World of Warcraft Top 10 Best Battle Pets
If you’re new to pet battles in WoW, it’s likely that you have no idea which pets to use that will give you the edge during battles.
To help you with that dilemma, below is a list of the best battle pets you can acquire in the game to help you level up or simply add to your collection.
Snarly is an aquatic pet that can be found in Terokkar Forest, specifically in Crocolisks in the City quest. Depending on your pet’s level, you can use Rip, Consume, Surge, Devour, Water Jet and Blood in the Water. For devastating damage though, you may want to employ Rip, followed by Blood in the Water and finish it with Surge. This is especially effective against Elemental-type pets. A Snarly takes 50% from Flying abilities and 33% from Undead abilities.
Collectible in Warlords of Draenor, Molten Corgi is an elemental pet that was rewarded to players during WoW’s anniversary, from November 2014 to January 2015. It can use Bark, Flamethrower, Superbark, Cauterize, Puppies of the Flame and Inferno Herding as forms of attack. If you’re looking to collect wild pets though, it’s best to use Superbark so as not to risk overkill. As an elemental pet, a Corgi can take 50% damage from aquatic abilities and 33% damage from mechanical abilities.
Found in the forests of Talador, Teroclaw Hatchling is a Flying battle pet that is known to be a potent hunter of the small and furry. A Teroclaw can use Claw, Alpha Strike, Hawk Eye, Dodge, Ravage and Nature’s Ward. To keep your pet’s health high, you can use Nature’s Ward’s powerful healing effect. This can keep his Flying passive active as well as keep his Dodge and Alpha Strike consistently powerful, especially against your Aquatic enemies. The Teroclaw can take 50% damage from magic abilities and 33% from beast abilities.
Mechanical Pandaren Dragonling
Mechanical Pandaren Dragonling is a mechanical pet crafted by level 575 Engineers and embodies the spirit of Pandaria. Breath, Flyby, Bombing Run, Thunderbolt, Explode and Decoy are its attack forms. Due to its mechanical-type damage reduction and strong Breath ability, the Dragonling is excellent to use against Magic pets. You can use Thunderbolt to do split damage across the enemy’s team or cause a massive hit. Elemental abilities can cause 50% damage to this pet, and 33% from Magic abilities.
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Collectible in Wrath of the Lich King, Spring Rabbit is a Critter pet that can be looted from eggs during Noblegarden and is immune to stun, root, and sleep effects. It can use Scratch, Flurry, Adrenaline Rush, Dodge, Burrow and Stampede to attack. With a very fast speed, Flurry will be enabled for extra damage as well as Dodge and Burrow to avoid attacks. The Spring Rabbit can take 50% damage from Beast abilities and 33% from Elemental abilities.
A Flying battle companion, Gilnean Raven this trainable pet can be found in the Mists of Pandaria and only available to worgens. This pet can use Nocturnal Strike and Darkness to deal tons of damage on most opponents. Aside from these abilities, the Raven can also use Peck, Alpha Strike, Darkflame and Nevermore depending on your pet level. 50% damage can be taken from Magic abilities by this pet, while 33% from Beast abilities.
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A Dragonkin pet, an Emerald Whelpling can be dropped by a Noxious Whelp in Feralas. When it comes to fighting the Draenor PVE tamers, this battle pet is unmatched. Thanks to its Emerald Presence per-hit shield – which is especially effective against Flying insect-style DoT abilities like stings – strong Magic moveset and some good healing. This pet’s other abilities are Breath, Emerald Bite, Moonfire, Tranquility and Emerald Dream. The Whelpling takes 50% damage from Humanoid abilities and 33% from Flying abilities.
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The Unborn Val’kyr is an Undead pet companion that can spawn in any zone in Northrend, but can’t be forced to spawn. Val’kyr are considered “unborn” until they vanquish a creature of high nobility. They can do so by using Shadow Slash to slash at the target using dark energy, and Curse of Doom to deal 592 Undead damage. Other abilities they can use are Siphon Life, Shadow Shock, Haunt and Unholy Ascencion. A Val’kyr can take 50% damage from Critter abilities and 33% from Dragonkin abilities.
Chrominius & Pandaren Water Spirit
There’s a reason these two are sharing the second spot in this list. Together, they make a very powerful combination. Pandaren Water Spirit can start with hard-hitting abilities like Geyser and Whirlpool and finished by Howl and Surge of Power of Chrominius. This combo attack can result in multiple hits of damage against opponents with plenty of health or damage reduction. These two will help you dominate nearly any single-pet fight. Individually, Chrominius takes 50% from Humanoid abilities and 33% from Flying abilities, while Water Spirit can receive 50% from Aquatic abilities and 33% from Mechanical abilities.
The most powerful battle pet in this list, the Anubisath Idol can be found in the Mists of Pandaria and are required to collect for the achievement Raiding with Leashes. It’s a very strong “tank” style pet that uses Sandstorm or Stoneskin to eliminate almost all of periodic damage effects. The Idol also uses Deflection to counter any powerful hits. As a Humanoid type pet, it can regain health each turn it hits, and can outlast most battle pets. Crush, Demolish and Rupture are the Anubisath Idol’s other abilities. The damage it can receive from Undead abilities is 50% while 33% from Critter abilities.
Our final thoughts
While there are more powerful pet companions you can use during battles, these pets stand out with their strong and powerful abilities. The Corgi is very useful in collecting wild pets, while the Anubisath Idol and the team-up of Chrominius and Water Spirit is particularly beneficial for battling highly powerful pets. Still, whatever pet you use, it’s important to learn what its strengths and weaknesses are to end up winning your battles.