Jadefang is a rare shale spider that resides deep inside the underground caves of Deepholm. Getting to him requires a little bit of effort as he spawns on a ledge too high to access by foot. The rare itself is popular for two reasons: it is the only green model in the game and may be tameable by a BM Hunter; not only that but he is guaranteed to drop the cute Tiny Shale Spider vanity pet. When I was levelling in Deepholm, it was hard to decide whether I wanted to kill the rare for the pet or tame this guy on my hunter as my first priority. Since I always focus on levelling my main first, it was almost a given that I would get the non-combat pet first.
The most consistent way I found to get onto Jadefang’s ledge would be to pick up the Quest – Underground Economy offered as a possible Theramore daily from a Goblin NPC named Ricket in the Crumbling Depths. The daily gives you an item called Ricket’s Tickers which is used to explode crystals around the caves, then gather them.
To reach the upper ledge, use Ricket’s Tickers by blasting yourself up to the first ledge to where you normally rescue Pebble for the Daily quest Lost In The Deeps (or just ride around if your prefer). Once you’re up on the first ledge angle yourself with your back facing the second ledge, blasting yourself onto the upper ledge. It may take a couple of tries to position yourself correctly, but is relatively easy after some practice. Goblin racials have also been said to work for this purpose.
To check if he’s in the cave however, sitting at the bottom of the ledge with beast tracking on may not always give you a positive result since he’s pretty far in the back so you may end up with a false negative. You can either ride/blast yourself up to the first ledge and angle yourself so you can see the back of the dead end cave or ride around the first tunnel to the left until you can see the back of the cave on the minimap. If he’s there, his dot will be easy to see.
All-in-all, if you’re after a funky looking exotic pet or cute little non-combat pet, the choice is yours.