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Black Tabby Cat

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Black Tabby Cat
Black Tabby Cat
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Drop: World Drop

Zone: Hillsbrad Foothills [20-25]

Approximate Drop Rate: 1 in 8,000

Cat Carrier (Black Tabby)
Cat Carrier (Black Tabby)
Binds when used
Use: Teaches you how to summon this companion.
Want it Want it | Got it | Exclude — Community: 43.4% have it
Neutral Neutral

Yawns, sits, and lies down.

Pit-pattering footsteps; vocalizations (on-click)

Chased by Stinker. Also, emoting /sit while targeting it will cause it to walk over, jump onto your lap and lie down.
3 allowed
April 1, 2007

This pet was formerly known as 'Maine Coon'. Prior to The Shattering, this pet could only be looted by horde as they dropped from the Dalaran Spellscribe, a rare mob that was friendly to alliance. Horde also had a chance of obtaining it from a Dalaran Shield Guard, Dalaran Theurgist, and Dalaran Summoner in the Alterac Mountains. These mobs have since been removed.

After Patch 4.0.3, the Black Tabby was relocated to Hillsbrad Foothills as a zone drop, making it more accessible for alliance.

If Stinker the skunk is nearby, he will fall in love with the Black Tabby and chase it around.

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

100%  Hit Chance 


Claws at the enemy, dealing 330.96 to 496.44 Beast damage.

Vs. Critter

Vs. Flying
Requires Pet Level: 10

100%  Hit Chance 


Pounces the enemy, dealing 334 Beast damage plus 157 Beast damage if the user strikes first.

Vs. Critter

Vs. Flying
2 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 2

100% Hit Chance 


Deals 295 Beast damage and reduces the target's next attack by 50%.

Vs. Critter

Vs. Flying
Requires Pet Level: 15

100% Hit Chance 


Frightens the target, dealing 197 Beast damage and reducing their speed by 25% for 4 rounds.

Vs. Critter

Vs. Flying
1 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 4

100% Hit Chance 


Deals 295 Beast damage.

If the user kills an enemy with Devour, they restore 591 health.


Devour continues for 2 rounds.

Vs. Critter

Vs. Flying
5 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 20

Reduces your speed by 30% and increases the damage of your next attack made within 2 rounds by 150%.



Beasts deal 25% extra damage below half health.


Damage Taken 

50% from Mechanical abilities

33% from Humanoids abilities

Hillsbrad Foothills — Eastern Kingdoms
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I would suspect it would depend on your class's AOE ability, but the Engineers up at Gavin's Naze (the ones working on the seige vehicles) have a ridiculously fast respawn rate and there are about 20 of them.  A couple hours of that, I got the Black Tabby Cat.  3314 kills.  I know that's a bit of a lucky percentage drop for this, but mowing through these engineers is the way to go for farming this pet.

Oct 10, 2015 at 11:35am | Edits: 0 | Thrall-US | Pets: 654 Compare collections | Score: 3421
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I have to thank Breanni for putting this up at the black market auction house. I just camped at the BMAH in Nagrand for hours so I can outbid others right away and got this for just a little above 4,000 gold, which also gave me the title Crazy Cat Lady! Yahoo! :)

Sep 18, 2015 at 7:47am | Edits: 0 | Barthilas-US | Pets: 595 Compare collections | Score: 3013
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Does Murlocks still drop this? Rarity dont count them and they are not mentioned on wowhead. Can see that ppl are still farming murlocks so just wondering?

Sep 4, 2015 at 7:26am | Edits: 0 | Emerald Dream-US | Pets: 377 Compare collections | Score: 1892
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I'm at 28,000 kills and no drop yet! Using 1-(1-P)^n, I'm in that lucky 3% of people this will happen to. With the Engineers and occasional hopping, I can kill as many as 2100/hour with moonfire spam, which is the best group for kills/hour in Hillsbrad. I also spent ten hours killing Infected Sludge Guards just south of the Engineers, which nets around 1200/hour. Murlocks are far slower than that. The Tabby is 35k-70k on my server. I had a dream I got the Tabby, but that's the closest I've been.

Aug 28, 2015 at 6:40pm | Edits: 2 | Terokkar-US | Pets: 190 Compare collections | Score: 952
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I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw this cat at AH for 146 gold (!). Saved me hours of grinding.

Jul 31, 2015 at 2:35pm | Edits: 0 | Drak'thul-EU | Pets: 614 Compare collections | Score: 3592
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Blows me away that (as of posting) 43.5% of the community has this pet. I've been trying for this guy forever. Checked AH >50 times. Farmed often for him. Finally today, I got him on AH for just 8,000 gold, which was 3k less than I'd ever seen him. He was my 641st pet collected. Being owned by 43.5% however, suggests that he's not that difficult.

Jul 26, 2015 at 2:03am | Edits: 0 | Proudmoore-US | Pets: 672 Compare collections | Score: 3775
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Wow, I remember when this pet dropped off of some guy in a house that was a rare drop.

Jul 20, 2015 at 5:52pm | Edits: 0 | Dragonmaw-US | Pets: 626 Compare collections | Score: 2895
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FINALLY!  I had begun to think the cat WAS a lie.  I can now kill Murlocs in my sleep.  All it took was some Steamwheedle Wagon Bomb, courtesy of the Blington, and after swilling that and spending a day going after the Mr. Bigglesworth pets, I returned to Hillsbrad and the first three Murlocs I killed dropped the beast.  I think it was around 5K kills and took 3-5 days of grinding. Subsequently, I've named the feline, Grinder.

Jun 7, 2015 at 10:15pm | Edits: 0 | Rexxar-US | Pets: 421 Compare collections | Score: 2106
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The cat is a lie! Also I think I have to break up with the RNG, 16700 kills and counting. - Murlocs and Engineers

May 12, 2015 at 12:29pm | Edits: 0 | Lothar-EU | Pets: 618 Compare collections | Score: 3698
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I would suggest the Infected Bears around Azurelode Mine in HillsBrad Foothills for this grind. I've Gotten 2 of these pets from them (The First one I gave Away). The bears appear all around the mine, so you can set up an easy farming route, plus the benefit of getting Light Leather, some Medium Leather, Light and Medium hides as well. The only Draw back to this is its a pretty high questing area, however the respawns are decent so there wont be any fighting over the bears for farmers or questers.

Feb 23, 2015 at 12:08am | Edits: 0 | Moonrunner-US | Pets: 547 Compare collections | Score: 2793
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Spent more than 8 hours and 1k kills and still nothing... This little beautiful guy will not escape! Good luck to everyone trying to get him! :D

Jan 28, 2015 at 3:03pm | Edits: 0 | Arathor-EU | Pets: 464 Compare collections | Score: 2337
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Took me about 16 hours of farming (done over 3 days) and 9,928 kills to get this pet. I farmed the Mudsnout Gnolls at Nethander Steed. They respawn fast enough for 2-3 people to farm comfortably at the same time.

Jan 23, 2015 at 9:53pm | Edits: 0 | Turalyon-US | Pets: 516 Compare collections | Score: 2423
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I spent about 2 hours my first time trying for this guy, with no luck. Bags full of crap, but no kitty. I went back one day last week (accidentally - got turned around looking for something else) and decided to try again. Started at one end and got the cat before my 20th kill.

Nov 10, 2014 at 9:33pm | Edits: 0 | Blackwater Raiders-US | Pets: 622 Compare collections | Score: 3457
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I started with the murlocs. A couple of hours farming and no cat. After that I compleated the quest achievement and nothing. I ended up with the engineers, the place to be. Respawn rate is great. After looting every possible item in about 10k kills I had the cat.

Nov 4, 2014 at 5:16pm | Edits: 0 | Draenor-EU | Pets: 405 Compare collections | Score: 2144
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4th day farming, farmed about five minutes and had the cat! I think i was lucky! 

Oct 6, 2014 at 12:53pm | Edits: 0 | Silvermoon-US | Pets: 648 Compare collections | Score: 3377
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So stoked! After many hours of farming in Hillsbrad. I logged in on my second charachter, went to Gavin´s Naze (40.52, 47.41) and farmed Engineers for 15 minutes, and there!!! :) Awesome!

Aug 16, 2014 at 1:31pm | Edits: 0 | Tarren Mill-EU | Pets: 343 Compare collections | Score: 1396
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I remember creating a Horde Character just so I could catch this guy. Only one fellow dropped him who spawned every 6 hours or so in 3 different spots. If you killed him the drop chance was extremely low. I caught a few and sold in AH. My Bank Alt accidentally activated one when he went to sell it in AH. This gave me 2 in my pet list when Pet Battles became active Years later. The Cat was one of the first I brought to Level 25 and upgraded from Uncommon to Rare. Love it and the story I have.

May 12, 2014 at 9:13pm | Edits: 0 | Feathermoon-US | Pets: 622 Compare collections | Score: 3066
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Must have got lucky I killed around 20 or so Infected Sludge Guards they respawn quickly so may make the grind easier. Thankfully the RNG gods where kind to me

Apr 15, 2014 at 2:34pm | Edits: 0 | Emerald Dream-EU | Pets: 621 Compare collections | Score: 3160
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I have been farming the Black Tabby cat for the past month, It finally dropped off a horse this morning right around Tarren Mill. I killed all the animals in the area, as well as the Ogres in the top part but I didnt not farm the murlocks. I could never find it listed on the AH so I had to farm it. Hope this helps and good luck!!!

Mar 16, 2014 at 12:20pm | Edits: 0 | Undermine-US | Pets: 412 Compare collections | Score: 1936
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After about a week and a half and over 4000 kills still no Black Tabby Cat. While farming for him I ran across a sympathetic herb farmer, and he agreed to trade him to me for peddlefeet and a humanoid stone. I had an extra one anyway, so man what a relief.


The real drop rate must be .001. Its insane.

Jan 12, 2014 at 12:26pm | Edits: 0 | Uldaman-US | Pets: 632 Compare collections | Score: 3244
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