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Deepholm Rares


Deepholm is one of the four regions of the Elemental Plane. It serves as both home and prison for the earth elementals, ruled by Therazane, the Stonemother. Her faction, Therazane, is similar to The Sons of Hodir where players will need to unlock the pool of (daily) quests in order to purchase shoulder enchants. Besides Therazane and her elementals, the Earthen Ring has also made Deepholm its temporary home. Stationed in the Temple of Earth, they are attempting to mend the wound Deathwing opened.

Aeonaxx is a rare spawn in Deepholm that drops Reins of the Phosphorescent Stone Drake.

Players start off at the Temple of Earth in the centre. They are then tasked with finding three damaged pillar fragments, in different corners of the map, culminating with unlocking Therazane’s Throne to the north.

There are no flight points in this zone but players may use the portals in the central temple to port back to Org and Stormwind.

Aeonaxx flies around the centre of Deepholm as a friendly NPC, the mate of Aeosera (from the quest Resonating Blow). The interesting thing about her is that she drops a mount. I have yet to see this one in the wild.

Golgarok is a large giant that patrols south-western Deepholm. Just stay out of range of his Earthquake.

Jadefang is a rare with two purposes: it is a unique model tameable by a BM Hunter and it also drops the Tiny Scale Spider vanity pet.

Terborus is a gyreworm that spawns directly to the west of the entrance to the Crumbling Depths. He’s much larger than the other worms in the area and also has a golden hue.

Xariona spawns just above where Aeonaxx spawns, flying at the top of the temple in a circle. She is one of the five Rare Elites of Cataclysm.


Mount Hyjal Rares


Ankha, a neutral spirit cat located in the Regrowth in Mount Hyjal. This model looks very similar to Gondria, however, this one has a white body and black stripes. Ankha is immune to all CC and is buffed with Metal Cleaver – which increases the player’s damage taken based on their armour rating. So, take off all your gear with armour and tame Ankha, or else be one-shot.

Ban’thalos, a neutral spirit ghost owl paths by the Sanctuary of Malorne in Mount Hyjal. The challenge is that Ban’thalos flies around extremely high up, so be prepared to take fall damage or position yourself on a convenient ledge. When aggroed, Ban’thalos attacks with Harsh Moonlight – Call upon the harsh light of Elune to burn foes. Deals Arcane damage over 4 sec..

Blazewing, while categorised as an elemental, looks very similar to the Ashes of Al’ar with a golden body and fiery wings. He flies around central Hyjal, to the east of the Regrowth. As a level 81 mob, he’s fairly easy to kill – just remember not to let Flame Buffet stack too high while taking your pics :P

If fighting Garr in Molten Core wasn’t enough, you may find him to the west of the Sulfuron Spire with his usual posse of mini rock elementals. He’s one of the five Group Elites.

Magria, the other non-aggressive spirit cat is also located in the Regrowth in Mount Hyjal along with Anhka. If you’re aiming to tame this one, the same strategy will need to be used as Anhka. Out of the spectral tigers, Magria looks the most distinctive with a blue body and black stripes.

Terrorpene is the awesome looking fiery turtle located in the lava surrounding Sulfuron Spire, this mob has a distinctive fiery and spiked shell that makes it unique from the other turtles. He’s fairly easy to tame, even at lower levels although some fire resistance may help negate Burning Hatred for levelling hunters.

Thartuk the Exile
Thartuk the Exile is a two-headed gronn that likes to stroll along the path in Northern Hyjal around Nordrassil. He’s hard to miss because of his size and fiery Gladiator’s Pummelers.

Ok, since this zone had THREE spirit beasts, I just have to mention that I had a bugger of a job, taking a decent shot of two of them. I don’t know how many I took in the end but I was determined to keep taking screenies until I was happy with one ;P


Twilight Highlands Rares


Twilight Highlands is home to the Wildhammer dwarves and Dragonmaw Orcs, both whom inhabited Grim Batol in the recent past. Twilight Cultists have also inhabited the area, sensing the presence of the Old Gods nearby, which is explored in the questline related to Consumed by Nightmare. There’s also the Ring of Blood-style quest series that rewards a good weapon: Round Three. Fight!

is a tricky spirit beast who can spawn in six different areas of southern Twilight Highlands. If you weren’t lucky enough to tame one of the Ancient Grimtotem Spirit Guides in Dustwallow Marsh, here’s your chance now.

One of the more peculiar looking Group Elites, Julak-Doom appears to be an abomination with an octopus stuck on his head. He patrols the northern most part of Twilight Highlands to the east of the Maw of Madness.

Overlord Sunderfury
Overlord Sunderfury
spawns on top of an alter in central Twilight Highlands.

is a regal tameable lion, found in various areas of the northern part of Twilight Highlands. He’s named after Simba from The Lion King and looks like him too. This rare also shares a model with the Reins of the Golden King, the Alliance mount for earning Guild Level 25.

I managed to get this pet late one night while another hunter was AFK and hovering in the air. It was an easy tame and once he was mine, another hunter ran up to me, so I was lucky to get him by seconds :)

Tarvus the Vile
Tarvus the Vile
is a strange looking dragonkin, kind of like a giant mutated kobold. He spawns in a southern cave to the west of the Obisidian Forest.

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