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Epic Pet Battle?

I’ve been known to stay at one Tamer location for a long time, especially when I’m power levelling a pet. So it’s not unusual that on occasion I will be locked in battle with with a pet or team as the rounds surpass 20 or 30 (although that’s more likely in a regular wild battle).

Take today for instance. I was in the process of trying to level several combinations of pets when I decided to use my uncommon level 22 Mechanical Pandaren Dragonling as the booster pet. After a couple of close attempts, it was only until my dragonling was was the last pet standing (or should I say flying) together with Hyuna’s turtle that I thought about epic battles and secret achievements.

WoWHead has these secret achievements which can be unlocked – but you won’t know the criteria for it until you’ve earned it. Pretty tricky, huh? So as my battle went past 50 rounds (:P), I thought it would be cool if we had achievements to reflect the length or difficulty of a battle – but it would have to be continuous active moves and no passing.

Epic Pet Battle-94
94 Rounds!!

Call it perseverance or stubbornness but I was somewhat curious to see how long it could go for. Towards the end, I was determined to get a win as my other two pets were dead and this was my levelling pet so I kept going until I was victorious. Turns out my dragon’s decoy ability worked like a charm, esp. when the turtle wanted to headbutt his opponent.

Well, it may be just a pipe dream but it was a nice thought while it lasted… after this particular battle though I only had some treats and a tattered collar to show for it.

In Other Pet News

  • The issue with mech and undead not proccing their rez is a known bug and we plan to fix it in 5.2.0 (Source)
  • We made a dramatic reduction to the respawn timer on the Scourged Whelpings in 5.2.0 (Source)
  • No changes to the Minfernal, we are happy with it’s capture rate. Scourged whelp was way off, its similar to Minfernal now. (Source)
  • An Elite pet will give standard XP but their daily quest has a much higher chance to drop a rare battle-stone. (Source)
  • Spirit tamers give a massive multiplier to XP on their dailies already, so no need for the battle-stones to be included in bags. (Source)
  • Plan is to have bonus rolls work for raid boss pets. Currently 2 of those and one pet on raid trash. Current plan is that they will drop as normal loot and on bonus rolls. Stunted Direhorn is not 5.2 anymore, most likely 5.3 at this point. We have a cool replacement though! Shooting for a custom model in 5.3.0 (Source)
  • Holding off on Epic Battle-Stones a bit longer still. They will come along with epic pets at the same time most likely. (Source)
  • The new raid pets are in all difficulties, including LFR. (Source) Fan-bloody-tastic! :)



Disc priest and relic hunter who loves collecting achievements, silver dragon shots and all things pets. You may know me as Cymre Brightblade. Catch all the pet battle strategies on my YouTube channel - CymreJones


January 22, 2013 at 9:16 pm

That’s an interesting thought about the length of pet battles giving achievements, think blizz should take note! I’m so pleased to see that they are including the pets in LFR too! Woohoo!

January 22, 2013 at 10:05 pm

Ninety-four rounds. O.o About how long does a battle like that last, in terms of minutes? My attention span is so awful I’m usually tabbed out if my clefthoof fails to smash each unfortunate opponent in four turns each!

January 23, 2013 at 1:18 am

Now those are long rounds! Oh good, they’re fixing that rez bug for my mechs and undeads, it’s been really annoying! And they’re doing WHAT to scourged whelplings? Those poor people who haven’t got one yet!

January 23, 2013 at 2:30 am

“No changes to the Minfernal, we are happy with it’s capture rate.”

%%##$$!!## your Minfernal capture rate Blizzard! They have got to be kidding. I’ve yet to even see a Tainted Rat to spawn there.

goes away quietly sobbing …

January 23, 2013 at 2:47 am

Wow, that is a long, LONG battle! I’m quite sure I’ve never had any battles that long yet — but then, my highest level pets so far are 17, 16, and 15.

January 23, 2013 at 3:53 am

Wow Wow Wow 94 rounds, that just blows my mind!! I actually can’t fathom one battle going so long, I guess that makes me a victim of our fast pace world.

Tome, I feel your pain it took me some time to get a Minfernal myself. You know how people sit around the green pools for them? I got mine just south of those pools at the edge of the green water where the slimes roam. I first killed ever battle pet around and on the opposite side of the road but in the same vicinity then I stayed near that water till one popped and lucky for me it was green.

January 23, 2013 at 11:56 am

94 rounds? You could have instead leveled ten pets to level 25 in that amount time! =P

    January 23, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    Kaitz – Me too!

    Nyx – it didn’t actually take that long, prob. ~6mins or so. I was alternating btwn my duel screens at the time.

    Navi – it should be a bit easier to get the scourged whelpings soon as the spawn time will be shorter.

    Tome – I thought of you when I read that. I’m still rooting for you…

    Kam – I was even surprised when I switched tabs and saw the number :P

    Starre – I don’t think I would do one like that again but our pets were stuck in a cycle of healing/shielding/damaging/repeat vs decoy/thunderbolt.

    Arv – Must be my Taurus streak…

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