Found it @ the Vale-side gate of the Setting Sun, NW to Setting Sun Garrison, Vale of Eternal Blossoms. Coords: 13.9, 58.6
Dropped a 440 ilvl blue only.
Pretty easy Mob, we 3-manned it but I suspect it's soloable. At least by a disc priest as I did fairly well against him on level 87.
There's 2 things to watch out for:
His blade Flurry is lethal. You got 1,5 sec when he casts to move away/behind him. Do this.
His tornados are equally lethal. They circle around where they are cast, so you can easily move away from them with.
Confirming that he can be found at 13.9, 58.6, right in front of the Gate of the Setting Sun. It appears to be a phased area, but if you move in close enough you can still get him to appear without doing any quests in the area.
He drops various ilvl 440 capes, as well as
I killed him around 4:30 am est on Stormrage, and again at 5:40 am, so he appears to have a very fast respawn timer, probably due to being necessary for
A Worthy Opponent
Could We Find More Like That?
Dropped Cloak of Tranquil Clouds 440 caster cloak.
Found him right in front of the Gate of the Setting Sun, and decided to kill him. I moved back a little as he attacked me to avoid the tornado and blade flurry abilities, but unfortunately I must've wandered too far out and I entered another phase, which caused him to disappear. (I entered the road zone right next to his spawn point). Upon returning to fight him again I discovered he had already been tagged by two other people. I don't know if anyone else has experienced him disappearing upon moving 10 yards away from the square, brick-dotted plot of land he spawns on, but it is quite infuriating.
I soloed him as a shadow priest. Its a quite simple fight actually. He does tornados and blade flurry once in a while. Run away from tornados and dps when he does blade flurry (He stands still while casting it). You can easily take a few normal hits from him, but the tornado hits for 100k+ So be aware of those.
for me and no gold. They are BoP so bring a friend :)
Part of the Achievement
For a full guide on all the rare elites of Pandaria go to
in the guide section.
Killed and dropped vanity trinket. Just does the same moves as every other mantid rare, as a warlock i just kited him and then got off my big spells after avoiding his initial blade furry.
Soloed this guy a few minutes ago on my level 88 hunter. I literally ran into him due to the phasing issue...running along went to look at the gate and bam, into him plus his wasp guards. ran back out and dropped aggro with the phasing making all of them fade away. My Silver Dragon and NPC scans did NOT pop for him until I literally ran into him, with the phasing, so if you are looking for him and haven't done quests to remove phasing, walk right up to his little brick courtyard to check for him.
Ate a food buff, popped camoflouge and walked back to him till he phased back in for me, then skirted to the side of his courtyard off by a tree, fairly close to the big wall, and the phasing stayed so I could see him. Dropped my XP guild standard and pulled his guards one at a time to clear the area. Seems best idea so you don't have them to deal with plus possibly the phasing issue-then you don't lose your rare to someone else. ;)
Standard mantid abilities that are no trouble at all for any ranged class-sent in turtle to keep him busy and just kept firing away, staying out of range of his tornados and blade fury, turtle hardly took any damage, a mend pet now and then was just fine. My expertise and hit are not capped so got some misses and dodges, but other than that didn't have much trouble taking this guy down.
Got the trinket and Agi cloak (hooray-something actually goddam useful for once, other rares always drop the stat things I don't need).
Gave me over 400,000 XP at level 88, level 20 guild, the lowly 5% guild standard out, and a little bit of resting XP left.
If you pull him with a ranged attack, the mobs around him won't aggro.
If your melee and you have any sort of latency you can forget soloing this guy, by the time you see blade flurry casting even if you run immediately in any direction it will still hit you.
I found out something VERY helpful completely by accident. On my rogue I pulled him with a throw so that he came alone. Every time he'd Blade Fury or send out the tornados, I kept backing up or strafing. Suddenly he got put into what looked like a deep freeze to me. I thought somewhere there was a mage who had decided to help me out. Then I saw a Pandarian -- maybe even two, I'm not sure -- fighting him from behind. For a second, I thought they were other players. Then I realized they were NPCs. In kiting him, it turns out I had run into Setting Sun Garrison, a little southeast of his starting position. I just kept avoiding his big damage, running in and hitting him when it was less risky. The NPCs took care of the rest and, might I say, made QUICK work of him. I remember even seeing him stunned at one point.
So range pull him, and methodically kite him (because who knows if he'll break and evade) to Setting Sun Garrison. Easy money!
You must be sure to do the majority of the damage or you will get no loot drop
. Just tried this same tactic with my ret pally, but I got no loot when the fight was over. I came back to Wowhead to see if anyone else had had this same experience and saw the posts below my original comment. Apologies to those who, like me today, tried the kiting suggestion and then got gypped.
slain right after I watched a level 88 druid solo this mob, so they may share a spawn timer.
I tried twice solo as a level 89 hunter and again at level 90. It's difficult, but soloable if you have good control of your pet, and remember to mend pet a lot.
And I felt like a jerk for doing it, but after I got unlucky with a bad tornado once, I came back, and while I was waiting for my cooldowns, someone else tagged him in another phase. So I used my pet to taunt, and ran him away until he reset. I don't know if I took the kill away from horde or alliance, but I got
so I didn't feel bad.
located at about 14.3, 58.0 in the Vale of eternal Blossoms next to the gate on the far west, drops the trinket Bottled Tornado (sorry, working on posting links :\)
Mantids are a pain in the butt to fight, mostly because of blade flurry, just watch for the cast and avoid it, another ability he casts is called Tornado which summons a tornado that moves in a circle... AVOID dont worry about Windsong, just a movement/attack speed buff
for more guides on rares check out wowmartien's channel on the rare elites of pandaria
All Mantid rares share the same three abilities. The two you really have to watch out for are Tornado and Blade Flurry.
Tornado will summon a whirlwind which will circle around a small area. It deals huge damage in a short time, so stay away from them at all costs. They despawn after about 2 more casts of tornado from him, so kiting in a triangular pattern would be best.
Blade Flurry however is the real killer. He will start to cast the ability, which has a short cast time. When done, he will channel the ability, doing massive damage in a cone in front of him. For melee, I found side-stepping the attack much more reliable than attempting to get behind him. The attack cone apparently starts at the center of his hit box, while the angle of the cone up close is very narrow. I would still save a mobility move for this however, since even side stepping sometimes won't save you either.
So kite away from tornadoes and be ready to move on an instant's notice, because Blade Flurry will kill you if you stand in it for more than a second. Save something like Heroic Leap, Blink, Shadow Step or another movement ability for Blade Flurry. While casting he does not change his direction, so there is no worry of getting hit after using such an ability.
Before attempting to kill, make sure to clear the mobs around him first. No need to make the job any harder than it needs to.
This was the third Pandarian rare I've run into this morning alone on my 87 dk.
Fight was pretty simply, just don't get hit by blade flurry and stay out of the tornadoes. Took ~5 minutes. However, this was the only of the three rares to only drop one piece of loot, no green satchel of loot, and the piece it dropped was agi, so the 5 minutes was really only worth it in xp (500k) Nonetheless, perhaps RNG wasn't on my side with this particular kill. He is soloable by sub 90s, like others have said.
One tactic I found to make this fight and all other mantid rares easy is to just keep walking backwards while fighting. This will keep you from getting hit by his tornados and blade flurry. =)
I just killed this guy on US-Windrunner/Alliance. As a hunter, he is soloable, but you have to have very good control of your pet. You can't just sit there and keep healing your pet while you unload on him. He has a couple of abilities that hits for massive damage and will kill you and your pet. When you see the ground start to erupt or you see a tornado forming, pull your pet out. I kept mend pet on continuously so my pet didn't drop below about 200k. He's 245k normally. I used a gorilla with a tanking spec.
I've been camping this guy for a while now and it appears he spawns every 1-2 hours. Like a previous post has said. If you pull him towards the guards nearby he will be stunned and easily taken down. This is extremely helpful if you're a melee.
Not an Easy Solo! I'm 90 Destro Lock and it took me, a lvl 90 Monk, and Warr Tank to take him down. As a ranged its easy to avoid the tornadoes, but the Tornado Harsh Winds hit me for 157k nature dmg which one-shot me. He also one shot the Warr and Monk.
We found that you MUST AVOID the tornadoes. The melee kept him moving and out of range of the tornadoes. Range should stay ranged, pets help. This guy hits hard. In the end, he still managed at about 30% to one shot the warr and monk and aimed in on me. I used Soulshatter
as he ran for my pet, I laid into him for the final kill. He dropped
. This fight is a Great test of strength.
Oh a side note, the monk and warrior were both phased, but we all 3 were able to attack him and loot the items. Hope this helps.
Took a few tries, but solo'able as an 88 Elemental Shaman. Pop Fire Elemental, let him tank for a few while you nuke. After he dies, pop Earth and repeat. Bloodlust on the first Elemental, as the 2nd has trouble holding aggro. Using the shield totem helps a ton as well.
Don't know if it was just a random issue, but I was having issues with him Evading if I got more than 15 or so yards ahead of him. I wouldn't recommend kiting much further than that. It sucks to see his health go from 10% to 100%.
I'm a crappy geared 90 hunter. I died 1st go because i stood in his little wind but kiting him around just a bit at a time worked for me.
KIte him to the daily zone :p watch out for tornados and his blades they will 1 shot you :p
I'd love to act like I have some sort of magical epiphany, but what I'll recommend is really not that clever: if at all possible for your class, never stop walking backwards. Never.
I had tried this mob out on my main (a Ret Paladin) a good 6-8 times, and each time a single Blade Flurry one shotted me. I read about kiting him to the Garrison, so I figured I'd use them to help out on my last attempt for the night.
The trick is that they never did. Never pitched in, never moved from their spots, even if I dragged Kal'tik right over the top of them. So I kept walking backward.
Here was the key: as long as I never stopped walking backward, latency was never an issue, because I was already in motion while he was casting it,
even if I couldn't see it happening
About a minute's worth of backpedaling and it was done. Down to one mob (Nalash Verdantis) and then the chase is finally over. I hope this tip helps at least one person out there who was wondering what was wrong with them, not being able to avoid that Blade Flurry.
Soloed today on an 85 Blood DK. A couple of minor points for anyone attempting to get him at 85:
He doesn't seem to be linked to the other Mantid in the area. As such, pulling him with a ranged character should be easy. At lvl 85, I was able to pull him with Death Grip without pulling his guards.
Also, he is visible across phases, and, in an earlier kill, when pulled in one phase, was attackable by someone else in another phase (though I will note that we were grouped, this may not apply in general).
As for the fight, it was just attrition: Keeping up my diseases, staying out of the way of tornadoes and his Blade Flurry, and using self-heals as appropriate. (The next thing I need to work on is getting used to using my damage reduction abilities rather then saving them "just in case I need them later")
Gear-wise, I'd built my way up by killing the rares in the rest of Pandaria until I had a full set of tanking gear from them (apart from the cloak, which was the Str DPS drop from this zone, and the neck slot, which was an ilvl 346 tanking neckpiece). The cloak has since been replaced, as happily, he dropped the tanking cloak :D
The fight took quite a while (as expected), but my health generally stayed above 75%, with the occasional dip below 50% when I wasn't quite fast enough at moving away from the Flurries.
If anyone has any advice for other classes trying to solo him at 85, I'd more than welcome it; I'd really like to get the Agi DPS cloak for my rogue or hunter, but I am quite terribad with them at the moment, due to neglecting them since they hit 85, midway through Cata.
Okay, almost #$%^ my pants. I'm a hunter, he had about 100k hp left, aggro'd on pet. I'm like, alright, time to loot this guy! I thought the tornados were harmless cause for some reason hunter pets don't take damage from them? NOPE. Took 172k every second 3 seconds, died.
Luckily he died at the same time so I was able to loot him when I rezzed but jesus.
ALL ATTACKS/SPELLS USED BY THIS RARE AND ALL OTHER MANTID RARES HIT HARD ON MEELEE CLASSES (Death Knights, Warriors, Paladins, Druids (in tank/dps spec), Rouges, and Monks) AND PLATE WEARERS, SO BE
If your class is
meelee (Hunter, Mage, Shaman, Warlock, Priest) and if you have a pet with you (Death Knights have
, Hunters can use any pet, Warlocks have
, Mages have
, Shamans can use
)) use your pet to tank throughout the fight.
is important if you're a meelee class, so be careful not to get too close to him, the best way is to run a little ways away from him.
- Avoid this, again, if meelee, just kite him around until his buff wears off.
- You can see a little tornado swirling around in a cirle, STAY AWAY from it and move from a different location.
Wash, rinse, and repeat until you kill him!
Good luck! :D
IIRC the mantid rares were easy mode on my hunter, but in general you have to carefully kite them. It is a slow and extremely annoying process. I just did Kal'Tik on my L88 DK and it was an 8 minute process of mostly watching diseases tick, with the occasional melee attack. You really can't let tornados touch you so you need to be moving almost constantly. For melee I don't think there's a real trick or shortcut to doing them .. you just have to kite kite kite with a dot/bleed/whatever on them and not fall asleep before they die.
I recently killed Kal'tik for the first time and actually received a drop not on his drop table and was wondering if im the only one. upon killing him i received one of his BoP cloaks and a
. i was amazed because i had been trying to find one of the rares that did drop it and had very little luck. i was just wondering if anyone else had this happen.
soloed this guy easily as my frost dk. pull the guys around him first with death grip or death siphon, which don't aggro the rare, then after dealing with them apply diseases with outbreak and proceed to do as much damage as possible with obliterate and frost strike. he used the tornado first, and when he does this pull him about 10-15 yards away from it so that you aren't hit and then about five seconds after this he will use blade flurry. found this no problem, just wait until you see the ground start to 'erupt', or when you see him stop doing anything, or just simply wait until you see him start to cast it with 'cast bars' turned on. when you see this, gtfo of there, you could just move forward a bit, but because the cone is pretty narrow, you can usually sidestep him as long as you move enough. As my death knight is pretty well geared I managed to kill him before he used any more of these two moves. something to watch out for though is windsong. this caused a fair bit of damage to me over the time that he was using it, but thankfully it doesn't really last long enough to do a significant amount really. Didn't wipe once, and didn't need the help of the Setting Sun Garrison. another thing to watch out for as well is when you move away from blade flurry or the tornado is not to move too close to the wall, as there are other adds there that will attack if you get too close, and can be a nuisance.
How I soloed as a lvl 88 warlock. 260k hp, demo, voidlord pet.
Set pet on
and pull. Once he moves away from the other mobs set your pet to attack him and
Your main focus is to keep your pet alive
IF IT DIES YOU DIE
other than that continue to dps him down healing your pet when nessisary. I only had to use 1 Healthstone, to make sure I had enough health to channel to my pet.
Enjoy your new ilvl440 cloak. (ps, the cloaks only req. lvl 85!)
1.He can be seen at
with Golden Lotus
2.The garrison guards however
, so the aforementioned kiting method will not work in this case.
3. I assume you would still be able to "backwards-walk kite", have not tried it yet though
If you'd like to have a little fun with Kal'tik (and why not, he's a fun guy) but find him all too easy on your well-geared 90, here are a few little games you can play to give yourself a decent challenge:
Fight him while staying within the bounds of the stone area he's found in.
This makes it far harder to dodge the tornadoes.
Fight him with all adds, but without killing any of the adds.
Stay within range so they don't de-aggro, and try to take Kal'tik down while enduring his full team :P If that's too hard, try pulling half the team, or allow yourself to kill the adds before Kal'tik (but still pull them all at once).
Combine both of the above suggestions
, and fight him with full adds inside the stone area. Even harder.
Kite him to the Shado-pan fire circle
(without picking up any NPCs to help you) and defeat him while remaining inside the circle, and dodging the fireworks there ;)
5) Last but not least,
kite him north to where Kang the Soul Thief can be found.
Fight them both at once. Of course, you could do this with some of the guard adds involved...
If, like me, you find most of the "world PvE" elements of the game to generally be incredibly easy, and are looking for a genuine solo challenge, give some of these a try, or make up your own!
This must be one of the most annoying rares of all! Killed him 12 times, including for the last 7 hours, and it won't drop. I'm loosing my mind. I don't know if this rare will disappear in 5.4. So I gotta camp him.
So frustrated right now. 20% droprate for god sake!
I just pulled and kited him to the Setting Sun Garrison, where some guards took care of him. Just don't pull too quickly, or he will return.
Should be noted that as of 5.4 killing him will net you 220 reputation with both
The Black Prince
"The Mantid will cover this land, and devour all who oppose use!"
"...Wait, 'use'? What does-- *GANKED*"
Clever mantid... Distracts grammar nazis like me with a well-timed misspelling, leaving us open to his Blade Flurry.
So, level 100s, don't um think that 500k health is going to save you from blade fury. Not that I am speaking from experience or anything. :X
Kal'tik the Blight
Welcome to CRZ where Rares are rarer when they were current
Kill times I saved from today (when I finally got
13:38 (1h 26min)
15:08 (1h 30min)
16:11 (1h 3min)
Pretty low amount of samples, but as for most Pandaria elites I'd assume it has a respawn timer in range of 1h and 1h 30min (with ~5min variations).
Though the hardest part is to nail that first kill of the day, since it is usually a target of
farmers and toy hunters.
Confirming that this creature does spawn at regular intervals (although the frequency of this spawn seems long) as of the date of this posting.
这个 NPC 能在这些地区找到：
杀死此 NPC 后您可获得：
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