Saturday, October 29, 2011

Vultros


Vultros is a rare level 10 carrion bird (specifically a blue vulture). He used to be a level 26 elite that dropped a very notable dagger called the Talon of Vultros, which was highly sought after for twinks. Since the Cataclysm the stats on the dagger have changed, and it is unconfirmed at this point whether or not he still drops it. Rogues have gotten it out of low level lock boxes, but at this point Vultros only seems to drop the typical green or white item for his level and a decent amount of experience for people leveling.

He would also make a very nice hunter pet for low level alliance hunters who come across him. Up until level 30 he is the only tamable bird in this color.

He spawns in five different locations in northern Westfall. I have indicated these spawn locations with red dots on the map below. Once spawned in, he will not patrol between these points.


Vultros can be found with NPCScan. You will need to add it, his NPCScan ID is 462.

You can also use this macro to help find and tame him:
/tar Vultros
/stopmacro [noexists]
/cast Tame Beast



Before the cataclysm this guy was pretty darn hard to come by, with a spawn timer between 21-32 hours. It has been significantly reduced since then and now seems to be between 30 min - 1 hr.



Thursday, October 27, 2011

Darkmist Widow



Darkmist Widow is a level 37 rare black and red spider that can be found outside of the mine north of Brackenwall Village (just in front of a fallen mine cart) in Dustwallow Marsh. She does not patrol from that location once spawned in. I have indicated where she can be found with a red dot on the map below.

She drops the typical green item and a decent amount of experience for people leveling.

She is also tamable by hunters and would make a nice pet for people who come across her. If you want this particular model and color and are having trouble finding her, she shares the same model and color as couple of other spiders in game. Those are: Zarakh, a level 19 mob for the quest The Missing Expedition on Bloodmyst Isle; Shadra, a level 35 spawned elite in the Hinterlands for the quest Shadra the Venom Queen; and the Black Recluse, a level 85 mob in Twilight Highlands.


Darkmist Widow can be found with NPCScan, but it isn't really necessary as she only spawns in the one location. If you do choose to add it, her NPCScan ID is 4380.

Before Cataclysm her spawn timer was somewhere between 5-8 hours. I am fairly certain that it has since been significantly reduced. I came across her on only my second time in the area.




There are a total of five rare tamable hunter pets in Dustwallow Marsh. All of them are:

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Crazed Indu'le Survivor


Crazed Indu'le Survivor is a level 73 rare tuskarr with 14.9k health. He can be found patrolling in eight different areas in western Dragonblight. NPCScan Overlay can be a little misleading with this particular mob. At first glance it looks as if he patrols the entire length just east of Star's Rest all the way to east of Moonrest Gardens. This is not the case. He has seven different spawn points within that long area, and once spawned in he patrols in a small radius just around that particular spawn point, he will not move between these spawn points. He has one spawn point east of the Westwind refugee Camp as well. If you look at the map below I have highlighted each spawn point/patrol area in red. NPCScan Overlay is still quite helpful here in guiding you in a nice straight path over these points.


Crazed Indu'le Survivor is part of the Northern Exposure and Frostbitten achievements. He drops Seal-Fur Spaulders which are level 72 bind on equip leather shoulders with a random enchant. Like other Northrend rares, he also drops Abandoned Adventurer's Satchel, which generally contains about 20 gold, a full stack of frostweave cloth, and often times a few crystallized elements. He also yields a decent amount of experience for leveling characters.


Crazed Indu'le Survivor is one of those rares that you could kill while painting your nails and reading a book. As you can see in the video below my level 72 DK could take him without breaking a sweat.

He is also one of three rares that can be found in Dragonblight. The other two are Tukemuth and Scarlet Highlord Daion.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Hayoc



Hayoc is a level 37 rare white wind serpent that can be found patrolling a couple of very small areas east of Stonemaul Ruins in Dustwallow Marsh. I have indicated where he can be found in red on the map below.

He drops the typical green item and a decent amount of experience for people leveling.

He is also tamable by hunters and would make a nice pet for people who come across him. He shares the same model and color as a few other mobs in game, the most easily obtainable being the level 40 Cloud Serpents in Thousand Needles. He also has a twin rare spawn in Feralas called Arash-ethis.


Hayoc can be found with NPCScan. You will need to add it, his NPCScan ID is 14234.

You can also use this macro to help find and tame him:
/tar Hayoc
/stopmacro [noexists]
/cast Tame Beast


I'm not sure as to what his spawn timer is. I had to check the area several times before I found him. When he is up though, he is pretty obvious because of his bright skin. All of the other wind serpents in the area are green and blend in to the surroundings a lot more.



There are a total of five rare tamable hunter pets in Dustwallow Marsh. All of them are:

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Ripscale


Ripscale is a level 39 rare crocolisk that can be found in Dustwallow Marsh.  He spawns in six different locations and patrols within each one. He does not move between the patrol areas once spawned. I have indicated each location in red on the map below.


He drops the typical green item and a decent amount of experience for people leveling.


He is also desirable as a hunter pet for lower level hunters as he is the only tamable crocolisk in this color under level 82. The only other tamable crocolisks in game that share Ripscale's model and color are the level 82-83 Neferset Crocolisks in Uldum.


Ripscale can be found with NPCScan. You will need to add it, his NPCScan ID is 14233.

You can also use this macro to help find and tame him:
/tar Ripscale
/stopmacro [noexists]
/cast Tame Beast



I'm not sure on his exact spawn timer, but before Cataclysm it was between 10 - 16 hours. I believe that it is significantly shorter than that now.



There are a total of five rare tamable hunter pets in Dustwallow Marsh. All of them are:

Monday, October 17, 2011

Sewer Beast


Sewer Beast is a level 50 rare crocolisk that is unique not because of his skin, but because of his spawn location. He is the only tamable rare that spawns inside of a capital city. Because he spawns in such a highly populated area it can make finding this guy alive quite difficult. His name is also likely a reference to the urban legend stating that alligators can be found living in city sewers.

He does not have the traditional rare spawn loot table. He has a 100% chance to drop a grey item; there is a chance he will drop other items, but it is very very minuscule.

He spawns in five different locations in the Stormwind sewers and patrols in the water within each patrol area. He does not move between the patrol areas once spawned. I have indicated each location in red on the map below.


Sewer Beast can be found with NPCScan and Silverdragon. You will need to add it to NPCScan though, his NPCScan ID is 3581.

You can also use this macro to help find and tame her:
/tar Sewer Beast
/stopmacro [noexists]
/cast Tame Beast


I found the Sewer Beast while not actually looking for him. I was listing some items on the auction house in Trade District when my Silverdragon alert went off. When I flew out this was what I found:

High Thane Jorfus


High Thane Jorfus is a level 80 rare Ymirjar with approximately 18.9k health. He can be found patrolling in three different areas in Icecrown. These locations are the Court of Bones, Sindragosa's Fall and the Fleshworks. (These patrol areas are indicated in blue on the map below.) He is one of three rare spawns in this zone. The others are Hildana Deathstealer and Putridus the Ancient.

High Thane Jorfus is part of the Northern Exposure and Frostbitten achievements. He drops Corroded Faceguard which is a level 76 bind on equip plate helm with a random enchant. Like other Northrend rares, he also drops Abandoned Adventurer's Satchel, which generally contains about 20 gold, a full stack of frostweave cloth, and often times a few crystallized elements. He's also worth a hefty amount of experience for people leveling in the area.



He is very easy to notice when he's up because he is HUGE; not anywhere near as big as Putridus, but still quite large compared to everything else in the area.

He is also a fairly easy kill for those who come across him while leveling.



Sunday, October 16, 2011

Grocklar


Grocklar is a level 74 rare elite giant with approximately 41k health. He can be found patrolling in four different areas in western Grizzly Hills. (I have indicated his patrol areas in green on the map below.) He moves very quickly through his patrol area and is quite large. He is one of four rare spawns in this zone. The others are Arcturis (spirit bear), Seething Hate and Syreian the Bonecarver.

Grocklar is part of the Northern Exposure and Frostbitten achievements. He drops Rock-Giant's Pinky Cover which are level 72 bind on equip mail gloves with a random enchant. Like other Northrend rares, he also drops Abandoned Adventurer's Satchel, which generally contains about 20 gold, a full stack of frostweave cloth, and often times a few crystallized elements. He's also worth a hefty amount of experience for people leveling in the area.



People who come across him while leveling in the area should take some extra precautions when fighting this guy. He hits very hard and his patrol area also takes him through a lot of mobs. Be careful to pull only him otherwise an extra mob or two may make the fight go downhill quickly. I'd also like to note that if your playing Horde pulling him into the guards at Conquest Hold will not help you, they will not assist. He is also immune to fear.



Saturday, October 15, 2011

Dishu

Dishu, with Druid in Travel From in the Background
Dishu is a level 13 rare cat that can be found in four different locations in Northern Barrens. (I have indicated where she can be found in light blue on the map below.) She drops the typical green or white item and decent experience for levelers.

She shares the same model and color as the druid travel form, which make her a fun tame tame for low level hunters. The only other tamable cats in game that share this model and skin are the Ridge Stalkers and Huntresses found in the Badlands, and they range from level 44-46.




Dishu can be found with NPCScan. You will need to add it, her NPCScan ID is 5865.

You can also use this macro to help find and tame her:
/tar Dishu
/stopmacro [noexists]
/cast Tame Beast


Before the Cataclysm her spawn timer was somewhere in the range of 1.5 - 2.5 hrs. I am sure though that since Cataclysm it has been significantly reduced.




Although there are many rares in Northern Barrens (I will not cover all of them), three of them are tamable by hunters. Those three are:

Scarlet Highlord Daion


Before Engaging in Combat
Scarlet Highlord Daion is a level 73 rare human with 14.9k health. She can be found patrolling in three different areas in Dragonblight. Specifically, those three locations are Scarlet Point, New Hearthglen and the Onslaught Base Camp. She has several different spawn points within each location. I have indicated the areas in green on the map below. She is also one of three rares that can be found in Dragonblight. The other two are Tukemuth and Crazed Indu'le Survivor.

Scarlet Highlord Daion is part of the Northern Exposure and Frostbitten achievements. She drops Highlord's Padded Legguards which are level 72 bind on equip mail pants with a random enchant. Like other Northrend rares, she also drops Abandoned Adventurer's Satchel, which generally contains about 20 gold, a full stack of frostweave cloth, and often times a few crystallized elements. She also yields a decent amount of experience for leveling characters.



She's pretty much a pushover, even for leveling characters that come across her. She does a whirlwind and has a few different special melee abilities, none of which really hurt in any way shape or form. Squishier classes may want to be careful not to pull too many adds with her though, that could turn bad rather quickly.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Creepthess

I'm going to need a bigger can of RAID...

Creepthess is a level 21 rare grey spider (specifically a tarantula) that can be found patrolling a very small area just west of the Ruins of Southshore in Hillsbrad Foothills. I have indicated where he can be found with a red dot on the map below.

He drops the typical green item and a decent amount of experience for people leveling.

He is also tamable by hunters and would make a nice pet for lowbies who come across him. He does not have a unique skin or coloration but he is probably the first in this color that low level horde toons may stumble upon. Low level alliance toons looking for this skin should check out Shanda the Spinner in Loch Modan.


Creepthess can be found with NPCScan, but it isn't really necessary as he doesn't move away from the location that he spawns at. If you do choose to add it, his NPCScan ID is 14279. When he is up it is also very obvious because he is monstrously ridiculously OH MY GODS HUGE.

Before the Cataclysm his spawn timer was somewhere between 8-12 hours. I am sure that it has since been significantly reduced. He has been up on just about every occasion that I've gone by his spawn point.




Although there are many rares in Hillsbrad Foothills (I will not cover all of them), four of them are tamable by hunters. Those four are:

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Big Samras


Big Samras is a level 25 rare diseased brown bear that can be found sleeping on the Hill northwest of Durnholde Keep in Hillsbrad Foothills. He just sleeps there and he does not patrol at all. I have indicated where he can be found with a red dot on the map below.

He drops the typical green item and a decent amount of experience for people leveling.

He would also make a fairly unique hunter pet. The only other bears in game that share this model and color with Big Samras are the level 37-38 Hulking Plaguebears in Western Plaguelands.



Big Samras can be found with NPCScan, but it isn't really necessary as he doesn't move away from the location that he spawns at. If you do choose to add it, his NPCScan ID is 14280.

Before Cataclysm his spawn timer was somewhere in the vicinity of 10-16 hours. I am fairly certain that it has since been significantly reduced. I came across him on my first time through the area.




Although there are many rares in Hillsbrad Foothills (I will not cover all of them), four of them are tamable by hunters. Those four are:

Overlord Sunderfury



Overlord Sunderfury is a rare level 83-85 elemental ascendant with approximately 155k health. He spawns in only one location, and that is at the Black Breach right in front on the Eye of Twilight which is used for the quest A Vision of Twilight and its follow up quests. The location he spawns at is shown in red on the map below.

Overlord Sunderfury drops Sunderfury's Sundries, which are bind on equip item level 345 cloth pants. He also drops around 20 gold, and for leveling characters killing him yields a hefty amount of experience. 


For leveling characters that come across him I would like to advise that you be careful when pulling him, as it is easy to aggro the adds around him. It is probably best to pull him toward the edge of the cliff if you can. 

His spawn timer is probably similar to other Cataclysm rares, but I personally have only seen him up once and had to actively look for him for quite a while before I finally found him up. This particular rare can be pretty hard to find up because of the location that he spawns in. The odds of him being noticed and killed by someone questing in the area are pretty high. If your looking for him, I advise checking early in the morning when less people are on. I found him around 7am eastern time.



He is one of five rare spawns in the Twilight Highlands. All of them are:

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Araga

Araga, patiently waiting to be tamed (or mercilessly murdered in front of her cubs)
Araga is a level 24 rare cat (specifically a lioness) that can be found on the Headland in the middle of Hillsbrad Foothills. She spawns at the very edge of the jutting out peninsula and sits there with her cubs overlooking the zone, she does not patrol at all. I have indicated where she can be found with a red dot on the map below.

She drops the typical green item and a decent amount of experience for people leveling.

She would also make a fairly unique hunter pet. Before Cataclysm she had her own unique skin, although that is not the case any more, there is only one other place in game that this look can be found. The level 32-33 Plains Prowlers in Southern Barrens share the same model as Araga.


Araga can be found with NPCScan, but it isn't really necessary as she doesn't move away from the location that she spawns at. If you do choose to add it, her NPCScan ID is 14222.

Before Cataclysm her spawn timer was quite long, somewhere in the vicinity of 21 - 32 hours. I am fairly certain that it has since been significantly reduced. I came across her on my first time through the area.




Although there are many rares in Hillsbrad Foothills (I will not cover all of them), four of them are tamable by hunters. Those four are:
One day Simba, all of this will be yours.

Grubthor


Grubthor is a level 56 rare yellow worm that can be found in several different locations in southern Silithus. (I have indicated where he can be found in red on the map below.)  He is especially desirable as a hunter pet as his yellow color really makes him stand out. The only other tamable yellow worm in the game is another rare spawn named Oozeworm, who is level 38 and can be found in Dustwallow Marsh.

Grubthor is an exotic pet, he can only be tamed by hunters who are at least level 69 that have the top-tier talent from the Beast Mastery tree Beast Mastery which allows the taming of exotic pets.


Grubthor can be found with NPCScan. You will need to add it, his NPCScan ID is 14477.

You can also use this macro to help find and tame him:
/tar Grubthor
/stopmacro [noexists]
/cast Tame Beast


I'm not sure as to what his spawn timer is. I had to check the area several times before I found him. With so few people questing in Silithus though these days he's a lot less likely to be killed by someone questing in the area.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Grunter


Grunter is a level 57 aggressive rare yellow and black Felboar. He can be found just north of the Dark Portal in the Blasted lands. (I have indicated where he can be found in yellow on the map below.)  


He generally drops either an Imperfect Draenethyst Fragment or a Flawless Draenethyst Sphere, each of these items begins a quest. When turned in you will receive a "junk" bag for the imperfect one and a chest for the flawless. The junk bag usually contains a green item and the chest will have a blue. He will also usually drop the typical green boe and a decent amount of experience for people around his level.


He is also desirable as a hunter pet as his color-scheme isn't found very much throughout the world. The only other tamable boars in this color are the level 65-66 Domesticated Felboars in Shadowmoon Valley.


Grunter can be found with NPCScan. You will need to add it, his NPCScan ID is 8303.

You can also use this macro to help find and tame him:
/tar Grunter
/stopmacro [noexists]
/cast Tame Beast


I'm not sure on his exact spawn timer, but before Cataclysm it was fairy long, somewhere in the range of 32-48 hours. I believe is is still pretty long, but nowhere near where it was previously. I camped his spawn point on and off for several days before I finally found him. I think one of the main reasons that he may be a little harder to find is the location that he spawns in. It tends to be pretty highly traveled, even post-cataclysm. 


Vile Sting



Vile Sting is a level 45 rare white scorpid that can be found in western Thousand Needles, southwest of Highperch. He has only one spawn location and he does not patrol away from it. I have indicated his spawn location in red on the map below. 

He drops the typical green item and a fairly decent amount of experience for leveling characters.

He is also desirable as a hunter pet for mid-level hunters as his color-scheme isn't found very much throughout the world. The only other tamable white scorpids are the level 54-55 Stonelash Flayers and Scorpids in Silithus.


Vile Sting can be found with NPCScan, but it isn't really necessary as he doesn't move very far from the location that he spawns at. If you do choose to add it, his NPCScan ID is 5937.

Before Cataclysm his spawn timer was quite long, somewhere in the vicinity of days. I believe it has since been significantly reduced. I came across him on only me second time through the area.


Friday, October 7, 2011

Naraxis

Naraxis Tamed

Naraxis is a level 21 rare red spider that can be found in a cave east of Darkshire in Duskwood. She is easy to find when she's up because she spawns in that cave only, and doesn't patrol or really move much at all. 

She drops the typical green item and a fairly decent amount of experience for leveling characters.

She would also make a nice hunter pet for low level hunters. There are only 2 other spiders in the game that share this model and color. Those are Mother Fang, a level 9 rare in Elwynn Forest and Terokkarantula, a level 65 elite quest npc in Terokkar Forest. 


Naraxis can be found with NPCScan, but it isn't really necessary as she doesn't move from the location that she spawns at. If you do choose to add it, her NPCScan ID is 574.

Before the Cataclysm her spawn timer was somewhere between 5-8 hours. I believe it has since been significantly reduced.


Mother Fang

Tamed Mother Fang at the Mine Entrance 
Mother Fang is a level 9 rare red spider that can be found in the Jasperlode Mine north of the Tower of Azora in Elwynn Forest. I marked the entrance to the mine on the map below. She spawns in the very back of the mine and does not patrol away from there. Untamed she is also HUGE so she's pretty hard to miss. 


She drops the typical green or white item and a decent amount of experience for leveling characters.

Mother Fang would also make a very nice first rare hunter pet for low level alliance characters. She is the lowest level tamable spider in this color. There are only 2 other spiders in the game that share this model and color. Those are Naraxis, a level 21 rare in Duskwood and Terokkarantula, a level 65 elite quest npc in Terokkar Forest. 


Mother Fang can be found with NPCScan, but it isn't really necessary as she doesn't move from the location that she spawns at. If you do choose to add it, her NPCScan ID is 471.

Before the Cataclysm her spawn timer was somewhere between 1-2 hours. I believe it has since been reduced to somewhere in the 30min range.


Thursday, October 6, 2011

Cranky Benj


This guy needs a hug! Cranky Benj is a level 24 non-aggressive rare orange turtle that can be found patrolling up and down the river east of Tarren Mill in Hillsbrad Foothills. He has a fairly large patrol area, but when he is up he's pretty easy to spot. He is much larger, and a different color than the other turtles in the river and he never leaves the middle of the river on his patrol.

He drops the typical green item and a decent amount of experience for leveling characters.

Although not a unique skin, he makes a nice hunter pet. The only other tamable turtles in this color at this level are the elite Aku'Mai Snapjaws in Blackfathom Deeps. This coloration can also be found on the level 30-31 Saltwater Snapjaws in The Hinterlands and the level 50 Sorrowmurk Snapjaws in Swamp of Sorrows. Also, available to goblins are the level 7-8 Child of Volcanoth on The Lost Isles.


Cranky Benj can be found with NPCScan. You will need to add it, his NPCScan ID is 14223.

You can also use this macro to help find and tame him:
/tar Cranky Benj
/stopmacro [noexists]
/cast Tame Beast


I'm not sure on his exact spawn timer, but before Cataclysm it was fairy long, somewhere in the range of 32-48 hours. He was up the first time I went looking for him. My guess is that the timer has been reduced significantly.




Although there are many rares in Hillsbrad Foothills (I will not cover all of them), four of them are tamable by hunters. Those four are:

Ironback



Ironback is a level 31 non-aggressive rare grey and purple turtle that can be found in eastern Hinterlands by the shore north of Revantusk Village. He has only one spawn location and he does not patrol away from it; specifically he spawns right near a troll hut and just sort of wanders around between the hut and the ocean. I have marked his spawn location in red on the map below. 

He drops the typical green item and a fairly decent amount of experience for leveling characters.

He would also make a nice hunter pet. The only other tamable turtles of this coloration are the level 35-36 Mudrock Spikeshells in Dustwallow Marsh, and the level 6-7 Marsh Snappers in Gilneas which can only be accessed by worgen.



Ironback can be found with NPCScan, but it really isn't necessary as he doesn't patrol very much. If you do want to add it, his NPCScan ID is 8213.

Before the Cataclysm his spawn timer was somewhere between 10-16 hours. I am not sure if this is still the case, but my guess is that it has been drastically reduced like most rares have been in Cataclysm.