This is the write up Ugraz did for Episode 23. It’s very well written and informative, so for all you hunters out there, enjoy!
The classic hunter PvP pet is a spider. There are many spider models, and they have a nice Web ability. These pets are useful in all types of PvP: Bgs/Arenas/world pvp. AND they are pretty useful against most enemies, because you get to hold them in place. (Healers can’t run behind a wall. Melee can’t keep chasing you. Casters can’t stand on you and attack) I prefer wasps over spiders though. Wasps have a stun that lasts two seconds. The stun lasts shorter than the web, yes, but the target cannot do anything while stunned..and if you’re lucky, they’ll waste their trinket on that.
IF you are doing PvP with a rogue or a warrior, you might want to use a Hyena or a Boar. These pets have an ability that increases all Bleed damage by 30% for 15 seconds, and the cool down is only 10 seconds. That means, they can keep reapplying the debuff to enemies, while your melee buddy uses it to his/her advantage.
If you are doing PVP by yourself, and you are Marksmanship, you might want to try using a bird of prey (which is NOT the same as a carrion birds) Birds of Prey have an ability that disarms enemy players for 8 seconds! That is VERY useful against melee classes and against fellow hunters, because it also removes the ranged weapon.
If you are Survival, you should either use a wasp, spider OR a wind serpent. Wind Serpents apply a debuff to the enemy that increases all magic damage taken by 8%. This is good for explosive shot and arcane shot. It is also good if you are PvPing with a caster.
If you are a Beast Master, it is always helpful to have a spirit beast. They stealth and can heal you. Although, sometimes you might want to disable their stealth ability, because if you’re doing an arena,they may not get to your enemy fast enough. Corehounds are good for battlegrounds, because they have a bloodlust ability. When they use their Ancient Hysteria (Bloodlust) you get a debuff in which you cannot beneft from ancient hysteria for 10 minutes. This debuff disappears when you die, and in battle grounds you tend to die a lot, so you can just keep using the ability everytime you are revived.
In general, for PvP, you shouldn’t bother specing your pet into extra stamina or armor. GOOD pvpers don’t bother to attack pets, and if they do you can just use mend pet. Dash is very helpful, and so is heart of the phoenix if you are a beast master (If your pet dies, insta revive)
A warning for all hunters. Occasionally in arenas or BGs, a melee class will attack your pet so he/she can heal up. For example, if you are hiding behind a wall, and your pet is attacking a rogue, the rogue will start fighting your pet and then use Recuperate to gain more and more health.
A wonderful website to use to get information about Hunter pets is petopia.com . This website has all the abilities and all the different types of pets.