Tiny Terrors – Dark Gazer
With the launch of our new project I wanted to give you all a taste of what to expect in the future. I will be covering tamer strategies for all the tamers of Azeroth (and Draenor). I’ll be starting in Draenor just because that is the current expansion. If you have a particular tamer that you would like me to cover next, you can suggest it on our blog forums.
For my first tamer strat I chose to do Dark Gazer, one of the Tiny Terrors in Tanaan Jungle. The reason I picked him first is that he is the one with whom I, personally, have the most trouble. Initially, I tried the two most common teams suggested for the Tiny Terrors, and had limited success with those, so I decided to come up with my own. The team I finally ended up with is a Triple Critter, because Dark Gazer has that terrible stun, and critters are immune to stuns. You could put a more powerful pet in the third slot if you wanted, because usually the first two pets can knock out Dark Gazer, and then you could use your third pet for his two backline pets.
This team is not a ‘quick’ kill team, but I find it has a higher chance of success than other teams. Another important thing to consider when creating your team is the 50% damage reduction that all of the Tiny Terrors have. Pets with abilities such as Howl, Stampede, etc. are crucial to taking them down.
|Slot||Pet||Ability 1||Ability 2||Ability 3|
|Pet 1||Frostfur Rat S/S||Flurry||Refuge||Stampede|
|Pet 2||Grassland Hopper S/S||Skitter||Swarm||Nature’s Touch|
|Pet 3||Pygmy Cow H/P||Stampede||Feed||Where’s the Beef?|
- Stampede and Swarm both apply the double damage debuff to your opponent. This is crucial because of the buff that Dark Gazer has (50% reduced damage taken).
- Refuge, because it puts a shield around your entire team that blocks the next attack they take.
- Where’s the Beef? because it increases your dodge chance by 100% for one round.
- Nature’s Touch and Feed because they heal. (Feed is even better because it does damage and heals.)
- Flurry and Skitter are filler damage abilities. Useful when the double damage buff is active.
Any pets with these abilities could be used, but having them be critters is very helpful to avoid the stun that Dark Gazer uses. However, these particular pets aren’t super difficult to obtain. Two are wild caught, and the Pygmy Cow comes from the level 3 Barn in your Garrison.
Round Breakdown from the video:
Let me know if this guide helped you take care of Dark Gazer! Also, let me know what other strategies have worked for you. We may feature them at a later date!
Disclaimer: This is the first guide I’ve ever done; expect them to get better over time. 🙂 I welcome feedback.