This post is part of the Best of the month Blog Carnival, hosted by Not So Secret Society.
Though I hate to encourage the slaughter of innocent bunnies, squirrels, sheep, cats, and all those other cute little critters scampering about Azeroth, I love pets. Offer me an Armadillo Pup companion, and I’ll slaughter 50,000 critters with a smile on my face! Well, maybe not a smile, but I’ll at least do it.
My guild is currently at 5700/50,000 for the Critter Kill Squad achievement, but there’s only 3 of us actually active in the guild, so this achievement would definitely be easier for a larger, more active guild. I do want that Armadillo Pet though, so whenever I have a few minutes, I head on over to my favorite Critter-Farming spot! The best part about this spot is, I don’t have to kill the cute ones!
My Critter-Farming spot is located in Zul’Gurub, which is no longer an instance, so you don’t have to worry about being in a raid to visit. Instead, it is part of the Northern Stranglethorn Vale zone. If you go to where the Snake Boss was located, or to (83,35) if you never visited the raid version of Zul’Gurub, you will see an abundance of snakes! It’s best of course to bring a character with an AoE to help speed things along, and it seem like the faster you kill the snakes, the faster they spawn, so just go crazy.
The only issue with this farming spot is that you have to watch for people questing in Zul’Gurub. If you see someone else come into the snake room who doesn’t appear to just be there for the critters, get out immediately! Whoever is on the quest will have the option to grab a rope to escape the Zul’ Jin, who shows up for the quest, but you will not get to use the rope if you’re not on the quest, meaning you’ll get one-shotted if you stick around to see what happens. Believe me, I tried it and it never feels good dieing from killing level 1 critters at level 85…
Hopefully this helps some of you get your Armadillo Pup! I haven’t seen anyone with one yet, but I also haven’t heard of many people trying for it and you also need to be Revered with your guild to buy it. Has your guild managed to kill 50k critters?? Are there any great Critter-farming areas that you know of??
Remember, each critter you kill counts for whoever else is from your guild and in your group, so if there are two of you, and you each kill three critters while grouped and standing near each other, that actually counts as 12 critter kills not just 6!
Edit : So I did a bit of research and checked out the alternative farming spots! Two of us visited each spot for 10 minutes total, and I kept track of how many critters we managed to kill in that time.
Webwinder Tunnel (EPL) : 984 critters in 10 minutes (had to wait a while for respawns)
Deeprun Tram (IF Side) : 1210 critters in 10 minutes (this would work best with 5 people, as there are 5 spawn points that seem to be instant)
Zul’Gurub Snake Room : 1284 critters in 10 minutes
I have yet to attempt the penguins in Northrend, but when I do I’ll post about those as well!
Thanks for Reading!