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Pet Battles: The Celestial Tournament

 

Greetings, and welcome to Zagam's Celestial Tournament Guide!  The Celestial Tournament is a very challenging set of pet battles that will give you some of the greatest pet battle struggles you've ever participated in.  The Celestial Tournament is found on the Timeless Isle.  You'll be able to queue for the Celestial Tournament scenario if you have 15 level 25 pets.  This guide, however, will recommend a bit more than 15.  During the Celestial Tournament, you cannot heal or revive your pets, so your pet arsenal must be complete, powerful, and carefully planned.  This guide will take care of all three.

 

 

1. Recommended Pet Army

 

As stated above, the minimum number of pets required for the Celestial Tournament is 15.  I will be making a recommended list that approaches 25-30. 

 

Pet Name Pet Type Pet Team Location
Alpine Foxling Beast Team 2 Kun-Lai Summit
Anubisath Idol Humanoid Team 1 AQ
Chrominius Dragonkin Celestials Blackrock Spire
Clockwork Gnome Mechanical Celestials Archeology
Crawling Claw Undead Celestials Archeology
Dark Phoenix Hatchling Elemental Team 3 Guild Vendor
Darkmoon Tonk Mechanical Team 3 Darkmoon Faire
Darkmoon Zeppelin Mechanical Team 1 Darkmoon Faire
Eternal Strider Aquatic Teams 1 & 3 Vale rivers
Fel Flame Elemental Team 3 Shadowmoon Valley
Flayer Youngling Humanoid Team 2 Hellfire Peninsula
Fossilized Hatchling Undead Team 1 Archeology
Jungle Darter Aquatic Team 2 Vale rivers
Jungle Grub Beast Team 1 Krasarang Wilds
Kun-Lai Runt Humanoid Team 3 Kun-Lai Summit
Lil' Bad Wolf Humanoid Team 3 Karazhan
Lil' Tarecgosa Dragonkin Team 3 Guild Vendor
Mirror Strider Aquatic Team 3 Vale rivers and streams
Mr. Grubbs Beast Team 1 Eastern Plaguelands
Pandaren Water Spirit Elemental Celestials Pandaren Battle Trainer Quests
Personal World Destroyer Mechanical Team 2 Engineering
Scourged Whelpling Undead Team 2 Icecrown
Sprite Darter Hatchling Dragonkin Teams 2 & 3 Feralas
Sunreaver Micro-Sentry Mechanical Celestials Haywire, Isle of Thunder
Terrible Turnip Elemental Celestials Valley of the Four Winds Crop
Tolai Hare Pup Critter Team 1 Kun-Lai Summit
Tranquil Mechanical Yeti Mechanical Celestials Engineering

 

*I know the Crawling Claw is rare.  This pet is not required, but you must acquire a battle pet with the Doom spell.  An alternate is the Lesser Voidcaller that drops in Tempus Keep.

*Keep in mind that you can use any pet as a substitute as long as it has the moves listed in the strategies below.  If you have a great flyer but no Sprite Darter Hatchling, you should have a suitable substitute, for example.

 

 

2. Pet Trainers

 

Each week, you will face a pre-determined set of trainers.  This set of trainers changes weekly.  The three groups are:

 

1 - Chen Stormstout, Taran Zhu, & Wrathion

2 - Sully "The Pickle" McLeary, Dr. Ion Goldbloom, & Lorewalker Cho

3 - Blingtron 4000, Shadowmaster Kiryn, & Wise Mari

 

 

2.1 Team 1 - Chen Stormstout, Taran Zhu, & Wrathion

 

2.1.1 Chen Stormstout

 

Enemy Pet Name Enemy Pet Type Your Pet Name Your Pet Type Your Pet Abilities
Tonsa Beast Darkmoon Zeppelin Mechanical Missile, Explode, Decoy
Chirps Critter Anubisath Idol Humanoid Crush, Stoneskin, Deflection
Brewly Elemental Eternal Strider Aquatic Water Jet, Cleansing Rain, Pump

 

Chen will send out Tonsa first.  You should use a Mechanical, but none of the ones you'll need for Xu-Fu, so we'll need to dig into our bag of Mechanicals.  I highly recommend the Darkmoon Zeppelin, but you might not have that.  Personally, I used a Blue Clockwork Rocket Bot, but the next time I deal with this trainer, I'm definitely going with the Zep.  Put up Decoy, shoot Missiles, then use Explode before your Zep dies.  Otherwise, use any Mechanical that can take him down without dying.  A solid replacement is the Mechanical Pandaren Dragonling with its ease of acquisition. 

 

Next up is Chirps, a Critter with a very predictible pattern of attacks that can be completely nullified with the Anubisath Idol.  Chirps first attack is Sleep, so use Deflection to block it completely.  Next will be his Swarm attack, so put up Stoneskin.  He then use Flank and then Swarm again.  Just keep Smashing his face.  Attack pattern is Sleep, Swarm, Flank, Swarm, Sleep.  Deflect every Sleep and you're home free. 

 

Brewly is the third battle pet you'll face from Chen.  He's an Elemental, but your Anubisath Idol is a rockstar.  Brewly's battle actions will always be to fill his barrel, Stormbolt, and then throw the barrel at you.  Deflection the Stormbolt and continue using Smash until/if your Anubisath Idol dies.  Bring in your Eternal Strider to mob things up with relative ease.

 

2.1.2 Taran Zhu

 

Enemy Pet Name Enemy Pet Type Your Pet Name Your Pet Type Your Pet Abilities
Yen Humanoid Jungle Grub Beast Consume, Sticky Goo, Leap
Li Humanoid Mr. Grubbs Beast Consume, Sticky Goo, Leap
Bolo Humanoid Fossilized Hatchling Undead Bone Bite, Ancient Blessing, Bonestorm

 

This fight is odd and a major pain if you don't have grubworms.  It's even worse if you don't have a Fossilized Hatchling.  Start with the Fossilized Hatchling and use BONESTORM immediately.  Follow it with an Ancient Blessing and use BONESTORM one last time before it dies.  This should devistate Taran's entire Pandaren army significantly.  Send in your Mr. Grubs and alternate Consume and Leap.  You'll slowly wither down whatever Pandaren you are fighting.  Follow this up with your Jungle Grub if necessary and clean up the scraps using Consume on CD.

 

2.1.3 Wrathion

 

Enemy Pet Name Enemy Pet Type Your Pet Name Your Pet Type Your Pet Abilities
Cindy Undead Tolai Hare Pup Critter Scratch, Dodge, Burrow
Alex Dragonkin Flayer Youngling Humanoid Blitz, Deflection, Kick
Dah'Da Dragonkin Anubisath Idol Humanoid Crush, Stoneskin, Deflection

 

All of Wrathion's pets have very predictable attack patterns.  We'll use pets' abilities to cleverly avoid the most dangerous ones.  Wrathion starts with his Undead gal, Cindy.  Use Dodge on the 2nd round to avoid the Ice Tomb damage.  Spam Scratch until Cindy dies.  On her extra death round, use Burrow.  When Alex comes out, she will take the Burrow damage.

 

Bring in your Flayer Youngling.  Use Kick on CD and spam Blitz.  Alex should die quickly.  Her attack pattern is to heal, use Flamethrower, and then use two Breaths.  If you find yourself about to die before a Flamethrower, use Deflection instead.  You really should be able to power through, however.  Enter Deathwing, err, Dah'Da.

 

Dah'Da will apply Elementium Bolt and then use Roll.  Use Blitz two turns in a row.  On your third turn, use Deflection to avoid Shadowflame and the Elementium Bolt.  Use Kick to stun him and spam Blitz until dead.  If he somehow kills your Flayer Youngling, bring in your Anubisath Idol and punish Dah'Da into submission.

 

**NOTE: My Flayer Youngling was later determined to be S/S breed which made it faster than Alex and Dah'Da.  If you're having struggles with your FY not cooperating, substitute in your Scourged Whelpling for a similarly easy victory. 

 

 

2.2 Team 2 - Sully "The Pickle" McLeary, Dr. Ion Goldbloom, & Lorewalker Cho

 

2.2.1 Sully "The Pickle" McLeary

 

Enemy Pet Name Enemy Pet Type Your Pet Name Your Pet Type Your Pet Abilities
Socks Undead Jungle Darter Aquatic Tongue Lash, Healing Wave, Swarm of Flies
Monte Critter Alpine Foxling Beast Bite, Howl, Dazzling Dance
Rikki Aquatic Sprite Darter Hatchling Dragonkin Slicing Wind, Life Exchange, Moonfire

 

This trainer can easily be owned with this setup.  The Jungle Darter isn't even fair to use against Socks.  Socks is an Undead which does less damage to Aquatic.  The Jungle Darter has Critter moves that are lethal to Undead.  Put up Swarm of Flies and spam Tongue Lash.  When Socks dies, he will come back for one round and use Unholy Ascension which will increase the damage your team takes by 25% for 9 rounds.  Use Healing Wave to recover some HP.

 

Monte enters the fray and will immediately burrow.  There is nothing your poor Jungle Darter can do, but that's ok.  Refresh Swarm of Flies and eat the damage from Burrow.  Send in your Alpine Foxling.  Open with a Howl and then use Bite.  With the Swarm of Flies damage and a super charged Bite, Monte keels over.

 

Finally, Rikki enters.  Any flyer will dominate Rikki, but I elect to use the Sprite Darter Hatchling because you'll want him for other teams, so why not use the same pet for multiple weeks!  Simply spam Slicing Wind until you win.

 

2.2.2 Dr. Ion Goldbloom

 

Enemy Pet Name Enemy Pet Type Your Pet Name Your Pet Type Your Pet Abilities
Screamer Flying Sprite Darter Hatchling Dragonkin Arcane Blast, Evanescence, Moonfire
Chaos Magic Scourged Whelpling Undead Tail Sweep, Death and Decay, Plagued Blood
Trike Beast Personal World Destroyer Mechanical Metal Fist, Supercharge, Quake

 

Screamer starts with the ability Take-Off.  Since we used your Sprite Darter Hatchling against Sully, he'll be missing some HP.  Bring in your Terrible Turnip and use his Inspiring Song to heal your Sprite Darter Hatchling, then immediately forfeit.  Do this until your Sprite Darter is fully healed.  Your Sprite Darter Hatchling feels like cheating with how well he will dominate Screamer.  Open up with Evanescence to completely avoid his Take-Off damage.  Use Moonfire and Arcane Blast to bring him to 50%.  He will use Feign Death and swap to Trike.  The turn that he hits 50%, bring in your Son of Animus (preferred) or a Personal World Destroyer.

 

Trike hits hard, but your mechanical hits harder.  Son of Animus can heal while dealing good damage and your Personal World Destroyer can Supercharge and then unleash a huge blow to Trike with Metal Fist.  Do this until Trike dies.

 

Screamer will come back out, so apply Quake and eat his Take-Off if he does it.  If he Feigns to Chaos, bring out your Scourged Whelpling.  Apply Plagued Blood and spam Tail Sweep until Chaos dies.  Use your Scourged Whelpling to do as much damage to Screamer when he comes back out.  When your Scourged Whelpling dies, just bring your Sprite Darter Hatchling, use Evanescence to dodge Lift-Off, and finish him.

 

2.2.3 Lorewalker Cho

 

Enemy Pet Name Enemy Pet Type Your Pet Name Your Pet Type Your Pet Abilities
Wisdom Flying Sprite Darter Hatchling Dragonkin Arcane Blast, Life Exchange, Moonfire
Patience Magic Scourged Whelpling Undead Tail Sweep, Death and Decay, Plagued Blood
Knowledge Dragonkin Flayer Youngling Humanoid Blitz, Deflection, Kick

 

Sick of using your Sprite Darter Hatchling?  Shouldn't be considering how dominating he is against this set of trainers.  He may be missing some HP from the last battle, but that is actually ADVANTAGEOUS for this round!  Open up with Moonfire to get the party started.  Follow this with an Arcane Blast.  This will drop him below 50% which empowers your Sprite Darter Hatchling.  One more Arcane Blast sends this guy to the floor. 

 

Patience comes in next.  Your Sprite Darter Hatchling should be hurt a good deal.  Hello, Life Exchange.  This will knock off ~800 HP from Patience.  Deal as much damage as possible with your Sprite Darter Hatchling.  When he dies, bring in your Scourged Whelpling, also hurt from the previous battle, but it matters not.  Use Tail Sweep to finish Patience.

 

Knowledge comes out and your Scourged Whelpling should be on the brink of death.  Knowledge will charge up a round.  Use Plagued Blood, and then your Scourged Whelpling dies and comes back for one round.  Use this round to apply Death and Decay and get a Tail Sweep in.  Bring in your Flayer Youngling and open with Kick if you are faster.  After that, just use Blitz to win!

 

 

2.3 Team 3 - Blingtron 4000, Shadowmaster Kiryn, & Wise Mari

 

2.3.1 Blingtron 4000

 

Enemy Pet Name Enemy Pet Type Your Pet Name Your Pet Type Your Pet Abilities
Au Elemental Eternal Strider Aquatic Water Jet, Cleansing Rain, Pump
Lil B Mechanical Dark Phoenix Hatchling Elemental Burn, Immolate, Conflagrate
Banks Critter Lil' Bad Wolf Humanoid Claw, Dodge, Howl

 

Blingtron 4000 will open with Au.  You'll open with your Eternal or Mirror Strider.  Au is slow, so you'll get the first turn.  Start with Pump.  Au will attack your strider for about 300 damage.  You'll follow up with Cleansing Rain to heal a bit and prepare for a massive Pump attack.  Au will hit your pet for a big chunk of damage and deal some to himself.  Unleash Pump for about 1300 damage.  Au will do his basic attack again leaving you with about 300-500 HP.  Finish Au with Water Jet.

 

Blingtron 4000 will then send out Banks.  Have your Eternal/Mirror strider use Water Jet until it dies.  Swap in Lil' Bad Wolf.  Open with Dodge to prevent the periodic damage from Make It Rain while avoiding his next attack.  Follow up with Howl.  It doesn't matter what Banks does.  Use Claw twice for over 1000 damage each and waste him.

 

Finally, Lil B will come out.  This guy is the devil.  He will immediately buff himself.  Have your Lil' Bad Wolf do as much damage as possible until it dies.  If you can land a Howl on him on the turn before your Lil' Bad Wolf dies, great.  This isn't necessary, but it speeds up the victory.  Bring in your Dark Phoenix Hatchling.  Apply Immolate and then use Burn until Lil B is below 500 HP.  When he goes under 500 HP, use Conflagrate.  Conflagrate will deal lethal damage to Lil B and trigger his Mechanical passive.  He will resurrect, and then the 2nd part of Conflagrate will hit him again.  With the follow-up Immolate tick, victory is yours.

 

2.3.2 Shadowmaster Kiryn

 

Enemy Pet Name Enemy Pet Type Your Pet Name Your Pet Type Your Pet Abilities
Nairn Humanoid Kun-Lai Runt Humanoid Thrash, Mangle, Deep Freeze
Stormoen Mechanical Fel Flame Elemental Burn, Immolate, Conflagrate
Summer Beast Darkmoon Tonk Mechanical Missile, Shock and Awe, Ion Cannon

 

Shadowmaster Kiryn will open up with Nairn.  You'll counter with your Kun-Lai Runt.  Your first move will be to apply Mangle.  Nairn will power up, and you will counter this with Thrash.  Nairn will then use an ability that chills him.  Your next ability will be Deep Freeze.  Kiryn will disapprove and swap in her Stormoen.  You'll counter this by swapping in your Fel Flame. 

 

Stormoen will build a turret.  You'll apply Immolate.  Stormoen will then attack you, and you will counter with Burn.  Stormoen will then build a 2nd turret.  Conflagrate.  Conflagrate should deal lethal damage and finish him after he does his Mechanical resurrection.  Kiryn will bring Nairn back in.  Do as much damage with your Fel Flame as possible until dead then swap back in your Kun-Lai Runt.  Do as much damage onto Nairn until he will be killable with Deep Freeze, which should be around 550 HP.  Finish him and prepare for Summer.

 

Summer will throw up a 100% chance to dodge and then use the ability Prowl.  Your Kun-Lai Runt will be defenseless and will take the hit and die.  Bring in your Tank, err, Darkmoon Tonk.  It doesn't matter what Summer does, he will die in two rounds.  Open with a Shock and Awe and then use Ion Cannon for your victory!

 

2.3.3 Wise Mari

 

Enemy Pet Name Enemy Pet Type Your Pet Name Your Pet Type Your Pet Abilities
Carpe Diem Aquatic Sprite Darter Hatchling Dragonkin Slicing Wind, Life Exchange, Moonfire
Spirus Magic Lil' Tarecgosa Dragonkin Breath, Surge of Power, Arcane Storm
River Elemental Mirror Strider Aquatic Water Jet, Cleansing Rain, Pump

 

Wise Mari will begin combat with Carpe Diem.  Bring in your Sprite Darter Hatchling and spam Slicing Wind until Carpe Diem no longer siezes the day.  Carpe Diem will spam a group-wide breath attack, but don't worry about the damage.  When Carpe Diem perishes, Spirus will take his place.

 

Spirus is a very potent battle pet.  His first turn will be spent using a shield that will block your next attack.  Simply use Slicing Wind to remove his absorption.  At this point, your Sprite Darter Hatchling should have around 700HP.  After Spirus hits your Sprite Darter Hatchling with Arcane Blast, use Life Exchange to equalize your HP.  This should do about 800 damage to him while healing your pet up to 800.  From here on out, spam Slicing Wind until your Darter Hatchling dies.  Bring in Lil' Tarecgosa and finish him with her Breath attack.

 

Wise Mari will thend send out River, an Elemental type.  His first move will be to put a Whirlpool under your feet that will blow up in 2 rounds.  Have Lil' Tarecgosa use her Breath attack once.  Survive the next attack, and use Surge of Power.  Lil' Tarecgosa will die, but your Eternal Strider should have no problem coming in and mopping up the remainder. 

 

 

3. Celestial Pet Battles

 

After you defeat the weekly set of 3 trainers, you will enter the 2nd part of the Celestial Tournament Scenario where you will be facing the four celestial pets, Chi-Chi, Zao, Xu-Fu, and Yu'la.  These pets are "Boss" type pets in addition to their battle pet type.  This gives each of these pets a 50% damage reduction and these pets cannot be damaged more than 35% of their maximum HP per turn.  In this section, I introduce you to my all-star dream team for these types of pets. 

 

When dealing with the Celestial Pets, you should leave Yu'la until the end.  You should also have a  level 25 Terrible Turnip.  Your Terrible Turnip can be used as a heal with Yu'la up.  Simply have your Terrible Turnip enter battle against Yu'la with two injured pets and use Inspiring Song.  Yu'la will always put up a defensive shield on her first turn allowing you to heal and then forfeit with no penalty.  After each of the other Celestial Pets, use this trick to heal your team to full health.

 

3.1 Chi-Chi, Hatchling of Chi-Ji - Flying

 

Pets to use:

Pandaren Water Spirit - Elemental - Tidal Wave, Whirlpool, Geyser 

Chrominius - Dragonkin - Bite, Howl, Surge of Power

 

Chi-Chi can be defeated by using the superstar combo of Pandaren Water Spirit and Chrominius.  Start the fight with your Pandaren Water Spirit and cast Geyser.  On your next turn, cast Whirlpool.  Swap out for Chrominius and use Howl.  Geyser and Whirlpool will hit for massive damage.  Use Surge of Power to finish Chi-Chi.

 

3.2 Zao, Calfling of Niuzao - Beast

 

Pets to use:

Crawling Claw/Lesser Voidcaller - Undead/Magic - Doom

Pandaren Water Spirit - Elemental - Tidal Wave, Whirlpool, Geyser

Chrominius - Dragonkin - Bit, Howl, Surge of Power

 

Zao has more HP than the other Celestial Pets and requires a little bit of extra firepower.  Start the fight with your Crawling Claw or Lesser Voidcaller.  Your objective is to apply Doom on the turn that your pet will die.  Doing this with the Crawling Claw is simple...just deal as much damage as possible until the Undead passive triggers and gives you one round of invulnerability.  Cast Doom during this round.  Without the Crawling Claw, you'll want to use a Lesser Voidcaller.  You'll just have to time your Doom so that it lands in the same turn that your Voidcaller dies.  This shouldn't be too difficult.  If you are unsure if you can survive another round, cast Doom.  It would be better for Doom to still hit but be a round early than not hit at all.

 

After Doom has been applied, your Pandaren Water Spirit will apply Geyser and Whirlpool.  Swap to Chrominius and apply Howl.  Finish Zao with Surge of Power.

 

3.3 Xu-Fu, Cub of Xuen - Beast

 

Pets to use:

Tranquil Mechanical Yeti - Mechanical - Metal Fist, Call Lightning, Ion Cannon

Clockwork Gnome - Mechanical - Metal Fist, Repair, Build Turret

Sunreaver Micro-Sentry - Mechanical - Fel Immolate, Extra Plating, Call Lightning

 

Your goal here is to overwhelm Xu-Fu into submission.  He hits like a Mach Truck going downhill.  He has 600 attack power!  Your first goal is to cancel out his Moonfire by casting Call Lightning with your Tranqui Mechanical Yeti who is slower.  Immediately swap out to your Clockwork Gnome and build a turret.  Xu-Fu will destroy your Clockwork Gnome, but not until you've built two Turrets and hopefully landed a Metal Fist.  When your Clockwork Gnome is defeated, bring back your Tranquil Mechanical Yeti and use Metal Fist.  Before your Yeti dies, try to get off an Ion Cannon.  Xu-Fu will be faster, so be sure to plan ahead by using it the round you know you will die.  If needed, bring your Sunreaver Micro-Sentry in to finish the job with Fel Immolate and Call Lightning.

 

3.4 Yu'la, Broodling of Yu'lon

 

Pets to use:

Pandaren Water Spirit - Elemental - Tidal Wave, Whirlpool, Geyser

Chrominius - Dragonkin - Bite, Howl, Surge of Power

 

Yu'la can be defeated by using the superstar combo of Pandaren Water Spirit and Chrominius.  Start the fight with your Pandaren Water Spirit and cast Geyser.  On your next turn, cast Whirlpool.  Swap out for Chrominius and use Howl.  Geyser and Whirlpool will hit for massive damage.  Use Surge of Power to finish Yu'la.

 

**Alternatively, if you have Mr. Bigglesworth, Yu'la can be solo'd.  The strategy is to open with Claw and then use Ice Tomb and Ice Barrier.  Pass on the next turn which makes Yu'la waste Fly on the barrier.  Use Claw 3x and then use Ice Tomb and Ice Barrier.  Repeat until Yu'la is defeated. 

 

***Thanks to Kattii for strategy - confirmed to work

 

 

4. Rewards!

 

With the completion of the Celestial Tournament, you will be rewarded the following:

1 - Celestial Coin

1000 - Timeless Coins

125 - Valor Points

 

The first time you complete the Celestial Tournament, you will be rewarded 3 Celestial Coins instantly enabling you to purchase your own version of the Celestial Pets!  In order to own all 4 Celestial Pets, you'll need to complete the Celestial Tournament 10 times. 

 

 

As always, thanks for reading, and please be sure to leave comments or suggestions in the comments section of this guide!

 

CHANGELOG

6/19/2014 - modified Taran Zhu strategy to have Fossilized Hatchling go first

6/19/2014 - included solo strategy of Yu'la

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 06:36 PM

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OMG this guide is awesome.  I grew a beard made out of the celestial pets after reading.

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 03:48 PM

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That would be one scary beard!

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Xu Fu, can be duod by darkmoon zeppelin and mechnaical bombling. Start with zeppelin, create a decoy. the decoy will absorb the tigers healing attack. shoot xu fu until you are protected by the decoy (2 rounds), than use self destruct. usually he doesnt have much health now, so i just self destruct with the bombling as well.

 

Zao can be duod by a canine (like fjord worg pup, or alpine foxling) and a mechanical yeti. Start with the worg pup, use dazzling dance for 25% speed buff, than attack once with flurry. use howl the next round (when the worg dies). than call lighting, and metal fist once. finish him off with ion cannon. 

Posted 10 January 2014 - 09:54 PM

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Good strats!  I need to get myself a Zep and make it happen.

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 02:13 AM

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Yu'la can be solo'd by Mr. Bigglesworth if you follow this pattern:

 

claw

ice tomb

ice barrier

pass

claw

claw 

repeat

 

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Interesting.  I also had a friend who solo'd Wise Mari with a spider.  I'm going to start including solo strats that work.  Thanks for the info.

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 05:56 PM

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Hei Zagam thanks for this detailed guide. I'm completely new to pet battles so at the moment im mostly gathering all the pets required in your list (with a few of replacements for the ones i can't get at all) and leveling them up against aquatics in the valley of blossom, boosted by the two green dragonbone hatchlings that i picked up in dragonblight while raising my first 25.

 

However i have the feeling that this will take forever, but the other way would be beating the pet masters to get the xp boost items. Sadly the pet masters are actually tough after northrend (im at that point) and they will require me to acquire and raise to 25 even more pets, so im a bit lost on what is more efficient to do on the long run, considering that there aren't many easy-to-use resources about this.

 

I'll appreciate if you can suggest me what to do...   : D

 

thanks

Posted 06 February 2014 - 09:17 PM

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I'm working on more pet battle guides including the Beasts of Fable and the trainers as you mention.  I have defeated everything with the list of pets in my Celestial Tournament Guide.  I'll just write up details on how to take them down soon!

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I now made my way through the first tournament. As soon as I had 15 pets at 25, i checked who were the champions of this week, and raised those only. Zagam's guide is so well written that i literally won all the matches at my very first try, and now im a happy owner of a Chi-Chi : D

 

For leveling up the pets for the tournament without gouging your eyes out, you need to get the Safari’s Hat (from beating all the Master pet trainers) and then the xp boost sausages that you get from the daily quests of the Beasts of Fable. I was able to beat all 10 beasts with the same pet setup, which is an effervescent glowfly, a darkmoon crow, and an anubisath idol. Maybe is not the more efficient or elegant, but it’s cheap to put together and does the job.

Posted 10 February 2014 - 01:55 PM

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Congrats on your tournament win!  Glad to hear my guide helped you out.  Best of luck in the coming weeks to complete your Celestial pet family!

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 11:24 PM

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I've gotta say, I've been using Zag's guide since the day he posted it, and it has worked flawless for me, besides the usual RNG misses/crits.  Got me into pet battling too, which is more of a negative.

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Posted 24 February 2014 - 02:12 AM

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Fantastic guide,

 

I've definitely noticed several holes in my pet vault and going to start leveling immediately.  Zagam is a beast lol, I learned a ton from him in regards to warlock and now he's teaching me pet battles :D

 

Zagam,

 

I noticed you really like the haymaker combo of several round casts (whirlpool, doom, etc) and chromag howl.  Have you found any other impressive pet combos?  I have a pretty diverse pet vault so I'm trying to get through the pet tourney with what I have.  Trying this like multiple attacks + call lightening buff and magic classes with moonfire buff.

Posted 24 February 2014 - 02:24 PM

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Depends on the week.  I'm experimenting with various combinations of pets in order to combat crappy RNG.  Doom - Whirlpool - Geyser - Howl - Surge of Power is just unstoppable.  Hard to find any other combination.  Sometimes, you can do better - for example, this week with Blingtron 4000 - his pig pet dies in two Swipes from Lil Bad Wolf after a Howl.  Any time you can 2 shot an elite pet is pretty awesome.  I'll keep updating with other combos.  I have started soloing Yulon with Mr. Bigglesworth.  It's flawless, even if she lands a lucky crit. 

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 02:43 PM

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Had some trouble today with Chen/Taran/Wrathion. Anubisath died in the first fight, so he wasn't available when I met Wrathion. And the flayer melted in the fire, so to speak, and definately couldn't power through. I ended up using a team with a hare (as per the instructions) which took down the first one, Lil bad wolf (howl and then counterstrike for massive damage, then dodge) died just before the 2nd pet, then Sprite darter. Moonfire killed "Alex", evanescence to avoid the meteor and nuke with Arcane blast.

Posted 04 March 2014 - 12:39 PM

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Hello, I just started my pet battling last week so I'm very new to it. Is there a pet that can replace Tranquil Mechanical Yeti in this set-up? It was taken out of the game (the pattern), so I don't have one readily available. Just wondering if there is a good replacement before I try to find someone to make it for me. 

Posted 04 March 2014 - 02:06 PM

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I don't believe it was taken out of the game.  Even still, did you check the AH for any copies of the pet?  They are usually very numerous in quantity.  If it was taken out of the game, it shouldn't be too difficult to find an engineer with the pattern.  Worst case is you can't find someone and I make it for you.

 

In regards to a replacement, you really just need a pet that has Call Lightning as that's all I use him for.  He's the starter for me against every beast type. 

 

Possible Replacements:

Sunreaver Micro-Sentry - Isle of Thunder rare drop

Thundering Serpent Hatchling - Challenge Mode Gold:Guild Edition (300g from guild vendor)

Wild Golden Hatchling - Jade Forest wild pet

Wild Jade Hatchling - Jade Forest wild pet

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 07:15 PM

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Hello, I just started my pet battling last week so I'm very new to it. Is there a pet that can replace Tranquil Mechanical Yeti in this set-up? It was taken out of the game (the pattern), so I don't have one readily available. Just wondering if there is a good replacement before I try to find someone to make it for me. 

 

 

I don't believe it was taken out of the game.  Even still, did you check the AH for any copies of the pet?  They are usually very numerous in quantity.  If it was taken out of the game, it shouldn't be too difficult to find an engineer with the pattern.  Worst case is you can't find someone and I make it for you.

 

In regards to a replacement, you really just need a pet that has Call Lightning as that's all I use him for.  He's the starter for me against every beast type. 

 

Possible Replacements:

Sunreaver Micro-Sentry - Isle of Thunder rare drop

Thundering Serpent Hatchling - Challenge Mode Gold:Guild Edition (300g from guild vendor)

Wild Golden Hatchling - Jade Forest wild pet

Wild Jade Hatchling - Jade Forest wild pet

 

The recipe has indeed been taken out of the game during Cataclysm quest revamps and is no longer obtainable. However, there are thousands of players, who got the recipe from pre-cataclysm and it should be fairly easy to find one.

You can also find them on AH from time to time.

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Posted 11 June 2014 - 04:53 PM

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Thanks for the great guide.  I leveled every pet you suggested (except the Crawling Claw; I used the Lesser Voidcaller and Unborn Valkyr), and met with great success.  I have a couple of comments:

 

A great alternative to the Crawling Claw, which I prefer over the Lesser Voidcaller, is the Unborn Valkyr.  The point of having either pet on the team is to apply Doom.  Like the Crawling Claw, the Unborn Valkyr is undead, so you can simply use the "rebirth" round to apply Doom.  They may be rare out in the wild, but I don't think they're too hard to find.  Perhaps the same amount of time spent farming the LV out of TK would yield an UV.

 

My second comment has to do with the strategy listed for Yu'la.  I'm not sure if I was just suffering from bad RNG, but following the Geyser -> Whirlpool -> Howl -> Surge of Power method seems to leave Yu'la with some health left.  Adding Doom into the mix before that sequence (as with Zao) seems to get the job done.

 

Thanks for all the time you put into the guide =)

Posted 12 June 2014 - 05:55 PM

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Glad to hear you found success with my guide! 

 

Your points about the Valkyr are correct - I tried not to include her because so many people have frustrations on finding her.  She is a GREAT addition to the team if you find her.

 

For Yu'la, I've actually been following Kattii's suggestion of Mr. Bigglesworth.  It's absurd how easily he solo's Yu'la.  It's so good, I was thinking of changing the guide.  You're not the first to run into issues with Yu'la, and you're right - Doom does the trick. 

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