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Patch 7.1 PTR - Falcosaur Hatchling Preview

October 09, 2016
New Falcosaur Pets
Four new hatchling battle pets (pictured below) will be available in Patch 7.1.

4 New Falcosaur pets

These falcosaur hatchlings are unique in that they are collected in special way, and they continue to provide content even after they join your battle pet family!

Picky Eaters
Falcosaur World Quest
Four new World Quests will appear on the Broken Isles in 7.1. These areas will be teeming with falcosaurs.

Each species can be found in a different zone.

  • Bloodgazer Swarm! - Azsuna
  • Direbeak Swarm! - Stormheim
  • Sharptalon Swarm! - Val'sharah
  • Snowfeather Swarm! - Highmountain

During an active falcosaur World Quest, the Matriarch of the brood will spawn. She will not appear if the quest is not active.

Orphaned Direbeak
Defeating her will result in an orphaned hatchling appearing in the questing area. Its location is not always in the immediate area near the Matriarch.

Once you've located the hatchling, you'll find that you can interact with it. Unfortunately, these hatchlings are still shy and will not respond very much...unless you have its favorite food, that is!

The description for each falcosaur pet in the Pet Journal hints at what type of meal the hatchlings enjoy. Pay close attention to the underlined text.

Bloodgazer Hatchling - "Though they may look fierce, the bloodgazer species of falcosaur has a beak that makes it predisposed to consuming fruits."

Direbeak Hatchling - "Direbeak falcosaurs are heartier than other falcosaur species, but cannot smell as well. They prefer pungent meals and will often eat carrion that has been sitting in the sun for days."

Sharptalon Hatchling - "Sharptalon falcosaurs can subsist entirely on a diet of small nuts and berries, and use their talons mostly for defense."

Snowfeather Hatchling - "Snowfeather falcosaur hatchlings instinctively flee to nearby adults when threatened. The species is particularly fond of large prey."

All four foods can be purchased from vendors in the Broken Isles. You may want to pay a visit to food vendors native to each of the four falcosaur zones.

Having the correct consumable in your inventory will cause a new prompt to appear when interacting with an orphaned falcosaur. Feed it and it will happily join your pet collection. But if you thought these pets were just for're in for a surprise!

Tiny Quest-Givers
Direbeak Hatchling with a quest
Upon summoning each falcosaur hatchling for the first time, you'll notice something special about them — they have quests for you!

The quests are account-wide, and you can have quests from different hatchlings active at the same time.

Each hatchling has a fairly long quest chain with 13+ quests. Tasks will include variations of the following:

  • Traveling to different zones (old world and on the Broken Isles) with your falcosaur hatchling out.
  • Falcosaur hatchling with toy spoon
  • Completing wild pet battles using your hatchling.
  • Completing World Quests (Pet Battle, PVP, and miscellaneous ones) with your hatchling out.
  • Defeating a dungeon and raid boss with your hatchling present.
  • Buying an unlikely toy for your hatchling from Dalaran (pictured right).

List of general quests in the quest chain

After completing each task, the falcosaurs will often need time to recover after so much excitement and adventure. Once they're sufficiently rested they'll have more quests for you.

Progressing deep into the quest chain will yield an Ultimate Battle-Training Stone from each hatchling, however it's still unknown what the final reward of the entire quest chain is. We can't wait to find out in 7.1!
Posted by Quintessence
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Can someone have more than one hatchling appear at one time? Or do I have to complete all the quests with the first one I get first before anymore appear?

Aug 24, 2018 at 7:35pm | Edits: 0 | Aerie Peak-us | Pets: 376 Compare collections | Score: 1963
Top RaterThunda 
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I am soo anoyed that the new  "hatch" ability has been removed form Bloodgazer. It was so different and a lot of fun. Now we have standard abilities and thats no fun at all. The quests are good so i shouldnt complain but i did enjoy the "hatch" / sad face

Nov 9, 2016 at 4:54am | Edits: 0 | Azuremyst-eu | Pets: 914 Compare collections | Score: 5468
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This was interesting 

Nov 1, 2016 at 4:01am | Edits: 0 | Korgath-us | Pets: 1058 Compare collections | Score: 8272
Top RaterCrysis24 
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I got my Direbeak Hatchling to lvl 25 yesterday but havent gotten anymore quests from him, is there something I need to do?

Oct 30, 2016 at 10:41am | Edits: 0 | Malorne-us | Pets: 1712 Compare collections | Score: 13263
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Alright i just found the direbeak orphan at cords 79:69 on a rock and he eats vrykul gamelost

Oct 28, 2016 at 2:56am | Edits: 0 | Stormrage-us | Pets: 1356 Compare collections | Score: 9009
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Picked up the Sharptalon and the Snowfeather last night. The Sharptalon offered me his quest but the Snowfeather has not. :( I'm starting to get a little worried as I have already leveled them both to 23. Do you think I should hold back on the Snowfeather until the Sharptalon dings 25 and I complete his first quest? My thought process being that maybe I can't have two of the same quests going at the same time.


*UPDATE:Just needed to summon Snowfeather on the toon who originally found it.*

Oct 27, 2016 at 4:42pm | Edits: 1 | Ysera-us | Pets: 1048 Compare collections | Score: 6897
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Just got Sharptalon. He spawned up on a hill to the north of Matriarch.

I did not have to feed him, which was weird, I just clicked on him and he went in library. 

Oct 27, 2016 at 10:04am | Edits: 0 | Lothar-us | Pets: 684 Compare collections | Score: 3375
Top RaterSkag 
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I was impatient and frustrated and didn't pay proper attention so I had logged out before I figured out the pets are not near the matriarch per se. When I logged back in to check they were still there!

Oct 26, 2016 at 4:45pm | Edits: 1 | Bronzebeard-us | Pets: 923 Compare collections | Score: 7378
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Just wanna confirm that I also found the Snowfeather Hatchling at 32,28. Love it already :)


And fav food is Smoked Elderhorn.

Oct 26, 2016 at 2:55pm | Edits: 1 | Runetotem-eu | Pets: 930 Compare collections | Score: 5960
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The snowfeather orphan was on map coords, 32,28. a bit outta the way from the matriarch

Oct 25, 2016 at 6:03pm | Edits: 0 | Lothar-us | Pets: 684 Compare collections | Score: 3375
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Oh my, this sounds completely awesome!

Oct 22, 2016 at 7:00pm | Edits: 0 | Madoran-us | Pets: 797 Compare collections | Score: 5021
Top RaterTruweildude 
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@Top RaterKamira, 


There are clues in the pet journal for each one, but Quintessence figured it out here:

Oct 22, 2016 at 2:00pm | Edits: 0 | Aerie Peak-us | Pets: 1728 Compare collections | Score: 13781
Top RaterKamira 
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Is it known which foods are needed?

Oct 21, 2016 at 8:21am | Edits: 0 | Emerald Dream-eu | Pets: 1037 Compare collections | Score: 6196
Top RaterTruweildude 
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The corresponding mounts were originally listed as reputation rewards. But now, they are listed as a reward for quest "(type name) Reunion", ie "Sharptalon Reunion" etc.  Patch notes now say, raise falcosaur and get the mount of it.


See it on Wowhead:


If you missed the announcement, 7.1 drops 10/25 !

Oct 16, 2016 at 12:43am | Edits: 2 | Aerie Peak-us | Pets: 1728 Compare collections | Score: 13781
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Something smells fishy here...


Four pets, four quest chains, four... mounts?

Oct 14, 2016 at 1:27am | Edits: 0 | Moon Guard-us | Pets: 1127 Compare collections | Score: 7994
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These don't "look" like my cockatoo persay... but somehow they remind me soooo much of her... pick eater, looks like they may bite you at any given second.... 

Oct 12, 2016 at 1:40am | Edits: 0 | Aggramar-us | Pets: 597 Compare collections | Score: 2992
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Sounds like FUN!  I can only hope that I will be able to acquire these little tykes without pulling the rest of my hubby's hair out.  (joking).  I LOVE the idea of the battle pets being more useful than just battling other pets.  I shall admit I don't have all of the Broken Isle pets yet, not even just the ones won by battling, but these four may take HIGH priority once 7.1 releases. 

Oct 11, 2016 at 12:31pm | Edits: 0 | Drenden-us | Pets: 974 Compare collections | Score: 6012
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Yep can't wait to see what's next after the epic stone, I'm betting mount versions of the pet!

Oct 11, 2016 at 12:13pm | Edits: 0 | Kel'Thuzad-us | Pets: 1643 Compare collections | Score: 13092
Top RaterOpallena 
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Ooooh I can't wait! This is very reminicent of the quest changes with the raptor and tiger mounts from Un'Goro Crater and Winterspring.


EDIT: calling it now, the end reward is the mount version of the pet you're doing the chain for!

Oct 9, 2016 at 9:11pm | Edits: 1 | Nazjatar-us | Pets: 1730 Compare collections | Score: 13813
Top RaterObituary 
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Oct 9, 2016 at 5:22pm | Edits: 0 | Terenas-us | Pets: 1349 Compare collections | Score: 10648
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This sounds just like the little quest where you had to take care of the baby raptor and then it grew up to become a mount.

Oct 9, 2016 at 5:20pm | Edits: 0 | Earthen Ring-us | Pets: 1651 Compare collections | Score: 13181
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This sounds like so much fun!!! Do we know when 7.1 will drop? 

Oct 9, 2016 at 4:46pm | Edits: 0 | Dragonblight-us | Pets: 1083 Compare collections | Score: 6962
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