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Unborn Val'kyr

Unborn Val'kyr
Unborn Val'kyr
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Pet Battle: [20-22] Borean Tundra; [20-22] Howling Fjord; [21-22] Sholazar Basin; [21-22] Grizzly Hills; [22-23] Zul'Drak; [22-23] The Storm Peaks; [22-23] Icecrown; [22-23] Dragonblight; [22-23] Crystalsong Forest

Want it Want it | Got it | Exclude — Community: 53.3% have it
Neutral Neutral
Air (flies alongside flying mount)
Idles about.
Vocalizations (on-click)
Resurrects nearby non-battle critters.
3 allowed
Mists of Pandaria
Patch 5.3.0 | Posted: May 21, 2013
The Unborn Val'kyr can spawn in any zone in Northrend. It is not possible to force this elusive wild pet to spawn, and there is only a small chance that the spawn can be affected by players capturing one.

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

100% Hit Chance 


Slashes at the target with dark energy, dealing 413 Undead damage.

Vs. Humanoid

Vs. Aquatic
Requires Pet Level: 10

100% Hit Chance 


Shocks the target with dark energy, dealing 433 Undead damage.

Vs. Humanoid

Vs. Aquatic
Requires Pet Level: 2

100% Hit Chance 


Deals 78 Undead damage per round for 3 rounds and heals the user for 78.

Vs. Humanoid

Vs. Aquatic
5 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 15

100% Hit Chance 


Deals 788 Undead damage after 4 rounds.

Vs. Humanoid

Vs. Aquatic
4 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 4

100% Hit Chance 


The user transforms into an unholy spirit and enters the target, dealing 197 Undead damage every round.


While haunting a target, the user is considered dead.

Vs. Humanoid

Vs. Aquatic
Requires Pet Level: 20

100% Hit Chance 


Sacrifices your remaining life to haunt the enemy team, increasing all damage they take by 25% for 9 rounds.



Undead pets return to life immortal for one round when killed, but deal 25% less damage.


Damage Taken 

50% from Critter abilities

33% from Dragonkin abilities

Borean Tundra — Northrend
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Unholy Ascension is still a must have with boss pets in Mechagon and Nazjatar would be why this pet is still highly regarded. It, Ikky and Molten Corgi can easily take out the more annoying bosses with full heals.

2 days ago at 2:34am | Edits: 0 | Moon Guard-US | Pets: 0 Compare collections | Score: 0
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Okay people enough with the "WTF I DONT GET IT?! WHY THIS RANKED" comments. This game is many years old and so is this site, and changes happen that aren't reflected in nearly a decade of user submitted votes. Unborn Val'kyr at one time was the most sought after catchable pet in the entire game. It was supremely OP. Blizz nerfed it into the ground and it's no longer OP. End of story. Voting it down is the only way to remove it from the top ranks.

May 25, 2019 at 9:39pm | Edits: 0 | Stormreaver-US | Pets: 656 Compare collections | Score: 3470
Top RaterLoliapaulina 
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So not that Unborn Val'kyr ""TOTALY SUCKS"" now, but do any of you have a good 2 pet strategy for shademaster kiryn? You know for those of us yet to complete "An Awfully Big Adventure"?


Val totes sucks now buy the way. She just... UH!

May 16, 2019 at 4:04pm | Edits: 1 | Thrall-US | Pets: 1045 Compare collections | Score: 6019
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B/B is slightly better for a Curse of Doom/Haunt combo strategy, especially when followed with a pet that can trigger the Shattered Defenses debuff (e.g. Zandalari Anklebiter using Hunting Party)

Nov 17, 2018 at 6:03pm | Edits: 2 | Alleria-US | Pets: 389 Compare collections | Score: 2186
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 Most comments are many years old. This can create problems if a pet's stats or abilities change. 


This pet is an example of that. Back when haunt cost nothing, it was really good. However, now the Val'Kyr loses 50% of its life with haunt, it is useless. Sure, it does some damage over 4 rounds but there are other pets (like darkmoon tonk, lil'ragnaros, iron starlette) that do more damage without losing 50% of their life. 

Oct 29, 2018 at 2:56pm | Edits: 0 | Outland-EU | Pets: 331 Compare collections | Score: 1543
Top RaterVyline 
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I, still, have not been able to figure out why this mediocre pet is so highly ranked and regarded. I've been consistently disappointed with it's performance in battles. I just jot he doing sonesomet right, it was nerfed before I ever got it, it it's way overrated.

Sep 30, 2018 at 6:30pm | Edits: 0 | Borean Tundra-US | Pets: 787 Compare collections | Score: 4383
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Haunt now costs 50% of current hp to use, no note on the tool tip.

Aug 2, 2018 at 1:10pm | Edits: 0 | Turalyon-US | Pets: 945 Compare collections | Score: 5649
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The Val'kyr is now supposed to have 1 up per zone unless it's already been caught.  The respawn rate is pretty fast, possibly as quick as 5 minutes, but it will respawn in one of the other points in the same zone.  There are typically 3 spawn locations, so check them all, but don't bother heading to another zone if you don't see one just wait about 5 minutes and check again.  Yes, you can probably sit around and just keep catching and releasing them until you get what you're looking for stat wise or rare.

Nov 5, 2017 at 12:38pm | Edits: 0 | Shandris-US | Pets: 348 Compare collections | Score: 1731
Top RaterOdiana 
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I think Blizzard may have put up the spawn rate for this.  For ages I had logged in at different spawn points to get my UV with no luck. So one day I decided to go to the dungon in Zul'Drak for what I cannot honestly remember.  There it was just sitting outside.  I logged another toon a few days later this time in Sholazar Basin, just doing some farming and there it was again.  Targeted it and my partner now has one too.  We are both happy.  It's a great Battler.

Nov 3, 2017 at 5:48pm | Edits: 0 | Magtheridon-EU | Pets: 849 Compare collections | Score: 4830
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I found mine in Sholazar Basin. I've been wanting it for so long. I was on my DK just randomly going places to farm some ores. I noticed on my map there was a pet, so I hovered over it, and saw it was the UV. I hurried and got it. It was an unknown breed but I stoned it. Now it's rare. 


Such a fun pet to level up, and to use in fights. I recommend it!

Oct 1, 2017 at 4:32pm | Edits: 0 | Darrowmere-US | Pets: 486 Compare collections | Score: 2424
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It's a really nice pet to use to level up others since after haunt it "dies" and make a free swap that is enough to just swap again to other pet and already garantee the EXP.

Jul 20, 2017 at 7:51pm | Edits: 0 | Azralon-US | Pets: 153 Compare collections | Score: 730
Site MVPKurashi 
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When I first started pet battling, this pet was staple in my rotations. Since she is rather slow, I prefer using the H/H variant. I do not feel B/B variant does enough dmg to warrant using it. 


Curse of Doom and Haunt is a very effective combo and decent when dealing with teams that hit backline pets. She is beautiful and dangerous, and a great addition to your battling pet rosters. 


Becareful!!! Haunt vs. Haunt. If you are slower, your pet dies.

Apr 11, 2017 at 12:36pm | Edits: 2 | Baelgun-US | Pets: 1189 Compare collections | Score: 7073
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Maybe everyone knows this but I just discovered it for myself. Have Val'Kyr cast haunt (dies),bring in pet with consume corpse for a free heal and val still comes back to life!

Mar 16, 2017 at 2:19pm | Edits: 0 | Rexxar-US | Pets: 758 Compare collections | Score: 4538
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I have been off and on farming this pet since they started the battles, never even saw one, today in crystal song, ten minutes after log in, got a poor b/b, no problem, stoned her and leveled her, I am a very happy camper

Feb 1, 2017 at 3:50pm | Edits: 0 | Shandris-US | Pets: 903 Compare collections | Score: 4948
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I just now caught one of these in Crystalsong Forrest right in the middle of the map in Forlorn Woods. She wasnt hidden in the group but was roaming out in the open. She was green but I had a stone to make her rare. A good outing indeed

Jan 23, 2017 at 7:04pm | Edits: 0 | Silver Hand-US | Pets: 548 Compare collections | Score: 2789
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Confirming that these are now relatively easy to find in Northrend occuring at the spawn points indicated by the AddOn. Just grab them as you happen to fly over them. A solid addition to your team, but not proving to be the powerhouse that its rating would suggest; disappointing ime compared to the Scourged Whelpling. I'd advise catching the preferred breed & not worry about a blue. Lydia Acoste is a pretty reliable source for Undead stones if you don't mind adding her to your daily route.

Dec 1, 2016 at 10:35am | Edits: 0 | Nesingwary-US | Pets: 529 Compare collections | Score: 2976
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I had never had any luck with picking one up - even scattering alts around Northrend didn't help. But I read about the new spawn rate and decided to give it a try.


I picked what I thought was an out-of-the way spot - NE of the Westfall Brigard in Grizzly Hills. Picked up a H/H. Checked back the next day and got a B/B. They were both poor quality but that wasn't an issue for me.

Nov 16, 2016 at 1:18pm | Edits: 0 | Madoran-US | Pets: 697 Compare collections | Score: 4099
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Absolute must-have, trivializing many of the tougher pet battles when used properly. Curse of Doom + Haunt, swap to a pet with some kind of swarm ability, very heavy opener.

Nov 5, 2016 at 4:25am | Edits: 2 | Executus-US | Pets: 649 Compare collections | Score: 2988
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After a few days of flyovers, finally found a rare H/H!!!-- only to have her Ascend at the 3rd or 4th cast of my trap. SO TRAGIC. Save yourself the heartache and use a stone!

Oct 16, 2016 at 4:44am | Edits: 0 | Moon Guard-US | Pets: 481 Compare collections | Score: 2534
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Found one today, it was white only but was very happy to find it, I levelled it to rare with a battle stone and I am one delighted player :)


Is it me, or is this a really weak pet, it's down as the no.2 top rated pet and yet I have it at L23 rare and it gets beaten up by everything. I have the Anubis Idol at 25 rare and that is absolute nails, can take on and beat almost anything but the Unborm Val'kyr is just weak 

Oct 7, 2016 at 10:20am | Edits: 1 | Azjol-Nerub-EU | Pets: 608 Compare collections | Score: 3150
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Val'kyr are considered "unborn" until they vanquish a creature of high nobility.
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