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Drop: Karr the Darkener [30-35]

Zone: Dread Wastes

Approximate Drop Rate: 1 in 11

Imbued Jade Fragment
Imbued Jade Fragment
Binds when picked up
Use: Teaches you how to summon this companion.
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Neutral Neutral

Idles about. Leaves behind a green puff of cloud when walking.

Vocalizations (on-click)

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

Grinder is a drop from the rare elite mob Karr the Darkener. This NPC can be found can be found in the Terrace of Gurthan in the Dread Wastes.

During combat he will shadowbolt players and cast a debuff on the player with the highest agro. This debuff will spawn a circular void under the player that will persist for some time. To avoid taking damage from this ability, simply move out of each void zone and avoid spreading out each void pool too far. Karr can be interrupted and stunned.

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

100% Hit Chance 


Hurls a stone, dealing 394 Elemental damage.

Vs. Mechanical

Vs. Critter
1 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 10

100% Hit Chance 


Slams into the enemy, dealing 689 Elemental damage and dealing 295.5 Elemental damage to themselves.

Vs. Mechanical

Vs. Critter
5 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 2

100% Hit Chance 


Deals 886 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
4 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 15

100% Hit Chance 


Stone spikes erupt from the ground, dealing 591 Elemental damage and has a 25% chance to stun the target.

Vs. Mechanical

Vs. Critter
2 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 4

50% Hit Chance 


Hurls rocks at the enemy, dealing up to 630 Elemental damage.


Rocks continue to fall on the enemy's current pet, dealing 118 Elemental damage each round for 3 rounds.

Vs. Mechanical

Vs. Critter
2 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 20

100% Hit Chance 


Pounds the ground, dealing 236 Mechanical damage to the enemy and half that damage to their backline pets.


Quake continues and increases in damage for 3 rounds and can affect enemies underground.

Vs. Beast

Vs. Elemental


Elementals ignore all negative weather effects. Enemy pets can still gain the beneficial effects from weather when facing an elemental.


Damage Taken 

50% from Aquatic abilities

33% from Mechanical abilities

Dread Wastes — Pandaria
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Well, went to have a look to see if Karr was there and just as i got there he spawned so flew down, killed him and boom i got Grinder, first try.  Thanks to everyone who put the info on.  

Mar 23, 2019 at 8:02am | Edits: 0 | Kilrogg-eu | Pets: 1236 Compare collections | Score: 9059
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Dropped for me on my first very kill of Karr, while doing Pandaren Spirit Tamer dailies - coming from Flowing and heading to Burning. What luck!

Feb 6, 2016 at 11:29am | Edits: 0 | Earthen Ring-us | Pets: 615 Compare collections | Score: 3409
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I killed Karr 10 times and I got my Grinder

Jun 2, 2015 at 12:21pm | Edits: 0 | Scarshield Legion-eu | Pets: 1146 Compare collections | Score: 7566
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This was the pet that made me get into battling, and I got him accidentally, first try, by kililng rares. With his sandstorm ability I was able to start leveling pets through lower level areas much easier and start beating the trainers with only a handful of pets at my disposal.


Does heavy damage against mechanical and good against many other types, and is my go-to against the tonk at darkmoon faire until I have something better. If you can handle the rares in panda land, grab this one.

Apr 9, 2015 at 8:49am | Edits: 1 | Dalaran-us | Pets: 248 Compare collections | Score: 1216
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I just got this guy this morning! :D I also got the aqua strider yesturday. that was lucky I know. But now it doesn't hurt so much that I didn't get hatespark.... just a little, very little.

Jan 15, 2015 at 6:45pm | Edits: 0 | Norgannon-us | Pets: 1032 Compare collections | Score: 7658
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I have two of these guys, would love to trade for another rare type pet. Hit me up and we can discuss.

Nov 8, 2013 at 1:47am | Edits: 0 | Trollbane-us | Pets: 679 Compare collections | Score: 3827
Top RaterKyozu 
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Killed Karr 31 times before I got this pet :/

But yay, finally got it tonight :)

Jun 3, 2013 at 8:04pm | Edits: 1 | Defias Brotherhood-eu | Pets: 1398 Compare collections | Score: 11184
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no option to add this guy to my collection on this site

Jan 25, 2013 at 4:22pm | Edits: 0 | Proudmoore-us | Pets: 691 Compare collections | Score: 3869
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He looks very nice, but he is horribly weak for outdoors leveling. Considering most battle pets out in the world are critter/beast/aquatic, (atleast in early levels, 15 and below) his hits are either weak or he is taking extra amounts of damage. No self-heals and a Stone Rush that damages himself regardless if he hits or not. 



I'm going to try out some more Pet Battle-finder with him to see how he handles other types of pets, aswell as continue to level him until 25 to see if he improves the more abilities he gets.

Nov 18, 2012 at 8:53am | Edits: 0 | Shattered Hand-eu | Pets: 603 Compare collections | Score: 3247
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Got this guy today, with 5th or 6th kill. 


Worthy to note, imo:  every time I took out both Karr and Nalash within a few minutes of each other (seems to both spawn at same time), they dropped the same gear item.  When I looted my Grinder, in General Chat I discovered another Horde-y had just looted the Strider from Nalash.  Both also dropped the same Plate healing chest.

Nov 2, 2012 at 11:29pm | Edits: 0 | Kargath-us | Pets: 813 Compare collections | Score: 4413
Top RaterGilneas 
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For those looking for this, it seems the rare spawn he drops from has a respawn timer of 50-90 minutes.  I've had him be up when I come check slightly before 1 hour, and sometimes I've had to wait 30-40 additional minutes.


Just hope you have better luck than I do.  Currently at ~50 kills and counting. O.O

Oct 24, 2012 at 3:03pm | Edits: 0 | Kargath-us | Pets: 1278 Compare collections | Score: 10095
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I have an extra Grinder if anyone wants to Trade me it for a Aqua Strider.

Just send me a ingame mail, or reply here


Im on Misha <Horde>




Oct 14, 2012 at 8:45am | Edits: 0 | Stormrage-us | Pets: 560 Compare collections | Score: 3055
Top RaterSweetdr0ps 
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Karr doesn't drop an elixir, thats the other rare that spawns near there Krol the Blade. Those attempting to solo, make sure to clear to trash, he has 4 gaurdians around him among other things, which can be pulled easily away and killed without agroing him despite their close proximity.

Oct 9, 2012 at 9:45am | Edits: 0 | The Forgotten Coast-us | Pets: 1407 Compare collections | Score: 8848
Top RaterAnzu 
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Got this guy today. I wasn't aware Karr dropped it as he actually dropped an Elixir for my guild mate and I when we first killed him. Pleasant surprise!

Sep 28, 2012 at 1:12pm | Edits: 0 | Steamwheedle Cartel-us | Pets: 594 Compare collections | Score: 3076
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Mogu sorcerers, keepers of the secret to bringing stone to life, prefer these stolid companions over more beastly familiars.
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