Many thanks to Liopleurodon for writing the battling portion of our newest feature, Pet of the Month. Here are some additional points on the Restless Shadeling that she wanted to share!How Do You Use Your Restless Shadeling?
The Restless Shadeling
is a favorite pet of mine largely because of its creepy taming behavior. Karazhan at night, alone, just waiting for something to go bump in the night? It’s enough to give anyone the willies.
As a battler, Phase Shift
is by far the most useful ability the Shadeling has. It can require a bit of turn counting to get right, but we’ve seen frequently how useful this can be. This dodge plus the decent Undead damage the Shadeling brings makes it a favorite for the Tarr the Terrible
fight. In particular, a dodge against Deathy’s Deep Breath
is fairly crucial, and a great way to get around it is to wait for the stun, then swap to a pet with dodge to avoid it.
I frequently use the Shadeling as a Plagued Blood
vehicle with DOT-heavy buddies. Especially with something like a Zandalari Kneebiter
, that extra little bit of healing with that multi-hitting ability and a relatively fragile pet can really help things go the distance.
It has two breeds, H/H and H/S. H/S is almost always going to be preferred, because it allows you to effectively get two rounds out of your Phase Shift.
There aren’t really any other pets with an ability set to mirror the Restless Shadeling. The Bone Serpent
and Son of Sethe
all have Lift-Off
, which can be used to avoid certain direct hitting abilities, but won’t avoid most DoT abilities. The Ghastly Kid
can use Ethereal
, which is somewhat similar as well.
Another option for Plagued Blood I particularly enjoy is the Scourged Whelpling
, because you can also use Death and Decay
in the same set for a small boost to healing, too. If you’re just looking for a decent Undead damage dealer, much of the rest of that family fits the bill nicely. A good, still mournfully spooky option, is the Lost of Lordaeron
. It’s easily tamed, and the spirit of a citizen murdered by Arthas is certainly a good ally for Hallow’s End.
Written by: Liopleurodon
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