The Trading Post is the new in-game rewards shop coming to Patch 10.0.5. It’s a great way to collect a heap of cosmetic items as well as some pets and mounts including the Celestial Steed. Yep, the one you probably bought for AUD$34 when it was added to the Blizzard Store in April 2010.
Trading Post Pets
Several pets will be added to the Trading Post when it launches on February 1st. To purchase any of the rewards, you will need to earn Trader’s Tender by completing various challenges like showing love to the Aspects or completing WQs. The rewards rotate every month and will be able to earn 1,500 Trader’s Tenders in the first month alone. From there it will be a maximum of 1,000 per month. To see your progress, open the Traveler’s Log in the Adventure Guide. The first pet to appear is a little ogre who is oddly mesmerising.
Ancient Gorian blood runs through Garrlok’s veins. As far as anyone knows, only his diminutive stature keeps his imperial ambitions in check.
The Pandaren monk is a fearless travelling companion, constantly training in his art… unless you offer him a drink. He considers it rude to refuse.
Some hawkstriders are destined to be great. Others are destined to be Egbob.
Pippin – 600 Trader’s Tenders (May)
This is a recoloured version of the Alarm-O-Dog from the Gnomeregan Pet Battle Dungeon. I wouldn’t say this is a cheaper version since they only have one ability in common. See the entire inventory from May’s Trading Post.
He has a heart of gold. Literally. These shiny good-boys are all the rage with affluent gnomes everywhere.
Buzzworth – 600 Trader’s Tenders (June)
Almost identical to the Seabreeze Bumblebee sold by Sister Lilyana in Stormsong Valley for 250 Polished Pet Charms (requires Storm’s Wake – Revered) but only have 3 abilities in common. The latter has an armoured plate on its back compared to Buzzworth’s bare back. See the entire inventory from June’s Trading Post.
Some species of red bees are known to lead solitary lives. Still, this busy bee seems happy to make time for you.
Spectral Tiger Cub – 750 Trader’s Tenders (July)
Originally part of the “Scourgewar” Trading Card Game if you were lucky enough to get your hands on the Spectral Kitten card. Even though I already had the Trading Card version, the pet was not marked as learnt in the Trading Post inventory list and the former is still cageable. See the entire inventory from July’s Trading Post.
Affectionate and curious, these kittens seem to find the most peculiar hiding places.
Spirit of Competition – 650 Trader’s Tenders (August)
These stunning creatures, awarded to heroes for victory in battle, represent bravery and strength.
Slyvy – 650 Trader’s Tenders (September)
Always cool to add another spectral pet to the collection. See the entire inventory from September’s Trading Post.
These astral phenomena are rarely sighted due to the speed of the slyvern. It is a good omen to have one following you around.
Lil’ K.T. – 650 Trader’s Tenders (October)
This is the same version as the one previously listed in the game shop. See the entire inventory from October’s Trading Post.
Give the gift of diminutive undead companionship with Lil’ K.T. The mini-lich. What Lil’ K.T. lacks in size, he more than makes up for in sheer malicious intensity. Watch with misplaced pride as he randomly freezes critters and laughs maniacally at your vanquished PvP foes.
Other pets have been datamined but it will have to wait until we see the rest. Don’t worry though, you can lock one item to keep it active or wait until it cycles through again if you missed out the first time.
His pink antlers make him the life of any party.
Looks like Ben’jin and Maka’fon have kept busy since you last saw them. Maka’jin is ready for adventure but will settle for a large pile of leafy greens.
Drazka’zet the Wrathful
Fooled aeons ago by the clever loa of death into a bargain of unceasing service, this tiny ancient being carries out his duties eternally red with rage.
Watcher of the Huntress
To its foes, this Watcher’s innocent eyes belie the lethal danger of a prowling Huntress, waiting in the shadows.
A new elemental storm has arrived in Patch 10.0.5. Storm’s Fury will happen in the Primalist Future.
Time-Lost Vorquin Foal – 150x Essence of the Storm and 1500x Elemental Overflow
Purchased from Brendormi inside The Primalist Future. The Essence of the Storm is a new currency from the Storm’s Fury Event added in Patch 10.0.5.
What do you think of this new set of pets?
Trading Post Pet Challenges
Looking for teams from those Trading Post challenges? Here are the strategies I’ve used for all the challenges.