Thursday, June 10, 2021

Kyrian's Path of Ascension - How to Collect Steward Featherling & Indigo

After finally diving into the Kyrian's Path of Ascension, I think I've figured out how this Sanctum Feature works and how to collect the 2 exclusive pets from it.

Here's a (hopefully quick) explanation of what you'll need to do to collect these battle pets.

Some things to note:

  • Path of Ascension is a Brawler's Guild-esque scenario. You need to unlock bosses that can be fought at different difficulties.
  • There are 4 difficulties. From easiest to hardest: Courage(1), Loyalty(2), Wisdom(3), and Humility(4).
  • You cannot fight a higher difficulty without first defeating the previous difficulty for that boss.
  • Sometimes you'll need to defeat ALL previously unlocked bosses at the previous difficulty to unlock the next boss or difficulty.
  • Equipment and charms (items that buff you during the scenario) come from blueprints that are earned after defeating bosses for the first time.
  • You can challenge a boss or redo an encounter as many times as you want, so long as you have Medallion of Service. These are looted from treasures, rares, Callings, etc.
  • I used Wowhead Path of Ascension strategies to defeat each encounter. Choose bosses and difficulty on the left navigation bar on the page.

 

Feel free to correct me if any of the following is incorrect. I took a long break between upgrading T1 and T2 (to save up AP for additional upgrades), so it wouldn't surprise me if I got some steps wrong.

Steward Featherling -

1. Build T1 Path of Ascension.

2. Do the quest chain that follows, which will unlock 3(I think?) bosses: Kalisthene, Echthra, and Alderyn & Myn'r. (If only the first 2 unlock, defeat them on Courage difficulty first, and then unlock the third.)

3. Defeat these 3 bosses on Courage difficulty.

4. Craft any equipment blueprints that you can.

5. Build T2 Path of Ascension.

6. New quests will unlock 3 more bosses: Nuuminuuru, Craven Corinth, Spliterbark Nightmare.

7. Defeat these 3 bosses on Courage difficulty.

8. After you've defeated all 6 on Courage difficulty, defeat Kalisthene on Loyalty difficulty.

9. New quests to unlock 3 more bosses, but you're only interested in one: Athanos.

10. Challenge Athanos (Courage difficulty) after unlocking him. I went with this strategy.

11. Complete the achievement, Inside the Park Home Run, and you'll be able to purchase the Steward Featherling from the Path of Ascension pet vendor for 250 charms.

Achievement tips: Use the strategy linked above, but instead of avoiding Athanos' Power Swing ability, stand just almost out of range of it at least 5 times. The closer you are to Athanos when Power Swing goes off, the further you'll get knocked back. If Power Swing just barely touches you, it won't knock you as far and you won't need to worry about getting flung off the platform. Kite and kill once you've been hit by Power Swing 5 times, while avoiding the charge and additional Power Swings.

(It's unknown if this achievement is bugged since it can be completed on Courage difficulty even though it states Wisdom.)

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Indigo -

1. Build T1 and T2 Path of Ascension.

2. Defeat all unlocked bosses (should be 9 of them, doesn't include Azaruux) on Courage difficulty.

3. Built T3 Path of Ascension.

4. Defeat Kalisthene, Echthra, Alderyn & Myn'ir, Nuuminuuru, Craven Corinth, Splinterbark, and Thran'tiok on Loyalty difficulty. Wisdom difficulty should be unlocked.

5. Defeat Alderyn and Myn'ir on Wisdom difficulty and Indigo is the reward. I used the Courage strategy for the Wisdom encounter.

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Patch 9.1 PTR - Junk Items Shopping List

There are 3 pets coming in Patch 9.1 that won't cost gold or Polished Pet Charms (although there is a 4th pet that *will* cost 10k PPC), but instead junk items. Each pet will require 3 old world grey items (1 of each item). Think of it as a sort of scavenger hunt. It's a unique and refreshing mechanic vs. the usual spend gold/charms for vendor pets.

Since they're vendor trash, finding these items should be a no-brainer, right? Sure, except the revamped world-scaling kind of messed up certain loot tables, and players that aren't level appropriate for these old world greys won't see them drop in most cases. So it's a bit of a puzzle/search.

After some testing on *live* servers, I've determined where to find each of the junk items. All the items were collected on a max level character, except for one. I also needed a rogue to pickpocket mobs. There are probably other ways of collecting these items, but this is what I found worked for me.

I make no guarantee that the loot tables and droprates will stay the same between now and 9.1 release. Blizzard might adjust anything that they see fit.

Hidden behind the jump break, just in case you don't want spoilers and want to figure it out on your own. ;)

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Keeping Track: Charity Battle Pet Donation Totals

 List of money raised from battle pet (and accompanying plush toys) charity fundraisers over the years:

  • 2009 - Pandaren Monk raised over $1.1 million for the Make-a-Wish Foundation
  • 2010 - Moonkin Hatchling raised over $800,000 for the Make-a-Wish Foundation
  • 2011 - Cenarion Hatchling raised over $1.9 million for the American Red Cross Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami relief efforts
  • 2012 - Cinder Kitten raised over $2.3 million for the American Red Cross Superstorm Sandy relief efforts
  • 2013 - Alterac Brew Pup raised over $1 million for the Make-a-Wish Foundation
  • 2014 - Argi raised over $1.9 million for the Red Cross Ebola Relief Efforts in Africa
  • 2015 - Brightpaw raised over $1.7 million for the Make-a-Wish Foundation
  • 2016 - Mischief (AND plushie) raised over $2.5 million for the Make-a-Wish Foundation
  • 2017 - Shadow (AND plushie) raised over $1.8 million for the American Red Cross Disaster Relief and the IFRC Disaster Relief Fund
  • 2018 - Whomper for Code.org (raised an undisclosed amount)
  • 2019 - Dottie for Make-A-Wish Foundation and WE.org (raised an undisclosed amount)
  • 2021 - Bananas and Daisy raised $500k (unlocked Bananas for everyone), and a total of $1,000,808 (unlocked Daisy for everyone) for Doctors Without Borders' COVID-19 Crisis Fund

 

Estimated total: $16,000,808* (updated April 2021 to include Bananas & Daisy)

*includes money raised from sales of non-battle pet items

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Year of the Ox

Happy Year of the Ox! Wishing you good health, prosperity, and happiness. May RNG be in your favor.

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Shadowlands: Calling and WQ Dependent Battle Pets

 List of Shadowlands battle pets that depend on certain active Calling(s) or WQs.

Note that even if you complete the Calling or WQ, it can still be active for other people. Callings last for 2-3 days, so treasure chests will "reset" daily, meaning additional chances.

Best way I've found to see what's active, even if I'm not personally on the quest, is Wowhead's "Today in WoW". Lower left shows which Calling is currently active.


CALLINGS

➨ Available only during "Do 3 WQs with your Trainee" Calling:

Lucy - drops from Dirty Glinting Object

Notes: This object is "dug up" by the Trainee that you're assigned to for this Calling. There are different named Trainees for each Covenant though, and it's random which one you're given each time. Only one named Trainee per Covenant can find the object for you. If they find one, they'll emote/say something. Your Trainee will stick around with you for the duration of the quest, so DON'T turn it in if you want more time to search for objects.

      • Drippy (Venthyr)
      • Twinklewings (Night Fae)
      • Deos (Kyrian)
      • Dregs (Necrolord)

 
➨ Available only during "Collect 3 Coins of Brokerage" and "Do WQs, loot treasures, kill rares in X zone" Callings:

Bastion

Gilded Wader - drops from Silver Strongbox

Maldraxxus

Skittering Venomspitter - drops from Sprouting Growth

Bubbling Pustule - drops from Slime-Coated Crate

Revendreth

Burdened Soul - drops from Secret Treasure

Trapped Stonefiend - drops from Bleakwood Chest


WORLD QUESTS

➨ Available during the A Stolen Stone Fiend WQ (Revendreth):

Dal - After completing the World Quest, speak with Penkle located behind the building to receive a Cage Key. Use the key to unlock the cage next to Penkle and collect this pet.

➨ Available during the Muck It Up WQ (Revendreth):

Primordial Bogling - Drops from the Bog Beast rare that has a chance to spawn during this WQ. If you complete the quest, stick around for the rare.

➨ Honorable mention goes to the Swarming Souls WQ (Revendreth):

Wrathling - Drops from the Manifestation of Wrath rare that has a chance to spawn during this WQ. If you complete the quest, stick around for the rare. HOWEVER this pet can also drop from a normal rare spawn, Prideful Hulk, so it's not exclusive to this WQ.

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Shadowlands: Pets From Necrolord Abomination Factory, Kyrian Path of Ascension, & Venthyr The Ember Court

Just to round out my Covenant guides, I'm making this post to briefly explain the way the other 3 Covenants work for the 8 shared battle pets. Night Fae guide can be found here. Other Covenant-specific-earned and/or crafted pets won't be mentioned.

As a disclaimer, I'm combining these 3 into one post because Necrolord is straight forward, and I didn't test Kyrian and Venthyr much because of how annoying the testing experience was for that content on Beta. Night Fae had a lot of help in the way of testing - NPCs, vendors, abilities to skip time, etc. Meanwhile, Kyrian and Venthyr did not. These won't be very detailed sections, I'm afraid.

If there's anything I've missed or is incorrect, please let me know, thanks!

Saturday, November 7, 2020

Shadowlands: Pets From The Queen's Conservatory (Night Fae)

There are ~8 pets that are shared across the four Covenants, obtained in different ways depending on which Covenant you're in. 

This overview explains how to obtain these battle pets as a member of the Night Fae.

Many thanks to @patf0rd for their help testing.

If there's anything I've missed or is incorrect, please let me know, thanks!

Covenant (Sanctum) Feature

The Covenant (or Sanctum) Feature that yields these pets is called The Queen's Conservatory. Think of it as a "talent" for your hall/sanctum, and it can be upgraded multiple times. Each Tier upgrade unlocks additional content and provides bonuses.

Once the feature is unlocked, you'll gain access to what I like to think of as a private garden atop one of the gigantic Ardenweald trees. In addition to growing plants, your ultimate goal is to help the dead (Spirits) grow enough to be able to transition back into the realm of the living (reincarnation).

You'll start out with a modest number of pods and plots to work with. As you apply upgrades more pods and plots will become available.

Each Tier upgrade costs an increasing amount of Reservoir Anima and Redeemed Souls, and will take an increasing amount of time to complete.

For the pets, you'll want The Queen's Conservatory, Tier 2 (Initial Growth) at the very least. This unlocks at least one Wildseed pod that is attached to two Catalyst plots. More is better, of course! Additional information on why this is the case listed below.


TL;DR -
1. Upgrade Conservatory to Tier 2. (if you use your Spirits prior to this is up to you, but not worth it IMO)
2. Get 3 Wildseed Root Grain.
3. Place the 3 Wildseed Root Grain in dirt piles so that all three are touching 2 pods. (see image below, where the #4 is the area you're targeting, so those 3 connecting dirt piles + 2 pods)
4. Make sure the 2 pods have Wildseed Root Grain buffs each. (can click on them to check)
5. Insert the Spirit of your choice into each pod. (each category of Spirit has 2 possible pets each, Prideful = Venthyr-themed pets for example)
6. Wait for however many days for your Wildseed to mature. (can click on the pod to check its buff for time left)
7. Open the mature Wildseed, talk to the Spirit who will spawn a chest. Pet drops from the chest and NOT the Artisan Satchel that also appears in the chest.
8. Repeat until you get all the pets! Good Luck!
(see this list of which Spirits drop which pets)

Friday, October 9, 2020

Shadowlands: Covenant Battle Pets

List of all Shadowlands battle pets that require a specific Covenant to obtain, and any additional requirements.

AFAIK, all of these pets can be summoned on any toon regardless of Covenant status, except Renown pets. Renown pets can only be summoned by members of their associated Covenant.

Note: There are 8 pets (marked with an asterisk* in each list) shared and available across all Covenants. How they're obtained will vary for each Covenant.

KYRIAN (13)

  • Ruffle - Renown 27
  • Grubby - Kyrian Campaign
final quest of the A Vessel of Ardenweald storyline
  • Indigo - Sanctum Feature, Path of Ascension (tier 3)
  • Larion Pouncer - Sanctum Feature, Anima Conductor (tier 3)

channel anima stream to Citadel of Loyalty

  • Lost Featherling - World drop from Citadel of Loyalty mobs
  • Steward Featherling - Sanctum Feature, Path of Ascension (tier 1)

requires Inside the Park Home Run achievement 

  • Bloodfeaster Spiderling* - Sanctum Feature, Path of Ascension (tier 1)

requires Itsy Bitsy Fighters achievement

  • Brightscale Hatchling* - Sanctum Feature, Path of Ascension (tier 2)
  • Corpulent Bonetusk* - Sanctum Feature, Path of Ascension (tier 1)

requires Itsy Bitsy Fighters achievement

  • Dusty Sporeflutterer* - Sanctum Feature, Path of Ascension (tier 3)
  • Pearlwing Heron* - Sanctum Feature, Path of Ascension (tier 1)

requires The Hoot of the Issue achievement

  • Plaguelouse Larva* - ??
  • Sable* - Sanctum Feature, Path of Ascension (tier 1)

requires Charmed, I'm Sure achievement

  • Violet Dredwing Pup* - Sanctum Feature, Path of Ascension (tier 1)

requires Curse of Thirst achievement

 

TL;DR - Need to do for Kyrian pets:

  • Earn Renown 27
  • Complete "A Vessel of Ardenweald" storyline
  • Path of Ascension Tier 1, 2, 3
  • Anima Conductor Tier 3
  • Achievements from Path of Ascension (may require upgrading past Tier 1)

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NECROLORD (11)

  • Jiggles - Renown 27
  • Backbone - Sanctum Feature, Abomination Factory (tier 2)
  • Mu'dud - Sanctum Feature, Abomination Factory (tier 4)
  • Bloodfeaster Spiderling* - Sanctum Feature, Abomination Factory (tier 1)

requires Honored with Stitchmasters faction (Necrolord sub-faction)

  • Brightscale Hatchling* - Sanctum Feature, Abomination Factory (tier 1)

requires Honored with Stitchmasters faction (Necrolord sub-faction)

  • Corpulent Bonetusk* - Sanctum Feature, Abomination Factory (tier 1)

requires Honored with Stitchmasters faction (Necrolord sub-faction)

  • Dusty Sporeflutterer* - Sanctum Feature, Abomination Factory (tier 1)

requires Honored with Stitchmasters faction (Necrolord sub-faction)

  • Pearlwing Heron* - Sanctum Feature, Abomination Factory (tier 1)

requires Honored with Stitchmasters faction (Necrolord sub-faction)

  • Plaguelouse Larva* - Sanctum Feature, Abomination Factory (tier 1)

requires Honored with Stitchmasters faction (Necrolord sub-faction)

  • Sable* - Sanctum Feature, Abomination Factory (tier 1)

requires Honored with Stitchmasters faction (Necrolord sub-faction)

  • Violet Dredwing Pup* - Sanctum Feature, Abomination Factory (tier 1)

requires Honored with Stitchmasters faction (Necrolord sub-faction)

 

TL;DR - Need to do for Necrolord pets:

  • Earn Renown 27
  • Abomination Factory Tier 1, 2, 4
  • At least Honored with Stitchmasters

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NIGHT FAE (16)

  • Trootie - Renown 27
  • Fun Guss - Unlock a vendor by completing storylines

requires Friendly with Marasmius faction (Night Fae sub-faction)

  • Fuzzy Shimmermoth - Unlock a vendor by completing storylines

requires Friendly with Marasmius faction (Night Fae sub-faction)

  • Gloober, as G'huun - Sanctum Feature, Anima Conductor (tier 1)
                    requires participation in at least 2 different Star Lake Amphitheater performances
  • Leafadore - Sanctum Feature, Anima Conductor (tier 1)

requires participation in at least 3 different Star Lake Amphitheater performances

  • Sir Reginald - Unlock a vendor by completing storylines

requires Friendly with Marasmius faction (Night Fae sub-faction)

  • Stemmins - Vendor

requires Friendly with Court of Night faction (Night Fae sub-faction)

  • Willowbreeze - Vendor

requires Friendly with Court of Night faction (Night Fae sub-faction)

  • Bloodfeaster Spiderling* - Sanctum Feature, Queen's Conservatory (tier 2)
  • Brightscale Hatchling* - Sanctum Feature, Queen's Conservatory (tier 2)
  • Corpulent Bonetusk* - Sanctum Feature, Queen's Conservatory (tier 2)
  • Dusty Sporeflutterer* - Sanctum Feature, Queen's Conservatory (tier 2)
  • Pearlwing Heron* - Sanctum Feature, Queen's Conservatory (tier 2)
  • Plaguelouse Larva* - Sanctum Feature, Queen's Conservatory (tier 2)
  • Sable* - Sanctum Feature, Queen's Conservatory (tier 2)
  • Violet Dredwing Pup* - Sanctum Feature, Queen's Conservatory (tier 2)

 

TL;DR - Need to do for Night Fae pets:

  • Earn Renown 27
  • Anima Conductor Tier 1
  • Queen's Conservatory Tier 2
  • Transport Network Tier 1
  • At least Friendly with Marasmius
  • At least Friendly with Court of Night

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VENTHYR (13)

  • Sinheart - Renown 27
  • Battie - Vendor

requires Revered with The Ember Court (Venthyr sub-faction)

  • Char - Sanctum Feature, The Ember Court (tier ?)
  • Dredger Butler - Sanctum Feature, The Ember Court (tier 2)
  • Stony - Sanctum Feature, Transport Network (tier 3)
  • Bloodfeaster Spiderling* - Sanctum Feature, The Ember Court (tier 3)
  • Brightscale Hatchling* - Sanctum Feature, The Ember Court (tier 3)
  • Corpulent Bonetusk* - Sanctum Feature, The Ember Court (tier 3)
  • Dusty Sporeflutterer* - Sanctum Feature, The Ember Court (tier 3)
  • Pearlwing Heron* - Sanctum Feature, The Ember Court (tier 3)
  • Plaguelouse Larva* - Sanctum Feature, The Ember Court (tier 3)
  • Sable* - Sanctum Feature, The Ember Court (tier 3)
  • Violet Dredwing Pup* - Sanctum Feature, The Ember Court (tier 3)

 

TL;DR - Need to do for Venthyr pets:

  • Earn Renown 27
  • The Ember Court Tier 2, 3
  • Transport Network Tier 3
  • At least Revered with The Ember Court

*CLOSED* - My WarcraftPets 10yr Anniversary Giveaway

Giveaway has ended. Keep this post up for for posterity's sake.

WINNERS:
@KerynWeylan - NA
@stormcrowned- EU

Congrats!

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10 years ago I officially joined the WarcraftPets admin team. To celebrate a decade of volunteering I'm giving away one(1) Gryphon Hatchling code (NA-region) and one(1) Blizzard Store pet (EU-region).

The Gryphon Hatchling battle pet was part of a plushie-pet bundle sold from the Blizzard Store. They've since discontinued it, and it's unknown if/when either will be made available again.

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Shadowlands: Battle Pets Details

Consolidating details on Shadowlands battle pets. All info from Beta and is subject to change.

Full list of New Shadowlands battle pets: https://www.warcraftpets.com/wow-pets/new/

Full list of Datamined Shadowlands battle pets: https://www.warcraftpets.com/wow-pets/unlisted/


Total Shadowlands Pets
135

Notes: *For Now* (see this Muffinus Tweet)

Family Breakdown
Dragonkin - 0
Mechanical - 1
Aquatic - 3
Humanoid - 8
Elemental - 12
Magic - 14
Undead - 19
Critter - 22
Beast - 22
Flying - 34 (+1?)

Notes: The question marks indicate the number of pets that are missing/hidden in the Pet Journal but could still be available in the future.

 

Wild Pets
Total: 25

Ardenweald - 6
Bastion - 8
Maldraxxus - 6
Revendreth - 5

 

Polished Pet Charms Needed
5250 PPC
- to buy twenty vendor pets @ 250 each + one item @ 250 for a crafted pet
Note: This value is if you acquire 8 shared Covenant pets only from the Kyrian Covenant, assuming the 3 missing Kyrian vendor pets can be unlocked later and purchased with charms

OR

3250 PPC
- to buy twelve vendor pets
@ 250 each + one item @ 250 for a crafted pet
Note: This value is if you acquire 8 shared Covenant pets from any other Covenant other than Kyrian

 

Other Currency Needed
20 Argent Commendation (pre-patch)
99+ Infused Rubies
1000 Sinstone Fragments
25 Malleable Flesh
14000 Reservoir Anima (or 6000 Anima if you acquire eight pets from any other Covenant other than Necrolord)
120 Grateful Offering

Notes: Might need more than 99 Infused Rubies. I haven't been able to confirm, but testing on Beta leads me to believe that Venthyr members will need to buy
Hand Crafted Mirror Repair Kit (20 rubies each) to repair broken mirrors for one of the battle pets.

 

Pets with Multiple Appearances
Crawbat (3 colors)
Dredger Butler (4 colors - can only collect 1)
Invertebrate Oil (2 colors)
Iridescent Ooze (3 colors, possible color-changer)
PHA7-YNX (3 colors )

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