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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.
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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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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: 618 Compare collections | Score: 2988
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The Black Tabby and the Bombay are the two cats that Stinker will chase. When in close proximity, Stinker gets hearts over his head and will chase the cat quite far. Eventually the cat spurns his love and his heart breaks and both cat and skunk return to their owners. However Stinker's memory is short-lived, and he soon tries again... let us make beautiful music together.
Sep 27, 2009 at 4:11pm | Edits: 0 | Whisperwind-US | Pets: 678 Compare collections | Score: 3955
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I just got one off of the Stormpike soldiers on Corahann's Dagger. It's definitely a zone drop, just luck of the draw now I guess. I was farming wool for my lowbie tailor because I don't want to pay 30g a stack, so kill two birds with one stone, undercut some outrageous wool sellers and farm up a cute kitty.
Mar 28, 2011 at 11:13am | Edits: 0 | The Scryers-US | Pets: 548 Compare collections | Score: 2850
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I love this one, with its lil' stinker interaction.

For those who are trying, or want to farm this, I recommend npcscan. Just go into the interface and input a custom npc. Dalaran Spellscribe's ID is 1920. Good luck.

Edit: As of Patch 4.0.3a, The Spellscribe is no more. I hope my input helped for those trying to get it before the patch. Apparently the tabby is now a zone drop in Hillsbrad Foothills as relayed from Wowhead info.
Oct 31, 2010 at 6:39pm | Edits: 2 | Stormreaver-US | Pets: 669 Compare collections | Score: 3697
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Wheeeee! Just dropped for me off a Stag in Hillsbrad! I'm bouncing all over the place, so excited I am!
Dec 16, 2010 at 6:21pm | Edits: 0 | Terokkar-US | Pets: 562 Compare collections | Score: 2985
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The rare Dalaran Spellscribe is the best mob to farm for this pet. It's respawn is quick, about 6 or 7 hours, and you can run through the village where it spawns spamming a targetting macro to quickly see if it's there. It's not generally camped, so if you leave a char logged out in the area you can get several kills a day with minimal time invested.
Sep 29, 2009 at 9:14am | Edits: 1 | Earthen Ring-US | Pets: 642 Compare collections | Score: 3061
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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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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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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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Finally found this cute little kitty after several hours of farming. Farmed Murlocs for 2 hours with no luck, then decided to farm the wild horses between Tarren Mill and Durnholde Keep down at the river. Dropped from the 3rd Wild Horse I killed.

May 12, 2013 at 5:55pm | Edits: 0 | Turalyon-US | Pets: 532 Compare collections | Score: 2773
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Hooray! I ventured to Hillsbrad to find this shy kitty, and after killing 4.5k of the insta-respawn horses near the yeti cave, I got my tabby! I decided to try for another one, and lo and behold the newt time I aoe looted the corpses, another kitty showed up! My lack of luck recently seems to have repaid me with great luck for this little guy.

Never give up! Your kitty might just be on your next loot!
Sep 6, 2012 at 11:31pm | Edits: 1 | Shandris-US | Pets: 446 Compare collections | Score: 2000
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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.

4 days ago at 9:53pm | Edits: 0 | Turalyon-US | Pets: 330 Compare collections | Score: 1499
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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: 441 Compare collections | Score: 2240
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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: 533 Compare collections | Score: 2737
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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: 505 Compare collections | Score: 2401
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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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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: 586 Compare collections | Score: 2971
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