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Rapana Whelk

Rapana Whelk
Rapana Whelk
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Pet Battle: [24-25] Dread Wastes

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

Can be found on the sandy flats on the southern coast.

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

100% Hit Chance 


Oozes onto the enemy, dealing 394 Magic damage.

Vs. Flying

Vs. Mechanical
Requires Pet Level: 10

100% Hit Chance 


Deals 197 Undead damage.


The user is healed for 100% of the damage dealt.

Vs. Humanoid

Vs. Aquatic
Requires Pet Level: 2

100% Hit Chance 


Spits Poison goo onto the target, dealing 98 Critter damage each round and increasing damage taken by 25% for 3 rounds.

Vs. Undead

Vs. Humanoid
Requires Pet Level: 15

Reduces up to 98.5 damage from each attack against you.


Lasts 5 rounds.

4 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 4

100% Hit Chance 


Submerges, becoming unattackable for one round.


On the next round, you attack, dealing 591 Aquatic damage.

Vs. Elemental

Vs. Magic
4 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 20

100% Hit Chance 


Deals 591 Beast damage and has a 25% chance to stun the target.

Vs. Critter

Vs. Flying


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


Damage Taken 

50% from Beast abilities

33% from Elemental abilities

Dread Wastes — Pandaria
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Deadsea, I would agree, a H/P Shimmershell Snail for example seems a better choice with stronger damage, shield and healing. That said, you can find a level 23 Rapana Whelk easily whereas the Shimmershell starts around level 3-6 so can be slightly more of a project to get to 25. Tradeoff between H/P and H/B probably won't ever be much of a difference in fights.  

Oct 29, 2018 at 1:37pm | Edits: 0 | Alleria-us | Pets: 638 Compare collections | Score: 4632
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how come this is the highest rated snail when the only difference between it and the other snails is the fact that it has bad breeds? other snails have p/h and h/h which is far superior to this

Feb 22, 2018 at 4:54pm | Edits: 0 | Frostmane-eu | Pets: 759 Compare collections | Score: 4222
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In Legion, these can also be found in several places around the Broken Isles (updating as I find more):

- The watery areas around Shackle's Den in Azsuna

- The beach to the southwest of Nar'thalas Academy in Azsuna (near the pet battle world quest "Dazed and Confused and Adorable")

- Tideskorn Harbor in Stormheim

Dec 9, 2016 at 3:17am | Edits: 2 | Antonidas-us | Pets: 491 Compare collections | Score: 2314
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A team of these is the only way I have beat Chi-Chi since blizz nerfed the howlbomb.

Aug 3, 2016 at 12:42pm | Edits: 0 | Proudmoore-us | Pets: 1703 Compare collections | Score: 13624
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Rapana Whelk don't care. Rapana Whelk won't receive almost no damage and will heal whatever is there. Rapana Whelk will catch many smaller pets because it won't deal much damage while not receiving much damage. Rapana Whelk is a pretty cool dude.


PS: Yes, i know you could do it with any other Snail as well, but i found a rare level 25, so i didn't have to level it a lot, and it's now my go-to whenever i really want to catch a pet. And it helped me catch my Minfernal, so go Rapana Whelk!

Jun 5, 2016 at 12:26am | Edits: 0 | Arthas-eu | Pets: 926 Compare collections | Score: 5543
Site MVPAbbotta 
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This guy is your clean-up hitter for your Pandarian Spirit Tamer Dailes.  Those Elementals can't touch him with his DiveAcidic GooAbsorb combo that he usually takes out those elementals with barely breaking a sweat.  After a 2nd day of doing the dailies I finally gave my Rapana Whelk a name - he will forever be known as Lawrence Whelk!!  (btw mine is an H/B)

Dec 25, 2014 at 9:09pm | Edits: 2 | Area 52-us | Pets: 1415 Compare collections | Score: 11315
Top RaterLycaon 
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@Sonnisann:  It's their racial. Critters like the Rapana Whelk are immune to stun, root, and sleep effects.


This snail is one of the easier ones to capture at a higher level than say, Scooter, and is an excellent pet to use against elementals, especially ones that use small damage multistrike abilitites.  Ur you can trade the Shell Shield for Acidic Goo, then use Dive for an absolutely massive blow.

Aug 10, 2014 at 5:30pm | Edits: 0 | Blackhand-us | Pets: 559 Compare collections | Score: 2785
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Can't help but notice that no one said anything about this critter pet (which is supposed to be immune to sleep effects) being put to sleep by moths. Has anyone else experienced this?

Apr 21, 2014 at 12:07am | Edits: 0 | Stormrage-us | Pets: 156 Compare collections | Score: 788
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I agree with Melmo in that I don't see the point of getting a S/S breed snail, aside from the completionist/novelty factor. You're losing a fair amount of health and power for the sake of speed that isn't likely to help much anyway.


Shoring up your weaknesses is a nice idea, but sometimes your effort is better spent improving what you're already good at. H/B breed all the way.

Feb 14, 2014 at 10:50am | Edits: 0 | Alexstrasza-us | Pets: 462 Compare collections | Score: 2450
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The S/S version with 260 speed is still pretty slow :/  I went with the H/B breed, he hits harder and lives longer ;)

Jan 4, 2014 at 5:20pm | Edits: 1 | Whisperwind-us | Pets: 1475 Compare collections | Score: 11196
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I found a rare today as a secondary pet. It was behind a silent hedgehog.

Dec 2, 2013 at 11:27am | Edits: 0 | Proudmoore-us | Pets: 442 Compare collections | Score: 2279
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This is one of my go to pets for spirit tamer battles.  Snails in general are great against elementals as they have both a hard and soft counter (aquatic abilities for extra damage and critter type for less damage taken). Since this is the highest level snail tameable it makes it a mist have for pet battlers and well worth farming a rare.

Sep 1, 2013 at 1:56am | Edits: 1 | Azjol-Nerub-us | Pets: 1008 Compare collections | Score: 6996
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I just found my blue Rapana Whelk, can't believe how many battles I had to fight in Dread Wastes. It was a 24 H/B in the Chittering Coast. I was at the point of believing that they were only a myth. It was the secondary pet.

Jul 29, 2013 at 11:29pm | Edits: 1 | Terokkar-us | Pets: 507 Compare collections | Score: 2768
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This is the only snail with the blue antennaes as far as I know.

Jul 26, 2013 at 4:06am | Edits: 0 | Doomhammer-us | Pets: 713 Compare collections | Score: 3672
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After about 50 of the battles in Dreadwastes, I've found that either I'm the most unluckiest pet collector of them all, or 5/15 build doesn't exist. Not even remotely close to a 5/15 build in the least. None of the pets. Absolutely poppycock. >.<

Apr 4, 2013 at 1:27pm | Edits: 0 | Stormscale-us | Pets: 612 Compare collections | Score: 2853
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I had much better luck capturing a rare Silkbead Snail than I did one of these guys.  Mine is (somewhat sadly) an 18, but as the Silkbead and the Rapana have the same abilities, I definitely recommend them for the Spirit Tamers if your luck is similar to mine.

Mar 10, 2013 at 4:53am | Edits: 0 | Bloodhoof-us | Pets: 1076 Compare collections | Score: 8195
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this guy is consistently awesome against the Pandarian spirits.

Feb 14, 2013 at 7:38pm | Edits: 0 | Turalyon-us | Pets: 690 Compare collections | Score: 3452
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Had a spare Critter stone, so I used it on a poor-quality Breed 5. I only encountered poors and commons even after a hour, but this was the only one with the high speed rating. Thanks to the tool on this website, I determined that this was indeed the S/S breed, so I capped him and stoned him.

Feb 8, 2013 at 4:30pm | Edits: 0 | Vashj-us | Pets: 126 Compare collections | Score: 597
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If you wondered what can beat Lil' Ragnaros, here is your answer. Put Shell Shield on while he submerges for his Sons of the Flame, the damage is entire negated. Also his filler attack, Sulfuras Smash and Magma Trap, that normally hit for 395, will only tickle you for 181, while your Dive will hit him for 850 and Ooze Touch for 310. That means he will be done in 3-4 rounds while you will be alive with 1100-1400 HP (depending on your HP and Magma Trap hits)

Feb 5, 2013 at 11:54am | Edits: 0 | Aszune-eu | Pets: 533 Compare collections | Score: 2663
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Update: The only snail with this abilities an a pure speed breed (260 at 25 / blue)!


One of the best pets to fight the pandarian spirits in those spirit dailies because of its durability against elemental spells (-33% dmg taken from elemental spells as critter) and at least its the only critter that I know which has an aquatic spell to hit those pandarian spirits with 50% more damage.

The shield and absorbe spells are also strong in those battles against pandarian spirits.

Jan 10, 2013 at 6:58am | Edits: 2 | Das Konsortium-eu | Pets: 307 Compare collections | Score: 0
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Has been spotted fighting other whelks for prime food sources.
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