Our first pet feat submission comes to us from Jayson. Be sure to chronicle and submit your own pet tanking exploits, submission info is on the Feats page.
Who: Jayson of Lightninghoof (70)
Pet: Unnamed (70 Scorpion)
Details: First run solo with my new tenacity pet. Soloed the whole instance no deaths. Defeated both bosses. No outside buffs either. Just strictly Hunter stuff here. Spec was: BM 45 MM 16. Im in all epics From Kara or pvp (no T5 bonus).
Comments: My first bit of advice is that being a Hunter you dont have to kill every pull if there was an oppurtinity for me to run through a pull and FD on the other side I would take it. ( dismiss my pet first of course )
Always have a trap at your feet for every pull. My Scorpid had no problems tanking three 61 elites, but healing him i would get agro off the extra mobs. Not a problem, FD continue to heal and dps, but keep the trap down it will save you if you pull agro again before your FD CD is up.
Happiness is a thing of the past so I would sacrifice my pet numerous times if i felt like i pulled to much for him to tank. I would dps as much as i could with out healing my pet ( to keep agro off myself ) trying to kill a few off before my pet died then FD. You can easily make it through a group of six elites that way. No damage to your self and your pet gets happiness from growl so it doesnt cost you anything.
Other Hunters who have completed this feat:
-Raistiff of Steamwheedle Cartel (70), with Tank (70 Gorilla) Tank tanked the enitre instance without any problems or deaths. This was my first attempt at a solo run thru Ramparts(my second time there ever). Key was making sure he would Thunderstomp on any single mobs left to keep that threat up.
-Babbao of Draenor (70), and Babbaon (68 Gorilla) Honestly, there isn’t much to say. Used MD every pull. Still had to FD often. Drank lots of water so I didn’t have to sacrifice my dps for AoV. Babbaon died three times because I didn’t pay attention to his health a few times. Over all, it was not much of a challenge.
I have one piece of T6, all of the badge gear, and other epics.
-Lehnis of Lightbringer (70), and Gorilladin (68 Gorilla) Single mobs in the instance are very easy, but due to mob hp I found myself burning down single targets quickly instead of using volley (except on wolves, volley is great then). I’m mostly geared in T4 / Badge gear, no T5 bonus or anything.
No problems with the first boss. Only “problem” was that for some reason my pet stopped attacking the 2nd boss (demon) so I pretty much had to burn him down and use health pots on myself from his shadow attack. When you fight the drake, be sure to keep the pet out of those fires! Hehe.
-Natasza of BoulderFist (70), and Miedwied (70 Bear) Tactics almost the same as with Freia(cat). Avoid mobs kill bosses. My build change now it is 49/12 with GftT. THis skill is essencial for pets. Without it they are almost all time hungry for focus. Dungeon was solo without problem.
-Rhokkan of Kirin Tor (70), with Gorilla (70 Unnamed Gorilla) 60 Prot pally (currently powerleveling my gf :D). My first try, no idea wether we could pull it off duo or not because I don’t have any T5, my best piece of gear were some crafted gear and merciless shoulders, rest were quest gear and some greens Overall wasnt too difficult, thrash mobs were harder than bosses lol no joke, at one point my gf asked if he is even taking damage. Gorilla held aggro like a champ. BF and SH next. hopefully will MT some heroic instances with better gear & skill.