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9-02-2009 @ 8:30PM
Although your posts are very well thought out, I would like to make one personal suggestion. I've found that my cat is just as effective at holding aggro as a tenacity pet while in the lower levels, while it does more damage then say a turtle because of its family skill. Until I got volley and started AOE grinding with my bear I just stuck with the cat. I'd figure any other ferocity pet would work as well too.
9-02-2009 @ 8:37PM
That works well for Beast Mastery, but as Marksmanship I've found it hard to keep aggro on a Ferocity pet after level 20 or so. It only gets worse until you get misdirection, so here's a tip: if you're not BM, get a Tenacity pet and hold back on the firepower since early on unless you have a dedicated tank. You'll peel aggro off your pet really quickly otherwise.
9-02-2009 @ 9:19PM
Here's a better tip: level as BM.Re the article: IAotH isn't worth it for a levelling build, mobs die too quick. You're better off putting the point into Thick Hide instead. And I've never seen any "traditional" solo build with 5 points in it instead of Endurance Training, that's sacrificing soloability for dps (that you only get the full benefit of on longer fights anyway).
9-03-2009 @ 1:29AM
The best advice you can give anyone leveling a hunter is to take talents that help keep the mobs off of you and on your pet. BM coupled with a Tenacity pet makes leveling a hunter a breeze. If your pet is able to hold aggro and live longer, then you'll live longer.It's not about killing faster, it's about killing smarter.
9-03-2009 @ 4:29PM
I actually am new to hunters. I see you linked an article about why to pick a tenacity pet, but can you maybe explain what the different types of pets are? Also (I'm lvl 16 right now) there is a talent area for my pet but I haven't gotten any talents for it yet. When do we get to do that?I did like how you listed rare pets. I'll have to check those outs.
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