This NPC is part of the Mechagon's
Rest in Pistons
- 56.88 52.10 (Junkwatt Depot: Requires
Smashed Transport Relay
, which has a small drop rate from minions that spawn for 1 minute during
's Drill Rig DR-JD99 drilling.
-- 87.90 19.60 (Sparkweaver Point)
-- 22.02 69.17 (Roams the north side of the second-most big isles in Western Spray. Only seems to spawn when Reclamation project and/or Flame Turret projects are available)
-- 51.69 41.57 (southwest of Bondo's Yard)
-- Only spawns when Mylune is in Rustbolt with daily quest: Aid from Nordrassil. Follow the link to learn how to summon him.
-- 37.28 43.82 (Toothy Shallows: Requires
Hundred Fathom Lure
65.90 26.94 (Sourback Hideout cave)
- 58.65 23.58
-- 80.14 24.84 (Sparkweaver Point: patrols north to south of the coordinates, near the cave)
-- 60.66 42.22 (Bondo's Yard: Spawns as a neutral giant mech-gorilla. Requires: Beastbot Powerpack to turn him on. First timer?
Blueprint: Beastbot Powerpack
at 60.93 41.57)
-- 63.03 25.68 (Only spawns when Drill Rig construction projects are available. Drill Rig DR-TR35. Scrapbone's Hollow cave in Scrapbone Den)
-- 59.78 67.05 (Requires: Drill Rig costruction project. Cave, south of Junkwatt Depot's wall)
-- (a cave north of the Junkwatt Depot's wall. Only spawns when Drill Rig construction projects are available. Drill Rig DR-JD41. Drops
Blueprint: Scrap Trap
Steel Singer Freza
-- 25.29 77.55 (Western Spray)
- 61.25 60.49 (Junkwatt Depot)
The Rusty Prince
- 57.21 58.38 (Future Mechagon: Junkwatt Depot)
-- 66.46 58.81 (The Outflow: Only spawns when Drill Rig construction projects are available. Drill Rig DR-CC73. Inside the Crumbling Cavern)
The Scrap King
-- 72.27 50.12 (The Heaps)
-- 77.26 44.68 (The Heaps)
-- 38.21 53.02 (Inside the Rustrock Cavern in Toothy Shallows)
-- 41.26 34.88 (The Fleeting Forest)
- 66.11 50.10 (The Heaps: follow the link to learn how to summon him.)
-- 55.64 26.37 (Scrapbone Den: only spawns during Drill Rig construction projects)
-- 19.25 80.26 (Western Spray: drops
Blueprint: Rustbolt Kegerator
-- 64.13 78.86 (The Outflow: top of mountain)
-- 81.94 21.35 -- (Tinted Cave in Sparkweaver Point. He is friendly. Follow the link to learn how to turn him hostile)
Ol' Big Tusk
-- 56.22 35.92 (Requires Drill Rig construction project. Drill Rig DR-TR28)
-- 68.39 48.27 (The Heaps: only spawns when Drill Rig construction projects are available. Drill Rig DR-CC88. Inside the underground Crumbling Cavern)
Gear Checker Cogstar
(Only spawns when a certain amount of Upgraded Sentry are killed. They say "Bzzt... unit defeated... request immediate support... Szzt. Cogstar yells: Distress message received! Gear Checker Cogstar reinforcing target area." He spawns where that last Upgraded Sentry died)
-- 50.08 46.46 (The Fleeting Forest: roams northwest to southeast of these coordinates. He is immune. Follow the link to learn how to kill him. Drops: Blueprint: Armored Vaultbot Key)
- 52.98 62.38 (Junkwatt Depot)
-- 72.85 54.06 (The Heaps: Only spawns when Drill Rig construction projects are available. Drill Rig DR-CC61. Inside the Crumbling Cavern)
rare is located in The Heaps Mechagon.
Part of the
Kill mobs in Junkwatt Depot/ the Heaps and you will see rare messages in the chat.
Killing enough mobs should spawn the rare at the location around the Heaps.
For TomTom users:
/way 66.51 51.82 Gear Checker Cogstar
Note that this rare has several spawnpoints around Mechagon. So far, I've seen him spawn to:
To the area in front of the Junkwatt Depot fortress
To the island with mechagnomes in Western Spray
His spawn location
to be tied to the location where
mobs are killed. I.e. if the amount of mobs to trigger him is killed in the Junkwatt Depot, he will spawn there.
Has a chance to drop
Unlike all the other “Ultrasafe Transporter…” items, this does not craft a toy. The
is a consumable. Crafting a stack of 5 takes 1
(Note on farming: I can’t recommend trying to farm this rare, given the far apart spawn points. At least not until you have flying. I spent over 2 hours farming the Sentries, only to have it spawn somewhere far away so I couldn’t get to it before it was killed.)
Pop now on 41.28.
He just dropped the Whirring Chainblade for me so its not just the enforcer rare that can drop it.
Was killing sentry gnomes for about an hour, mostly on the island and near Boilburns cave, killed one on the island, instantly got his shout about re-enforcing the area, but couldn't find him anywhere, was a pretty quiet night, don't think anyone else could have killed him in the time i scouted the island, Thought perhaps he might be similar to King Gakula, but his message seemed rather imminent. so dunno yet
Confirming that killing enough sentries spawns this rare - upon death, the sentry says some lines to the effect of 'unit damaged, requesting assistance'. Then Cogstar spawned just next to me. Cogstar's /yell seems to be the response to this sentry's dying SOS.
It would be nice if we can confirm the number of sentries killed, but the mobs are too spread out to get some useful data as of yet.
Earlier this week when i was farming sentries to trigger cogstar, i managed to get the voiceline(the one where sentries request backup) to trigger, however he never spawned. today the same thing occured, has anyone else had this problem?
Edit: happend again the day after, already sent multiple bug reports
Edit 2: aaand it happend again. my theory is that if a hunter pet/warlock pet or similar gets the killing blow and the voiceline triggers it wont spawn, all 4 times this occured i was farming in beast mastery spec
Done the grind thrice. My thoughts..
First in a group of 5 & we were quite aggressively 'at it' for about 30 minutes. Nothing. I apologised, left group, zoned back to my own realm to see him standing right there. Got the kill. Tried to pull in the leader of the group but sadly Cogstar was already at 30% & he reached late.
Next time I went alone at an absurd hour with noone else killing sentries. Took me about 40 minutes. Not too aggressive, I farmed nothing but sentries while doing a couple of rares in between. Finally one of them called for backup as it died & there he was.
Finally I went in during peak hours with plenty of people doing the farm. Even with so many people farming, took over 30 minutes after which he announced in chat. Thankfully someone posted his coordinates & I got the kill, & blueprint.
There does seem to be an element of time involved, not just how 'many' sentries u kill. Killed many more when I was in the group than when I was alone. It is quite reliable though, and it will happen as long as u don't get bored.
My suggestion.. go in at a time when there are plenty of people.. grouping up will make it easier to communicate when he spawns. While staying in the general area, mix up the farm with some rares & quests because no matter how many you kill, it will take time.
Killed bunch of upgraded sentries outside of Junkwatt Depot and upon dying one of them said: "Bzzt... Unit defeated... request immediate support... Szzt."
After couple seconds saw big red targeting circle next to the sentry and Gear Checker Cogstar spawned on that circle.
I encourage people to make groups for this guy when he pops up, he seems to be rarer than rust feather/arachnoid. I know he doesn't drop a mount but it's really handy to have that teleporter recipe on alts. What's worse is that it's not a 100% drop rate and doesn't seem to be a super common one either, they should do like they did with rustfeather and the jetpack recipe and increase the drop rate.
Also his spawn rate seems very random, there have been times I'll be farming spare parts in the heaps and he spawned back to back in like 5 minutes othertimes I've sat there for literal hours farming not even to see him spawn anywhere else. He is definitely a rare that spawns based on kills but it seems like a random amount. Would love to see a GM ticket on this for clarification or at least a better idea of how this rare works.
Whenever a sentry anywhere on the island (and I think alternate future too) dies, it has a small chance to summon cogstar for revenge. It's final words are:
"Bzzt... Unit defeated... request immediate support... Szzt."
If you see that, within a few seconds, a large red target can appear on the ground, and then Cogstar spawns in. If you're lucky. Use those few seconds to prepare a chat announce where he's going to show up, because you'll be busy soon if he does (especially in WM).
If he spawns for someone else, he can be anywhere on the map Sentries are (so like half the map), you'll only see his zone-wide emote in chat after he shows up,
"Distress Message received! Gear Checker Cogstar backing up target area."
Because it's easy to miss the chat, you can add an audible alert. Head to where you think he's most likely to be based off of the day's quests, etc. And good luck on
The following code will play a sound of a mechagnome saying "reinforcements to these coordinates". You'll have to run it each time you log in or /reload, if you want the audible alert. To turn it off, /reload
/run ChatFrame_AddMessageEventFilter("CHAT_MSG_MONSTER_YELL", function(f,e,m,npc,...) if (npc == "Gear Checker Cogstar") then PlaySound(132200) end return false,m,npc,... end)
if you're still farming on multiple characters, and don't remember whose done it:
seems to be if the drills are up cogstar will only spawn from the drills, which is a very rare spawn.
People really don't seem to understand this. He spawns where ppl are killing sentries. This can change a lot depending on what quests are up. For instance, sometimes there are a lot of sentries on Western Spray Island and some quests so he'll tend to spawn out there.
Otherwise he can spawn in the Junkwatt Depot or The Fleeting Forest.
So part of the challenge is, when you see his emote, figuring out where he spawned.
Just because you're killing sentries doesn't mean someone else (or a lot if quests are up) isn't killing them in another location.
Just saw 3 spawns in under an hour, in a mass destruction parts raid in the depot. We pulled everything we could and piled it up and AOE'd it down. Cogstar popped up 3 times in the middle of the destruction pile. I still didn't get the drop I was looking for from him in 3 times.
This rare is such a pain to farm!
Basically, you have to kill an unspecified number of Upgraded Sentries to eventually trigger his spawn. Considering that the sentries are scattered all over the zone, he can spawn anywhere. Imagine killing tons and tons of sentries only for some other player all the way across the zone to get that lucky kill. So now you have to fly around like a maniac until you sight him or rely on the kindness of others to tell where he spawned. If you miss the rare, it's back to farming more sentries. Seems to be completely random to how many you have to kill. Sometimes he spawns within 5 min. of his last spawn, and other times it takes 3 hours of killing Sentries. Cogstar just seems to pop in whenever he feels like it. Most of the time, im under the impression that Cogstar is taking a vacation somewhere completely aloof to the mountains of his dead Sentry comrades that i've created.
To add further insult to injury, the blueprint that he drops is actually useful! A TP to Mechagon? Yes please! But for a supposed "9% droprate" it seems to be much lower. Been killing this rare every single day for the past 4 months and have yet to see a blueprint. Considering that I farm Mechagon everyday for the Mecha-Done achievement, a teleport would be very handy!
Can't wait to get that blueprint so I never have to try and find this rare ever again! At least with the other rares, they're in a predictable location with a predictable respawn timer. But not this one. To any others who are also trying to farm for this blueprint, all I gotta say is "good freak'n luck!"
EDIT: Finally got it about 2 weeks ago! And yes, this blueprint ended up being the very last one I got... In an ironic twist of events, I only got about 2 uses out of this blueprint teleport before finishing up Mecha-Done. But it's done now. I wish the rest of you the best of luck in your achievements.
From the map for Tomtom users for possible farming / spawn points.
/way 51 49
/way 56 59
/way 59 52
/way 67 54
While farming spare parts at 57,59 I had this guy spawn twice, in just over an hour or so.
Now after a week of farming spare parts I can say this guy spawns pretty reliably. You just have to be prepared to commit mass-robo-cide. After enough kills to create 11 spare crates I generally see him once or twice.
As of 9.0.5, I've been trying to make him spawn over a couple of weeks killing Upgraded Sentries on the far island and everything in the Junkwatt Depot. Heard the "Bzzt... Unit defeated... request immediate support... Szzt." phrase over a hunder times, the Gear Checker Cogstar is yet to spawn. I began to doubt that he actually still spawns. Can anyone confirm that the rare does spawn in Shadowlands?
P.S. Can confirm that he indeed spawns in 9.0.5. Seen in spawn 5 times in the 24th of April. On several occasions it didn't take much time to make him spawn. He spawned once next to the Gemicide cave entrance during the Drill Rig DR JD-99 excavation after killing 6-7 Sentries that had spawned to destroy the drill rig. There was nobody else in the zone killing Sentries or NPCs at Junkwatt Depot. Other times he spawned in the Junkwatt after "Bzzt... Unit defeated... request immediate support... Szzt." phrase from a dying Sentry gnome.
It was during the day when all construction projects were available. Rotating daily quests were: Cogfrenzy's Construction Frenzy and Unprofitable Ventures (if that's relevant).
It is still unclear as to why sometimes one can kill NPCs at Junkwatt for hours with no result and other times it doesn't take more than a several deaths of Sentries for Cogstar to appear. Could be a combination of the availability of certain construction projects and daily quests, could be something else entirely.
I am having difficulties getting him to spawn. In fact, I have never gotten the "request immediate support" from Sentrys in the two weeks I've been farming. I am 225+ ilvl hunter and I am two-shotting mobs with my auto attacks. I think the sentry's are dying too fast to spawn him. Is any other high geared players having the same problem?
anyone have any tips for faster spawn? it's been ridiculously difficult to spawn in low pop server... I can only get it to spawn once a week or so.
tedious now that Mechagon's population is much lower.
In my attempts to get
to drop, I have used this route:
Some anecdotal stats for the curious:
1010 x kills on
only spawning twice.
This is the only rare I have left.. Send help.
kills later, and 9 kills on Gear
dropped and I got Mecha-Done!
to summon him today.
Killed thousands of Upgraded Sentries, finally got the distress message,
but he didn't spawn.
Continued some more but to no avail.
The construction projects that were up that day:
Charging station & Reclamation Rig.
The quests that were up:
Toys Like us & Clues Abound
The western island was full of Upgraded Sentry so I killed a whole lot of them, but I didn't see Gear Checker Cogstar spawn a single time that day.
Not sure what affects his spawn or if it's a bug.
I went back in the middle of the night after 3:00 AM, so technically the same day since it hasn't been reset yet.
sentry, and he spawned! I was happy but confused. Kept killing some more sentries, and
(and with all I mean the ~7 next sentries I killed)
of them gave his distress spawn message, though he only spawned once...
NO CLUE what's going on here, must be some kind of bug.
Thanks Rozz22 for the information in the comments!
For anyone that doesn't read the reply comments, Rozz22 said "I think for anyone reading this who is targeting him for the blueprint, you shouldn't waste too long trying to spawn him since he may have an unknown condition"
( or bug)
- "causing him not to spawn. If he doesn't appear relatively fast (hour or less) probably leave it and come back later."
Psst! I finally got the blueprint today! Yay!
Is blizzard finally going to fix this rare mob? I get the "Bzzt... Unit defeated... request immediate support... Szzt." message and yet he doesn't spawn. I'm getting really tired of this %^&*.
Looted the print today after 16 daily kills. Fun fact, I got the bzzt..szzt message and then no cogstar, so I tried again for like 5 mins, was about to give up for the day, and bang next gnome I killed spawned bzzt...szzt = cogstar, and he dropped it for me! Finally! Oct. 23, 2022
Perfect place to farm this rare is the Western Spray island. In a very small limited area, there are several
with a really short re-spawn time. As soon as you cleaned the entire area, the first ones you killed re-spawned already, so you can come back over and over killing them pretty fast to force Gear Checker Cogstar to show up. Additional, there are a couple of random daily missions that takes place in the same area: If you're lucky and those missions are up, other people will be there killing as many Sentries as possible, making this task much easier.
Yeah, like many others have reported, I too killed A LOT of sentries, and managed to get the "special message, requesting backup" 3 times, and nothing spawned. This was done in Warmode, at Western Spray island.
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