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
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 :)
Patch 5.1 Hotfixes - December 10
"Silithid Hatchlings should now be less elusive."
They still only seem to spawn during sandstorms but it looks like you don't have to be there only when the storm first appears. Rejoice!!
Mynxie is quite correct..it does appear the best time to catch this guy is be there for the start of a storm. I plopped my dk 2nd acct alt at the chasm at 8am est on Sunday morning, watched all day til finally at 9:03pm est(6:03 crz st) it came in. Each chasm had a few dozen spawns in 2 waves, got mine and stayed to report. All spawns were dead within 20 minutes of start..high number of people. No more hatchlings were spawned for the remaining length of the storm. It ended at 11:10pm est. Hope this helps..happy hunting!
They reportedly spawn only above ground, but only during a sandstorm.
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.
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....
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.
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.
Was parking toons on several servers and went to Proudmoore tonight.....flew right into a sandstorm...Oh yeah!!
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.
Thunderhorn Server: 7:30 AM PDT - Sandstorm in Tanaris. Scored Rare Silithid Hatchling, Rare Sand Kitten, Rare Sea Gull. (what the heck are seagulls doing in the desert??)
Just got this on Argent Dawn. Parked a toon in Tanaris at one of the bug camps and waited for sandstorm. Now just have to wait for summer for Zookeeper. :)
I've been regularly checking Tanaris for sandstorms ever since Pandaria opened, but had only seen one sandstorm before this morning (and there were no spawns at that time.) But today I finally got lucky. Not only did I arrive during a sandstorm, the spawns were plentiful. As I flew around The Gaping Chasm (I never needed to check The Noxious Lair), there were dozens of the little teal bugs waiting to be battled. My second battle was an Uncommon. Because the respawns were so frequent, and there was only one other person in that area battling, I decided to keep hunting. I wound up getting one Rare of each breed. It took me about 25 minutes total. I never had to search for more than five seconds to find another spawn. By the time I left, there were two or three other players looking for pets and the respawn rate was just as plentiful. Hopefully this is the norm now and it won't be quite so painful to get one of these weather-dependent bugs.
Blizzard made the Silithid Hatchling "Less Elusive" in the latest 5.1 Hotfix patch :D
I'm leveling like 8 pets right now, and they were all in that 12-14 range, so I basically just went around tanaris killing the local battle pets, getting mithril nodes, fishing oily blackmouths. . .basically just things to keep me busy. Eventually (maybe 1.5 to 2 hours), a sandstorm started, and I rushed over to the gaping chasm to find it full of Silithid Hatchlings. Got a poor quality one and left the others for other people, I'll upgrade it to a rare with the battle stones coming next patch.
I logged in in the middle of a storm and there were at least 15 in each of the 2 places. There were some players around but i think there were enough pets since i managed to get my rare. I also think that they do respawn.
I logged on to a storm. I must have just missed the start because I stuck around for about 2 hours and not one hatchling spawned! Not sure if it's bugged or what. The respawns seem random and are NOT guranteed. Your best bet is to be there right when a sandstorm begins. This is more frustrating than the Minfernal
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!