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Hissing Chitterspine

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Hissing Chitterspine
Hissing Chitterspine
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Pet Battle: [25] Nazjatar

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Neutral Neutral
Idles about.
Pit-pattering footsteps; vocalizations (on-click)
3 allowed
Battle For Azeroth
Patch 8.2.0 | Posted: June 25, 2019
Level 0: Health 0Power 0Speed 0
Requires Pet Level: 1

100% Hit Chance 


Pinch the target with your massive claw, dealing 295 Aquatic damage.


Damage increases by 98 each time it is used. Max 492 Aquatic damage.

Vs. Elemental

Vs. Magic
Requires Pet Level: 10

100% Hit Chance 


Pokes the enemy, dealing 394 Critter damage.

Vs. Undead

Vs. Humanoid
Requires Pet Level: 2

100% Hit Chance 


Adds 157.6 damage to every attack against the target.


Lasts 3 rounds.

3 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 15

100% Hit Chance 


Deals 394 Beast damage and reduces the target's speed by 25% for 4 rounds.

Vs. Critter

Vs. Flying
4 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 4

100% Hit Chance 


Submerges, becoming unattackable for one round.


On the next round, you attack, dealing 591 Aquatic damage.

Vs. Elemental

Vs. Magic
5 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 20

Reduces up to 295.5 damage from each attack against you.


Lasts 2 rounds.


Passive: Purity 

Harmful damage over time effects are reduced by 50% on Aquatic pets.


Damage over time effects dealt by Aquatic pets are increased by 25%.


Damage Taken 

50% from Flying abilities

33% from Undead abilities

Nazjatar — Nazjatar
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Is this a rare spawn? No one else mentiones this being hard to find in the first place.


NM, just had to go to the right cave ....

Today at 1:15am | Edits: 2 | Shadowsong-eu | Pets: 1174 Compare collections | Score: 7340
Site MVPHarker 
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Balance Druid here, stealthed to first spawn, noted where the crabs pathed and picked a spot to battle. Drew no agro and got pet. Same with other two battles, never drew agro.

Feb 7, 2022 at 3:33pm | Edits: 0 | Azgalor-us | Pets: 1193 Compare collections | Score: 9531
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Thank you for this information.  I just spent 3 hours trying to get this.  Will try again tomorrow.

Jul 26, 2020 at 11:16pm | Edits: 0 | Uldaman-us | Pets: 1354 Compare collections | Score: 10822
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I found 1, a blue rare, and as I was leaving I found another, a common. I captured both. So you CAN find more than one, even if you've captured one already

Mar 5, 2020 at 1:15pm | Edits: 0 | Illidan-us | Pets: 874 Compare collections | Score: 5347
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I'm guessing once you get one you aren't able to see any more.  There were a few in the cave but after I got the one everything disappeared.  Was trying to get a rare.

Jan 7, 2020 at 9:14pm | Edits: 0 | Eonar-us | Pets: 1071 Compare collections | Score: 8530
Site MVPFindalas 
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iLvl 417 Balance Druid and a level 16 Farseer Ori, I was able to clear around the pets and kill Caverndark Dweller (sadly no Caverndark Nightmare) very easily.  Got a rare P/S and hearthed out.

Dec 17, 2019 at 8:50pm | Edits: 0 | Stormrage-us | Pets: 1357 Compare collections | Score: 10528
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As a Protection Warrior I was able to fight the mobs, but even I came very close to dying mutiple times in here. Got a poor, then an uncommon and was gonna leave when another one spawned near me...rare. got it , got out. Never going back.

Sep 2, 2019 at 7:17pm | Edits: 0 | Vek'nilash-us | Pets: 795 Compare collections | Score: 5288
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In reply to those looking for this pet, it spawns only in a cave called Chitterspine grotto.  Even with stealth, I managed to get ambushed by packs of 6-8 of the critters at a time and died twice.  The second being after I pulled a uncommon  P/P one out of the center.


There were two spawn points i saw in the cave. One deeper in had a constant pet to try to capture, the other random.  Good luck. I recommend stripping off gear to get this one.

Aug 21, 2019 at 11:52am | Edits: 1 | Nesingwary-us | Pets: 957 Compare collections | Score: 6240
Top RaterStefan62 
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Worgen rogue. Stealth all the way. Killed the mobs on the other side of the water. Battle with pet. Common. Heartstone out. No problems.

Aug 5, 2019 at 8:52am | Edits: 0 | Thunderhorn-eu | Pets: 1170 Compare collections | Score: 9359
Top RaterLoliapaulina 
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Even stelthed those invisicrabs are an ugly bunch! My Worgen rogue managed to get killed once and I was being super careful. The one I got was of poor quality but I ain't going back in that grotto without bulletproof doggie sweater! One misstep and like 15 will jump out of nowhere and murder all up in you're face!

Jul 23, 2019 at 12:44am | Edits: 1 | Thrall-us | Pets: 1045 Compare collections | Score: 7664
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1. If you go to the immediate left, there are a series of torches that respawn.You need to get to third one, and drop combat. There are two hissing chitterspine spawns near this point.

2. To drop combat, I found that I had to kill groups of 4-10 mobs at a time. You will need to continuously clear. 

3. Fight on a torch, and click it BEFORE your buff drops.

4. Remember that after your pet battle, you will pop with immedate aggro. Grab a torch and clear to exit.

Jul 8, 2019 at 2:34am | Edits: 0 | Hellscream-us | Pets: 0 Compare collections | Score: 0
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I stealthed into the cave (from Cibi's comment - /way Nazjatar 42.4, 13.2 Chitterspine Grotto Entrance), died to a bunch of mobs who almost immediately found me. Came back in, hid in a corner till I could see the Hissing Chitterspine, stealthed to it, and battled/won it. Of course, I died immediately the battle was finished but it was worth it. :D

Jul 3, 2019 at 8:52am | Edits: 0 | Aggramar-us | Pets: 1444 Compare collections | Score: 11552
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There are 2 torches just outside the cave.  If you click one you'll put it on your back, and it scares away the mobs inside the cave.  It doesn't last long, and you will probably still go into combat, so quickly find a spot close enough to reach the Hissing Chitterspine that keeps you OUT of combat and you should be good.  For some reason I had better luck getting out of combat by going down the ramp to the left, to the pool down there, than straight ahead.

Jun 28, 2019 at 4:47am | Edits: 2 | Dalaran-us | Pets: 1267 Compare collections | Score: 10101
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Found it in the Chitterspine Grotto as a primary pet (green quality). Had others on the minimap, but the stealthing packs of mobs were annoying.

Jun 27, 2019 at 8:44pm | Edits: 0 | Proudmoore-us | Pets: 1226 Compare collections | Score: 9656
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From Tyrsenus on Wowhead - 



/way Nazjatar 42.4, 13.2 Chitterspine Grotto Entrance


Verified this absolutely works. Lots of spawns, easy to catch one. Best to go with a class that can stealth in there though as there are hidden mobs. 

Jun 27, 2019 at 3:24pm | Edits: 0 | Terenas-us | Pets: 1529 Compare collections | Score: 12153
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Spent a good 5 hours battleing every pet on the island and still was unable to find one of these. anyone else have any luck?

Jun 27, 2019 at 8:17am | Edits: 0 | Draenor-eu | Pets: 1403 Compare collections | Score: 11102
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The "hissing" of this crab can be heard underwater, and is actually it rapidly clicking its smaller claws.
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