Pet Battle: [13-14] Tanaris
Idles about and jumps to the side.
This wild pet can be found in The Gaping Chasm and The Noxious Lair in Tanaris. It only spawns during sandstorms.
95% Hit Chance
Scratches the enemy, dealing 433 Critter damage.
100% Hit Chance
Deals 295 Beast damage.
If the user kills an enemy with Devour, they restore 591 health.
Devour continues for 2 rounds.
Deals 197 Beast damage and reduces the target's speed by 25% for 4 rounds.
You endure, preventing your health from being reduced below 1 health until the end of the next round.
Pets affected by Survival will survive an Apocalypse.
Starts a swarm, causing 177 Critter damage.
Opponents struck by the swarm take double damage for 2 rounds.
Swarm continues for 3 rounds.
Deals 492 Flying damage and turns the weather into a sandstorm for 5 rounds.
During a sandstorm, all pets take 98.5 less damage and their accuracy is reduced by 10%.
Beasts deal 25% extra damage below half health.
50% from Mechanical abilities
33% from Humanoids abilities
Sandstorm just ended at 2:30am realm time on Ghostlands server. It lasted at least two hours I am aware of. I farmed for 30 minutes before I got my rare. There were quite a few uncommon ones, with different powers. I have one uncommon that is Power and Health. The rare is a Guardian. I also got one poor quality sandkitten. I saw the sandstorm come to an end, and all the silithids despawned with it. I should've posted earlier, sorry!
SANDSTORM on RAGNAROS right now, ive logged in like 5 min ago, got my rare one on the 2nd try ^^ Kalimdor safari checked with it :P
Logged onto my Horde DK just for the heck of it. Had him camped at the Great Chasm. Wondered why the screen looked so fuzzy then reallized....SANDSTORM! Caught my uncommon on my third try! Now, for the mythical Minfernal...
Sand Storm on Korgath RIGHT NOW!
Had a char camping for like a week on The Noxious Lair (not that serious, just logging online being afk for a little wile.)
Finally it was a Sandstorm -Rangaros (eu) around 19.45 server time and there was ALOT of silithid hatchling around the area. Got a green om my first try, kept going couse noone els was there. Got a rare on my 4th try. also got a rare Sand Kitten at my 5 try on a silithid Hatchling :)
Sandstorm when I logged onto Doomhammer around 21:00 Pacific time. I went to the Gaping Chasm instead for the first time, and the first one I battled was my rare. Change is good.
Old opinion: Bad pet, a bit too slow and probably bottom of the pile.
Updated opinion: Scratch hits undead REALLY hard, and 260 speed is fast enough to go first against them, which also makes survival more useful. Sandstorm protects against Haunt or BONESTORM. Takes weak damage from Call Darkness, then you can change to Sandstorm so Darkness birds don't get bonus to hit. All in all more useful than I initially thought, but still outclassed by many pets. Works ok against Idol without Demolish.
I sandstorm is currently up on Blackhand-EU (12.53 German server). Can't say when it started though.
Sandstorm now 3.39 p.m. Melbourne time. Just picked up an uncommon and two rares at The Noxious Lair.
Friend messaged me - sandstorm going on around 9:20am Lightbringer server. I got there in time to capture a green balance and a white guardian before the storm stopped. No idea how long it had been going on. But I was there about 10 mins. Good luck.
Got Silithid Hatchling just before server shutdown for maintenance, 7 minutes before! I happened to be crossing from Un'Goro to Tanaris and was at that spawn area. It did not appear to be a sandstorm, but as I looked down, I saw paws, and sure enough, Silithid Hatchlings! I've always looked just after a restart, never found a sandstorm, so wanted to let you all know - check just before server shutdown, too. Best of luck!
Just logged in to a sandstorm on KT. As someone else mentioned, I was able to get blue versions of the sea gull and gold beetle, as well as an H/P and P/P version of the hatchling. Not bad.
Sand storm going right now on Shadow Council. Plenty of these little guys out here. Got a rare on 2nd battle.
This one takes time and patience! While levelling fishing to wait, I picked up the quest 'Un-Chartered' and sat fishing in the pond in the ogre camp wearing my ogre disguise just a stones throw from the western hive (prevented getting ganked all the time). After levelling fishing up to 600, having watched several movies in the background and after about 80+ hours hanging around in Tanaris, eventually a sandstorm picked up, lasting for about 2-3 hrs. Long enough for me catch a rare of each breed.
Sandstorm just started on Bronzebeard, EU server...
Was parking toons on several servers and went to Proudmoore tonight.....flew right into a sandstorm...Oh yeah!!
Since I was looking for the information and found it else-where I thought I would share...
Sandstorms are across the ENTIRE ZONE of Tanaris. So if you are camping you dont need to fly between the spawn locations... Hope this helps someone :)
Also got mine on Thrall today. Had left an alt there and was logging in on him periodically to check. Was doing that for about 3 days, and today when I logged in there was a sandstorm going. Tons of them were crawling about. Managed 2 rares and a rare Sand Kitten. The sandstorm stayed up forever (I got tired and logged before it ended) and there were plenty of spawns and respawns.
Picked mine up at the Gaping Chasm on Thrall at 12:20 p.m. Central. First one was an Uncommon. Then went around and found a rare. Also picked up a rare Stinkbug and Gold Beetle as seconds.
Started camping at The Gaping Chasm in Tanaris at 9:16 am (server time - Korialstrasz), turned up the Ambience hoping there would be some sort of sound difference when the sand storm hit. There wasn't much but still enough for me to notice a slight change while I was away from the computer. The sand storm started 12:13 pm (server time). Got my rare on the third battle. Plenty of spawns. I LOVE this little guy! Just too cute.
Good Luck, everyone! :D