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5.4 PTR: Celestial Pet Tournament and New Battle Pets
2013/07/25 at 3:37 PM
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
The Celestial Tournament
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
2013/02/18 at 8:32 AM
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 WarcraftPets, 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
A Large Pile of Giant Dinosaur Bones
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
2013/01/16 at 12:11 PM
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 shared earlier, it's the home to tamable Direhorns and Zandalari devilsaurs, which can also drop
that can contain yet another mount--
Reins of the Black Primal Raptor
Direhorn and Devilsaur Tames
Isle of Giants
is populated by
Pet - Direhorn
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
Pet - Direhorn
, you'll need to pick up a
Ancient Tome of Dinomancy
, obtained from looting any of the humanoid mobs on the
Isle of Giants
, which are mostly found in the southeast. This will grant you
Ancient Zandalari Knowledge
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
2013/01/14 at 12:06 PM
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
Pandaren Spirit Tamer
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
Beasts of Fable
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
2012/12/04 at 11:34 AM
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 US and EU stores.
is a formidable rare-quality Elemental battle pet with the following abilities:
To further entice you to the Blizzard Store, all Blizzard Store mounts (
Heart of the Aspects
) are 50% off this week, ending December 11th.
Support Superstorm Sandy Relief Efforts \u2013 Adopt a
Now up for adoption in the Pet Store: the
, a fiery little felin
Patch 6.1: Updated Darkmoon Faire Guide
2012/12/03 at 12:42 PM
is in town one week out of every month with heirlooms, spooky toys, battle pets, and transmog gear to acquire!\r
Replica vanilla WoW dungeon armor for transmogrification.\r
Mounts, pets, and toys to purchase for your collections.\r
Quests for mini-games as well as professions.\r
A carousel that grants experience and reputation gains when you ride it!\r
Vendors that sell heirlooms and heirloom upgrades.\r
A minigame that rewards fiery wings.\r
World bosses that drop battle pets!\r
Patch 6.1 Updates\r
Three new toys for March 2015:
Darkmoon Tonk Controller
. There are now 10 total toys from the Faire.\r
New racing game with achievements and rewards! The race for March 2015 is
Darkmoon Racer Roadhog
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
2012/12/01 at 9:42 AM
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, and Ability filters. 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
2012/11/30 at 12:57 PM
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
WoW Insider reported yesterday that scenarios now have improved rewards, including ilvl 476 epics! Here's the details.
Cache of Treasures
was rewarded for completing scenarios: it had a small chance to contain ilvl 463 armor with random stats.
In 5.1, players get
Greater Cache of Treasures
from completing any random scenario. This still can contain
Cache of Treasures
, 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
2012/11/24 at 11:40 AM
We're done a lot of coverage recently on things like the new 5.1 reputations and the Brawler's Guild. 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 visual database, and all the great information at WarcraftPets.
Several new wild pets have been added, mostly to fill out pet families that were scarce on capturable pets, like Mechanicals and Dragonkin. Click here for a full list
Blizzard Announces Cinder Kitten Charity Drive
2012/11/07 at 6:09 PM
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\u2019s 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
2012/11/05 at 12:15 PM
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 and visual database, as well as WarcraftPets' pet battle tools!
Pet Battle Journal: Sort Features
Several search filters have been added to the Pet Battle Journal.
\tName: Sort pets in alphabetical order.
\tLevel: Search by highest to lowest.
\tRarity: Group pets together by Rare, Uncommon, Common, and Poor quality.
\tType: 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
2012/10/24 at 12:29 PM
The latest PTR build has a bunch of new wild pets in the pet journal, as well as the pets for
Raiding with Leashes
which we datamined yesterday. We've got models of some of these pets, as well as the new 5.1 mounts and Darkmoon vanity hats.
Our friends at <Method> 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
Grand Armored Wyvern
Grand Armored Gryphon
Mechanical tiger cub
Armored Wyvern Armored Gryphon
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