Wednesday, October 22, 2008
For the last week I have been absolute in love with one pet, a Chimaera (exotic pet). There is nothing quite like seeing my pet Froststorm Breath someone from range in the face and slowing them down so I can stand there and unload.
Froststorm Breath is the special Chimaera's have. The ability inflicts 30-40 Frost & Nature damage (scales & doubled in 3.0.3) and slows the target for 5 sec. Froststorm Breath is on a 10 sec CD, but 3/3 Longevity make it a 7 sec CD (that's an uptime of 71.4%).
Even if Froststorm Breath were the only thing going for a Chimaera, they would still be excellent for PvP. But there is an ability in the Cunning tree called Wolverine Bite. This ability causes 355 damage, modified by pet lvl, that your pet can use after its target dodges, and cannot be dodged, blocked or parried. It is on a 10 sec CD, but that's 7 sec CD with 3/3 Longevity.
My screenshot of the Wolverine Bite critting the Rogue in Warsong Gulch for 3.2k is evidence enough that this ability kicks some serious ass.
Here is some data that I have compiled after a long World PvP session in front of the Scarlet Monastery. It is not entirely accurate as sometimes I would kill a few low lvl mobs in the way, but for the most part it gives us an idea about the Chimaera's abilities in PvP.
I have been completely surprised on how deeply I've fallen for my Chimaera. In World PvP & BG's there is no other like my Chimaera. In Arena's its a little more dependant on group makeup.
Posted by David at 10/22/2008 02:40:00 AM