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Living Sandling

Living Sandling
Living Sandling
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Drop: Sand Elemental

Zone: Throne of Thunder

Approximate Drop Rate: 1 in 25

Living Sandling
Living Sandling
Binds when picked up
Use: Teaches you how to summon this companion.
Want it Want it | Got it | Exclude — Community: 2.1% have it
Neutral Neutral
Idles about.
Vocalizations (on-click)
3 allowed
Mists of Pandaria
Patch 5.2.0 | Posted: March 5, 2013
This pet has a chance to drop from the mobs before the Council of Elders encounter in Normal and Heroic mode. It can also drop in LFR, however it will drop after defeating the Council, rather than from trash mobs. In LFR, it is earned as extra, separate loot in addition to other rewards for defeating Council.

As of Patch 5.4, players can now win this pet by using a bonus roll (Mogu Rune of Fate) after defeating the Council in LFR.
Level 0: Health 0Power 0Speed 0
Requires Pet Level: 1

100% Hit Chance 


Bashes the enemy, dealing 394 Humanoid damage.

Vs. Dragonkin

Vs. Beast
Requires Pet Level: 10

100% Hit Chance 


Launch a bolt of slowing sand at the target, dealing 354 Elemental damage and reducing their speed by 25% for 1 rounds.

Vs. Mechanical

Vs. Critter
Requires Pet Level: 2

Reduces up to 98.5 damage from each attack against you.


Lasts 5 rounds.

5 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 15

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
1 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 4

100% Hit Chance 


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

Vs. Mechanical

Vs. Critter
4 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 20

100% Hit Chance 


Conjure quicksand under the enemy pet, dealing 591 Elemental damage.


Sand slows the enemy's active pet by 50% for 2 rounds.

Vs. Mechanical

Vs. Critter


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

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Top RaterPooder 
Rating: +1   [Report]

After the buffing of Sandstorm damage, this pet is amazing in PVP. H/P breed is best.

Mar 5, 2021 at 2:17pm | Edits: 0 | Staghelm-us | Pets: 1031 Compare collections | Score: 7837
Rating: +1   [Report]

Living Sandling wreaks utter havoc on mechanical pets. The H/S breed of this pet is particularly good against Lil' Bling which is a very fast mechanical pet. The combination of Sand Bolt and Quicksand is devastating versus any kind of team that relies on speed, so it's actually proven itself useful against the dreaded S/S Fiendish Imps that don't open with Nether Gate.

Nov 10, 2018 at 5:11pm | Edits: 0 | Gilneas-us | Pets: 1082 Compare collections | Score: 7258
Rating: +3   [Report]

Great looking pet and very strong in battle too. A very underated elemental that has some versatility to it. Considering my sandling is a H/S breed I tend to stick with a tanking style. I start with stone skin, then use quick sand and spam sand bolt until I have to reapply stone skin and quick sand which usually never gets to that point since he hits hard. With moves that take away the other pets speed, and gives the sandling more time to hit and defend he is a great choice with an anubisath idol.

Mar 10, 2015 at 7:28pm | Edits: 1 | Nagrand-us | Pets: 217 Compare collections | Score: 1104
Top RaterProfane 
Rating: +2   [Report]

I think the battle rating for this is low, I think people underestimate this little guy. Definitely not real useful in the pvp area (at least in my experience), but I definitely love to use mine when doing my dailies and when looking for rares I don't have yet. Trying to work him into my celestial tourny line-up because I love him so much :D

Jun 7, 2014 at 8:26pm | Edits: 0 | Zul'jin-us | Pets: 688 Compare collections | Score: 4105
Rating: +3   [Report]

Agree about taking down the tonk and monkey!  I start with Nexus Whelp, time the arcane storm right and monkey can't stun you either.  Quicksand and goodbye tonk and monkey.  This is a great pet for mechanicals!  Some elementals just don't have his clout

May 11, 2014 at 4:48am | Edits: 0 | Arathor-eu | Pets: 1204 Compare collections | Score: 8561
Rating: 0   [Report]

Look so cool.

May 9, 2014 at 6:16am | Edits: 0 | Kilrogg-us | Pets: 481 Compare collections | Score: 2052
Rating: +1   [Report]

I'm a pretty big fan of this little dude's ability to not only wreck the Darkmoon Trainer's Tonk, but also get some damage in on the Monkey too. Just time your quicksand for maximum effect.

May 6, 2014 at 10:48am | Edits: 0 | Tanaris-us | Pets: 784 Compare collections | Score: 4403
Rating: +1   [Report]

To the person who asked if it can be caged, yes. My guildie just traded me his for my Netherspace Abyssal, since I didn't want it and he couldn't get it to drop, even though I told him his was rarer, haha. You can see them on the AH pretty frequently.

Jan 4, 2014 at 12:26am | Edits: 0 | Eldre'Thalas-us | Pets: 658 Compare collections | Score: 3114
Rating: 0   [Report]

can this pet be caged?

Jan 2, 2014 at 7:04pm | Edits: 0 | Twisting Nether-us | Pets: 1211 Compare collections | Score: 7586
Rating: +1   [Report]

I wonder if H/S is the best breed? It seems to me with he Sandling abilities you could pick the slowest one since in most cases the opposition will be at 50% speed anyway with Quicksand or at best 75% speed if you have Sand Bolt up? Seems to me H/P might be better or even P/B if you sacrifice some health?

Jul 10, 2013 at 10:21am | Edits: 0 | Frostwolf-us | Pets: 930 Compare collections | Score: 5479
Top RaterSweetdr0ps 
Rating: +2   [Report]

wowhead is saying 4% (off the trash) in throne of thunder, so odds seem pretty good, expect a rapid price drop in the weeks to come. Also means you could just farm runs till it dropped since it not off an exclusive once a week loot table.

Mar 16, 2013 at 6:23pm | Edits: 1 | The Forgotten Coast-us | Pets: 1451 Compare collections | Score: 9089
Top RaterMatsumi 
Rating: +1   [Report]

Recieved this pet along with two items on council of elders in LFR.

Mar 13, 2013 at 5:49am | Edits: 0 | Shadow Council-us | Pets: 1154 Compare collections | Score: 7348
Rating: +1   [Report]

just got my little guy off the last boss in lfr off the council of elders.

Mar 13, 2013 at 2:14am | Edits: 0 | Silvermoon-us | Pets: 1720 Compare collections | Score: 13760
Rating: 0   [Report]

Just got this from trash in our 10m raid group, have only seen one in the past two clears. Not sure if it can drop from the new LFR mode of ToT.

Mar 12, 2013 at 11:16pm | Edits: 0 | Thunderhorn-us | Pets: 674 Compare collections | Score: 3312
Site MVPAzmeaiel 
Rating: +4   [Report]

These drop on the trash just before council in the Throne of Thunder raid instance (not boss) in a 25 man raid we saw 1 drop.  The item is tradable. So far have seen 1 out of 2 trash clears .


edit : this item also drops as a loot item in lfr on council of elders

Mar 9, 2013 at 11:20am | Edits: 1 | Frostmourne-us | Pets: 1514 Compare collections | Score: 9672
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