I’ve noticed a few questions floating around on the various forums i visit, so I thought I’d pull together a few of them that I’ve looked into.
Does a bear’s swipe have a directional limit? Yes, from my testing it appears to be a 180 degree radius. This can cause it to miss targets behind the bear. To avoid this, retract the pet using follow and then set it to attack again. If you have glitchy mobs, you might want to retract the pet for a second, tell it to ‘stay’, and then once the mobs have settled, set it to attack again.
Does the Rhino’s stampede knock mobs off cliffs? Yes and no. It will knock a mob off a cliff, but most mobs can ‘climb’ extremely steep cliffs. I tried to knock a mob off of the edge of the world in zangarmarsh, but the ‘cliff’ side isn’t steep enough for the mob to fall off. It just falls pretty far down and then comes back up. A player wouldn’t survive it, but I had no one to test it on. I also knocked mobs off of the mushroom bridge in zangar and the bridges in netherstorm. They didnt fall, they just dissapeared through the floor of the bridge, got stuck in the bridge for a sec, then fell. I had wanted to try the bridge in Alterac Valley, but no one was queued up. One thing I did learn from knocking the mobs of the bridge… it will be tough to knock a player off, simply because you gotta line the pet up and get the angle right. It won’t be overpowered due to this difficulty combined with the 1 min cooldown.
Does the Rhino have inferior stats? Yes. I compared a warp-stalker of the same level to my rhino, and although they both had the same talents, the rhino had 3.30% less average damage, and 3.31% less armor (values are rounded). All other stats that are reported in the stat window are identical. Hopefully these are the only values that are deficient, and hopefully they will be fixed before the expansion.
Let the Hunt begin!