How to beat the Wise Mari pet battle in World of Warcraft

The giant fish brings three pets along for the battle: Carpe Diem, Spirus, and River.

Pet battles can be a time killer or a way of life in World of Warcraft, including the Shadowlands expansion. If you’re leveling an alt and decide to go through the Mists of Pandaria expansion as part of your questing, you may end up in a conflict with the Wise Mari. The giant fish brings three pets along for the battle: Carpe Diem, Spirus, and River.

You can counter this aquatic trio with the three following pets: Anubisath Idol, Mechanical Pandaren Dragonling, and Eternal Strider. Beginning with your Anubisath Idol, start the fight with Sandstorm, which will negate any effects triggered by Carpe Diem’s Cleansing Rain. From here, all you need to use is Crush; brute force is surprisingly effective against fish. If this doesn’t kill Carpe Diem before the end of Sandstorm’s effects, cast it one more time, and continue raining down with Crush.

When Spirus comes into the fight, you can keep Anubisath Idol in for a couple of rounds to get Spirus to waste some of its healing power. You can now swap out for Mechanical Pandaren Dragonling, who should start with Decoy to protect your team. You can then stick with Breath, but if Spirus uses Soul Ward, choose Bombing Run to help with burst damage later in the fight.

Your Dragonling can hang out for a bit against River, but soon you’ll want to send in Eternal Strider. All you need to do here is a regular pair of Pump and Water Jet, spiced up with Healing Wave whenever you need to bring up your health. Wise Mari will be fresh out of fish to send your way, and you can declare victory.