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.
100% Hit Chance
Scratches the enemy, dealing 394 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 394 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
was just about to head back to garrison, when i noticed the sandstorm...went around killing poor quality bugs and got a rare and 2 uncommons, roughly 20-30 kills? wasn't counting :( woot! only one more pet for Kal Safari!
unholy hell, how long do I have to sit here and watch nothing happen before a sandstorm comes? What is the frequency? Is there even a set frequency for the storms? I have been leaving my mage there for a month now and log on daily at different times. I even try the pre-made groups utility to realm hop and no one has them... gah!
My tactic for farming this critter was to leave a toon parked outside of the Caverns of Time at the flightpoint just SW from CoT entrance. It conveniently overlooks the Gaping Chasm. From there, you can shuttle back and forth to Grand Master Pet Tamer Obalis in Uldam for your daily quest. If you have to leave, you can always port back to CoT through Dalaran's Violet Citadel. You will know if the sandstorm is occuring. Hazy with puffs of sandy "smoke" and what looks like tan snow "falling" sideways. In my case it was blowing towards me. That, and they'll be Silithid Hatchlings all over the Gaping Chasm and Noxious Lair!
Sandstorm in Tanaris get your pet now!!!
Flew into the The Noxious Lair around 7:15 server time happy to see a sandstorm! After about 30 minutes of finding dozens of poors and one uncommon, I finally got my rare! I just kept killing them if they weren't rares. They were respawning very quickly. This was my first time attempting to catch a rare, but I can imagine it would be fairly easy if you're lucky enought to get there at the start of the sandstorm. Happy hunting!
Keep in mind the Special Groups option. I fly into a storm today and helped quite a number of people finally get their own Hatchlings.
I finally captured mine! Sandstorm on Mugthol right now! 2 PM server time (March 14). Been up for about 10 minutes. Good luck!
Does anyone have semi-reliable info on how often there are sandstorms?? Posting "Sandstorm now on XX realm! ZOMG!" doesn't help those of us who aren't on your realm or can't get to Tanaris quickly....
Sandstorm on Malfurion right now! 8:20est Good luck!
Sandstorm on Ghostlands ended about 11:50 pm Central time, I arrived about 15 minutes before and grabbed a rare and an uncommon for myself. They DO despawn when the storm was finished, I didn't see any afterwards.
How often are there sandstorms, I notice that it seems like once a month someone posts that there is one going on..I didn't know if it was just a coincidence.
Sandstorm right now on Stormreaver US.
Flew around the entire hive on the western edge of Tanaris and only found one rare (H/H). Went to the other hive at the southeast side and the sandstorm is indeed zone wide. Hopefully will find an H/P rare.
Sandstorm currently (1450 pacific time) Warsong - Alterac Mountains - Gorganash - Balnazzar - got my blue after 3 battles!
I sat at the two casums all day and only saw one sandstrom. visability is not as bad as others say but you do see sand flying everywhere. The storm came at about 6:20 pm central time. At 7: 15 it was still going on. Got a silithid, poor, about the 4th one i fought was common and the 5th was rare.
OMG how often is there a sandstorm?
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!
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...
Had a char camping for like a week on The Noxious Lair.
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!
Happy hunting! :)
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.