The Tiny Twister is an Elemental-type pet that can be found in the Arathi Highlands. The curious thing about this pet is that players aren't completely sure how its spawn works. There are three different common beliefs about its spawning:
- It shares its spawn with the Thundering Exiles in the area, so you must kill them for a chance at a Tiny Twister spawn
- It shares its spawn with any other type of wild pet in the area, so you must eliminate those for a chance at a Tiny Twister spawn
- Only X number of Tiny Twisters can spawn in a given length of time, so all you can do is wait
Regardless of how you acquired your Tiny Twister, its strength lies in its ability to chip away at your opponent's bench. If you've ever been a victim of such a thing, you know just how enraging that can be. The Tiny Twister's abilities are as follows:
Using that powerset, you should put the Tiny Twister first in your pet lineup. Don't expect to be able to defeat whichever pet your opponent puts out first, but if you can delay your own death with Bash, Wild Winds and Cyclone will soften up their entire bench for further into the combat. Then, when your Twister gets knocked out, your two remaining pets will have the advantage from that point forward. Consider the Tiny Twister a sacrifice for the greater good.
Personally, I would only recommend using Sandstorm if your team includes multiple Elementals that can ignore weather effects. If the Tiny Twister is your only Elemental, you don't want to create a situation where you cast Sandstorm, your Twister dies, and then your remaining pets have 8 rounds of -10% accuracy. The damage reduction from the Sandstorm is great against multi-round attacks such as the Clockwork Gnome's turrets, but the accuracy reduction seems like too high a price to pay. One unfortunate miss can turn a sure victory into a crushing loss.
Regardless of which powers you choose, do take note that despite this pet being an Elemental-type, all of its abilities deal Flying damage. Rather than dealing bonus damage to Mechanical pets, the Tiny Twister will deal the most damage to Aquatic pets.