Fillin’ the stables

I was ready on day one when the patch 4.0.1 hit to go out and tame all my new pets to ensure I could bring any needed buffs to the raid. I figured I’d be done quickly, but then after I had tamed my first pet I remembered… oh yeah, I have to level them too!

Before the patch, my stables was full of rare spirit beasts, except for my raiding pet (my wolf “Grey”). So I didn’t really have any of the new buff pets covered already by accident, other than Spirit Beast and Wolf.

I went out and tamed a pet per each buff that I figured was relevant to my raiding, which was all of the obtainable buff-pets in my pet guide; cat, core hound, dragonhawk, hyena, raptor, ravager and wolf.
I don’t really PvP, at all, but I figured I should get at least one PvP pet just in case. I decided on the warp stalker due to the short cooldown on it’s slow-down ability (and for it’s cool looks!).
Other than that I got myself a worm and turtle for their special abilities.
On top of this, for vain reasons, I got an extra cat with a different skin and a devilsaur just because I love to bring a devilsaur whenever I play as Beast Master.


This meant I had 11 pets to go out and tame and it’s first now that I’ve actually gotten them all and have leveled them up (well to be honest, I still have my dragonhawk left to level, I’m doing it right now as I write this post!).
I might have to go back and get the Oil-Stained Wolf that Mania is talking about though, that looks frikkin’ sweet!

So, I figured I’d round up some statistics for our friends the warlocks, death knight and all other pet classes… (hm, it’s just mages isn’t it?).

Pets tamed: 11
Buffs/debuffs available: 9

Time spent researching the pets: 33 min (3 min per pet)
Time spent tracking down and taming them: 2 hrs 12 min (12 min per pet)
Time spent leveling them: 9 hrs 53 min (3 heroics per pet at 18 min each)
Time spent waiting in the dungeon queue: 4 hrs 57 min (27 min per pet)
Time spent naming them: I’m still not done! (maybe I can get some inspiration from Darkbrew’s name choices)

Total time spent: 17 hrs 36 min (1hr 36 min per pet)


Blow it out your ass warlocks, death knights… and whoever else with pets!
But as they say, there’s nothing bad that doesnโ€™t have anything good with it. Here’s the more positive statistics:

Justice Points earned: 2871 (87 JP per heroic)
Gold earned: 891 (27 g per heroic)
Wipes: 0

Also, I was able to finish leveling up my dragonhawk which I wrote about above. So if this post is about the average length of post that I make then I spend on average I spend 1 hr and 21 min writing a post.๐Ÿ™‚


About Gavendo

I write a World of Warcraft blog called "Rapid Fire" on the topics; hunters, pets and achievement hunting.
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2 Responses to Fillin’ the stables

  1. Aybar says:

    Did you also get a Son of Hakar pet, before they get rid of ZG alltogether?
    (Or can you get the same pet/skin elsewhere, I don;t play hunter at all)

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