Hunters Pet Guide For World of Warcraft

There Are a Number of New Hunter Pets Coming In Mists of Pandaria.

If you have had a Hunter as your main in WoW since the days of 1.0, you know just how important it is to have a good pet by your side.

At the same time one of the great things about every new expansion is that we get a slew of new pets to play with new special abilities.

The big question that has to be on every hunter’s mind as the closed beta gets into full swing is what new pets we will get and what special abilities they will offer.

Of course most of are also wondering if we are going to be getting additional slots since by now most hunters have long since filled up the extra 20 slots we got in the Cataclysm expansion.

Currently in the closed beta there are six new tamable pets, of which two are exotics, just for those of us who still spec Beast Mastery. The list runs as follows:

Porcupine: Special Ability Paralyzing Quill. The porcupine fires a round of quills in an AoE that paralyzes all players within range for 2 seconds.

Goat: Blizzard has finally got our goat or at the very least given us one that uses Trample to kick up a cloud of dust that reduces melee and ranged attack speeds by 20% for a full 30 seconds.

Crane: You can find these guys all over Pandaria relaxing along the rivers. The have Lullaby that puts your target to sleep for up to 4 seconds. For fun you also get Trick which lets you command them to do a fun trick.

Basilisk: These guys have been in every area of the game since opening day, in Mists you can now stop killing them and learn to love them.

With Petrifying Gaze your pet will turn your target to stone for 3 seconds and render them immobile and impervious to damage. Sadly this only works on your foes.

Water Strider: This is the first of the exotics and requires you to spec for BM if you want one for your very own. It has two special abilities:

Still Water: Infuses party members within range with still water which increases their spellpower by 10% and critical strike chance by 5%. Surface Trot lets the hunter and the water strider walk across water for 10 minutes. Any damage will cancel the effect.

Quillen: The Quillen is the other exotic pet and is found only in the Wandering Isle.

The Quillen has two special abilities as follows:

Eternal Guardian: Restores a dead target to life, much like Battle Rez, with 20% health and mana.

Fearless Roar: is a buff that gives all party members a 5% boost in critical strike chance.