Frostheim at Warcraft Hunters Union: Hunter pets are undergoing a significant overhaul in Mists of Pandaria. The biggest changes are:
- In MoP hunters can choose what spec to make any pet: ferocity, cunning, or tenacity. Thus we can have ferocity turtles or tenacity cats.
- The hunter pet talent system is being thrown out entirely. Hunter pets will no longer have any talent points in Mists.
The talent system is being removed because as it exists currently, it does not provide a lot of choices for most players. If you’re raiding, there is really a “right” way to spec your pet. The rest of the talents aren’t choices; they’re traps there to lure you into spending talent points unwisely and end up with less dps. This isn’t true in all situations — PvP and extreme tanking/soloing often make use of different options — but in most cases there is a right answer, and spending fifteen minutes online will provide you with that answer.
Instead what Blizzard chose to do in MoP is to wrap up the most popular hunter pet talents directly into the pet spec, and throw out the less popular ones. Here are the pet abilities that all hunter pets will have in Mists of Pandaria, and the ones that each spec will have . . . Read full article