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Felbat Pup — Pet of the Month: August 2016

August 18, 2016
Feltbat Pup - Pet of the Month August 2016

Defend Azeroth from the Burning Legion and liberate an adorable pet from their clutches? Sure! This month we're taking a look at the Felbat Pup.

Collecting the Felbat Pup
The Felbat Pup is a battle pet from Demon Invasions in the pre-Legion Patch 7.0.3.

Felbat Pup
Players can purchase this pet for 150 Nethershards from the Captive Wyrmtongue vendor.

This "Reluctant 'Quartermaster'" can be found in Stormwind, Orgrimmar, and near invasion points. Players will need to have completed the Broken Shore quest chain in order to interact with the vendor in Stormwind and Orgrimmar.

To gather enough currency for the pet, characters level 10 and above need to head out to one of the 6 invasion points and defend against the invading demons.

Players earn Nethershards by:

  • Tagging and helping defeat a major/named demon boss during Stage 2 and Stage 3. Notable demon commanders that spawn during Stage 3 are indicated on the mini-map and world map with large skull icons.
  • Opening a Small Legion Chest and Large Legion Chest. These chests are awarded after completing Stage 2 and Stage 4 of the invasion.
  • Completing Stage 3.

Unable to participate in the pre-expansion world event? The Felbat Pup is Bind On Use and cageable. Although this pet is event-exclusive and will not be purchasable from the vendor once the invasions have halted, players will probably be able to find this companion on the Auction House post-invasions.

Don't miss out! Save this little bat from a bleak future of working for the Burning Legion. The Felbat Pup would surely be happier in our collections than among fel-demons, right?

Battling with the Felbat Pup
The Felbat Pup, like many things Legion, is a new twist on an old classic.

Battlers who are familiar with the moves of other bats will recognize four of the Felbat's six moves. Bite in the first slot provides a no-frills DPS move. Both second slot moves are the same as a regular bat too. Screech lends a small amount of damage and a speed debuff to your opponent, while Hawk Eye serves only as a big DPS boost to your pet. The third slot shares Nocturnal Strike and, similarly to other bats, the Felbat Pup has no innate way to blind its opponent, making for an RNG-heavy proposition.

The different moves are few, but important, and lend a good deal of flavor and utility to the Felbat Pup.

Felbat Pup using Fel Immolate
In the first slot, instead of Leech Life (another move that requires synergy to be useful, but without it) the Felbat Pup has Fel Immolate, an attack that deals decent elemental damage up front with a DoT behind it.

The third slot plays host to Paralyzing Venom instead of the double-edged Reckless Strike. Paralyzing Venom interrupts the opponent's turn as long as the Felbat Pup goes first. Though the pup's speed isn't all that stellar with 289 at cap, because it's a flying pet, there's plenty of room for some interesting strategic opportunities.

Not that we'd want to give the Legion any ideas, of course.

Battling Discussion on the Felbat Pup

Pet of the Month is co-written by Liopleurodon, an experienced pet battler and long-time WoW player. She maintains her own Pet Battle blog and is a Pet Battle columnist on the fansite Blizzard Watch.
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Patch August 12 hotfixes: "Barracks leaders and their command crystals should now also drop Nethershards."

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Actually, I'm still leveling my character up and managed to get the pup. All I did was participate in a few Invasions to get Nethershards, and just outside the town you kill the last boss in there's usually a camp with a Captive Wormtongue. As it's mentioned in this guide, you only need to do the questlines to see them in the main cities (Orgrimar and Stormwind), but outside these cities you'd see them just fine. :3

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