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Giant Sewer Rat

Giant Sewer Rat
Giant Sewer Rat
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Profession: Fishing [1+]

Zone: Dalaran (Northrend)

Approximate Catch Rate: 1 in 1,000

Giant Sewer Rat
Giant Sewer Rat
Binds when picked up
Use: Teaches you how to summon this companion.
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Rare
Yes
Neutral Neutral
Ground

Grooms face, sniffs air, and wanders around.
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Vocalizations (on-click)

None
Fishing required.
3 allowed
Wrath of the Lich King
Patch 3.0.2 | Posted: November 12, 2008

This pet is obtained via fishing in the Dalaran Underbelly (sewers). Like other capital cities in Azeroth, a fishing skill of 1+ is all that's required to fish in Dalaran. See El's Extreme Anglin' guide Dalaran Fishing - Giant Sewer Rat for more information.

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

100% Hit Chance 

 

Scratches the enemy, dealing 394 Critter damage.


Vs. Undead

Vs. Humanoid
Requires Pet Level: 10

100% Hit Chance 

 

Deals 295 Critter damage.

 

Deals 197 additional damage if the user has lower health than the target.


Vs. Undead

Vs. Humanoid
Requires Pet Level: 2

100% Hit Chance 

 

Rapidly strikes at the enemy 1-2 times, dealing 197 Critter damage per hit.

 

Hits an additional time if the user attacks first.


Vs. Undead

Vs. Humanoid
Requires Pet Level: 15

100% Hit Chance 

 

Instantly deals 197 Beast damage and Poisons the target for 98 additional Elemental damage per round for 5 rounds.


Vs. Critter

Vs. Flying
Requires Pet Level: 4

100% Hit Chance 

 

Starts a stampede, causing 177 Critter damage.

 

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

 

Stampede continues for 3 rounds.


Vs. Undead

Vs. Humanoid
3 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 20

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.

Critter

Passive: 

Critters are immune to stun, root, and sleep effects.

 

Damage Taken 

50% from Beast abilities

33% from Elemental abilities

Dalaran (Northrend) — Northrend
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Top RaterPhaedra 
Rating: +14   [Report]
Unlike Whiskers, the Giant Sewer Rat does NOT flip over and play dead. Also, it's pathing appears to be smaller (probably due to the larger size). However, a Giant Sewer Rat chasing after a druid in kitty form will often stop people in their tracks in Dalaran.
Sep 27, 2009 at 12:24pm | Edits: 0 | Gilneas-US | Pets: 796 Compare collections | Score: 4401
Site MVPMalefactor 
Rating: +3   [Report]
Ah, the Giant Sewer Rat — how I learned that I can fish and do my job at the same time. ^.^
Oct 12, 2009 at 3:51pm | Edits: 0 | Draenor-US | Pets: 159 Compare collections | Score: 0
Drunkbar 
Rating: +2   [Report]

I make a strategy. 10 casts per day, 1% of chance. Got lucky in day seven. Dont know if works for everyone, but this way i didnt get crazy. Nice guy, by the way. (sry about the english, trying to learn)

Mar 7, 2013 at 10:36am | Edits: 0 | Goldrinn-US | Pets: 626 Compare collections | Score: 3183
Jendiah 
Rating: +2   [Report]

Don't make the mistake I made and buy it on the auction house.  That's great for beefing up yout unique pet collection, but you do not get the "I Smell a Rat" Achievment. 

Feb 12, 2013 at 5:43pm | Edits: 1 | Hellscream-US | Pets: 429 Compare collections | Score: 2258
Top RaterClbulen 
Rating: +2   [Report]
For those of you that are just as unlucky as I am, don't give up! I've been farming for this pet off and on for 2 years with no luck. Finally started the true grind yesterday, and after 9 hours, 2066 casts he was mine!
Aug 8, 2012 at 11:09am | Edits: 0 | Turalyon-US | Pets: 684 Compare collections | Score: 3681
Top RaterAxolotls 
Rating: +2   [Report]
I have been fishing for this pet since wotlk was released. A depressing amount of casts later and now into cataclysm, I do not believe it exists.
Jan 19, 2011 at 2:35am | Edits: 0 | Arthas-US | Pets: 545 Compare collections | Score: 2583
Linaste 
Rating: +1   [Report]

Finally got this guy today!

 

Took me 3248 casts @ about 3.8 a minute. That's about 855 minutes or 14.25 hours. Was it worth it? Depends how important achievements are to you. I found one on the AH for 2k and I'd say buying that would definitely be better value if I didn't care about the achievement.

 

My advice: Find something you can do while you're fishing. I played keno pop on a java games website. Fishing is awful, keno pop is awful, but if I put them together I'm moderately entertained!

Jan 9, 2014 at 7:27pm | Edits: 0 | Kilrogg-US | Pets: 550 Compare collections | Score: 2951
Top RaterKyozu 
Rating: +1   [Report]

Finally caught one in cantrips and crows in about 600 casts. Didn't do it in 1 session, went back and forth quite a lot of times.

 

Attempted to buy it from the black market auction house several times (to get the achievement) but kept getting outbid/never bothered to camp the AH :(

 

Oh well, got the achievement the proper way now!  :)

 

Jun 10, 2013 at 4:18am | Edits: 1 | Defias Brotherhood-EU | Pets: 857 Compare collections | Score: 5125
Saerise 
Rating: +1   [Report]
This is most definitely my favorite pet of all time. I fished him up the day I turned level 80 back in 2009, and he's been my best buddy ever since! He's been our guild mascot for a while now, too! And when he gets those pet biscuits, he gets about as big as my blood elf! I am super excited that he'll soon be shared with my alts, and I know he will pwn in the upcoming pet battles!
Aug 5, 2012 at 11:20am | Edits: 0 | Perenolde-US | Pets: 243 Compare collections | Score: 1066
Vespertina 
Rating: +1   [Report]
After 15 minutes of fishing for this guy, I tried targeting the underbelly rat that was running around the end of the dock. Only took another 5 min before I heard the whooshing, clanking sound of the achievement. Coincidence, or good advice from fellow collectors? I don't know, but I immediately splashed him with a Pet Grooming Kit, to get the icky sewer stuff off of course, and wow... he musta been really filthy, cuz there's a huge hazy cloud surrounding him now! My little Pigpen, hehee.
Sep 3, 2010 at 11:09pm | Edits: 0 | Blackwater Raiders-US | Pets: 560 Compare collections | Score: 2713
Top RaterHyppolyta 
Rating: +1   [Report]
Make sure your fishing level is as high as possible when farming this guy. That means +fishing hats, poles, lores, etc. The higher your probability for fishing up junk (grays), the lower your probability of fishing up our little friend here!
Oct 15, 2009 at 7:02pm | Edits: 0 | Alexstrasza-US | Pets: 809 Compare collections | Score: 4621
Glaeken 
Rating: 0   [Report]

Got mine yesterday in Northrend Dalaran sewers. Probably in the 200 to 300 range of casts.

Oct 22, 2017 at 1:16pm | Edits: 0 | Dalaran-US | Pets: 679 Compare collections | Score: 3754
Top RaterHolypriestess 
Rating: 0   [Report]

I can confirm that this is still in the loot table if you fish outside of the red or green schools at the Black Market in the new Underbelly of Dalaran (Legion 2017). Just got mine closer to 1000 casts. Good luck out there! Don´t give up :3

Aug 16, 2017 at 7:44am | Edits: 0 | Lightbringer-EU | Pets: 500 Compare collections | Score: 2283
Iamste 
Rating: 0   [Report]

Got to about 500 casts and was about to call it a night after my worm supreme buff ran out and got him in the last 12 seconds of it. Cool pet, looks huge when you give it the magic biscuit.

Jan 29, 2016 at 4:12pm | Edits: 0 | The Maelstrom-EU | Pets: 728 Compare collections | Score: 3340
Piedude139 
Rating: 0   [Report]

I wonder if this will still be available when Legion releases and Dalaran moves (again)?

Oct 14, 2015 at 11:14pm | Edits: 0 | Stonemaul-US | Pets: 597 Compare collections | Score: 2717
Wildcracker 
Rating: 0   [Report]

Took 879 casts but I finally got it.  

Jun 19, 2015 at 11:40pm | Edits: 0 | Thrall-US | Pets: 879 Compare collections | Score: 4612
Mayor_Nancy 
Rating: 0   [Report]

A very powerful pet with no abilities which take avantage of that. Do not battle this pet. 

Nov 10, 2014 at 4:16pm | Edits: 0 | Silvermoon-US | Pets: 632 Compare collections | Score: 2840
Senatorbinks27 
Rating: 0   [Report]

I spent over an hour and a half fishing for him in the Dalaran fountain only to find out that only the edges have the sewer loot tables, so I broke down and grabbed him from the AH. I don't care that I didn't get the achievement; I got a giant rat for my Critter team and that's what matters.

Jul 21, 2014 at 7:58pm | Edits: 0 | Durotan-US | Pets: 296 Compare collections | Score: 1403
Beezledrop 
Rating: 0   [Report]

I set out to catch this in the Black Market with my fishing at around 85. It took me 5 days and a ton of trys. I eventually caught it off of the dock near Crows Tavern shortly after I hit 600 on my fishing skill. It will pop up but expect to try more then a 1000 times before it actually pops up, specially if you start low like i did. 

Jul 21, 2014 at 12:12pm | Edits: 0 | Sentinels-US | Pets: 653 Compare collections | Score: 3543
Top RaterRusty5p00n 
Rating: 0   [Report]

Woot Finaly got this guy, spend many hours in Cataclysm times trying to fish this up and finally got him today after around 150 casts :)

May 5, 2014 at 12:39pm | Edits: 0 | Emerald Dream-EU | Pets: 621 Compare collections | Score: 3160
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You wouldn't want to meet this rat in a dark alley. Or anywhere else, for that matter.
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