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Direbeak Hatchling

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Direbeak Hatchling
Direbeak Hatchling
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Drop: Orphaned Direbeak [1]

Zone: Stormheim

Approximate Drop Rate: 1 in 1

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Neutral Neutral
Idles about. Occasionally says "Erk" or "Baroo" while running in circles around the player.
Vocalizations (periodic and on-click)
Gives quests as part of a lengthy quest chain. Brief heart animation over the Direbeak Hatchling's head when the player summons the Brilliant Direbeak mount.
1 allowed
Patch 7.1.0 | Posted: October 25, 2016
This pet is one of four falcosaur hatchlings.

The Direbeak Hatchling can only be obtained when the Broken Isles World Quest "Direbeak Swarm!" is active on the coast in Stormheim. If the World Quest for this specific falcosaur species is not active or is about to time-out, the NPCs necessary will not be visible.

The Matriarch of the species will spawn during the active World Quest. Defeating her will allow you to see an Orphaned Direbeak in the questing area.

Interacting with this NPC will not yield any results unless you have the hatchling's favorite type of food. The pet's journal description hints at what type of consumable it prefers. This particular falcosaur enjoys Pungent Vrykul Gamalost.

After purchasing the food from a Broken Isles vendor, interacting with the orphaned hatchling will reveal a new dialogue option. Clicking this will add the pet directly to your Pet Journal.

Once added to your collection, this hatchling will have a lengthy quest chain for you. More information can be found on our Patch 7.1 PTR - Falcosaur Hatchling Preview!
Level 0: Health 0Power 0Speed 0
Requires Pet Level: 1

100% Hit Chance 


Swarms the target, causing 295 Flying damage every round. Lasts 2 rounds.


Opponents struck by the flock take 50% increased damage for 2 rounds.

Vs. Aquatic

Vs. Dragonkin
Requires Pet Level: 10

100% Hit Chance 


Slashes savagely, dealing 433 Flying damage.

Vs. Aquatic

Vs. Dragonkin
1 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 2

100% Hit Chance 


Deals 492 Flying damage, but increases the damage you take for 1 round by 25%.

Vs. Aquatic

Vs. Dragonkin
4 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 15

Reduces up to 295.5 damage from each attack against you.


Lasts 2 rounds.

4 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 4

100% Hit Chance 


Deals 591 Flying damage.


Deals double damage if the target is below 25% health.

Vs. Aquatic

Vs. Dragonkin
5 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 20

Increases the critical strike chance of your active pet by 75%. Lasts for 3 rounds.



Flying creatures gain 50% extra speed while above 50% health.


Damage Taken 

50% from Magic abilities

33% from Beast abilities

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This creature seems to be partially inspired by the hoatzin with its colour scheme. Hoatzins as chicks have claws on their wings like dinosaurs to help them traverse the mangroves if they fall out of their nest but lose them as they get older. They also smell very bad and are called stink birds.

Oct 12, 2018 at 11:39pm | Edits: 0 | Frostmourne-us | Pets: 86 Compare collections | Score: 413
Top RaterUnknownhand 
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Warning squawk will cause weather effects like the talent Scorched Earth to crit YOUR team as well.

However... the possitive side of this talent is that it is a teamwide effect, meaning anything you have in play is boosted with 75% crit chance.

Aug 18, 2018 at 7:05pm | Edits: 0 | Haomarush-us | Pets: 965 Compare collections | Score: 5589
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I had to kill the Matriarch 5 times before it spawned.  It is still spawning in the same place 79.7 -- 69.6.  I was beginning to wonder if it was spawning somewhere else!

Oct 15, 2017 at 8:13pm | Edits: 1 | Mok'Nathal-us | Pets: 1231 Compare collections | Score: 9589
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summoning this pet might give you many quests...

May 31, 2017 at 1:43pm | Edits: 0 | Wildhammer-eu | Pets: 1628 Compare collections | Score: 13024
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Just got him.  Didn't spawn the first time.  I logged out and back in and killed a second Matriarch.  When I got to the spawn site, I didn't see him till I jumped down on the rock. 

May 30, 2017 at 7:03pm | Edits: 0 | Cenarius-us | Pets: 954 Compare collections | Score: 7183
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I can't seem to get this little guy to spawn!  I keep killing the matriarch over and over and going to the spawn location and nothing!  Is this bugged?

May 26, 2017 at 2:58am | Edits: 0 | Aggramar-us | Pets: 1351 Compare collections | Score: 10782
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This guy is an awesome battler.  The Ironskin skill makes him tanky, the flying passive makes sure you go first most of the time, and he can hit really hard with the Falcosaur Swarm! > Predatory Strike combo.  He has single handedly solo'd many wild pet battles.


Just be mindful of pets with magic attacks.

Apr 30, 2017 at 2:14pm | Edits: 0 | Garrosh-us | Pets: 656 Compare collections | Score: 3047
Top RaterXanthern 
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Ironskin is glitched atm.....seems when its used it blocks the next 2 full attacks

Dec 10, 2016 at 3:03am | Edits: 0 | Misha-us | Pets: 991 Compare collections | Score: 5032
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Loot the dead matriarch first.  Then run to the spawn point.

Nov 8, 2016 at 1:21pm | Edits: 0 | Silvermoon-us | Pets: 1672 Compare collections | Score: 13372
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I really like these 4 hatchlings, and there unique quest chains


I'll confirm that the Direbeak Hatchling can found at 79.8, 69.4 in Stormheim but you need to run up the hill first and fall down ontop of him after you kill the Matriarch, and you need to carry  Pungent Vrykul Gamalost


One trick that I did after starting the quest chain on my level 110 was to finishing leveling the pet to 25 on an alt char that wasn't max level yet for the free exp.

Oct 29, 2016 at 2:09pm | Edits: 1 | Boulderfist-us | Pets: 888 Compare collections | Score: 5318
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As another poster said I found him at 79.8, 69.4 just East of Gull Rock.

You have to run up the path and jump down onto the rock.  There is another nest/gathering of Direbeak mobs a bit more to the East as well.  


For some reason mine kept phasing in and out.  Could be because I was leaving the area and coming back. Beast tracking helps.

Oct 28, 2016 at 8:32am | Edits: 0 | Korialstrasz-us | Pets: 1003 Compare collections | Score: 5963
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I did this on my main and an Alt and its not spawning correctly. Killed the matriarch two dozen or more times and nothing is poping on the rock.  It has to be the right place though since everyone keeps coming here to look for it. 

Oct 28, 2016 at 1:19am | Edits: 0 | Medivh-us | Pets: 1714 Compare collections | Score: 13709
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I found him at 79.8 69.6. After you kill the matriarch, turn around and run back up the hill. You have to jump down on some rocks that are above the beach but below where the area where most of them spawn.

Oct 27, 2016 at 11:58pm | Edits: 0 | Kul Tiras-us | Pets: 1091 Compare collections | Score: 8547
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Direbeak falcosaurs are heartier than other falcosaur species, but cannot smell as well. They prefer pungent meals and will often eat carrion that has been sitting in the sun for days.
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