Pet Battle: [24-25] Dread Wastes
Can be found on the sandy flats on the southern coast.
100% Hit Chance
Oozes onto the enemy, dealing 394 Magic damage.
Deals 197 Undead damage.
The user is healed for 100% of the damage dealt.
Spits Poison goo onto the target, dealing 98 Critter damage each round and increasing damage taken by 25% for 3 rounds.
Reduces up to 98.5 damage from each attack against you.
Lasts 5 rounds.
100% Hit Chance
Submerges, becoming unattackable for one round.
On the next round, you attack, dealing 472.8 to 709.2 Aquatic damage.
Deals 591 Beast damage and has a 25% chance to stun the target.
Critters are immune to stun, root, and sleep effects.
50% from Beast abilities
33% from Elemental abilities
This guy is your clean-up hitter for your Pandarian Spirit Tamer Dailes. Those Elementals can't touch him with his Dive, Acidic Goo, Absorb combo that he usually takes out those elementals with barely breaking a sweat. After a 2nd day of doing the dailies I finally gave my Rapana Whelk a name - he will forever be known as Lawrence Whelk!! (btw mine is an H/B)
@Sonnisann: It's their racial. Critters like the Rapana Whelk are immune to stun, root, and sleep effects.
This snail is one of the easier ones to capture at a higher level than say, Scooter, and is an excellent pet to use against elementals, especially ones that use small damage multistrike abilitites. Ur you can trade the Shell Shield for Acidic Goo, then use Dive for an absolutely massive blow.
Can't help but notice that no one said anything about this critter pet (which is supposed to be immune to sleep effects) being put to sleep by moths. Has anyone else experienced this?
I agree with Melmo in that I don't see the point of getting a S/S breed snail, aside from the completionist/novelty factor. You're losing a fair amount of health and power for the sake of speed that isn't likely to help much anyway.
Shoring up your weaknesses is a nice idea, but sometimes your effort is better spent improving what you're already good at. H/B breed all the way.
The S/S version with 260 speed is still pretty slow :/ I went with the H/B breed, he hits harder and lives longer ;)
I found a rare today as a secondary pet. It was behind a silent hedgehog.
This is one of my go to pets for spirit tamer battles. Snails in general are great against elementals as they have both a hard and soft counter (aquatic abilities for extra damage and critter type for less damage taken). Since this is the highest level snail tameable it makes it a mist have for pet battlers and well worth farming a rare.
I just found my blue Rapana Whelk, can't believe how many battles I had to fight in Dread Wastes. It was a 24 H/B in the Chittering Coast. I was at the point of believing that they were only a myth. It was the secondary pet.
This is the only snail with the blue antennaes as far as I know.
After about 50 of the battles in Dreadwastes, I've found that either I'm the most unluckiest pet collector of them all, or 5/15 build doesn't exist. Not even remotely close to a 5/15 build in the least. None of the pets. Absolutely poppycock. >.<
I had much better luck capturing a rare Silkbead Snail than I did one of these guys. Mine is (somewhat sadly) an 18, but as the Silkbead and the Rapana have the same abilities, I definitely recommend them for the Spirit Tamers if your luck is similar to mine.
this guy is consistently awesome against the Pandarian spirits.
Had a spare Critter stone, so I used it on a poor-quality Breed 5. I only encountered poors and commons even after a hour, but this was the only one with the high speed rating. Thanks to the tool on this website, I determined that this was indeed the S/S breed, so I capped him and stoned him.
If you wondered what can beat Lil' Ragnaros, here is your answer. Put Shell Shield on while he submerges for his Sons of the Flame, the damage is entire negated. Also his filler attack, Sulfuras Smash and Magma Trap, that normally hit for 395, will only tickle you for 181, while your Dive will hit him for 850 and Ooze Touch for 310. That means he will be done in 3-4 rounds while you will be alive with 1100-1400 HP (depending on your HP and Magma Trap hits)
Update: The only snail with this abilities an a pure speed breed (260 at 25 / blue)!
The shield and absorbe spells are also strong in those battles against pandarian spirits.
Extremely Versatile and Valuable. Not only does he have a great elemental attack as his third ability (As mentioned previously vs Pandaren Earth Spirit), but you could swap that ability for Headbutt and toy with Critters with a swarm attacks. He makes a Mockery of Aki the Chosen's cricket with his Absorb, Shell shield, and Headbutt.
i've spend an afternoon trying to get a rare 5 breed (S/S) to no avail. best i could get was an untommon 5 or several 3 or 12's. it seems that the 5 is by far the rarest that can occur. i might just throw a flawless critter stone at my uncommon next time i get one, because finding a rare is pretty troublesome.
Having quite the trouble finding a rare in 5/15 breed ..or S/S if you will. The one I leveled is 12/22 :S Was wondering if I use a stone on a common 3/13 breed I caught, it'll not change breed, will it?
Hands down the best creature I have for dealing with the Pandaren Earth Elemental daily. Since its a critter it breaks CC fast (elemental has 2). I use Acidic Goo for the damage debuff, then the aquatic based Dive hits for over 1000 damage on a non-crit. Crits one shot the elemental. Can use the last few rounds with the elemental to fill life up with Absorb, so you go into the next pet with some health.
got a rare battling a hedge hog :) in the dread wastes was by a tree.