I’ve been travelling a lot between ZG, Grom’gol, Loch Modan, Scholo and the Dark Portal lately. So much so, I’ve been getting a lot of new Silver Dragon sightings. There are others I’ve collected over the past few months but they sit in a folder waiting to be edited and uploaded. Since so many were added post-Cata, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to add them into my current zone collections but here’s what I’ve been seeing lately.
I was particularly happy to see this rare since he’s been missing from my Northern Stranglethorn post for over a year.
These next three in Western Plaguelands are in close proximity to each other although I wasn’t expecting to see a huge parasite in the lake around Scholo. Eww.
One of the new exotic pets found in Burning Steppes.
Both of these beasts are native to Arathi Highlands although Chops may be found along the zone border.
Now the rare I’d like to see the most is Doctor Theolen Krastinov in Scholo. I’ve been checking every day but still no luck. I’ll just add that to the list with the Spineclaw drop, the mace from Garrosh, a transformation (finally), and the mechbuilder overalls which Cool was kind enough to draw in chibi/Astroboy form.
With a list like that, surely my unlucky streak has to break soon.
These mobs are now listed as rare spawns in the Vale of Eternal Blossoms. They are also a requirement for the achievement One Many Army and drop the new cooking ingredients, Elixir of Wandering Spirits and Treasures of the Vale.
||Cracklefang: Located south of Whitepetal Lake on the northeast side of the mountain. He is surrounded by some gore and bones in a small den.
||General Temuja: He patrols around the mogu camps in Winterbough Glade.
||Aetha: On top of the mountains, south of Mistfall Village.
||Spirit of Lao-Fe: In a cave in the centre of Tu Shen Burial Ground. The cave is on the northern cliff face.
||Gaohun the Soul-Severer: Just as you enter the main chamber of Guo-Lai Halls.
||Wulon: At the back of Silent Sanctuary above Mistfall Village. He reanimates as soon as you get within melee range.
||Huo-Shuang: Inside Guo-Lai Halls just as you open the doors to the Hall of the Serpent.
||Kri-chon: At the Gate of the Setting Sun behind the massive gate.
||Vicejaw: On the western shore of old Whitepetal Lake, surrounded by Saurok corpses.
||Shadowmaster Sydow: At the base of the old waterfall west of Mistfall Village.
||Quid: In the Sha affected area of Summer Fields. Between the now destroyed Golden Pagoda and Mogu’shan Palace.
||Baolai the Immolator: Located by the well in the Ruins of Guo-Lai. He is surrounded by pandaren corpses.
||Bloodtip: In the Guo-Lai Ritual Chamber inside Guo-Lai Halls (to the right of the large chamber after you enter).
||Gochao the Ironfist: Inside the cave at Ruins Rise.
||Bai-Jin the Butcher: Located at the base of the Five Sisters.
||Vyraxxis: Located on the wall north of the Gate of the Setting Sun. He is around the same location as the signal fire before Commander Ri’mok during the instance.
This is possibly one of the coolest rare spawns on the Timeless Isle. As I mentioned before, a few need some sort of event or interaction before they will appear and this is no exception. First you need to kill Evermaw, the rare elite whale shark that swims around the entire Isle and loot the Mist-Filled Spirit Lantern he drops.
Then head to the Misty Strand and use the lantern at the Cursed Gravestone. This will summon the Dread Ship Vazuvius. Note the lantern is a conjured item so only lasts an hour which is probably why you don’t always see the gravestone. I suspect the shrine is only active as long as Evermore is alive and probably up to an hour afterwards unless someone summons the ship within that timeframe.
Once the ship is destroyed, you can loot the spoils which includes 1000x Timeless Coins and the Rime of the Time-Lost Mariner – another transformation item.
The buff lasts for 15mins while the item has a 2hr CD and no limitation on where you can use it.
Edit: In the latest PTR build, the item no longer affects your mounts.
Also, the ship now has a knockback if you’re in melee range which I noticed when trying to loot the ship.
With an abundance of rares on the Isle, it was just a matter of time before I encountered each one. Quite a few of them require some sort of interaction before they will spawn which makes it a fun endeavour to discover them all. Never-the-less I’m still surprised by the sheer number of rares on this mysterious Isle.
Interact with his ‘Conspicuously Empty Shell’ to reveal his aggressive nature
Swims in a red pool at the top of Ordon Sanctuary.
Drop: Ruby Droplet
It only took two casts to summon this guy
May be found in any of the Ancient Spineclaw locations with a higher concentration around the horde camp.
Drop: Spineclaw Crab
Event: Once you help the crew fend off some Rattling Mariners, Rattleskew will appear. (61.8, 87.7)
Drop: Captain Zvezdan’s Lost Leg
Found at the back of the Cavern of Lost Spirits.
Drop: Golden Moss
Spawns in the Mysterious Den after using the Rock-Breaking Hammer to break through the cave-in. (59.1, 48.9)
Drop: Cursed Talisman
Just off the beaten path of Firewalker Ruins.
Drop: Ashen Stone
Probably the most unique is Wizzig who not only appears as a friendly rare (found in several locations around the Celestial Court) but acts as a vendor who sells four items to dress up your pug and pet biscuits.
Spawns just off the coast of Old Pi’jiu village.
Drop: Rain Stone
A Barrel of Skunky Brew will appear in the middle of Old Pi’jiu village. Killing all ten ‘leaks’ will spawn Zhu-Gon.
Drop: Skunky Alemental
The noteable drops are not 100% but you can check out all the rares drop pets on my Pet Additions – 5.4 post.
By now you’ve probably seen the Zandalari Warbringers around the place, maybe even a lone Pterodactyl and the not so stealthy Warscouts traversing the zone. Although I always thought it was kind of amusing how you could see the scouts a fair distance away – as I spotted one while doing a fabled pet battle that first day.
There are only three Warbringers which can spawn in five locations around Pandaria. Each one is defined by the colour of mount he rides which has a small chance to drop if you’re very lucky. As a 92 rare elite, they are easily killed with just two people, as Cool and I have proved on numerous occasions. However, they do not share a tag like the Isle of Thunder rares so you’ll have to be quick if you want a chance at the spoils. Recently, the warbringers were hotfixed so they couldn’t be taunted which may be a welcome addition for some.
Just like War-God Dokah, the Warbringers share five abilities but will only use four at a time:
Each Warbringer can drop a combination of the following:
but with such a small drop rate for the mount, I have yet to see one.
At the same time, two Warscouts may be found walking in opposite directions from each Warbringer location with three of the above buffs active. These scouts should be soloable by every class and can drop the same items as the Warbringers (excluding the mounts) albeit less loot compared to their more difficult counterparts.
So good luck and happy hunting.
For a small zone, it’s quite impressive to see so many points of interest for anyone passing through the area. In fact, it’s the breadcrumb quest which leads you from the Valley of Four Winds and into Kun-Lai Summit, particularly if you’re 87.
Apart from a couple of local quests, you’ll find the current location of Wrathion in this expansion as well as the Terrace of Endless Spring raid. For a couple of XP boosts, don’t forget to loot the Forgotten Lockbox on the second floor of the Tavern in the Mists and the The Hammer of Folly – part of the Riches of Pandaria achievement.
Behind the inn, you’ll see a number of familiar faces, including some of the combatants you encounter at the Temple of the White Tiger.
Then if you head under the Inn, you’ll find an interesting NPC who is not without some perks of his own.
But if you’re a fan of the BMAH, you might even run into a rare named Willy Wilder – a play on Willy Wonka and Gene Wilder which fans of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will instantly recognise. Not surprising when his abilities are Violets and Blueberries and Stuffed. He appears to spawn just outside the BMAH only to walk inside to bid on a Blood-Soaked Invitation which he then wins.
Image courtesy of Veluxia
Excitedly, he then runs outside saying:
YES! Finally! I won a Brawler’s Guild invite! Nobody can stop me now!
I won a Brawler’s Guild invitation just now! I’ll surely be rank 8 by tonight! I sure hope I don’t lose my ticket before I get there.
Everyone look! I won a Brawler’s Guild invite! I can’t wait to try it out!
…so it’s not surprising that he is guaranteed to drop a Blood-Soaked Invitation when killed.
I guess I wasn’t ready to be a brawler.
Apparently, if you choose not to kill him, he runs all the way down the Path of a Hundred Steps and promptly despawns at the bottom.
Question of the Day: What is the craziest/most expensive thing you’ve bought from the BMAH to date?