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.