Or, I may not. I’m not entirely sure yet.
So there ya have it. Out of all the pets in my stable, I chose to dump the Chimaera.
For those just tuning in, the reason I did this was because I chose to spec Survival for arena and needed the stable slot to tame a new beastie.
At the time, I had 3 exotics and 2 normal pets. The garden variety pets were a wolf and a gorilla. Wolves don’t necessarily shine for PvP (or do they..?), and while gorillas are nice for their spell interrupt, they’re not as handy as crabs in my opinion.
So in essence, I traded in my ultimate BM Hunter PvP pet for the uber Survival Hunter PvP pet. This may seem surprising to those of you who’ve followed this blog. Just a few short weeks ago I was singing the praises of the Chimaera for not only PvP, but for PvE as well.
My decision came down to this…
My stable of pets consisted of:
- Loque’nahak – Pure eye candy. This pet is about as useless as balls on a priest. He takes days, weeks, and possibly even months to find, yet his DPS is sub-par. However… if the Blizz devs ever remove their heads from their respective anal cavities and buff this pet’s damage to where it needs to be, I want to have him in the bullpen. While that taming mission was most memorable and all, I really don’t want to go through it again.
- King Krush – Yet another exotic Ferocity pet… Why do I need him if I already have Loque..? Because he tears faces off. Not to mention, he is arguably my favorite pet. I have yet to see another Hunter on my server, Horde or Alliance, with the big green killing machine. He stays.
- Nuramoc – Rare exotic Chimaera from Netherstrom, and definitely hawt secks for BM Hunter PvP. Chimaeras have a 5 second ranged slow on a 7 second cooldown, that also does armor penetrating nature damage. They also possess all of the incredible abilities of the recently-buffed Cunning tree, including: Dive, Owl’s Focus, Feeding Frenzy, Roar of Recovery, Roar of Sacrifice, Wild Hunt, etc…
- Uhk’loc – The very coveted and rare white gorilla from Un’Goro. Gorillas had their amazing class-specific skill made baseline, but were given a new and more pvp-friendly skill called Pummel. Pummel is a 2 second spell interrupt which is useful, but in my opinon, not thee best pet PvP ability. However, I freakin’ love this guy. I’ve gone back to tame him three times, so he must be a favorite of mine.
- Grimtotem Spirit Guide – The retired ghost wolf. This pet stays with me until WoW is done, or my account gets sold on ebay, whichever comes first. 😉
The only two pets I considered dumping were Nuramoc and Uhk’loc. Ultimately, I let Nuramoc go because I figured he’d be the easiest to reacquire if I ever wanted him back. Out of my two non-exotics, I figured the gorilla would fill the PvP need until I leveled a crab, so I couldn’t let Uhk’loc go.
Conventional wisdom would suggest abandoning one of my TWO exotic Ferocity pets. However, those of you who know me, know that I don’t always pay heed to conventional wisdom. I pretty much do what I want.
So, I booted the rare Chimaera and tamed a rare crab. Am I sorry? …sort of.