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Legion Alpha: New Pets, Narcissa's Mirror, & Pet Battle World Quests

April 23, 2016
A new Legion Alpha build was recently released. Highlights include six new pets and a fun toy. [source]

We also have more information on the new Pet Battle World Quest feature coming in Legion.

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New Pets
Six new pets were added in the latest Alpha patch. These include:



Details on the requirements necessary to earn the PVP pets are still unknown, however Blizzard has a preview of Legion PVP with more information on the new Prestige System.

There were also a few changes to some existing Legion pets. Check out our list of all datamined pets from Alpha for more!

All Legion Alpha datamined pets

A (Mini) Mirror Image
There's a new pet toy coming in Legion that opens up a whole new world of costumed-pets.

Narcissa's Mirror is a toy that's similar to the Magic Pet Mirror, but instead of costuming your character to look like your pet, it transforms your pet to look like YOU!

Druid player with moth pet transformed into druid
Narcissa's Mirror has a 1 hour cooldown, and gives the targeted pet a buff.

The buff only disappears once the pet is unsummoned, and it stacks with other pet enhancements (Magical Mini-Treat, Magical Pet Biscuit, Spirit Wand, etc.).

Pets do not keep their costume while in a Pet Battle. But as long as the pet was not unsummoned prior to entering the battle, it should regain the costume after exiting.

Most character appearances can be transferred to any of your battle pets.

This includes gear your character wears, temporary character costumes (such as the tuskarr costume from Underbelly Elixir), and druid shapeshift forms. However it does not include spell effects like a shadow priest's Voidform.

Pets that naturally hover and fly alongside players will continue to do so while transformed.

Gnome with cat pet transformed into gnome
On top of that, pets retain their idle animations and interactions. For example, feline pets continue to sit, sleep, and climb onto player laps...while looking like the player (pictured left)!

So where will this fantastic toy come from? Wowhead currently lists it as an item sold by a vendor in Breanni's shop in Dalaran (Broken Isles) for 1000 of an unnamed currency.

It's speculated that the currency will be Pet Charms, however a cryptic Tweet regarding Pet Charms in Legion from Systems Designer Russ Petersen (@nite_moogle) may prove that wrong. We'll have to wait and see.

Narcissa's Mirror will provide endless amounts of creative fun. If you can look like something, there's a chance your pet will be able to too. At least, temporarily.

Pet Battle World Quests
Players that reach level 110 in Legion will unlock new content in the form of World Quests. These quests vary in activity, such as killing elites, completing dungeons and even Pet Battle challenges. [source]

World Map showing Pet Battle World Quest
Opening the World Map will reveal at least three Pet Battle quests on The Broken Isles each day. These quests can pop up in any of the six zones (includes Dalaran).

Each quest is tied to a faction, and completing it will satisfy one of the four emissary objectives. Example: Completing Wildlife Conservationist counts towards The Dreamweavers.

The Pet Battle quests range from battling level 25 legendary Elite and Boss pets, to keeping your pet team alive for 10 rounds while taking Area of Effect (AOE) damage from the enemy pet.

There are also standard rare and epic quality trainer battles, and even a quest that involves a pet that can resurrect with full health (and can potentially come back to life repeatedly).

Wowhead list of Legion Pet Battle World Quests

There is a new achievement tied to Pet Battle World Quests, Battle on the Broken Isle. It looks like there are 37 different quests so far!

Pet Battle World Quest complete dialogue

Here are a few other notable features of Pet Battle World Quests:

  • Only max level players can enter battle with the quest NPC pets.
  • Once the quest has been completed the pet encounter cannot be repeated on the same character during the same lock out.
  • The Pet Battle World Quests are random and will change daily, regardless if you've completed the previous day's quests.
  • Pet Battle quests are phased out unless they are the quest(s) of the day.
  • Pets can earn experience from these battles.
  • Current rewards include rare upgrade stones, leveling stones and Polished Battlestones (rewards may not yet be final).
  • Rewards are randomized for each quest, each day.


Keep in mind that much of this content is still undergoing testing, and is subject to change prior to the expansion's release.

We'll have more updates as Pet Battle World Quests are changed and refined during the testing period, so stay tuned.
Posted by Quintessence
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Valexion 
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Maybe the tweet is referring to new things to purchase with Pet Charms that are yet to be seen. 

Apr 26, 2016 at 12:55am | Edits: 0 | Blade's Edge-US | Pets: 604 Compare collections | Score: 3015
Site MVPMinivivi 
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From the news above:

"So where will this fantastic toy come from? Wowhead currently lists it as an item sold by a vendor in Breanni's shop in Dalaran (Broken Isles) for 1000 of an unnamed currency.

It's speculated that the currency will be Pet Charms, however a cryptic Tweet regarding Pet Charms in Legion from Systems Designer Russ Petersen (@nite_moogle) may prove that wrong. We'll have to wait and see."

 

What exactly does THAT mean?!?  Pet Charms are not going to be currency in Legion?  

Apr 25, 2016 at 1:43pm | Edits: 0 | Wyrmrest Accord-US | Pets: 831 Compare collections | Score: 4967
Aranesh 
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The mentioned resurrection spell is a special feature of the boss pet Heliosus. It's currently an encounter in the Dalaran tournament. Picture + more details: http://www.wow-petguide.com/index.php?jumpto=47

Apr 24, 2016 at 7:12am | Edits: 1 | Darkspear-EU | Pets: 728 Compare collections | Score: 4081
Ringo 
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Adult owlcats desperately need to be beasts tamable by hunters.

Apr 23, 2016 at 9:20pm | Edits: 0 | Silver Hand-US | Pets: 763 Compare collections | Score: 4523
Jazeel 
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at long last, MINI ME !! yes

Apr 23, 2016 at 1:55pm | Edits: 0 | Saurfang-US | Pets: 812 Compare collections | Score: 4850
Paladance 
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A Lurking Owl Kitten is just an example of a dual spec that went wrong.

 

The resurrection mechanic mentioned in this note is a trait of Heliosus opponent from the Dalaran Tournament (thanks @Aranesh).

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