When I made the switch to Survival, I needed a new pet, so it was off to Desolace.
Why Desolace, you ask? Well, that’s because I needed a crab.
Now I bet you’re wondering why I didn’t just grab some random crab off the coast of Northrend and save myself the trouble of traveling all the way to this god forsaken land. The answer is simple.
No pet is worth taming if I don’t have to work to get it. I’m a freak when it comes to pets. If they don’t have a silver dragon around their portrait, then I don’t want ‘em. The only excpetion to the rule here would be my ghost wolf, but that’s the only exception.
Some of you may not know this, and more of you may not give a damn, but the only rare crab in the game happens to inhabit the waters off the coast of Desolace. His name is Crusty, and he’s a little red bottom-dweller.
I’d actually tamed him prior to WotLK, but I ended up letting him go due to the fact that I wanted to experiment with, and tame other pets. Well, since I decided to give Survival a whirl for arena, I decided to re-enlist Crusty for his services.
Finding him this time didn’t prove to be very difficult. Although I didn’t locate him during my first sweep of the area, I did manage to target him within moments of logging in the next day.
Catching Rare Crabs Made Easy
- Download and install NPCScan
- Enter in the name and NPC ID of the crab you want to catch. In my case, this was the Crusty variety.
- Swill down an Elixir of Water Walking
- Turn on Aspect of the Cheetah
- Do laps up and down the waters off the coast of Desolace in Jesus mode.
Eventually NPCScan will go BWWWAAAAWWWMMMM! Along with displaying a little 3D portrait of the little crustacean.
For more info about NPCScan and how to use it, check out this post.
Prior to going after Crusty, my stable contained three exotic pets and two non-exotics. Of my non-exotics, only one of them, the gorilla, was really considered a PvP pet. Pummel is great for interrupting casters, but I prefer the Crab’s 4 second lockdown that affects all classes.
So, of all my pets which is the one that you think I abandoned?
Was it King Krush?
Might it have been Loque’nahak..?
Could it have been Nuramoc?
Was it my wolf..? Hell No!! You think I’m crazy..?!
Or… was it my ape?
Stay tuned for the answer…