What pets do you guys use?

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Posted by: bluesmnm.1549

bluesmnm.1549

I’m wondering what you guys use for sPvp/Pve/WvWvW. I’m currently using devourer/bear and trying to see what others are using also.

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Posted by: World War III.3869

World War III.3869

wolf – its fear special can save when youre downed. fun to send it long distance at a group that’s balled up. also good as an extra mechanic to allow you to do more dmg or to get an extra second to heal etc. its awesome.

hyena – special summons another one. good meat shield. has cripple and likes to knock down peeps. the KD can also save you when youre downed. works good in smaller fights because youll do that much more dmg and have a little bit more cc from the extra one.

all i ever use really. sometimes i might use a bear or cat. sometimes devourers. sometimes i mess around with forage. usually these two though. like 99% of the time.

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Posted by: Mandar.9813

Mandar.9813

Typically I am using my Brown Bear (really tanky and removes a condition on demand) and Blue Moa (really tank and gives buff for -33% damage….great in WvW gate-defense bursts).

Honestly, unless you like the idea of micro-managing a pet (EG offense, avoid combat, offense, avoid combat), then anything tanky (high HP) is ftw.

And yes, I’d say the blue Jellyfish is probably the most surprisingly awesome pet. Armored fish is pretty sweet, too.

(edited by Mandar.9813)

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Posted by: Seras.5702

Seras.5702

I use a lot of them.

Melee only – Warthog/Pig + Jungle Stalker
Bows – Jungle Stalker + Crimson Moa (for groups), Cave Spider + Murrelow (solo)
Underwater – Shark + Armor Fish

That’s generally what I use. I love the Jungle Stalker. Its howl is awesome.

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Posted by: aPutridCorpse.8792

aPutridCorpse.8792

I generally solo PvE, so I have a bear and a spider.

Not sure what I would use in PvP yet. I’m waiting for the fix to the game crashing on 32 bit systems before I try going in there again.

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Posted by: Dark.6083

Dark.6083

I’m using a bear and devourer, both the F2 poison ones.
I’ll probably switch one to a wolf for the Fear howl, when I get around to charming one.

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Posted by: takatsu.9416

takatsu.9416

the two wolves, love their knock downs and they seem to time it so well, interrupting skill casting. they’re extremely durable but have great attack. i watch it like tank 5 mobs on it at once… and it takes care of itself because of its relatively strong attack, so the wolves can clear out things before its at risk. fear skill rocks. the alpine wolf i kind of have it because its gorgeous LOL. Else, I would like to use the hyena + summon as well like someone mentioned above.

two devourers for bosses, they tank well and are ranged so relatively can survive longer and seem really smart too

two drakes for underwater because of their frost nova and boil aoe, sucks to be swarmed underwater so the aoe helps. I heard good things about jellyfish so i will want to try it again. but when i first used it it seemed to die often

I used to use two birds but I’m not beastmastery specced enough so they tend to die. Heard good things from people with the appropriate build though

on an interesting note, i seem to be going in pairs now including weapons XD two melee sword sets for almost everything and then two bows for tougher boss battles/pvp

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Posted by: Shiren.9532

Shiren.9532

When I run dungeons I often switch to spiders. Range is so important when it comes to aggro. It’s not even an issue of survivability at that point, avoiding stupid pulls from pets (or setting off the blossoms in Twilight Arbor – even when they are on avoid, sometimes the pet is a massive hassle and a huge hindrance, it really needs it’s own special rules for aggro and triggering traps etc).

Rarely will I use a bear unless it’s on trash. Most bosses will destroy a bear just as fast as anything else, if I can get away with a bear I can usually just use a wolf or a cat. I sometimes use pocket buff pets in fights where I know I can’t send the pet it. Putting them on avoid and using the stalker’s might buff or the red moa’s fury buff on cooldown and swapping them out every 20 seconds for quickness is often the only contribution they will have to many fights because pets are a hindrance more than a help in many situations.

In general PvE I bring an eagle or hawk and usually a stalker, lynx or wolf. I don’t care for aquatic pets and won’t until we have otters or something mammalian that makes sense underwater.

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Posted by: SheckyS.6241

SheckyS.6241

What’s the tankiest pet?
The best I have found so far is a bear, but I played WoW for years as a Hunter with a bear pet, so I want something else.

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Posted by: JonasV.4209

JonasV.4209

Personally I’m a big fan of the Jungle Spider for both PvE and WvW. First thing I did after creating my sylvari ranger was to run to Morgan’s Spiral and tame one. Having 2 roots (one autocast and one F2) is really nice plus the AoE poison field. Also since it is ranged it doesn’t have as huge a problem hitting things. I have been playing around with the devourers too, but I still think I like my spider better.

For second pet it is mostly situational:
- Wolf for the AoE fear both in PvE and WvW since it can really scatter a large group and buy you time. Just wish it casted faster. Also all canine-types have knockdown on auto-cast which is really nice. Before I got my wolf I was using a Drakehound, which was also very good IMO
- Raven is also our only way to Blind that I’m aware of so it comes in handy for WvW and dungeons to eat up some of the big hits.
- Red and Blue Moas if I’m defending in WvW. The AoE protection and fury is always nice. Only problem is the duration is so short. Protection is supposed to be 10 secs and only lasts 4.
I have never been a big fan of bear-type pets, IMO anything they can do other than damage soak can be done better by other pets.

For aquatic I use Armored Fish due to the F2 stun and tankiness and Shark for the Fear autocast and Frenzy F2 ability. My shark’s name is “Way Bigger Jaws”.

~ Tarnished Coast ~ Sylvari Necromancer ~

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Posted by: MeTx.6712

MeTx.6712

PvE: Murellow and Arctodus because of high vit.

PvP: Marsh Drake and Lashtail Dev. for high toughness.

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Posted by: Caldric.1685

Caldric.1685

I use Lynx because it has awesome DPS and I swap between Ice Drake and Blue Moa and Brown Bear as secondary.

Water I use Shark and Jellyfish I have not found any Armored Fish to charm yet but would like to they are hard to kill

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Posted by: MaxTwelve.4725

MaxTwelve.4725

Fast way to get armored fish is under Lions Arch in the sewer.

I really like seeing in threads so many pets being used. Other games the pets are much closed to being the same all the way down the thread.

I do switch my pets up once in a while and find utility in them each time.
Current for PvE I have been using Eagle and Salamander, Shark and Devourer. For WvW I use wolves/eagles/devourers/cave spider.

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Posted by: nldixon.8514

nldixon.8514

With my deep Beastmastery spec I use my hawk almost exclusively. If I’m in a dungeon I’ll use a devourer for the added toughness and range or a drake for the AoE.

Birds regenerate massive amounts of health through Carnivorous Appetite and actually become ‘tankier’ than the tank pets. It’s awesome. It’ll probably get nerfed.

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Posted by: Caldric.1685

Caldric.1685

Thanks MaxTwelve will go get me one of those fish.

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Posted by: Rizzy.8293

Rizzy.8293

wolf – its fear special can save when youre downed. fun to send it long distance at a group that’s balled up. also good as an extra mechanic to allow you to do more dmg or to get an extra second to heal etc. its awesome.

hyena – special summons another one. good meat shield. has cripple and likes to knock down peeps. the KD can also save you when youre downed. works good in smaller fights because youll do that much more dmg and have a little bit more cc from the extra one.

all i ever use really. sometimes i might use a bear or cat. sometimes devourers. sometimes i mess around with forage. usually these two though. like 99% of the time.

Cant tell a wolf to terrifying howl when you’re downed :|

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Posted by: lil baby anime.6834

lil baby anime.6834

Yeah you can. You can’t see the little pet bar but you can still command it.

lil baby anime aka teeny tiny anime bka the littlest of the baby animes

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Posted by: Tracker.6483

Tracker.6483

Yeah you can use F2 abilities while downed, and you can ALSO switch pets. This can be really annoying to down you in pvp.

Switch pet to wolf as soon as you’re downed and then interupt the finish.
Next, your pet is attacking and will do it’s knockdown.
When they get up hit F2 for the fear.
When they get back to you your interupt is available again.

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Posted by: Bast Bow.2958

Bast Bow.2958

PvE

Raven – For it’s dps, blind and bleed.
Brown Bear – To back up Raven when it’s almost down, and for it’s tankiness and condition removal.

The rest of my traits are primarily dps based, and a bit support.
My utility skills primarily party-buffs.

Therefor raven (and bear), and not moa’s for example.

Overall my build leans more to dps then to support or control. Prolly something like 50 – 30 – 20

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Posted by: monepipi.5160

monepipi.5160

For PVE, the Murellow is really awesome. Its F2 is a AOE poison which is really helpful. As part of the bear family its inherently very tanky, and can soak a ton of damage. For my second pet I either use a wolf (knockdowns, fear, chill, etc), a moa (defensive/offensive buffs with their screeches), or a bear if I need another tanky pet.