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Are some pets better at holding agro than others, and if which which are best?

I haven't been able to find this info yet, maybe I just missed it.

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    Thank you for the info, much appreciated.

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  • You do realize, that most people leave their pets on "guard" which means the pet automatically rushes in to attack... . 99% of pve is aggro via proximity, not toughness. so if your pet is there first, it aggros. :facepalm:

  • ProtoMarcus.7649ProtoMarcus.7649 Member ✭✭✭
    edited September 22, 2017

    @Kitrace Starbird.1742 said:
    You do realize, that most people leave their pets on "guard" which means the pet automatically rushes in to attack... . 99% of pve is aggro via proximity, not toughness. so if your pet is there first, it aggros. :facepalm:

    The post is about holding aggro

    A pet initiating combat can gain initial aggro, but if a player attacks and has higher toughness than the pet, it'll gain the aggro.

    Aggro in GW2 is not limited to proximity, there are numerous factors and toughness is one of them (in most situations)

    Also even on Guard the pet only attacks if you order it with F1, or initiate the attack yourself

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  • Substance E.4852Substance E.4852 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited September 22, 2017

    @Kitrace Starbird.1742 said:
    99% of pve is aggro via proximity, not toughness. so if your pet is there first, it aggros. :facepalm:

    That's not even remotely correct.

    https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Aggro

    Proximity does play some role but the primary weighting seems to be total armor/toughness value.

    A cat will almost never be targeted by an enemy while bristleback and devourers will get focused even if they're at max range and you're melee.

    It's why their "-90% damage if not targeted" system works so well because almost all good dps pets have too low of toughness to ever be focused by an enemy.