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Pet Battle: [20-22] Howling Fjord

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Neutral Neutral
Idles about.
Vocalizations (on-click)
3 allowed
Mists of Pandaria
Patch 5.0.1 | Posted: October 4, 2012
Level 0: Health 0Power 0Speed 0
Requires Pet Level: 1

100% Hit Chance 


Chomps on the enemy, dealing 433 Critter damage.

Vs. Undead

Vs. Humanoid
1 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 10

100% Hit Chance 


Deals 236 Undead damage.


The user is healed for 100% of the damage dealt.

Vs. Humanoid

Vs. Aquatic
Requires Pet Level: 2

100% Hit Chance 


Spits Poison goo onto the target, dealing 98 Critter damage each round and increasing damage taken by 25% for 3 rounds.

Vs. Undead

Vs. Humanoid
Requires Pet Level: 15

100% Hit Chance 


Flings a sticky goo at the target, dealing 197 Elemental damage and making it impossible to flee for 5 rounds.

Vs. Mechanical

Vs. Critter
Requires Pet Level: 4

100% Hit Chance 


Instantly deals 295 Beast damage and increases your speed by 100% for 1 round.

Vs. Critter

Vs. Flying
4 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 20

100% Hit Chance 


Burrow under the ground, becoming unattackable for one round.


On the next round, you attack, dealing 591 Beast damage.

Vs. Critter

Vs. Flying


Beasts deal 25% extra damage below half health.


Damage Taken 

50% from Mechanical abilities

33% from Humanoids abilities

Howling Fjord — Northrend
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Picked up a rare as a secondary from a rat in the yard outside of the catacombs :)

Jul 26, 2020 at 5:39pm | Edits: 0 | Cenarius-us | Pets: 0 Compare collections | Score: 0
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I was stealthing around the catacombs looking to check this wriggly guy off my list, and noticed some were drastically larger than the others. I was quite happy to find that their unusual size remains even after taming - and by large I mean from tip to tail she's bigger than my Dwarf!

Jan 21, 2019 at 4:30am | Edits: 0 | Sargeras-us | Pets: 435 Compare collections | Score: 2023
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 i got a blue H/H  first maggot i fought in the catacombs 

Feb 22, 2018 at 8:45pm | Edits: 1 | Aggramar-us | Pets: 1079 Compare collections | Score: 7754
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I took the advice of others in this post and looked in the catacombs, great advice because you can find several there and they respawn quickly. The best I found was a common, but I took it, thinking i would upgrade later with a stone.  I decided to fly around the area to collect a few more missing pets and at 75.82 / 45.85 I found a rabbit that had a secondary decouring maggot Rare!  Yea me!  Right before that very nearby I got a Rare toad that was secondary to a skunk.  Good luck!

Jul 16, 2017 at 3:26pm | Edits: 0 | Mok'Nathal-us | Pets: 1231 Compare collections | Score: 9589
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Took a few tries and a few accidental kills, but I got my rare tonight in the catacombs just after 1am (server) right by the pile of bones in the west hallway. It was the last pet I needed for Northrend Safari :D

Jun 10, 2014 at 1:19am | Edits: 0 | Medivh-us | Pets: 980 Compare collections | Score: 6220
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If your character is not high enough to AOE the zombies in Cats, try hunting the Fjord Worg Pups around (30,60). I found a green and blue Devouring Maggot as addons after only 5 battles with the Pups.

Jan 28, 2014 at 10:50pm | Edits: 0 | Thrall-us | Pets: 357 Compare collections | Score: 1960
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The catacombs are a treasure chest of stuff.  Took about 35 kills to get my rare Devouring Maggot, but in the process got a rare Turkey, rare Fjord Rat, and rare Maggot (not devouring).  Start your Howling Ford pet gathering here...!!!

Jun 12, 2013 at 11:03pm | Edits: 0 | Doomhammer-us | Pets: 1232 Compare collections | Score: 9847
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The Utgarde Catacombs (at 56,49) basement is wonderful for Devouring Maggot collection, if you did not already pick up your rare as a secondary while collecting in Howling Fjord.  Surrounded by rapidly respawning zombies (AOE at 85+).  As a druid you can stealth in and start the pet battle.  Feel free to kill the Devouring Maggots that are not rare, stealth again and grab the respawn - they respawn pretty fast, you won't wait often if you are clearing the floor of pets.

Apr 26, 2013 at 9:17am | Edits: 1 | Madoran-us | Pets: 897 Compare collections | Score: 5122
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Utgarde Catacombs is definitely the best place to find this pet, though it requires alot of time and patience. My best advice would be to take a high enough level Night Elf Hunter, as you have the option to shadowmeld or feign death right by one that you can battle and stay hidden so that you can do so without having all of the zombies on you leaving you in combat and unable to fight.

Apr 20, 2013 at 9:43am | Edits: 0 | Suramar-us | Pets: 1699 Compare collections | Score: 13592
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The catacombs is the place to go, if you are high enough.  I was fine as a 75 pally tank.  The hardest part is getting an unobstructed view and out of combat at the same time.  Once you figure out a technique that works for you, you never have to leave as they respawn quick enough.  Be patient, took me about an hour or so.

Apr 5, 2013 at 9:56pm | Edits: 0 | Ravencrest-us | Pets: 1173 Compare collections | Score: 9383
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Captured Uncommon as a second to Maggot Halgrind (50, 54) southwest of Utgarde Keep. Tons of uncommons attached to the regular Maggot spawn. Even got some rare Maggots. 

Feb 23, 2013 at 3:44pm | Edits: 0 | Turalyon-us | Pets: 619 Compare collections | Score: 3288
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Got mine behind a fjord worg pup on the island...

Jan 22, 2013 at 6:02pm | Edits: 0 | Proudmoore-us | Pets: 689 Compare collections | Score: 3976
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I used the Left skull catacombsentrance and went straight to the bottom zombie pit, The zombies were annoying but not much of a hinderance, first 5  and 7th and 9th were grey or white quality the 6th 8th and 10th were green. 11th was my blue :D



Try and clear both rooms and behind the stairs. Behind the stairs you will get the "Pet battle obstructed" error, but perseverance pays off in the end.

Jan 22, 2013 at 3:43pm | Edits: 1 | Frostmourne-us | Pets: 934 Compare collections | Score: 6072
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If you dont want to go down into the catacombs, these pets can show up as a secondary pet to anything in the zone.

Jan 7, 2013 at 12:36pm | Edits: 0 | Darkspear-us | Pets: 524 Compare collections | Score: 2344
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Thank you for the hint about Utgard Catacombs.  I got one there tonight, and finally got credit on the Northrend Safari (this was my third time collecting the devouring maggot).  Apparently Blizzard has fixed the achievement bug!

Dec 23, 2012 at 6:12pm | Edits: 0 | Galakrond-us | Pets: 576 Compare collections | Score: 2996
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I just confirm Kobh info - a really easy place to farm these is the UTGARD CATACOMBS. As long as you are 85+ you can survive in there indefinately. Much easier for those of us with spec that let you deal with multiple mobs at one time. I used chain lightening. becasue the spawn rate is so fast it took me 10mins to get a rare.

Dec 23, 2012 at 2:58pm | Edits: 0 | Turalyon-eu | Pets: 410 Compare collections | Score: 2074
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BEST PLACE FOR THESE IS THE UTGARD CATACOMBS! (easy way in is be on the south side of Utagrad and there is a right skull and a left skull cave entrance go in the LEFT SKULL!) If you are ~85+ then just go in kill a few so you are standing off to the side not in the pat of these fast respawning mobs but close enough to click on the D-maggot and click and battle. Some are in obscurred fight areas so just move around or on to the next one.

Dec 18, 2012 at 4:33am | Edits: 0 | Alexstrasza-us | Pets: 724 Compare collections | Score: 3660
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If this is still not showing up for you, try catching a maggot then relogging. that worked for me :)

Dec 15, 2012 at 3:29pm | Edits: 0 | Nazjatar-us | Pets: 1658 Compare collections | Score: 13227
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The achievement Northrend Safari is still not recognising when this pet is captured. I had one before 5.1 and just captured two more, but still no credit.


submitted bug report

Dec 6, 2012 at 4:16pm | Edits: 0 | Proudmoore-us | Pets: 1490 Compare collections | Score: 11920
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I tried using the friends method but I only got grays... so I thought to try the catacombs.  Stood on the step and AOE'ed the first 3 gouls.  then I grabbed the first D.Maggot which was rare.   I tried 2 others which were uncommon (logged out and left for others).  This seemed to be a better spot than hoping a 'friend'  would be a D.Maggot if you want better quality. 

Dec 4, 2012 at 8:31pm | Edits: 0 | Frostmourne-us | Pets: 442 Compare collections | Score: 2144
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Howling Fjord teems with the ever shifting cycle of life. When a creature dies, its body is quickly consumed by maggots, which in turn pass those nutrients on to a number of other creatures.
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