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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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Rare
Yes
Neutral Neutral
Ground

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.

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Quality
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

95% Hit Chance 

 

Blasts the enemy with a beam of arcane power, dealing 433 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

95% 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

Passive: 

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: 606 Compare collections | Score: 3088
Site MVPDaned 
Rating: +5   [Report]
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: 292 Compare collections | Score: 0
Site MVPMelmo 
Rating: +3   [Report]

As of patch 5.3 he is his original large size!! :)

May 22, 2013 at 12:34pm | Edits: 1 | Khaz'goroth-US | Pets: 595 Compare collections | Score: 3450
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: 598 Compare collections | Score: 3312
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: 575 Compare collections | Score: 3280
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 | Whisperwind-US | Pets: 597 Compare collections | Score: 3405
Solshine 
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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: 531 Compare collections | Score: 2744
Wasalyna 
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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: 547 Compare collections | Score: 2421
Mondoblasto 
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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: 287 Compare collections | Score: 1320
Bluestreakfl 
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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: 525 Compare collections | Score: 2562
Serraavenger 
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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: 574 Compare collections | Score: 3082
Shiverina 
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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: 560 Compare collections | Score: 3144
Vertiginousone 
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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: 582 Compare collections | Score: 3471
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: 575 Compare collections | Score: 3210
Lordvhf 
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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
Kakuraffe 
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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: 555 Compare collections | Score: 2841
Ryan13 
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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: 555 Compare collections | Score: 2727
Huennin 
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One of my favorites and a good attention-getter, although he can be a bit annoying at times since he says "I have arrived, shall we set to work then?" every time you dismount or zone.

 

When battle pets went live he sadly shrunk by about half, previously he was taller than my dwarf characters. A Blizzard blue post confirmed that this was intended "to scale him to fit better with other battle pets". Now I have to use a Papa Hummel's Pet Biscuit if I want him to regain his former size. :(

Oct 26, 2012 at 12:12am | Edits: 0 | Zangarmarsh-US | Pets: 465 Compare collections | Score: 2274
Eclipse-girl 
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I recently got this pet. It is not my favorite because if I am in a low level area I don't want or need it around. And I am in low level areas questing for Loremaster, farming for pets, or doing Archaeology.

HOWEVER, it is the pet that has triggered the most questions from other players as many want it. But as they learn that is comes from TCG loot they are not happy.

I want the suit/costume and then I can go for the fun stuff.
Sep 21, 2011 at 12:50am | Edits: 1 | Alterac Mountains-US | Pets: 216 Compare collections | Score: 958
Site MVPBindar 
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A good place for a high-level character to farm Ethereal Credits on Northrend is in southwest Sholazar Basin where there are opposing camps of Frenzyheart Wolvar and Oracle Murlocs. If you have gained reputation with one of those two factions then fight the other. The NPCs have fairly low health and strength (considering their high-70s levels), and drop small amounts of cash silver, scrolls, and potions. They respawn quickly in large numbers.
Nov 15, 2009 at 10:08pm | Edits: 0 | Aggramar-US | Pets: 593 Compare collections | Score: 3241
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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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