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.
There are eleven new rares on the Isle of Thunder but only ten are needed for Champions of Lei Shen. They can all drop a Shan’ze Ritual Stone and a the Key to the Palace of Lei Shen (which are lootable once a week) as well as the Sealed Tome of the Lost Legion for warlocks – lootable by the first warlock to pick it up. However, each rare is guaranteed to drop a Tome of Valor making it that much easier to be capped for the week.
Northern shore by the Beast Pens
Terrace in the Halls of the Grand Imperion, Court of Bones
Has his head in a tree in the Diremoor
Patrols the south-west side of the beach by Za’Tual
At the top of the highest cliff in Ihgaluk Crag
Guards the gate to Stormsea Landing in the Conqueror’s Terrace
South end of the Thunder Forge area
Patrols the entrance to the Lightning Vein Mine
Located in the tower above the Stormsea Landing gate or inside the Swollen Vault
Nalak will be available once all the stages are complete.
It may have taken a while but I finally completed my Glorious! achievement today. Ever since I saw that first rare achievement in the journal, I’ve made it a personal mission to kill all the rares at least once in the game. Back in July ’09, I completed Frostbitten which I was extremely proud of. Then in September ’09, I decided to go back and finish my Bloody Rare achievement too which Navi even wrote about. Unfortunately, Cataclysm had no such achievement but you only had to look back at some of my posts about the Group Rares or even my Silver Dragon page to find them all.
These days, the Pandaren Champions are quite tricky to find. Even though their spawn rate is short, the competition is quite fierce depending on which rare it is. Today I was down to my last two, Nasra Spothide and Scritch. I’m not a fan of the monk Champions but after she died, I headed over to Kun-Lai to see if Scritch was there. Nope and there was another person camping him.
So I went to the kitchen to get something to eat while Cool hovered nearby waiting for his last rare to pop up as well in the area. I was probably gone 8mins or so when I came back I saw a big message to “COME BACK!” When I looked at the game, I saw the tell-tale rare icon through the statue I was standing on knowing that Cool had tagged the rare and was holding him for me before I even reached for my headset. By the time I flew down there, Scritch was at 3% with two other players who had tried (unsuccessfully) to kill the rare and Coolidge so they could try and steal the kill. Both failed as I saw their corpses nearby.
They were probably wondering why he was taking so long to kill him but being a Pali, he certainly had the endurance and skill to last the distance until my return. From what Cool told me, Scritch spawned soon after I left but I managed to DPS him down that last 3% yielding me the last kill I needed. Woot!
Cool, what a trooper you are. My BFF buff sure came in handy today. :D
Here’s to another achievement we both managed to get on the same day, even though we had a different kill list.
Pandaren Champions can drop a Small Bag of Goods, a piece of armour or weapon and in some cases a special item.
In the middle of a small pool of water in the Dookin’ Grounds, East of Grookin’ Hill.
Standing amongst some overturned pots, etc. close to the Jade Witch
In one of the caves, down south on Alliance side
Walks through Nectarbreeze Orchard
Stealthed at the top of a cliff in The Thunderwood
Looks like a statue in the Terrace of Ten Thunders
Pandaren Champions may drop a satchel (containing linens, jewels or skins), a piece of armour as well as a special item.
Check out more about the Hozen beach ball.