I can't say I've levelled any characters exclusively through pet battles, but I've levelled one from 80 to 100, and three from 90 to 100 with Pet Battles mostly
- and I say mostly, because I had to quest a bit to recruit Garrison followers before reaching level 100!
As far as the 90-100 part goes: In Frostfire Ridge, fighting the Icespine Hatchling
clusters, you get about 60% of a level, and 5 pets from 1 to 25 (with both XP Treats
and Safari Hat
), per hour spent. Did this a lot to gain progress towards the 2000 fights in Draenor (Draenor Pet Brawler
) for the Garrison monument!
The team I use is:
Combat sequence is trivial. Start with Booby-Trapped Presents
, then Greench's Gift
. The Icespine Hatchling should be dead by now, otherwise, use Club
to finish him off (ineffective, but enough to kill it). When the next pet comes in, it'll trigger the explosives, and die to a couple more attacks. You may swap your carry pet
now (preferably against a Roach, as they're the most harmless) and then call upon Feline Familiar
, who will have no trouble cleaning up the last pet (a Wasp or a Critter), thanks to his skillset. Human Racial
keep a steady amount of healing going, and will usually let you endure through the 8 minutes of Revive. I'm aware these pets are relatively rare due to seasonal restrictions, but you can use other pets with similar results (although I'll say Minefield
strategies remain insanely effective!) .
In case you play Horde, this may be easier since your Garrison is right there; if you're Alliance, I don't know how things are in Shadowmoon for wild pets - but at least you got Ashlei, I guess!