No, I’m not talking about my kitties. I’m talking about my hunter pets! Pets are one of the things that first drew me to the hunter class. Who doesn’t like the thought of cute, furry little creatures as your faithful companions, always by your side, ripping out the throats of your enemies.
My first, and favorite pet is Toby. When I decided to play a hunter, I knew that I wanted a tiger as my pet. As soon as I could, I left the blood elf starting zone and hoofed it over to Durotar to tame him. I’m a cat person, I’m still sad that cats don’t provide the best DPS anymore. Hopefully this changes in Cataclysm and I can use Toby again.
Raptor was my second pet. Poor thing never even got a proper name. My real reason for taming him? He matched my favorite mount. If only I could get a pair of boots that matched them both…
I had a hard time finding a tanking pet that I liked. I had tried a bear on a previous hunter that got abandoned. For a long time I had a turtle, Koopa. Then I decided to get a gorilla. I liked that they could Thunderstomp. As I wandered around Feralas looking for one to tame, a couple of my guildies were talking about The Curse of Monkey Island. Thus, Guybrush was born.
Midway through Wrath, I decided I should have a cunning pet to round out my stable. I’m annoyed by flying pets, so it had to be either a serpent or a spider. Flying around Sholazar, I found this pretty, pink snake. His name is Trouser.
The last pet I tamed, and my current raiding pet, is Kitty. When I decided I needed a wolf to maximize my dps, I wanted to get a nice looking one. I was not going to have one of the scrawny looking things from Storm Peaks. This is my favorite wolf look in the game. Kitty also matches one of my mounts.
Pets I Wish I Had
I’ve always wished I could tame a zhevra. I was tempted to recruit a “friend” so I could get one for a mount, but what I really want is to have one as a pet. It may not look too intimidating compared to the other options, but I think that horn could make it a force to be reckoned with.
I also wish I could have my kitty Max as a hunter pet. He may be small, but he has a special ability that is unique to him. If hostile entities look at Max for too long, their heads explode from the sheer overload of cute. Messy, but effective.