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Qiraji Guardling

Qiraji Guardling
Qiraji Guardling
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Pet Battle: [16-17] Ahn'Qiraj: The Fallen Kingdom; [16-17] Silithus

Season: Summer

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Neutral Neutral
Ground (hovers)

Looks around and flutters about.

Wing flutter (constant); vocalizations (on-click)

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

The Qiraji Guardling will begin spawning on the first day of summer.

Starts spawning: June 21
Stops spawning: September 23

This wild pet can be found at The Scarab Wall and The Scarab Dais in the southwest area of Silithus. The guardling can spawn on either side of the wall, and all the way up to the portal entrance of either instance.

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

100% Hit Chance 


Crush the enemy, dealing 433 Humanoid damage.

Vs. Dragonkin

Vs. Beast
3 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 10

100% Hit Chance 


Whirls around wildly, dealing 531 Humanoid damage split evenly against the enemy team.

Vs. Dragonkin

Vs. Beast
Requires Pet Level: 2

Increases your critical strike chance by 75% for 3 rounds.

5 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 15

100% Hit Chance 


Deals 492 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 


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

Vs. Aquatic

Vs. Dragonkin
5 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 20

100% Hit Chance 


Stun the target for 1 round.



Humanoids recover 4% of their maximum health if they dealt damage this round.


Damage Taken 

50% from Undead abilities

33% from Critter abilities

Ahn'Qiraj: The Fallen Kingdom — Kalimdor
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Zookeeper is not the only achievement that has you waiting a year.  May I cite "What a Long, Strange Trip It's Been."  And I highly doubt they released the entire expansion a week after summer is over purely because of a window for a pet.


I am perfectly happy with the three month window of summer to capture this guy.  After all, Patience is a virtue and anything worth having is worth waiting for.

*editted a typo

Oct 25, 2012 at 5:45pm | Edits: 1 | Fenris-US | Pets: 543 Compare collections | Score: 2839
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Those of you overseas who are seeing this, can you tell us if it is spawning continuously or only in rare times like the minfernal does?


CONFIRMED by Cory Stockton @mumper on Twitter: They will appear on the first day of summer, June 21st. See his Twitter site for info:

May 1, 2013 at 4:15am | Edits: 5 | Sentinels-US | Pets: 538 Compare collections | Score: 2884
Top RaterVek 
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So many breeds to chose from, be careful which you pick. S/S is a beast in PvP, Crush, Sandstorm, Kick and you are set. Very powerful. If you go with P/P breed both Crush and Reckless Strike will severly punish the opponent. One problem it does have is that it's attacks are below 100% hit, and this will be even lower if you use Sandstorm. So be prepared, and plan for, at least one or two misses. Also if up against an undead don't be afraid to Kick and then switch. One of the top pets.

Mar 15, 2014 at 7:21pm | Edits: 0 | Aggramar-EU | Pets: 670 Compare collections | Score: 3996
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cory stocktonm of blizzard already confirmed via twitter that this pet will spawn starting june 21st

May 25, 2013 at 1:52pm | Edits: 0 | Drak'thul-US | Pets: 459 Compare collections | Score: 2108
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Pretty sure we're looking at June 21, which is the traditional 'start' to summer, and the beginning of the fire festival. 


I don't really get why some of you are so incensed! I guess it's the whole 'generation of instant gratification' thing. If all the pets were buyable, or easy to get, people would complain about /that/.   Yeah, waiting is frustrating sometimes, but it's not like I don't think I'll still be playing WoW in two and a half weeks! Getting the rare pets is all the more satisfying, I think. 

Jun 4, 2013 at 10:50am | Edits: 0 | Madoran-US | Pets: 895 Compare collections | Score: 5213
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Putting a character on an Oceanic server will not work, WoW has the same server seasons regardless of continent. Those that are looking for the Zookeeper title will simply h ave to wait until early next year.


It makes you earn it, you should appreciate that.

Oct 5, 2012 at 5:07pm | Edits: 0 | Arthas-US | Pets: 601 Compare collections | Score: 2860
Top RaterEsterhazy 
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Not long now.. possibly maybe.


For those who didn't get it in PTR it basically spawns where ever you're getting the sidewinders and scarab hatchlings in AQ. It's not just at the Scarab Wall, it's also IN Ahn'qiraj (as in fly over the top don't go through the actual raid zones.) It spawned everywhere in that area, even in spots you can't get to unless you have a mount. Just FYI in case you hit a heart stopping moment of not finding it when it does spawn, explore the nooks and cranies.

Mar 12, 2013 at 6:37am | Edits: 0 | The Scryers-US | Pets: 687 Compare collections | Score: 3718
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If it's anything like the Summer Bass/Winter Squid, then "summer" starts in March around the Vernal Equinox and continues to the Autumnal Equinox in September. You can always catch one or the other of those fish; there's never a time when neither is available.

Dec 23, 2012 at 9:08am | Edits: 0 | Zul'jin-US | Pets: 573 Compare collections | Score: 2764
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Just spoke to a GM - it is not currently 'summer' it is 'spring'.


I spoke at lengths on how the mechanics of the 'winter' pet, snowy owl, shared the same season as the wintersquid - but apparently the Guardling is not the opposite pet to the snowy owl, despite being the only 'summer' pet.


GM hinted at June - but as always, wouldn't give a straight answer - so who knows.

Mar 20, 2013 at 9:04am | Edits: 0 | Azuremyst-EU | Pets: 722 Compare collections | Score: 3732
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Welp. It's March 20th PDT and I feel cheated. Probably has a random spawning pattern or something. I've been patient long enough! Where's my Guardling!?


Edit: putting on my "the Patient" title and sucking it up. After reading several nasty arguments on the wow forums I've decided we probably all deserve to wait another 2-3 months.

Mar 20, 2013 at 3:48am | Edits: 1 | Sargeras-US | Pets: 934 Compare collections | Score: 5584
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If Summer Bass is anything to go from, we'll be able to catch this from the 20th of March.

Feb 25, 2013 at 7:19am | Edits: 0 | The Sha'tar-EU | Pets: 797 Compare collections | Score: 4274
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It's also a good substitute/alternative to Anubisath Idol until you manage to get it dropping. Without Deflection, a good Blackout Kick timing is the only alternative against high-damage opponents, while Reckless Strike (along with Sandstorm) makes this pet amazing against water pets, and together with Whirlwind it can easily take down 3 opponents while mitigating damage from a weak rival.

Aug 12, 2014 at 5:08am | Edits: 0 | C'Thun-EU | Pets: 457 Compare collections | Score: 2220
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People are being @$$hats on my realm, that is, those lovely realms that CRZ with us.    All of them seem to be alliance as well.  I'm seeing people with the title and the pet, gloating around while trying to capture and in some cases, kill the spawns so others can't.  Why they feel the need to spend hours after they capture it to ruin the rest of our chances is beyond my comprehension.


To those of you who have it kindly move on.  Don't be a jerk.

Jun 24, 2013 at 7:01am | Edits: 0 | Thunderhorn-US | Pets: 913 Compare collections | Score: 5462
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Just got mine! Wife camped it for 7hr for me, true gamer wife~!!! The pet spawned directy beside the gong. So happy to be out of that area AND out of the ridiculous antics of the other "less mature" players. The best way to get one with the least amount of drama, roll a DK on a Brazillian server (Gallywix in my case) like a few posts before mine suggest. I took their advice and am now a happy Qiraji owner, and a lucky Husband to boot~!! :D Qiraji Guardling

Jun 22, 2013 at 10:41pm | Edits: 0 | Wyrmrest Accord-US | Pets: 613 Compare collections | Score: 3099
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After being ganked the first two times, I got this little girl before. Watching another ally tame theirs i saw mine just over the way. Horde watched me tame and cheered there are some nice people out there :3


Also 5:45am server time on Dreadmaul US - 7:45 NZ

Jun 22, 2013 at 3:45pm | Edits: 0 | Dath'Remar-US | Pets: 793 Compare collections | Score: 3708
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Btw - check your Blossoming Ancients to see if the guardlings are spawning - if there's no flowers - the guardlings will be spawning.  The Ancient is solid green - and has a sunbeam animation.  Had him out when I was camping on an oceanic.  Found this out checking alts on different servers.

Jun 21, 2013 at 1:49am | Edits: 2 | Exodar-US | Pets: 714 Compare collections | Score: 4076
Site MVPPenga 
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Pet has spawned for oceanic servers. I know cos I got one too. Please don't delete post just because you don't believe. Pet is like the owl, has a long respawn period, got mine after about 5 hours of camping. So might have a 4 to 6 hour time? Spawn location are very limited because of the small spawning zone. Head deeper, nearer to the instance portal or out towards the edge, where the floating obelisks are.


Good luck everyone!

Jun 20, 2013 at 5:44pm | Edits: 1 | Lothar-US | Pets: 844 Compare collections | Score: 4634
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just bagged mine 830 pm echo isles. got a greenie on the stairs leading up to AQ40 entrance. Yaye!!!

Jun 14, 2013 at 11:40pm | Edits: 1 | Echo Isles-US | Pets: 518 Compare collections | Score: 2477
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I was on my monk, Dulcet on Garona, and had been camping the darned thing since it launched..literally...having abyssmal luck. FINALLY today at 2:25p est i got was a poor but heck, i can use a stone. I would ESPECIALLY like to thank two druids: Furreal and Karmacaster, who helped me look for it and made sure no one came in and AE'd while i was capturing this guy.  Two really great ppl amongst a bunch of me a warm feeling. :)

Mar 20, 2013 at 3:42pm | Edits: 3 | Garona-US | Pets: 513 Compare collections | Score: 2713
Top RaterCariosus 
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They are back! Started spawning at midnight on Tuesday, June 21, 2016.

Jun 21, 2016 at 4:10am | Edits: 0 | Kul Tiras-US | Pets: 799 Compare collections | Score: 4564
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The squeaks used by these tiny insectoids may sound cute, but they're actually screaming for your death.