World of Warcraft Cataclysm: Cataclysm Zone Rare NPCs – Poseidus
Where to find Poseidus: Poseidus is located within the Shimmering Expanse in Vashh’ir, spawning and patrolling around 4 separate locations on the map. You can click the numbers by the thumbnail above to view screenshots of Poseidus, his spawn and patrol locations and his unique loot.
World of Warcraft Cataclysm Poseidus Stats
Poseidus is a level 81 rare type npc with 3 special abilities to use. Poseidus is a seahorse rare creature, and is capable of being soloed by characters looking to take him down. This NPC was originally added in patch 4.0.3 of World of Warcraft.
Health Points: 55,780; Mana: 0
Ability – Bubble Charge: 8-25 yard range ability with a 2 second cast time. The Bubble Charge ability charges the targeted character in a shower of bubbles that deals Frost elemental damage.
Ability – Bubblebeam: This 30 yard range, instant cast ability shoots a cone of bubbles from the front of the casting creature, which deals frost damage to any characters caught within.
Ability – Seascape: Special ability that causes Poseidus to attempt to escape from combat and regenerate health. Damage taken cancels the healing effect.
NPC ID: 50005
Poseidus has no loot drops as of the time of writing (patch 4.0.3) however he does drop a TON of gold, usually somewhere in the range of 80-130 gold. This makes him worth more, in gold, than most other rare creatures, since even blue items disenchanted versus being vendored for gold, may not be worth as much, although this depends on the current going rates of enchanting mats on your server.
In the Cataclysm beta, Poseidus did once drop the Reins of Poseidus mount item, however as of the live retail release, this is no longer the case, and the mount item he used to drop is no longer available in the game as of patch 4.0.3.
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