So why is Spawn of Krag'wa Mythic-Only?


(Maizou) #1

Title, TLDR at Bottom. (Minor story spoilers about the 6 main Zandalar Loa)

I was reading the dungeon Journal about the Council of Loa fight since 3 pets drop. For some reason NONE of them can drop in LFR, despite the fact even Mekkatorque’s mount can. (??? What Blizz? Even in MoP there were pets in LFR) Paku’s and Akunda’s pet can drop in Normal and Heroic…

However, then I realized that Krag’wa’s pet only drops in Mythic. Now, for those unfamiliar, the fight is simple in theory. You fight aspects of the Loa, AKA their most powerful follower (AKA Tyrande is the Aspect of Elune). Throughout the fight, after an Aspect is killed, one of the Loa is randomly selected to begin joining the fight at intervals to do their ability. In LFR and Normal, only Kimbul, Akunda, Paku, and Gonk are capable of being summoned, as they are the only Loa with Aspects.

(Krag’wa has no Aspects, as all of his followers were killed by Blood Trolls, as you learn during Horde questing, and although you recruit one for him, she wouldn’t be strong enough by then, and Bwonsamdi I assume doesn’t care enough to send one of his followers to protect Dazar’alor, or Rastakhan is his Aspect.)

However, in Heroic, Krag’wa is capable of being one of the Loa randomly selected to enter the fight. And Bwonsamdi is capable of being summoned in Mythic. (I assume they have a higher chance of being summoned, simply because otherwise what’s the point of heroic/mythic only mechanics?)

Anyway, this raises the question, in the TLDR form:

TLDR; If Krag’wa is capable of being summoned in Heroic, why doesn’t the Spawn of Krag’wa have a chance of dropping from Heroic or Higher? Why is it limited to only Mythic?


(Symbioserous) #2

This is nothing new, I believe the same thing happened in Panderia, where some pets did not drop in LFR.

They do it to make the rewards of doing harder content feel more exclusive, and also to add value to resale when put on the AH.

Just head back in their next xpac when the instance becomes soloable, if you havent lost interest by then.


#3

I agree, mythic only blows. normal/heroic should have a shot at them. IMHO.


(Dyngdawng) #4

Yes but they all drop in all other difficulties, not just mythic. This one, i agree, is super annoying.

It is one thing to hide pets behind different types of content like raids or whatever, but this is 2nd only behind the ridiculous pvp pets at honor 400. Prob going to have to wait until next expansion to get it, i doubt it will be cheap on the AH. I havent raided mythic since MOP, and I dont plan on starting again.


(Zunde) #5

In pandaria the only pet that had a difficulty requirement was the viscous horror which only dropped on normal or above.

It’s crap that this pet is mythic only i suppose my wallet will be drained into the hands of some lucky raider who has no interest in pets