Nice guid. And I saved the url to your blog.
The only pet I question in your list is the rabbit. Elfin Rabbit?
Elfin Rabbit (B/B)
Health - 1481
Power - 227
Speed - 325
Grasslands Cottontail (S/S)
Health - 1400
Power - 260
Speed - 325
This rabbit can also practically solo Major Payne three pets (with good RNG crits and Burrow hits). Against Grizzle: Dodge > Flurry > Burrow > and Flurry, Flurry, Flurry during Hybernate > Repeat (note: you have to forfeit and reengage if Grizzle opens with Bash, or you will eat a Rampage for at least half your health, or close to full health when Grizzle crits). With Payne's other two pets, dodge whenever available, burrow whenever available. The only reason I don't solo Payne more often with him is I need to get my TWO carry pets in at some point.
Same goes with Nearly Headless Jacobs; except that the rabbit's abilities aren't perfectly timed with the moves like they are with Grizzle. But again, you can solo Jacobs pets with just one rabbit. I also use a Grasslands, Carry Pet, Grasslands on the one in Deepholm—the grasslands dodges and burrows under most if not all the Stone Rushes, and evades Elementium Bolts. And because I got tired of trying other pet combos, I use two Grasslands and another speed rabbit in the Darkmoon Faire.
(It can also be noted that the "Ash Spiderling", "Desert Spider", "Forest Spiderling", "Spider", "Twilight Spider", and "Widow Spiderling" come in the same B/B breed as the Jumping Spider, with the same move-set. I have a B/B spider, so I don't need to acquire a different breed of the Jumping Spider; unless I just want to have two of the same breed.)
And on pets like Swamp Croaker, that extra 3 speed doesn't make a difference; and the extra 3 power doesn't seem to be enough to matter. I have one of each breed, but I often go to the breed with 65 extra health.
At least you didn't list an S/S Gilnean or other IMPOSSIBLE to get pets. I'm convinced that people who make tutorials for other people and say things like "Use a Vamperic Batling... But any bat will do" are just SHOWING OFF THEIR PRIZE. They can't be serious! For one, they aren't even in the same family, smh.
. . .Although I'm not going to get Animus until I see a steal on the AH, or I can make a trade for something as rare. I saw one going for 4k a couple months ago, and I hesitated in buying it, and have kicked myself ever since, lol.
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on January 10th, 2014, 2:08 am, edited 11 times in total.