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I don't even pet battle - just did enough to get my Direhorn - and I was beaten by the howl bomb strategy many times. But it seems to me there are a LOT of counters to the howl bomb that people can choose going into a pet battle - it's not at all a guaranteed strike and (in the case of the Water Spirit) you have lots of time to prepare for it. I agree with others - this isn't "tuning" as much as it is "crippling a useful and valid strategy". With the introduction of new pets, it seems there is the opportunity to provide additional counters versus nerfing play modes that people enjoy. Just my two cents.
Thanks for everything, Doobjanka. You did so much!
A little scotch, a little Drambuie and just a TITCH of slime and presto, you have yourself a Rusty Snail. Tasty after kicking Elemental butt.
Isn't...Yu'lon supposed to be green and pretty? (giggle)
Dragonling suicide is enough to make you cry, especially when you've farmed for ages and finally found that elusive rare. A couple suggestions:
a) Note that this dragon uses the lift off ability early in the fight which means you effectively miss a turn. The longer this fight goes, the more damage scorched earth does to the pet. It's important to get the dragon low enough to capture early, so you can maximize your capture attempts.
b) Use the Terrible Turnip pet, and make sure he's in your first slot. His humanoid damage brings the dragon down quickly which gives you more times to attempt a capture before scorched earth ends your fight prematurely. If you have to swap him in, you'll find you lose two turns.
c) If you think you only have one more capture attempt left before the dragon kills itself, don't continue. Exit WoW and relog. The pet will be waiting for you back at full health.