Pet Battle: [9-10] Southern Barrens
Shakes head and idles about.
Pit-pattering footsteps; vocalizations (on-click)
Can be found with groups of roaming Dusthoof Giraffe.
100% Hit Chance
Stomps the enemy, dealing 330.96 to 496.44 Critter damage.
100% Hit Chance
Starts a stampede, causing 177 Critter damage.
Opponents struck by the stampede take double damage for 2 rounds.
Stampede continues for 3 rounds.
Fills the area with peace, causing your active pet to restore 197 health every round.
Lasts 2 rounds. Persists through pet swaps.
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.
Deals 591 Beast damage and has a 25% chance to stun the target.
Sings an inspiring song, which restores 295 health to all allies.
Beasts deal 25% extra damage below half health.
50% from Mechanical abilities
33% from Humanoids abilities
This is for people who have locations or TomTom, I found 5 sets of spawns starting at 44, 80 and walking to 44, 74 before turning around and repeating the walk.
Second set starts at 50, 77 and swings around to 47, 71 and swings back around.
Third set starts at 46, 77 and walks to 47, 60 and swings back around.
Fourth set starts at 47, 84 and swings around to 50, 80 and walks back.
Fifth set starts at 45, 88 and walks to 46, 76 and walks back.
There might be one or two more spawn points in the zone because I found the pet but no adults (50, 52), (44, 87) and (45, 60) but the adults wasn't up and walking around that I could find.
I tried what another post said to do and only grab the pet and leave the Barrens Giraffe adults up and wait for the pet to spawn again, I waited over a hour and 20 minutes and nothing re-spawn.
I was sound asleep last night when my dreaming was interrupted by a voice in my head that basically said, "If you want the giraffe, get up and go now."
So, I did.
At 4 a.m. CST
I didn't see any babies...but I saw a childless pair of Barrens...so I shot them (RIP). 2 minutes later, a couple spawned with a baby in tow. I FINALLY got my "little" guy (who is twice as tall as I am, 'cuz I'm a gnome). I don't care that he's "poor" quality, because to me...he's simply priceless!
I FOUND A RARE!!! Come my terrible turnip... Beat him with your weak leafy arms!!!
There is a currently a bug with the Giraffe Calf and the flight taxi.
When you fly from Crossroads to Desolation Hold (using a flight master) you will see 5-10 of these. But when you quickly fly back to where you saw them, you will only find Prarie Dogs. I tested this multiple times and even used a few friends. I am guessing there is an issue with the phasing between the two zones. Sure made me think I was going crazy at first!
Found him. Crit him. Cried.
I took the advice of what a another person said, and used this macro:
/tar Irradiated Roa
/run SetRaidTarget("target", 7)
Killed all the Giraffes I saw, and circled back around and got one! It is poor.. but I just want the pet for the time being, and I'll get around to getting Rares.
Pain in the butt to find. Had to look through 2 servers to find one, and it only spawned after killing a bunch of adult giraffes around the zone.
Found mine at 48,73 east of Desolation Hold. Was with a group of adult giraffes.
I could find none, so I killed every giraffe adult, with no small amount of guilt. A while later a calf showed up with two adults just north of Fort Triumph and I accidently killed it. A bit later two calves showed up with four adults at the Forward Command. I caught a green at least.
Yay! Got mine this morning on the southern tip of the battlescar between Desolation and Triumph.
Yes there is, it's called battlepets-quality, from curse. A must have.
Today I found about SIX of these right after the server restart. 5 out of the 6 were Common, and one a Poor. I was so disappointed! I've been trying to track these guys all week.
After finding one and failing to catch it, I found a sort of system that worked well for me. Choose one area in which a few mobs spawn into. I chose the area just east of the road into Mulgore. Kill all the mobs which are not Giraffes, doing this will give a chance for more Giraffes to spawn.
Also, kill all the battle pets in the area and outside of the area. Keep in just the vicinity of your choosen spot and eventually a Giraffe Calf will spawn with one of the Giraffe mobs. Good luck!
These are going to be my White Whale it seems, had an uncommon one but my turrets killed it after my trap missed. I also spent 3 hours killing the same herd of gazelles (every 7 minutes) and they were nothing but gazelles from noon to 3pm server. So if they are indeed tied to giraffes they even have very very low spawn rate or something more to it. Wish blizzard would make the Giraffe Calf one of the adds you get when battling others in Southern Barren.
Took approximately 4 hours of killing all the giraffes as they spawned. Finally showed up with Barrens Giraffe patrolling group 44,66.
2:33pm Server - Shadowsong
Found a Common one of these tonight in the general area of 48.0 - 77.0
I can confirm what many of the other posts say; they are definitely few and far between! If you don't have a flying mount, I would recommend leaving this one for later or just enjoy the thought that you might happen across one while leveling a young character. :)
Spent an hour looking for one of these. Came back after the daily reset (5 am realm time). Found one, but only one. Mostly it's adders and prairie dogs in this area.
This one was a PITA-a pain in the ass-to catch. I was farming for hours trying to find one. But I did. They're almost always with the parents in the barrens.
While I was farming for lion meat in Southern Barrens, a lonely giraffe calf walked into my view. I already had a green one, so I clicked on it just out of idle curiosity, and maybe since it was basically asking to be bagged. Turned out it was a rare! I happened on three more within the next five minutes, but none was rare.
Just tamed mine 45.4 63.0 Shu'halo 16:14 server time. Two were up. The first I picked was poor, declined him. The second I picked was common and I got him. He'll do untill I can catch a rare, but at least I got one! Hope this helps and happy hunting!
Perfittb: Terrible Turnip is your friend - but yeah, I've done that too!