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Strand Crawler

Strand Crawler
Strand Crawler
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Profession: Fishing

Quest reward: Bag of Fishing Treasures

Quest reward: Bag of Shiny Things

Zone: Darnassus, Ironforge, Dalaran, Orgrimmar, Stormwind, Thunder Bluff, Undercity

Approximate Drop Rate: 1 in 100


Vendor: Auzin

Zone: Dalaran (Northrend)

Cost: 150 Timewarped Badge

Approximate Drop Rate: 1 in 100 from [Bag of Fishing Treasures]


Vendor: Kiatke

Zone: Orgrimmar, Stormwind

Cost: 150 Timewarped Badge

Approximate Drop Rate: 1 in 100 from [Bag of Shiny Things]

Strand Crawler
Strand Crawler
Binds when picked up
Use: Teaches you how to summon this companion.
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Neutral Neutral

Idles about and blows bubbles.

Pit-pattering footsteps; vocalizations (periodic and on-click)

Fishing required.
Wrath of the Lich King expansion required.
3 allowed
Wrath of the Lich King
Patch 3.1.0 | Posted: April 19, 2009

Profession: Fishing

Drop: [Bag of Fishing Treasures]

Zone: Dalaran

Strand Crawler

Strand Crawler

Item Level 1

Binds when picked up

Use: Teaches you how to summon this companion.

Right Click to summon and dismiss your strand crawler.

The [Bag of Fishing Treasures] that drops this pet can be obtained by completing any of the Northrend daily fishing quests. The fishing skill required for each of these quests varies from as low as 1 to as high as 475. The level requirement for these quests is level 70.

The [Bag of Shiny Things] can be obtained by completing any of the Stormwind or Orgrimmar daily fishing quests. The level requirement for these quests is level 10.

The fishing bags that drop this pet can also be purchased with Timewarped Badges during the Cataclysm and Wrath of the Lich King Timewalking in-game events.

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

100% Hit Chance 


Snaps at the enemy, dealing 394 Beast damage.

Vs. Critter

Vs. Flying
Requires Pet Level: 10

100% Hit Chance 


Rushes to the enemy on a stream of water, dealing 295 Aquatic damage.


This move always goes first.

Vs. Elemental

Vs. Magic
Requires Pet Level: 2

Fills the area with a healing mist, causing your front pet to restore 157 health every round.


Lasts 3 rounds. Persists through pet swaps.

3 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 15

Restores 591 health to the user.

Requires Pet Level: 4

Reduces up to 98.5 damage from each attack against you.


Lasts 5 rounds.

3 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 20

100% Hit Chance 


Causes a whirlpool to form under the enemy pet.


In two rounds, the opponent's pet will take 591 Aquatic damage and be rooted for 2 rounds.

Vs. Elemental

Vs. Magic

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

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Top RaterWrangler 
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Mine is an HH also. I use him offen in Pandera. Very hard to kill.

Oct 5, 2014 at 12:47am | Edits: 0 | Blackwing Lair-us | Pets: 1152 Compare collections | Score: 9207
Top RaterElderrook 
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The pet that would not die! By far my favorite pet when I was leveling, before I really understood the Pet Battle system. I could always count on this guy to stay alive in almost any fight. Turns out mine was an H/H, which explains why he was so tough. The defensive buff and his HoT ability are a winning combo.

Dec 4, 2013 at 12:10am | Edits: 0 | Uther-us | Pets: 428 Compare collections | Score: 2129
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Prior patch 5.3 it used to drop as long as you had 2 or less Strand Crawler's in your pet journal. After 5.3, if you have at least 1 in your journal it no longer drops. I have done around 600 fishing daily quest on all my characters during 30 days, while having 1 Strand Crawler in my journal. If you want to collect more than 1, be sure to put in cage all your Strand Crawlers, before opening the bag.

Sep 6, 2013 at 11:10am | Edits: 0 | Sporeggar-eu | Pets: 434 Compare collections | Score: 2084
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I dont know how I got it. Maybe it was an add,and I captured it,because it was rare. When I started using it, I couldn't believe how good it it was. It easily put sinister squashling to shame in both damage, and healing. At level 18, I soloed 3 level 24s! The Shell shield ignores stampede, swarm, nuts, eggs, and DOT effects, allowing you to have turns where you dont take any damage, deal damage, and heal all in one!

Jul 4, 2013 at 12:54am | Edits: 1 | Runetotem-us | Pets: 137 Compare collections | Score: 666
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This pet is my #1 pet so far. Great for leveling other pets when it hits 25. Combination of the sheild (c-ya later dots!) and healing is great for not having to bandages or revive after battles. I highly recommend finding a rare Shore Crab, Strand Crab, or Strand Crawler to help with leveling other pets. I has even become an all star in pvp pet battles.

Feb 19, 2013 at 9:12am | Edits: 0 | Shadow Council-us | Pets: 300 Compare collections | Score: 1359
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This crab's survivability wowed me from the beginning.  I have used it as one of my core pets since I started doing battle pets; indeed, since battle pets came into existence, really.  Those who have one of these will rejoice; those who have to *face* one of these will probably feel rather crabby afterwards.

Nov 24, 2012 at 1:13am | Edits: 0 | Zul'jin-us | Pets: 681 Compare collections | Score: 3342
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I was battling a frog In ashenvale near the falfarren river and it came up as an assisted wild attacker. Sadly I didn't know how rare it was until I captured the frog so I couldn't capture it also.


Oct 23, 2012 at 4:24pm | Edits: 2 | Moon Guard-us | Pets: 781 Compare collections | Score: 5139
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By far my favorite pet! This pet surprised me with its survivability. Even though it isn't the cutest, it definitely packs a punch. With its shield and heal it can easily survive a 3 pet fight with barely a scratch. Definitely worth leveling up!

Oct 22, 2012 at 6:21pm | Edits: 0 | Durotan-us | Pets: 460 Compare collections | Score: 2323
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got it today, and, to be honest - i didn't know he existed - jus did a daily q and he popped out of my bag of shiny things. This was my third orgrimar daily, well, third foshing daily i have ever made :D
Jun 25, 2012 at 2:05am | Edits: 0 | Burning Legion-eu | Pets: 710 Compare collections | Score: 3303
Top RaterMarixtra 
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Only took me 16 attempts, I nearly fell out of my chair when I got it today! So adorable!
May 29, 2012 at 2:11am | Edits: 0 | Draka-us | Pets: 577 Compare collections | Score: 2696
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got it on my 2nd time ever doing the org fishing daily yesterday :D
May 9, 2012 at 3:13am | Edits: 0 | Magtheridon-us | Pets: 188 Compare collections | Score: 779
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After months, and months of dailies I finally got this little guy today! :)
Mar 15, 2012 at 2:08pm | Edits: 0 | Proudmoore-us | Pets: 788 Compare collections | Score: 3897
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Over the last month I have lvled a Goblin Shaman to 85, sometimes doing fishing dailies from Org/UC/TB, Shattrath AND Dal all in one day. I still have never gotten this pet! On the priest I lvled, I got it almost right away. I don't much believe that 1/200 or 1/100 is correct. It's basically whether the game likes you that day. And apparently it hasn't liked me in a while!
Mar 2, 2012 at 9:20am | Edits: 0 | Garrosh-us | Pets: 309 Compare collections | Score: 1315
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With 1/200 drop rate from dalaran dailies and 1/100 from orgrimmar dailies i dont see how 70% of users here have it. I m doing both dailies for 2 months now every day and still no luck. RNG i guess.
Jan 17, 2012 at 8:06am | Edits: 0 | Haomarush-eu | Pets: 169 Compare collections | Score: 0
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My NE Rogue got this doing her first dwarven fishing daily in Iron Forge. It's the first time I got a companion pet on any of my toons doing fishing dailies. This and a liquor recipe. It was a fishing boon day.
Jan 12, 2012 at 8:16pm | Edits: 0 | Borean Tundra-us | Pets: 339 Compare collections | Score: 1623
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just clerifying, this drops from the dailies in SW from catherine leland?
Nov 17, 2011 at 11:26pm | Edits: 0 | Ner'zhul-us | Pets: 810 Compare collections | Score: 5050
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Awesome pet, I just got it today. I only had to do the Stormwind fishing dailies enough times to get the achievement, and then I got the pet too! :D Double the happy!

Oddly enough though, I don't have the Lich King expansion?? Only Burning Crusade. Sooo... lucky me.
Oct 4, 2011 at 1:42pm | Edits: 1 | Aerie Peak-us | Pets: 161 Compare collections | Score: 661
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I just got this today from doing the Daily Fishing quest in Darnassus. I am level 80 and my fishing skill is at 440. I have an alt that is a level 10 (I prefer my main), she got it the second time she did the fishing daily in Stormwind so there really is no way to predict when it will pop up, just the luck of the draw...
Aug 7, 2011 at 8:51am | Edits: 0 | Lightbringer-us | Pets: 810 Compare collections | Score: 4831
Top RaterJediRose 
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Just got this pet from the Thunder Bluff fishing daily!

Edit: Also noticed when I equip my fishing pole it summons him!
Jul 30, 2011 at 3:10pm | Edits: 2 | Gul'dan-us | Pets: 1275 Compare collections | Score: 7328
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i've been doing the stormwind fishing daily just about every day since cata... with no luck. for about 2 weeks now, i've been doing the daily dalaran fishing quests and FINALLY today i got the strand crawler from dalaran! yay!
Feb 3, 2011 at 12:34pm | Edits: 0 | Lightbringer-us | Pets: 143 Compare collections | Score: 0
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The strand crawler has adapted to the northern cold by hibernating under the island beaches.
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