This is my first guide, and hopefully it will be some help to someone.
In patch 3.2.2 some new non-combat raptor pets were added that drop from various rare raptors or are rare drops from slightly more common ones. This guide will focus on finding Deviate Hatchlings in Wailing Caverns
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Also, I would suggest having the following:
Atlas Add-on – This add-on is very helpful with its maps of both the instance itself and the entrance room.
A macro like:
But replace spell with the name of an instant spell that does not require you to be facing the enemy, like Corruption.
Start off by running to the entrance to the cave that contains the wailing caverns. To get to the instance entrance simply take a left at the first fork and a right at the next one and follow the path until you get to the large circular room.
To find these two mobs, simply spam the macro that i showed above, or run around trying to find them. Either way works.
After you have dealt with these two, you might want to fish in the pond here. This step is optional, but you can fish up Deviate Fish which sell for 50 silver, or you can cook the fish (requires cooking 85) into Savory Deviate Delight, which sells for 1 gold.
Finally, you can enter the instance itself.
The raptors have about a 1% chance to drop Deviate Hatchlings, which go for about 500-600 gold! I generally get about 1 hatchling every 5 or 6 runs, but I have gone as long as 12 runs without one dropping, so don’t be on your last run with none dropped and be thinking “I know I’m gonna get it this time,” because it might not drop.
The druids have about the same drop rate for Gloves of the Fang, which is a twink item and sells for about 15 gold.
Lady Anacondra has no BoE blue drops, but she does have some nice BoP’s that sell for a small amount.
The mobs can skin or drop Perfect Deviate Scales or Deviate Scale which both sell well based on server economics, as they are mats for the twink item Deviate Scale Belt. If you have a Leather Worker who can make the belt, do so, as it sells for more than the raw mats, 12-17 gold.
If you get five runs and hour, I would estimate that you would get between 50-1000 gold with an average close to 350-450 gold. This is a solid way of farming that can produce massive amounts of gold in a short time. As a level 80 blood DK, all five runs take me about 20-30 minutes, meaning if I did 25 runs in a day, it would take me 4 and a half hours and generate about 2000 gold.
That’s a lot of gold, but you have to remember to space out your auctions of Deviate Hatchlings, only have one or two up at a time, which will keep the price high.
Thanks for reading!