Pets – Are they REALLY Worth It?

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  1. Scopique says:

    I’m not sure if there’s any difference between warlock pets and hunter pets, but as I’m playing a hunter for the first time, I’m finding my pet indespensible. For one, it’s saved my ass on more then one solo occasion. Second, it’s useful to have around in a pinch; last night, in fact, our random dungeon group saw our tank immediately exit the instance without a word…he just walked out the instance gate, leaving us without a point man. While we waited, the pet was on tank duty (our pal could have done in a pinch, but this was a more optimal situation since he was our only healer).

    The jumping thing, which seems to be the centerpiece of your arguement…that’s a pathing issue, I guess. I understand your point about the pet taking the long way around, but that’s really something that is the fault of the system, and not the pet wrangler (just saw Ysh’s Tweet saying the same thing :D). But even as new to pet wrangling as I am, even _I_ know to keep the thing on passive until needed 😀

  2. stargrace says:

    Unlike the hunter pets, warlock are only good at particular things. If I have my void pet out (tank) it will tank. If I have my imp out (which I typically do) it does dmg, as well as a 1330 hp buff to the group. My succubus can work as crowd control – but only one encounter at a time. My felhunter works great against casters, stunning them. But if I don’t happen to have the right pet out at the right time, there’s very little the pet can do in a pinch to save the group. Especially if they’re causing the wipes.

  3. Borgio says:

    As a long time Warlock player (since Vanilla release) Ill just chime in to say that pet control is a major part of the Warlocks game. Any scrub can roll Warlock summon a pet and leave it at that. But the true masters of the class will be the ones whom will me micromanaging their pet along with their own spells, being constantly aware of where the pet is, where its going.

    In the case of the pet running off when you drop off ledges this is the case where you will learn to notice instantly that he hasnt followed you, hit pet stay then resummon.

    If you are using the Imp then you wont need another shard to resummon, they are free!!!

    As for the shard situation, you must be nomming them in instances to go through so many. As a Demonology Warlock I use the shards for my pets but dont blow thorugh more than 10 in an instance, and thats with Healthstone spamming. Dont forget that practice dummies in the main cities grant shards when you use drain soul on them.

    Keep on chugging away Star.