Occasionally, while browsing the Google looking for quick and easy ways to make a buck or two, I actually stumble upon a good tip. This is one of those awesome and under-looked things that can easily net you in the THOUSANDS of gold, although it is a little RNG dependent. In this post, I will be talking about four pets that, with a little time invested, can easily make you upwards of 40k.
Tiny Emerald Whelpling – http://www.wowhead.com/item=8498/tiny-emerald-whelpling
This little bad boy has dropped for me two times now, both within ~30 minutes of farming. Don’t use these stats as solid evidence though. Just by glancing at the comments on wowhead, one can see that there are people who have farmed for months and still have not seen this beast. In order to get this guy, you need to head over to northern Feralas. I recommend a max level character for this, with 280 -310% flight speed, simply to make your life easier. What your going to be doing is killing Noxious Whelps in the area highlighted in the map above. They are pretty weak and should fall over in a single shot. Kill, loot, and pray for your pet. Now these bad boys sell on MY server for about 15k, but in order to make some quick sales, I dumped both mine for 11k and 12k. I do regret not waiting, as I thought the drop rate was a bit less rare then previously stated. I’ve been back since 3-4 times, have farmed for upwards of half an hour and had nothing drop, so there definitely is a large dependence on the RNG.
Azure Whelpling – http://www.wowhead.com/item=34535#dropped-by
I haven’t really put in any serious effort for this one. I spent ~20 minutes farming for this pet before IRL forced me away from my computer. Just like the Tiny Emerald Whelpling, this guy requires some serious farming to get. The Anguished Highborne mobs located in Winterspring seem to have the highest drop rate, with the Winterfall Ursa mobs coming in second place. You can find the Highborne mobs located in the red circle and the Ursa’s in the the green circle on the map above. I have seen one of these on my servers local AH, and it sold for about the same as the Emerald Whelpling, so you can easily expect ~15k for this pet.
Dark Whelpling – http://www.wowhead.com/item=10822
Being the more common of the four, this pet will probably fetch you less then the other 3. I have had one drop for me, and at the time it sold for ~7k. Note that there was quite a few up, and I was constantly being undercut. I wouldn’t recommend this specific pet if your trying to make gold off of rarities, but it definitely is a nice pet to have on one of your characters, say, a bank toon. According to Wowhead, Searing Whelps and Hatchlings in Duskwallow Marsh have the highest drop rate for these. I personally farmed mine out in the Badlands off of Scalding Whelps because of there convinient location / close grouping and quick respawn rates, but it is completely up to you guy which you choose to farm. I have posted maps of both the locations for you guys and gals above.
Tiny Crimson Whelpling – http://www.wowhead.com/item=8499
This pet is the rarest of the 4. It’s drop rate is about 50% less then the others, but that doesn’t mean its impossible to find. Your going to need to do some ridiculous farming in order to get him, whether for resale or for your own personal use. Wowhead’s data states that Leech Stalkers in Southern Wetlands have the highest drop rate for these, aside from rare spawns that is. I have yet to check and see what there spacing and respawn rates are like, but there is always another option if it is poor. Ebon Whelps, located just a little bit north of the Stalkers, are large in number and quick to respawn. There is actually a group of four that you can run through in a straight line, kill them, loot their corpses, and by the time your done they should begin to respawn. I haven’t seen one of these on the AH yet, but you can easily to expect to get 20k if you are patient, as it is a extremely rare pet. Check the maps above for mob locations, green being the Stalkers, and red being the Whelps.
These pets may have a low drop rate, but they are extremely worth it if you get lucky. Just a few things to note:
– All these pets are zone drops, and can drop from any mob in the zones shown above. The mobs listed are simply the mobs that have the best drop rate and are the most convenient.
– Prices will vary from server to server, and the prices listed above are just what I have seen and what I feel they may be worth.
– I am not sure if these drop from the Call to Arm’s Dungeon Satchel, but there is a good chance that they do.
– Farming for these shouldn’t be your only way to make gold. It can be an added bonus if you have an hour to kill.
– Don’t make this a chore. Blast some music, watch some TV, and just relax. Don’t stress over it if it doesn’t drop.
So grab your toons, drag your butts to these pets respective zones, and start a mass genocide so you can have one of their children follow you around while you kill their parents in raids and what not 🙂