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Zao, Calfling of Niuzao

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Zao, Calfling of Niuzao
Zao, Calfling of Niuzao
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Vendor: Master Li

Zone: Timeless Isle

Cost: 3Celestial Coin (unlimited supply)

Zao, Calfling of Niuzao
Zao, Calfling of Niuzao
Binds when picked up
Use: Teaches you how to summon this companion.
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Neutral Neutral
Idles about.
Vocalizations (periodic and on-click)
1 allowed
Mists of Pandaria
Patch 5.4.0 | Posted: September 10, 2013
Players can earn Celestial Coins by completing the account-wide weekly quest, The Celestial Tournament. Upon completing this quest for the first time, players will receive a one time quest that also rewards Celestial Coins.
Level 0: Health 0Power 0Speed 0
Requires Pet Level: 1

100% Hit Chance 


Tramples the target, dealing 197 Beast damage plus an additional 10% of the target's health.

Vs. Critter

Vs. Flying
Requires Pet Level: 10

100% Hit Chance 


Gores the enemy, dealing 413 Beast damage.

Vs. Critter

Vs. Flying
4 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 2

100% Hit Chance 


Deals 591 Beast damage and has a 25% chance to stun the target.

Vs. Critter

Vs. Flying
5 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 15

Next round, your active pet will be healed for 50% of its maximum health.

4 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 4

100% Hit Chance 


Builds up power during the first round.


The next round the user charges the enemy with unstoppable force, dealing 985 Beast damage.

Vs. Critter

Vs. Flying
2 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 20

Increases the damage of your next attack made within 2 rounds by 100%.



Beasts deal 25% extra damage below half health.


Damage Taken 

50% from Mechanical abilities

33% from Humanoids abilities

Timeless Isle — Pandaria
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Looks awesome, but too slow to be useful in pvp and lackluster moveset. Has "Wish" heal which is useful in pve occasionally and not on many pets. You'll get force swapped and rocked if you try this in pvp.

Nov 15, 2023 at 2:40pm | Edits: 2 | Dalaran-us | Pets: 1089 Compare collections | Score: 6631
Site MVPKandystryper 
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for celestial tourney, i used skybo H/S (2,1,1) iron starlett H/P (1,2,1) and lil bling (2,-,1) skybo was the only one that died and my other 2 were over 1/2 health

Jul 11, 2018 at 4:55pm | Edits: 0 | Zul'jin-us | Pets: 1346 Compare collections | Score: 9027
Top RaterFaerdin 
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My opinion on Zao: it's a lovely Beast pet, but lackluster relative to Xu-Fu. I would take Xu-Fu much sooner over Zao. In fact, I think Zao was the last Celestial Tournament pet I obtained.


But where Xu-Fu is a great pet all its own, I think Zao's strengths reside in team play through PvP Pet Battles. Zao makes a phenomenal damage/support pet in Sunlight teams using Trample + Wish + Niuzao's Charge -- it's becoming a new favorite of mine.

Jul 11, 2016 at 11:10am | Edits: 2 | Medivh-us | Pets: 601 Compare collections | Score: 2930
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He defeated Lucky Yi all by himself with charge, headbutt and trample. 

May 24, 2015 at 11:03pm | Edits: 1 | Khaz Modan-us | Pets: 496 Compare collections | Score: 2426
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Just got him today! so cute! looks great with the grey riding yak mount & tank cloak proc - totally thrilled. Followed some strats on wowhead comments worked a treat to help get this lil guy :)

May 29, 2014 at 4:11pm | Edits: 0 | Frostmourne-us | Pets: 1003 Compare collections | Score: 5620
Top RaterVek 
Rating: +1   [Report]

In PvP I feel this pet is a bit weak, even though it has Wish. Mostly because it's moves are telegraphed in advance, unless you skip Wish and go with Headbutt. This makes it easy to counter with a stun or evade move. Trample need Sunlight to be effective otherwise you should go with Horn Gore. One nice thing is to use a multi turn stun(stun seed, elementium bolt, ice tomb) and switch and do the Charge, will hurt alot. Still a bit too predictable for my taste.

Mar 5, 2014 at 5:30pm | Edits: 0 | Aggramar-eu | Pets: 670 Compare collections | Score: 3996
Rating: +1   [Report]

This is a great pet for PvE with wish and his charge, on top of that horn gore is quite powerful, however in PvP it is less effective since the charge is easily countered. (Sorry about not linking the abilities, every time I tried to link my app crashed!)

Feb 12, 2014 at 1:59pm | Edits: 1 | Alleria-us | Pets: 403 Compare collections | Score: 1757
Site MVPLegnaros 
Rating: +8   [Report]

The pet itself-STROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO NG Beast pet, I can't stress this enough, he can clobber most any critter comp in game with Wish, charge, and trample.  Just a stellar beast pet to have, plus who DOESN'T want a tiny yak following you around mooing at you.


The Battle to aquire him-Easily bested with a Thundering Serpent Hatchling and Zandalari Kneebiter(P/P).


Start with Thundering Serpent Hatchling, lead with Lightning Storm, let him kill you with his charge, swap to Kneebiter, Black Claw, Hunting party, He'll be dead by either second, or 3rd round of HP every time.

Oct 10, 2013 at 4:02am | Edits: 0 | Arthas-us | Pets: 746 Compare collections | Score: 4279
Top RaterSweetdr0ps 
Rating: +9   [Report]

would be nice if some of these comments actually pertained to the pet rather then the boss/battle that it resembles. Was hoping to find comments about whether it was a good pet or not but all of these celestial pets are filled with comments on how to beat the fights. sort of annoying

Oct 4, 2013 at 2:25am | Edits: 0 | The Forgotten Coast-us | Pets: 1460 Compare collections | Score: 9135
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He is a cute 'lil bugger and does quite well in Pet PvP battles.

Sep 11, 2013 at 7:13pm | Edits: 0 | Kul Tiras-us | Pets: 1172 Compare collections | Score: 9312
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Always on the lookout for a fight or some tasty grass, Zao keeps his head down and eyes forward.
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