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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.
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?
Don’t worry though, he’s an easy fight.
I finally have something to show for my four rounds of mount farming. One down, three to go.
If you ever wondered what these camel figurines look like, here’s one I found a while ago. They won’t all give you a chance at the mount though. Most turned into Crumbled Statue Remnants when I touched them. However, this dust I didn’t mind so much – not when it vendors for 25G :P
There are 2 item codes for this object:
- (50410) – Item turns to dust; and
- (50409) – Figurine teleports you to the steam pools in Feralas to kill an elite named “Dormus the Camel Hoarder” with ~225k HP. Once defeated, he’ll drop Reins of the Grey Riding Camel.
I used NPC Scan to find these little suckers. Now back when I found the first 3 earlier in the year they were easily targetable using the addon. Auto targeting the mob with a nice little icon on their head, just like any other rare.
Now after Patch 4.1 this is no longer the case. NPC Scan will still alert you when you’re close enough to the figurine but trying to target the tiny camel from the pop-up will no longer do anything. This was proven a few weeks ago when flying in Uldum, my addon went off. Unfortunately, I had a lot of trouble locating where it was.
Last night, however, I was in the area flying over the Temple of Uldum when NPC Scan went off again. I wasn’t expecting the addon made me jump (it was that loud) but I was determined to find it this time ’round, especially when it was the exact same area as before. Searching the area for the next few minutes offered no success until I tried something which made all the difference. If you turn on friendly nameplates, the figurine will be a lot easier to pick up and by flying fairly low, I was able to pick it up easily.
As you can see they have a slight sparkle to them but are still very small so easy to miss otherwise.
There seems to be only ONE figurine up at any one time and have read that the spawn rate is between 5 – 22 hours. I’ve managed to see two with 6hrs from one another. It’s been estimated that the spawn ratio is one 50409 per every sixteen 50410. So if you haven’t seen either one yet, that’s a good reason why. Not to mention all the herbalists and miners frequenting the area.
Hopefully one day soon, I’ll be able to say I was teleported to the Steam Pools and have a nice new mount to show for it… fingers crossed :)
Edit: My persistence finally paid off – Cymre the Camel-Hoarder.