
, which can be very good at support by applying
Obtained from the quest chain
.Ikky deserves a mention as a unique pet due to its ability to use both
at the same time. Like the primal raptor pets, you will want to use Ikky with an external
, boosting its damage to absurd amounts. This makes Ikky a good candidate to defeat Aquatic and Beast-type pets alike.
Encountered as a wild pet in Spires of Arak.Golden Dawnfeather is a Flying pet that can be very useful in battles. It learns
, which boosts the maximum health and healing power of all pets (including your enemies, so be careful). This combined with
can make Golden Dawnfeather surprisingly tough to defeat. At the helm of a team focused on healing abilities, it can erase
and really push the limits of your other pets' survivability. Do note that the extra HP from Sunlight counts toward your Flying passive, though.
Humanoids recover 4% of their maximum health if they dealt damage this round.
Takes extra damage +50% from Undead abilities
Resists -33% from Critter abilities
Humanoid pets are notorious for their unwillingness to die and their adaptability in many situations. They confound their enemies with a litany of dodges, stuns, blocks, and interrupts. Look for high base HP pets, since they will regenerate more at the end of each turn. Avoid Undead pets, as they will destroy you.
14% droprate from
in the Temple of Ahn'Qiraj.Anubisath Idol is one of the most praised pets of all time. Given its diverse movepool, you can switch between
depending on the situation.
offers it a powerful one-turn dodge, while
gives it a strong Elemental attack. Its Humanoid passive, combined with its large H/H health pool makes this pet a true tank. Use him in PvE and PvP alike.
Encountered as a wild pet in the snowy peaks of Kun-Lai Summit.Kun-Lai Runt is a powerhouse. With his resistance to Critter-type attacks and a litany of Beast-type counterattacks, he is a double counter to the vast amount of Critters all around Azeroth and Draenor. If you wish, you can also choose
for a perfectly viable three-part synergy.
Common Wild (Seasonal)
Encountered as a wild pet by the Gates of Ahn'Qiraj in Silithus.
This pet is only available between June 21 and September 21 (the Summer season in the Northern hemisphere).
Qiraji Guardling is a cheap alternative to the Anubisath Idol, carrying a very similar moveset of
. In most cases, this pet is inferior to Anubisath Idol, but it has a few different builds available. If you are aiming to use
, you must invest in S/S. However, this breed will negatively impact your survival. Also, the move is generally less effective than
because it does not incur a cooldown on the move you avoid, can't affect
or pets immune to stun, and can miss.The other viable breeds available to this pet are H/H, P/P, and H/P, which use
in the last slot instead. This move is very strong but should never be used with any additional Speed. The P/x breeds can also use
, but never pair Whirlwind and Sandstorm together.
11% droprate from
in Molten CoreCorefire Imp is a really tricky pet that works well with a tanky team. By using
, it is able to both rack up damage and to heal 4% each turn from the backrow (due to its Humanoid racial).
also allows it to actively heal. If your remaining pets are able to survive for 9 turns, Corefire Imp can heal a very significant portion of its life back. In multiples, this pet is able to cripple most teams without sustaining any significant amount of damage. However, it is severely vulnerable to Undead moves.
1.5% droprate from Timeless Chest on the Timeless Isle. Speak with
to trade in 0
.Bonkers is not a true necessity, but is nice to have. He has two unique abilities:
. He also has
(which replaces the former), in case you need added survivability. Remember that Speed is key for dodge and stun moves. With the slight boost in regeneration from the Humanoid passive, Bonkers may become hard to kill. As a minor sidenote, Bonkers'
allows him to act as a minor double counter to Critters.
Encountered as a wild pet on the border of Terokkar Forest and Hellfire Peninsula.If you don't want to go through the hassle of getting Bonkers, Flayer Youngling is a good alternative with
. Invest in Speed if you aim to use
. As an added bonus, he acts as a double counter to Critters with
Purchased using real money in the Pet Store.Like other Humanoid pets in this list, Pandaren Monk boasts powerful crowd control moves. At the baseline, he has
. However, if you combine
with an external
, you achieve a much better effect. His middle abilities make him very well-rounded, giving you a choice of
for offense and
PromotionalIf you attended Blizzcon 2013, you have access to the only obtainable pet in the game that learns
. This move is powerful enough in its own right to warrant a slot on this list. In combination with a strong AoE pet like Graves, this move breaks games.
Magic pets cannot be dealt more than 35% of their maximum health in one attack.
Takes extra damage +50% from Dragonkin abilities
Resists -33% from Aquatic abilities
Magic pets assault you using a wide repertoire of moves, including the AoE
to the heavy-hitting
. Their passive makes them slightly bulkier, demanding that at least 3 moves be landed on them before they die. Notably, this effectively negates their weakness to Dragonkin moves, since they hit naturally hard to begin with. It also allows them to strategically soak up big moves you know are coming. Their biggest weaknesses are damage-over-time effects and flurry-based moves.
Purchased for 0
by Horde playersFor lack of truly outstanding Magic-type pets, I've included Enchanted Broom here. It deserves special mention for its impressive offensive movepool that carries wide coverage options, including
versus Aquatic, and
versus Beast. It also has the exclusive ability
, which allows it to force an enemy pet swap.
14% droprate from rare spawn
in Shadowmoon Valley.As a relatively new battle pet, the Servant of Demidos has made a big splash. He has powerful Magic-type attacks, and almost exclusive rights to
, a move that critically hits 50% of the time. Notably, Servant of Demidos has a pitiful Health pool. However, this is mitigated by his Magic-type passive, which prevents him from taking more than 35% of his life from any single hit. He also has
, which drains life from the enemy. Since his maximum HP is so low, this move will help you to effectively abuse his passive.
5% droprate from
in the Battle for Mount Hyjal raid.Hyjal Wisp is a speedy pet that is only available in S/S. This means that it can properly abuse
, dodging two attacks instead of one against slower foes. Its Magic-type passive keeps it alive to ensure that
goes off. The combination makes Hyjal Wisps moderately hard to kill. Wish also allows it to act as a medic in the Celestial Tournament.
Encountered as a wild pet in Mount Hyjal.Nordrassil Wisp can be one of the most annoying pets to face off against. It uses
to lower your accuracy by 50%, then uses an empowered
. It also has
to block a single attack. Find an S/S breed to maximize your dodge ability. Note that this pet often has cooldown issues.
Comes back to life once per battle, returning to 20% health.
Takes extra damage +50% from Elemental abilities
Resists -33% from Magic abilities
Possibly the best pet family, either slightly above or tied with Undead. Besides their ridiculous passive that allows them to come back from the dead, Mechanical pets are notorious for
, giving them substantial bulk. Their weakness to Elemental is seldom exploited, as Elemental-type moves are fairly rare. They also score bonus damage on Beasts, which are fairly common in the world.
Crafted by EngineersMechanical Pandaren Dragonling is a double counter to Magic-type pets with its Mechanical typing and
. The remaining ability slots are typically
and your choice of
. Thunderbolt absolutely demolishes opposing Mechanical pets while also acting as an outlet for AoE. Decoy can often be used more than once in a fight if you swap out or get revived by the Mechanical passive. It is also the only pet that can learn Thunderbolt and Decoy at the same time.
Purchased for 0
.Also, very rarely drops from
(<0.1% droprate).Darkmoon Tonk boasts the award for being the heaviest-hitting Mechanical pet. Between
, enemy Beast-type are sure to melt.
Crafted by EngineersNot only does this scorpid pet have the broken-ass Mechanical passive, but it comes in an S/S breed with
simultaneously. It also can learn
in place of Extra Plating--and we all know how degenerate Black Claw can be. Unfortunately, his slot 1 attack move (
) leaves much to be desired.
20% droprate from rare spawn
on the Isle of Thunder.This pet is indispensable for the intermediate pet battler. While many pets have
, Sunreaver Micro-Sentry is the only one to also have
. The synergy between these two moves are strong, but work best when combined with an external
and flock move. This combination will hit for several thousand damage on a single target.
Encountered as a wild pet in Blade's Edge Mountains.Cogblade Raptor breaks the mold by being the fastest Mechanical-type pet in the game. There's not really much to say, other than this guy is seriously fast! There's some obvious synergy in his movepool, so mix and match as you see fit. Generally, you will want the S/S breed, but the B/B breed is acceptable if you plan on using
(a Blasted Lands quest chain).Iron Starlette is a unique little battle pet that can be obtained for a really cheap price on the Auction House. For the pricetag, you get a strong Mechanical pet with a devastating sequence of moves:
. With this combination, Iron Starlette does amazing damage versus Beast-type pets, and really anything else that doesn't have a dodge move. The strategy is fairly one-dimensional, however, so don't try to use it in PvP. The breeds you are looking for are P/P or P/S.
Chance to drop from Assembly of Iron in Ulduar.Although it only comes in B/B, this pet (added in 7.1) should be an improvement to the Iron Starlette. It can utilize the devastating sequence of
, but also comes with your choice of
. This gives it significant utility over the useless third ability Starlette is forced to have.
Rare artifact created from
.Clockwork Gnome is by no means a necessity for the average pet battler, but deserves mention because it has
as a signature move. Although this move has been nerfed since its original release, it still has great synergy with strategies such as
Undead pets return to life immortal for one round when killed.
Takes extra damage +50% from Critter abilities
Resists -33% from Dragonkin abilities
Undead pets hate losing. This plays to the Tamer's advantage, allowing them to always get the last two hits in. As a result, Undead-types are hard to counter effectively. They are a fan favorite in PvP battles.
Very Rare Wild
Encountered as a wild pet in Northrend. Only one spawns on the entire continent at a time.While exceedingly rare, the Unborn Val'kyr is a must-have pet for any serious pet battler. It will take you some time to get one, but the reward is high. This pet features strong Undead-type attacks, especially
. It also has access to your choice of
, moves that can really warp the tide of battle.
Purchased for and 0
. Requires Revered with Arakkoa Outcasts.Son of Sethe is very similar to the Ruby Droplet. By using
, it can heal an astounding amount every 3 turns. Its other moves,
, grant additional sustained healing. This pet will not go down easily. Unfortunately, its relatively weak attacks often waste the Undead passive, but you can always use that turn to reapply Touch of the Animus (if available). Your main weakness to look out for is your pitiful health pool.
2% droprate from
in the Reliquary of Souls fight in Black Temple.Anger is this pet's motto and it delivers in spades. Its signature move,
, hits all enemies for heavy Magical damage. In slot 3,
hits like a truck, while
annihilates users of flurry-based moves.
Encountered as a wild pet all throughout Lordaeron.In an unexpected turn, we will introduce the Infected Squirrel (not to be confused with the similarly named Blighted Squirrel) as a listworthy Undead pet.
hit really hard and restore a lot of life. This combination makes the Infected Squirrel a prime counter to Humanoid pets. Even if you are downed prematurely, you can still get a last Stampede in to apply the Shattered Defenses debuff. Either breed (H/P, P/B) is acceptable and depends on whether +82 HP or +13 speed is more important to you.
3% droprate from the daily
.Bone Serpent deserves a mention because it is a somewhat meta call. Critter moves are super-effective versus Undead-types, but the best users of Critter moves right now may be the Aquatic frog/toad species. Bone Serpent uses the
combo that is dangerous to Aquatic pets. Call Darkness double counters Dragonkin pets (though, most worthwhile ones use Magical attacks anyway). It also has the near exclusive
2% droprate from the daily
.Weebomination is notable as having the only spammable Undead-type AoE move in the game:
. He also learns
, which is one the strongest self-heal abilities in the game. His Undead racial allows him to use
unimpeded on the bonus turn. If left unchecked, this guy can inflict some grievous damage before he goes down.
Obtained by reaching Level 20 in Heroes of the Storm. This is very time-consuming.Graves is our premier AoE Undead pet. With
, this guy is not afraid to hit the backrow multiple times in battle for big damage. Access to
also makes him synergize very well with other Undead pets that use
(as, each time you use Haunt, it counts as a fresh corpse for you to eat!).
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Why everyone ignore such amazing pet Iron Starlette? Promotion pet, but due to cageable flag is still buyable on AH...
A note about
: Because he's a Humanoid he takes less damage from Critter abilities and he has a strong beast-based ability (
), along with a strong defensive ability in
Bonkers was critical to my success in the Tournament on the Timeless Isle due to this unique combination.
Looks like that section is also missing a link to Bonkers himself.
Also, have you considered the
and his unique ability
. Incredibly potent alongside Call Lightning.
Love the guide! Thank you for laying all of this out there in such a clear fashion!
Excellent Guide! Here's a few suggestions:
Mojo: This frog comes in H/S and is fantastic (you noted frogs came in B/B and H/B)
Jademist Dancer: Very powerful vs elementals and sets up Aquatic abilities
Stormstruck Beaver: One very tempting elemental! (but hard to find!)
I'm surprised there isn't any mention of Minfernal or Baby Ape.
Here are some pets to use as counters that I don't see you mention but have worked really well for me
to counter aquatics
to counter dragonkins
Annual Day of the Dead event (November 1st)
to counter mechanicals
(Wild) in Stormheim
Absolutely wonderful guide! Thank you!
I think Bonkers is underrated here. The synergy is subtle but amazing. You've got fast breeds (P/S is usually fast enough and gives extra power, but S/S is available too; I recommend having both in your collection), which empowers both Dodge (dodge an extra turn) and Tornado Punch (when it stuns, you interrupt the enemy for two turns). Meanwhile, your humanoid passive heals you during all these free turns.
Bonkers can frequently kill dragons before they even get a hit in.
He nullifies most multi-move combinations like Wind-Up, Howl, Lift-Off, and Stampede, because you can just Dodge the coup de grace (while passively healing much of the preliminary damage).
He's good against Critters even if you don't use Bite (in particular since Critters often use Stampede).
Obviously Bonkers is weak against Undead, but in a pinch I've been able to hold out decently against some of them when necessary, since he can dodge moves like Haunt, Drain Blood, and Curse of Doom (two chances to dodge that one!).
Bonkers is probably my favorite all-purpose pet. When I ground out my Trainer title and the 5000 PvP pets achievements, Bonkers was the only one I kept through the whole grind. In the other two slots, I had great success rotating different pets in and out, but I never found an alternative to Bonkers that I was happy with.
is a great elemental choice.
In a S/S breed the combination
makes this pet very powerful, not only against mechanical pets, making it viable in many different matches.
Look at the move pool of this creature, is simply amazing. The S/S breed allows you to use
and combine with
to a strong defensive output, and use
to erase your enemy. If you have a different breed
you can try to use
, but sincerely
is the worst poison possible, creating a very RNG factor until you can use
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