Today’s “Ask a Rhino” comes from Nordh concerning pet health. And now, without ventriloquism or further ado, we begin.
Mr. Ohta Rhino sir, My frail gorilla feels that he will never be huge and strong like all the other gorillas. Could you tell me approx how much health he will have unbuffed, but specced, once we both reach lvl 80 and start heading into the raid instances? Of course it depends on my own health, but generalize a hunter quite new to lvl 80 content.
Ohta: Hello Nordh and thanks for the question! I see this question from time to time, so i’m glad you asked.
While we rhinos like to tease our smaller gorilla friends, the truth is that all tenacity pets are going to have similar health pools. All pets have the same base stats, and can get the same talents, namely Endurance Training, Great Stamina, and Blood of the Rhino. After that, the hunter’s stamina comes into play. Given that you have all the above talents, your pet will effectively receive just over 61% of your stamina. Even though this is pretty good, the difference between a fresh 70 and an epic 70 wont be astronomical. So I wouldn’t worry about your pet having less health than the other pets.
One thing that can make your pet ‘feel’ tougher is the T5 bonus, and keeping mend pet up regularly. Other than that, you can gem and enchant for stamina if you feel your pet isnt keeping up.
As to approximate health levels going into level 80, i’m afraid I cant say exactly. I spent most of my time in the beta figuring out formulas and testing the pets, and not so much on leveling. So I don’t know the base health and stamina at 80. I also don’t know what kind of stamina we can expect on the gear, although you could probably figure that one out with some digging.
At 70, my gorilla sits somewhere around or below 10k health with no buffs, and can get to 13k in a 10 man and 15k in a 25 man raid. Hope this helps. Once the expansion hits, you can be sure ill be looking into stamina and all the other stats and keep you all up to date.
Thanks for asking,
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