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Sprite Darter Hatchling

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Sprite Darter Hatchling
Sprite Darter Hatchling
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Drop: World Drop

Zone: Feralas [40-50]

Approximate Drop Rate: 1 in 8,000

Sprite Darter Egg
Sprite Darter Egg
Binds when picked up
Use: Teaches you how to summon this companion.
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Neutral Neutral
Air (flies alongside flying mount)

Flutters about.

Wing flutter (constant); vocalizations (on-click)

3 allowed
Patch 1.11.1 | Posted: April 1, 2007

Before patch 4.0.3, alliance characters could obtain this pet from the quest [48]Becoming a Parent.

Now the pet may only be farmed by both factions as a zone drop in Feralas.

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

100% Hit Chance 


Attacks the enemy with 1-3 blades of wind, dealing 197 Flying damage per attack.

Vs. Aquatic

Vs. Dragonkin
Requires Pet Level: 10

100% Hit Chance 


Blasts the enemy with a surge of arcane power, dealing 295 Magic damage.


Damage increases by 98 each time it is used. Max 492 Magic damage.

Vs. Flying

Vs. Mechanical
4 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 2

Fade into a cloud of mist, increasing your chance to dodge by 100%.


Lasts 1 round.

5 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 15

100% Hit Chance 


Equalizes the health between the user and his enemy.


Health gained cannot exceed the caster's maximum health.

3 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 4

100% Hit Chance 


Deals 492 Magic damage and turns the weather into Moonlight for 9 rounds.


During Moonlight, all pets receive 25% additional healing and Magic abilities deal 10% additional damage.

Vs. Flying

Vs. Mechanical
5 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 20

Creates a cyclone which has a 35% chance to deal 137 Flying damage to the enemy team each round.


Lasts 5 rounds.

Vs. Aquatic

Vs. Dragonkin


Dragons deal 50% additional damage on the next round after bringing a target's health below 50%.


Damage Taken 

50% from Humanoid abilities

33% from Flying abilities

Feralas — Kalimdor
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Site MVPJeyl 
Rating: +60   [Report]
ALLIANCE: Recover an orphaned egg from a nest, encase the egg with a protective substance, travel across the globe to ensure that the pet is in the best possible hands, collect food for the pet when it first hatches, and finally, welcome the pet into the world when it hatches and become it's mother.

HORDE: Kill an endless amount of Sprite Darters and rip the un-hatched egg from a dead mother's rotting corpse.

Well, motherhood isn't for everyone.
Oct 2, 2009 at 2:19pm | Edits: 0 | Dunemaul-US | Pets: 149 Compare collections | Score: 0
Site MVPSapphiria 
Rating: +6   [Report]
My favorite Pet of them all.
As a Night Elf she gives me Pride for she is one of our own and full of the Elven Magic. She reminds me of the splendor of our race and a Crowning Jewel to our Mother Elune. Her Wings glorify Elune in their Beauty. As a Druid I am happy to make sure her kind still thrive to astound us all in our walk with Nature. She never fails to bring a smile upon my face.
Sep 27, 2009 at 10:18am | Edits: 0 | Scarlet Crusade-US | Pets: 870 Compare collections | Score: 4753
Rating: +5   [Report]

I only started playing a year ago. At first I just wandered around exploring and ended up in farals. I was such a new player that I didnt even know companion pets existed! and I was low level so mobs kept attacking me. I remember dying, a bunch. But I obviously killed the right one becuse, as I was vendoring I saw it. I SERIOUSLY almost vendored it. I had never seen somthing with the option to right click to do anything.  So thats what I did, and got my first and favorite pet.

Jan 28, 2013 at 2:10pm | Edits: 0 | Blackwater Raiders-US | Pets: 343 Compare collections | Score: 1406
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I felt just awful farming this. I mumbled an apology to myself after each kill. The 126th darter dropped mine. I'm envious of alliance: not only do you not have to slaughter the little fellas, but you actively work to free them!
Nov 26, 2009 at 6:22pm | Edits: 0 | Emerald Dream-US | Pets: 729 Compare collections | Score: 4357
Site MVPGwenn 
Rating: +5   [Report]
This is the main reason my pet obsession became what it is. After doing the horribly boring chain to uptain this pet, she was the first "Wow! Where did you get that little cutie?" comment I got. That was it: I'd sold my soul to the pet community. As a warlock, that might be fitting though.
Sep 28, 2009 at 7:32am | Edits: 0 | Argent Dawn-EU | Pets: 765 Compare collections | Score: 3968
Top RaterJenbabe13 
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This should be your go-to pet against all Flying opponents. It has that amazing combination of taking less damage from their flying abilities (since it's a Dragonkin) but ALSO has Magic abilities, which deal 50% more damage against those same Flying critters.


Perfect combo! Not to mention she is a beaut! One of the few times the Blizzard Gods loved us.

Jun 8, 2013 at 2:56am | Edits: 0 | Nesingwary-US | Pets: 738 Compare collections | Score: 4341
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BY FAR my favorite pet. The Sprite Darter has a stunning, unique appearance combined with S/S and a great moveset. Evanescence works wonderfully, as the Darter is faster than most pets and can "disappear" early, effectively blocking two of the opponent's moves. It can also pack quite a punch with moonfire and then a chain of arcane blasts, especially when the dragonkin passive activates!

Aug 16, 2014 at 8:52pm | Edits: 0 | Wyrmrest Accord-US | Pets: 354 Compare collections | Score: 1896
Rating: +2   [Report]

Love, love, love this pet. I used to go do the old quest chain for this pet on every Ally toon :D The pet that I use in battle has now been named "Brightwing" after the HotS hero that I also love <3

May 5, 2016 at 6:30pm | Edits: 0 | Proudmoore-US | Pets: 613 Compare collections | Score: 3036
Rating: +2   [Report]

How come this isn't in the top 20 best looking pets?

Feb 1, 2016 at 10:48pm | Edits: 0 | Goldrinn-US | Pets: 905 Compare collections | Score: 5413
Top RaterLocalust 
Rating: +2   [Report]

This was a super rare drop from mobs back in Vanilla BEFORE being a quest pet. and now it is back to a drop pet, just not as rare as it was to get to drop back in the day. I farmed for a couple of weeks to get this one, with the help of my ex. It was little known, but when he got one to drop while questing and trying to not get killed he showed me and we headed off together to find one of these beauties for me. Good luck on the hunt! This is still one of my most cherished pixals <3

Jun 27, 2013 at 1:18am | Edits: 0 | Azjol-Nerub-US | Pets: 912 Compare collections | Score: 5454
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With this beauty you can 'solo' 6-7/10 Beasts of Fable if you use Life Exange. Sadly when using against beast it's an instant 25% extra damage, and he can't handle it alone... Regardless, it is definitely my favorite pet above all.



And it's a shame that Nether Faerie Dragon now has the exact same abilities...

Apr 3, 2013 at 5:45pm | Edits: 0 | Quel'Thalas-US | Pets: 417 Compare collections | Score: 1977
Rating: +2   [Report]

Got this back in the day when it was awarded in the end of a quest chain. The chain and the fact that you would get this adorable pet from it was not well known back then, and we were not so big on checking every little thing online yet either. It was a well kept secret by a few of us for a good while. I have never been so happy to recive a pet before.. "Congrats, Akeleie. You're a parent... kinda"

Dec 10, 2012 at 10:11pm | Edits: 0 | Frostwhisper-EU | Pets: 421 Compare collections | Score: 0
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After ten days, two dozen cups of coffee, thousands of kills and looting enough tiny fangs that I'm sure I'm pooping them out of my booty-cheeks, this pet finally dropped for me. This dragonlet is fabulous, in every way imaginable. Very striking; people do double-takes when you have this out in a city. If you're going to farm for this, I highly recommend farming the Noxious Whelplings in northern Feralas, around the lake. I got eight whelps to drop in the time it took me to grab a sprite.
Jul 24, 2012 at 11:24pm | Edits: 0 | Draka-US | Pets: 765 Compare collections | Score: 4268
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Got him today after 1,3K noxious whelplings, while earning 3 tiny emerald whelplings, I was about to give up hope, took a small break and bang, on the first kill on my return.
May 3, 2012 at 7:21pm | Edits: 0 | Sylvanas-EU | Pets: 507 Compare collections | Score: 2281
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OMG!! i finally got it about 5 min ago. i farmed the Noxious Whelp first for about 8000 kills and got a bunch of emerald whelps but no sprite darter so i looked on wowhead and they said kill Grimtotem Marauders b/c they were so many and fast respond time so off i went. it took me 17786 kills and it finaly dropped. i was so happy! this was the longest i ever farmed for a pet even longer than the Parrot Cage (Hyacinth Macaw) that took only 9k kills!It still drops just takes a long time. GOOD LUCK!
Jan 11, 2012 at 9:35pm | Edits: 0 | Arthas-US | Pets: 508 Compare collections | Score: 2428
Top RaterSuzi 
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For any Horde with auto-loot on trying to get this please bear in mind that, as it's common and BoP, you won't be alerted when you pick this up. I spent hours farming for it only to realise it was already in my bags and I just hadn't noticed (it's easy to miss along with all the other common items you'll end up picking up at the same time).
Sep 27, 2009 at 9:48am | Edits: 0 | Elune-US | Pets: 327 Compare collections | Score: 1425
Rating: +1   [Report]

The NFD has always been a go-to for me and now that I have this dude, I'm feeling pretty awesome! I use life exchange quite a bit when fighting the beasts of fable. I am excited to take on the Celestial Tournament armed with an extra pet with this capability! 

Jan 29, 2015 at 12:54am | Edits: 0 | Ysera-US | Pets: 531 Compare collections | Score: 2709
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just snapped it from the AH for 2500G... either someone does not know what they had or selling off their extra pets

Feb 16, 2014 at 8:51pm | Edits: 0 | Uldum-US | Pets: 517 Compare collections | Score: 2560
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Update: I got it today, FINALLY. I highly recommend farming the Noxious Whelp it only has a .001% to drop the Sprite Darter but you also have a chance for the Emerald Whelpling. The nox.Whelps are close together and respawn quickly. Using a druid was very fast!



Killing frayfeathers near the Ruins of Isildien and SpriteDarters near Camp Mojache because according to WowHead those 2 mobs have the highest % drop rate for the egg at a whopping .03%  Wish me luck!

Oct 18, 2013 at 8:21pm | Edits: 1 | Arathor-US | Pets: 563 Compare collections | Score: 2792
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I wasn't even looking for this pet when I found it. I was levelling archeology and was killing to clear the zone I was surveying. I generally loot everything, then sell all the junk on my way to the next site. As I was going through my bags, selling my greys I found this pet. I was so excited, but feel bad for anyone that spent hours trying to get it. It makes a pretty great battle pet too. 

Oct 8, 2012 at 4:24pm | Edits: 0 | Quel'dorei-US | Pets: 354 Compare collections | Score: 1614
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These adorable critters love snuggling with their owners after a long day of brutal, bloody battle.
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