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Spirit of Summer

Spirit of Summer
Spirit of Summer
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World Event: Midsummer Fire Festival

Vendor: Midsummer Merchant (Horde) / Midsummer Supplier (Alliance)

Cost: 350Burning Blossom (unlimited supply)

Captured Flame
Captured Flame
Binds when used
Use: Teaches you how to summon this companion.
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Neutral Neutral
Air (flies alongside flying mount)

Hovers about.

Vocalizations (on-click)

3 allowed
Patch 1.11.1 | Posted: April 1, 2007

Quest: A Light in Dark Places [50]

World Event: Midsummer Fire Festival

Spirit of Summer

Captured Flame

Item Level 1

Binds when picked up

Use: Summons or dismisses a Spirit of Summer.

As of 2008, the Midsummer Fire Festival quest that rewarded this pet, A Light in Dark Places, has been retired. This pet may now be purchased during the event without any prerequisites for 350 Burning Blossoms.

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

100% Hit Chance 


Blasts the enemy with fire, dealing 413 Elemental damage.

Vs. Mechanical

Vs. Critter
Requires Pet Level: 10

100% Hit Chance 


Deals 315 Dragonkin damage instantly. The enemy continues to

Burn for 78 additional Dragonkin damage per round for 4 rounds.

Vs. Magic

Vs. Undead
Requires Pet Level: 2

100% Hit Chance 


Deals 236 Elemental damage instantly. The enemy Burns for 98 additional Elemental damage per round for 4 rounds.

Vs. Mechanical

Vs. Critter
3 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 15

100% Hit Chance 


Scorches the ground, dealing 531 Dragonkin damage and dealing 78 Dragonkin damage to all active pets each round for 9 rounds.


During Scorched Earth, all pets count as Burning .

Vs. Magic

Vs. Undead
4 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 4

100% Hit Chance 


Deals 591 Elemental damage.


Deals 197 Elemental additional damage if the target is Burning .

Vs. Mechanical

Vs. Critter
Requires Pet Level: 20

Ignites the caster, causing them to deal 98 Elemental damage to the current enemy pet every round. Lasts 9 rounds.

Vs. Mechanical

Vs. Critter


Elementals ignore all negative weather effects. Enemy pets can still gain the beneficial effects from weather when facing an elemental.


Damage Taken 

50% from Aquatic abilities

33% from Mechanical abilities

Darnassus — Kalimdor
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the image on wowhead almost led to me to believe that this was not the same as the captured flame consumable

Jun 23, 2021 at 4:02pm | Edits: 1 | Dawnbringer-us | Pets: 616 Compare collections | Score: 4368
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Everything shows I have it, but it doesn't come up when I search pets for "captured"  any ideas?

Jun 24, 2015 at 9:47am | Edits: 0 | Ravencrest-us | Pets: 968 Compare collections | Score: 7060
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I'm a little miffed. I know for a fact that I farmed the blossoms for the spirit of summer a couple of years ago. I was disappointed, at the time, to find it was a wisp and not a little scorchling. However, the pet grew on me and I would run around with it on my nelf hunter because it reminded me of the whisps we turn into when we die. I have done two faction changes on this hunter since then and now this pet doesn't exist in my list anymore.

Jul 3, 2013 at 12:58pm | Edits: 0 | Thunderhorn-us | Pets: 413 Compare collections | Score: 1903
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Yeah, I also noticed this. The Captured flame is blue but the pet you get from it is green. I had this pet since before and also thought they changed it this year. Thanks to your comment I know they haven't. =)

Jul 1, 2013 at 8:01am | Edits: 0 | Kazzak-eu | Pets: 1404 Compare collections | Score: 11153
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"Captured Flame" is a Rare (Blue) item.  When learned, you get the battle pet, "Spirit of Summer" an Uncommon (Green) pet.  The pet can be upgraded to a Rare (Blue) battle pet via the stones.


I already had Spirit of Summer as an uncommon battle pet from years ago.  I saw that Captured Flame is now blue and assumed it meant that Spirit of Summer would be rare.  So I wasted 2 hours flying around getting blossoms to buy the Captured Flame for 350 blossoms. 

Jun 24, 2013 at 8:06pm | Edits: 0 | Ysera-us | Pets: 1372 Compare collections | Score: 10964
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@Glorpin, I use Spirit of Summer a lot, and regardless of how many times you inflict your opponent with Burning (from Flame Breath, Immolate or Scorched Earth), Conflagrate deals extra damage only once.

Jun 19, 2013 at 1:56am | Edits: 0 | Nordrassil-us | Pets: 585 Compare collections | Score: 3428
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Question, if you use Flame Breath and Immolate so it's got two Burning dots, does Conflagrate do extra damage twice?  Would be OP!

May 31, 2013 at 11:24pm | Edits: 0 | Stonemaul-us | Pets: 631 Compare collections | Score: 3766
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After farming daily since the Midsummer Festival started and visiting a lot of Honor and Desecrate fires, I finally got the little guy (thing). Now I don't know what to spend the rest of my blossoms on.
Jun 30, 2012 at 4:03pm | Edits: 0 | Zul'jin-us | Pets: 507 Compare collections | Score: 2302
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i think it just looks like a night elf wisp its pretty cool
May 18, 2012 at 8:13pm | Edits: 0 | Shu'halo-us | Pets: 298 Compare collections | Score: 1243
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When i first got this pet i did not like it, it was a light orange color and it looked like a floating face, its been remodeled since and it very phosphoressent and a bright orange color, the face is not really visible anymore
Mar 8, 2010 at 12:01am | Edits: 0 | The Forgotten Coast-us | Pets: 1460 Compare collections | Score: 9135
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When combined with the hallowed wand wisp transformation, its even better to have the pet leash to link you!
Nov 9, 2009 at 11:39am | Edits: 0 | Mok'Nathal-us | Pets: 317 Compare collections | Score: 1418
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Using this pet while stealthed will not break the stealth spell.
Oct 10, 2009 at 8:49am | Edits: 0 | Scarshield Legion-eu | Pets: 137 Compare collections | Score: 0
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Pet goes Great with Hallowed Wand - Wisp
(obtained via Hallow's End)

Also used to have only a red glow wherever you went, now, changes its tint, depending on location.
Sep 29, 2009 at 11:48am | Edits: 0 | Illidan-us | Pets: 1152 Compare collections | Score: 8490
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"I give you the light of Elendil, our most sacred star. May it be a light for you in dark places, when all other lights go out."

- Galadriel, The Fellowship of the Ring
Sep 29, 2009 at 9:38am | Edits: 1 | Kel'Thuzad-us | Pets: 932 Compare collections | Score: 5571
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This little piece of summer smells of warm evenings and lightning storms. If you look closely, you might be able to make out a face.
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