Just for fun (and out of boredom), I've been trying to find THE "Champion" pet to send against each specific pet families, or as I like to call them, the Ultimate Counterpets
I haven't gone all that far in my research yet, but I believe I do have a few awesome nominees for some of the Ultimate Counterpet titles.
-----Ultimate CRITTER Counterpet
(In other words, the best possible pet to send against a Critter)
This title goes to, in my opinion, the Flayer Youngling
Being from the Humanoid family, he receives less damage from critters.
On top of his always fun ability Reflection, the Flayer Youngling may use two high damage Beast abilities, perfect for destroying critters; Triple Snap and Rampage.
------Ultimate MECHANICAL Counterpet
Countering Mechanical pets is easy, since Elemental pets both receive less damage from them AND deal more damage to them.
Because of that, almost all Elementals could be nominated here, but since I'm trying to find one true Champion for each category, I will go with the Fel Flame
for this one, simply because of his tremendous damage output.
Of course, he'd have to be using the abilities Burn, Immolate and Conflagrate, which would all deal extra damage to Mechanicals.
------Ultimate FLYING Counterpet
The Sprite Darter Hatchling
is my nominee for this one.
Being Dragonkin, he receives less damage from Flying abilities.
On top of that, his Moonfire and Arcane Blast abilities are Magic, dealing extra damage to Flying pets.
------Ultimate HUMANOID Counterpet
For this one, I will nominate the Molten Hatchling
(or any spider using the same abilities).
There might be a Beast pet out there that can deal more Undead damage, but I have yet to find which one.
For now, the Molten Hatchling makes a good nomine because he receives less damage from Humanoid, and can use Leech Life every other round, which deals extra damage to Humanoids.
------Ultimate MAGIC Counterpet
Maybe not the true Champion here, but the Mechanical Pandaren Dragonling
deserves a nomination at least.
For one, he's of course Mechanical, so receives less damage from Magic abilities.
And for two, his Breath ability is Dragonkin and therefor deals extra damage to Magic pets.
It's his only Dragonkin ability though, but I have yet to find a pet better suited for countering Magic pets.
------Ultimate UNDEAD Counterpet
For this one, I nominate any frog/toad pet. To be specific, and just because I prefer his lizard looks, I'll nominate the Horny Toad
He of course is Aquatic, so takes less damage from Undeads.
His Frog Kiss ability is fun, but to maximize Critter damage, the Horny Toad can go to battle with a heal topped with two Critter offensive abilities, of course dealing extra damage to Undeads.
------Ultimate BEAST Counterpet
Still working on that one, the ultimate choice would be: Flying with Mechanical Abilities
------Ultimate AQUATIC Counterpet
Still working on that one, the ultimate choice would be: Magic with Flying Abilities
------Ultimate ELEMENTAL Counterpet
Still working on that one, the ultimate choice would be: Critter with Aquatic Abilities
(Maybe a snail?)
------Ultimate DRAGONKIN Counterpet
Still working on that one, the ultimate choice would be: Undead with Humanoid Abilities
So please, share your thoughts and your own nominees if you're interested