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Pet Battle: [13-14] Tanaris

Weather: Sandstorm

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Neutral Neutral

Idles about and jumps to the side.

Vocalizations (on-click)

3 allowed
Mists of Pandaria
Patch 5.0.1 | Posted: September 25, 2012

This wild pet can be found in The Gaping Chasm and The Noxious Lair in Tanaris. It only spawns during sandstorms.

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

100% Hit Chance 


Scratches the enemy, dealing 394 Critter damage.

Vs. Undead

Vs. Humanoid
1 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 10

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
3 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 2

100% Hit Chance 


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

Vs. Critter

Vs. Flying
3 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 15

You endure, preventing your health from being reduced below 1 health until the end of the next round.


Pets affected by Survival will survive an Apocalypse.

Requires Pet Level: 4

100% Hit Chance 


Starts a swarm, causing 177 Critter damage.


Opponents struck by the swarm take double damage for 2 rounds.


Swarm continues for 3 rounds.

Vs. Undead

Vs. Humanoid
5 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 20

100% Hit Chance 


Deals 492 Flying damage and turns the weather into a sandstorm for 5 rounds.


During a sandstorm, all pets take 98.5 less damage and their accuracy is reduced by 10%.

Vs. Aquatic

Vs. Dragonkin


Beasts deal 25% extra damage below half health.


Damage Taken 

50% from Mechanical abilities

33% from Humanoids abilities

Tanaris — Kalimdor
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I found realm hopping to be a successful way to find a sandstorm.  Good luck everyone still looking for a Silithid Hatchling.

Feb 11, 2016 at 1:15am | Edits: 0 | Dragonmaw-US | Pets: 782 Compare collections | Score: 4653
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This was the only pet standing between me and the 'World Safari' achievement. While I was working on quests in Uldum, I ran over to Tanaris every 30-45 min. It took 2 days to catch a sandstorm but I was the only one there so had the liberty of keeping the first one I caught (poor) and then continuing to battle 'til I found a rare. That took maybe 20 minutes. I will admit to making it easier by using the pet team I had for Uldum so I went through the lower level pets much more quickly.

Feb 5, 2016 at 8:32pm | Edits: 0 | Thorium Brotherhood-US | Pets: 764 Compare collections | Score: 4372
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I'm convinced that Sandstorms happen less frequently than would be convenient. Or at least inconventient if I actually live in Tanaris. Which I am doing until I get this pet!

Jan 5, 2016 at 12:43am | Edits: 0 | Emerald Dream-US | Pets: 550 Compare collections | Score: 2674
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I have recorded Tuesday and Thursday sandstorms starting at 19:00-20:00. See if this works for you.

Nov 11, 2015 at 11:28am | Edits: 1 | Haomarush-US | Pets: 789 Compare collections | Score: 4471
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Just got my Baby Ape (Rain) at Stranglethorn and decided it's time for Tanaris - camping out on an alt until something happens while I go blog, watch SVU or Dexter and wait. Pity I still have to wait till December 1st to get the Snowy Owl. 

Jul 26, 2015 at 5:56am | Edits: 0 | Thunderhorn-US | Pets: 674 Compare collections | Score: 3209
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was just about to head back to garrison, when i noticed the sandstorm...went around killing poor quality bugs and got a rare and 2 uncommons, roughly 20-30 kills? wasn't counting :( woot! only one more pet for Kal Safari!

Jun 8, 2015 at 11:12pm | Edits: 0 | Llane-US | Pets: 851 Compare collections | Score: 5004
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unholy hell, how long do I have to sit here and watch nothing happen before a sandstorm comes?  What is the frequency?  Is there even a set frequency for the storms?  I have been leaving my mage there for a month now and log on daily at different times.  I even try the pre-made groups utility to realm hop and no one has them...  gah!

Jun 1, 2015 at 10:41pm | Edits: 1 | Scilla-US | Pets: 802 Compare collections | Score: 4801
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My tactic for farming this critter was to leave a toon parked outside of the Caverns of Time at the flightpoint just SW from CoT entrance. It conveniently overlooks the Gaping Chasm. From there, you can shuttle back and forth to Grand Master Pet Tamer Obalis in Uldam for your daily quest. If you have to leave, you can always port back to CoT through Dalaran's Violet Citadel. You will know if the sandstorm is occuring. Hazy with puffs of sandy "smoke" and what looks like tan snow "falling" sideways. In my case it was blowing towards me. That, and they'll be Silithid Hatchlings all over the Gaping Chasm and Noxious Lair!

Jun 1, 2015 at 1:12pm | Edits: 0 | Shadowsong-US | Pets: 689 Compare collections | Score: 3573
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Flew into the The Noxious Lair around 7:15 server time happy to see a sandstorm! After about 30 minutes of finding dozens of poors and one uncommon, I finally got my rare! I just kept killing them if they weren't rares.  They were respawning very quickly.  This was my first time attempting to catch a rare, but I can imagine it would be fairly easy if you're lucky enought to get there at the start of the sandstorm.  Happy hunting!

Mar 22, 2015 at 8:54pm | Edits: 0 | Proudmoore-US | Pets: 531 Compare collections | Score: 2703
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Keep in mind the Special Groups option.  I fly into a storm today and helped quite a number of people finally get their own Hatchlings.

Mar 19, 2015 at 6:50pm | Edits: 0 | Garrosh-US | Pets: 832 Compare collections | Score: 4974
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I finally captured mine! Sandstorm on Mugthol right now! 2 PM server time (March 14). Been up for about 10 minutes. Good luck!

Mar 14, 2015 at 5:00pm | Edits: 1 | Turalyon-US | Pets: 696 Compare collections | Score: 3843
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Does anyone have semi-reliable info on how often there are sandstorms?? Posting "Sandstorm now on XX realm! ZOMG!" doesn't help those of us who aren't on your realm or can't get to Tanaris quickly....

Mar 8, 2015 at 12:45pm | Edits: 0 | Icecrown-US | Pets: 510 Compare collections | Score: 2362
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Sandstorm on Ghostlands ended about 11:50 pm Central time, I arrived about 15 minutes before and grabbed a rare and an uncommon for myself. They DO despawn when the storm was finished, I didn't see any afterwards.

Feb 20, 2015 at 12:58am | Edits: 0 | Ghostlands-US | Pets: 529 Compare collections | Score: 2730
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How often are there sandstorms, I notice that it seems like once a month someone posts that there is one going on..I didn't know if it was just a coincidence.

Feb 11, 2015 at 7:21pm | Edits: 0 | Norgannon-US | Pets: 466 Compare collections | Score: 2016
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Sandstorm right now on Stormreaver US.


Flew around the entire hive on the western edge of Tanaris and only found one rare (H/H). Went to the other hive at the southeast side and the sandstorm is indeed zone wide. Hopefully will find an H/P rare.

Jan 22, 2015 at 7:53am | Edits: 0 | Stormreaver-US | Pets: 656 Compare collections | Score: 3470
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Sandstorm currently (1450 pacific time)  Warsong - Alterac Mountains - Gorganash - Balnazzar - got my blue after 3 battles!

Dec 14, 2014 at 5:52pm | Edits: 0 | Warsong-US | Pets: 470 Compare collections | Score: 2359
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I sat at the two casums all day  and only saw one sandstrom.  visability is not as bad as others say but you do see sand flying everywhere.  The storm came at about 6:20 pm central time.  At 7: 15 it was still going on.  Got a silithid, poor,  about the 4th one i fought was common and the 5th was rare. 

Nov 8, 2014 at 8:25pm | Edits: 0 | Stormrage-US | Pets: 566 Compare collections | Score: 2946
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OMG how often is there a sandstorm?

Oct 3, 2014 at 11:46pm | Edits: 0 | Korialstrasz-US | Pets: 499 Compare collections | Score: 2482
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Sandstorm just ended at 2:30am realm time on Ghostlands server.  It lasted at least two hours I am aware of.  I farmed for 30 minutes before I got my rare.  There were quite a few uncommon ones, with different powers.  I have one uncommon that is Power and Health.  The rare is a Guardian.  I also got one poor quality sandkitten.  I saw the sandstorm come to an end, and all the silithids despawned with it.  I should've posted earlier, sorry!

Sep 5, 2014 at 3:44am | Edits: 0 | Ghostlands-US | Pets: 255 Compare collections | Score: 1249
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Logged onto my Horde DK just for the heck of it. Had him camped at the Great Chasm. Wondered why the screen looked so fuzzy then reallized....SANDSTORM! Caught my uncommon on my third try! Now, for the mythical Minfernal...

Aug 26, 2014 at 6:18am | Edits: 0 | Arygos-US | Pets: 674 Compare collections | Score: 3700
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These hatchlings entertain themselves by clacking their mandibles together in increasingly complex rhythms.
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