Gul'dan's influence can be seen all over Tanaan Jungle. Fortunately, there are a few creatures that remain friendly despite the fel-corruption, including this month's feature — the Fel Pup!
Collecting the Fel Pup
The Fel Pup is a reward from a quest that is triggered after killing a rare mob in Tanaan Jungle.
The rarespawn, Ceraxas, can be found at the Temple of Sha'naar in the south-western part of Tanaan.
She is not always around, however Ceraxas does seem to have a respawn time of roughly 45 minutes to an hour. Stick around long enough and you should see her. Alternatively, it's also possible to find Ceraxas using the custom group-finder to "server hop".
Once you defeat Ceraxas a small puppy will spawn in the area in which you found the rare. The pup will have the quest A Fel Puppy Of My Own. Accept and complete it and you've got yourself a loyal canine companion.
You can complete the quest only once per character, and you can have only one Fel Pup in your Pet Journal. Unfortunately this puppy is not cageable, meaning if you want one of your own, you'll need to make your way to Tanaan Jungle.
Battling with the Fel Pup
The Fel Pup is a cute little bundle of teeth and the blood of Mannoroth. Said like that, it sounds considerably less adorable, but in any case it has some unique moves that will make you sit up and take notice.
As with all pets with it, Howl is the flashiest move the Pup's got. It makes everything else shine. In this case, 'everything' is a unique mix of damaging abilities, each from different families.
The Fel Pup begins with the fairly obvious Beast move, Bite, but you could also swap this for Diseased Bite, an Undead move, if the situation calls for it.
It can also use that Howl to buff Fel Immolate, which makes for a sizable DPS increase due to the DOT being increased by Howl too.
The pup also has Crouch (pictured above), just in case you need a little bit of help with defense. You'd still also get to use that Howl, so the Pup remains a powerhouse on offense even if you need it to take a few hits on the chin.
The last ability in the Pup's moveset, Vengeance, is a very situational ability. It shares the slot with Howl, but it is extremely rare, bordering on impossible, that Vengeance can match Howl's throughput. I'm assuming that Gul'dan himself added that move, as he is all about trapping people into slightly evil options.
Check out our forum thread discussion on the Fel Pup and submit your own thoughts on this pet.
Battling Discussion on the Fel Pup
Pet of the Month is co-written by Liopleurodon, an experienced pet battler and long-time WoW player. She maintains her own Pet Battle blog and is a Pet Battle columnist on the fansite Blizzard Watch.