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Spectral Tiger Cub
Spectral Tiger Cub
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Trading Card Game: Scourgewar


Zone: Orgrimmar (H), Stormwind (A)

Cost: 750Trader's Tender (unlimited supply)

Vendor: Trading Post

Spectral Tiger Cub
Spectral Tiger Cub
Binds when picked up
Use: Teaches you how to summon this companion.
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Neutral Neutral

Looks around and idles about. Also occasionally sits down.

Pit-pattering footsteps; vocalizations (on-click)

Emoting /sit while targeting it will cause it to walk over, jump onto your lap and lie down. This pet will sit on top of a summoned Pilfered Sweeper toy.
Trading Card Game promotion.
Loot code required.
3 allowed
Wrath of the Lich King
Patch 3.3.0 | Posted: November 24, 2009

As of July 2023, this pet can also be purchased from the Trading Post. Goods from this in-game feature rotate monthly, so this pet may not always be available. Unlike the original version, the Trading Post version of the pet is not cageable.

This pet is redeemed through the extremely rare 'Spectral Kitten' loot card from the World of Warcraft Scourgewar 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.

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

The Cape of Stranglethorn — Eastern Kingdoms
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Thought this once Trading Card Game only pet would be unobtanium as the Scourgewar unscratched cards are retailing anywhere up to USD$325.


July 2023 Trading Post delivers! Yes it's the same as the TCG.

Jul 7, 2023 at 11:50am | Edits: 0 | Khaz'goroth-us | Pets: 1019 Compare collections | Score: 6360
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This pet is an option in the Trader's Post this month. Is it the same pet, or is there a difference between the one on the post and the one we got from the Trading Cards (or eBay)?

Jul 4, 2023 at 9:44am | Edits: 0 | Terokkar-us | Pets: 1597 Compare collections | Score: 12583
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Bit the bullet and bought one today at the auction house. Price for a new one had been put at about half the current rate. Kindof a reward to myself after spending a couple days earning Nat Pagle coins to buy a Sea Calf from him (in lieu of getting THAT one at auction). 

Sep 26, 2022 at 9:26am | Edits: 0 | Dalaran-us | Pets: 1570 Compare collections | Score: 12540
Top RaterGbh102 
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As a devoted collector I bought him recently on eBay for roughly 20€ (from REALLY nice seller, got Spectral Tiger Cub, Hippogryph Hatchling and Hatespark the Tiny for 55£), time to try this lil fellow now ;). Didn’t try him in battle yet so dunno how he is, yet its appearance is sooooo nice (quite similar to Xu-Fu but more cute as it’s a cub ;))). Named: Xu-Fu: Father and him: Father’s Son :P :)). Such a nice family :))) EDIT: renamed to Spectrie :P

Aug 21, 2019 at 4:02pm | Edits: 1 | Burning Legion-eu | Pets: 1483 Compare collections | Score: 11849
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Just got mine for $12 on eBay from an amazing seller! Any name ideas?

Dec 11, 2016 at 8:44pm | Edits: 0 | Eitrigg-us | Pets: 215 Compare collections | Score: 1015
Top RaterVek 
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Decent enough magical pet. It is truly excellent when you can use Call Darkness against the birds that just cast it. Taking a chance with Spectral Strike I managed to kill a Crow and then an Amber Moth and still be alive to Rend an Idol. Spectral Strike really kills flyers fast but you need Darkness. Leap is also very good to be faster than birds and to get the most out of Rend. With Prowl you can of course set up a very huge hit but one avoidance move and you are screwed. Ok pet in general.

May 31, 2014 at 12:23pm | Edits: 1 | Aggramar-eu | Pets: 670 Compare collections | Score: 3996
Site MVPGreenwinkle 
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Great pet with lots of possibilities.  Recently made a sweet crit (12k+) video with him:

Mar 24, 2014 at 3:05am | Edits: 0 | Silvermoon-us | Pets: 916 Compare collections | Score: 5686
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I purchased one of those combined starter packs as a christmas gift for my brother back in 2009. When he opened it up he asked me what was the rare loot card at the time and I told him it was a spectral kitten (not even thinking about the possibility of finding it). My brother turned the card around and I just gasped, then he handed it to me! I couldn't have been more shocked lol He wished me a merry christmas and it has been by far been the best present he has ever gave me. RIP Jeffrey Westrup

Sep 13, 2013 at 12:47am | Edits: 0 | Argent Dawn-us | Pets: 1192 Compare collections | Score: 6547
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Found a lvl 25 on the AH for 190k. The perks of being on a high pop realm :) I LOVE this pet!

Mar 4, 2013 at 2:04pm | Edits: 0 | Thrall-us | Pets: 814 Compare collections | Score: 4553
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The ''Spectral Cub'' is just a copy of Spectral Tiger Cub guys :) It will never be the same :P

Jan 16, 2013 at 11:04am | Edits: 0 | Twilight's Hammer-eu | Pets: 108 Compare collections | Score: 481
Top RaterMehetabel 
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Giavana, I have noticed that too and it still hasn't been removed so I live in hope that there might be a similar pet available to us at some point.

Dec 16, 2012 at 11:52am | Edits: 0 | Lightbringer-eu | Pets: 1683 Compare collections | Score: 13206
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Has anyone noticed that in the pet tab, if you look up spectral tiger cub, there is the tcg version (spectral tiger cub) and a blizzard store version (spectral cub)? Is this a glitch? Mistake? I need it?!

Nov 28, 2012 at 12:27am | Edits: 1 | Mannoroth-us | Pets: 631 Compare collections | Score: 2931
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Awww, I got all excited because the "Buy It Now" said $4.99.... but it's linked to the paper flying machine by mistake. :(
Jan 2, 2011 at 7:06pm | Edits: 0 | Cenarius-us | Pets: 402 Compare collections | Score: 1940
Site MVPEmberdione 
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When the Kitten sits, he will stay there for a long time, even if you run away. (Unlike other pets who will follow immediately.)

Also it is a pretty good idea to have a macro set up that explains he is from the Trading Card Game and the easiest way to get one is to go to eBay. It saves a ton of typing. :)

This pet makes a great present for friends and family who play WoW, but don't try to get the trading card pets on their own.
Dec 9, 2010 at 2:24pm | Edits: 0 | Echo Isles-us | Pets: 1442 Compare collections | Score: 11237
Site MVPYezdk 
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I was so lucky to get this nice pet as a xmas gift from my loving girlfriend. That makes me double lucky :)It's really one of the nicest pets I got and just as my girlfriend: it means a lot to me!
Jan 8, 2010 at 7:58am | Edits: 0 | Draenor-eu | Pets: 325 Compare collections | Score: 0
Site MVPAxarien 
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If I feed my kitten enough Papa Hummel's pet biscuits, maybe he'll turn into a Spectral Tiger mount... >.>
Dec 3, 2009 at 11:47pm | Edits: 0 | Kel'Thuzad-us | Pets: 932 Compare collections | Score: 5571
Top RaterVegi 
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Spectral Tiger Cub is officially the fastest pet ever. It's the only mini-pet which can keep up with flying mount... (310% O_O) Sometimes he runs faster than I fly. He can even keep up with my rocket boots! Adorable swift kitten.
Dec 2, 2009 at 5:12am | Edits: 0 | The Maelstrom-eu | Pets: 891 Compare collections | Score: 4867
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If you'd like me to post any photos or videos of the spectral kitten (perhaps even with the Spectral Tiger Mount "Mama" beside her), let me know!

The kitten will occasionally sit down and wait. It will only stand back up and follow you if you go more than about 10-15 yards away from it.

It has a click-on vocalization that's a sort of ghostly/spectral "Meowww!"
Nov 27, 2009 at 4:35pm | Edits: 0 | Tichondrius-us | Pets: 510 Compare collections | Score: 0
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Affectionate and curious, these kittens seem to find the most peculiar hiding places.
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