|Dustwing - Tamed|
So anywho, I created a new undead hunter a few months back to level through some of the horde zones post-cata. I finally took my time going through Hillsbrad Foothills, and I've gotta say...wow. This zone is bursting at the seams with rares. There are a total of 24 of them currently. 14 of these rares are tamable by hunters, and 10 of them were added in patch 5.1. This means that the rest of you lowbie undead hunters have no excuse if you don't have a cool pet at this level range!
Let me start off by mentioning my favorite - Dustwing (pictured on the right). He's a level 22 white and yellow moth with a completely unique look. That's right, no other tamable moth in game looks just like this guy. You can find him on Purgation Isle in the southwestern part of the zone. Remember to look up when your looking for him, as he flies pretty high. Also be aware, there are some pretty fearsome worgen just below the area where he patrols.
The second pet that I just had to have when coming out here was Carcinak. Carcinak is a spikey deep sea crab that is dark green in color with some purple/pinkish details along his spine and claws. You can find this clickity clackity fellow where the green slime runs down and meets the sea just south of the Ruins of Southshore. You won't be able to tame another crab that looks like him until leveling up to 84 and finding the Mosstide Crabs in the Jade Forest.
Another one that I thought was a nice addition to the zone is Lopex, the dark grey/black fox. He can be hound hiding in a hollowed out tree stump behind Durnholde Keep. The only other tamable foxes with this exact color-scheme are in Alliance territory, Redridge Mountains to be exact.
I'm sure some people either love or hate seeing the addition of The Dark Prowler to this zone. This level 21 black lion seems to have joined with Pitch in an attempt to make the beloved Humar the Pridelord even less unique looking.
I'm not going to go over all of these rares - there's just too many for that. I've marked them all on the map below though. In the map legend the stars indicate the newest tamable rares added in patch 5.1.
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|Indigos, Alitus, Miasmiss & Creepthess|
|Little Bjorn, Scargil, The Dark Prowler, Dustwing & Lady Zephris|
|Ro'Bark, Weevil, Carcinak, Lopex & Araga|
|Chordix (Exotic), Cranky Benj, Craw the Ravager, Jimmy the Bleeder & Big Samras|
|Tamra Stormpike, Gravis Slipknot, Lo'Grosh, Skhowl & Maggarrak|
/npcscan add 47010 Indigos
/npcscan add 50335 Alitus
/npcscan add 50763 Miasmiss
/npcscan add 14279 Creepthess
|You will be mine!!|
/npcscan add 14276 Scargil
/npcscan add 50818 The Dark prowler
/npcscan add 50858 Dustwing
/npcscan add 14277 Lady Zephris
/npcscan add 14278 Ro'Bark
/npcscan add 51057 Weevil
/npcscan add 50955 Carcinak
/npcscan add 51076 Lopex
/npcscan add 14222 Araga
/npcscan add 51022 Chordix
/npcscan add 14223 Cranky Benj
/npcscan add 50967 Craw the Ravager
/npcscan add 14281 Jimmy the Bleeder
/npcscan add 14280 Big Samras
/npcscan add 14275 Tamra Stormpike
/npcscan add 14221 Gravis Slipknot
/npcscan add 2453 Lo'Grosh
/npcscan add 2452 Skhowl
/npcscan add 2258 Maggarrak