Category: Pets

Skoll was my first Spirit Beast I ever tamed.  It wasn’t Loque’nahak or the bear or the tiger.  It was the wolf.  If you ever played a dwarf you know wolves are one the first beasts you can tame.  The most legendary being Timber, he is only level 5 now, but in the past he was a hard kill, especially with his body guards.

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I swore. I sometimes miss that dead old server, Dalvengyr. Then I was browsing some old screen shots and I found these…

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We were both admiring our recently planted trees. Since MoP came out and BM was actually good again, I took Skoll out and we rocked up the Hozen, Yungol, some Pandaren, some rogue Jinyu, and a few others.  He has been almost a constant companion since the expansion released.  I also created a transmog set reflecting his blue and white hues. I can’t wait to explore Draenor with this loyal pet.  That self heal and Mastery buff will help me so much.  Now what was that name of that bow again? I am pretty sure it was from Pit of Saron.

‘Til next time…

! Guntitan

So you roll a Deathknight? Your main of another class has 2 gathering professions. Skinning and mining. You want to tank so you make your DK a leather worker and a blacksmith.

Wait this is not how it began…

You open your box, spend some time with the install disk, then spend minutes installing a giant game. You never heard of Wowhead or Wowinsider. You don’t even know what class to pick. You just know your friends told you to play horde on a specific server. You roll a toon, play it a bit, give up because warlock pets are so damn ugly.

Log out…

The next day you log back in and notice the dwarf with the bear on the Vanilla trailer. You like that. Log back on and play on your warlock. Level up some tailoring and enchanting give up.

Log out…

You decide to not to play with your Horde friends and roll a dwarf.

You run thru the snow your first 10-15 levels then meet some random dude in Wetlands. He tells you to level because WotLK is coming out. You are like “WotLK?”

Reroll on a different server because this guy just scared you by talking about some undead invasion and all that reminds you of are the zombies from the first Resdient Evil game.

Reroll your dwarf on one of those new player servers. You pick red hair this time and a long comfortable beard.

You level at your own pace. Don’t even hit level 70 until after WotLK comes out. You buy the collector’s edition because your Horde friend tells you to and your new guild is bad ass because everyone is online at the same time and everyone is leveling.

You decided to level Engineering because you are a Hunter and you can make your own bullets and range weapon. You also like the look of googles. Pre-transmog. You pick mining to help you level Engineering. You start a blog on WordPress to help you keep track of all the resources and blogs you discover.

You did not get 2 gathering professions on your first toon.

Min/Max is now entirely pointless.

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Scythebitten was my 2nd level 85 during Cata.

He was originally more of a support toon to supplement Guntitan with Leatherworking leg enchants, mats and gear. During Cata I would pug raid groups as Feral and Heal in 5 mans and LFR.  He was also my second chance at getting holiday mounts until MoP when I leveled my third maxed toon to 90. My rogue Gearsedge.

During MoP he is my least geared toon.

I do miss him. When it rains he smells like a wet dog. When he skins he smells of iron blood.

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During Cata Scythebitten’s most notable accomplishments were getting the Swift White Hawkstrider and the Reins of the Raven Lord mount on the same day. Then a few months later he found the Mysterious Camel Figurine in Uldum, while fishing for guild mats for feasts. He was ported to the boss and DPS’d him down in his heal spec.  He got the Reins of the Grey Riding Camel and the title The Camel-Hoarder.

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During MoP this is the toon that I got the Reins of the Thundering Cobalt Cloud Serpent mount off Nalak. He also did not have Cloud Serpent Riding at the time.

Luckily he could still learn the mount and Guntitan is the only one who can ride the mount.

I always wanted to get the Frostscythe of Lord Ahune on this toon. Only my Mage has such an honor.

One day I plan to gear this toon again.

Why the professions? Why a Worgen?

I choose Leatherworking out of necessity. Guntitan needed leg enchants, crafted gear, and cloaks.

Skinning works well with Worgens because the racial, Flayer, and works really well with Swift Flight Form.  You skin faster with Flayer and you don’t have to unmount to skin a group of mobs. Worgens all have Viciousness which is a 1% increase to critical chance.  This passive ability matches well with the bonus you get from Master of Anatomy.

As a feral Druid the extra dash from the Worgen racial Darkflight helps especially in PVP while trying to run away, in PVE when trying to get out of the fire, or Soloing when you are trying to flee from a group of mobs you don’t want to kill.

About the Druid Class

I did have a OS Heals during Cata. I like the option of being able to choose which spec to play. There are 4 roles: melee, tank, range DPS and heals.

Swift Flight Form – Being able to shift into a flying form while falling is just so awesome. You don’t have to worry about falling to your death.  I also like to Dash, Darkflight, or use Stampeding Roar to run away then as soon as my aggro drops just Fly away.

Being able to fill in a role temporary.

Swimming form.  Just being able to breath underwater with Aquatic Form and adding the Glyph of Aquatic Form to swim faster is just a convenience.

I really can’t imagine being without my Feral Worgen Druid.

GT Lore if Guntitan and Scythebitten were to meet in game.

I am pretty sure Guntitan’s pets would be quite aggressive on their first meeting, especially if they see him as a Worgen.  In both forms Scythebitten is much taller than Guntitan. He looks vicious in his Worgen form but he is a Gentle giant as a Human. I always expected Scythe to be calm and quiet as a human. He would be the one meditating in the corner while Gun played with all his pets.

In combat Gun would see Scythe as a formidable ally. Ripping and tearing apart their enemies. As a Cat he would be aggressive and unforgiving. As a bear he would be a glutton for punishment but still hold his own.

If only were they to meet, Gun could thank Scythe for the armor and leg enchants and Scythe could reciprocate with a quiet bow for his Ghost Iron Dragonling and Spear of Xuen.

That’s my take on #DruidWeek

‘Til next time…

! Guntitan

I decided to take out my Core Hound for fun and this is what happened:

He came out big and red. So I checked his buffs…

Only Spirit Bond and Ferocious Inspiration look normal. 9 days? Wasn’t that a alternative rock band in the 2000s? Oh well… I guess I can try to have some fun. Going to test it out right now.

Update:

I can’t even use Bestial Wrath. A more powerful spell is active.

Culling and Frenzy dropped off during combat.

‘Til next time…

! Guntitan

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It looks like BM and SV are getting buffs. Tempted to go on the PTR to try it out.

Hunter

Beast Mastery

  • Animal Handler now increases attack power by 30%, up from 25%.
  • Survival

  • Explosive Shot base damage has been increased by 16%.
  • Pet

  • Thunderstomp now scales from 0.98% of Ranged Attack Power
  • It even looks like my tenacity pets are getting a buff. Maybe they will be the AOE kings again. Imagine a gorilla solo tanking with a ass stomp animation?

    Blizzard give me more. Fix Kill Command’s range, Bestial Wrath’s cool down timer needs to be shorter, increase the damage that the hunter does during The Beast Within, and maybe increase the speed our pet runs by 30% by default.

    That should fix our DPS being on the bottom. The frog pic is just some random pic from my phone.

    ‘Til next time…

    ! Guntitan

    I figured this out on my own but there has been an on going thread on Petopia.

    My post. http://forums.wow-petopia.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=13784

    Original post. http://forums.wow-petopia.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=12947

     

    So basically Kirix isn’t a unique skin anymore.  I do have good news.  Ban’thalos, Deth’Tilac, Ankha, Skarr, Kirix, and Karkin are a part of my stable. The only tame I had a hard time with was Kirix the green spider.  For some reason when Kirix is up I have a hard time jumping across the rocks to get the buff.  When he isn’t up and I’m just there to do dailies I have no issues getting across.

    I’ve found Anthris and killed both Solix and Skitterflame by accident.

    The best new pet for this patch has to be Ban’thalos the spirit beast owl.  I love the noises it makes while attacking things.  It’s cute.  Makes you want to just grab it and pinch it’s transparent cheeks.

    ‘Til next time…

    ! Guntitan

     

    I tamed Madexx.  He is one of the hardest pets to find and my last Cataclysm pet.  The stupid hyena got stuck in my trap instead of the scorpion.  I tamed it Friday morning.  In the screen shot you can see that I have both _NPCscan and SilverDragon addons.

    Good night everyone!

    ‘Til next time…

    ! Guntitan

    Today’s topic: Jadefang

    Why?: Because Jadefang drops a super cool mini companion pet and he is also a pretty cool BM hunter pet good for raid buffs aswell. We all want him!

    Ok guys here is the first official installment of the IronweaverVlog here on DRUNKENDWARF.NET. Enjoy!

    Ironweaver’s Jadefang Guide

    SHOUT OUTS: This shout out goes to all the fans that stayed with us through the hard times to see us reemerge again. We are a shadow of our former self but we shall over come, we shall find new ways to move forward.

    Thank you very much and happy hunting!