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Master Trainer’s Tabard
Data mining for 7.3.5 shows that we can earn a tabard for pet battling called Master Trainer’s Tabard
The achievement to earn this new tabard is called Family Brawler.
Like the other family achieves, this one requires you to use a class team like all Aquatic, Flyer or Dragonkin.
But, to get it, you’ll really have to want it. It is a PvP achieve. If you have ever done pet battling PvP then you’ll know just how long it takes to win 5 much less 100 with the class restriction.
This, my pet lovers, is one nasty time sink. I’m beginning to wonder if that tabard would mess up my tmog!
Draenor Pet Brawler Win 2000 pet battles in Draenor.
Yep, 2000 pet battles. The daily in the Pet Menagerie doesn’t count. Let’s face it, if you are going for this achievement (which rewards a monument in your garrison) then you are in for a grind. I don’t recommend it; go run a raid with some friends instead.
However, if you must (I must, I must) here are my strategies for getting through a grind that will take hours and hours to finish. I am currently at 1534 pet battles and I’ve had some time to think about it.
First of all, combine all the positives that you can. I am leveling my Profession Alts by getting XP from the pet battles. I am leveling pets at the same time. I also have reduced it to the most mindless activity that I can create — so I can watch a movie on television while grinding.
When I first started out, I thought I’d level a character from 91 to 100 and get the achievement. Not so! I am on my third character and I have a ways to go. My first crack at it, I used two fliers, two mechanicals and two magic pets to counter the aquatic, beast and fliers. It works but you have to pay attention.
Here is the strategy that I use.
- Go to the Moonlit Shore in Shadowmoon Valley. It is on the coast just north of the Temple of Karabor.
- See all the battle pets. They will only be aquatic, beast and flier. Opening with the aquatic.
- Open with (one turn only) two pets you want to level. If you can find one that does a stun, even better; use that one first.
- I like the Emerald Whelpling with: Emerald Bite, Emerald Presence and Tranquility. This guy can best the three opponents over and over again.
The plus for this strategy is that it is totally mindless. Keep up Tranq and Presence and use Bite as often as you can. The Bite is extra strong against a flier which is in the line up.
So … watch a movie or the Disney channel; both are my favorite past times. And level your characters, pets and go for the nastiest grindiest achievement in Draenor!