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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 [20-25]

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.
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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

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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This little guy is especially special to me, as he was actually a Christmas gift from my brother. Back in Cataclysm, I had been farming Hillsbrad Foothills for quite a while trying to get it to drop, but with no luck. On Christmas morning, I checked my mail only to see a wrapped gift from my brother's character. I opened it, in which I found the cute little kitty I had so sought after, along with the message "You finally wanted it enough. Merry Christmas." I was so happy. Such a nice gift. :)

Oct 12, 2013 at 5:51am | Edits: 0 | Gnomeregan-US | Pets: 709 Compare collections | Score: 3468
Site MVPGwenolyn 
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The Black Tabby and the Bombay are the two cats that Stinker will chase. When in close proximity, Stinker gets hearts over his head and will chase the cat quite far. Eventually the cat spurns his love and his heart breaks and both cat and skunk return to their owners. However Stinker's memory is short-lived, and he soon tries again... let us make beautiful music together.
Sep 27, 2009 at 4:11pm | Edits: 0 | Aerie Peak-US | Pets: 911 Compare collections | Score: 5449
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I just got one off of the Stormpike soldiers on Corahann's Dagger. It's definitely a zone drop, just luck of the draw now I guess. I was farming wool for my lowbie tailor because I don't want to pay 30g a stack, so kill two birds with one stone, undercut some outrageous wool sellers and farm up a cute kitty.
Mar 28, 2011 at 11:13am | Edits: 0 | The Scryers-US | Pets: 548 Compare collections | Score: 2850
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I love this one, with its lil' stinker interaction.

For those who are trying, or want to farm this, I recommend npcscan. Just go into the interface and input a custom npc. Dalaran Spellscribe's ID is 1920. Good luck.

Edit: As of Patch 4.0.3a, The Spellscribe is no more. I hope my input helped for those trying to get it before the patch. Apparently the tabby is now a zone drop in Hillsbrad Foothills as relayed from Wowhead info.
Oct 31, 2010 at 6:39pm | Edits: 2 | Stormreaver-US | Pets: 860 Compare collections | Score: 4977
Site MVPWyllow 
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Wheeeee! Just dropped for me off a Stag in Hillsbrad! I'm bouncing all over the place, so excited I am!
Dec 16, 2010 at 6:21pm | Edits: 0 | Terokkar-US | Pets: 562 Compare collections | Score: 2985
Site MVPAxarien 
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The rare Dalaran Spellscribe is the best mob to farm for this pet. It's respawn is quick, about 6 or 7 hours, and you can run through the village where it spawns spamming a targetting macro to quickly see if it's there. It's not generally camped, so if you leave a char logged out in the area you can get several kills a day with minimal time invested.
Sep 29, 2009 at 9:14am | Edits: 1 | Proudmoore-US | Pets: 875 Compare collections | Score: 5188
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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: 835 Compare collections | Score: 4888
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: 881 Compare collections | Score: 5275
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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: 767 Compare collections | Score: 4119
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So stoked! After many hours of farming in Hillsbrad. I logged in on my second charachter, went to Gavin´s Naze (40.52, 47.41) and farmed Engineers for 15 minutes, and there!!! :) Awesome!

Aug 16, 2014 at 1:31pm | Edits: 0 | Tarren Mill-EU | Pets: 343 Compare collections | Score: 1396
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I remember creating a Horde Character just so I could catch this guy. Only one fellow dropped him who spawned every 6 hours or so in 3 different spots. If you killed him the drop chance was extremely low. I caught a few and sold in AH. My Bank Alt accidentally activated one when he went to sell it in AH. This gave me 2 in my pet list when Pet Battles became active Years later. The Cat was one of the first I brought to Level 25 and upgraded from Uncommon to Rare. Love it and the story I have.

May 12, 2014 at 9:13pm | Edits: 0 | Feathermoon-US | Pets: 739 Compare collections | Score: 3730
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Looking for this kitty is the very definition of insanity.


During the months I farmed, I focused on zombies, Gnolls and horses.

The farm zombies at 39,60 respawn instantly and are clustered. Very efficent.

Gnolls and horses both respawn almost as fast, but are more spread out. Less efficient, but a nice change of scenery.


I like to keep my bags FULL for mass-killings so auto loot only takes the MONEY from each kill. I can quickly see whether or not there's a kitty and keep moving.

Jan 10, 2014 at 3:15pm | Edits: 1 | Thrall-US | Pets: 496 Compare collections | Score: 2329
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after killing yetti and ogres till i felt like i was gonna puke I went to the fly thing at Strahnbrad and a spy attacked me and what do you know a tabby cat.. Im so happy. :D

Jan 4, 2014 at 4:30am | Edits: 0 | Zul'jin-US | Pets: 407 Compare collections | Score: 1971
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farmed for 2 weeks. trying to get collect 20 felines to get the title "crazy cat lady" finally droped yesterday. dont even know from what i stopped looking till my bags were full. farmed some murlocks but i found it more benifical to farm the snow yetis and turtles because you can at least get skins and mine along the way, so u make some money while grinding. also killed wild horses and stags and bears and an occasional spider. whew. now, back to it to get one for my husband! :)

Dec 7, 2013 at 7:11pm | Edits: 0 | Kael'thas-US | Pets: 0 Compare collections | Score: 0
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1727 mobs and counting.... not really lucky yet =(


Im focussing my farm on the Gnolls and some wild horses, every now and then I fly around killing random mobs. Maybe Im doing something wrong..




Gave up after 5000+ kills, found it on the AH for 2k gold, bought it.

Oct 26, 2013 at 10:13am | Edits: 3 | Kazzak-EU | Pets: 718 Compare collections | Score: 3665
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Finally found this cute little kitty after several hours of farming. Farmed Murlocs for 2 hours with no luck, then decided to farm the wild horses between Tarren Mill and Durnholde Keep down at the river. Dropped from the 3rd Wild Horse I killed.

May 12, 2013 at 5:55pm | Edits: 0 | Turalyon-US | Pets: 532 Compare collections | Score: 2773
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Hooray! I ventured to Hillsbrad to find this shy kitty, and after killing 4.5k of the insta-respawn horses near the yeti cave, I got my tabby! I decided to try for another one, and lo and behold the newt time I aoe looted the corpses, another kitty showed up! My lack of luck recently seems to have repaid me with great luck for this little guy.

Never give up! Your kitty might just be on your next loot!
Sep 6, 2012 at 11:31pm | Edits: 1 | Shandris-US | Pets: 446 Compare collections | Score: 2000
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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: 198 Compare collections | Score: 806
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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 RaterNiennii 
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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: 720 Compare collections | Score: 4105
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