Crocolisk – Barbscale Crocolisk (69)
Overall Rank: 22/23 – Not Recommended
Damage reduction: 52.78%
|Solo: (C-) I went looking for a way to rename my Frost Trap since it was more useful.
Instance: (D+) Lower DPS and HP in exchange for minimal armor.
BG: (D+) People seem to react to a croc munching on them despite reduced damage.
Arena:(D+) Nom, nom, nom … Wait. Why is a croc low DPS?
So, you’re interested in crocolisks eh? G’day mate. Well, they’re not great pets. Reduced DPS, no focus dump, and reduced HP for a 1.5% armor mitigation is not really worth it. I had tamed one as I leveled way back when I was in the high 40s in 2005. I was going to eventually get a turtle too and be the ‘high armor’ hunter. The problem was crocs make a huffing breathing sound pretty much every time they return to your side.
I first thought it was interesting and interesting character trait and named him ‘Asthmatic.’ Then it got to be annoying. Then I turned off my speakers. Then I realized I’d rather not have to turn off my speakers because of my choice of pet, and abandon him.
This second time around I found it to be much less annoying. I dunno why. I think they also changed the run animation somehow because it doesn’t seem as frantic anymore. I liked the look of having a croc and maybe threat is a bit wonky at the moment, but he actually seemed to hold agro if I waited a few beats.
They’re really not instance or PvP pets due to the low DPS and lack of focus dump, and honestly all the skins seem to look the same. I landed in the wetlands and had a little run with the croc dismissed. As I went along I thought, ‘hey, I didn’t know they had white crocs here’ and used call pet. Now I saw the difference, but not much. Your choice is white/green, green/green, yellow/green, or green/blue.