Day 10 – Pet Battles

Day 10 – Pet Battles

As part of Navi’s 10 Days of Pet Battles:

Design a pet!  What model would your pet have, where would it come from and what abilities would it have?

I loved the idea of a Manticron Cube ever since it was suggested for a previous shared topic so I thought I would have a go at using it for my design.

Manticron - my battle pet

Laser – Blasts the enemy with a laser of arcane power, dealing 310 Magic damage.

Gravity – 1 Turn Cooldown 95% Hit Chance.
Slams the target into the ground, dealing 150 Magic damage.
If used again on the same target, they are levitated and unable to flee for 2 rounds.

Banish – Deals 325 Mechanical damage and forces the opponent’s lowest health pet to swap into battle.

Solar Beam – You summon a beam of solar energy over the active pet location, interrupting the target and silencing the active pet dealing 300 Elemental damage for one round.

Shadow Grasp – Shadowy forces writhe out of the Mantricon Cube dealing 800 shadow damage.

Life Exchange – Equalises the health between the user and his enemy. Health gained cannot exceed the caster’s maximum health.

OK, Magtheridon – DROP YOUR CUBE!

Maybe one day…

Day 9 – Pet Battles

Day 9 – Pet Battles

As part of Navi’s 10 Days of Pet Battles:

What is your favourite pet ability?  If you could have a pet with your favourite abilities, what would they be?

There are so many abilities that work great together but there’s nothing more satisfying than seeing your three opponent’s pets aflame during a PVP battle.

Immolate pets

About the only thing better is when Call Lightning or a Turret is in play which deals even more damage. This is one of the reasons I use my Fel Flame during my Aki fight so I’d have to say Immolate partnered with Flame Breath and Conflagrate is really a great pet to use.

Today I completed my PVP Pet Battle quest earning me the Vengeful Pet Brawler achievement. Now to win another 200  :P

Day 8 – Pet Battles

Day 8 – Pet Battles

As part of Navi’s 10 Days of Pet Battles:

Day 8: What is the stupidest thing(s) you have ever done in a pet battle?

Just after I started pet battling on the beta and had fought quite a few in Durotar, I headed over to The Barrens to see what I could find. I engaged the first one I saw which was a bad move as my corehound was level four and I had selected a level 9 to battle. It didn’t end well… LOL!

Then after heading back to Org to hand in a couple of quests, I decided to see what the ‘Find Battle’ feature was about. I was hoping it would be like The Last Relic of Argus and teleport me to some random critter or something but that was just wishful thinking. I was teleported right outside Org to find my level 5 corehound in a battle with a level 13 pet. OUCH! The odd thing was I died after 2secs which seemed weird but later found it was due to a world glitch where you could just fall through the earth. Even more odd was the fact that the battle was still going so I just released, rezzed and continued fighting critters the old fashioned way, heading over to Mulgore to see what they had to offer.

Other silly things included the usual like starting battles with dead pets, the wrong type, using an ability which crit the pet I was trying capture (before my turnip) or killing a pet I wanted to capture since I was talking to someone or watching TV at the time.

Day 7 – Pet Battles

Day 7 – Pet Battles

As part of Navi’s 10 Days of Pet Battles:

Do you use mods?  If you could only have one pet mod, what would it be and why?

There are several mods which I’ve previously mentioned but after going into numerous raids, dungeons and even questing with my Safari hat (and sometimes other items) still on, I’ve started using Auto Safari Hat which will automatically equip your Safari Hat (and/or Guild Tabard) when fighting wild pets or battling Pet Tamers. It can also accept quests, starts battles, and complete quests automatically each time you right-click a Pet Tamer.

Pet Journal Enhanced

Then there’s Pet Journal Enhanced which was the first addon I started using and even now I love its excellent filtering system. I often use it to show my duplicates, filter by family and even by zone. You can also use it to hide certain pets, predict the stats a pet will have at 25 and show their specialisation of tank, speed or power.

PetBattle Teams is essential if you continue to do a lot of pet battles each day. Even though the default UI saves the last used abilities for each pet you’ve used, the addon lets you switch teams on the fly when travelling from one tamer to another. There’s even a handy spot at the bottom of the tab where you can easily access the heal ability and show you the number of bandages you have at a glance. Hopefully we’ll be able to access the buff treats from there sometime in the future but if I had to choose just one addon it would probably be Pet Journal Enhanced.

Day 6 – Pet Battles

Day 6 – Pet Battles

As part of Navi’s 10 Days of Pet Battles:

What pets have you got in your favourite team(s)?

I have a handful of pets which I like to use but not necessarily on the same team although when going though my collection, I realised I had a lot more than that. Some are based on stats while others are ability based. However, there are some which are just fun to watch.

For the sake of this post, I’ve rounded them down to two handfuls :)

Sea Pony

One of my absolute favourite pets (which goes great with my Poseidus mount)


Mongoose for speed

Amber Moth

My Amber Moth packs a wollup at a force of 305 power

Snowy Owl

Quills, Predatory Strike and Speed

Wild Crimson Hatchling

Wild Crimson Hatchling

Mini Mindslayer

Mini Mindslayer (Life Exchange)

Feverbite Hatchling

I don’t really like spiders but it’s hard to ignore their effectiveness.

Arcane Eye

Boom, boom, shake the [battlefield]

Fel Flame

Burn baby burn

Darkmoon Rabbit

This one is just fun to watch

My Flayer Hatchling, Clockwork Gnome and Emperor Crab used to be my staple pets but they have since been replaced by more interesting models. I’ve also been having quite a bit of fun with the weekly PVP battle quest completing Experienced Pet Brawler just this afternoon. Slowly but surely…

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