It's that time of year again... quite possibly the best pet collecting in-game holiday in WoW — Children's Week!
From April 29th
through May 6th
, several Orphan Matrons throughout the world offer you quests to care for an orphan. As thanks for your kind deed, you'll be offered a chance to pick one out of a few different pets at the end of each quest chain.
Curious where to pick up the quests and how to complete them? You'll find maps
and step-by-step walk-throughs
in our definitive guide:
WarcraftPets' Guide to Children's Week
You can complete these quests once per character, making it possible to collect a different pet on each one. Add as many or as few to your collection all in one week! Plus, nearly all of these pets are tradable. So you can find some great deals on them in the auction house.
Children's Week Pets In Battle
Most of the pets rewarded during Children's Week are from the Critter family. Magic, Humanoid and Aquatic are also options, although less abundant.
If you're looking for an effective counter against Critters, try out the Curious Wolvar Pup
! As a Humanoid, it takes less damage from Critter attacks. On top of that, it has a few attacks that are strong against Critters, such as Bite
Another interesting pick is Scooter the Snail
. Elemental attacks are weak against this pet, and its ability Dive
is strong against Elemental types. Who knew a little snail could pack such a punch?
Before you head off into battle with your new friends, you may want to use a Battle-Stone to upgrade them. Each Children's Week pet starts off as [uncommon]
quality. This doesn't stop them from being awesome and adorable companions, though!