My Pet Survived!

“Look! It’s moving. It’s alive. It’s alive… It’s alive, it’s moving, it’s alive, it’s alive, it’s alive, it’s alive, IT’S ALIVE!”

– Henry Frankenstein

It finally happened. In the same week I managed to keep my pet alive through both 25-man Sartharion and Heigan. I’m sure to most of you out there this is old hat, but for me this was some real progress and cause for celebration.

So for those of you struggling to keep your pets alive during these encounters here’s what I did.

For Sartharion it was just a little vigilance on my part. Basically the leading cause of death for pets are the lava waves. What I did this time was successfully pull the pet off the boss right before the waves started to move. This meant my pet wolf, Grolsch, was at my side and out of harms way as the waves passed by. Once things were clear I sent him back into the fray.

Nothing fancy, just couple of quick keybinds to send him in and pull him out.

For Heigan I kept Grolsch by my side the whole time. One of the great things about wolves is that they don’t have to be attacking something to use Furious Howl (I’m curious to see how long that stays in the game). For the dance I probably got lucky as I just had him following me as usual, but hey he made it. I’ll have another crack at Heigan this weekend so we’ll see.

Here are the WWS for both fights. As you can see we were both very much alive.