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The number of pets in the game is huge and grows with each new patch, meaning it’s incredibly hard to keep up and find the best ones. This is not the easiest task even for experienced players, and beginners will surely get lost in this variety of pets. Overgear will help you to choose the Battle Pets worthy of your attention. Now, without further ado, hold on to your Battle Training Stones, and let’s take a look at our selection of these cute and dangerous little fighters!

WoW Best Battle Pets

Anubisath Idol

WoW Best Battle Pets

Those who are already familiar with the pet battles will not be surprised by the first representative of our selection. Anubisath Idol has long maintained its position as one of the strongest pets with the high defense level, which allows it to defeat most opponents including elite foes. When used in PvP, it can cause serious moral pressure on enemies; which is why other players try to counteract Anubis in every possible way, though in most cases – unsuccessfully. Having two of these guys in the team may be considered impolite by others.

Advantages of Anubisath Idol:

  • Strong defensive abilities, incredible survivability
  • Self-healing
  • Decent damage

How to get Anubisath Idol:

There is so to say a golden trio of pets that remain extremely useful and powerful throughout the last three expansions.  They allow you to win 70% of battles without preparation. We present the honorable members of this trio: Bone Serpent, Servant of Demidos, and Dread Hatchling. It’s a quite versatile setup with good synergy, and it is tearing up most of what you might meet in PvP. Here they are:

Bone Serpent

WoW Best Battle Pets

Bone Serpent – even being nerfed by moving the main combo abilities in a shared slot, this miniature Avatar of Hakkar remains to be a somewhat meta choice. Has a unique and near-exclusive Bone Barrage ability.

Advantages of Bone Serpent:

  • Set of quite powerful abilities
  • Good sustained damage through Bone Barrage/Death and Decay
  • Works well with other Call Darkness/Nocturnal Strike pets, such as another member of our chosen trio – Dread Hatchling.

How to get Bone Serpent:

Servant of Demidos

WoW Best Battle Pets

Servant of Demidos is one of the easiest yet strongest pets to use. Don’t be deceived by the small health pool, it is not an easy breakable glass cannon – the combination of abilities allows this pet to survive the onslaught of the enemy while landing some heavy critical shots. It has only a 15% chance to drop from Demidos when he is active, so it might take you a few attempts to get one unless you go straight to the AH.

Advantages of Servant of Demidos:

  • Heavy-hitting Magic attacks
  • Exclusive spell – Magic Sword, move with a 50% crit chance.
  • Siphon Anima – reliable and useful healing ability. A life-steal from the enemy pairs well with the passive which prevents this pet from taking more than 35% of HP from any single hit.

How to get Servant of Demidos:

  • Drop from rare spawn Demidos in Shadowmoon Valley.
  • Can be bought on the AH

Dread Hatchling

WoW Best Battle Pets

This little boy is one of the rewards from the Warlords of Draenor Collector’s Edition. However, there is a real killing machine hidden behind this cuteness. The Call Darkness and Nocturnal Strike combination can hit like a truck, often knocking down opponents before they even realize what hit them. Peck and Nocturnal Strike abilities make it an absolute aquatic killer. It is a go-to pet for many situations and is worth getting for every serious pet battler.

Advantages of Dread Hatchling:

  • Absolute domination over Aquatic family
  • Heavy-hitting combination of abilities

How to get Dread Hatchling:

  •  Purchase the Warlords of Draenor Collector’s Edition

Unborn Val’kyr

WoW Best Battle Pets

Unborn Val’kyr – this beautiful undead lady is a must-have for any serious pet battler. Might take a while to get, but it is worth it. While not being overpowered as she used to be, she is still fun to play and provides some strong cards for the team, such as Curse of Doom and Unholy Ascension, the last one being a great annoyance to foes for a whole 9 rounds. Val’kyr serves you well, even in death.

Advantages of Unborn Val’kyr:

  • Can turn the battle in your favor even in death. Unholy Ascension debuffs all the pets of the opposing team for an additional 25% damage done per hit for a whopping nine rounds. Val’kyr gets the last word.
  • Deals serious damage with unavoidable, uninterruptable DoTs.

How to get Unborn Val’kyr:

  •  Encountered as a wild pet in Northrend. Only one spawns on the entire continent at a time, respawn is fast, about 5 minutes.

Known Coordinates:

/way Icecrown 47.9, 86.6
/way Icecrown 73.8, 64.5
/way Icecrown 43, 33
/way Storm Peaks 42.5, 78.5
/way Storm Peaks 65, 41
/way Storm Peaks 29.0, 50.0
/way Borean Tundra 48, 8
/way Borean Tundra 80, 48
/way Borean Tundra 32.7, 60.1

/way Sholazar Basin 58.5, 22.0
/way Sholazar Basin 44.47, 69.59
/way Sholazar Basin 36.8, 19.4
/way Zul’Drak 57.0, 39.8
/way Zul’Drak 75, 22
/way Zul’Drak 24.3, 63.7
/way Dragonblight 82, 66
/way Dragonblight 26.9, 54.1
/way Dragonblight 64.4, 43.7

/way Grizzly Hills 61, 18
/way Grizzly Hills 79.60, 50.79
/way Grizzly Hills 26, 57
/way Howling Fjord 71.91, 43.39
/way Howling Fjord 45, 43
/way Howling Fjord 68.10, 67.63

Iron Starlette

WoW Best Battle Pets

Obtained as a quest reward for completing the 6.0 Blasted Lands quests, it’s a miniature version of the Iron Star from the Garrosh fight during the Siege of Orgrimmar. Strong combo of Wind-up, Supercharge, Wind-up alone can easily carry you through most of the Battle Pet World Quests, you can even solo some of them. Sheer destructive power, highly explosive!

Advantages of Iron Starlette:

  • Easy to obtain
  • Strong damage abilities

How to get Iron Starlette:

  • Complete the Warlords of Draenor introduction quests
  • Can be bought on the AH

Zandalari Kneebiter

WoW Best Battle Pets

Zandalari Kneebiter is one of the four dinosaur companion pets that drop from mobs on the Isle of Giants. His brothers are Zandalari Anklerender, Zandalari Footslasher, and Zandalari Toenibbler. These little raptors can bite off more than just a knee or an ankle! Kneebiter is the most desired one – while Black Claw, Hunting Party, and Bloodfang are shared with other dinosaur pets, he is the only one with all three abilities available at once.

Advantages of Zandalari Kneebiter:

  • Great damage with combo abilities – Black Claw combined with Hunting party can accomplish wonders.

How to get Zandalari Kneebiter:

Nexus Whelpling

WoW Best Battle Pets

Nexus Whelpling is a strong double-counter to Flying family pets. With the combination of  Arcane Storm and Mana Surge, it can take on and destroy any Flying pets you put him against. This combo hits quite heavily on its own, so you can bring Nexus Whelpling to battle even if there are no Flying pets around.

Advantages of Nexus Whelping:

  • Strong passive ability
  • Heavy-hitting abilities
  • Very strong against flying pets

How to get Nexus Whelping:

  • Encountered as a wild pet on Coldarra, Borean Tundra.

Macro to find the target and put the Raid mark on it:

/tar Fluxfire
/tar Anodized R
/tar Cogblade R
/tar Arcane E
/tar Lofty L
/tar Emerald P
/tar Infinite Wh
/tar Nexus Wh
/tar Harpy Yo
/tar Kun-Lai R
/tar Stunted Y
/tar Sumprush R
/stopmacro [noexists] /run SetRaidTarget(“target”, 7)

Mechanical Pandaren Dragonling

WoW Best Battle Pets

One of the cutest pets, from engineers with love! The fact that this pet is mechanical, which gives him defense against magic attacks, and has a Breath, which deals extra damage against Magical pets, makes this engineering marvel one of the strongest picks against Magic opponents.

Strengths of Pandaren Dragonling:

  • Flying and Mechanical abilities
  • Strong counter against magical pets
  • Passive defensive ability
  • The only pet that can have Thunderbolt and Decoy at the same time

How to get Mechanical Pandaren Dragonling:

  • Crafted by Pandaren engineering 
  • Can be bought on the AH


WoW Best Battle Pets

Chrominius is one of the essential pets. Being a Dragonkin makes it strong against Flying-types, especially armed with Arcane Explosion and Surge of Power. Sometimes you will simply send Chrominius to spam Arcane Explosion until he dies. His Howl is also useful in some strategies.

Chrominius can be quite helpful in many ways, especially while leveling other pets. His Arcane Explosion ability, which you can get as early as Level 10, is a tremendous way to beat down all the members of the enemy team while using Surge of Power as a heavy last hit before death.

Advantages of Chrominius:

  • Strong against Flying and Critter families
  • Strong and stable damage output 
  • Possible to make good combinations with other pets

How to get Chrominius:

  • Drop from Chromaggus in Blackwing Lair
  • Can be bought on the AH

Xu-Fu, Cub of Xuen

WoW Best Battle Pets

Celestial Tournament awaits you, traveler! This cute cub is sold by Master Li on Timeless Isle, along with other August Celestial pets: Chi-Chi, Hatchling of Chi-Ji, Zao, Calfling of Niuzao, and Yu’la, Broodling of Yu’lon. These celestial pets cost 3 Celestial Coins each. The coin, in turn, is awarded for winning the Celestial Tournament and its weekly quest.

Upon gathering all four pets you will be rewarded with achievement Celestial Family

Advantages of Xu-Fu, Cub of Xuen:

  • Powerful combinations.
  • Superior at battling critters.

How to get Xu-Fu, Cub of Xuen:

To beat the final bosses of the Tournament it is recommended to use the following pets:

Versus Xu-Fu

  1. Any pet with Call Lightning (speed less than 296)
  2. Clockwork Gnome with Build Turret
  3. Any pet with Flock

Versus Chi-Chi

  1. Any Snail/Whelk with Ooze Touch, Acidic Goo, and Dive
  2. Any Snail/Whelk with Ooze Touch, Acidic Goo, and Dive
  3. Any Magic Pet with Magic abilities (just for backup)

Versus Zao

  1. Unborn Val’kyr with Curse of Doom and Haunt
  2. Any pet with Call Lightning
  3. Any pet with Stampede/Flock (Speed more than 276)

Versus Yu’la

  1. Mr. Biggleworth with Claw, Ice Barrier, and Ice Tomb

Darkmoon Tonk

WoW Best Battle Pets

Darkmoon Tonk might be the heaviest-hitting Mechanical pet. Launch the Missile, hit Shock and Awe, and fire Ion Cannon – say goodbye to all Beasts in a mile radius!

Advantages of Darkmoon Tonk:

  • Strong against Beast family 
  • Strong combo of Shock and Awe and Ion Cannon
  • Can pack a heavy punch

How to get Darkmoon Tonk:

Shimmershell Snail

WoW Best Battle Pets

Shimmershell Snail is one of the five snail species. Being a snail, it gets a high base HP and has access to a diverse move set, allowing it to land effective hits against Humanoid, Flying, Critter, and Elemental pets. Dive ability makes snails the only double-counter to the Elemental family.
If you are having a hard time finding one, try to battle level 5+ Darkshore Cubs. The Snails are often included as secondaries in these battles.

Advantages of Shimmershell Snail:

  • largest health pools of any battle pet
  • Absolute Elemental killers

How to get Shimmershell Snail:

  • Encountered as a wild pet on Darkshore.

Emerald Proto-Whelp

WoW Best Battle Pets

Emerald Proto-Whelp is one of the hardest-to-kill pets that you can ever find, capable of soloing NPC Tamers. The safe choice of abilities is the Emerald Presence combined with Emerald Dream, however, Ancient Blessing with Proto-Strike may shine as well. Depending on the opponent, you can use the Breath or Emerland Bity to counter Magic or Flying pets families. The Dragonkin passive allowing extra damage is very powerful.

Advantages of Emerald Proto-Whelp:

  • Strong damage shield
  • One of the toughest pets to kill
  • Versatile between Magic and Flying

How to get Emerald Proto-Whelp:

  • Encounters as a wild pet in the Savage Thicket, Sholazar Basin.

Macro to find the target and put the Raid mark on it:

/tar Fluxfire
/tar Anodized R
/tar Cogblade R
/tar Arcane E
/tar Lofty L
/tar Emerald P
/tar Infinite Wh
/tar Nexus Wh
/tar Harpy Yo
/tar Kun-Lai R
/tar Stunted Y
/tar Sumprush R
/stopmacro [noexists] /run SetRaidTarget(“target”, 7)

Lil’ Ragnaros

WoW Best Battle Pets

Lil’ Ragnaros is not a necessity but rather an honorable mention due to its highest Power in the game, at a staggering 374 points. He’s got heavy-hitting Conflagrate in his arsenal, along with access to Flamethrower. Alternatively, you can choose to use an infuriating stun in the Magma Trap and a three-turn dodge, Sons of the Flame.

Advantages of Lil’ Ragnaros:

  • Not mentioned in the Store, but this cute mini-Rag serves as a cooking fire!
  • Occasionally lights nearby critters on fire
  • Decent abilities, fun to play

How to get Lil’ Ragnaros:

  • Purchased using real money in the Pet Store

Molten Corgi

WoW Best Battle Pets

Molten Corgi was a limited-time pet for those who logged in the game during WoW’s 10th Anniversary. If you are among the players who obtained one, you can put his Superbark, to good use – this ability cannot take a foe below 1 HP, which is useful to capture weak wild pets, just be careful not to kill the target with the damage-over-time effects. 

Advantages of Molten Corgi:

  • Superbark/Weakening Blow should be used when you’re out collecting wild pets, because you can get them low for capture, without risking overkill.
  • Beauty and utility plus the cutest doggy animation ever

How to get Molten Corgi

  • Unfortunately, it is impossible. This item’s source is no longer available.

Kun-Lai Runt

WoW Best Battle Pets

In short, Kun-Lai Runt is a powerhouse – resistant to Critter attacks, and with the arsenal of Beast counterattacks, it is a double counter to the vast amount of Critters all around Azeroth. Incredibly useful to have on the team against the three critter pets for the legendary daily quests – it receives almost NO damage, while its abilities do the job.

Advantages of Kun-Lai Runt:

  • Heavy-hitting abilities
  • Powerful counter against Critters
  • The synergy between all three abilities

How to get Kun-Lai Runt:

  • Encounters as a wild pet in the snowy peaks of Kun-Lai Summit.

Macro to find the target and put the Raid mark on it:

/tar Fluxfire
/tar Anodized R
/tar Cogblade R
/tar Arcane E
/tar Lofty L
/tar Emerald P
/tar Infinite Wh
/tar Nexus Wh
/tar Harpy Yo
/tar Kun-Lai R
/tar Stunted Y
/tar Sumprush R
/stopmacro [noexists] /run SetRaidTarget(“target”, 7)

Qiraji Guardling

WoW Best Battle Pets

Qiraji Guardling is a good performing and cheap alternative to the Anubisath Idol with a very similar moveset. It can be found near The Scarab Wall and The Scarab Dais in the southwest area of Silithus ONLY in Summer (Starts spawning: June 21; Stops spawning: September 23).

How to get Qiraji Guardling:

  • Encountered as a wild pet by the Gates of Ahn’Qiraj in Silithus.

Known coordinates:

/way Silithus 38, 84
/way Silithus 38.3 85.2
/way Silithus 32.17, 78.57
/way Silithus 41.39, 79.55
/way Silithus 39.76, 79.47
/way Silithus 33.4, 75.4
/way Silithus 33.8, 76.2
/way Silithus 35.0, 76.6
/way Silithus 34.0, 78.6
/way Silithus 35.6, 80.0
/way Silithus 37.0, 80.2
/way Silithus 41.0, 80.0
/way Silithus 32.2, 80.6
/way Silithus 30.8, 80.8
/way Silithus 29.8, 79.6
/way Silithus 34.0, 78.6
/way Silithus 35.6, 80.0
/way Silithus 36.8, 82.4
/way Silithus 35.0, 84.4
/way Silithus 32.0, 84.2
/way Silithus 37.0, 86.0
/way Silithus 38.4, 85.2
/way Silithus 36.88, 76.72
/way Ahn’Qiraj: The Fallen Kingdom 55.00, 8.60
/way Ahn’Qiraj: The Fallen Kingdom 59.01, 6
/way Ahn’Qiraj: The Fallen Kingdom 59.01, 8.35

To make the search even easier, you can use the targeting macro:

/tar Qiraji Guardling
/stopmacro [noexists] /script SetRaidTarget(“target”,6)

Sunreaver Micro-Sentry

WoW Best Battle Pets

It is a must-have pet for any intermediate pet battler. While many pets have access to Call Lightning ability, Sunreaver Micro-Sentry is the only one to have Fel Immolate at the same time. You can consider him as one of the go-to mechanical Pets, one that successfully shreds the Beasts to pieces.

Advantages of Sunreaver Micro-Sentry:

  • The strong synergy between abilities
  • Good counter against Beasts

How to get Sunreaver Micro-Sentry:

  • Drops from the rare elite Haywire Sunreaver Construct on the Isle of Thunder. The mob roams around the west side of the beach, south of Ihgaluk Crag.


WoW Best Battle Pets

Last on our list, but by no means least, Graves is a promotional pet obtained by reaching Level 20 in Heroes of the Storm. This is a very time-consuming task because your account level on HOTS goes up when your characters level up. Graves is an AoE Undead pet. Using Bonestorm or Grave Destruction, you can hit the back row multiple times in a battle, while the Consume Corpse ability also makes him synergize other Undead pets that use Haunt, such as Unborn Val’kyr.

Advantages of Graves:

  • Good AoE abilities
  • Strong against Humanoid teams

How to get Graves:

  • Reach Level 20 in Heroes of the Storm. Your best solution is to level up 20 heroes from level 1 to 2, which is going to take 20 matches. We suggest you play in a team with people against AI.

WoW Best Battle Pets

Mentioning all of the useful pets in one article is an impossible task. For example, to complete different pet-dungeons you will have to level up specific pets chosen for that single task. The main thing about gathering the combat team is to understand why are you bringing a certain pet to the collection. Once you understand this, you will be able to find cheaper and easier to obtain pets with similar abilities that will benefit your team. As for now, having collected at least these pets and leveling them up, you will be able to confidently complete most of the Pet-related events. Remember that you can buy WoW Gold on Overgear!

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