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New Battle Pets in Patch 5.3

Updated Sat, May 04, 2013 by Mem

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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

Pocket Reaver

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

Lesser Voidcaller


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

Tained Waveling

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

Tideskipper

Instance: Serpentshrine Cavern
Boss: Morogrim Tidewalker
Abilities:
Crush, Tidal Wave, Clobber, Grasp, Body Slam, Geyser
Fiendish Imp

Fiendish Imp

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

Lil Bad Wolf

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

Menagerie Construction

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
Abilities:
Crush, Meteor Strike, Immolate, Explode, Nether Gate



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:

Filthling

Filthling

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

Direhorn Runt

Zone: Isle of Giants
Source: Direhorns
Abilities:
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

Blob

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

PygmyDirehorn

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

Blob

Boss: Primodius
Abilities:
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
Gahz'rooki

Gahzrooki

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 below!




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