I run Power SB - LB + GS in WvW, and need some advice on pet choices. I do a mix of solo roaming / dailies, and running alongside zergs, so I run a stance share build.
Prior to the patch, I ran merged with Owl for Swoop, Quickening Screech and the AoE heal, and swapped to Smokescale if I was able to free cast, or if I was involved in melee.
Now with the recent patch, our movement speed in beastmode is 30% (up from 25%) so I don't think the benefit of Quickening Screech is worth keeping the Owl, even if I do miss swoop to get me out of danger or closer to my destination faster.
I'm currently running Smokescale / Jacaranda, but I'm not all that impressed with the latter so far. F1 in beastmode on the Jac seems to only work on downed players or NPCs, enemy players rarely get hit, and the F2 doesn't seem to help much. Actually I think the Jac has more of an impact when I'm not merged...
Been considering Brown Bear, but was looking for suggestions. I think it makes sense to run with 1 offensive and 1 defensive pet, but maybe I'm wrong in that thinking?