Crab – Pygmy Tide Crawler
Overall Rank: 11/23- Recommened
Damage reduction: 53.28%
|Solo: (B) Tanks like a champ, but a single Mend draws agro on anything he hasn’t growled.
Instance: (B-) Makes a good off-tank in a pinch – send, mend, and forget. Not so good DPS, so wouldn’t recommend for raids. Rarely gets in the way.
BG: (D) Tends not to make much difference except for BW and intimidation. Dash would have been nice. Lack of DPS is noticeable.
Arena:(D) Dash/Dive is sorely missed, mostly used as a heal pushback/interruptor
|Frothy was my first pet and I went from 10-60 with him and no other pet. I wouldn’t give him up even if Bliz made them 50% less DPS and took away claw. I dig the cackle when I send him to attack, and I like the animation for the model. Like a scrapy fighter looking for its next brawl.
In all honesty, claw is the only thing that keeps crabs as a viable pet. I really miss dash, and consider the talent Beastial Swiftness to be essential if I’m spending anytime farming with Frothy. For some fun, I went back and soloed a scholomance with both frothy and my raptor. I expected Frothy to do better with his higher armor taking on multiple mobs. However, I found that higher DPS raptor meant things died faster, and dead mobs do no damage.
I can give crabs a modest recommendation. They’re fun pets, but you’re missing out on a lot of damage. Get a red or a blue from the opposing faction if you can to turn some heads at 70.