Pet Battle: [13-14] Searing Gorge; [15-16] Un'Goro Crater; [15-16] Burning Steppes; [16-17] Blasted Lands; [22-23] Mount Hyjal
Looks around and Idles about.
Pit-pattering footsteps; vocalizations (on-click)
100% Hit Chance
Blasts the enemy with fire, dealing 330.96 to 496.44 Elemental damage.
Flanks the enemy 1-2 times, dealing 197 Critter damage per hit.
Hits an additional time if the user attacks first.
Deals 394 Beast damage and reduces the target's speed by 25% for 4 rounds;.
Restores 394 health plus half of the last hit taken by the user.
100% Hit Chance
Scorches the ground, dealing 492 Dragonkin damage and dealing 78 Dragonkin damage to all active pets each round for 9 rounds.
During Scorched Earth, all pets count as Burning .
Calls down a meteor, which will fall 15 rounds from now, instantly killing all active pets.
Cockroaches and Beetles always survive this attack.
Critters are immune to stun, root, and sleep effects.
50% from Beast abilities
33% from Elemental abilities
Their scorched earth weather ability causes them to take damage every turn, so your rare could suicide before you capture it. If the beetle uses this attack just change pets and soak the beetle's attack but don't attack back and let the beetle bring it's own health down into the capturing range.
Found a ton just wandering around the edge of the cauldron.
This beetle helped me capture a rare lvl 17 robo cub in winterspring. Its fire attack was amazing against the mechanical, and with cauterize it bounced back from the cubs huge hits. What was amazing is that the beetle helped capture it solo being only lvl 15, and ended with more than half its hp left. It is identical in stats to the lava beetle, if adjusted for level.
The Lava Beetle is better with same abilites and same skin: http://www.warcraftpets.com/wow-pets/critter/insects/lava-beetle/
This is wonderful for power-leveling lowbies.
They have an attack that causes them to take damage so be careful when trying to capture.