Pet focus

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For more about pets equipping gear, see Pet gear.

Introduction[edit]

Pet Focus enhances various combat statistics of the pet, and is very essential for the primary pet classes: Magician, Necromancer, and Beast Lord.

These classes are currently the only ones that can benefit from Pet Focus.

Older Foci had different names, but nowadays all foci has the name "Enhanced Minion", and a roman numeral after it. This is typically abbreviated, for example like "EM XVI".

Typically, at any given time, three levels of EM will be available. One level that can be purchased in the Bazaar from other players, one that is available with a strong maximum level group, and one that is available via raids. See the table below.

How do they work[edit]

Pet Focus will function for a range of pets, as well as be placed on an item, which will have a level requirement to it.

Pet Focus functions by increasing pet level and statistics, as well as adding a cloak with some stats.

A "Pet Power" stat is given, but this figure is most likely merely and indication that each level of EM is more powerful than the previous.

Pet Level Increase[edit]

Pets summoned by different levels will come with a level based on the spells used. Equipping the EM will potentially allow the pet to be summoned at a higher level. For example, a level 101 magician summoning her level 101 air pet (link to spell) without a pet focus item will get a blue pet (find actual level), but if she dons an item with EM XVI, her pet will be summoned at level 102.

Enhanced Minion levels and Items[edit]

Select items have been linked to directly

EM level Pet Level Increase Pet Level Range Pet Power Availability Comments
XXV raidloot
XXIV raidloot
XXIII 100 -> 105 101 - 120 165 Zam Earth pet is even con at lvl 105
XXII  ? 101 - 120 160 none
XXI  ? 96 - 115 155 Zam ...
XX  ? 96 - 116 150 Zam ...
XIX  ? 91 - 110 145 Zam , best group (RoS) ...
XVIII 100 -> 103? 91 - 110 140 Group Shade's Phase, Zam ...
XVII 100 -> 102 91 - 110 135 Zam ...
XVI 100 -> 102 86 - 105 130 Best Bazar lvl 100 (Chitin Stud) Air pet is even con at lvl 102
XV  ? 86 - 105 125 Zam
XIV  ? 81 - 100 120
XIII  ? 81 - 100 115
XII 3 81 - 100 110 Zam Best Bazar lvl 92 Twitching Snood Example,
XI  ? 76 - 95 105
X  ? 76 - 95 100
IX  ? 76 - 95 95
VIII  ? 76 - 95 90 Best Bazar lvl 90 Whisper/Steel Loop
VII  ? 76 - 95 85
VI  ? 76 - 95 80
V 81 -> 84 76 - 95 75
IV 81 -> 84 76 - 95 70
III 81 -> 83 76 - 95 65
II 81 -> 83 71 - 80 60
I 81 -> 82 71 - 80 55

Older Pet Focus items[edit]

(table: pet focus items that are not EM: Item name with link, pet level increase, other stats increase, availability (Bazar/Group/Raid), Pet range, required level)

A discussion regarding the usefulness of pet foci[edit]

Defensive: In general, level has a very small impact on incoming damage. It doesn't matter whether the pet is fighting a blue con, a yellow con, or a red con, pet foci won't change the DI distribution or avoidance, and, by extension, pets will take the same amount of damage. (This has been demonstrated by parses made by Sancus, see Discussion page for details)

Offensive: Starting with Empires of Kunark, developers have made a change, in order to not only increase pets base accuracy, but also the effect foci has on accuracy. The effects of these changes are still unknown.