Massive Spirit Beasts Guide Update

Today I finally sat down and hammered out a new Spirit Beast Guide. The previous one was ridiculously outdated – having only the four Northrend Spirit Beasts listed, along with information about their really cool Spirit Strike ability. Updating the guide has been on my list for some time, but I kept putting it off due to me knowing it …

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The Cat Whisperer

Shadowclaw

Level 64 and I didn’t even have a cat… can you believe that?! I’ve started doing some random dungeons again to speed up my leveling process, so I figured I should look at getting a cat so that I have some buff variety.

I used to have Humar, but I set him loose at some point way back before we received our massive stable expansion. I thought about grabbing him again, but nah… too easy, plus I’ve tamed him several times over the years, anyway. It was time for something new. Humar has a great look for a cat, but he’s so popular that you tend to see him around quite a bit. I wanted something a bit more unusual.

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A Charmingly Disarming Pet: Olm the Wise

Olm the Wise - Bird of Prey

Last I checked in, I was singing the praises of the wasp for lowbie hunter PvP. Well, I’m happy to say I’ve found an even better companion to take along on my battleground adventures — at least for now. These days I’m accompanied by a badass battle birdie, who was formerly known as Olm the Wise.

Olm the Wise is a spectral owl who can be found meandering about in NE Feralas. This one-of-a-kind bird of prey model is really cool looking, as it’s somewhat like Ban’thalos – only toned down a bit. Olm doesn’t have the cool misty aura surrounding him, but he’s still really awesome – especially considering he’s available to lower level hunters (48 and up).

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A Simply Stunning Pet: Rex Ashil

Rex Ashil - Wasp Hunter Pet

As my baby Orc was making his way through the 50s, I decided to start thinking about a new pet choice for the 50-59 PvP bracket. I’d been using a wolf up until then, mainly for the added 5% crit, and for the fact that I just like the idea of an Orc running around with a snarly Worg. However, as you level up through the brackets, life becomes harder and harder for hunters – especially for those of us not decked out in full heirloom gear. I felt that for me to be able to deliver the pain in the manner I’m accustomed to, I’d need a new pet with some sort of utility.

After a bit of research, I settled upon the wasp.

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BM Pet Buffs on the PTR

Blizz slid in a couple of buffs to BM AoE on the latest Patch 4.3 PTR Build. Chimaeras and Worms have had both of their AoE abilities buffed with about 20% increased damage, with a slightly larger area of effect. Hunter Pets Froststorm Breath (Chimaera) now deals [205 + 11.52% of Ranged AP] Froststorm damage, up from [170 + 9.6% of RAP]. …

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