If you’ve ever wondered about those camel figurines, here’s one I found a while ago. Most turn into Crumbled Statue Remnants which vendor for 25G but if you’re very lucky, you’ll have a brand new mount to show for it.
There are 2 item codes for this object:
- 50410 – Item turns to dust
- 50409 – Figurine teleports you to the steam pools in Feralas to kill an elite named Dormus the Camel Hoarder. Once defeated, he’ll drop the Reins of the Grey Riding Camel.
It’s been estimated the spawn ratio is ONE real figurine to every SIXTEEN dust piles so if you haven’t seen either, keep looking.
NPC Scan used to auto-target the camel and place an icon on the object but this is no longer the case after Patch 4.1. The addon will still alert you when you’re close enough to the figurine but can no longer be targeted like normal mobs. This was proven a few weeks ago when my addon went off but clicking the popup did nothing so I had a lot of trouble locating where it was.
Last night, I was flying over the Temple of Uldum when the addon went off again. It actually made me jump (it was so loud) but I was determined to find it – especially since it was the same area as before.
The next few minutes proved unsuccessful until I tried something new – Shift+V.
This made all the difference since they’re still very small but now you can see friendly nameplates.
*** 7.1 UPDATE ***
Default settings have changed so make sure friendly nameplates are ALWAYS VISIBLE in your UI settings. They don’t appear to have health bars anymore but you’ll see the green name at least.
The following script will show most friendly nameplates in-game:
Note: this is character specific. You can toggle this on and off by changing the 1 (at the end) to a 0.
The map shows all the locations I have personally seen but there are many more. There’s also a video showing my complete flight path. Any new locations will be added to this post.
There only seems to be ONE figurine up at any time and have personally seen a second one after just 6 hours.
Edit: Thankfully, my persistence finally paid off – say hello to Cymre the Camel-Hoarder.