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Black Tabby Cat

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Black Tabby Cat
Black Tabby Cat
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Drop: World Drop

Zone: Hillsbrad Foothills [7-30]

Approximate Drop Rate: 1 in 8,000

Cat Carrier (Black Tabby)
Cat Carrier (Black Tabby)
Binds when used
Use: Teaches you how to summon this companion.
Want it Want it | Got it | Exclude — Community: 1.7% have it
Neutral Neutral

Yawns, sits, and lies down.

Pit-pattering footsteps; vocalizations (on-click)

Chased by Stinker. Emoting /sit while targeting it will cause it to walk over, jump onto your lap and lie down. This pet will sit on top of a summoned Pilfered Sweeper toy.
3 allowed
Patch 1.11.1 | Posted: April 1, 2007

Drop: Dalaran Spellscribe

Attackable By: Horde

Zone: Silverpine Forest

Black Tabby Cat

Cat Carrier (Black Tabby)

Item Level 20

Binds when used

Use: Right Click to summon and dismiss your cat.

Sell Price: 15silver

This pet was formerly known as 'Maine Coon'. Prior to The Shattering, this pet could only be looted by horde as they dropped from the Dalaran Spellscribe, a rare mob that was friendly to alliance. Horde also had a chance of obtaining it from a Dalaran Shield Guard, Dalaran Theurgist, and Dalaran Summoner in the Alterac Mountains. These mobs have since been removed.

After Patch 4.0.3, the Black Tabby was relocated to Hillsbrad Foothills as a zone drop, making it more accessible for alliance.

If Stinker the skunk is nearby, he will fall in love with the Black Tabby and chase it around.

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

100% Hit Chance 


Claws at the enemy, dealing 413 Beast damage.

Vs. Critter

Vs. Flying
Requires Pet Level: 10

100% Hit Chance 


Pounces the enemy, dealing 334 Beast damage plus 157 Beast damage if the user strikes first.

Vs. Critter

Vs. Flying
2 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 2

100% Hit Chance 


Deals 295 Beast damage and reduces the target's next attack by 50%.

Vs. Critter

Vs. Flying
Requires Pet Level: 15

100% Hit Chance 


Frightens the target, dealing 197 Beast damage and reducing their speed by 25% for 4 rounds.

Vs. Critter

Vs. Flying
1 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 4

100% Hit Chance 


Deals 295 Beast damage.

If the user kills an enemy with Devour, they restore 591 health.


Devour continues for 2 rounds.

Vs. Critter

Vs. Flying
5 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 20

Reduces your speed by 30% and increases the damage of your next attack made within 2 rounds by 150%.



Beasts deal 25% extra damage below half health.


Damage Taken 

50% from Mechanical abilities

33% from Humanoids abilities

Hillsbrad Foothills — Eastern Kingdoms
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So so many murdered knolls and naga...FINALLY got it to drop after 10475 kills...and another 500+ on a horde toon...This was too much...but it's over...

Jan 13, 2022 at 8:18am | Edits: 0 | Rexxar-us | Pets: 1681 Compare collections | Score: 13442
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I'm just curious.  Why does the cat carrier that teaches you the pet sell for more than the Black Tabby Cat itself in the auction house?  Once you click on the carrier, it's the exact same pet, right?  Is this similar to how collectible items IRL that haven't been opened sell for more than ones that have been?  I'm just trying to figure this out.

Apr 26, 2021 at 8:22pm | Edits: 1 | Aerie Peak-us | Pets: 404 Compare collections | Score: 2257
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This finally dropped for me today and earned my achievement crazy for cats at 4824 attempts,  I am a rogue so slow going but ran the murlocs,  infested bears, spiders. gnolls and then some yetis and ogres which is where it dropped for me. good luck to those still hunting.

Jan 24, 2021 at 11:25am | Edits: 0 | Kilrogg-eu | Pets: 902 Compare collections | Score: 6283
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Is there a point to this pet? Sorry, it's such a rare drop...but (if I understand it correctly) isn't actually a pet you'd use in any Pet Battle...why would people pay so much for this?

Dec 16, 2019 at 5:29pm | Edits: 0 | Tichondrius-us | Pets: 81 Compare collections | Score: 454
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Finally had this pet dropp for me today.  It's the first time in about twelve years that I've seen it drop, and I wasn't even trying to get it.  I was running around Hillbrad completing quests and when I got back to Tarren Mill to hand in/sell/repair/etc before logging for the evening, there it was in my bags.

Feb 20, 2019 at 1:00am | Edits: 0 | Cenarion Circle-us | Pets: 709 Compare collections | Score: 3548
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I must have been really lucky because I got this pet quite wasily. I farmed the Murlocs with my level 25 Orc warrior. I went from one end of the beach to the other and back again. I only did this about three times and it dropped after only about an hour.

Nov 26, 2017 at 10:57am | Edits: 0 | Saurfang-us | Pets: 453 Compare collections | Score: 2417
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Just got mine by farming Storm Pike Engineers at 'Gavins Naze'  -- 


They have a fast respawn rate (about 25-30s secs) so you can just run around, and in between the siege/tank things that the engineers are working on. It took me about 850 kills for mine to drop. 


From reading comments below im thinking i have been incredibly lucky to have it drop so quickly. Farmed for 60-90 mins. 

Nov 13, 2017 at 4:56am | Edits: 3 | Nagrand-us | Pets: 177 Compare collections | Score: 647
Top RaterAelyndria 
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Got it after 3082 kills (at Galvin's Nest)! So happy I finally got around to farming it :)

Oct 24, 2017 at 2:17am | Edits: 0 | Hakkar-us | Pets: 1369 Compare collections | Score: 10219
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Started farming at 3:00 AM EST (it's the best time as from experience the chance you'll see another player is low) I got it on my 3,731st kill. It took me about 3 hours of killing. But the grind wasn't terrible.

Sep 20, 2017 at 8:35am | Edits: 0 | Executus-us | Pets: 1507 Compare collections | Score: 9792
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Breed / Capturing Guide :


Of the 17 cat types within this moveset, this is the only option for the HP breed.

Aug 15, 2017 at 3:16am | Edits: 0 | Galakrond-us | Pets: 907 Compare collections | Score: 6954
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TThank you guys! I've found mine on te beach, so happy with BTC. Looting all those murlocs did also give a lot of 'thick murloc scale'. Sells pretty good on the AH.

Aug 1, 2017 at 9:48am | Edits: 0 | Tarren Mill-eu | Pets: 633 Compare collections | Score: 3117
Site MVPAmberfrost01 
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It took me almost 3 hours of slaughtering everything at Gavin's but I got mine. Woohoo! :D 


Thank you for all the tips, they really helped a lot. :D

Jun 17, 2016 at 6:45pm | Edits: 0 | Garona-us | Pets: 891 Compare collections | Score: 5319
Top RaterIllumnati 
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There are 17 different feline beasts with identical movesets. The only difference (battle wise) is the breed. For the 4 cats that have a breed choice, only the Sand Kitten and the Snow Cub cannot be mimicked by any other breed. The Cheetah Cub is the fastest with 390 speed. The most powerful is the Cornish Rex Cat with 341 power. The healthiest is the B/B Snow Cub with 1481 health. The amount of health restored from using Devour increases with power.

May 11, 2016 at 12:12am | Edits: 1 | Farstriders-us | Pets: 1321 Compare collections | Score: 10523
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I decided to start farming this so I headed over to hillsbrad. Thought this was a zonewide drop but rarity only counts the humanoids and wild cats....hmmmm.

Dec 28, 2015 at 9:42pm | Edits: 0 | Drenden-us | Pets: 1508 Compare collections | Score: 12053
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I would suspect it would depend on your class's AOE ability, but the Engineers up at Gavin's Naze (the ones working on the seige vehicles) have a ridiculously fast respawn rate and there are about 20 of them.  A couple hours of that, I got the Black Tabby Cat.  3314 kills.  I know that's a bit of a lucky percentage drop for this, but mowing through these engineers is the way to go for farming this pet.

Oct 10, 2015 at 11:35am | Edits: 0 | Thrall-us | Pets: 1104 Compare collections | Score: 8696
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I have to thank Breanni for putting this up at the black market auction house. I just camped at the BMAH in Nagrand for hours so I can outbid others right away and got this for just a little above 4,000 gold, which also gave me the title Crazy Cat Lady! Yahoo! :)

Sep 18, 2015 at 7:47am | Edits: 0 | Barthilas-us | Pets: 875 Compare collections | Score: 5372
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Does Murlocks still drop this? Rarity dont count them and they are not mentioned on wowhead. Can see that ppl are still farming murlocks so just wondering?

Sep 4, 2015 at 7:26am | Edits: 0 | Emerald Dream-us | Pets: 377 Compare collections | Score: 1892
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I'm at 28,000 kills and no drop yet! Using 1-(1-P)^n, I'm in that lucky 3% of people this will happen to. With the Engineers and occasional hopping, I can kill as many as 2100/hour with moonfire spam, which is the best group for kills/hour in Hillsbrad. I also spent ten hours killing Infected Sludge Guards just south of the Engineers, which nets around 1200/hour. Murlocks are far slower than that. The Tabby is 35k-70k on my server. I had a dream I got the Tabby, but that's the closest I've been.

Aug 28, 2015 at 6:40pm | Edits: 2 | Terokkar-us | Pets: 190 Compare collections | Score: 952
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I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw this cat at AH for 146 gold (!). Saved me hours of grinding.

Jul 31, 2015 at 2:35pm | Edits: 0 | Drak'thul-eu | Pets: 614 Compare collections | Score: 3592
Top RaterSagcat 
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Blows me away that (as of posting) 43.5% of the community has this pet. I've been trying for this guy forever. Checked AH >50 times. Farmed often for him. Finally today, I got him on AH for just 8,000 gold, which was 3k less than I'd ever seen him. He was my 641st pet collected. Being owned by 43.5% however, suggests that he's not that difficult.

Jul 26, 2015 at 2:03am | Edits: 0 | Proudmoore-us | Pets: 1068 Compare collections | Score: 8059
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