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6-10-2009 @ 11:12AM
When do rare mobs in vanilla WoW respawn?Do they respawn at the same time every day?Do they respawn after a server restart?Are there any exceptionally oddball rare mobs (say, once every 4 days)?
6-10-2009 @ 11:21AM
It varies from mob to mob. Some are more rare than others. I believe some are on a once per week respawn, but I'm not sure. It's been a long time since I worried about that.
6-10-2009 @ 11:55AM
I was leveling a Shaman alt and was looking for good weapons to pick up as I level. One of them drops off of a rare mob in Alterac Mountains, and I was curious as to how likely I was to find the rare mob, or how much camping I'd have to do to kill him on my main.
6-10-2009 @ 12:10PM
I recommend looking him up on wowhead.com. The comments section will usually let you know the respawn timer.
6-10-2009 @ 2:03PM
"I was leveling a Shaman alt and was looking for good weapons to pick up as I level. One of them drops off of a rare mob in Alterac Mountains, and I was curious as to how likely I was to find the rare mob, or how much camping I'd have to do to kill him on my main."Like Josin said, the comments section of wowhead.com is your best bet for this information. However, why worry about it? Generally, you get enough new gear from leveling in level-appropriate content that you don't need to worry about specific upgrades. There are a few exceptions, like defense trinkets from Outland, maybe, since there aren't any trinkets in Northrend with tanking stats before heroic instances. And if you're planning a twink then you need the best at whatever level, of course. For leveling, though, anything you get in Alterac Mountains will be replaced in STV or Dustwallow Marsh.
6-10-2009 @ 3:18PM
There is in fact one defense trinket before heroics, seal of the pantheon from normal Lokenhttp://www.wowhead.com/?item=36993
6-10-2009 @ 3:57PM
Yeah, wowhead is probably the best to check. On a personal note I will say that leveling my alts through Azeroth I have found way more rare spawns now that everyone is in Northrend. Even during BC I found a lot more than I usually did. When I leveled my first toon I think ran into one rare mob, as opposed to 4-5+ on my later toons. Just saying that the effort you may need to put in to get a rare spawn might not be as hard as its made out to be on the comments at wowhead.
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