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Crawling Claw

Crawling Claw
Crawling Claw
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Profession: Archaeology - Tol'vir

Artifact: [Crawling Claw]

Crawling Claw
Crawling Claw
Binds when picked up
Use: Teaches you how to summon this companion.
Want it Want it | Got it | Exclude — Community: 15.8% have it
Neutral Neutral

Plays rock, paper, scissors with other Crawling Claw pets.

Pit-pattering footsteps; vocalizations (on-click)

Plays rock, paper, scissors with other Crawling Claws, and explodes when it loses.

Archaeology required.
Cataclysm expansion required.
3 allowed
December 7, 2010

This companion is a rare tier Tol'vir archaeology item. It is created by discovering and "solving" 150 Tol'vir Archaeology Fragments. Players may utilize up to three Tol'vir Hieroglyphic to aid in the solving of this item. Each Tol'vir Hieroglyphic is the equivalent of 12 Tol'vir Archaeology Fragments.

Once completed, an entry on the Crawling Claw can be found in players' archaeology tab: "A legend among the tol'vir tells of a wicked djinn whom the Ramkahen sought to destroy. In an attempt to prevent his own death, the djinn tried to transfer his spirit into the body of a monkey. He was slain right in the middle of the transference, and only a fraction of his essence had moved over - only enough to possess the monkey's paw."

Although this pet is Bind on Account, the item will disappear once learned.

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

90% Hit Chance 


Slashes at the target with dark energy, dealing 472 Undead damage.

Vs. Humanoid

Vs. Aquatic
Requires Pet Level: 10

100% Hit Chance 


Inflicts agony on the target, causing increasing Undead damage each round for 2 rounds.

Vs. Humanoid

Vs. Aquatic
3 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 2

Heals the user for 551 health and increases the maximum health of your active pet by 5 per level for 9 rounds.

4 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 15

90% Hit Chance 


Deals 197 Undead damage and forces the opponent's lowest health pet to swap into battle.

Vs. Humanoid

Vs. Aquatic
5 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 4

100% Hit Chance 


Deals 788 Undead damage after 5 rounds.

Vs. Humanoid

Vs. Aquatic
3 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 20

95% Hit Chance 


Rots the target's flesh, dealing 492 Undead damage and transforming them into Undead for 5 rounds.

Vs. Humanoid

Vs. Aquatic


Undead pets return to life immortal for one round when killed.


Damage Taken 

50% from Critter abilities

33% from Dragonkin abilities

Uldum — Kalimdor
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and still the little girl waits and hopes that one day she will have this pet, have lost count how many digs i have done to get this guy :(

Today at 4:50am | Edits: 0 | Caelestrasz-US | Pets: 556 Compare collections | Score: 2687
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This fella still eludes me.

1 week ago at 4:25pm | Edits: 0 | Kilrogg-US | Pets: 559 Compare collections | Score: 2546
Top RaterAllandel 
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I just got this little guy today for the bargain price of 30k on Aman'thul. They normally go for 40k to 110k on our AH. The first thing I did was rename "thing" I saved gold for months as I don't have the time to do archeology atm. I can't wait to tell my guildies I got him. Excited much lol. 

Apr 3, 2014 at 9:51pm | Edits: 0 | Aman'Thul-US | Pets: 530 Compare collections | Score: 2572
Top RaterWaynebrady 
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Typically these claws sell for around 10-25k on most servers, but I suggest solving it yourself. If you're having trouble with Tol'Vir solving I suggest waiting until you have at least 3-4 archaeology sites in Uldum before heading there. At first I would go when I had one, but then I would wind up flying back up north to another dig site. I decided to wait until 3-4 sites appeared in Uldum before heading there. It guaranteed me a solve each time I went.

Mar 24, 2014 at 12:45pm | Edits: 1 | Bleeding Hollow-US | Pets: 598 Compare collections | Score: 3077
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Wow, I did not know that I had this much patience! I did archeology for a month and a half to get this little guy! I was so happy when he showed up I screamed. My son thought I was crazy. But finally after 2,000 Tol'vir solves and who knows how many Pandaren solves I got him!

Feb 20, 2014 at 11:07am | Edits: 0 | Dalaran-US | Pets: 538 Compare collections | Score: 2734
Top RaterGham 
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wow, two crawling claws will play a version of rock paper scissors, very neat

Feb 5, 2014 at 10:11pm | Edits: 0 | Duskwood-US | Pets: 565 Compare collections | Score: 2866
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its taking me an eternity to get this pet..the constatnt grind of continually doing the same common artifacts is mind numbing..i shall keep trying

Oct 24, 2013 at 9:46am | Edits: 0 | Earthen Ring-EU | Pets: 195 Compare collections | Score: 809
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Just recieved this pet! I couldn't wait to get him and name him Thing :-D now to level him!!

Oct 24, 2013 at 12:57am | Edits: 0 | Bloodscalp-US | Pets: 526 Compare collections | Score: 2542
Site MVPSkarpethinn 
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As with so many other people posting here, it took me sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo long to get this guy - a wait made even worse by the fact that my best friend got hers so early on!!  The only Tolvir rare that took me longer was the Vial Of The Sands recipe. All i can say - as others have - is to persist.


Now that i have this guy, i can't say enough about him!!  Though, i do wish that Rot & Hand Of Doom weren't on same button! As for naming him - why you would have this pet and NOT call him "Thing" is beyond me!!

Oct 20, 2013 at 11:04pm | Edits: 1 | Proudmoore-US | Pets: 574 Compare collections | Score: 2948
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A great pet, especially for PvP battles.

Aug 27, 2013 at 12:27pm | Edits: 0 | Elune-US | Pets: 469 Compare collections | Score: 1973
Top RaterBeana 
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You can come up with some pretty creative names for this pet! He's worth it when you have him!

Jul 27, 2013 at 12:30pm | Edits: 0 | Hyjal-US | Pets: 583 Compare collections | Score: 2879
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Where can you look up and find how many artifacts you have solved from the various types?  I can see what items I have created in the archaelogy window but it doesn't tell me how many I solved since I have solved some many times over.

p.s. Just started working on the Claw, quit archeaology long ago when I hit max level.

Jul 15, 2013 at 9:37am | Edits: 0 | Frostwolf-US | Pets: 562 Compare collections | Score: 2850
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Finally got my Crawling Claw after 111 Tol'vir digs, very happy bunny it just looks awesome and if you give him a magical biscuit he towers over goblins and gnomes lol

*Over 800 solves in total, thank heavens for MOP crates or I think I would have gone mad!!

Jun 27, 2013 at 8:58am | Edits: 1 | Auchindoun-EU | Pets: 419 Compare collections | Score: 1945
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If you want a pet that can beat Farmer Nishi quickly, then use this pet.  I can usually beat all three of her pets with just this one.  Easy pet daily.  Handier thing is to have one of your level 23s or 24s come in for a round and get a quick leveling.


Update: Seriously, great way to level a low pet.  Put my level 14 Darkmoon Rabbit in for one round and leveled him to level 18.

Jan 21, 2013 at 10:52pm | Edits: 1 | Khaz'goroth-US | Pets: 487 Compare collections | Score: 2251
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I'm over 300 solves on my previous Archaelogist. I decided to re-level Archaelogy on a different character. This pet was my 52nd solve. So excited.


Not sure if RNG just liked me, but with the new 6 digs a site, it will be easier to get now either way.

Jan 3, 2013 at 10:53am | Edits: 0 | Mug'thol-US | Pets: 516 Compare collections | Score: 2339
Top RaterValielina 
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I noticed the claw is given purple quality on WoW's site.  Wondering if it will be upgraded to epic in an upcoming patch possibly? Anyone know? 

Jan 3, 2013 at 3:01am | Edits: 0 | Area 52-US | Pets: 530 Compare collections | Score: 2423
Top RaterGrievus 
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Contrary to some posts the MoP artifact crates do indeed have keystones - although rare.

Dec 26, 2012 at 2:53pm | Edits: 0 | Durotan-US | Pets: 568 Compare collections | Score: 2387
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Gave up farming this pet long ago as well as the bug mount. After introducing the new method of buying tol'vir fragments from solved Pandaria items I've finally had it appear in my log :) now if only the bug mount would appear soon :)

Dec 17, 2012 at 1:34pm | Edits: 0 | Lightbringer-EU | Pets: 495 Compare collections | Score: 2347
Top RaterZurcn 
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I'm so unlucky that, even after getting this pet, he constantly loses at RPS

Nov 16, 2012 at 3:00am | Edits: 0 | Aggra (Português)-EU | Pets: 534 Compare collections | Score: 2415
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Like many, I first found myself with the scarab necklace and the ring. Then came the long, long drought of Tol'vir rares, which I slogged through with the help of a drink here and there and audiobooks. Now that I have him, though, I can't imagine life without him.

If you're still working on this, I seriously recommend having something to engage your mind to listen to. Podcasts, audiobooks, whatever. Archeology for long stretches is just mindnumbing.
Sep 24, 2012 at 12:35am | Edits: 0 | Lightbringer-US | Pets: 496 Compare collections | Score: 2173
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This appears to be nothing more than the paw of a small primate. A closer inspection shows that the hand has been dried by centuries of exposure to the sands of Uldum.
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