Thank you, by the way, for mentioning this. I was looking at him, and was about to dismiss him as not worth having. For one thing, he’s H/H, and I hate H/H. People often say that purebreeds are the best to get, and I would take issue with that if the purebreed is H/H. I prefer my B/B Unborn Val’kyr, for instance, over my H/H. I realize that B/B has the lowest of all additional points added to stats, and they are distributed evenly; however, B/B still strikes harder and faster than H/H. And since she gets the Undead round, her extra health really doesn’t matter much. The extra damage does.
The Anubisath Idol is another good example. With his Humanoid pet healing, he gets the job done, but as an H/H pet, he has almost nothing behind his attacks, especially when he has that blasted Sandstorm up. He gets the job done . . . if you don’t mind taking half an hour.
I checked out the abilities, and they, for the most part, seemed lackluster. But of course, in looking at Wowhead, they showed the damage for Reaping Hook at the level 1, which was 77 points, and I was not impressed. But hearing your description, I decided to go for it.
And I’m actually glad I did. His claw attacked did very well against the critters I pitted him against as I was leveling him. Then, once I got him to 15th, I took him back to BfA to finish leveling.
At 24th level I attacked a Forest Moth, which turned out to be 25th level rare. Seeing my abilities would not fare well against a flying pet, I Reaping Hooked out the Moth, and then Clawed the next one, a Crab, to death. When the moth came back in, I Reaping Hooked again, and the moth was dead.
As I faced the last pet, I realized that Ichabod had just soloed all three pets. It was close, but Reaping Hook came off CD and finished the fight.
I think Ichabod will turn out to be a fairly useful pet.