Breeds will not be important to a casual pet collector but it’s something you need to consider for the optimal success rate.
Every battle pet has three stats – Health, Power and Speed which increase each time your pets level. These numbers are determined by three factors:
- Base Stats
These can vary from pet to pet with some having more Speed or Power than others so if you’re looking to maximise a certain stat (H/H, P/P, S/S), this should be the decider. To determine what stat you should focus on, it really depends on the role it plays in your team. Turtles tend to have more Health fulfilling more of a tank role, while my (S/S) Mongoose is great for getting that first hit in or defensive ability. If you want your pet to hit hard, look for a double dose of Power (P/P) or (S/S) for a very fast pet. Combinations like H/P can also work if that’s what you need.
A higher quality pet will receive a larger allocation of stats each time it levels so consider a poor quality pet as the baseline, and rarity as the multiplier:
- Poor pets will have all stats multiplied by 1
- Common pets will have all stats multiplied by 1.1
- Uncommon pets will have all stats multiplied by 1.2
- Rare pets will have all stats multiplied by 1.3
It will not matter if you upgrade your pet at level 1 or 25, it will still end up with the same stats at max level.
- H = Health
- P = Power
- S = Speed
- B = Balance
Each breed is made up of three numbers which make up the Health, Power and Speed values respectively. The Flayer Youngling on the right is a P/B breed, meaning its health at level 25 will be 1465, with 289 Power and a Speed of 273 (when upgraded to rare). B refers to Balance meaning the stat weights are split between the three (but in this case two as a P/B breed).
A breed of 3/13 will will gain 0.5 to all stats each time it levels (in addition to the values from Base Stats and Rarity). As such, each breed is made up of these two numbers – 3 and 13 where 3 refers to a male pet and 13 a female pet. As a rule, any breed between 3-12 are male, while 13-22 are female. A pet’s sex has no significance so just collect the breed you prefer.
The following table displays the list of BreedIDs and their corresponding values.
|3 = 13||B / B||0.5||0.5||0.5||1.5|
|4 = 14||P / P||0||2||0||2.0|
|5 = 15||S / S||0||0||2||2.0|
|6 = 16||H / H||2||0||0||2.0|
|7 = 17||H / P||0.9||0.9||0||1.8|
|8 = 18||P / S||0||0.9||0.9||1.8|
|9 = 19||H / S||0.9||0||0.9||1.8|
|10 = 20||P / B||0.4||0.9||0.4||1.7|
|11 = 21||S / B||0.4||0.4||0.9||1.7|
|12 = 22||H /B||0.9||0.4||0.4||1.7|
The more specialised a breed, the more points it will get overall so the ultra-specialised 4/14, 5/15, and 6/16 breeds get a full 2 points per level, while the ultra-balanced 3/13 breed gets only 1.5 points total making it the weakest in stat allocation.
A pet with H/H refers to a double dose of Health or 2/0/0 but if you see H/B, that’s Health mixed with Balance or .9/.4/.4. There’s also B/B for double Balance or .5/.5/.5. as well as P/S for Power mixed with Speed or 0/.9/.9.
Things to Note
- Pets don’t always have multiple breeds. A lot of quest reward, classic raid drops and certain wild pets have one breed.
- Vendor bought pets like the Dragonhawk Hatchlings have multiple breeds so you may need to buy a few to get the breed you want.
- Don’t be afraid to capture a poor quality pet if it’s the breed you’re after – you can always upgrade it later. This is especially true for a low spawn pet like the Minfernal. In this case, you should capture one and call it a great day.
Flawless Battle-Stones have a chance to be collected from successful wild battles and a number of reward bags.
Marked Flawless Battle-Stones are available from Varzok in Orgrimmar (52.5, 59.3) or Audrey Burnhep in Stormwind (69.4, 25.1) once you trade in 3x family-specific Flawless Battle-Stones. They can also be purchased from your Battle Pet Master (Serr’ah or Lio) who are located in your Garrison’s Pet Menagerie in Draenor.
Resources & Addons
Pet Battle Starter Guide – The basics about Pet Battles
- Rematch – If you plan on battling a lot of tamers each day, this addon makes team changing a breeze. You can even add pets to a levelling queue and sort teams into groups.
- Battle Pet BreedIDs – see all the BreedIDs in-game. Good to know for any serious pet battler and those who follow my YouTube strategies.
- Family Familiar Helper – helps track your Family Familiar progress and more recent Family style meta achievements
For many, BreedIDs will only be important for the ones you choose to power-level through tamer battles since you’re aiming for the highest success rate. At the end of the day, do what feels right to you – whether you just want a full collection of rares, maximum level pets or the most powerful, the choice is up to you.