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Poseidus

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Poseidus is a rare elite seahorse which drops the unique epic mount Reins of Poseidus.

He remains a very hard mount to own due to his long respawn rate, said to range from 72-120 hours. However, the mount itself is BoE and has been seen in the AH at ridiculous prices from time to time.

Poseidus

There are five spawn spots, one in Abyssal Depths and four in Shimmering Expanse.

Underlight Canyon, Abyssal Depths

Underlight Canyon, Abyssal Depths

Biel'aran Ridge, Shimmering Expanse

Biel’aran Ridge, Shimmering Expanse

Quel'Domir Gardens, Shimmering Expanse

Quel’Domir Gardens, Shimmering Expanse

Glimmerdeep Gorge, Shimmering Expanse

Glimmerdeep Gorge, Shimmering Expanse

Ruins of Thelserai Temple, Shimmering Expanse

Ruins of Thelserai Temple, Shimmering Expanse

If it wasn’t enough that I managed to get my Grey camel from Dormus late last night, I was gob smacked to see Poesidus pop up on my screen today. Before today I had never seen him, not even his corpse. My first thought was he dead or in combat with another player. When I targeted him he was at full health and coming straight for me so I quickly engaged him trying to take a few screenshots before finally killing him. For those wondering, I managed to spot him at this last location. Not surprisingly, he’s an easy kill for an 85.

Poseidus has three abilities:

  • Bubble Charge – Charge the target in a shower of bubbles, dealing Frost damage.
  • Bubblebeam – Shoot bubbles in a cone in front of the caster, dealing Frost damage.
  • Seascape – Attempt to escape from combat and regenerate health.  Damage taken will remove the heal effect.

I didn’t notice any attempt to escape on his part since I killed him so fast but his Bubblebeam can be seen in the first picture.

Poseidus Loot

In addition to 89G, this is what he dropped

Subdued Seahorses - side by side

Subdued Seahorses – side by side

Seahorse Smooch

Kissing Cousins, perhaps?

Unlike the seahorse you get in Vashj’ir, Poseidus may be used in any body of water. In addition to the 300% swimming speed (at Artisan Riding skill), it offers something different to the Sea Turtle fished up from the Northrend fishing pools.

That’s two rare mounts in 12 hours!!

I seem to be having the same type of luck as Roshii today :D

Hmm, I wonder if Aeonaxx or Time Lost are up or should I just buy a lottery ticket?

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Cymre the Camel-Hoarder

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Tonight I had a happy ending to my Mysterious Camel Figurine story. It took a total of 10 or so figurines before I found the right one. However this was over many, many months.

As I quickly scanned the area in an attempt to figure out where this latest location was, I was pleased to find it was pretty easy to spot being a new co-ordinate for me. I decided to kill a couple of mobs immediately surrounding the figurine before I felt comfortable about testing the camel. It also makes a better shot when you’re not fighting several things, etc. Expect to be almost standing on top of it before it activates, either turning to dust or summoning a mini sandstorm for ~6 seconds which teleports you to a phased version of the steam pools in Feralas. Unfortunately, before I realised what was happening (partially due to feeling stunned for a couple of seconds) I was already being sucked up into the sandstorm so there’s no pic to show for it but this is what you can expect to find.

falling

Falling down into the water after being teleported

A bunch of docile camels and an elite named Dormus the Camel Hoarder with ~225k HP.

Since you’re now in a phased area of the Steam Pools, you’ll have around 15mins to kill Dormus or else he despawns. The last thing you need is to hunt another camel down, right?

Dormus the Camel Hoarder

Dormus really likes his camels, check out his arms.

Don’t worry though, he’s an easy fight.

Dormus Achievement

For an 85 Elite, he’s easily killed

Once defeated, he’ll drop the Reins of the Grey Riding Camel as well as earning you the feat of strength – Scourer of the Eternal Sands + Title: < Name > “the Camel-Hoarder”.

Camel Hoarder
Scourer Achievement

I finally have something to show for my four rounds of mount farming. One down, three to go.

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