Another few tips for fellow pet masters.
1. If you see char with Disgusting Oozerling
never try to remove disease/poison from him.
2. Insects are the most powerful warriors from aquatic family. From all insects Dancing Water Skimmer
in 12/22 breed has the highest health (1546 hp), what make him the best choice (IMHO) to fight against any elemental battle pet.
First tip, if DWS is slower then elite battle pets, Cleansing Rain
goes last in round, what helps to control weather effect and heal after incoming dmg.
Second tip, Pump
not only does great dmg, but also applies dmg buff for 10%, what in some cases can be better, then release Pump
. For example, first enemy pet already decreased to half health. In this case I prefer to charge Pump
and finish him by Water Jet
, even if it will take 1 more round. But next enemy pet will be pumped in first round. Many battle master’s pets start from buffs/debuffs, after what they use few rounds attacks. So, if we start from Pump
1st round and use another Pump
in 3d round we do 2400+ dmg for elemental pet or 1600+ dmg for other families. For example, I use this mechanic to lvl my pets on pet master Farmer Nishi
3. New pet Anubisath Idol
is the best pet tank we still saw. But he has 2 weaknesses.
First weakness – his tank properties - 74 dmg reduction from Sandstorm
+74 dmg reduction from Stoneskin
don’t protect from Glowing Toxin
, what does 6% target max health as dmg every round.
Second weakness – as humanoid Anubisath Idol
takes extra dmg from undead abilities with lifesteal effect like Absorb
, so his opponents steal more health. And I can imagine how, for example, some rare Spider
with Sticky Web
and Leech Life
can eat this OP pet, which gets so many good tips in this topic.
To close this weaknesses I changed Stoneskin
and use it to reflect Growing Toxin
against flies, and lifesteel from pets with it. For example, if some Silkbead Snail
, I prefer to reflect Absorb.
4. In first sight Call Lighting
looks like great spell for many serpents from dragonkin family. This weather effect adds dmg for Cyclone
and both hits Tail Sweep
. For example, Thundering Serpent Hatching
with rotation Cyclone
, Call Lighting
, Tail Sweep
will do 1.000+ dmg to enemy team from 3 round and further. But it is false sight. First, it takes a lot time to proc and 1 round continues near 1 minute. Moreover, buff from Call lighting
may more than 2 times increase dmg wild pets. So, in my opinion, this ability has great potential but useless in modern kind.
5. In next patch 5.2 Bliz will plan to make penalty for escaping combat to prevent exploit with waiting for “right” pet order. Switch pets in time they are hitted by legendary pets isn’t good idea. But we still have solution. Fowl pet Turkey
like bird has 50% bonus to speed on start. Also Turkey
have great spell Food Coma
what puts target to sleep for 2 rounds. I believe, that usage rare Turkey
5 breed (325 speed on 25 lvl) just to sleep from start legendary pet and switch on his antipet will be useful for some hard fights.