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Aqua Strider

Aqua Strider
Aqua Strider
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Drop: Nalash Verdantis [90]

Zone: Dread Wastes

Approximate Drop Rate: 1 in 10

Hollow Reed
Hollow Reed
Binds when picked up
Use: Teaches you how to summon this companion.
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Neutral Neutral

Looks around and Idles about.

Pit-pattering footsteps; vocalizations (on-click)

3 allowed
September 25, 2012

The Aqua Strider is a drop from the rare elite mob Nalash Verdantis. This NPC can be found on and island in the middle of the Lake of Stars in the Dread Wastes.

Nalash is not hostile prior to engaging him in combat. Once the encounter starts, he will use three abilities, one of which can and should be avoided. The NPC can be interrupted and stunned.

Level 0: Health 0Power 0Speed 0
Requires Pet Level: 1

100%  Hit Chance 


Blasts the enemy with a spray of water, dealing 394 Aquatic damage.

Vs. Elemental

Vs. Magic
Requires Pet Level: 10

100%  Hit Chance 


Instantly deals 275 Beast damage and Poisons  the target for 98 additional Elemental damage per round for 3 rounds.

Vs. Critter

Vs. Flying
3 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 2

Restores 591 health to the user.

3 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 15

Restores 157 health to your team and calls down a cleansing rain for 9 rounds.


During a cleansing rain, the duration of hostile damage over time effects is reduced by 1 round and Aquatic abilities deal 25% more damage.

4 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 4

100% Hit Chance 


Sings to the target, causing them to become drowsy.


Drowsy targets will fall asleep at the end of next round unless hit.

Requires Pet Level: 20

100%  Hit Chance 


First use: Increases your damage dealt by 10%.


Second use: Blasts the target with a surge of water, dealing 886 Aquatic damage.

Vs. Elemental

Vs. Magic

Passive: Purity 

Harmful damage over time effects are reduced by 50% on Aquatic pets.


Damage Taken 

50% from Flying abilities

33% from Undead abilities

Dread Wastes — Pandaria
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Why Aqua Strider? Because it's so cute <3

Yesterday at 2:41pm | Edits: 0 | Hyjal-US | Pets: 305 Compare collections | Score: 1600
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Not very strong but it makes up for it in speed.

3 days ago at 2:48pm | Edits: 0 | Haomarush-US | Pets: 635 Compare collections | Score: 3404
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The Hollow Reed dropped at my 10th kill today. With an add-on like RareFinder that makes a sound whenever a rare appears, I was able to work while waiting for respawn with WoW in the background. Respawn rate seems to range from 40 minutes to 1 hour.


Watch out for the Rain Dance; even at lvl 100, if you don't kill Nalash fast enough, that spell will most likely kill you.

Mar 17, 2015 at 9:19pm | Edits: 0 | Zul'jin-US | Pets: 631 Compare collections | Score: 3431
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Took me about 20 kills to get this one and Grinder. B/B breed. Nalash is easy to kill at 100 now, but you still have to be careful of the Rain Dance. Fight him in the water and interrupt Rain Dance if you can. 


Easiest way to farm this is sign up for any premade groups listed so you can check other realms. I'd recommend also farming Grinder at the same time as the Aqua Strider, since its a short fly away. Good luck!

Feb 26, 2015 at 6:00am | Edits: 1 | Turalyon-US | Pets: 516 Compare collections | Score: 2423
Top RaterWrangler 
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I found this neet little guy in AH can't remember what i spent. A good little battler.

Sep 9, 2014 at 9:08am | Edits: 0 | Zuluhed-US | Pets: 652 Compare collections | Score: 3778
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Hard to grind it in a full server like silvermoon. i gave up after about 10 kills, bought it in the AH for 500g

Oct 9, 2013 at 2:37am | Edits: 0 | Outland-EU | Pets: 503 Compare collections | Score: 2428
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After 50+ kills of Nalash, he finally gave up his pet for me today.  So happy to finally have this little cutey of a pet.  Nalash himself is easy to beat, just stun him on his rain dance, and interupt his torrent, and he goes down pretty fast.  If he happens to get the rain dance off, just jump into the water as others have suggested.  Happy hunting all.

Jul 11, 2013 at 6:24pm | Edits: 0 | Nesingwary-US | Pets: 673 Compare collections | Score: 3350
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Fight Nalash in the water, his Rain Dance hits the lake bottom, not you. 

Jun 28, 2013 at 11:13am | Edits: 0 | Aerie Peak-US | Pets: 731 Compare collections | Score: 4369
Top RaterSaasan 
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I died sveral times on Nalash before discovering that his Rain Dance is fairly easy to avoid by running in circles around him (my method for all raid bosses, lol!). Tip for dks: use death grip to interrupt his Rain Dance.  At that point he's a breeze.  Save your silences for Torrent and he's simply a long fight, not a killer one!

May 1, 2013 at 2:49pm | Edits: 0 | Thrall-US | Pets: 723 Compare collections | Score: 4247
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Don't know what's up with this pet, but his miss rate is ridiculous.


In the outland final tamer battle I had him miss 7 times in a row across two battles...

Apr 5, 2013 at 7:35pm | Edits: 0 | Stormrage-EU | Pets: 718 Compare collections | Score: 4294
Top RaterNightshade 
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Just saw his speed at 25... This is one freakishly fast pet!

Jan 6, 2013 at 3:32am | Edits: 0 | Mannoroth-US | Pets: 687 Compare collections | Score: 3765
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A black strider with a fast breed.


Typical skill-set, but he looks nifty.

Dec 30, 2012 at 12:20am | Edits: 0 | Thunderhorn-US | Pets: 697 Compare collections | Score: 3848
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Killed him 4 times today (He spawns every 90 minutes or so by the way.)

dropped this little guy the last 2 times he was killed. :D

Dec 29, 2012 at 7:34pm | Edits: 0 | Boulderfist-US | Pets: 304 Compare collections | Score: 1279
Top RaterSafina 
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This one I had started to farm for him I was able to kill him twice per day depending on how early in the day I woke up. He's a rare spawn but won't attach unless you start it. Also the pet can heal himself which is cool. I got it as a gift in the end, but still something that would take time to get.

Oct 26, 2012 at 2:00pm | Edits: 1 | Nathrezim-US | Pets: 724 Compare collections | Score: 4102
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The ability to stun or interupt makes the fight much easier!

I personally have given up on this pet.

Good Luck to those who are farming it, hope it drops soon :)

Oct 26, 2012 at 7:56am | Edits: 1 | Galakrond-US | Pets: 435 Compare collections | Score: 2110
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There's a misspelling of the item name that summons this pet. It's the "Hollow Reed" not "Hallow Reed".

Edit: This is now fixed.

Oct 7, 2012 at 1:26pm | Edits: 1 | Shandris-US | Pets: 446 Compare collections | Score: 2000
Top RaterAnzu 
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Tips for soloing the rare that drops this include: save interrupts for Torrent and stuns for Rain Dance. If you're Revered with the Klaxxi, the Raining Blood Klaxxi Enhancement is awesome as it does 200-300K damage when the DOT explodes. Mind controlling minions is great as well to help make killing this guy a breeze. :) Finally got mine today and it went faster than normal due to the Raining Blood Enhancement.

Oct 6, 2012 at 11:51am | Edits: 0 | Steamwheedle Cartel-US | Pets: 594 Compare collections | Score: 3076
Top RaterDuroxas 
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Though it says BoP, this pet can be caged once learned and traded/sold.

Oct 1, 2012 at 3:08am | Edits: 0 | Wyrmrest Accord-US | Pets: 721 Compare collections | Score: 3870
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Water striders serve an important role in Jinyu culture, acting as a mount, means of sending communications, and even a family pet.
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