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This guy was the first mech pet I got to 25 way back when. Lead off with Build Turret, and mix in Metal Fist while the turret is on cd. Does pretty good chip damage with a couple turrets up. Use Repair at around 50% health, and as long as your opponent doesn't have any big-hitting abilities, it will proc at least by the time your failsafe mechanism kicks in.
I got a 4, 14 (Destruction) breed of this guy and he's been one of my mainstays ever since. Good mix of moves, and with his high damage/high healing, he's got great survivability, and he absolutely crushes Elemental pets with a Surge, Healing Wave, Whirlpool moveset. Surge makes his high damage, low speed combo almost a non-factor, since you can always get off a finishing attack even against faster opponents. Pop Whirlpool, Surge, Surge, and Healing Wave as needed :D
Hated going against Fezwick, the epic one of these from the DMF pet battle. The banana move just seemed so OP. He could get about 5 hits out of it over two rounds, while I couldn't fight back.
Sure is nice being able to pull one of these guys out against any critter though :)
Been trying to catch a rare of these for 3-4 weeks now. This is the last Northrend pet that I still need a rare of. Finally found one as the third pet along with a couple shore crabs. I was using my Nether Fairie Dragon's Slicing Wind attack and it hits 3 times with 2 crits and killed the damn penguin. My hunt continues...
Update: Two days later, went with the Dragonbone strategy mentioned below. After about 50 more fights, I finally caught one.
I was flying over to get to the Hinterlands and remembered I needed one of these. Couldn't spot anything on my main server, so I logged into an old toon I had sitting on Kael'Thas. Flew over to Refuge Point and found about 5 of them. First one I checked was rare :)
Just saw one of these for the first time on AH for 10k. Decided to pull the trigger and buy it up. Now I have my All-Eye Squadron, with my Arcane Eye, and the Darkmoon Eye I finally won yesterday after doing the daily since September. Happy days...
Went by Coldarra about a week ago and couldn't find any spawns. Went back today. Spotted one, turned out to be Poor, and I accidently two-shot it. The next one I found was a Rare :) I do think its strange that this pet isn't counted as part of the Northrend Safari acheivement.
I just realized I didn't have one of these, so I flew down to Tranquillen, and started riding around to the spawn points, but wasn't finding any. I rode past the Dawnstar Spire, then swam across the lake. I got to Goldenmist Village where I finally saw a spawn, and it turned out to be a level 5 rare. Quickly captured it, and killed the Snake that was with it. This one is my 350th unique pet :)
Such a nuisance, I've probably fought 200 of these things before coming across my first rare, and my damn pet critted it on the 2nd hit and killed it. I'll probably not see another rare for 200 more battles. My only consolation is finding a rare Crimson Moth two fights later
 I was afraid of killing the moth, so 2nd team I sent to fight it wound up being to weak, and they lost. 8 fights later, I found another rare Polly and caught this one, after it killed my Mr. Grubbs
I got a rare on the 5th fight. Pretty glad too, since I did this on my BElf mage and it's a real pain to get out to Bloodmyst for a Horde, so I didn't want to have to go back there again.
I just snagged mine while I was flying through Dustwallow to do some Archeology leveling on my DK. I stopped off in the area, and after about 20 seconds, I saw Dart run past. I checked a couple nests and found his on the third one. Now back to Un'Goro to try for the Ravasaur...
Love having him for the cooking part, and he's fun to have hanging around my goblin rogue because they're the same size. It's been a pain to level him, but he's really paid off this month for the darkmoon pet battle. Flamethrower, followed up with Conflagrate, absolutely destroys the Tonk. Leveled him from 21 to 23 just from those last two fights :)
I decided to upgrade my Blighthawk on my way back from EPL. I've spent about 30 minutes already just flying around and engaging every pet I see. Only found one on the map, one was poor, the second common. Every single other one I've seen has been poor quality, and I'm saying that's about 50 of them so far...
Update, the magic of the post worked :) Very next pet had a rare with it, woot! Accidentally killed it using Swarm, but caught it first try once it rezzed
I'm so pumped I just won my own. I was pretty dejected after losing out on my last attempt with a 93 roll and the winner rolled a 94. This time I won with only an 84 roll, go figure. So awesome to finally have him :)
He's going to be my favorite critter pet, no doubt
Thanks for the down-vote. I power-leveled him, and even at 13 he was able to go up against lvl 23 roaches. Once his speed is comparable to the opponent, use Dodge, and keep the DoT up :)
I wanted this guy as soon as I first fought him. I only had one level 25 Ony whelping, a lvl 21 Sinister Squashling and a level 17 Clockwork Rocket Bot. I got two wins out of about 30 attempts, while also leveling the squashling up to 24 and the CRB up to 21 just to make it more competitive. Sadly, my 2nd win came on the last day of the faire. I'm hoping that I'll get him to drop next month. In the meantime, I'm leveling up my Arcane Eye as a poor substitute...
I just saw one of these on the AH for 30G. Immediate buyout...
I would have expected it to be several hundred gold, but I'm sure not complaining :)
This guy is excellent for crushing beasts. Also, the Lock-On ability is able to target an enemy pet that is submerged or has lifted off, so you don't have to wait that extra round to set it up. Ion Cannon usually hits for over 1k on beasts, but you'll be vulnerable for a couple rounds if you miss or get dodged.
I decided to start farming this on my hunter since I was in Zul'Drak and wanted to see if there were any other cool pets to get. I killed about 30 raptor, then had to leave to do something else. A couple days later I had to come back with my shammy to get herbs, and I decided to take another shot at it. I did about 2 hours of killing all the raptors I saw, and it just dropped on about my 200th kill of the day. Very excited to have this guy to go along with my Lashtail. Wouldn't sell it for 10k... :)
Took me 4 days to get myself a rare. I checked the cellar today and there were about 7 spawns. Mostly uncommons, but the last one on my way back out to the entrance was the rare. Glad to have this one done with.
I had to have this guy once they introduced pet battles, so I dropped the $10, and annoyingly, no more than 3 days later, Blizz did a half off promotion for him :(
I'm disappointed that his Life Siphon doesn't scale very well as you level. At 20, it only returns about 50-80 HP per round, which doesn't do much of anything when you are getting hit for at least 150 HP by pretty much any pet around the same level. If it gave back 15-20% health, I think he'd be more effective.
I got a rare of these the first time I saw one. I've been using him as my primary beast while I'm leveling my Lashtail Hatchling. He can really deliver some punishment, and has lots of HP to weather some hits, which is important as he has no ability to heal himself during battle. It's too bad he doesn't have Devour, since that would really enhance his survivability during fights, but that might make him to OP.