With the basics done, it is time to expand the pet trainer circle by clearing out the remaining mainland Pandaria PvE content, Let’s see how I do when facing the beasts of fable with my new undead pets to help me out.
With a title of <The Midnight Plunderer>, I was expecting tough things from this critter and it was the debut for my Blighted Squirrel/Infested Bear Cub pair. I felt that I was taking a risk running with a bear that was only uncommon quality.
The strategy was simple. Woodchip to open, crouch, then stampeded until my squirrel is dead. Then the bear lands a maul and roar. When I attempted it all that got Nitun down to just 16 health before killing my bear. Fortunately, undead pets get a one turn death immunity so my bear popped back up and could finish the fight successful at the first attempt.
This fight was easier. Applying woodchipper the bleed then stampede for damage and debuff application got this oversized caterpillar down by 1/3rd health when the squirrel had it’s first death. The rez gave two more hits of stampede and my bear was able to one-shot the remaining 800 health with a maul.
The same applied with Lucky Yi but here the Blighted Squirrel did enough to get the kill with it’s death-rattle. Stampede was enough on it’s own.
Kafi, being a goat was slightly more stubborn than the bugs had been. The first move stunned my squirrel so I was only able to complete a woodchipper before getting killed for the first time. At least a single turn of stampede on the death-rattle was enough to apply the debuff. I had my Darkmoon Tonk lined up to join in the combat next, while Kafi was at almost 100% health so I was not hopeful. All that changed when I saw the brutality of its mechanical attacks in action. Shock and Awe (strong vs beasts) did 1k of damage and Ion beam followed up with a 1.6k attack, overkilling Kafi by more than 800 health.
The same trick worked for Gorespine and Greyhoof. My squirrel was eliminated each time having done negligible damage but my tonk swept aside the final 1.8k health in two simple hits. It is a wonderfully simple thing to see those big numbers going down on the screen.
The watery pets of legend were even easier than the beasts. Against Xi’a, the squirrel applied the stampede debuff until it died. That left just under 1k of health for my crow to complete which was easily managed with a nightfall and nocturnal strike finisher. The same applied to Dos-Ryga. The Squirrel felt more comfortable and survived a couple of turns longer but that was probably down to the fact that Dos-Ryga was busy healing itself. As a result my crow had 1.2k health to burn through however that was still still well within my crows capabilities. One nightfall/nocturnal strike later and victory was mine.
I get the feel as though I have missed the point with these fights. I picked up pets that are perfect for these kills and in doing so optimised the fun out of it. I haven’t had the joy of playing around, trying to find an effective combo and the cycle of repeated deaths and improvements. Still, with No-no and Ti’un the Wander remaining, I get to try things that way. My guides suggest three moths against them. I don’t have three L25 blue quality moths, so I am going to play around and see what I can do.