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Spectral Cub

Spectral Cub
Spectral Cub
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Promotion: 2012 Shanghai China World Championship

Spectral Cub
Spectral Cub
Binds when picked up
Use: Teaches you how to summon this companion.
Want it Want it | Got it | Exclude — Community: 0.0% have it
Neutral Neutral

Looks around and idles about. Also occasionally sits down.

Pit-pattering footsteps; vocalizations (on-click)

Special promotion.
Loot code required.
Limited to servers in China.
1 allowed
Mists of Pandaria
Patch 5.1.0 | Posted: January 25, 2013

Although the Pet Journal states that this pet is from the Blizzard Pet Store, lead content developer Cory Stockton confirmed on Twitter that the Spectral Cub was actually part of a promotional event in Shanghai China for the World Championship in 2012.

This pet can be easily mistaken for the Spectral Tiger Cub, however this particular cub is a separate companion and not from the trading card game.

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

100% Hit Chance 


Claws at the enemy, dealing 413 Beast damage.

Vs. Critter

Vs. Flying
Requires Pet Level: 10

100% Hit Chance 


Lashes the enemy 1-2 times, dealing 197 Beast damage per lash.


Attacks an additional time if the user attacks first.

Vs. Critter

Vs. Flying
4 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 2

Fade into a cloud of mist, increasing your chance to dodge by 100%.


Lasts 1 round.

3 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 15

50% Hit Chance 


Strikes at the enemy with the power of a spirit beast, causing 788 Magic damage.


Always hits if the target is Blinded .

Vs. Flying

Vs. Mechanical
Requires Pet Level: 4

100% Hit Chance 


Instantly deals 295 Beast damage and increases your speed by 100% for 1 round.

Vs. Critter

Vs. Flying
5 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 20

Reduces your speed by 30% and increases the damage of your next attack made within 2 rounds by 150%.



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

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Just as an FYI, you only need 20 of the 25 cats listed for the Crazy for Cats achievement.

Sep 11, 2015 at 7:43pm | Edits: 0 | Dalaran-us | Pets: 837 Compare collections | Score: 6329
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It doesn't make any sense to have pets available to some but not to all. If you think promotional pets are such a great idea, then make it available early as a promotion and then available for everyone else later. Achievement Crazy For Cats requires pets that we can't get, so either make them available or remove the achievement and all others like it.

Mar 22, 2015 at 10:47pm | Edits: 0 | Staghelm-us | Pets: 630 Compare collections | Score: 3263
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How can I get one of these now days (2015)?

Dec 24, 2014 at 10:01am | Edits: 0 | Kul Tiras-us | Pets: 41 Compare collections | Score: 178
Top RaterThetaxman 
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Can anyone confirm if this pet is ACTAULLY obtainable on non-chinese servers?


I realize that at one stage it was available through the BMAH during beta testing but I haven't been able to find any records of anyone seeing it on the BMAH since MoP went live.


Also I believe this was a pet via a redemption code, so would that mean if you attended the event in China and physically had the promotional code \ card would it be useable on a US or EU server?

May 15, 2013 at 10:05pm | Edits: 0 | Jubei'Thos-us | Pets: 708 Compare collections | Score: 3917
Site MVPWenll 
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Actually theres a few american based players on US servers with mini tyreal. While yes it was located in paris it was still learnable and such on US realms. If you include this pet to EU only youd have to include Blizzcon to US only as many couldnt afford to go to blizzcon from outside the US either.


Also dont forget that not everyone on US realms is in the US. You have mexico, those stationed/living overseas, New zealand, Australia for example. I myself was in japan for 7 years thus unable to attend blizzcon without paying thousands of dollars just for the plane ticket.


To this pet (and others like it) I do think that after a certain amount of time they should in fact make them available for purchase in game or via blizzards store so everyone in the world can obtain.

Apr 26, 2013 at 1:10am | Edits: 0 | Sargeras-us | Pets: 1073 Compare collections | Score: 8024
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Just to add one more dimension to this discussion...



There USED to be an American only promotional pet, the Battle-Bot, from an American Mountain Dew promotion.



When MoP was released, Blizzard put it on a vendor for the rest of the world and any American who missed the promotion...



That pretty much killed any sympathy I had for keeping EU or Asian exclusive pets exclusive. It's okay to re-release a US Mountain Dew promotional pet, but NOT okay to re-release a Chinese Coke promotional pet? Lame.

Mar 3, 2013 at 11:47pm | Edits: 0 | Ysera-us | Pets: 1156 Compare collections | Score: 8842
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Erm, what EU only pets? Pretty sure there have been US only promotions before. Struggling to think of anything we can get in the EU that the US can't. If anything, China seems to get all the exclusives.


ETA: And did you really just suggest that a charity promotion should be restricted? You want it to sell less, and raise less for charity, so it's rarer for you?

Feb 19, 2013 at 9:41am | Edits: 1 | Dragonblight-eu | Pets: 1698 Compare collections | Score: 13532
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EU only pets include Gurky (EU fansite promotion), Lurky (EU only servers because of Burning Crusade CE mess up) and Mini Tyrael (Paris Invitational---like any American could make that "Ain't nobody got time for that!!")


Only American only pets that I can think of MIGHT be the Spirit of Competition pet, but that might even have been avaliable to everyone! :(  


I just want a Murloc pet too like Asian countries and European countries!!! :(

Feb 5, 2013 at 8:32pm | Edits: 1 | Proudmoore-us | Pets: 686 Compare collections | Score: 3551
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Capable of sitting in even the smallest of boxes, thanks to its ghostly nature.
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