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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
The Burning Crusade
Patch 2.4.2 | Posted: 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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Site MVPMastr 
Rating: +6   [Report]
A fun thing to do with this pet is to put all the clothes on that he sells and baby spice yourself. At the same time, give him a pet biscuit and your roles are reversed! Now the pet is the master and you are the pet. As an undead even without the spice I come up to his knee when he has biscuit buff.
Sep 27, 2009 at 5:45pm | Edits: 0 | Burning Blade-US | Pets: 840 Compare collections | Score: 4920
Site MVPDaned 
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This pet gets the most questions and comments from people who see it, bar none. And the question is always "how do you get ethereal soul credits?" It being a vendor immediately gets attention from everyone!
Sep 28, 2009 at 11:40am | Edits: 0 | Feathermoon-US | Pets: 809 Compare collections | Score: 4778
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: 744 Compare collections | Score: 4442
Top RaterZoros 
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The Ethereal Essence Sphere, like all throwing objects in the game can appear in you bag before the graphic shows it making it you. The difference with the sphere is that is so slow that you can out run it by foot and take the one in you bag and throw it back, creating two spheres out of one. In one raid we did this about one hundred times with just 3 spheres and everyone in the raid say about a hundred glowing balls flying around. Note that new people to the scene will not see the spheres.
Sep 28, 2009 at 7:26pm | Edits: 1 | The Venture Co-US | Pets: 819 Compare collections | Score: 4830
Site MVPAeonesti 
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It is not yet noted in the description above, but this pet is now available through Landro's Pet Box as a random chance drop. The drop rate is low, and you will not see a rare pet if you already own it (making it hard to track opening statistics). But it is an alternative to the current prices of $150+ on eBay if you have UDE points to burn :)
Jan 26, 2010 at 11:11am | Edits: 1 | Icecrown-US | Pets: 758 Compare collections | Score: 4531
Site MVPAbbotta 
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I just got my Ethereal Soul-Trader today from someone in trade chat for 17k plus some spare Salvage Blood (was going for almost 30k on AH).  I LOVE THIS GUY.  Sure it's annoying when you are trying to loot something he's on top of it.  But he's so adorable and he sells the most useless stuff but who cares!.  This guy with his zappy hands is my new favorite pet!

May 2, 2015 at 12:49pm | Edits: 0 | Area 52-US | Pets: 633 Compare collections | Score: 3626
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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: 651 Compare collections | Score: 3106
Site MVPGwenolyn 
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My favorite part is the Mutagen. I think most pets still do their "tricks" with it on.

The Frostling still pelted with snowballs.
Aug 29, 2010 at 10:51am | Edits: 3 | Aerie Peak-US | Pets: 822 Compare collections | Score: 4868
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Grabbed one today on AH for 44K - Pretty cool looking, full size too which makes it even better.

Apr 23, 2016 at 2:53pm | Edits: 0 | Hyjal-US | Pets: 223 Compare collections | Score: 992
Top RaterRhaenya 
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Finally got my Ethereal Soul-Trader, I love his kit very strong against Flying pets.

Thanks to my loving husband and fellow guildy for this wonderful gift.

Apr 16, 2016 at 7:20am | Edits: 0 | Aman'Thul-US | Pets: 716 Compare collections | Score: 3936
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After shuffling much gold off to my rogue, I somehow wandered into the AH in Stormshield while waiting for a response to a question. Browsed through the "Misc-Companion Pets" category and there he was! I got him for a steal at 25K. He is huge according to all my gnomes and even my worgen feels short compared, but this is worth the vertical differences! His soul collecting is fun to watch, and even when he dies in a pet battle, it's cool! Can't wait to get him higher than level 5 :D

Mar 10, 2016 at 11:49pm | Edits: 0 | Arygos-US | Pets: 674 Compare collections | Score: 3700
Top RaterIllumnati 
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I paid 35k for this pet today [Feb 19, 2016] and it wiped me out of gold, including my guild bank. But I don't feel bad despite comments of buying him for much less because this is one I have wanted for a very long time and I finaly built up enough gold to do it. I don't care much for toys or mounts, so pets are what I spend my gold on.

Feb 20, 2016 at 12:25am | Edits: 0 | Farstriders-US | Pets: 661 Compare collections | Score: 3873
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Bought on BMAH for 17k last night, been looking for a while but have never seen it on my servers AH

Dec 11, 2015 at 10:08am | Edits: 0 | Wildhammer-US | Pets: 560 Compare collections | Score: 2540
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Who knows and can say how the tcg works? I know they are available on eBay. Is there a specific card to obtain to get this pet? Is there a chance to get from a booster pack? Do you have to buy a set or box? Thanks for any info.

Nov 6, 2015 at 9:22am | Edits: 0 | Zuluhed-US | Pets: 584 Compare collections | Score: 3178
Top RaterUnknownhand 
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This pet can solo the Garrison Pet Scrappin' quest Quintessence of Light. Inner Vision-Beam-Inner Vision-Life Exchange-Beam until dead

Oct 28, 2015 at 4:43pm | Edits: 3 | Haomarush-US | Pets: 747 Compare collections | Score: 4178
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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: 622 Compare collections | Score: 3382
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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: 388 Compare collections | Score: 1750
Top RaterPsynatron 
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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 | The Maelstrom-EU | Pets: 467 Compare collections | Score: 2331
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 | Area 52-US | Pets: 740 Compare collections | Score: 3854
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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: 631 Compare collections | Score: 2867
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Ethereal soul-traders will travel with those who can free the essences they need from unruly hosts.
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