The EPW is a tanky pet, that will shield and heal itself, and survive a long time with little need for healing between battles.
Keep your Emerald Presence
shield up as much as possible. Cast the 3-round Emerald Dream
heal when at about half-health, and use either of its basic attacks otherwise.
Discussion: The EPW and the Anubisath Idol
were the two great tanky pets of the original Mists pet battling launch.
As a Dragonkin with optional Magic damage, it is a special bane to flyers. With its shield and heal, it can go forever without needing an external heal with taming pets or in other wild battles.
Choose either Breath
or Emerald Bite
depending on the type of pet you expect to encounter.
While the usual rotation is the shield and heal, there are a few places where Ancient Blessing
may apply. Ancient Blessing may be used to recover from an expected big hit, and Proto-Strike might be used as a dodge to avoid one. However, the straight shield and 3-round heal is more generally useful.
The Dream Whelpling
found after completing the Emerald Nightmare raid is very similar.
Last Update: 2021-06-28 00:23:48 (Patch 9.0.5)