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Spirit pet that's not a wolf...

    • 536 posts
    March 20, 2017 2:48 PM PDT

    Not sure if this has been discussed (did a search, found nothing), but what if we could have spirit pets that were a bit more baddarse than a wolf? I mean, the wolf was cool and all "back in the day", but what if we could have a minor demon as a spirit pet? Or a phoenix? Or a ? Discuss...

    • 1714 posts
    March 20, 2017 3:04 PM PDT

    In most genres, the shaman is associated with spirits and nature, which is probably why they usually get such pets.  Something other than wolf would be kinda cool though.  Things like animal spirits, or spirits of natural phenomenon, such as a spirit of storms or forests.

    • 1165 posts
    March 20, 2017 3:51 PM PDT

    Owl!

    • 4534 posts
    March 20, 2017 3:53 PM PDT

    I don't see any reason why not. There's lots of possibilities that make sense. The wolf is the only model they've shown off, but as far as I know, they haven't said for sure that it would be the only one.

    • 1714 posts
    March 20, 2017 4:03 PM PDT

    They could make the ultimate shaman pet the Spirit of Kelenin.

    • 2312 posts
    March 20, 2017 5:48 PM PDT

    Anistosoles said:

    Not sure if this has been discussed (did a search, found nothing), but what if we could have spirit pets that were a bit more baddarse than a wolf? I mean, the wolf was cool and all "back in the day", but what if we could have a minor demon as a spirit pet? Or a phoenix? Or a ? Discuss...

    demons?  That's hardly shaman-istic if you take a good look at various shaman cultures around the world.  I'd say I would not mind seeing selecting from an assortment of animals throughout the world, within limits of course.  I've leave out dragon or dragon kin or any creature that would be excessively large.  Just for giggles I'd take a Carp as a spirit pet and be forced to carry it around in a fishbowl.

    • 58 posts
    March 21, 2017 5:21 AM PDT

    I wouldn't mind seeing different spirit animals for different environments or race/religion/reputation combos. That would be pretty cool.

    -W

    • 4534 posts
    March 21, 2017 5:37 AM PDT

    Vandraad said:

    Anistosoles said:

    Not sure if this has been discussed (did a search, found nothing), but what if we could have spirit pets that were a bit more baddarse than a wolf? I mean, the wolf was cool and all "back in the day", but what if we could have a minor demon as a spirit pet? Or a phoenix? Or a ? Discuss...

    demons?  That's hardly shaman-istic if you take a good look at various shaman cultures around the world.  I'd say I would not mind seeing selecting from an assortment of animals throughout the world, within limits of course.  I've leave out dragon or dragon kin or any creature that would be excessively large.  Just for giggles I'd take a Carp as a spirit pet and be forced to carry it around in a fishbowl.

    Shamans are often associated with being able to commune with evil spirits. But whether or not that's synonymous with demons is a different question. Either way, from what we've seen, Shamans in Pantheon actually don't seem to have much of an emphasis on that sort of thing. They seem more like Seers than witch doctors to me. I agree they should steer away from evil-type pets. Stick with pets that make sense with the Lore we've been provided, not just what the standard real-life definition of a Shaman is. So any type of ancestral or ghost animal would be cool. And avoiding pets that are excessively large is practical too.

    • 266 posts
    March 21, 2017 7:11 AM PDT

    We're told shamans will have a totem.  Why shouldn't the pet match the totem.

    Please note that a totem is not the same thing as a totem pole.  Look it up, people.

    • 536 posts
    March 22, 2017 2:16 PM PDT

    Shai said:

    We're told shamans will have a totem.  Why shouldn't the pet match the totem.

    Please note that a totem is not the same thing as a totem pole.  Look it up, people.

    Correct. I think alot of folks associate shaman+totem=World of Warcraft (not a knock against WoW, I actually found the shaman class to be difficult enough to make the game fun). I hope my shaman can pick a totem that is very similar to a bottle of bourbon...

    • 153 posts
    April 1, 2017 10:22 AM PDT

    Anistosoles said:

    Not sure if this has been discussed (did a search, found nothing), but what if we could have spirit pets that were a bit more baddarse than a wolf? I mean, the wolf was cool and all "back in the day", but what if we could have a minor demon as a spirit pet? Or a phoenix? Or a ? Discuss...

     

    Would be nice to see a different pet based on the race. That said, the wolf probably goes back to the old wolf pet from EQ.

    • 82 posts
    April 4, 2017 10:32 PM PDT

    What about picking a pet out of the environment you are in...Rocon needs a pet...ah that bat hanging in the cave there(ah it gives me night vision for in these dark locations)...Rocon needs another pet (buff the damn pet already so he doesn't keep dying)...look at that big horn ram over there(plus 10 to cold environment). Good idea? Bad idea? 

    • 73 posts
    April 7, 2017 6:09 AM PDT
    Rocon that sounds like it would be really fun, almost in the theme of Pokemon (but obviously way cooler!)
    • 80 posts
    April 12, 2017 7:04 AM PDT

    *Double post by mistake* (sorry, I don't quite know how to delete posts yet)


    This post was edited by Farrinard at April 16, 2017 4:14 PM PDT
    • 80 posts
    April 12, 2017 7:11 AM PDT

    Various type of animal spirits would be nifty.  As a current shaman, I pretty much summon wolves which summon more wolves which turn me into a wolf haha.  I would certainly enjoy other spirits such as bears, stags, eagles.  Even the spirits of one's own ancestors would fit well.

    I would definitly agree with you on the WoW totems @Anistosoles.  Although they have toned it down signifigantly.  They made the totems more specalized or they limited their avaliability through talent selections or role classification.

     


    This post was edited by Farrinard at April 12, 2017 7:15 AM PDT
    • 8 posts
    August 22, 2017 2:25 AM PDT

    In Vanguard shamans could choose between three different totems to bond with -- bear, wolf and phoenix. They didn't follow you around physically but choosing that special spirit bond gave you a unique buff that you could bestow on your group. Wolf had a speed/melee buff, bear was a defensive buff and phoenix some caster buff. I don't remember exactly but it's beside the point.

    I'm confident we will see something similar in Pantheon so you're not stuck with the wolf. I guess there will be a small number of totems to choose from and there's no reason to generally restrict totems to races. Possibly each race would have access to a unique totem.

    • 346 posts
    August 28, 2017 4:16 PM PDT

    I would love to have an eagle or a hawk as a shaman pet.  I loved the wolf in the past, but I would like a change.

    • 144 posts
    August 30, 2017 7:00 AM PDT

    I have been told that a sloth would be my spirit animal.

    • 536 posts
    August 30, 2017 3:51 PM PDT

    Okay, I have decided, based upon weeks of study, that Scarlett Johansson shall be my pet. I mean...c'mon!

    • 10 posts
    October 9, 2017 9:28 PM PDT

    Ogre shaman best shaman, just saying.

    • 536 posts
    October 10, 2017 3:24 PM PDT

    Sheep said:

    Ogre shaman best shaman, just saying.

     

    Yeah, not having a Barbarian race, the Ogre is looking to be the next incarnation of Anistosoles.

    • 536 posts
    October 17, 2017 2:42 PM PDT

    After seeing the Ogre in the latest video (the one with the updated graphics) AND seeing their starting stats, definitely rolling an Ogre shaman.

    • 1217 posts
    October 22, 2017 2:43 AM PDT

    Kanye west is my spirit animal. 

    I like the idea of a different pet based upon the area that you are in.  Would make summoning very interesting. 

    • 536 posts
    October 26, 2017 2:23 PM PDT

    Porygon said:

    Kanye west is my spirit animal. 

    I like the idea of a different pet based upon the area that you are in.  Would make summoning very interesting. 

     

    You have summoned...a giant rat named Squiggles!

    • 755 posts
    October 29, 2017 10:41 PM PDT

    Vandraad said:

    Anistosoles said:

    Not sure if this has been discussed (did a search, found nothing), but what if we could have spirit pets that were a bit more baddarse than a wolf? I mean, the wolf was cool and all "back in the day", but what if we could have a minor demon as a spirit pet? Or a phoenix? Or a ? Discuss...

    demons?  That's hardly shaman-istic if you take a good look at various shaman cultures around the world.  I'd say I would not mind seeing selecting from an assortment of animals throughout the world, within limits of course.  I've leave out dragon or dragon kin or any creature that would be excessively large.  Just for giggles I'd take a Carp as a spirit pet and be forced to carry it around in a fishbowl.

    i agree with you whole heartedly

    that said shamans of pantheon are not at all like shamans in cultures around the world, and a demon would fit these new shamans perfectly. their class defining skill is a hex and they worship totems rather than what the totems represent after all. Demons could be considered spirits. It works out perfectly for our satan shamans.


    This post was edited by BeaverBiscuit at October 29, 2017 10:43 PM PDT