How do you get level 25 pets on PTR without leveling from scratch? My pet list never transfers over when I copy my character(s).
This was about as much as I expected without getting my hopes up, so I'm happy ^_^As everyone else has said; having to do it in a small group of people or even turn into a chosen pet (maybe again with other people) would have been interesting and fun, but I think that is to expect too much from dear old Blizz. I'm still really looking forward to this, and having a pet reward at the end of it is enough to me. Wonder how often you can run it? once a day? As much as you want? Either way this will be a great waste of time :D love it
this is so interesting looking foward to it I hope they will make that in all instances :)
Running through the first time was a little underwhelming even though it's a cool concept. Hope to see a lot of tuning before it goes live. For anyone interested, you can watch my run-through earlier this week.
Cool to see some pet battle love, but not as much innovation as I'd hoped.Guess I'm continuing my annual pet battle tourney for my server for somethimg fresh.
For those who have done it at PTR, you are welcome to submit strategies at Xu-Fu's BlogSince there are several complaints about guides demanding certain pets, try use Xu-Fu's Pet Guides there are several suggestions for most fights.
Strategy I made for this (also posted on Warcraft Pets)The new pet battle dungeon is 11 battles in 4 sections. Section 1 – Three battles and a “boss battle”.Section 2 – Same as 1.Section 3 – Two fights that are practically the same.Section 4 – Final boss battle.Battle 1Pets used: Clockwork Gnome – S/B – 1x1Darkmoon Tonk – H/P – 1xxANY BACKUP PETStrategy: Start by building a turret, and then use metal fist. Use turret off CD until you die. Finish anything left with the Tonks Missile. Notes: This fight is super easy and I’m sure anything would work.Battle 2Pets used: Crow – P/S – 222ANY BACKUP PETANY BACKUP PETStrategy: Call Darkness, Alpha Strike (first enemy pet dies), Nocturnal Strike, Alpha Strike (second enemy pet dies), Alpha Strike until you win. Notes: I was still practically at full HP at the end of this.Battle 3Pets used: Darkmoon Eye – P/S – 221ANY BACKUP PETANY BACKUP PETStrategy: Start with Darkmoon Curse, Inner Vision, Focused Beams. Just spam Focused Beams and use Inner Vision off CD from there and this fight is a cakewalk.Battle 4 (BOSS)Pets used: Iron Starlette – P/P – 1x1Iron Starlette – P/S – 1x1Empowered Manafiend – P/P – 1xxStrategy: Basically you just Windup nuke him making sure you Supercharge between Wind Ups when it is off CD. I lost my second one the same round he died. Bring out the Manafiend and spam Arcane Blast to finish the other two pets.Battle 5Pets used: Draenei Micro Defender – P/S – 1x2Tranquil Mechanical Yeti – H/B – 112ANY BACKUP PETStrategy: Spam Metal Fist until the first enemy pet is dead (I rezzed and killed him on my next Metal Fist). When the 2nd pet comes out, just use Ion Cannon since you will have low HP anyway. DMD will die and bring in Yeti. Use Metal Fist to kill 2nd pet. Call Lightning and Ion Cannon will kill the 3rdBattle 6Pets used: Menagerie Custodian – P/S – 112Lil’ XT – H/P – 1xx (STORE PET)ANY BACKUP PETStrategy: Shock and Awe then spam Zap until you die and rez. Zap then Ion Cannon (Zap will kill first pet and Ion Cannon will damage 2nd pet and Custodian will die). One Zap from XT will kill 2nd pet and 2 more should kill 3rd.Battle 7Pets used: Lil’ Bling – S/S – 122Empyreal Manafiend – H/H – 1xxANY BACKUP PETStrategy: Start with Extra Plating then Launch Rocket twice (once to arm, once to launch). Then spam SMCKTHAT.EXE until the 1st pet dies. Launch Rocket (you should die and rez here) Launch Rocket (you should die here and bring in the Manafiend). Arcane Blast until both pets are dead.Battle 8 (BOSS)Pets used: De-Weaponized Mechanical Companion – S/S – 12xPersonal World Destroyer – P/P – 1xxANY BACKUP PETStrategy: Extra Plating then Metal Fist until Extra Plating is off CD then use it (you should rez here). Metal Fist (you should die here and bring in the PWD) Metal Fist twice and 1st pet should die. Use Screeching Gears and hope for a stun but the stun isn’t necessary. Metal Fist again and the 2nd pet should die. Screeching Gears again, Metal Fist (rez), Metal Fist.Notes: Companion worked well for me but you basically want a strong Mech (or something with Mech abilities) with a speed of 312 or higher and some type of dodge/damage reduction ability so you can use it first to avoid his big attack.Battle 9Pets used: Crimson Whelpling – P/S – 121Dark Whelpling – P/S – 1xxDarkmoon Zeppelin – H/B – 1xxStrategy: Lift Off, Scorched Earth, Breath (you’ll die here, bring in Dark Whelpling), Shadowflame twice and 1st pet should die. Spam Shadowflame until you die (my pet and enemy pet died at the same time). Use Missile twice with your Zeppelin and the 3rd pet should die.Battle 10As stated above this is practically the same as Battle 9. All I did was swap in two new whelps; Onyxian Whelpling and Spawn of Onyxia as they have the same abilities as the Crimson Whelpling. The 3rd pet would have been easier with a Flying pet, but I still finished it off with what was left on my Zeppelin. To be safe, just bring in a pet with a solid Flying attack.Battle 11 (FINAL BOSS)Pets used: Periwinkle Calf – H/P – 121Silithid Hatchling – H/H – 1x2ANY BEAST TO SOAK AOE (Explained in Notes)Strategy: Clobber, Stoneskin, Deep Bite. From here just spam Deep Bite until the Spore dies. Deep Bite twice and the 2nd pet should die. Do anything here because the 3rd pet is faster and will kill you anyway. Bring in the Hatchling and use Sandstorm as it will do a lot of damage to the pet. Scratch twice and it should be dead.Notes: The Spore boss does a nasty AoE (Dreadful Breath) that will decimate your back line pets and is split evenly. Due to this you want to have all Beast pets, as the attack is a Humanoid attack and Beasts have the best resistance to that. Alternate Strategy: My first time thru I used a strider and two spider pets. I used the striders AoE heal when it was off CD and that also worked ok. The spiders finished off the last two pets healing with webbing and leech. The strategy above seemed much more reliable though.
You can actually do the whole thing with common pets. For the first five or six I used my general purpose team. Nether Faerie Dragon, Brilliant bloodplume, and robochick, all of which are just regular tames. For the final boss, I used a team of three frogs since he was a yellow elemental, but one killed him. The only trick is use its healing rain to keep your back line from dying. I would use two frogs and a general to mop up the two adds. You don't need a single special pet at all for the whole instance and it is very short.