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Spirit of Summer

Spirit of Summer
Spirit of Summer
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World Event: Midsummer Fire Festival

Vendor: Midsummer Merchant (Horde) / Midsummer Supplier (Alliance)

Cost: 350Burning Blossom (unlimited supply)

Captured Flame
Captured Flame
Binds when used
Use: Teaches you how to summon this companion.
Want it Want it | Got it | Exclude — Community: 69.9% have it
Neutral Neutral
Air (flies alongside flying mount)

Hovers about.

Vocalizations (on-click)

3 allowed
April 1, 2007

As of 2008, the Midsummer Fire Festival quest that rewarded this pet, A Light in Dark Places, has been retired. This pet may now be purchased during the event without any prerequisites for 350 Burning Blossoms.

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

90% Hit Chance 


Blasts the enemy with fire, dealing 472 Elemental damage.

Vs. Mechanical

Vs. Critter
Requires Pet Level: 10

100% Hit Chance 


Deals 315 Dragonkin damage instantly. The enemy continues to

Burn for 78 additional Dragonkin damage per round for 4 rounds.

Vs. Magic

Vs. Undead
Requires Pet Level: 2

100% Hit Chance 


Deals 216 Elemental damage instantly. The enemy Burns for 98 additional Elemental damage per round for 4 rounds.

Vs. Mechanical

Vs. Critter
3 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 15

100% Hit Chance 


Scorches the ground, dealing 492 Dragonkin damage and dealing 78 Dragonkin damage to all active pets each round for 9 rounds.


During Scorched Earth, all pets count as Burning .

Vs. Magic

Vs. Undead
4 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 4

95% Hit Chance 


Deals 591 Elemental damage.


Deals 197 Elemental additional damage if the target is Burning .

Vs. Mechanical

Vs. Critter
Requires Pet Level: 20

Ignites the caster, causing them to deal 98 Elemental damage to the current enemy pet every round. Lasts 9 rounds.

Vs. Mechanical

Vs. Critter


Elementals ignore all negative weather effects.


Damage Taken 

50% from Aquatic abilities

33% from Mechanical abilities

Darnassus — Kalimdor
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Rating: +19   [Report]
Two stories, try to be short... on server in the first year this pet was very rare since not many did the dungeon quest. I used to stealth around with this pet on follow all the time, since it was so rare, noobs would run away from it fearing it will agro and kill them.

One time had someone ask me where I got it, told them it was like the westfall chicken... poke a Darn Wisp until it got angry. 15 minutes later on general chat "I keep poking and nothing happens." :P
Sep 27, 2009 at 4:08am | Edits: 2 | Proudmoore-US | Pets: 341 Compare collections | Score: 0
Site MVPArcana 
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"I give you the light of Elendil, our most sacred star. May it be a light for you in dark places, when all other lights go out."

- Galadriel, The Fellowship of the Ring
Sep 29, 2009 at 9:38am | Edits: 1 | Earthen Ring-US | Pets: 484 Compare collections | Score: 2052
Top RaterSweetdr0ps 
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When i first got this pet i did not like it, it was a light orange color and it looked like a floating face, its been remodeled since and it very phosphoressent and a bright orange color, the face is not really visible anymore
Mar 8, 2010 at 12:01am | Edits: 0 | The Forgotten Coast-US | Pets: 593 Compare collections | Score: 2932
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When combined with the hallowed wand wisp transformation, its even better to have the pet leash to link you!
Nov 9, 2009 at 11:39am | Edits: 0 | Mok'Nathal-US | Pets: 234 Compare collections | Score: 997
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Using this pet while stealthed will not break the stealth spell.
Oct 10, 2009 at 8:49am | Edits: 0 | Scarshield Legion-EU | Pets: 137 Compare collections | Score: 0
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Pet goes Great with Hallowed Wand - Wisp
(obtained via Hallow's End)

Also used to have only a red glow wherever you went, now, changes its tint, depending on location.
Sep 29, 2009 at 11:48am | Edits: 0 | Darkspear-US | Pets: 317 Compare collections | Score: 1375
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I'm a little miffed. I know for a fact that I farmed the blossoms for the spirit of summer a couple of years ago. I was disappointed, at the time, to find it was a wisp and not a little scorchling. However, the pet grew on me and I would run around with it on my nelf hunter because it reminded me of the whisps we turn into when we die. I have done two faction changes on this hunter since then and now this pet doesn't exist in my list anymore.

Jul 3, 2013 at 12:58pm | Edits: 0 | Thunderhorn-US | Pets: 413 Compare collections | Score: 1770
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Yeah, I also noticed this. The Captured flame is blue but the pet you get from it is green. I had this pet since before and also thought they changed it this year. Thanks to your comment I know they haven't. =)

Jul 1, 2013 at 8:01am | Edits: 0 | Kazzak-EU | Pets: 513 Compare collections | Score: 2451
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"Captured Flame" is a Rare (Blue) item.  When learned, you get the battle pet, "Spirit of Summer" an Uncommon (Green) pet.  The pet can be upgraded to a Rare (Blue) battle pet via the stones.


I already had Spirit of Summer as an uncommon battle pet from years ago.  I saw that Captured Flame is now blue and assumed it meant that Spirit of Summer would be rare.  So I wasted 2 hours flying around getting blossoms to buy the Captured Flame for 350 blossoms. 

Jun 24, 2013 at 8:06pm | Edits: 0 | Ysera-US | Pets: 537 Compare collections | Score: 2544
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@Glorpin, I use Spirit of Summer a lot, and regardless of how many times you inflict your opponent with Burning (from Flame Breath, Immolate or Scorched Earth), Conflagrate deals extra damage only once.

Jun 19, 2013 at 1:56am | Edits: 0 | Runetotem-US | Pets: 317 Compare collections | Score: 1441
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Question, if you use Flame Breath and Immolate so it's got two Burning dots, does Conflagrate do extra damage twice?  Would be OP!

May 31, 2013 at 11:24pm | Edits: 0 | Stonemaul-US | Pets: 518 Compare collections | Score: 2449
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After farming daily since the Midsummer Festival started and visiting a lot of Honor and Desecrate fires, I finally got the little guy (thing). Now I don't know what to spend the rest of my blossoms on.
Jun 30, 2012 at 4:03pm | Edits: 0 | Zul'jin-US | Pets: 348 Compare collections | Score: 1469
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i think it just looks like a night elf wisp its pretty cool
May 18, 2012 at 8:13pm | Edits: 0 | Shu'halo-US | Pets: 298 Compare collections | Score: 1188
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This little piece of summer smells of warm evenings and lightning storms. If you look closely, you might be able to make out a face.
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