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Gorefu

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Gorefu is one of the 3 Pests you have to beat to complete the quest Pets vs Pests, required to unlock the Menagerie in your level 3 Garrison. You’ll find him near your Garrison’s fishing hut.

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As long as you have 3 higher level flying pets that’ll do the job well. I do like the Crow (or Gilnean Raven) specifically, but as long as you have 3 pets that deal flying damage above level 23 or so, you should be able to beat this fight. Aside from the Crow, the pets I chose are tamed at a relatively high level, so don’t sweat it too much.

Gorefu is going to be slower than any bird you have, so if you’re using the Raven, you’ll want to just attack a bit at the start, until Gorefu casts Mudslide. After the Mudslide, you can use your Raven’s Darkness to overwrite it. I like this combo a lot, because Gorefu uses Feed, which will heal him for the damage it does, usually just over 300. With Darkness, healing is halved, and it also grants a chance that Gorefu will miss it altogether.

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Alternately, you can use a pet with a dodge, like the Dragonbone Hatchling with Lift-Off or a moth with Cocoon. I’m generally bad at counting down turns, which is why I favor the Raven. If all you’ve got is a handful of Owls with no dodges, that’ll be okay as long as you can burn him down quickly enough.

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Aside from Feed, this fight is relatively straightforward. If you’re having trouble and looking for a few more options in terms of a quick bird to tame at a higher level, the Sandy Petrel or Garden Moth in Jade Forest are easy pickups, using the portals from Orgrimmar or Stormwind. There are usually a few Silky Moths hanging around near the Hyjal portal, or the Oasis Moth in Uldum. If you’re starting from the Shrine in the Vale, there are usually a couple Gilded Moths or Effervescent Glowflies hanging around.

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What I’m saying is, moths. Use moths.

Here’s a video walkthrough, if you’d like some additional guidance:

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Ashlei

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This is going to be the most intuitive, fool proof level one carry strat I’ve ever written, as well as the most tragically depressing.

The team I’m using to beat up on a defenseless draenei child is as follows:

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The first battle pet on my team has a decent heal. The second pet has some good offense and, preferably, a per-hit shield ability like Stoneskin. The middle pet is our level 1 carry. That’s really all there is to it. Note that I didn’t even specify the families involved, though you’ll generally want to steer clear of Flying and (especially) Critter type battle pets.

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The reason this strategy is so simplistic and so sad is because of Ashlei’s middle pet, Doodle. It is similar to the new pet obtained through tailoring, the Elekk Plushie. The Elekk Plushie is a stuffed animal. All its attacks are fueled by the power of imagination, which means all Elekk Plushies do literally zero damage, including Doodle. However, the ability Nap Time will put Doodle to sleep for one turn and typical Tamer AI swaps pets which are stunned or slept, so you’re not quite safe to put in that level one for the carry when she first pops up.

What I recommend is, after demolishing Pixiebell, taking a bit of time to heal up and refresh buffs, maybe get in a couple hits on Doodle.¬†Then, when Tally enters you’ll be ready to go.

The only thing to watch out for with Pixiebell is Life Exchange. I don’t really bother healing a lot before Pixie uses it, but I do keep up my defensive abilities, if possible.¬† The longer this section of the fight goes the harder Pixiebell will hit with Arcane Blast, so the quicker you can kill her the better.

Tally has Stampede and will usually follow that up with the hard-hitting ability Headbutt.

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This is why it’s preferable that at least one of your battle pets have that per-hit shield. Without the Shattered Defenses buff, Headbutt hits for 500 damage or so. If Tally gets Stampede off, its Headbutt will hit for 900 or more, which means curtains for most pets.

After Tally dies, Ashlei will swap her plushie back in. At this point, as long as you have one living pet capable of doing any damage at all you win. This is also how a level 1 carry is accomplished easily: I wait until this second appearance of the plush, then swap in my level 1 for as many turns as I’d like before finishing the job.

I’ve been able to solo this fight fairly handily with both my usual standby Emperor Crab and the Moonshell Crab I tamed on the eastern coast of Shadowmoon Valley. Many typically recommended utility pets like the Anubisath Idol or the Emerald Proto-Whelp do well here, too. The real challenge is crushing a little kid’s dream.

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I hope you’re proud of yourself, monster.

Warlords of Draenor Travelogue: 1

Instead of just posting my observations about the Warlords of Draenor Alpha to twitter, I’m also going to post things here in a less transitory format. The first few are bound to be larger, as I uncover various quality of life improvements that nobody but me cares about.

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Firstly, my much-awaited Peacock is a reward from a pet-related achievement. The achievement itself is Not Yet Implemented, so it’s hard to tell what’s what. I’d hypothesize that it’s either the Tame achievement or Beat Tamers achievement.

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Also, the good old ‘you have no pets on PTR’ deal is alive & quite well, so here’s a quick plug for my Cascade guide, because mercifully it’ll only take me a few hours to get to 25s. Until then, the new quest log format makes it easy to see your account-wide quests, and separate them out from any active quests you may have as well.

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If you right click a wild battle pet’s nameplate, it brings up the option to see it in your spellbook. A small thing, but a cool quality of life enhancement.

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There don’t seem to be many new pets available at the moment. Many of the new ones seem to be via engineering–the Boar, Scorpid and Toucan. The one I found the most interesting though, is the Albino Chimaeraling. Other than not being tiresome to type at all, it’s apparently found in Eggs in Shadowmoon Valley. This is a feature I’m really excited about, but don’t know a ton about just yet. Shadowmoon Valley isn’t open yet, so I’ll be sure to investigate when it is.

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Move the heck over, Clockwork Gnome. With laser beams shooting from its eyes and a turret, I may have a new BFF.

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The very first wild pet I found in Draenor was a lvl 1 Sea Gull in my Horde Garrison. I’m really curious about this, and will report back when I have higher level pets. This seems an excellent place for a menagerie.

A very interesting bit about that level 1 Sea Gull. It looks like that’s intentional, and they’re supposed to scale with your pets’ levels, at least for now. If the scaling tech doesn’t pan out, the wild pets in the garrison will just be level 25.