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Pet Battle: [10-11] Western Plaguelands

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Neutral Neutral
Air (flies alongside flying mount)

Flutters about.

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

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

Can be found in and about Andorhal.

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

100% Hit Chance 


Tears at the enemy with plagued claws, dealing 433 Undead damage.

Vs. Humanoid

Vs. Aquatic
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
3 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 2

100% Hit Chance 


Consumes an allied corpse to restore 50% of total health.


Corpses can only be used once.

3 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 15

100% Hit Chance 


Deals 788 Undead damage and stuns the user for 1 round.

Vs. Humanoid

Vs. Aquatic
4 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 4

100% Hit Chance 


Fly up high, becoming unattackable for one round.


On the next round, you attack, dealing 591 Flying damage.

Vs. Aquatic

Vs. Dragonkin
5 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 20

Creates a cyclone which has a 35% chance to deal 137 Flying damage to the enemy team each round.


Lasts 5 rounds.

Vs. Aquatic

Vs. Dragonkin


Undead pets return to life immortal for one round when killed, but deal 25% less damage.


Damage Taken 

50% from Critter abilities

33% from Dragonkin abilities

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Secondary to:

Black Rat, Squirrel, Rabbit

*Phasing is the main issue collecting this bad boy. Tired of dive bombing and quickly smashing interact due to phasing I

*Jump on horde toon>Go to the Bulwark>Unlock Andorhol

Below is the quest progression to follow:

1 The Battle Resumes!

2 The Farmers' Militia 

3 Ashes to Ashes 

4 Lindsay Ravensun, Revealed 

5 Ace in the Hole 

6 Andorhal, Once and For All 

7 The Reckoning

Don't forget! Hit Hearthglen for their surplus of Black Rats as well in your rotation.

Jul 27, 2013 at 9:59pm | Edits: 6 | Tichondrius-US | Pets: 300 Compare collections | Score: 1466
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If you can see them on your map but when you stand on top of them you can't see them, there is still a way to capture them. Go into your keybind options and look under "Targeting Functions" for "Interact With Target." Set it to something--I picked "shift-;" but you can use whatever you want. Stand over the area where you map says they are, do a /target blight, and then push your "Interact With Target" keybind. You should get into a pet battle even though you can't see the spawn. Happy hunting!

Oct 24, 2012 at 5:27am | Edits: 0 | Norgannon-US | Pets: 442 Compare collections | Score: 0
Top RaterVek 
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Love this guy, one of my go-to pets when there are alot of Anubisath Idols in play. Get the P/S breed, 273 speed edges out 260 speed range pets. Infected Claw really punishes Humanoids, but remember you will probably miss at least 1 or 2 times with only 85% hit(75% if sandstorm is up).


Don't be afraid to backline the pet at 50% health and "sacrifice" another pet so you can Consume Corpse and heal back up.


Clonedancer team use Cyclone, or go for Lift-Off so you can avoid stuff 

Jan 21, 2014 at 8:07am | Edits: 0 | Aggramar-EU | Pets: 670 Compare collections | Score: 3996
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If you just camping and waiting for Blighthawk to spawn you will need longer time to get rare because some how the spawnning rate is long.

Fight the Black rats along the Western Pluagelands. There is high chance that Blighthawk come as secondary pets. Good luck just got my Rare H.P and H.H rare both form the black rat.

Nov 13, 2013 at 1:43am | Edits: 1 | 憤怒使者-TW | Pets: 240 Compare collections | Score: 1284
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Completing the quest Ace In The Hole unphases Andorhal.  This is the long quest chain that starts in The Bulwark and sends you to a few farms and outposts in Western Plaguelands.

Dec 9, 2012 at 7:07pm | Edits: 1 | Alterac Mountains-US | Pets: 430 Compare collections | Score: 2211
Top RaterKurasu 
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Unlike many of the 'special zone pets', the Blighthawk can and will appear as a secondary battler to other combatants in the zone. I actually caught my rare Blighthawk in a fight with a black rat in and around the Anderhol area. So if you can't find an 'actual' Blighthawk to try, farm the black rats.

Oct 3, 2012 at 12:43am | Edits: 0 | Emerald Dream-EU | Pets: 836 Compare collections | Score: 5000
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Got this pet for it's aesthetics (one of my favorite fliers) but found that it disappears as soon as I leave the ground on a flying mount, and then does not come back until I not only land but actually get off my mount. Disappointing.

Mar 10, 2014 at 4:42am | Edits: 0 | Hyjal-US | Pets: 91 Compare collections | Score: 409
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This might help with the phasing problem. Go into your key bindings and find INTERACT WITH TARGET,  then click on the red button to the right under KEY 1  that says unbound. Then the next key you hit will bind it to that key. I used my tilde key ` when you find a pet that's phased (like the black rats) that might have a blight hawk as a secondary, get close enough so you can target one and get on a flying mount then fly towards it spamming your interact key. Works but takes timing.

Jun 28, 2013 at 4:02pm | Edits: 0 | Nazgrel-US | Pets: 533 Compare collections | Score: 2737
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Before hunting this pet i suggest you make sure to do the short 5 quest chain (Literally takes 10mins at 90, not even), make sure to finsh the quest at the Bulwark at the end. Fly back and the area will be unphased. Go to Andorhal and then to your respective factions quest hub, finish the quests and you can now see the Blighthawks :D

Dec 6, 2012 at 2:13am | Edits: 0 | Kael'thas-US | Pets: 314 Compare collections | Score: 1423
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If you're a Hunter and want to tame the matching pet, the rare in Hillsbrad Foothills named Alitus, is exactly the same.

Sep 4, 2014 at 10:48am | Edits: 0 | Cairne-US | Pets: 488 Compare collections | Score: 2274
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I consider myself very lucky when I got my rare Blighthawk in B/B. I went to Western Plaguelands and found plenty of Blighthawks. I clicked the first one I saw, and it was gray, however, it had a companion with it - a rare Blighthawk B/B. My shortest pet grind so far!

Jan 4, 2014 at 8:37pm | Edits: 0 | Outland-EU | Pets: 309 Compare collections | Score: 1363
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May 28, 2013 at 3:25am | Edits: 1 | Aman'Thul-US | Pets: 228 Compare collections | Score: 1019
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don't understand why people want the P/S, you don't want to outspeed on an undead pet. I can't decide whether to go H/H or H/P though. is 30 attack or like 300 health better, probably the pure breed, be tanky as owt.

Sep 20, 2016 at 11:04am | Edits: 0 | Draenor-EU | Pets: 319 Compare collections | Score: 1588
Top RaterCbush1962 
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Against, Tarr the Terrible, pet daily from nagrand this is a great secondary pet.  Use ghostly bite, infected claw and lift off.  I always start with a restless shadeling which has about a 50% time of soloing the whole battle.  For 3rd pet I will bring in a random 17t-20th level pet,just for mop up and the avg of over 4000 exp gained.  Many times Restling Shadeling will die just as Tarr's 3rd pet casts Lift Off;perfect,you're faster, just cast Lift Off and take no dmg.  

May 7, 2016 at 10:43pm | Edits: 0 | Runetotem-US | Pets: 715 Compare collections | Score: 4268
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Everytime I came looking for one, I'd find only one and it was a common.  Last night there were about ten spawned and no one else around.  Took me to #9 to find an uncommon and #10 was a rare.

Mar 25, 2015 at 1:47pm | Edits: 0 | Shadowmoon-US | Pets: 710 Compare collections | Score: 3807
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I had problems finding this one on Area 52, my main realm.  But when I used my DK on the Oceanic Realm (how I got my Minfernal), I found dozens.  Grabbed the breeds I liked and I have a battle-stone waiting to upgrade one to rare when I go back to Area 52

Jan 4, 2015 at 2:01pm | Edits: 0 | Area 52-US | Pets: 633 Compare collections | Score: 3626
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First drop into Andorhal 2pm server time.  Rare right off the bat.   Soooo happy. (45,72)

Jan 12, 2014 at 2:03pm | Edits: 0 | Arygos-US | Pets: 664 Compare collections | Score: 3697
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After spending a good 5 hours farming for a rare on 2 different servers, I've come to the following conclusions: 1. Phasing of the area is a factor although it won't stop you from obtaining a rare. 2. Most of the Blighthawks I encountered were secondaries to main opponents. 3. Most, but not all the time, the BH ended up as a secondary to a Black Rat.  4. Because it is often a secondary opponent, BH can be found accross the WPL if you take the time to farm the whole area. GL All.

Dec 29, 2012 at 12:39am | Edits: 0 | Skywall-US | Pets: 827 Compare collections | Score: 4824
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This pet only really shows up as capturable in Andorhal, and although they show on the mini-map and are /target -able, if you're phased for that area, be reassured they can be captured as the secondary from any pet battles around the zone.  Don't want to waste your time (like I did!) and don't bother trying to chase up the quest-chains to un-phase it - an hour wasted, still unable to unphase it! Just challenge any critters that aren't phased in WPL and you should get a blighthawk without much difficulty.

Oct 21, 2012 at 6:19am | Edits: 0 | Steamwheedle Cartel-EU | Pets: 608 Compare collections | Score: 3222
Top RaterArrow 
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This pet along with the Widow Hatchling were found to be glitched inside trees and way beneath the earth while I was searching for them.


I did manage to find the Blighthawk while unphased and captured him without too much hassle.


Still unable to find a Widow Hatchling that isn't bugged out in a tree, though


Oct 2, 2012 at 3:19am | Edits: 0 | Moon Guard-US | Pets: 660 Compare collections | Score: 3002
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Curiously, this hawk uses its razor-sharp talons to peel the bark off trees as it searches for bugs, even though it has no need for sustenance.
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