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Drop: Bogflare Needler [62]

Zone: Zangarmarsh

Approximate Drop Rate: 1 in 1,500

Captured Firefly
Captured Firefly
Binds when used
Use: Teaches you how to summon this companion.
Want it Want it | Got it | Exclude — Community: 34.0% have it
Neutral Neutral
Air (flies alongside flying mount)

Flutters about and grooms face; generates glowing pink clouds and particles.
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Buzzing wing flutter (constant); vocalizations (on-click)
Burning Crusade expansion required.
3 allowed
The Burning Crusade
Patch 2.1.0 | Posted: May 29, 2007

The [Captured Firefly] item originally included the flavor text, "Still flying…", providing a clever reference to the Joss Whedon television series of the same name.

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

100% Hit Chance 


Scratches the enemy, dealing 394 Critter damage.

Vs. Undead

Vs. Humanoid
Requires Pet Level: 10

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: 2

100% Hit Chance 


The target is stung, dealing 59 Flying damage every round for 5 rounds.


While stung, the target has a 10% chance to harm themselves while attacking and is Poisoned. 

Vs. Aquatic

Vs. Dragonkin
3 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 15

100% Hit Chance 


Deals 197 Flying damage and increases your chance to block an attack by 100%.


Lasts 1 round.

Vs. Aquatic

Vs. Dragonkin
Requires Pet Level: 4

100% Hit Chance 


Starts a swarm, causing 177 Critter damage.


Opponents struck by the swarm take double damage for 2 rounds.


Swarm continues for 3 rounds.

Vs. Undead

Vs. Humanoid
Requires Pet Level: 20

100% Hit Chance 


Deals 6% of the target's max health as damage every round.


Lasts 4 rounds.



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


Damage Taken 

50% from Magic abilities

33% from Beast abilities

Zangarmarsh — Outland
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Site MVPGwenolyn 
Rating: +15   [Report]
This is the first pet I ever farmed because I loved the show Firefly. I wish the show was "Still flying..." Ah well, at least my pet didn't get cancelled.
Sep 27, 2009 at 4:32pm | Edits: 0 | Aerie Peak-US | Pets: 911 Compare collections | Score: 5449
Site MVPLadyHryaeda 
Rating: +10   [Report]
A good farming route for this pet is to move along the upper rim of Serpent Lake going east, starting just east of the Ogre settlements, ending at the Naga settlements, and then cycling back to the beginning. The respawn rate is decently high as well; if you take your time, you can literally constantly kill them.

It took nearly two years on and off (just my horrid luck), but I think this little peach is worth it. :3
Sep 27, 2009 at 4:01am | Edits: 0 | Thrall-US | Pets: 136 Compare collections | Score: 0
Rating: +4   [Report]
4800 kills. No firefly. I'm going insane -.-

Edit: Finally on my 5700th kill it dropped. OH MY GOD a drag.
Jun 8, 2010 at 1:47pm | Edits: 1 | Stormrage-EU | Pets: 183 Compare collections | Score: 796
Rating: +4   [Report]
Well, dont know if I have to consider myself really unlucky, or if it is just normal to kill 1004 mobs, and farm for almost 7 hours without getting any =(

I have also waited and hoped in finding some kind of luck in the server's reset, but I was wrong...

Well, I hope ill be more lucky tomorrow.
Firefly you will be mine >:( ............ hopefully..;_;

After 2nd day of farming, still no firefly...1911 kills and im still here -.-

Finally, after 2249 kills, it dropped ^^
Mar 21, 2010 at 10:34pm | Edits: 2 | Kazzak-EU | Pets: 718 Compare collections | Score: 3665
Rating: +3   [Report]
This pet used to have the flavor text "Still flying..." when the pets were used as items, a quote which ironically comes from Firefly.

Sadly, now that pets are used a spells, the awesome quote is now gone.
Sep 27, 2009 at 11:18am | Edits: 1 | Garrosh-US | Pets: 376 Compare collections | Score: 0
Rating: +2   [Report]
Words I never thought I'd hear from my husband at 5 in the morning. "Do you still need a caged firefly, because I just mailed one to you."

I'd pretty much given up farming for this one since cross realm zones were introduced as every time I'd been by lately the Needlers were camped.
Sep 13, 2012 at 6:23am | Edits: 0 | Aerie Peak-US | Pets: 793 Compare collections | Score: 4320
Site MVPPuddlebee 
Rating: +2   [Report]
Finally got mine after 1058 loots and 4hrs 44 mins :D Takes a lot to farm, but is oh so more rewarding than buying from the AH ;)
Nov 28, 2011 at 2:58pm | Edits: 0 | Hellfire-EU | Pets: 759 Compare collections | Score: 4321
Rating: +2   [Report]
this pet was a pain in the butt, almost two months of killing 100 a day in zangermarsh on the back wall...yes i have no live get over it. i finally got his butt on 5-23-10 @9:40ish am....yes i recorded that. still wish it had "still flyin'" with it as i am a huge firefly fan and yes i know it was cancel but to true direhard fans it will never die ;-P
May 24, 2010 at 12:30pm | Edits: 0 | Dalaran-US | Pets: 211 Compare collections | Score: 860
Site MVPCunazeroth 
Rating: +1   [Report]

Farmed this little guy for about a week. I installed addon KillTrack to count number of times I slaughtered Bogflare Needler (that is the mob that drops this). Count was at 90 but I had killed many more because I only installed the addon yesterday. Rough guess about 700.

Jan 13, 2014 at 4:15pm | Edits: 0 | Grizzly Hills-US | Pets: 745 Compare collections | Score: 4457
Rating: +1   [Report]

Don't despair! I farmed this little guy for -weeks- and according to Rarity was at 1614 (and had just whined to a friend via skype that I didn't think it would ever drop) when BLAMMO! There it was. :) I'm a geek, I named it Serenity.  


So hang in there.


As a note, I found the most efficient way to farm was to run (no mount) from the first spawn (near Zabra'jin) all around the upper curve of the lake, then ride my water strider around the bottom end. Gave them time to respawn.

Aug 20, 2013 at 7:37pm | Edits: 1 | Madoran-US | Pets: 895 Compare collections | Score: 5213
Rating: +1   [Report]
Getting a little frustrated with this one. Been working on it some each day for over a week now. Sure would be nice if they were closer together and spawned like whelps in wetlands but at least I don't have to "deal with" having to skin these. :/

So yeah, about 20+ total mobs and oddly they don't seem to respawn at a regular rate. So if you rerun the path too quickly you will miss some.
Aug 28, 2012 at 6:39pm | Edits: 0 | Earthen Ring-US | Pets: 895 Compare collections | Score: 5353
Rating: +1   [Report]
Just got it on the 68th, yes... 68th kill. :-) Ok sold that one for 18k... didn't think it would sell but someone snatched it right up. Farmed another and this one took 458 kills... still pretty good. Gl getting yours.
Apr 10, 2012 at 6:59pm | Edits: 1 | The Scryers-US | Pets: 315 Compare collections | Score: 1359
Rating: +1   [Report]
Ok here goes with the luck theory of posting....
At over 3000 kills and bored of the rainy weather here, hoping that mentioning will bring luck :-)
Edit: 3700 and counting
Edit2: Sanity now dwindling at 4500+ kills - debating what offering to give RNG overseers?
Edit3: 5527 kills for it to drop...painful!
Mar 4, 2012 at 11:33am | Edits: 3 | Sporeggar-EU | Pets: 377 Compare collections | Score: 1713
Top RaterChinimasse 
Rating: +1   [Report]
400 kills and he dropped. Very fast one only had to grind him for 70-80 minutes! =) BTW, if anyone is gonna go looking for pets off of drops its a good idea to go with a druid. Instant flight makes it very fast!

Key 1 : Flight Form
Key 2 : A Macro with /target pet
Key 3 : Instant spell

You'll be filling your bags in no time!
Jan 4, 2012 at 3:22am | Edits: 0 | Draenor-EU | Pets: 384 Compare collections | Score: 1922
Rating: +1   [Report]
I recently decided to begin farming this pet, because I love fireflies so much. My significant other warned me that he spent nearly a week farming it.

Thirty minutes later? He was mine! I don't think he spoke to me for a week.

My route? left of the lake heading north, round the top and back again. That was it.
Dec 1, 2010 at 6:48am | Edits: 0 | Fenris-US | Pets: 720 Compare collections | Score: 3642
Rating: +1   [Report]
I was in Zangar trying to get the book for fish tracking, when i decided to kill these little guys, blizzard must feel bad about how long its taking me to get the whelps cause this dropped after about 20 kills :)
Aug 22, 2010 at 7:51pm | Edits: 0 | Shadowsong-US | Pets: 604 Compare collections | Score: 2671
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i've been farming this pet for years. easy money if you ask me. i just went looking for it today 3 kills lol, 17k in about 3 hrs.................................................

Dec 16, 2017 at 9:41am | Edits: 0 | Blackwater Raiders-US | Pets: 210 Compare collections | Score: 948
Rating: 0   [Report]

Hai, so I realized I still needed this pet so I thought I'd give it a try. While farming between bg ques I was able to snag this pet with 94 tries! Rarity kept track of it and I was so happy. Goodluck to all the others farming this pet! and Yes it was raining in Zangamarsh when it dropped :)

Jul 28, 2017 at 3:19pm | Edits: 0 | Mal'Ganis-US | Pets: 680 Compare collections | Score: 3366
Rating: 0   [Report]

took about 30 minutes in the rain, about 50-60 kills, then bam, in the bag

Jun 12, 2017 at 5:30pm | Edits: 0 | Garona-US | Pets: 629 Compare collections | Score: 3523
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Commonly used by sporelings as a light source as they navigate the waterways of Zangarmarsh, this luminescent insect helps them avoid the dangerous bogflare needlers.
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