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#1 Feb 28 2011 at 1:35 PM Rating: Decent
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So I feel like they need to update the pet skills to useful stuff. Some pets are really useful with their abilities, however, others are very lacking. What I mean is, that Tenacity Pets do not all have specials skills that make me say: YaY Tanking Pet!

What do you guys think? Are pet skills a bit of a phoned in job? Any favorite abilities? Do you think that Moths actually have hair that covers their bodies, or is it just polymerized dust? Should kittens get a bonus to cuteness?
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#2 Feb 28 2011 at 1:42 PM Rating: Decent
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Personally I use Ferocity pets and they seem to tank pretty well. That being said, I don't play a Hunter very much.
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#3 Feb 28 2011 at 2:21 PM Rating: Good
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They just did a major overhaul of pet skills and talents in 4.0.1 before Cata. Now a hunter can bring just about any raid buff or debuff making pet utility a huge asset to hunters. Pet skills are more useful than they ever really were. Now they don't all just have x ability doing y damage.

What tenacity pets don't have tanking abilities?
#4 Mar 01 2011 at 11:41 AM Rating: Decent
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I guess I don't see a crabs pin ability as a tanking ability, while I do see the Turtle's shell ability to be great for tanking. The Boar's Gore ability, while neat is also not what I would call a tanking ability. Croc's have ankle snap, and I am not sure when I would use that. All in all I think they did a good job upgrading the pets, but I would like to see them make all of the abilities a bit more useful. Then again, I have not played a hunter since Burning Crusade, so it may just be that I am not aware of all the great things they updated. You know the uninformed chap that doesn't see the big difference in what was yesteryear...



Also... uhm... I was sort of just trying to get a silly thread going.
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#5 Mar 01 2011 at 11:54 PM Rating: Good
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I guess I don't see a crabs pin ability as a tanking ability, while I do see the Turtle's shell ability to be great for tanking. The Boar's Gore ability, while neat is also not what I would call a tanking ability. Croc's have ankle snap, and I am not sure when I would use that. All in all I think they did a good job upgrading the pets, but I would like to see them make all of the abilities a bit more useful. Then again, I have not played a hunter since Burning Crusade, so it may just be that I am not aware of all the great things they updated. You know the uninformed chap that doesn't see the big difference in what was yesteryear...



Also... uhm... I was sort of just trying to get a silly thread going.

That's because Pin is a kiting/PvP ability. Smiley: facepalm

Different pets in the three trees are viable for other things than the exclusive purpose of the tree.

For example, I prefer a crab for BG and world PvP primarily because of Intervene. Charging a player you're kiting, Pinning them, then using an Intervene is pretty sweet.
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#6 Mar 02 2011 at 12:18 PM Rating: Decent
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Yeah, I totally feel like a fool. That is a really good point. I never think of PVP. I assumed that you would only ever use Cunning pets for PVP.
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