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Pets and Mounts in Northrend

Pet and Mount collecting went mainstream with the implementation of the Achievement system - now, instead of being bag-space-starved weirdos who do strange reputation grinds, pet and mount collectors get achievement points, rewards, and have so much more bag space that collecting pets and mounts has gotten more ... acceptable.

It can still be a bit overwhelming and confusing though, especially with all the new pets and mounts available in Northrend, so this guide is here to help you decide which of the new and exciting offerings you want, and how to get them.

Table of Contents:

  1. Dalaran - Pets and Mounts
  2. Pets:
  3. Kalu'ak (Pengu)
  4. Oracles
  5. Mounts:
  6. Crafted
  7. Reputation
  8. Achievements
  9. Drops

Dalaran:

PET - The Ghostly Skull, available in the sewers for 40G. (The vendor is Darahir, in the northernmost room of the Underbelly)

If you fish, also start casting in the sewers for a Giant Sewer Rat pet. He's random and very rare, and be prepared to use a lure even at max (450) fishing to avoid get-aways.

MOUNTS - Just outside Krasus' Landing (the FP) is Mei Francis. She sells the Armored Brown Bear for 750G, either an Armored Blue Windrider (Horde) or an Armored Snowy Gryphon (Alliance), and the famous Traveler's Tundra Mammoth (which carries two passengers and vendors as well!). She also sells a Wooly Mammoth for 200 Emblems of Heroism. (Hmmm, gear or mount...?)

Bonus - next to Mei is the entrance to Breanni's shop. Named after the patron saint of pet collectors, Breanni (famous for Warcraftpets.com) sells pet toys - fetch balls, grooming kits, treats and a pet leash.

PETS

The Kalu'ak

These loveable walrus folk want you to have a penguin, Pengu of your very own (for 12G). The catch is, they want you to do a lot of chores for them first!
They have outposts in Borean Tundra (at Kaskala, on the south coast), Moa'ki Harbor in Dragonblight (on the coast south of Wyrmrest Temple), and Kamagua, on a small island (The Isle of Spears) off the southwest coast of Howling Fjord.

By doing the regular (non-daily) quests in all three towns, you should reach Honored. Once all non-dailies are completed, the only way to get Revered and then Exalted is through dailies. There are three, one in each base, and all are very quick.
The Way To His Heart in Howling Fjord simply requires you to go south, catch some Tasty Fish with the provided net, then lure a walrus bull across a channel to meet his true love. 500 rep, 5 minutes.
Planning For The Future is similarly easy. Just north of Moa'ki Harbor (in Dragonblight) where the quest begins, there are huts with pups to collect. Either kill or CC the nearby Den Mothers, click on and loot each pup, and continue. Collect 12 and return for another quick 500 rep.
Preparing For The Worst at Kaskala in Borean Tundra only needs 8 boxes of supplies, scattered around the village. They spawn pretty quickly, so unless a lot of people are doing the same quest you should also finish this quickly.

If you begin these dailies at 0/12000 Honored, it will take approximately 22 days to reach exalted and get your penguin. (Not counting +rep for humans).

The Oracles

Once you declare your allegiance to the Oracles, you can begin earning rep with them. Once you reach Revered, you can buy a Mysterious Egg for 3G. After seven days, the egg will hatch into something. There is a possibility that you will get a Cobra Hatchling, a Proto-Drake Whelp, a Tickbird Hatchling (brown), or a White Tickbird Hatchling. These pets are NOT BoP, so if you prefer to ally with the Frenzyheart, haunt the AH and prepare to spend! (Note - these do NOT currently show up under pets: you must search 'Cobra,' 'Tickbird,' 'Whelp,' or some permutation thereof to find them!)
You will be at Honored with them after finishing the allegiance chain, so it will only take seven days of doing their dailies (1700/day for the three possible dailies) to get to Revered.

You might also get a MOUNT from this egg, the Green Proto-Drake.

Mounts:

Crafted:

Tailoring - Flying Carpet and Magnificent Flying Carpet. Requires Tailoring as a profession.

Engineering - Mechano-hog: Horde, Mekgineer's Chopper: Alliance. NOT Engineer only. The Schematic requires 450 Eng. and Exalted with Horde Expedition or Alliance Vanguard, and the vendor-bought materials cost 12,500G (plus 12 titansteel bars), so this will be very expensive!

Reputation:


Oracles
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See above for the Green Proto-Drake

Wyrmrest Accord
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Red Drake - Wyrmrest Accord, 2000G, requires Exalted reputation (1600G w/ rep discount).
One of the easier rep mounts, because you can wear their tabard while doing Heroics to grind rep. You can also do their dailies:
Dragonblight: Defending Wyrmrest Temple - ride a dragon to kill 5 drakes, 3 dragons, and destabilize the Dragonshrine. 250 rep.
Coldarra: Drake Hunt - go and catch a drake hatchling, and return it to the Transitus Shield. 250 rep.
Coldarra: Aces High - ride a drake and use it to kill 5 elites (requires level 80). 250 rep.

After doing the other quests which offer Wyrmrest Accord rep (Dragonblight and Coldarra), you should be honored, but at only 750 reputation/day available from dailies, the tabard will be a faster path to a red drake.

Sons of Hodir:

Reins of the Ice Mammoth available at Revered, 1,000G (850 w/ rep discount)
Reins of the Grand Ice Mammoth available at Exalted, 10,000G (8,000 w/ rep discount) - carries two passengers (but does NOT have vendors)

The Sons of Hodir do not have a tabard, so reputation must be ground via dailies. To begin gaining reputation, start at K3, the goblin town in Stormpeaks, with They Took Our Men! and continue until you reach Dun Niffelem and can start doing their dailies. There are 6 dailies available, meaning that 1950 rep/day can be had, along with turn-in quests. Revered can theoretically be reached in 9-10 days, Exalted in 22-23 days. (See here for details on quests)


Brunnhildar Village
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While in the process of opening up Sons of Hodir, you will do a number of quests (the 'blue lady' quests) involving this village. Once completed, you will be able to do various dailies (1-2/day), which reward a Hyldnir Spoils bag which can contain a White Polar Bear mount.

Lake Wintergrasp
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While your faction controls Lake Wintergrasp, you can collect Stone Keepers Shards by running dungeons (normal and heroic). For 300 of them, you can buy a Black War Mammoth.

Achievements:

Black War Bear : For The Horde / For The Alliance
Get into a raid that is doing this achievement, be present for the kills of all four opposing faction leaders, get a Black War Bear in the mail (and five achievements)!

Black Proto-DrakeHeroic:Glory of the Raider
Plagued Proto-DrakeGlory of the Raider(normal)
Red Proto-DrakeGlory of the Hero
Violet Proto-Drake - from What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been. Requires all seven holiday title achievements to have been achieved (minimum one year).

Drops:

Bronze Proto-Drake – guaranteed drop from the Infinite Corrupter in Heroic CoT-Strat (timed-25 minutes and he will spawn before the final boss).

Time-Lost Proto-Drakeguaranteed drop from the rare spawn Time-Lost Proto-Drake in Storm Peaks.

Blue Proto-Drakelow drop rate from Skadi in Heroic Utgarde Pinnacle.

Black Drake – drops from Sartharion in 10-man Obsidian Sanctum with three adds alive when he is killed.

Twilight Drake – drops from Sartharion in 25-man Obsidian Sanctum with 3 adds alive when he is killed.

Blue Drake10-man Eye of Eternity. Low drop rate from Alexstraza's Gift, the box which spawns after Malygos' defeat.

Azure Drake25-man Eye of Eternity. Low drop rate from Alexstraza's Gift, the box which spawns after Malygos' defeat.

Grand Black War Mammoth – low drop rate from Heroic Vault of Archavon.

Comments

Relic Of Ulduar

 

Looks like no one has mentioned this yet, but you can increase your rep all the way to exalted by handing in Relic of Ulduar 10 at a time to an npc at The Sons of Hodir town. The relics of Ulduar drop off all mobs in Storm Peaks. They are not BoP so they are widely available at your AH. The price varies on these items, they stack to 200 and as I say you hand them in 10 at a time for like 200 rep per 10. Check out your AH as it could offer an easy way to become exalted with the Sons's of Hodir.

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Mislink

In the Hyldnir Spoils sections, the text saying 1/2 dailies links to the Hyldnir Spoils, I think it would be a good idea if you could possibly link it to all dailies rewarding them.

Links to 'rewards from'

I've got it linking to the Hyldnir Spoils page, but the 'reward from' section, so that portion of the page does show the four dailies it drops from. Think it would be better to link to the NPC which gives 'em all? I would've, but she also offers another quest that isn't a daily.

Wooly mammoth shows the

Wooly mammoth shows the giant sewer rat when you mouse over it

Fixed, thank you!

Fixed, thank you!

Thanks for the guide! I was

Thanks for the guide! I was wondering how many pets and mounts you could get in Northrend. And what do those drakes do? Do they make him really strong or something? And the more drakes up the stronger he is?

Are you asking about the

Are you asking about the Sartharion fight? I haven't done the fight, but from what I understand, he gains abilities based on which ones are still alive, plus they do damage as well: one gives him a shield, one increases shadow damage, and one summons whelps.
Basically, doing the fight without downing them makes it very difficult, which makes the mount more worth it, I suppose! (Managing this feat will also get you a title/achievement, I believe.)

Yeah

Yeah I was talking about that fight. Thanks for all of the information!

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With regards to the

With regards to the Sartharion fight:

When you enter Obsidian Sanctum (OS), you are in a rectangular cavern, with an inner pit containing Sartharion, with 3 Twilight Drakes; (left to right) Vesperon, Tenebron and Shadron.

Beginning raids will clear the trash and kill the Twilight Drakes individually; Vesperon/Shadron open a portal with an add inside, Shadron becomes nearly invincible while the portal is up (something like 90% reduced damage). Tenebron summons a portal to a bunch of eggs, if you don't kill them they hatch into whelps. Doing this will net you 4 Emblems (one per drake plus Sartharion) plus 2 ilevel 200 epics, T7 glove token, a 22 slot bag and a bag containing 5 emblems.

However, there is a hard mode for the fight, in which you can engage Sartharion before killing any one (or indeed all) of the Twilight Drakes. This causes the drakes to actually fly down and engage you while you're fighting Sartharion. In addition to having to deal with their portals and another drake beating on your OT, they also debuff the raid with an aura:

Tenebron: +100% increased Shadow Damage taken by the raid (affects the Twilight Drake's frontal cone breath attacks)
Vesperon: -25% raid health, +25% health to Sartharion
Shadron: +100% increased Fire damage taken by the raid (this is the killer, it buffs up Sartharion's cone breath and the fire elementals)

Shadron's acolyte also gives Sartharion a buff that further increases his fire damage by 50%. This can lead to breath attacks in excess of 60,000 damage. This is the hardest part of the fight, as you cannot kill an acolyte while the relevant drake is still up, as they'll resummon it shortly afterwards. I think Vesperon's acolyte also makes Sartharion practically invincible.

This hard mode with 3 drakes up is currently the hardest raid encounter ingame. It's the only encounter that I can think of that's actually harder in the 10 man version, because you have a much more limited raid make-up (i.e. you're basically limited to 2 tanks and 2 healers, due to the strict DPS requirements of the fight).

Killing Sartharion with 1 drake left alive rewards an extra ilevel 200 item from a seperate loot table, 2 drakes gives you the same extra ilevel 200 item as 1 drake in addition to an ilevel 213 item from a seperate drop table, and 3 drakes is the same as 2 drakes, but also drops one Reins of the Black/Twilight Drake (10/25).

It sounds like a very fun encounter, and I personally can't wait to try it. }:)

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