The Pandaren Spirit Tamers were first added to World of Warcraft as a new challenge for pet battlers in patch 5.1. Each lives in a far-flung part of Pandaria. Each is a representation of an element, and each has its own separate guide, featuring a video.
Flowing Pandaren Spirit Tamer – Near water, using aquatic battle pets, is where this tamer lurks.
Whispering Pandaren Spirit Tamer – This tamer is high above the clouds and uses a lot of native Flying battle pets.
Burning Pandaren Spirit Tamer – Replenished by a steady supply of Yaungol Oil, this tamer combines Dragonkin fire and wind to burn bright.
Thundering Pandaren Spirit Tamer – Near the seat of the Mogu, this tamer uses earth and magic to great effect.
The Tournament and the Timeless Isle have been such a huge topics that I’m writing this post to link everything for easy bookmarking and reference. I’m also going to put the comprehensive pets checklist for all the triads and all the Celestials below. This is almost as much for your benefit as it is for mine. I think I’m still missing a grub.
Below are also links for some videos of a few new pets you can collect in 5.4. I haven’t posted them on the blog until now! The screenshots are extras I took, mostly pet-related, from the 5.4 PTR.
Overview of the Celestial Tournament and Timeless Isle information, including a map for where the queue NPC is.
Tommy Newcomer’s Lil Oondasta
First Triad: Chen, Wrathion and Taran Zhu
Second Triad: Mari, Blingtron 4000 and Kiryn
Third Triad: Sully, Ion Goldbloom and Lorewalker Cho
Universal Strategy for Single-Pet Fights
My full pet leveling checklist:
- Unborn Val’kyr
- Pandaren Water Spirit
- Darkmoon Tonk
- Darkmoon Zeppelin
- Clockwork Gnome
- Tranquil Mechanical Yeti
- Gilnean Raven
- Clockwork Rocket Bot
- Sen’jin Fetish
- Disgusting Oozeling
- Enchanted Lantern
- Non-Critter with Critter offense
- A Cat (eg, cheetah cub, panther cub etc)
- A strong flying offense pet
- Emerald Whelpling or Nether Faerie Dragon
- Scourged Whelpling
- A Mechanical
- Lesser Voidcaller
- Anubisath Idol
- Flayer Youngling
- Hopling or Feral Vermling
- Another pet with strong humanoid offense
- An otter or mongoose
- An elemental with a damage shield (eg, Living Sandling)
- Water strider
- A pet with elemental burst damage
- An undead
- A maggot or larva
- A critter with avoidance
Here’s a preview of all 4 of the pets you can buy after you win the Tournament.
Videos of other new pets: Kovok & MoonMoon.