Ahh, Polished Pet Charms. These little buggers would have to be my biggest pet peeve this x-pac with pet battle world quests rewarding you with mostly pet bandages, a variety of stones or non-pet-related stuff. (Thankfully, this was hotfixed to reward pet charms more often.)
Polished Pet Charms in Battle for Azeroth
Considering there are ~5,000 to collect for the new BfA pets, you’ll want to make sure you do every relevant WQ if Polished Pet Charms are the reward. I mean, you wouldn’t want to accidentally* spend 60 of your hard-earned charms on Marked Flawless Battle-Stones when you thought they still used the old currency.
RIP polished pet charms. Second pet will hopefully come today unless I wait for a more expensive one. https://t.co/AXQNFVLdaz
— Cymre Jones 🔥 (@Cymre) September 19, 2018
Thankfully, there are a number of treasures and rares you can loot to add another 68 charms per toon. If you’re lucky, you’ll even see them as a mission reward from time to time.
— Cymre Jones 🔥 (@Cymre) October 3, 2018
Stolen Thornspeaker Cache – 5 Polished Pet Charms
Merchant’s Chest – 5 Polished Pet Charms
Cottontail Matron – click the Beastly Ritual Skull (rare event) located in a cave within the Glenbrook Hunting Grounds (cave entrance at 52.5, 46.72) – 10 Polished Pet Charms
Clearly, there seems to be some Alliance bias with 8 sources (including 2 quests) rewarding pet charms as opposed to Horde’s 4.
Where to spend Polished Pet Charms
There are a number of Polished Pet Charm vendors in Battle for Azeroth.
Nigel Rifthold – Adventurer’s Society (Drustvar)
Magni Bronzebeard – The Speaker (Silithus)
Shoak – Tortollan Seekers (Nazmir)
Khang Ku – Rajani Provisioner (Vale of Eternal Blossoms)
Provisioner Qorra – Uldum Accord Quartermaster (Uldum)
Dana Pull – Boralas
Madeline Netley – Stormsong Valley
Dodger – Horde pet smuggler (see how to unlock him)
Quartermaster Alcorn – Order of Embers Emissary (Drustvar)
Sister Lilyana – Storm’s Wake Emissary (Stormsong Valley)
Vindicator Jaelaana – 7th Legion Emissary (Boralas)
Don’t forget, you’ll need at least 3000 Polished Pet Charms to purchase the Shadowlands pets.
Polished Pet Charms in Shadowlands
The following mobs drop Polished Pet Charms in Ardenweald.
Macabre can pop up in several locations within Ardenweald. To spawn him, wait for the “Mysterious Mushroom Ring” to appear on the minimap. Three players need to stand inside the Ring of Dance and emote /dance with the player on their right.
Player 1 dances with Player 2.
Player 2 dances with Player 3.
Player 3 dances with Player 1.
Old Ardeite spawns above Shimmerbough. In order to engage him you will need to use the Basket of Enchanted Wings or Pinch of Faerie Dust to attack him in the air.
Deifir the Untamed requires you to mount, stun and DPS him down. He spawns around the Banks of Life area, northwest of Glitterfall Basin.
Gormbore – Head to Gormhive and start killing the regular-sized gorm until you see the warning that something large is moving underground. Keep killing gorm until the rare spawns.