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Achievement: Higher Learning

Category: General

Kirin Tor Familiar
Kirin Tor Familiar
Binds when picked up
Use: Teaches you how to summon this companion.
Want it Want it | Got it | Exclude — Community: 45.6% have it
Rare
No
Neutral Neutral
Ground

Vocalizations (on-click)

None
Wrath of the Lich King expansion required.
1 allowed
November 12, 2008

Simply speak to Archmage Vargoth to receive this pet. Vargoth is housed in a secluded spire atop the Violet Citadel within Dalaran. In order to access Vargoth, one must teleport to his location using a tome rewarded by the "Higher Learning" achievement. This achievement entails reading 8 different books about arcane magic that spawn throughout Dalaran. The books appear to be on 3 hour spawn timers and share spawn points with roughly 30 other non-achievement books. Read the Kirin Tor Familiar Guide for the most efficient method to collect this pet.

Note that while a warlock and two others who have access to Vargoth can summon another player to his location, that player cannot receive the pet without having completed the achievement.

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Quality
Level 0: Health 0Power 0Speed 0
Requires Pet Level: 1

100%  Hit Chance 

 

Blasts the enemy with a beam of arcane power, dealing 394 Magic damage.


Vs. Flying

Vs. Mechanical
Requires Pet Level: 10

100% Hit Chance 

 

Blasts the enemy with a surge of arcane power, dealing 295 Magic damage.

 

Damage increases by 98 each time it is used. Max 492 Magic damage.


Vs. Flying

Vs. Mechanical
1 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 2

100% Hit Chance 

 

Slams the target into the ground, dealing 492 Magic damage.

 

If used again on the same target, they are levitated and unable to flee for 2 rounds.


Vs. Flying

Vs. Mechanical
3 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 15

100%  Hit Chance 

 

Deals 472 Magic damage split between all enemies and warps the weather into Arcane Winds for 9 rounds. Does additional damage if Arcane Winds is already active.

 

During Arcane Winds, pets cannot be stunned or rooted.


Vs. Flying

Vs. Mechanical
Requires Pet Level: 4

100% Hit Chance 

 

Deals 197 Magic damage to the enemy's active pet and 118 Magic damage to the enemy's backline pets.


Vs. Flying

Vs. Mechanical
3 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 20

100%  Hit Chance 

 

Rots the target's flesh, dealing 492 Undead damage and transforming them into Undead for 5 rounds;.


Vs. Humanoid

Vs. Aquatic
Elemental

Passive: 

Elementals ignore all negative weather effects. Enemy pets can still gain the beneficial effects from weather when facing an elemental.

 

Damage Taken 

50% from Aquatic abilities

33% from Mechanical abilities

Dalaran — Northrend
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Site MVPArcana 
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On many servers, there will be a channel called "higherlearning" established by people hunting the books. Join it, because often people will announce in the channel when they find a book.

The books will despawn 3 minutes after being opened, and any number of people can read them in that time. iirc, the books will respawn between 3 and 4 hours after despawning.
Sep 27, 2009 at 10:12am | Edits: 1 | Earthen Ring-US | Pets: 652 Compare collections | Score: 3186
Top RaterAlaylith 
Rating: +6   [Report]
It's horrible how small it is now! ;_; It was always so cool that it was almost as big as my gnome and now it's so tiny you almost can't see it! Just why did Blizzard do that; the familiar was perfect the way it was. :(
Sep 23, 2012 at 7:10am | Edits: 0 | Antonidas-EU | Pets: 428 Compare collections | Score: 1933
Esilianai 
Rating: +5   [Report]

Incredibly annoying how much they've shrunk this pet.

Oct 6, 2012 at 6:36am | Edits: 0 | Draenor-EU | Pets: 275 Compare collections | Score: 1207
Mrbeankc 
Rating: +4   [Report]
If you're a gnome this pet is actually bigger than you are.
Sep 27, 2009 at 4:05am | Edits: 0 | Lightbringer-US | Pets: 665 Compare collections | Score: 3970
Site MVPKendrah 
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This took me three weeks to get but it's mine! I got the tomtom points and made a macro. Here is all the points:

 

1) 56.59 45.67

2) 52.34 54.8

3) 30.89 46.15

4) 26.60 52.14

5) 43.49 47

6) 84.42 52.65

7) 46.87 39.12

8) 46.95 40.02

 

Note: 3 and 4 are in the same building. 3 is downstairs. 4 is upstairs.

7 and 8 are in the same building. 8 is downstairs. 7 is upstairs. It's normal to see other books in these spots. There are fake books that spawn. You need to read them to get them to despawn, however. The respawn rate isn't exact either.

 

I made a macro of these points and when I read one then I went in and deleted that from the macro.

Nov 24, 2013 at 10:54am | Edits: 1 | Thrall-US | Pets: 676 Compare collections | Score: 4016
Site MVPFhina 
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They shrank him. One of the coolest things about him was how big he is (was /cry), and now he even looks small standing next to my goblin. :(
Sep 3, 2012 at 8:19pm | Edits: 0 | Thrall-US | Pets: 659 Compare collections | Score: 3352
Adalace 
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Here are waypoint macros you can use with the addon TomTom. You will need a total of three macros to hold all of the /way commands because of the per-macro character limit.

 

 

http://pastebin.com/hixVuNNc

 

 

I have to post them in that link because this message cannot hold enough characters.

Dec 8, 2012 at 6:15pm | Edits: 0 | Icecrown-US | Pets: 578 Compare collections | Score: 2635
Bubbles1015 
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I truly thought this pet was going to be a nightmare to get given the spawn rate and the 'nonsense' books (as my hubby and I came to call them). Thankfully hubby and I got lucky and managed to get into the spawn timing quickly so we were able to time out check runs. There are some fabulous tips on this site and the guide is a must read so you can be sure you are looking in the right places. Then it is just a matter of some patience and a little luck. Good fun and easier to do with a friend!
Dec 3, 2011 at 8:15pm | Edits: 0 | Khaz'goroth-US | Pets: 493 Compare collections | Score: 2298
Ame 
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I camped books while watching Blizzcon and got most of them knocked out. One of the most pleasant surprises about hunting this pet was how friendly the opposite faction was. I ran into the same handful of people over and over again, and we had a few amusing emote conversations about our impatience, frustration, hopefulness and disappointment. It seems that 'pet collector' supersedes faction loyalty. =D
Nov 10, 2010 at 3:56pm | Edits: 0 | Area 52-US | Pets: 172 Compare collections | Score: 0
Griselda 
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Use the buddy system!! My guild leader, his wife and I camped different spots and all 3 of us were in a group. We were able to tell each other when trash spawned and therefore try back in roughly 3 hours (usually did take longer than 3 but always better to be safe than sorry). More than one person can click on the book, in fact I read that 3-4 people could click the book before it would despawn. Don't be greedy! When a book spawns, share the wealth!
Nov 12, 2009 at 11:06pm | Edits: 0 | Stonemaul-US | Pets: 362 Compare collections | Score: 1653
Runia 
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The best thing about this striking pet is that when you throw a ball for him to fetch... he doesn't carry it back to you in his hands, but rather in his mouth! Silly creature -- you've got 2 hands with lovely bracelets on -- why not use 'em?
Sep 30, 2009 at 8:13am | Edits: 0 | Ghostlands-US | Pets: 349 Compare collections | Score: 1737
Pickles 
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It's amazing that I finally got to the point of having one book to get, how many FALSE books have spawned.  my count is 5 bad spawns at the first floor of the Inn!!!! Will be happy to get this one in the rear-view mirror :)

 

Feb 24, 2015 at 11:40am | Edits: 0 | Grizzly Hills-US | Pets: 566 Compare collections | Score: 2858
Cyndelius 
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This pet was a real pain in the rear to get, took me about three days of constant vigilance. After spending countless hours in Dalaran I made my Blood Elf mage wear some kirin tor xmog to go with the city and pet, in the end I got my pet and I am damn happy. Sad that he no longer has the move that copies the enemies last move, now he has rot which makes no sense..

Feb 11, 2015 at 6:51pm | Edits: 0 | Suramar-US | Pets: 140 Compare collections | Score: 686
2thumbs 
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Anyone know if you have to stay logged in until you have found each book? Or find one then log on next day find the next and so on?

Jan 22, 2015 at 11:59am | Edits: 0 | Moonrunner-US | Pets: 427 Compare collections | Score: 1872
Keniver 
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Yes any and all classes can get the books needed for this pet, it's just the waiting part that will torment you

Jan 11, 2014 at 10:44am | Edits: 0 | Quel'dorei-US | Pets: 350 Compare collections | Score: 1486
Mspersonalities 
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This was a serious grind to complete. I wish I had tips or advice to give but sadly, I just sat and stared for hours on end but worth it now that it's over. 

Jun 22, 2013 at 10:45am | Edits: 0 | Azuremyst-US | Pets: 603 Compare collections | Score: 3212
Jendiah 
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I had one book and then I was camping, and circuiting...and it just wasn't paying off.  THEN the rolling restart uccured! My sugestion is to log on immediatly after the rolling restart - get the pattern down so you can do it in just a couple minutes.  I got FIVE of them at the rolling restart (several were junk). I only have 2 left now. I'll park my character by one, and every time I log on, I'll check them, but I'm looking forward to the next rolling restart. 

Feb 23, 2013 at 5:25pm | Edits: 11 | Hellscream-US | Pets: 429 Compare collections | Score: 2258
Harliequinne 
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Took me several weeks, and camping out with several others in Dalaran for book spawns. I did this one back in 2009ish... there was a channel that someone created for book hunters and everyone was kept updated that way for spawns. Worked out nice.

Jan 8, 2013 at 8:11am | Edits: 0 | Doomhammer-US | Pets: 563 Compare collections | Score: 2650
Tialeen 
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This was easy as pie......once you have all the books!
I just couldn't seem to get the final book, then randomly
I checked today (after 5 wks & 6 days of junk books) the book 'Introduction' finally spawned! Promised myself I won't be doing this again >.>
Dec 22, 2011 at 10:36am | Edits: 0 | Galakrond-US | Pets: 435 Compare collections | Score: 2110
Meiska 
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I never thought I would get this pet when Wrath was the latest expansion. I was thrilled the day I had my own Warlock Blueberry at last after many moons of shopping for books. Now it seems that the books can spawn 3 or 4 at a time. I'd say it's because Dalaran has emptied out, but the books had to be "read" to respawn I thought. Either way good luck for those of you searching for your own blueberries.
Feb 22, 2011 at 10:55am | Edits: 0 | Bladefist-US | Pets: 504 Compare collections | Score: 2249
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To prevent apprentices from secretly using the familiar to complete their chores, the archmagi placed the ritual required to summon the creature across the pages of several spellbooks hidden throughout Dalaran.
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