Thursday, October 11, 2012

Patch 5.1 PTR Notes

UPDATE: MMO-Champion datamined the fire kitty pet. It's official name is Cinder Kitten. It's an epic quality item and is BoP. Here's a screenshot preview! Still no word on how it's obtained.

Also, many new pets were datamined from the PTR. These include but may not be limited to:
- Imperial Moth
- Imperial Silkworm
- Darkmoon Hatchling
- Darkmoon Glowfly
- Darkmoon Eye
- Cinder Kitten
All of these mentioned are Bind on Use, except for the Cinder Kitten. We'll probably find out where these pets come from in the near future.

Lastly, Baby. Peacock. WANT!

Disclaimer: Remember that this IS the PTR. Things could change and some features might not make it or be released as previewed into the final version of patch 5.1.

The 5.1 PTR is out, and there are many new features for Pet Battles! Here are the official PTR patch notes, while MMO-Champion's datamined information can be found further down after the jump.

Official Patch Notes
- A new item has been introduced that can be used to upgrade the quality of Battle Pets: Battle-stones.
Battle-stones are available in two basic types, general purpose Battle-stones that can be used to upgrade the quality of any pet, and family specific Battle-stones, which can only be used to upgrade pets of a specific pet family.

Battle-stones are available in two qualities: Flawless Battle-stones can upgrade pets directly to Rare quality, while Polished Battle-stones will upgrade a pet to Uncommon quality.

Players will have a very small chance to obtain a general purpose Flawless Battle-stone after winning a match against wild pets; defeating higher level opponents increases the chances of obtaining a stone. These valuable items are not soulbound, and can be sold on the Auction House.

Family specific Flawless Battle-stones can be found in the Sack of Pet Supplies obtained from performing Pet Trainer quests, and are Bind on Pickup.

General purpose Polished Battle-stones can be purchased for 1000 Justice Points.
- Pet Journal
The quality of each pet is now visible in its slot in the Pet Journal.

Pets can now be filtered by name, type, rarity and level, and filters will remain in place each time the Pet Journal is viewed.

It is now possible to search locations in the Pet Journal. For example, searching “Westfall” will display all the Battle Pets that can be found in Westfall.
- Right clicking a pet's portrait will now offer the option to look it up in the Pet Journal.

- Players can now keep up to 650 pets.

- Battle Pet tooltips will now display whether a pet is owned, and how many pets of that type are owned.

- Pet Quality is now displayed in battles, and will be visible on portraits, names and tooltips.

- The level of battle pets in a zone can now be seen on the map, and it’s now possible to see the strength of wild pets relative to your team at a glance.

- Backline pets now display debuffs affecting them as well as the remaining duration of these effects.

- The experience multiplier obtained by all seven Grand Master pet trainers in Pandaria has been increased to x5 from x3.5.

- The experience multiplier obtained by defeating Pet Trainers Julia Stevens, Old Macdonald, Zunta, and Dagra the Fierce has been reduced to x2.5 from x3.5.

- Macros have been added that allow for summoning random pets and random favorite pets.

- The achievement Taming the World now awards the Safari Hat, which increases pet experience gained from Pet Battles by 10%.

- The I Choose You achievement has been added for defeating Zen Master Aki. The reward for this achievement is 3000 gold.

- A new Master Pet Tamer offering daily quests has been added to the Darkmoon Faire. Completing quests for the new trainer will offer the chance to acquire a new pet: the Darkmoon Eye.

- Two new Battle Pets now roam Darkmoon Island waiting to be caught.

- Fixed a bug where the Gazelle would join pet battles.

5.1 Datamined Notes
- 6 new possible pets:
- Imperial Moth
- Imperial Silkworm
- Darkmoon Hatchling
- Darkmoon Glowfly
- Darkmoon Eye
- Cinder Kitten
- New achievement, Seek and Defeat: Find and defeat the 8 legendary pets listed below.

- New achievement, I Choose You: Complete the Grand Master Aki quest.

- The achievement, Taming the World, rewards a Safari Hat which increased your pet's experience gain from a battle by 10%.


  1. well I guess I better get back to the darkmoon faire. I'm glad you mentioned this before this months faire is over lol. time to start handing in the quests again!

    1. @pandy: Mumper just mentioned that the new Darkmoon Faire pets would be spawned and from the new Tamer. So perhaps the dailies aren't necessary. It doesn't hurt to keep earning tickets either way, though. :)


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