I’ve been spending some time lately trying to fill in some of my missing achievements (haven’t we all?). One that I have had trouble with is “Medium Rare.” You have to just find and kill one Outlands rare mob. Yes, just one. (Which is annoying, as I know I’ve killed at least half a dozen before Achievements were introduced. Oh well). The competition for mobs that grant Achievements has been pretty rough lately.
There are 20 different rare mobs in the Outlands that could be killed for the “Medium Rare” achievement:
- Shadowmoon Valley:
Many of these mobs used to be elites only be killable by a group. In patch 2.4, Outlands rare mobs’ hitpoints were reduced and elite status removed. They are now all soloable.
Rare mobs in the Outlands have multiple spawn points, and will path over a fairly large distance. This makes them very difficult to track down.
Here are the collected spawn locations of the mobs on one map:
What I had taken to doing (from a suggestion I read on the forums) is to make a macro that I can spam while flying a rough path over these dotted areas. It will target any rare if there is one nearby. I’ve been using the macro in conjunction with an addon called “RareFinder.” RareFinder alerts you in your chat pane and combat text when there is a rare mob nearby.
/tar Ambassador J
/tar Bog Lurk
/tar Chief Engineer L
/tar Coilfang Em
The names of the mobs had to be abbreviated so that it would all fit under the 255 character limit on macros.
There is a follow-up achievement to “Medium Rare” called “Bloody Rare.” It involves killing ALL the mobs on the list. At this point, I think I’d be lucky to just find one!
I really wish the rare kills for achievements carried over and included Azerothian mobs, too (perhaps as its own achievement).