I don’t know how many people here know that I’m an avid collector of Non-Combat pets, you can sneak a peek at my collection by clicking on the sprite darter over there on the left if you are curious ;) Anyhow, I am currently at a total of 139 of them to be exact! So while everyone else was out riding the boat in Thousand Needles last night, I was scooping up all of the new non-combat pets that became available with the Shattering! As such, I thought that I would share with you what I found to be available, and any insight on how to go about collecting them for yourself!
Being a druid, needing to find this grouchy old treant was of utmost importance to me! I figured with a little love he could easily be nursed back to health! He’s a bit tricksy to locate, and the methods of acquiring him is different based on your faction. However Vidyala has done up an absolutely lovely Guide to Mr. Withers to help all those that want to find Mr. Withers and shower him with love! I’d rate the difficulty of obtaining this pet as: Easy.
This is a pet that nobody was actually expecting, so it was a complete surprise that it was in the game! It is obtainable by both factions from a quest chain that starts out in the Burning Steppes at Flamestar Post (you can just head out there and snag them, there are no pre-requisites). You will need to do all the quests from the two quest givers there to start the chain. Just keep doing all of the chains, and the subsequent ones in Chiselgrip, until you get sent on a quest to see Kibbler (yes – the same goblin that gave you your smolderweb hatchling all those years ago!). He will then offer you a quest to collect flameflies, in which the reward will be your very own Tiny Flamefly! The quests are fairly fun (and include part of the old Warlock mount quest!), and you can probably complete them all in about an hour. I’d rate the difficulty of obtaining this pet as: Easy.
This little gem is also from a fun little quest chain that can be found at Brazie’s Farm just south of the Dalaran Crater in Hillsbrad foothills. Essentially, you have to beat 5 waves of a mini-game that is much like the popular Plants vs Zombies. In fact, as I understand it, PoPCap Games even helped develop the one we see in WoW! Once you’ve successfully completed all of the quests, you are awarded this cute little pet! If you are familiar with, and already have experience with, PvZ, this quest shouldn’t pose much difficulty for you (I failed once, early in round 4, because I failed to make enough sunflowers). However, if you aren’t familiar with the game, the later levels may pose a challenge! It is a fun little game and will likely take you 30-60 minutes to complete. I’d rate the difficulty of obtaining this pet as: Medium.
Cute little bugger, isn’t he? Mr. Grubbs is the only pet so far that is a completely random drop. Much like the Disgusting Oozling, Mr. Grubbs is a rare drop from a rare drop, and must be farmed. But it’s not quite that simple! Because to see the bags in which you find Mr. Grubbs, you need to have Fiona’s Lucky Charm. Quintessence did a wonderful write up that walks you through the steps to getting Fiona’s Lucky Charm, as well as provides some tips on farming Mr. Grubbs.
I was able to farm this little guy in roughly an hour last night, and somewhere around 25-30 of the hidden stash bags. I farmed only the Carrion Grubs in EPL – and found that just south of Light’s Hope Chapel there is such a supply of them that I never ran out (I’d wager there are over 100 grubs there!). However, it seems that the hidden stash bags can drop from any of the mobs out in EPL – but seem more common on the Grubs. Based on the RNG of this pet, I would rate the difficulty of obtaining this pet as: Medium to High.
Good Luck to everyone out there trying to “catch ‘em all”! I hope that you found this information helpful! Additionally, if there are additional pets that you’ve found and I’ve missed here, please don’t hesitate to let me know!