Pet Talent Specializations

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Although each pet family comes with a default talent specialization, you can change your pet's spec at any time so long as you are not in combat.

Cunning (Utility - PvP)

"Cunning pets, like spiders, have a mix of offensive and defensive abilities and are particularly useful in Battlegrounds and Arenas."

Cunning pets are the most flexible of the three talent trees. Their talents focus on utility and mobility, which makes them especially valuable in PvP fights. But that same flexibility also makes Cunning pets a good all-around choice for soloing and small groups.

Boar's Speed

Increases your pet's movement speed by 30%.


Instant 3 min cooldown
Removes all movement impairing effects and all effects which cause loss of control of your pet, and reduces damage done to your pet by 20% for 12 sec.


When at less than 35% health, your pet does 50% more damage and has a 60% reduced chance to be critically hit.


30 Focus
Instant 32 sec cooldown
Increases your pet's movement speed by 80% for 16 sec.

Roar of Sacrifice

40 yd range
Instant 1 min cooldown
Protects a friendly target from critical strikes, making attacks against that target unable to be critical strikes, but 20% of all damage taken by that target is also taken by the pet. Lasts 12 sec.

Ferocity (DPS - Raids)

"Ferocious pets, like cats, can dish out damage but can't take it as well."

Ferocity pets are all about the damage. Their talents focus on increasing both their damage and yours, and they have some nice abilities aimed at keeping them alive as well. Ferocity pets are popular in groups and raids, but can also help polish off enemies extra fast in solo play and PvP.


30 Focus
Instant 32 sec cooldown
Increases your pet's movement speed by 80% for 16 sec.

Heart of the Phoenix

Instant 8 min cooldown
When used, your pet will miraculously return to life with full health.


Instant 2 min cooldown
Increases your pet's attack power by 50% for 20 sec.

Spiked Collar

Melee Range
Increases the damage done by your pet's Basic Attacks by 10%. Increases you pet's haste by 10%, and increases your pet's critical strike chance by 10%.

Tenacity (Tank - Solo)

"Tenacious pets, like turtles, are more defensive and can occupy an enemy's attention while you stay at range."

Tenacity pets have a variety of talents for staying alive, protecting their friends, and keeping the enemy focused on them and not you. Tenacity pets are excellent for solo questing and leveling and can even tank for a small group in many situations.

Blood of the Rhino

Increases all healing effects on your pet by 40%, increases your pet's armor by 20%, and reduces your pet's chance to be critically hit by melee attacks by 6%.


35 Focus 8-25 yd range
Instant 25 sec cooldown
Your pet charges an enemy, immobilizing the target for 1 sec. and increasing the pet's melee attack power by 25% for its next attack.

Great Stamina

Increases your pet's total health by 12%.

Last Stand

Instant 6 min cooldown
Your pet temporarily gains 30% of its maximum health for 20 sec. After the effect expires, the health is lost.


20 Focus Melee Range
Instant 10 sec cooldown
Shakes the ground with thundering force, doing X Nature damage to all enemies within 8 yards. This ability causes a moderate amount of additional threat.