i just recently began playing a hunter in pvp (love it) and originally i was all about my spirit beast "ban'thalos" but last night in 2s i changed to a spider i picked up from Deathknell (the BA black n red widow) i decided to try him out purely for the web root, however to my surprise my dps had increased drastically.
this puzzles me for 2 reasons. 1 i gain about 10% mastery from spirit beast mastery buff, which as BM is an all around pet dmg increase, and 2 everyone everywhere says all ferocity pets deal the same damage and have the same stats..
so today when i logged on i let ban'thalos loose on target dummies for about 10min, then did the same with my widow.. the results were
ban'thalos = 6,778 dps
black widow =11,671 dps
take note this is pure auto attack, no kill command, no buffs, rabid is not on auto. this is pure pet doing its own thing damage
so seeing this i go "wow, ok settled" then i started to dig around to see if i could find a spider that does that dmg but comes with something else handy, like a shale spider with their motw buff.. so i fly over to jade forrest and snag one of these ugly mofos..
i returned to the dummies and to my dismay.. after approx 10min of auto attacks he averaged 6,992 dps
now im stumped, i tested all of the pets in my stable and got the following
core hound from shadowmoon valley = 11,106 dps
brown quillen from townlong steppes = 11,891 dps
all of my pets are specced into ferocity and all have rabid turned off of auto attack
can anyone explain this to me? and/or reccomend a pet with a balance of the higher pet dmg with a nice buff? or is the buff what makes them deal less dmg?
and plz dont comment and go on about "they deal same dmg ur a nub kill urself" if u dont believe what im saying here go spend a half hour or so testing on dummies then we'll talk...
any help will be appreciated, thx :)