Blizzard community managers Nakatoir and Crithto have recently announced potential changes coming to Elemental, Aquatic, Critter, and Magic passive abilities in the Pet Battle system
. The Pet Battle system is still relatively new compared to the 8-year-old World of Warcraft
and very much in flux. As pets and their abilities are buffed and nerfed, the system as a whole needs to adjust to accommodate those changes.
The short version of these proposed changed are as follows:
Elementals will lose their immunity to weather, instead taking reduced damage on their first round in play
Critters will become completely immune to crowd control rather than reducing their duration to one round
Magic pets cannot be dealt more than 35% of their health in one attack, changed from 40%
Aquatic pets will reduce damage taken from Damage over Time effects by 50%, up from 25%
Crithto and Nakatoir's full posts can be found behind the cut below.