Synopsis: Gargra has 3 wolfs that all to beast damage.  The first pet to bring in is a mechanical for the damage bonus, and the second is a flyer for reduced damage.  Pretty easy.

Goal: To defeat the tamer with 2 pets so that a third pet can be carried through for maximum experience gain.

Gargra’s Team

 Wolfus with  Bite,  Call the Pack, and  Prowl
 Fangra with cr16 Flurry,  Dodge, and cr16 Dazzling Dance
 Wolfgar with  Rip,  Howl, and  Maul

Your Team

 Lil’ Bling –  Inflation,  Extra Plating,  Make It Rain 
 Skywisp Moth –  Slicing Wind,  Cocoon Strike,  Call Lightning
Carry Pet

Start with Bling and get your defenses up first with Extra Plating.  Then, use Make It Rain and Inflation.  If Wolfus dies on your second turn of Inflation, just use Make It Rain on Fangra and he’s toast.  If your third turn of Inflation kills Wolfus, you’ll still lead with Make It Rain on Fangra, but you’ll need some defense after that so use Extra Plating.  Pass your next turn (cause Fangra will dodge it anyways) and then Make It Rain followed by Inflation.  There are a few ways of the fight going so if your Lil’ Bling is still alive when Wolfgar comes in, you can happily take the Howl and die on the next turn after using Inflation.  If your Bling died against Fangra, bring your Moth in and svae Cocoon Strike for dodging the Howl.  Either way, you want to nullify the Howl.  Also, anyway the fight goes, bring your Carry Pet in before bringing the Skywisp Moth in.  You want that nice experience for the pet!




Vesharr’s team is full of birds.  Even the mechanical pet acts like a bird when he uses his Feathered Frenzy.

Synopsis: Avoiding the biggest damage dealing abilities from Vesharr’s team is key (duh?).  With the right pets, you can weave in and out of them and counter-punch quite effectively.

Goal: To defeat the tamer with 2 pets so that a third pet can be carried through for maximum experience gain.

Vesharr’s Team

 The Great Kaliri with  Quills,  Caw, and  Slicing Wind
 Apexis Guardian with  Batter,  Entangling Roots, and  Feathered Frenzy
 Darkwing with ma16 Shadow Talon,  Consume Corpse, and  Anzu’s Blessing

Your Team

 Emerald Proto-Whelp –  Emerald Bite,  Emerald Presence,  Proto-Strike 
 Rascal-Bot – ma16 Phaser, ma16 Lens Flare,  Armageddon
Carry Pet

Your Emerald Proto-Whelp will deal easily with the first two opponents.  Bring him in and use Emerald Presence and then use Emerald Bite three times.  The Great Kaliri will be dead.  Refresh your Emerald Presence when the Apexis Guardian comes in and then fly up with Proto-Strike to dodge the Entangling Roots and whatever else he uses on that turn.  Keep using Emerald Bite until the Guardian is no more.  Bring your Rascal-Bot into the fight and Phaser/Lens Flare Darkwing until he’s under 290 health.  Pop your Armageddon and your carry pet will be happy to receive all the experience.



Ashlei only has two pets that do any damage to you, so a strategy to defeat her team is quite easy.  The only hard part about it is that fact that you may start to feel bad once you realize your team is beating up on a little girl’s team that includes her pet Elekk Plushie.

Synopsis: There’s not much damage to mitigate, so as long as you don’t mess around and nuke away you’ll find this fight quite easy.

Goal: To defeat the tamer with 2 pets so that a third pet can be carried through for maximum experience gain.  Actually, you’ll only need 1 pet for this fight other than your carry pet so it’s up to you if you want to fill the 3rd slot with anything.  I typically just empty the slot completely.

Ashlei’s Team

ma16 Pixibell with ma16 Arcane Blast, ma16 Moonfire, and ma16 Life Exchange
 Tally with  Horn Gore, cr16 Stampede, and  Headbutt
ma16 Doodle with cr16 Cute As A Button,  Who’s the Best Elekk in the Whole World?, and  Nap Time

Your Team

 Darkmoon Zeppelin –  Missile,  Bombing Run,  Decoy 
Any other Pet or no pet
Carry Pet

Start with the Zeppelin and use Bombing Run and then Decoy.  Use Missile 4 times and Pixibell should be finished.  Doodle will come in, so start off with another Bombing Run and then use Missile.  You’ll hit the incoming Tally with Missile and keep the Missiles coming until Tally’s dead.  Swap your carry pet in and out and then finish the fight against poor little Doodle.



Taralune has a trio of moths that are tough to nail down.

Synopsis: If you can control the moths by taking away their flying bonus quickly, this fight is not too difficult.  Get them under half-heath quickly!

Goal: To defeat the tamer with 2 pets so that a third pet can be carried through for maximum experience gain.

Taralune’s Team

 Serendipity with ma16 Feedback,  Cocoon Strike, and ma16 Counterspell
 Grace with  Slicing Wind,  Call Lightning, and  Moth Dust
 Atonement with  Alpha Strike, ma16 Nimbus, and  Moth Balls

Your Team

Carry Pet
 Emerald Proto-Whelp – ma16 Emerald Bite,  Emerald Presence,  Proto-Strike 
 Emerald Whelpling – ma16 Emerald Bite,  Emerald Presence,  Emerald Dream

Use your Carry Pet first (must have 200 health or more) and use any ability that you like.  You’ll immediately be stunned and you can sub in your Emerald Proto-Whelp right after.  Use Proto-Strike right away to avoid all the hits that Serendipity has in store for you.  Use Emerald Bite only once, and then Emerald Presence twice.  Finish Serendipity off with an Emerald Bite and you’ll have your dragonkin bonus ready for the next pet, Grace.  Use Emerald Bite twice to chew through Grace’s health.  Atonement will come in and lift-off with Proto-Strike immediately.  Unless you get pretty lucky, your Proto-Whelp is all done now.  Bring your Emerald Whelpling in and a couple of Emerald Bites finishes off the fight.

Courageous Yon: Round 2 – Guest Battler

yonI always try to give credit where credit is due and friend of mine, Mandris, has put together a strategy that allows you to bring along a level 1 pet for Courageous Yon.  Enjoy!

Goal: Defeat tamer with two level 25 pets and one low level pet for maximum pet experience

Courageous Yon’s Team:

  • fl16 Piqua – Squawk, Lift-Off, Flock
  • cr16 Lapin – Adrenaline Rush, Burrow, Flurry
  • be16 Bleat – Bleat, Chew, Stampede

Your Team:

  • dr16 Chrominius (H/H) with Bite, Howl, and Surge of Power
  • Level 1
  • hu16 Anubisath Idol (H/H) with Crush, Sandstorm, and Deflection

Start off with Chrominius and use Howl and Bite.  The Bite will miss and you’ll get hit with Lift-Off, but use Surge of Power and Piqua will be toast.  After recovering from the Surge of Power, you can bite a time or two against Lapin before Chrominius dies.  Pop your level 1 pet in and out and then finish the rest of the fight with Anubisath Idol.  Just keep Sandstorm up continuously and deflect the Burrow from Lapin (usually not needed) or the Chew from Bleat.  Anytime you’re not doing those two things, use Crush.

Thundering Pandaren Spirit: Round 2

earthGoal: Defeat tamer with two level 25 pets and one low level pet for maximum pet experience

Thundering Pandaren Spirit’s Team:

  • Pandaren Earth Spirit – Ruptue, Crystal Prison, Stone Shot
  • Sludgy – Ooze Touch, Creeping Ooze, Expunge
  • Darnak the Tunneler – Burrow, Stone Skin, Stone Rush

Your Team:

Start with Rabbit and follow this pattern until the Earth Spirit is dead – Scratch, Burrow, Dodge, Scratch, Scratch.

Swap to your Dragonling when Sludgy comes in and use Breath twice and then use Decoy.  Use Bombing Run and then keep hitting Breath to finish off Sludgy.  Darnak will come in and you’ll be able to use Breath twice before he uses Burrow.  Plus, Bombing Run will have hit and you’ll still get a last Breath in with your mechanical racial resurrection.

Once your Dragonling dies, bring your level 1 pet in.  Immediately swap him back out for the Rabbit and finish off Darnak with the following priorities.  If Burrow and Stone Rush are off of cooldown, he will Burrow so hit him with Scratch and then Dodge.  If only Stone Rush is off of cooldown he’ll use that, so Burrow to avoid it.  Otherwise use Scratch.

mopwod tested & approved.

Whispering Pandaren Spirit: Round 3 – Guest Battler

airMy guest today is a long time WoW friend of mine – Kutubiyya.  He was kind enough to put a great deal of effort into posting an updated patch 5.4 strategy for the Whispering Spirit, so I’m featuring it here.

Goal: Defeat tamer with two level 25 pets and one low level pet for maximum pet experience

Whispering Pandaren Spirit’s Team:

  • Dusty – Moth Balls, Moth Dust, Cocoon Strike
  • Whispertail – Flyby, Slicing Wind, Wild Winds
  • Pandaren Air Spirit – Slicing Wind, Wild Winds, Soothing Mists

Your Team:

Start with your leveler, it needs enough health to survive the hit from Dusty’s Moth Dust. It’ll do at least 400 but it’s crit on occasion for 600+ and even more for aquatic pets. Swap to Nether Faerie and use Arcane Blast (to pop cocoon), then Moonfire. Next Dusty will use Moth Dust again and unless it sleeps your Dragon, three more Arcane Blasts (including a Cocoon pop) should finish him. If you do get slept, pass (Dusty will Cocoon Strike again), AB to pop the cocoon then two more AB to finish him off.

Once Whispertail comes out, the goal is to have at least 100-150 health on your Faerie Dragon. Use Life Exchange to start (you’ll be hit by Flyby but it shouldn’t kill you) and you’ll cut Whispertail’s health almost in half. Use Arcane Blast then finish Whispertail off with Moonfire.

When the Air Spirit comes out you’ll get at least one more AB when it leads off with Soothing Mists but Wild Winds will usually kill your Faerie Dragon. Swap to your Emerald Drake, cast Emerald Presence to negate the damage even more then use Emerald Bite ’til the spirit is dead (usually 4-5 bites). Don’t bother refreshing Presence or using Emerald Dream unless things really go bad.

One thing to mention is there’s a chance Dusty could sleep your Nether Faerie Dragon twice which will either kill it or not leave it with enough health to use Life Exchange on Whispertail’s first round. If that’s the case the Emerald Whelp should be able to solo the rest of the fight by refreshing Presence right before it drops followed by Emerald Dream. It takes a bit longer but it’s not especially difficult.

Final note, the Sprite Darter Hatchling has the same move-set as the Faerie Dragon and the Emerald Whelpling, which PetCharge has utilized judiciously, is an alternative for the Emerald Proto-Whelp. Although I’d argue the Proto-Whelp is an alternative to the Whelpling.

Thanks Kutu!