5.2 Guide: New Rare Spawns and Elites
In the early Patch 5.2 beta, we covered new rare elites around Pandaria that dropped dinosaur mounts like
! Now that Patch 5.2 is imminent and we've tested out all phases of the Isle of Thunder, we're pleased to report that there are even more rare spawns and elites coming in 5.2! The Isle of Thunder has many rare spawns needed for
, which drop items that can be used to summon elites for
Last week, I teamed up with Wowmartiean of
's fame to take down these rare spawns. Here's the video he made of all their locations and abilities, with me dying from
at the end:
Also be sure to check out Wowhead user Lore's great guide to all the
rare spawns in Pandaria
. His guide includes strategies for taking down all of these elites, as well as maps.
Click the cut for the details!
has eleven rare spawns scattered around the island. Ten of these are needed for the achievement
, while one drops a pretty unconventional vanity item.
: Mechanical that patrols the beach south of Ihgaluk Crag. (50.0, 91.6). Notable Loot:
: Mogu caster located on top part of the terrace in the Halls of the Grand Imperion in the Court of Bones.
: Zandalari troll who patrols the beach by Za'Tual, on the southwest part of the island (37.6, 83.0}. Be sure to kill the
: Large turtle who appears to be stuck in a tree when you come upon him in the Diremoor. (53.7, 53.1)
: Saurok at the top of the highest cliff in Ihgaluk Crag, who wants to throw you off by casting
. To reach his location, you'll need to jump with a speed boost or have
on to make the gap.
stands next to a starry cauldron on the northern shore by the Beast Pens. (44.6, 29.6).
used to be on Yojamba Isle, back when the Zandalari were friendly trolls in vanilla. He helped cloth-wearers get their tier sets.
was accessible during Stage 2 PTR testing, after players had broken down the outer walls of the Throne of Thunder. Located by the gate to Stormsea Landing in the Conqueror's Terrace. (61.6, 49.8}.
was accessible during Stage 3 PTR testing, after players gained control of the Thunder Forge. He patrols the entrance to the Lightning Vein Mine. (38.2, 28.6).
was accessible during Stage 3 PTR testing, after players gained control of the Thunder Forge. He is to the south of the Forge and is standing by a prized Mogu hammer (54.4, 35.8).
was accessible during Stage 4 PTR testing, after players gained control of Stormsea Landing. He is located in the tower above the gate.
used to be on Yojamba Isle, back when the Zandalari were friendly trolls in vanilla.
In addition, there is one more rare spawn on the island,
. While he is not needed for
, he will be sought after for his
, an item that insta-kills you on use in a bloody splatter.
These rare elites drop items similar to what's found in
, most notably
Rare spawns in 5.2 have different tagging mechanics than rare spawns from 5.0. Players outside of a part can help take down a rare spawn and still get credit, as well as 15 Valor Points. However, the health of the mob will increase, as noted in the video.
If you have 3
either from killing rares or looting
, you can summon one of the nine elites on the Isle of Thunder for
. Depending on your class, these require several people to take down and can be pretty tough. To learn more about the abilities and strategies for each elite, check out
Rare Elites of Pandaria: Glorious
There is a weekly quest,
, that awards 150
for killing one of each type of elite.
: Mogu that must be defeated by being dragged through tiles. Summoned from
at 53.2, 47.6 at the foot of the central staircase.
: Mogu that spawns near a lightning rod in the center of the Diremoor (which can be used to remove debuffs). Summoned from
at 44.8, 60.6.
: Mogu that summons Saurok and casts chain lightning. Summoned from
near the entrance to the Lightning Vein Mines.
is a datamined weapon that shares this elite's name and has a distinctive transmog model.
: Dinosaur summoned by
in a cave by the Court of Bones.
is a datamined weapon named after this boss that looks like
Incomplete Drakkari Colossus
: Top part of an altarpiece summoned by
very close to the entrance to the Lightning Vein Mines.
: Eagle-summoning troll located to the north of Stormsea Landing, via a very narrow path.
is a datamined weapon that shares this elite's name and resembles
: Spectral dinosaur summoned from
at 55.2, 88.0 on the beach to the south of Ihgaluk Crag.
: Mogu warrior summoned from
at 30.8, 58.4, on an island to the west of the Court of Bones.
is a datelined weapon that shares this elite's name.
: Spectral mogu summoned from
at 35.4, 63.8 inside a cave at the bottom of the Court of Bones.
is a datamined weapon that shares this elite's name.
As for their loot, they appear to drop loot similar to the rare elites, most notably
. No word yet if these weapons named after the summonable elites will be very low droprates.
One other type of item you may pick up on the island are Incantations. These let you summon a boss by their tombstone in the Court of Bones, and so far have yielded several
at 38.9, 59.3. In the graveyard in the southeastern Court of Bones, his tombstone is the center one.
: Summons Forgemaster Deng at 38.7, 58.1. In the graveyard in the southeastern Court of Bones, his tombstone is one in the left corner.
: Summons Sparkmaster Vu at 38.5, 43.8.
Zandalari Rare Spawns
The Zandalari have landed on the shores of Pandaria and players can try to attack them for new mounts,
, reputation items, and crafting items.
are the latest additions, and the bags drop crafting materials similar to what's found in
from earlier rare spawns.
As for the three mounts,
WoW Rare Spawns
noticed that the
spawn on mounts that are one of three possible colors. You then have a chance to win that
's exact mount--the colors and mount types always match up:
are nasty and require at least a tank or a healer, but the
are easier to take down and can be found nearby in steath:
: Crush enemies in a cone in front of the caster for 231250 to 268750 Nature damage.
: Summons a bevy of scarabs to attack the enemy.
: Summons a shower of meteors, dealing Fire damage at the impact locations.
: Strikes fear in an enemy, causing it to flee in terror for 8 sec.
We've also added a map with all of their locations--mouseover each pin for exact zone coordinates:
Townlong: 36, 88
Briny Wastes: 47, 60
Nayeli Lagoon: 39, 66
Jade Forest: 52, 17
Kun-Lai Summit: 75, 62
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