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Festival Lantern

Festival Lantern
Festival Lantern
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World Event: Lunar Festival

Vendor: Valadar Starsong

Zone: Moonglade

Cost: 50Coin of Ancestry (unlimited supply)

Festival Lantern
Festival Lantern
Binds when used
Use: Teaches you how to summon this companion.
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Horde Horde
Air (flies alongside flying mount)

Hovers about.

Vocalizations (on-click)

3 allowed
Patch 4.3.0 | Posted: January 22, 2012

The Alliance version of this pet is the Lunar Lantern.

Because this pet is Bind on Use, it is possible to learn both versions of the Lunar Festival companions on a single character.

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

100% Hit Chance 


Blasts the enemy with a beam of arcane power, dealing 394 Magic damage.

Vs. Flying

Vs. Mechanical
Requires Pet Level: 10

100% Hit Chance 


Blasts the enemy with fire, dealing 413 Elemental damage.

Vs. Mechanical

Vs. Critter
5 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 2

100% Hit Chance 


Deals 886 Magic damage and transforms the weather into a sunny day for 9 rounds.


During a sunny day, the maximum health of all pets is increased by 50% and healing done is increased by 25%.

Vs. Flying

Vs. Mechanical
3 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 15

100% Hit Chance 


A brilliant flash deals 197 Magic damage and Blinds the target, reducing their hit chance by 50% for 2 rounds.

Vs. Flying

Vs. Mechanical
3 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 4

A ward of powerful magic surrounds you, blocking the next attack.

3 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 20

100% Hit Chance 


Covers the enemy in brilliant light, dealing 394 Magic damage.


Deals double damage if the target is Blinded .

Vs. Flying

Vs. Mechanical


Magic pets cannot be dealt more than 35% of their maximum health in one attack.


Damage Taken 

50% from Dragonkin abilities

33% from Aquatic abilities

Moonglade — Kalimdor
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Soul Ward and Flash are good for damage control, enabling you to use Burn or Beam repeatedly.

Feb 22, 2018 at 6:49am | Edits: 2 | Mal'Ganis-us | Pets: 252 Compare collections | Score: 1309
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Maybe not so nice than alliance version, but still a lantern :P

Feb 27, 2016 at 4:51pm | Edits: 0 | Aggra (Português)-eu | Pets: 347 Compare collections | Score: 2148
Top RaterVek 
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Middleground stats. Flash and Light is a nice combination, especially when the opposing pet can't switch. Burn hits pretty hard, especially nice vs mechanicals, else use Beam and birds will truly fear you even with your non impressive stats. If you chose to use Illuminate be sure to have some other pet that benefits from it since the Lantern itself does not make much use of it.


Identical to Enchanted Lantern and Lunar Lantern, battle wise.

Feb 27, 2014 at 5:00am | Edits: 0 | Aggramar-eu | Pets: 670 Compare collections | Score: 3996
Site MVPCeventatem 
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It's very easy to get both lanterns (H&A) w/o farming coins on 2 opposing characters or heading for the AH. (This is assuming you already have one faction's lantern for yourself.) Obtain 50 coins and buy a second lantern (Save extra coins in your bank from year to year). Add it to your journal. Log on to a character of the opposing faction (lvl 1 will do) and cage one of the lanterns. Stand in Org or SW and offer to trade with someone who has an extra of the lantern you seek. Even swap.

Jan 23, 2014 at 2:55pm | Edits: 0 | Thrall-us | Pets: 567 Compare collections | Score: 3127
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Somewhat disappointed to discover that the Festival Lantern had magically transformed from the rare (that was indicated by the font color) to an uncommon when I summoned it for the first time. Glad to have it but, not sure it was worth the time and effort for an uncommon.

Feb 9, 2013 at 10:12am | Edits: 0 | Korialstrasz-us | Pets: 0 Compare collections | Score: 0
Top RaterItsmnevis 
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I leveled one up, gave it a magic stone, and it's a pretty decent counter to the supercharge 1-shot mechanical pets added in patch 5.1.


Can't be 1-shotted, due to the magic passive.


Flash is fairly reliable at making the enemy pet miss, and its basic elemental attack hits mechanicals for about 450 damage.

Dec 14, 2012 at 10:31am | Edits: 1 | Ner'zhul-us | Pets: 563 Compare collections | Score: 3308
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Screw it i treated myself. Expensive from AH but sweet to have.
Apr 22, 2012 at 4:28am | Edits: 0 | Arathor-us | Pets: 364 Compare collections | Score: 1698
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I've done this on my level 27 horde char.
You have to die a lot. Escpecially if there are high level guards which kill you instantly after respawning. You can go to Northend, too for some left over.
1. Have the elder in the target (/tar elder xyz)
2. Use the "Interact with Target" keybind
3. Use following macro
/script SelectGossipAvailableQuest(1)
/script CompleteQuest()
/script GetQuestReward()
I sometimes had a problem that the quest was not completed, so I had to click fast on the complet
Jan 29, 2012 at 5:48pm | Edits: 3 | Teldrassil-eu | Pets: 509 Compare collections | Score: 2390
Top RaterNoxCrucifix 
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I just wanted to add that it IS possible to gather 50 coins of ancestry on a low level character. I was able to do so on a level 58 death knight to purchase the pet, so if you're low level but still want to collect this pet don't despair. It's not easy, but you can do it.
Jan 27, 2012 at 5:05pm | Edits: 0 | Alleria-us | Pets: 1214 Compare collections | Score: 7397
Top RaterNecrone 
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Has any one on TuraLyon(EU) Got an Alliance Lunar Latern ,i'm Horde & will swap The loot card codes for the purple puffer & Lando's Liching 4 the Latern -Pm me (codes 100% Gen)
Jan 25, 2012 at 5:11pm | Edits: 2 | Turalyon-eu | Pets: 1126 Compare collections | Score: 7295
Site MVPTeniblue 
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To add to Serraphina's tip if you're unfamiliar with how macros work w/ TomTom:

#1 Install TomTom addon
#2 Copy and paste the macro formulas from the link (up to 255 characters per macro; you will wind up with several macros)
#3 Click all of your macros on your toon. This feeds the waypoints into TomTom
#4 Type "/cway" and TomTom will show the nearest waypoint you have not yet visited.

Loading problems? Make sure TomTom configuration is set to allow waypoints in different continents.
Jan 23, 2012 at 3:04pm | Edits: 0 | Hyjal-us | Pets: 287 Compare collections | Score: 0
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Just picked up this little beauty! One more reason for being a pack rat. 60 Coins of Ancestry lying around in the bank from last year = new pet on day 1 this year! Sloth ftw! lol... Really a lovely homage to the Chinese New Year's Celebration. Also an echo to Serraphina's comment... TomTom (addon) and some coordinates make finding Elders in general a boatload easier...
Jan 22, 2012 at 11:04pm | Edits: 1 | Skullcrusher-us | Pets: 198 Compare collections | Score: 890
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The light from each lantern honors the soul of an ancestor spirit. During the Lunar Festival, these ghostly elders pass along their wisdom to the current generation.
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