The Celestial Tournament on Timeless Isle is a single player weekly scenario, the one and only pet battle tournament (for now) in World of Warcraft. You can access it from Master Li, on Timeless Isle.
During the Celestial Tournament a player is required to defeat 3 Master Pet Tamers (which vary from week to week) and 4 Elite Battle Pets, without using Revive Battle Pets or Battle Pet Bandages. Also, to enter the tournament, each player must have at least 15 maximum level battle pets (level 25 battle pets).
Before I proceed with this Celestial Tournament Guide, here’s a very important tip:
Even though you cannot use Battle Pet Bandages or the ability Revive Battle Pets to heal or resurrect your pets, there’s still a way to heal your pets that you might want to use in more than one fight during the Celestial Tournament. Here’s how you can do this:
- Get a battle pet that has the Wish ability. Some of the pets with this ability are: Magical Crawdad, Magic Lamp, The Gurkster or Zao, Calfling of Niuzao. Wish is an ability that will heal your next active pet.
- If one of your pets is damaged, get your Magical Crawdad (or pet that has Wish) and the damaged pet, and engage in battle with an Elite Pet, or a Pet Master that will start with a pet with non-damaging abilities. I usually choose to heal my pets against Yu’la, in the second phase of the tournament. Yu’la begins with Emerald Presence (shield), then does Lift-Off. Therefore, begin the battle with the Wish-pet and cast Wish (Yu’la will cast Emerald Presence), then swap on your damaged pet (Yu’la will use Lift-Off), and as the round is over, the Wish ability will be cast on your damaged pet. Then simply forfeit the fight.
- Repeat this with another damaged pet, plus your Wish-pet.
Pets and Tactics
Now, here’s a combination of pets and tactics to defeat any Pet Master and Elite Battle Pet in the Celestial Tournament.
Peddlefeet (vs. Alex): Lovestruck – Shot Trough The Heart.
If you’re going to use Peddlefeet to defeat Yu’la in the second phase of the tournament, he should remain alive during your battle with Wrathion.
Yellow-Bellied Bullfrog (vs Brewly): Frog Kiss – Frog Kiss – Frog Kiss – Frog Kiss.
Anyway, at this point, after 2 or at least one Bonestorm, Yen should be dead. If not, it will be sent into battle only to do Feign Death and be swapped again, so do not use any strong attacks vs. him, if he has low HP.
Lost of Lordaeron (vs. remaining pets): Curse of Doom – Siphon Life – Shadow Flash (until Lost of Lordaeron dies).
However, in case Bolo blinds you, do Leap – Leap – Consume.
To defeat Blingtron, I use: Magical Crawdad, Flayer Youngling, Water Waveling.
Magical Crawdad (vs. Banks): Do one more heal and Wish , and change for the Flayer Youngling (or just Wish, in case you have less than 700 HP left on the Crawdad).
Flayer Youngling (vs. Banks): Rampage – Triple Snap – Triple Snap – Banks should die. Do one more Triple Snap vs Lil’ B.
When the Chill debuff from Frost Shock will drop from Lil’ B, make sure you use Frost Shock once more. Do not attempt to finish off Lil’ B with Ice Lance without the debuff on it. It’s a good chance you’ll lose, even if it has low HP.
For Kiryn, I use: Kun-Lai Runt, Fel Flame, Lil’ Smoky. The idea is to always block Kiryn’s pet Nairn with the Kun-Lai Runt and make her swap on a different pet. So, whenever she throws Nairn in, you should put in your Kun-Lai Runt, and when Nairn does Call of Winter, simply cast your Deep Freeze which will stun Nairn.
It’s important that Stormoen dies before it drops the second turret. In case Stormoen drops the second turret, forfeit, heal your pets with your Magical Crawdad or Zao pet, as mentioned in the beginning of this post. You can do it on Kiryn, vs. Nairn, as it does not use two strong opening attacks.
Kun-Lai Runt (vs. Nairn): Thrash and Deep Freeze again after Nairn casts Call Blizzard, then change on Lil’ Smoky.
Lil’ Smoky (vs. Summer): Launch Rocket (just construct the rocket, don’t actually launch it) –Toxic Smoke / Missile (you will miss as Summer will do Dodge) – Launch Rocket (now really launch your rocket, which will do a lot of damage to Summer) – Toxic Smoke (and maybe a Missile if Lil’Smoky remains alive after Toxic Smoke).
Kun-Lai Runt (vs. Summer): Thrash until Summer is dead (anyway, Summer should die from the Toxic Smoke dot).
Kun-Lai Runt (vs. Nairn): Thrash – Thrash – Deep Freeze.
Onyxian Whelp (vs. River): Healing Flame – Tail sweep – Lift Off (make sure you do Lift Off when there’s 1 round remaining on the Whirlpool it casts on you; as you are up, Whirlpool will fail) – Tail Sweep and Onyxian Whelp should die.
Huge Toad (vs. River): Water Jet – Water Jet – Water Jet.
Against Loremaster Cho, I’ve never failed with: Nordrassil Wisp, Onyxian Whelpling, and Bonkers.
Nordrassil Wisp (vs. Wisdom): Flash – Beam – Beam – Soul Ward – Flash – Beam – Beam. In case Wisdom doesn’t miss any of its attacks after your 1st Flash, no biggie. Your wisp will die, and you’ll finish off Wisdom with an attack on your Onyxian Whelp.
Onyxian Whelp (vs. Patience). Now Patience hits dragonkin pets really hard. However, Tail Sweep that various dragonkin pets have hurts Patience as well. Therefore, start with: Healing Flame (if you had to finish off Wisdom with your Onyxian Whelp, and it is not full HP), then do 3 more Tail Sweeps until either your whelp or Patience dies.
If your whelp is full HP, or close to full, start against Patience with Tail Sweep, then do Healing Flame, and then continue with Tail Sweeps. If your whelp dies before Patience, bring in Bonkers, do a Tornado Punch and a Jab, or save the Tornado Punch for the next pet, Knowledge.
Bonkers (vs. Knowledge): Tornado Punch – Jab – Dodge – Jab – Jab. If you don’t have Tornado Punch up, start with Dodge, then do Tornado Punch as soon as it is up, and do Jabs in between. Anyway, Knowledge shouldn’t be a problem for Bonkers.
Dr. Ion Goldbloom
Disgusting Oozeling (vs. Screamer): Start with Ooze Touch (or Corrosion, you will miss anyway, as Screamer will do Lift Off). Then do Expunge – Ooze Touch – Corrosion – Corrosion. If Screamer doesn’t die, it will do Feign Death, and Trike will be called into battle. If so, change on Lil’ Smoky. Also, if Screamer has been swapped with a Corrosion stack on it, it should die out of combat.
Lil’ Smoky (vs Trike): Toxic Smoke – Missile – Missile – Toxic Smoke – Missile (in case you lose your turn due to Trike’s Horn Attack, insist with Toxic Smoke until you finally get the chance to hit, then continue with Missile. If Lil’ Smoky dies, bring Disgusting Oozeling back in, or Fledgling Nether Ray, and do 1-2 Bites. If Screamer didn’t die, it should be thrown into battle once more after Trike dies, and again do Feign Death, and be swapped for Chaos.
Fledgling Nether Ray (vs Chaos): Tail Sweep – Tail Sweep – Tail Sweep. If Screamer didn’t die during the previous rounds, it will be the last pet, so do another Tail Sweep and it should die too.
Sully “The Pickle” McLeary
For Sully McLeary I found Huge Toad, Dragonbone Hatchling and Amethyst Spiderling to be a good combo. Anyway, you can basically use any other frog with those critter abilities, and a different bird with Slicing Wind and either a
defensive ability or an offensive one as the second, instead of the Dragonbone Hatchling.
Huge Toad (vs. Monte): Healing Wave – Swarm of Flies – Tongue Lash if possible (toad should die).
Dragonbone Hatchling (vs. Rikki): Adrenaline Rush – Slicing Wind x 3 – Adrenaline Rush – Slicing Wind. Or, you can risk and do a Lift-Off, but if you do, make sure you cast it when his Cute Face Buff still has 1 stack on him. This way, your Lift Off should drop on him when he won’t have 25% dodge chance.
Dark Whelpling: Call Darkness – Tail Sweep – swap Mei Li Sparkler (DO NOT USE ANY OTHER SPELLS, just Call Darkness and one Tail Sweep, then swap on the sparkler).
Mei Li Sparkler: Refresh the dots –> Confusing Sting – Glowing Toxin (Mei Li Sparkler dies).
Pet Bombling: Toxic Smoke – Toxic Smoke – Explode (bombling dies);
Tranquil Mechanical Yeti: Ion Cannon.
Now, Chi-Chi can be beaten with magical pets, but most players use a different approach. Turn Chi-Chi undead, and beat it
with a critter. I use the same tactic, with the following combo of pets: Sen’jin Fetish, Nuts, Tranquil Mechanical Yeti.
Nuts: Adrenaline Rush – Nut Barrage – Scratch – Nuts Barrage. At this point, Chi-Chi should be dead, but in case Nuts misses an attack, Nuts might die first, so bring in the yeti.
Tranquil Mechanical Yeti: Ion Cannon.
Normally, I never needed more than Peddlefeet and Bonkers (or any pet with over 1600 HP) for Yu’la, but you can add any pet as the 3rd here. Although Peddlefeet is not exactly a pet that everyone has, when Love Is In The Air festival comes in WoW, it’s worth to do
whatever it takes to get it. It’s an awesome pet, very fast, devastating against dragonkin. So, here’s the best tactic vs. Yu’la:
Peddlefeet: Lovestruck – Shot Through The Heart (swap on Bonkers);
Bonkers: Dodge – Tornado Punch – Jab – Jab – Dodge – Tornado Punch.
If Bonkers dies, get Peddlefeet in again, with another Lovestruck and Shot Through the Heart.
The rewards for winning the tournament are (once per week):
- 1 Celestial Coin
- 1000 Timeless Coins
- 125 Valor Points
Evidently, Celestial Coins are currency for various Battle Pets, such as Xu-Fu, Cub of Xuen, Chi-Chi, Hatchling of Chi-Ji, Zao, Calfling of Niuzao and Yu’la, Broodling of Yu’lon, which cost 3 Celestial Coins each. Other rewards are available for Celestial Coins, such as Battle Pet Bandages (25 for 1 Celestial Coin), Marked Flawless Battle-Stones (1 for 3 Celestial Coins) or Pet Treats (1 for 1 Celestial Coin).
Unfortunately all the rewards are Battlenet Account Bound, so they cannot be sold to AH (at least not yet).