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Best of each Family

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Aranesh, Shenk, Rosqo

Table of Contents:

1. Introduction
2. Humanoid
3. Dragonkin
4. Flying
5. Undead
6. Critter
7. Magic
8. Elemental
9. Beast
10. Aquatic
11. Mechanical

Last updated 2020-03-21

1. Introduction



This is an overview of the currently best and/or most used pets in PvP sorted by their families. With this list we want to help you find a pet of a certain class to either build a competitive team around or to fill a spot in an already existing one. Please keep in mind that those pets are rated in comparison to only other pets of the same family. That means that some families are far stronger than others and therefor pets of some kinds may be inferior to those, even though both are listed as being the best in their own family (I'm looking at you magic pets).

If you disagree with some of our choices or got any suggestions/questions please let us know in the comment section.
-Shenk & Rosqo









2. Humanoid


Anubisath Idol (1/1/*)
Curious Wolvar Pup (*/1/1) or (*/1/2) with a bleed
S/S Fiendish Imp (1/1/2)

S/S Flayer Youngling
Kelpfin (*/2/2)
Kun-Lai Runt (*/2/2)
Murkalot (2/1/1)
S/S or P/P Ore Eater (1/1/1)
S/S Qiraji Guardling (1/2/2)
P/P Rebellious Imp (1/1/1)
Rotten Little Helper (2/1/2)
P/S Slimy Darkhunter (*/1/1)
Snobold Runt (1/2/1)
Squirky (*/1/2)
S/S Sporeling Sprout (1/2/2)
Wyrmy Tunkins (2/1/*)/Horde Fanatic/Alliance Enthusiast (1/1/*)





3. Dragonkin


S/S Bronze Whelpling (1/2/1)
P/S Emerald Proto-Whelp (*/2/2)
S/S Golden Dragonhawk Hatchling/ S/S Silver Dragonhawk Hatchling (*/2/2)
Infinite Hatchling (1/1/*)
Infinite Whelpling (2/2/*)
S/S Nether Faerie Dragon/Sprite Darter Hatchling
Scaley
Stormborne Whelpling/Nexus Whelpling (1/2/2)
P/S Twilight Clutch-Sister (2/1/2)
P/S or H/P Twilight Whelpling (2/*/1)
Yu'la, Broodling of Yu'lon






4. Flying


Albino Duskwatcher (2/1/2)

P/P Axebeak Hatchling (2/1/2) or any other toucan
Cobalt Raven (1/1/1)
Crimson Bat Pup (2/1/1) or any other flyer with Call Darkness+Nocturnal Strike (and 292+ speed or 300+ power)
Direbeak Hatchling (*/2/*)
Fel-Afflicted Skyfin (2/2/2)
P/P Fledgling Kingfeather (2/2/1) or any other buzzards or eagles with Cyclone
Orphaned Felbat (2/2/2)
P/P Parasitic Boarfly (2/1/1)
Royal Peachick (1/1/1)
Shimmering Aquafly (2/1/2)
P/P Shore Butterfly (*/1/2)
P/P Sunsoaked Flitter (*/*/1) with a hit chance buff (e.g. Rain Dance)
P/S or S/S Voidglower (2/1/2) with a hit chance buff (e.g. Rain Dance)
P/P Yellow Moth 2/1/2 (or 2/*/1 (with a hit chance buff) or any other moth




5. Undead


H/P Blightbreath (1/2/1)
P/S Blighted Squirrel (2/2/2)
P/S Blighthawk (1/*/2)

S/S Bone Serpent (1/2/2)
Fragment of Anger (2/1/1)
Frostwolf Ghostpup (1/2/2)
S/S Ghost Maggot (*/2/1)
Graves (1/2/*)
Gruesome Belcher (2/2/1)
Leper Rat (1/2/1)
Macabre Marionette (*/1/2)
Rattlejaw (*/2/2)
Son of Sethe (2/2/1)
S/S Spectral Raven (*/1/1)
H/H Spirit Crab
H/H Unborn Val'kyr (*/2/*)
Weebomination
S/S Wicked Soul (*/2/*)
Widget the Departed (1/2/1)




6. Critter


S/S Dust Bunny (2/2/1); Noblegarden Bunny (2/2/1) or any other 357 speed rabbit

S/S Frostfur Rat (2/1/2)
P/S Giant Woodworm (*/1/1)
P/P Gleamhoof Fawn (1/2/2)
S/S Grizzly Squirrel (2/2/1) or any other S/S squirrels
H/P Junkheap Roach (2/1/1) or (2/1/2) with hit chance synergy
Lovebird Hatchling (2/1/1)
Needleback Pup (2/2/1)
H/P Muck Slug (*/1/2)
S/S Prairie Mouse (2/*/2)
S/S Pygmy Marsuul (2/2/1)
S/S Sneaky Marmot (*/2/*)
H/B Void-Scarred Locust (2/2/2)




7. Magic


Accursed Hexxer
Anomalus (*/1/1)

S/S Arcane Gorger (2/1/*)
P/P or S/S Blood Boil (*/1/1)
Brightpaw (*/2/1)
Celestial Calf (1/2/1)
Enchanted Broom
Enchanted Pen (1/*/1)
Hyjal Wisp (2/1/1)
S/S Nordrassil Wisp (2/1/*)
Servant of Demidos (1/*/2)
Shadow (1/2/*)
Stardust (2/*/2)
Trunks
S/S Void Shardling (1/*/2)




8. Elemental


P/P Autumnal Sproutling (2/1/2)

P/P or S/B Blazehound (2/1/2)
Blossoming Ancient/Broot (2/2/2)
H/P Fozling (1/2/2)
S/S Jademist Dancer (1/2/1) with Cyclone/Void Cyclone
Lil' Ragnaros (*/1/2)/Magma Rageling (1/1/2)
H/P Living Sandling (1/2/2)/Sandkeep (1/2/2)
Molten Corgi (1/1/1)
S/S Nightshade Sproutling ( 1/2/1)
H/S Ruby Droplet (*/2/2)
Tiny Snowman (*/1/2)
Wailing Lasher (2/*/1)




9. Beast


S/S Alpine Foxling (2/1/2)
Bloodstone Tunneler (1/2/1)
Cinder Pup (2/2/1)

Crystalline Broodling (1/1/1) or any other Drain Blood legion spider
Death Adder Hatchling/Rose Taipan (1/1/2)
Guardian Cobra Hatchling (2/1/*)
S/B Infernal Pyreclaw (2/*/1) /Deathsting Scorpid (1/1/2)
Kunchong Hatchling (1/1/2)
Poda (*/1/1)
S/S Ragepeep
H/P Silithid Hatchling (1/1/2)
Stunted Direhorn/Pygmy Direhorn (1/1/1)
Twilight (2/2/2)
Vengeful Porcupette (2/1/1)
Void-Scarred Cat (1/2/2)
Xu-Fu, Cub of Xuen (*/*/2) /Ban-Fu, Cub of Ban-Lu (*/*/1)
Zandalari Shinchomper (2/1/2)
P/P Zandalari Toenibbler (2/2/*)




10. Aquatic


Benax (1/*/1)

S/S Coastal Bounder (1/1/*) with Cyclone/Void Cyclone
P/P Emperor Crab (2/1/1)
Hermit Crab (1/1/1)
P/P Hissing Chitterspine (*/2/2)
S/S Leopard Tree Frog (2/*/1) / S/S Fleeting Frog (2/*/1)
P/B Leviathan Hatchling (1/2/2)
Magical Crawdad (2/1/2)
P/B Sandclaw Sunshell (2/1/2)
Purple Puffer (2/2/2)
S/S Shadowback Crawler (*/1/1) or P/P (*/2/2)
Snarly (1/1/2)
Tonguelasher (1/*/1) or (2/2/1)
Tragg the Curious (1/1/*)
Yellow Junkhopper (1/2/2)
H/S or H/P Young Sand Sifter (*/1/1) with Cyclone/Void Cyclone




11. Mechanical


Alarm-O-Dog (1/2/2)
Arachnoid Skitterbot (1/1/1)

Armored Vaultbot (*/1/2)
Blackfuse Bombling (*/2/2)
S/S Blue Clockwork Rocket Bot (2/2/1) /Mini Thor (1/2/1)
H/P Dibbler (*/1/2)
H/H Iron Starlette (1/1/1)
Knockoff Blingtron (*/1/1)
S/S Lifelike Mechanical Frostboar (2/2/1)
Lil' Bling (*/2/1)
Lil' XT/Landro's Lil' XT (1/2/2)
Lost Robogrip (*/*/1)
Mechanical Pandaren Dragonling (1/2/2)
S/S Mechanical Scorpid (2/1/2) or (*/1/1) with a multi-hit pet
Son of Animus (1/2/1)
Specimen 97 (1/*/1)
Tinyclaw (*/2/2) with hit chance synergy
Tinytron (*/1/1)
Warbot (1/2/1)








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KittenJellies

wrote on 05/01/2020

Question. Infernal Pyreclaw is listed as S/B under beast but on the Top Tier list it says breeds P/B and S/B. Does that mean S/B is superior but P/B works for the most part?
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Raba#2893

wrote on 03/17/2020

How about Detective Ray? With the new Blizzard weather ability his flame jet and Immolations is much stronger, Im using it a lot lately and he didn't disappointed me so far:)
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Thunderstruck wrote on 01/24/2020

Great guide, thnx a bunch!
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Berendain

wrote on 09/03/2019

You changed the Leviathan Hatchling Breed from H/P to S/B, but it doesn't have an S/B Breed. It has H/P, P/B and H/B.
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Shenk

wrote on 09/03/2019

damnit, yeah... that's what i meant to write. the editor only shows pet IDs instead of names, that makes writing it a bit confusing^^ thanks for pointing it out (edited)
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Berendain

wrote on 09/03/2019

Have you considered the Arachnoid Skitterbot? (It drops from Mecharantula on Mechagon.) Flurry, Extra Plating, and Smoke Cloud on a pet with 341 speed seems very strong. I've been running with a Specimen 97 on a team with Wyrmy Tunkins and Alpine Foxling, as the fox already has Flurry and I wanted to diversify attack types. That said, comparing the pets individually, the moveset of the Skitterbot looks stronger than the Specimen 97's to me. (edited)
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Shenk

wrote on 09/03/2019

definitely agree it should be in the list. been playing it myself lately in a meme team and it's still over 90%, so i'll add it ;)
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Homstar wrote on 07/12/2019

So i am new to pet battling and was wondering what the s/s or h/p meant before the pets on the list.
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Gráinne

wrote on 07/12/2019

Welcome to the game. :)

Breed,.Breed is a mixture of (H)ealth, (P)ower, and (S)peed. So an S/S breed (Speed/Speed) has put all its points into Speed, and is as fast as that species can be. A H/P has points split between Health and Power.

For some species of pets, your choice of Breed to get is very important. You can make a pet Blue with a stone, but you can never change its Breed. Some species have only one breed. Some have many, but only one that is good for battling. In some cases you might want two or even three breeds for use with different choices of moves. It gets complicated after a while.

https://www.warcraftpets.com/wow-pet-battles/breeds/ goes into gory detail about the numbers.

You NEED to get the addon Battle Pet Breed ID from Curseforge, which will display each pet's breed beside it in the game.

Here is a long thread I wrote, in which I surveyed the breeds experienced people favoured across all the pets: https://eu.forums.blizzard.com/en/wow/t/pet-breed-survey-2019/20349
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Homstar wrote on 07/14/2019

Thank you this explains and helps so much :)
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Necro wrote on 04/09/2019

Nice guide, actualy found some great combos from BFA that i didnt knew of like PP boarfly which im amazed on how strong it is. also seeing some strong pets i didnt knew off. good job
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Shenk

wrote on 04/10/2019

thanks, glad we could help you ;)
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Gráinne

wrote on 03/09/2019

OK, handy as a first reference.

Everyone will have their own views on what they find works best, and that will doubtless be a whole lotta fun, but before we get into that, I suggest two things:

1. You NEED to specify Breed and context, where relevant. A B/B Fiendish Imp is a chocolate teapot.

2. What is the sequence intended to be for each family? It's not alphabetical. Is it random, or are you listing them in order your opinion of their value for PvP?
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Shenk

wrote on 03/09/2019

1. i agree, but i was kinda busy and wanted to get that published. adding breeds and recommended movesets is something I could add to most of the pets, but for some of them I'd rather let people experiment with it ... I'll get that done ;)
2. it's just as they came to our mind. no ranking. could make it alphabetical, but in order of value would, for the most part, be vague, since it's hard to measure the value of them
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Gráinne

wrote on 03/09/2019

Agreed. The problem is, if they are not alphabetical, people will read them as being in order of power /value.
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Necro wrote on 04/09/2019

the order issue could be "solved" by doing a disclaimer "Order irrelevant to power"
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Shenk

wrote on 04/09/2019

they already are in alphabetical order^^
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Necro

wrote on 04/09/2019

mybad, didnt even notice :p