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Linguine
(@linguine)
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Now, things could always change in Classic due to errors in information, but as of right now there is no indication whatsoever from private servers that a wolf will be the premier raid pet unless Lupos is in his pre-nerf state, which in all likelihood he won't be. Even before the nerf, if you don't have Lupos then wolves aren't worth getting.

After Lupos's nerf, the raid premier pet is either a cat or a raptor due to being able to train both bite, claw, and having the highest innate damage modifiers.

Furious Howl is a non-issue and really not competitive. Lupos gets picked because he does insane damage on attacks. Furious Howl? No, he'd be better if he could train claw.

The wolf pet urban legend has likely persisted so long due to Lupos being a wolf (and onlookers not realizing that "wolf" isn't the special part) and also due to most min-maxers being warriors and rogues. Not only is there less time devoted to theorycrafting hunters, but warriors and rogues screech very loudly for hunters to get Furious Howl so that they can score a smidgen higher on their own dps meter standing while sacrificing overall raid dps.

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Posted : 17/03/2019 11:37 pm
Krannok
(@krannok)
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Back in the day when I had a Hunter alt, I just picked the pets I truly liked and could possibly add value to RP sessions. My main pet was a Crocolisk called Ironjaw, and also included him to play a part in RP sessions. So much fun! Plus, loved the hissing sound the Crocolisks make. 🙂

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Posted : 18/03/2019 1:54 am
Pixstar
(@pixstar)
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I remember getting a rare elite tiger from Winterspring or the tiger from a quest in Winterspring, which you couldn't get anymore after you completed the quest. Unless you waited for someone else to spawn the mob.

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Posted : 18/03/2019 3:35 am
Stka
 Stka
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Echeyakee is a good, flashy pet for the fact you can spawn him yourself, time-lost getting the rake is a big deal if you're trying to get ahead of the pack on early levels which leads to my primary focus... Broken tooth! The faster I can get to 37 the less competition there will be. I've always had more problems with casters than high armour players that I can easily kite.

Still a proponent of using what you think is cool. Want a Hyena? Go for it.

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Posted : 18/03/2019 3:44 am
Herrington
(@herrington)
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I had a black mottle boar from Durotar from start to end of my time playing WoW. I didn't really know anything about the stats, but I thought it was a pretty good all-around pet, plus the fact that it could eat anything I fed it. I'll probably grab the little 4-legged garbage disposal again this time around, though it'd be nice to get a fast attack cat (or owl...) as well.

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Posted : 18/03/2019 7:34 am
Solveig
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I had a black mottle boar from Durotar from start to end of my time playing WoW. I didn't really know anything about the stats, but I thought it was a pretty good all-around pet, plus the fact that it could eat anything I fed it. I'll probably grab the little 4-legged garbage disposal again this time around, though it'd be nice to get a fast attack cat (or owl...) as well.

Good stuff! In Vanilla I had a bunch of different pets. From memory I had a cat from Badlands towards the end, but might need to dig out the screenshots and see if my pet is in any of them.

I only made it to 47 back in the day as a young kid, I remember knowing the slight differences across the pets, but obviously never knew which was strictly better than the other. Though was often told about Broken Tooth.

Definitely a big advocate of picking what suits you and what you like, over strictly which stat is better than the other. Smile

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Posted : 18/03/2019 8:15 am
teebling
(@teebling)
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Question: do you guys think I will need a tanky pet for soloing Maraudon? Say a Turtle or a Gorilla?

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Posted : 19/03/2019 8:10 am
Quaria
(@quaria)
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Question: do you guys think I will need a tanky pet for soloing Maraudon? Say a Turtle or a Gorilla?

Depends on spec I guess.

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Topic starter Posted : 19/03/2019 11:13 am
rijndael
(@rijndael)
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I've never played a Hunter but I'm planning on rolling one as an alt at some point in Classic.

Is Brokentooth still the best all round pet in PvP against casters in 1.12?

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Posted : 19/03/2019 11:19 am
Stka
 Stka
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Question: do you guys think I will need a tanky pet for soloing Maraudon? Say a Turtle or a Gorilla?

No, mara is ez pz.

I've never played a Hunter but I'm planning on rolling one as an alt at some point in Classic.

Is Brokentooth still the best all round pet in PvP against casters in 1.12?

Yes, the pushback is crazy but any mage worth their salt will cc your pet anyway.

But most mages suck.

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Posted : 19/03/2019 7:05 pm
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