In order to have your pet survive, you must manage its health. First things first: pets inherit part of your stats, so versatility, leech, armor, and others function the same as they would on your hunter.
To reduce damage taken, the only non-pet specific ability is Irreführung
with the trait Vorteil des Jägers
. If you don't need it for aggro, use it as a damage reduction.
All heals coming from the hunter are percentage-based. Tier heilen
heals 5% health per 2 seconds, and you want to use it as part of your rotation. If you can afford it, use it when you are focus starved or when you would use Kobraschuss
, but not at max focus or during burst. If pet survival is tight, it takes priority over anything other than Tötungsbefehl
is a lay on hands for the pet, giving it a second health bar. Make sure to use it before it dies or it will be wasted - pets usually take constant, spread out damage, so with practice using it at the last possible moment becomes easy.
Since most of the healing a pet takes is dependent on his health, its resistance is very dependent on stamina.
Finally, pets have a decent dodge chance - about 25% with Natürliche Reflexe
If your pet dies, it is time to revive it. The objective here is to avoid getting a melee hit, especially since it can crit.
Your tool is Tier wiederbeleben
. Two seconds cast, affected by haste. It completely heals your pet, so sometimes timing your pets death is a valid strategy. You will have to Totstellen
before the rez, or after.
After: if you can, take your distance. Against stunnable mobs, stunning them while you rez is a good option. Rückzug
can help you get away. You can also rez while the boss is casting. If all else fails, Aspekt der Schildkröte
can buy you time.
Before: only works if the boss has other targets, such as Hati
. While he hits his other target you can revive the pet and send it back. Note that this will probably result in a dead Hati
, making you lose dps. Whatever the situation, having your pet die will usually cost dps.