Hi there venos!
I was very surprised to see that there is no guide on rare pets. I noticed quite a few questions about them over time, so I decided to give it a try and make a guide of my own. This is my first try, so I would love to have some comments and suggestions. b:cute Don't hesitate to correct me if I'm wrong. We're all human and we all make mistakes! If my guide helped you, please let me know.
There is so much information, I unfortunately don't know it all. If you know the information, please help me fill in the blanks. On the bottom of the guide, I'll note my thanks to those who help me fill them in. b:thanks
#1: What is a rare pet?
A rare pet is a tamable venomancer pet that only spawns once every 12 hours, at a specific spot. Only one rare pet will spawn per spawn point. Once it has spawned, the rare pet will run a specific path over and over again until it is tamed, or killed.
#2: Spawn times
As said above, they spawn once every 12 hours. To be more precise, a rare pet will spawn 12 afters after being killed or tamed. Ie: The rare pet was tamed/killed at 1:15 am, it will spawn again at 1:15 PM. The spawn times will reset after each server maintenance. They usually spawn 6 hours after the server maintenance has been completed.
#3: List of rare pets & number of spawn points
3 spawn points: 245 571 / 239 549 / 196 513
Growth Chart: http://i943.photobucket.com/albums/ad280/kitipaw/PWI/FroglingGrowthChart-1.jpg
1 hour respawn: 469 921
12 hours respawn: 95 810
Growth Chart: http://i943.photobucket.com/albums/ad280/kitipaw/PWI/SnowHareGrowthChart-2.jpg
*This pet is not considered very rare, since he spawns every hour.
2 spawn points: 362 690 / 397 619
Growth Chart: http://i943.photobucket.com/albums/ad280/kitipaw/PWI/TabbyPlumdropGrowthChart-2.jpg
2 spawn points: 200 452 / 288 458
Growth Chart: http://i943.photobucket.com/albums/ad280/kitipaw/PWI/ShaoduCubGrowthChart-1.jpg
1 spawn point: 403 643
Growth Chart: http://i943.photobucket.com/albums/ad280/kitipaw/PWI/WindwalkingPiggyGrowthChart-2.jpg
*This pet is a bit tricky to tame. It spawns at a different altitude each time, which is approximatively ~38.
2 spawn points: 299 764 / 315 753 (?)
Growth Chart: http://i943.photobucket.com/albums/ad280/kitipaw/PWI/CuddlyPupGrowthChart-1.jpg
(?) Apparently, there are 2 spawn points, but I only ever saw him spawn at one.
1 spawn point: 462 427
Growth Chart: http://i943.photobucket.com/albums/ad280/kitipaw/PWI/KowlinGrowthChart-1.jpg
*The Kowlin spawns in the safe zone of King's Feast. This one is also a bit tricky to tame, since it's very fast. It will run out of safe zone quickly, so watch out for potential pkers!
1 spawn point: 628 624
Growth Chart: http://i943.photobucket.com/albums/ad280/kitipaw/PWI/ArmoredBearGrowthChart-2.jpg
*Yes, the Armored Bear spawns on top of a high moutain north-east of Archosaur! It's also a tricky pet to tame, since he teleports. Before he teleports, he will simply run in very tight circles on the top of the mountain. I don't know exactly why or when, but at some point, he will teleport over the water and run around the region of The Village of Naught.
Derjan's Ancient Hatchling
3 spawn points:362 544 / 346 528 / 354 538
Growth chart: TBD
Note: This is a special rare pet. It's respawn will randomly be either 24 hours or 48 hours. It also doesn't spawn at all 3 spawn points per time like the other rares. It spawns at one of them randomly.
#4: What is the best use for each pet?
Used as a magic tank because of high magic defense. (based on growth chart)
Also used as a magic tank because of high magic defense. (based on growth chart)
The Tabby Plumdrop is a debuffing type of pet. It comes with a physical and magical debuff. This cute little cat has a good balance bewteen the damage dealt, HP, defense, and speed.
With a lot of HP and defense, this polar bear cub is made for tanking. It's normal that the damage it deals is lower.
With high HP and defence, this pet is also made for tanking.
The pup can be used as a puller because of it's speed, as a DDer because of it's high attack and Bash skill, as a debuffer, since he has Slow (reduces speed) and Threaten (reduces physical attack) as skills. (based on growth chart)
Lower HP and defense, but very high speed and damage. This panther is made for pulling, DDing and debuffing. Even though it has low HP and defense, which makes it die quickly, it's speed saves it when pulling. If you find your kowlin dies too quickly, I suggest adding Tough to your pet's skills. At lvl 5, Tough will reduce the damage tanken by 50% for 15 seconds, which is more than enough for a good pull.
This bear is also made for tanking because it's high HP and defense.
Note 1: If you find your taking pet has trouble holding agro, I suggest adding Bash to it's skills. At lvl 5, Bash will deal 200% of pet's base physical damage. This skill also has a cooldown of 8 seconds, which is relatively fast, and generates enough damage to hold agro decently.
Note 2: Some ppl think a specific rare pet is useless. Ie: Kowlin. They want a tank pet, so they say the Kowlin is useless, which is absolutely false. As said above, the Kowlin is a puller & damage dealer, not a tank. Before saying a pet is useless, think of which kind of pet you want. Do you want a DDer? A tank? A debuffer? A puller? After answering that question, chose your pet according to his strong point.
Derjan's Ancient Hatchling
This rare pet comes with some common level 1 skills. It's attack as well as it's attack rate (1 APS, highest land dps pet) are it's strong points, obviously making it a great DD.
#5: Tips & Tricks
1- Yes, taming is an art! Don't get discouraged after your first few tries. Like in real life, you need practice, and practice makes perfect. Here's a tip: Never give up, never lose hope, work for what you want, it will come to you. =3
2- Gear that speeds up your channeling:
You can find sleeves, weapons, elemental necklaces and belts that have -3% or -6% channeling, sometimes both. Don't get confused with the -. It simply means it will reduce the time you take to channel your skills by 3% or 6%.
3- Pots that speed up your channeling:
You can also find pots that make your channeling faster. Ie: Windrage Incense, usable starting at lvl 45. This pot will double your channeling speed for the next 5 seconds. It disappears after you used it, like any other pot.
4- Gem that speeds up your channeling:
There is also a gem, called Stone of the Savant, which you can imbue to your weapon to add an extra -3% channeling. Be careful, if you imbue it in any other piece of equipment, you will gain 10 Vitality, not -3% channeling.
On my server, they used to be 600k+. Prices dropped over time for various reasons. I still recommend these prices:
Note: Prices may vary from server to server. This is what they are worth on Lost City server, even though some sell them for a lot less. They aren't that expensive for nothing, getting them is not easy.
I hope my guide helped you out. b:pleased
Special thanks to:
~My best friend, who was the first to read my guide and proof read it. =3
~Mayfly - for the information on the Derjan's Ancient Hatchling