B/B is probably the worst breed type you can get overall. Some cases its the best because lack of better options. B/B is balance/balance, it basicly means youre spreading your given points for the breed out on all 3 stats. As said above, dont pump speed points if the pet isnt speedy etc, its just wasted points. Try to look for speed breakpoints and ability setup and then strengthen the pets design.
276 - B/B
289 - common P/S
305 - some H/S
325 - S/S
333 - S/S
341 - S/S
These are just some examples, many pets run same base stats (before breed pts are applied) but some do not, other pets (mostly later added) run totally weird breakpoints. In PvP, if you dont go first with your fast pet, all its points into speed is basicly wasted and could have been better used in health or power.
When I look at breeds, I'll first check the following:
Any pure breeds available? (HH PP SS)
Race passive/type of pet?
Speed granting ability available?
Stuns, interupts, dodge, pvp abilities available? (these would benefit highly from going first)
Heal available? (healthgain is based on power)
Sometimes you get a poor selection of breeds available to you, lets take Gulp Froglet, Timeless Isle frog pet. I think it got HP HB BB available.
- no pure breeds
- aquatic, shite
- no heal,no dodge,no kick,no nothing.
- slow, no speed increasing ability
So you can't make it speedy, its not meant to be. Well then stack power and health on it. You get highest possible attack while having highest amount of health on the pet if you choose the HP breed. Sorted
Get BattlepetbreedID addon, works wonder, lightweight and subtle.
Some pets do your head in when it comes to breeds, one early on for me was the Fluxfire Feline (long after nerf). 2 good breeds available, attacks that increase, decrease speed and attacks that needs 'go first' factor. So my mind is spinnning "hmm if i still can be faster with 289 only I'll stretch my power abit and i can always take another attack".
In PvP some pets will never work, and some pets are made for it. When you do start to battle other people your view on pets will start to get narrowed down to a handful only, those are the pets that actually only can battle. People naturally chooses good PvP pets in PvP (doh), so try some of those perhaps.