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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. cookiesncreme's Avatar
    Crap....

    I saw aeonaxx twice the first week of Cata, never bothered to do anything about it because I didn't know what he had/was for
    Sigh...gonna camp now like I did for good ol' Time Lost.
  1. Pätschi's Avatar
    Thats right Ashcow,

    we, the ones who have to read over 1000 Comments to get all Infos are now really screwed.
    I´m after it since 6 FULL Days and now....thanks MMO - Chance to catch him radically decreased.


    @Chaoyll: Sure the Mounts are for all People here BUT if they do not find it out by themselfes...do they deserve it?
  1. Exystredofar's Avatar
    I've logged a total of 116 hours so far hunting Aeonaxx. And now this. As if I didn't have enough competition to begin with, now everyone's going to be hunting it. Now that you've trashed us collectors, find someone else's shit to ruin.
  1. Znarkharka's Avatar
    I've never heard of Aeonaxx but i was in deepholm looking for a Draenei Priest (did a /who on my ally alt) and i was flying around and saw that big drake, i put my mouse over it saw the 'mount' cursor.. checked it out.. what a nice surprise when i killed it.. too bad the mount is 'bugged' and you appear flying down close to it's pawns.. hopefully blizz will fix it soon.
  1. Matchu's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Pätschi View Post


    @Chaoyll: Sure the Mounts are for all People here BUT if they do not find it out by themselfes...do they deserve it?
    Considering all the collectors with any intelligence use NPCScan anyway, yes. They do.
  1. keymil's Avatar
    Welcome to Spoil-Champion!
  1. Pätschi's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Matchu View Post
    Considering all the collectors with any intelligence use NPCScan anyway, yes. They do.
    Yes they do too ;-)
  1. Direknyte's Avatar
    This made my day! And with the snow and the cold, I needed a good pick-me-up. That and all the people being jerks because they think only they deserve stuff that anyone can find. I already knew about the mount stuff, been camping them since launch, and I don't mind this at all. You people really are something else. You should all be ashamed. Grow up a bit, please.

    Sooner or later it will be your turn to catch it. We have 1.5-2 years of this expansion people, relax a bit. You all know that more than 99% of the people who suddenly show up do not have the patience or the stamina to actually camp something, and will either get bored or some other shiny will grab their attention within 15 minutes.

    If it matters that much to you, then by all means camp it, you will get it sooner or later. If someone got it before you, be good sports about it and congratulate them on their good fortune, that is one less person camping your spawn. Besides, you know you would want them to give you the recognition and praise if the roles were reverse. If it is just another wanna-be status symbol however, another notch on the bedpost, or another number for a mount achievement you should have had completed a long time ago; quit the whining, you only make yourself look bad.
  1. Cyfoeth's Avatar
    Wow. You did so much work to find out about these mounts. Really?

    I mean, it's not like 'http://www.wowhead.com/items=15.-7?filter=cr=166;crs=4;crv=0' took me like ten seconds or anything, back when Cataclysm aired and I started camping it.

    I see nothing wrong with this.
  1. Chaoyll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Pätschi View Post
    @Chaoyll: Sure the Mounts are for all People here BUT if they do not find it out by themselfes...do they deserve it?
    No one is 'worthy' of getting a mount. Even if you've been camping for days and nights without sleep and finally get it, it doesn't make you suddenly any more 'worthy' of having the mount than someone who's never even heard of the mob when they go, 'Oohh that looks pretty' and kills it to find that it drops some funky looking mount.

    I've found the Time-Lost Proto-Drake before, and killed it, on an old DK character. (Who I have since deleted, no I wasn't willing to keep a character I was getting sick of just for a rare mount.) The fact that I found Time-Lost out of pure coincidence doesn't make me feel bad because there were people that appeared 10 seconds later going 'I've been camping that thing for months!'. (None of these people got mad with me, by the way, they all acted very friendly.) And I did not say sorry, because when you get a mount like that, even if you've been camping for days for it, it's all out of pure luck in the end, who's around at the time when it spawns, whether or not they have NPC Scan, etc. Pure luck.

    With Time-Lost, I did have NPC Scan, and I can say that without that addon I never would've seen it pass by. I was killing harpies for the old 400 unarmed skill achievement when it literally must've spawned above me as NPC Scan went off, so I just looked around all over the place for it and I just happened to get there about a milli-second before someone else did.
  1. Crucialus's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Cyfoeth View Post
    Wow. You did so much work to find out about these mounts. Really?

    I mean, it's not like 'http://www.wowhead.com/items=15.-7?filter=cr=166;crs=4;crv=0' took me like ten seconds or anything, back when Cataclysm aired and I started camping it.

    I see nothing wrong with this.

    Well, considering the amount of people camping the dragon has gone up by about 200%, no, it's not that easy. :P
  1. Jnxed's Avatar
    aeonaxx.niuvanation.net

    Is a discussion board about the hunt of Aeonaxx. Makes it alot easier to navigate than browising thru WoWhead's comments.
  1. BeerWolf's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ItachiZaku View Post
    I saw Blazewing once, I didn't plan on attacking him, just following him around like I was at the zoo.
    Shoulda attacked him - 92k hp.. killed em on me lvl 80 [wotlk epic gear lock] easy... drops a heroic 5m equivalent leather sp leggings, pretty nice


    Honestly thought it was someone on their Phoenix mount off TK, moused over to see who it was.... til I saw the (RARE) Tag on it XD
  1. Raham's Avatar
    Are you sure about the Grey Riding Camel being a 2 Player Mount?O_o

    I got it and no one can confirm it being one.
  1. Mossmantle's Avatar
    It is not hard work to camp something.
    It is not hard work to put a word into Google or WoWHead and get a bit of info upon reading for 2 minutes.
    It is not hard work downloading an addon that searches rares for you.
    It is not hard work getting a guildie to tell you why he's been sitting in Deepholm since release.

    Everyone complaining Boub just ruined their hard work needs to get a clue.

    Stop complaining.

    Thanks for the awesome post Boub!
  1. Skillpadde's Avatar
    Nice to see 4 people camping at my usual Aeonaxx spot today when I log on instead of just me. Cheers.
  1. Beneto's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Mossmantle View Post
    Everyone complaining Boub just ruined their hard work needs to get a clue.

    Stop complaining.
    Aeonaxx just spawned in Deepholm on a relatively quiet night. Very few people were online on my realm at the time. I was almost to him when someone else who was closer managed to hop on him before me. I whispered him after he killed it (Thank god it wasn't a lowbie that'd die and DESPAWN AEONAXX), to learn that he had gone to Deepholm and camped for a max of 30 mintues before Aeonaxx spawned after reading MMO-Champion.

    So basically I lost the mount because of this.

    It may not be ruining my 'hard work', but it's still a pretty bitter pill to swallow.
  1. Zwai's Avatar
    I wonder how many of the people crying about the "spoilers" now have ever actually stuck out and camped the Time-Lost Protodrake. If the respawn times of the Cata rares are anything like the WOTLK ones, only a insignificant number of players will ever call one of those their own anyway.
  1. Chaoyll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Jnxed View Post
    aeonaxx.niuvanation.net

    Is a discussion board about the hunt of Aeonaxx. Makes it alot easier to navigate than browising thru WoWhead's comments.
    Thanks very much, nice website you got there. Will be joining soon to keep updated with info and I'll even advertise it a bit.
  1. Dalehan's Avatar
    Perhaps it's noteworthy that Sambas does not drop rare loot, only a grey item with 25g vendor value http://www.wowhead.com/item=68055 , which basically says it's saddened that he had been killed by you, instead of becoming someone's hunter pet.

    I had been looking for Aeonaxx, didn't run into him the past week, though I'm pretty discouraged by it as a hunter since he can't be attacked with hunter ranged attacks, meaning we'd have to beat on him with white hits and raptor strikes for 20 minutes. ._.

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