Boar – Plagued Swine (60)
Overall Rank: 10/23 – Recommended
|Name: Jayne Cobb
Damage reduction: 52.61%
Skills: Gore, Bite, Charge, Dash
|Solo: (B) Good tanking stats, and Gore and Charge help overcome low DPS issues.
Instance: (B-) Charge can save a caster or it can randomly break CC. Beware.
BG: (B) I preferred Dash to Charge here, but both come in handy. Note that Charge does not interrupt casters :(
Arena:(B-) Charge is nice against melee, and gets him to casters to start interrupts faster.
I wish I had tried the boar back when they were OP. As they are now, there were a few moments where I thought I’d put them below crabs (one of my markers). Gore can really make up for the lower DPS, but it really sucks when you get a string of non-double, non-crit hits. It will happen, and you will pull agro when it does. Then on the flip-side, you can get a crit on your first attack after charge the huge AP bonus followed by a double and crit Gore which can make your day.
I think of this as a gambler’s pet.
There was very little consistency to my pet. One fight I’d crit like crazy and he’d hold agro fine, the next he’d lose agro with a single shot. Charge was very nice for PvP, but I was surprised to see that Charge did not interrupt casters. I found my self switching between using Charge and Dash quite a bit depending on circumstance, and didn’t miss having Bite at all.
With the highest level pig being an ugly level 60, I’d suggest taming one early. There’s some cool armored ones in Razor Fen. Sound effects were fine, but I really didn’t like having what looked like an undead pet. Let’s hope they have some nice ones in Northrend.