If you ever wondered what these camel figurines look like, here’s one I found a while ago. They won’t all give you a chance at the mount though. Most turned into Crumbled Statue Remnants when I touched them. However, this dust I didn’t mind so much – not when it vendors for 25G :P
There are 2 item codes for this object:
- (50410) – Item turns to dust; and
- (50409) – Figurine teleports you to the steam pools in Feralas to kill an elite named “Dormus the Camel Hoarder” with ~225k HP. Once defeated, he’ll drop Reins of the Grey Riding Camel.
I used NPC Scan to find these little suckers. Now back when I found the first 3 earlier in the year they were easily targetable using the addon. Auto targeting the mob with a nice little icon on their head, just like any other rare.
Now after Patch 4.1 this is no longer the case. NPC Scan will still alert you when you’re close enough to the figurine but trying to target the tiny camel from the pop-up will no longer do anything. This was proven a few weeks ago when flying in Uldum, my addon went off. Unfortunately, I had a lot of trouble locating where it was.
Last night, however, I was in the area flying over the Temple of Uldum when NPC Scan went off again. I wasn’t expecting the addon made me jump (it was that loud) but I was determined to find it this time ’round, especially when it was the exact same area as before. Searching the area for the next few minutes offered no success until I tried something which made all the difference. If you turn on friendly nameplates, the figurine will be a lot easier to pick up and by flying fairly low, I was able to pick it up easily.
As you can see they have a slight sparkle to them but are still very small so easy to miss otherwise.
There seems to be only ONE figurine up at any one time and have read that the spawn rate is between 5 – 22 hours. I’ve managed to see two with 6hrs from one another. It’s been estimated that the spawn ratio is one 50409 per every sixteen 50410. So if you haven’t seen either one yet, that’s a good reason why. Not to mention all the herbalists and miners frequenting the area.
Hopefully one day soon, I’ll be able to say I was teleported to the Steam Pools and have a nice new mount to show for it… fingers crossed :)
Edit: My persistence finally paid off – Cymre the Camel-Hoarder.