Sporebat – Underbat
Overall Rank: 23/23 – Not Recommended
Damage reduction: 51.03%
|Solo: (F) I went looking for a way to rename my Frost Trap since it was more useful.
Instance: (F) Enjoy your DoT with hitpoints.
BG: (F) My pet despawned when that horde ran out of ranged? I never noticed…
Arena:(F+) Not worth the mana it takes to use ‘Call Pet.’ I guess it still helps with spell pushback.
You know how you get all excited about taming a new pet? You know that bit of frustration when you realize you have to wait for loyalty level 2 before you can train any skills? Living with that frustration is what having a sporebat is like.
This family was actually the inspiration for doing the pet review. I went and tamed Sporewing on a whim and thought he was the coolest looking pet. The glow effects, the flowing movement. I really, really liked it. I knew sporebats were ‘bad pets’ but no one had really shown what that meant. Are they bad compared to the OP-ness that is cats or just slightly worse than my crab? The answer – They’re pretty bad.
They slowly swim through the air to the mob, and play pat-a-cake with it for a few moments before you pull agro. That’s really all there is to say about combat with it. Seriously. In PvP, my opponents thought I didn’t have a pet. In fact there were several times where I didn’t notice he had despawned for several minutes at a time. It’s almost like they should despawn when you bring out your miniwing. That useless. However, this has given me a new idea, I think my next hunter will level without ever taming a pet. That is, if I ever make a new hunter.
NOTE: I was in a bad mood the day I wrote this. While it’s still a fair assessment, some exaggeration may have occurred during the flight. Watch for falling objects when you open the overhead bins.