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Trading Card Game: The Hunt for Illidan

Soul-Trader Beacon
Soul-Trader Beacon
Binds when picked up
Use: Teaches you how to summon this companion.
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Idles about; wrappings flutter in the breeze.
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Vocalizations (on-click)

"Harvests souls" when owner kills player/mob that yields exp or honor. Pet doubles as vendor with unique items sold only to owner.

Trading Card Game promotion.
Loot code required.
3 allowed
The Burning Crusade
Patch 2.4.2 | Posted: June 19, 2008

This pet, the largest land-based companion to date, is redeemed through the extremely rare 'Ethereal Plunderer' loot card from the World of Warcraft The Hunt for Illidan TCG expansion. The card may be scratched to reveal a code allowing access to this pet. The code may be redeemed at Blizzard's promotion retrieval page. The pet may be obtained in-game from Landro Longshot in Booty Bay.

This pet doubles as a specialized vendor. When its owner kills a mob that grants experience or honor, the Ethereal Soul-Trader will "harvest its soul", yielding a small amount of Ethereal Credits to the owner. In exchange for this currency, the following items may be purchased:

Note that you cannot sell your unwanted items to the Ethereal Soul-Trader.

Level 0: Health 0Power 0Speed 0
Requires Pet Level: 1

100% Hit Chance 


Bashes the enemy, dealing 394 Humanoid damage.

Vs. Dragonkin

Vs. Beast
Requires Pet Level: 10

100% Hit Chance 


Blasts the enemy with a beam of arcane power, dealing 394 Magic damage.

Vs. Flying

Vs. Mechanical
3 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 2

A ward of powerful magic surrounds you, blocking the next attack.

1 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 15

Increases damage by 100% for 1 round.

4 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 4

100% Hit Chance 


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

Vs. Flying

Vs. Mechanical
5 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 20

100% Hit Chance 


Equalizes the health between the user and his enemy.


Health gained cannot exceed the caster's maximum health.



Magic pets cannot be dealt more than 35% of their maximum health in one attack.


Damage Taken 

50% from Dragonkin abilities

33% from Aquatic abilities

The Cape of Stranglethorn — Eastern Kingdoms
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Currently selling for 1.5 million gold on Thrall US...

Nov 3, 2023 at 8:40pm | Edits: 0 | Thrall-us | Pets: 240 Compare collections | Score: 1278
Top RaterLoliapaulina 
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This lil' SOB took me back 215,000 gold on the AH!  Totally worth it of course. I ain't forkin out actual cash for no pet!!!... um... onless it's... ya know... uh... a pet store pet. heh heh ahem ¦:¦^I

Jul 19, 2019 at 1:02am | Edits: 0 | Thrall-us | Pets: 1045 Compare collections | Score: 7664
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Farming Ethereal Credits:


I you have a Rogue and also need Coins of Air (for the Dig Rats and Sneaky Marmots which sell well at the AH) then go to that Murloc Beach on Broken Shore (Stonefin Shoals, 38 59). Those little pests respawn faster than you can kill them, they yield good amounts of Coins of Air and, since they are level 111, also Ethereal Credits if you are 120.

Mar 16, 2019 at 9:24am | Edits: 0 | Azjol-Nerub-eu | Pets: 1693 Compare collections | Score: 13544
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The price on these has really spiked in-game. I bought mine yesterday for 400k gold. (Level 25.)

Oct 4, 2018 at 7:16am | Edits: 1 | Defias Brotherhood-eu | Pets: 620 Compare collections | Score: 2903
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I bought mine a lvl 25 today for 89k, and gave it a pet biscuit. Within seconds I was surrounded by people targeting it because I had a merchant pet following me around that was larger than me. They are decent in battle, and it shocks the corpses of dead NPCs and players outside of BGs and arenas to give you essence which you can then spend on its items for sale. It however can't be summoned in a BG or arena. Easily my favorite battle pet, a must have for any collection. 

Aug 6, 2017 at 4:30am | Edits: 0 | Tichondrius-us | Pets: 129 Compare collections | Score: 631
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Grabbed one today on AH for 44K - Pretty cool looking, full size too which makes it even better.

Apr 23, 2016 at 2:53pm | Edits: 0 | Hyjal-us | Pets: 223 Compare collections | Score: 992
Top RaterSkyeforger 
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Finally got my Ethereal Soul-Trader, I love his kit very strong against Flying pets.

Thanks to my loving husband and fellow guildy for this wonderful gift.

Apr 16, 2016 at 7:20am | Edits: 0 | Aman'Thul-us | Pets: 788 Compare collections | Score: 4374
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After shuffling much gold off to my rogue, I somehow wandered into the AH in Stormshield while waiting for a response to a question. Browsed through the "Misc-Companion Pets" category and there he was! I got him for a steal at 25K. He is huge according to all my gnomes and even my worgen feels short compared, but this is worth the vertical differences! His soul collecting is fun to watch, and even when he dies in a pet battle, it's cool! Can't wait to get him higher than level 5 :D

Mar 10, 2016 at 11:49pm | Edits: 0 | Arygos-us | Pets: 1062 Compare collections | Score: 7084
Top RaterIllumnati 
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I paid 35k for this pet today [Feb 19, 2016] and it wiped me out of gold, including my guild bank. But I don't feel bad despite comments of buying him for much less because this is one I have wanted for a very long time and I finaly built up enough gold to do it. I don't care much for toys or mounts, so pets are what I spend my gold on.

Feb 20, 2016 at 12:25am | Edits: 0 | Farstriders-us | Pets: 1321 Compare collections | Score: 10523
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Bought on BMAH for 17k last night, been looking for a while but have never seen it on my servers AH

Dec 11, 2015 at 10:08am | Edits: 0 | Wildhammer-us | Pets: 560 Compare collections | Score: 2540
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Who knows and can say how the tcg works? I know they are available on eBay. Is there a specific card to obtain to get this pet? Is there a chance to get from a booster pack? Do you have to buy a set or box? Thanks for any info.

Nov 6, 2015 at 9:22am | Edits: 0 | Zuluhed-us | Pets: 1196 Compare collections | Score: 8899
Top RaterUnknownhand 
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This pet can solo the Garrison Pet Scrappin' quest Quintessence of Light. Inner Vision-Beam-Inner Vision-Life Exchange-Beam until dead

Oct 28, 2015 at 4:43pm | Edits: 3 | Haomarush-us | Pets: 965 Compare collections | Score: 5589
Site MVPAbbotta 
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I just got my Ethereal Soul-Trader today from someone in trade chat for 17k plus some spare Salvage Blood (was going for almost 30k on AH).  I LOVE THIS GUY.  Sure it's annoying when you are trying to loot something he's on top of it.  But he's so adorable and he sells the most useless stuff but who cares!.  This guy with his zappy hands is my new favorite pet!

May 2, 2015 at 12:49pm | Edits: 0 | Area 52-us | Pets: 1415 Compare collections | Score: 11315
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Got mine the other day for 18k. On my server it averages from 35 to 40k. I had to get it. 

Mar 15, 2015 at 12:36am | Edits: 0 | Sentinels-us | Pets: 710 Compare collections | Score: 3873
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For those wondering, you can not use the clothing sold by the trader for transmog.

He also has a nasty habit of seeking attention by standing on things you want to click (e.g. dead mobs, quest givers, etc.) and making sure you click him.


Besides that... Certainly my favorite pet (of the pets I own) at the moment, with awesome looks and a fun collection system.

Feb 26, 2015 at 10:50am | Edits: 0 | Silvermoon-eu | Pets: 388 Compare collections | Score: 1750
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This is the best looking pet I've ever bought!


Not to mention the purple arcane energy that it zaps your enemies with once they're downed! I love it! 


Thank you to all those Chinese prisoners for duping these guys so I was actually able to afford it lol.

Dec 4, 2014 at 5:55pm | Edits: 0 | Draenor-us | Pets: 656 Compare collections | Score: 3133
Top RaterPsynatron 
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I got him today for 10k on AH, i couldnt resist ;)


But yeah, as many mention in there comments: there are suddenly alot of these pets on AH! Can anyone explain why???

Dec 2, 2014 at 6:38am | Edits: 0 | The Maelstrom-eu | Pets: 817 Compare collections | Score: 5047
Top RaterMisstrina 
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Bought one on Arthas today for 15k. Breed is B/B learned it no problem. I have no idea why they are selling for so cheap, ebay says they are worth 250 usd. Somethings not right..

Oct 20, 2014 at 12:20am | Edits: 0 | Area 52-us | Pets: 913 Compare collections | Score: 4747
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Today I saw 3 (!!!) of them on my auction house, two ranging 50-60k and one 25k, so naturally I couldn't resist and bought it. What is surprising, I've never seen this pet, neither on AH or summoned, until recently, which got me thinking whether they all come from legal source...

Jul 17, 2014 at 4:34pm | Edits: 0 | Khadgar-eu | Pets: 856 Compare collections | Score: 5102
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Just got him on the Ah for 34k! He's huge. (about the same size as my BE) Looking forward to collecting souls!

Jul 6, 2014 at 5:46pm | Edits: 1 | Korgath-us | Pets: 674 Compare collections | Score: 3076
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Ethereal soul-traders will travel with those who can free the essences they need from unruly hosts.
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