When pets were granted abilities in Release 12, the game fundamentally changed. Now the acquisition of a good pet is all but crucial for success in RotMG, as they are permanent and can provide major boosts to any character.
They may be improved either with Fame or Realm Gold by feeding them items with feed power. Upgrading the Pet Yard to improve your pet also costs Fame or Gold. As such, getting a good pet without paying typically requires a fair amount of fame and decent (often untiered) feed items.
The Pet Yard upgrade for Legendary (25,000 Fame or 1,200 Gold) represents a cost barrier in Fame; from here on, Gold is the favored currency for maxing pets. This guide will not instruct players to pass maxed rare on any pet, as this is incredibly difficult without paying.
The most important questions most people have are What kind of pet should I get? and How do I get pets? The answer to the latter is the simplest, so we’ll start there: in the godlands. Common and Uncommon Pet Eggs drop here, and any class can farm them. Alternatively, you can trade other players for eggs with gear or stat potions.
Players should probably hatch all Common-Uncommon eggs that they find in hopes of getting decent abilities. The most sought-after abilities are:
You should hope for a pet that has these two as its first abilities. (This guide doesn’t concern itself with the third, as that is only unlocked at Legendary level.) All pet abilities are chosen randomly except the first, which has certain possible values for each family. Abilities do not repeat.
Assuming an equal chance of collecting each type of pet:
As Heal is guaranteed, Humanoid Pet Eggs are the most sought-after, with a larger market for trading.
For uncommon and common pets, use drops from the forbidden jungle, which is anything in the crystal necromancer set. Also, treasures make great feeding material. Most soul bound dungeon specific drops make great feeding material, even if they’re terrible to use in battle.