Polished Pet Charm Pricing in Shadowlands
As we head into the final week of Beta for Shadowlands, we are taking a look at the (likely) finalized prices of battle pets. These prices have changed a lot during Beta, and may change again prior to launch. Some battle pets require additional currencies, however those won't be available until Shadowlands. Given Polished Pet Charms are obtainable on live, you are able to prepare right now for these pets!
5.4 PTR: Celestial Pet Tournament and New Battle Pets
The Celestial Pet Tournament is now open for testing on the 5.4 PTR, and there's also over 20 new battle pets to collect!
Celestial Pet Tournament
To participate in the pet tournament, speak to
and pick up the weekly quest
You must have 30 pets at level 25 in order to be able to enter, but this requirement will most likely be tweaked in a future build.
Once zoned into the tournament, you cannot heal your pets. You must exit the tournament to heal your pets, which means you must start the tournament over from the beginning.
There are seven challenges in the tournament: three pet tamers that each have three legendary battle pets, and then four legendary elite battle pets. You must complete them all in order to win the tournament, so it does require you to have leveled a fair number of pets.
To keep things fresh, the three pet tamers will change every week--one is even
Game of Thrones
themed with a Hodor tribute pet!
On the PTR, your collection of pets doesn't copy over, but you get a random assortment of level 25 pets, including some Collector's Edition ones.[/
5.2 PTR: New Battle Pets
Since we last previewed battle pets, many more have been added for Patch 5.2! We've got everything covered from baby dinosaur pets to adorable pandas!
For other fansite resources, check out all the great battle pet and collection tools at
, and WoW Insider's
Battle Pet articles
Isle of Giants (5)
) : This ghostly creature is a reward for farming up a ton of bones and completing the
The following baby dinosaur pets have a small chance to drop from
on the island.
) : These tiny minions of Zandalar are adept at stowing away within the cargo holds of enormous Zandalari warships.
) : Even at
Isle of Giants Preview: New Hunter Tames, Vanity Items
The PTR Patch notes call the Isle of Giants mysterious, but we hopped on the PTR to discover what surprises it held! In addition to the mount and pet quest rewards
, it's the home to tamable Direhorns and Zandalari devilsaurs, which can also drop
that can contain yet another mount--
Direhorn and Devilsaur Tames
is populated by
s, which each have five new skins. Several adult and baby dinosaurs of each color spaws in a specific location, which we've marked on the map below--click to enlarge.
To learn how to tame a
, you'll need to pick up a
, obtained from looting any of the humanoid mobs on the
, which are mostly found in the southeast. This will grant you
So far their only special ability is
and the Hatchlings are slightly smaller than the regular Direhorns.
And yes, a Direhorn stampede is everything you dreamed it would be.
5.2 PTR: New Elite and and Collectible Battle Pets
Today's news is all about battle pets on the PTR: the Pet Journal has been updated with over a dozen new collectible pets for 5.2 (including the adorable
), and we also have information on the new elite battle pets!
Elite Battle Pets
Elite Battle Pets are a new type of rare pet challenge in 5.2, similar to
in 5.1. The catch is that you'll be fighting one elite pet, instead of a team.
So far we have found at least one elite pet per zone, and defeating the Elite Battle pets completes
and rewards you with a
! You'll be able to easily tell an elite battle pet by their special yellow paw print above their heads and on the minimap. So far, their levels change when they respawn, but this was confirmed to be a
bug that will be fixed in an upcoming PTR build
We flew around the PTR and grabbed screenshots and abilities for all the elite pets, which are listed below. Click on the zone links to bring up a map with the pet's coordinates.
Greyhoof <Calf of Darkness>
, Wild Plains, Valley of the Four Winds. Beast:
News Round Up: Cinder Kitten Now On Sale
Great news for pet collectors:
is now on sale at the Blizzard Pet Store! For every
purchased between now and December 31, 2012, Blizzard will donate 100% of the purchase price to the American Red Cross' Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. This is available both in the
is a formidable rare-quality
battle pet with the following abilities:
To further entice you to the Blizzard Store, all Blizzard Store mounts (
) are 50% off this week, ending December 11th.
Support Superstorm Sandy Relief Efforts – Adopt a
Now up for adoption in the Pet Store: the
, a fiery little felin
Patch 6.1: Updated Darkmoon Faire Guide
is in town one week out of every month with heirlooms, spooky toys, battle pets, and transmog gear to acquire!
Replica vanilla WoW dungeon armor for transmogrification.
Mounts, pets, and toys to purchase for your collections.
Quests for mini-games as well as professions.
A carousel that grants experience and reputation gains when you ride it!
Vendors that sell heirlooms and heirloom upgrades.
A minigame that rewards fiery wings.
World bosses that drop battle pets!
Patch 6.1 Updates
Three new toys for March 2015
. There are now 10 total toys from the Faire.
with achievements and rewards! The race for March 2015 is
if you complete it quickly. More race tracks and racing mounts will unlock in April, May, and June for a total of seven ad
5.1: Battle Pet Guide
Patch 5.1 introduces 37 new battle pets to capture and level up: this guide covers all of their locations, abilities, and method of acquisition, along with screenshots. Whether you just want to collect them for looks or finish some achievements, we've got you covered! We've organized this guide by:
Pets by Zone
Raiding with Leashes
Wild Battle Pets
Pets from New Tamers
Pets from Vendors
Pets from Professions
To learn more about pet battles, check out our
interactive Battle Pet Maps
visual battle pet database
. Our 5.1 patch day guide also has a section documenting
pet battle additions
, such as Battle-Stones and UI changes.
In addition, WarcraftPets has launched some great
battle pet tools for 5.1
, including advanced ability filters for things like weather effects,
5.1 News: New Scenario Rewards, Old-World Boss Nerfs
Today's news round up covers new Blizzard features for scenarios and pet battles, information on just how exactly some of the old-world bosses were nerfed for soloing purposes, and insights into why LFR no longer shows you progress status when joining. We also have some information on new scenario rewards: some epics and recolored armor for transmog fun.
Updated Scenario Loot
that scenarios now have improved rewards, including ilvl 476 epics! Here's the details.
was rewarded for completing scenarios: it had a small chance to contain ilvl 463 armor with random stats.
In 5.1, players get
from completing any random scenario. This still can contain
, as well as wider variety of loot. Lucky players can find an ilvl 476 epic item or an ilvl 463 weapon, while less-lucky players get an ilvl 450 armor item.
While the 476 items have the same color scheme as the old 463 items for that role, the 450 items have a different color scheme. So if you were say a
that never had a shot at
5.1 PTR: Battle Pet Additions and Improvements
We're done a lot of coverage recently on things like the new
. However, if you want to do something a bit more relaxing in the patch, there's numerous pet battle additions and improvements in store!
Today's post highlights everything related to pet battles in 5.1--new pets to capture, UI improvements, Battle Stones, and more. And if you're looking for tools to help with pet battles on live, check out Wowhead's
Battle Pet Maps
, and all the great information at
Several new wild pets have been added, mostly to fill out pet families that were scarce on capturable pets, like Mechanicals and Dragonkin. Click
for a full list
Blizzard Announces Cinder Kitten Charity Drive
Much like when Japan was struck with disaster and Blizzard stepped in, this time Blizzard's got their eyes set on selling the upcoming
for Hurricane Sandy relief. 100% of the $10 USD pricetag will go directly to the Red Cross.
Support the Red Cross’s Superstorm Sandy Response relief efforts and adopt a Cinder Kitten when this fiery feline arrives in the Blizzard Store later this year. Your support will enable the Red Cross to provide shelter, food, emotional support, and other assistance to survivors of disasters like Superstorm Sandy with 100% of the $10 USD adoption fee during this charity drive going toward this worthy cause.
Details about when and how you can purchase the pet will be announced in the coming weeks, so stay tuned! To learn more about the Pet Store, please visit
the Pet Store FAQ
The American Red Cross name and emblem are used with its permission, which in no way constitutes an endorsement, express or implied, of any product, service, company, opinion, or political p
5.1 Pet Battle Improvements: Battle-Stones, UI Features
5.1 introduces many quality-of-life fixes for fans of pet battles, from battle stones that let you upgrade the quality of your favorite pet, to UI improvements showing pet rarity and levels of wild battle pets. We've covered the big ones below!
If you're looking to get started on pet battles, check out our interactive
battle pet map
, as well as WarcraftPets'
pet battle tools
Pet Battle Journal: Sort Features
Several search filters have been added to the Pet Battle Journal.
Name: Sort pets in alphabetical order.
Level: Search by highest to lowest.
Rarity: Group pets together by Rare, Uncommon, Common, and Poor quality.
Type: Group pets by family (Beast, Mechanical, etc).
Zone Maps: Levels of Wild Battle Pets
Players can now see the levels of wild battle pets per zone with the in-game map. The levels show up beneath the zone's name, colored green, yellow, or orange depending on the
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.