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does anyone have an opinion of the best hunter pets to improve dps?

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In a classic PvE environment, assuming your raid covers each buff, every ferocity pet behaves the same. You can check (and change) your pet talent tree in the Pet tab of your talent frame (the one you can access pressing N).

Worth to note that each pet family provides some utility (like interrupt/slow) or buff/debuff. Moreover, if you're a BM hunter you can access useful exotic abilities (like battle-ress/bloodlust/heals), but even these won't change your DPS output.

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Currently all pets should do the same dps using the same spec. Ferocity is the best pet spec for dps. In most cases you will want to choose a pet based on what raid buffs may be needed by your raid, as many pets provide full buff or debuff replacements. There are some buffs which can only be covered by an exotic pet, which requires BM spec. For a list of which pets cover which buffs/debuffs, see World of Lae: Pet Utility Table. For a list of which raid buffs/debuffs are covered by all specs/classes, see Wowhead: Mists of Pandaria Buffs and Debuffs. If all raid buffs are covered, you should consider using a tallstrider for the AoE weaken armor debuff on any fight where multiple targets are involved.

Source: http://elitistjerks.com/f74/t130554-hunter_faq_mop_edition_updated_5_3_read_before_asking_questions/ (Second link in Google. You're welcome :P )

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... but in seriousness, the ferocity one that brings a dps buff you are missing.

If not, as stated above, any ferocity pet as they all behave the same.

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TBH the buff most likely to be missing most often is Spell Haste which is brought by none other but the Sporebat!

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This can be true but really depends on your raid set up. Personally I need a crit pet (wolf for instance) out the majority of the time.

What I can recommend is have a pet which can provide each of the 8 major buffs (where possible) in your stable so it only takes a HS and a summon back and you are ready and rearing to kill some bosses!

Also note this video was uploaded 2 and a half years ago! Quite shocking how blizz have decided to add a little truth to this ...

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If all buffs/debuffs are covered, you can go with a tallstrider. They have an aoe armor debuff (no other class has it at the moment), making them the best pet (provided everything else is covered).

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If all buffs/debuffs are covered, you can go with a tallstrider. They have an aoe armor debuff (no other class has it at the moment), making them the best pet (provided everything else is covered).

Thanks Tehstool, didn't know of any AoE buff application, this can be awesome on some fights.

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This can be true but really depends on your raid set up. Personally I need a crit pet (wolf for instance) out the majority of the time.

What I can recommend is have a pet which can provide each of the 8 major buffs (where possible) in your stable so it only takes a HS and a summon back and you are ready and rearing to kill some bosses!

Also note this video was uploaded 2 and a half years ago! Quite shocking how blizz have decided to add a little truth to this ...

Only 3 specs out side of hunters provide spell haste (Ele, Shadow, and Boomkins), Crit is provided by all mage specs (3), Monk DPS (1) Kitties, and bears (2) for a total of six specs

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Only 3 specs out side of hunters provide spell haste (Ele, Shadow, and Boomkins), Crit is provided by all mage specs (3), Monk DPS (1) Kitties, and bears (2) for a total of six specs

Thank you for the stats, RaidChecklist is a good addon for checking this in game.

Still, against the odds, the crit buff is needed for my raid. Which is why I suggest with the whopping 50 stable slots, it is not unreasonable to get a pet for all the major buffs just incase. =)

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I have noticed that since Warlocks are not using their pets - there is nothing giving the 5% increase to magic damage taken, so I have been using either a Windserpent or a Dragonhawk to cover this debuff.

Otherwise, yes, the Tallstrider would be best.

Not that any of these actually increase your DPS, but it helps out the rest of the raid. And after all... utility is what us Hunters are all about. :)

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Thank you for the stats, RaidChecklist is a good addon for checking this in game.

Still, against the odds, the crit buff is needed for my raid. Which is why I suggest with the whopping 50 stable slots, it is not unreasonable to get a pet for all the major buffs just incase. =)

If you are BM and need the crit buff (I know most 10 man raids do need something from the Hunter arsenal) might I recommend a Water Strider since the buff it gives is inv_elemental_mote_water01.jpgStill Water which in addition to the 5% Crit also includes the 10% Spell Power.

Plus... it's really cool being able to walk on water whenever you want to spell_frost_windwalkon.jpgSurface Trot. :)

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I have noticed that since Warlocks are not using their pets - there is nothing giving the 5% increase to magic damage taken, so I have been using either a Windserpent or a Dragonhawk to cover this debuff.

Otherwise, yes, the Tallstrider would be best.

Not that any of these actually increase your DPS, but it helps out the rest of the raid. And after all... utility is what us Hunters are all about. Posted Image

Warlock pets don't apply the buff. Curse of Elements is baseline for all Warlock specs. The Warlocks you are playing with are bad or lazy.

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