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Sprite Darter Hatchling
Sprite Darter Hatchling
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Drop: World Drop

Zone: Feralas [40-50]

Approximate Drop Rate: 1 in 8,000

Sprite Darter Egg
Sprite Darter Egg
Binds when picked up
Use: Teaches you how to summon this companion.
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Neutral Neutral
Air (flies alongside flying mount)

Flutters about.

Wing flutter (constant); vocalizations (on-click)

3 allowed
April 1, 2007

Before patch 4.0.3, alliance characters could obtain this pet from the quest [48]Becoming a Parent.

Now the pet may only be farmed by both factions as a zone drop in Feralas.

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

100% Hit Chance 


Attacks the enemy with 1-3 blades of wind, dealing 197 Flying damage per attack.

Vs. Aquatic

Vs. Dragonkin
Requires Pet Level: 10

100% Hit Chance 


Blasts the enemy with a surge of arcane power, dealing 295 Magic damage.


Damage increases by 98 each time it is used. Max 492 Magic damage.

Vs. Flying

Vs. Mechanical
4 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 2

Fade into a cloud of mist, increasing your chance to dodge by 100%.


Lasts 1 round.

5 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 15

100% Hit Chance 


Equalizes the health between the user and his enemy.


Health gained cannot exceed the caster's maximum health.

3 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 4

100% Hit Chance 


Deals 492 Magic damage and turns the weather into Moonlight for 9 rounds.


During Moonlight, all pets receive 25% additional healing and Magic abilities deal 10% additional damage.

Vs. Flying

Vs. Mechanical
5 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 20

Creates a cyclone which has a 35% chance to deal 137 Flying damage to the enemy team each round.


Lasts 5 rounds.

Vs. Aquatic

Vs. Dragonkin


Dragons deal 50% additional damage on the next round after bringing a target's health below 50%.


Damage Taken 

50% from Humanoid abilities

33% from Flying abilities

Feralas — Kalimdor
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I thought after buying a few expensive pets form AH after giving up farming for them i would slug it out & farm for the Emerald Whelping. After 29miins & 240 kills this Egg dropped. Awesome !! Very Happy. Carried on for 1hr total & 477 kills , still no whelping though.

Mar 19, 2015 at 9:46pm | Edits: 0 | Dath'Remar-US | Pets: 413 Compare collections | Score: 2158
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The NFD has always been a go-to for me and now that I have this dude, I'm feeling pretty awesome! I use life exchange quite a bit when fighting the beasts of fable. I am excited to take on the Celestial Tournament armed with an extra pet with this capability! 

Jan 29, 2015 at 12:54am | Edits: 0 | Ysera-US | Pets: 448 Compare collections | Score: 2254
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A long time ago I picked up this pet while getting Loremaster of Kalimdor when it was a guaranteed quest reward from a quest chain. I have another reason to love him now. He virtually solo'd Stitches, Jr. for the Garrison pet daily. Moonfire > Arcane Blast > AB > Life Exchange > AB X5 > LE > AB X5. He died from infected claw after the res but the backup pets were there to take the credit/win. :-)

Jan 2, 2015 at 9:40pm | Edits: 0 | Kilrogg-US | Pets: 495 Compare collections | Score: 2721
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Snagged it from the AH for 2100g. Thank you! :D

Dec 25, 2014 at 9:06am | Edits: 0 | Emerald Dream-EU | Pets: 491 Compare collections | Score: 2630
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I had the luckiest day - two emerald whelplings (roughly seven hours apart - I got my first after 30 minutes and then quested in the zone for the rest of the time) and one of these beauties after about an hour or so of farming the Noxious Whelplings!  The entire reason I stayed in the zone was because I was hoping for this drop.  I'm so glad I didn't give up.  I highly recommend farming this while you're questing.  Stick with it, people, you can do it!  

Dec 2, 2014 at 2:24am | Edits: 0 | Turalyon-US | Pets: 57 Compare collections | Score: 258
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I have had this pet for years!  This used to be a final reward for a quest chain that started in Feralas if I am not mistaken.  I had been collecting pets on my Warlock, but now all pets are for all toons.  

Sep 26, 2014 at 3:59pm | Edits: 0 | Mannoroth-US | Pets: 333 Compare collections | Score: 1559
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Got this drop while farming for Emerald Whelpling from the Noxious Whelps, super cute!

Aug 27, 2014 at 6:09pm | Edits: 0 | Turalyon-US | Pets: 69 Compare collections | Score: 251
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BY FAR my favorite pet. The Sprite Darter has a stunning, unique appearance combined with S/S and a great moveset. Evanescence works wonderfully, as the Darter is faster than most pets and can "disappear" early, effectively blocking two of the opponent's moves. It can also pack quite a punch with moonfire and then a chain of arcane blasts, especially when the dragonkin passive activates!

Aug 16, 2014 at 8:52pm | Edits: 0 | Dragonblight-US | Pets: 280 Compare collections | Score: 1478
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Completely accidental drop from a Sea Elemental at the coast of Feralas. I had no idea this guy even existed and was quite surprised not only by the egg but also by the fact that it produced a rare battle pet when I opened it. And he looks cute. :-)

Jun 17, 2014 at 9:40am | Edits: 0 | Chamber of Aspects-EU | Pets: 251 Compare collections | Score: 1144
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Got it at New Thalanarr off of Grimtotem Marauder

Apr 16, 2014 at 8:02am | Edits: 0 | Vek'nilash-US | Pets: 489 Compare collections | Score: 2581
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just snapped it from the AH for 2500G... either someone does not know what they had or selling off their extra pets

Feb 16, 2014 at 8:51pm | Edits: 0 | Uldum-US | Pets: 517 Compare collections | Score: 2560
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Something very odd is going on with the pet battles today.  I was having the issues of logging on that Blizz has been trying to correct all week.  Was doing the ach for 400 uniques.  I was at 389.  After the rolling restart I jumped to 399!  This beauty just appeared in my journal!  I know I never got it. also got a second Emerald whelpling.  Haven't worked out what the other extras I picked up yet but wow, thank you blizz!  I named him Mystery

Feb 8, 2014 at 7:57pm | Edits: 0 | Arathor-EU | Pets: 454 Compare collections | Score: 2326
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Found it on the AH on Hydraxis for 2000 gold. Shook my head in disbelief as I clicked "Buyout" and ended the ridiculous grind. Still need the Emerald Whelping, so my work in Feralas isn't done....

Jan 13, 2014 at 1:27am | Edits: 0 | Hydraxis-US | Pets: 630 Compare collections | Score: 3633
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I love this pet!!! Favorite by far. When it was a quest chain I did the parent quest chain after finishing up the start of the quest with 2 night elves who where trying to protect and free the sprite darters. Got him on a few alts back in the day. Had about 6 of them when they became battle pets.

Dec 5, 2013 at 9:49pm | Edits: 0 | Garona-US | Pets: 203 Compare collections | Score: 857
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I was lucky to find this pet on my 50th kill :)

Nov 7, 2013 at 3:03pm | Edits: 0 | Proudmoore-US | Pets: 348 Compare collections | Score: 1845
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Update: I got it today, FINALLY. I highly recommend farming the Noxious Whelp it only has a .001% to drop the Sprite Darter but you also have a chance for the Emerald Whelpling. The nox.Whelps are close together and respawn quickly. Using a druid was very fast!



Killing frayfeathers near the Ruins of Isildien and SpriteDarters near Camp Mojache because according to WowHead those 2 mobs have the highest % drop rate for the egg at a whopping .03%  Wish me luck!

Oct 18, 2013 at 8:21pm | Edits: 1 | Arathor-US | Pets: 508 Compare collections | Score: 2461
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I had gotten this pet just as I got Wraith of the Lich King. It had dropped and I was like its so cute.  I would run around with it on my rogue all the time.

Jul 30, 2013 at 12:48pm | Edits: 0 | Earthen Ring-US | Pets: 149 Compare collections | Score: 594
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OK, I'm confused. How does Alliance get the pet? I think I understand that for Horde they just run around and kill every living darter next to Mohaj.  Another I read basically said kill this or this or this. I got two emerald dragons trying out that theory. BUT no little darter.  Is there still an Alliance quest? If so, what is its name? Does it still work to beat the daylights out of the adult darter population if you are Horde?  You have me confused, step by step please.

Jul 29, 2013 at 4:58pm | Edits: 0 | Alexstrasza-US | Pets: 267 Compare collections | Score: 1258
Top RaterLocaenvy 
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This was a super rare drop from mobs back in Vanilla BEFORE being a quest pet. and now it is back to a drop pet, just not as rare as it was to get to drop back in the day. I farmed for a couple of weeks to get this one, with the help of my ex. It was little known, but when he got one to drop while questing and trying to not get killed he showed me and we headed off together to find one of these beauties for me. Good luck on the hunt! This is still one of my most cherished pixals <3

Jun 27, 2013 at 1:18am | Edits: 0 | Azjol-Nerub-US | Pets: 662 Compare collections | Score: 3582
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Can you loot this pet after you already have it? I wanted to try to farm it for my husband. I was going to cage it and give it to him. Is that possible? Thanks so much.

Jun 22, 2013 at 5:14pm | Edits: 0 | Medivh-US | Pets: 221 Compare collections | Score: 878
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These adorable critters love snuggling with their owners after a long day of brutal, bloody battle.
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