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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: 43.8% have it
Neutral Neutral

Yawns, sits, and lies down.

Pit-pattering footsteps; vocalizations (on-click)

Chased by Stinker.

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 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: 412 Compare collections | Score: 1991
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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: 402 Compare collections | Score: 1992
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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: 455 Compare collections | Score: 2080
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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: 529 Compare collections | Score: 2824
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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: 577 Compare collections | Score: 2973
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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: 514 Compare collections | Score: 2452
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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: 518 Compare collections | Score: 2569
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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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I read how hard it was to get this cat on these forums.  I then went to try and got it on my first attempt! All I did was open the AH and drop 10K.  Easy!  (Seems to be steady at 10K on my server - have not seen if for less)

Feb 17, 2014 at 1:17pm | Edits: 0 | Azjol-Nerub-US | Pets: 573 Compare collections | Score: 2770
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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: 608 Compare collections | Score: 3101
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Looking for this kitty is the very definition of insanity.


During the months I farmed, I focused on zombies, Gnolls and horses.

The farm zombies at 39,60 respawn instantly and are clustered. Very efficent.

Gnolls and horses both respawn almost as fast, but are more spread out. Less efficient, but a nice change of scenery.


I like to keep my bags FULL for mass-killings so auto loot only takes the MONEY from each kill. I can quickly see whether or not there's a kitty and keep moving.

Jan 10, 2014 at 3:15pm | Edits: 1 | Thrall-US | Pets: 459 Compare collections | Score: 2141
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after killing yetti and ogres till i felt like i was gonna puke I went to the fly thing at Strahnbrad and a spy attacked me and what do you know a tabby cat.. Im so happy. :D

Jan 4, 2014 at 4:30am | Edits: 0 | Zul'jin-US | Pets: 407 Compare collections | Score: 1971
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farmed for 2 weeks. trying to get collect 20 felines to get the title "crazy cat lady" finally droped yesterday. dont even know from what i stopped looking till my bags were full. farmed some murlocks but i found it more benifical to farm the snow yetis and turtles because you can at least get skins and mine along the way, so u make some money while grinding. also killed wild horses and stags and bears and an occasional spider. whew. now, back to it to get one for my husband! :)

Dec 7, 2013 at 7:11pm | Edits: 0 | Kael'thas-US | Pets: 0 Compare collections | Score: 0
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I wanted to farm it, I really did, but geez most of the mobs are so far apart looting them all was such a pain.



Finally ended up buying it in the AH for about 6.5k. Now they're going for about 10k so I guess I still...kind of lucked out.

Nov 25, 2013 at 12:21pm | Edits: 0 | Azuremyst-US | Pets: 326 Compare collections | Score: 1265
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I have been farming for hours and hours for this, but so far no luck :/ Killing knolls, horses, ogres, murlocs.

Oct 30, 2013 at 12:59pm | Edits: 0 | Firetree-US | Pets: 394 Compare collections | Score: 1750
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1727 mobs and counting.... not really lucky yet =(


Im focussing my farm on the Gnolls and some wild horses, every now and then I fly around killing random mobs. Maybe Im doing something wrong..




Gave up after 5000+ kills, found it on the AH for 2k gold, bought it.

Oct 26, 2013 at 10:13am | Edits: 3 | Kazzak-EU | Pets: 554 Compare collections | Score: 2797
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This little guy is especially special to me, as he was actually a Christmas gift from my brother. Back in Cataclysm, I had been farming Hillsbrad Foothills for quite a while trying to get it to drop, but with no luck. On Christmas morning, I checked my mail only to see a wrapped gift from my brother's character. I opened it, in which I found the cute little kitty I had so sought after, along with the message "You finally wanted it enough. Merry Christmas." I was so happy. Such a nice gift. :)

Oct 12, 2013 at 5:51am | Edits: 0 | Gnomeregan-US | Pets: 641 Compare collections | Score: 3123
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I'm guessing this pet has become quite rare, as mine just sold on the AH for 8000g....



Oct 7, 2013 at 9:21am | Edits: 0 | Silvermoon-EU | Pets: 692 Compare collections | Score: 3905
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