Thursday, November 28, 2013

The Daily Circuit

     For those who love pets and pet battles, the daily legendary circuit is a great way to grab some extra gold, along with pets to put up for auction, pet bandages, and of course, battle stones. As an added bonus, you will run across all kinds of rares while flying from battle to battle, which is even more gold in your pocket. The quest rewards alone total just under 140G for doing all three of legendary beast dailies and the four Pandaren spirit tamers. I generally do my circuit during off-peak hours, ensuring I snag more rares. I generally make around 500 gold doing this run, which takes around an hour to do. This does not count anything I might pick up to auction.

Start at the Shrine of Seven Stars (or shrine of two Moons if you are a dirty, nasty hordie) and pick up the three legendary beast quests. This was the part where I was supposed to tell you, “Follow the route shown below.” Sadly my CorelDraw does not want to play nice with my WoW screnshots. So this was will be an all text explanation.

The only pet battle you will engage in in the Vale is a fight with No-No, a nuclear disaster of a beaver. Best bet for fighting him is to use three moths, all with alpha strike, cocoon strike and moth dust. Use moth dust when its off cool down, use cocoon strike to avoid being hit by No-No's dive ability and otherwise spam alpha strike. Do not attack when the beaver dam is up, pass until the dam is down.

Along the way to No-No you might run across the rares cracklefang, Ai-Ran of the Shifting Cloud, Spirit of Lao-Fe and Shadowmaster Sydow.

After defeating No-No, your next stop is the Dread Wastes to take on Gorespine, who is by the coast in the southwest.. From this point on you will be using the “Howl-Bomb” team for all of the legendary beast fights. For those who are newer to pet battling, this team consists of an Unborn Valkyr (with Shadow Shock, Curse of Doom, and Unholy Ascension), a Pandaren Water Spirit (with Water Jet, Whirlpool and Geyser) and Chrominus (with Bite, Howl and Surge of Power). The basic strategy is to open with the Valkyr, spam Shadow Shock, until she is close to death. Get a curse off and on her resurrection round, cast Unholy Ascension. When the Valk goes down, bring in the water spirit. Cast Geyser, followed by Whirlpool. Then bring in Chrominus and cast Howl. If the beast lives through this, cast Surge of Power. This team works better on some of the legendary beasts than others, so bring some pet bandages, RNG will probably dictate you have to restart a handful of your battles.

After Gorespine, comes the Pandaren Water Spirit. Follow the coast line to the extreme southeastern corner of the zone. You may run into Zandalri Warscouts and Omnis Grinlock along the way. For this guy, I use a Jade Owl and spam slicing wind, using lift-off to avoid the dive attack. Jade Owl can sometimes solo this fight. Round out your team with an Oily Slimeling (with Absorb, Corrosion and Acidic Goo) and a Mirror Strider with Water Jet, Healing Wave and Pump.

Then onto Greyhoof, and along the way you may spy Torik-Ethis and Jonn-Dar. Greyhoof uses the standard howl-bomb team. Greyhoof is in the Valley of Four Winds, in the southwestern part of the zone, near Nessingwary's Safari.

After Greyhoof, skip down into the Krasarang Wilds to fight Skitterer X'ia. You might meet the rare Cournith Waterstrider along the way. X'ia is a standard legendary beast fight. Once you done, head back into the Valley of Four Winds to face off against Lucky Yi, a giant cricket. Keep an eye out for the rare mob Blackhoof while on your way. For this fight don't waste your time spamming Shadow Shock. Cast Curse of Doom, followed by Unholy Ascension and execute the rest of the strategy from there.

You then have along flight over to the Jade Forest to fight Kawi the Gorger. There are several rares to look out for along the way. After Kawi, you fly north to square off against Nitun and the fly west to fight the Whispering Pandaren Spirit. The Whispering Spirit is a bit of a pain, as his first pet is a moth, with moth dust, that seems to always hit and frequently stun. Best team I have come up with for him is a Celestial Dragon to open with (using Moonfire, followed by Arcane Winds, followed by Flamethrower, and repeat ad infinitum), Bonkers (with Jab, Dodge and Tornado Punch) and a snail (with Ooze Touch, Acidic Goo and Dive).

After the Whispering Spirit its on to Dos-Ryga and from there onto the Thundering Pandaren Spirit. I use a team of Arctic Hare, Pandaren Mechanical Dragonling and Bonkers for this guy.

You round out the circuit by doing Kafi, the Burning Pandaren Spirit and Ti'un the Wanderer.

Here is a list of co-ordinates, in the order I do the circuit:
/way Vale of Eternal Blossoms 46 59
/way Vale of Eternal Blossoms 47 65
/way Vale of Eternal Blossoms 42 69
/way Vale of Eternal Blossoms 30 78
/way Vale of Eternal Blossoms 11 70
/way Dread Wastes 73 20
/way Dread Wastes 25 28
/way Dread Wastes 26 50
/way Dread Wastes 39 61
/way Dread Wastes 61 87
/way Krasarang Wilds 14 35
/way Valley of the Four Winds 18 77
/way Valley of the Four Winds 25 78
/way Valley of the Four Winds 88 18
/way Jade Forest 39 62
/way Jade Forest 48 71
/way Jade Forest 42 38
/way Jade Forest 57 29
/way Jade Forest 28 36
/way Kun-Lai Summit 73 77
/way Kun-Lai Summit 67 84
/way Kun-Lai Summit 64 93
/way Kun-Lai Summit 35 56
/way Townlong Steppes 57 42
/way Townlong Steppes 72 79

So there you have it. Along with the gold, there are pet bandages, pet treats that increase experience gained by pets, and battle stones. A perfect way for a pet enthusiast to make some gold in an hour. Again sorry for the lack of graphics, hopefully the list of waypoints will suffice.