Sunday, May 26, 2013

Thousand Needles Rare Spawns - Including Tamable Rares added in 5.1

With the extremely welcome change of raising hunter's stable slots to a maximum of 50 (up from 20) in patch 5.3, I figured it would be a good time to continue on with my posts on low level rares - including more interesting and unique hunter pets. I don't know about anyone else, but I have a lot of new pets (and a lot of previously abandoned pets) to find and fill my stable with in the very near future.

Taming Skyshadow
Well, Thousand Needles has a lot to offer hunters as far as tamable rares are concerned. Twelve of the fifteen rares in this zone are tamable, and nine of these are fairly new (added in patch 5.1). Two of these rares even have unique looks. (Note: The three silithid rares are exotic, therefore hunters need to be at least level 69 and in Beast Mastery spec to tame them.)

Skyshadow, the level 43 grey, yellow & orange spiked wind serpent, has a very appealing unique coloration and model (pictured on the right). He can be found in the far eastern part of the zone near Splithoof heights. He spawns in a relatively out of the way area near the other cloud serpents overlooking the sea. For those without flight - just head straight up into Splithoof Heights from the water and then eastward along the mountain until you get to the flat overlook.

Barnacle Jim, a level 40 spiky sea crab, also has a unique look. You can find him swimming around underwater in Splithoof Crag in front of the remains of a large Centaur tent.

I would also like to point out that Rrakk, the level 42 red bat, is an elite rare (notice the wings on his silver dragon portrait below). He has about triple the health as the other rares in the zone. You can find him in the grassy area north of Splithoof Heights.

Click map to Enlarge
I have screenshots below of each of these rares in order by level. The ones with the stars in the bottom right hand corner are the new tamable rares added in patch 5.1. The colors of the stars correspond to where they can be found on the map above.

Barnacle Jim, Kaxx, Cyn, Nyaj & Rrakk
Achellios the Banished, Krkk'kx, Venomclaw, Harb Foulmountain & Skyshadow
Gibblesnik, Strix the Barbed, The Barbed Horror, Ironeye the Invincible & Vile Sting
All of these rares can be added to NPCScan. You can simply cut and paste these two macros in game to add all of them automatically:

Hangin' with Barnacle Jim (Tamed)
/npcscan add 50952 Barnacle Jim
/npcscan add 50741 Kaxx
/npcscan add 50892 Cyn
/npcscan add 50748 Nyaj
/npcscan add 50329 Rrakk
/npcscan add 5933 Achellios the Banished
/npcscan add 4132 Krkk'kx
/npcscan add 51001 Venomclaw

/npcscan add 14426 Harb Foulmountain
/npcscan add 50785 Skyshadow
/npcscan add 14427 Gibblesnik
/npcscan add 50727 Strix the Barbed
/npcscan add 51008 The Barbed Horror
/npcscan add 5935 Ironeye the Invincible
/npcscan add 5937 Vile Sting


  1. My little monk is leveling there right now. I'll have to find time to look for these with her if I can get Cat to stop pet battling!

    1. Haha, I hear ya. I told myself come patch 5.3 I was going to take a little break from pet battling. HA! That didn't happen, if anything it got worse. =P

  2. how the hell do you get cyn?

  3. whats the timer for krikk'kx