Sapphire Cub

Ah, the daily grind. I knew you could get the JC recipes from doing the Golden Lotus dailies but yesterday my persistence paid off when I found the Sapphire Cub design inside my Treasures of the Vale. After using all of my Spirits a few days ago, they’ve also been useful in my Secrets of the Stone discoveries. The only problem was the three Spirits of Harmony I used earlier that day as I didn’t think I’d be receiving the design quite so soon.

Last night, I set up my farm to produce 12 Motes of Harmony which was all that was missing to make it. To my surprise, I managed to get a Spirit of Harmony in my Treasures of the Vale today so I didn’t have to wait for tonight’s harvest after all. :)

I wasn’t sure what he looked like, so I was looking forward to making him.

Sapphire Cub-closeup

Isn’t he cute?

While each cub is crafted in the same fashion, tiny imperfections in the gemstones create a unique personality when imbued with life. They are, however, always playful and friendly.

Sapphire Cub

Pet no: 448

Be aware that it looks like a rare pet when you create it. Keep this in mind when you decide to purchase it from the AH. The pet can be any quality when you learn it – which kind of sucks when it uses 3x Spirits of Harmony. So far, I have made 2 and both have been ‘poor’ quality which appears to be the most common.

Due to a recent hotfix (11 Dec 2012) Mumper confirmed that all future crafted pets would be uncommon quality by default.

The Flawless Elemental Battle-Stone from the Sack of Pet Supplies may be used to upgrade your cub to a rare quality one. There’s  also a very small chance to obtain a general purpose Flawless Battle-Stone after winning a match against a wild pet while defeating higher level opponents increases the chances of obtaining a stone. Note that the latter are not soulbound and can be sold on the AH.

Early in the beta, I thought about taming one of the Skarr look-a-likes in The Jade Forest but when the game went live, I decided against it. Having my Sapphire Cub now though, I don’t feel the need for it’s larger jade cousin.

Author: Cymre

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

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  1. That’s a really nice looking companion! Grats :)

    I wasn’t aware that the vale treasures held anything more than a handful of gold, and once in a great while some stone or two I send off to my alchemist for possible transmute. Maybe I’ll find something for my blacksmith or tailor/enchanter?!?

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    • I’m not sure about the other professions but there’s another JC pet design I hope to get as well :)

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  2. Oh, he’s so cute! My jeweler/scribe just hit 87, I’ve got a long wait but he will be mine!

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  3. The pet is undoubtedly cute and it distracted me for a while from noticing your outfit. We’ve gotten used to seeing the Cymre Jones outfit.

    I really like the look of Five Sisters. You didn’t let us know about it. Aren’t you excited by it?

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    • I am, it’s just usually hidden by my tabard and shirt. It’s the first time I’ve really worn it as is, although I’m not happy with the gloves and belt yet as a transmog. Love the necklace bit :D

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  4. What quality was the one you crafted? I’m reading that the quality is random and looking for confirmation from a trusted source :).

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    • You know, I didn’t realise they could be different qualities. My first one turned out to be a poor one. I’ll be making another one after tonight’s harvest, so I’ll see what the next one is :)

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    • All crafted pets are now uncommon quality by default.

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