Saturday, 19 September 2009

Farming Deviate Hatchlings

The daily heroic was Occulus so rather than die lots on a vehicle fight, I chose to go try to farm up a Deviate Hatchling in Wailing Caverns. The accepted tactic is to clear the first room of raptors, loot and hope for the pet drop, run out and reset.

This was going a little slowly, so remembering that mobs in instances don't loose aggro over distances, I tried body pulling a few then killing them. For this I used Thunderstorm from my (new) Elemental off-spec. Run through some raptors, stand still so they catch you up, hit Thunderstorm = dead raptors.

This was going so well I thought I'd see how many raptors could be killed at once. The answer is the entire first room of raptors, plus assorted oozes and some Druids of the Claw who joined in the party. The only problem is it takes ages to loot all the corpses! Sadly for enhancers this doesn't work with the Magma Totem, because you need to damage to mobs to be able to loot them. Have fun!


Anonymous said...

I went to WC with my 60 DK the other day just to level up his Skinning/LW, and completely forgot that hatchling even dropped there.

I found one in the first room and was pretty excited, but I did forget to set me ghoul on passive so there were a few that I couldn't loot similar to the magma totem.

But, if you happen to have a skinner that can farm here you can make a little extra gold from doing all the looting/skinning in here in addition to farming the hatchling. It also makes looting the massive piles a lot easier when you don't have all of the bodies lying around on top of eachother.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your hatchling. I got one finally with my DK farming .... but cleared the instance of all raptors about 25 times to do it. RNG doesn't always feel random :P

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Chris said...

This is fantastic!

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