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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 Familiars, 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; this affects the attack range of melee pets. It is otherwise simply 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 pet 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 attack. Instead, their Defense Boost stat offers various enhancing effects to hero's defenses. Defenses boosted by a guardian emit a purple starbursts which correspond 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
Level Requirement Where
N/A The Summit - Defeat the Ancient Dragon as an Apprentice or Adept on Easy-Hard difficulty.

Magus Citadel - Reaching Wave 25 on Survival or Pure Strategy Mode.

Squire Guardian
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Rarity Special Platforms
Unique Improves the damage resistance of the nearest 1-5 hero defenses. PC/Console/Mobile
Level Requirement Where
N/A The Summit - Defeat the Ancient Dragon as a Squire, Countess or Barbarian on Easy-Hard difficulty.

Magus Citadel - Reaching Wave 25 on Survival or Pure Strategy Mode.

Huntress Guardian
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Rarity Special Platforms
Unique Improves the attack speed of the nearest 1-5 hero defenses. PC/Console/Mobile
Level Requirement Where
N/A The Summit - Defeat the Ancient Dragon as a Huntress or Ranger on Easy-Hard difficulty.

Magus Citadel - Reaching Wave 25 on Survival or Pure Strategy Mode.

Monk Guardian
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Rarity Special Platforms
Unique Improves the attack range of the nearest 1-5 hero defenses. PC/Console/Mobile
Level Requirement Where
N/A The Summit - Defeat the Ancient Dragon as a Monk or Initiate on Easy-Hard difficulty.

Magus Citadel - Reaching Wave 25 on Survival or Pure Strategy Mode.


Hero Animi

These offensive pets can only be equipped to their corresponding hero class or heroes that can use that class's weapons. The Jester can equip any animus, because she can use any weapon. Likewise, a Summoner is unable equip any of these pets, because he has no weapons.

Apprentice Animus
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Rarity Special Platforms
Ultra-Unique Fires heroic arrows that pass through enemies and walls.

Will only follow staff users: Apprentice, Adept, Series EV or Jester.

PC/Console/Mobile
Level Requirement Where
N/A The Summit - Defeat the Ancient Dragon as an Apprentice or Adept on Insane difficulty or higher.

Palantir - Beating the final wave (Wave 30) on Survival or Pure Strategy Mode.

Squire Animus
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Rarity Special Platforms
Ultra-Unique Fires heroic arrows that pass through enemies and walls.

Will only follow a Squire, Countess, Barbarian or Jester.

PC/Console/Mobile
Level Requirement Where
N/A The Summit - Defeat the Ancient Dragon as a Squire, Countess or Barbarian on Insane difficulty or higher.

Palantir - Beating the final wave (Wave 30) on Survival or Pure Strategy Mode.

Huntress Animus
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Rarity Special Platforms
Ultra-Unique Fires heroic arrows that pass through enemies and walls.

Will only follow a Huntress, Ranger, Series EV or Jester.

PC/Console/Mobile
Level Requirement Where
N/A The Summit - Defeat the Ancient Dragon as an Huntress or Ranger on Insane difficulty or higher.

Palantir - Beating the final wave (Wave 30) on Survival or Pure Strategy Mode.

Monk Animus
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Rarity Special Platforms
Ultra-Unique Fires heroic arrows that pass through enemies and walls.

Will only follow a Monk, Initiate or Jester.

PC/Console/Mobile
Level Requirement Where
N/A The Summit - Defeat the Ancient Dragon as an Monk or Initiate on Insane difficulty or higher.

Palantir - Beating the final wave (Wave 30) on Survival or Pure Strategy Mode.

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 map on either Survival or Pure Strategy Mode, 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.

Classic Campaign Survival Pets

Griffon
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Rarity Special Platforms
Common Splash lightning damage from up to 3 projectiles. PC/Console/Mobile
Level Requirement Where
N/A The Deeper Well - Reaching Wave 15.
Steam Robot
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Rarity Special Platforms
Uncommon Physical AoE melee damage with knockback. PC/Console
Level Requirement Where
N/A 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
Level Requirement Where
N/A 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
Level Requirement Where
N/A Alchemical Laboratory or The Throne Room - Reaching Wave 15.

The Tinkerer's Lab, Moonbase or Omenak - Reaching Wave 25.

Hamster
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Rarity Special Platforms
Rare Fires multiple arrows dealing physical damage. PC/Console
Level Requirement Where
N/A Servants Quarters or Glitterhelm Caverns - Reaching Wave 15.
Tiger
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Rarity Special Platforms
Common Physical melee damage with knockback. PC/Console/Mobile
Level Requirement Where
N/A 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
Level Requirement Where
N/A 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
Level Requirement Where
N/A 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
Level Requirement Where
N/A The Ramparts - Reaching Wave 15.
Imp
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Rarity Special Platforms
Rare Consumes the hero's mana to automatically heal nearby defenses during combat. PC/Console/Mobile
Level Requirement Where
N/A 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
Level Requirement Where
N/A The Summit - Reaching Wave 15.
Giraffe on Treadmill
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Rarity Special Platforms
Ultra-Unique Extra base stats. PC/Console
Level Requirement Where
N/A Default reward for clearing the final wave of most survivals.

Never sold by the Tavernkeep.

Nessie
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Rarity Special Platforms
Ultra-Unique Extra base stats, always 100 across the board. PC
Level Requirement Where
17 The Deeper Well - Beating the final wave (Wave 25) on Easy difficulty.


DLC Survival Pets

These pets are never sold by the Tavernkeep, even if the host has obtained them and has DLC for their corresponding map(s).

Shroomite
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Rarity Special Platforms
Rare Attacks slow down enemies. PC
Level Requirement Where
N/A Mistymire Forest - Reaching Wave 15, or Crystalline Resurgence: Part 1 - Reaching Wave 25.
Donkey
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Rarity Special Platforms
Rare Attacks weaken enemies, reducing their attack power. PC/Console
Level Requirement Where
N/A Moraggo Desert Town - Reaching Wave 15, or Crystalline Resurgence: Part 2 - Reaching Wave 25.
Seahorse
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Rarity Special Platforms
Rare Sprays up to six poison projectiles at enemies to attack. PC
Level Requirement Where
N/A Aquanos - Reaching Wave 20, or Temple of Water - Reaching Wave 30.
Propeller Cat
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Rarity Special Platforms
Rare Boosts the player's Hero Damage. Up to three nearby heroes can also be boosted.

Never rolls above Mythical quality.

PC
Level Requirement Where
<=74 Sky City - Reaching Wave 25.
Cowboy Monkey
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Rarity Special Platforms
Rare Long-ranged, high-damage shots.

Heals players below 50% health or when they are no enemies to attack.

PC/Console
Level Requirement Where
N/A 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
Level Requirement Where
N/A City in the Cliffs - Reaching Wave 15, or Crystalline Resurgence: Part 3 - Reaching Wave 25.
Pet Rock
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Rarity Special Platforms
Rare High stat bonuses, but sets the user's Hero Speed to zero. PC
Level Requirement Where
70 Talay Mining Complex - Beating the final wave (Wave 30).
Dice
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Rarity Special Platforms
Ultra-Unique Variable melee damage; grants the hero mana per enemy hit.

High stat bonuses. Boosts the hero's movement speed by 10%.

PC
Level Requirement Where
N/A The King's Game - Reaching Wave 25.
Kobold on Treadmill
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Rarity Special Platforms
Ultra-Unique Extra base stats. PC
Level Requirement Where
N/A Tavern Defense or Akatiti Jungle - Beating the final wave (Wave 35).
Skeleton on Treadmill
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Rarity Special Platforms
Ultra-Unique Extra base stats; increases the hero's movement speed by 11%. PC
Level Requirement Where
N/A Winter Wonderland - Beating the final wave (Wave 35), or Arcane Library - Beating the final wave (Wave 30).
Mega Chicken
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Rarity Special Platforms
Ultra-Unique Melee and ranged attacks; the former scales with Hero Damage better than any other pet.

Always Transcendent quality with 200 upgrade levels.

PC
Level Requirement Where
78 The Tinkerer's Lab - Beating the final wave (Wave 35).

Event: Obtain 36 Humongous Eggs.

Moon
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Rarity Special Platforms
Ultra-Unique High stat bonuses. Reduces gravity on the player by 20%; they jump higher and fall slower. PC
Level Requirement Where
90 Moonbase - Beating the final wave (Wave 35).

Lost Quest Survival Pets

These pets are exclusively obtained from survivals on The Lost Quest maps.

Polly
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Rarity Special Platforms
Ultra-Unique Similar to the Cowboy Monkey. This parrot attacks faster, but does not heal heroes. PC
Level Requirement Where
N/A Buccaneer Bay - Reaching Wave 25.
Pirate Skeleton on Treadmill
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Rarity Special Platforms
Ultra-Unique Extra base stats. Increases movement speed. PC
Level Requirement Where
N/A Buccaneer Bay - Beating the final wave (Wave 35).
Sea Turtle on a Treadmill
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Rarity Special Platforms
Ultra-Unique Extra base stats. Increases movement speed. PC
Level Requirement Where
90 Temple of Water - Beating the final wave (Wave 35).
Ember Pony
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Rarity Special Platforms
Ultra-Unique Does very high fire elemental damage. PC
Level Requirement Where
N/A Embermount Volcano - Reaching Wave 30.
Fenix
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Rarity Special Platforms
Ultra-Unique Similar to an Ember Pony, but rolls with an extra projectile. PC
Level Requirement Where
N/A Embermount Volcano - Reaching Wave 35.
Animorphic Ember
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Rarity Special Platforms
Ultra-Unique Very high stat bonuses. Each stat can roll up to 825 or be upgraded to 800 max.

Never rolls with Hero Damage.

PC
Level Requirement Where
100 Embermount Volcano - Beating the final wave (Wave 40).
Desert Goblin
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Rarity Special Platforms
Ultra-Unique Shoots arrows that damage enemies and heal injured allies.

Targets players that are below 50% health or when they are no enemies to attack.

PC
Level Requirement Where
N/A Emerald City - Beating the final wave (Wave 35).
Mini Spider Queen
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Rarity Special Platforms
Ultra-Unique Sprays webs at enemies, causing them to take double damage. Does not work against bosses. PC
Level Requirement Where
N/A Crystalline Resurgence: Part 1 - Beating the final wave (Wave 35).
Crystal Core
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Rarity Special Platforms
Ultra-Unique Consumes the hero's mana to heal nearby Eternia Crystals during combat.

Stat bonuses cap at 600. Boosts the hero's movement speed by 25%.

PC
Level Requirement Where
70 Crystalline Resurgence: Part 2 - Beating the final wave (Wave 35).
Crystalline Dragon
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Rarity Special Platforms
Ultra-Unique Shoots fireballs faster than normal dragon pets. PC
Level Requirement Where
N/A Crystalline Resurgence: Part 3 - Beating the final wave (Wave 35).
Mini Snowman
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Rarity Special Platforms
Ultra-Unique Throws volleys of snowballs which deal physical splash damage. PC
Level Requirement Where
N/A Winter Mire - Reaching Wave 25


Christmas Elephant
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Rarity Special Platforms
Ultra-Unique Physical melee attacks. PC
Level Requirement Where
N/A Winter Mire - Reaching Wave 30


Turkey on a Treadmill
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Rarity Special Platforms
Ultra-Unique Very high stat bonuses. Each stat can roll up to 750 or be upgraded to 700 max.

Increases the hero's movement speed by 55%.

PC
Level Requirement Where
93 Winter Mire - Beating the final wave (Wave 35).


Harpoon (Pet)
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Rarity Special Platforms
Ultra-Unique A pet version of the Harpoon Turret. It rapid-fires harpoons at enemies with high accuracy.

Always Transcendent quality with 200 upgrade levels.

PC
Level Requirement Where
78 Reach Wave 30 of Survival Mode on Magus Citadel.
Deadly Striker (Pet)
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Rarity Special Platforms
Ultra-Unique A pet version of the Deadly Striker Tower.

Always Transcendent quality with 200 upgrade levels.

PC
Level Requirement Where
78 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 close range and homing rockets from afar. PC
Level Requirement Where
N/A Omenak - Beating the final wave (Wave 35).
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
Level Requirement Where
N/A Infested Ruins - Reaching Wave 25.
Mini Wasp Queen
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Rarity Special Platforms
Ultra-Unique Melee and ranged attacks. PC
Level Requirement Where
N/A Infested Ruins - Beating the final wave (Wave 35).

Challenge Reward Pets

These pets become available after completing a particular Challenge.

Rainbow Unicorn
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Rarity Special Platforms
Ultra-Unique Casts enemy-piercing rainbows to attack. PC
Level Requirement Where
N/A Assault Challenge Mission Pack - Rewarded after completing each part in succession, on the same difficulty settings.
Goblin Cupid
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Rarity Special Platforms
Ultra-Unique Shoots piercing arrows that damage enemies and heal injured allies.

Targets players that are below 50% health or when they are no enemies to attack.

PC
Level Requirement Where
N/A Sky O' Love.
Democrat Donkey
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Rarity Special Platforms
Unique Physical melee attacks. PC
Level Requirement Where
N/A Presidential Battle Royale - Winning as a Monk/Initiate or Squire/Countess/Barbarian.
Republican Elephant
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Rarity Special Platforms
Unique Physical melee attacks. PC
Level Requirement Where
N/A Presidential Battle Royale - Winning as a Apprentice/Adept or Huntress/Ranger.
Mummy
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Rarity Special Platforms
Ultra-Unique Mixed elemental damage. Its shots pass through walls. PC
Level Requirement Where
N/A Tomb of Etheria
Mini Kraken
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Rarity Special Platforms
Ultra-Unique Melee and ranged attacks; the latter leaves behind an aquatic smog on impact. PC
Level Requirement Where
N/A 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
Level Requirement Where
N/A Unlock all non-DLC achievements in the original game
Kain
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Rarity Special Platforms
Ultra-Unique Consumes the hero's mana to automatically heal nearby defenses during combat. Mobile
Level Requirement Where
N/A Obtained by earning the Legendary Defender achievement.
Weighted Companion Cube
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Rarity Special Platforms
Ultra-Unique Similar to the Dice pet. It tackles enemies which gives mana per enemy hit.

This pet always has the same stats and upgrade levels.

PC
Level Requirement Where
N/A One-time reward for finishing all of the original Challenges on Nightmare with Hardcore Mode enabled.

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
Level Requirement Where
N/A Obtain 44 Coal by completing Winter Wonderland, Silent Night or Winter Mire Campaign on Insane or a lower difficulty.
Diamond
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Rarity Special Platforms
Ultra-Unique Very high stat bonuses; each stat caps at 800. Increases movement speed by 41.5%. PC
Level Requirement Where
100 Obtain 88 Coal by completing Winter Wonderland, Silent Night, or Winter Mire Campaign on Nightmare Difficulty.
Turtle on Treadmill
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Rarity Special Platforms
Ultra-Unique Extra base stats. Increases movement speed by 25%. PC
Level Requirement Where
30 Complete the hidden puzzle in Akatiti Jungle and then finish the map (on Campaign Mode).
Fish in a Bowl
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Rarity Special Platforms
Ultra-Unique High stat bonuses. PC
Level Requirement Where
70 Complete the hidden puzzle in the Moonbase and then finish the map (on Campaign Mode).
Treadmill on a Treadmill
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Rarity Special Platforms
Ultra-Unique Very high stat bonuses. Increases movement speed by 45%. PC
Level Requirement Where
100 Complete the hidden puzzle in the Moonbase, get a 42 on the DDR machine and then finish the map on Nightmare Campaign.

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
Level Requirement Where
25 Steam
Heavy - TF2 Bonus
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Rarity Special Platforms
Ultra-Unique Physical ranged damage. PC - Steam
Level Requirement Where
25 Steam
Engineer - TF2 Bonus
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Rarity Special Platforms
Ultra-Unique Repairs nearby towers automatically, at the cost of mana. PC - Steam
Level Requirement Where
25 Steam
Pyro - TF2 Bonus
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Rarity Special Platforms
Ultra-Unique Short-ranged fire damage. PC - Steam
Level Requirement Where
25 Steam


Pre-Order Pets

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Argo
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Rarity Special Platforms
Ultra-Unique Vampiric poison missiles PC
Level Requirement Where
N/A GamersGate
Archimedes
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Rarity Special Platforms
Ultra-Unique Occasionally heals player PC
Level Requirement Where
N/A Impulse
Mephisto
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Rarity Special Platforms
Ultra-Unique Consumes the hero's mana to automatically heal nearby defenses during combat. PC
Level Requirement Where
N/A Direct2Drive
Nagi
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Rarity Special Platforms
Ultra-Unique Ranged fire attack PC
Level Requirement Where
N/A Amazon


Notes

  • The quality of pets is unaffected by neither Pure Strategy or Mix Mode. However, Hardcore Mode does affect pet quality, as does the level of difficulty the level is played on.
  • Myth: The melee attack range of pets increases as they grow in size.

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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