Dragonhawk – Eclipsion Dragonhawk (68)
Overall Rank: 13/23 – Not Recommended
Damage reduction: 51.03%
Skills: Fire Breath, Bite, Dive
|Solo: (B-) I liked firebreath, but I wish it was usable more than every 10s.
Instance: (C) Wings can still get in melee’s way. No focus dump for raiding.
BG: (C+) Dive is great, but DPS can’t back it up.
Arena:(C+) Ranged AoE attack, and dive are nice. There are better pets. Then again, there are worse, too.
I think this is going to be as close to recommended that a non-recommended pet can get. Fire Breath is really nice. Nice enough that if it was on a 3s cooldown (ie you could keep it up constantly with enough crit and GftT), I think I could recommend it even though it wouldn’t be a real focus dump (Please note that it does not). I mean LB does about the same damage only instantly for the same amount of focus. If you can get LB to go off every 3s I think you’re doing pretty good… Not great, but good at least.
I’m getting bored with saying it, but no DPS bonus and no focus dump means not recomended. It is however not a bad pet. It’s still got some annoying flappiness like the other fliers though not as much, and an AoE damage ability if you can line it up right. I’m not a fan of the eclipsion model, but the darker colors of bloodfalcons appeal to me, and I’d be very tempted if the dawnblade versions were tameble. As long as we’re on taming, the low level versions have ‘caster stats.’ That’s bad. Most of your pet’s damage is physical, and they also lower stamina. At low levels, it’s not such a big deal, but as you get higher (and especially if you raid) you should not be using a caster pet. I’d suggest having your hawk ‘molt’ when it gets to Outland.
Last note is that this seems to be the least annoying pet with wings. Not only is the wingspan fairly short, but it is much slower and easier to click around. I think there was only 1-2 times when I tagged Brak rather than the mailbox.