Found on one of the small isles @ north of Zouchin Strand, Kun-Lai Summit, coords: 63.9-13.8.
2.2mil HP, easily soloable for any lvl90.
found at same spot as voxxel, only dropped
Terracotta Guardian's Bracer
Can anyone confirm that he drops
on live? I've killed him four times and only recieved blue gear.
Edit: 11 kills later and it finally dropped! As a side note his respawn timer seems to switch between 1 and 2 hours.
Part of the Achievement
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I have managed to kill him few times, he has a decent spawn rate (around 2-3 hours).
Pretty easy to kill if you watch out for his most deadly ability - Smoked Blade. After engaging he will simply stab you with his blade and put a stacking bleed dot on you (highest stack I had was 3, probably can stack up higher) and sometimes vanish for few seconds. Only after he repops after vanish which has lasted around 4-5 seconds can he use Smoked Blade (hits for 135k~ on plate) so you will have to stop him from vanishing. Obviously it is possible, but abit tricky. His vanish seems to not obey standard rogue's vanish rules (e.g. breaking after a dot tick) but as soon as he pops his vanish, he is still visible and targetable (tho transparent, like a rogue during stealth) which gives you an opportunity to strike him with anything, as long as it is a direct attack. If you succeed, his vanish will break and he will not perform his attack, making him a simple tank&spank fight.
Got the shell after 4 kills, and another one 2 kills later. He obviously drops a random bop blue item, aswell as (but not always) a bag with random goods.
Hope this helps! Happy hunting!
All Saurok rares use the same set of abilities.
Vicious Rend is a stacking bleed effect. It can be avoided by kiting the Saurok until the debuff falls off, or simply healed through.
Grappling Hook is basically just Death Grip. Saurok will use this when you get more than 20 yards away.
Vanish and Smoked Blade are the things to watch out for. Upon Vanishing the Saurok will clear all debuffs and DoTs currently affecting him. You have a moment to retarget and hit the Saurok again before he disappears, but if you don't manage it, AoE spells can knock him out of stealth before he gets the drop on you. Otherwise, be ready with a defensive CD.
I am not sure why mageyalook's comment got downvoted, it is the only one that provides helpful information.
The respawn does, indeed, switch between 1 and 2 hours, so thanks to the poster for that observation.
One additional comment, it appears that the respawn timer changes at random and not in a sequence. So it is not 1>2>1>2 hour respawns and you are better off checking every hour.
WOW I was in the BMAH when the NPCScanner went off for this guy. I haven't got any FP's in the zone so I ran all the way up and of course he's already downed.
Spawn timer appears to be about 1 hour - 1 hour 30 minutes.
I like when he gets stoned
Mine died during vanish, and body could't be looted
Just thought I would share my two cents concerning his spawn rate. I killed him tonight at 6:11pm and then again at 7:37pm. After having killed him several times since release it seems to me that his spawn rate is a random time between 1-2 hours.
I've heard some people say all the other rare spawns in the zone have to be dead for him to respawn... I don't know about that, but I can confirm that he can respawn in as little as 1 hours 26 minutes from the previous kill.
(Killed him again at 9:37pm, holding true to the spawn rate being between 1-2 hours still)
Killed him today twice in a row. Can confirm that he first spawned at 10:03 AM and then again he spawned for me at 11:59 AM. So almost two hours. Dropped the
on the second kill.
The shell is very useful to use on enemy horde players who taunt you in Goldshire on their flying mounts.
Ow do they get a surprise when you use this on them.
Here is the deal with the rare spawns in Kun-Lai. They function the same way that the rare spawns in the Vale of Eternal Blossoms do. When one spawns, it means that five others of the eight have also spawned in the zone, at the exact same time. I've been farming the rares in Kun-Lai for a few days now, looking for the vanity items, when I came across a post that also noticed this.
I started with Ahone the Wanderer, and immediately flew south. I killed Ski'thik and flew north for Scritch. South again for Korda, Northeast for Havak. I took a turn south again and hunted for Norlaxx but he hadn't spawned with the others. I flew north again and took out Borginn. Just testing the theory I decided to check Nessos' island spawns and sure enough, he wasn't there.
Up until Ahone had spawned I had been flying around checking the other spawn points and didn't see anything. Also want to note that she spawned about an hour or so after my last round, which started with Ski'thik.
I think it is quite safe to say they all respawn at the same time, within about an hour or so. I've noticed that is how long it generally takes, and I have not had to wait two hours to find a rare spawn.
This would also explain why some people are saying mobs might have a two hour spawn. It is plausible that they have been left out of the spawn rotation back to back, leaving them down for any amount of hours that RNG decides.
Eight kills, still no
Some of you might need to farm this guy for a while.
I've heard some crazy "Spawn Rate" stories, from 3 Hours to 6 Hours, but I'd like to clarify for all you shell farmers out there ^.^
The Oracle often respawns every 1Hour/1H and 30Ms from when it is killed. Out of the 7 spawns I AFK watched, all respawns fell within this time. Of the 8 other spawns I've helped people track, only one spawn did not fall into this window. The odd spawn was 20 minutes later, and the pre kills corpse did not despawn for much longer then it normally takes.
Best way to farm this bad boy, for your Four Winds Hozen Shelling pleasures, is to AFK by the spot until you catch the first spawn or the death of the first spawn, have your wow timer pulled out, and as it dies, start it up. Be back in 50 minutes, and wait around. Be careful though, it often spawns right on the hour mark!
confirmed killed at 255pm server waited it out next kill at 420 server no drop yet! waiting for next spawn g/l to you@!
Spawned at 9:11am for me and then again at 10:27am second time killing it dropped the hardened shell.
Got it on my second try. Watch out, he has a nasty attack, which dealed 300k damage on me (full pvp t1-set). Respawned after ~2h.
Just missed the tag by under 1 second when some guy snatched it. Waited for it to die, set my stopwatch, waited, and he respawned after a painstaking 2 hours and 23 minutes. Must be RNG with people having fast respawns, mine sucked, and no shell *sad face!*
Just got mine on first kill, Trollbane eu, this realm is so low populated, that when a friend told me about that shell I had to go get it, and 5 minutes later, voila :)
I killed him twice in 8 minutes. I know, you are scratching your head but here is how it went. I was in a crz group for Sha. When the group finished I flew north to see if he was up and indeed there he stood. Few minutes to kill, watch out for big attacks, aoe, win. The problem was as soon as I killed him the group disbanded and I was back on my realm before I could loot him. Low and behold, as I mount up he spawns right on top of me. So again, watch for bit attack, dps, heal pet, loot. No shell but I was glad to see I could take him easily on my lock.
Just a note of warning: i just killed him twice while he vanished, the first time i could perfectly loot him, but the second time i could not. So watch out with killing him if you expect him to vanish soon, it might costs you your loot (and chance on the shell, or whatever item you want from him :P). I found his corpse, quite abit down in the sea, but trying to loot him resulted in warnings i was to far away no matter where i tried to loot him. (i sadly dont have a loot-a-rang to try if that makes a difference).
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/way Kun-Lai Summit 64 14 Nessos the Oracle
Easy kill as a 459 BM hunter. Spawned at 12:30 and then 1:15 on the same day, so 45 minute wait. hardened shell dropped 2nd time. Now I'll just hang out here and knock Nessos campers off their mounts. That should really piss them off. :-)
When Nessos vanishes, he has the potential to evade and reset because he walked onto nearby objects. Just pull him slightly away from the nearby objects and you won't have to worry.
Killed him over 20 times and no shell yet, but a bag full of bracers and two bags of some ore and gold. They need to rename him to Bracer McBracey. Sigh.
i was camping him today and killed him about 5 times, ofc no drop, but the respawn time is between 40mins and 2 hours. first time i killed him, i timed the respawn and it was 43 mins then it was between 1h-2h
This mob and others like it are huge nutcrackers to achieve farmers. "Lets make rares part of an achieve, but then give them sought after items so they are heavily farmed" - Blizzard
Idc about the Shell, but I can't kill this mob cause he is heavily camped.
Shortly after making this post. I went out to his spot and there he was! Glorious achievement is now mine.
Something interesting happened to me I thought I'd share. I was on my rogue and stealthed and I could basically stand under his arm and not pull him quick. The interesting thing is I stepped up on the steps to his house and they
and that pulled him to me right away. I heard them make the creaking noise! I killed him while I was laughing about it. Be careful! LOL
Re-spawn time from
to ~2 hours from my own experience, shorter than what was commented when I read.
I just farmed him three times in a row, making it a total of four kills until I got the
First time I immediately set an alarm to sound 1 hour later, since it was the re-spawn reported here. I came back 10 minutes earlier and he was already there. I did the same thing again, with a 50 min timer, since that was the previous time. Again, I arrived about 10 min early, and again he was already there.
Conclusion: the re-spawn time is sitting at 40 minutes, give or take the travel time from the island to the north.
edit: format re-spawn time as a time window
Nessos the Oracle
Confirming that this creature does spawn at regular intervals (usually up once an hour or so) as of the date of this posting.
A note to those hoping to farm Pandaria rares, many of the open world rares outside of
do NOT spawn in when the zone loads. Which is to say: If you're the first player to enter the zone in the last 15 minutes, it will be a fresh zone, and many mobs like this one will not be up. It seems there's a minimum spawn window on many of the rares needed for
For example I reloaded Kun-Lai multiple times over the course of several days while farming Warbringers and noted that every Kun-Lai rare was not up at the start except the Zandalari. Its strange that they don't all follow this same pattern, but if I had to weather a guess, it would be because the normal rares were fully intended to be soloable whereas Warbringers were very difficult to solo initially. A solo player stumbling upon an unloaded zone in current content would not be rewarded with a zone of loot pinatas (as we are) whereas Warbringers and Scouts would need your friends help to take down.
Also using the NPCTime addon confirms that there is no spawning synchronization of the open world rares of at least Kun-Lai Summit. Within an hour of loading the zone, all the rares finally started to spawn in and each one had a different "Time alive" value. Immediately dismissing the theory posted by BlackWyvern years ago. Or at the very least, the spawn rules have changed recently.
This is all just to say that there is unfortunately no easy way to farm out these rares like one can currently with Zandalari Warbringers or Timeless Isle rares.
这个 NPC 能在这些地区找到：
Gear Guide: Twinking with Pandaria Gear
Wowhead's Guide to the Timeless Isle
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