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Anubisath Idol


Cageable:

Yes

Limit:

3

You can own up to three copies of this pet.

Default Rarity:

Rare

The default rarity is the minimum when a pet is learned. For wild pets this is usually "poor". Pets from other sources can be common, uncommon or rare by default.

Source:

Drop

Expansion:

Mists of Pandaria


Owned by:

94.54%

Based on this many collections: 27001 Players who own this pet have it:

Once: 66.22%
Twice: 21.38%
Thrice: 12.4%

Strategies:

252

Popularity:

Very high

Pageviews:

1313


Breeds:

HH

Humanoid
Humanoids recover 4% of their maximum health if they dealt damage this round.
50% vs. 33% vs.
33% vs. 50% vs.
An anubisath idol from the Temple of Ahn'qiraj, infused with ancient qiraji magic.
Source
Drop chance of 10% from the Twin Emperors in Temple of Ahn'Qiraj in Silithus. Part of the original Raiding with Leashes achievement. Likely also available at your Auction House for a price of 1000-8000 gold, depending on level and market.
Last Update: 2021-07-05 13:22:27 (Patch 9.1)
PvE
Usually, keep Sandstorm up at all times. Use Deflection when, and only when, you are about to take a big hit. Otherwise, just use Crush.

In some cases, you may choose Stoneskin over Sandstorm when you don't want the miss chance of Sandstorm or if you have a multi-hitter on your own team and don’t want to leave a Sandstorm blunting that.

Its Deflection allows it to avoid huge hits that would otherwise destroy a strategy. Since Deflection is a Priority Move, you use it on the round you will take the big hit, even when the Idol is slower, as it usually is. In PvP, Deflection is also sometimes replaced with Rupture for extra damage and the 25% stun chance, if your team has another pet to handle avoidance duties.

Demolish is almost never used; if you haven't applied a hit bonus first, it can be just frustrating to keep missing.

In wild battles, Sandstorm’s protection of low-level pets can be of great value, while the Idol’s Humanoid health regeneration racial combined with its huge health pool provides 69 healing every time the Idol does damage, which means it can carry pets for a long time before it needs a heal. When you know what families of wild pets you are facing, there are usually faster and more specialised pets to use, but the Idol is always reliable.

See also the Void-Scarred Anubisath, which also has the Sandstorm and Deflection combo, and with its extra ability options may be better in many cases.
Last Update: 2021-06-29 01:19:37 (Patch 9.0.5)
PvP
Other Info
The Anubisath Idol is a versatile pet, and you should definitely have one. But this pet is highly overrated. When it comes to time efficient strategies you won't see Anubisath Idol. Oftentimes Sandstorm's RNG drives you crazy.
Last Update: 2021-06-30 10:04:30 (Patch 9.1)