Welcome to Xu-Fu's Pet Guides!

Subscribe via RSS

Level Opportunities
Next Squirt Day:
More Squirt Dates
Date Super Squirt Add to calendar
2022-07-07 No
2022-07-22 No
2022-08-06 No
2022-08-21 No
2022-09-05 No
2022-09-20 No
2022-10-05 No
2022-10-20 No
2022-11-04 No
Pet Bonus Week active!








Active Legion Quests:
Top Collections

Newest Comments
5 new in the last 24h
Amount of comments to show:
worked perfectly on the first try! Thank you very much, 5 star rating for you!! :D
Tiamat175 wrote today on: Gnasher (Critter)
Thank you for this strategy. - - Initially I messed this up using a wrong breed Fawn I had. - - I ended up winning using a SS Rat, PP Gleamhoof Fawn, and HB Rapana Whelk. I do not know why, but the TD Script stopped progressing during the 2nd pet and I had to manually proceed.
I used a Spirit of Summer 2 2 1 as a 2nd pet. - - This worked for me after a second try following the steps manually. - - I tried Aesetha#1450's script on my first try but it failed. To the credit of the script and another comment, there is some RNG in this strategy because I tried the same script again to observe if/where it fails and it did not that time. - - Thank you.
Barbasol#1361 wrote today on: Belchling
I came here to say this. Nexus Whelpling is quicker against Plague Whelp too with Arcane Storm and Mana Surge. Wait for second round to cast Arcane Storm, otherwise it gets overwritten by Cleansing Rain.
Great strat :) In shadowlands u can 2 pet this fight by using volcano then immolate and finish off with flame breath when u swap back over to your cinder pup . Never had to use my third pet
The iron starlette can be crit and die permanently before it gets explode off. Restart if that happens
lakan#21469 wrote yesterday on: Deathscreech (Humanoid)
Switched out the first pet for a Void-Scarred Anubisath.Soulrush-> Creeping Insanity -> Spiritfire Bolt until dead. The rest of the fight goes as normal. Imo it increases your chances to win. You still need to get two stampede rounds off, but you can't lose despite getting two stampedes anymore.
lakan#21469 wrote yesterday on: Foulclaw (Undead)
The turn order here did not work for me. Here's my version that makes use of the undead pet invincibility turns: - - 1: Shadow Slash - 2: Shadow Slash - 3: Curse of Doom - 4: Shadow Slash (you will die and res here) - 5: Unholy Ascension (during invincibility) - Pet dies, swap to Cursed Birman - 6-7: Devour - 8: Call Darkness - Pet dies, swap to Widget - 9: Prowl - 10: Spectral Strike
lakan#21469 wrote yesterday on: Foulclaw (Dragonkin)
The nexus whelpling wasn't doing much. Substituting it for Bonebiter doing Facebite -> Huge Fang x2 and keeping the rest the same got me through the fight. If I was smarter I'd find a substitute for Lil' Tarecgosa because Arcane Storm is a bit useless this way.
Lucien2021 wrote yesterday on: Nearly Headless Jacob

Newest Strategies
Dealing with Satyrs (Beast)
Dealing with Satyrs (Mechanical)
Dealing with Satyrs (Elemental)
Dealing with Satyrs (Flying)
Dealing with Satyrs (Dragonkin)
Deathscreech (Mechanical)

Site creator and admin:


News Writer:


Content Creator:


Strategy Curator:




Former Contributors:



2022-06-23 21:19:01
Things are heating up on Azeroth as summer is finally here, so let's light some fires and get some pets!

For the Midsummer Fire Festival holiday there are four pets, and today also marks the beginning of summer when the seasonal pet, Qiraji Guardling, becomes available.

1 Midsummer Fire Festival

From this holiday three of the pets are through a vendor, and the fourth is through defeating the holiday boss: Ahune, the Frost Lord. All of these pets are cageable, so if you don't have time to farm for the currency, or you're worried you might not have enough currency for all the pets, fear not! You can head over to your local Auction House and grab the ones you're missing.

1.1 Vendor Pets

Each of these pets will cost you 350 Burning Blossoms.

Blazing Cindercrawler

Igneous Flameling

Spirit of Summer

1.2 Holiday Boss Reward

This pet drops from the bag you receive for defeating Ahune, the Frost Lord, when queuing through the dungeon finder. Ahune is located in Slave Pens in Outlands' Zangarmarsh.

Frigid Frostling

2 Seasonal Pet

Summer in the Northern Hemisphere also marks when the seasonal pet, Qiraji Guardling, becomes available. This pet can be found in Silithus, and it has quite a few breeds, so it might take some time if you're looking for a specific one.

Don't forget: you need this pet to complete the Kalimdor Safari Achievement.

It will be available this year until 21 September

Qiraji Guardling

And that's everything! We at Xu-Fu's wish you all the best in your pet collecting and battling endeavors, so until next time: happy battling & happy Midsummer!
Read full article


2022-06-22 16:31:57
Dragonflight Pre-Orders are live, and with it we get two new pets!

Give a toasty warm welcome to our new fire-breathing friends: Murkastrasza & Drakks

1 Murkastrasza

  • Dragonflight Edition: Heroic Edition and up
  • New Ability: Furious Surge

2 Drakks

  • Dragonflight Edition: Pre-Purchase Bonus Only (Drakks pet as a pre-purchase bonus item offer ends with the launch of Dragonflight.)
  • New Ability: Unrelenting Flames

In addition to the two pre-purchase pets, we also got a new pet on the shop: Lil' Ursoc!

3 Lil' Ursoc

  • Lil' Ursoc can be purchased as a standalone pet, or for a limited time as part of the A Midsummer Night's Pack along with two other shop pets and an assortment of other shop items
  • New Abilities: Ursoc's Claws & Rend Flesh

And that's it! What do you think of our new scaley and fluffy friends?

We at Xu-Fu's wish you all the best in your pet collecting endeavors, and happy battling!
Read full article


2022-05-30 15:45:59
...And that's about it as far as we can see for 9.2.5 for pet battles.

Here's the content update note for Jingles:
Fixed an issue where Jingles battle pet would display as "Unknown" when summoned and its wreath and candy cane accessories were the incorrect size in the Pet Journal.

This should fix the issue with using level stones on Jingles, as well as its name not displaying properly.

That's good news!

The bad news, however, is we haven't heard anything about the missing wreaths and candy canes for people with naked Jingles. It seems like things went awry when trying to make it like the reindeer, where the festive gear only displays during Winter Veil.

Also, you still cannot destroy or cage Jingles.

Wain, who runs Petopia and Warcraft Mounts, also pointed this out:
...the issue is that Jingles has two display IDs in the database, one has added Winter Veil decorations (added via a spellkit), and one is plain. There's a 50% chance of ending up with one or the other. If this was intended, the problem remains that you can only have one of this pet for some reason and you can't crate/delete it, so you're stuck with whatever appearance you opened first. So, allowing players to own multiple Jingles, and for them to be crateable/deletable would help.

It's also possible the two IDs were originally intended to be used on the same pet at different times of year (like, only decked out in Winter Veil gear at Christmas) but if so they never implemented it that way.

Hopefully we'll see them continue to work on these issues, and personally I'd like to see Jingles cageable like the other pets received from the presents.

Now, we have seen some updates to 'invalid' pets, like Tezpet, which might mean something is encrypted that will only show up once the patch goes live. Unfortunately it could also just be for internal testing reasons.

So, nothing new for the pet community as far as we can see, and likely nothing until the Dragonflight pre-order / pre-patch.

We at Xu-Fu's wish you all the best in your pet endeavors, and happy battling!
Read full article


2022-05-10 21:59:48
The time has come, once again, to level all your pets!

The weekly reset brings the pet battle bonus week, and The Sign of the Critter offers a 200% increase on pet experience, so it's the perfect time to tackle that queue.

1 Repeatable Tamers

If you'd like to know what repeatable trainers to look out for this week, head over to our Powerleveling Guide to find out which ones are great for maximizing the use of the bonus xp. It will also offer the top leveling strategies for each of the fights, tips & tricks, and links to non-repeatable tamers as well as other useful guides.

Our widget on the home page will let you know which repeatable Legion tamers are up for the day!

Also, keep an eye out for strategies that have the Level tags for the regular, non-repeatable fights. Every little bit counts!

2 Tuesday the 17th Super Squirt for European Realms!

Super Squirt is one of those magical days during pet battle bonus week where Squirt is up in your WoD garrison menagerie, and it offers a useful, repeatable battle that does very well in leveling your pets, and has a nearby free heal. Here's where you can find all our Squirt Strats.

Though much emphasis is placed on Super Squirt, there are plenty of viable leveling fights from the repeatable tamers listed in the Powerleveling Guide. If you don't have your garrison up to par for Squirt, you'll likely still get a fair few tamers that will do nicely in Squirt's stead.

We wish you the best of luck in leveling your pets, and hope you have a happy battling week!
Read full article


2022-05-02 13:09:23
You’re not quite sure how you got roped into this, but through the haze of last night’s drinking of a particularly heady Pandaren brew you recall a card game. In fact, as the bits and pieces slowly fall into place while you eat your breakfast, you remember someone unexpected and out of place at the card table: a matronly woman. After being thoroughly trounced, you pushed the winnings toward her.

She smiled, and only took half. “You’ll need the rest for tomorrow,” she said, and handed you a note.

It was that note you now held in your hand, and all it had was directions. Curious, you follow it to a building full to the brim with chattering, excited children.

“Ah!” the woman from last night exclaimed. “So glad you could make it. I have just the child for you,” she said, turning to head back inside, ignoring your slack-jawed shock.

“Here you go,” she said, a child bounding out of the building with her. “You two have fun, now.”

She waved the two of you off as you walk away from the orphanage. Panic races through you as you realize you have no idea what to do, but the kid just laughed.

“Beat you in a card game, didn’t she?” they asked.

You nod, and a broad grin broke out across their face.

“Matron is the best card shark this side of the Great Sea. Does this every year. Look,” they say, pointing to a cluster of equally stunned adventurers. “Don’t worry. I have tons of ideas about what we can do!” the kid exclaims.

Maybe today won’t be as bad as you think.

Happy Children’s Week, fellow Azerothians! Children’s Week is when adventurers, such as yourself, take time out of their villain-slaying schedule to give the orphans of various wars and conflicts something to look forward to. You’ll be heading to different locales, giving the children gifts, excitement, and a taste of adventure, so let’s get going—the kids are waiting!

There are four different sets of pets that can be obtained from different matrons, so make sure you’re heading to the correct orphanage! A total of 14 pets can be obtained through this holiday, and if you have enough alts they can all be yours in one year. However, if you’re looking to get the Veteran Nanny achievement, see our note below in the Achievement section at the bottom.

All pets that are part of this holiday are cageable, except the Curious Wolvar Pup & the Curious Oracle Hatchling

1 Orgrimmar / Stormwind

Horde will go to Orphan Matron Battlewail in Orgrimmar, and Alliance to Orphan Matron Nightingale in Stormwind. This is a 6-part quest chain for both factions, and easy to complete. At the end of the chain, you’ll be rewarded with your choice of:

1.1 Rat Cage / Whiskers the Rat

1.2 Turtle Box / Speedy

1.3 Snail Shell / Scooter the Snail

1.4 Piglet’s Collar / Mr. Wiggles

2 Shattrath

Horde and Alliance need to go to Shattrath and accept the quest from Orphan Matron Mercy, who will give Horde players a Blood Elf child, and Alliance players a Draenai child. This is once again a 6-part chain, at the end of which you’ll be rewarded with your choice of:

2.1 Egbert’s Egg / Egbert

2.2 Elekk Training Collar / Peanut

2.3 Sleepy Willy / Willy

2.4 Legs

3 Dalaran (Northrend)

Horde and Alliance will need to go to Dalaran in Northrend and accept the quest from Orphan Matron Aria. This is the only faction non-specific chain set for Children’s Week. When speaking with the matron, you’ll be given the choice between an Oracle or Wolvar orphan. After your 7-part chain, whichever orphan you chose will be reflected in your pet reward:

3.1 Curious Oracle Hatchling

3.2 Curious Wolvar Pup

4 Battle for Azeroth

Horde will go to Caretaker Padae in the Grand Bazaar in Dazar’alor, and Alliance will go to Orphan Matron Westerson at Hook Point in Boralus. This is also a 6-part quest chain that will conclude with your choice of:

4.1 Sandy Hermit Crab Shell / Mr. Crabs

4.2 Beakbert

4.3 Slimy Pouch / Froglet

4.4 Enchanted Saurolisk Scale / Scaley

5 Achievements

There are also two achievements that are specifically tied to the pets of the event: Veteran Nanny, and Aw, Isn’t It Cute?

Veteran Nanny is an achievement that will take players at least three years to complete, because it does not count across characters. All the pets for the achievement come from the same orphan matron, and the chain can only be done once a year.

And that’s everything!

We at Xu-Fu’s wish you all the best in your pet collecting endeavors, and until next time: Happy Battling!
Read full article
Your Account

Support Xu-Fu
Featured Videos
Shadowlands Pet Battle Review: Straight to the Maw or a Time for Rebirth?
Shadowland's 9.2: Eternity's End - Datamined Battle Pet Preview
Get in Touch
Click to see older News Entries


wrote on 2022-06-10 10:53:38

Hello, great website, is there a way to sort all pets by owned % ?

I'm trying to figure out the rarest pets i have but can't seem to find a way to figure it out without having to manually scroll each of my pets on the website

Thanks !


wrote on 2022-06-10 11:31:50

Hey, yes there is!
If you go here https://www.wow-petguide.com/Profile/Collection you'll see a blue "Export to Excel" button. Download the sheet, open it in Excel (or google sheets or whichever you prefer) and you'll have a much more detailled list of all pets. It has the ownership percentages included in one of the columns towards the right and you can sort/filter to your liking.

Fair warning though, this percentage is only taking collections into account that are present here on Xu-Fu's, that means mostly people who are into pet battles. The numbers across all WoW are likely much lower.


wrote on 2022-06-10 18:18:24

Thanks a lot Aranesh ! :)


wrote on 2022-05-26 16:28:21

does anyone have a list of pets found within all dungeons throughout all of azeroth?


wrote on 2022-05-26 16:55:37

We don't have a dedicated list for them but if you go through each Dungeon section, the pets you can get are listed in the articles. And if you hover over each of them you can see if you already have it or not :)


wrote on 2022-04-24 16:59:03

I am looking for help with something, I had an addon once that let you see battle pets on your map and lost it can anyone tell me of one. Thank you and yes I use Pettracker but it is not allowing me to see pets


wrote on 2022-03-25 15:34:29

You listed today (3/25/22) as Squirt Day in NA, but it was actually yesterday. Thanks for making me miss it. :-(

MarkC wrote on 2022-03-27 03:43:16

No they didn't -- the problem is on your end. It is and always has been listed as 3/24.


wrote on 2022-03-27 11:12:18

There seems to be a bug where it shows different dates depending from which timezone you open the page. I'm looking through that code at the moment to figure out what's going on exactly. Sorry for the confusion!


wrote on 2022-03-27 18:24:50

Thanks for looking at it. If it helps, when I checked few weeks ago (from the same computer), I think it actually said 3/24. But changed before the actual day-of. Perhaps some new code got deployed?


wrote on 2022-03-28 08:52:56

My current theory is that the server move changed it. New server appears to treat daylight savings and timezones differently. I've added a bunch of tracking and logging to it now so I can see what exactly is happening.

But in all honesty, I'll probably have to rewrite most of that widget... yay! :D


wrote on 2022-04-08 20:34:15

It's back to working again. Thanks for the fix!


wrote on 2022-04-18 12:34:32

I've rewritten the entire thing now and added a few new features. It should behave properly now :D


wrote on 2022-04-09 07:33:47

hmm not sure whats going on it says no leveling quests active... but there are 2 up on EU realms. :)


wrote on 2022-04-09 12:02:30

Have you clicked on EU? Shows 2 for me.

Silverthorn wrote on 2022-01-11 21:07:14

Click Here to see Older News just hid the option and nothing appeared. I suppose there could just be no older news (previous to the Snowy Owl) that made the port, but idk. Thanks for the site!


wrote on 2022-01-11 22:05:37

Should load now. Can you give it another try now please?

Allison wrote on 2022-04-02 16:44:09

I just tried it, and it is still hidden when you click on it...


wrote on 2022-04-02 17:13:07

It shows ok for me when I click on it.


wrote on 2022-04-02 17:38:17

I wonder if it's a logged in versus not logged in thing?


wrote on 2022-04-03 01:58:35

Nice one! When I log out and try, clicking on Older News just closes the Older News line without opening the list.


wrote on 2022-04-03 10:00:10

Thanks Dragons... it was indeed a problem with not being logged in. I fixed it though, it should now load fine no matter if you're logged in or not :-)


wrote on 2022-03-25 13:03:48

I wish that it was possible to export/mass export teams including the TDPetBattleScript strings in one press. Albeit, I understand that this is a limitation of the addons, not the site. (edited)


wrote on 2022-03-09 18:44:24

Ive sent a personal email a while back explained how MUCH this has helped me getting over a stroke. I was so confused i couldnt even do pet duels. With the one click thing and this page. My memory has actually jimproved and that *fear* of talking to people has been dialed back a bit . THANKS


wrote on 2022-03-11 13:25:32

I'm happy to hear that you are recovering, and still enjoying pets. Be well! If you want more conversation with pet battlers, who are the friendliest community in WoW, you would be welcome in Xu-Fu's Discord, a link to which which ts above this on the right-hand side, or in the Warcraft Pets Discord.

Both are pretty quiet by Discord standards, but always friendly. :D


wrote on 2022-03-10 17:09:17

Squirt day is listed incorrectly as today (10 Mar 2022) and it was actually yesterday... I missed it. :(


wrote on 2022-01-24 17:01:47

I'm looking for an add-on, that automatially revives and/or heals my pets, if no cooldown with "Revive", else with a bandage. Probably there's nothing like this - or I'm simply to blind... Any suggestions (no regarding my blindness :P )?

Stoke wrote on 2022-01-27 12:37:19

Don't think your able to cast that action from automatic scripts, and only from secure buttons. You probably could make a WA instead that tells you wether you have dead pets when not in combat


wrote on 2022-02-02 09:31:06

Found something: https://wago.io/Wgg3egWcr.

MichaelHop wrote on 2022-01-25 18:18:17

Wow! Nice!


wrote on 2022-01-09 23:28:20

Can we get a section to get all the taming achievements like "Taming Kalimdor"?


wrote on 2022-01-19 01:49:38

Have a look at the Elekk Great Big Adventure achievement https://www.wow-petguide.com/Section/12/An_Awfully_Big_Adventure

If you have a roster of the standard Level 25 pets, you will probably find a suitable strat in there. Not so much for Kalimdor/Eastern Kingdoms, because any Level 25 Blue will just destroy everything you face.


wrote on 2021-11-02 01:32:13

Please add an option to hide the "More News" window box.


wrote on 2021-11-02 05:29:07

Hey! How come, what's bothering you about it?


wrote on 2021-11-02 23:58:46

It takes up too much space, especially when there's already plenty of scrolling involved on the page. I'd use an element picker to hide it, but unfortunately I can't get it to not also hide the rest of the article news displayed here. (edited)


wrote on 2021-11-03 08:04:27

I see, okay! Would an expanding bar work for you? So by default there's only a small bar saying "More News" and nothing else. And if you click on it it would expand down into the longer table.


wrote on 2021-11-03 23:39:25

An option to collapse the section would be much appreciated, if it's possible. If not, it is what it is.


wrote on 2021-11-04 08:59:15

It's a tiny change and done :)


wrote on 2021-11-06 22:52:15

Thank you! :)

Silvia wrote on 2021-12-29 09:43:02

Not sure if related, but when I click on "Click here to see older news". The bar thickness reduces but not news pop up. Thanks


wrote on 2021-12-29 15:20:46

Give it a try at a later point. The news are being loaded when you click and the server is currently a bit ... slow in responding, sometimes crashing. Could be that you clicked when exactly that was the case.
(and yes, working on it, moving to a new server in a few days ^^)

Silvia wrote on 2022-01-04 02:59:14

Thank you for taking the time to investigate it and respond to me.!


wrote on 2020-06-17 11:37:39

I think the XP tables (the tooltip XP tables on the strats) need an update. I noticed this already a while ago on another occasion, and currently I’m leveling with Sir Galveston (pet Battles Bonus Event week), and I can definitely level a level-1 pet to 25 in two goes with just the Safari Hat on.

According to your table I would have to add a Lesser Pet Trait in order to accomplish in two turns.

With only Safari Hat it goes 1 --> 17 and then 17 --> 25. Not, as suggested, 17 --> 24.

As said, I think this is not only a Pet-Battle-Week-thingy, the tables seem to be slightly off in general.

PS: Why does the “edited” in posts appear with uninterpreted formatting tags? Or is it just my browser? (edited)


wrote on 2020-06-17 16:12:45


Been a while since I tinkered with those tables ^^ Perhaps there's some other effect stacking onto it? I have to dig into it. Thanks for flagging it!
I'm currently working on another feature that I want to get out first but I've logged it as a bug:


Oh and... the reformatting of the formatting tags here is also a bug :-(


wrote on 2020-06-18 10:17:43

I can’t think of any other stacking effects I could have had. (Unless Black Iron Dwarfs have a hidden pet XP bonus racial ;) Hey, that would be a great racial!) Are there any others besides the buffs listed in your XP tables?

Will double-check today or tomorrow for any buffs.


wrote on 2020-06-18 11:50:07

Here some results from a Draenor round-trip today (all with Sign of the Critter and Safari Hat):

[The “XP” are the gained experience points according to the log.]

Ashley: 1 --> 19 with 13485 XP; table is correct
Vesharr: 1 --> 17 with 11238 XP; table is correct
Teralune: 17 --> 25 with 12647 XP; table says: 17 --> 24 with 13098 XP
Tarr the Terrible: 17 --> 25 with 12647 XP; table says: 17 --> 24 with 13098 XP
Gargra: 13 --> 23 with 14493 XP; table is correct
Cymre Brightblade: 1 --> 17 with 11238 XP; table is correct


Your tables are correct for the low-level (1; Ashley, Vesharr, Cymre) and mid-level (13; Gargra) range. But in the high-mid range (17; Teralune and Tarr) it seems Blizz has lowered the XP requirements (i.e., you gain more levels with less XP).

This would also be coherent with what I’ve seen yesterday with the Sir Galveston grind.

BTW: This was on different toon than yesterday; so, unfortunately, no Dark Iron Dwarf bonus racial ;-)


wrote on 2020-06-18 17:36:13

Tiffany Nelson (Hat and Battle Week):

17 --> 25 with 12647; table says: 17 --> 24 with 13098

I stop tracking here, since it just seems to confirm the Draenor results.

Let me know if you want more raw data.


wrote on 2020-06-27 10:54:55

Thanks for all the details! Had an insanely busy week at work :/ I'll spend some time this weekend on my current project and hopefully will have time after to look into these numbers and the formula!


wrote on 2021-12-10 10:27:41

Just revisiting this topic. With the XP changes of 9.1.5 I've modified the values and calculation and it *should* be correct again. Theoretically. Hopefully. I haven't checked every single individual fight though, obviously ^^'


wrote on 2021-12-21 07:11:11

Thank you for keeping the tables up to date. Have not done trainer battles for some time now, but will compare to the new tables next time I do one.


wrote on 2021-12-21 16:45:57

Just did an hour of leveling with Amalia, and I can 100% confirm your numbers :)
With Safari Hat and both Pet Treats: 1.00 --10059--> 16.82 --12141--> 24.14


wrote on 2021-06-17 15:26:08

An idea, not sure how easy it would be... allow a user to search strats by pet? When I upgrade a pet to max, I wish I knew if there were strats using that pet that might be better than the ones I was already using.


wrote on 2021-08-19 08:22:10

I like this idea... it would help me figure out what breed would be best to catch, too!


wrote on 2021-08-19 12:11:42

Dreamgarden, maybe check out this survey of breeds https://eu.forums.blizzard.com/en/wow/t/pet-breed-survey-2019/20349


wrote on 2021-08-19 23:45:02

Cool! I bookmarked it. Although it would be good to see the live strat stats, too.


wrote on 2021-08-20 04:12:32

That is not as simple as it sounds. In some cases, a strat may specify one or more breeds, like P/S and S/S but in many others will specify absolute stats, like Speed > 305. And then there are substitutes ...


wrote on 2021-08-20 04:15:01

Anyway, Solitha, you can seatch strats by pet.

Go to the Search box at the top, type in Iron Starlette, hit Search, choose Strategies tab: https://www.wow-petguide.com/Pet/77221/Iron_Starlette/Strategies


wrote on 2021-08-26 23:47:08

Ah, thanks. I tried that, but apparently with the wrong pet. If there are no strats for the pet the tab doesn't appear... so I didn't know there even was one.


wrote on 2021-11-22 13:53:05

While I love that list, and consult it often when deciding on missing assorted pets, it's from 2019. Many new pets, new fights, new reasons to have other breeds of old pets. Still chuckle at the idea few would be interested. My husband won't bother catching a wild pet until I've discussed how I've used it recently-ish, and what the percentages are of the breeds on the list. This included the Silithid Hatchling, during the darn sandstorm! Would be awesome if this was a regular updated survey, or something. Probably difficult, getting the top battlers to update such a thing per new expansion, and then compile it though.


wrote on 2021-11-22 18:20:06

Ugh. I did start to update it for 2021. I never finished. So sad that so many of the Old Reliables have gone, or at least are not getting new pets. I should get back to it tho.

You can look at the ratio of breeds among users of Xu-Fu in the new Pet Statistics, but I wouldn't trust those, I'm afraid. The 2019 Survey has Fiendish Imp at S/S(76%),P/S(13%),P/B(11%), which is sane, while the Statistics show that among Xu-Fu users the numbers are S/S(37%),P/S(32%),P/B(31%) https://www.wow-petguide.com/Pet/71033/Fiendish_Imp/Stats and the vast superiority of the S/S doesn't show up at all.

One problem, though, is that so many of the new pets just don't matter for battling. I've largely stopped caring about Deathroach-ish breeds myself.


wrote on 2021-11-23 11:31:12

Ah, yeah. I keep reading all that about battlers, and new pets. Fingers crossed something good emerges. Eventually.

We had a WoW break during the time the new exp came out, so playing catch up. (We weren't thrilled about how the general game lore was going.) Loving the new wild pet battle exp. Found out when I was working down my "Go sort out..." list. Usually toss as many similar level queue pets in a capture team as reasonable, for what used to be almost pointless exp. Shocked about the dead leveling 50% deal too, although, would rather never 'enjoy' that if possible during tamer leveling. Still may make the occasional rng or bug issue less of a time waster. Not looking forward to seeing what changed with flurry, etc. One of my favorite things included finding sets of wild pets to use in somewhat reliable strats. Hope that's not broken all of those up.

Too bad the statistics wouldn't use something like max level win results 2 or more to count as a 'battle pet' breed held by the player. Which would still be off, but at least it means the pet of that breed was used in an actual pet battle by at least that player.


wrote on 2021-11-24 16:30:59

I just upgraded to Shadowlands (Black Friday deals) for myself and my 2 kids. I'm not too thrilled about all of the death and afterlife lore coming out of it. I played "Classic" and Burning Crusade back when they weren't classic and then took a break. More like quit... instead of writing LUA for addons I learned/started writing Visual Basic and C# for actual work :)


wrote on 2021-08-27 20:41:29

i can not find how to change the default key. also when you "mass rematch export" why doesn't the TD scripts come with the teams? i have to load TD script separately.


wrote on 2021-11-23 07:43:48

TD is a separate addon and does not allow a mass-import, that's why it's sadly not possible to do that in one go.