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Patch 8.1 PTR: 13 New Pets & Upcoming Dubloon Vendor

October 25, 2018
13 new pets were added in the recent PTR patch, plus a vendor that sells cosmetic items in exchange for Island Expedition dubloons. [source]

Even More Pets!
The number of new pets coming in Patch 8.1 just keeps on growing — there are 13 more, bringing the current total to 36 new pets!

This week's PTR build added pets from Island Expeditions, 2 of which can be purchased from a vendor for Seafarer's Dubloons. Read below for more information on this new vendor.

All pets listed here are from Island Expeditions unless stated otherwise.

Lord Woofington and Thunderscale Whelpling
  • Albino Duskwatcher
  • Baby Stonehide
  • Crimson Octopode
  • Firesting Buzzer
  • Leatherwing Screecher
  • Lord Woofington (pictured right, above)
  • Needleback Pup
  • Nightwreathed Watcher (Darkshore Warfront)
  • Rotting Ghoul
  • Scritches
  • Shadefeather Hatchling
  • Thunderscale Whelpling (pictured right, below)
  • Tonguelasher


Check out all 8.1 battle pets

On top of newly added pets, we now have more information about the previously discovered baby raptor pets. One will remain wild, another will be a drop from a rarespawn, and the final 2 will be purchasable by each faction for a new currency (possibly obtained during the Darkshore Warfront). We're a little disappointed there won't be a fun story attached to these cute carnivores, but we look forward to collecting them nonetheless!

New Dubloon Vendor
A new vendor for each faction can be found near the Island Expedition area on the PTR. Captain Klarisa for Alliance and Captain Zen'taga for Horde.

Alliance dubloon vendor
This vendor sells cosmetic and reputation items in exchange for Seafarer's Dubloons. Wowhead has additional details on what can be purchased with Island Expedition currency.

Lil' Bling riding Cranky Crab
Pet collectors will be interested in the Albino Duskwatcher (200 dubloons) and Crimson Octopode (100 dubloons), plus a new toy, Cranky Crab (200 dubloons) which allows your battle pets to mount up and ride a crab (example pictured right)!

It's unknown if all battle pets (existing and new) will appear on this vendor. At the moment, only the 2 pets noted above are for sale. Even so, it might be a good idea to save a few extra dubloons for Patch 8.1.
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Top RaterBigdog 
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Blizzard is determined to have us running 1000s of Island Expeditions!

Oct 29, 2018 at 4:00pm | Edits: 0 | Doomhammer-EU | Pets: 1002 Compare collections | Score: 5988
Elis 
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As someone who is crazy for expiditions, I am THRILLED with this news. I have been bemoaning my dearth of dubloons and nothing to spend them on most weeks. I eagerly await this update.

Oct 25, 2018 at 6:44pm | Edits: 0 | Azgalor-US | Pets: 890 Compare collections | Score: 4369
Top RaterMissescalla 
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So if you set you war Research, on the Ship where you have to set your missions in Boralus. There is an option that lets you choose to obtain more Dubloons on Island Expeditions. I get on average 8-12 dubloons per sack of Dubloons. So it's not out of reach. I also do about 5 IE's a day.  With nothing jazzy dropping. so excited to have something to save towards.

Oct 25, 2018 at 6:17pm | Edits: 2 | Windrunner-US | Pets: 980 Compare collections | Score: 5712
Ringo 
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The prices are so high so that we can't buy everything the first day. They will almost certainly be dramatically upping the drop rate of doubloons when the patch goes live.

Oct 25, 2018 at 5:35pm | Edits: 0 | Silver Hand-US | Pets: 963 Compare collections | Score: 5745
FuxieDK 
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I do my 5 HCs per week, and have not used a single dubloon yet; I have ~130 dubloons total..

 

How the hell are people supposed to gather so many dubloons to but all the items at 100-200 each?

Oct 25, 2018 at 3:54pm | Edits: 0 | Draenor-EU | Pets: 1013 Compare collections | Score: 6028
Top RaterSanayrin 
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Woooho!

 

Already started to *collect* doublons on  alts to buy those *new features* on release'day! :)

Oct 25, 2018 at 1:18pm | Edits: 0 | Argent Dawn-EU | Pets: 1038 Compare collections | Score: 6203
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