I also figured it was about time to make a few updates around the blog on various pages, the most notable one being to the "List of Rares by Zone" page. I couldn't cover every vignette in Draenor or the treasures right now, but I did link to the Wowhead guides for each zone so that they can be easily found in one place.
So anyway, let's get on to these new rares! In the latest mini patch 6.2.2 there were seven new rares introduced (all pictured on the map above). Three of these are located in the un-instanced version of Highmaul in Nagrand, one is located in the un-instanced version of Hellfire Citadel, and the remaining three are located beyond the Dark Portal in Tanaan Jungle. All of these rares can be accessed with flying mounts after achieving Draenor Pathfinder.
The three rares in the un-instanced version of highmaul are all level 102 elite ogres. They are pretty tough, but can be solo'd by a few classes *cough* hunter *cough*. For those who cannot solo them or just want them to die faster I HIGHLY recommend using the premade group finder to find others to help. I usually find a group almost instantly by searching for "rares" or "highmaul" in the custom tab.
Each ogre has about a 10% chance to drop a cute little manafiend pet. There are three pets, one different one from each ogre.
- Warm Arcane Crystal --> Empowered Manafiend drops from Pugg
- Vibrating Arcane Crystal --> Energized Manafiend drops from Rukdug
- Glittering Arcane Crystal --> Empyreal Manafiend drops from Guk
|Empowered Manafiend (Left), Empyreal Manafiend (Top Right) and Energized Manafiend (Bottom Right)|
There are four new rares in Tanaan Jungle. Fel Overseer Mudlump is all by his lonesome in the un-instanced Hellfire Citadel courtyard. He pretty much follows the same rules as the ogres listed above. He's level 102, elite, can be solo'd (but he's tough), and can be looted once per day per character. One important thing to note - be sure to stand within melee range during his encounter in order to avoid his booterang attack (it hurts).
Those who played during the Burning Crusade may remember this rare from when he was originally encountered back in the level 70 version of Shadowmoon Valley. There he was known as Chief Overseer Mudlump and he gave the quest: The Booterang: A Cure For The Common Worthless Peon, where players working on their Nertherwing reputation had to toss a booterang at disobedient peons on Netherwing Ledge. lol, those peons had some of the best quotes...
Work is da poop! NO MORE!
WHY IT PUT DA BOOTERANG ON DA SKIN?? WHY??
OOF! Booterang hurted me! Me tink work better den booterang!
AYAYA! One day me have dat booterang...
The three new rares beyond the Dark Portal are similar in difficulty to the above mentioned rares, and follow all the same loot rules. Again, I recommend using the premade group finder to take these guys down if you can't solo them (or just to kill them more quickly). Being in a raid group will not effect your ability to loot.
These rares each have a chance to drop a Crashin' Thrashin' toy. All three toys are part of the Iron Armada Achievement.
Crashin' Thrashin' Roller Controller drops from Drakum. You'll find him on the upper level of the building at 83.6, 43.6.
Crashin' Thrashin' Cannon Controller drops from Gondar. He's located inside the building at 80.6, 56.4.
Crashin' Thrashin' Mortar Controller drops from Smashum Grabb. He's pretty big and obvious, hanging out at 88.4, 55.4.