Day 4 – Pet Battles

As part of Navi’s Ten Days of Pet Battles:

Day 4: What was the most epic pet battle/capture you ever had?

There are a few that stick out but not for the excitement value that others have written about, like capturing a rare spawn. On the beta, the Twilight Fiendling had such an annoying ability, capturing one proved difficult. They weren’t that rare to find but there was a lot of angst keeping them alive for the entire battle.

I can’t tell you how many failed attempts I had on this but it was enough.

Onyxia vs Fiendling

Who will be taken out first?

Back then, the Fiendlings had an ability to clone itself (splitting it’s health in half) so essentially it would hit you twice each turn and then often die before you could trap it. How fair is that? So I was happy to see when it came to capturing one on live, the ability was gone.

Twilight Fiendlings

Check out the Fiendling clone ability in action!

Looking through my beta folder, I was excited to find this little nugget.

Speaking of other abilities which were tweaked, the Flayer Hatchling’s reflection ability worked a little differently too. The ability would reflect ANY ability including burrowing and heals so was really OP at the time. I recall doing a battle in the Vale, fairly close to Aki where I reflected the burrowing ability of the enemy pet. This caused my pet to remain underground for the rest of the match. This also happened on the take-off ability which caused you to fly up high, blocking an attack so in fact, my flayer was in mid-air for the rest of the entire match.

The most recent ‘epic’ battle that comes to mind is the tamer battle I had a while ago. Although that was more determination to keep going in the hopes of winning, rather than forfeiting and trying again with a different lineup.

Ah, the memories.

Author: Cymre

A disc priest and relic hunter who loves collecting achievements, silver dragon shots and pets. Other hobbies include transmog / costumes, novelty items, class sets as well as all things pets.

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  1. I was lucky in the beta, I caught that pet when all pets were level 1 and none of them had special attacks. Darkmoon Faire starts again tomorrow (for me, you are probably already there). Time for more attempts at the Darkmoon Eye!

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    • They were all level 1? I can only imagine that :P Yep another week of holding my breath when I open that bag.

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  2. Is it DMF time already? And wow I didn’t realise you had such a hard time with the fiendling! And you do like that shadowfiend looking pet :)

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    • Only because you skipped all my posts back then. :P

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    • Not at the time though LOL! Although I wouldn’t object if ours had that ability :P

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  3. Double Cullen, oh my maybe they should have kept that ability LOL. As you can maybe guess my Twilight Fiendling is named after Edward Cullen haha. I guess though it’s a good thing those abillites are gone because they totally sound like a PITA. UGH my spellchecker isn’t working … dang firefox!!!

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