Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Dread Wastes Rare Champions

Looking for fun vanity items? Rare companion pets? Or perhaps something more useful? Look no further, the rares in Dread Wastes can drop all of these things. Each of the items are listed below next to the rare that can drop them. You can also see some screenshots of each of these items in action in this post: Sneak Peek: Special drops from Rare Champions of Pandaria.

The rares in this zone are all level 90, with health pools around 3.8M. They each have a 100% chance to drop either an item level 440 or 450 rare quality bop chest piece of a random armor type and a small chance to drop a Small Bag of Goods.

As I have stated in a previous post - many of them seem to spawn in around the same time, so if you run across a corpse or someone else fighting one of these rares it wouldn't hurt to check the rest of the spawn points to see if any others are up.

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Ai-Li Skymirror (Pandaren)

Ai-Li Skymirror can be found kneeling in the middle of what's left of a large dead tree stump just south of Rikkitun Village.

Like other Pandaren Ai-Li's three abilities are Chi BurstHealing Mists and Spinning Crane Kick. The most important thing to know when taking her down is to interrupt Healing Mists, and run away from Spinning Crane Kick. Ranged players should also stand within 15 yards of her to avoid her Chi Burst which deals some pretty massive damage.

Ai-Li has a small chance to drop a really neat vanity item called Ai-Li's Skymirror. This item allows you to take on the shimmery appearance of other players. It works on players using transformation mounts and other transformation items, druid shape-shifts, all sorts of fun stuff. The effects don't break in combat either like a lot of other transformation items do. The one downside to this item is that unfortunately it can't be used while mounted.

Gar'lok (Mantid)

Gar'lok has a few different spawn points around the Heart of Fear. When you find Gar'lok, before engaging him I would recommend clearing out the npc's outside of whichever hut he spawns in. This fight tends to go a lot more smoothly if you can pull him outside.

Gar'lok has three abilities to be aware of: Blade FlurryTornado and Windsong. Tornado and Blade Flurry are the abilities to watch out for. The tornado will move around and deal massive damage to anyone it strikes. Blade Flurry should be avoided at all costs, it's casted as a cone in front of him and will pretty much destroy most people who stand in it.

Gar'lok has a small chance to drop Eternal Warrior's Sigil. This item is pretty nice. It will restore 90% of your health and mana in only 6 seconds. It can be used while mounted. Unfortunately it cannot be used while in combat or in dungeons/battlegrounds though.

Omnis Grinlok (Saurok)

Omnis can be found patrolling around The Briny Muck with several other non-elite saurok. CC will be your friend for this fight. CC the adds, and take them down one by one before forcusing on Omnis.

Omnis Grinlok's abilities are: Grappling HookVanishSmoked Blade and Vicious Rend. The most important of his abilities to watch out for is Smoked Blade. He will use this right after he breaks out of stealth. This ability can be avoided by either using an aoe ability while he's in stealth to break him out of it early, or by not letting him stealth in the first place. You will have a moment to hit him just before he disappears. If he does vanish entirely, get ready to use some defensive cool-downs.

Omnis has a small chance to drop Golden Fleece. When this item is equipped there is a small chance that upon killing a mob that gives experience or honor a pile of gold will drop to the ground. The pile of gold generally equals about 20g. In my opinion this item isn't really worth the stat loss. Now if it weren't a trinket that would be another story. Oh, and equipping this item will make your character sparkle.

Krol the Blade (Mogu Warrior)

Krol the Blade has a few different spawn points in the most northern part of the Terrace of Gurthan. This guy's name is totally a tribute to the infamous Krol Blade (which he happens to weild as you can see in the screenshot).

Krol the Blade uses three different abilities, those are: Devastating ArcSummon Quilen and Titanic Strength. Devastating Arc is the ability to look out for here. It's a frontal attack that deals massive damage. Melee can simply run behind him and ranged shouldn't have much trouble moving out of the way. He periodically summons a Quilen add that does little damage. It can be cc'd or ignored.

Krol has a small chance to drop Elixir of Ancient Knowledge. This item can be given to your alts for a huge exp buff while leveling. Unfortunately its only good for one use and the buff will wear off if you die.

Karr the Darkener (Mogu Sorcerer)

You can find Karr the Darkener on the Terrace of Gurthan, east of the Forgotten Mire. He spawns between two Ancient Guardians who will attack you once Karr is engaged.

Karr the Darkener only has a couple of abilities to be aware of. Those are Shadowbolt and Voidcloud. Shadowbolt deals a moderate amount of damage and can be interrupted. Voidcloud hurts, it appears as a dark purple area on the ground and is VERY easy to notice and move out of.

Karr has a small chance to drop an Imbued Jade Fragment, which teaches the pet Grinder. (Pictured on the right.) Grinder can be put in a cage and then traded or sold on the auction house.

Dak the Breaker (Yaungol)
Dak the Breaker spawns on the Venomous Ledge surrounded by scorpids. If your not well-geared, it may be a good idea to clear a few of the scorpids before engaging him. If you pull him backwards from his initial spawn point, it's also possible to have few very adds during the fight.

Dak's abilities are: Bellowing RageRushing Charge and Yaungol Stomp. Yaungol stomp does some heavy damage, but the range is small - so it's easy to move away from. Bellowing rage you need to be aware of. He deals a lot more damage when this buff is up, combined with Rushing Charge the results can be devastating. When he uses Bellowing Rage, he will be slowed though - so it is possible to just run out of striking range until the buff wears off.

Dak has a small chance to drop Yaungol Wind Chime. This item changes you into a Yaungol when using it to charge. It is only usable outdoors in Pandaria.

Nalash Verdantis (Jinyu)
You can find Nalash Verdantis on the small island in the center of the Lake of Stars.

Nalash has three abilities, they are: Rain DanceTorrent and Water Bolt. The absolute most important thing you need to know when fighting him is to interrupt Torrent! If not interrupted, this spell will kill his main target. Rain dance hurts, but it is survivable. The rain droplets can be moved away from, this spell can also be interrupted (but I like to save my interrupts for Torrent because of cool-downs).

Nalash has a small chance to drop the Hollow Reed, which teaches the Aqua Strider companion pet. (Pictured on the right.) This pet can be caged and traded/sold on the auction house. Also, unlike his name suggests, he cannot actually walk on water.

Ik-Ik the Nimble (Hozen)

Ik-Ik spawns in an underground cave beneath Kypari Zar. The entrance to his cave is located at 54.9, 65.7. He is all alone in there - taking a nap and sucking his thumb.

Ik-Ik's abilities are: BananarangGoing Bananas and Toss Filth. Bananarang deals a hefty amount of damage, just move to the side to get out of it's path. Going Bananas is the ability he uses that can be the killer. He jumps around, and if he lands on you it'll knock out over half of your health in one shot. It's rather difficult to avoid this, be ready for some defensive cd's and/or heals.

Ik-Ik has a small chance to drop the vanity item Hozen Beach Ball. This item gets you ready for the beach! When using it your gear will disappear and be replaced by a tanktop and capri pants. You'll also be carrying around a shovel and bucket.

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