Pet Battle: [1-10] Darkmoon Island
100% Hit Chance
Pokes at the enemy with a sharp beak, dealing 394 Flying damage.
100% Hit Chance
Boldly attack, dealing 295 Flying damage plus 197 Flying damage if the user strikes first.
Lets out a loud squawk, dealing 197 Flying damage and reducing the damage the target deals by 25% for 3 rounds.
A shadow falls across the battlefield, dealing 591 Humanoid damage and turning the weather to Darkness for 5 rounds.
During Darkness, all pets are considered Blinded and all healing received is reduced by 50%.
A murder of crows swoops in, causing 177 Flying damage.
Opponents struck by the murder take double damage for 2 rounds.
Swarm continues for 3 rounds.
50% Hit Chance
Deals 788 Flying damage.
Base hit chance increased to 100% if the target is Blinded .
Flying creatures gain 50% extra speed while above 50% health.
50% from Magic abilities
33% from Beast abilities
First battle against a Darkmoon Glowfly (45.2, 50.3) tonight netted me a grey S/S. I think I'll just stone, and call it a day!
For those asking about looking for pets on low-pop realms - yes that does work. Your battle pets are Account bound which means you can use on any toon on any realm, in any region, alliance and horde. As long as it's the same account you are good to go.
My suggestion if you do this is to build a Death Knight. I built my DK on an Oceanic realm to get my minfernals, scorplings, wharf rat and snowy owl. Going to go do Darkmoone Faire now and get my Crow. What won't work is if you are collecting Darkmoon Faire tickets - they are toon based, so any tickets I earn on one realm I can't send to another.
I keep seeing people suggesting taming pets using toons on different servers. How does this do your toons on your main server any good? Can you link battle pets across servers? I really want to get some rare pets that I haven't managed to capture so far, but I don't want them to be stranded on another server so they aren't in my main toons list.
They definitely appear as secondary battlers to the glowflies. Just did a few circles and on my second appearance I got a rare :)
got a blue one today level 6, it was the 2nd pet.
Got mine at 34.1, 74.8 spawn place. Was poor but meh I will stone it up to blue.
I have seen at least two comments that they show up as level 6+ secondary battlers. I have just gotten one as a secondary battle pet, both level 5.
There seems to be a LOT of confusion with Call of Darkness and Nocturnal Strike, so I thought I would help clear it up.
The Nocturnal Strike tool tip states "Base hit chance increased to 100% if the target is Blinded".
Weather effects ALL front pets in battle. The tool tip (at top of screen once cast) for Weather Darkness states "Accuracy reduced by 10%"
So Nocturnal Strike starts at 100% accuracy since blinded, but then the weather itself reduces it to 90% accuracy
This pet's Call of Darkness and Nocturnal Strike combination sounds deadly; however, like many others on here have said, it is broken. One person said it worked pve but not pvp for him or her. For me, it was broken in pve also. It seemed to switch the probabilities on me. I NEVER hit with Nocturnal Strike so far, and to make it worse, the enemies have yet to miss. I thought the Call of Darkness was suppose to work the other way, Blizz. WTH?
Still glad I finally got my rare. Just wish that power combo worked the way it says it will.
I tried serveral times over the past 3 days to get a rare one and my efforts were rewarded this morning with a rare S/S breed. I suggest trying characters from different servers to farm this little guy. Good luck & have fun!
Is it just me or does "Nocturnal Strike" seem to have a very high miss rate after "Call of Darkness", when its supposed to be 100%.
This is definitely a great alternative to the S/S Gilnean Raven. From my experience the Crow only comes up as a secondary pet. I've found that battling a level 6+ battle pet on Darkmoon Island yields a secondary pet in battle (sometimes a third pet as well), but anything with a lower level typically yields only itself in battle. You want to look for anything level 6+ to battle with, if you're looking for a Crow that is.
I got mine as second to the glowfly. They were in the spawn points on that map roughly.
My first was a lvl 7 green and second was a lvl 9 BLUE :D :D was crossing my fings at that point because I had scoured the most part of top forest and had just got to the tip/end with nothing but more grey one off glowflies (far right point was ma bluey).
I found two s/s crows (one green and one gray) from the same spawn point a few hours apart during the most recent faire (Feb. 2014). They were secondaries to a level 10 and level 8 respectively.
When you look at the location map, the spawn point was in the area behind the round whakagnome tent. I will try to get coords but if you've been farming them, I hope that's enough of a guide to the general area.
Despite some of the comments on here, these are not hard or impossible to get.They show up as secondaries to at least level 6+ - circle the Faire over and over again, clearing out glowflies. I got uncommons first - tamed two of those, left the third slot open for a rare if I found it - which I did after two days of farming. Dropped the second uncommon for another free slot, and I'll continue circling. Do this in off hours when there's not a ton of people doing the same thing.
I found a crow yesterday afternoon after about a hour of farming Glowflys. It was poor quality but I just used a stone to upgrade it.
I wanted to update this to add I've since found 2 more crows. It seems they ony drop from level 7+ glowflys, so if you're specifically looking for a crow I'd pass the low level ones.
I found mine today, as a second pet with a Glowfly.. so hunt the Glowfly's as well. Mine was flying at the east side of the fair. The level was higher (level 7), and, like I said, it has a second pet which was a Crow. So don't forget the Glowfly when you see one :)
Does anyone find that their crows are broken when in a pvp battle? I'm running a 3 s/s crow team. Even though I have Call Darkness up, they keep missing with Nocturnal Strike. This has been going on for about a week and it has rendered my team pretty much useless.
The combo, however, seems to work fine in pve battles.
I farmed half a dozen circular routes on this, early morning server time, having never seen a crow over a year's worth of DMF hunting. Last time running the ridge down the east side of the faire I came across four crows in a row, each time as second pet, one of each rarity, 3 were S/S, once was P/S.
if you're lucky enough to get a crow, do not spend months and months farming a rare like me as you will be very bitter and cranky (and i finally got one, at lvl 10!). capture any quality and use a battle stone to upgrade it to rare from one of the pandaran daily bags. seriously. save yourself the agony.
on the plus side, squak + Murder on an aquatic pet: Shore Crab (like on jaguero isle, leveling pets waiting for rain to nab a Baby Ape) is a devilish combo.