So anywho, this post has been sizzling in the back of my brain since Mists of Pandaria first went live. Every time I would stumble across an interesting elite that dropped unique loot in the early weeks/months of MoP, I kept telling myself that I had to write up a post on them. Somehow other posts always got priority, but I have to say, I'm glad this one got pushed back because there were several notable elites and rares (even though they don't sport a silver dragon) stealthily added in some of the previous patches.
Most of these elites have very fast spawn timers; as in anywhere from instant to 20 minutes or so. A few of them however are actually rare, and can take several hours between spawns. I have more details below on each of their timers, and if there is nothing written next to a particular elite regarding spawn time then it is on a short timer.
A decently geared level 90 should be able to solo almost everything listed below. I can only speak from a hunter's perspective (I know, cheating class...yadda yadda), but I was able to take down everything (including G'nathus) by myself with an item level of 537.
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Lorbu Sadsummon & Fixxul Lonelyheart
These two warlocks are more or less the same mob from two different factions. They are both level 84 elites with approximately 542k hp with the same warlocky type abilities (shadowbolt & summoning a succubus).
Lorbuu (the gnome) spawns near the Horde starting area and can only be attacked by Horde players. The exact opposite holds true for Fixxul (a goblin) who spawns in a tent in the Twinspire Keep area.
Notable drop: Cracked Talisman
Martar the Not-So-Smart
When attacked he says: "No! Martar's treasure is Martar's!" Well, I wouldn't exactly call his loot "treasure"...
Martar has about a 30% chance to drop Martar's Magnifying Glass. When summoned as a companion Martar will remain level 86 with 184k hp.
The rest of his loot table has me wondering about this guy... Martar is the only mob in game that not only drops steamy romance novels, he actually seems to own the entire collection!
It's a little hard to tell exactly where this guy is by looking at a map because he's practically in three different zones. When you head over the bridge from The Jade Forest into Valley of the Four Winds, take an immediate right and keep following the river north. You'll find him snoozing on the Murky Bank, just below The Veiled Stair.
He has a 100% chance to drop Oddly-Shaped Horn, which allows you to ride a ginormous mushan (unfortunately only three times).
|Using the Oddly-Shaped Horn|
Feverbite is not a mob that you'll likely run into while wandering around the dense forest of Krasarang. This is because this elite mob needs to be "summoned" in order to kill her.
In order to get her to spawn you'll need to kill a lot of level 1 Feverbite Hatchlings. These little spiders can be found in one area in the forest (18, 45). I estimate that I killed about 100 or so before she showed up for me. When enough are killed, she'll spawn in right smack in the middle of the clearing.
She has a 100% chance to drop Feverbite Egg Sack.
|Using the Feverbite Egg Sack|
When attacked he says: "Time to pay the toll!" This is in reference to the player this npc is named after. Long ago, in the Vanilla days of WoW, there was an undead priest named Booms who would mind control people at Menthil Harbor and force them to pay a toll to his Alliance alt in order to ride the ship.
This npc will mind control you if you have a pet out. Hunters, warlocks, all you pet peeps, just put that pet away for this fight.
He has a 100% chance to drop a Small Bag of Goods.
Although this guy is not a silver dragon, he still has quite the spawn timer on him. Technically he's more rare than the rare champions across Pandaria...
Zhing is a neutral goat that patrols the flat area in the mountains northeast of Winter's Blossom. He's easy to spot because he has a whole posse of goats with him.
Zhing's companions will help him out when attacked, so be sure to take them out first in order to make the fight easier.
He has a 100% chance to drop Bag of Kafa Beans. This item allows you to ride a giant version of Zhing (unfortunately they are only three short rides).
|Using Bag of Kafa Beans|
His name says it all. This hostile level 90 wind serpent flies high (and very fast) above Mount Neverest.
In order to kill this guy your going to have to get his attention. My recommendation would be to stand on the mountain, wait for him to come by, and then hit him with a ranged attack. There is a nice flat spot that you can stand and reach him at 46.5, 52.9.
Alternatively you can also body pull him while on your flying mount, but be careful - he can stun and dismount you midair.
This guy now has a 100% chance to drop Serpent's Cache
Even though this mob doesn't sport a silver dragon, he is still technically "rare". His timer seems to be at least a couple of hours.
|Waiting for the Serpent at 46.5, 52.9|
Huggalon the Heart Watcher
I first ran into this guy while questing a while back with my husband, and I have to say - I did a double take. Look at that huge pink bow on his head! I almost felt bad killing him.
Huggalon is a neutral level 92 elite giant with 4.2M hp. When we took him out on our leveling toons he seemed pretty tough. Coming back on a geared level 90 - well, let's just say the tables had turned.
Huggalon drops a neat vanity item called the B. F. F. Necklace. My hubby's toons all seem to have a permanent B.F.F. buff now. The buff lasts a whole 24 hours. ;)
Another interesting tidbit about this guy is that he seems to have gotten left out of Vault of Archavon. Earth, Fire, Wind and Water are represented in there - but why no Heart!? Yeah, I always thought Heart was kind of silly myself, but come on...he looks so sad! (I used to watch that show with a passion when I was a kiddo.)
You'll find Huggalon inside the Niuvao Catacombs. I've included a little map below of the catacombs layout. Huggalon is right where my character is standing in the screenshot. To see if he's up without going into the catacombs, just head to the middle of the island and to a /target huggalon. If it doesn't target him then he isn't up.
|Huggalon spawns where my character is standing on the map|
Scotty is a level 89 sprite with 1.6M hp. This little guy doesn't put up much of a fight, but holy moly - he's not an easy one to find. I can safely say that there's no way your going to run into him while doing dailies on Sra'Vess.
Scotty is VERY well hidden in a small alcove within the tree roots of the giant tree on the center of the island. To find the entrance to the alcove your going to want to find the mantid building located at 21.6, 46.7. If you are looking directly at the building, the entrance is a small opening between the tree roots above and behind the left side of the building. I highlighted the entrance in the screenshot below.
Scotty drops a neat transformation item called Scotty's Lucky Coin. This coin has three charges and will make you look just like Scotty. Unfortunately entering combat, mounting, etc. will pop you out of this form. On the plus side, using emotes while under the effect actually works unlike many other transformation items.
|Entrance to Scotty's alcove. (Click to Enlarge)|
With a spawn timer of roughly 10 minutes or so, this guy is totally farmable, at least he is by hunters. I'm not sure about other classes, but I imagine warlocks could pull it off as well.
Simply have your pet tank him, and stay as far from him as possible to avoid his Arc Nova. Remember to keep your pet healed, but even if you forget it's not the end of the world. Pets don't seem to take a whole lot of damage from him. The most important thing to remember in your rotation is Misdirect. As long as your pet is tanking and your not getting hit by his aoe, he will die. It usually takes me about 6-7 minutes to kill him while doing about 120k dps. (I seriously wish I would have tried killing this guy sooner!)
He has a 100% chance to drop a very pretty looking battle pet that looks exactly like him: Spawn of G'nathus.
There really isn't anything special as far as fighting him is concerned. He should be pretty easy peasy for most.
This fellow drops a Tuft of Yak Fur, which lets you ride on a giant white yak (3 times).
|I want a yak this big!|
When near Gokk'lok you will be granted with the Enchanted Essence buff, so you won't need to worry about coming up for air.
The fight with this clammy fellow is not particularly difficult, it just has the potential to last a while given his health pool. Adds will periodically show up to help him out, but I never found them overwhelming.
When killed, his giant pearl is immediately whisked away by sprites and you will auto-accept the quest: Promises of Gold. The quest reward is a fun vanity item called Gokk'lok's Shell.
Willy Wilder is a level 90 non-elite rare that spawns near the Black Market Auction House. (He even sports a silver dragon!)
This guy is quite the riot to watch when he arrives. He'll walk right up next to you, bid on - and then apparently win an auction.
When he wins he blurts out "YES! Finally! I won a Brawler's Guild invite! Nobody can stop me now!". He'll then run all around the Auction House saying things like " I won a Brawler's Guild invitation just now! I'll surely be rank 8 by tonight! I sure hope I don't lose my ticket before I get there." and "Everyone look! I won a Brawler's Guild invite! I can't wait to try it out!". Ok, so I guess his loot is pretty obvious at this point. He has a 100% chance to drop a Blood-Soaked Invitation, so if your heading to the BMAH to snag one be sure to look around for this guy while your there.
His spawn timer is quite lengthy (well, at least for a rare in Pandaria). His timer seems to be about five hours right on the nose.
Along the Shorelines
Clawlord Kril'mandar <The Pinch King> and his Makrura Elite
In order to summon him you will need to put together a Clamshell Band from the shells of the six Makrura elites scattered across the shorelines of Pandaria. Each of their locations are marked in red on the above map.
When you kill one of these Makrura (it doesn't matter which one you kill first) you will receive it's corresponding shell, as well as a waterlogged Shado-Pan missive: Troubles From Without (for the full text click through the link to Wowhead). Each makrura has a 100% change to drop their shell.
They each have their own unique abilities, but all of them should be easily soloable by most (perhaps all) classes at level 90.
|Summoning The Pinch King!|
For anyone using npcscan, you can add all of these npcs using these macros below.
/npcscan add 66937 Akkalar
/npcscan add 66932 Akkalou
/npcscan add 66935 Clamstok
/npcscan add 66934 Damlak
/npcscan add 66933 Kishak
/npcscan add 66938 Odd'nirok
/npcscan add 66281 Fixxul Lonelyheart
/npcscan add 66911 Lorbu Sadsummon
/npcscan add 65003 Martar the Not-So-Smart
/npcscan add 58895 Sungraze Behemoth
/npcscan add 68985 Booms
/npcscan add 66464 Zhing
/npcscan add 61848 Wild Onyx Serpent
/npcscan add 66900 Huggalon the Heart Watcher
/npcscan add 66162 Scotty
/npcscan add 66467 G'nathus
/npcscan add 66587 Pensong
/npcscan add 62767 Gokk'lok
/npcscan add 70126 Willy Wilder
Until next time, have fun everyone! ^-^