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Drop: Bogflare Needler [62]

Zone: Zangarmarsh

Approximate Drop Rate: 1 in 1,500

Captured Firefly
Captured Firefly
Binds when used
Use: Teaches you how to summon this companion.
Want it Want it | Got it | Exclude — Community: 35.9% have it
Neutral Neutral
Air (flies alongside flying mount)

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

Burning Crusade expansion required.
3 allowed
May 29, 2007

The [Captured Firefly] item originally included the flavor text, "Still flying…", providing a clever reference to the Joss Whedon television series of the same name.

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

95% Hit Chance 


Scratches the enemy, dealing 433 Critter damage.

Vs. Undead

Vs. Humanoid
Requires Pet Level: 10

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: 2

100% Hit Chance 


The target is stung, dealing 59 Flying damage every round for 5 rounds.


While stung, the target has a 10% chance to harm themselves while attacking and is Poisoned. 

Vs. Aquatic

Vs. Dragonkin
3 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 15

100% Hit Chance 


Deals 197 Flying damage and increases your chance to block an attack by 100%.


Lasts 1 round.

Vs. Aquatic

Vs. Dragonkin
Requires Pet Level: 4

100% Hit Chance 


Starts a swarm, causing 177 Critter damage.


Opponents struck by the swarm take double damage for 2 rounds.


Swarm continues for 3 rounds.

Vs. Undead

Vs. Humanoid
Requires Pet Level: 20

100% Hit Chance 


Deals 6% of the target's max health as damage every round.


Lasts 4 rounds.



Flying creatures gain 50% extra speed while above 50% health.


Damage Taken 

50% from Magic abilities

33% from Beast abilities

Zangarmarsh — Outland
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Just got mine in Zanga Marsh today it just happened to be raining I was on my level 90 mage was my first try and took just 10 minutes.

Mar 25, 2014 at 3:44pm | Edits: 0 | Garona-US | Pets: 427 Compare collections | Score: 1751
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I had been farming this guy for a few days now.  I went to empty my bags and there it was! I didnt even know I had picked it up.  Caution! It shows up in your bag as a white level item!!! 

Mar 5, 2014 at 12:37pm | Edits: 0 | Silvermoon-US | Pets: 473 Compare collections | Score: 2288
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I had been farming this guy for 3 days straight, over 21 hours and 2375 kills with my level 71 warlock. I was really starting to think that I would have to come back to this one later, but then I switched to my level 90 mage and 7 kills later it DROPPED! 


Is there something in the algorithim that takes into account level? Well, I will leave that for the scholars to discuss, while I enjoy my firefly. 

Feb 16, 2014 at 11:08am | Edits: 0 | Uldaman-US | Pets: 534 Compare collections | Score: 2495
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Farmed this little guy for about a week. I installed addon KillTrack to count number of times I slaughtered Bogflare Needler (that is the mob that drops this). Count was at 90 but I had killed many more because I only installed the addon yesterday. Rough guess about 700.

Jan 13, 2014 at 4:15pm | Edits: 0 | Grizzly Hills-US | Pets: 320 Compare collections | Score: 1597
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Been farming for the last couple weeks off and on, but no luck.


If anyone on Silver Hand has one to sell, please whisper me in game.  Thanks! :)

Dec 1, 2013 at 4:25pm | Edits: 0 | Silver Hand-US | Pets: 489 Compare collections | Score: 2307
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I got one at 3pm server time, it was raining in zanga at the time. Obviously this isnt a weather dependent pet but maybe the rain is just good luck since I've been farming this FOREVER. 



 He is an S/S breed 5 

Oct 25, 2013 at 6:22pm | Edits: 1 | Arathor-US | Pets: 446 Compare collections | Score: 2004
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Don't despair! I farmed this little guy for -weeks- and according to Rarity was at 1614 (and had just whined to a friend via skype that I didn't think it would ever drop) when BLAMMO! There it was. :) I'm a geek, I named it Serenity.  


So hang in there.


As a note, I found the most efficient way to farm was to run (no mount) from the first spawn (near Zabra'jin) all around the upper curve of the lake, then ride my water strider around the bottom end. Gave them time to respawn.

Aug 20, 2013 at 7:37pm | Edits: 1 | Madoran-US | Pets: 543 Compare collections | Score: 2750
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Collected mine last night after about 3 hours farming, very nice !

Aug 3, 2013 at 1:31am | Edits: 0 | Bronze Dragonflight-EU | Pets: 456 Compare collections | Score: 2216
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1,586 kills and still no firefly. I keep coming back, making a few circuits killing the bugs, and then will go off to do some other stuff. Lather, rinse, repeat. I'm starting to wonder if it'll ever drop!

Jul 25, 2013 at 8:38pm | Edits: 0 | Twisting Nether-US | Pets: 442 Compare collections | Score: 2052
Site MVPMelmo 
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Does anyone know the "set" breed for this guy now? Like if I farmed one today, what breed will I get? :)

Jul 3, 2013 at 6:56am | Edits: 0 | Khaz'goroth-US | Pets: 592 Compare collections | Score: 3005
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I have spent the last three days farming for this pet and i've gotten just about every weapon and armor that drops from these guys that have even lower drop rates then the pet itself! 



So frustrating, but I will not stop until this cute little pet is mine!


UPDATE: After four days of farming, I am now the proud owner of a firefly!

Jun 15, 2013 at 2:12am | Edits: 1 | Ner'zhul-US | Pets: 136 Compare collections | Score: 504
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After the expansion opened up, I spent a considerable amount of time and effort farming this little guy, since it is reminiscent of my favorite canceled Fox series, FIREFLY. After years spent pining for this drop, taking some extended breaks from WoW, being really frustrated that others got the drop, watching the AH for a good deal on this pet, FINALLY! A grand total of 14 hours and ~2800+ kills, it dropped today. I can finally move on! Yay!!!!

Jun 5, 2013 at 5:14pm | Edits: 0 | Mug'thol-US | Pets: 246 Compare collections | Score: 1125
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Gave up farming bugs in outland.  Randomly saw in on BMAH one day....2,680g later.... *happy face*


Starting bid is 1,000g

Seller: Breanni !!!!


(as a side note, during BC these babies sold for roughly 20-40k on my server)

Apr 16, 2013 at 11:32pm | Edits: 0 | Fenris-US | Pets: 543 Compare collections | Score: 2617
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Does anyone know the details of the change with multiple breeds on this?


Does it mean that anyone who has this, the stats have changed to the one breed?


Or does it mean any new drops will only be of one breed?


And what is the breed?

Mar 19, 2013 at 2:46pm | Edits: 0 | Stormrage-EU | Pets: 528 Compare collections | Score: 2689
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about 900 kills to get him. I am rather pleased as I thought it would take me longer.

Dec 11, 2012 at 1:09am | Edits: 0 | Nagrand-US | Pets: 554 Compare collections | Score: 2745
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190ish kills and counting.  I will get this little guy!  He looks so cool!


Update: 500 kills and still nothing.  Come on little guy! :)

Nov 4, 2012 at 6:58pm | Edits: 1 | Shadowsong-US | Pets: 10 Compare collections | Score: 0
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700 kills so far no luck yet but i must persevere...

edit: 888 kills still nothing feeling a bit discouraged

YAY 968 is my new lucky number :D
Sep 21, 2012 at 11:43am | Edits: 2 | Argent Dawn-EU | Pets: 437 Compare collections | Score: 1826
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Words I never thought I'd hear from my husband at 5 in the morning. "Do you still need a caged firefly, because I just mailed one to you."

I'd pretty much given up farming for this one since cross realm zones were introduced as every time I'd been by lately the Needlers were camped.
Sep 13, 2012 at 6:23am | Edits: 0 | Madoran-US | Pets: 498 Compare collections | Score: 2192
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Getting a little frustrated with this one. Been working on it some each day for over a week now. Sure would be nice if they were closer together and spawned like whelps in wetlands but at least I don't have to "deal with" having to skin these. :/

So yeah, about 20+ total mobs and oddly they don't seem to respawn at a regular rate. So if you rerun the path too quickly you will miss some.
Aug 28, 2012 at 6:39pm | Edits: 0 | Thrall-US | Pets: 563 Compare collections | Score: 2888
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Commonly used by sporelings as a light source as they navigate the waterways of Zangarmarsh, this luminescent insect helps them avoid the dangerous bogflare needlers.
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