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Cataclysm Rare and Rare Elite Monsters (with the help of Simca)
In Cataclysm, there are the standard rare spawns like there have always been. They drop blues and some additional gold and there are quite a few in every zone. However, there are also a few special rares that deserve a mention.
Originally Posted by http://blue.mmo-champion.com/topic/23128/thank-you-for-the-outdoor-raid-bosses
We agree with you, which is why these aren't outdoor raid bosses. A good STRONG 5 player group should be able to handle these bosses, but you certainly have the option to make a raid and give it a shot as well. Good luck.

1. 5-man World Bosses
There are five of these new world bosses, one in each zone. Each one has 3-5 abilities (Julak-Doom has a mind control, Xariona does void zones, etc), but they're mostly straightforward fights. Each drops several hundred gold and one specific item.

Note: The Whale Shark and Vaskar don't count because they drop no loot and aren't rare.

NPC IDNameZoneItem
50056GarrMount HyjalGarr's Girdle of Memories
50009MobusAbyssal Depths, Vashj'irMobus's Vile Halberd
50061XarionaDeepholmXariona's Spectral Claws
50063AkmahatUldumBelt of a Thousand Mouths
50089Julak-DoomTwilight HighlandsBeak of Julak-Doom





2. Special Rares
There are two other rare spawns that function in very unique ways, and both reward very interesting mounts.

2.1 Aeonaxx - Deepholm (Flying Mount)
The first of the two is Aeonaxx, who flies around Deepholm. The unique part is that you don't attack Aeonaxx to engage him. He starts out friendly, and then you right-click him to mount him like a vehicle. From here on, the fight takes place entirely on his back and he will erratically fly around Deepholm presumably trying to shake you off. The only source of damage to you in this fight is little whelp adds that Aeonaxx will call to his aid. When killed, he drops Reins of the Phosphorescent Stone Drake.


2.2 Dormus the Camel-Hoarder
The second rare is even more strange. There are rare spawn Mysterious Camel Figurines around Uldum. When clicked on, sometimes these figurines will just disappear and leave you with vendor trash. Other times, it will teleport you to an area between Feralas and Silithus called the "The Steam Pools", which has its separate zone channel and everything. An elite will spawn called Dormus the Camel-Hoarder. The actual fight against Dormus is very easy as he doesn't hit very hard at all. When he is dead, he will drop Reins of the Grey Riding Camel!


The problem is, Mysterious Camel Figurines are extremely rare, already extremely camped, and not that easy to spot... I think you'll just never get this mount... Bah, ok, I'll help.


3. NPCScan to the Rescue!
NPCScan is an addon that will make your life considerably easier, it tracks rare monsters by proximity alone and completely removes the need of a /Target macro to check if a rare monster is in range. The thing is, Mysterious Camel Figurines are handled as creature by the game and using NPCScan to find them will work just fine!



The current version of NPCScan isn't updated for Cataclysm because the add-on builds its list of rare-elites by scanning the achievement, sadly there isn't any achievement to hunt rare monsters in Cataclysm. To scan for Cataclysm rare monsters, type /npcscan in-game and add their creatureID (left column in the table below) and their name to the list of custom NPCs to track.

NPC IDNameZoneNote
50409Mysterious Camel FigurineUldumSee 2.2 Dormus the Camel-Hoarder
50410Mysterious Camel FigurineUldumSee 2.2 Dormus the Camel-Hoarder
50411Mysterious Camel FigurineUldumSee 2.2 Dormus the Camel-Hoarder



That's how you want it to look (I deleted the pre-built WotLK custom NPCs, you don't have to do that)


3.1 Hunter Rare Pets
You can obviously use it to scan all the rares included in the expansion, for example it's incredibly useful if you're a hunter looking for rare pets!

NPC IDNameZoneNote
50051GhostcrawlerVashj'ir - Abyssal DepthsTameable (See the article)
50058TerrorpeneMount HyjalTameable
49822JadefangDeepholmTameable + Tiny Shale Spider
51403Madexx (Black)UldumTameable
51404Madexx (Blue)UldumTameable
51401Madexx (Red)UldumTameable
51402Madexx (Green)UldumTameable
50154Madexx (Yellow)UldumTameable
50159SambasTwilight HighlandsTameable
50138KaromaTwilight HighlandsTameable





3.2 Level 80+ Rare Monsters
Also, even if there isn't any rare-related achievement for Cataclysm it's always a nice boost of experience when find one while you're leveling alts. I listed most of them but a few are probably missing.

NPC IDNameZoneNote
51079Captain FoulwindVashj'ir - Shimmering Expanse
51071Captain FlorenceVashj'ir - Shimmering Expanse
50005PoseidusVashj'ir - Shimmering Expanse
50052Burgy BlackheartVashj'ir - Shimmering Expanse
49913Lady LaLaVashj'ir - Kelp'thar Forest
50050Shok'sharakVashj'ir - Abyssal Depths
50053Thartuk the ExileMount Hyjal
50057BlazewingMount Hyjal
50060TerborusDeepholm
50059GolgarokDeepholm
50064Cyrus the BlackUldum
50409Mysterious Camel FigurineUldumSee 2.2 Dormus the Camel-Hoarder
50410Mysterious Camel FigurineUldumSee 2.2 Dormus the Camel-Hoarder
50411Mysterious Camel FigurineUldumSee 2.2 Dormus the Camel-Hoarder
50065ArmagedilloUldum
50085Overlord SunderfuryTwilight Highlands
50086Tarvus the VileTwilight Highlands



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Comments 220 Comments
  1. Lysah's Avatar
    Now EVERYONE is going to camp Aeonaxx =D
  1. rewn's Avatar
    Exactly >_> some things should not be front page news Boub :<
  1. Cyfoeth's Avatar
    Is NPCScan /legal/? It seems to me it's automating keypresses. You don't have to continually do /target-ing?
  1. Natova's Avatar
    i have seen akma'hat .. i my first thought was hey a rare whoohoo here i go .. popped my wolves my sham rage dropped my totems and 5 second later i was dead :S .. then i noticed his hp 30 000k
  1. Samin's Avatar
    Vaskar? o.O
  1. netherflame's Avatar
    enjoy camping 3-4 days to get aeonaxx, glad I already have him
  1. XepNes's Avatar
    /use mind vision *insert target* ftw
  1. tanksin the enhance shamy's Avatar
    lol i raided xariona the 1st day of cata with 10 other people...fun times
  1. Uhaneole's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Cyfoeth View Post
    Is NPCScan /legal/? It seems to me it's automating keypresses. You don't have to continually do /target-ing?
    its been out for a hella long time, i D/L'd it in my search for the TLPD, still have yet to get it lol... got the "rare" achivement for killing all of Outlands and Northrend rare spawns tho works great
  1. perera's Avatar
    Very through as usual Bibi... I had no idea about those 5man bosses.
  1. ot4ku-mh's Avatar
    Why posting about Aeonaxx?
    Now everyone will camp it and those that do since the start of the expansion, 13 days... now have even less chances =(
    /nerdrage
  1. Sugar275's Avatar
    Sigh, suddenly 20 more people are flying around for the drake now..
  1. r0cki's Avatar
    Because Aeonaxx was already easy to find/camp... Sigh, not nerd raging or something, but some stuff should be kept locked away... :|
  1. Beneto's Avatar
    Yeah, Aeonaxx is going to be super camped, as will the silly camel statues. What a drag...


    "Note: The Whale Shark and Vaskar don't count because they drop no loot and aren't rare."

    Also you forgot Kolorath, he's pretty rare, can hit for almost 2 million on a plate-wearer, and drops no special loot.
  1. dotSeed's Avatar
    Well there goes my chance of finishing camping Aeonaxx, l'sigh.
  1. Pustekuchen87's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ot4ku-mh View Post
    Why posting about Aeonaxx?
    Now everyone will camp it and those that do since the start of the expansion, 13 days... now have even less chances =(
    /nerdrage
    /this! nc mmo
  1. zaaroc's Avatar
    lol or the camel guy
  1. Bubblez's Avatar
    NPC scanner gathers information from your combat log, I believe? I dunno xD

    Quote Originally Posted by Sugar275 View Post
    Sigh, suddenly 20 more people are flying around for the drake now..
    Same here =(
  1. Rockmahparty's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ot4ku-mh View Post
    Why posting about Aeonaxx?
    Now everyone will camp it and those that do since the start of the expansion, 13 days... now have even less chances =(
    /nerdrage
    Same.. trying it for almost a week now and now it will be overly camped.

    all the spoilers..
  1. awayfromlife's Avatar
    Oh boo hoo. So you know about something and you don't want anyone else too? Camp away fellow wow'ers; Camp away.

    Thanks for posting this. Was disappointed with the lack of Cataclysm Rare Spawn kill achievement.

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