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Hero Guardians

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Hero Animi

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Survival Rewards

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Challenge Rewards

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Achievement Rewards

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Non-conventional Pets

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Exclusive Pets

Pets, also known as Pets, are friendly entities that hover over the hero's shoulders. Most pets attack nearby enemies automatically or provide passive effects to heroes or defenses.

Heroes can only equip one pet at a time, except for the Summoner who can use two pets at once.

Pet Progression

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Like other pieces of equipment, Pets can be leveled up and customized. They also grow in size as they gain levels, though this is only cosmetic. Pets can be leveled up through direct mana investment or experience (PC only). All experience points the hero earns counts as free mana investment into the pet.

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Unlocking Pets

Several pets will not be available for sale at a player's Tavern Shop until the player has completed all the particular requirements in order to unlock the pet. Players must all note that even after completing a pet's unlock conditions, it may not immediately be available for sale at the Tavern Shop.

The chance of an unlocked pet being available for sale at the tavern shop is dependent on its rarity.

Rarity

A general guide to the rarity of finding a familiar in your Tavern Shop:

Campaign Completion Pets

These pets are rewarded for completing certain maps on Campaign Mode. Hero guardians and animi can be sold by the tavernkeep once the player has cleared The Summit.

Hero Guardians

These pets do not deal damage to enemies. Instead, their Defense Boost stat offers various enhancing effects for a hero's defenses. Defenses boosted by a guardian will have a purple starburst corresponding to the starburst in the guardian's hands.

Apprentice Guardian
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Rarity Special Platforms
Unique Improves the damage/potency of the nearest 1-5 hero defenses. PC/Console/Mobile
Where
Complete The Summit on easy/normal/hard difficulty as an Apprentice or Adept.
Huntress Guardian
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Rarity Special Platforms
Unique Improves the attack speed of the nearest 1-5 hero defenses. PC/Console/Mobile
Where
Complete The Summit on easy/normal/hard difficulty as a Huntress or Ranger
Monk Guardian
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Rarity Special Platforms
Unique Improves the attack range of the nearest 1-5 hero defenses. PC/Console/Mobile
Where
Complete The Summit on easy/normal/hard difficulty as a Monk or Initiate
Squire Guardian
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Rarity Special Platforms
Unique Improves the damage resistance of the nearest 1-5 hero defenses. PC/Console/Mobile
Where
Complete The Summit on easy/normal/hard difficulty as a Squire, Countess, or Barbarian

Hero Animi

These pets can only be equipped by their corresponding hero class (e.g. an Apprentice/Adept can only equip the Apprentice Animus).

The Barbarian can equip the Squire Animus, Series EV can use either the Apprentice or Huntress Animus, and the Jester can equip any animus.

Apprentice Animus
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Rarity Special Platforms
Ultra-Unique Fires heroic arrows, which become stronger based on your hero's attack rating. PC/Console/Mobile
Where
Complete The Summit on Insane and Nightmare difficulty as an Apprentice
Huntress Animus
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Rarity Special Platforms
Ultra-Unique Fires heroic arrows, which become stronger based on your hero's attack rating. PC/Console/Mobile
Where
Complete The Summit on Insane and Nightmare difficulty as a Huntress
Monk Animus
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Rarity Special Platforms
Ultra-Unique Fires heroic arrows, which become stronger based on your hero's attack rating. PC/Console/Mobile
Where
Complete The Summit on Insane and Nightmare difficulty as a Monk
Squire Animus
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Rarity Special Platforms
Ultra-Unique Fires heroic arrows, which become stronger based on your hero's attack rating. PC/Console/Mobile
Where
Complete The Summit on Insane and Nightmare difficulty as a Squire

Survival Reward Pets

These pets become available after reaching at least Wave 15 or beating the final wave (Wave 25 at the earliest) on a particular campaign level, on Survival Mode or Pure Strategy, on any difficulty. When deciding to skip waves on PC, players must start on at least two waves prior to receive the corresponding Survival Reward Pet.

Griffon
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Rarity Special Platforms
Common Splash lightning damage from up to 3 projectiles. PC/Console/Mobile
Where
The Deeper Well - Reaching Wave 15.
Steam Robot
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Rarity Special Platforms
Uncommon Physical AoE melee damage with knockback. PC/Console
Where
Foundries and Forges - Reaching Wave 15, or Omenak - Reaching Wave 30.
Serpent
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Rarity Special Platforms
Uncommon Splash poison ranged damage from up to 3 blobs. PC/Console/Mobile
Where
Magus Quarters - Reaching Wave 15, or Infested Ruins - Reaching Wave 30.
Laser Robot
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Rarity Special Platforms
Uncommon Shoots laser beams from its eyes that pierce enemies and walls. PC/Console
Where
Alchemical Laboratory or The Throne Room - Reaching Wave 15.
Hamster
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Rarity Special Platforms
Rare Fires multiple arrows dealing physical damage. PC/Console
Where
Glitterhelm Caverns or Servants Quarters - Reaching Wave 15
Tiger
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Rarity Special Platforms
Common Physical melee damage with knockback. PC/Console/Mobile
Where
Castle Armory - Reaching Wave 15.
Genie
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Rarity Special Platforms
Rare Gives mana based on the amount of damage dealt. PC/Console/Mobile
Where
Hall of Court - Reaching Wave 15, or Coastal Bazaar - Reaching Wave 25.
Fairy
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Rarity Special Platforms
Rare Heals nearby players. PC/Console/Mobile
Where
PC: Royal Gardens - Reaching Wave 15, or Temple of Water - Reaching Wave 25.
Consoles: Mistymire Forest - Reaching Wave 15.
Hawk
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Rarity Special Platforms
Common Physical ranged damage. PC/Console/Mobile
Where
The Ramparts - Reaching Wave 15.
Imp
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Rarity Special Platforms
Rare Repairs nearby towers at the cost of mana. PC/Console/Mobile
Where
Endless Spires - Reaching Wave 15, or Emerald City - Reaching Wave 25.
Dragon (Familiar)
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Rarity Special Platforms
Common Deals splash fire damage with up to 3 projectiles. PC/Console/Mobile
Where
The Summit - Reaching Wave 15.
Shroomite
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Rarity Special Platforms
Rare Slows enemies with its attacks. PC
Where
Mistymire Forest - Reaching Wave 15.
Donkey
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Rarity Special Platforms
Rare Weakens enemies with its attacks. PC/Console
Where
Moraggo Desert Town - Reaching Wave 15.
[[Cowboy Monkey]]
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Rarity Special Platforms
Rare Long-range, high-damage shots. Heals nearby players when they are no enemies to attack. PC/Console
Where
Karathiki Jungle - Reaching Wave 15, or Akatiti Jungle - Reaching Wave 25.
Consoles: Becoming a Playstation Plus member.
Djinnlet
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Rarity Special Platforms
Rare Mixed elemental damage.
Gives mana on hit.
PC
Where
City in the Cliffs - Reaching Wave 15.
Seahorse
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Rarity Special Platforms
Rare Deals poison damage to up to 6 enemies. PC
Where
Aquanos - Reaching Wave 20, or Temple of Water - Reaching Wave 30.
Pet Rock
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Rarity Special Platforms
Rare Significantly boosts stats, but reduces Hero Speed to zero. PC
Where
Reach wave 30 of Talay Mining Complex on Survival/Pure Strategy
Propeller Cat
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Rarity Special Platforms
Rare Boosts player's & nearby allies' Hero Damage. PC
Where
Reach wave 25 of Sky City on Survival/Pure Strategy.
Giraffe on Treadmill
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Rarity Special Platforms
Ultra-Unique Extra base stats PC/Console
Where
Default reward for clearing the final wave of most survivals.
Kobold on Treadmill
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Rarity Special Platforms
Ultra-Unique Extra base stats PC
Where
Complete the final wave (Wave 35) of Survival Mode of the bonus map Tavern Defense on any difficulty.
Skeleton on Treadmill
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Rarity Special Platforms
Ultra-Unique Extra base stats. Increases movement speed by 11%, PC
Where
Complete the final wave (Wave 35) of Survival Mode of Winter Wonderland.
Moon
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Rarity Special Platforms
Ultra-Unique Equipping it gives the player 80% of normal gravity, which allows for higher jumps. PC
Where
Complete the final wave (Wave 35) of Survival Mode in the Moonbase.
Polly
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Rarity Special Platforms
Ultra-Unique Similar to a Cowboy Monkey in terms of attack. It doesn't heal heroes, but it attacks faster than the Cowboy Monkey. PC
Where
Reach wave 25 of Survival Mode of Buccaneer Bay.
Pirate Skeleton on Treadmill
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Rarity Special Platforms
Ultra-Unique Extra base stats. Increases movement speed. PC
Where
Complete the final wave (Wave 35) of Survival Mode of Buccaneer Bay.
Dice
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Rarity Special Platforms
Ultra-Unique Gives mana when it attacks enemies PC
Where
Reach wave 25 of Survival Mode of The King's Game on any difficulty.
Ember Pony
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Rarity Special Platforms
Ultra-Unique Does very high fire elemental damage PC
Where
Reach wave 30 of Survival Mode in Embermount Volcano.
Fenix
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Rarity Special Platforms
Ultra-Unique Similar to an Ember Pony, but rolls with 1 extra projectile compared to an Ember Pony. PC
Where
Reach wave 35 of Survival Mode in Embermount Volcano.
Animorphic Ember
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Rarity Special Platforms
Ultra-Unique Can roll with very high stats (700+) PC
Where
Complete the final wave (Wave 40) of Survival Mode in Embermount Volcano.
Desert Goblin
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Rarity Special Platforms
Ultra-Unique Shoots arrows that damage enemies and heal allies. PC
Where
Complete the final wave (Wave 35) of Survival Mode in Emerald City.
Mini Spider Queen
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Rarity Special Platforms
Ultra-Unique Webs enemies, causing them to take double damage. Does not work against bosses. PC
Where
Complete the final wave (Wave 35) of Survival Mode of Crystalline Resurgence: Part 1.
Crystal Core
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Rarity Special Platforms
Ultra-Unique Consumes the hero's mana to heal nearby Eternia Crystals PC
Where
Complete the final wave (Wave 35) of Survival Mode of Crystalline Resurgence: Part 2.
Crystalline Dragon
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Rarity Special Platforms
Ultra-Unique Shoots fireballs faster than normal dragon pets. PC
Where
Complete the final wave (Wave 35) of Survival Mode of Crystalline Resurgence: Part 3.
Harpoon (Pet)
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Rarity Special Platforms
Ultra-Unique Shots pierce through enemies. PC
Where
Reach Wave 30 of Survival Mode on Magus Citadel.
Deadly Striker (Pet)
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Rarity Special Platforms
Ultra-Unique Fires fast high-damage shots at a slow rate. Long attack range. PC
Where
Complete the final wave (Wave 35) of Survival Mode on Magus Citadel.
Mini Mech
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Rarity Special Platforms
Ultra-Unique Shoots bullets at enemies in concentrated bursts. PC
Where
Complete the final wave (Wave 35) of Survival Mode on Omenak.
Wasp (Pet)
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Rarity Special Platforms
Ultra-Unique Melee and ranged attacks. The latter deals poison overtime after hitting an enemy. PC
Where
Reach Wave 25 of Survival Mode in the Infested Ruins.
Mini Wasp Queen
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Rarity Special Platforms
Ultra-Unique Melee and ranged attacks. PC
Where
Complete the final wave (Wave 35) of Survival Mode in the Infested Ruins.

Challenge Reward Pets

These pets become available after completing a particular Challenge.

Rainbow Unicorn
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Rarity Special Platforms
Ultra-Unique Fires multiple piercing rainbows PC
Where
Complete each mission of the Assault Challenge Mission Pack consecutively
Goblin Cupid
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Rarity Special Platforms
Ultra-Unique Fires piercing arrows that also heal players PC
Where
Complete the Sky O' Love challenge
Democrat Donkey
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Rarity Special Platforms
Unique Physical melee damage PC
Where
Complete the Presidential Battle Royale challenge on any difficulty as a Monk/Initiate or Squire/Countess.
Republican Elephant
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Rarity Special Platforms
Unique Physical melee damage PC
Where
Complete the Presidential Battle Royale challenge on any difficulty as an Apprentice/Adept or Huntress/Ranger.
Mummy
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Rarity Special Platforms
Ultra-Unique Throws a mix of elemental projectiles to attack enemies. PC
Where
Tomb of Etheria
Mini Kraken
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Rarity Special Platforms
Ultra-Unique Melee and ranged attacks. PC
Where
Crystalline Resurgence: Part 4


Achievement Reward Pets

These pets become available after attaining a particular Achievement.

Chicken (Familiar)
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Rarity Special Platforms
Ultra-Unique Deals Heroic splash damage with both ranged and melee attacks. Knocks back enemies in melee and shoots eggs at distant monsters. PC/Console
Where
Unlock all non-DLC achievements in the original game
Kain
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Rarity Special Platforms
Ultra-Unique Can repair any nearby tower Mobile
Where
Obtained by earning the Legendary Defender achievement.
Mega Chicken
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Rarity Special Platforms
Ultra-Unique Deals Heroic splash damage with both ranged and melee attacks. Knocks back enemies in melee and shoots eggs at distant monsters. PC
Where
Obtain 36 Humongous Eggs / Complete the final wave (Wave 35) of Survival Mode of the bonus map Tinkerer's Lab on any difficulty.
Weighted Companion Cube
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Rarity Special Platforms
Ultra-Unique Deals Physical damage and knock back enemies, as well as rewards mana. This pet always has the same stats and upgrades. PC
Where
Finish original Challenges on Nightmare with Hardcore mode.

Pets Obtainable By Non-conventional Ways

These pets are not rewarded from just completing a map. There are extra steps you need to do so you get them.

Small Diamond
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Rarity Special Platforms
Ultra-Unique Extra base stats. Increases movement speed by 30%. PC
Where
Obtain 44 Coal by completing Winter Wonderland, Silent Night, or Winter Mire on Insane or a lower difficulty.
Diamond
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Rarity Special Platforms
Ultra-Unique Extra base stats. Increases movement speed by 41.5%. PC
Where
Obtain 88 Coal by completing Winter Wonderland, Silent Night, or Winter Mire on Nightmare Difficulty.
Turtle on Treadmill
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Rarity Special Platforms
Ultra-Unique Extra base stats. Increases movement speed by 25%. PC
Where
Complete the hidden puzzle on the bonus map Akatiti Jungle and then finish the map (on Campaign Mode).
Fish in a Bowl
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Rarity Special Platforms
Ultra-Unique Extra base stats PC
Where
Complete the hidden puzzle on Moonbase and then finish the map (on Campaign Mode).
Treadmill on a Treadmill
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Rarity Special Platforms
Ultra-Unique Extra base stats. Increases movement speed by 45%. PC
Where
Complete the hidden puzzle on Moonbase, get a 42 on the DDR machine and then finish the map (on Campaign Mode).

Exclusive Pets

These pets are given to players as incentives for purchasing the game from a particular online distributor.

Steam Bonus Pets

Medic - TF2 Bonus
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Rarity Special Platforms
Ultra-Unique Heals players PC - Steam
Where
Steam
Heavy - TF2 Bonus
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Rarity Special Platforms
Ultra-Unique Physical ranged damage PC - Steam
Where
Steam
Engineer - TF2 Bonus
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Rarity Special Platforms
Ultra-Unique Repairs towers PC - Steam
Where
Steam
Pyro - TF2 Bonus
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Rarity Special Platforms
Ultra-Unique Fire damage PC - Steam
Where
Steam


Pre-Order Pets

Argo
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Rarity Special Platforms
Ultra-Unique Vampiric poison missiles PC
Where
GamersGate
Archimedes
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Rarity Special Platforms
Ultra-Unique Occasionally heals player PC
Where
Impulse
Mephisto
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Rarity Special Platforms
Ultra-Unique Heals nearby towers PC
Where
Direct2Drive
Nagi
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Rarity Special Platforms
Ultra-Unique Ranged fire attack PC
Where
Amazon

Notes

The quality of pets is not affected by either Pure Strategy or Mix Mode. However, Hardcore Mode does affect pet quality, as does the level of difficulty the level is played on.

History

PC

  • 7.18: Several changes were made to pets used on Nightmare Difficulty
    • The effectiveness of mythical quality pets is now determined by a player's Hero Damage Stat.
    • All DPS pets now deal 10% more damage
    • Normal non-heroic damage-dealing pets (e.g. Tiger) damage increased (9x)
    • Rainbow Unicorns damage halved
    • Laser Robot damage halved
    • Overall effectiveness increased for elemental damage-dealing pets (1.5x), melee damage-dealing pets (1.25x)
    • Imp hero defense repair rate increased (4x)
    • Fairy hero healing rate increased (5x)
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