Choosing Your First Pet: Azuremyst Isle

This article is part of a series for new hunters on choosing your first pet.

Azuremyst Isle is the homeland of the Draenei. It is only accessible to players who have purchased the Burning Crusade expansion. Bloodmyst Isle is the second island in the Draenei archipelago and also has a few creatures in the right level range. Bloodmyst Isle is directly north of Azuremyst Isle. Azuremyst (and therefore Bloodmyst also) is easily reached from Auberdine in Darkshore via boat, which makes both islands quite accessible to young Night Elves.

Suggestions:

Creature Pros Cons
Ravager Specimen
(levels 9-10)
Diet: Meat
Known Skills: Bite (Rank 2), Gore (Rank 2)
Longevity: A popular pet at all levels.
Looks: Some hunters find ravagers creepy.
Nightstalker
(levels 8-9)
Diet: Fish and Meat
Longevity: A popular pet at all levels.
Known Skills: No innate skills. You’ll want to teach this pet Bite and/or Claw as soon as you can.
Brown Bear
(levels 9-10)
Diet: Almost anything! Location: Bloodmyst Isle
Known Skills: No innate skills. You will want to teach this pet Bite and/or Claw as soon as you can.
Longevity: Never gets any special skills, not even Dash.
Barbed Crawler
(levels 7-9)
Diet: Bread, Fish, Fruit, Fungus Known Skills: No innate skills. You will want to teach this pet Claw as soon as you can.
Longevity: Never gets any special skills, not even Dash. Some hunters are not enthusiastic about hunting with a … crab.
Greater Timberstrider
(levels 7-9)
Look: You don’t see tallstriders much at high levels, but this is the least rare tallstrider look. Diet: Cheese, Fruit and Fungus
Known Skills: No innate skills. You will want to teach this pet Bite as soon as possible.

Recommendation:

As long as you don’t mind the rather odd look of a Ravager Specimen, these flaming orange alien creatures make an excellent first pet with their excellent longevity and two innate damage-dealing skills.

(Disclaimer: Keep in mind that this is by no means a complete listing of pets from Azuremyst or Bloodmyst Isles — just the ones that I might suggest for new hunters at level 10. More advanced players who are leveling their umpteenth hunter character will find a number of other very interesting choices here as well.)

12 thoughts on “Choosing Your First Pet: Azuremyst Isle

  1. Maree

    are you gonna make these First pet guides for Elwynn Forest and Tirisfal too?
    I know humans/undead can’t be hunters, but there’s still some interesting choices there =)

  2. Wolfington

    Tristfal is, in my oppinion, one of the most exotic places to get pets. Don’t know why, maybe because of the bats and… bats. Um, yeah. Unfortunetly, they don’t start with screech, or anything else. Realy, shouldn’t they have anything to start with??

    I can’t wait to see the guids!! ^.^

  3. Ronorin

    A lot of the rare spawns in Tirisfal have horrible drops, but they do seem rather plentiful.

    Another good listing as always and the Ravager is definately the best Draenei pet, although I never really though “Diet: Meat” was much of a pro. It’s plentiful, sure. But I love a pet that has a diverse diet, to lower the amount of fungus and cheese building up in my bags.

  4. Maree

    Tirisfal is a nice place indeed. My twink got her pet MightyErebus there (the white rare bat Ressan the Needler). Not easy to get from Wetlands to Tirisfal as a nightelf, especially since i didn’t knew about ghost traveling that time.

    Nothing beats Mazzranache though.

  5. thuak

    “Both Azuremyst and Bloodmyst are easily reached from Auberdine in Darkshore via boat, which makes them quite accessible to young Night Elves.”

    i guess you messed something up here?^^

  6. AzAkers

    Nice guide/Blog you’ve got going here – been a longtime fan of the Petopia site, first time checking out the blog – great stuff. Thanks for all the work you put into this stuff – you’re an asset to the WOW/gaming community!

  7. Zefram

    Ravagers are nice. Other than the annoyance of the missing Gore ranks, you can keep it until 70.

    Re: the diet, except for a few special cases, being able to eat meat is both necessary and sufficient. It’s “nice to have” if they can eat more, but if they can’t eat meat it really sucks.

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