Pets are coming to the world of Blade and Soul! These often cute and cuddly (although sometimes fearsome and battle-hardened) companions will follow you on your adventures throughout the Realm. But their benefit isn’t just cosmetic! While they don’t fight themselves, these little guys and gals offer defensive bonuses when kept well fed.
Pets are usable by level 50 players, and can be obtained as rare drops from Heroic dungeons, or randomly in pet pouches available from the Hongmoon Store. They also come in multiple quality types, which determines if they can be traded and upgraded. The lower quality Superior (blue) pets cannot be traded or upgraded, and are commonly used as starting pets, or as material sources to evolve the higher quality Heroic (purple) pets. Salvaging pets will provide Enhancement Stones, which can also be transmuted out of other materials, and then used to upgrade Heroic quality pets through their evolve screen (similar to weapons).
You can evolve a Heroic pet 10 times, and increasing your pet level will provide them with increasingly powerful defensive bonuses.
It’s important to note that the defensive bonuses don’t differ based on the type of pet you use. All pets are purely cosmetic options—use and upgrade whichever one you like the look of best! Available pets include a ghost, panda, grizzly cub, dragon, a cute little sheep, an infernal, a few different colors of penguins, and the new griffon and otter pets designed just for North America and Europe! The new griffon pet is available with Vengeance Breaks, and the otter will be available a bit later down the line.
While pets don’t fight in combat or take damage, they will need a supply of Petnip to eat. Your pet will show a countdown timer of how long it will provide its defensive bonus when mousing over its summoning item. When that time runs out, the pet will unsummon and you’ll lose the buff. But by transmuting Petnip and using it to refill their meter, you can continue to receive their sweet, sweet defensive benefits. Thanks little guy!
Pets arrive with the Vengeance Breaks update on June 1, along with tons of other great content! Head over to the 2.2 update overview page for all the details.