Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Non Combat Pets - Drops

I threatened to write about non-combat pets in the near future, and here we go. Once the expansion is out, these little gems won't take up space in your bags anymore as they'll be turned into something akin to spells. With that said, it makes it much more attractive to start collecting them. There is supposedly even an achievement for collecting fifty (Fifty! Yep!) that gives you an additional pet.

There are several sources for non combat pets: they can be purchased, they can be tied to holidays, they can be reputation based rewards, they can be quest rewards, and they can be dropped by slain mobs. 

Today, I'm going to talk about the hardest kind to obtain - those dropped from killing a mob. Generally these pets have an insanely low drop rate (usually less than 1%) so you'll be killing the mobs that drop them potentially by the hundreds if you want a particular pet. I consulted Warcraft Pets for a lot of my research. They have a wonderful site which you should check out as a companion to my postings.

In alphabetical order, here are the drops:
  1. Azure Whelping - a tiny blue dragon dropped from level 50-54 dragon mobs in Azshara.
  2. Black Tabby - a black cat dropped by Dalaran mages in Alterac Mountains (it appears that they are killable only by the Horde)
  3. Crimson Whelpling - a tiny red dragon dropped from level 24-27 red dragons in the Wetlands
  4. Dark Whelpling - a tiny black dragon dropped from level 41-43 dragons in Dustwallow Marsh
  5. Disgusting Oozling - a tiny ooze that applies a debuff to all in range. It's dropped by level 50 and higher slimes and oozes all over Eastern Kingdoms and Kalimdor (Felwood, Un'Goro Crater, Eastern & Western Plaguelands, etc.)
  6. Emerald Whelpling - a tiny green dragon dropped from level 35 & 36 dragons in Swamp of Sorrows.
  7. Firefly - a firefly, dropped by Bogflare Needlers in Zangarmarsh
  8. Green Wing Macaw - a parrot dropped from 19-20 Defias mobs in the Dead Mines.
  9. Hyacinth Macaw - a parrot dropped from level 40-44 Bloodsail Pirates in Stranglethorn Vale.
  10. Magical Crawdad - a crustacean dropped by Mr. Pinchy who can be fished out of 430+ fishing nodes in Outland
  11. Mojo - a "magical" frog who can be released by using Hex Sticks in Zul'Aman
  12. Phoenix Hatchling - dropped by Kael'thas Sunstrider in Magister's Terrace (both normal and heroic)
  13. Scorchling - dropped from Ahune in the Slave Pens during Summer Fire Festival
  14. Siamese - a Siamese cat dropped from Cookie in Dead Mines.
  15. Sinister Squashling - a gourd dropped from the Headless Horseman in Scarlet Monastery durign Hallow's End.
These are probably the fifteen hardest non-combat pets to get in the game. Luckily, many of these are drops that do not bind on pickup and can sell for hundreds of gold on the Auction House. The price is only likely to go up once the achievement is implemented. Good Hunting!

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