Livingdeath wrote:Mech - I think it's pretty common knowledge that the Fluxfire Feline is the best Mech and easily worth the leveling time (should take you 30 minutes). You should actually tame 2 (near Dun Murogh). But the Darkmoon Zeppelin is pretty great too and even a Clockwork Robots can be pretty powerful. I used a Clockwork Robot in this fight.
Darkmoon Zep is good because you already have it, Minoke.
But LD is absolutely right about Fluxfire Feline
- even post 5.2, when Supercharge
gets a slight nerf, the Fluxfire Feline is unstoppable for pure, unadulterated Mechanical Burst. It's fragile - it won't take too many hits. But an S/S Fluxfire is faster than some tamer pets, and you can get some good hits in. I can kill Major Payne's bear and mechanopeep with my L25 Fluxfire.
Elemental - I like the Crimson Geodes in Deepholm. The Fel Flame in Shadowmoon Valley is a good elemental. If you can, level a Terrible Turnip for pet capturing purposes. I used a Crimson Geode in this Fight.
I agree about Fel Flame
. In fact, it's a damned-near perfect anti-Mechanical. Keep Immolate
up, spam Burn
, then finish with Conflagrate
- because Conf hits twice on a Burning (ie: Immolated) target, it kills the Mechanical - then kills it again when it resurrects.
For survivability, however, little can beat a Shale Hatchling, regardless of color. Plus they're easy to farm.
Aquatic - Head out to Dread Wastes and tame an Emperor Crab to get access to a powerful high level aquatic now. It's a powerful pet and I've honestly soloed some trainers just with this pet.
P/P Emperor Crab
... the soloing pet of the gods.
If you can get card game pets, I highly recommend the Purple Puffer
. It has amazing damage with Pump
Otherwise, catch any kind of water strider (the P/S Eternal Strider
is my personal favorite) - they have a similar ability set, though they can't hit as hard as the Puffer.
Critter - Marsh Fiddlers in Valley of Four Winds gives you a decent critter with heals/defense. I don't use critters much since there aren't many undead pets.
or Silkbead Snail
will be invaluable when you start going after the Pandaren Tamers - particularly the Spirits.
Also, a well-played high-speed rabbit can solo a lot of stuff with patience and a good eye.
Dragon - Your Celestial Dragon is good for now. An Emerald Proto Whelp from Sholazar's Basin is good too.
So is a Spawn of Onyxia
, if you can get a P/P rare.
Human - Kun Lai Runt in Kun Lai Summit as an easy human capture. My favorite is the Flayer Hatchling found on the border of Hellfire Penninsula/Terrokar Forest.
Agreed on both of these. If you can solo AQ40 or can camp the auction house, consider Aniubisath Idol
, as it can solo a lot of tamers at 25.
Beast - Alpine Foxling in Kun Lai are surprisingly powerful.
Much as LD doesn't use critters, I don't use many beasts. I'll defer to their opinion on this one.
I do like my Ravager Hatchling
Flying - Amber Moth in Dread Wastes or Townlong is one of the most powerful flying pets.
Agreed, though my personal preference runs to the Effervescent Glowfly
for sheer survivability.
Undead - Restless Shadeling in Deadwind Pass are great, plus super easy to get because it spawns with no adds in the fight, your 3 pets versus 1 undead. The only problem is the spawn time is pretty late.
Agreed. Alternately, Lost of Lordaeron
is very, very easy to find most of the time.
Nether Faerie Dragon
Magic - Nordrassil Wisp in Mount Hyjal, although I really prefer a Nether Faerie Dragon from Feralas (it has poweful attacks against aquatics and flying pets).
was my second pet to 25, right after Frosty
The usefulness of this pet cannot be overstated. Also, if you have the patience, a P/P Jade Oozeling
can be devastating in late game.=========================================================
Minoke wrote:Is the Turnip good for anything else but capturing other pets, btw?
Honestly, I haven't found a use for it outside of capturing.
But it's so completely overwhelmingly useful for captures that it's basically indispensable at 25 if you're serious about taming.