Here’s the tier list that was used for making the pet of the month teams. Now it just for a general refence of what pets are good in PvP.
Here are my definitions of the tiers:
1st tier – These pets are extremely powerful due to their over-powered/over-budgeted moves in combination with good move sets and racials. You can build a team around these pets and expect to win often with the right support. I like to think of these pets as being able to carry lesser pets to great win rates.
2nd tier – These pets are not quite as good as the 1st-tier pets. You can still build a successful team around them, but due to certain constraints they will be not be able to single-handedly carry a team to success like the 1st-tier pets.
3rd tier – This is a general catch-all for the good PvP pets. Some will do better than others in certain situations. This group used to be split in two, I found the split somewhat arbitrary so I combined them.
Fragment Of Anger
Mechanical Pandaren Dragonling
Curious Wolvar Pup
Death Adder Hatchling
Infested Bear Cub
Moths (due to rng)
Nether Fairie Dragon
Scalded Basilisk Hatchling
Servant Of Demidos
Snarly (and other crocs)
Son Of Sethe
Son Of Animus
Thanks to Yijiao, Calerian and Liwei for their contributions to the original list.
Here are links to the discussions that led to the lists above:
Note about breeds:
While not relevant to the pet of the month competition, I think I should mention something about breeds in case anyone is using this to collect the top PvP pets. There are a few pets on the list above that are dependent upon their breed. If a pet is not mentioned below then any breed is viable.
Fiendish Imp – S/S is the best.
Rabbit – 357 speed S/S
Emperor Crab – P/P
Spirit Crab – H/H
Scalded Basilisk Hatchling – H/S
Junglebeak – P/P