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How to choose between the same pets, but different stats

Same battle pets, different stats
Something I was surprised to notice when I began collecting battle pets was that the stats were not always consistent within the same pet type. While Mr. Wiggles is always Mr. Wiggles, a rare Mouse does not necessarily have the same stats as another rare Mouse. The inconsistency of stats applies to both purchased pets, like Undercity Cockroaches, as well as wild pets, such as a Cheetah Cub. (Have you killed a cheetah so that you could capture her baby? I have. We are bad people.)

At this time, many of us have more than three of quite a few battle pets. Extra quest pets, like Winter's Little Helper, can just be caged and sold (when cageable, of course), since they all have the same stats. but how do you choose which purchased pet you should keep? And what about the wild pets?

I'll show you my favorite stat, and you can show me yours.

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Filed under: Analysis / Opinion

Wowhead shows Hunters some love

It seems like just a couple of days ago Wowhead made a major addition to their site in the form of Wrath of the Lich King alpha talent calculators. Oh, that's right, it was just a couple of days ago. Well, today they've added some more new features, and these ones are all for Hunters. That should take some of the sting out of your talents not being released yet.
  • A training calculator for pet skills (though this will all be completely overhauled for Wrath, it should prove very useful until then)
  • A comparison table of all pet types, listing their modifiers to damage, health, and armor, abilities they can learn, levels at which they can be tamed, and diet. All columns are filterable and sortable, in case you really need to see a listing of the highest-armor pets that can Bite and eat cheese (it's boars, by the way).
  • A frankly amazing gallery of all the different skins for all the different pet types, with 3D models and links to tamable pets that use those skins.
Great stuff. And now I know that I have two ways to get this awesome spider: a common, but low level mob on Bloodmyst Isle, or a level 64 elite. At that rate, actually, I'll probably just stick with my boar – I doubt my level 55 hunter is up to taming a 64 elite, and bringing a pet up 40 levels doesn't sound too fun either. Oink!

Filed under: Hunter, News items

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