WoW Hunter Pet Changes in the Cataclysm Expansion
New and Exciting World of Warcraft Cataclysm Hunter Pet FamiliesWorld of Warcraft Cataclysm will introduce serveral new hunter pet families for hunters to choose from when selecting an in game companion. The following new pet families are currently known. Pet families followed by a (*) are a new type of pet known as "EXOTIC". These pets will require a 51 point talent in the beast mastery tree in order to be tamed. Pets without the (*) are regular pets and function the same as existing pets.
New Cataclysm Pets in New Cataclysm ZonesThere are several new zones added in Cataclysm, all of which provide new pets for the world of warcraft hunter. Here are some of the new Cataclysm hunter pet zones that you can click to see a list of available pets.
- Mount Hyjal - A new level 80-82 zone that is under siege by Ragnaros.
- Uldum - A new level 83-84 zone on the southern coast of Kalimdor
- Deepholm - A new level 82-83 continent located far below the skywall
- Twilight Highlands - A new level 84-85 zone in northeastern Khaz Modan
- Shimmering Expanse - A new level 80-82 area in the undersea zone Vashj'ir
- Kelp'thar Forest - A new level 80-82 area in the undersea zone Vashj'ir
- Abyssal Depths - A new level 80-82 area in the undersea zone Vashj'ir
- Gilneas - The starting home for the new Worgen Race
- Lost Isles - The starting home for the new Goblin Race
- Lost City of the Tol'Vir - One of the 3 Dungeons in Uldum
- Bastion of Twilight - New Entry Level Dungeon
- Tol Barad Peninsula - New Level 85 PVP Zone
- The Stonecore - A new level 82-84 dungeon in Deepholm
- Halls of Origination - A new level 85 dungeon in Uldum
Many Existing Pet Families Have Also Had New Cataclysm Pet Looks AddedIn Addition to the new families listed above, several of the older families have had new looks and in some cases, brand new higher level pets added to the game for Cataclysm. Here is a list of some of the families recieving the makeover treatment.
- Spirit Beasts - New Exciting Spirit Beast Options
- Wasp - Brand New Tameable Silithid Skins
- Crab - New Higher Level Crab Skins
- Crocolisk - New Crocolisk Skins
- Boar - New Felboar Skins
- Scorpid - New Higher Level Scorpid Skins
- Silithid - Brand New Silithid Tanking Pets Available
- Bird of Prey - New Parrot, Seagull, and Eagle Skins
- Cat - New improved cat skins for sabertooth animals