Five Point Three Pets

Keeping pet collectors/battlers busy, Patch 5.3 introduced 20 new pets into the mix.  These pets can be acquired from old/new raids, pet battles, zone drops or can be bought with in-game/RL currency.  Here are the available pets and some that I have acquired already.

Karazhan

One of my favorite old raids to run, I ran this the first week of patch 5.3 with six different toons and didn’t manage a single pet drop, lol.  I didn’t even get the Big Bad Wolf as the Opera event once.  But I had some generous friends that helped me with a couple of them.

Tyledres, the Lil’ Bad Wolf – from the Big Bad Wolf from the Opera Event.  A surprise gift from Tyledres, I received this pet on the first day of 5.3.  Thanks Ty!

Tyledres the Lil' Bad Wolf

Stormer, the Menagerie Custodian – from the Curator.  I’m a big fan of mechs and was really excited when they made the Sunreaver Micro-Sentry a pet, which Luxy had given to me as a gift back in 5.2.  This pet shares the same color, just a different color scheme.  I named this pet after a Lego Hero Factory toy that I have that looks pretty close to it.

Stormer the Menagarie Custodian

stormer

Ermyc, the Netherspace Abyssal - from Prince Malchezaar.  Cymre has been trying to get me a pet that I didn’t have for a long time now, so she finally managed to do that, lol.  The best part of this pet other than the awesome model?  I don’t have to do the Chess Event anymore! Woohoo!  Thanks Cym!

Ermyc the Netherspace Abyssal

Fiendish Imp - from Terestian Illhoof.  The last pet I need from Kara and I’ll be done with farming for pets in Kara.

Tempest Keep

I’m glad that a pet doesn’t drop from Kael’thas Sunstrider; I haven’t figured out how to solo him on my pally yet and I’m not sure if it’s possible with the stupid mind-controlling that goes on in that fight.  The rest of the bosses aren’t too bad, though.

Meggatron, the Pocket Reaver - from the Void Reaver.  I originally tried to name my Personal World Destroyer Megatron, but Blizz won’t accept that name for a pet, so I named it Galvatron, which is probably better cause he’s more purplish in color.  After acquiring the Pocket Reaver, I still wanted to give him the Decepticon’s leader’s name, so I settled for a different spelling instead.

Meggatron the Pocket Reaver

Megatron

Phoenix Hawk Hatchling – from Al’ar and Lesser Voidcaller - from High Astromancer Solarian.  Two more pets to go and farming for Tempest Keep pets will be complete.

Serpentshrine Cavern

I’ve only run this raid twice before patch 5.3, once to get the achievement for completing it and the other to fish up The Lurker Below for The Lurker Above achievement.  Now I have a reason to come back, lol.  Soloing Lady Vashj took me long to do, but it definitely can be done, just make sure to kill the Coilfang Elites before they can fear you and kill the Tainted Elementals quick to get their cores to push the Lady into Phase 3.

Andre Teh Giant, the Tideskipper - from Morogrim Tidewalker.  An homage to the late wrestler of WWF (it will always be this acronym to me, it’s what I grew up with and WWE has never sounded right) and the movie The Princess Bride fame.  His epic fights with Hulk Hogan were always the best.

Andre Teh Giant the Tideskipper

Andre the Giant

Tainted Waveling - from Hydross the Unstable , Coilfang Stalker - from Lady Vashj.  Just need these two and the Serpentshrine Cavern will be done.

Collecting all the pets from Karazhan, Tempest Keep and Serpentshrine Cavern earns you the achievement, Raiding with Leashes II: Attunement Edition and rewards you another pet, Tito.

Isle of Thunder/Giants

The Isles of Pandaria have two pet drops that can be farmed off certain mobs.  I was lucky enough to find them cheap on the auction house, which saved me from having to make trips out to the Isles.

Cera, the Direhorn Runt - can drop from the Direhorns on the Isle of Giants.  Cera from The Land Before Time movie was the only baby triceratops name I could think of.

Cera the Direhorn Runt

Cera

Col Mustard, the Filthling -  can drop from the Quivering Filths on the Isle of Thunder.  I honestly don’t know why named the Filthling that, maybe it was the only yellow thing I could think of or I just had the game Clue on the mind, lol.

Col Mustard the Filthling

ColMustard

Throne of Thunder

To keep your Living Sandling, Ji-Kun Hatchling and Son of Animus company, there are more pets to collect from the current raid of MoP, Throne of Thunder.  I haven’t gotten my hands on any of these yet, nor seen them on the auction house, but Zari did get a Pygmy Direhorn on a LFR he recently did.  That would go perfect with the Horridon mount I got, so I could finally reunite the family together, lol.

Pygmy Direhorn – drops from Horridon LFR/Normal/Heroic

Living Fluid - drops from Primordius LFR

Viscous Horror - drops from Primordius Normal/Heroic

Other 5.3 Pets

Stunted Direhorn -  awarded from the Brutal Pet Brawler achievement, which involved winning 250 PvP pet battles through the Find Battle system using a full team of level 25 pets.  I’ve maybe done one battle and didn’t bother with it again.  Looks like this will be a project to work on for another time, lol.

Trizilla, the Gahz’rooki - sold by Ravika, the Darkspear Rebellion Quartermaster, for one Radical Mojo.  I’ve always thought that Gahz’rilla from Zul’Farrak was a cool-looking boss and this pet is a nice memento to have of that instance.  I could have picked one of Godzilla’s enemies, King Ghidorah, to name my ‘rooki, but it has no wings, so I decided on a three-headed name for the rampaging monster.

Trizilla the Gahz'rooki

godzilla

Blossoming Ancient – a pet soon to be available for purchase from the Blizzard Store.

And last, but definitely not the least, Lenneth, the Unborn Val’kyr – a rare drop that could spawn in different spots all around Northrend.  Probably the most coveted pet among all pet collectors out there, I know it was definitely mine.  It’s the closest thing to getting the winged humanoid, Mini Tyrael, without having to drop some serious cash money, unlike a certain ballin’ Tauren Druid I know =P.  There was a mystery in the beginning in how collectors were going to be able to get their hands on one of these Val’ks, but it turned out to be not so difficult to capture one, unlike the Minfernal.  Many of blogging friends can attest to this, as they were capturing it within the first week of the new patch.

It took me a few days of searching around Northrend, but I finally found her all by her lonesome, in the northwestern edge of Sholozar Basin.  She was of Poor quality, but I had a Battlestone ready to instantly fix that.  The battle almost went horribly wrong when I used my Dancing Water Skimmer to battle her first.  I used Water Jet with the intentions of slowly getting the Val’k’s health down low enough for capture when the ability suddenly crit for big damage and almost one-shotted her, lol.  It took two Pristine Traps to capture her and she was finally mine, barely averting disaster.

The name Lenneth comes from one of my favorite games to come out of the original Playstation console, Valkyrie Profile.  Next to Final Fantasy VII, this was one of the best RPGs from beginning to end, imo.

Lenneth the Unborn Val'kyr

Valkyrie Profile

from fanpop.com

from fanpop.com

I think that last image fits the pet perfectly, don’t you think? =)

So how’s your 5.3 pet collection coming along?  Got any interesting names for any of your pets?

30 responses to “Five Point Three Pets

  1. Grats on your pets! I got all the old raid pets except Tainted Waveling and Coilfang Stalker. Can’t get the Lady Vashj fight (yeah, I’m terrible lol) so I might just be buying those from the AH ;)
    Love the Unborn Val’kyr – I’ll run around killing critters just to watch her rez them :D

    • Thanks and good luck with the last two you need! Lady Vashj wouldn’t be too bad if I didn’t have to chase the Tainted Elemental from one side of the room to the other before the despawned.

      I haven’t tried to rez critters yet with Lenneth, but I’m excited to try it out. I wish you could summon two pets at a time, like Lil’ KT and the Unborn Val’kyr….wouldn’t that be hilarious to see a critter die and get rezzed back to life and repeat it over and over again? Lol

  2. Grats on all those pets! I have yet to have the patience for Lady Vashj, I get to two tainted cores and I’m so overrun I just quit. I do want to try Kael’thas Sunstrider because I can equip the staff as a Druid and maybe, just maybe that would help.

    • For vashj don’t worry about the water guys getting to her very much. Kill some when you have nothing to do standing around, but focus on the tainted’s. I actually found bear form better for this phase just for faerie fire killing the water guys from range. The striders just hit with a rake and run away. She’ll be very big and do a lot more damage in the final phase, but you should still be able to get her down.

      • This is the strat that I use. I also try to stay in the middle of the room so I can lookout for the Tainted Elementals when they start throwing their gook around. Try to save your speed boosts to chase them down too, it’s annoying when they despawn right before you’re ready to smash them in the face, lol.

    • Thanks Tome and good luck with the Lady, if you can get at least two cores in that fight, I’m pretty sure you’ll be able to get the other two soon enough. =)

  3. Grats dude!

    I haven’t done a whole heck of a lot for 5.3 yet. The only pet I have is the one for completing the weekly in the Barrens. I still need to level up my pets to get some of the other rare ones. My highest is like 15-16 so I have a ways to go.

    I should try soloing Kara again. Get a nice stockpile of cloth :D

    • Thanks Lyss, I’m surprised Slice’s crazy phase of pet battleling and collecting didn’t rub off on you too, lol. =P The Netherweave that drops in Kara is ridiculous, thank God for AoE looting!

      • It did. I started battling on a forgotten alt on a PvE server, then I just got bored of it. I wasn’t that into PokeMon when I was younger. Although I do remember taking my cousin to see the first movie. :D

        I have been thinking of getting back into the swing of it since the alt leveling itch has come back.

  4. I know the feeling of not wanting to do chess event. Although they seem to have nerfed it quite a bit so now it’s not nearly as bad.

    Have you tried Kael recently or just remember him being tough? Kael you should have no problems killing solo. When you are solo he doesn’t MC. If you have two people or a hunter with a pet he’ll MC, but then you just have to LoS behind the statue.

    Ran them all last night and got two pets. I should have been running them as soon as 5.3 came out, but I’ve been distracted.

    • I haven’t tried to solo Kael lately, I’ve been doing it with a shammy friend and maybe that’s where the problem is. He’s always getting mind controlled and healing Kael back up to full and I have no way of breaking the MC because I can’t equip the dagger, lol. I will try it on my own to see how that goes. Good luck on getting the rest of your pets!

      • If you want to still run it with friends just have all but one person stand behind the statue on the side of the room during phase 4. One person can dps him down to 50% in no time, and he won’t mc that way. Technically you can bounce in and out from behind the statue as he will emote when he tries to MC and then you have about 15 seconds before he’ll try again but I always would seem to eventually push it too far and get MC’d.

      • I’ll have to do that with Chewy, he still needs to finish TK for the achievement. Then I can boot him out and start farming for Ashes on my own, lol.

  5. Great minds… I just finished my Raiding with Leashes set a few mins ago so I was just updating my post for it. I had a feeling you’d like the pet I gave you just so you wouldn’t have to do Chess. :P I didn’t like doing it at first but after so many matches, I actually like it now LOL. I see you named him after me :)

    That last pic is great and I’ll always remember Andre from the Princess Bride… Anybody want a peanut?

    • Oooo grats on Tito! I was actually getting better with completing the Chess event after WoW Insider posted a link to a strat for it a couple weeks ago. Even though it takes a couple minutes to do, it still doesn’t beat the few seconds it take for the other bosses, so you still saved me a lot of time, haha. I think I had my Tiny Seahorse already named after you, so I decided on flipping it for the Abyssal, which I think sounds cool. Thanks again for the pet!

      • Oooh I love the sea pony :D

        Hang on a minute, you named the puffer fish after me… are you calling me fat and poisonous? =/

      • Hmmmm, I thought I named you after the pony but I guess I was mistaken, lol.

        Wait a minute, I named the Puffer after you because it was the first pet in a bubble I came across alphabetically…cause, you know, Bubbles of Mischief and all….=P

  6. I *have* tried Kael in the last week, on both pally and DK, and have no freakin clue how people have no problems killing him. Last night the DK had him to 9% and she was at full health after the air phase, and he vaporized her. Uh?

    I still need the one from Illhoof in Kara, the dragonhawk from TK, all of the pets from SSC, all of the pets (minus the sandling) from ToT, and the direhorns.

    • Yeah, I don’t recall making it that far on Kael, but with all the new Ret gear I’ve been collectioning from LFR and Normal ToT, maybe I can SR “brute force” it and bypass everything, lol.

  7. Grats on all your new pets! I still have a fair few to go but I just haven’t had time… I’ll get there eventually!
    3 horns don’t play with long necks!

  8. I kill Kael in my blood spec. The worst part for me is killing the four blood elves because of all the stuns, slows, and other stuff that causes Tyle to run around like a chicken with her head cut off. But she’s able to live though any of the damage, heal herself up, and keep wittling away at everything. I also don’t use any of the weapons… None of the stuff that she could use has any helpful stuff on it. Kael… he goes in the air and I get to float around but I don’t remember him doing anything that hurts too much.

    • Hmmmm, that CC is pretty annoying. Maybe I’ll play the endurance game too and slowly wittle them down with Consecrate and Light’s Hammer and Judgments. And then maybe alt tab, watch a movie, /popcorn, etc…..

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