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Crawling Claw

Crawling Claw
Crawling Claw
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Profession: Archaeology - Tol'vir

Artifact: [Crawling Claw]

Crawling Claw
Crawling Claw
Binds when picked up
Use: Teaches you how to summon this companion.
Want it Want it | Got it | Exclude — Community: 1.2% have it
Neutral Neutral
Idles about.

Pit-pattering footsteps; vocalizations (on-click)

Plays rock, paper, scissors with other "hand" pets, and explodes when it loses or gives a thumbs up and sparkles when it wins.
Archaeology required.
Cataclysm expansion required.
3 allowed
Patch 4.0.3 | Posted: December 7, 2010

This companion is a rare tier Tol'vir archaeology item. It is created by discovering and "solving" 150 Tol'vir Archaeology Fragments. Players may utilize up to three Tol'vir Hieroglyphic to aid in the solving of this item. Each Tol'vir Hieroglyphic is the equivalent of 12 Tol'vir Archaeology Fragments.

Once completed, an entry on the Crawling Claw can be found in players' archaeology tab: "A legend among the tol'vir tells of a wicked djinn whom the Ramkahen sought to destroy. In an attempt to prevent his own death, the djinn tried to transfer his spirit into the body of a monkey. He was slain right in the middle of the transference, and only a fraction of his essence had moved over - only enough to possess the monkey's paw."

Although this pet is Bind on Account, the item will disappear once learned.

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

100% Hit Chance 


Slashes at the target with dark energy, dealing 413 Undead damage.

Vs. Humanoid

Vs. Aquatic
Requires Pet Level: 10

100% Hit Chance 


Inflicts agony on the target, causing increasing Undead damage each round for 2 rounds.

Vs. Humanoid

Vs. Aquatic
3 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 2

Heals the user for 551 health and increases the maximum health of your active pet by 5 per level for 9 rounds.

4 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 15

100% Hit Chance 


Deals 197 Undead damage and forces the opponent's lowest health pet to swap into battle.

Vs. Humanoid

Vs. Aquatic
5 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 4

100% Hit Chance 


Deals 788 Undead damage after 4 rounds.

Vs. Humanoid

Vs. Aquatic
3 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 20

100% Hit Chance 


Rots the target's flesh, dealing 492 Undead damage and transforming them into Undead for 5 rounds.

Vs. Humanoid

Vs. Aquatic


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

Uldum — Kalimdor
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After the nerf this pet is both a literal and figurative monkey paw.

It still sells for a lot of gold if you get one though.

I'm just keeping mine for completion.

Sep 26, 2018 at 7:14am | Edits: 0 | Defias Brotherhood-eu | Pets: 620 Compare collections | Score: 2903
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there are three buildings in Uldum, Lost city of Tol'vir, Halls of Origination, and the floating one The Vortex Pinnacle.  There is a person or object with a blue exclemation mark that requires one heiroglyph.  Doing those really helped me.  Got mine the very day that I finished all three.  I went in with a 103 hunter and had no problem.  

Jun 3, 2018 at 1:43pm | Edits: 0 | Terenas-us | Pets: 761 Compare collections | Score: 5031
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I've been watching the AH for years for a chance to buy this pet. I found him yesterday for $195k, already lvl 25, and bought a token. Luckily it was still available when my token sold. I've been keeping gold saved on two servers and buy/sell my pets on both, depending on which has the better price. I recommend doing this if you play on more than server. Thank goodness for tokens, for those spontaneous opportunities! Happy hunting!

Jan 28, 2018 at 8:27am | Edits: 0 | Hyjal-us | Pets: 1258 Compare collections | Score: 8227
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Just bought this pet from the auction house from some poor soul for 112 gold. So glad I no longer have to dig for him!

Sep 17, 2017 at 12:18am | Edits: 0 | Rivendare-us | Pets: 349 Compare collections | Score: 1734
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GOT MINE OVER WEEKEND! years of digging FINALLY pays off!

Apr 20, 2016 at 11:00am | Edits: 0 | Azuremyst-us | Pets: 717 Compare collections | Score: 4250
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I have just got this pet after years of turning in restored artifacts to get tol'vir fragments. Hooray!! 

Apr 16, 2016 at 5:05pm | Edits: 0 | Zenedar-eu | Pets: 811 Compare collections | Score: 4431
Top RaterUnknownhand 
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Ended up having to buy this pet after all. I just don't have the time to wander around... and around... poking at the ground.

Dec 1, 2015 at 9:49am | Edits: 0 | Haomarush-us | Pets: 965 Compare collections | Score: 5589
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Five hundred and eighty nine Tol'vir solves and... I still don't have this pet.


I mean, if this was a whale I would be chasing it to the end of the earth with a harpoon.


Lightfoot, you need to buy the crate items from the mote vendor and then trade those to Bran or the Arakoa vendor in Ashran for the turn in; you've never been able to trade the motes directly.

Jun 1, 2015 at 4:34pm | Edits: 1 | Skywall-us | Pets: 1613 Compare collections | Score: 12882
Top RaterLightfoot 
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Got a little excited when I read Motes of Harmony could be traded with Brann Bronzebeard for a.frags - but that no longer appears to work ... or I'm missing a step somewhere ... anyways the Tol'vir frags for this pet is also very elusive for me ... argh ... "I luv archaeology ... I luv archaeology ... I luv archaeology ..."  Update: I discovered the place to trade Spirit of Harmony for Arch frags ... still no luck on Solving for the Crawling Claw .... 

May 4, 2015 at 12:00pm | Edits: 1 | Hellscream-us | Pets: 1107 Compare collections | Score: 8197
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Wow....this is crazy hoping I get mine sooner but I doubt it!?

Feb 23, 2015 at 5:18pm | Edits: 0 | Moonrunner-us | Pets: 805 Compare collections | Score: 3929
Top RaterFrozenbog 
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Been farming first Pandaren and now Draenor archaeology for trade-ins since early in the MoP days. I have more than one toon with the profession, but mostly farm on my main. I've completed between 16 and 27 of each of the commons, 1 each of 4 rares, and still no Claw. Meanwhile, I have both Draenor pets from Archaeology already.... Some days I think I'll lose my mind. Just adding my story of woe to the others. Enjoy!

Feb 11, 2015 at 3:09am | Edits: 0 | Hydraxis-us | Pets: 775 Compare collections | Score: 4586
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So, after nearly two years farming for the claw my guild mates were so sick of seeing the gatherer notes pertaining to my dig sites they made a pool and bought a claw for me

Nov 8, 2014 at 11:16pm | Edits: 0 | Aerie Peak-us | Pets: 1458 Compare collections | Score: 11298
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After a year actively digging for this pet,  I gave up. I got tired of spending my weekends flying all over Pandaria. Then I needed a few fossil fragments for the DM Faire quest (Fun for the kiddies) and a digsite opens in Uldam. I fly over it on my way to Obalis. It completes my Engraved scimitar hilt ( #32) and boom I see Mummified Monkey paw.... took me a sec to realize that I needed to crap my pants... then I did. YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  

Sep 13, 2014 at 5:23am | Edits: 0 | Eldre'Thalas-us | Pets: 639 Compare collections | Score: 3750
Site MVPXezia 
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Does anyone know if you can get multiple claws by continuing to farm archeology?  Im interested in playing around with a team of Crawling Claws for pvp.  Not sure if its worth all the work... :)

Jul 11, 2014 at 2:45pm | Edits: 0 | Doomhammer-us | Pets: 1232 Compare collections | Score: 9847
Top RaterVek 
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Can be tough to get, but after Death Grip nerf this pet is definetly not a top one. Can still be used for Agony/CoD and Death Grip, but if Grip misses you just have to stand there, never re-apply Agony let it run it's course. Rot is a bit out of place and you need a critter attack companion to make best use of it. It can heal, but then you got to go with Shadow Slash, and comparing it to Fossilized Hatchling the Hatchling wins out due to BONESTORM. Does not feel that powerful anymore.

May 26, 2014 at 5:29am | Edits: 0 | Aggramar-eu | Pets: 670 Compare collections | Score: 3996
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Not sue sure if anyone has left this idea but the easiest way to get this rascal now is to get the item that makes you only have mantid digs for a whole day. That cuts down on traveling. You then turn all items into restored then trade each one in in seat of knowledge. Turn them in to Braan for Tolvir box. I think this will speed up getting this pet or anything you want in archaeology.

Apr 21, 2014 at 7:23pm | Edits: 0 | Terenas-us | Pets: 673 Compare collections | Score: 3743
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and still the little girl waits and hopes that one day she will have this pet, have lost count how many digs i have done to get this guy :(

Apr 21, 2014 at 4:50am | Edits: 0 | Caelestrasz-us | Pets: 991 Compare collections | Score: 5885
Top RaterWaynebrady 
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Typically these claws sell for around 10-25k on most servers, but I suggest solving it yourself. If you're having trouble with Tol'Vir solving I suggest waiting until you have at least 3-4 archaeology sites in Uldum before heading there. At first I would go when I had one, but then I would wind up flying back up north to another dig site. I decided to wait until 3-4 sites appeared in Uldum before heading there. It guaranteed me a solve each time I went.

Mar 24, 2014 at 12:45pm | Edits: 1 | Stormrage-us | Pets: 1688 Compare collections | Score: 13504
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Wow, I did not know that I had this much patience! I did archeology for a month and a half to get this little guy! I was so happy when he showed up I screamed. My son thought I was crazy. But finally after 2,000 Tol'vir solves and who knows how many Pandaren solves I got him!

Feb 20, 2014 at 11:07am | Edits: 0 | Dalaran-us | Pets: 1314 Compare collections | Score: 10458
Top RaterGham 
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wow, two crawling claws will play a version of rock paper scissors, very neat

Feb 5, 2014 at 10:11pm | Edits: 0 | Duskwood-us | Pets: 817 Compare collections | Score: 4882
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This appears to be nothing more than the paw of a small primate. A closer inspection shows that the hand has been dried by centuries of exposure to the sands of Uldum.
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