Ravager – Nethermine Ravager
Overall Rank: 1/23 – Recommended
Damage reduction: 51.92%
Skills: Gore, Bite, Dash
|Solo: (A-) The high DPS really helps hold agro. Things just die.
Instance: (A+) Nice DPS for 5-mans or raiding. The increased crit chance of gore means FI is guaranteed to never go down.
BG: (A+) Crit, Crit, Crit. He came so fast and hit so hard I watched more than a few casters ignore me and go for my pet (especially out of shadowmeld).
Arena:(A-) Lower HP than a cat, but then they’re probably not going to target it except to CC. Really nice to see a series of crits on a squishy.
As a hunter, damage is king and the ravager brings it. I definitely recommend ravagers over cats for raiding, since gore is slightly better damage and, more importantly, procs both FI and Frenzy more often. The huge crit chance of gore means you only need 3/5 in Frenzy and can (if you’re cookie cutter BM) put a point in Catlike Reflexes for bonus to dodge.
For PvP, the crits are also nice. I saw more than a few squishies ignore me and target Ugg, which is always a nice advantage. Another thing is I saw a few hordies turn and avoid me since ravager often means raider, which definitely didn’t ever happen on my crab (which just screams casual).
IMO, there are 2 reasons not to take a ravager. The first if you value utility over DPS, go ahead and take another pet. I would caution that if you’re already specced for utility, you probably don’t need more and should take a pet to make up for your lower DPS. If you’re already specced to the 9s for DPS, it might be preferable to take a more utility pet. The second is they’re butt-ugly. I’ve repeatedly looked over all of the models on petopia, and you can take the green ugly thing, the orange ugly thing, or the purple ugly thing, but it’s still and ugly thing.