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Re: CONTEST: Pet Tips for Mini Tyrael!

Postby Isaacm » February 15th, 2013, 4:59 pm

Harpy Youngling

This amazing looking pet can be difficult to obtain, but I've got the trick for you! Try nuking/killing all the critters and pets in the area where they spawn and they are bound to show up MUCH sooner! :) This is one of my favorite pets, for sure!

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Re: CONTEST: Pet Tips for Mini Tyrael!

Postby Dodes » February 15th, 2013, 5:02 pm

Find and level counter-pets as soon as you are able to. Counter pets are pets that are strong both offensively and defensively against a given type. For instance, Elemental gets a boost when it attacks mechanical and it is strong against mechanical attacks. This is my list:

Aquatic: Jade Owl (magic with flying attacks)
Beast: Nether Ray Fry (not perfect counter pet but it has a strong defense and works against MANY types)
Critter: Kun-Lai Runt (humanoid with beast attacks)
Dragonkin: Scourged Whelpling (undead with humanoid attacks)
Elemental: Silkbead Snail (critter with an aquatic attack)
Flying: Nether Sprite Dragon (dragonkin with magic attacks)
Humanoid: Devouring Maggot (beast with an undead attack)
Magic: Mechanical Pandaren Dragonling (mechanical with a dragonkin attack)
Mechanical: Lil' Ragnaros (Any elemental with elemental attacks will work)
Undead: Leopard Tree Frog (aquatic with critter attacks)

No tamer daily is too difficult if you have and use the right counter-pets against them, but if you do not have the right pet a few along the way might be tough enough to discourage you from becoming the pet collector you were born to be!

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Re: CONTEST: Pet Tips for Mini Tyrael!

Postby Phy » February 15th, 2013, 5:05 pm

The Terrible Turnip is excellent for not killing a pet you want to capture by using the Weakening Blow ability.

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Re: CONTEST: Pet Tips for Mini Tyrael!

Postby Nerraw » February 15th, 2013, 5:14 pm

Mini Thor - This guy is pretty awesome. His health pool, combined with the fact that he's Mechanical (he revives when dying once per battle), gives him quite the advantage in terms of durability. His abilities are also pretty solid. Minefield is excellent against opponents with several pets, and Sticky Grenade can do a lot of damage if you're in for the long haul. Their alternatives are also quite good, with Toxic Smoke being a decent DoT and Launch Rocket being able to do a lot of damage in a shorter timeframe than the grenade.

The only weak ability on this dude is in my opinion the Batter ability. Due to the Thor's lack of speed, you will not be faster than your opponent for the majority of battles, making the Missile the safer option.

But overall, if you're lacking a tank in your pet team, this one is a safe option.

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Re: CONTEST: Pet Tips for Mini Tyrael!

Postby Luthien » February 15th, 2013, 5:15 pm

Anubisath Idol

It´s a great pet, but can be a little annoying to get. In order to solo the twins you need to aggro them and go to a corner near the stairs, choose the one that you can hit (one is imunne to magic, the other to physical dmg) and hit hard. Don´t change your target, but use some AoE if you can. In that position they can´t nuke you away and if they change places won´t make any difference.
Just a reminder: You need to hit both of them (at least once) or you won´t be able to loot one of the twins.

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Re: CONTEST: Pet Tips for Mini Tyrael!

Postby Teretina » February 15th, 2013, 5:16 pm

Nordrasil Wisp ... ssil-wisp/

Does great damage after using Dark Whelpling's "Call Darkness" Spell.

Be sure to have (Light) as your 1st ability, as it isn't the default.

(Actually found this on accident, but worked out really well! Just sucks that Light has a 3-round cooldown. I usually use that time to Arcane Explosion, so you're hitting all pets while you wait!)

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Re: CONTEST: Pet Tips for Mini Tyrael!

Postby Kalaranax » February 15th, 2013, 5:32 pm

Crimson Whelpling

One of my core trio pets, the crimson whelpling (whom I named Rheastrasza in honor of the memory of Rheastrasza's lost egg/child she sacrificed to save Wrathion i.e. Rhea of the Badlands) has lift-off which although is a great attack (when it hits) but is a better defensive move to avoid many numerous "land mine"-like abilities. Using lift-off with healing flame gives the crimson whelpling a lot of survivability in pve and pvp pet battles. :D


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Re: CONTEST: Pet Tips for Mini Tyrael!

Postby Lethe » February 15th, 2013, 5:33 pm

Flayer Youngling - I had a very difficult time defeating the Pandaren Spirit Tamers, especially the Thundering Pandaren Spirit. In the end I found Flayer Youngling to be invaluable. I always lead with the Flayer Youngling, using Reflection immediately if the elemental pet is first, otherwise I use Rampage and Triple Snap to defeat Sludgy. I then use the Aqua Strider's Water Jet, Healing Wave and Pump, to defeat the elemental, and finally Lil' XT, using Zap and XE-321 Boombot to defeat the rat. I still find it a hard fight, and I know I'm going to have to change my team and perhaps my strategy after 5.2!
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Re: CONTEST: Pet Tips for Mini Tyrael!

Postby Malanade » February 15th, 2013, 5:34 pm

Jade Tentacle

Please, for the love of the Light, please do not use this pet to harass the critters and pets in the surrounding area! But by all means, using it's unique mode of transportation to startle that certain party member who just can't seem to pay attention.. With well placed footing, the Jade Tentacle will be sure to pop out under their feet and scare the living daylights out of them!

Disclaimer, do not use to scare gnomes, it may send them flying.

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Re: CONTEST: Pet Tips for Mini Tyrael!

Postby Fiala » February 15th, 2013, 5:42 pm

Two of my favorites are Fluxfire Feline and Darkmoon Rabbit. The Fluxfire Feline is super powerful as a 2-3 turn KO. Especially if you need to pop a strong Beast. Wind-Up, Supercharge, Wind-Up, against those with higher health, Wind-Up, Wind-Up for those with lower.

As for the Darkmoon Rabbit, I use Huge, Sharp Teeth, with Dodge and Burrow. Decent DoT damage (thats Beast damage from a critter!) and lets you dance around lots of incoming damage!

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Re: CONTEST: Pet Tips for Mini Tyrael!

Postby Euphyley » February 15th, 2013, 5:44 pm

Emerald Proto-Whelp (I LOVE this pet) :D

This guy is my go-to pet for power-leveling other pets. I generally use him and another appropriate pet (depending on what I'm fighting) to move all of my low level pets up in level by fighting trainers around the world. He can take out pretty much anything the trainers in Pandaria can dish out. (Especially flying pets.)

He can actually (quite easily) solo the whispering Pandaren Spirit. He doesn't hit hard against any of the pets that that trainer has, but every single pet this trainer has hits weak against the welp. None of his pets ever come close to killing the proto whelp, so long as you keep up Emerald Presence and use Emerald Dream before his health gets too low.

Oh Emerald Proto-Whelp, what did I ever do without you?

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Re: CONTEST: Pet Tips for Mini Tyrael!

Postby Masterchieffloyd » February 15th, 2013, 5:58 pm

Combining long duration dots with Lil' Ragnaros Sons of the Flame can kill off other pets without having yours be exposed to damage.

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Re: CONTEST: Pet Tips for Mini Tyrael!

Postby Tlatlicue » February 15th, 2013, 6:01 pm

I started leveling my Azure Whelpling because he matched my troll's hair. However he is a very good pet to use in pet battles in which you want to capture a pet or if you want to do trainer battles. I usually start with Arcane Storm this guarantees that the other two pets that are waiting to fight get damage, then I use Surge of Power followed by Claw until I am able to use arcane storm and surge of power if it is necessary. All in all i really think the Azure Whelping is a great pet, not only does it look very classy in his azure colour tuxedo but he is a great fighting pet.
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Re: CONTEST: Pet Tips for Mini Tyrael!

Postby Throatslit » February 15th, 2013, 6:02 pm

L'il Ragnaros

Always be on the lookout for opposition pets using evasive maneuvres (Like Moth Balls or Burrow)before using Conflagrate. Use something like Sulfuras Smash whilst the other pet is flying or burrowing, or else all the extra bonus damage (due to striking with Conflagrate whilst the opposition is burning) will go to waste and you will have to wait out the cooldown.

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Re: CONTEST: Pet Tips for Mini Tyrael!

Postby Atuna » February 15th, 2013, 6:04 pm

Onyxian Whelpling is a great pet due to its ability to heal itself using Healing Flame. Didn't get this pet while it was still in the game? No problem! Spawn of Onyxia is practically the same pet and is tamable in dustwallow marsh!

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Re: CONTEST: Pet Tips for Mini Tyrael!

Postby Yavial » February 15th, 2013, 6:05 pm


I really like this guy for his Nut Barrage ability. It's a nice way to add some more damage each round.

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Re: CONTEST: Pet Tips for Mini Tyrael!

Postby Quil2 » February 15th, 2013, 6:09 pm

Sporeling Sprout:

This pet makes an excellent 'tank'. The crouch ability is great when you know a big hit is incoming. Combined with Leech Seed and the humanoid passive that restores 4 percent health per hit, you can often out last and wear down stronger opponents!

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Re: CONTEST: Pet Tips for Mini Tyrael!

Postby Aalma » February 15th, 2013, 6:14 pm

Amethyst Shale Hatchling, Emerald Shale Hatchling, and Crimson Shale Hatchling are great for collecting wild critters! Use Sticky Web then Leech Life to quickly bring down the critters health and keep your Hatchling's health up. (Keep Stoneskin on reserve for those tough or high level critters.) With this rotation, I've taken down teams of 3 without ever having to switch out to another pet! :D Happy Collecting! ;)

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Re: CONTEST: Pet Tips for Mini Tyrael!

Postby Steeldragon » February 15th, 2013, 6:18 pm

Onyxian Whelpling (and its capturable counterpart Spawn of Onyxia is a strong pet to use in the Darkmoon Pet Battle against Judgment the Darkmoon Eye. It's slow speed allows it to fully utilize Tail Sweep and keep itself alive with Healing Flame.

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Re: CONTEST: Pet Tips for Mini Tyrael!

Postby Kriss » February 15th, 2013, 6:27 pm

Ethereal Soul-Trader has a nice ability Life Exchange at level 20. This pet sells on ebay and amazon around 180.00 USD+/- but I noticed that Nether Faerie Dragon and Sprite Darter Hatchling have the same ability at level 15 so try these and save some money. I must admit that I do get lots of whisps about how nice the Ethereal Soul-Trader looks.
Restless Shadeling and/or Shore Crab are the pets I use for leveling lowbies. Restless Shadeling has the Plagued Blood and Death Coil to help with healing and Shore Crab has two healing options Renewing Mists for the team and Healing Wave for self heals.
My favorite places for leveling have been Uldum in the area with the columns behind the building where I port in 53.07, 29.21 and Vale of Eternal Blossom close to the Pet Daily quest giver 68.79, 44.48. These locations are close to pet healers have decent respawn times and no bad guys attacking me. Just a note-I do not level my pets on a pvp server.


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