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Frigid Frostling

Frigid Frostling
Frigid Frostling
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World Event: Midsummer Fire Festival

Daily Instance: Lord Ahune [80+]

Approximate Drop Rate: 1 in 20 dropped (available 15 days per year)

Ice Chip
Ice Chip
Binds when picked up
Use: Teaches you how to summon this companion.
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Rare
Yes
Neutral Neutral
Ground

Hovers. Also throws snowballs at nearby players, causing a buff that creates a brief snow shower over that player.

Snow sound (on summon); rocks tumbling (constant); vocalizations (on-click)

Throws snowballs at nearby players, placing a short term buff on them that showers them with snowflakes.

Wrath of the Lich King expansion required.
3 allowed
June 21, 2010

Lord Ahune is a high level boss that may be summoned within the Slave Pens instance.

NOTE: This pet specifically drops from [Satchel of Chilled Goods]. This satchel is available to players after their first kill of Lord Ahune each day, provided they used the Dungeon Finder tool to access the dungeon.

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

100% Hit Chance 

 

Splashes the enemy with freezing damage, dealing 295 Elemental damage.

 

Deals 197 additional damage if the target is Chilled .


Vs. Mechanical

Vs. Critter
Requires Pet Level: 10

100% Hit Chance 

 

Rushes to the enemy on a stream of water, dealing 295 Aquatic damage.

 

This move always goes first.


Vs. Elemental

Vs. Magic
3 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 2

100% Hit Chance 

 

Deals 394 Elemental damage and prevents the target from fleeing for 2 rounds.

 

While rooted the target is Chilled .


Vs. Mechanical

Vs. Critter
Requires Pet Level: 15

100% Hit Chance 

 

Shoots a jet of rapidly chilling ice, dealing 197 Elemental damage and coats the ground near the enemy with ice.

 

Frozen ground causes enemies to be Chilled and reduces hit chance by 20%. Lasts 4 rounds. Persists through pet swaps.


Vs. Mechanical

Vs. Critter
5 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 4

100% Hit Chance 

 

Launches an orb of freezing energy at the target.

 

After 3 rounds, the ice hits, causing the current enemy pet to take 591 Elemental damage and be stunned for 1 round.


Vs. Mechanical

Vs. Critter
3 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 20

95% Hit Chance 

 

Deals 492 Elemental damage to the enemy.

 

Deals 98 additional damage to the enemy team if the target is Chilled .


Vs. Mechanical

Vs. Critter
Elemental

Passive: 

Elementals ignore all negative weather effects.

 

Damage Taken 

50% from Aquatic abilities

33% from Mechanical abilities

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DrunkFrog 
Rating: +58   [Report]
Cower, fools! Cower in the might of Lok'holar, the miniature Ice Lord! Yes, run! Run from my......snowballs? Run from my snowballs of frigid demise! May the snowflakes of your doom rain down upon you! MUHAHAHAHA-....Wait, no, don't catch them on your tongue, cower in fear!
Jun 22, 2010 at 5:32pm | Edits: 0 | Echo Isles-US | Pets: 511 Compare collections | Score: 2306
Site MVPYoszie 
Rating: +15   [Report]
Regarding the Frigid Frostling

Beautiful, wonderful, amazing pet
I want; I need; would do anything to get
But no matter what I do, how hard I try
It won't help me get it with how it's designed
It's a five percent drop with 15 shots max
Whoever designed this fail needs to learn math
This is sure to make us pet lovers insane
So before I find myself pet-less & blow out my brains
I'd like to say one thing to Blizzard execs:
If I'm dead I cannot buy your BlizzardStore pets!
Jul 2, 2010 at 4:40am | Edits: 0 | Azuremyst-US | Pets: 602 Compare collections | Score: 3082
Site MVPWain 
Rating: +7   [Report]
Wowhead estimates a loot rate of 3%. If you kill Ahune at every reset I believe you should have 15 chances at it (including just before reset on the first day of the festival).

If this is right, the chance of getting it at least once for someone who makes every attempt is approximately 1 - (97/100)^15 = 0.367 or ~37%. If the loot rate is 5% it jumps to a ~54% chance

Assuming my figures are correct the majority of people who try their hardest still won't see it during this year's festival :/
Jun 25, 2010 at 12:55am | Edits: 2 | Aman'Thul-US | Pets: 592 Compare collections | Score: 3476
Site MVPKeristrazja 
Rating: +5   [Report]
Like a lot of people, I was not pleased with the drop rate or method of attaining this pet.

Personally, I think it's ridiculous to have something with such a minuscule chance of dropping be available for only 14 days out of the year, especially considering that it's a non-combat pet and does nothing other than add flavor.

Give it a ridiculously low drop rate if you must, but at least make it drop from the chest, so that it can be farmed. 14 chances at less than 2% per try are long odds.
Aug 13, 2010 at 9:16pm | Edits: 0 | Elune-US | Pets: 331 Compare collections | Score: 1511
Site MVPFenril 
Rating: +3   [Report]
After 4 years of summoning on 7 level 85s, which is over 200+ summons, I got it on my LAST SUMMON, on MY LAST DAY of the Mid Summer Event, what is the odds of that, last day/last summon after 4 years!
Jun 24, 2012 at 2:02pm | Edits: 2 | Stormrage-US | Pets: 597 Compare collections | Score: 3560
Elastoplast 
Rating: +3   [Report]
Yes, shares the same item graphic as a frozen orb, so be careful if you win it.

It's called "Ice Chip" and nowhere does it mention on the tooltip that it teaches you a pet.

It throws snowballs at people, which for 10 secs gives them a 10 sec effect of snowflakes falling around them. This is the same effect that Ahune's scythe gives upon use and is listed as "Infrigidate" in their buffs list.

The frostling will throw snowballs to any nearby character, whether they are in your party or not.
Jun 27, 2010 at 11:56pm | Edits: 1 | Stormrage-EU | Pets: 508 Compare collections | Score: 2414
Breezy 
Rating: +2   [Report]
After not getting it for 3-4 years in a row, my shaman finally got it on her first try this season, today! :)
Jun 21, 2012 at 4:31am | Edits: 0 | Wildhammer-EU | Pets: 515 Compare collections | Score: 2343
Fenril_lonewolf 
Rating: +1   [Report]
I got the scorchling the first year that mid summer festival opened.
Since the frostling appeared (3 or 4 years ago???), I never missed a single day to kick Ahune's back with my 4 chars and guess what... It still on my "to get" pet list. I've got tons of capes and scythes on all my chars but that's all.
Well, I hope I will get it with the battle pet system :P (just kidding... or not ;))

Edit : Well, whine one time and the RNG God bless you. I just got the frostling today :P.
Jul 2, 2012 at 12:43pm | Edits: 1 | Sargeras-EU | Pets: 596 Compare collections | Score: 3052
Bmille40 
Rating: +1   [Report]
I almost deleted him! I got it first try and didnt know he was a drop. I was so freaky close to losing him! So happy I didnt delete him!
Jul 2, 2012 at 8:10am | Edits: 0 | Suramar-US | Pets: 494 Compare collections | Score: 2116
Ril 
Rating: +1   [Report]
that damn... little slippery... disappoing... two years...... *sob* bwhaaa! *snort*

There should definetely be a more satisfying way to obtain seasonal pets like this one. I'm not talking of increased drop-rates here - rather, I'd love to see something only the dedicated collectors do (read: us), but isn't that RNG-dependent. Something that takes a fair amout of time (or skill!), and no one that doesn't appreciate pets (read: is in their right mind) would ever do.
Jul 4, 2011 at 6:30pm | Edits: 1 | Dun Morogh-EU | Pets: 568 Compare collections | Score: 3195
Rezzelyn 
Rating: +1   [Report]
We're starting to get pets that are perfect for certain classes. Lil KT and Frigid Frostling work very well for Frost Mages. :) /dance

The only problem I have with the Frostling is that there isn't anything frosty about him. He looks devoid of ice, really. I think they should make his body out of blue, translucent ice chunks, the same type used in a mages Ice Block. It would be awesome!
Jun 30, 2010 at 3:06pm | Edits: 1 | Greymane-US | Pets: 377 Compare collections | Score: 1575
Malach 
Rating: +1   [Report]
For those in Europe who aren't happy with the new satchel system there is now a post on the official forums - http://forums.wow-europe.com/thread.html?topicId=13816834171&sid=1
Jun 28, 2010 at 7:49am | Edits: 0 | Thunderhorn-EU | Pets: 413 Compare collections | Score: 2050
Soccerking 
Rating: 0   [Report]

counter is simple critter of any kind will do and if can always stun

Jun 29, 2014 at 6:38pm | Edits: 0 | Area 52-US | Pets: 156 Compare collections | Score: 693
Notamonk 
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I bought mine on the ah for only 1.9k gold!! I was so happy when I saw him up there for so little I instantly purchased him without even thinking about (not that you really had to though I mean come on!) lol

 

Best of luck to anyone that wasn't able to get him to drop. Keep your chin up and keep checking the ah! :D

Jan 5, 2013 at 9:56am | Edits: 0 | Firetree-US | Pets: 170 Compare collections | Score: 833
Hellomynameis 
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1 in 20 dropchance(5%) is slightly off. According to statistics gathered on wowhead, it is 1 in 28, or 3.59% droprate. Comparably, Lumpy who is also available 15 days a year from a world event, only has a 2.94% droprate, or 1 in 34.

 

Logically, there is no reason why blizzard would differentiate between the two, if this is correct, using the statistical count on wowhead, the actual droprate for both is 3.05%.

 

I think its fair to say the droprate is programmed to be 3%.

Dec 13, 2012 at 6:54am | Edits: 2 | Shattered Hand-EU | Pets: 443 Compare collections | Score: 2162
Site MVPShouji 
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I almost ("almost") feel bad because the person who sold this on my server did it for only 3,000g, so I snatched it up. Now there are a few on the AH, with the cheapest being 100,000g. Lucky me!

Oct 31, 2012 at 5:34am | Edits: 1 | Twisting Nether-US | Pets: 559 Compare collections | Score: 3177
Tweak 
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My fellow pet collectors rejoice!

I know many (self included) have struggled to obtain this guy (or other holiday pets) for years, but on Tuesday, at long last, we can simply TRADE for caged ones!

I for one will be hoping to trade one of my three Lumpys for a Frigid Frostling come Tuesday. And since pets can be caged and uncaged cross-realm, I imagine it shouldn't be too hard to find someone somewhere who'll be interested.

Never shall I have to slay Ahune for this guy again!
Sep 22, 2012 at 4:55am | Edits: 0 | Ysera-US | Pets: 588 Compare collections | Score: 3157
Clatong 
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As with many other posters, this is my least favorite type of "hunt" for pets. I went out of my way to log in each day and queue for the run, with nothing to show for it. Maybe next year.
Jul 5, 2012 at 10:04am | Edits: 0 | Uther-US | Pets: 569 Compare collections | Score: 3183
Diamondsoul 
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So, with 4 85s, I have gotten 4 Frost Scythes this year. No pets. No pets. Not a single pet... Cry cry cry. Whine. Whine. Whine. Agreed. I hate the the RNG one time a day possible drop is killing me!
Jul 5, 2012 at 3:02am | Edits: 0 | Earthen Ring-US | Pets: 587 Compare collections | Score: 3148
Site MVPTeniblue 
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This is one of the few pets that still elude me. However since our toons will be able to share pets in MoP, I'm doing Lord Ahune every day on every one of my 85s. ONE of them must surely get one!
Jun 23, 2012 at 12:57pm | Edits: 0 | Hyjal-US | Pets: 287 Compare collections | Score: 0
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While not nearly as destructive as its original master, the Ice Lord Ahune, the frostling has been known to lob chilly snowballs at unsuspecting adventurers.
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