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The Spectral Porcupette

Posted in WoW with tags , , , , on January 21, 2015 by diablo343

Spectral Porcupette

Finding easy-to-get pets that everyone doesn’t already have is a tough task. I’ve come across one that’s still relatively rare, and that’s the Spectral Porcupette, which is only owned by about 24% of the players who use Warcraft Pets. While he may not be the best pet for battles, he’s still a great in the looks department and only requires about an hour of time to obtain.

Start by heading to Pandaria. Once you’re there, fly north. And keep flying north until to are beyond Kun-Lai Summit. North of Kun-Lai is the Isle of Giants, a zone full of dinosaurs. These dinosaurs are level 90 elites that are pretty easy to kill when you hit level 100. The only mob you need to avoid is Oondasta, he still requires a group to kill.

Each mob on this islands drops Giant Dinosaur Bones. These bones are used for quests on the island. One of the quests, called “A Large Pile of Giant Dinosaur Bones” gives you the above mentioned Porcupette. This quest can be obtained from Ku’Ma, who is found around 28,58 in a cave. You’re required to collect 999 bones, which might seem tedious, but once you start killing you see the mobs dropping 5, 10, sometimes up to 20 bones at a time. Your biggest hurdle is tagging enemies before other player do, so I suggest heading up there during non-peak hours.

Zandalari Kneebiter

On top of the Porcupette, Direhorn Runts are also about a 1 in 60 drop off these mobs. They are great for some PvE battles and can also be sold on the auction house for around 500g. There are Troll Dinomancers on this island too, and they drop each of the four Zandalari Dinosaur pets.

Another rare drop from these dinosaurs is a Primal Egg. These eggs will hatch after 3 days and give you a rare ground mount.


More Easy To Get Battle Pets (Warlords of Draenor Edition)

Posted in WoW with tags , , , , , , on January 13, 2015 by diablo343

A new expansion means there are a lot of new easy to get battle pets. Here’s a few to get you started.

Fruit HunterFruit Hunter – Follow your nose to this easy to get battle pet. Located around 64,65 in Frostfire Ridge. A Mysterious Egg can be collected in Grom’Gar just to the west of the daily pet battle tamer, Gargra. Inside this Mysterious Egg is your Fruit Hunter. Unfortunately you have to wait three days for the egg to hatch. It’s in an area with a bunch of level 90 enemies, so it’s obtainable by anyone who can get to the zone.

Brilliant Spore – This spikey ball is a drop off of Rotcap, who is located south/west of Veil Akraz in Spires of Arak, right around 38,27. He’s a level 97 rare mob, so plan accordingly depending on your level and skill.

Meadowstomper Calf – This little guy is a reward from the quest New Babies in Nagrand. You have to coax 5 Tenderhoof Meadowstompers back to Digrem Orebar, the quest giver. This quest is started at 79,52 in Nagrand, outside of the Ring of Trails. You’ll probably come across it while leveling.

Royal Peacock

Royal Peacock – The Royal Peacock is a reward from Draenor Safari, the achievement for collecting all the new wild pets introduced in Warlords of Draenor. It’s automatically added to your journal upon collecting the final pet.

Soloing (or carrying a pet) On The Burning Pandaren Spirit

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 12, 2013 by diablo343

The Anubisath Idol is probably one of the best pets for PvE battles. It can be used to solo a couple tamers and is very usable to take down one or two pets on others. This time I’m going to walk you through soloing the Burning Pandaren Spirit with him in patch 5.4.

To get one of your own, head to the Temple of Ahn’Qiraj in southern Silithus. It’s a drop off Emperor Vek’lor. He’s part of the Twim Emperors boss, one of the more difficult battles in AQ, but is soloable with some persistence.

WoWScrnShot_111213_110040For my set up I take the Anubisath Idol with Crush, Stoneskin and Deflection in my first slot, a pet I’m carrying second and a third pet that’s strong against Fliers, in this case a Nordrassil Wisp. This third pet could also be a carry pet, but I like the security of having a pet that can take down BPS’s third pet, Glowy, in case of emergency. Any carry pets need to be able to take around 800 damage because Crimson’s Cyclone ability will hit them a couple times and BPS’s Immolate will deal an additional 300 or so.

Starting with your Anubisath Idol, cast Crush, Stoneskin, Deflection, Crush and repeat Crush until Crimson is dead. Ideally, you will miss on one of your attacks. This will take Deflection off cooldown for the first round of the Burning Pandaren Spirit. If not, don’t worry, you’ll still be fine. Don’t purposely pass a turn because if you miss after passing, you’ll screw up the plan.

If Deflection is off cooldown, cast it in the first round against the BPS, if not, just hit him with Crush. He always starts the battle with Conflagrate. Next, bring in your carry pet. BPS use your swap turn to heal then hit you with Immolate. Cast anything with your carry pet and swap back to your Anubisath Idol. For the next two rounds BPS will be casting nothing, so recast Stoneskin and wait for Conflagrate to be off cooldown so you can block it with Deflection, otherwise hit him with Crush.

If you have a second carry pet, repeat the process so this pet will only take minimal damage. When Glowy comes in you won’t need to dodge any of it’s attacks, just make sure you keep Stoneskin up and keep spamming Crush and you’ll finish him off with about half health.

And there you are, one more tamer you can carry a pet on.

Naming Your Battle Pets In World of Warcraft

Posted in WoW with tags , , , , , , on October 20, 2013 by diablo343

I’ve been a proponent of naming all of my pets. Now, I currently have 486, so I haven’t named every one of them. What I have been able to do is name all of my level 25 pets, to which I currently have 140. WoWScrnShot_102013_125040To name this many pets, I’ve had to employ a number of techniques for original names. Here is a few I use.

  • Clever Names – These are names that it might take the average player a few seconds to notice a relation between the name and pet. Examples: Bat named Man, Sandy Petrel named Gulliver and Westfall Chicken named Chauntecleer.
  • Pop Culture References – These are the most common of my names. They’re pets named after video game characters, actors, musicians, songs, ect. Examples: Emerald Turtle named Trejo, Proto-Drake Whelp named Protoman and Arcane Eye named Leela.
  • Podcasters – I’ve named quite a few pets after some of my favorite podcasters. Examples – Harpy Youngling named Freck, Little Fawn named Randy (Sklar) and Scourged Whelpling named JRY.
  • Pornstars – It’s no secret, I’m a fan of boobies. Therefore, I’ve named a number of my pets after some of my favorite pornstars. Examples: Anubisath Idol named Talore, Mr. Grubs named Couture and Nexus Whelpling named Poppens.
  • Random Words – This is my favorite. I was at my parents’ house a couple weeks ago and I was getting behind in naming my pets. So as we sat there talking, I was naming pets after random words that came up in conversation. Examples: Lil’ Bad Wolf named Seven, Mini Mindslayer named Thick and Snarly named Rock.
  • Comedians – I’m a huge comedy nerd, so I’ve named a few after some of my favorite stand-up comdeians. Examples: Chrominius named Demetri, Ghostly Skull named Leary and Harbinger of Flame named Benson.
  • Way Too Common – These are names that are obvious. I try to avoid them, but sometimes it easier to give in and just use them. Examples: Darkmoon Blimp named Goodyear,  Crow named Murder and Kun-Lai Runt named Smash.
  • Related Named Pets – These are groups of 2-5 pets that all have related names. Examples – My group of Pandaren Spirits are named Inky, Pinky, Blinky and Clyde, I have an H.P. Lovecraft team (see photo above): Death Talon Whelpguard named Nyarlathotep, Snake named Yig and Tiny Bog Beast named Yog Sothoth and have three pets named after the hosts of The Caustic Soda Podcast: Stone Armadillo named Toren, Tideskipper named Fulghum and Wolpertinger named Leeson.

My PvP Pet Battle Team

Posted in WoW with tags , , , , , , on October 12, 2013 by diablo343

This post is part of the Warcraft Pet Foundry October Blogging Carnival. This month’s topic is “Your Best PvP Team”, and since I barely ever do PvP pet battles, I decided to just pick three pets that I think would be good for such battles.

WoWScrnShot_101213_130958#1 – Crimson Geode with Spark, Amplify Magic and Elementium Bolt.

#2 – Amber Moth with Alpha Strike, Cocoon Strike and Moth Dust

#3 – Tranquil Mechanical Yeti with Metal Fish, Call Lightning and Ion Cannon

I start battles with Crimson Geode and cast Elementium Bolt, then Amplify Magic, then Spark until Elementium Bolt is off cooldown. Then I restart the rotation until he’s dead.

Next I pull in Amber Moth and start with Cocoon Strike, then Moth Dust, then Alpha Strike until Cocoon Strike is off cooldown. Then I restart the rotation until he’s dead.

Finally I bring in the Tranquil Mechanical Yeti and start with Call Lightning, then Ion Cannon and after the two round recharge cast metal fist. Then I restart the rotation until he’s dead.

Carrying a Pet On Courageous Yon

Posted in WoW with tags , , , , , , , on September 15, 2013 by diablo343

Ever since patch 5.4 my strategy for carrying a pet on Farmer Nishi has been obsolete. This sent me on a mission to find a new tamer I can carry a pet on since that was my blog’s most popular post. Perhaps it was only popular because people have been having trouble defeating him since patch 5.4, who knows.

First off, I want to thank Derfis (@WoWDerfus) over at Will Pet Battle For Food for his strategy to carrying a pet on Grand Master Aki. This one is basically the same strategy with a different third pet.


I’ve come up with a technique that can carry one or two pets on Courageous Yon in Kun-Lai Summit. He’s located inside a cave in Kota Peak in the south western corner of the zone. The cave is at the top of the mountain and can only be accessed from the southern face.

mountainThe first slot will be the pet you’re carrying. It will only take about 150 damage, so just about any pet can go there. The second pet will be an Anubisath Idol with Crush, Stoneskin and Deflection. And your third pet is anything that is strong against Beasts. I choose a Tranquil Mechanical Yeti because he’s my go to for Beast fights. You probably won’t need this third pet, unless you make a mistake somewhere and just want a little insurance.

petsYon starts with his pet Piqua. Use any one round ability with your carry pet. Piqua will attack with Squack, which only deals 100-150 damage and lowers your damage by 25% for three rounds. Which is fine because you will now swap in your Anubisath Idol.

There are three things to remember when using your Idol against all three of Yon’s pets:

  1. The first two pets you face have two round attacks that charge on the first round. Piqua has Liftoff and Lapin has Burrow. When each of these attacks are selected you need to cast Deflection in the next round so you avoid the damage.
  2. Always keep Stoneskin active. When it gets down to one round left, cast it again, unless it conflicts with the first rule. If you have an add-on that shows your opponent’s abilities, you can cast Stoneskin on the turn Liftoff or Burrow comes off of cooldown, because you know he will cast them in that round.
  3. Attack with Crush, unless it conflicts with the first two rules.

If you do this you should have around 1000 health left when Yon’s third pet, Bleat comes in. His attacks are weak against your Idol’s, but Crush is weak against him. So you can either keep hitting him with Crush until he dies, or just bring in your strong against beasts pet. It’s entirely possible to kill all three of Yon’s pets with your Idol since they all have one of those Stampede like abilities that Stoneskin will block all the damage from and also prevent your pet from getting the double damage debuff.

So there you go. Now I wait for patch 5.5 when they change something on this battle to make this strategy obsolete too. Happy leveling.

My Favorite Battle Pet Add Ons

Posted in WoW with tags , , , on August 30, 2013 by diablo343

This post is written as a part of the September Warcraft Pet Foundry Blogging Carnival.

There are three pet battle related add ons that I use:


BattlePetCount – Displays what level and quality you currently have in each pet you see, whether you’re in a battle, encountering them in the world or hovering over a caged version.

PetBattle Teams – Lets you create an unlimited amount of teams for quick access. Great for quickly switching pets in between tamers or beasts of fable.

Pet Tracker – Displays the locations of all pets, stables and tamers on the world map. Tracks your progress of catching pets in your current zone. Shows the rarity of pets in battle and warns you of upgrades. Displays all your enemies and allies abilities as you fight. Provides a journal of all tamers and their teams.

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