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Trading Card Game: The Hunt for Illidan

Soul-Trader Beacon
Soul-Trader Beacon
Binds when picked up
Use: Teaches you how to summon this companion.
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Neutral Neutral

Vocalizations (on-click)

"Harvests souls" when owner kills player/mob that yields exp or honor. Pet doubles as vendor with unique items sold only to owner.

Trading Card Game promotion.
Loot code required.
3 allowed
June 19, 2008

This pet, the largest land-based companion to date, is redeemed through the extremely rare 'Ethereal Plunderer' loot card from the World of Warcraft The Hunt for Illidan TCG expansion. The card may be scratched to reveal a code allowing access to this pet. The code may be redeemed at Blizzard's promotion retrieval page. The pet may be obtained in-game from Landro Longshot in Booty Bay.

This pet doubles as a specialized vendor. When its owner kills a mob that grants experience or honor, the Ethereal Soul-Trader will "harvest its soul", yielding a small amount of Ethereal Credits to the owner. In exchange for this currency, the following items may be purchased:

Note that you cannot sell your unwanted items to the Ethereal Soul-Trader.

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

100% Hit Chance 


Bashes the enemy, dealing 394 Humanoid damage.

Vs. Dragonkin

Vs. Beast
Requires Pet Level: 10

100%  Hit Chance 


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

Vs. Flying

Vs. Mechanical
3 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 2

A ward of powerful magic surrounds you, blocking the next attack.

1 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 15

Increases damage by 100% for 1 round.

4 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 4

100%  Hit Chance 


Deals 591 Magic damage and has a 25% chance to stun the target.

Vs. Flying

Vs. Mechanical
5 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 20

100% Hit Chance 


Equalizes the health between the user and his enemy.


Health gained cannot exceed the caster's maximum health.



Magic pets cannot be dealt more than 35% of their maximum health in one attack.


Damage Taken 

50% from Dragonkin abilities

33% from Aquatic abilities

The Cape of Stranglethorn — Eastern Kingdoms
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i just got mine yesterday on the AH for 12k

i had only 6k total, i asked trade channel for tips to make gold fast

and a got a response from someone offering to just give me 6k 

so i bought this big guy ASAP, that made my day/week/month!!

3 days ago at 4:41pm | Edits: 0 | Rexxar-US | Pets: 608 Compare collections | Score: 3212
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Got mine the other day for 18k. On my server it averages from 35 to 40k. I had to get it. 

Mar 15, 2015 at 12:36am | Edits: 0 | Sentinels-US | Pets: 511 Compare collections | Score: 2762
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For those wondering, you can not use the clothing sold by the trader for transmog.

He also has a nasty habit of seeking attention by standing on things you want to click (e.g. dead mobs, quest givers, etc.) and making sure you click him.


Besides that... Certainly my favorite pet (of the pets I own) at the moment, with awesome looks and a fun collection system.

Feb 26, 2015 at 10:50am | Edits: 0 | Silvermoon-EU | Pets: 301 Compare collections | Score: 1317
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I really wish WoW would get rid of these loot card pets.  Sorry, im not going out to buy cards for some game, just to get a pet in WoW.  People try to collect every pet, and cross game promotions are annoying.  Keep WoW in WoW and other games out.

Feb 22, 2015 at 12:17am | Edits: 0 | Draka-US | Pets: 337 Compare collections | Score: 1525
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This is the best looking pet I've ever bought!


Not to mention the purple arcane energy that it zaps your enemies with once they're downed! I love it! 


Thank you to all those Chinese prisoners for duping these guys so I was actually able to afford it lol.

Dec 4, 2014 at 5:55pm | Edits: 0 | Draenor-US | Pets: 457 Compare collections | Score: 2089
Top RaterTwizler 
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I got him today for 10k on AH, i couldnt resist ;)


But yeah, as many mention in there comments: there are suddenly alot of these pets on AH! Can anyone explain why???

Dec 2, 2014 at 6:38am | Edits: 0 | Al'Akir-EU | Pets: 430 Compare collections | Score: 2078
Top RaterMisstrina 
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Bought one on Arthas today for 15k. Breed is B/B learned it no problem. I have no idea why they are selling for so cheap, ebay says they are worth 250 usd. Somethings not right..

Oct 20, 2014 at 12:20am | Edits: 0 | Arthas-US | Pets: 652 Compare collections | Score: 3395
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Something is not right with the Ethereal Soul-Trader. There are 11 of them for sale in alliance auction house on Misha (from 25-20k each). When they are going for 200$ each on ebay this screams that maybe there is a hack out there. Buyer beware!

Sep 1, 2014 at 6:11pm | Edits: 0 | Misha-US | Pets: 0 Compare collections | Score: 0
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Today I saw 3 (!!!) of them on my auction house, two ranging 50-60k and one 25k, so naturally I couldn't resist and bought it. What is surprising, I've never seen this pet, neither on AH or summoned, until recently, which got me thinking whether they all come from legal source...

Jul 17, 2014 at 4:34pm | Edits: 0 | Khadgar-EU | Pets: 656 Compare collections | Score: 3773
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Just got him on the Ah for 34k! He's huge. (about the same size as my BE) Looking forward to collecting souls!

Jul 6, 2014 at 5:46pm | Edits: 1 | Korgath-US | Pets: 588 Compare collections | Score: 2642
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As of Patch 5.4.8 June 3rd hotfix, can no longer be summoned in arenas or battlegrounds.

Jun 5, 2014 at 9:45pm | Edits: 0 | Icecrown-US | Pets: 288 Compare collections | Score: 1325
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I've found the best way to farm the credits at Lvl 90 is at the silken fields, small clusters of moths. They can be one shot and yield credits. Aoe can be used for obtaining credits, however you'll lose some as he needs time in between kills to harvest, and if you kill a bunch at once he skips a bunch. Single target castable spells seem to work best.

Apr 23, 2014 at 12:01pm | Edits: 0 | Fizzcrank-US | Pets: 627 Compare collections | Score: 3077
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Yes finally got this awesome looking pet was surpriced this guy sold it 2 me for only 25k :) ty again for that its awesome collectors item :)

Apr 9, 2014 at 11:50am | Edits: 0 | Chamber of Aspects-EU | Pets: 667 Compare collections | Score: 3566
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Trying to obtain this on my server now.  Saw a few evade me on the AH for 56k gold, but alas, they were on ally side where i has not enough gold.  I msg'd the seller, but haven't heard back - was hoping to obtain from seller through neutral AH.

Mar 29, 2014 at 11:09pm | Edits: 0 | Ysera-US | Pets: 608 Compare collections | Score: 3469
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So insanely happy at the moment.  I just found this awesomely expensive pet for 53k on the auction house on my home server.  I can't wait to level him and then go start earning shards.  I couldn't really decide between the names Windbag and Tatters for him.

Mar 24, 2014 at 6:39am | Edits: 0 | Shandris-US | Pets: 692 Compare collections | Score: 4130
Top RaterKuddles 
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Ranged players may find a bit complicated reunite the credits needed to purchase the garment this pet sells since you need to fullfill several conditions to obtain a credit:


Soul Trader must be at you side at all times. If you run from one place to other he's usually left behind, so you have to wait for him. Second, you (and he) must be near the corpse whe's going to suck. And finally, it must be YOU the one who delivers the killing shot: hunter and warlock pets will interfere with this.

Mar 15, 2014 at 2:25pm | Edits: 0 | Quel'Thalas-US | Pets: 674 Compare collections | Score: 3884
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I got a lucky shot! Saw this little guy for 63,2k on AH.

Mar 10, 2014 at 9:24am | Edits: 0 | Azralon-US | Pets: 485 Compare collections | Score: 2337
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Love this guy so much! He does get in the way when I'm doing something, but I'm totally ok with that just to have him. The best part was using him in raid and being a hunter and taking out the oozes from the Shaman in SoO, he goes nuts getting me shards. Which I'm saving up for ...not sure yet, lol. But the count (at the moment) is 700+. 

Fighting wise, he has some cool magic attacks, but I stick to my Nether Faerie Dragon in that department. Sorry Ethereal-dude. 

Jan 14, 2014 at 8:29am | Edits: 0 | Tanaris-US | Pets: 656 Compare collections | Score: 3345
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Just got this badboy today, was an early birthday/Christmas gift for myself (I call that a "from me, for me" gift lol). I haven't battled him yet, but he's pretty damn cool. I've been wanting to collect him for awhile and I'm happy to have him in my collection. The only thing I'm bummed about, is the fact that you can't sell trash items to him, you can only sell back the items you bought from him, for the credits back. That's the only drawback to him so far. He's well worth saving the gold for.

Nov 28, 2013 at 7:53am | Edits: 0 | Aerie Peak-US | Pets: 634 Compare collections | Score: 3120
Site MVPMelmo 
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As of patch 5.3 he is his original large size!! :)

May 22, 2013 at 12:34pm | Edits: 1 | Whisperwind-US | Pets: 691 Compare collections | Score: 3967
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