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Been kinda slow around here, so I thought I should post some of the features on what AA has.
The original info was translated by Llexx from AA source, so the credit should go to him.
In ArcheAge Battle pets are refereed to as Attacking pets. Attacking pets are different from your Mount pets. While mount pets can attack enemies they just don't have the attacking power as the Battle pet has. So the Mount Pet is usually referred to as a Defensive pet.
Differences between a Mount pet and a Battle pet
Keeping the fact that all the usual mounts can be used as pets for attacking, but they are significantly weaker than the Battle Pets.
-Mounts can be used as attacking pets too.
-Battle Pets cant be used as mounts.
-Both pet types have the same Character Screen and use the same equipment.
-Both pet types have the same basic controls (skills), while the active skills differ.
-Mounts can be obtained from a level 5 quest, Battle pets from a level 25 quest.
-Battle Pets started of as a level 25 pet with 2 active skill and 3 more to be unlocked.
Leveling the Battle Pet
Battle Pets have their own levels such as the Mounts, and in order to keep them gaining XP, they must be summoned while you are killing the mobs (they are not getting XP when the player turns in quests, nor from gathering or crafting), but you have to be careful and always keep an eye on them since they can die and thus lose XP. When your Battle Pet reaches a certain lvl it will unlock new abilities, this usually happens every 10 lvl's.
If your Battle pet dies you can temporary resurrect it but it will only have 1 Hp and it will run 30% slower. You will need to bring your pet to a Stable NPC and pay a fee to revive it. Keep in mind the world of AA is huge, so it could take a very long time trying to get to an Stable NPC. You can by items from the Stable NPC's to revive it while your out on your journeys but these items are not cheep.
Gearing Up the Battle Pets
Your Battle Pet will use the same UI as your mount. Where you can see your Battle Pets current equipment and stats such as: Experience, HP, MP, Physical Defense, Magical Defense, Speed...
Battle Pets also have 3 equipment slots (head, saddle, feet) which will increase its defense, HP, while leggings can give a movement speed bonus. Its possible to obtain these armors from the NPCs near the stable, or to craft them.
Raising a Battle Pet
When you get your little critter, you need to do a series of quests and gather items to raise him into a harden Battle pet ready for action.
Battle Pet's abilities and Skill Bar
The Battle Pets basic control menu is similar to the Mounts menu (except the Mount/Dismount and the Eject Passenger buttons, which are missing):
Follow Mode: there are 4 options to chose from which to be the active one:
Aggressive - the mount will attack the enemy if its in close range,
Protective - the mount wont engage into combat before the player starts the fight,
Neutral - the mount wont attack the enemy no matter what,
Stay - the mount will stay put and wont follow you.
Battle Pet Information Window: this opens up the mounts character window.
De-summon Battle Pet: to unsummon the pet, useful command in case the pet is dropping health rapidly and its not in close range to see whats actually going on.
Active skills (bottom row):
The Battle Pet gets them randomly with some rules when the pet "grows up", the first skill is the same with every pet, but the other 4 are randomly given.
1. Skills available immediately when getting the pet
-Blow with his paw
-Treatment (treats himself)
2. Level 30 Battle Pet skills
-Buff skill (increases the pets attack speed by 30% for 7 seconds)
-Deceleration (when activated the wolf strikes and slows the target down for 4 seconds)
3. Level 40 Battle Pet skills
-Knockdown (deals damage and knocks down the target)
-Bleeding (deals damage and causes bleeding effect on target)
4. Level 50 Battle Pet skills
-Taunt (single target) - monster will attack the target instead of the player
-Mass Taunt (AOE)- monsters around the Battle Pet will attack it instead of the player
Yes AA has a Pet system where you can raise pets and turn them into valuable allies !
What do you all think of the Battle Pets ?