Now all you need is
Ashes of Al'ar
And not on a private server!
This dropped for the first time I ran Heroic Sethekk Halls.
I was doing the epic flight form quest and I was so excited when it dropped, however a mage got it (he never logs on anymore) and my quest was bugged so I didn't get credit for the kill. Turned out to be the most memorable useless instance run I've ever done :)
Does it spawn only for people who have the epic flight form quest like the t.5 bosses did?
Fancy as it looks, this mount can give players a headache as characters bounce repeatedly up and down while riding it - even more so than the raptor mounts.
I've heard you need exalted reputation with Lower City and this needs to be a Heroic run.
Is this right?
So let me get this straight...
If I were a druid and did this quest...could i summon him more than 1 time or do i have to have another druid do it for me?
In patch 2.3, some pretty cool sound effects were added to this mount (previously, /mount special and landing impacts etc did not have sound effects on the raven lord).
Tried added a screenshot of me on this mount in shadowform - looks pretty interesting. I managed to grab this mount the first and only time i ran heroic seth halls - i guess that makes me lucky :P
I just won this in my 1st heroic sethekk halls run... i won the fishing tournament that morning so i dident have any joy left to yell so all i cound do is shake... its awsome, it makes a schreeching noice wen u press spacebar.. its so cool, if i could pick any other rare mount id still keep this. exept maybe that rare mount from AQ from a long time ago.... well its totaly worth running over and over if ur that determend, just make sure there's no ninja's in ur party
no.... you just need friends or guild members to go with you... everyone pass and then roll is what we did and that way no one could ninja it, someone could of greeded or needed but we had honor...... and also the sounds Kolenzo was talking about are awsome.. when you mount up it sounds like a mechanostrider and when you press spacebar or type /mountspecial he makes this loud schreeching noice, also this mount is 2 times bigger than a normal one.. this might be becuase im a gnome and gnomes have bigger mounts than normal but if u /kiss mojo the frog while on this mound you will be 4 times bigger.. and if you drink Winterfall Firewater you will be 6 times bigger! here is the link to the water
and this one for mojo
Hmm, dosen't it kinda strike you as funny that of the 11 pictures, there is onyl one druid with the mount? The guy that had to go through all the trouble getting the item to summon Anzu didn't even get it most of the time....
I have this mount. It dismounts crossing the water in Undercity. It makes me sad.
Yes, it does have to be heroic.
the mount is so cute tho >_<
File this under coolest mount people will never get.
there is only 2 on alliance side of my server (me and a female gnome) and a tauren male on horde side that has it.. its pretty rare but not the rarest mount in game
The possible drop for the mount isent common... the only reason its on the front row is because this boss dosent drop any trash items, the drop rate is 0.8% or 23 out of 2860 if it hasent changed lately - Golgothaa of Anentheron, one lucky gnome who got the mount.
EDIT: this mount looks exacly like Anzu the Raven Lord himself
This mount dropped for my group today on Mal'Ganis! Unfortunately I was not lucky enough on the rolls to win it. I had offered everyone 450g each to pass on it and not a single person wanted to pass. I don't blame them! This mount is truly amazing.
Good luck to all of you who try to win it.
I have literally farmed Sethekk fives days a week since last summer for this mount and it has yet to drop. I am disappointed to say the least.
This mount+tauren+Fire water+giant growth potion= DAMN!
Watch out if you happen to get this mount, it has a tendency to make, atleast me, quite sea-sick.
ok i don't get it, i thought you could ony get the raven when you were doing the epic flight form quest, can you do it during and after.....can someone please tell me?????
i got my yesterday.. ITS SO COOL MOUNT :D
i roll 64 for ir :D..
My personal favourite mount in the game :)
Got this mount for my Druid last week! It's pretty cool looking but it bobs up and down when you ride which is a little annoying.
Does this mount still drop in patch 3.0?
So when we are all lvl 80 we can farm this mount with a buddy?
Got this baby today, first time I saw it drop, so I got quite happy :). Always wanted it. First time I attempted to get this mount since the patch and it dropped. Might be a buffed droprate, or we were just lucky, I'm not sure. Can anyone confirm a higher droprate, or is it as it was before 3.0?
Swift Flight form is trainable at level 71 according to WoW 3.0.3 PTR patch notes.
Does this mean that the Swift Flight Form quest chain for druids will make it so no new druids will be able to summon Anzu, and only the veteran druids who have done the chain will be able to summon him?
My advice if you're going to try and solo this as a feral druid.
Kill Talon King first. If you die against Anzu you can always run into Ilkiss's room, and be right there at the fight. :)
Does anyone know if the ravenlord still drops post wotlk release? has anyone had/seen it drop? just wondering because ive been soloing h-sethekk daily and im starting to wonder if its in vain
Got it on attempt 13. I was tired and drunk, but decided to run it anyway. Thankfully, I did.
Anymore news about the drop rate ? one says 0,8% ... one says 1-5% .. anyone knows the real drop rate or have blizzard change it or something ?
I've been farming this mount for a long long time now, even since somewhere season 2 (TBC). I've done 69 runs so far, and I still really want this mount. Offering about 1000g to each party member works, atleast it did in TBC, no need to offer 3000g, you are just wasting your money. Since I'm a priest I can't summon it, but luckely I have a druid alt, so what I do to summon him is: right infront of the boss I give leadership of the party to someone else, alt+F4 and log on my druid. He gets invited and I walk to the boss, summon him, alt+F4 again and log on my priest. When I log in, the boss is just summoned and we kill him.
If you are farming this mount on lvl 80 and planning on farming this with 2 people and planning to roll, good luck, you need to be insanely lucky to get it that way. I've always made sure if it would drop I would get it.... but I haven't had much luck, never seen it drop.
I hate those people that do 1 run and get it. If you are one of them, please know how lucky you are, and use that mount 100% . Don't even dare riding on that silly tiger or kodo, use the Raven Lord, since it's the coolest mount in WoW (it just is...) ! :P
By the way, don't think this is *lolezmode lvl 70*, for some classes it might, but those guards located in 6 diffrent places in the instance still hit pretty hard.
My fiance and I are on our 46th run as of later today. Since we ran it pre-BC quite a few times, I lost track.. more than likely we are between our 46th-55th run, maybe more, but likely not. Not once have we seen it. None of my Guildies have it, nor friends. Now he and I multi-box it with my Druid who can summon Anzu, as we're 80. He knows how badly I want it, and is going to pass the Reins to me. :D
As drop rates can't be trusted, it's hard to keep faith not knowing how much chance we really have. But we keep running it daily, and are not going to miss another unless we utterly have to. After all, it's only once a day. Two bad it's not 5 times daily, lol. >.<
I'm wondering how many of you who got it, when did you get it... During BC, during Lich? Approximately how many runs did it take you? I'm curious! And how many others have it on your server? For us, I've seen 8 so far.
With all the reading and whatnot that I've done, I do believe it is a 1% drop-rate.
For those of you still farming it, may luck be with us. That's all it really is based on after all; and if you keep running it nearly every day, you will eventually get it. I will keep you all posted, I hope those of you who're after it do the same!
Update: Run 57 Done, no Anzu love yet! :(
Sup Sup..This mount still drops in WOTLK. I know cause i got it. You as all know need a druid to summon boss but anyone can roll on it when it drops. As a lvl 80 druid in full T7.5 gear i could solo boss quite easy. It's a low drop rate but dropped for me on only the second farming attempt. Im also soloing the ZG boss for tiger mount but this by far beats it in how cool it looks. Everyday people ask where did i get it. Anyways, what i did is stealth to boss, clear room then summon boss. Easy as can be. Good luck all. Love my mount and hope you all can enjoy the same.
Me and a guildie decided that we would run through all the mount instances and just farm the mounts, we picked which ones we wanted so it would be fair ( not decided by a roll ). the 2nd time we ran through SH the mount dropped, he passed, and i won :). the next day we went to MgT and the hawkstrider dropped, i passed, and he won :P gl to everyone trying to get this mount. It's really awesome
So you can not get to the boss now, if you havent done the quest (wich i guess is not avalible anymore since the trainers can easly teach you the swift flying form.)?
I've been farming Anzu for 55 runs before the expansion, and have logged at least as many runs as days in 2009, at this time. I'm at 93 runs at this time.
Just in case you may not know your chances of it dropping, with sequential runs, you can look at how many times it has 'not dropped' and your chances of it not dropping to get an idea of how lucky you might be.
Coin Flip experiment: 50/50 for Tails or Heads, but to get it to land on Tails 3 times in a row, you have to multiply that chance by itself 3 times. 0.50^3. That's the same situation as having run Anzu and have it not drop 93 times in a row. 0.99^93 ~= 40% chance. At least with every run I make, I have better than 50/50 now... I'm looking forward to run #300, when I'll have 95% chance of it dropping.
guys, I saw this mount on a blood elf, and it's REALLY nice!
DEFINITELY the BEST looking land mount on WoW
I solo this instance regularly as feral without any issues. I'm not sure how many times I've killed this guy but it hasn't dropped yet.
Sometimes I bring a mage friend in to speed things up a bit. When I have him with me we kill:
ZG Tiger Boss, ZG Raptor Boss, Attumen the Huntsman in Kara, and Anzu in less than an hour.
The Raptor mount dropped a couple weeks ago for us.
Thought I'd mention, for other Death Knights or similar classes soloing this instance, that there are several mobs you can skip, thought I'd post a small quick-guide below:
1. The first two guards can be skipped if you run straight ahead once the instance loads, but might as well get them, anyway. Then take the Initiate+Owl and the two guards in front of the first big room.
2. Here you can, at level 80 sneak past all the big groups, going over to the left and pulling the two guards at the door in to the next hallway with you. (watch for that owl flying around)
3. In the next big room you can also skip groups by first going to the middle of the bonfire once the owl has passed, then running straight forward and pull the two guards into the next hallway, kill them and the owl that comes.
4. Kill the two guards in front of the boss room, then sneak past the boss by hugging the left wall. (or kill him if you feel like some blue vendor loot and a badge of justice, he can be hard as a death knight however, as the elementals he summons are immune to diseases)
5. Kill the two guards in the hallway after the first boss, hug the right wall and kill all the small birds, then after the big blue wind serpent goes back to the beginning of the room, sneak in between the two groups in front of you by waiting for the left patrolling birdman to go back to his group, going forward to the stair, then waiting for the right birdman to go back to his group then sneaking around and up the stairs.
The big blue wind serpent patrolling the stairs can be avoided if you wait for him to go to the end of the room, but might as well kill him, then kill the two guards up there.
6. Kill the pack of small birds inside the next room, then wait for the patrolling birdman to go left, and sneak onto the ledge with small birds to the right. Kill them and sneak straight forward to the two guards. Kill them, and the big blue wind serpent that will probably come.
7. You can, with some very good sneaking skills kill only one pack in the Anzu room if you're just after the last boss, but ofc if you're doing Anzu you might as well clear the room. If you wanna do just one pack, basically just pull the wind serpent once he's in the middle, then go to the middle yourself and pull the pack on the upper right, get them into the wall and behind some crates to avoid fear (or just nuke down the prophet first) then sneak into the final boss room.
8. This final pack before the final boss can be very hard, but it's just very important that you kill the prophet first to avoid fear, then quickly move away to avoid the blue ghost he spawns, which hits hard, you can move between the two corners to the left and right inside the entrance to the final boss room.
9. Now you can can kill the final boss, who is really easy if you just dodge the arcane explosion by going behind a pillar or using Anti-Magic Shell as a death knight. Now you can go out the back door, and if you're coming back in with a druid alt or friend to summon the boss, kill the three mobs that are in the middle of the first big room, then go to the entrance and relog.
10. (Optional) If you're logging on your druid alt, make sure to invite someone to group, make them leader, and have them invite your druid. Then just run in and everything should be cleared. Stealth forward past the first room, run up to Anzu's place and place the moonstone you need to summon on the pedestal, right after you place the orb, quickly relog, go back to your main and run in, you should be able to reach the room even before he is summoned, so you can pick him up right away, although it doesn't really matter as he won't despawn either.
Happy farming :)
My dream came true! after 48 runs in Wotlk and like 30 in tbc... Don't give up, don't lose your faith.
It still drops!
In fact, it dropped 20 minutes ago! I begged 3 of my friends for a month now to come with me to Anzu, I acquired the Heroic Mode key. They're lvl 80s, I'm a lvl 70 so it was very fast.
The tank was the Master Looter, he approached Anzu's corpse...
Darkhold ( Tank ) : No way
Darkhold: Synachriss ( me ) you lucky bas*****!
Liliben ( druid/healer ) : First run and it dropps... Gz
Maslac ( Lock/DPS ) : Unbelievable...
And that's how I got the mount in my FIRST TRY, 15 minutes, 28.2.2009. you can check out my achievements for Reins of the Raven Lord if you don't believe me ;)
Player: Synachriss, lvl 70 fire spec mage
Good luck to all of you! Or better yet, MY luck to all of you! :)
63.3% chance you'd have this mount after exactly 100 kills.
86.6% at 200 kills.
95.0% at 300 kills. By this time you may seriously want to consider farming something else.
Death Knight with Reins of the Raven Lord (5 March 2009). Wut wut in the butt. Best looking mount in the game imo and looks even better on a Tauren Male DK. :)
3) Keep Demo Roar and FFF up, tank-and-spank until add phase (he will /yell). Save Barkskin for Paralyzing Screech (6s stun).
If you have specced into Primal Tenacity that reduces stun damage by 30%, im pretty sure this does not stack with barkskin; so i save my barkskin for if he gets a bleed on me.
on about 40 tries now starting to get boring !
Asked a druid friend of mine to do Raven-runs with me, we agreed we would both need if it drops.
So, after 2 runs it dropped, yes I know, damn lucky. we both needed and I got it. :)
For those who're still farming; GL, it's really worth it. :)
I run Setthek every day since December and no cute mount :( but I run it in a particular way : I clear the instance with my DK then group someone, disconnect my DK, connect my druid (grouped by my friend), my druid summons Anzu then disconnect my druid and finally connect my DK (to kill Anzu).
But after one hundred of runs (and perhaps as much during BC /cry), I am asking : does it drop when there is no druid at the time of the kill? :x
(I am really sick of Setthek but I keep dreaming ^^).
We farmed 2-man Sethekk Halls that mount and it dropped at 13th run, so was lucky though :). Only had to pay 1k gold for the druid that he would pass.
It is solo able in lvl 80 as hunter? ore Druide? :) i hobe also when you have helped to kill Anzu then you will gain the key :P ore then im gonna be angry one Blizzard! I hobe it will be solo able in lvl 80 ^^
Alright ive been doing this about 25 times since WOTLK came out, not to include about 20+ times in BC. I still have yet to see this mount drop, just the other day a pally goes in there and on his 2nd time ever in Sethekk halls the mount drops, Whats the average time it will take to get this? like it has 1% drop rate but that doesnt mean if you run in 99times its gonna drop the next day, it still has a 1%drop rate, not 100%drop rate on 100th day.
Well what do ya know, i got mine today. I would say all in all, including bc about 50runs to get this well worth it cause i dont see any druids with this only other class's o.0
AnzuSeeker I have to say you inspired my girlfriend and I to keep at doing (H) Sethekk every day possible. After litterally months of tries on my prot warrior pre-Wotlk and then i'd say about 2 solid months on my prot DK, the Raven Lord mount dropped. My girlfriend was kind enough to pass for Anzu as I passed for her ZG tiger, and its pretty rare to see the Raven Lord on a DK where normally you see druids on it. So don't give up! Never lose hope! Keep focused and it will drop for you when your time comes. Best of luck Anzu hunters of the World of Warcraft!
PS this mount dropped the day of
being implemented so it is still currently obtainable in-game.
It's also noted that if you ONLY kill Anzu, you can reset the instance as much as you want and try again.
Multiple stealth runs plz?
Or hit the 'View in 3D' -buttom above on this page.
This is true i just started to do this today im at 8 runs so far was up to about 40 or so before this so i plan to farm it all day if thats what it takes to get it.
Ran Heroic Sethekk Halls yesterday with my Druid and Hunter friends just to see if we could get it to drop and it did.
My Druid friend won it.
Does this still drop in 3.1? I'd like to know before I waste my time farming it.
Been farming this ever since I got the ability to summon, still never seen it drop. :( Probably up to 40-50 runs by now. Getting a little disheartened, but I'm going to keep trying. I've loved this mount ever since I saw it and I want it more than anything in the game (except maybe Ashes of A'lar, haha).
I heard from a friend (who ran Stratholme like 200 times before finally getting his mount) that if you're in a group of 5 people, your chances of drop rate are increased. Is that true, or is it better to just solo or 2-man (if you can't solo it)?
I'm on run 93 as of this evening, so I know the frustration all too well!
The chance of a drop rate is not increased with a group of 5 as far as all the information I've gathered, and I've read tons of information on drop rates and whatnot. The loot table is created when the first person zones into the instance. So if you're solo'ing it, it's based on your RNG. You can 2-man it, or solo. I'm lucky in the fact that my Fiance and I run it together and he has no issues with passing the mount to me; he wants the ZG Raptor and HMGT Hawkstrider, which are his when they drop.
Trust me, there isn't any way to increase the chances of a drop rate; all you can do is keep trying. It's an easy run, but a disappointment every time Anzu is down and there isn't any Reins to show for it; anyone who has it will tell you it's far worth the time and effort.
Don't give up, you won't like the results. Giving up = never having the Reins.
That in itself keeps me motivated. :)
Since noone has mentioned this, this mount can't jump out of water.
This means that if you're a deathknight (like me) who happens to get a hold of one of these lovely birds and you forget to cast path of frost before entering the water, you must dismount manually now, cast path of frost, jump up on top of the water and then remount... Minor inconvenience, but there you have it.
Also, is it just me, or is it incredibly ironic that a mount that drops from a boss who flies around the room the whole encounter that is only summonable as part of a quest involving epic flying... is a land only mount? Seriously, this thing has (admittedly, small) wings, I'd love to see it flying :(
Apparently it is just me, seeing things.
dropped today after 11 runs :)
You are all so lucky who get this awsome mount in the first 50 or even the first 100 runs!
I can solo Anzu for ages I can say but no luck with the drops. As I count I'm on my 131 run tonight. Still no drop but I decided I wont give up and I will continue farming!:)
I'm normally dual-specced resto/moonkin. So after reading about the hot-the-statue-until-anzu-is-close-to-death-and-then-starfire method, I tried it out. It worked, and the mount didn't drop. I tried that method twice and decided that it simply took too long. I also wasn't crazy about using what is obviously an exploit, so I decided to dedicate my 2nd spec to feral specifically to farm the mount.
My feral set consists of mostly 200 level gear, with a few 213's thrown in here and there. The fight was as easy as many here have described.
I approached the farming almost like a daily. I'd do my Argent Tournament dailys, hearth to Crusader Point, then fly to Dalaran and take the portal to Shat. Once in Shat, I'd fly to the instance, buff with MotW and thorns, then stealth to the end boss.
I killed Ikiss each time because I wanted to have a counter for the total number of kills...also, getting saved to the instance was nice, and vendoring the loot from the run actually made it that much more like a daily, since I was getting paid. :)
I'd clear all trash in Anzu's room, and even the big pull right before Ikiss. (Made things much easier, since I could kite all trash into Ikiss' room and not have to worry about fears from the prophets.)
Once the room was cleared I'd summon and kill Anzu. The whole process was usually done before my hearthstone was off cooldown (~25 min) That was my routine and two days ago the reins dropped. Total attempts (according to statistics): 21. I realize that I am very fortunate.
Nevertheless, I would not have started farming the mount if I was not ok with potentially hundreds of runs without a drop. You can't go into it expecting to be lucky. Expect the worst, accept it as a possibility. Think of it no more than a daily. When the mount drops (and in all probability, it will - 86.6% chance you will see it in 200 runs or less), it will be a very welcome surprise, and you will be very happy. :P
Oh, and as a side note...if you have a caster set, be sure to put thorns on while wearing the caster set, then switch to your feral set. By doing that, your thorns will hit for around 200, which is really nice for the bird adds.
Good luck...and remember...it's just a daily. ;)
Finally got this back on 4-26 (unsure as to how many attempts it's been, seeing as how I didn't get all my boss kills credited to me when achievements rolled out) :)
I've been 2-manning it with the co-GM of my guild (also a druid) for the past 2-3 months almost every single day, and this was the first time either one of us had ever seen it drop. Stoked beyond belief when I won it! He and I still run it almost everyday...gotta get him his own now :D
For those that have never seen it drop, like everyone on here has said already, don't lose faith.....it will drop :) Best of luck to you all :)
Dropped for me 5/16/09. Still live ingame in 3.1.
Blizard just gave me a present today. I got this mount today after 23 runs. Not a hard fight just the time and commitment of every day running this instance for the drop. I feel extremely lucky that it dropped so soon for me. Good luck to those of you still farming.
I was luckyish. Got this on my 37th run. I was farming this every day with a friend I had FORCED to make a druid solely for this mount. (and paid completely for.)
After the first month, my friend started getting @#$%ed about it. so it spaned over 2-3 months running every couple of days. This finally dropped after a break from farming it. on 05/20/09. I was screaming OH MY GOD so loud my mother actually came into the room and asked what happened. LOL.
Dont give up hope guys. as of 3.1.2. it still drops, and it drops when you LEAST think it will...!
- Deathknight, Relasouno of The Maelstrom EU.
Well, after running this and keeping track of my runs, I got this item exactly on my 100th run. Guess that shows how accurate that 1% drop rate is ... (if only statistics were that forgiving ...).
So in 3.1 it still drops, and it appears that while fighting the packs around Anzu is even easier to solo now with savage defense. Don't even need to LoS during his banish to heal myself. So more than soloable, I'd say EASILY soloable.
Good luck to all fellow players trying to get this mount, long and tedious, yes but it's definitely worth it.
Got this on our sixth run (ran my rogue friend). So you can get lucky with this.
Wanted to say "Grats!" to everyone who's gotten the Reins and "Good Luck!" to those of us who haven't as of yet. ^^
For a long time I've done plenty of reading up on Anzu farming as well as keeping up with the different data sites and forums. While I'm pretty sure there are a lot of people out there who haven't posted a thing while farming or even when they got their Reins, there's enough data to prove that this grind shouldn't technically take 200 runs. I've seen the math done and the reasoning that yes, all loot is random. This is a 1% drop rate however, so 200 runs seems quite unlikely. As I stated I've covered a lot of data, and anyone who has gotten the Reins didn't get close to that many runs.
So for those of you who are in the 80+ range now, keep the faith! 107 runs completed for my fiance and I, 108 tonight. They will be mine soon! This grind is well worth the payoff. It does need to be treated like a daily and eventually, the Reins will be yours too. :)
Really the only mount I want in the game...Saw it drop once but someone else in the group won it. (Me being the druid who summoned Anzu) I still try it every once and while but cant try much with raiding. So GL to everyone trying to get it...I just hope I get mine someday as well.
Been running This Since December Last year, Now in Late may, have attended nearly everyday, still no mount, starting to lose hope QQ, A girl in my guild got it on her 6th run after she found out i was after it, rng sucks =(
I was interested in something - can u can enter the instance with a druid, then druid goes stealth and kill Anzu and with master looter on druid looting and giving Raven Lord mount to you (who will be waiting at the start of instance)?
I guess that won't work but maybe someone tried it already?
For all of you, who dont know exactly how to do the run, I've recorded a video (since i've got bored there).
You can see it on youtube (be sure to watch in HD):
Mount farming pt.1
I am farming it every day for at least 5 months now and I still didnt get it (+ TBC runs). Well, its important you never give up. I cant wait to get mine :) (I am also doing ZG and Stratholme video soon. I will probs add a video for Winterspring Frostsaber and similar so STAY TUNNED and feel free to subscribe and comment (it brings a smile to my face when someone comments on my video :))
This is why Trolls and Blood elves must use different Stables.
Got mine today after 8 tries, would have been worth a year of farming though. Sweet ride :)
Is it possible to farm this mount? In other words can I run the instance on my druid and paladin (different accounts) and have it drop, loot to my paladin, and then somehow "reset" it and run again on my druid and hunter and loot to my hunter?
Got honored with lower city, got the heroic key, and on first attempt this beast dropped for me. Still very possible to drop. Did the drop rate potentially get increased?
Just got my Reins today! Run number 69, had to be that number, not that I'm complaining. >.> I was so happy it dropped, I didn't believe it at first. Don't lose hope, you can get yours too. Good luck in your hunts, its well worth it! =D
Customary screenshot added.
June 8, 2009 (patch 3.1.2)
Dropped for me last night.
Dropped for me this evening after 14 runs, dont give up people, it
This is a rare drop off of Anzu, a special boss that can only be summoned if a druid that has completed or is on the second last step of the Swift Flight Form chain is in the group.
As an 80 druid, Anzu is fairly easy to kill. He will go immune and summon adds which need to be killed every once in a while. You should be able to bring him down without him going immune more than twice.
The only difficult part about this is the trash that needs to be cleared. The Talon Lords will stun you and the Prophets will fear you. Just make sure you you pre-hot, preferably in resto gear for the increased heals, and then burn down the Talon Lords and Prophets first and make sure you stay far away from other packs.
sigh, so far i have soloed this 165 times and nothing plus almost every day on TBC with guild mates helping, i soo wanna give up but the mount just looks tooo gd to loose out on any how happy hunter all of u anzu solo'ers who havent got it either yet :D
Dropped for me June 16th '09 so it does still drop. Don't give up!
For all of you who want to know how to solo it, i have recorded a full guide with voice to guide you trough.
You can find my video at:
Feel free to comment, rate and ofc :P subscribe ^^
Weird, I went in today like i have 29 other times, but when i got to the part to summon him the little alter that you have to click wasn't there. I went out, reset the instance, went back in... same thing. Hope this is just a temporary bug on my part. I always worry that they will get rid of the best looking mount in the game before i can get it.
Been doing it off and on with a feral friend since feburary....decided last week to get my feral set together and do it myself....every, single, day. Run #6, nothing yet.
well oomie i hope u have better luck than i do cos ive soloed it like 175 times so far and gonna do another one in a few hours maybe it'll drop :D
Soon will be around #160 run , farming since february i think , no luck yet.
All important question:
Can tauren fit through the Undercity doors / Dalaran sewer arches on this mount?
well im back again, just completed my 176th run and still no luck. i must just have rele bad luck :(
just dropped for me 1 min ago i am so happy but the mount love in the game is the tiger in ZG but this is ok i still like it dont give up guys it will drop.
well just done my 181st try and still now mount will this ever drop or are the GMs just laughing at me :'(
So, I've had my 103rd run yesterday no mount....
the most intruiggiung thig is that I've been to mgt hc 12 times and I've seen the mount drop 4 times, including my 12th time yday when i soloed it now i have an extra mount in my inventory.
this game is just taking the p... about that raven mount, same thing goes for the start mount which i had done 153 time.......
i really hope my mount drops soon seriously....
I'm also a owner of a spectral tiger unscratched card and if it were the anzu mount is actually use it >.<....I rlly want this mount badly.
where are setthek halls?
I just created an account with Wowhead to let everyone know that on the 5th of July 2009 this mount dropped for me.
It was the 99th kill for me, so I can truly say to all those with high kill counts, keep at it. It bugs me when people kill Anzu and it drops for them after 8 or 9 tries, well I'm happy for you, yet that's not really a true farm.
Good luck to everyone who has yet to snag this beauty.
hallajuah! on my 184th try i got it! i shat a brick and cos of this mount i was late for my 25 ulduar raid and got -25dkp but $%^& it! i got the mount! :D
My wife and I have been farming the Raptor mount for 9 months about 6 times a week (multiple characters). No luck. My wife's druid hit 70 about 3 weeks ago and we started our grinding for the Raven Lord mount. It dropped after about 3 weeks of grinding (about 23 attempts). I won it on my pally. We took the next night off and then went back and it drops again and now have it on my warrior too. Am i extremely lucky or have they up the drop rate? I am not giving up on Raptor.
My warrior and pally are on separate accounts so i can use them both at the same time. Makes it nice for farming rare stuff.
I was lucky enough to get this babie on my first hc sethekk run lol.
It also gives a Feat of Strenght achievement:
Reins of the Raven Lord
which is nice :P
I ran this 27 times before it finally dropped for me.
It's easy enough as Feral. I kill the 1st boss, Berserk pull the 1st two trash pulls, kill the 3rd and the stray reptile thingy, and Berserk pull the 4th and 5th pulls. Anzu is very easy. I like to Rejuvenate the 2 damage helping birds. The fire one helps burn down Anzu's adds REAL fast.
This mount isn't as amazing for me as it is for others considering I have a Grand Ice Mammoth, a Traveler's Tundra Mammoth, and Swift Zulian Tiger too =D
I'm up to 33 kills so far and it still hasn't dropped. It can become a little discouraging at times but eventually it will drop, it has to, right..........right! I see some of you over the 100 mark! O.O I hope it does not take that long.
Gratz to everyone who has won this so far!
This just dropped for me on my very first Anzu kill. Very easy to solo as 80 feral druid with decent tanking tanking gear.
I didn't post this just to rub it in that i got it on my very first try, but all my guildmates are offline just now, and I needed to
i havent started farming anzu yet,and not many boom/moonkins attempt this,but im feeling
discouraged and also very excited about trying(as i got firefly in 385 kills,and crimson whelping in around 50 O.o)im an avid mount/pet collector so this is very much on the list and seeing everyone trying so hard(ive read all the comments)i just wanna say good luck to all who have been trying and will try to get this awsome mount
I got my Raven Lord mount on my first Sethekk Halls H run. I won the roll with a 26 vs a 25, I see you guys can be very high on your kills and don't give up because you will get this awesome mount! Gratz to all who have gotten it and good luck to the people who haven't.
I got this awesome mount today, after 17 runs.I guess I'm Pretty lucky because there is people's at my server who has farming it for month's.
And btw I think they buffed Anzu's "Spell Bomb Curse" because when I farmed this mount with a druid ofc and with druid buff, his bomb hit'd me for 4000. I cant remember it took that much in tbc, rather ~2000. Anzu cast it when he banish himself, he can also cast it random. But as long I can remember while I and the druid farmed the mount, he never casted the spell on the druid ;P only at me(im mage) so i guess casters have to watch out for it ^^.
only tried a handful of times in tbc, and maybe tried twice since wotlk. the other day i had a feeling i should try so i got my ret pally buddy and it dropped. i guess what im saying is go with your gut feeling on things. if you dont think it going to drop dont beat your head against the wall on it. gl all you druids out there.
You know how most of the posts are telling you "Keep farming, don't give up!" well up until today I thought it was a load of bull. I was ready to give up. After a solid 54 tries (54 solo that is, about 20-30 runs with a friend before i realized I could solo it!) and almost a FULL post-it note of checkmarks to keep track of my attempts, I did my daily run as usual and when I looted Anzu only a gem and his blue leather belt popped up in the loot boxes.
... but then, about a full second AFTER they popped up, the REINS OF THE RAVEN LORD POPPED UP! I nearly &*!@ed myself silly. I was so close to just giving up after all these runs, but then when I had the most doubt, my luck turned right around.
So next time you guys read "keep farming, it will drop" and think it will never drop for YOU, just think again. - Totally worth all the runs.
Going to upload my own picture :)
dropped my very first run haha
Me and a guildie friend 2man this everyday, twice a day before the dungeon reset at 12 ST. I am a Resto/Balance and my friend is a Destro Warlock. We are both high quality 10/25 Naxx geared. And for us, this is easy no wipes at all unless a bad fear, or CC pull goes badly wrong. Throughout the whole instance up until Anzu, I am balance and offhealing my friend who is an aggro magent. For pulls with 3 or more mobs, I root one mob and cyclone the other for easy kills. When we do get to Anzu, the strategy changes...
I go resto for the fight and HoT up my friend real good b/c of the stuns and screeches. She tanks the boss herself with her imp out. When the adds come out, she just AoEs them until dead. Rinse and repeat until Anzu is dead. Note: I dont use the statue spirit system thing because i dont have time to with my friend taking all the hits.
Hasnt dropped for us yet, but she says I get the mount if it drops because she knows how much i really want this mount. We will continue to farm and farm until the mount drops, hopefully it will be soon.
A shame this mount doesn't use the same mechanics as the
, would be even more amazing. :)
Plan to try to make runs for this mount on my Huntress once i have the chance.
Finally got today 26/07/09 after about 2 years of trying.
After about 25 days of farming, I got the mount today! A picture is posted. Good luck to all! If you work at it, it WILL drop.
I'm up to about 40 kills on Anzu so far, and still no mount. Unless you're extremely lucky, expect to be killing him every day for at least a couple of months.
On average, with the 0.8% droprate, it should drop about once every 4 months if you kill him every day
. Now that's a pain to find out, but it also means you will have a really rare mount if you eventually get it. You certainly don't see many people running around with it.
Dropped for me on my first try with a druid friend of mine (8/12/09). Felt very guilty about winning the roll, knowing the drop rate and all.
Been pretty bummed and discouraged about this mount. I've wanted it badly ever since I first saw it early on in TBC. It's simply amazing imo.
I started running Sethekk Halls with a buddy and we agreed to help eachother until *both* of us had it. Well, we ran it roughly 20-30 times and when it dropped he won the roll. He quit WoW shortly thereafter.
I've been running it daily, rarely ever missing a day since. Currently I'm up to
solo runs. My old partner never wanted to kill Ikiss. We ran it, killed Anzu and hearthed out. Since I've been soloing it, I always kill Ikiss for profit and the shortcut. It's also a good way of tracking your # of your runs.
The most disappointing part is that we all have parts/aspects of this game we love. I've always been a bit of a collector, so I'm a mount/pet hound. This mount has been a super want for me for a long time, and also greatly helps out my quest towards
Mountain o' Mounts Achievement.
It's hard to keep your head up when all you see day in and day out is "Boots of Righteous Fortitude." Daily disappointment is not something that makes a person want to continue on with the game. /End QQ
Hopefully I'll get mine soon. One would think it has to drop *eventually* but who knows if you're that one person who will never get it in 1k runs. And to anyone else out there that's feeling the same way I am after many runs, hang in there because I know how you feel. As for me, I really hope the day comes that I can come back here and post my newest and greatest pride & joy item. Who knows? Time will tell...
Good luck everyone!
EDIT: Got it after 226 runs. Downvote all you want bads. I have it and you don't. =)
I've lost count of number of runs, but between TBC and now soloing it I am at least at over 275 runs.... no mount.... I'm saddened by this greatly.
After first letting my eyes on this mount I have always wanted it, its very characteristic and special, and being a druid myself made it easier to get. A mate of mine paid me a certain amount of gold for every run and another number of gold when it would drop. After it did drop for him (maybe 20 runs or so) I decided that now was the time to farm it.
Play feral in pvp and so was able to solo it every day in my pvp gear and pvp spec. Stealthed in, cleared the whole room where you summon Anzu and simply killed him, also killed the last boss every time I was there since it gave some extra, and very welcome gold.
Was very lucky and got it after maybe 10 kills, meaning nothing else then it might take you 10 kills to get it, or it might take over 200. The more you grind it the more it will be worth for you in the end.
btw, love how its head bobs when he runs, and the wing movements when you fall.
and yea it still drops, the RNG might just hate you :/
Very difficult to solo as a Balance Druid. I am in Full Tier 8.5 / Ulduar Hmode gear and would consider myself a pretty decent player having attained my Rusted/Ironbound drakes and etc.
However this encounter is still very difficult to solo, I wiped for quite some time and was not able to get it down. The curse is just a huge pain to a caster and even if it's decursed quickly you will just be getting demolished with Melee hits/other abilities he will do. Not to mention being pounded on during the stun and having a ton of knockback! Having a solo spec with Owlkin Frenzy might help quite a bit.
I would suggest bringing a friend and hoping to win the roll or agreeing for him to pass. I can however recommend soloing the first and final boss to open up the door at the beginning of instance that way your friend who can't stealth can just help you clear a few trash mobs and Anzu's room rather than spending 10 extra minutes on trash.
Can stealth through the whole thing but first boss will see through it, pre-hot yourself and pull him making sure to put treants out first for initial aggro. I take aggro pretty quick but he is usually already less than %60 HP, from there just focus the boss, use starfall + trinkets you have and re-hot yourself if needed, popping barkskin when adds come out.
Final boss is pretty simple, just dot him and dps, move to a beam when he casts his main ability (he will stop running/attacking) and go back at it.
Anzu himself I don't think is easily soloably at all, I am going to keep trying a few times and will hopefully get a video if I pull it off!
Up to 32 runs now and haven't gotten the mount yet but good luck to those trying!
Ever since I first saw someone on this mount, it became my mission to get it. Overtime it became less of a priority and I kinda gave up, didn't even bother reaching honored with Lower City.
Then this morning my friend told me she had got it, it was her third run. I got a huge urge to go try my chances, so I collected some feathers, bought the key and attempted to solo. No such luck, kept dying... Then a friend comes along to help me. We kill him in no time and the mount dropped. My first ever run to Sethekk Halls Heroic... I was more than prepared to run it like, 100 times? Was in a state of shock when purple popped up. I hope you all get the same luck I did o.0 I personally think this mount is worth the effort if you end up more unlucky.
Oh God! I Really Want this mount! 58 runs and didn't drop for me! make me sad... :( Ill try tomorrow again and again! lucky for me! s2
Soloed at level 80 druid. Make sure to clear room before pulling boss or you get everything once he summons his flock.
Alright, I got this mount on the 6th run.............on my alt.......
Despite of my main gaving to run the instance and kill anzu for 141 times my alt gets it after soloing it 6 times! I'm going crazy already, this game hates me T_T....
i finaly got this mount after farming every morning for the better half of this fiscal year.
Took me over 280 runs (yes 280, I went to Sethekks every day since december 2008) but finally it dropped and I ran all over my house screaming how joyful I was =D
I don't know if it is important but for the first time I managed to kill Anzu before the second wave of birds (he casted stunning spell while at ~40% and I was under Hysteria and DRW so :P) and the mount dropped :D
So beautiful I can't stop running in dalaran ^^.
Over half year of farming,on both my warrior and mage,and every time I kill him,I went over here,those comment encourage me to keep trying and trying and one day It will drop,and finally, It dropped today.
Me and my friend was so happy we screamed over the vent, I just want to thanks those comment that keep me trying for this bird.
now its my turn,Do not give up on him! he
drop sooner or later,its just the matter of times =)
Will update with video and screenie soon!
I started farming this everyday since July 29, 2009 and it dropped for me September 13, 2009. So 47 days. I think I got extremely lucky, but don't give up on it! I'm still running this again for my boyfriend to get it too now so the farming isn't over for me yet.
I am already on my 40th run, and i am a hunter. Finding druids who are willing to help me achive my mount dream. I spend 100 gold per run nad i am wandering how much should i charge for one boost?
This has just dropped for about 25 minutes ago, I've been running it with a friend for the past month and a bit (around 30 tries overall). I know some people are well into their hundred runs for this and I was prepared to go to those lengths to get it too, it's my favourite mount in the game! :)
But what I'm trying to say is don't give up, hopefully hearing that it's dropped within 30 runs keeps people going! Good luck everybody.
WTB Free Raven Lord? :C Best mount ever..
I ran Heroic Sethekk Halls on my druid 3 times total before the mount dropped. First try was to get my swift flight form, third try the mount dropped. I gotta say, I was pretty lucky.
Ever since BC i've been hunting this mount. I'd come summon and get heart broken. But for the last month I decided to make it a daily thing to do. I solo'd Anzu straight every day since August 31st till today it dropped September 30th 2009. Confirming it still Drops!
Did they raise the drop rate on this? It seems I've seen a LOT more people with it lately, and a friend keeps swearing it's because they upped the drop rate. :\
I got mine on August 27, 2009, after finally finding a druid to help me out. It dropped on our fourth run, so I guess we got lucky. :)
Ran this with 3 guildies (one came along for a boost) i said if it dropped the other 2 80's could roll and it dropped first time. I won it seems karma exists as i feel the druid summoning should get first dibs on the item. :D.
Oh and the guy getting the boost on an alt tried to roll on it aswell after i made it explicitly clear he would not have that privilidge if it dropped. I have a word for people like that but it isnt allowed here :P
Took about 50-55 runs for me to get it. Solo'd it everyday as a feral tank. at first it was a bit tough to do, but ever since they introduced the new bear ability (you absorb a certain amount of damage everytime your crit) it has been a breeze.
It's all worth it, riding around in freya's room on your tropical bird =D
ran this baby for like 20 times on my lock and got 1 drop that went to my druid brother,stoped running it,and after 3 runs on my rogue i finally saw that purple name on my roll box and boy was i glad,defenitly te best looking mount in game atm,dont lose your hope ppl it drops and it will drop for ya eventually.
Had my 92 anzu-kill today, but still no mount :-(.
You know what he reminds me of?
Warhammer 40k... The God Of Chaos
He is called the Raven God and he's Dressed in the same manner with the same coloring...
Which makes me want him even more!
After 43 kills in 2 months of farming with my feral druid, my mount dropped yesterday. Keep trying, dont give up, it will drop!
Surprised to say I have just gotten this mount after just 2 days of farming it. I've done the pre quest at 80 ( didnt have epic flight nor 5kg at 70 because i was lazy..) at 11/12/09 got the achievment for 'Epic Flight Form' I did the heroic that day for a chance at it but no luck, next day (today) i went in there cleared the room, killed Anzu, saw he had the mount, and got the achievment for having the Anzu mount on 11/13/09. Im not sure if the drop rate was increased or i was just amazing lucky..but i was happy non the less lol.
Confirmed drop in 3.2. Just got it earlier today. Easily soloable by a feral tank. Started farming this every day about 2 1/2 weeks ago. So keep at it, you'll eventually see it!
got it this weekend,
cleared the instance on a shaman, got a friend to keep the instance saved. afterwards went in with my druid farming alt, summoned anzu, ran out, relog & killed anzu & claimed my prize.
i got it today afther 134 runs, yes 134 runs. :)
Currently at run #257. I can really feel the burn now (sigh).
Anyways, does anyone care to comment on the possibility that you have better odds of it dropping with a group as opposed to solo?
My boyfriend and I ran Sethekk/ZG together with his druid and my shaman until I got a raptor and he got the raven lord; then we did
Terokkar Turkey Time
with his druid and my priest and it dropped again! Now we have twin Anzus. Crazy that it took him hundreds of runs and my priest gets it her first go. This really shows the RNG.
Happy Thanksgiving to anyone else lucky enough to get it while doing a
Got mine 11/25/09 after seventy-something tries. I love my Raven lord and the fact that it dropped on my birthday makes it all the sweeter. Don't give up!
I FINALLY got the mount tonight. (Nov 26th, 09) Run 78 since I started keeping count via Ikiss kills in my achievement stats, so that doesn't include the many many many times I went in there during BC. It WILL drop just keep at it.
currently on run 146, its easily soloable as a bear just be sure to kill the prophets first as every so often they can fear you into the other packs which may kill you depending on your gear/skill
Dropped after 25-30 runs for me
Still available at 3.3
Finally... after 269 Runs. It dropped -- just be persistent. Note that it isn't on the same table as the ring/weapon/belt, you get something else in addition to the reins.
Okay here it is as of today. After
solo Druid runs it finally dropped. So, yes it is still there, and the drop rate for me as I had calculated was around 60% chance on that run. Now I can ride it and smile. Good luck to the rest of you, I vow to never return to that place again.
Dropped today (on Christmas day) on the 40th run.
Thanks for the present Blizz!
Dropped for me on 12-21-2009
It took about 3 months worth of runs i only missed 6 days total while running it so 78 runs.
I'm a mainspec boomkin, but had an offset for feral so i solod Anzu
Just keep up with it, I almost was about to give up, it felt as if it would never drop
Best Wishes to those still looking for this Raven Lord
Got on my second attempt, yesterday. Really lucky. =D
The mobs around the room hit much harder the the boss. Clear the room and do the job.
Prowl through the dungeon and kill these mobs in the room before the last boss. Call Anzu using the orb on the object in the middle.
Anzu was easily soloable with furious set and pvp feral spec, even didn't need to use much CDs, except Berserk that helped to end the fight faster. I believe with deadly set it wouldn't be much worse.
Good luck for the farmers.
Still available in 2010! (Happy New Year to Me!) Dropped for me after many months of farming. I know it's been said before but if you really want this fantastic looking mount, hang in there because it will eventually drop for you.
Got mine today - according to the Badge of Justice count it took 33 runs.
Congratulations to everyone who's already got their Raven Lord (and an extra /salute if you're a Druid!). To everyone who's still running - keep at it, you'll get it one day!
Just finished my 100th run, no drop so far
Is it removed or what? Never seen it drop so seem a bit odd imo :P If that being the case, grats to the ones who has it, coolest mount in game :O
About 193 runs and no mount so far. Coolest epic mount imo, I wish I had it, guess I'll just keep trying :(
Got mine today, after only soloing him 3 times. After reading the comments on the pages I was prepared to run it around about 200 times, but I as sat there muttering "please please please please" and looted the corpse, I was pleasantly surprised!
To all those still trying, good luck!
Omfg just got it! I tried the "please please please please" way and it worked! XD I'm so glad.
01/09/10 and it still drops! Thanks a million Naviie.
I hope everyone out there is more lucky that I am. Today was day 411. Still no mount. However I have this strong feeling Blizzard hates me. As I have also ran Stratholme over 1500 times. (Thats counting lvl 60 to now. Most of them were at the low drop rate) Also for 3 months me and a friend ran Kara, ZG, H MgT, and TK every reset.. However.. We have never seen any of the mounts. I envy you all. However.. Assuming they don't take it out.. I will continue to farm this and keep you posted on what day I actually do get it.
From the darkest night shall rise again the raven, shall take flight in the shadows, shall reveal the nature of its kind. Prepare yourself for its coming, for the faithful shall be elevated to take flight with the raven, the rest be forgotten to walk upon the ground, clipped wings and shame.
Steel your minds and guard your thoughts. The dark wings will cloud and consume the minds of the weak, a flock of thralls whose feet may never leave the ground.
The old blood will flow once again with the coming of the raven, the return of the darkness in the skies. Scarlet night, and the rise of the old.
The raven was struck down once for flying too high, unready. The eons have prepared the Dark Watcher for its ascent, to draw the dark cloak across the horizon.
I won't lie. I'm in quite the disbelief having just obtained this mount; on my first ever kill. Solo'd, of course.
Still avaliable as of 1/18/10 Patch 3.3
I've always wanted Anzu on my Rogue so a while ago I leveled a Druid on another account to 80, geared her a bit from heroics and specced her Feral bear - only for the purpose of solo running Anzu every day I can. For some reason mounts doesn't like me, I've farmed the ZG tiger for so long without a drop, but now that I have the Druid I'm only gonna do Anzu because thats the one mount I REALLY care about.
Still no drop. Like many others I have a feeling RNG hate me! So much work put into this, I really hope I get it.
Troll Rogue on anzu, you don't see that every day do you?
Good luck fellow Anzu farmers!
EDIT: GOT IT! 1/3/10 was the day I got it. It was so very awesome! I'm gonna post a screenie today or tomorrow :-)
Still drops in 3.3! Got it today on EU-Emerald Dream on my druid Nonasael. Took me about 80 runs.
well i cant say anything than gratz to all of you who got this nice mount and keep trying i know i will, going for my 350 run today so a kind of anniversary lol and yeah darn have i cursed ppl with it hearing they got it on 1-15th run but thats RNG for ya. I got a good example of rng i was running the barons mount b4 they buffed the droprate to 1-100 and had around 500 runs and 250 runs after buff and still didnt get it.
Then due to boredom and friends changing server i started a new char on a new server and in a way gave up on my recent farm on old char, then a day where my gf wanted the dancing piccolo trink thingy we we went in there just for that , hearthsinger didnt drop it on first try so we went out and reset without taking the baron, piccolo thingy drops on 2nd run and she says "why not go for barons mount for ya since we are here " and padaw 1st try ever on that server and with that char i got the mount darn RNG, as a note my gf did pass on it knowing how much ive farmed for it and well i help her farm engi recipes etc she wants badly so fair and square id say. So keep on farming and the raven will eventually be urs (i hope)
It dropped last night in 3.3. It took me roughly between 80 - 90 runs. I started tracking Ikiss kills and was up to 71 when it dropped. I had about a dozen or so runs before I started tracking the kills, and add in those moments I was heartbroken it didn't drop and just hearthed out.
Not sure if this will help, but both times Anzu summoned the birds we killed them before Anzu unbanished. I believe someone else mentioned that as well. It's probably just a quirk, but it can't hurt to try! Also, you don't have to kill Ikiss first, we never did. After killing Anzu we just stealthed through the last mobs to kill Ikiss to keep track, but it opens the back door to reach Anzu quicker in case you wipe.
Good luck to everyone that is still trying for it. If my hubby wouldn't have helped me and let me give up, I wouldn't have it right now. Thanks baby :)
Mine just dropped yesterday :D Took some major pew pew, and lots of QQ
I'm a feral tank with around 35k unbuffed. I have mostly 232 and 245s, but they are mostly ungemmed as of now. (Just got them.)
It took me around 53-ish runs, and I felt like yesterday was the day. Clearing out the room was the hardest part (if difficult).
Kill the first boss there to save you to the instance in case you die.
After that just sneak up to the summoning room and take out the mobs group by group. TAKE YOUR TIME. The prophets DO fear which can cause you to run and pull other groups. It will be okay to pull one or two other groups but the constant fears and stuns and curses and Wing Buffets can kill you even with all your cooldowns on. The Shadowmages (I think) are the ones who turn into a little ghost and do some damage when they die. Don't fret, they don't do much damage and can't be targeted. They disappear after a few seconds. Then, place your orby thing and back up to a wall so you don't aggro him early. Wait for the bird spirits to go to stone, start casting regrowth on the Eagle. Once it's done cast it on yourself, then shift to bear and demo RAWR. Pew pew him until he start casting the paralyzing screech (or whatever it's called) before it completes he stops attacking, so recast a HoT on the eagle. Or the hawk if you are taking some hefty damage (it's fine if you are, you'll have time to heal yourself later on.). I made a macro to give me a better chance to not get stunned before I can shift back to bear. Pew pew him and keep a demo roar up, and maybe some barkskins here and there. Around 66% he shifts out and summons the Brood of Anzu adds, throw rejuvenation and regrowth on you and a regrowth on the eagle and and shift to bear and spam swipe. Maul, if you have the glyph for it to hit 2 targets. If you don't take them out in an X amount of seconds, Anzu rephases and starts attacking again. No problem, just a little higher damage to you. He summons more adds at 33%. So what? Screw them. PEW PEW.
He does sometimes cast spell bomb which is no problem if you are tank specced, 1k damage in a ding on armor. But, it is de-cursable, so if you need to, do so. Eventually he drops dead. Cross your fingers and loot. Yesterday he dropped a green and a blue instead of the usual epic and blue. I had a suspicion, so I pressed next on the little arrow. IT WAS THERE.
If it doesn't drop for you, less q_q more pew pew
Well.... Four days after completing my druid quest during raid downtime I managed to snag this beauty.... Makes me feel bad for people like that guy w/ 350+ attempts in a previous post, or even my brother who had to try 96 days to get his... At least now we run around as two tauren druids on the ravenlord - pretty sweet lookin duo if ya ask me! Its nice riding a bird thats bigger than most of the mammoths I see around Dalaran!
Confirmed that it still drops in 3.3.2. It dropped after about 20 kills.
Now I have to help my wife get one. :)
I got it a few days ago. Am Resto, Boomkin but have gotten a few greed rolls for 219 and 232 feral tank gear. A few months ago I tried a few times with pretty bad gear - stealth to the room and then clear it. That was hard and usually didn't go well in one go without at least one death. Anyway, I went in this one time last week with this better gear and ~ 28k Health self buffed in bear form, a handful of health pots and a curiosity to see if I could clear the room and the boss with no death.
Well, the room was still a pain. Luckily I had read that Beserk clears fear (feral noob) and I used that whenever they feared me. And I did a much better job clearing the room making sure I only am fighting one group of 3-5 at a time.
I cleared the room and then slowly downed the boss. Looting the boss I got the mount. I was quite pleased. I can't see how many times I killed Anzu on the armory but I killed the boss before Anzu twice. I think that means I killed Anzu twice.
Of course I got Baron Rivendare Death Charger on the 4th kill. That boss you can see in your Armory.
Maybe I am just lucky getting mount drops.
I feel bad for people that have farmed these bosses > 100 times.
Dose anyone know if you can still get quest to get the key ? im a 80feral druid and prob. solo this for mount, or if anyone has key and is on realm Rexxar pst/write DECCA if you wanna run me thru and i will gladly pay you
i 4got to mention i alrdy have epic flying :P
The originally animated creature was the plainstrider. Those animations were used as a starting point for raptors and were modified slightly. Anzu was not actually animated uniquely and shares animations with either the plainstrider or the raptor though I'm not sure which since he was done after I left Blizzard.
I got REALLY lucky and got this mount on my first try. I was all hyped up and had set time all week to make sure I did it every day and got the hang of it, then pow, dropped first time. It made me a little sad. lol.
Got my druid buddy to help me farm for this mount. It dropped first try! I couldn't believe it. He didn't care for the mount, so pass on it for me. =)
So..If I have epic flying on my druid in WotLK can i still do quest to get key ?
If anyone has key on the realm Rexxar (alliance) Pst DECCA and I will gladly pay u to run me thru few times :)
Was bored today and decided to solo this for on my druid alt in her new offspec tanking gear, wasn't tricky at all, simply kept only the Eagle Spirit refreshed with Rejuv. I had great luck and it dropped first time =)
For my druid, it dropped today, after over hundred runs. I imagined the moment a bit more spectacular for me, I guess I still have to realize that the daily SH runs are over now. The only mount I really really wanted... I gave up once, and I am glad I didn't give up again.
The best of luck to everyone else, it does exist and will drop!
Yes you can and you have to if you want to get the Moonstone to summon.
However, you do need the key for heroic Sethekk, which means you might have to quest a bit more or grind the normal version of the instances to get revered.
Hello, I've been killing Anzu since
on a daily basis and still I havent seen a mount drop. Am I doing something wrong or Im just really unlucky?
So I basically go inside ungrouped, stealth to his room -> kill all trash (Is it necessary to kill all the trash btw?) -> summon him and kill him -> no profit.
Got it today after almost daily runs since mid-December (approx. 70 runs). Bear-spec with cat gear kills him quickly with a full heath bar when he dies.
it can drop! confirmed in 3.3 got mine today :D third run
Tell yourself to never give up if you really want this mount. I believe it's the prettiest land mount in the game and it's definitely worth the effort. Go for it daily and daily and daily. NON STOP! Grab a dedicated druid friend if possible. Good luck to all whose hunting for it. Cheers!
Mine dropped today. I'd estimate that I've done around 75 runs total since BC but only started keeping count recently. So after my 37th kill, it dropped. What's funny is that a guild mate who had farmed Anzu in resto for months had given up on it awhile ago up but decided to go in and kill him after I linked my achievement. Anzu dropped for him. Every druid in guild went nuts and decided to go into Sethekk to see if the luck would carry over. No one else got the mount to drop but 2 mounts in 1 day for the same guild is still pretty amazing.
Grats to myself and Kookie of <Dread> on Korgath. My continued wishes for all those who are farming this mount. Hopefully it will drop for you soon!
Also dropped for me first run =D
Ran it with a guildie that collects mounts. Told him I would duo it with him every day until he got it, but that he'd have to wait til I was 80 to make it easier, I just wanted to finish it at 70 for achievement and early SFF.
So we get there and struggle for about an hour (he's an ele shammy and was getting smacked around a bit, and my feral specced heals werent really amounting to much) and finally get to Anzu's room and clear it. I go down when Anzu has about 20% left, but my buddy is still able to finish him off (with my cheering, of course).
And the nice guy that he is, he rezzes me and doesn't even loot to see if it drops. Sure enough, when I looted, there it was. I pass on both, and he rolls a 100 on the mount. I figure it was good karma for helping me finish the questline, and getting me back up on my feet before looting the prize.
Good luck to everyone!
So, noone really answered my question, being
doesnt change his mount drop chance or anything similar?
Finally got mine yesterday!
After months of farming and about 100 kills. Just keep going guys, persistence is the key.
Dose this only drop on heroic or can the quest be done on normal difficulty?
What a shame that this mount turned out so ugly. I see people on these stating how they have "the prettiest mount in game, suck it" etc etc.
Yeah, congrats for riding around on an overstuffed pea@#$% >.> I'll gladly farm strat UD for the deathcharger over this.
I have been helping my friend get this mount for about the last month or so. Yesterday it dropped on our 16th run, VERY lucky.
Troll Shadowpriest looks amazing on this mount.
This was on patch 3.3 (the day before the 3.3.3 patch)
What a shame that this mount turned out so ugly. I see people on these stating how they have "the prettiest mount in game, suck it" etc etc.
Yeah, congrats for riding around on an overstuffed pea@#$% >.> I'll gladly farm strat UD for the deathcharger over this.
Sounds like someone is frustrated cause his/her Raven Lord hasn't dropped yet.
The day of patch 3.3.3, after about my 15th run it dropped.
I would also like to add that as i was farming this item and duel boxing, i found it quicker to stealth through my druid, kill Ikiss then run my warrior up the side door.
Also note i did not read this in the previous comments, but i may have missed it - you are not required to kill all the packs in anzu's room, just the pack on the left (as if you were entering the room on a normal run) and then the two packs on the back right hand side.
Hope this helps.
Dropped after patch 3.3.3!
My Druid and Hunter friends and I (Rogue) started farming for this mount six days ago. It dropped on the sixth kill, which was today. It lagged to show up for rolling a few seconds, so I didn't think it dropped at first, but then I nearly had a heart attack when it did pop up.
AT LAST! AT LAST! After farming this mount on and off since I got epic flight form in BC, it finally dropped last night, 3/30/2010. I was so excited I forgot to screenshot the drop box. My gf, who has been duoing it with me for a while, passed for me and I am so grateful. Long live the Raven Lord!
A great mount for Northrend.
BLASHYRKH'S MIGHTY RAVENDARK!
That's the most impressive-looking mount I've seen.
To make the summoning process easier, I would clear the summoning room. Kill the Talon King as well, as this opens the door, so if you would wipe on Anzu the run back would be much shorter. If you are going it solo, kill the King first, then pull 1 group at a time from the summoning room into the King's chamber to kill them. The groups have a fear effect, and it's troublesome to be feared into another group of mobs.
The mount dropped for me this evening. I believe it was the third time I had summoned Anzu. I realize I am very lucky. I wasn't expecting it to drop...ever. I have run Stratholme so many times for the Baron's mount that I guess I am a bit jaded. I just thought I'd give this a chance. I'm not trying to taunt anyone with my good fortune, just thought I'd tell those that still farm this, to keep farming, it WILL drop. Now if you'll please excuse me, I'm off to Stratholme.
I have been running guild members through and summoning Anzu for a mount chance. I realized that sneaking in by myself is the most effective way. First kill the Talon King to open the back door, then have your friend use the staircase to come up the back way. This is much more effective than a fight through the instance.
OMFG this beauty dropped on my 3rd run, the 2 previous runs i had brought in a mate to help out and would be willing to roll against him for it but as he didn wana do it during the day i decided i should go myself 30 mins before instances reset to get an extra run in and i couldn believe my eyes when it dropped!
I cant wait for my mate to log on to show him lol its gonna be priceless, for every1 else i really feel for u guys, and know how lucky i am, keep at it guys hope yas get it soon.
Months of farming and no dice for me. Try #110 tomorrow...
It would seem that the drop rate has been increased, because I've seen quite a few people get this mount lately with less than 2 weeks of farming it.
This is THE coolest land mount in the game!
The coolest flying mount (the mount i would probably kill someone for (lol)) is
Ashes of Al'ar
got it after 10 runs or so. Don't give up and u'll get it anyway, i have loads of friends that possesed it after 150 runs, it's all about ur persistance.
Deadbeat@ Howling Fjord RU
Done this over 200 times, I'm starting to think it's bugged for me or something.
Dropped a day after I posted this... it wasn't bugged! :D
I just tried Anzu for the 1st time since TBC, Since I don't have any feral gear I just used my pally on another account. I had about 3700gs 1/2 tanking 1/2 dps gear(vendored my tanking set for some reason a while back).
It was pretty easy I was able to skip most packs, fighting Anzu I would switch to my druid when he went immune and cast rejuvenation on the eagle spirit and regrowth on pally. Took me about 20 mins for a run playing both characters.
In TBC I prob did about 4 runs and in Wrath I got it on my 1st try... time to start farming for the Baron's mount :P
Well.. Today morning it dropped. After a 153. try.
Great feelings. ;)
Droppped after 5 runs, guess im very lucky.
Funny thing is, i did my runs in my balance specc, a bit more risky but also more fun :)
Don't give up, I got
on my 271th run.
just got it today lol i joined a random heroic and they were on anzug halfway done and it dropped and i got it lol then left, took like 2 minuets.... the thing is awsome!
oh ya and this was my like mabey 2nd run ever here. and i won by 1 point on the roll.......my luck for the year just got used up! lol
I ran for 2 1/2 months with a guildie before he quit playing so about 70+ times. We would clear up to Anzu so i didnt have any ikiss kills to keep track. Finally I resorted to paying pug druids 100g a run with the offer of 5,000 if it dropped. I ran 11 times via killing ikiss and entering the back door and at least another 10 via clearing up to anzu's room. So in all i ran it about 90-100 times, maybe a little more since i have 139 badges of justice and only 11 are from ikiss and a few from the boss before anzu who we skipped 98% of the time unless he got accidentally killed.
Anyways my subscription ran out last night and i didnt get to go and i was sad i missed a day. Today my check cleared and even though it was like 2am server i decided to log on and try to find a druid to pug it with. Ended up running it with a random boomkin took us 5-10 minutes and he got 5,100 gold and i got my anzu mount finally after 3 months of horror. Im a mage btw so im so happy to have it finally.
Good luck to anyone else trying to get it! My druid friend it took him 3 months as well where as i know alot of people who it first 1-7 attempts. If you keep trying you'll def get it, take it from a happy mage!
got it today after 2 years of soloing. feels good man
I've solo'd Anzu over 50 times now off and on since July 2009. I've been killing him daily for the past month. Still no luck with the mount.
I feel pity for u who farm so much for it and don't get a drop. :( I was just doing the questline for swift fly form for kicks (and cause I was bored) today. So the first time ever I killed the Raven Lord, I got the mount.
Good luck to all u farmers there!
Dropped on my second run. I was mentally preparing for a year of grinding Anzu.
As a feral bear I was surprised by the mobs and killed first time I was there, clearing Anzu's room. Have not done BC heroics in ages, forgot how nasty they are. The prophets fear, focus and kill them ASAP and try not to pull more than one trash pack unless you're massively overgeared. ILOTP heals nicely, but it doesn't heal for THAT much.
(Anzu was easy and boring of course. He is no threat to any bear.)
One of the most beautiful mounts in the game-a hybrid of my favorite mounts-raptor and a chicken :D
264 try...it doesn't dropped me yet...
I had been farming this mount for a solid 8 months, every single day the first thing i would do would be to go to setthek halls and try to get the mount. Last week, it finally dropped, I was so happy i promised all my friends to take them to get theirs. Now I'm facing a great dilemma, whether which mounts will I use now. I have the Swift White Hawkstrider from MGT H and the Rivendare's Deathcharger. At the moment I 'm using a random mount addon because I can't choose XD Anyone running this instance, don't give up, it DOES drop, at the end it's just luck
Finally after almost 3 months of everyday farming i got it :). If it helps i will say everything i did
Went into the instance as feral druid stealthed past first boss which i never did before. I noticed that in the area where you spawn raven-lord there was two prophets in almost everygroup i was like wtf maybe its a sign. And it was! the mount finally dropped.
over 200 runs here, never seen one.
I'm not giving up, and i asked a GM whether it would be possible to stitch all those Talons of Anzu into a full bird, who knows :)
I can also confirm it still drops in patch 3.3.3. After doing 67 runs, the pain is finally over. I can now enjoy this beauty, that i've wanted since it was released. And for the people still farming it, don't give up! I had my doubts about continueing after the first months, but with the right dedication you will get it! A little screenie to get your hopes up:
Funny fact: I had done ALL my runs right after i came home from school, but the day it dropped i decided to go out drinking instead. I got so drunk that i went home and fell asleep. Then i did the run later in the evening, and it dropped! So guys and gals, alcohol may help on the droprate! Or maybe not.. However, good luck to all of you both ingame and irl :)
Edit: Screenshot bug ;)
So yeah in china we are stuck at level 70, so just now after a terrible Sunwell run, i decided to see how my luck was and it dropped! I rolled and won with a 25...which was just so funny. My chinese guildies were going crazy... third raven in our guild so far~~ Next is Tiger mount...78 runs and counting!
Everyone hang in there, it will drop for you!
Just got this bad boy today :D Finally after around 120 runs >.< Now I can ride it around in full tier 6 with a warglaive and thunderfury. Yeah my epeen is enormous. On to the next thing! Good luck all.
Character: Fazool-Scarlet Crusade US
got this yesterday after 9-10 soloruns, did swift flight form q 16/5 and got mount 26/5
merrde - (eu)arathor
Can't really say how many times I've did it, I lost track.. I almost gave up on it too. Started off farming it with a rogue mate first, but he got bored easily so I had to do it on my own.. Took moonkin as offspec and farmed it for about 4-5 weeks alone, everyday. Been exalted with Lower City God knows how long now lol.. I probably killed Anzu less then 40-50 times, all together. Today it finally dropped, I just looted him expecting usual crap to drop and BAM - there it was! Looks awesome! Never give up guys, it might drop when you least expect it! Good luck to everyone who's farming it still!
Had to sign up here just for this because its been the craziest 2 weeks of WoW I have ever had, and probably will ever have...
First off I got
Swift White Hawkstrider
on the very first run (the 2nd time I ever did MGT on Hc)... I didnt even think about the mount, I just went there for rep as I am going for
, and the mount dropped. Pretty cool.
Then as I started to farm rep with Lower City I got a druid guildmate to join me once a day to summon Anzu in Sethekk Halls Hc. On the 4th day
Reins of the Raven Lord
dropped for me... Wow... I have heard of people farming this for more than 300 days and never got it. Pretty sick!
This alone is pretty crazy. At least I think so. But there is more:
I have been soloing Molten Core for 27 straight weeks in seek of
Eye of Sulfuras
, wich according to this site has a 2% droprate. And finally last week it dropped for me, and I was so happy to finally create my
Sulfuras, Hand of Ragnaros
! Then, on the next reset, I went into Molten Core again and brought with me a few guildmates who just dinged level 55. One of them is supposed to be a level 60 twink, and me being a blacksmither had already created
for him long ago, so he only needed The Eye from Ragnaros. Yeah sure thing, I thought. Wont happen! Well guess what? It dropped! Back to back weeks I saw The Eye drop. The odds for this to happen is 2500 to 1. So if my math isnt completely off here I figure that you have to run Molten Core each and every week - for 96 years! - before you ever see The Eye drop in back to back weeks... Statistically that is. I was just freaked out! Could not belive it. I almost refuse to belive it happend.
Funny thing to see a level 55 obtain
Sulfuras, Hand of Ragnaros
after his very first Molten Core clear - and that he can't even equip it yet... :D
Oh and yeah, the very same run in Molten Core I also got
Bindings of the Windseeker
Swift White Hawkstrider
3% droprate - got it in 1 run
Reins of the Raven Lord
1.4% droprate - got it in 4 runs
Eye of Sulfuras
2% droprate - dropped 2 times in 2 runs!
Bindings of the Windseeker
All within 2 weeks. Hows that you think..?
I'm being bribed by 1k, a Prim Saronite, and 4 Crusader Orbs to help someone get this... If the servers would come back up, today will be attempt 3... I'll keep you updated
after aproximately 190x run it finaly drop i stop counting around 120 so dont know it for sure but it was 1h before instance restart and i am so so happy i have dreams about this but never think it can happen :) i just want to tell everyone thx for comments like dont give up it gives me strength to go again and again so i pass it to other who still farming it NEVER GIVE UP "just like naruto says " :) GL
Geez... i wonder why ppl does thumbs down when all i said was that i got this babie on my first run, and that it gives a feat of strenght achie :/
Been runing H Setteck Halls pretty much all day. Started about a month ago, and still nothing.
I was hoping to lose my usual unluckyness with this mount but yea.
Im a warrior
so I had to find a druid willing to take me in there everyday and that wasn't an easy task.
I started with asking a guildie to run SH with me till I get the raven lord and that I'll be runing H MGT with her till she gets the White Hakstrider. She got the bird on the second run and never runed SH with me after this. Her reason was "Sorry don't have the time". :/
Finally, i started asking in trade everyday for a druid, paying 100g for the run. A nice druid that already got his wanted to run me for free till I get the magnificent raven. Unfortunatly, I feel like he is growing tired of the instance and that I will soon lose him too. :(
One thing I know is that the mount will drop the day I will stop "hoping" for it everytime I kill Anzu. That will take a loooooong time. I just hope that my druid pal will not abandon me anytime soon.
One of my guildie is runing H SH daily since WOTLK came out and he has yet to see the mount drop. Im scared to end up like him, lol.
Over 170 runs, still no drop, Over 300 rivendare runs and 200 polar bear daily, the same with zg, mgt etc. Its just no luck or sth more?
my brother and i farmed this for about a year till we both got it. Thats a lot of runs so we definitely earned it...GL to other farmers its the coolest looking mount imo
Got mine a couple of hours ago, I'm still quite ecstatic about the whole ordeal, I'm guessing it was at around my 70'th run, I've got 56 official Ikiss kills, but I didn't kill him (trash pack before him gave me a abit of trouble the first times I tried killing them, so I gave up on that for a while.).
I just want to wish every single druid farming for it the best of luck, hang in there, you WILL get it in the end.
A couple of things that will surely help you with farming this mount;
1) ALWAYS keep a positive attitude. Thinking to yourself "Today I WILL get the mount!" will eventually help you.
2) Do it every single day, routinely. I spent about 12-13 minutes on every single run, that is killing all 3 bosses and all trash in Anzu's room.
3) Revel in the fact that when you get the mount, you can make a lot of people jealous. Worth it big time.
26.06.10. first solo run. Feral dps Druid (0/55/16) with offspec 5.5k gs. mostly 251ilvl arp gemed. in bear 29k hp and armor. selfbuffed. spamming Lacerate, Mangle, Maul. when he gets immune cast regrowth and reju and swipe birds. didnt use any CD's. no barkskin, berserk, Frenzie regen. easy as hell. trash nuked in cat (SR+swipe+barkskin+tigers fury) . Good Luck to everyone !
Make sure you kill Talon Ikiss first, if you wipe at Anzu you can take the short cut back if Talon is dead.
And don't stop just because it didn't drop on the first try!
Edit: Removed irrelevant picture.
Still runing this boss daily for the mount.
It hurts everytime I see someone on this bird in Dalaran. Yes, im jealous! I want this mount so bad! The first time I saw this mount was when I started playing WoW and I promised myself that I will get it.
Every time an epic gem drops I nearly have an heart attack. DAMN YOU PURPLE TEXT, I HATE YOU.
FInally got it as a rogue from ravenholdt eu
reins and boomstick dropped, I 've almost died :)
ya as a rogue and screw all other mounts, screw chopper which i bought before, ravenlord mount is awesome.
Just got mine after 9 runs, i feel so happy :D
it dropped for me 2 minutes ago, after 3 months of farming on weekends
Got mine after the 22nd run, and my awesome druid friend let me have it. :)
There are definitely alot of Druids with this mount, so I differ somewhat being a paladin. If it just isn't dropping for you, don't give up! It will drop eventually.
around 110runs for me, still nothing, started farming with a friend then he stopped, so im paying 100g to a different druid every day to get the summon, as ml obviously..hope i will get it soon
I couldn't belive my eyes few hours ago when this dropped to me. Six months of farming finally paid off.
472 runs in and still no mount. Farmed almost every day since finishing this quest and still mount.
Funny story :-), got it from the second run just after the completion of the quest. And it is totally awesome, worth the time and efforts, good luck to all and don't give up! Cheers :-P
been farming for a week. had mine from on the 4th run, and the warrior that was helping me drop on the 6th run.
No drop yet after about 100 kills. Starting to think there's a bug that won't let it drop when Anzu is soloed.
(Editing to keep up to date.)
Finally got it after 3 months. Woot!
So explain, it is now patch 3.5 and i would like to know, does the key from the quest still become permanent?
Just want to repost from the Anzu thread - don't give up hope! I love this mount and I am notoriously unlucky, but I finally obtained this beauty two days ago. I am a holy priest who has a druid alt that I would use to summon Anzu (with a help of a guildmate to keep the instance ID active), and then swap to my shadow offspec and kill him. You CAN do it, if I can get this mount, then I know you druids can...keep working at it! You will be thrilled in the end. :)
Sucks that it can only run and not fly, which I find as a waste of time considering the grind time. Most will likely get this mount through help of a friend but will find that its purely an aesthetic mount because if you don't have a mount that moves at 100% by level 70, you might as well quit the game. Its cute to run around Dalaran with it, till someone flies in with their Drake and or Rocket, or Carpet, or Plane, etc.
Blizzad needs to make this mount fly so that Druids can find a real reason to go back to Sethekk Halls. Also the drop rate should be increased, needing a Druid on team as a requisite is a very bad decision.
Pros: Looks nice, 100% speed.
Cons: Very hard to get even with stealth due to very low drop rate, can't fly even though it's raven..., requires Heroic Sethekk Halls grind not a known place for lvl 80's to go and fight.
Did they increase the drop rate of this mount? Got it on my SECOND attempt today (first attempt not on the actual quest).
Finally dropped after 90 or so runs. 3 months of nonstop runs, never missed a single day.
It got much less demoralizing after I incorporated Ikiss into the run. Takes another 3 minutes, you don't have to kill the trash before him and you can kill him in cat form with enough dps, bear if you feel unsafe. He drops great vendor weapons so I could treat that daily run as a good 20-30g run instead of a pointless unlucky run.
Got it yesterday, at 23:59AM server time. I "learned" it at 00:00, my
today hehe ^^ Thank you for the gift,
Well anyway, the mount dropped for us the first time, after
. We couldn't believe our eyes. My friend won it, and I was very happy for him. Since he was the Druid, that payed 5k for this to happen. :)
We started to farm it daily, and after
(10 resets), we got it again. Yay for me. ^^
I had fraps ready, and got it on video.
If you want, enjoy the video:
Good Luck follow
Got it today on my 13th run, after reading the previous comments I believe I am quite lucky. Boomkin/tree of life specs (with 232-245 gear), but the HoT-on-Eagle tactic works well, it's just a little longer—30-35 minutes refreshing Rejuvenation every 17 seconds, keep a good book at hand. Good luck to those still waiting for their Raven Lord to drop!
been doing this for 238 times im getting tired .. help
agreed lol its so frustrating i hope it ever drops
So it seems half the people that post their progress here gets it within a week or two after :o coincidence? i think not!
Anyway, if anyone cares i can confirm that you CAN run heroic Sethekk Halls as level 60 :)
Took me 2½ hour to boost my (thunderfury wielding) 60 rogue twink from neutral to honored with lower city,
and have been doing Anzu almost everyday since. (been slacking a couple of days for various reasons, also its hard to stay excited about it every day) My talon king ikiss count on achievements says 71, so not counting the 5 runs i did for rep, i did my 66th try today, and still nothing.
As i experienced while getting thunderfury, dont give up no matter how pointless the runs feels. just put it into a routine and hope it wont take too many days. My rogue is already the char i've wanted ever since pre-tbc, but this mount will surely double my appreciation for it :)
Best looking land-mount, period!
So lets see if this posting brings me luck too lol ^^ will update or comment when i get it :P
I have now reached 104 runs, and since i wanna catch some more twink pvp before cata i've downgraded my account, and therefor put the farm on hold.
Im sad i didn't get my hands on this beauty, but i guess time will tell.
At the end i used my 80 rogue to stealth in and kill last boss, then switched to my death knight/druid/twink (trippleboxing) and took the shortcut up to last boss room and went from there. saved me some time anyway compared to killing my way to last boss on death knight :P
I wish you all the best of luck on your quest for this sexy mount, and hope some of my info has been helpful :)
Did 149th run today and still no luck :(
Reaching the 200 run mark and it still hasn't dropped. Hoping by posting here some luck will be sent my way by the Wowhead Gods!
This is really a fantastic looking mount! Mine just dropped a couple days ago. Totally worth it!
Aaaah, another QQ, lol.
Actually, this time I want to post for luck.
I have fun checking the achievement date of everyone that has the Raven Lord. Everyday, I find at least one person that just got it the same day and when I see them, I think that its their fault if I didn't get mine again today. I can't help it, and it annoys me. /lol
Tomorrow, my server is going into a 24h maintenance so I'll probably miss my first run!
I did my 71th run this morning, getting sick of not seeing anything else than that cruel Belt of the RAVEN LORD.
I really hope that everyone that got this mount in less than 20 runs realise how lucky they are and that they use this mount forever. If not, your full of it. :D
EDIT: Got it for my druid on run 138 and 4 days later, my mage got it on his first run! Im just waiting for my warrior to get hers and all my main will be a proud owner of the raven lord! SO HAPPY! :D
I'm reading all these QQ posts with a huge grin, but I can't help it. Yes, I got this beauty on my first kill ever, the same day wich I also got the Zul Gurub Tiger. I am evul :D
Got it in 3run Today! Guess im lucky!
Keep trying guys :)) Its a beauty!
Been farming this for months on end.. and haven't seen it drops... random question... Do or does it help to have lootship set to Epic?... I have been setting it to that as me and my gf have been farming it, but yeh haven't seen it drop >.<
Are you guys sure your doing it on ---> HEROIC <---- Setting?
Dropped to me 23.08.2010 on my second run !
Tough my friend got it, lucky bastard..
We'll keep farmin untill i get one to, i can't wait..
It looks so damn awesome !: D
Had to farm it for about 9 days if I remember right before it dropped. As a druid tank I would just stealth through the whole instance in cat form not agroing anything. The first boss is tricky cuz he can see through stealth, but if you hug the left wall enough you'll be fine. I'd clear 2 groups of trash in Anzu's room and then start the ritual to summon Anzu. During the fight when he'd go immune and summon his birds I'd usually get another group of trash along with the birds. Spamming maul and swipe made things go easy. Was so glad when it finally dropped. Still gotta farm 1st boss in karazhan (Attumen) and the 2 ZG bosses though.
the number of people getting it under 50 run are increasing and that depresses me.
I have been farming this since I completed my flight form quest well over a year ago. I have missed quite a few days, but there have been more days that I have killed it than I haven't. I have recently started killing Ikiss as well, for the vendor trash, as a few comments have stated.. but it is ever so disheartening to see someone in my guild (especially a non druid) get this mount after only a week(or less) of trying. And it keeps happening!
I'm main spec resto, but I think you guys are crazy, sitting in that room for 30 minutes healing the bird.. My offspec is kitty, and it's fairly geared. I stealth through the entire instance, and kill all but the one pack that doesn't pull as bear. Pull Anzu until his first immune phase in cat, popping beserk and trying to get off a 5CP ferocious bite before he manages it. Usually I can just get one bird phase if I get lucky crits.. But all I ever see is boomsticks.
I'm both proud and envious of fellow druids out there that have managed to farm this until it drops, I hope my turn comes soon.
This is able to be picked up by completing a quest. It is a Druid quest.. Once you complete it you will be able to get the mount called ''Reins of the Raven Lord''. After you completed the quest you will be able to do it dayli. When you get the mount you will recieve a Feats of Strenght.:) The drop rate on the Raven Lord mount is pretty low should be around 0,8%.
Not only the Druids are able to get the mount, but all other can also get it. Some Druids even wan't G for it. Seen some on my server wan't it for like 2500-15000G could be way more.
Wow... just, wow.
I was going to persist obviously, but I hadn't dreamed I'd get this mount on my
I nearly wet myself with excitement. As to everyone else who is still trying, don't give up. He's so so so so SO worth it.
Decided to do this quest line today to get my Druid Achiev for Swift Flight Form.
Popped in there with My Paly Tank and Druid on follow (I have two accounts)
Got lucky and got this awesome mount on my First Attempt!
Still drops as of today (September 5th, 2010 , patch 3.3.5). Got it this morning on my 5th try, easily solo'd as a boomkin.
Ugh! I have tried to get this mount for so long I think it is no longer possible! Of course, it still drops, just not for me : ) I am a resto druid and I can't solo this so I have a deal with my guildies. Whenever it does finally drop, i get dibbs. The quest chain to be able to summon him was kind of a pain and if it weren't for me he couldn't be summoned anyway. Even though I will get it first regardless, I promised to take the guildie who was with me back and run it as many times as possible until they get it too. I feel it's a win/win situation, and everyone thinks that it's a fair deal. So, if there are any other resto druids out there that can't solo the thing, that's my recommendation. It also makes people a little more willing to help a sister out.
Edit: Still no mount! Was hoping for the Wowhead luck I've been hearing about but have yet to see : (
65 Runs so far, thought I come and rub the Wowhead for some good luck haha
Awesome mount, can't wait for it to drop for me one day!
does it still drop in patch 3.3.5 (9 sept 2010) ?
Maybe its got an improved drop rate, but i have seen it drop twice in one day, today in fact (10/09/10) i was doing the run on my druid with my hunter pal, it dropped and he won it, fair play i says and gratz to him.
so i log my main, and ask if any druids are doing the run, a guildie shoes me in and it drops again, this time i win it... so now me and my hunter chum are parading around dalaran like proper dandies
Keep trying, its a worthwhile mount
I am convinced this beautiful bird does not exist. I have been farming for it for quite some time, and I have some choice words for Belt of the Raven Lord. >.>
And those epic gems. They always give me a mini-heart attack.
I will start clearing Ikiss because I honestly never considered the profit. Thanks guys :)
Just to confirm what others have already said, I was able to down the Raven Lord as a Resto last night. I'm specced more as a pvp build which means up to insect swarm in the balance tree, and improved barkskin makes doing some dps possible while in "regular form". The hardest part of the encounter is going OOM. Spell Bomb can play nightmares on your mana if you're not careful. And, as a resto, you're not going to be able to burn him down quickly. Make sure to remove the curse as soon as you see it. Even still, since a lot of your spells are instant, you're bound to set this off once and a while. Make sure to bring mana pots and use Instensity early as you'll most likely need it again before this fight is over.
Went there today to help a friend get it, fully expected it to be the first of many runs, but it dropped for us first time. Needless to say, she was delighted:P
WOOT! solo'ed with my feral druid and i just got it like 2 mins ago! 15.sept.2010
AFTER 2 weeks of farming =)
GUYS DUN GIVE UP! have faith! =)) FINALLY!
I was seriously considering giving up on this ever dropping. So excited to finally get it today.
Ok, I am not 100% sure but I am somewhere around 400 runs. I am even past disappointment now and just doing it because I refuse not to do it. Maybe posting here brings me some luck... where is the silver lining when you really need it.
I've now done 123 attempts to get this miserable pile of feathers and I'm getting really depressed. Killing him as a Bear tank is quite easy but still after this many runs I'm no longer killing Anzu for the mount, the thing that drives me more or less now is the burning hatred for this boss.
been killing this pile o $%^& for almost a year now.. over 100 runs and still haven't dropped.
after about 20 runs without killing ikiss me and my friend started killing ikiss to keep track of our kills and for profit (and cause I can slack) :P
however, this %^&* is never gonna drop for my main, especially not after my bf stole it from my druid alt..
but I cannot give up, not until I have it on my main.. at the moment the only thing that drives me is the anger and hatred against this bird.
too late to give up now..
9/20/2010 Obtained on a 60
on a Vanilla account(Account without any expansions).
-This rare mount can be yours also on your 60 vanilla character if you:
-Use a 10-Day Burning Crusade Trial.
-Go to any Normal Mode Auchindoun Instance such as: Auchindoun Crypts, Mana Tombs, Sethekk Halls
-Keep running these instances for Lower City Rep until Honored status is achieved.
-Once honored with Lower City, head to Shattrath City and visit
the Lower City Quartermaster
and purchase the
which will grant access to Heroic Auchindoun Instances.
-Now you must find a level 70 to 80 druid who can summon the Raven Lord. Preferably a level 80 feral druid who can solo the place for you.
-You only have 10 attempts if you get the key on your first day of BC Trial. If you do not get the mount during
these 10 days you must wait 90 Days for you BC Trial cool-down to use another BC Trial.
I have been farming this mount for just about a year now... I use my druid to summon it and hope it drops so my rogue gets it. Originally, I had been farming this on my druid for a few weeks with someone whom I thought was a friend, we had a mutual agreement that we both would get this mount. He wanted the mount just as bad as I did and of course, when we started doing the runs it was not even a month *I would say about two weeks in*, the mount dropped and we both needed and he won... I thought "Okay well I'll get it next no problem." Boy was I wrong... he got the mount... paraded around Dalaran and next day when I asked him if he was ready for the runs again so I can get it... he left the server. -.-
I have not seen this mount since it dropped and he won it. I believe it has a lower drop rate than what this page is stating it to be or I simply have horrible horrible luck. I have not missed a day since it dropped and I can handle so many boomsticks and talons to loot before I go literally insane. I basically
this bird and this whole instance it's in and is the same for Baron and his mount which I have not gotten as well, with nearly 300 kills.
In short- Do not run with anyone, just solo it and the mount is yours. You can't rely on or trust anyone really when it comes to this mount or any other mount really and it's sad people are the way they are.
Finally dropped for my on my 58th recorded solo run. Probably around 75th total not counting times run in BC. I hadn't killed Ikiss habitually until later on.
I had begun to think it didn't exist anymore so I'm just posting this in case anyone is feeling the same way.
is this drop being removed in cata? i hope not cause i still haven't managed to get mine >.<
Dropped for me on my 37th run. Finaly something dropped i've been farming zg, baron and kara for mounts quite some time now!
Today I did my daily run of Setthek Halls. After 6 months of trying to get it. It still didn't drop.
One of these days though.
For all those Feral Druids out there who want to solo this... It's not too hard ^^
I haven't got it yet, mind you, but I CAN down him with 4.7k GS, Tank gear. :)
Tips are to just keep Feral Faerie Fire, Demoralizing Roar and Lacerates up, and mangle/Maul spam!
I used a dodge trinket at one point, and I used Berserk once I'd gotten impatient (It IS quite slow), but other than that, I still had Frenzied Regen., Survival Instincts and Barkskin free.
As I type this, I'm sat here waiting for a Blizz GM to contact me, as I can't actually loot the damn bird. ¬¬
Good luck to everyone out there! :)
Do the Birds need to be alive for the mount to drop?
This is getting extremely depressing. It wont drop (at least, for me it won't).
I've been running this daily and never missed a day. Im now at run 113 and still nothing while my friend that started 5 days ago got his an hour ago.
I feel like everytime I witness someone in guild chat receiving the achivement "reins of the rave lord" it reduces my chance of it droping for me.
I feel like im not killing Anzu for the mount anymore since it never drops and never will (for me).
"The walls are closing in. I think the Sethek Halls are alive ... and they don't want me here. I am closing in on my 500th attempt, only a few more weeks left, but the dungeon itself is getting hostile. I feel watched... strange things occur in the corner of my eye but vanish as soon as I turn my head. Sometime I think I can hear a voice whispering things of madnes in my ear. My sanity is slipping, but I have to come here every day. If this journal is ever found, heed my words: Run as long as you stil can, run and never turn around! Forget that it even exists!"
P.S.: no drop for me ... but I keep on going even if it will cost me my sanity (that tiny bit that is left)
Over 3 months of farming this place, I hate it, I hate Darkweaver Syth who I cant stealth past and who seems to hit just a little harder every time I come here.
I hate the mobs that need clearing before I can start fighting Anzu.
However today was a particularly aweful day with every fear the Sethekk Prophet's cast hitting me and running me around the room like a bad Benny Hill sketch, ultimatly leading to my death, which hasnt happened in a long time here.
So I get to the boss which was the usual (FF/Maul/Mange/Lacerate) x10 run across the run casting my HoT's and continue dancing with this big giant blue bird and...
... It dropped! :D over
and it finally dropped!
The moral of the story being, dont give up.
Bloodmàne - eu
Would just like to say, got it on my first try!
I periodically come here just to check if the damn bird still drops.
I share my fellow druids' hatred for that boss. Currently at run 198 with no drop.
I'm honestly contemplating calling it quits once I hit 200 ...
It's just unbearable seeing every druid in Dalaran with it except me. I feel incomplete without it!
my hunter got this the other day me and my friends farm for this mount everyday all i have to say is that its well worth it not only does it look fantastic but it makes a fine addition to your mount collection (by the way only farmed for a week and saw it drop)
Have they removed the questline in 4.0.1?
With patch 4.0.1
it seems that
need a druid anymore to summon the boss who drops this mount. The mount
still drops, this is just Blizzards way to make the mount easier farmable with another classes.
(the fact that the mount still drops needs to be confirmed even tho my guess is that it still is there if u are lucky)
Got it finally on try 147. Also a guildie got it today, so i will double confrim myself that the boss still dropps this mount. Happy hunting
I also can confirm that this still drops after the new patch 4.01. When I first heard didnt need a druid anymore, I went this morning and solo'd it easily on my warrior, dps gear til boss, then tank gear for boss. Very easily done on a warrior or plate class, lost maybe 4k of 48k hp during boss fight. Didnt use any cd's or buffs or anything. No luck. So it reset at noon server and I went back about 4pm, did same thing and the mount dropped! My gf and I have been farming this mount for a loooong time with her druid and my warrior. Now she will prob be mad but we will keep at it til she gets it too! I tried to solo this on my mage also, got to anzu easily, but I just couldnt take the beating killing anzu and only could get it to 50% Anyway it DOES still drop.
I just ran H Seth today and to my surprise Anzu was spawned with the room empty of trash. Additionally The final pull before the final boss was removed as well. Either Blizzard changed it so you no longer require a druid that has completed Swift Flight Form quest to summon Anzu, or I experienced a very odd glitch. Due to the removal of trash, I'm inclined to believe this was intentional.
just in case anyone is wondering... as of 4.0 my enhancement shaman with emblem gear is able to solo this boss.
I -love- this! Thank you so much Blizzard! I hope it's not temporary. :3
Is there any guides on how to easily get to this guy as a non stealth class?
Can this instance be farmed as stratholme? i mean can i just keep resetting it?
As state under dropped by (
), you no longer need a druid to summon him after patch 4.0.1. The room he is located in is fully cleared of trash and only he remains there so you no longer have to summon him. Edit: He only appears on heroic and official confirmation was found at:
but is lost after the transfer of forums to battle.net.
For anyone wondering, this boss is fairly easy for an enh shaman to solo. Lowest I ever got on the boss was ~60% hp. Just make sure you use your MWs for healing, and having the stoneclaw glyph helps. Sadly I wasn't one of the lucky ones to have it drop on their first try.
I'd been farming Anzu for a few months earlier in the year, but i gave up after at least 50 - 60 runs.
So last Saturday i decided to start farming again (this was before i knew Anzu was farmable without a druid), so i brought my mage and my druid(2nd acc), when i got there i noticed Anzu was already summoned with no trash in the room, so i thought it was some sort of bug when 4.0.1 was deployed, though i still brought my Druid everyday.
Saturday it didn't drop, Sunday it didnt't drop, Monday it didn't drop, Tuesday it droped! and so did my jaw. Yes, i got it on my 4th run (or 64th if you like), very happy. !
You can solo without a druid , but it has to be on HEROIC. Cannot be summoned on regular without a druid in your party. When you walk in you should see the emotes of three spirits. (the birds). Go to the room, trash is cleared there already. Defeat boss and claim sweet loot!
As of patch 4.0.1 you do not need a druid to summon Anzu, he is just standing there in Sethhek Halls.
As far as it seems, the droprate has been increased too, I got mine in the 4th or 5th run.
Warlock - Mal'Ganis
My first attempt since it can now be done solo, and it drops.
After months of attempts and begging and rather unspeakable acts to Druids for tag-alongs, not to mention having to farm it for not one, but two drops... and I get it my first try alone.
Almost -has- to be done as Demonology. The Felguard has no problem holding together and killing the boss on his own. Spec into Health Funnel, drop your Hand of Gul'Dan during the bird swarm phase and it's a breeze.
EDIT: The pulls are obviously the hardest part of this instance. I can guarantee at least six pulls of pairs or more, the felguard must tank these. Take it slow.
I was extremely lucky, i just got the mount after three runs. It Indeed does drop since 4.0.1. I stealth-ed passed all the mobs until i got to anzu. When i did get there i Owned him. For people that never done it, he has this spell where 10 birds come out to fight him. You have to kill the birds before u can damage anzu. the sort of shield him, so if u kill 5 birds, i think u can do 50% of damage to him. Well i hope the best for you all who try this. Safe Huntings
PS: For the Horde
It's possible to solo this as a fire mage.
The fight is broken into three Anzu phases, separated by two points where he summons adds. The idea is to burn Anzu down quickly in the first phase, then use your mirror images on the second phase, and finally use combustion and ice block on the third phase.
Start off by using mana shield, along with an an on-use trinket if you have one. Start at maximum range with a pyroblast, then scorch, and then living bomb. All three will hit at the same time, doing as much damage as possible before the start of the battle. Fireball him while he runs at you, then blink away and DPS him until he goes invincible. Bandage up and recast mana shield, then AoE the birds.
Once all of the birds are dead, use your mirror images, which will keep Anzu off of you for the whole second phase. Once he goes invincible again, use a glyphed evocation, which should put you at around full health and mana, then recast your mana shield before AoE-ing the next wave of birds. Try to put some distance between yourself and Anzu while you do this.
Finally, recast mana shield and use your other on-use trinket if you have one, then DPS Anzu for as long as you can. Once he takes you down to about half health, cast combustion and then ice block, and he should hopefully die before the ice block wears off.
Watch your chat log/debuffs carefully for Spell Bomb so that you can remove it immediately. Even though Remove Curse is a spell, you can cast it on yourself without triggering the Spell Bomb effect.
You might want to wear a PvP trinket so that you can get out of one Paralyzing Screech, unless you're a human and can use your racial instead.
If you haven't cleared the two guards next to the entrance, make sure that you don't get too close during the fight, especially during the second phase. If you use your mirror images on that side of the room, they can aggro the guards from pretty far away.
Can a level 60 enter a level 70 heroic? im considering making a level 60 nilla twink and i could just have a friend clear seth halls a few times while im dead but not released (avoid exp but gain rep) till im honored and buy the heroic key, but will i be able to enter the heroic or even the regular version at 60?
Dropped for my druid today :) Ran it with a rogue
I hate to write this and I feel bad for the people who have been farming this a while.
A DK friend got this on his 2nd run since 4.0.1. I thought I'd give it a shot too and it did drop on my 3rd run. I was really suprised to see it drop that fast. I mean I have done more than 200 Baron runs without success and I yet have to see a ZG mount. The drop rate must be bugged or something.
It only took 67 tries but finally, it dropped. GL to the rest of you!
Easy to solo.. I would say the trash before the boss is harder to solo then the actuall boss :)
Just killed him but no mount dropped.
I have never been in this instance before, then read about how you can get the mount now.
I also wanted to raise lower city(tabard achievement), so went there on heroic.
I died several times getting the hang of it. As a previous said, some of the trash seems harder
than the bosses (particularly sometimes when I had two Ravenguard, or whatever.) This was
on my level 80 hunter, beast mastery, with some whatever gladiator's mail and other stuff.
Then I did finally kill him, and the boss, getting the heroic achievement for the boss. No mount, though ;)
I will try again today.
9 months. Everytime I played, usually 5 days a week, I ran this on my druid to get that mount. It took 9 months.
Today I ran it on my pally for the first time, it dropped. I was happy, but at the same time annoyed. Maybe its karma for killing the guy a couple hundred times and getting nothing on another toon. Its just too bad that this mount is going to be as common as a racial mount.
Killed this butthead every day since I hit 70 back in TBC. On the fateful day of October 18th of 2010 it finally dropped for me.
Over a year of kills and it FINALLY drops for me. I love it. I'm so glad I didn't give up. Don't give up, you'll think the same thing when you finally get it.
I finally got my mount today after almost a year of trying. I started doing it daily for about 3 months straight and basically gave up. I would run it maybe once a week, then it turned into once a month. Since this new patch I have been running it daily and today, the mount finally dropped. Good luck, it will happen eventually.
Ok, just a few days before my 500th try I got it. I must have stared at the loot for about 5 minutes until it finally registered. So keep trying, this damn bird has to drop eventually!
Can you solo this boss as a rogue? Ive been wanting to get this, had it drop once but the druid in the group won the roll
got this one today after like 2-3weeks of runs.
Anzu is soloable by a rogue with 6k+ GS or else with the stuns etc its kind of a wipe.
GL to the rest that are farming this specific mount.
I just got my Raven Lord today, it took me roughly 30 kills, so if you havn't got it yet, just keep killing Anzu once a day and it'll drop for you. Good luck :)
On Heroic, its asking for a key that you can only buy if you have hi rep with Lower City? Is there any way to get in otherwise?
Everyone can now go get this mount which is just great for a druid like me who used ½ a year to farm it. Thanks blizzard
i got it on my second try and its soloable as a rogue.
Pop evasion at the start, use recuperate b4 it banishes itself, keep FoK'ing adds.There you go!
I'm sure the following information has already been posted, but I'll repost in a concise manner what I feel is important to know.
This mount will only drop (*rarely*) on the heroic mode of the boss Anzu in Sethekk Halls, located in the Auchindon area of Terrokar Forest.
The heroic mode of this instance, like any heroic dungeon in TBC, requires you to possess in your keyring a key. In order to purchase this specific key, you need to be honored with the faction Lower City from TBC. Once you have done this, you can go purchase the key from the vendor located in, go figure, Lower City in Shattrath City.
Anzu used to require a druid in the group on a specific stage of a quest line in order to summon him. This is no longer required, he's just sitting there waiting for you.
None of his mechanics have changed.
The boss fight, imho, was actually easier than some of the trash. I won't go into specifics on the encounter, but I will say that as an elemental shaman well geared, I did need to heal myself several times.
I mentioned trash. Specifically, pay *careful* attention to anything named 'ravenguard' or any mob that casts spells. They will fook you up quickly. The ravenguards actually succeeded in killing me on one occasion, their enrage is *mean*.
Think that's everything that's important to know.
I've been after this mount ever since I found out about its existence and I've gone through those retched halls way too many times to count. I was fortunate enough to see it drop when I was on my paladin. However, I lost the roll to a mage who was helping me. Since then, the Reigns of the Raven Lord has only been but a myth to me.
After leveling up other alts and getting better gear I found out that I could solo this bad boy on my Deathknight! Realizing this, I farmed Anzu religiously. Expecting my chances to be greater now than before, I thought that it would only be a matter of time before I could finally sit on this highly sought after bird. I was wrong. Kill after kill i'd only get the belt or some other crap that would discourage me. I'd occasionally get epic gems and nearly crap myself thinking that I finally got the mount...but knowing my horrible luck on my deathknight, it wasn't.
While all this was going on I was dabbling with my druid and decided to see if he could take on anzu (being that he doesn't need to clear anything to get to him anymore). To my surprise, I could do it in my resto set lol. It took hella long and it was annoying as hell but it was doable. Now I found out that I could do this on 2 of my characters which means double the chances of getting it!
Weeks turned into months of me not getting anything and like most of you out there, I felt like giving up. What sucks even more was that my friend who would solo it on her paladin, got it right before she was going to meet up with me to do some BC stuff. Of course when she told me, my heart sank a little but I somehow managed to brush it off...until she later told me the next day that her druid got it too. I was about to punch a nun in the face when I found that out!
Seems like everyone was getting this mount but me! Whenever I would check people's achievement for it I would discover that it was within a month or week when it dropped for them. It would drive me crazy. When was it going to be my turn?
Then, lastnight a miracle happened and it finally dropped! I sat there and stared at it for about two minutes before looting it. I was so shocked that I felt it would rob me of my moment if I clicked it into my mount inventory. So, I waited lol. Whats even stranger was that after I got the raven lord I got the Razzashi Raptor mount from ZG right after. Thinking that was the end of my lucky streak for the night, I went on my lock to see if I could solo MGT and got the Swift White Hawkstrider off Kael'Thas. I couldn't believe my luck. However, the one thing that annoys me is that none of this amazingness happened to my Deathknight. My druid gets all the stuff my dk wants (ex: HH mount, Brewfest Ram, yadda yadda...).
Oh well! Happy Farming! :D
Just dropped for me :) Lost count on how many runs I've done already but I'm 19687 / 21000, just by killing the boss before anzu and that room he's summoned in. (from honored)
Feel extremely lucky, know people that have been farming longer then I have and still not seen it yet. I am one happy druid atm!
This post contains every up-to-date bit of information needed to farm for
But first, I am really surprised at the terrible quality of the comments on this page, as well as the staggering number of them. No one cares if you got your mount to drop on your first run, or after two years of farming.
Stop creating hundreds of comments that help no one else, are entirely self-serving, and make it hard for people who are actually looking for information to find it!
That is not the purpose of this website! If you want emotional support, an ego stroke, or to be congratulated, call your mother.
Please do your part in downvoting all the outdated, redundant, useless, and/or self-serving comments on this page. Sermon over, on to the FAQ!
Sethekk Halls is in Auchindoun, the massive ring South of Shattrath in Terokkar Forest. There are four instances here, but the one you want is directly East of you if you are standing in the middle. Anzu is only there on heroic mode, and thus can only be killed once a day. Now that mounts are account bound, it would be wise of you to all your alts that can solo the instance here daily to increase your odds of the mount dropping.
Instance Layout and Trash Concerns:
You no longer need the key to enter the instance on heroic, and thus don't need Honored with Lower City anymore as of 4.2.
Since the majority of people farming this mount are level 90 and have at least one brain lobe, nothing in this Burning Crusade dungeon should challenge you.
Most trash can be skipped, and should be in the interest of time. However, I find that just wrecking some packs instead of tip-toeing around can save time. Some
drop mind control totems, which may be concern at lower levels, and you'll probably aggro the pairs of mobs guarding the doorways, but other than that there are no other annoyances.
bosses are easier than the trash. The first boss summons elementals that despawn when he dies. Anzu is the second boss you come across (more info about him in a bit). The last boss teleports around and does a rather pretty (but useless) AoE. Once you kill this guy, a door opens to your right that takes you to the beginning of the instance and the entrance/exit should you want to continue doing things in Outland after your farming run.
Anzu, the second boss/the one that drops the mount, hits harder than most mobs in the instance. His stun or silence might hit you occasionally, and he banishes himself at roughly 66% and 33% health until you kill the birds he summons. Once he is banished, he gains a new ability called
, a debuff that damages you when you cast a spell, and most importantly, scales with your Int/Spell Power, meaning you might actually hurt yourself to a significant degree if you don't pay attention. To make it easy, he will also whisper you, warning you that you have the debuff.
The drop rate for the mount is 1-2%
. Nothing modifies that number. Not your number of kills, not some random theory you have, nothing.
I'd just like to encourage people to promote this mount for having the ability to fly as well, similar to how the Celestial Steed mount works.
I think it'd be wild to see this beautiful mount flapping those feathery wings.
Has anyone noticed that this achieve is a feat of strength? Has it always been?
For stealth classes that farm this mount as often as possible, I've gotten this down to a 5 minute run in-and-out so I have a couple small tips to speed things up:
In the main first room there are 2 Sethekk Guards that MUST be killed for the exit door to open once the Talon King is killed. If you do not kill them the door will not open and you have to run all the way back through the instance to exit(or simply hearth out).
For the first boss, I chose to kill him since it takes less than 30 seconds as a feral Druid but if you want to stealth past him I recommend getting out of stealth and running around him as his stealth aggro is much larger than his normal aggro to a level 85 player.
I'll skip any explanation regarding the Raven Lord because methods to kill him fill this thread to the brim already.
Killing the King is extremely easy, I know, but after a lot of testing it seems that the back door will GLITCH and NOT OPEN if you don't let him finish casting his SECOND Arcane Nova spell. This happens even if the guards are dead or even if the whole instance has been cleared so let him finish the cast, then you can happily finish wtfpwning his face off.
Hope this helps!
Even though it's quite easy to run through Sethekk Halls at level 85 now, as a mage I found it to be quite tedious and unnecessarily time consuming if I took care of the trash that litters the pathway to Anzu. So, as an Arcane Mage, I found that I could easily run through the dungeon without having to kill anything except for Anzu by simply managing my uses of Mana Shield, Frost Nova, Blink, and one Invisibility.
At the beginning, throw up a Mana Shield and run through the beginning guards. You can usually avoid pulling aggro on the first hallway, and even in the second room up until the guards at the start of the ramp. Once you pull intial aggro, Frost Nova your new attackers, Blink, and here starts the fun part of the run. Keep your Mana Shield up as much as possible, and Blink/Frost Nova once it's off cooldown. These are your basics. Improved Blink is nice, but not necessary.
Now, you should have a rather large group following you now, but here's where the the mobs actually help you to get through the dungeon. The Time-lost Controllers will Mind Control you, making you friendly to them and sending most of them back running to the beginning of the dungeon. You'll keep aggro with the Controllers and some of the nearby mobs, but it will keep less mobs attacking you.
Don't bother with Darkweaver Syth, since you will still have aggro form other mobs. Continue Blinking and running.
In the next room, you
get Mind Controlled, and it's a good thing. This will reset Darkweaver Syth and you'll end up with very few enemies following you. Continue running until you get to the entrance to the next room.
Now I had Glyph of Invisibility so I was able to pop Invisibility at the start of the room, but if you do not, run past the Avain Rippers for a bit, then pop Invisibility. You should easily make it past the rest of the enemies, drop all aggro, and end up next to Anzu.
This method allowed me to make very fast runs through the dungeon, and made farming Anzu a breeze. Just teleport out when you've finished, hopefully with your new mount. :D I just got him today, and I hope this was able to be of some assistance to you all. I wish all you mages and other mount lovers good luck at getting this beautiful bird!
Been farming this since approximately when I dinged 85, so I've only done say 20-ish runs non-stop, but I also farmed it for a while on my warrior with a paladin friend who healed me and agreed to pass (Lucky for me he doesn't care about vanity, eh?) - So total across my characters I've probably done about 200 or so runs.
There was around a month when I didn't farm for him just after cataclysm's release because I was leveling characters and just generally getting used to the new WoW.
But yeah, I'm a protection paladin and it's easy to do solo now:
Buffs: Give yourself Might (Kings is worse, you need the attack power), Seal of Insight, and Retribution Aura.
Flasks and/or Food: Not necessary but you can use them to speed up your kill speed, survival is so easy right now.
When you go in be sure to IMMEDIATELY run to the corner directly in front of you so that the two Arakkoa walking towards the corner you just passed don't engage, and then be sure to dip back so the Arakkoa and his bird pet don't engage either, that's those two mobs skipped straight off the bat.
You have to kill each mob in the doorways but other than that you can generally skip every mob, like in the first room, walk through the middle of it and turn left and walk between the two mobs, there is no problems evading them at all in my experience, and kill the two mobs at the doorway on the OTHER SIDE of the doorway, or you risk aggroing the pack near the door which you just skipped.
You can choose to skip Darkweaver Syth, which is faster, but I kill him because I'm starting to hate that instance and he's satisfying to kill. Each to their own and all that.
The Anzu fight itself is simple, start off by activating Avenging Wrath and hit him with 3 Exorcism's and an Avenger's Shield to pull, it's the highest damage output pull you can make. Then hit him with a judgement and use Arcane Torrent (If you're a blood elf) or Divine Plea, to get your mana back that much faster.
You'll be wanting to focus on using Shield of the Righteous on him for damage output, your Seal of Insight will keep you alive easily without the use of Word of Glory. You can ignore the curse he places on you (I forget the name), but be sure to know when he's casting the stun, and throw down a Consecration as he's casting it, so that you are constantly dealing damage.
When he banishes I'd advise you stand away from him so that you can see all the birds you have to kill and then move away from their corpses when he comes back to engage, just so you can see his body easier when it comes to looting.
There's not really that much more advice I can give on this fight as an 85 Protection Paladin, because it is extremely straightforward in both the getting to him and the killing itself.
Thank you and good night.
-Miedzi, Saurfang EU.
Just calculated, I'm on 267 runs including today's which I'm about to do.
Very easy to solo as a Warlock or any class at 85.
I found it best to solo as Demo for the AoE but I started farming it as Destruction.
The first pack you can run past, same with the 2nd you can but depending on where you're they path they might aggro when you get the ones guarding the door.
In the first big room its easy to manoeuvre past all the packs but I got the guards at the end so it opened up the door once I finished (I do H MgT after so its quicker to go to Shatt and take the port that Org->UC->Fly over).
The only packs you have to fight as a non-stealth class are the ones guarding the Doors, on the first boss I just pull them with me to the boss then blow all my AoE/CDs to quickly kill the boss and the surrounding trash/adds.
After that just bypass most mobs, the only ones I had