Every time I see a Lore-master and his pet I turn a little green with envy at their fortune to be able to call cuddly animals to their side. I have a Lore-master back on Gladden that has been sorely neglected since I moved to Landroval and I must admit the draw to roll a new one just to play with the pets is very tempting thought to me.
Sure there a lot more neat things Lore-masters are able to do other than just summon a pet but their summoning of a pet is very unique. I also feel it fits my personal play-style a bit better than the Captain and his pet as I do not enjoy melee combat. I’m not trying to belittle Lore-master’s other talents in any way but this post is purely devoted to their furry companions and how to “catch them all”!
Note: This is not a guide on when to use certain pets and their abilities. It’s much more simpler and fluffy than that and simply listing all the pet options the Lore-master has available to them.
Your basic combat pets are granted to you as you level and trained as a skill. No special hunting or grinding required for these pets. Just keep leveling!
|Raven||Obtained at level 4 with skill Raven-lore|
|Bear||Obtained at level 14 with skill Friend of Bears|
|Lynx||Obtained at level 30 with skill Lynx-speech|
|Sabertooth||Obtained at level 56 with skill Friend of Feline Hunters|
Legendary Combat Pets
These pets are acquired through the legendary deed system.
|Eagle||Complete the level 45 quest arc The Wisest Way to earn the trait Eagle-friend.|
|Boglurker||The trait Nature-Friend is granted from the Lore-master Book of Nature.|
Not only do Lore-masters get a slew of fun furry friends, they also have options to sort of dress them up with a new cosmetic skin. These cosmetics are only available for the combat pets. There are no cosmetics for the sabertooth or the boglurker combat pets at this time.
The new skins are applied to your pet via Amulets which are crafted by Jewelers. You must wear the amulet and then summon the pet. After the pet is out you can switch to whatever necklace you really want to wear for your character stats. Of course you would need to repeat this process anytime your pet gets lost or is defeated.
There are several levels of amulets available to wear but the look of your summoned pet is not different or enhanced at all by using a higher level amulet. Your choice of choosing a higher level amulet is if you want to use it for the stats bonuses it offers.
- Raven Options: blood-raven, mottled-wing or a frost-raven.
- Bear Options: wild-paw, black, polar or tundra bear.
- Lynx Options: Spotted, Onyx or Frost lynx
- Eagle Options: Ashen, Snowcrest or Ember Eagle.
There is a great community guide by FissionChips on the Lorebook about Combat Pets and their appearances (with pictures!) that I recommend you look at if you’re interested in any of these options.
Non Combat Pets
These pets will not fight at your side. They’re like an addition to the cosmetic system to have this little critter follow you about to show off and cuddle. You should start with the Hare as the same quest that grants you the pet bunny also gives you the trait to use non-combat pets.
Tome of the Cat is a random world drop that can drop in any zone that is considered to be level 45+.
Tome of the Dog is a random world drop that can drop in any zone that is considered to be level 45+.
Tome of the Fox is a random world drop that can drop in any zone that is considered to be level 45+.
Tome of the Frog is a random world drop that can drop in any zone that is considered to be level 45+.
I actually personally saw this drop off a boss in Barad Gularan this week!
This is a class quest reward obtained through completing quest chain called “A Friend of the Wild” obtained your Lore-master trainer. It is listed as a level 29 quest. You must have completed Volume 1, Book II for this quest to be available. Also there are reports of being able to get it directly from Radagast and not needing to first visit the Lore-master trainer.
You receive a Tome of the Hare to learn your new summoning spell.
This quest is also the quest chain that will grant the trait Friend of the Wild which allows you to have non-combat pets.
Tome of the Snake is a random world drop that can drop in any zone that is considered to be level 45+.
Tome of the Squirrel is a random world drop that can drop in any zone that is considered to be level 45+.
Special thank you to Gorandir of the Council of Secret Fire for allowing me to take pictures of his pets!
This coupled with playing with the always awesome Gorandir and Eldahnya from my kinship makes me want to roll a lore-master pretty badly. I may have a new character shortly!