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Earlier, there was a blue post on the Visions of N'Zoth & Pet Battle forums regarding some changes we'll be seeing in 8.3 and beyond. The EU link can be found here.

From Kaivax:

Hello pet battlers!

We’ve seen some discussion around pet battle changes coming in Visions of N’Zoth, and we’d like to discuss those, as well as changes we currently have planned for a future content update.

The Weather Outside is Fight-ful

Weather effects have always been intended to slightly change the rules of pet battles. Sandstorm is great against pets that do weaker attacks, Sunlight is great for healing abilities, and Cleansing Rain is great for aquatic abilities. However, Mudslide and Blizzard both fell by the wayside in terms of being impactful or rule-changing outcomes. So in Visions of N’Zoth, both of these weather effects are being updated with new added effects in addition to their existing effects:

  • Blizzard

Now also increases all elemental ability damage by 25%.

  • Mudslide

Now also increases all critical damage dealt by 25%.

To be really clear about the Mudslide change: Critical strikes usually hit for 150% of normal damage. Mudslide will now increase that to 175% of normal damage.

We’ve also been thinking for a while that we should add a new weather type to the game, so Visions of N’Zoth will also introduce a new weather type: Toxic Fumes. This deals Dragonkin damage to the current enemy pet and applies the Toxic Fumes weather effect.

  • Toxic Fumes

Increases the duration of all hostile damage over time effects by 1 round.

All pets are considered Poisoned while Toxic Fumes is active.


Max No More

In Visions of N’Zoth, all of the new outdoor pet battle World Quests in Uldum and Vale of Eternal Blossoms will scale their level to match the highest level pet currently slotted on your team, instead of always being a level 25 enemy pet. This will also be the case for Nazjatar and Mechagon – all of the pet battle World Quests there are being updated. You can check them all out with a team of three level 1 pets!


Stat Changes

In Visions of N’Zoth, we’re also changing how percent-damage reduction abilities stack with each other. Currently, if you’re fighting a pet like Unit 17 in Mechagon (a Boss pet that passively takes 50% less damage), and Unit 17 uses Crouch, Unit 17 becomes immune to damage because the two 50% damage reduction effects are added to each other. In Visions of N’Zoth, the plan is to cap damage reduction at -75%. Using Unit 17 as an example, while Crouch is active, it will take 75% reduced damage instead of 100% reduced damage. This will smooth out the challenge with some enemy bosses.

Please note that abilities like Dodge or Deflection will continue to avoid all damage. Those will not be impacted by this change.


What the Future Holds

In a future update, we’re targeting a number of balance changes we want to make, which will amount to lowering the effectiveness of some pets and strategies. Again, these changes will not be happening in Visions of N’Zoth, but we wanted to give you ample warning time that changes are coming. While we don’t have specific numbers or details to share right now, here are some examples of abilities that we’re going to take a close look at:

  • Black Claw and similar abilities that increase damage taken by a flat amount.
  • Hunting Party and similar abilities such as Flock.
  • The Shattered Defenses debuff effect from abilities such as Hunting Party or Flock.
  • Any large percent-damage-taken or percent-damage-dealt buffs or debuffs.
  • Twilight Meteorite and similar long-cooldown damage-splitting abilities.
  • The Jar of Smelly Liquid ability.
  • Hermit Crab


Of course that last one isn’t an ability, but Hermit Crab incorrectly has a higher stat budget than it should, and it will have its stats reduced to bring it in line with other similar pets.


A goal we have when making many new pet battle World Quests or encounters is to create puzzles that players can counter and “solve”-- ideally with the option to use a variety of pets and tools to do so. When a few pets have such strong synergies that they can deal massive damage in just a few rounds and almost trivially beat these enemies, it becomes problematic. Do we make new challenges only beatable by the highest damage combos, or do we make them generally solveable and therefore immediately smashed by massive damage?

We don’t want to ruin the feel of combination abilities, so we aren’t going to make Black Claw no longer interact with Hunting Party or Flock, but we want to make sure these abilities are dealing appropriate damage. And we want to make sure that secondary effects such as Shattered Defenses are being accounted for with regards to balance.

When we have further specifics, we will be sure to let you know.



What say you, pet community? Do you think this will be an overall good change for pet battles, or will it be more harmful than helpful?
I just updated the Pet Collection Viewer because Blizzard made changes to their armory connection that I and many other pages are using. There will be many more updates necessary to keep everything in working condition and ideally you should not notice any changes, perhaps even an improvement here or there :-)

This initial change has a few effects:
  • Character names with special characters in them like á, ê or the like are working again
  • Russian, Korean and Chinese collections can be imported as well now, yay!
  • On a downside, you can't export your collection to Excel from your user profile right now. Sorry! Working on it! Use the collection viewer instead for now please.


That's it! If anything isn't working, give Aranesh a poke :-)
Happy Birthday, World of Warcraft!

This year, WoW celebrates its 15th anniversary with an event that runs from:

  • November 5, 2019 – January 7, 2020 (The Americas)
  • November 6, 2019 – January 8, 2020 (Europe)
  • November 7, 2019 – January 9, 2020 (Asia)


There are a fair few goodies on the horizon for us, including three new mounts: Obsidian Warbreaker, Frostwolf Snarler, and the Stormpike Battle Ram.

The Obsidian Warbreaker's model was inspired by Deathwing, and will require completing special raids, collectively known as: Memories of Azeroth.

Chromie has separated the strands of time, allowing you to go back and relive epic raid encounters from Burning Crusade, Wrath of the Lich King, and Cataclysm. Each of these limited-time raids will feature three iconic bosses, and they’ll be available as their own wings through the Raid Finder.

To enter the raid, you need a minimum item level of 380. Players who complete all three wings will receive the achievement Memories of Fel, Frost and Fire which grants the Obsidian Worldbreaker.... - Blizzard News





The Stormpike Battle Ram & Frostwolf Snarler are lovely remodels of the previous mounts earned from the Alterac Valley battleground:






These mounts will be earned from the Alterac Valley of Olde battleground, and will require earning 200 Timewarped Badges from doing quests, and participating in said battleground.





And what is an anniversary event without an adorable new pet?



We talked about Lil' Nefarion in a previous post here, and from the Blizzard News site we know this pet will be part of the login anniversary gift:


Get ready to celebrate 15 years of World of Warcraft in style! Everyone who logs in during the event period will receive an Anniversary Gift in the mail, which includes a Lil’ Nefarian battle pet, a Celebration Package that increases experience and reputation gains throughout the event, a reusable firework that can be used for the duration of the event, an item that teleports you to the Caverns of Time (usable only during the event), and other in-game goodies.


So, even if you're not logging in regularly, don't forget to do so before your region's respective end dates, because after that this pet, (and the mounts), will be unobtainable.


There are also a handful of items being sold in the Caverns of Time, some of which are from previous anniversaries:

Historian Ma'di

  • Exquisite Costume Set: "Edwin VanCleef" -- WoW's 11th Anniversary
  • Bronze-Tinted Sunglasses -- WoW's 13th Anniversary
  • Inflatable Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker -- WoW's 11th Anniversary (Yes, we said it)
  • Overtuned Corgi Goggles -- WoW's 14th Anniversary
  • Corgi Pup -- This pet first appeared during the 12th Anniversary event, and is only purchasable during a WoW Anniversary
  • Tranquil Mechanical Yeti Costume -- Only purchasable during a WoW Anniversary
  • Celebration Wand Gnoll & Murloc -- WoW's 11th Anniversary
  • Celebration Wand Quilboar & Trogg -- WoW's 13th Anniversary


Persnip Goodup

  • Blue Anniversary Balloons
  • Red Anniversary Balloons
  • Sharpened Pin


Waiter <Food & Drink>

  • Sugary Soul Shard -- Turns you into a purple, spectral version of your character, and changes the sky for 5 minutes
  • Ookerdooker Elixir -- Turns you into a skeletal monkey for 10 minutes
  • Spellstone Delight -- Increases movement speed by 100% for 30 seconds


Leeroy Jenkins

  • Leeroy's Spicy Fried Chicken




Once again, we wish WoW a very happy birthday, and hope for many more in the coming years!

Happy Battling, everyone!



Quotes about the anniversary, and images of the Obsidian Warbreaker & Lil' Nefarion, obtained from Blizzard News here.
Another Blizzcon has come and gone, and a great many exciting announcements have been made. For the pet community, this included two new pets: the Anima Wyrmling & Dottie!

Anima Wyrmling

The Anima Wyrmling is the pet players will receive as part of the World of Warcraft: Shadowlands pre-order in the 'Epic Edition', or the highest tier of pre-order.




Family: Dragonkin
Health: 1424
Speed: 273
Power: 301

Abilities:

  • Slot 1: Siphon Life / Gale Slash
  • Slot 2: Amplify Magic / Arcane Storm
  • Slot 3: Portal / Phase Shift




Dottie

Dottie the baby alpaca will be this year's charity pet, and her sales will contribute to two charities: Make-A-Wish Foundation & WE.org

Though we don't know any of Dottie's particulars, like her abilities or family (Probably Critter, maybe Beast), we do know from Jeremy Feasel, a.k.a. Muffinus, that she has an adorable animation where she bounces in a circle.

Hopefully they'll continue the pet & plushie trend, that way we can add an adorable alpaca in-game and IRL.




On top of that, we got a glimpse into some of the Shadowlands zones and Covenants, and there are exciting new models that could translate very well into pets for us in the next expansion. Only time will tell, but I'm looking forward to what Shadowlands will bring to us pet-wise.

Well, that's all for now! We hope you all had a great Blizzcon, either in Anaheim or from the comfort of your home, and until next time: Happy Battling!




Image of Dottie pulled from Wowhead here.
The scent of marigold hangs heavy in the cool air, while laughter, music, and weeping intermingle amidst the headstones. You place the sturdy, white candle on top of the newly carved gravestone in front of you, then light the wick. The flame stutters to life, and then stills, unwavering. The aroma of freshly baked bread makes your mouth water, as you pull the skull-shaped loaf from your pack, and then place it gingerly next to the candle.

Now you wait.

It’s not long before a familiar, whispering voice surrounds you, and the lightest brush on your shoulder sends goosebumps along your skin. The candle flickers in a breeze that’s not there, and when you look up you’re greeted by a smiling face. You can’t help the sting of tears in your eyes, but you give them a smile in return.

“Hello, friend.”



Happy Day of the Dead!

The veil has thinned, and it’s that time of year to visit your city’s graveyard to honor and celebrate those who have departed the world of the living. On Azeroth, Day of the Dead is a micro holiday that comes at the tail end of Hallow’s End, and offers us one pretty cool pet: Macabre Marionette.



Armed with his maracas, sombrero*, and killer dance moves, this skeletal puppet is said to be animated by the spirits of our dearly departed.

One of the reasons this pet is fantastic to add to your collection, is because it has humanoid attacks, which are strong against dragonkin pets. With the pet being undead, it takes reduced damage from dragonkin attacks. Combine your Macabre Maraca with Shattered Defenses from Dead Man’s Party, and dragonkin enemies stand little chance of survival.

There is a quest chain to get this pet, which is only available during the Day of the Dead holiday, and it can be done once per character. This pet is also cageable, so if you’re not interested in doing the quest, pop on over to your local auction house!

How to Get Your Macabre Marionette

1 – Log in during the Day of the Dead event Nov. 1 & 2. The calendar indicates that the event runs until server reset on the 3rd, but we advise doing it on the 1st or 2nd in case anything goes sideways with the reset.

2 – Head to your race’s capital city:

  • Orgrimmar: Orc, Troll, Goblin
  • Stormwind: Human
  • Exodar: Draenei
  • Silvermoon: Blood Elf
  • Ironforge: Dwarf, Gnome
  • Thunder Bluff: Tauren
  • Darnassus (Phased): Night Elf, Worgen
  • Undercity (Phased): Undead
  • Dalaran (Northrend), Dalaran (Legion), Shattrath: Pandaren / Allied Races / Any Race or Faction


I can’t verify where all the allied races would go, but from what I’ve seen in the comments it looks like the Nightborne can go to the Silvermoon City graveyard. However, either of the Dalarans or Shattrath consider the allied races as part of their ‘any race’. If you’ve done this chain on an allied race outside of the Dalaran(s)/Shattrath graveyards, let me know which one you went to, and I’ll update the article!

3 – Purchase at least one of each: Simple Flour (Cooking Supply Vendor) & Ice Cold Milk (Beverage Vendors or Innkeepers). Also while in the capital, if you haven’t learned the cooking skill yet you’ll need at least a skill of 1 for the Bread of the Dead recipe, so train that before you leave!

4 – Head to the graveyard of your city

  • Dalaran (Northrend / Legion): The grassy area between the Violet Citadel and the Magus Commerce Exchange, near an entrance to the Underbelly.
  • Shattrath: Located in Terokkar Forest, directly between Shattrath City and the house beneath the words Cenarion Thicket on the map.
  • Orgrimmar: Go out the front gates of Orgrimmar, and take the second, short ‘road’ on the left. The graveyard is near a small pond.
  • Undercity: In the Ruins of Lordaeron above Undercity. It’ll be in the same area as the Hallow’s End NPCs.
  • Thunder Bluff: Northern side of the middle rise, in an area just below the elevators.
  • Silvermoon City: Head out of Silvermoon City to the flight master, and fly over to Falconwing Square. Head south out of the entrance to Falconwing Square and it should be just to the left of the entrance. Or, you can just head out of Silvermoon and ride toward Falconwing past the Dead Scar. The graveyard is just before you get to Falconwing Square.
  • Stormwind: Head out the gates of Stormwind and follow the road toward Goldshire, and the cemetery will be on the right, north of the pond before you get to Goldshire.
  • Ironforge: Go out the gates of Ironforge, and cut directly left. The graveyard is at the end of a small path that hugs the side of the mountain.
  • Darnassus: If you look at your map of Darnassus in mini mode, the graveyard will be located directly between the two Rs in Warrior’s and the two Rs in Terrace, (Warrior’s Terrace). If your map is in its large form, it sits between the RI in Warrior’s, and the RA in Terrace.
  • Exodar: Head out to Azure’s Watch on the Azuremyst Isle, and the graveyard is south of Azure’s Watch, right near the sign post.


5 – Use the emote /dance with the NPC Catrina for a super easy achievement. Purchase the Bread of the Dead recipe from Chapman, the male vendor near Catrina, as well as either an Orange Marigold, or a Bouquet of Orange Marigolds. The recipe requires a cooking skill of 1.

6 – Learn the recipe and cook the Bread of the Dead.

7 – Use your Orange Marigold or Bouquet of Orange Marigolds in the graveyard. Remember! The buff to see the dead from the Marigold items only lasts 30 seconds, so be prepared to accept the quest and turn it in quickly!

8 – You should now be able to see a ghost, Cheerful (insert city name here) Spirit, that offers the quest The Grateful Dead.

9 – Accept the quest and turn it in immediately. You’ve already made your bread, so you should be good to go!

10 – Congratulations! You now have your Macabre Marionette!

We wish you all a Feliz Día de los Muertos, and until next time: Happy Battling!


* Unfortunately, the Macabre Marionette's sombrero has been clipping through his skull for quite sometime. Hopefully Blizzard will get around to fixing it some day!
With the Master away, Moroes will play, but who has he invited to Karazhan this time?

Super, the owner of the Secret Finder's discord, released this announcement earlier in regards to Jenafur:

"Hey everyone,

The following clarifications surrounding the Jenafur secret have been confirmed to the staff team:

- The secret is working as intended, is solvable and does not require a group (confirmed for the current step).

- The first step was to talk to Amara. The second step was the CCL's house. The third step is Kara. It is unknown if going from step 1 -> 3 was a bug, or if it was just designed to find CCL (Crazy Cat Lady, Elwynn Forest) first. CCL does not have anything to do with the solution to the current step.

- The intended solution to go from CCL to Kara was the direction of the 2 kibbles when connected with a line.

I would like to remind people that the staff team do not have any extra inside knowledge and will only post confirmed information from verified sources. While we discourage hints, if one is shared/confirmed with the team then we will post here.

We are happy to take any questions, but the answers will be solely opinions; everything we know is stated above."


So, players, it looks like it's back to Karazhan for the intrepid Secret Finder Detectives.

Will you help puzzle out the mystery surrounding the food found throughout the dungeon? Or will Jenafur continue to elude us all?
On Tuesday, Blizzard implemented a revamp of their Recruit A Friend system, which will now be accessible from your social tab. Along with showing you who you've recruited, it also tracks all the rewards available from the program. For pet collectors out there, it's time to dust off your friend's list and send out a link, because Blizzard has brought us an adorable new companion.

Meet Rikki!



His flavor text reads: Rikki has a talent for sneaking in and out of all manner of small spaces, if bribed properly with figs.

Family

  • Beast


Abilities

  • Slot One: Swipe / Barrel Toss
  • Slot Two: Banana Barrage / Going Bonkers!
  • Slot Three: Buried Treasure / For Adventure!


Stats at 25

  • Health: 1489
  • Power: 259
  • Speed: 298



My best guess while perusing monkeys is that Rikki is modeled after a type of Capuchin, and he's the reward for the 1st month's subscription of using the program. This means it comes in just above the usual $10 price tag for pets from the in-game shop.

So how about you? Will you be adding Rikki to your roster?
The PTR welcomed another build today with an update, though sadly there’s still no BRD Pet Dungeon in sight, or its rewards.

However!

We did get to see some fleshing out of a few pets coming in 8.3.

Raid

All of the raid pets officially have the bosses they’ll drop from in the Ny’alotha raid!


  • Aqir Hivespawn

This pet will drop from Tek’ris, which is a boss in the fifth encounter and part of The Hivemind along with Ka’zir.

  • Eye of Corruption

This lovely floating eye of an Old God drops from the Old God of the moment himself: N’Zoth the Corruptor.

  • Muar

This personal-sized obsidian statue will be dropping from Maut, second boss in the encounter.

  • Ra’kim

This pet also also slotted as dropping from Tek’ris along with the Aqir Hivespawn.

  • Void-Scarred Anubisath

Not only do we now know this little Anubis will drop from Ra-den the Despoiled, ninth boss in the encounter, but he’s also gotten a bit of a model update. Meet the new model: Now with 67% more swirly void!




Along those lines, all of the Void-Scarred pets have seen a model tweak. They now sit comfortably between the incredibly void model from the first build, and the void-light of the last build. No telling if this version will stay, but I have to say it’s an improvement on the other two.



C’Thuffer’s lines look more well-defined, and a little sharper, but it’s a stark reminder that we might need a boar model update sometime soon.

We’ve also gotten an update on some of the pet abilities:

  • Void-Scarred Beetle : Crush / Skitter, Shell Shield / Tranquility, Powerball / Void Crash



  • Void-Scarred Cat: Claw / Flank, Bloodfang / Void Slap (New), Rip / Void Cyclone



  • Void-Scarred Hare: Scratch / Spirit Claws, Cute as a Button / Early Advantage, Powerball / Void Tremors (New)



  • Void-Scarred Rat: Creepy Chomp / Shadow Talon, Vicious Streak / Feed, Survival / Bloodfang




As of right now, it looks like the ability we talked about in the last post—Void Nova—has been dropped from the abilities. We may see it at a later date on a different pet, or they may have just axed the ability altogether.
However, there are two new ones: Void Slap & Void Tremors



Void Slap may be the replacement for Void Nova, though there’s no way to tell. The abilities do differ in how they distribute AoE damage.

Small update 15 Nov: Void Crash's tooltip changed from 3 rounds to 2 rounds.

That’s all for now! We’ll keep scouring each build for more pet updates, and until next time: Happy Battling!
The Bronze Dragonflight is once again calling on the heroes of Azeroth to help repair the timestreams, and prevent catastrophic changes from happening. Of course, that doesn’t mean we can’t collect a few pets along the way!

It may not seem obvious at a glance, but the Burning Crusade timewalking vendor does sell pets, or rather the chance for pets to drop. When you visit Cupri in the middle of Shattrath on the second floor of the Terrace of Light, you’ll see she has Bag of Fishing Treasure for 150 Timewarped Badges. This bag has the chance for four adorable baby crocolisks to drop:

  • Chuck
  • Muckbreath
  • Snarly
  • Toothy


Now, if you’re looking to save your Timewarped Badges for other items, these pets can still be collected in two other ways: the auction house, and a fishing daily from the Burning Crusade expansion.

If you also want to keep your gold in pocket, you can park an alt next to Old Man Barlo and keep an eye out for the daily quest: Crocolisks in the City. Old Man Barlo can be found northeast of Shattrath at the Slimyr Lake in Terrokar Forest, at the coordinates 38.6, 12.8 . As far as can be seen, this is the only daily of his five that contains the crocolisks as part of the loot table.


Of course, the timewalking pets don’t stop there!

The heroic dungeon Magisters’ Terrace also has a chance for the Phoenix Hatchling pet to drop from Kael’thas Sunstrider.

And the Black Temple timewalking raid will also drop pets from all their respective bosses.

  • High Warlord Naj'entus -- Leviathan Hatchling

  • Supremus -- Abyssius

  • Reliquary of the Lost -- Fragment of Anger, Fragment of Desire, or the Fragment of Suffering

  • Mother Shahraz -- Sister of Temptation



As a lovely little bonus, all the raid pets count toward the pet collection achievement – Raiding with Leashes III : Drinkin’ from the Sunwell, which rewards the non-battling pet K’ute.

Every pet listed above—aside from K’ute—is also cageable. So, if you don't want to add a duplicate to your collection you can put them up on your Auction House, or gift them to a friend in need. It’s entirely up to you!

We hope your timewalking adventures are successful, and happy pet battling to you all!
Today is one of those magical days where we get to see the combination of the Pet Battle Bonus Event and the Squirt menagerie fight. So, head on out to those garrisons and get to leveling your pets!

Here's the link to our Squirt strat page, where there are plenty of strategies for you to choose from. Or perhaps you want to try your hand at making one yourself? Go crazy, have fun, and put a dent in that leveling queue!
PET NEWS - BY DRAGONSAFTERDARK
2019-11-11 06:04:39
It seems as though a new pet dungeon isn't all we'll be getting in 8.3--we'll be getting some new WQs in the corrupted zones, too!

So far, from what we've seen in-game on the PTR and from datamined quests on Wowhead, there's four different battles per zone. Of course, this can change with each new build, so we'll be updating this article as more information becomes available.

These are against single enemy pet battles, who are Legendary quality with the Elite Buff, (Reduces Damage by 50%).

The new WQs have been added in the BFA > BfA World Quests tab on the site!


Uldum

  • Dune Buggy

Defeat the Aqir Sandcrawler



This WQ can be found to the right of the Temple of Uldum, at coordinates 35.50, 31.50



Family: Critter

Power: 395, Speed: 403, HP: 2840

Abilities: Scratch, Burrow, Locust Swarm



  • Retinus the Seeker

Defeat Retinus the Seeker



This WQ can be found east of Ramkahen, right above the 'BE' in Obelisk of the Stars. Coordinates: 62.11, 31.77



Family: Magic

Power: 320, Speed: 399, HP: 3090

Abilities: Chaos Beam, Nightmare, Void Crash



  • Watch Where You Step

Defeat Blotto



This WQ can be found on the east end of the Vir'naal Dam, on top of one of the 'pillars'. Coordinates: 57.59, 43.54



Family: Magic

Power: 278, Speed: 375, HP: 3246

Abilities: Ooze Touch, Void Slap, Devour



  • I Am The One Who Whispers

Defeat Whispers



This WQ is west of the Halls of Origination, east of the river, at the foot of the cliffs. Coordinates: 61.74, 54.39



Family: Beast

Power: 473, Speed: 197, HP: 2856

Abilities: Vicious Fang, Ravage, Void Tremors




Vale of Eternal Blossoms

  • Brain Tickling

Defeat Tormentius



This WQ can be found south of the Golden Pagoda, near the leg of the bottom, giant Mogu statue, at coordinates 57.37, 54.49



Family: Magic

Power: 413, Speed: 141, HP: 2856

Abilities: Beam, Nether Gate, Torment



  • Flight of the Vil'thik

Defeat the Vil'thik Hatchling



This WQ can be found all the way to the left side of the map, along the wall, northwest of The Five Sisters. He will be on TOP of the pavilion, not under it. Coordinates: 7.36, 31.91



Family: Flying

Power: 458, Speed: 450 (Flying Racial) & 300 < 50% health, HP: 3402

Abilities: Slicing Wind, Cyclone, Omnislash



  • Living Statues are Tough

Defeat Baruk Stone Defender



This WQ can be found at the Ruins of Guo-Lai near the edge of the cliff leading down to the Guo-Lai Halls. He'll be outside the walls of a broken corner of a building. Coordinates: 28.54, 34.95



Family: Humanoid

Power: 323, Speed: 366, HP: 2504

Abilities: Crush, Stone Rush, Rock Barrage



  • Tiny Madness

Defeat K'tiny the Mad



(Hopefully they'll fix this poor pet's name before live.)

This WQ can be found north of The Golden Pagoda, northeast of the mogu statue's ponytail, and southwest of the Shrine of Two Moons. Coordinates: 56.15, 28.30



Family: Humanoid

Power: 350, Speed: 334, HP: 2621

Abilities: Feedback, Deflection, Twilight Meteorite
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PET NEWS - BY DRAGONSAFTERDARK
2019-11-09 05:33:30
You've battled your way through multiple pet dungeons, against a wide variety of foes, and you've been victorious. However, in the beginning of your journey you couldn't help but notice there was something not quite right with the enemy pets, as though they'd somehow been changed. Then, your suspicions were confirmed in Gnomeregan, as you encountered sinister figures cloaked in shadows. Now you've cornered them in Blackrock Depths, and you'll finally get to see what these fiendish villains have been plotting...and building.

Welcome to a look at the new pet dungeon: Blackrock Depths! This is a 9-stage pet dungeon, and there doesn’t seem to be much walking inside this one. Rejoice!

That said, if you’d like to try your hand at this, you’ll need to download the PTR, and copy your account data and character. After that, find Radek Fuselock (Horde) or Tizzy Gearjolt (Alliance) to pick up the breadcrumb quest: Shadowy Showdown



Once you’ve picked it up, you’ll need to head over to Blackrock Mountain. Blackrock Mountain can be accessed from either Searing Gorge or Burning Steppes. Once inside, find the chain that connects downward toward the lava, and has two doorways.



Take the doorway without the elf, and cut left toward the Grinding Quarry. Once inside, your map changes, and you should be able to see the entrance to Blackrock Depths.



The NPC you’re meeting—Burt Macklin, not Sean Wilkers as the quest indicates—is just before the entrance to the BRD dungeon, and to the left. His text reads:

“My superior investigation techniques have followed these shadowy figures just inside. Another massive case solved, just days before I retire. Checkmate, bad guys.”

When you hand in Shadowy Showdown, he says; “These Shadowy Figures have been an annoyance for too long now. Get in there, and stop them.”

You then need to accept the quest: Shadows of Blackrock. Once you accept, head on in!



Stage 1: Enter the Arena

Walk your character into the arena area ahead of you.



Stage 2: The First Challenger

  • Defeat Horu Cloudwatcher




Horu Cloudwatcher is your first opponent. He also claims to be the best pet trainer on Azeroth, and the creator of the Black Claw and Hunting Party combo.

Horu has three pets: Bomber, Beta, & Alpha


  • Pet 1:

Bomber – Dragonkin

Power: 411, Speed: 324, HP: 1500

Abilities: Howl, Twilight Meteorite, Tail Sweep


  • Pet 2:

Beta – Beast

Power: 350, Speed: 324, HP: 1719

Abilities: Black Claw, Hunting Party, Strike


  • Pet 3:

Alpha – Beast

Power: 350, Speed: 324, HP: 1719

Abilities: Black Claw, Hunting Party, Rend




Stage 3: Uncaged

This is a single pet fight, and you have three potential opponents: Rampage, Liz, & Ralf

  • Opponent 1:

Rampage – Beast

Power: 273, Speed: 324, HP: 2634

Abilities: Thrash, Bash, Banana Barrage


  • Opponent 2:

Liz – Beast

Power: 249, Speed: 355, HP: 2343

Abilities: Toxic Bit, Poison Fang, Chomp


  • Opponent 3:

Ralf – Beast

Power: 249, Speed: 355, HP: 2343

Abilities: Savage Talon, Cyclone, Rain Dance





Stage 4 – Futile Resistance

Defeat Therin Skysong



Therin has determined he’ll destroy you with Logic and Math, which also happen to be the names of his pets. Also, his pets have not only the boss buff, but a permanent Unstable Engineering buff, too.


  • Pet 1:

Logic – Mechanical

Power: 373, Speed: 355, HP: 2244

Abilities: Overcharge, Mega Jolt, Zap

  • Pet 2:

Math – Mechanical

Power: 350, Speed: 324, HP: 1981

Abilities: Whirling Gears, Laser, Interrupting Jolt



Stage 5 – Desperate Measures

Defeat 2 Caged Creatures

At this point, the shadowy figures have determined they need a team meeting, so they unleash some pets to keep you busy. This stage has 2 sets of 3 random pets, which means you'll battle 1 random pet from each set.

The first set has: Char, Wilbur, & Tempton (Charlotte’s Web theme)

The second set has: Splint, Shred, & Ninn Jah (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles theme)


  • Set 1:


Char – Undead

Power: 287, Speed: 324, HP: 2416

Abilities: Brittle Webbing, Leech Life, Mudslide



Wilbur – Beast

Power: 255, Speed: 324, HP: 2634

Abilities: Pig Out, Mudslide, Swarm of Flies



Tempton – Critter

Power: 329, Speed: 324, HP: 2270

Abilities: Flank, Vengeance, Rabid Strike



  • Set 2:


Splint – Humanoid

Power: 224, Speed: 394, HP: 2343

Abilities: Whirlwind, Burrow, Flurry



Shred – Mechanical

Power: 312, Speed: 324, HP: 2474

Abilities: Shredder Blade, Build Turret, Feed



Ninn Jah – Aquatic

Power: 291, Speed: 355, HP: 2343

Abilities: Tail Sweep, Spiked Skin, Whirlpool





Stage 6 – They Have a New Plan

Defeat Alran Heartshade




This guy doesn’t care if he wins or loses—he just hopes it ends quick.



  • Pet 1:

Frill – Magic

Power: 280, Speed: 394, HP: 1981

Abilities: Magma Trap, Immolation, Fade

  • Pet 2:

Ruddy – Humanoid

Power: 280, Speed: 324, HP: 2331

Abilities: Clobber, Take Down, Mighty Charge

  • Pet 3:

Wanderer – Elemental

Power: 311, Speed: 324, HP: 2139

Abilities: Scorched Earth, Quick Sand, Crush



Stage 7 – Smash it up

Defeat Zuna Skullcrush




Zuna is ready to crush you beneath her rocky pets, and avenge Horu.



  • Pet 1:

Crushface – Elemental

Power: 338, Speed: 245, HP: 2139

Abilities: Toxic Fumes, Leech Seed, Contagion Strike

  • Pet 2:

Fozling (generic name, may change) – Elemental

Power: 429, Speed: 245, HP: 2139

Abilities: Photosynthesis, Sunlight, Poison Lash (Yes, it’s THAT kind of fight)

  • Pet 3:

Tremors – Magic

Power: 351, Speed: 192, 2139

Abilities: Toxic Fumes, Sludge Claw, Stone Shot



Stage 8 – The Final Countdown

Defeat Tasha Riley




Tasha has finally revealed the name of this group: Council of Chaos!




  • Pet 1:

Presto -- Undead

Power: 368, Speed: 367, HP: 1657

Abilities: Necrotic Bomb, Raise Ally, Skull Toss

  • Pet 2:

Fury -- Magic

Power: 280, Speed: 324, HP: 2331

Abilities: Howl, Surge of Power, Netherblast

  • Pet 3:

Glitzy -- Dragonkin

Power: 350, Speed: 324, HP: 1981

Abilities: Arcane Storm, Mana Surge, Tail Sweep




Stage 9 – They Spent Years on That?

Battle Against Pixy Whizzle and Defeat their “Powerful Weapon’.




Yes, they really have been working seven years on that.




  • Gigacharged Mayhem Maker

Family: Mechanical

Power: 431, Speed: 347, HP: 20,350 (Again: Yes, really.)

Abilities: Mega Discharge, Mayhem, Double Zap



This boss is also in possession of a special, un-dispellable buff: Unstable Circuits





Achievements & Rewards


There are two achievements to be had from the BRD pet dungeon ~~ Pet Challenge: Blackrock Depths & The Shadows Revealed.

The Shadows Revealed is the meta achievement for the completion of all the pet dungeons, minus the Celestial Tournament.




The rewards for these achievements will be two toys: Shadowy Disguise & Mayhem Mind Melder.

The Shadowy Disguise is the reward for the BRD Challenge version of the dungeon, and the MMM is the reward for the meta achievement. The disguise will give you the same look as the shadowy figures from Gnomeregan & Stratholme pet dungeons.





Pets for Shadowy Gem Currency

There are three pets available for purchase with this dungeon currency:

  • Wailing Lasher - 1 Shadowy Gem
  • Tiny Claw - 2 Shadowy Gems
  • Experiment 13 - 3 Shadowy Gems


As per usual, there is also a supply crate for purchase with one shadowy gem.






And that’s everything! Best of luck to you all, and happy battling!
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PET NEWS - BY DRAGONSAFTERDARK
2019-11-08 09:16:44
Yesterday, the PTR was taken down for a wipe, as well as a new build. And guess what? We finally have access to the new pet dungeon: Blackrock Depths! There were also updates to pets we’d previously seen, as well as some new ones joining the pet journal.

In this post, we’ll be showing you all the pet updates, and once we’ve made it through the pet dungeon, that will be its own post. Let me tell you: the new dungeon is a doozy.

If you’d like to see what all the old pets look like, we have a post here and here to show you.

Anyway, on with the updates!


Visions

Stormwind or Orgrimmar

  • Anomalus – Drops from either Alleria's or Thrall’s Corrupted Chest


Orgrimmar

  • C’Thuffer – Rexxar’s Corrupted Chest
  • Void-Scarred Hare – Umbric’s Corrupted Chest
  • Void-Scarred Pup – Thrall’s Corrupted Chest
  • Void-Scarred Toad – Zekhan’s Corrupted Chest


Stormwind

  • Void-Scarred Cat – Alleria’s Corrupted Chest
  • Void-Scarred Rat – Kelsey’s Corrupted Chest


Zone: Uldum

Drops

  • Aqir Tunneler – Drops from Skikx’traz (Say that one five times fast)
  • Cursed Dune Watcher – Uldum Accord Supplies
  • Rotbreath – Lord Aj’qirai
  • Wicked Lurker – Amalgamation of Flesh


Vendor

  • Pygmy Camel – Provisioner Qorra

This pet costs 300 Polished Pet Charms, and requires Revered reputation with Uldum Accord


Pet Battles

  • Oasis Void-Duster


“Nobody is sure what sort of powder is coming off of these moths, and everyone is too terrified to find out what it actually is.”




  • Void-Scarred Locust


“Even some of the insects have succumbed to the void. They really do adapt and survive through everything.”





Zone: Vale of Eternal Blossoms

Drops

  • Corrupted Tentacle -- Will of N’Zoth
  • Jade Defender – Rajani Supplies


Vendor

  • Windfeather Chick – Zhang Ku

This pet costs 300 Polished Pet Charms, and requires Exalted reputation with the Rajani.

Pet Battles

  • Golden Chirper


“The golden chirper has managed to stay its pristine self, despite corruption attempts from both the Sha and from the forces of N’Zoth.




  • Voidglower


“Is the void glow in addition to their natural glow, or does it replace it? The world may never know.”




  • Voidskimmer


“These look especially magnificent when gliding over the water under a full moon.”






Profession

Fishing

  • Gloop – Corrupted Uldum or Vale of Eternal Blossoms




Achievement

There is a meta achievement called, ‘Reeking of Visions,’ that the pet, Reek, is a reward for.

Reeking of Visions is the meta achievement:





And these are the two achievements you need to complete it:









Blackrock Depths – New Pet Dungeon Pets

All the pets below will come from the vendor Burt Macklyn, who uses Shadowy Gems as currency.





  • Experiment 13


Cost: 3 Shadowy Gems

“The name implies that there were 12 experiments done before this one that were less effective than sticking some guns onto a mechanical tiger. What could those have possibly been?”




  • Tiny Claw


Cost: 2 Shadowy Gems

“This bear’s necessities are fresh batteries and an occasional oil change.”




  • Wailing Lasher


Cost: 1 Shadowy Gem

“This lasher does not come from a black lagoon, or from the stars, or from beyond the moon. It just wants you to feed it.”






Well, that's all for now. Keep an eye out for our look into the new pet dungeon, and until next time: Happy Battling!
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PET NEWS - BY DRAGONSAFTERDARK
2019-10-30 04:53:17
Carnival music drifts through the air, while children run around, shrieking with glee. Flashes of juggled torchlight illuminate the dirt path in front of the tents, while barkers call to passerby, enticing them to play their games. Above it all, the glowing, orange eye watches on…Always.



“Come one, come all!

The Darkmoon Faire is finally here, and you won’t want to miss this, my dears. We have, among our wondrous delights, pets for you that have some bite. There are some that screech, while others fly, and one whose Howl means doom is nigh. So, battle well and play the games, then all these pets are yours to claim!”

There are 24 pets to be found at the Darkmoon Faire, from a few different sources, so let’s jump right in and get started!


Vendors

There are four different vendors that sell pets on Darkmoon Island: Lhara, Flik, Carl Goodup, & Galissa Sundew.


  • Lhara


This vendor uses Darkmoon Prize Tickets as their currency. Darkmoon Prize Tickets are awarded for dailies, pvp, quest items, and professions. This comment here by Piraka810 on wowhead gives a breakdown of where you can get the tickets, and maximize your time at the Faire!

When you’re coming down the path from the portal to Darkmoon Island, Lhara can be found on the right, before you get to the Deathmatch Pavilion. She’s a female Orc.


-- Darkmoon Cub

Cost: 90 Tickets

*Breeds: B/B, P/S

**Cageable: Yes




-- Darkmoon Hatchling

Cost: 90 Tickets

Cageable: Yes




-- Darkmoon Monkey

Cost: 90 Tickets

Cageable: Yes




-- Darkmoon Tonk

Cost: 90 Tickets

Cageable: Yes




-- Darkmoon Turtle

Cost: 90 Tickets

Cageable: Yes




-- Darkmoon Zeppelin

Cost: 90 Tickets

Cageable: Yes




-- Darkmoon Balloon

Cost: 90 Tickets

Cageable: No

Non-Combat Pet




  • Flik


This young male Orc is a moving vendor. He’s small, and can be easy to miss. If you’re coming down from the Darkmoon Island portal, he can be found on the left side, south of the first purple tent, and all the way around the back of the second purple tent. You may want to make a macro to target Flik, to make it a little easier on yourself.


-- Tree Frog

Cost: 1 gold

Cageable: Yes




-- Wood Frog

Cost: 1 gold

Cageable: Yes




  • Carl Goodup


This vendor is a male Gnome, and is also a moving vendor, though he’s easier to find than Flik. You’ll see him pushing his balloon cart up and down the main thoroughfare, from the Deathmatch Pavilion down to the beach.


-- Horse Balloon

Cost: 90

Cageable: No

Non-Combat Pet




-- Murloc Balloon

Cost: 90

Cageable: No

Non-Combat Pet




-- Wolf Balloon

Cost: 90

Cageable: No

Non-Combat Pet




  • Galissa Sundew


This vendor uses Darkmoon Daggermaw as currency for her pets. Darkmoon Daggermaw can be fished up along the shores of Darkmoon Island, or purchased from your Auction House.



-- Ghostshell Crab

Item: Translucent Shell

Cost: 100 Darkmoon Daggermaw

Cageable: Yes




-- Blorp

Item: Blorp’s Bubble

Cost: 50 Darkmoon Daggermaw

Cageable: No

Non-Combat Pet





Daily Pet Battle Pets

There are two daily pet battle tamers on Darkmoon Island: Jeremy Feasel and Christoph VonFeasel. They can be found on the right side not far from the entrance of the Faire, and will cost Darkmoon Game Tokens to fight.
You can find our strategy page for these tamers here.

These two tamers are also required for the achievement An Awfully Big Adventure, which awards the pet Trunks. You can find our strategies for this achievement here.


  • Jeremy Feasel


This tamer awards an item called Darkmoon Pet Supplies, which has a chance to contain:

-- Darkmoon Eye

Cageable: Yes



  • Christoph VonFeasel


This tamer awards an item called Greater Darkmoon Pet Supplies, which has a chance to contain:

-- Syd the Squid

Cageable: Yes





Pet Battles

  • Darkmoon Glowfly


Breeds: B/B, H/S, P/B, H/B

This pet can be found in various locations in the green areas behind the tents, as well as along the gray, mountain area that goes from the north along the right side of the island to the south if you’re looking at the map.



  • Crow


Breeds: B/B, S/S, P/S, P/B

This pet will sometimes appear as a secondary pet in the wild pet battles on the island.




Drops

  • Darkmoon Rabbit


Breeds: B/B, S/S, H/S

Cageable: Yes

This pet drops from the Darkmoon Rabbit, which is an elite mob that can be found on the south-eastern beach of the island. It’ll be anywhere from around the cave entrance on south along the beach.

Don’t look for a giant rabbit—it’ll be about normal size. You need to be max level to loot it, and as far as we can tell it can be looted multiple times a day. The respawn is anywhere from 6 and 34 hours, according to comments on wowhead, and the more players you have to take the rabbit on, the better.




  • Moon Moon


Breeds: P/P, S/S, P/S

Cageable: Yes

This pet is a drop off Moonfang, an elite mob. She has the model of a giant white wolf with a patch of moonbeam illuminating her. She can be found in the green area to the northwest of the Faire entrance, just south of the gray mountain ‘curve’.

She can be summoned by killing Moonfang Snarlers (Normal Mobs), which will lead to the spawning of Moonfang Dreadhowls (Elite Mobs), and after enough elites have been killed, Moonfang will spawn.

Moonfang is on about an hour spawn timer, and as far as we can tell is able to be looted multiple times a day. You’ll need to be on a max level character to receive loot, and it’s recommended to be in a group of around 10 players.





Achievements

  • Hogs


Hogs is a reward from the achievement That’s Whack! To get this achievement you must score 45 points in one session of Whack-a-Gnoll. You’ll probably need a couple of practice sessions if you’ve never done it before, and/or feel free to hop over to YouTube and check out a video beforehand. You'll be running around whacking plush gnolls in barrels. The gnoll that looks like Hogs gives 9 points, and the plainer gnolls give 1. Avoid hitting the babies.

The game area for this will be on the right side, not far from the entrance to the Faire.



  • Race MiniZep


This pet is a reward from the achievement Big Rocketeer: Gold, which is part of a progression of achievements, starting with Rocket Man. It’s a racing game, with specific goals for each achievement / quest. Your best bet here is to watch a couple of videos on the achievements, and try out the track yourself. The quest / starting area is down by the docks. I'd explain further, but it's really one of those things you need to see & do to get a good idea of what to expect.





Profession: Fishing

  • Sea Pony


Cageable: Yes

This pet has 0.5 % chance to be fished up from the Shipwrecked Debris fishing pools, with the average cast number being somewhere between 200-300 casts.





Random

  • Jubling




This little frog will take a bit of traveling to get.

1 – You’ll need to grab some Dark Iron Ale Mugs. This can be purchased from Pluggar Spazzring in the Grim Guzzler in Blackrock Depths, or from your Auction House. The number you’ll need might vary depending on how far away Jubjub is from the NPC Morja, so it’s best to buy between 5-10. Don’t forget, you’ll need at least one more after luring Jubjub to give to Morja!

2 – Find the NPC Morja, who’s at 55.8, 70.6, or if you’re looking at the map, she’ll be behind the second, big purple tent on the right from the entrance of the Faire. You don’t need to interact with her yet.

3 – Look for Jubjub somewhere in the grassy area/forest behind Morja. You’ll need to lure Jubjub over to Morja by placing the Dark Iron Ale Mugs on the ground until you place the last one at Morja’s feet. His ‘range’ for the mugs seems to be roughly ten yards, which is why having more Dark Iron Ale is better than not having enough.

4 – Once Jubjub is lured, Morja will have a quest available called ‘Spawn of Jubjub’. You accept the quest, give her one more Dark Iron Ale Mug, and you’ll get an Unhatched Jubling Egg.

5 – Now it’s just a matter of waiting seven days for the egg to hatch, at which point you’ll receive A Jubling’s Tiny Home. Click on the item, and congrats! You’re now the proud owner of Jubling!



Well, after collecting all those pets it must feel like you deserve a Feat of Strength! The Darkmoon Faire can be quite an undertaking, and we congratulate you on all your pet collecting success during this month’s Faire.

So, until next month: Happy Battling!




* Breeds will only be listed if there’s more than one.
** If pets are listed as cageable, it means you can skip the farming hassle and head over to the Auction House, if you prefer!
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PET NEWS - BY DRAGONSAFTERDARK
2019-10-18 21:25:12
It’s that time of year again! Pumpkins are glowing, fingers are sticky from candy, and the Headless Horseman is setting everything on fire. Hallow’s End went live today, and with it comes the opportunity for all those wonderful holiday pets. Though we haven’t gotten any new ones to add to our roster this year, this is the perfect opportunity to farm for the ones you might be missing, or perhaps to sell on the auction house.

Hallow’s End boasts a whopping 9 pets that come from a variety of sources. Below, we’ll give you some pictures and details on how to complete your spooky menagerie.


  • Creepy Crate




Cageable: No

Breed: H/H

This pet is obtainable only through an 8-part quest chain.

Horde players will need to speak with Zidormi to revert Tirisfal Glades to before the Battle for Lordaeron. Then, head over to the Ruins of Lordaeron above Undercity and speak with Candace Fenlow. She’s in a tent, tending to her cauldron to the right of the Orphan Matron.

Alliance players need only stroll out to the front gates of Stormwind to find Gretchen Fenlow, who is also tending a cauldron.

The starting quest for both factions will be called: A Friend in Need


  • Cursed Birman




Cageable: Yes

Breed: P/S

This pet can be bought with 150 Tricky Treats from the pet vendors: Woim & Pippi.

Woim can be found in the Ruins of Lordaeron for Horde players, and Pippi can be found outside the gates of Stormwind for Alliance players.


  • Feline Familiar




Cageable: Yes

Breed: P/B

This pet can be bought with 150 Tricky Treats from the pet vendors: Woim & Pippi.

Woim can be found in the Ruins of Lordaeron for Horde players, and Pippi can be found outside the gates of Stormwind for Alliance players.

**The Feline Familiar is a pet that counts toward your Crazy for Cats Achievement!**


  • Ghastly Rat




Cageable: No

Breeds: H/S, P/B, S/B, H/B

For this pet, you’ll need to head out to your garrisons in Lunarfall (Alliance) or Frostwall (Horde). You’ll also need to be at least level 100 and have a level 3 garrison. Once there, you’ll find a goblin vendor named Izzy Hollyfizzle who sells a wide variety of items.

However, to cage this pet you’ll need to purchase the item Creepy Crawlers for 5 Spooky Supplies. Spooky Supplies are obtained by completing daily quests offered by the orc Orukan, who can be found next to Izzy Hollyfizzle.

Once you get your five Spooky Supplies, purchase the Creepy Crawlers from Izzy and use the item. It will be consumed on use, and after that you should see pets have now spawned in your garrison for catching!

Another way to do this is to find someone who already has the decorations in their garrison, and see if they’ll let you pop in for a visit and some pet battling!


  • Ghost Maggot




Cageable: No

Breeds: B/B, S/S, P/S, P/B

For this pet, you’ll need to head out to your garrisons in Lunarfall (Alliance) or Frostwall (Horde). You’ll also need to be at least level 100 and have a level 3 garrison. Once there, you’ll find a goblin vendor named Izzy Hollyfizzle who sells a wide variety of items.

However, to cage this pet you’ll need to purchase the item Creepy Crawlers for 5 Spooky Supplies. Spooky Supplies are obtained by completing daily quests offered by the orc Orukan, who can be found next to Izzy Hollyfizzle.

Once you get your five Spooky Supplies, purchase the Creepy Crawlers from Izzy and use the item. It will be consumed on use, and after that you should see pets have now spawned in your garrison for catching!

Another way to do this is to find someone who already has the decorations in in their garrison, and see if they’ll let you pop in for a visit and some pet battling!


  • Naxxy




Cageable: Yes

Breed: H/H

This pet can be bought with 150 Tricky Treats from the pet vendors: Woim & Pippi.

Woim can be found in the Ruins of Lordaeron for Horde players, and Pippi can be found outside the gates of Stormwind for Alliance players.


  • Sinister Squashling




Cageable: Yes

Breed: P/B

This pet actually has three sources you can obtain it from:

-- The Loot-Filled Pumpkin that spawns for 110-120 level players after the defeat of the Headless Horseman

-- Handful of Treats obtained from Candy Buckets around the world

-- It can also be bought with 150 Tricky Treats from the pet vendors: Woim & Pippi.

Woim can be found in the Ruins of Lordaeron for Horde players, and Pippi can be found outside the gates of Stormwind for Alliance players.


  • Spectral Spinner




Cageable: No

Breeds: S/S, P/S, H/S, P/B, S/B

For this pet, you’ll need to head out to your garrisons in Lunarfall (Alliance) or Frostwall (Horde). You’ll also need to be at least level 100 and have a level 3 garrison. Once there, you’ll find a goblin vendor named Izzy Hollyfizzle who sells a wide variety of items.

However, to cage this pet you’ll need to purchase the item Creepy Crawlers for 5 Spooky Supplies. Spooky Supplies are obtained by completing daily quests offered by the orc Orukan, who can be found next to Izzy Hollyfizzle.

Once you get your five Spooky Supplies, purchase the Creepy Crawlers from Izzy and use the item. It will be consumed on use, and after that you should see pets have now spawned in your garrison for catching!

Another way to do this is to find someone who already has the decorations in in their garrison, and see if they’ll let you pop in for a visit and some pet battling!


  • Widget the Departed




Cageable: Yes

Breed: S/S

This pet can be bought with 150 Tricky Treats from the pet vendors: Woim & Pippi.

Woim can be found in the Ruins of Lordaeron for Horde players, and Pippi can be found outside the gates of Stormwind for Alliance players.



And that’s it – you’ve gotten all your holiday pets! Congratulations!

We at Xu-Fu’s wish you all the best in your battle pet endeavors, and we hope you have a happy Hallow’s End!
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PET NEWS - BY DRAGONSAFTERDARK
2019-10-17 07:26:53
Those who tried to log in to the PTR today found the servers down, which could only mean one thing: more content! Along with a scad of datamined class changes, auction house tweaks, boss model updates, and much more, we were greeted by some new pets. I’m happy to report that we will be awash in void, tentacles, and eyeballs, with some lovely new models and abilities!

This content update fleshed out some drops we’ll see in three different areas: Corrupted Zones, Horrific Visions, and the Ny’alotha Raid. The vast majority are coming from the Horrific Visions, so it’s likely we’ll be doing a fair few of them to get all the different spawns. No word yet on what these Corrupted Zones are, but they’re likely some form of assault. Perhaps they’ll be part of a temporary event that will run until the next xpac pre-launch/launch?

Please keep in mind this is off the PTR, so some of the pets don’t have all their abilities yet, and everything is subject to change.

New Pets!

  • Corrupted Zones



  • Vale of Eternal Blossoms -- Drop: The Forgotten



  • Horrific Visions



















  • Ny'alotha Raid








Two of the pets we posted about previously—Void-Scarred Pup & Void-Scarred Toad—have seen a change to their model. Whether Blizzard will stick with this new model, or revert to the old one, is yet to be seen. What do you think, pet community? Do you prefer just a little hint of void on the pets, or do you like the full void models?

New Abilities!

We’re also getting some new abilities, as well as one only previously used by a Blizzcon pet! The one I’m most excited about is a new weather effect called Toxic Fumes:



We’ll see this on the pets Anomalus & Rotbreath. This may not be as big a deal in PvE, but it makes me wonder if we’ll see some new PvP metas more heavily focused on using all poison abilities. What do you think?

As for the new abilities, so far we’re getting five—Contagion Strike, Jade Barrier, Void Crash, Void Nova & Locust Swarm:





Contagion Strike will be on Gloop & Rotbreath, Jade Barrier on the Jade Defender, Void Crash & Void Nova on the Void-Scarred Beetle, and Locust Swarm is on the Aqir Hivespawn.

However, new might be a reach for most of them:

  • Jade Barrier is a rename of Prismatic Barrier-type moves
  • Void Crash is like Elementium Bolt
  • Void Nova is your typical AoE


We’re also getting the unique ability Eye Beam from the 2015 Blizzcon Pet, Murkidan, released to the raid pet Corrupted Tentacle.

Unfortunately, the new pet dungeon hasn’t been released on PTR for testing yet, but as a collector I have to admit I’m excited for some of these new pet models. My personal favorite is the Corrupted Tentacle, though Ra’kim runs a close second. How about you? Do any of these new models make you want to run the new Horrific Visions ad nauseum until you’re ready to rip N’Zoth to shreds? Or do the tentacles just creep you out a bit too much, and you’re looking for something more traditionally cute?

Well, that’s all for now, and hopefully the next build will bring more information on these pets, as well as the new pet dungeon. So until next time: Happy Battling!
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PET NEWS - BY DRAGONSAFTERDARK
2019-10-15 07:02:29
On October 7th, Blizzard announced patch 8.3, the latest content update to Battle for Azeroth. Not only will we be battling an Old God, but we’ll also find out what those Shadowy Figures lurking in our pet dungeons have been up to!

New Pet Dungeon!

When players logged into the PTR on the 7th, we were greeted with two new pet battle achievements:

  • Pet Battle Challenge: Blackrock Depths

  • Shadow Stopper – A meta achievement for the completion of the challenge version of five pet dungeons: Wailing Caverns, Deadmines, Gnomeregan, Stratholme, and the newest pet dungeon in 8.3, Blackrock Depths




At the moment, we don’t know what pets will be rewarded for these achievements. And don’t worry, Kelpfin is likely just a placeholder pet until they add the achievement pets in a later PTR build.

Our Blackrock Depths vendor has also been added, Burt Macklyn, as well as our currency for the newest dungeon, Shadowy Gem. He isn’t showing what pets he’ll have for sale with the currency, but he does have an Unopened Blackrock Supply Crate for purchase.



Blackrock Depths will be a 9 stage pet dungeon, and the Shadowy Figures have finally revealed their faces and sinister intentions. As we battle our way through the dungeon, will we stop them in time before they wreak mayhem with whatever they have planned?

The Shadow Stopper achievement indicates that this may be the end of the Shadowy Figure storyline we’ve been following, and it leaves most of us wondering: Where will Blizzard take pet battles from here?

New Battle Pets!

Even though we haven’t been shown what pets will be rewarded for the achievements or the dungeon, two new dropped pets have been added to the pet journal: Void-Scarred Toad & Void-Scarred Pup.

For those of you brave enough to venture into the Horrific Visions inflicted by N’Zoth on the denizens and cities of Azeroth, you might encounter these void corrupted pets. Currently, they show as being dropped in Vision of N’Zoth – Orgrimmar.



Last, but certainly not least, the World of Warcraft 15th anniversary pet was also added onto the PTR.

Meet Lil’ Nefarian!



This adorable new dragonkin pet has also been given a unique ability: Dragon’s Call




Quick Updates on Patch 8.2.5 Pets:

Papi:

It appears that Blizzard has snuck in some kind of hotfix on the drop of this pet, so you should be seeing this lovely butterfly on your Auction Houses, or hopefully in your loot of the Fresh Jelly from the Stormsong events!

The wave number doesn’t seem to matter, as it’s been seen from both low and high wave events. Some people who have received the pet have also reported they did not use the Butterfly Net from Barry, and/or did not have Exalted with the Hive. No word yet on whether or not the Net will increase your drop chances.

Whatever change Blizzard has made, it looks like pet enthusiasts who have already gotten their mounts will need to hike—or buzz—back out to Stormsong and run some events.

Jenafur:

This elusive cat is still proving troublesome for the Secret Finder community. They’ve successfully discovered a couple of steps in the quest chain, but they’ve found even more perplexing clues that have left them stumped.

Here’s a link to their site, and what they’ve discovered so far:

Jenafur Secret Finders Guide

If you’d like to try your hand at the Jenafur secret and help out, you can join their Discord.

Just make sure you thoroughly read the Pins in the Jenafur channel!


Well, that’s all for now. We’ll keep you updated on all the latest patch 8.3 information as it becomes available, so until then: Happy Battling!


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actually, given there are these sweeping changes coming up, is there a way to flag which ruleset a given strategy was created under? will help with people trying to use old strats when they don't necessarily work the same way
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Traheran wrote on 11/14/2019

I don't know what happened but when i copy a Rematch string it always gives me the wrong pet when there are substitutes. When i have 2 possibility i have to chose to one i don't want to get the right one. Not sure how to work it out with multiple yet
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Remte

wrote on 11/14/2019

We've been receiving a couple of similar reports lately, Aranesh's already looking into it. Sorry for the inconvenience.
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Solitha#1295

wrote on 08/01/2019

Oddly, when I go to the BfA Family Battler pages, and mouse over the Undead icon... sometimes it says "Not Quite Dead Yet" and sometimes "Unstoppable Undead" (the name of the Argus version).
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Toenail

wrote on 06/28/2019

been having a problem for a few days with updating my pet collection. I don't see my server in the drop down list, I tried using another server and character. It updated the collection but When i try to use Magpie it doesn't recognize that I have any pets.

I know the issue isn't here as it also happens at warcraftpets as well.
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Gráinne

wrote on 07/10/2019

Blizzard seems to have fixed this now.

https://us.battle.net/forums/en/bnet/topic/20772507045#post-11
and I just updated my pets successfully
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FuxieDK

wrote on 05/06/2019

Can we have a Dungeons --> Stratholme section, so all the cutting edge pet battles can share their strategies? :)
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Nyari

wrote on 05/06/2019

Here it is: https://wow-petguide.com/index.php?m=Stratholme :)

(screenshots and infos will follow soon)
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FuxieDK

wrote on 05/06/2019

Brilliant :)
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Anymsis wrote on 04/24/2019

New pet battle dungeon just announced for 8.2.
"Stratholme Pet Dungeon"
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cellardwellar

wrote on 03/09/2019

I'm sorry to say, due to sudden unemployment, I've had to stop my monthly donation for the foreseeable future. I want to thank you for all the hard work and let you know I will continue to support this site again when I can.
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Aranesh

wrote on 03/10/2019

Hey! Don't worry at all about the donation. Thank you so much for your support and donations, the page will go on and stay around. You focus on finding a positive future for yourself and I wish you all the best that you find a great new job soon!
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Mot

wrote on 02/14/2019

Please stop make the page re-posting comments when reloding the page!

Learned this today: posted a comment, came back later to see if there was any feedback, reloaded the page: the page posted a copy of my comment. That was not what I wanted. I just wanted to check if my comment was posted and if there were some responses. I did not want to post a copy of my comment from 5 hours ago. And, a humble guess, I think the majority of the users are not expecting such behavior either.

Thanks, and, as said, I love your (this) site.
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schlumpf#2707

wrote on 02/27/2019

And your browser didn’t warn you about „sending data again“? I haven’t checked but would assume that comments are using POST, and I don’t know any browser silently sending a POST again on refresh?
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Mot

wrote on 02/27/2019

Nope, it didn’t. Otherwise I wouldn’t mention it. Using current Safari on macOS, haven’t checked it with FF. Sorry for the late reply; turned out that the site had logged me out silently, so I didn’t see any notifications.
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schlumpf#2707

wrote on 02/28/2019

Actually I only replied yesterday so nothing late there ;)

That's.. Bad. I'm currently not having much time to work on this stuff, but I guess I'll add it to the list.. :/

I tested
- start page
- a strategy comment
and both triggered Safari to ask for confirmation..
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Mot

wrote on 03/01/2019

> Actually I only replied yesterday so nothing late there ;)

Yeah, seen it afterwards ;)

> and both triggered Safari to ask for confirmation..

OK. I’ll try it again with this comment reply. I’ll leave the page open and come back in a couple of hours to reload the page. (This was the scenario, IIRC. Though I’m not sure if the problematic comment was a real comment or a reply to a comment, like this one.) Anyway, I’ll report back then.
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Mot

wrote on 03/01/2019

OK, have reloaded the page now (3 or 4 hours after posting) and… everything fine this time (that is, I got the confirmation dialog). So, no idea what did provoke the faulty behaviour the other day. The state of the cache? Or maybe I had some setting activated in the Develop menu that prevented the sheet from coming up?
When/if it occurs again, I’ll post it here.
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Unst

wrote on 02/01/2019

I'm probably missing something really basic, but when I try clicking "alternatives" at the right of the first suggested strategy, nothing happens. Have I missed a setting?
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Remte

wrote on 02/01/2019

Try to maintain a mouseover where the tab is located, and inside the following frame. :)
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Flemeth

wrote on 01/28/2019

Hey! I used to have my Pet Collection imported onto the website, but it was deleted once I reconnected my battle.net account to set a character icon. Now when I try to import my collection again (even after removing the original connection), it reloads to a blank screen with "ssdfsds" in the corner.
I love the website and this is the only issue that I've ever encountered. I just wanted to bring it up! Thanks for all the wonderful work you do <3
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Aranesh

wrote on 01/29/2019

Sorry for the trouble. I'm working on that part currently to make necessary updates. It should be back up in a few days latest!
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Mot

wrote on 01/12/2019

Ehm, here I am again, complaining … ;-)

It would be nice if we wouldn’t have the limit of 990 chars in the Info box of a strat.
I’ve only posted 3 strats so far, but already run into that space problem. See my EnvBert strat with Squashling (https://www.wow-petguide.com/index.php?Strategy=4315).

In that Info box I only could squeeze-in the content by shortening many things, down to the gramatical limits, and by omitting some info. I know, I could continue in a comment in the comment section, but this doesn’t feel right. The essential infos should be in one place.

I’m also aware that 990 chars should be more than sufficient in most cases. But there are cases where more info is useful (like the above example), and unless there is a technical 990-characters-hard-limit, please give us more room. If someone really is misusing that box (what for?) you could always edit the post or/and contact the author.

Thanks for considering.


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Lazey

wrote on 01/12/2019

I think we had a much stricter limit 2 weeks ago and I personally don't think this infobox needs more characters because it's there for SHORT creator comments to strategy basics or pet choices and IMHO not to explain every single RNG situation players can experience.

If you can reduce RNG with breed restrictions... then maybe it's better to add them to the pets and not explain what can go wrong with other breeds. Also, I don't see the need to comment on the level pets because that is something that belongs to your pet team (or Rematch strings if you like to add your specific ones).

Most people come here not to read walls of text, they look for the better-rated strategies that match their pet collections, copy&paste stuff they need to import into their addons and only come back if something goes horribly wrong and then mostly to find help in other peoples' comments who also struggled or to find a different team/strategy: I don't think many people wanna read about stuff that already happened to them, they mostly want to see solutions and it's the best way to have them in a well-optimized strategy&team already.

Be honest, does it help when I struggle with this specific strategy and then come back and find something like "if this is happening you are screwed" or "if this is happening and you want pet XP restart, otherwise you win without rewards for your level pet" in your creator comments? I don't think so.

This is not a basic forum so maybe it's better to continue with keeping things short ;-)
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Remte

wrote on 01/14/2019

To me, certain character limits tend to be problematic not because of the length of actual content, but because of formatting tags and embedding taking up a lot of characters. This is something I experience on most of websites, not just this one, but the most aggravating issue over here is linking to user profiiles and other sources of strategies, which could be alleviated with internalisation of link paths and @mentions.

About the tooltips themselves… I don't have any clear conclusions one way or the other. Put an effort into it? It's ignored. Leave it alone to keep it tidy? You come out as oblivious and heartless.
Same goes for strategies, a new one? Ignored on behalf of ones that took the spotlight first. And when it's actually noticed? It seems to outweigh another with 300+ flawless executions which somehow stays in the shadow. Therefore, I'm not sure one can account for every visitor upon creating the environment. :-)
The cycle of (tamer) strife can be cruel, and I believe something needs to be done with it nevertheless – but sadly, enough of the philosophy, for at the moment the engineering of more basic aspects has to come first!
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Mot

wrote on 01/17/2019

@Lazey, Part I (Sorry, the page freaks out when I’m trying to post my reply as one. So, I’ll try it in two steps ;)

First and foremost, thanks for your reply and for your opinion. But I don’t agree with all of your points…‌

> I personally don't think this infobox needs more characters because it's there for SHORT creator comments to strategy basics or pet choices and IMHO not to explain every single RNG situation players can experience.

IMO the part that really should be kept short and precise is the description (the steps). The Info box, I agree with you, should also be short, but if there is a need for more information, it should be dumped into the Info box. (Not into the description, not into the comments section, for two different reasons, but I think both are obvious.)

Another possibilty would be to squeeze any meta info into the description before “Turn 1”. But this would be a cheap second Info box, and I don’t like the idea to abuse the form that way.

> If you can reduce RNG with breed restrictions... then maybe it's better to add them to the pets and not explain what can go wrong with other breeds.

I think you are referring to the Env Bert strat I have linked. Basically I agree. But you might have noticed that I already had added min power to pet #2, in order to exclude some of the substitutes. Though, I didn’t wan’t to do the same with the Blazehaound (pet #1), because I think the strat is doable also with a suboptimal breed. But maybe you are right and I should just exclude any non-P/P breeds.
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Mot

wrote on 01/17/2019

@Lazey, Part II

> Also, I don't see the need to comment on the level pets because that is something that belongs to your pet team (or Rematch strings if you like to add your specific ones).

You are right here. The Rematch string is part of the Info box, and as such it should be parsed correctly. (The string that contains the correct and breed/damage-specific min health requirements). This should be enough, but, I think there are also folks that aren’t using Rematch. They also should know of the type-specific min health requirements. Unfortunatly the default forms of the page don’t offer any detailed entries for the min health. They only offer one entry (for all damage types), and I always put the worst-case min health there (for pets that are weak against the expected damage type)

> Most people come here not to read walls of text, […]

Well, I think, a “wall of of text” is not defined by the amount of characters. To create a wall of text you need two things: lots of characters, and lots of missing line breaks / paragraphs. I’m completely aware of that, and I’m always trying to section and format my texts in a manner that makes it usable for readers ;) I think the limit of 990 chars is not contributing to avoid walls of text. (It’s easy to build a a wall of text with only 500 chars, but I think you got what I mean…)

> Be honest, does it help when I struggle with this specific strategy and then come back and find something like "if this is happening you are screwed" or "if this is happening and you want pet XP restart, otherwise you win without rewards for your level pet" in your creator comments? I don't think so.

Good question. Me personally, when I use a new strat from somebody else, I always read thru the strat, and in the case I really need to level some pet, I then (likely) exclude strats that are mentioning things like “RNG”, “risk”, etc. But: I’m always happy (when using a new strat) when I see some detailed infos, so that I can estimate what is going to happen. But YMMV.
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daveyman123#1659

wrote on 01/11/2019

I am a simple pet battler looking to up my rotation.
Currently I just do the garrison daily and the gnomeregan daily. As well as the pet battles from the two islands. What is the next step for me in pet battling?

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Gráinne

wrote on 01/12/2019

Welcome to battling :)

A lot depends on your roster - what pets you currently have, at what levels, and what breeds. More pets, fully levelled and made Blue, of the right breeds, makes everything easier. Since you haven't linked to a WoW character here, I can't see that, and it's hard to make specific suggestions.

I wrote a forum post here suggesting a development path for a battler. You'll have to decide what stage you're at:
https://eu.battle.net/forums/en/wow/topic/17623632232#post-3

The general directions of development people pursue are:

1. Collecting. Some people collect pets with not a lot of regard for their battling capabilities. However, since some pets are achieved only by battling, for example Wicker Wraith and Stunted Direhorn, even collectors need to pay some attantion to battling.

2. Achieving. There are many pet battling achievements in game, and following the natural trail through the Taming [Continent] achievements up to Pandaria, and then on to the Spirit Tamers, Beasts of Fable and the Celestial Tournament was an epic journey for me and for many others. It's well worth doing. The Celestial Tournament is still, IMO, the pinnacle of PvE pet battling. However, WoD and Legion and BfA have added more battling achievements.

3. Roster development. Distinct from collecting, this is finding the right pets for your toolbox in the right breeds and levelling and if necessary making them Rare with stones, so that you have the right specialist pet for any possible challenge.

4. PvP. Only a small minority of pet battlers spend a lot of time in PvP, but those who do really enjoy it.

Apart from Xu-Fu's here, you can read and join resources like the official Blizzard forums for pet battles, WarcraftPets.com website, or the WarcraftPets Discord, where like-minded addic.... er, battlers ... and more than delighted to answer any questions you might have.

Please ask again if you have any more specific questions!
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Eekwibble

wrote on 01/12/2019

+1 for the Celestial Tourney comment alone.

Only really to expand on Gráinne's comment as regards the 'collecting' and 'roster development' sections - which are, as said 'distinct' although they are intrinsically linked - I would like to point you in the direction of the in-game Achievements > Battle Pets > Collect tab. There are a series of achievements called Raiding With Leashes, pretty much all of which can be completed via the auction house - if you have the gold/inclination - or by completing old raids.
In this content-starved expansion (and it is, it's making people want to do pet battling, isn't it? XD), it's been some small relief to run (short) old content knowing there's a possibility of a worthwhile reward beyond the vague chance of some 75kG pants dropping.
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daveyman123#1659

wrote on 01/12/2019

Thanks so much for the replies. I think I am somewhat of a collector/roster builder. I go around doing the dailies but I also like buying pets just for their looks. I watched hazelnutty on youtube last night. I think I will focus on doing the expeditions when I have time to get all the pets that come from that. Then I will go back and do old raids like Eekwibble suggested.
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MouseD#1748

wrote on 01/11/2019

Getting this error message this morning trying to use the site.."Creating a database connection failed. This is a known issue and is happening due to increased load at the time. Please reload the page to try again. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

Could not connect: 1203"
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Gráinne

wrote on 01/12/2019

Yes. As the message says, this is a known issue and due to increased load. It is being looked at, and has been explained in the Discord, but won't go away in the very short term.