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Patch 6.1 is Live: New Pets, Trainers, and Menagerie Changes

February 24, 2015
6.1 is Live with 18 New Pets!
Patch 6.1 is live and there are new pets to collect, trainers to defeat, and Menagerie changes. Check it out! [source]

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New Features and Changes

  • The difficulty of all Menagerie-related battles has been reduced (including the unlock quest Pets Versus Pests). Pets are no longer legendary quality.
  • Along with difficulty, experience gained from Menagerie battles has also been reduced.
  • A new quest from the Menagerie NPC, Unearthed Magic, rewards a new Battle-Stone, Ultimate Battle-Training Stone. Only level 100 characters with a level 3 garrison can access this quest, and it can only be completed once per character.
  • All Battle-Training Stones are now BoA.
  • Pet Charms are now also BoA and they stack to 1000. Hooray for bag space!
  • The Sea Calf is finally available from Nat Pagle for 50 Lucky Coins. It currently doesn't require reputation with Pagle, but this may change.
  • A new traveling trainer, Erris the Collector (A) and Kura Thunderhoof will occasionally visit your garrison Menagerie and offer the daily quest Critters of Draenor. These new NPCs will not appear every day, and not all characters will experience a visit on the same day. Each battle might be slightly different than the last, as they have a total of five different pet teams and their pets can "swap" between their six predetermined abilities.

With so many new pets to collect in Patch 6.1, which pet are you most excited to collect? We're torn between all 13 Raiding With Leashes III pets!
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Still love the Spectral Porcupette or any pet that can set up a 2 hit block,add in a decent damage/heal pet like Emerald Proto-Whelp with Ancient Blessing & Emerald Dream (may take a bit longer with only 1 offencive attack) but can lev up any pet from lev 1 fighting just about any lev pets.

Mar 15, 2015 at 4:53am | Edits: 0 | Azjol-Nerub-us | Pets: 816 Compare collections | Score: 4852
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The key to the Anubisath/pet leveling delimma is simple: Stop relying on Sandstorm and go to the area outside Sunsong ranch packing a couple spiders. They are still crazy OP, and if you go right up there by the path leading to the Tavern in the Mists, there is a 2 second flight to a stable master. Brittle Web, Leech, wash repeat. Level any pet within an hour easily and nothing but grasshoppers and a couple aquatics there. Easy snacks for spiders. 

Mar 5, 2015 at 2:10pm | Edits: 0 | Ghostlands-us | Pets: 581 Compare collections | Score: 2885
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Where are people leveling pets these days? Are you going back to the Pandaria trainers?

Mar 3, 2015 at 11:37am | Edits: 0 | Frostwolf-us | Pets: 930 Compare collections | Score: 5479
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Agree that Anubisath Idol sandstorm damage reduction appears to have been nerfed.  He was my go-to dude to level up my low level pets because with the sandstorm and humanoid heal he'd barely take any damage...  enough so I could do several battles before heals, anyway.  Now, he's going down fast. 


Also, it appears that the drop frequency of rares has gone way down.  Anyone else still collecting common pets and notice this? 

Mar 1, 2015 at 9:13am | Edits: 0 | Kael'thas-us | Pets: 759 Compare collections | Score: 4351
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Anyone else notice the changes to such abilities as "stampede" and "flock".  My Anubisath Idol is now getting cremated by Pandarian Pet Tamers.  Also can no longer level a lvl one pet when have sandstorm up during Aki the Chosen battle during cricket phase.  Any info if this will change back or if we are going to have to find new teams so we can level our pets.  Thanks, Twilightblue-Galakrond 

Feb 27, 2015 at 9:57pm | Edits: 0 | Galakrond-us | Pets: 715 Compare collections | Score: 4263
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Anyone else notice that day 1 .. the drop rate of the new pets was low and now it appears to be almost 100%?  So much for retaining their value.  They are already flooded on my server.

Feb 27, 2015 at 8:53pm | Edits: 0 | Lightbringer-us | Pets: 894 Compare collections | Score: 5308
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Any issue with reimporting our pet collection ?

For exemple, 3 days that I have Grotesque and he's not imported.

Feb 27, 2015 at 4:51am | Edits: 0 | Hyjal-eu | Pets: 1166 Compare collections | Score: 9297
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OMG i forgot how much I hated Mount Hyjal with all the different waves of trash (at the horde base in particular). I'd imagine the Hyjal wisp will retain some value as people won't be bothered to get to it - Kind of like how few people running Kara wanted to play Chess each week.


Really disapointed by the nerf to Menagerie. I'm not exactly a pro battler so it was a bit of a PITA sometimes but that's the point surely? You can one-pet all the teams now. Its just pointless.

Feb 27, 2015 at 4:09am | Edits: 0 | Silvermoon-eu | Pets: 601 Compare collections | Score: 2648
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Sadly now the competition in Pandaria for leveling pets will be ridiculous and will have to level pets at an ungodly hour of the night just to get one hour of leveling in. I'll still do the daily so I may get my stones but I agree with the others when it comes to how unnecessary it was to nerf these pets especially since it only took a little effort to do it the way it was intended. Congrats to all those people who whined about how they cant get their achievements because they hate the menagerie

Feb 26, 2015 at 3:37am | Edits: 0 | Duskwood-us | Pets: 1146 Compare collections | Score: 9165
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Has anyone else noticed an apparent stealth nerf to the Anubisath Idol?  Did they nerf Sandstorm?  The Idol is dying quicker than before.  It seems that before the ability read "all pets take 74 less damage" and now even though the tooltip reads the same, if you hover over the Sandstorm icon at the top of the screen when you're pet battling it reads "Reduces the damage taken by all pets by UP TO 74".


Has it always been this way and I never noticed?  If so, what has changed?

Feb 26, 2015 at 3:05am | Edits: 0 | Burning Blade-us | Pets: 670 Compare collections | Score: 3661
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I would have to agree with the other folks leaving comments about how dissapointing it is to have the difficulty of the menagerie pet battles made soo easy.  i thought they were fun and a great challenge as they were and the fact that they have been dumbed down soo much makes them not worth doing.  i was able to solo the battles today with one pet.  that seems even easier than mist battles... please revert the difficulty.

Feb 25, 2015 at 6:10pm | Edits: 0 | Norgannon-us | Pets: 930 Compare collections | Score: 5192
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Hammy: Instructions to fix Pet Battle Teams can be found in this thread:

Feb 25, 2015 at 6:06pm | Edits: 0 | Aerie Peak-us | Pets: 833 Compare collections | Score: 4981
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Very dissappointed about the Menagerie nerf. I finally managed to get good teams to beat all the menagerie and Celestial tournament teams. Took  a while to sort them out but felt I had achieved something. No longer. With the nerf and the low XP I now cannot level 3rd pet in Garrison. Plus due to Blizzard Petjournal being missing I cannot load my battleteams. Thats just put me right off pet battling now.

Feb 25, 2015 at 3:12pm | Edits: 0 | Dath'Remar-us | Pets: 623 Compare collections | Score: 3551
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The XP decimation is a real issue... It's more efficient to go out and do wild pet battles than the convenient menagerie battles... sorry it was efficient to level pets and challenging to develop working 2-pet carries... seemed to me that was the FUN in it... but thanks for taking all the fun out of it... again. our compensation is a new raiding with leashes and a stupid random possible vendor battle. 


does anyone know what the trainer XP is at right now? did they slap that this hard with the nerf-bat, too? 

Feb 25, 2015 at 1:12pm | Edits: 0 | Alleria-us | Pets: 662 Compare collections | Score: 3740
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Extremely disappointed at what Blizz have done to garrison pet battles in 6.1.  Prior to this patch the garrison battles were challenging and I for one spent many hours fine tuning 2 pet strategies so that I could include a carry pet and be rewarded with substantial xp.  XP wasn't nerfed - it was obliterated! Oh joy, back I go to Pandaria to power level my pets - grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr . 

Feb 25, 2015 at 9:31am | Edits: 0 | Frostmourne-us | Pets: 1158 Compare collections | Score: 9257
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The difficulty nerf was just lame IMO as is the instant 25 stone.  Making everything easily accessable (just like professions) to all players with little effort devalues that activity as a whole and makes it feel more like a chore than a unique way to enjoy the game.  I forget the comp yesterday (patch day) but I soloed all 3 with one beast pet.  Pitiful :(

Feb 25, 2015 at 8:17am | Edits: 0 | Scarlet Crusade-us | Pets: 849 Compare collections | Score: 5688
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Wonder why, after people have had 4 months to level the apropriate pets for Garrison daily, Blizzard felt it was nessesary to nerf the difficulty (and thus also the XP)...

Feb 25, 2015 at 5:59am | Edits: 0 | Draenor-eu | Pets: 1706 Compare collections | Score: 13645
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Can't wait to arrive home ans start clearing BT,SWP and Hyjal.


The changes to fishing lunkers are very welcomed, that will save me the loads of gold I farmed and paid for the Land Shark, was absurd that farming the gold were easier...


Can't wait for pets on LK content now that BC raids are done.

Feb 25, 2015 at 3:14am | Edits: 0 | Dun Modr-eu | Pets: 1005 Compare collections | Score: 7449
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Why did they nerf the xp you get from the menagerie battles? That just seems completely unhelpful as it still took a good chunk of time to still lvl pets up this way. I am highly disappointed in Blizz doing this. Just seems like its that age old "Oh this was a efficient way to do something? We need to remove it!"

Feb 25, 2015 at 12:55am | Edits: 0 | Hyjal-us | Pets: 710 Compare collections | Score: 3919
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The Garrisn pet battles were a fun way for me to continue to level up newly captured pets while still being involved with trade and garrison chat. So if the goal was to get me out of the garrison it worked, I won't be spending as much time in wow because no point in trying to level pets in the garrison. 80xp on today's pet battle.. what a joke.

Feb 25, 2015 at 12:51am | Edits: 0 | Elune-us | Pets: 602 Compare collections | Score: 2936
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