Many thanks to Liopleurodon for writing the battling portion of our newest feature, Pet of the Month. Here are some additional points on the Feline Familiar that she wanted to share!How Do You Use Your Feline Familiar?
The Feline Familiar
has a number of things going for it which make it a good addition to your stable. Stoneskin
alone is an extremely powerful tool. This one ability makes the Familiar suited to a great many PVE fights, including Aki or Courageous Yon. Coupled with the odd Magic choices in the moveset, the Familiar can excel at taking down Flying pets, especially those with multi-hitting abilities like the ones in the Whispering Pandaren Spirit battle, or the first pet in the Hyuna battle.
Any weather effect is also fairly indispensable as a general point of strategy. Halving healing on its own with Call Darkness
is a huge boon, though with the new Accuracy changes, that reduction can be super aggravating, either to you or your opponent. The Feline Familiar doesn't have self-synergy with Darkness, but lots of other potential partners do.
Though having a Magic ability as a Beast is getting progressively less unique, and the counter combo is kind of odd (attacks strong against Flying, but defends against humanoid), it's still worth a mention. This goes double when you can combine this magic damage with the incredible buffing potential of Prowl
. Prowl can make things tricky with its speed reduction, but the Familiar's 289 speed isn't all that fast to begin with.
Another place the Familiar shines is in wild grinding. Its DPS is extremely high, and with Devour
you can grind a great many battles before stopping to heal up.
The Feline Familiar comes in only one breed (P/B), and its moveset is absolutely unique. The brand new pets also from the Hallow's End festival, Widget The Departed
and Cursed Birman
, come the closest to replicating it. All 3 can be caged and traded, so if you miss out during October you're not totally out of luck til next year, but expect to pay a pretty penny.
The next closest pick is the extremely common Cats, which don't have much of the frills listed above, but make up for it by being ruthless murder machines.
No matter what appeal there may be in the battling arena, much of the Feline Familiar's allure comes from its model. It's pretty hard to compete with a tiny cat with a hat that flies a broom. If you think you can, here's the part where you can jump into the conversation!
So, how do you use your Feline Familiar?