Seems like every day there’s new news about more and more pet options hunters will be getting in Shadowlands. And yeah, it’s great for my hunter (my undead hunter can have an undead pet) but I think it’s waaaAAAaaaay past time to give the other original pet class some real pet option love. I mean, hunters are thiiiiiis close to being able to tame demons at this point, I mean, what the heck else is left?, and warlocks are still stuck with their same four demons (
five demons one demon for demo).
Should warlocks get pet stables and the ability to “tame” any demon in the game, probably not. Warlock demons aren’t hunter pets and warlocks aren’t hunters. But I don’t see why warlocks can’t capture the power or knowledge of defeated demons and give that give that to their own demon somehow, allowing the demon to take on a new appearance. Eh, basically taming new pets except lore-wise it’s still the same demon with the same name, just a new appearance.
Ideally warlocks could then use any humanoid demon to replace any of their own humanoid demons. You could use a succubus model for your felguard. You could use a terrorfiend for your succubus, you name it. Any imp demon could replace your imp model. Any beast demon could replace your felhunter. Any void walker based demon model could replace your voidwalker.
Maybe a way it would work, warlock minions would have an ability like “steal form”. Kinda like hunter taming, but instead it’s the minion doing the “taming” while you protect them. If successful your minion takes the form of the target demon as it dies and keeps that new form until another new form is taken or you tell your minion to revert to their default form (either another minion ability or maybe like removing a glyph in the spellbook). So unlike hunters, there’d be no stables. Any time a lock wanted a new look for a demon they’d have to go out and get it. Not too different from the tiny amount of lock minion glyphs now.
Finally the other original pet class could finally see some real pet model options.
Also, Blizzard, while you’re at it, let hunters tame slimes.