Drop Rates in Zaralek Caverns Not Increased

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WoW Community Council
#1 - June 3, 2023, 11:13 p.m.
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Since the “hotfix” to make rares the “Non-focus” of the caverns, the supposed drop rate increase does not seem to have been applied. At all.

Let’s take for an example the rare Karokta. The mount it drops (Cobalt Shalewing) remains at an abysmal .08% drop rate. This is the lowest drop rate of any mount from a rare within the games history. This is like Pre-Boost Pandaria World boss mount drop rates from a rare that is not easily farmable. Shadowlands rares dropped mounts at a 2% drop rate per kill.

Why is the Cobalt Shalewing so low? You have multiple threads in general discussion complaining about this specific rare as well as the drop rates of things like drake customs and toys that dont seem to have changed even with the hotfix that made Zaralek Caverns a literal ghost town.

We also were never told what the primary focus of Zaralek Caverns is if it’s not to kill rares. So what IS the primary focus of the new zone? And why does it feel like the drop rates were not increased at all?

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Community Manager
#10 - June 7, 2023, 10:59 p.m.
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Just wanted to let everyone know that the Cobalt Shalewing’s drop rate has been hotfixed and has been brought in line with other similar drops.

Thanks to everyone for pointing this out!