A Troll’s Best Friend! A Look at the Companion Pets of The Shattering   11 comments

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!  

Mr. Withers

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.

Tiny Flamefly

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.

The Singing Sunflower

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.

Mr. Grubbs

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!

Posted November 24, 2010 by Beruthiel in Cataclysm!, Just for Fun!

11 responses to “A Troll’s Best Friend! A Look at the Companion Pets of The Shattering

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  1. I love my singing sunflower. It was the only one I really really wanted…mostly because I wanted to play the mini-game. I’m a dork.

  2. thanks for sharing this information! i didn’t realize these pets were introduced, even though i saw the sunflower pet. time to catch them all! 😀

  3. Hah, I came here to check for updates on your blog, just as I finished getting all four of the same pets. My collection is a bit smaller (I’m at 116 now), but I share your love for pets 🙂

  4. OMG, I didn’t know about Mr. Grubs … and here I was even in EPL last night seeing if Baron .. er .. LORD Rivendare might have a horse for me. Thanks Beru!! I needed more things to do :p

  5. Thank you for the link and the info about the other pets, Beru! I am excited to get the rest of them, now that I finally got the hang of Plants Vs Zombies.

  6. I know what I’m doing this evening! Thanks for the info!

  7. I need this sunflower so goddamn badly.

  8. As for Mr. Grubbs, I got mine from an elemental at the Lake Mereldar in EPL, while questing.

    Of course, I had the Fiona buff going on and it was in a bag. I was planning to farm it, but I’m happy it just dropped.

    I have terrible terrible memories of that darn Disgusting Oozeling pet back in the day. I guess that Mr. Grubbs makes up for it!

  9. I had completely missed that we were getting new companion pets. Now I totally have to go get them! 🙂

  10. I’m so behind in my comment replies! I’ve been so swamped trying to make sure everything’s ready (in game, in guild, and in life) for Cataclysm’s release!

    Let me just do a quick response for everyone! Yay! I’m so happy that ya’ll found this useful 🙂 Of the four new pets, I think that the sunflower, with her creepy humming is my favorite.

    Of course, I had to purchase the new pets that just became available as well. And I have to say that Lil’ Rag has fast become a favorite as well. I literally squealed like a 5 year old on Christmas morning when he popped out and yelled “TOO SOON!” 😉

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