The Ultimate Wow Hunter Pet Guide to Select Your World of Warcraft Pet

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WoW Hunter Pet Guide

If you are in a impasse as to what kind of pet is strongest for your Hunter in the World of Warcraft game, you can get to a solution, if you are clear regarding the variety of pet you want. Essentially you have to select from amongst the three various types of World of Warcraft hunter pets. Hopefully, this WoW Hunter Pet Guide will help you to make up your mind as to the type of pet you will need for the style of game that you play.

WoW Hunter Pet Guide – Types of Pets

As you make your way through the game of World of Warcraft, there are pets that can be collected to aid your character throughout the game. Not surprisingly, WoW pets is actually one of the most popular aspects of the entire game to some players. There are three major types of World of Warcraft pets that are available to players: small pets, warlock pets and hunter pets, which is what we are discussing in this WoW Hunter Pet Guide.

World of Warcraft Small Pets – Players can acquire small pets either by purchasing them through a vendor, completing quests, through engineering, and as loot by killing specific creatures while playing the World of Warcraft. There are also some pets which are considered to be either Horde pets or Alliance pets. To purchase a small pet of an opposing faction, you will need to go through the neutral auction house which is located in Gadgetzan.

There are so many different kinds of small pets that you can acquire throughout the game of World of Warcraft, you can probably make an army out of them. Here is a small sample of some of the WoW small pets you can attain for your WoW Hunter: pet bombling, black tabby, mechanical chicken, blood parrot, mechanical yeti, guardian felhunter, ghost saber guardian, green wing macaw, hyacinth macaw, jumbling, prairie chicken, lifelike mechanical toad, mechanical squirrel, and the tree frog, and many, many more.

There are so many small pets available in the World of Warcraft that it would take me all day to list them all. In fact, there are many more small pets available for the WoW Hunter class than any other type of pet and it would definitely be worth your time to read through a list of all the pets you can use with your Hunter, so you can decide which one would fit in with your style of game play.

Next, there are the Warlock pets, of which we will examine at a later date. For now, you need to know that WoW Warlock pets are demons that can be summoned and controlled by Warlocks who have training in this dark art.

Now for the Hunter’s pets. Pets available to the WoW Hunter class include almost every living beast in the World of Warcraft, which can be tamed by the hunter class. This includes bats, bears, boars, carrion birds, cats, crabs, crocolisks, gorillas, hyenas, owls, raptors, scorpids, spiders, tallstriders, turtles, wind serpents and wolves.

The Four Types of World of Warcraft Hunter’s Pets

WoW Hunter’s Tank Pets – High Health, High Armor, Low Damage

WoW Hunter’s DPS (Fighting) Pets – High Damage, Low Health, Low Armor

WoW Hunter’s Balanced Pets – Well Balanced, Do Not Excel At Anything

WoW Hunter’s Caster Pets – Magical, Avoid Using


Here is a list of some of the more useful Hunter pets available to you along with a brief description of their strengths as a Hunter’s pet:

WoW Hunter Pet Guide – Tanking Pets For The Hunter

WoW Hunters Pet Bear – Out of all of the choices of Hunter’s pets, bears have the best chance of survivability along with the ability to dish out a moderate amount of damage. The second highest armor along with the highest HP (Hit Points) of all the pets makes the bear one nice “Tank” for your Hunter. For the times when you need them for “DPS” (Damage Per Second), the bears can deal out some damage of their own when called upon. The fact that the bear is omnivorous means that you can save money during feeding time.

WoW Hunters Pet Boar – With HP slightly less than the bear and armor that is equal to or slightly higher than a bears, the hard charging boar makes a great choice as a Hunter Pet. Many people who play the World of Warcraft Hunter class choose the boar as their characters pet because of its ability to “Charge”, which works great when grinding and leveling. Like the bear, the boar is also an omnivore.

WoW Hunters Pet Scorpid – In comparison with other tanking Hunter’s pets, Scorpid’s would be considered to have moderate survival skills. If you are the type of Hunter who likes using poison as a means of destroying your enemies then the Scorpid is just the pet for your Hunter. They have a stackable poisonous attack that when used in conjunction with a “Serpent’s Sting” can produce deadly results to multiple enemies. This WoW Hunter Pet Guide recommends the Scorpid as a top notch PvP pet.

WoW Hunters Pet Warpstalker – Similar to the Scorpid in survivability with a “Warp” attack that can be used in much the same way a boar uses its “Charge” to speed up your fighting time.

WoW Hunter Pet Guide – Other Tanking Pets For The Hunter Class

Other Hunters tank type pets you might consider using as a change of pace are crocolisks, crabs and tallstriders. As tanks, you would be better off using the ones previously mentioned because their stats make them better suited for the job. The HP and armor stats for the crocolisks, crabs and tall striders make them borderline tank pets.

WoW Hunter Pet Guide – Fighting Pets (DPS) For The Hunter

Here is a list of Hunter pets who are great for dealing out damage to the enemy. The damage these pets dish out is usually measured by DPS (Damage-Per-Second). The higher your pets DPS, the more damage will be inflicted upon your enemy. When choosing your DPS pet, it is important to find out what skills and abilities it has along with its DPS score. This will tell you what type of damage it will inflict and for how long.

WoW Hunters Pet Cats – Of all of the pets available to the World of Warcraft Hunter class, cats have the ability to attain the highest DPS and inflict the most damage with special abilities like Prowl and Claw.

WoW Hunters Pet Raptors – This Hunters pet is our second choice for delivering some major damage and only its lack of an ability or two stops it from being our favorite lean mean killing machine.

WoW Hunters Pet Ravager – If the sound of a name added to the overall damage dealt by a Hunters pet, then the Ravager would be one tough hombre and at the top of our WoW Hunter Pet Guide. But alas, this Hunters pet is tied for second because its primary ability “Gore” only dishes out double damage sometimes.

WoW Hunters Pet Owl – One of the best Hunters pets is a great weapon to hold in reserve. Imagine your enemy, grinning ear to ear as he is coming in for what he thinks is an easy kill. He’s confident and why not? He’s got so many offensive and defensive “Buffs” on his character, he has buffs on his buffs. Now its your turn to smile as you bring out your secret weapon; your Hunters Pet Owl. You see, one of the Owls special abilities is to “Debuff” an opponent. That’s one awesome ability!

WoW Hunters Pet Wind Serpent – Although this Hunters Pet is somewhat mediocre when it comes to damage melee stats, the Wind Serpents “Lightning Breath” is the most damaging ability in the game. The Wind Serpent would be our best Hunter pet if it had higher damage melee stats.

WoW Hunter Pet Guide – Other Fighting Pets For The WoW Hunter

Here are some well-rounded fighting pets you might consider playing around with to see how they perform: Wolves, Dragonhawks and Serpents.

WoW Hunter Pet Guide – Caster Pets For The Hunter Class

In your quest to find the best WoW Hunter pet you will want to avoid using Caster pets. Caster pet are bad because their stat growth is inferior. Instead of having a pets essential Strength and Stamina stats, Caster pets use the unnecessary High Spirit and Intellect stats. There are a couple of ways to identify a Caster pet. If they have any magical abilities or they have a “Mana Bar” prior to taming them, it is most likely a Caster pet.

Now that you have had a brief overview of the pets available to the WoW Hunter class, let us study the two standard and most popular types of pets, the tank pets or the DPS Pets. In case you want or need your pet to do various things, perhaps the strongest selection for you is to go for the well-rounded pets, which are more generalized in their abilities and functions. Bears and boars are by far the strongest choice for Tanking. As boars and bears are easier to feed, they appear to be mere common Hunter’s pets. For Tanking, if you are looking for a pet with great endurance, then choosing a turtle sounds like a good idea.

Cats are thought to be the best overall selection when selecting a Hunters pet for DPS or fighting ability. The reasons why cats make the most powerful and best WoW Hunter’s pet is because they can master several powers rather quickly, they are easier to feed and can damage enemies in various and innovative ways. In addition to cats, you could also pick out ravagers, owls, wind serpents and spiders for fighting abilities, although my own personal favorite killing machines are raptors. Raptors will rip the face right off your enemy, chew it up and spit it out. So, if you’re feeling especially gory, raptors are the way to go.

Now, talk briefly about a very important subject regarding your World of Warcraft Hunter’s pets. What I want to talk about is the maintenance of your pets. Let me start by saying “Pets require a lot of maintenance.” It’s your job to keep your pet happy and to keep your pet happy you are going to need to keep it well fed, continuously level them up and teach them new skills. Not only will this plan of attack keep your pet happy, but it will also benefit you as well with a well trained and more powerful pet.

WoW Hunter Pet Guide – WoW Hunter’s Pets 3 Levels Of Happiness

Unhappy – This is the lowest level of happiness that your pet can be. Unhappy is also how you begin your relationship with your pet after you tame them. While in this state of unhappiness, your pet will only do about 75% of its regular damage as well as lose loyalty. If left in this state for too long, your pet may run away. I know I would! You can tell if your pet is unhappy by the frowning red face next to your pets portrait.

Content – When your pet is content, it will dish out damage at 100% as well as gain loyalty at a slow rate. You can tell if your pet is content by the yellow smiley face next to your pets portrait.

Happy – A happy pet will gladly slaughter your enemy by inflicting 125% damage upon them. Your pet also gains loyalty very quickly while in this happy state. You can tell if your pet is happy by the green smiley face next to your pets portrait. Obviously, this is where we want to keep our pet.

WoW Hunter Pet Guide – WoW Hunter’s Pets 6 Levels Of Loyalty

Your pet’s Loyalty is a very important stat that affects a couple of other key areas dealing with your World of Warcraft pet. Here are the six levels of loyalty: Rebellious, Unruly, Submissive, Dependable, Faithful and Man’s Best Friend. There is no hidden secret here. The longer you keep your pets happy, the more loyal it will become towards your WoW Hunter class character.

The higher your pet is on the loyalty ladder, the less food will be needed to keep your pet happy. This next bit of information is important so please pay attention. Each and every new loyalty level increase made by your pets results in points being given to you so you can train your WoW Hunter pets. Conversely, it all works in reverse too. For instance, if you fail to keep your pet happy, it will lose loyalty. If you are constantly getting your pet killed or failing to feed it properly, there is a chance your pet may run away.

WoW Hunter Pet Guide – About Feeding Your WoW Hunter’s Pets

In order to increase your pets happiness, it will take more than just feeding it. You will need to feed it something it enjoys eating. To see what your pet prefers to eat, click on your profile to open it up then click on your pet tab and locate the green smiley icon with your mouse pointer. Now that you know what your WoW Hunter’s pet likes to eat, make sure you feed it enough to keep it happy and loyal. Each time your pet levels, his preferred diet will increase, and if you continue to feed him the amount he was eating prior to leveling up, he will gain happiness at a much slower rate, while feeding your pet the correct amount will allow it to acquire a great amount of happiness. So, make it a habit to click on your pet’s tab often.

WoW Hunter Pet Guide – How To Feed Your WoW Hunter’s Pets

1. Click on the “Feed Pet” Icon.

2. Click on the food you wish to feed your pet.

3. Allow your pet enough time to eat the food (about 10 seconds).

If you do not allow your pet ample time to finish its food prior to clicking on the “Feed Pet” icon again will only waste the food you previously fed it. All of the happiness left on the previous piece of food will be lost.

WoW Hunter Pet Guide – Training Your WoW Hunter’s Pets

In the World of Warcraft there are a couple of ways available for you to feed your pet. One way is by taking your pet over to a “Pet Trainer”. You can find the Pet Trainer over by your Hunter’s Class Trainer. The name Pet Trainer is somewhat of a misnomer. The Pet Trainer will teach you new skills and abilities on how to buff up your WoW Hunter’s pet with Health, Armor and/or Attack skills. These skills and abilities are put into your spell book, not on the pet. If you ever change pets, you won’t have to locate the Pet Trainer when your new pet is able to use the skills and abilities.

The other way for you to learn additional pet skills and abilities is by taming wild animals. For your Hunter to learn the pet abilities “Prowl” and “Claw”, he would have to tame a wild cat. By taming a wild bear, your Wow Hunter would be able to learn the pet ability “Claw”. Not every cat will know the Prowl skill and not every bear will know the Claw skill. There are different types of cats like there are different kinds of bears. Specific wild animals will know specific skills and abilities as well as higher levels of the different skills and abilities.

A good rule of thumb to follow here is: The tougher the wild animal, the tougher the skills or abilities you can learn from it. If you do tame a wild animal with a skill or ability that you want to learn, it will not come to you automatically. For you to learn the Prowl skill from a cat you just tamed, you will first need to ascertain if the cat has the skill and if it does, you must use the cat and his Prowl skill as often as possible in battle. When you have finally learned the skill or ability, a message will pop-up on the screen stating “You have learned the Prowl skill”. Now that you have learned the Prowl ability, you no longer need of that particular cat to use it. You can now use it on any tamed Hunter’s pet you want.

WoW Hunter Pet Guide – Training Your WoW Hunter’s Pet

Now that you have learned some skills and abilities from taming wild animals or the Pet Trainer it’s time to teach them to your favorite pet. If you don’t already have him out, take the pet you want to train out of your stable of pets. Now open up your spell book and click on the general tab where you will open up your Beast Training ability. There you will find out how many training points you have available along with all of the WoW Hunter pet abilities and skills you have learned. The training points are used for purchasing new abilities and skills. These are the training points you get as bonuses when your loyalty goes up. So, make sure your pets are very happy so your loyalty goes up and you get training points to use. Easy, isn’t it?

Next, you’ll want to choose a skill or ability you want your pet to learn along with the rank of that skill or ability. Remember, not all pets can learn every skill or ability. For instance, while all bears can learn Claw, boars can’t. Also, higher rank skills and abilities cost more points and if you teach your pet a skill or ability with a high rank, you won’t be able to teach it any of the lower ranks of the same skill or ability. Sometimes, a lower ranked skill will be all your Hunter’s pet needs to get the job done. That’s all there is to it. For many Hunter’s, the fun part is planning on what skills and abilities will be needed to make the ultimate super pet, then going out and taming the beasties who have the skills and abilities on my list, then putting my super-pet together and see how it performs.

People often ask me which World of Warcraft Hunter’s pet is my favorite. As for myself, I like the wolf for both its brilliant looks as well as its blood-curdling song. The assortment of attack speeds this awesome pet has will come in handy as well. With the many options available to you, it certainly makes your research a whole lot easier when you consider the two aspects of how easy is it to maintain and feed your pets. Here are some of the questions you should get answers to prior to beginning your career as a World of Warcraft Hunter. How expensive are the pets foods, how easy is it to procure your pets foods and what sort of food habits do these pets have or do they live on special diet regimens. For basic level huntsmen, spending too much cash on pet food fails to make any sense. The other things to think about are what sort of work you have to put in to increase the pet’s performance and to bring it even with your own level advancements. This can play a key role in your decision to choose a particular kind of pet.

Your WoW Hunter’s pet can really help you in World of Warcraft, but there are lots of other cool tricks to improve your game and World of Warcraft Guides can make a big difference in your game. Koops Alliance Leveling Guides of course is my personal favorite because Brian set all of his World of Warcraft records while playing the Hunter class character. He does an excellent job with all of the other character classes, but it is easy to see where his heart is.

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