Beasts of Fable III: The Tough Trio

These last three are quite a bit more difficult, but they’re still not that bad if you have the right pets. If you’re going to skip one group though, these might as well be them.

Just a reminder: Elite pets are Elite.

Just a reminder: Elite pets are Elite.


No-No

Meet No-No and Family.

Meet No-No and Family.

No-No is a tough customer at the best of times. She doesn’t have heals, she just hits very hard and the order in which she does her abilities is hard to predict.

The Abilities

No-no - abilities

Tail Slap hits very hard, Dive hits hard and lets her avoid your best attacks, and Beaver Dam tends to be used at the most inconvenient times. This makes her one slippery character.

Choose Wisely

It’s obvious you’re going to need some Flying pets with firepower, however, the way that she times her abilities makes it harder than usual to use Shattered Defenses to win.

Squawk to slow her down and use Flock to break through her dam.

Use Squawk to slow her down and use Flock to break through her dam.

The easiest way to keep up the debuff, is to just keep using Flock with your first pet. This has the added bonus of breaking down her dam quickly so she has less chance to avoid or block the attacks of your second pet.

Use Reckless Strike to bring her down to size.

Use Reckless Strike to bring her down to size.

You need a bursty Flying pet to make the most of the Shattered Defenses debuff. After that, any good Flying attacker should be able to finish her off.


Gorespine

Gorespine is slightly different from the other Beast BoFs, but not all that different.

The Abilities

Gorespine

He has a bleed and a spiky shell, which makes it a fairly bad idea to use Call Lightning or a Swarm type ability. He also has a hard hitting Critter attack to go with his bleed.

Choose Wisely

Darkmoon Tonk says: 'Hai there, I got a surprise for you!'

Darkmoon Tonk says: ‘Hai there, I got a surprise for you!’

Bring two hard hitting Mechanicals and this guy is relatively easy. If you don’t know by now, see Kafi and Greyhoof for further details.


Ti’un the Wanderer

Ti'un the wanderer

I’ve saved the hardest for last, and let me tell you, Ti’un the Wanderer is one tough nut to crack. He doesn’t heal, which is a very good thing, but his shell shield makes him invulnerable to most small attacks.

The Abilities

Ti'un the wanderer - abilities

It’s very hard to predict when he’ll use his abilities. He has Shell Shield which he doesn’t decide to use until later on in the fight; usually just after you’ve started any swarm abilities. He has Pump which he’ll sometimes use early but often will save until your pet’s health is low enough that it can finish it. Every other turn he just uses Tidal Wave to wipe your entire team down very slowly.

Choose Wisely

Bring magic pets to keep him from washing your team away.

Bring magic pets to keep him from washing your team away.

All of his attacks are Aquatic, so bringing a team of magic pets is the key. They should be hard hitting pets as his shell completely absorbs DoTs, Flurry, and any other moderate to small attacks.

Legs

Legs is a very good choice for this as you take reduced damage and can hit him with Pump and Surge of Power on consecutive turns. I sometimes start with Legs just to “Prime” the pump, then switch to a Fox/Wolf to Howl and then swap and hit him with an attack buffed by Shattered Defenses.

If you have three hard hitting magic pets, a pet with Shattered Defenses isn’t required, but it does make the fight a bit easier. In any case, don’t worry to much about type of damage, just make sure it hits hard enough to get through his shell.

victory


Conclusion

I hope this has given you all some ideas about how to approach these BoF quests. There are lots of different ways you can take them down depending on your stable, and you can practice your strategies on them even if you’re not doing the quest, so feel free to try and find out what works best for you!

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Beasts of Fable II: The Easy Threesome

This next batch is probably the fastest and easiest to get to if you just want to knock down one of these a day. That being said, they’re still Elite, so you still need a good choice of pets if you want to take them down.

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Lucky Yi

Do you feel lucky, Yi?

Do you feel lucky, Yi?

Lucky Yi is a fast Critter that always hits first, can heal pretty well, and often crits you. But all you need is a good Beast damage combo to beat him.

Choose Wisely

Say hello to my little friend!

Say hello to my little friend!

Whadda know, it’s just like the Big Friendly Caterpillar from BoF I: Bleed, Crouch, and Stampede to win.

Squirrels win again

And if you’re feeling really ambitious, bring a pet with Maul:

Press '3' to Finish Him!

Press ‘3’ to Finish Him!

You have much to learn, Grasshopper!

You have much to learn, Grasshopper!


Greyhoof

Greyhoof

Greyhoof is like Kafi only with better real estate. Also, doesn’t have that annoying ability that makes him move faster.

The Abilities

Greyhoof - Abilities

He starts out hitting very hard, then buffs himself to hit even harder! If you have a pet that can slow him down or speed your team up, bring it to avoid the occasional stun. Otherwise, just bring your hardest hitting Mechanicals.

Choose Wisely

Darkmoon Zepplin

Darkmoon Tonk

I knew there was a reason why I let them shoot me out of a cannon several hundred times at the Darkmoon Faire. I just couldn’t remember what it was!


Skitterer Xi’a

Skitterer Xi'a

Skitterer Xi’a is probably the hardest of the three. He’s got two hard hitting Critter attacks and one hard hitting Aquatic attack, but nothing too devastating and no heals.

Choose Wisely

edgar

Ideally, you’d use a Humanoid that does Flying damage to reduce the damage you take. But you can bring any three hard hitting Flyers, including one that has Flock, and you should do okay.


Conclusion

Much faster and a bit easier than Beasts of Fable I. You should be able to fit this into your daily schedule even if you don’t feel like flying all over Pandaria to do the rest.

Beasts of Fable I: The Fantabulous Four

So I thought I’d go ahead and do a write up for the Beasts of Fable (BoF) quests. This is more about how I go about doing them than the absolute best method because there’s more than one way to handle these. They had a huge boost in the last patch which makes them a less trivial than before.

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Why do you want to do these quests? Well in addition to the super cute panda pets, the gossip on Wowhead says that these have a much better chance of getting you an upgrade stone than the Spirits or Tamer bags, which is cool! Let’s go through them shall we?


Nitun

Want kind of fable has this guy in it?

Meet Nitun
Want kind of fable has this guy in it?

Like most of the BoFs that heal, Nitun can be a real pain. He’s a Critter that does massive amounts of beast damage, and if he kills your pet with Ravage, he gets back 30% of his health.

The Abilities

Nitun Stats

Rake reduces your next attack by 50%, Prowl increases his next attack by 150% (and lasts up to two turns), and Ravage lasts two turns, hits extra hard and heals him when he kills your pet with it. He also has massive amounts of power, is pretty fast, and has a ton of health.

Choose Wisely

Bossy the Fox buffs your team.

Bossy buffs your team.

Bessie is fast, mean, and takes out Critters.

Bessie is fast, mean, and takes out Critters with ease!

Like many of the BoFs, an easy way to take down Nitun is through abuse of Shattered Defenses. Since he is a Critter that does all Beast damage, a good counter is a team of Flyers that do Beast damage. So you can open with either a Flock pet or a Wolf/Fox pet to buff your team and debuff Nitun. You may choose to let the first pet get eaten, as this times it so your next pet gets two full turns with the debuff up, but you should swap your other pets before they’re dead as he heals himself when he kills them.


Ka’wi the Gorger

ka'wi the gorger

Ka’wi the Gorger is a bit easier than most of the BoFs, mainly because there’s no heals to worry about. Still, she’s a big caterpillar thing that spits goo and shoots moth balls at you. Not exactly a fun time.

The Abilities

ka'wi the gorger - abilities

The good news is that Ka’wi is another Critter. The bad news is she does all kinds of Flying damage in addition to Critter damage, so you can’t just pick on her with one pet type. Also, because of Sticky Goo you can’t do constant swaps and try and abuse Shattered Defenses that way.

Choose Wisely

nuts

The pet of the match for this is a fast (>281 speed) Squirrel or Woodchuck. You start with a bleed debuff. Crouch, and then Stampede in order to put up the Shattered Defenses debuff. Rinse, repeat, and Ka’wi will go down quickly.

Squirrel = Winning!

Squirrel = Winning!

For extra points, you can bring in a pet that does Maul and finish her off, but by then she should be pretty much dead so it won’t matter.

Maul her? I barely know her!

Maul her? I only just met her!


Dos-Ryga

Dos-Ryga - stats

Of all the BoFs, Dos-Ryga probably gives people the most grief. He does a ton of damage, both Aquatic and Dragonkin, and has a ton of healing.

Choose Wisely

Squawk and Flock to bring him down to size.

Squawk and Flock to bring him down to size.

An Undead with Flying damage is ideal, but Reckless Strike is the key.

An Undead with Flying damage is ideal, but Reckless Strike is the key.

Call Darkness is helpful to cut down on the heals. But not required.

Call Darkness is helpful to cut down on the heals. But not required.

You are going to need three good pets for this one. One of them (like a flock pet or a fox) should put on Shattered Defenses and the other two can hit Dos-Ryga with Reckless Strike for a huge chunk of health. The sad thing is, that he’ll heal much of it back so it may take two pets with Reckless Strike to really kill him.

A Gilnean Raven can help, but you really need Shattered Defenses + 1-2 big hits to keep him from out healing your attacks. Call Darkness can help make up for it if you miss, however.


Kafi

This Kafi is stronger than it looks.

Kafi is stronger than he looks.

Kafi is about typical for a Beast of Fable. Which means he’s stronger and faster than your whole team put together!

The Abilities

Kafi - abilities

Tons of Beast damage, a Beast damage with a speed buff, and some extra Beast damage. While you can try and put a Flyer on him to reduce the damage, your best bet it to just burn him down quickly.

Choose Wisely

Debuff and Batter him with a Cogblade Raptor.

Debuff and Batter him with a Cogblade Raptor.

Having a Darkmoon Tonk means never having to say you're sorry.

Having a Darkmoon Tonk means never having to say you’re sorry.

Bring a fox and hit him as hard as you can.

Bring a fox and hit him as hard as you can.

So the plan is to just bring your hardest hitting Mechanicals and beat him into submission. If you want to get fancy, bring a pet with Shattered Defenses and make your Tonk (or whatever) hit him that much harder. As long as you have enough Mechanicals in your stable, flying out there is the hardest part.


Conclusion

There are some tough pets here, but they are balanced by some relatively easy ones. These fights are more about choosing the right pets than any kind of tactics. You can do a bit of fancy stuff by choosing a Bleed + Maul team, or a Shattered Defenses + Reckless Strike team, to build a combo, it’s less important than picking pets that do extra damage against the BoF you’re fighting. Fortunately, it doesn’t take long to do these and you can get some cute pets or a nice upgrade stone as a reward.