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World of Warcraft's Shadowlands Alpha To Bring Pet Battle Changes

In a now-deleted Blizzard post

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Pet battle changes are on the horizon for World of Warcraft’s Shadowlands alpha.

As indicated by Wowhead, several of these changes Blizzard had previously shared a thread which appears to be now deleted in which they discussed abilities they’re aiming to look at. These abilities included:

  • Black Claw and similar abilities that increase damage taken by a flat amount.
  • Hunting Party and similar abilities such as Flock.
  • The Shattered Defenses debuff effect from abilities such as Hunting Party or Flock.
  • Any large percent-damage-taken or percent-damage-dealt buffs or debuffs.
  • Twilight Meteorite and similar long-cooldown damage-splitting abilities.
  • The Jar of Smelly Liquid ability.
  • Hermit Crab.

The deleted post noted that the team wanted to provide “ample warning” of these changes before they arrived. As to when exactly they’d arrive, the team didn’t have any specifics to share. The goal of the changes is to make certain pets less effective, in addition to making certain strategies less effective as well.

In case you missed it, Blizzard is requesting feedback on Torghast. Specifically, they want to know if it feels too rushed, if you weren’t able to defeat a level directly due to Torments, and more. You can read up on their request for feedback here.


Poorna Shankar

A highly opinionated avid PC gamer, Poorna blindly panics with his friends in various multiplayer games, much to the detriment of his team. Constantly questioning industry practices and a passion for technological progress drive his love for the video game industry. He pulls no punches and tells it like he sees it. He runs a podcast, Gaming The Industry, with fellow writer, Joseph Bradford, discussing industry practices and their effects on consumers.