There are over 135 new pets to collect including the Anima Wyrmling from the Epic Edition of Shadowlands. I’m excited to see so many new models and look forward to collecting all the Shadowlands battle pets.
In some exciting news, there will be no new pet currency this expansion. Whoo-hoo! Guess I should probably start doing some WQs again because I’m only completing the odd pet mission. You will need a minimum of 3,000 Polished Pet Charms to purchase the Shadowlands pets (or 5,000 if Kyrian to purchase the common covenant pets below), as well as various currency obtainable through questing or your covenant resources.
Keep an eye out for the Putrid Geist which will come from the Scourge Invasion in Northrend towards the end of the pre-patch. It will cost 20 Argent Commendations to purchase. Note this is a new currency and not the one from the Argent Tournament. It only takes one day to purchase from quests and dailies and only available during the limited event. The pet can be caged.
There will be at least one battle pet for each covenant but the pet(s) will only be usable by that covenant. One pet even eats up slime pools and gets you items when brought out in Maldraxxus.
Keeper Ta’hult is the general pet supply vendor in Oribos. (see video for location)
Rewarded from the following campaign missions within your Sanctum. Even though they are elite 36 missions, it is possible to do these with lower levelled companions.
Devouring Animite – Campaign: Charthox the Indomitable (level 36 mission) completed with Kyrian companions
Pernicious Bonetusk – Campaign: Ahnqat’s Darkness (level 36 mission) completed with Kyrian companions
Runelight Leaper – Campaign: Rescue the Runelight Leaper (level 36 mission) completed with Kyrian companions
Spirited Skyfoal – Campaign: Save the Skyfoal (level 36 mission) completed with Kyrian companions
Gilded Wader – appears to be a rare drop from any treasure chest in any zone.
Lucy – the Dirty Glinting Object has a chance to spawn from killed mobs during the Training Our Forces calling from your covenant. The object only drops if Drippy (Venthir), Deos (Kyrian) or Twinklewings (Night Fae) or Dregs (Necrolord) is your trainee that day.
Amber Glitterwing – drops from the Desiccated Moth
Chirpy Valeshrieker – drops from Old Ardeite
Cloudfeather Fledgling – looted from Ancient Cloudfeather Egg
Decay Grub – pet battle
Dodger – rewarded from the Playful Vulpin
Floofa – 250 Polished Pet Charms (The Wild Hunt – Friendly) – Sold by Aithlyn (Quartermaster) located in the Heart of the Forest next to Flwngyrr (innkeeper).
Gorm Harrier – looted from Aerto’s body
Gorm Needler – drops from Deifir the Untamed
Gorm Rootstinger – pet battle
Hungry Burrower – Wild Hunt Supplies (Paragon – requires Exalted with The Wild Hunt)
Lavender Nibbler – drops from Gormbore
Misty Leaper – pet battle
Renny – Renny the Vulpin quest
Rocky – drops from Macabre
Shimmerbough Hoarder – looted from the Faerie Trove
Spinemaw Gormling – drops from Tred’ova (Mists of Tirna Scithe dungeon)
Star Moth – pet battle
Starry Dreamfoal – Cache of the Night
Tranquil Wader – pet battle
Trootie – 1500 Reserved Anima + 30 Grateful Offering (requires Renown Level 27)
Verdant Kit – pet battle
Courage – only 5 Larions are needed to spawn the pet (unlike the 9 used in the video) and only lootable once pet toon. That means it’s possible to do it with only 2 or 3 people. He’s automatically added to your journal once you ‘pet Courage’ but don’t dilly-dally because he runs off after about 40 seconds. He’s only lootable once per toon. Also, make sure you don’t have anything that could accidentally kill the pet like the Will of Remornia.
Devoured Wader – drop in Bastion
Fledgling Teroclaw – pet battle
Fluttering Glimmerfly – pet battle
Glimmerpool Hatchling – pet battle
Golden Cloudfeather – drops from the Cloudfeather Guardian (rare)
Goldenpaw Kit -1,765G (The Ascended – Revered) Adjutant Nikos is located in Hero’s Rest.
Helpful Glimmerfly – complete the questline offered by Kowalskos
Larion Cub – Supplies of the Ascended (Paragon – requires Exalted with The Ascended)
Larion Pouncer – drop from Lerionrider Orstus (requires anima directed to the Citadel of Loyalty – Tier 3)
PHA7-YNX– Engineering 100 (The Ascended – Exalted) The schematic is sold by Adjutant Nikos in Hero’s Rest. It comes in 3 colours – gold, silver and purple (pictured).
Purity – Gift of Vesiphone
Rustfur Kit – pet battle
Silvershell Snapper – this pet spawns with the rare Dionae (41, 48). Kill the rare to rescue the Stewart, then loot the Stewart’s Stewpendous Stew for a chance at the pet.
Vibrant Glimmerfly – pet battle
Wader Chick – pet battle
Wild Etherwyrm – pet battle
Bloodlouse Larva – hatches from the Strange Growth treasure after 3 days
Boneweave Hatchling – drop from Sister Chelicerae
Bubbling Pustule – looted from the Slime-Coated Crate (see videos)
Carpal – The Animated Radius can be purchased from Nalcorn Talsen, the Undying Army Quartermaster located at the Theater of Pain (50, 53) or Dar Vattish in Oribos (47, 77) for 250 Polished Pet Charms. It also has a low chance to spawn as a mission reward in your covenant. This item needs to be combined with the Animated Ulna (pet battle WQ reward) and Flexing Phalanges (47, 62) to create the pet.
Clutch – pet battle
Crawbat – pet battle
Corpselouse Larva & Feasting Larva – drop from Smorgas the Feaster, The Stabbing Wastes
Foulwing Buzzer – drop from Revenomous
Invertebrate Oil – drop from Oily Invertebrate
Iridescent Ooze – looted from the Plaguefallen Chest. Sadly, the ooze no longer looks like the above model from the video, just an ordinary run-of-the-mill blob but comes in 3 colours (green, purple or red) when summoned.
Plagueborn Slime – Slime, Anyone? (House of Plagues storyline)
Pulsating Maggot – pet battle
Shy Melvin – drop from Deadly Dapperling
Skittering Venomspitter – looted from the Sprouting Growth
Sludge Feeler – drop from Margrave Stradama (Plaguefall – Mythic)
Spinebug – Giant Cache of Epic Treasure
Micromancer – Supplies of the Undying Army (Paragon – requires Exalted with The Undying Army)
Toenail – 1,765G (The Undying Army – Revered) Quartermaster is located at the Theater of Pain in Maldraxxus.
Writhing Spine – drop from Scunner (~61, 76), House of Plagues
Animated Tome – drop from Scrivener Lenua
Archivist’s Quill – 1,000 Sinstone Fragments (The Avowed – Exalted) The Quartermaster is located around the Halls of Atonement (73.0, 52.0) in Revendreth.
Blushing Spiderling – drop from Tomb Burster
Bound Lightspawn – drop from Light Elementals
Burdened Soul – looted from the Secret Treasure (mine came from the Endmire one)
Court Messenger – 250 Polished Pet Charms (Court of Harvesters – Revered). The pet can be purchased from the Quartermaster inside Darkhaven inn.
Crimson Dredwing Pup – drop from Dredbats
Dal – WQ: A Stolen Stonefiend
Dusky Dredwing Pup – pet battle
Stoneskin Dredwing Pup – Court of Harvesters Supplies (Paragon – requires Exalted with The Court of Harvesters)
Lost Quill – requires the Forgotten Ink
Lost Soul – pet battle
Common Covenant Pets
These pets can be collected by any of the following sanctum upgrades:
Kyrian Covenant Feature: Path of Ascension (see video)
Night Fae Covenant Feature: Queen’s Conservatory
Venthyr Covenant Feature: Ember Court
Necrolord Covenant Feature: Abomination Factory
Unique Covenant Pets
Despite them being covenant pets, they are all cageable.
Stony – Treasure: Repaired Transport Mirror (requires Transport Network – Tier 3)
Battie – 250 Polished Pet Charms (Ember Court – Revered) Purchased from Temel above Sinfall in the Ember Court.
Char – drop from Ashen Amalgamation (Ember Court)
Leafadore – 250 Polished Pet Charms – Master Clerk Salorn
Gloober, as G’huun – 250 Polished Pet Charms – Master Clerk Salorn
Stemmins – 250 Polished Pet Charms – Spindlenose (requires Court of Night – Friendly)
Willowbreeze – 250 Polished Pet Charms – Master Clerk Salorn (requires Court of Night – Friendly)
Grubby – rewarded from the final quest A New Age in A Vessel of Ardenweald storyline.
Covenant Feature: Abomination Factory
Many of these seem to be shared drops from the final bosses of the wing. Confirmed drops below.
Ashen Chomper – drop from Jar of Ashes – Warden Skoldus and Custodian Thonar (Skoldus Hall), Cellblock Sentinel (The Soulforges)
Frenzied Mawrat – drop from Warden Skoldus and Custodian Thonar (Skoldus Hall), Cellblock Sentinel (The Soulforges)
Hissing Deathroach – drop from Decayspeaker, Elder Longbranch, Dark Ascended Corrus
Maw Crawler – drop from Gherus the Chained, Writhing Soulmass, Kosarus the Fallen, Custodian Thonar, Observer Zelgar
Maw Stalker – drop from The Grand Malleare and Cellblock Sentinel (The Soulforges), Arch-Suppressor Laguas, Observer Zelgar
Severs – drop from Goxul the Devourer, Synod and Patrician Cromwell (The Upper Reaches), Arch-Suppressor Laguas, Gherus the Chained
Tower Deathroach – drop from Decayspeaker, Elder Longbranch, Dark Ascended Corrus
Torghast Lurker – drop from Mort’regar – Warden of Souls, Goxul the Devourer, Watchers of Death, Binder Baritas, Maw of the Maw
Decaying Mawrat – drop from the Fallen Adventurer’s Cache (random drop in the Maw)
Dread – drop from Eternas the Tormentor
Sharpclaw – drop from Sanngror the Torturer
Undying Cockroach – drop from the Fallen Adventurer’s Cache
Shadowlands Safari – Catch every battle pet in the Shadowlands.
If you’re a glutton for punishment, there’s a new family meta coming.
Family Exorcist – Okay, you knew this was coming, right? You know the drill. Defeat 9 Master Tamers in the Shadowlands with a team of all level 25 [family] pets. Rewards the Spriggan Trickster. Spriggans are tricky foes that live in Ardenweald and torment the Night Fae. This one has decided to play the ultimate trick – joining you.
But wait, there’s more!
Rewards the Winterleaf Spriggan.
Glimr – a purple secret murloc has been discovered in Grizzly Hills on the south-eastern part of Northrend. Glimr is part of the Glimmerfin tribe. The short questline starts by looting a scale (18, 88) in the Venture Bay area in Grizzly Hills.
Did somebody say faerie wings? You’ll be able to dress up your Perky Pug in Night Fae and Kyrian themed costumes. Both costumes can come from the Dirty Glinting Object which has a chance to spawn from killed mobs during the Training Our Forces calling from your covenant.
Jingles (Feast of Winter Veil) – looted from the Winter Veil Gift under the Winter Veil tree. He has two models when summoned – a holiday appearance (Christmas wreath around its neck and holding a candy-cane) or no decorations at all.
Blizzcon will be a completely online event this year (thanks, Covid) so a special celebration collection was added to the online shop. The Moon-Touched Netherwhelp pet is included in all three bundles starting from $29.95 (or US$19.99) and has a good likeness to the Netherwhelp which was the collector’s edition pet for Burning Crusade.
This one doesn’t have the purple underbelly and wings or black ridges on the top of its head whereas the Moon-Touched has some adorable stripes on its back. Is $30 a lot of money to spend on a pet? You be the judge.
Blizzard announced two charity pets this year. Bananas was originally only available as a rare card from the Through the Dark Portal TCG expansion. The second is an all-new model Daisy the sloth.
With the upcoming World of Warcraft Charity Pet program, we’ll be supporting the medical humanitarian aid organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and we’re making some improvements to how the program works. During this campaign, you’ll be able to donate any amount you wish directly to MSF.
Once the first goal of $500K USD has been reached, Bananas, the Monkey will become available for everyone playing modern World of Warcraft as a thank you, whether you were able to donate personally or not.
If we reach a stretch goal of $1 Million USD, everyone will receive a second pet, Daisy the sloth. An all-new pet that you can carry on your back!
Your donations during this program will go to MSF’s COVID-19 Crisis Fund to support MSF’s global response to the pandemic and its consequences (donations will be collected by MSF-USA.)
Donate to this event.