Saturday, January 28, 2012

Terokkar Forest Rares

There are a total of four rare spawns in Terokkar Forest. Three of them are part of the Bloody Rare Achievement, all of which I will cover in this post. The fourth rare in this zone is a bit less known about, and that is Hawkbane, a black and white striped cat that spawns in Skettis.

Like the other Outland rares these don't share a spawn timer, and I'm pretty sure they have all been nerfed to some extent as well.

Crippler is a level 65 bone golem that spawns in the southern part of Terokkar Forest. He can spawn in a few different locations including the Ring of Observance (which is in the center of Auchindoun) and Northwest, Northeast and Southeast of Auchindoun in the bone wastes. (His patrol routes are highlighted in blue on the map above.)

He seems to share the typical spawn timer as other rares in Outland, but I have read on some Wowhead comments that it may be possible to move up that timer a bit by killing broken skeletons outside of Auchindoun. How true that is I don't know, more than likely it could have been a coincidence that Crippler spawned right after killing a few skeletons for them. I've never experienced this myself.

Crippler drops one noteworthy item, and that is the Dragonbone Ring. It is a level 63 boe ring with a random enchant.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Zangarmarsh Rares

There are three rares that spawn in Zangarmarsh. All three of them are needed for the Bloody Rare Achievement. NPCScan Overlay does a pretty decent job indicating where they can all be found, but again isn't 100% accurate. I fine-tuned the map a little below. 

These mobs don't share a spawn timer (I've often times found one right after another), and have all been nerfed to some extent. 

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Hellfire Peninsula Rares

I should have written about these rares earlier, but I've just been so distracted by all the fun rare hunter pets I've been taming recently. Now that I've gotten that out of my system (at least for a little while) I'll be paying more attention to getting these posts done. I'll be adding all of the Outland rares by zone in the next few weeks, even the ones not required for the Bloody Rare Achievement.

There are three rare spawns that can be found in Hellfire Peninsula and they are all part of the Bloody Rare Achievement. NPCScan overlay does a pretty good job of showing where they patrol, I do want to point out however that the overlay is not 100% correct. I have highlighted the overlay with patrol routes that are a little bit more accurate on the map below.

These rares do not share a spawn timer, and its even possible for more than one to be up in the zone at a time. All of them are also quite trivial for of level toons, and especially trivial for people decked out in boa gear. 

Mekthorg the Wild
Mekthorg the Wild is a level 61 rare fel orc who spawns in Hellfire Peninsula and patrols in four different locations (indicated in blue on the map above). Three of the patrol areas are close to Hellfire Citadel and the other is a path around Zeth'Gor. On NPCScan overlay it shows two separate locations for him, however he actually patrols four areas. I went over the NPCScan overlay and highlighted the locations where he patrols with brighter colors. He will not move between the patrol areas once spawned in.

He drops a blue quality boe level 60 chest piece that can be any armor type with a random enchant.  The cloth one is called Demonweave Raiment, the leather one Demon-Cured Tunic, the mail one Demon-Forged Hauberk, and the plate one, Demon-Forged Chestguard.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012


I put a poll up a couple of weeks ago asking people what addon they use to track rares or if they even use one at all. I've gotten a few responses so far, and I'm noticing a trend in the answers. Most people use NPCScan, roughly 20% use SilverDragon and about 10% haven't used any addons at all to find rares. I'm going to leave this poll up for a while, and I'm sure the numbers will change a bit, but ultimately I got what I was looking for.

I honestly thought there would be a few more people using SilverDragon than there are. Those of you out there who aren't using SilverDragon or any addons at all to find rares I'm going to tell you here a few reasons why you should consider giving this addon a try.

First of all, I am not nearly as familiar with SilverDragon as I am with NPCScan, but I have been using it for the past few months and I feel like I've gotten a pretty good handle on it. Let me start off by saying I currently use both NPCScan and SilverDragon. For me they each have their purpose. NPCScan has a wonderful overlay that you can download with it that shows where certain rares can be found that is very close to being correct and it's pretty easy to figure out. If you want more info on NPCScan you can find it on this post. The rest of this particular post however is going to be devoted to SilverDragon. 

Like NPCScan, SilverDragon can be downloaded from It tracks rare spawns in game, but unlike NPCScan, it tracks EVERY rare as far as I know. (That means anything under level 60 is in there too folks!) It comes with a list of all rares, and once you have the addon ready to roll all of those rares just need to be imported before SilverDragon will find them for you. In the screen shot to the right you can see the "Import Data" button under the Data Management tab. When you first download this addon and begin to use it make sure you click that before you start your rare hunting. When you click it you should see a message in your chat box along the lines of "SilverDragon_Config: Imported (number) rares." 

SilverDragon will show up on your minimap, your chocolatebar, or whatever you use as a little red dragon head icon. (Shown in the screenshot below.) When you click on the SilverDragon icon it will show you all of the rare spawns that could potentailly be up in the zone you are currently in. In the screen shot below I am flying through Northern Stranglethorn Vale and there are a total of seven rare spawns. Notice how it also tells you which ones are tamable! I had not yet seen any of these rares since I last cleared my cache in this screen shot. When a rare is found it will become cached and SilverDragon will display that info.

Thursday, January 12, 2012


Rak'shiri is a beautiful aqua colored level 53 saber cat. He can be found in Winterspring patrolling around the frozen lake area just south of Frostsaber Rock. I have marked his patrol area in red on the map below.

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

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Swift Forest Strider and Lost Torranche

Violet, the Swift Forest Strider & Lost Torranche at the Darkmoon Faire
So I know this isn't a rare spawn, but I just had to share anyway. I loved this screenshot so much I submitted it to WoW Insider and apparently they liked it too, because they used it for their Around Azeroth Column today. Here is a link to the article:

I've been riding around on this sexy new mount, the Swift Forest Strider, for the past few days and I'm loving it. Not just because he's basically a big purple chicken, but partly because I found an incredibly cool purple chicken hunter pet for him to hang with.