5.1 PTR: New Wild Pets, 3D Models, Level 90 Premades
The latest PTR build has a bunch of new wild pets in the pet journal, as well as the pets for
. We've got models of some of these pets, as well as the new 5.1 mounts and Darkmoon vanity hats.
Our friends at
are also streaming their
live heroic clear
of Mogu'shan Vaults today starting at 19:00 CET--watch the world first guild farm this instance!
, the new
5.1 PTR: Pandaren Spirit Tamer and New Vanity Pets, Sunsong Ranch Portals
There are four Pandaria Spirit Tamers added in 5.1. You can fight them and their legendary pets if you've completed
Defeating all of them for the first time rewards you with a choice of one of four pets:
Once these pets are learnt, they can be caged and sold on the AH.
has been completed, you unlock four daily quests, one from each tamer. These reward a
bag that has a small chance to contain their signature elemental pet.
You can pick up the initial quest from battle pet tamers at your faction's capital city.
, on upper balcony closer to the entrance to "The Star's Bazaar."
on the balcony.
From there, you'll fight the four battle pet tamers around Pandaria:
5.1 PTR: New Darkmoon Faire Pets and Games, Audio Clips (Spoilers)
With the PTR up today, we found out more information on the six datamined pets from yesterday. While there seems to be an error logging onto level 90 characters, 85s from past PTRs can log on to find all of these pets automatically learned!
was confirmed in the Pet Journal to be from the Blizzard Pet Store.
has been added to
is a drop from
, according to the Pet Battle Journal. Perhaps this is a reward for defeating the new Darkmoon Faire Pet Master.
is acquired by capturing it from pet battles on the Island.
are crafted by Tailors--it's a possible chance to make when doing your daily
cooldown. We datamined these two models over the summer and glad they're being used and that tailoring gets a nice vanity perk!
New Blizzard Store Pet Coming Soon
Blizzard just shared this cute picture of a fire kitty on their
with the tagline "This adorable, fired up little kitty is seeking a new caretaker. Adoption details coming soon!"
Seems like a great match for
Pet Battles: Wild Battle Pets by Zone
Capturing wild battle pets is a new way to obtain companion pets in Mists of Pandaria, and it is one of the primary ways of acquiring pets for your pet battle team.
Wild battle pets can be tracked on your minimap: you can have your team fight them for experience, or capture one at low health to add it to your collection. Pet families have strengths and weaknesses against other types, so choose your opponents wisely. There are different versions of each pet--some with more stats than others--so you could get lucky and end up capturing a really strong version! There's also many
achievements for capturing wild battle pets
We've made tables below of all the wild battle pets, organized by continent and color-coded by type. With this chart, you can see what pets are unique to various zones, and also which pet types are pretty scarce--Dragonkin and Mechanical especially. All the data was taken from our
interactive battle pet map
visual battle pet database
, so be sure to check them out for more information!
Patch 5.0.4: Account-Wide Achievements, Tier 13 Bonuses
We're taking a closer look at the new account-wide achievement system and some other changes we found while playing yesterday. Highlights include:
Realm-first titles are account-wide, like
. Blizzard stated in the past that they weren't in favor of doing this, so this is a big surprise.
Dragon Soul is up to the 35% buff and
no longer requires
Many Tier 13 set bonuses changed in light of the talent tree revamp.
Have Group, Will Travel
and flask guild perks are gone.
Also be sure to check out our
extensive 5.0.4 patch guide
with information about new talents, Theramore's Fall, and the revamped dungeons!
Account-Wide Achievements, Titles, Mounts, and Pets
Many achievements, titles, mounts, and pets are now account-wide in 5.0.4. Your achievement total will reflect the sum total of everything earned on all your characters. But
Mists of Pandaria: Rare Elites and Vanity Items
Rare spawns are getting some huge changes in Mists of Pandaria--they'll drop unique vanity items like
! These items range from vanity pets to trinkets that summon kidnapped puppies. After Cata's rares mostly dropped generic quest-level armor, we're thrilled to see a return to quirky flavor details in Mists. We farmed up as many items as we could yesterday in between covering the latest beta patch.
Every rare mob in Pandaria, known as "Pandaren champions," will drop a satchel and a medium-level piece of armor in addition to a special item. Most rares drop vanity items, which we've listed below, but a few mobs in lower-level zones drop things like
instead. Tracking down all the rare mobs will grant the achievement
Several of our intrepid beta users have been
farming these mobs
--be sure to check out
Glorious: Rare Elites of Pandaria
that compiles much of the found info. It's got maps of all the new rares, tabs for all the new loot and NPCs, and tips for dealing with their abilities.
Mists of Pandaria: Black Market Auction House
Always wanted Tier 3 gear for transmog or never got
to drop? You're in luck now, with the Black Market Auction House.
The BMAH was designed to be a fun type of gold sink--where rare items are periodically generated and placed on a special Auction House for players to bid on. Players cannot list items themselves; instead, they are generated by the server and "listed" by an in-game NPC. The AH is "run" by
Rare mounts, vanity pets, TCG items, Tier 3 armor, and epic recipes will find their way to the Black Market Auction House, and more controversially,
heroic raid epics will also be available
. While not many items will be up per week, it does raise concerns that raiders will be forced to buy armor with gold to help progression, which will put an emphasis on gold farming and change the server culture and economy. There's also some ilvl 483 PvP items for sale as well.
Bids start in the - range and there is no buyout option. The sky is the limit when competing against other collectors for items.
Mists of Pandaria Beta: New Maps, Icons, NPCs, Quests, and More
We had a huge patch
last night and there's a lot more information to cover!
First off, in the biggest news,
achievements will be account bound
. Blizzard had hinted they really wanted to do this, but didn't know if they'd have the time. They are now mostly account bound!
Secondly, we datamined more
, and icons. We also previewed the new features in the Pet Battle system, as well as general changes such as spellbook improvements and new female Pandaren fur markings.
Do you want to be the best, that no one ever was?
from a Master Pet Tamer such as
in Goldshire, you will be able to both capture wild pets and battle them. Both types will be tracked on your minimap. The screenshots below show a pet battle we initiated with a
in Northern Stranglethorn.
New Blizzard Store Pet: Soul of the Aspects
Pet collectors rejoice:
is now for sale at the
for $10 USD! It's a golden chromatic dragon that matches
World of Warcraft® Pet: Soul of the Aspects
As your newest faithful companion pet, the Soul of the Aspects flies by your side through the skies of Azeroth, celebrating your adventures together with aerial summersaults and twisting corkscrews.
Once purchased, the Soul of the Aspects applies to all present and future characters on a single North American World of Warcraft license.
After you purchase Soul of the Aspects, you'll receive a code that can then be redeemed on any North American World of Warcraft license via Battle.net Account Management. North American licenses include realms serving players in United States, Canada, Latin America, Australia and New Zealand. This pet code can be emailed to a friend as a gift, or—if you would rather redeem the pet code yourself—automatically filled in for you in Battle.net Account Management.
Once activated, this
Mists of Pandaria Preview: Pet Battle Abilities, Wild Pet Locations, and More
Table of Contents
Wild Pets Preview
Wild Pets Locations
Pet Abilities and Classes
Pet Battle Commands
Have you been anxiously awaiting pet battle news since BlizzCon's unveil?
Well, wait no more. After going through our database, we've compiled
a huge overview about pet battles
. There are several classes of pets with their own abilities which we also datamined: Beast, Critter, Dragon, Elemental, Flying, Humanoid, Mystical/Magical, Mechanical, Undead, and Water.
We also went in game and trac
50 Easy Elders: Getting the Lunar Festival Pet
The biggest draw of the 2012 Lunar Festival is the new vanity pets--but the catch is that the Festival vendors sell different ones to each faction for 50 Coins of Ancestry. However, the pets are BoE, so we'll show you the easiest way to get 50 Elders if you rolled an alt for the pet, but got stumped after ??-level guards one-shot you in Brill. Whether you want to sell extra pets for gold, roll a toon on the opposite faction to put the pet on the Neutral AH, or don't have enough tokens on your main to buy everything you want (like engineers), this guide can help.
This guide provides maps and tables organized by difficulty level for each faction. For Elders that are tricky or located far away from flight paths, I've also provided tips to reach them without dying, after personal experience on my 58 deathknight and 62 mage.
For the purposes of this guide, I will assume that you only have ground riding. Deathknights have flight paths in 1-60 zones learned automatically, so getting to 60 for a Flight Master's License is not that important if your'e that class. However, you will be able to get 4+ more Elders easily with flying.
Tips and Notes
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