Tekulve2012 wrote:Willy may indeed be the best magic pet. I like the interrupt move and the tongue lash whams undead nicely.
I just see such potential for magic pets ..they have a half decent racial ability that mitigates dmg ..but there are simply so few good ones compared to other families.
Discodoggy has a great pet pvp blog and within it he tracked the specific pets and families used in over 500 battles. It proves out my point as Magic came in dead last. Some would argue that it's because there are fewer magic pets.. I say its because they are weaker in general.
The Jade Oozling has a p/p breed that I havent captured yet ..it's on my to do list as it is likely the most powerful magic pet atm.
Willy is a decent pet; not great, but not terrible which I suppose puts him in the upper echelon of magic pets. He is pretty strong vs. undead, and against other things as well with a round of set-up (Rot->Tongue Lash), but his breed sucks against too many pets speed-wise, making his interrupt so-so, and Rot needs a shorter cd to be more effective. Still, I used to run into him on a pretty strong team that included a frog and a mountain panda (all had TMNT names), with Rot being a key move leading into a monster Mudslide hit from the panda for those who didn't see it coming. Nordrassil Wisp is indeed a gimmicky pet, and is really more of an annoyance than anything else, though having the s/s version is rather enjoyable against adder users. The Wisp may look decent with the Flash->Light combo, but a simple Shell Shield or Sandstrom/Stoneskin makes the dmg laughable, and it isn't all that powerful even without mitigation. A wisp using that combo will be ability-locked unless they also run with Arcane Explosion, which is also pretty lackluster.
Magic pets in general have issues with speed, lack of self-mitigation/survival/dodge abilities, dmg output (which is only really decent against flyers), and a terrible racial. That is not a recipe for success in the meta in it's current incarnation, or really in any form.
I really want magic pets to be more useful as well, but in their current state it is almost handicapping yourself to even use one, especially against higher-lvl pets. Even my favorite magic pet, the p/p Jade Oozeling, which I also consider possibly the strongest magic pet dmg/usefulness-wise (mostly because of his one-for-oneing crows/ravens/d. hatchlings), is only slightly better than some basic pets (i.e. bad breeds of rats or snakes), and far below other top-tier pets from their respective families.