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New Epic Pet Battle Stats Coming Post-Legion?

April 01, 2016
Epic Pet Battle Stats?

After reviewing player feedback and testing, Blizzard has determined that epic pets will not be included at launch of upcoming expansion, Legion.

However, epic pets seem to still be on the table. An Alpha patch was just recently released and we've discovered additional data tied to epic quality pets — brand new stats!

If you were starting to tire of pets governed solely by Health, Power and Speed, this change is exactly what you've been waiting for.

Is Blizzard setting up for an epic update for the first patch after Legion? Here's the information we've gathered so far...

10 New Epic Stats
Epic pet journal entry
Testing on Alpha revealed that upgrading a pet to epic not only increased Health Health, Power Power, and Speed Speed, but it also added an entirely new fourth stat (pictured above) to the pet.

We discovered a total of 10 new epic stats. Each one gives the pet a unique effect and animation.

During testing we found that the new stat granted to an upgraded pet is entirely random, creating some... interesting outcomes.

Defense Defense
Pet with Defense stat
Defense - Increases pet's ability to partially block an attack.

Resistance Resistance
Pet with Resistance stat
Resistance - Reduces effectiveness of negative status effects (includes increased damage debuffs such as Howl and Black Claw).

Energy Energy
Pet under the effects of Energy stat
Energy - Pet is enveloped in a ball of energy, causing it to move extraordinarily fast and occasionally hover mid-air.

Happiness Happiness
Pet under the effects of Happiness stat
Happiness - Pet is constantly in a good mood, which results in a higher chance to perform well in battle.

Rage Rage
Pet under the effects of Rage stat
Rage - Increases irritability and causes outbursts of anger. Raging pets have a chance to deal bonus damage and may attack nearby players.

Sadness Sadness
Pet under the effects of Sadness stat
Sadness - Causes persistent melancholy, which results in a lower chance to perform well in battle.

Laziness Laziness
Pet with Laziness stat
Laziness - Causes pet to become lethargic. Pets with a high Laziness stat may refuse to battle entirely.

Shine Shine
Pet with the Shine stat
Shine - Pets emit varying degrees of luminosity. Can inflict temporary blindness in players.

Stench Stench
Pet with the Stench stat
Stench - Pets emit a pungent smell. A high Stench stat can cause nearby players to get sick or become stunned.

Gluttony Gluttony
Pet with the Gluttony stat
Gluttony - Increases pet's desire to overeat; cannot battle when full.

Once upgraded to epic, a pet cannot be upgraded again. Better hope that RNG is in your favor when your pet receives its fourth stat, or you might wind up with a gluttonous or lazy pet that's unwilling to battle!
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Abit late to the party, but just read through this April Fool's Joke, very well made and funny pictures :D

Apr 26, 2016 at 4:15pm | Edits: 1 | Bronze Dragonflight-eu | Pets: 1491 Compare collections | Score: 11928
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One of the best I've seen, loved reading it, and the images.  The Blood Elf doing a face palm lol...  Awesome job!

Apr 2, 2016 at 7:06pm | Edits: 0 | Ravencrest-us | Pets: 1173 Compare collections | Score: 9383
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Oi...didn't realize this was an April Fools :(



OMG! I honestly am happy they are still going through with it. I mean okay so a percentage of players didn't ike the idea of Epic quality doesn't mean those who actually like working for stuff and progression on some level don't want it!

Apr 2, 2016 at 7:35am | Edits: 1 | Silver Hand-us | Pets: 1652 Compare collections | Score: 13216
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Lol! I only realised halfway through that it was April Fool's, best and most enjoyable post for it I've seen this year, the pics are so cute :D

Apr 1, 2016 at 6:49pm | Edits: 0 | Barthilas-us | Pets: 729 Compare collections | Score: 4359
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Great April fool!


As a side note on Epic Pets, instead of having to upgrade all pets couldn't it be introduced for new pets only from when it is itroduced?  As a cosmetic upgrade only imo

Apr 1, 2016 at 2:19pm | Edits: 0 | Outland-eu | Pets: 901 Compare collections | Score: 5382
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This would fool me if I hadn't already read comments from the official War craft web site's April Fool's.

Apr 1, 2016 at 2:08pm | Edits: 0 | Azuremyst-us | Pets: 378 Compare collections | Score: 1863
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My hate for April 1st grows. XD

Apr 1, 2016 at 1:12pm | Edits: 0 | Icecrown-us | Pets: 1569 Compare collections | Score: 10067
Site MVPDoobjanka 
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Ah, this made my day!

Apr 1, 2016 at 1:08pm | Edits: 0 | Madoran-us | Pets: 1212 Compare collections | Score: 9260
Top RaterCrunchberriez 
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The gluttony pic is perfection :)

Apr 1, 2016 at 12:47pm | Edits: 0 | Whisperwind-us | Pets: 934 Compare collections | Score: 5580
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I loved Happiness & I agree something we could use on our pet to give them some of these just for looks would be fun!:D

Apr 1, 2016 at 11:23am | Edits: 0 | Norgannon-us | Pets: 1484 Compare collections | Score: 11826
Top RaterNeuropathy 
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Happiness cow made my morning, thank you :) Now I hope we get some sort of petals we can sprinkle on our pets for this effect!

Apr 1, 2016 at 11:10am | Edits: 0 | Ursin-us | Pets: 1121 Compare collections | Score: 6696
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hahaha . . . Gluttony . . . that whelpling!

Apr 1, 2016 at 10:33am | Edits: 0 | Lightbringer-eu | Pets: 1683 Compare collections | Score: 13206
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What if a pet gathers {◕ ◡ ◕} Happiness and Sadness simultaneously? The Pet Journal will explode?

Apr 1, 2016 at 10:07am | Edits: 0 | Burning Legion-eu | Pets: 1554 Compare collections | Score: 12412
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I can't believe that I bought that hook, line and sinker.



Apr 1, 2016 at 9:57am | Edits: 0 | Medivh-us | Pets: 806 Compare collections | Score: 4602
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happy april first may all your ponies be unicorns :)

Apr 1, 2016 at 8:09am | Edits: 0 | Saurfang-us | Pets: 1221 Compare collections | Score: 9583
Top RaterSunborne 
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Lol these are great! A part of me wishes these were real.

Apr 1, 2016 at 7:50am | Edits: 0 | Madoran-us | Pets: 852 Compare collections | Score: 5096
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