Pet Battle Cheatsheet

Strengths (50% Extra Damage)

  • Aquatic >> Strong Against >> Elemental
  • Beast >> Strong Against >> Critter
  • Critter >> Strong Against >> Undead
  • Dragonkin >> Strong Against >> Magic
  • Elemental >> Strong Against >> Mechanical
  • Flying >> Strong Against >> Aquatic
  • Humanoid >> Strong Against >> Dragonkin
  • Magic >> Strong Against >> Flying
  • Mechanical >> Strong Against >> Beast
  • Undead >> Strong Against >> Humanoid

Weaknesses (33% Less Damage)

  • Aquatic — Weak Against — Magic
  • Beast — Weak Against — Flying
  • Critter — Weak Against — Humanoid
  • Dragonkin — Weak Against — Undead
  • Elemental — Weak Against — Critter
  • Flying — Weak Against — Dragonkin
  • Humanoid — Weak Against — Beast
  • Magic — Weak Against — Mechanical
  • Mechanical — Weak Against — Elemental
  • Undead — Weak Against — Aquatic

Passive Abilities

  • Aquatic – Harmful Damage Over Time is reduced by 25%
  • Beast – Deal 25% additional damage while below 50% health
  • Critter – Break out of CC quicker
  • Dragonkin – Deal 50% additional damage the round after reducing an enemy below 25%
  • Elemental – Ignore all weather effects
  • Flying – Gain 50% additional speed above 50% health
  • Humanoid – Recover 4% maximum health each round they deal damage
  • Magic – Cannot be dealt more than 40% of their maximum health in one attack
  • Mechanical – Come back once per battle at 20% health
  • Undead – Return to life for one round when killed




Bleeding – DoT

Burning – DoT


Poisoned – DoT

Sleep – Incapacitate

Stunned – Incapacitate


Weather Effects

Arcane Storm – Pets cannot be stunned or rooted

Blizzard – All pets are considered “Chilled”

Cleansing Rain – The duration of all Damage over Time effects are reduced by 1 round and Aquatic pets do 25% more damage

Darkness – All pets are considered “Blinded” and all healing received is reduced by 50%

Lightning Storm – All pets deal bonus Mechanical damage and Mechanical abilities do 10% additional damage

Moonlight – All pets receive 25% additional healing and Magic abilities do 10% additional damage

Muddy – Pets entering the battle are Rooted for 3 rounds

Sandstorm – Pets take less damage and the accuracy of all abilities is reduced by 10%

Scorched Earth – All pets are considered “Burning” and take Dragonkin damage per round

Sunny Day – Pets gain 100% additional maximum health and all healing done is increased by 25%

33 thoughts on “Pet Battle Cheatsheet

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  2. Thank you so much for taking the time to put this together online! I was having a hard time understanding how the whole pet thing worked and what pets worked best against other pets. A great big thank you from me an avid WoW player! =)

  3. Indeed Effy. Thanks for this guide. It’s really made pet battles so much easier and fun. 🙂

    Grateful in Fort Worth.

  4. Thank you Effy! I book marked this page and use it every time I’m doing a pet battle…..I think I might even print it out and laminate it…..but then I’d have to admit I have an addiction to pet battles and I’m not sure if I’m ready to admit that just yet lol 😀

  5. I had to make an account just to pop into the comments and tell you how much I love your cheatsheet. I keep it open on a tab on my Internet browser and I use it every day. Thank you very much for making it!

  6. THANK YOU!!! Been bugging a few peeps to put together a chart! Now I have your brainiac page to guide me!

  7. I am getting back into WoW after a few years away. Still catching up with pet battles… So glad I found you and this post! You rock, Sweetie! Thanks much!

  8. So, I just barely got back into the game after being gone for years. Still learning all the new content. You have no idea how much time this has saved me, Effy. I was tearing my hair out everytime I had to fight Beegle Blastfuse for dailies. It would take me a dozen fights, sometimes more. First time I used your guide, I beat him on the first try. Now I’m flying through dailies and gearing up to start the pvp battles! You should feel a sense of pride and satisfaction for all the people this has helped. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

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