LF Hunter pet guide/advice

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  1. Scope

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    If you can help with pet stuff please do, if there is already a pet guide, please direct me to it. THank you
     
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    3 main pets you want are a boar, cat and wind serpent. Boar needs to be loyalty 5, cat and WS only need loyalty 4 to learn all abilities.

    Step 1. Learn abilities you'll need before level 28. Mainly want to grab Bite 4 from Ghostpaw Alpha (Ashenvale), Claw 4 from Elder Ashenvale Bear. (tame the pet and use the ability til you get a message that you learned it).

    Step 2. Hit 28, tame a level 28 RFK boar and 1k needles cat. Use leftover XP after your STV quests to start on your boar's loyalty.

    Step 3. Hit 29, level your boar and cat while spacing out time for loyalty levels (if you wait the full time you need, loyalty 5 takes less XP than leveling a pet to 29). Can do the Razzeric's quests while you level them. Then tame a level 29 Elder Cloud Serpent in 1k needles, and get it to whatever loyalty level you're comfortable with. Loyalty 4 lets you learn all the abilities. At 3 you'll have to make some minor sacrifices, it's not a huge difference though.

    It's a bit tight, but not too bad if you plan it out. Level 28 pets gain a bit more XP than you so there's some leeway.
     
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    Thank you, I really appreciate the help!

    Any opinions on the agi stam stacking guides? what are your thoughts on agi/int stacking?
     
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    Here's your BiS while grinding reputation, and here's your final form build. The green neckpiece is a 5/4 Monkey. If you're Ally sub out a ring for the Seal of Wrynn, also get someone over lvl 40 to attach a Sniper +7 Scope (doesn't show on Sixtyupgrades). At the end you'll have a set of weapons with +22 Int and one with +15 Agi for hot swapping after using the extra Mana. There aren't really any slots where you can reasonably trade out more Agi for Stam or vise versa. Gear is very straightforward in this bracket.
     
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    The idea I had was to swap out stam for int, instead of rocking of the Monkey, how about rocking of the Falcon???
     
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    Falcon gear is foolish unless you are just pug stomping with full support. If you want more Mana, 22 Int on weapon is the most efficient way to pick it up and it can me swapped out mid combat.

    The thing about stacking Mana is that you need to pair it with high health in order to survive long enough to use it all. If you go out there all squishy with a lot of Mana, you will easily die with tons left. Also, unless it's on weapons you can't trade it out for Agi once it's used up.
     
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    I can definitely understand that thought process, I guess this will be my Frankenstein project, it’s going to cost a lot of health pots and bandages but it might be worth haha
     
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    I believe @Bowner wrote something pretty comprehensive about hunter pets not too long ago.

    Try and have a look at this.
     
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    Yeah I’ve seen it, wonder if there are other pet skills I can get at 29 before I get my final pets
     
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    I know this is 29s forum but do you have a guide for 39 hunter pets?
     
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    I'm actually working on leveling a 39 hunter, so yeah!

    39 is way more lenient on XP than 29, so you can (and kinda have to) take lower level pets with you. I think I'm still going with the Boar/Wind Serpent/Cat combo, but I've seen some people talk about scorpid as an option too. The stacking poison can help protect viper stings from dispels.

    There actually aren't any boars or wind serpents between level 29 and 39, so you have to tame the same ones as 29s and level them. You aren't restricted to the level 28 and 29 ones though since you have to level them anyways, can grab any appearance you want.

    Your cat is going to be Broken Tooth at 37 (Badlands rare spawn with the fastest attack speed in the game).

    Rough outline:
    Tame Boar and Wind Serpent while you're leveling, alternate them so they keep up with you. Make sure they're both 34 before you hit 35
    Learn all your abilities between 34 and 37, before you tame Broken Tooth
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    If you go with a lower level Wind Serpent, you'll have to learn Lightning Breath 3 from one in 1k needles too.
    (you can learn Bite 6 taming Barnabus, another badlands rare, but you can't actually use it until level 40)
    Do quests asap - there's a big chunk of quests that require level 35 and only a couple that require 39.
    Tame Broken Tooth at 37.
    Level all 3 pets while you finish up quests at 37 and 38.
    Clear out rested XP before you hit 39, don't push there until you're ready to get all your pets leveled.

    There's enough leeway that a bit of rested won't hurt you, but you don't want too much. Leveling all 3 pets and grabbing Mark of the Chosen, Zealous Shadowshard Pendant and Vanquisher's Sword (requires 39 on ally, 37 on horde) takes 73.8k of the 85.7k XP to level (a bit less since pets gain a bit more XP than you).
     
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    question. Why a cat? for the damage?
     
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    I think because a cat has the highest attack speed among all the pets and thus provides more spell pushback against casters
     
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    Ah, that makes the most sense. Thank you
     
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    Broken tooth is broken vs casters who had no % chance to ignore interruption. They basically never get to cast.
     
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    It would help vs a Warlock trying to fear you. Not many other situations or classes that it honestly counters. Cats are also really squishy, so by skipping the Boar you'll have less utility and less uptime. Personally I love fighting a bunch of casters as a Hunter, I'd much rather have extra tools to keep range vs all classes than a debatable advantage in a few situations.
     
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    I see that 19s and 39s have rares to tame. What about 29s ?
     

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