Pet Battle: [6-7] Hillsbrad Foothills
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.
85% Hit Chance
Shocks the target with dark energy, dealing 512 Undead damage.
Deals 197 Magic damage to the enemy's active pet and 118 Magic damage to the enemy's backline pets.
Increases the damage done by your active pet by 50% for 2 rounds.
Increases damage by 100% for 1 round.
Deals 788 Undead damage after 5 rounds.
Magic pets cannot be dealt more than 35% of their maximum health in one attack.
50% from Dragonkin abilities
33% from Aquatic abilities
Battle wise, this pet is great for leveling in Stranglethron vs birds and moths (any flyers really). It rips right through 'em! However, it doesn't take hits very well so if you pare it with a defensive pet it should make up for it.
If you ever run into the impossible scenario where you have a rare Lofty Libram AND a rare Snowshoe Hare in the same fight, hands down capture the Snowshoe Hare. End of story!
I was grinding the rats for this unusal 'pet' for about five hours straight, then finally got bored and wandered off to capture some other rares I wanted to use in battles. After reading comments here I checked back later and picked the rare Lofty Libram at about 6:15am, and there was still a ton of books flying around when I left. So in short, maybe they swarm at dawn? I got a bunch of rares at this time, seems like a good time to go hunting...
I circled and circled killing rats for about 20 mins, and did one logout, and killed a few more rats, and then one spawned, Common quality, but I have it!! it was in the little busted up buildings right next to the Dalaran Crater. ALSO! Got the acheivement for all classes of pets aquired! Nice. :D
Went back a day later while heading to other places to get ones I was missing, and there were 2 more spawned, and I got an Uncommon! Better than the Common one!
Found a bunch at 6:30am PST all around the crater. Just wanted to note -- do NOT depend on being able to log if the pet isn't the quality you're after. This, like Silithid Hatchling, will not respawn once engaged. Just take one of whatever quality and go. I found an uncommon on first try, but decided to take a peek at the quality of another. I logged out in order to leave it for someone else but it didn't respawn. Don't be me.
Just wanted to say, that all who say the Lofty Libram will not spawn when the rats are up is full of it. Been here 3 days. EVERY time I see the books, there are also 3-4 tameable rats up. First day spent hours clearing rats, and anything else able to be killed. And saw 1 book, with a tameable rat right next to it. 2nd and 3rd days just sat there in air, and after a few hrs multiple Librams spawned during a 10-15 min period. So this is a timed spawn. So listen to whoever you wish. =) Good luck.
Went through a few farming sessions with this one (only about 30 min each because I was never the only one farming and thought it a moot point) then double checked the area randomly and found 3 of them at once.
There were some in the building rings and one in the crater itself, seems to be about timing for spawns, don't bother battling rats, this is a primary pet only in battles.
Please only tame one, as the stones let you get rares!!!
Named: War And Peace
never saw one inside the crater, only surrounding the outside. finally got my own at 30.35 , 31.65 just outside walls by the water, had a frog as second. Was common quality but I was happy just to get one :D
Only thing difficult about these is finding a rare. Leave an alt there, check every so often you WILL get one. I have been camping for 3 days for a rare. Last night I was happy to find an uncommon lol. In my experience there have always been rats presents when I have seen the books spawn. Tonight I was the only person hunting, saw 12 books spawn (no rare, 3 uncommon) and several rats were present.
4:40am Server, Medivh
North-East area, just outside Dalaran bubble.
Can't confirm 'clearing' of other pets, as it was alreay there when I arrived. But, 1 Libram, lots of rats.
As a side note, just south of the crater is a small field where you can play a plants and zombies like quest line, get past the final in the series for a Singing Sunflower battle pet
I just got mine just inside the crater. I was killing all the criters in the area to make it spawn and it worked :D
I MUST have one of these! Arcane Mage main, this is a perfect pet to have!!
Found at 7:30 pm on U.S Thunderhorn.
These spawn in and around the town part, some on the outskirts. I've not see one in the crater.
Killing the other critters and battle pets seems to make them spawn faster.
Only poor and common quality so far.
Found an uncommon at 28, 43. Very cute, shame it doesn't follow while flying though.
Wow. Reading these comments I guess naivete is a good thing! I happened to fly past Dal Crater today as I was levelling my newly-acquired Terrible Turnip along with my level 8 Bombling and level 9 Little Fawn. Saw this pet and thought, "Lofty Libram", I bet this is the only place to get this. Captured a UC on my 1st fight and got about 8 others before getting a rare on fight 9 in about 1/2 an hour.
@ Nehima: I think you have that backwards. Since this comes in only one breed, you're much better off holding out for a rare than using up a stone on it, as you don't have to worry about that scenario where you find a rare, but it's a lousy breed, or just not the one you want.
There are enough battle pets that your magic battle-stones should be used on; just use persistence with this one.
No glaring weaknesses, well rounded stats. Can go birdhunting or actually be quite powerful versus humanoids, which is a bit unusual for magic family.
Arcane explosion is not very strong but useful to remove shields or decoys.
Amplify Magic can be fun since it buffs the active pet, not just the Libram.
I do feel that it is a pretty weak pet all in all, no real true strengths. There are better birdhunters amongst the magic family and there are better humanslayers in other families.
Today I'm flying around to find some new battlepets. Found two of these easily, I just circled once and found a common. Going to try to get a rare but at least I didn't have to wait for one to spawn.
accidentally discovered these while passing through hillsbrad, it was love at first site. lofty libram has been my main pet ever since. anyone have any team suggestions for this guy?