After a certain tweet about a name change to my NPC yesterday, I was curious to see if Cymre’s surname had changed on Wowhead and was so excited to see a pinned location in Gorgrond. I actually gasped. OMG!! I had to log in and see her for myself. The good news is, she’s pretty close to Beastwatch – our outpost location. From there, all you have to do is head southeast to Overlook Ruins.

This is how Cymre Brightblade originally looked in-game.

Cymre Jones NPC - Cymre Brightblade

Whoa! A level three menagerie requires:

  • Town Hall (Level 3) – which is only available at max level
  • Draenic Pet Battler – Win 1000 500 pet battles in Draenor to obtain the Level 3 menagerie blueprint

Thankfully, that was removed in a later build.

@cymre The “gated behind level 3” design was short-lived, but still made it to the beta. Wait until next build, you can battle yourself.

— Jonathan LeCraft (@TheCrafticus) August 14, 2014

Cymre Brightblade’s Team

I love that Cymre’s pets are just pottering around and she even has a tent, some archaeology tools and artifacts lying around. It makes me wonder what her speech options will be.

Her team consists of a legendary mechanical, undead and magic pet, just like the archaeology and enchanting lookalikes. I’ll admit the lantern threw me at first, but it seems to be a unique archaeological find of mine, err hers.

Gyrexle, the Eternal MechanicLaunch Rocket, Railgun, Repair
Idol of DecayDark Rebirth, Swarm of Flies, Rot
Wishbright LanternArcane Blast, Illuminate, Wish

Cymre is the Major Payne of Draenor - for Cymre Brightblade

Any of this could change before the release but in the meantime, here’s my video response to seeing my NPC for the first time.

Looks like a pretty nasty team but I’m up for the challenge. How about you?

Cymre Jones and Belloc Brightblade in Ashran

Edit: If you talk to her now, you discover she’s the daughter of Belloc Brightblade – the Archaeology Trainer in Orgrimmar, neutral quest giver at Schnottz’s Landing, Uldum and quest NPC in Ashran (pictured). Some may recognise the reference to René Belloq, the main antagonist from Raiders of the Lost Ark but is not a character I would normally want to associate myself with. Luckily, I don’t follow his lack of morals.

How to Beat Cymre Brightblade – 2 Pet Strategy

Since Cymre Brightblade is the hardest pet trainer to beat this expansion, I’ve included two strategies but my go-to strat is the first Blossoming Ancient and Darkmoon Tonk team featured in the video. Feel free to use your level 1’s here, just remember to heal your Tonk if you’re following my Gargra team from my Draenor power-levelling circuit.

My other Cymre Brightblade team was my original Elekk strategy but it’s not as fast as the one above which is why it’s the only team I’ve used since Warlords of Draenor launched.