It took me FOREVER to find where these things are!
They are located in Dire Maul WEST. Upstairs, above Tendris Warpwood.
They seem to be pets of the Eldreth Sorcerers and whatnot as they also pull them and their skeletal minions.
I searched for these in hopes of finding Small Flame Sacs, but oh how wrong I was.
These have just as good of a drop rate as anything else that drops them.
I hope this saves someone else A LOT of trouble!
I'm pretty sure these things were wiped out with the coming of Cata, considering there was absolutely no sign of them, even in the place described in the comment above. Which unfortunately, makes an even less likely chance for small flame sacs to drop. Woe to the fellow who searchith for these creatures.
I can confirm that they are happily still residing in Dire Maul, same place, surrounded by same groups (even after Cata).
is almost the only way right now for loot
. I found approximately 2 to 7 mobs per instance, so you can kill 7*5 = 35 mobs/hour (because you can only do 5 instances per hour). Good luck!
The drop chance is medium according to
approximately 2 to 7 mobs per instance, so you can kill 7*5 = 35 mobs/hour
That is really a best case scenario.
My first attempts to farm didn't return such nice results --
1st run: 2x Eldreth Darter dropping 0 small flame sac.
2nd run: 4x Eldreth Darter dropping 0 small flame sac.
3rd run: 2x Eldreth Darter dropping 0 small flame sac.
4th run: 2x Eldreth Darter dropping 0 small flame sac.
5th run: 3x Eldreth Darter dropping 0 small flame sac.
So.. best of luck to anyone on the hunt for these.
Seems a bit ridiculous to completely wipe out a mob that drops items for recipes. Maybe they will up the spawn/drop rate or update the recipe to require a different mat like
Essence of Fire
or something of the sort. Here's hoping!
For anyone who wants to see a video that shows the location of the entrance for the Dire Maul instance
(who are the easiest npc to find and have the highest drop rate for
small flame sacs
and the fastest route to run inside the instance that goes over all 7 Eldreth Darter spawn points*
here is a video I uploaded to youtube of it:
After each run, reset the instance (to repopulate it with Eldreth Darters) by clicking on your player's icon (top left of screen) and select reset instance.
You can do this 5 times in one hour, after that it will say you have entered too many instances recently. If you want, sign off for 20 minutes and then sign back on and it should have reset the timer or if you want you can just continue to play the game for an hour and after the hour you will be able to go into the instance again (just don't try to reset it again before going in because each reset counts against your total available even if you don't go in).
I have tried farming for these items from some of the other npcs that are supposed to drop it and this instance at
Dire Maul is the only place I found that they can be farmed quickly and easily.
the video only shows 1 small flame sac dropping (at 2:41 in the video) over 2 runs but on average I end up with 3 to 7
small flame sacs over 5 runs, so if you run through the instance and end up with none, don't worry about it,
that is just how it works. Sometimes you get none, other times you can get many as 3 in one run.
* Eldreth Darter spawn points:
the wowhead map shows a spawn point at (48, 51) but I did not see any spawns there over 20 runs but instead
saw a spawn point not shown at that is along the north wall after you come up the ramp (see spawn point 4 of my video at 3:07 and 7:52).
Also note, of the 7 spawn points possible, in the first run 5 were in the instance and in the second run 6 were in the instance.
The number varies but I usually saw between 3 and 6 Eldreth Darters out of the 7 possible locations per run.
Came here hoping that Blizzard had at some point re-visited the drop rate/occurrence of the Small Flame Sac, but it sadly appears not. Might be worth hitting up the professions forum and once more bringing it up. :)
I'm pretty sure these are the same model as the
Sprite Darter Hatchling
. So if you see me in Dire Maul, don't go trying to kill my pet by mistake!
I went through Gordok Commons yesterday and saw no Eldreth Darters at all. Nothing but dogs and ogres.
这个 NPC 能在这些地区找到：
杀死此 NPC 后您可获得：
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