Your Clash of Clans heroes will now enter battle with their pets by their sides as the trusted companions will be armed with special powers.
As part of the Town Hall 14 update, Hero Pets has been revealed as a new unit in the game.
When players upgrade from Village to Town Hall 14, they will be able to unlock a brand new building – the Pet House – where Hero Pets are managed, upgraded and assigned to their heroes.
The game’s publisher and developer, Supercell, revealed that players can assign one pet to any hero.
In a press statement today, the publisher of the mobile strategy video game said: “When you upgrade your Pet House, you will also gain access to a new Hero Pet at each level.
“Each Hero Pet has its own unique ability that will aid the hero it’s assigned to. Each hero can take any one of the available Hero Pets into battle, depending on the strategy you’re using.”
Assigning different Hero Pets to different heroes will allow players to create various strategies around the needs of their army composition.
“Want to give your Barbarian King some extra-ranged damage? Then bring in Electro Owl as his Hero Pet. Or perhaps you want to bring your Queen Walk to the next level, then give her Unicorn for additional healing,” the statement read.
Players can mix and match as they see fit, which unlocks tons of attack strategies — although there will be meta strategies that maximise the efficiency of hero and pet pairings.
Hero Pets can be upgraded using magic items. Just like your heroes, they can be upgraded using the ‘Book of Heroes’ or ‘Hammer of Heroes’ to instantly give your Hero Pet a level.
The four Hero Pets are L.A.S.S.I, Electro Owl, Mighty Yak and Unicorn.
L.A.S.S.I: High Jumper
This adorably but vicious pup will attack nearby targets and jump over walls to bite the mailman.
Electro Owl: High Voltage
Mysterious in appearance, this superconductive bird of prey silently glides alongside your hero, automatically giving the hero additional points in coolness. In combat, the Electro Owl shoots a ranged attack that bounces once to a nearby target.
Mighty Yak: Wall Buster
The Mighty Yak uses its horns to batter a path for its hero companion by dealing extra damage to walls.
Unicorn: Personal Healer
This pet doesn’t just act as a beacon at night for lost travellers with its glowing horn. Heroes who bask in the unicorn’s regenerative radiance will recover damage over time.