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Giant Sewer Rat

Giant Sewer Rat
Giant Sewer Rat
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Profession: Fishing [1+]

Zone: Dalaran

Approximate Catch Rate: 1 in 1,000

Giant Sewer Rat
Giant Sewer Rat
Binds when picked up
Use: Teaches you how to summon this companion.
Want it Want it | Got it | Exclude — Community: 56.3% have it
Rare
Yes
Neutral Neutral
Ground

Vocalizations (on-click)

None
Fishing required.
3 allowed
November 12, 2008

This pet is obtained via fishing in the Dalaran Underbelly (sewers). Like other capital cities in Azeroth, a fishing skill of 1+ is all that's required to fish in Dalaran. See El's Extreme Anglin' guide Dalaran Fishing - Giant Sewer Rat for more information.

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Quality
Level 0: Health 0Power 0Speed 0
Requires Pet Level: 1

100%  Hit Chance 

 

Scratches the enemy, dealing 394 Critter damage.


Vs. Undead

Vs. Humanoid
Requires Pet Level: 10

100% Hit Chance 

 

Deals 295 Critter damage.

 

Deals 197 additional damage if the user has lower health than the target.


Vs. Undead

Vs. Humanoid
Requires Pet Level: 2

100%  Hit Chance 

 

Rapidly strikes at the enemy 1-2 times, dealing 197 Critter damage per hit.

 

Hits an additional time if the user attacks first.


Vs. Undead

Vs. Humanoid
Requires Pet Level: 15

100%  Hit Chance 

 

Instantly deals 197 Beast damage and Poisons  the target for 98 additional Elemental damage per round for 5 rounds.


Vs. Critter

Vs. Flying
Requires Pet Level: 4

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.


Vs. Undead

Vs. Humanoid
3 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 20

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.

Critter

Passive: 

Critters are immune to stun, root, and sleep effects.

 

Damage Taken 

50% from Beast abilities

33% from Elemental abilities

Dalaran — Northrend
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Phaedra 
Rating: +14   [Report]
Unlike Whiskers, the Giant Sewer Rat does NOT flip over and play dead. Also, it's pathing appears to be smaller (probably due to the larger size). However, a Giant Sewer Rat chasing after a druid in kitty form will often stop people in their tracks in Dalaran.
Sep 27, 2009 at 12:24pm | Edits: 0 | Gilneas-US | Pets: 545 Compare collections | Score: 2684
Site MVPMalefactor 
Rating: +3   [Report]
Ah, the Giant Sewer Rat — how I learned that I can fish and do my job at the same time. ^.^
Oct 12, 2009 at 3:51pm | Edits: 0 | Draenor-US | Pets: 159 Compare collections | Score: 0
Drunkbar 
Rating: +2   [Report]

I make a strategy. 10 casts per day, 1% of chance. Got lucky in day seven. Dont know if works for everyone, but this way i didnt get crazy. Nice guy, by the way. (sry about the english, trying to learn)

Mar 7, 2013 at 10:36am | Edits: 0 | Goldrinn-US | Pets: 478 Compare collections | Score: 2363
Jendiah 
Rating: +2   [Report]

Don't make the mistake I made and buy it on the auction house.  That's great for beefing up yout unique pet collection, but you do not get the "I Smell a Rat" Achievment. 

Feb 12, 2013 at 5:43pm | Edits: 1 | Hellscream-US | Pets: 394 Compare collections | Score: 2081
Top RaterClbulen 
Rating: +2   [Report]
For those of you that are just as unlucky as I am, don't give up! I've been farming for this pet off and on for 2 years with no luck. Finally started the true grind yesterday, and after 9 hours, 2066 casts he was mine!
Aug 8, 2012 at 11:09am | Edits: 0 | Turalyon-US | Pets: 577 Compare collections | Score: 3087
Top RaterAxolotls 
Rating: +2   [Report]
I have been fishing for this pet since wotlk was released. A depressing amount of casts later and now into cataclysm, I do not believe it exists.
Jan 19, 2011 at 2:35am | Edits: 0 | Arthas-US | Pets: 527 Compare collections | Score: 2495
Linaste 
Rating: +1   [Report]

Finally got this guy today!

 

Took me 3248 casts @ about 3.8 a minute. That's about 855 minutes or 14.25 hours. Was it worth it? Depends how important achievements are to you. I found one on the AH for 2k and I'd say buying that would definitely be better value if I didn't care about the achievement.

 

My advice: Find something you can do while you're fishing. I played keno pop on a java games website. Fishing is awful, keno pop is awful, but if I put them together I'm moderately entertained!

Jan 9, 2014 at 7:27pm | Edits: 0 | Kilrogg-US | Pets: 550 Compare collections | Score: 2951
Top RaterKyozu 
Rating: +1   [Report]

Finally caught one in cantrips and crows in about 600 casts. Didn't do it in 1 session, went back and forth quite a lot of times.

 

Attempted to buy it from the black market auction house several times (to get the achievement) but kept getting outbid/never bothered to camp the AH :(

 

Oh well, got the achievement the proper way now!  :)

 

Jun 10, 2013 at 4:18am | Edits: 1 | Defias Brotherhood-EU | Pets: 584 Compare collections | Score: 3483
Saerise 
Rating: +1   [Report]
This is most definitely my favorite pet of all time. I fished him up the day I turned level 80 back in 2009, and he's been my best buddy ever since! He's been our guild mascot for a while now, too! And when he gets those pet biscuits, he gets about as big as my blood elf! I am super excited that he'll soon be shared with my alts, and I know he will pwn in the upcoming pet battles!
Aug 5, 2012 at 11:20am | Edits: 0 | Perenolde-US | Pets: 206 Compare collections | Score: 889
Vespertina 
Rating: +1   [Report]
After 15 minutes of fishing for this guy, I tried targeting the underbelly rat that was running around the end of the dock. Only took another 5 min before I heard the whooshing, clanking sound of the achievement. Coincidence, or good advice from fellow collectors? I don't know, but I immediately splashed him with a Pet Grooming Kit, to get the icky sewer stuff off of course, and wow... he musta been really filthy, cuz there's a huge hazy cloud surrounding him now! My little Pigpen, hehee.
Sep 3, 2010 at 11:09pm | Edits: 0 | Blackwater Raiders-US | Pets: 429 Compare collections | Score: 1984
Hyppolyta 
Rating: +1   [Report]
Make sure your fishing level is as high as possible when farming this guy. That means +fishing hats, poles, lores, etc. The higher your probability for fishing up junk (grays), the lower your probability of fishing up our little friend here!
Oct 15, 2009 at 7:02pm | Edits: 0 | Alexstrasza-US | Pets: 548 Compare collections | Score: 2785
Top RaterTeabag 
Rating: 0   [Report]

started fisging with a skill of about 350 and got the rat after about 120 tries.

here's what i also got:

 

sickly fish * 10

 

driftwood * 9

 

weeds * 9

 

tangled fishing line * 11

 

crystal vial * 10

 

magic eater * 20

 

sewer carp * 50

 

drowned rat * 2

 

tattered cloth * 6

 

rock * 1

 

partially eaten fish * 4

Oct 23, 2014 at 11:46am | Edits: 0 | Sylvanas-EU | Pets: 372 Compare collections | Score: 1631
Senatorbinks27 
Rating: 0   [Report]

I spent over an hour and a half fishing for him in the Dalaran fountain only to find out that only the edges have the sewer loot tables, so I broke down and grabbed him from the AH. I don't care that I didn't get the achievement; I got a giant rat for my Critter team and that's what matters.

Jul 21, 2014 at 7:58pm | Edits: 0 | Durotan-US | Pets: 284 Compare collections | Score: 1338
Beezledrop 
Rating: 0   [Report]

I set out to catch this in the Black Market with my fishing at around 85. It took me 5 days and a ton of trys. I eventually caught it off of the dock near Crows Tavern shortly after I hit 600 on my fishing skill. It will pop up but expect to try more then a 1000 times before it actually pops up, specially if you start low like i did. 

Jul 21, 2014 at 12:12pm | Edits: 0 | Sentinels-US | Pets: 421 Compare collections | Score: 2252
Rusty5p00n 
Rating: 0   [Report]

Woot Finaly got this guy, spend many hours in Cataclysm times trying to fish this up and finally got him today after around 150 casts :)

May 5, 2014 at 12:39pm | Edits: 0 | Emerald Dream-EU | Pets: 462 Compare collections | Score: 2249
Devlan 
Rating: 0   [Report]

I got mine from the BMAH for 1400g, making Breanni proud by getting another Pet, but making El sad by not getting it from actually fishing myself.

Mar 15, 2014 at 6:11pm | Edits: 0 | Dragonblight-EU | Pets: 564 Compare collections | Score: 3367
Msinda 
Rating: 0   [Report]

Got it today in the Fountain while fishing for coins. 

Jan 11, 2014 at 1:49pm | Edits: 0 | Korialstrasz-US | Pets: 285 Compare collections | Score: 1382
Bosworth67 
Rating: 0   [Report]

Got mine in Cantrips and Crows in roughly 40 cast.

Jun 4, 2013 at 11:31am | Edits: 0 | Zangarmarsh-US | Pets: 418 Compare collections | Score: 2251
Jalee 
Rating: 0   [Report]

104 casts in sewers and on 105 got giant sewer rat, yay

Jan 29, 2013 at 9:28pm | Edits: 0 | Mok'Nathal-US | Pets: 386 Compare collections | Score: 1896
Flibbitcc 
Rating: 0   [Report]

Back during Wrath I fished for this little guy for hours and hours with no luck. Eventually I gave up, but I swore I'd always come back for him. Surprisingly enough, he just dropped from a [Misty Satchel of Exotic Mysteries]!

Dec 22, 2012 at 9:45pm | Edits: 0 | Cenarion Circle-US | Pets: 455 Compare collections | Score: 1858
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You wouldn't want to meet this rat in a dark alley. Or anywhere else, for that matter.
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