Many thanks to Liopleurodon for writing the battling portion of our newest feature, Pet of the Month. Here are some additional points on the Spring Rabbit that she wanted to share!How Do You Use Your Spring Rabbit?
Hi again! This is the forum post to accompany the second edition of Warcraftpets Pet of the Month
, all about the Spring Rabbit
. We're going to talk a bit more about strategy in using the Rabbit. If you have any other tips or pointers, please share!
One of the best examples to demonstrate the Spring Rabbit's prowess in battling is against the Thundering Pandaren Spirit
Tamer. For many players this fight was the roughest tamer battle, and remained such until the Celestial Tournament.
Using a speedy rabbit in either the first or last slot makes this fight completely trivial, though the last slot requires a good bit of counting to make sure your rabbit's avoidance moves line up. That's not really my cup of tea so I use mine in the first slot, using his Dodge
to avoid the Thundering Pandaren Spirit's Rupture
, which deals huge amounts of damage.
I also use the Spring Rabbit when there's a large hit to avoid. The much-touted Howl Bomb strategy featuring the Pandaren Water Spirit
is laughable to a rabbit of any breed. As long as you're counting down the turns until those moves detonate, you can Burrow
to shrug them off. Make sure to Dodge or Burrow when this effect is supposed to hit and you'll be right as rain.
For PVP, it's kind of a mixed bag. The Rabbit is very vulnerable to Beasts, and many Beasts are in vogue right now. However, so are a number of Undead pets, and your Spring Rabbit can make them into a bunny snack pretty handily, regardless of how many carrots they may contain.
My personal favorite trick is using it against an Unborn Val'kyr
. If you can manage to Dodge or Burrow against Haunt
, it's positively marvelous. Not quite as marvelous as it once was, when a dodged Haunt meant that the Val'kyr was dead forever, but it's still nice to avoid a deadly move with a long cooldown.
It's a critter, so it can't be held down for long, but if you face a rabbit, it's best to time your big moves for when its avoidance abilities are on cooldown. A self-buffer with a lot of burst, like a cat with Prowl
, will still be able to beat a rabbit quite quickly. A pet like the Death Adder Hatchling
will have a slightly more difficult time, because its big damage is created by debuffing its opponent, and unless both debuff and damage are timed properly, they can just glance right off that bunny too.
The reason I frequently default to the Spring Rabbit over other battle pets with similar movesets is because of its blazing speed. That speed means that it is almost always guaranteed a third round of immunity, where a slower pet may only get 2. There are other rabbits with the S/S breed
, and all the rabbits having this breed have the same stats, so you can sub a different one with similar results. Just be warned that the other rabbits out there come in a myriad of breeds, and the faster your rabbit is the easier this strategy will be to complete.
So, how do you use your Spring Rabbit?