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Patch 6.1 PTR: Preview of Raiding with Leashes Pets and More

January 16, 2015
Recent datamining revealed 14 new pets coming in Patch 6.1. The majority of the pets are part of the achievement Raiding with Leashes III: Drinkin' From the Sunwell.

We had a chance to check these pets out on the PTR, and not only do these pets look amazing, each of the 13 Raiding With Leashes III pets has a unique idle animation or interaction!

Abyssius, Chaos Pup, Grotesque

  • Abyssius (pictured above, left) - Is periodically dazed, crumbles apart, and then pulls itself back together.
  • Chaos Pup (pictured above, middle) - Runs rapidly in a circle making stomping noises as it runs.
  • Grotesque (pictured above, right) - Occasionally sits down and freezes in a perched gargoyle pose.

Fragment of Anger, Fragment of Desire, Fragment of Suffering

Hyjal Wisp, Leviathan Hatchling, Sister of Temptation

  • Hyjal Wisp (pictured above, left) - Shoots out a golden beam that causes a small, green blossom tree to grow.
  • Leviathan Hatchling (pictured above, middle) - Periodically falls over into a deep sleep.
  • Sister of Temptation (pictured above, right) - Nearby critters become temporarily infatuated with her, causing a heart to appear over their heads.

Stinkrot, Sunblade Micro-Defender, Wretched Servant

  • Stinkrot (pictured above, left) - Lets out a large audible burp which creates a gas cloud around it. Critters that wander into the gas are killed.
  • Sunblade Micro-Defender (pictured above, middle) - Shoots out fel-chain lightning at nearby critters.
  • Wretched Servant (pictured above, right) - Occasionally eats and drinks while standing.

The pet reward for collecting all 12 listed above is an especially unique pet. Peaceful and serene, K'ute (pictured right) cannot battle, but we think it would kick butt if it could!

K'ute plays a continuous wind chime-like sound when it is summoned out. Every now and then, it will have a singing animation similar to that of the Singing Sunflower. Additionally, nearby critters are sometimes blessed with Touch of the Naaru, causing a glowing blue emblem to appear over their heads.

Race MiniZep
The last pet that was recently datamined from the 6.1 PTR is the Race MiniZep (pictured left). It's not related to the Raiding With Leashes achievement, and instead comes from the Darkmoon Faire.

It's still unknown what we'll need to do to obtain this pet, but it probably has something do with the new racing mini-game coming to the faire in 6.1. Throughout the racecourse there are hostile MiniZeps dotted around, so better not confuse the racecourse version with the pet!
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Does anyone know if the new pets will be cratable?

Jan 30, 2015 at 7:37pm | Edits: 0 | Frostmourne-us | Pets: 404 Compare collections | Score: 1853
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It's kinda sad that, the Naaru can't be used as Battle Pet :(

Jan 20, 2015 at 3:36am | Edits: 0 | Ragnaros-eu | Pets: 1502 Compare collections | Score: 10366
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Holy....!!! O.M.G. I think just had a case of... well, I don't know. But damn these pets are amazing!! -I can't wait to get started on this achievement! :D

Jan 19, 2015 at 4:48am | Edits: 0 | Bronzebeard-eu | Pets: 914 Compare collections | Score: 5466
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Mega freaking excited for the Na'aru pet. Mega.

Jan 17, 2015 at 10:17pm | Edits: 0 | Malygos-us | Pets: 1226 Compare collections | Score: 9808
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I need those fragments in my life. *_*

Jan 17, 2015 at 10:12pm | Edits: 0 | Icecrown-us | Pets: 1569 Compare collections | Score: 10067
Site MVPDakender 
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Latest patch just added 4 more according to Wowhead :) Can't get on to test yet, 5gig to go.


New battle pets:  Young Talbuk,  Slithershock Elver,  Bone Serpent.  Traveler's Pet Supplies is a new pet item that may contain a "special pet"--perhaps  My Special Pet?

Jan 17, 2015 at 8:17pm | Edits: 0 | Madoran-us | Pets: 1224 Compare collections | Score: 9654
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I like the way you think. A Hyena pet would be amazing! This needs to be a thing.

Jan 17, 2015 at 4:57am | Edits: 0 | Sentinels-us | Pets: 710 Compare collections | Score: 3873
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Jan 17, 2015 at 3:25am | Edits: 0 | Thrall-us | Pets: 1674 Compare collections | Score: 11017
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Jan 17, 2015 at 3:25am | Edits: 0 | Thrall-us | Pets: 1674 Compare collections | Score: 11017
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Must... have... ALL THE COLORS OF MICRO-DEFENDERS! LOVE those things!



I am SUPER excited about their idle animations too! They all sound super cool! The Chaos Pup sounds adorably derpy, running around in circles. xD



I can invision the Sister of Temptation being a favorite on the AH. >.>

Jan 16, 2015 at 9:21pm | Edits: 0 | Thrall-us | Pets: 1537 Compare collections | Score: 10171
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So excited!! Can't wait to start collecting them! ^_^

Jan 16, 2015 at 8:46pm | Edits: 0 | Kil'jaeden-us | Pets: 1256 Compare collections | Score: 10048
Top RaterCahlyn 
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Sub renewed! I love these!

Jan 16, 2015 at 3:58pm | Edits: 0 | Nordrassil-eu | Pets: 1489 Compare collections | Score: 11246
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Still no Sea Calf available on Nat Pagle in 6.1?

Jan 16, 2015 at 2:38pm | Edits: 0 | Suramar-us | Pets: 1125 Compare collections | Score: 6727
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These new pets sound even more amazing now.  I'm so excited for 6.1.   I'm going to have a blast running these ol' raids (which I enjoy anyways)... even better with new incentives to acquire these fabulous new vanity pets.


I think I'm most anxious to get the baby Succubus, she's so teensy and adorable!

Jan 16, 2015 at 1:12pm | Edits: 0 | Greymane-us | Pets: 964 Compare collections | Score: 7223
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I think they missed an opportunity with K'ute. It could have been a pure support pet with no damaging abilities. Instead, it could have abilities like Accuracy, Magic Barrier, AoE heals, Celestial Blessing, Righteous Inspiration and so on. Combine it with a very low HP and moderate speed perhaps...



Oh, and I totally want the Sister of Temptation for my warlock. :3

Jan 16, 2015 at 12:55pm | Edits: 1 | Argent Dawn-eu | Pets: 1082 Compare collections | Score: 6202
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A sneak peak at the new cuddly pets?! Thank you for the wonderful birthday gift! *squees*

Jan 16, 2015 at 11:25am | Edits: 0 | Wyrmrest Accord-us | Pets: 1158 Compare collections | Score: 9142
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