Sunday, November 27, 2011

Snarler


Snarler is a level 39 rare black wolf that can be found patrolling north of the road in eastern Feralas. I have indicated where he can be found in red on the map below.

He drops the typical green item and a decent amount of experience for people leveling.

This particular wolf used to be highly sought after by hunters because he originally had an incredibly high amount of base magic resistance. That was fixed by Blizzard many moons ago however. He currently shares the same abilities as all of the other wolves in game but still makes a pretty nice looking pet. If your looking for this particular model and color and are having trouble finding him; there are level 16-17 elite wolves in Redridge Mountains, and level 32-33 wolves in the Hinterlands that look exactly like him.


Snarler can be found with NPCScan. You will need to add it, his NPCScan ID is 5356.

You can also use this macro to help find and tame him:
/tar Snarler
/stopmacro [noexists]
/cast Tame Beast

Before the Cataclysm his spawn timer was somewhere between 5-8 hours. I am guessing that since the shattering though that it has been reduced significantly. He was up the second time I went looking for him.

Arash-ethis


Arash-ethis is a level 36 rare white wind serpent that can be found patrolling in one small area in north western Feralas, just south of Camp Ataya. I have indicated where he can be found in red on the map below.

He drops the typical green item and a decent amount of experience for people leveling.

He is also tamable by hunters and would make a nice pet for people who come across him. He shares the same model and color as a few other mobs in game, the most easily obtainable being the level 40 Cloud Serpents in Thousand Needles. He also has a twin rare spawn in Dustwallow Marsh called Hayoc.


Arash-ethis can be found with NPCScan. You will need to add it, his NPCScan ID is 5349.

You can also use this macro to help find and tame him:
/tar Arash
/stopmacro [noexists]
/cast Tame Beast

Before the Cataclysm his spawn timer was somewhere between 5-8 hours. I am pretty sure that just like most other rares since the shattering, it has been dramatically reduced. He was up the first time I went looking for him.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Thartuk the Exile


Thartuk the Exile is a rare level 81 with approximately 74.3k health. He can be found wandering the road in northern Mount Hyjal starting at Nordrassil and continuing all the way past the Circle of Cinders. Do not be fooled by NPCScan overlay with this guy, it currently doesn't show the exact patrol area. He actually spawns much closer to Nordrassil than the overlay implies. I re-did the overlay patrol area in green on the map below to give you a better idea of where to look for him.

Thartuk the Exile drops Thartuk's Inimitable Gauntlets, which are bind on equip item level 325 physical dps leather gloves. He also drops around 20 gold, and for leveling characters killing him yields a hefty amount of experience. 



For hunters, he is humanoid, so track humanoids will show him on your mini map. 

He is absolutely cake to kill; he doesn't hit very hard at all, so level 80's who stumble upon him shouldn't have any trouble taking him out.



He is one of seven rare spawns in Mount Hyjal, all of them are:


Monday, November 14, 2011

Uhk'loc


Uhk'loc is a level 53 rare white gorilla that can be found by Fungal Rock in Un'Goro Crater. Before Cataclysm he spawned inside the cave by the pool where the quest npc U'cha can currently be found. It is unconfirmed whether or not he still spawns there. I camped inside the cave waiting for him to spawn with no luck on and off for a couple of days. When I went outside the cave entrance to his new spawn location he showed up shortly after. I have marked both locations on the map below and I have included a screen shot of Uhk'loc in his new location further down this post.

He drops the typical green item and a decent amount of experience for people leveling.

He is tamable by hunters and would make for a very unique looking pet. He is one of only two white gorillas in the game, and both of them are rare spawns. The other is a level 28 non-aggressive rare named Tsul'Kalu, he can be found in Northern Stranglethorn. 


Uhk'loc in his new Spawn Location (Click to Enlarge)
Uhk'loc can be found with NPCScan. You will need to add it, his NPCScan ID is 6585.

If he is spawned in outside the cave, you should have no trouble finding him because he does not patrol off of his rock.


Before Cataclysm his spawn timer was somewhere in the range of 6-8 hours. I am not sure if this is still the case, but if I had to guess I'd say that it has probably been reduced since.

Crusty


It's Crusty the Crab! Crusty (who is clearly a Spongebob Squarpants reference) is a level 32 non-aggressive crab that spawns off the coast of northern Desolace. I have indicated his patrol area in red on the map below.

He drops the typical green item and a decent amount of experience for people leveling.

He is also one of only two rare crabs currently in game. The only other rare crab is Ghostcrawler, the level 85 spirit beast crab in Vashj'ir. If you are a hunter and are simply interested in taming a crab of this particular color, there are several others to choose from in game. They range from level 2 to 80 and can be found in Durotar, Wetlands, Tanaris, Howling Fjord and Kelp'thar Forest in Vashj'ir. This is also the same model and color that goblin hunters start out with.


Crusty can be found with NPCScan. You will need to add it, his npcid is 18241.

You can also use this macro to help find and tame him:
/tar Crusty
/stopmacro [noexists]
/cast Tame Beast

I'm not sure what his spawn timer looks like, but my guess is that its not too long. If it's like most rares on Azeroth since the Cataclysm, it is probably somewhere between 30 min - 2 hrs.

Monday, November 7, 2011

King Mosh

King Mosh and the Savage Raptor Mount
King Mosh is a level 55 non-elite devilsaur. He used to be an elite level 60 mob with a whopping 61k health. Years ago he was a force to be reckoned with. During the Burning Crusade he would eat through level 70's with decent gear. Unfortunately his level has been reduced since Cataclysm, and he now has only 5,528hp.

King Mosh can be found in the north western part of Un'Goro Crater patrolling in a few different locations around The Screaming Reaches. I have indicated the locations where he can be found in red on the map below.

He drops the typical green item and a fairly high amount of experience for people leveling who come across him.


In my opinion, although King Mosh has been nerfed through the ground and there isn't much of a challenge in taming him any more, he still makes a nice hunter pet. He matches really well with the Savage Raptor TCG mount plus it's always nice to know that your pet is rare even if nobody else does. ;) If your having trouble finding him and simply want this skin, there are a few other devilsaurs in game that you could tame, two of which are right in the same zone. The level 54-55 elite Tyrant Devilsaurs can be found patrolling all over Un'Goro, in the south western part of the zone there is also the level 55 elite Devilsaur Queen. If your feeling a little more ambitious, you could also tame King Dread (level 76 elite on normal mode, 82 on heroic) in Drak'Tharon Keep.

King Mosh is an exotic pet. Although he is only level 55, he cannot be tamed by anyone lower than level 69. You must have the top-tier talent from the Beast Mastery spec to be able to tame him.

Like other devilsaurs, he fears. A whole heck of a lot. I can imagine this wouldn't be life-threatening to anyone trying to tame him, but it sure is ultra annoying. As you can see in the video below he feared me a good couple times before I could finish the tame.

He can be found with NPCScan. You will need to add it, his NPCid is 6584.

You can also use this macro to help find and tame him:
/tar King Mosh
/stopmacro [noexists]
/cast Tame Beast

I'm not sure as to what his spawn timer looks like, but if it's like any of the other rares since Cataclysm I'm sure that it is a lot shorter than it used to be.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Time-Lost Proto-Drake - Reins of the Time-Lost Proto-Drake


The Time-Lost Proto-Drake (TLPD) is a level 80 rare spawn that can be found in the Storm Peaks. He has a 100% chance to drop the coveted Reins of the Time-Lost Proto-Drake, as well as a level 76 bind on equip necklace and an abandoned adventurer's satchel. He has 18,900 hp and is non-elite. TLPD shares a spawn timer, spawn points, and flight paths with Vyragosa. This means that they can never be up at the same time. Vyragosa is also MUCH much more likely to spawn than the TLPD. In your time camping for the TLPD you can expect to be seeing a lot of her.

Spawn Timer:

The spawn timer on both the TLPD and Vyragosa is somewhere between 6-24+hours, meaning that after either Vyragsa or the TLPD are killed you will not see either of them spawn again for at least six hours. (I have also read that since the shattering it may be possible to see them in even less time than that, but I have not observed that yet myself.) It is completely random which one of the two will spawn in next. Vyragosa could spawn 10 times before you see a TLPD spawn or she may only spawn a couple of times in between TLPD spawns.

TLPD being "held" at Bor's Breath, screen-shot courtesy of Reinoverall - Elune (US)
Spawn Points:

The TLPD and Vyragosa have four separate spawn points. These spawn points are Ulduar Ravine, Frozen Lake, the Waterfall and Brunnhildar Village. I have indicated these spawn points with yellows x's on the map below. (If you scroll further down in this post I also have multiple screen shots and video of each location to give a better idea of each exact spawn point.)


When the TLPD and Vyragosa spawn in, they are not flying. I have had Vyragosa spawn on top of me on oh so very many occasions, and when they spawn in they are sort of sticking half out of the mountain. Because they spawn in right on the mountainside in each location, the best way to camp for the TLPD is to pick a spawn location and sit right on top of it until one of them spawns in. IF YOU HAVE A PET MAKE SURE THAT YOU KEEP IT ON PASSIVE! Coming back to a dead unlootable Time-Lost Proto-Drake would be a sad thing indeed.

My spawn point of choice is the Frozen Lake spawn. I prefer this one because there are two other flight paths that pass by it that the TLPD can take after spawning at either the Waterfall or Ulduar Ravine. Often times I also camp with two accounts. When I camp with the second account I park the other toon at Brunnhildar Village to cover the last path that I'd otherwise not see at all over at the Frozen Lake Spawn.

Flight Paths:

As you can see from the map above there are four separate flight paths that the TLPD and Vyragosa will take once they spawn in. Once spawned in and on a path, they will not deviate from that path or cross into other paths. They can both also go clockwise or counter-clockwise on any of the paths. The direction that they will fly is completely random.

Addons & Targeting Macros:

I definitely recommend having NPCScan and NPCScan Overlay if you plan on doing some serious Time-Lost Proto-Drake camping. I do most of my camping while watching tv in another room. I turn my sound all the way up and have the game sound muted. I also have checked off "Unmute for alert sound" so that I can actually hear the alert go off. (See screenshot below.) This way if the TLPD or Vyragosa spawns I can hear that obnoxious NPCScan horn going off.

Click to Enlarge
Your also going to want to make sure that both the Time-Lost Proto-Drake and Vyragosa are not cached before you start camping. For info on how to clear your cache you can read this post.

It is also possible to pick up the Time-Lost Proto-Drake with a simple targeting macro, but I don't recommend this method. If you do want to, a simple /target Time-Lost works fine. The first time I found the TLPD was actually with this method, but having NPCScan do the work for you is a lot easier.

Downing the Time-Lost Proto-Drake after he's left his spawn point: 

If you do come across the TLPD and he is in the air, you are going to need to be careful. The safest way to pull him is a body pull by just flying into him and then flying toward the nearest surface for you to fight him on. Depending on which spawn location that he spawns at and the direction that he's flying, he could potentially be flying very high. If your afraid that someone else may tag him, it would be advisable to tag him in the air and have some method to slow your fall. It is also possible that the TLPD will dismount you if just trying to body pull. Either way, have something to slow your fall. An easy one to get very close by is Snowfall Lager which is purchasable by both horde and alliance from two different vendors in the Storm Peaks for the cost of only two Relics of Ulduar.

SCREENSHOTS & VIDEOS OF ALL FOUR TLPD SPAWN POINTS:

FROZEN LAKE SPAWN POINT (Click screen-shots to enlarge):





WATERFALL SPAWN POINT (Click screen-shots to enlarge):






BRUNNHILDAR SPAWN POINT (Click screen-shots to enlarge):




ULDUAR RAVINE SPAWN POINT (Click screen-shots to enlarge):





Friday, November 4, 2011

Putridus the Ancient


Putridus the Ancient is a level 80 elite rare flesh giant with approximately 75.6k health. He can be found patrolling a very large area between The Broken Front and Corp'rethar in Icecrown. I hiave highlighted his patrol area in red on the map below. He is one of three rare spawns in this zone. The others are Hildana Deathstealer and High Thane Jorfus.

Putridus the Ancient is part of the Northern Exposure and Frostbitten achievements. He drops Giant's Toewrap which are level 76 bind on equip leather bracers with a random enchant. Like other Northrend rares, he also drops Abandoned Adventurer's Satchel, which generally contains about 20 gold, a full stack of frostweave cloth, and often times a few crystallized elements. He's also worth a hefty amount of experience for people leveling in the area.


People taking him out at level 85 shouldn't have any issues. Levels 80's however should take some precautions. The area he patrols through has a very large number of hostile npcs. Some of them are elite, and many of them respawn very quickly. A lot of people in their haste to tag him don't take this into account and end up dying to these nearby mobs fairly quickly. If your going to try and take him out at level 80 or slightly less I'd recommend waiting until he pats through an area with little to no hostiles. 

Putridus the Ancient is also freaking HUGE. Because of his incredibly large size he can be seen from a phenomenally far distance. Notably, he can be targeted in Dalaran and is known for scaring the living shit out of people when their NPCScans go off there. I have had my NPCScan go off because of him multiple times while trading on the Dalaran Auction house. In the video below I am heading toward him from Dalaran, and although I didn't start recording until a bit after I left the city this should give a little bit of an idea just how far away NPCScan can pick him up from.