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Even before pet battles were introduced
into World of Warcraft, collecting vanity pets was a common pastime
for players. Players would spend hours farming mobs for that one
special pet just so they could call it their own. As you can imagine,
now that vanity pets can actually be used for something other than
looks, pet collection is taken even more seriously.

With a slew of new pets to be
introduced in Patch 5.3, pet collectors really have something to get
excited about in this patch. Wild pets, cuddly pets, boss drops, dino
pets, and more, the pets set to hit the scene in Patch 5.3 are sure
to bring delight to all. Curious to get a peek at these new pets?
Keep reading for a listing of the pets set to debut in Patch 5.3.
Keep in mind that all information found below is subject to change as
the patch is developed. Enjoy!

Old World Boss Drops

The following battle pets will drop from old world bosses in Patch 5.3:

Phoenix Hawk Hatchling

Phoenix Hawk Hatchling

Instance: The Eye
Boss: Al'ar
Abilities: Claw, Rake, Flame Breath, Quills, Flyby, Lift-Off

Pocket Reaver

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Instance: The Eye
Boss: Void Reaver
Abilities: Metal Fist, Repair, Fel Immolate, Thrash, Quake,

Lesser Voidcaller

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Instance: The Eye
Boss: High Astromancer Solarian
Abilities: Shadow Shock, Siphon Life, Curse of Doom, Nether
Blast, Prismatic, Barrier, Drain Power

Coilfang Stalker

Coilfang Stalker

Instance: Serpentshrine Cavern
Boss: Lady Vashj
Abilities: Laser, Gravity, Surge of Power, Focused Beams,
Illusionary Barrier, Drain Power

Tainted Waveling

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Instance: Serpentshrine Cavern
Hydross the Unstable
Abilities: Ooze Touch, Acidic Goo, Healing Wave, Poison Spit,
Corrosion, Creeping Oooze



Instance: Serpentshrine Cavern
Boss: Morogrim Tidewalker
Crush, Tidal Wave, Clobber, Grasp, Body Slam,

Fiendish Imp

Fiendish Imp

Instance: Karazhan
Boss: Terestian Illhoof
Abilities: Burn, Immolation, Rush, Sear Magic, Flamethrower,
Nether Gate

Lil' Bad Wolf

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Instance: Karazhan
Boss: The Big Bad Wolf
Abilities: Claw, Mangle, Howl, Counterstrike, Dodge, Pounce

Menagerie Construction

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Instance: Karazhan
Boss: The Curator
Abilities: Zap, Shock and Awe, Lock-on, Overtune, Demolish,
Ion Cannon

Netherspace Abyssal

Netherspace Abyssal

Instance: Karazhan
Boss: Prince Malchezaar
Crush, Meteor Strike, Immolate, Explode, Nether

Raiding with Leashes II: Attunement Edition

Much like it's predecessor, this achievement
requires players to collect 10 pets from old bosses. This new round of
raid of old world boss pets can be collected from places like
Serpentshrine Caverns, Karazhan, and The Eye. The Attunement title refers
to the often complicated process of having to run raiders through all the
Burning Crusade instances just to enter Hyjal Summit and the Black Temple.
Not surprisingly, at the end of this achievement, players will receive
another pet; Tito. Based off the Karazhan Opera event, Tito's abilities
are: Bite, Impale, Cyclone, Triple Snap, Howl, and Buried Treasure.

Zone Drops

The following battle pets will be available as zone exclusive drops in
Patch 5.3:



Zone: Saurok Area
Source: Quivering Filth
Abilities: Ooze Touch, Corrosion, Expunge, Absorb, Creeping
Ooze, Acidic Goo

Direhorn Runt

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Zone: Isle of Giants
Source: Direhorns
Charge, Horn Attack, Primal Cry, Trample, Stampede,
Shell Shield

Throne of Thunder Pets

The Throne of Thunder will see a massive
influx of pets in Patch 5.3 with the following additions:

Viscous Horror


Boss: Primordius (Heroic Only)
Abilities: Ooze Touch, Corrosion, Expunge, Absorb, Creeping
Ooze, Acidic Goo

Pygmy Direhorn


Boss: Horridon
Abilities: Charge, Horn Attack, Primal Cry, Trample,
Stampede, Shell Shield

Living Fluid


Boss: Primodius
Ooze Touch, Corrosion, Expunge, Absorb, Creeping
Ooze, Acidic Goo

Wild and Reward Battle Pets

Last but not least, Patch 5.3 will introduce a
few new wild and reward based battled pets for your collecting pleasure:

Unborn Val'kyr

Unborn Valkyr

Location: Northrend
Source: Wild
Abilities: Siphon Life, Shadow Slash, Absorb, Bone Prison,
Arcane Explosion, Curse of Doom

Stunted Direhorn

Stunted Direhorn

Source: Brutal Pet Brawler
Abilities: Horn Attack, Charge, Primal Cry, Stampede,
Trample, Shell Shield



Source: Darkspear Rebellion
Abilities: Bite, Whirlpool, Devour, Swallow You Whole, Tail
Slap, Geyser

That concludes our list of battle pets
set to become available in Patch 5.3. Which of these fiesty pets will
you be out to collect first? What type of pets would you like to see
in future patches? Share your thoughts with us in the comment section

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Last Updated: Mar 29, 2016

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