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Spirit of Competition
Spirit of Competition
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Vendor: Trading Post

Zone: Orgrimmar (H), Stormwind (A)

Cost: 650Trader's Tender (unlimited supply)

Gold Medallion
Gold Medallion
Binds when picked up
Use: Teaches you how to summon this companion.
Want it Want it | Got it | Exclude — Community: 1.1% have it
Neutral Neutral
Air (flies alongside flying mount)

Hovers about.
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Wing flutter (constant); vocalizations (on-click)

Limited time only.
3 allowed
The Burning Crusade
Patch 2.4.3 | Posted: August 7, 2008
As of August 2023, this pet can be purchased from the Trading Post. Goods from this in-game feature rotate monthly, so this pet may not always be available.

Blizzard introduced an event called The Spirit of Competition to commemorate the 2008 Olympic Games. Throughout the event, this pet was randomly mailed to players who were victorious after any PvP battleground. There was a 1 in 8 chance it would be mailed to a player for each battleground won.
Level 0: Health 0Power 0Speed 0
Requires Pet Level: 1

100% Hit Chance 


Overwhelms the enemy with draconic breath, dealing 413 Dragonkin damage.

Vs. Magic

Vs. Undead
Requires Pet Level: 10

100% Hit Chance 


Deals 354 Dragonkin damage, or 492 Dragonkin damage if the user strikes last.

Vs. Magic

Vs. Undead
3 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 2

Heals the user for 551 health and increases the maximum health of your active pet by 5 per level for 9 rounds.

Requires Pet Level: 15

100% Hit Chance 


Deals 197 Magic damage and increases your damage dealt by 25% for 3 rounds.

Vs. Flying

Vs. Mechanical
4 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 4

100% Hit Chance 


Fly up high, becoming unattackable for one round.


On the next round, you attack, dealing 591 Flying damage.

Vs. Aquatic

Vs. Dragonkin
Requires Pet Level: 20

100% Hit Chance 


Turns the battlefield into a raging inferno, dealing 295 Elemental damage.


Fire continues to Burn the enemy, dealing 98 Elemental damage each round for 2 rounds.

Vs. Mechanical

Vs. Critter


Dragons deal 50% additional damage on the next round after bringing a target's health below 50%.


Damage Taken 

50% from Humanoid abilities

33% from Flying abilities

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will it come up again?  I had life stuff happen in august and couldn't log on to the game so missed it.   can you buy it on the auction house?

Sep 26, 2023 at 4:28pm | Edits: 0 | Shadow Council-us | Pets: 1550 Compare collections | Score: 9877
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Not a fan of how they just give everyone pets that was really rare. Takes away the fun for those who had it. And eventually the new ones who gets it too, because everyone will have it

Aug 25, 2023 at 5:26am | Edits: 0 | Stormscale-eu | Pets: 524 Compare collections | Score: 2494
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I think you can still buy it even if you already have it because... you can own 3 of them.

But is this new one Cageable/Tradeable?

Aug 1, 2023 at 6:29pm | Edits: 0 | Drenden-us | Pets: 1728 Compare collections | Score: 13809
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I've had the Spirit of Competition pet since 10/14/08. The Trading Post doesn't show it with a checkmark next to it, meaning it would allow me to buy it and that it doesn't think I own it. Is the Trading Post pet different in some way?

Aug 1, 2023 at 1:12pm | Edits: 0 | Drenden-us | Pets: 911 Compare collections | Score: 5184
Top RaterUka 
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It is now awailable from the trader's post!

Aug 1, 2023 at 2:14am | Edits: 0 | Borean Tundra-eu | Pets: 1744 Compare collections | Score: 13946
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 rumor has it a mini-d pet could pop up on the trader's post for the future!

Jun 30, 2023 at 2:46am | Edits: 0 | Dawnbringer-us | Pets: 888 Compare collections | Score: 6142
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I am SO excited right now, FINALLY we are getting a pet on the trading post that was and has been unavailable for years (beyond the amount of years i've played, and I have played a lot.) :D Seriously can not wait!

Jun 27, 2023 at 8:17pm | Edits: 0 | Saurfang-us | Pets: 1726 Compare collections | Score: 13808
Site MVPMelmo 
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The Spirit of Competition is returning for the August 2023 trading post! What a great surprise, after all these years I thought all hope of getting this pet was lost!

Jun 27, 2023 at 3:55pm | Edits: 0 | Whisperwind-us | Pets: 1473 Compare collections | Score: 11174
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My niece, who introduced me to WoW, got one of these. Years later, her parents insisted she share her account with her sister, "since you don't even play anymore", not understanding the lull between expansions. Sister deleted the character with the pet. 

Jul 5, 2022 at 10:34am | Edits: 0 | Earthen Ring-us | Pets: 1143 Compare collections | Score: 7677
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This pet is one of the first I remember owning.  Unfortunately, my son and I shared an account back in 2008, and I moved my main toon to a new account so he and I could play together.  Now this pet is on his account (my original) and I am without it.  He is playing Classic and could not care less about collecting pets.  I tried to get Blizzard to move the pet, but they won't help.  It is a source of deep regret.

Jan 20, 2022 at 2:01pm | Edits: 1 | Gnomeregan-us | Pets: 1724 Compare collections | Score: 13792
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Been playing since 2nd week of Vanilla. All I did was PVP (was a Blood Guard back in Vanilla even though I had school and after school activities). I played and played and played and never got the mail for this pet even though the sole thing I did was PVP. I got the ugly tabard. This pet will forever depress me.

Dec 21, 2020 at 5:41pm | Edits: 0 | Earthen Ring-us | Pets: 1454 Compare collections | Score: 9267
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I still regret never getting this pet, I figured that I wouldnt allow myself to get stressed trying to get it since it would be a pet that would return in the future, since that no longer holds true - evidently so - guess I was sorely mistaken to make such an assured assumption. One day maybe.

Feb 15, 2019 at 7:40pm | Edits: 0 | Azjol-Nerub-eu | Pets: 1577 Compare collections | Score: 12485
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I've had my Spirit for a long time...great for battles and always have him out during PVP on my shammy...people still ask where/when I got him...

Jan 18, 2018 at 4:31pm | Edits: 0 | Archimonde-us | Pets: 579 Compare collections | Score: 2907
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I played like 3 battles in pvp long ago, just on a whim and I got this and a tabard in my mail. Put it in my bank and left it there. Was very happy when I could battle with this lil guy!

May 22, 2017 at 7:53pm | Edits: 0 | Garona-us | Pets: 203 Compare collections | Score: 857
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OL 2016 starts very soon. I hope to see Blizzard give us a chance to get the pet this year. My internet connection was down one month in 2008 while moving, so I lost the event. My brother got it tho' and he dont even like the pet battle. He tried to cage it, but was unable.


I miss this little fellow...

Aug 5, 2016 at 3:08pm | Edits: 3 | Kilrogg-eu | Pets: 1089 Compare collections | Score: 8318
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I got this one on a twink rogue I had at that time. Since then it was not learnable or account wide I lost my claim on it. I deleted that twink years ago to make something I did actually played.


Now I hate myself for having done that.

Dec 23, 2015 at 7:34am | Edits: 0 | Tarren Mill-eu | Pets: 1107 Compare collections | Score: 8484
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Zarhym(26 Jul 2012): "There's no Spirit of Competition reward this year. The expansion's kept us busy and contains MANY pets (handle them)...

Wryxian(08 Aug 2008): Every two years, the Spirits of Competition grow especially fervent and draw close to the mortal realm. During such times, members of both the Alliance and Horde can...

Sep 9, 2014 at 2:21am | Edits: 1 | Barthilas-us | Pets: 823 Compare collections | Score: 4825
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This is a great pet if you get the chance to get one. I have mine always in my battles as my backup while I'm leveling other pets. Haven't figured out a name for him but he looks a lot like Mushu from Mulan :)

Jun 7, 2014 at 1:53pm | Edits: 0 | Auchindoun-us | Pets: 501 Compare collections | Score: 2311
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Have this pet! Its a good one and not to metion its powerful. But if you have the Celestial Dragon its a toss up both have great HP and self healing.

Nov 27, 2013 at 2:21am | Edits: 0 | Proudmoore-us | Pets: 236 Compare collections | Score: 1114
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@Thetaxman, You can absolutely prove it. Look in your achievements under Feats of Strength. There are 2 achievements that are tied to the 2008 Olympics. One is the Competitor's Tabard. A rather ugly tabard IMO, that is white with the 5 olympic circles on it. And  Spirit of Competition - Proud owner of a Spirit of Competition Pet from the 2008 Spirit of Competition. Having received this on any character on your account will show it as an achievement on all of your characters.

Aug 10, 2013 at 5:51pm | Edits: 0 | Emerald Dream-us | Pets: 399 Compare collections | Score: 1795
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