immune to sleep and root (build 8982)
Lawl if he is able to keep his special abilities after taming him he would be so epic
Named Rattlebore "by an adventurer from the Plaguelands"; clearly a reference to Rattlegore, the Scholomance boss, and possibly also Borelgore, the giant maggot in Eastern Plaguelands.
My well geared 70 lock and a 68 hunter tried fighting him, big mistake... He pretty much killed my voidwalker in 3 hits then went for proceeded to kill me then the hunter in a few hits. (We got him down 20k before dying.) He hits hard.
the cave entrace is around 59.12
easy solo as a prot warrior in swp gear (use spell reflect in the right moment - corroded mind) or if you have weaker gear shield wall and last stand should be enough.
Easily soloed as a shadowpriest. Just apply dots and run. Keep refreshing dots and he'll be dead by the time you get out of the cave. Not slowable, but his speed seems to be the same as running speed (without enchants) so he won't catch up. :)
I imagine this could also easily be done by warlocks, hunters etc.
solo'd as a 75 enhancement shaman, had 100% life, spirit wolves > all. 1900 dps on him :>
Did this solo as a 75 Unholy Death Knight. Equipped some blue tanking gear from the early instance quest rewards and some green stamina gear, popped Frost Presence, kept the diseases up and spammed Death Strike with a few CD's here and there.
Its Not tameable!
Successfully solo'd as 75 balance druid. Used innervate, health pot, no starfall or treants.
Pre-HoT yourself with a regrowth and rejuv. Go chicken and blast him. make sure insect swarm doesn't fall off, its your life.
When you get to half hp, pop barkskin shift out, and throw every hot you have.
Repeat till dead.
If you have the insect swarm glyph, it's going to hurt.
easily soloable as a hunter. he is extremely slow. cc'd everything on the way out and just kept running. switched to viper for a couple shots to keep up mana, then back to cheetah and running. he evaded once, so I had to do it again.
Solo'd as a 75 feral druid. Put on tanking gear, keep the bleeds up and just slow dps down. Had to use one pot, otherwise just used barkskin and cast regrowth/rejuv when needed
The entrance to the cave is @ 57,12
Damn this guy was hard to solo.
Took me 4 atempts at lvl 74 as a retri pala.
Last atempt and kill i did it with retry spec but with full holy gear (lvl 70 epic holy gear)
I used everything i had. it took 2 bubbles, 1 BoP, Lifeblood (i'm a herbalist) on cooldown, and 1 major rejuve potion.
So about 15 minutes :)
And i think it has some sort of enrage, alotough not marked by any emote or anything, but in the end it started hitting alot harder. He was at about 500 HP but all i could do is heal myself, barely keeping me above 1k health.
If you're going to try this as pally, use Devine plea while bubbled, after you heald yourself to full, so you don't get the healing penalty when you really need it.
Al in all, if you want to try and be proud of soloing, do it. Else, get a friend and save yourself the stress :)
I soloed him as an 80 BM hunter with a devilsaur at 75. It wasn't easier and I had to burn Heart of the Phoenix but I did it.
Solo'd as a level 80 MM hunter. Not terribly hard - just needed to keep the heal on my pet, and cleared some trash first.
Gear: Mostly instancle blues, roughly three instance epics. ( All heroic)
Just soloed him as a 76 Enhancement Shaman in blues & s2 weapons. Didn't see any other shamans posting so I figured I'd share.
Set up all totems, then cast lava burst, then drop earth elemental. Keep yourself & elemental topped off until aggro seems pretty stable. Drop Spirit wolves, pop trinkets & Bloodlust, go nuts. Don't forget to heal the elemental when he gets to 35-50%, the worm hits for 2-4k easily.
Took me 3 tries. First time I used the above strat and died at 1% due to some nasty crits. Second I tried with fire elemental and failed miserably. Third time was a charm :)
Soloed as a 78 Sub rogue. Took a couple tries, had lots of consumable buffs on and needed a full 40 seconds of Evasion (glyphed for extra five seconds plus preparation) and a healing potion. Wearing full crafted blue PvP gear.
Not all that easy, but doable solo as hunter. I was 76, but my tenacity pet was 73. When the pet takes too much damage, simply have the pet follow you as you run away and heals tick.
Supereasy to kill as a 80 frostfiremage. Just hit your mirror image and nuke him down. Dead in 18s.
Why are people trying to kill this worm on lvl 80? I was grinding jormungar scales in the cave and saw 3 different lvl 80 allies come in and try kill this guy.
Does he drop something or...?
Solod at 74 unholy DK. By Icy touching and death coils while kiting. Be sure to clear to him and pull immediately so you don't run into dazing respawns. Aside from them fairly straight forward, he won't catch you even without the speed increase but I imagine it helped. Don't jump off cliffs unless you can hit him the whole time he paths to you. Even then you shouldn't need to, he died at the mouth of the cave for me the first time and at the goblin the second, hope this helps.
TLDR: For a DK just spam icy touch while you run and he'll die.
Easily soloable by a DK in tanking gear. Just soloed it as 6/5/55 wearing full tanking gear, 16.6K HP, 18.3k armor 34% dodge + parry and crit immune(to a 74), Put diseases on him blood strike x2 to convert runes then death strike every time that diseases are up and you have the runes. Used one healing potion(Super Healing Potion 1500-2500 HP) but was not neccisarry as I finished the fight with almost 10k remaining.
Impossible to solo as a 75 holy priest.
Tried but it didn't absolutely work.
As for the name... since it hits so hard it reminds me of Rattlegore.
I can confirm that it's possible to solo Rattlebore as a mage @ lvl80 in heroics/10man naxx gear with ease.
Arcane spec and max range, popped POM and arc power and simply nuked it down. I did get a bit low on hp so a healing pot wouldn't be out of the question if it lands a crit or two on you, but definitely doable.
Really Big Worm
while leveling unless you have a group.
Soloed as a demo lock with relative ease I was level 74 when I did it didn't burn any pots c/d's or anything just put the felguard on it curse of doom and dots. Took longer than expected but finished it at almost full life and mana.
Solo'd as a 76 Frost DK in tank gear. Didn't go below 95% health.
Hits for over 1k (regular hits) on plate. Corrosive mind attack hits for over 1k nature as well. Not easily soloable unless you are the right class or really outlevel the quest. The potion you get from an earlier quest in the chain (makes you immune to digestive fluids) doesn't seem to help much, if at all.
woot,12458 exp if you have 2xbonus exp
If you're a Death Knight, Level 74, Blood specced, and got BALLS OF STEEL-- You can solo this guy easily.. then again, if you're Blood that goes for any mob, anywhere.
Rattlebore is soloable as lv. 75 Warlock :)
Very tough though.
Kited him all the way out of his cave and nearby to the Goblin giving the quest. Had to use Healthstone and Healing Potion because of the adds constantly attacking and poisoning me.
Had no problems soloing him as a semi-blue geared 80 Elemental Shaman.
Tried with my level 74 Kara geared Feral Druid and failed several times. Decided to wait for someone to help.
It was doable as a L75 DK with heavy investments in the unholy tree, it's vital to have enough left of the elixir buff to last you through the fight, other than that treat it like a normal hard hitting elite, frost presence, blow all your cooldowns, make sure all your 3 diseases are up and as mentioned earlier; use IF right from the bat and you probably will be able to use it again nearing the end of the fight, having one of the wonderful buff foods ready isn't a bad idea either.
Dressed in quest greens/blues, no dungeon gear to speak off.
can't anybody say how the f*ck I can find that worm\!
This is easily doable as ANY spec DK without using ANY cooldowns / consumables.
Simply clear a path to Rattlebore, and then kite him back through the cave. He is extremely slow, but immune to Chains of Ice. Use Unholy Presence for the speed boost and lower cooldown on Icy Touch. Simply spam Icy Touch and Deathcoil. I killed him right outside of the cave.
Also, make sure to wait for a few Icy Touch's / Deathcoils before sending your pet in.
solo'd as a 77 paladin (better be soloable with this class/level). definitely the hardest solo fight for any of the 3 man quests.
i cleared the mobs that surrounded him so i didn't have to worry about adds.
Buffed with blessing of might (sheath of light = more spell power)
also seal of wisdom (definitely need the mana)
also judgement of light (slight heal back, but heals nonetheless)
fought like a regular mob except this mob hits plate with quest greens for about 1700 per hit. (i had devotion aura up, this boss attacks too slowly for retribution aura to be any good). I had to use holy light to heal myself every 2 or 3 hits from this boss.
when my mana went down to about 1000 left, i let my health drop down to about 2k, then i popped lay on hands (both glyphs on for more mana given back and also for double mana given back).
then i popped avenging wrath, 20% more damage and heals. this helped me stay alive. I began to run out of mana when the boss had about 4k health left, so i popped bubble and used my judgement (judgements of the wise) which gave me back 900 mana(25% of base). By then, my bubble still had about 7 seconds and the boss only had 2k health. Easy to drop at that point =P.
definitely hardest fight i've had so far.
Enhancement shaman? Don't hesitate, just pop your puppies, cleansing totem, let them attack for 3 seconds or so and then rip away. Used only one MW for heals, the rest for lightning. Killed her easily, then when I wrote this, she respawned and killed me.
Solod as 75 Beastmaster hunter with tenacity pet.
Send in pet with Mend Pet and whenever he gets low on hp pull Rattlebore with distracting shot so the Mend Pet heals your pet up to about full.
One thing- when it says "Ice Heart Cavern," don't go looking around for something by that name, it's just the Frostmourne, the same one you've been in already.
She hits unusually hard on plate (~1k). Make sure to use the elixer given to nulify the acid spit, and be mindful of that lovely debuff she puts on you to lower your armor.
Managed to kill her as a level 78 holy paladin... just as she landed the klling blow on me.
Oh, and that elixer you're given lasts for 30 minutes.
EDIT: Once you're 80 with near raid or raid gear the fight gets much, much easier. If she gave you a lot of trouble way back I highly suggest going in to wipe the floor with her. Very satisfying.
Solo'd as a 76 Frost Mage.
I opened with cooldowns (Water Ele, Icy Veins) and took about 20k off his health before he got across the cave. Then I Ice Blocked to send him back to the Ele and began to kite him out of the cave after it died.
Had to keep up Ice Barrier to prevent the Spit from killing me and just used Ice Lance once I ran out of mana. When he gets to ~20k hp he moves slow enough that you can get 3/4 ticks of Evocate off and once my Ele was off cooldown again I killed him.
I should mention that I had to kite him to The Decrepit Flow (yes, below Dalaran) and killed him just as I reached the lake!
Took me 2 goes, so have fun if you can't find a group.
soloed as a lvl 80 rogue with t7 and naxx25 gear easily
start with garrote, pop evasion, for me, killing spree, and SS til dead
Very easy as lvl 74 blood DK in bluge/greens tanking gear.
Used no CD and pretty much didnt loose HP
Has anyone attempted to solo this as a druid, hunter, or shaman and lost credit on the quest because your pet struck first?
Balance druid here, and on my first attempt I popped Trents and took on the mob fine but got no credit for the kill. Luckily this is a quick respawn, so on my second attempt I struck first,
popped Trents and got credit. Never noticed if the mob portrait was faded the first time, either.
There were no other players around to steal the kill. So keep in mind if you're a class with a combat pet ensure you strike first before the pet helps out! :)
Solo kill as a 75 DK, Blood Spec and quest-reward gear. Didn't kite, just straight-up beat him to a bloody pulp - Started with Vampiric Blood and full Runic Power + Ghoul. Cast DRW, apply 4 plagues, use Death Strike and Rune Tap to heal. Had to use Empower Rune Weapon at about 20% and a healing trinket. Overall, an easy fight - Just make sure you clear the cave before you go in and should be just fine.
BTW, also used the potion you get from a previous quest - The one that makes you immune to the worm spit DoT effect.
75 Destro lock can kill him via kiting, so long as necessary mobs are cleared out prior to starting.
Pulled with Immolate, Conflag, then curse of elements when you start running. Add and re-apply corruption as necessary, conflag at any given time, and re-apply immolate when it stops to spit at you or your pet. Kinda simple really, didn't need to use a soulstone/healthstone/quest potion.
Used the Felhunter, also. Imp always got too far away from me.
Just my 2 cents.
Soloable as a 75 resto shaman. It's a fairly easy fight. Make sure all mobs are cleared around the elite before attempting. Use the elixir you obtained from the previous quest. Drop the earth elemental, mana spring, searing, and simply use flame shock and lava burst until you hit 40%, then drop mana tide, and simply heal your elemental at this point while constantly refreshing water shield (you get just a hair of mana every time it is refreshed). Once the ele despawns summon your fire ele, keep water shield up and heal yourself. The worm should die fairly easily if you use this method.
Solod as a 74 Prot warrior in moderate gear, 19601 HP (21456 w/ commanding)
Just make sure to spell reflect his spits and shield block on CD. Didn't need to use a health pot, last stand, or shield wall.
Soloable with a 75 BM Hunter. Sent the bear in, and filled 'em full of lead. Didn't kill him as part of the quest, was farming Jormungar Scales for the appropriate leg armor kits, and decided to go at it on a whim.
Best item I have is the
Prison Warden's Shotgun
, which I had just picked up the night before, everything else I have is various quest blues and greens, which ought to give you an idea of my gear level.
73+ Ret Paladins
with only questing greens
Here's what has worked for me after numerous attempts:
Start off by clearing out the adds to one of the sides
Buff yourself as much as possible (in my case I had 30crit/30stam food, 60ap elixir, and an armor scroll)
When you're ready with your buffs and at full mana, cast a
Holy Light on yourself immediately followed by drinking your best water to regain mana
-- do this until you get a crit HL heal. (the reason for this is that due to Sheath of Light, you'll have heals that tick for 1k for the first 7-8 seconds of the fight and that really counts for a lot)
When your heals are ticking and you're on full mana
ASAP pop your Avenging Wrath (you want to be able to bubble within 30secs) and any AP trinkets
and such and engage the fight.
Judge Light and do your normal rotation; instant heal with FoL whenever Art of War procs.
1st time your health gets low: use your
best health potion
2nd time your health gets low: pop Lay on Hands
3rd time your health gets low: pop Divine Shield (by now, if you werent really unlucky with crits, you should be at least 25-30 seconds into the fight anyway and DS should be usable)
Just soloed as a 76 Boomkin. Wiped once because I thought I could tank Rattlebore while I blew him up; don't make that mistake! He was hitting for 1.4k-1.6k easily, and Barkskin + HoTs + Health Pot + Lifeblood wasn't enough.
The key to this is kiting him. Rattlebore is actually quite slow, so you can stay ahead of him the entire fight without any speed increase enchants or buffs. Keep Moonfire and Insect Swarm up on him the entire time, and when he stops to cast Corrosive Spit, throw a Wrath at him to keep Earth and Moon up as much as possible; that extra 13% damage helps a lot. Remember to Abolish Poison if Corrosive Spit lands, and Rejuv or Lifebloom when you're feeling uncomfortably low. Beyond that, just keep running through the cavern, Typhoon any respawns that aggro on you (they also move fairly slow), and treants never hurt at all.
Best of luck.
solo'd with ease on 80 rogue, dropped
If you die where she spawns, you can resurrect on the ground above her chamber. Saves time running back to your corpse if you're not going to try soloing her again.
Soloed rather easily as a 73 blood DK in blue/green DPS gear. Popped ghoul for extra dps as I engaged. Popped Dancing Rune Weapon after engaging and started spamming attacks. You want to use Death Strike whenever available. Same goes for Rune Tap. Use your ghoul as an emergency heal before he dies. Pop Icebound Fortitude after your ghoul is no more. Fairly straight forward.
Solo'd as a 71 Lock - Felguard/Siphon Life Build... did it for the giggles..
Just threw in Voidy, and Dot Dot Health Funnel
soloed him as a lvl 80 arc mage get Mbarr to proc on one of the mobs use it as an opener and use Arc barrage every CD my arbarrs were hitting 3k and by the end of the tunnel he was dead. Did this while getting the quest achs
Can't rly belive ppls saying this guy is easy. Been trying a few times as affli/dem warlock @ lvl 74. This dude kills my vw fairly easy even if i go almost full health tunnel. And as soon as my vw is dead it's over.
Pretty easy to solo as lvl 74 BM hunter with tenacity pet, mend pet glyph and pet tanking talents.
Lvl 74 Shadow Priest ( 442 Engineer (meaning Epic Northrend goggles, trinkets, decoys, bombs) - couple Outland's Epics - few northrend blues) Recount shows 1496dps on this fight - I get him to about 7000 health before I've used every trick and cool down and the quest potion. Perhaps by 75 he will be solo'able - but at 74 he's possibly do-able but not easily.
Easily soled as a 74 Feral Druid, 0/58/8.
Normal elite tanking strategy, keep Lacerate and Mangle up, then save rage and pop Survival Instincts and Frenzied Reg when low on HP.
Piece a cake ^^
PS. I got full green quest gear exept a blue quest neck.
Solod as 75 prot warrior. Used last stand+shield wall. Reflect on Corrosive Mind. 15k life with Commanding Shout
Solo'd it with a level 75 Demo Warlock. Send in Felguard, put on Immolation, Corruption, Curse of Agony and start Health funneling. Refresh Dots as necessary until he dies.
Rather easy as a shadow priest at lvl 75 wearing heirlooms. Start with full stack of shadow weaving, pop shadow fiend, dot him up and cast a MB, fade, start nuking him and make sure to use dispersion while you have weakened soul and so that your dots wont fall off.
In Cataclysm, Rattlebore will be getting a color change to a rather stunning black color, as opposed to the typical blue, and will be tameable.
tameable as 4.0.3. the black color is very nice and not color-changing btw.
If you're looking to tame this handsome worm, it can be done without amazing gear. Mostly in random greens and blues from BC and early LK at 74, I was getting hit by him for about 20% of my health, but stopped to cast after the third melee attack. A couple seconds later, tame went off without a hitch!
He doesn't seem to do anything that can interrupt taming, but he can not be CC'd. Good luck!
Soloed by a lvl 84 blood dk lol. But not soloable by a dk at the right lvl.
Surprised no one that has tamed him has posted this yet: after he's tamed, he of course shrinks to normal pet size, but if you teach him thunderstomp, the animation for it is massive, like it would be if he did it at his normal pretamed size. The effective radius of it isn't changed, but the graphic of it is massive.
Just adds a little bit more flavor to an already interesting worm.
While there are alot of other tank pets out there to get this one is really one to consider since its not widely used.
Confirmed Despite wowhead doesn't list him as Tameable ingame he is!
Soloed as a 73 bear druid, using only quested gear from Dragonblight and lower. Make sure to Mark yourself, stack up your Lacerates, Pulverize, stack up Lacerates again, pop Berserk + offensive trinkets and spam Mangle whilst stopping Lacerate from falling off. When that runs out, pop Survival Instincts and shift out for a quick Rejuv + Regrowth. Continue standard damage rotation, pop Barkskin and shift for Rejuv/Regrowth again if necessary later, use Enrage + Frenzied Regen for yet another heal. Finished the fight at 7k without even needing all of my tricks, really.
The important parts are the standard (and efficient) bear DPS rotation and using damage redux CDs not to just tank a little better, but to let you survive swapping out for HoTs.
Soloable as a 72 Blood DK. It's a pretty straightforward fight, however, remember to clear all the mobs first before tackling Rattlebore. After reading all the comments here (and since I'd only just turned level 72), I came prepared for the fight! Just before the fight I buffed with
Poached Northern Sculpin
(+80 AP and +40 Stamina),
(+20 to All Stats),
Scroll of Stamina VII
(+25 Stamina) and I was planning to drink
(+3,500 Armor), but forgot. As it turned out, I didn't need it. After Rattlebore spit his corrosive saliva on me, I remembered to drink
Zort's Protective Elixir
. In Blood Presence, I started the fight with Icy Touch, then sic'd my ghoul on him, then dropped DnD and kept diseases on him throughout the whole fight while I spammed Blood Boil, Heart Srike, and Death Strike.
BTW, I didn't realize it at first, but all the worms in the cave are skinnable. Also, the cave had veins of Cobalt Ore for any miners out there.
I almost forgot to mention this, but all my
was just green/blue gear from quests done in Borean Tundra and Dragonblight and two blacksmithing pieces
Any other skinners find it messed up that a 74 elite has a 45% chance to drop some scraps instead of the actual leather? And when it does drop leather, your lucky if you get more then 1?
Blizzard, wtf are you thinking? Why does a 74 elite give the same item as a 70 trash mob?
Just kinda thinkin out loud there, but anyone have a clue to this one?
One other thing, i'm farming this place right now for 504 pieces of Borean leather to make an armor set, so far i've killed this thing 9 times, only 1 borean leather, 7 scraps, and one scale, ya'll 45% may not be accurate.
Soloed easily on my 73 Death Knight. had on the Slippery Eel buff... dodged alot of her attacks.Be in blood. When you get to Rattlebore put on Icebound Fortitude and Vampiric blood. Summon a ghoul and use dancing rune weapon. Hit alot of death stikes. i killed her with 50% of my health left.
Soloed this on my Lv73 Combat Rogue. It's pretty much just a burn fight!
Kill 2 jormungars patting around by Rattlebore, grab a 5 point Recuperate and Slice and Dice from them, drink the Elixir you received previous in the quest chain and engage combat with the Rattlebore. Burn That Worm Down! Pop Evasion, use Cloak of Shadows after Corroded Mind is cast on you and just burn its butt! You will probably need a potion too, I did. Hehe..
With the Wrath and BC changes in 4.3, he is no longer elite. Even after a sloppy pull aggroing him and two other worms, I just now tamed him on a 74 hunter with minimal trouble.
Thanks to changes in 4.3, Rattlebore is no longer a level 74 uber-elite, but rather just a level 74... period. It sucks a whole lot of difficulty out of this quest! As well as out of getting him as an at-level tame as a hunter.
Just tamed this guy. Went after him because I wanted a black worm but when I tamed him he is the same color as the rest of the worms in the cave. NOT Black. Dont waste your time if going after him because you wanted a black pet
That one screenshot? Of the girl and her worm swimming underwater? Yeah.
It's like Tim Burton and Johnny Depp reimagined Disney's
The Little Mermaid
Staring at it makes me feel insane.
In a pleasant way.
Can be tamed =}
For those looking for a worm to dps during MoP and wanting a unique blackish grey jormungar like I did, this is your pet. I however had a tough time finding it because no one previously mentioned that Rattlebore is found in a cave!
Cave entrance is (57,12) in Dragonblight!
For those of you looking for Rattlebore without coordinates, the cave entrance is in Crystalsong Forest, under the broken bridge, to the west of the Unbound Thicket. You will find Rattlebore at the back of the cave of her spawns. Happy hunting!
alil hard to find, but he was a boss.. tamed him he my pet now.. grins
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