Rares become Champions

Cool and I logged into the Beta today to check out some of the Pandaren champions – the new term for Silver Dragons or rares. Even though a handful were already dead, we still managed to find four in the two areas we visited. I’ve read that the spawn rate on each is about and hour depending on when it despawns.

You can expect to find a total of eight different types, each with a unique set of abilities.

A Worthy Opponent

Defeat one of the powerful champions of the Pandaren races that wander the continent

At ~153K for each rare in the Valley of the Four Winds, it was a nice chunk of XP indeed.

Killing one of each type rewards you with the following achievement – Could We Find More Like That?

Valley of the Four Winds

Salyin patrols along the Yan-Zhe river just east of the Silken Fields.

Nal'lak the Ripper
Flies around the sha infested area of Stoneplow Fields. Drops Dynasty of Steel.

This was a tough one to take a good pic of beforehand as I raced to tag him while avoiding his tornadoes and blade flurry which hurt. Cool and I played tag team a couple of times. Well, he died once while I died twice :P

Bonobos
In the middle of the Paoquan Hollow jungle. Drops Magic Banana.

Krasarang Wilds

Spriggin
In the southern part of Nayeli Lagoon, at the top of Unga Ingoo island. He didn’t drop anything of note though.

In general, each champion will drop a satchel, a medium-level piece of armour and a special item which could be a vanity item, trinket or even a pet. Tracking down all the rare mobs will grant the achievement Glorious!.

I look forward to completing all these on live :)

Author: Cymre

A disc priest and relic hunter who loves collecting achievements, silver dragon shots and pets. Other hobbies include transmog / costumes, novelty items, class sets as well as all things pets.

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  1. Aww yes I’m looking forward to finding them all! I’m glad there’s no beasts, so there won’t be this competition and griefing with hunters. I do imagine that the rare tamable pets haven’t been implemented yet.

    Also, I’ve just recently found your blog, and love it.

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    • You know, I didn’t think about hunter pets being included in this list. In a way that makes me a bit sad as I usu. go for the rare tames but then again, I’m not playing my hunter too much these days. I think you may be right though, hopefully they haven’t been added yet.

      Thanks so much for the kind words though :)

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  2. <3 these new rares. I also hope the items they drop stay bop. Once people have their vanity item & kill credit hopefully they will leave them alone for other people to find. =)

    Also, Magic banana = best item ever lol. I LOVE that thing.

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  3. Oh this looks very cool indeed! The Magic Banana cracks me up – items like those make chasing down these champions all the more fun! :)

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