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Gryphon hatchling added, meh, not a big Alliance player... BUT Grunty! Grunty! GRUNTY!! I am a former Marine and a Starcraft II fan, so this has been one of my most wanted pets for a while! Happy Feast of Winter Veil to all!
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10th Anniversary Molten Core is supposed to be 40 man LFR only, if I understand it correctly, so the drop will be personal loot. Whether there will be bonus rolls or not, and whether those rolls can happen more than once a week are up for debate, But I plan on running all 18 of my lvl 90's (hopefully lvl 100's come WoD) through as much as I can, just to be safe, =P
Also, if the mini carpet is the work around for all non-flying pets to be able fly behind/beside me, then I approve!
Atrius, you sir win teh interwebz! Great find, I had forgotten about Candy Mountain, and the hilarity it brought in its day.
The accuracy changes are the best thing to pet battles since ever!! I would MUCH rather have a wider range of possible damage, than the possible 'miss' 'miss' miss'...dead scenario we have now. If they could just fix the capture crate's accuracy also, maybe a grind to get one that has a 100% chance to capture on the fisrt toss?
Can these have a stone used on them to 'rarify' them? I tried, and the tooltip is blue, but WPC still has it listed as green.
So, I am 400 off from the best on the site. Is the best way to progress up the ranks still via adding more rare pets, or does this mean leveling helps more towards your score now?
P.S. I am around 30 points off being 3rd on my realm, which is a small personal goal for me.
Curious on this guy, what order would you use the wild magic/poisoned branch/thorns combo in?
@Allaana, These spawn under VERY specific circumstances:
1. You need to have completed the Horde or Alliance intro quests beginning with 'Meet the Scout' and is obtained at 90 from a member of your faction outside your shrine. Alliance side: Lyalia <Sentinel Commander>, Horde side: Sunwalker Dezco <Dawnchaser Chieftain>. Once you get through the cinematic after a couple short quests, you will be in the right phase.
2. Next you need to collect Lion's Landing Commission Horde side, or Domination Point Commission Alliance side. You will need 2000 commissions to buy a <Rodent Crate> and the commissions drop off any of the opposing faction NPC's in the opposing faction camp. Lesser NPC's drop 1-2, and tougher ones drop 3-4, and the faction rares drop 9-11 on a 30-60 minute respawn so it will be a bit of a long grind.
I guess people do not know you can just quest through Mount Hyjal on a separate toon and get the one you didin't get the first time. I have 4 total, 2 of each.
Or, I could not be a dumbass, and read that the posts are PRE-MoP. But anyway, you can get as many of these as you want, up to 3 each, as long as you have 6 toons over level 80 to run through Hyjal to the point you get this quest.
Too bad death grip and curse of doom are the same tier, CoD then grip another pet to the front and fight it while the other dies on the back row would have been sweet. As it is you can still DoT up a pet then grip another to the front while the DoT ticks.
This guy has soome of the best combos of any pet. Supercharge + call lightning = dead beast, + call blizzard = dead mech. Follow a call lightning with flurry = dead critter, and does a lot of damage vs most everything else but flying and elemental, but you should never use a mech vs elemental, anyway.
People make this pet out to be harder to aquire than it should be. Make a gnome, run through the starting area to the right and then right again until you get to the Gnomeregan instance entrance. If you didn't see a fluxfire, logout, change server and repeat. Be mindful of CRZ, though, as you may roll a toon on a server that shares CRZ with one you were just on. Also, use the latin, brazil and oceanic servers, as you can make toons there as well, and I noticed they tended to be a little less populated in the starter.
If you don't yet have a pet with decoy, I suggest getting one. It is a godsend against some tamers. Beware though, moves like flurry and moth balls eat up its 2 charges with just one round, but big hits like whirlpool are a good choice to use this for.
A neat strat with this guy is save ion cannon for the last round as a execute type move, or use it when you know you are going to die as a suicide move to do massive damage, as the recharge will mean almost certain death anyway.
A whole lot of comments here, so I saved time from reading them all. These guys spawn at midnight 12am server AND around 7:30am server. I was there after the dailies reset one morning doing the trainer and there were none up. Then after the fight, I made a pass for arcane eyes and there were dozens underground. Just a little FYI. Also bring a 25 frog with tongue lash and 2 lowbies for some easy XP. Tongue lash is strong vs undead, and undead is weak vs aquatic. Happy hunting!
This guy's original curse of doom healed when it landed, making him one of the easiest pets to level, even vs critters with strong attacks vs it. I hated the nerf, though I am sure the heal was a bug.
Pair him with a Nordrassil wisp and spirit of summer to make a disembodied head team.
Having worked at Best Buy, I started a tradition/ obsession of buying all the CE's from Blizzard for the WoW pets that came with them. I don't/will never have the classic WoW CE pets, but I have all of the rest so far. This guy followed many toons throughout Northrend.