The Treasure Goblin Pet is the World of Warcraft version of the Treasure Goblins that appear in Diablo III. Those of you who purchased the Collector’s Edition of the Diablo III: Reaper of Souls expansion have access to your very own Treasure Goblin (in World of Warcraft). It is among the special items that Blizzard created that are “crossovers”.
Some of you that have been spending a lot of time playing Diablo III: RoS might have forgotten about this little World of Warcraft related freebie. Take a minute to log into WoW and pull this little guy out of your mailbox.
The first thing you need to do after logging into World of Warcraft is to find a mailbox. If you bought the Collector’s Edition of the Diablo III: RoS expansion, or were given it as a gift, there should be mail from the WoW Dev Team waiting for you.
The letter contains the Treasure Goblin’s Pack. Use: Teaches you how to summon a Treasure Goblin. This pet is one that binds to your Battle net account. Open the letter. Make sure you take the attachment out of it. Doing so will put the Treasure Goblin’s Pack into your character’s bag.
The letter is one that will be especially interesting to fans of the Diablo III game (and/or the RoS expansion). It includes a piece of the writing of Abd Al-Hazir. Diablo players may recognize that name as the NPC (non-player character) whose voice narrates the new lore that pops up whenever you come across a type of monster that you have never seen before. It reads:
From the writings of Abd al-Hazir,
“Some devious little Goblins have been robbing our merchants! When pursued, they simply open portals and disappear with a most aggravating chuckle. The peasantry seem to believe that the Goblins serve a great Demon Lord known as Greed and furthermore, that their portals lead to Greed’s domain! A ludicrous notion, truly.”
Watch your coin purse, adventurer
Opening the letter results in an Achievement.
Collectors Edition: Treasure Goblin: Owner of the Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Collector’s Edition Treasure Goblin Pet
I recommend opening your bag and clicking on the Treasure Goblin’s Pack immediately. Doing so puts the Treasure Goblin Pet into your Pet Journal.
Now, you can summon this lovely, yet creepy, pet whenever you want to!
He has the “aggravating chuckle” that you hear from the Treasure Goblins in Diablo III. (I’m not sure if it is identical, but it is very similar.) If you summon him and stand still, he will take one of the swords out of his pack, toss it into the air, and then catch it in the pack again after it falls back down.
He also drops large gold coins as he runs along behind you. Sadly, those coins cannot be picked up. In the screenshot below, you can see two of the gold coins that the Treasure Goblin dropped.
Below is a screenshot of the Treasure Goblin pet next to my Death Knight Gnome, Riglee, for size.