Bleh… no way am I going to roll with that as a pet.
Spider is one of the few pet types I’ve never used. For one, they used to suck up until Blizzard gave them their Web ability. Second, they just never remotely appealed to me as far as looks are concerned. Also, my wife’s not afraid of too much, but one thing that freaks her out more than almost anything are Black Widows. I’m sure she’d just love having me show up with my new creepy companion when helping her out with a group quest in Icecrown. 😈
Anyway, when I was playing around with MM for a bit in arena, I decided to say screw it… I’m gonna get me a spider. So what if I don’t like how they look, and too bad if my wife gets grossed out as she peers over my shoulder and sees me running round with this horrific thing in arena. After all, it’s just a bunch of pixels… it’s not real.
So, I moseyed over to Icecrown to locate me a level 80 Necrotic Webspinner. Alas, I found one, landed, then sat there… A few moments later I came to this conclusion…
NO F**KING WAY AM I TAMING THAT.
I even went back to Searing Gorge thinking that maybe one of those tarantula looking ones would be more to my liking. Heck no. Those look ridiculous, plus there was no way in hell I was going to spend the time leveling the dreadful thing to 80. My Crab will suit me just fine when and if I start PvPing as a spec other than Beast Mastery.
I’ve never been one to conform to whatever the internet tells you is the best pet for this and that. I’ve always gone with my preference and good judgment. My Wind Serpent used to melt faces in arena back in TBC. 🙂
The sad part is, this thing is going to be hands-down the best PvP pet for non-BM Hunters come 3.3. Not only will pets be getting full resilience from the Hunter, making Spiders a lot less squishy than they are now, but Web is getting a 10 yard range buff!
Crabs are still a popular choice for PvP, but I’m afraid their only real selling point come 3.3 will be Intervene. Spiders have them beat in a lot of ways.
- Web cannot be dispelled, where as Pin can.
- Web will have a 30yd range. *gasp* Pin has to be within melee range.
- Web can be can be used to snare a target without your pet even being in harm’s way.
- Spiders do a lot more damage, especially when you’re going in for the kill.
- With full resilience, Cornered and Bullheaded, Spiders are going to be a lot harder to take down.
- Spiders have Roar of Recovery, which already makes them the preferred choice for MM Hunters in arena.
Hunters will still use crabs, but I’m certain more and more will be moving to the Spider as their top choice for BGs and arena.
Not me though…