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Nightshade Sproutling
Nightshade Sproutling
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Profession: Draenor Herbalism

Drop: Disturbed Podling

Zone: Frostfire Ridge, Frostwall, Gorgrond, Lunarfall, Nagrand (Draenor), Shadowmoon Valley (Draenor), Spires of Arak, Talador

Approximate Drop Rate: 1 in 175

Nightshade Sproutling
Nightshade Sproutling
Binds when used
Use: Teaches you how to summon this companion.
Want it Want it | Got it | Exclude — Community: 1.7% have it
Neutral Neutral
Looks about and hops; occasionally thrusts arm forward.
Pit-pattering footsteps; vocalizations (on-click)
3 allowed
Warlords of Draenor
Patch 6.0.1 | Posted: October 14, 2014
Players with any skill level of Herbalism (even as low as 1) can harvest plants in Draenor, however it's not necessary to have this profession to loot the pet.

Picking herbs from either nodes in Draenor or from the garrison Herb Garden (does not require Herbalism) can occasionally spawn a Disturbed Podling. This creature will drop a number of herbs, and has a chance to also drop the pet.
Level 0: Health 0Power 0Speed 0
Requires Pet Level: 1

100% Hit Chance 


Lashes the enemy 1-2 times, dealing 197 Elemental damage per lash.


Hits an additional time if the user attacks first.

Vs. Mechanical

Vs. Critter
Requires Pet Level: 10

100% Hit Chance 


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

Vs. Mechanical

Vs. Critter
Requires Pet Level: 2

Restores 157 health every round for 5 rounds.


While healing, your type is transformed into Elemental.

5 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 15

100% Hit Chance 


A shadow falls across the battlefield, dealing 886 Humanoid damage and turning the weather to Darkness for 5 rounds.


During Darkness, all pets are considered Blinded and all healing received is reduced by 50%.

Vs. Dragonkin

Vs. Beast
4 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 4

100% Hit Chance 


Spits poison into the target's eyes, reducing their hit chance by 100% for 1 round.


While affected, the target is considered both Blinded and Poisoned. 

Vs. Critter

Vs. Flying
5 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 20

100% Hit Chance 


Deals 788 Elemental damage.

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 RaterUnknownhand 
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I love using Murkalot with two of these P/P pets. Left and Right fists with plenty of healing for themselves while they are in the back line. Going up against magic pets kinda sandbags this team however... but most other teams can be oneshot with RI.

Oct 24, 2018 at 12:38pm | Edits: 0 | Haomarush-us | Pets: 965 Compare collections | Score: 5589
Top RaterCariosus 
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I agree with Tekulve2012 completely. Nightshade Sproutling is easily in my top 3 must used PvP pets. He can counter Graves with well timed Blinds, and his Lash eats through Mechs. 5 Stars easily in PvP!

Jun 10, 2016 at 12:45pm | Edits: 0 | Kul Tiras-us | Pets: 799 Compare collections | Score: 4564
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This is one of the best pvp pets in the game. The s/s breed (325speed) blinds quickly..and has lash to hurt mechs like the MpD. Slot 2-Darkness which hits hard..or the self heal if you prefer to use it, then backline to rebuild health. For pvp, always choose the blind move unless you have another pet with 'avoidance'


The h/h, h/p and p/p breeds could also fare ok in pvp if you use Dazzling dance in your comp. If using Darkness, a great pvp partner is the h/h breed Bone serpent

Nov 15, 2015 at 6:12am | Edits: 0 | Sisters of Elune-us | Pets: 732 Compare collections | Score: 4376
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Finally got one of these to drop. Can now confirm it does drop off of colors other than the "dark blue podling". Mine came off a brown Talador Orchid disturbed podling in the Garrison.

Sep 14, 2015 at 11:04am | Edits: 1 | Perenolde-us | Pets: 892 Compare collections | Score: 5205
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Yeah!  just got this off a podling.  total surprise.  was farming felblight.  H/P Exciting!

Jul 3, 2015 at 10:48am | Edits: 0 | Madoran-us | Pets: 850 Compare collections | Score: 4514
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Finaaly bought a s/s breed on the ah for 3k. can't wait to level this little guy!

Jun 1, 2015 at 4:55pm | Edits: 0 | Pozzo dell'Eternità-eu | Pets: 610 Compare collections | Score: 3320
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440 attempts and NO podling! I know they exist because my husband got one at 13 attempts. And he won't trade it to me....

FINALLY! After 485 attempts, I got this pet off a random herb in the Tanaan Jungle.

May 24, 2015 at 1:16pm | Edits: 1 | Elune-us | Pets: 805 Compare collections | Score: 4638
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Just got one from a talador orchid!

Apr 13, 2015 at 6:50pm | Edits: 0 | Twisting Nether-eu | Pets: 0 Compare collections | Score: 0
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can any of u remember what flower u got this guy out of the podlings color is determined from what flower is picked ie fireweed podlings r all red. so podling has to be the same color as the pet.  ive got 2 and tghey both came from a black podling

Apr 4, 2015 at 10:13am | Edits: 0 | Shu'halo-us | Pets: 596 Compare collections | Score: 3152
Top RaterLjdynamic 
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This little guy is awesome.  I spent a couple of weeks LF an S/S, traded a Sand Scarab for it.  WELL worth it!  I haven't been up against one myself but I know that I must irritate the other player considering the other 2 pets I paired up with this cutie <3

Mar 9, 2015 at 1:10pm | Edits: 0 | Zul'jin-us | Pets: 651 Compare collections | Score: 3632
Top RaterSkag 
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Someone put him on the AH for 1700 gold! Score! I'm so happy.

Feb 25, 2015 at 4:56pm | Edits: 0 | Bronzebeard-us | Pets: 923 Compare collections | Score: 7378
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I've done a lot of garrison herbing with 7 100's. No drop yet.

Feb 11, 2015 at 5:22am | Edits: 0 | Thunderhorn-us | Pets: 1499 Compare collections | Score: 11954
Site MVPPickles 
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I'd been focusing so much on how few Protectors were spawning in my mine I didn't realize that my Podlings could drop a pet too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Unfortunately I probably have killed 40 since I joined the expansion and nothing yet.  Love blindness debuff... sneaky poison stuff.

Feb 6, 2015 at 2:36pm | Edits: 0 | Grizzly Hills-us | Pets: 601 Compare collections | Score: 3051
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This pet can be quite ridiculous in PvP. Just like the Death Adder Hatchling, she (mine's a H/B girly) can use Blinding Poison, but unlike the former, nobody knows that she can use it. This is terrific for suprise, and she can be either a healer with Nature's Ward or an anti-healer with Call Darkness, which is particularly useful in PvP. You can choose to keep her out of combat with Poison Lash or in combat with Lash.


Also, Fist of the Forest = Fist of the North Star, 'nuff said.

Jan 25, 2015 at 11:25pm | Edits: 0 | Twisting Nether-us | Pets: 195 Compare collections | Score: 960
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Got this as I was herbalising my garden as well.  Nice little surprise and a cool pet to boot.  Can't wait to try it out

Dec 19, 2014 at 10:46pm | Edits: 0 | Darrowmere-us | Pets: 247 Compare collections | Score: 1102
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Got him from a podling which spawned in my garrison's herb garden.

Confirmed that you don't have to have herbalism for this little fella to drop. Cute little fella he is as well. Called mine Audrey, as he seems hungry. 

Dec 17, 2014 at 4:25pm | Edits: 0 | Lightbringer-eu | Pets: 1625 Compare collections | Score: 12861
Rating: +2   [Report]

I was doing my daily plant picking in my herb garden and one of the little sproutlings showed up and dropped him. According to my drop tracking addon it was my 15th attempt. He's a pretty cool looking pet. 

Dec 14, 2014 at 7:45pm | Edits: 0 | Sentinels-us | Pets: 710 Compare collections | Score: 3873
Site MVPSffcorgi 
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I can't get Rarity to confirm my number of tries to get the Nightshade, but I believe it was maybe 92.  Now, here's an important tip to increase your Disturbed Podling rate - go herb in Ashran.  You'll be best off with stealth abilities, or really good armour to avoid the NPCs and opposite-faction kill-anything-on-sight types, but the Podling rate is between 33-50% for each herb gathered.  It is great for upping your attempt rate.

Dec 12, 2014 at 10:13pm | Edits: 0 | Wyrmrest Accord-us | Pets: 1677 Compare collections | Score: 13396
Top RaterFanon03 
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Got this guy today. Dropped off a Disturbed Poddling of the same color. Can't say for sure if having herbalism has any affect on getting this pet but, I got mine from picking herbs from my garrison herb garden which leads me to believe that herbalism is not needed to get this pet. Hopefully this helps out a little for others looking for their own Sproutling.

Dec 2, 2014 at 3:09am | Edits: 0 | Fenris-us | Pets: 1150 Compare collections | Score: 8807
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I've looted around 40 Disturbed Podlings with no drop yet... Keeping my fingers crossed that he shows up soon!

Nov 28, 2014 at 12:04pm | Edits: 0 | Eldre'Thalas-us | Pets: 658 Compare collections | Score: 3114
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So can you get him in your garrison herb garden without the profession?


Sorry I misread the text. So you can get him in your herb garden it sounds like even without herbalism. Can anyone confirm they got him without herbalism? Or any guesses on drop rate? Just wondering if it is easier to buy the little fella.

Nov 25, 2014 at 10:35am | Edits: 5 | Frostwolf-us | Pets: 930 Compare collections | Score: 5479
Top RaterJezebull 
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This guy is one the cutest little pets! I can not wait to have him in my collection!

Nov 14, 2014 at 8:32am | Edits: 0 | Mal'Ganis-us | Pets: 709 Compare collections | Score: 3936
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