Thread: Pet summoning

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    Pet summoning

    I've been raiding for a while now, and I've been wondering is it a good idea to re-summon your Imp if he so happens to die on a boss fight? Would it be an overall dps loss, does it depend on how much longer it will take to down the boss? As of yet the only boss I have ever re-summoned on is Mimiron in between phases. Does anyone have any general tips in this area? Oh btw I'm destro just in case you're wondering.
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    Re: Pet summoning

    Resummon him if theres more than a minute TWO minutes left to the fight, or theres a transition period (hodir, thorim, mimiron)

    Or better yet, don't let him die by watching his positioning. Learning this helps in PVP too.

    Edit: Forgot to account for the pets lack of buffs post-resummon.

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    Re: Pet summoning

    I usually try to move him by clicking on the "follow" (ctrl-2) button a couple of times and then "Pet-attack" (ctrl-1). Is that the normal way of getting your pet out of voids, etc?

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    Re: Pet summoning

    Yep. You want him on Passive with Phase Shift disabled so that:

    -He gets the right buffs
    -When you hit follow, then attack, he doesn't stop to attack too
    -Removes unexpected behaviour

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    Re: Pet summoning

    I've actually moved passive to be the second icon on my pet command bar, so that I can mindlessly hit ctrl + 2 (and then ctrl + 1 a few seconds later) if he seems to be taking lots of damage.
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    Re: Pet summoning

    As destro you want your imp up unless its a short time left.
    In the bossfights where there actually are AoE that can kill your pet, most of them will have an inpactspot that must be targeted on a player, ex Gormakk or wth hes called, or General in Ulduar etc.

    Personally i just bind my petattack into a macro for immolate (work with any spec/spell) and a keymap to passive mode. If the little bastard is in a bad place I hit the passive key and he comes running towards me. By that time, I can press attack or simply get it to attack on the next immolation cast, whatever suits my cycle best.
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