Hunter Pet Guide

Hunter Pet Guide

by windserpent » Tue Mar 24, 2015 9:10 pm

I will attempt to gather some information and recommendations based on my own experience and input from other in this post. If something is incorrect or can be improved inform me here in a objective manner and we can change that.

Some Useful links:
Attackspeeds: ... speeds.php
Old Petopia: ... ndex.shtml
1.12.1 Beastiary ... tiary.html

New to hunter, level 10 and dont know anything about pets? Start out with a boar that has the charge skill, it can take a punch and gets quickly to the mob and holds aggro at ok dps. If theres no boar in sight at the moment, a bear should be alright too. Obviously Beastmastery is the best talent specc for leveling, it turns your pet into a dps/tank monster.

About PvE/PvP:
For PvP you want a pet with high attackspeed for interrupting casters as much as possible, and the highest dps possible as second priority, your pet is almost never a target.

For PvE you want the most dps possible, and where needed, survivability. Having an extra pet at lvl 60 with a lot of fire resist for encounters in upper blackrock spire is a good idea.

Experience with pets on the Nostalrius 1.12.1 server:
Pets do not inherit imba resists they get reset to 0.

Bite, Claw
***Raptor used to be highest dps, they are now the same dps as cats, but slower attackspeed(2.0)
Raptors cannot have the dash skill, but still it runs pretty fast with beastmastery talents.

Arathi Raptors
Tamed one at 31 and it has the same dps as a WC raptor, good pet.

Takk the Leaper
This raptor have the same dps as WC raptor(not confirmed), however it runs even faster than a normal raptor! However, this rare spawns only every 4-6 hours and is heavily camped by both factions so it's a pain trying to get it.

Bite, Claw, Prowl, Dash
Good dps pets with usually high attackspeed.

Echeyakee(spawns from horde barrens quest)
Has 2.0 attackspeed(slow) and reported to have a bit less dps than a raptor.

Needles Cougar(Thousand needles)
This one has really quick attack, 1.2 attackspeed.

The Rake(mulgore)
Rake also has 1.2 attackspeed as the needles cougar, unknown if dps is better.

Humar the Pridelord(north of ratchet)
1.3 Attackspeed and average cat stats, but it's the only black lion in game

Broken tooth(south of horde town in badlands)
Having an attackspeed of 1.0 is certainly "broken" making it the fastest attacking pet in the game

Bite, Dive, Lightning Breath
Windserpents have 7%+ dmg modifier contrary to cats and raptor who have 10%. The Lightning Breath they do ignores armor and can then in some cases do MORE dps than the others, also it has a 20 yard range to start dpsing even quicker! When ZG is released they get one rank higher of lightning breath in which case i will switch to this pet instead of my current raptor.

Attacking only with lightning breath: I think that you could issue the pet lightning breath via macro only to have it use the ability and go back. Currently it only says it is out of range and goes on to autoattack the target as usual via the lightning breath macro. Is this something fixable or issue at all? Probably only developers have more info on this specific issue although not a big one.

These are good for starting pets, charge(stuns) and tanking. Thats about it, boar's do not get gore until TBC.

Bellygrub is in redrige and has a level 3 charge, which is cool, I had this pet for for some time then discarded it because the dps was too low.

Spiders do not have great dps on the server, they do however at just about always have your next level of BITE for your main pet

Not tested wolves, but they have the howl skill that increase the dps of the party for a time. The bloodaxe worg in lbrs has the highest level of bite, so tame that and use it until you have it learnt!

Mist Howler
lvl 23 1,3 AS
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Re: Hunter Pet Guide

by 6APbIrA_XOCE » Wed Mar 25, 2015 12:11 pm

There is no Gore (boar skil) spell in this server?

Re: Hunter Pet Guide

by Kala » Sun Mar 29, 2015 5:03 pm

Should be sticky.
Thanks for this thread.
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Re: Hunter Pet Guide

by Overtime » Sun Mar 29, 2015 8:41 pm

I have both broken tooth and lupos. Lupos is doing shadow damage here.

Anyone have Snarler, does it come with 100 resistances?
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Re: Hunter Pet Guide

by windserpent » Sat Apr 11, 2015 12:23 am

Overtime wrote:I have both broken tooth and lupos. Lupos is doing shadow damage here.

Anyone have Snarler, does it come with 100 resistances?

Word on the street has it that snarler come with 0 resistance. Also any hunter can message me ingame(My charname same as forumname) if you have tested facts about hunter pets feel free to inform me so I can put it here.

Feel free to send me ingame mailbox about hunter pet mechanics if there are any
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Re: Hunter Pet Guide

by Demba » Sat Apr 11, 2015 9:11 am

Good guide, thanks !

Re: Hunter Pet Guide

by Alquen » Sun Apr 12, 2015 6:43 pm

Hello everyone

Here is a link to some helpful information. It may not be totally accurate to Nost timeline, but it is still very handy. ... ndex.shtml

I personally use it a lot for finding pets with next rank skill that i need.

Re: Hunter Pet Guide

by Pottu » Fri May 01, 2015 7:25 pm


Please keep spam to minimum by only making posts here that are relevant and provide new hunters with useful information.
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Re: Hunter Pet Guide

by vesko132 » Sat May 02, 2015 4:37 am

broken tooth timer is 7h30m on the dot, gl campers
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Re: Hunter Pet Guide

by Gazpy » Sat May 02, 2015 9:20 am

you can Add Mist Howler to Wolves, lvl 23 1,3 AS, Should be speedy as Takk, didn't notice that tho.
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