Before you tackle the elite battle pets of the Pandaren fables, pick up the Beasts of Fable quest from your Battle Pet Trainer – Gentle San at Shrine of Two Moons or Sara Finkleswitch at Shrine of Seven Stars. Note you will only see the quest if you’ve defeated Aki the Chosen.
Have you ever read the great Pandaren book of fables? Pandaren pass these stories on to their cubs – stories of the cricket and the hawk, or the slow-moving turtle – to teach them lessons that they will find useful in life. What few cubs know is that these creatures exist, here, in Pandaria! Though the stories of their travels are made up, they are powerful denizens of this world. Should you happen upon them in your travels, you may test the might of your pets against their storied statures.
These elites will be easy to spot due to their unique golden paw print (rather than the usual green), as well as a golden elite dragon around their portrait.
Things to note:
- There are 10 Elite pets in total
- You cannot capture an Elite Battle Pet
- There is no bonus XP to be gained from using a levelling pet
- If you lose or forfeit the match, the pet will respawn within seconds
- These pets cannot be attacked or killed using player spells and abilities
- These particular battles are coded so you will not be broken out of the battle by PVP
Location: South of Darkhide under a tree in the Wild Plains, Between Stormstout Brewery and Nesingwary’s Safari, Valley of the Four Winds – 25, 78
Level 25 Beast: Trample, Hoof, Roar
Since there are only three types of pets to battle (Critter, Beast and Aquatic), you can pretty much do these with three specific teams, although pets with high health with give you better mileage against the 4K+ epic pets.
Completing the quest rewards you with the Red Panda as well as the achievement – Fabled Pandaren Tamer while the daily version awards the Fabled Pandaren Pet Supplies which may contain a Mountain Panda, Sunfur Panda, or a Snowy Panda as well as the usual items.