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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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  1. Knuk's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Natova View Post
    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
    I discussed the addon with a GM when searching for TLPD in wrath, he said it wasn't against the ToS as long as it wasn't ing 3rd party software, it's an awesome tool ;D
  1. Solzan Nemesis's Avatar
    This was a nice thing to see in on a Monday morning. ^_^
  1. Crucialus's Avatar
    Agreeing on the Aeonaxx comments. Some people already knew about him and that was enough, imo. Now everyone's going to camp him all the time. *sighs* But I guess that's understandable.

    Thankfully I already got my Vitreous Stone Drake, which looks (again, imo) better than the Phosphorescent one. Then again, I just don't fancy purple all that much.
  1. rewn's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by awayfromlife View Post
    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.
    If people really wanted these rares then they could research, camp and wait like the rest of us. What boub has done is just hand them everyone elses hardwork on a silver platter and now the people who worked on getting most of that info now have to compete with everyone who has seen the post. GG Boub ¬_¬
  1. ItachiZaku's Avatar
    I saw Blazewing once, I didn't plan on attacking him, just following him around like I was at the zoo.
  1. dotSeed's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by awayfromlife View Post
    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.
    There was already plenty of information available for Aeonaxx if you read these forums or had anyone in guild in vaguely interested in rare mounts. Yes, it would have been lots of fun having to compete for a rare spawn achievement, now with hundreds - at the very least - flying around on every server with passive rare detection.
  1. HoX's Avatar
    Cool... Drake...

    Even cooler... Camel..
  1. ihyln's Avatar
    look at all these nerds rage lol.
  1. Nekovivie's Avatar
    Oh no, someone is gonna come and have a fair shot at this purple mount, why Boub why ;_;

    What a bunch of dicks. This is a site for giving people info about WoW, if it happens to be about a rare spawn mount, deal with it.
  1. Dogwatch's Avatar
    I rly like this thread because now 20 people are camping aeonaxx instead of 2.
  1. Dentoid's Avatar
    first rule of rare spawns: you do not talk about rare spawns
    second rule of rare spawns: you do NOT talk about rare spawns
  1. Yamsy's Avatar
    The grey camel is supposed to be a two person mount? I got mine last week and hadn't noticed...
  1. Pätschi's Avatar
    Dentoid

    first rule of rare spawns: you do not talk about rare spawns
    second rule of rare spawns: you do NOT talk about rare spawns


    THIS!
    Thanks a lot....what a great fail, Kiddies will flood the Areas.
    Why you don´t mention that Aeonaxx needs at least lvl 85 or the Spawn will be wasted?
  1. tysent's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Nekovivie View Post
    Oh no, someone is gonna come and have a fair shot at this purple mount, why Boub why ;_;

    What a bunch of dicks. This is a site for giving people info about WoW, if it happens to be about a rare spawn mount, deal with it.

    If you had been camping a mob for 1 week+ only to have it taken away by some person who's just now found out about it, I'm sure you'd be bitter too =)
  1. Imhullu's Avatar
    Booo.
    Ruins the fun of other people discovering it on their own.
  1. Alieta's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Dentoid View Post
    first rule of rare spawns: you do not talk about rare spawns
    second rule of rare spawns: you do NOT talk about rare spawns
    It´s the first time I´m unhappy with on of the News, at least 15 Players are camping the Figurines now
  1. Chaoyll's Avatar
    Great, everyone and their mum will be camping Aeonaxx now. And the hunter pets I'm after. :/ (Ghostcrawler, Karoma, Sambas, etc.)

    Ah well, good post at least. I'm glad to see NPC Scan being recommended as it's my favourite addon. It scares the crap out of me whenever it goes off and tells me there's a rare nearby, especially if it's one I'm looking for, but it's so very useful.
  1. Ashcow's Avatar
    well. Thanks a lot. now all the hard work i have put into finding these rare mobs and getting the mounts will never amount to anything. some things do not deserve to be posted and this is one of them. and to the people calling us jerks, how would you feel if you worked really hard to find out where something was and how that something worked so that you could get it then somebody just took that info and told the world and all of a sudden some moron who hardly ever plays and is somehow in all white gear comes along and takes it right out from under your nose. Think about both sides of an argument next time because this really affects mount lovers who have taken the time to do these things and now are going to have to deal with 1000's more people trying to get that mount they worked for.
  1. Chaoyll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ashcow View Post
    well. Thanks a lot. now all the hard work i have put into finding these rare mobs and getting the mounts will never amount to anything. some things do not deserve to be posted and this is one of them. and to the people calling us jerks, how would you feel if you worked really hard to find out where something was and how that something worked so that you could get it then somebody just took that info and told the world and all of a sudden some moron who hardly ever plays and is somehow in all white gear comes along and takes it right out from under your nose. Think about both sides of an argument next time because this really affects mount lovers who have taken the time to do these things and now are going to have to deal with 1000's more people trying to get that mount they worked for.
    The mounts are not made for YOU, you know. They're made for everyone, and not just the people that sit there for days and nights camping for it either. It's all down to pure luck whether or not you catch a rare. Everyone is entitled to getting the mount. (I'm assuming you're talking about Aeonaxx here.)

    Boub here is informing people that this mount exists. Sure, it's more fun to actually find out about these things yourself, like I did. But if there's suddenly a whole lot more people camping the area because of this MMO-Champion post, live with it and just keep trying to get the mount. The point is that it's there for people to find either out of luck or out of competition, and trust me, when you finally get the mount yourself and there's still loads of people around looking for the same thing you were, it'll feel so awesome.
  1. Matchu's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by tysent View Post
    If you had been camping a mob for 1 week+ only to have it taken away by some person who's just now found out about it, I'm sure you'd be bitter too =)
    There's nothing to be bitter about. The length of "camping" doesn't suddenly mean you're more worthy of the mount. The whole point of Rare spawns is they're challenge, both in the finding and in the capture/killing. If someone beats you to it, bad luck. Try again.

    And I've been camping Aeonaxx on and off since day 1, still no sightings.

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