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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
Rare
Yes
Neutral Neutral
Ground

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.

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Quality
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

Passive: 

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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Hydramith 
Rating: +14   [Report]
>>>WARNING<<< As of the moment of writing this, the pet, even though being BoA, can only be learned by 1 character, it disappears after use. Pick your character carefully!
Dec 26, 2010 at 3:11am | Edits: 1 | Doomhammer-EU | Pets: 539 Compare collections | Score: 2608
Site MVPMoritach 
Rating: +10   [Report]
I finally found another person with the crawling claw pet and they do play rock, paper, scissors alright... but the losing pet explodes and is desummoned! :O
Jan 17, 2011 at 5:57am | Edits: 0 | Silvermoon-EU | Pets: 514 Compare collections | Score: 0
Kyldar 
Rating: +5   [Report]

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
Site MVPFrixee 
Rating: +5   [Report]
The lore of this pet is a reference to the short story "The Monkey's Paw" by William Wymark Jacobs, though it was likely also inspired by Thing from The Addams Family. It has a similar finger-walking animation too.
Dec 7, 2010 at 11:04am | Edits: 1 | Wyrmrest Accord-US | Pets: 73 Compare collections | Score: 0
Vidaria 
Rating: +4   [Report]
I am working on this one! One tip I have found, is - as nice as it is to keep working around the map until you have 3-4 in Uldum, don't do it. As soon as one spawns in Uldum, go get it, else it's just one less Uldum spot it can spawn in.
Jul 6, 2012 at 8:47pm | Edits: 0 | Frostmourne-US | Pets: 446 Compare collections | Score: 1829
Shalira 
Rating: +3   [Report]
Still dancing around Kalimdor, trying to get this pet. It helps to be a Gnomish or Goblin Engineer and a Mage. Makes getting around much faster.
May 29, 2012 at 4:22pm | Edits: 1 | Dawnbringer-US | Pets: 433 Compare collections | Score: 1895
Top RaterGham 
Rating: +2   [Report]

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
Top RaterZurcn 
Rating: +2   [Report]

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
Ginakitty 
Rating: +2   [Report]
Finally got this after 442 tol'vir solves. whew!
Dec 18, 2011 at 2:58pm | Edits: 4 | Proudmoore-US | Pets: 468 Compare collections | Score: 1927
Top RaterWaynebrady 
Rating: +1   [Report]

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: 3076
Susanbrown302003 
Rating: +1   [Report]

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
Site MVPSkarpethinn 
Rating: +1   [Report]

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
Helenb 
Rating: +1   [Report]

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
Top RaterGrievus 
Rating: +1   [Report]

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
Fientje 
Rating: +1   [Report]
Finally got this one too after 913 artifacts
Tol'Vir: 197
Night Elf: 440
Dwarf: 40
Troll: 116
Fossil: 91
Draenei: 6
Orc: 9
Vrykul: 8
Nerubian: 6
The most boring farming in Azeroth ?
Aug 17, 2012 at 11:45am | Edits: 1 | Nordrassil-EU | Pets: 542 Compare collections | Score: 2596
Bedeude 
Rating: +1   [Report]
Took me this many times:
Dwarf: 55
Fossil: 73
Night Elf: 139
Tol'vir: 89
Troll: 100
Total: 456

89th Tol'vir solve
Jun 15, 2012 at 12:19am | Edits: 0 | Madoran-US | Pets: 466 Compare collections | Score: 1958
Harassment 
Rating: +1   [Report]
dwarf : 64
Fossil : 82
Night Elf : 209
Nerubian : 2
Tol'Vir ; 84
Troll : 100


Got my Claw on the 84th Tol'Vir solve, good luck to everyone still trying!
May 13, 2012 at 9:19pm | Edits: 1 | Sylvanas-EU | Pets: 507 Compare collections | Score: 2120
Top RaterAmmeg 
Rating: +1   [Report]
This little guy plays rock, paper, scissors with another of his kind :D

Awesome to watch!
Feb 4, 2012 at 7:42pm | Edits: 0 | The Maelstrom-EU | Pets: 535 Compare collections | Score: 2240
Lawlly 
Rating: +1   [Report]
I know for sure this is going to have a Five Finger Death Punch theme song.
Nov 12, 2011 at 3:06pm | Edits: 0 | Aerie Peak-US | Pets: 161 Compare collections | Score: 651
Zofis 
Rating: +1   [Report]
There should be a red recolor named Ankh.

Cookie to anyone who gets that.
Jun 3, 2011 at 12:41am | Edits: 0 | Kalecgos-US | Pets: 496 Compare collections | Score: 1971
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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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