best ranger pets?

#1Grey_AsakuraPosted 9/30/2012 4:54:05 PM
i generally like drake cuz they have higehr dmg than bears but pretty good toughness too

what else tho?
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#2havok718Posted 9/30/2012 4:54:58 PM(edited)
Bear for tank plus survival skill.

Red moa for dps buff (also has pretty high hp).
#3Ork_HeroPosted 9/30/2012 4:55:40 PM
Black widow spiders, they have the best butts
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#4wombat013Posted 9/30/2012 4:57:50 PM
Bears are definitely good for tank-distractions thus keeping YOU safe from harm. I also like some of the birds of prey for pets. Honestly, I felt like ALL other species of animals that I tried died too quick.
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#5Grey_Asakura(Topic Creator)Posted 9/30/2012 4:59:54 PM
hmm lemme try bear and moa
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#6Cobra1010Posted 9/30/2012 5:01:38 PM
I heard the hound and lynx has high damage too. So i have a bear and dog/lynx for both offence and defence. Im gonna have to try red moa now.
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#7Sin___Posted 9/30/2012 5:02:53 PM(edited)
From: havok718 | #002
Bear for tank plus survival skill.

Red moa for dps buff (also has pretty high hp).


This most of the time.

Other good pets:
PvE:
Armor Fish (underwater)
Devourers (underwater)
Jungle Stalker (dungeons for damage buff, keep neutral because pets will die anyway)

WvW:
Jungle Stalker (same reason)
Red Moa (still good for crit)
Devourer (The stunning one. good damage and an extra stun)
Spider (Immobilize one, same reason as devourer)

Also tanky pets are good if you use "Protect Me" because it takes your pets stats into account, like if you get snared and pistol whipped with a tanky pet you can just "Protect Me" and take no damage.

sPvP:
Lynx and Wolf: Great damage abilities.
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#8Emo Preppy KidPosted 10/1/2012 4:55:21 AM
drakes aoe with their autos, much like you do with your greatsword, so combined with their aoe specials they are perfect for taking many mobs at once

in my experience the lynx does more damage than any other pet by far, especially if you spec deeply enough into beastmastery for master's bond. birds of prey also deal high damage.

bears are the best tanks.

IMO those are the 3 "best" or otherwise most viable choices of pet class
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#9WynnSilvergazePosted 10/1/2012 5:38:24 AM
I'm trying to find a link where i read that the Lynx actually has the best DPS of all the pets. Took out the Heavy test dummy in the mists in about 4-5 seconds or something like that while the others took 6-7
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#10JeffLamPosted 10/1/2012 8:00:35 AM
The Lynx can stack Bleeds, which is nice.

I've swung away from DPS pets on land though, at least now that I'm ~30. I'm finding that the cats are taking notable amounts of damage just fighting 1 enemy, and being severely injured by 2. They die at 3.

So now I'm using the Polar Bear and Murellow. The Polar Bear has the highest attack out of the bears (a discrepancy, since all the stats in a family should be the same), and the Murellow's F2 makes a cloud of poison, which combos with our projectile finishers.

In water I'm using an Armor Fish and a Shark, generally with the Shark out. Haven't needed as much tanking in water for some reason.