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Captured Firefly

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  • Captured Firefly
  • Use: Teaches you how to summon this companion.
  • Sell Price: 12s 50c
A Firefly pet

The Captured Firefly item summons and dismisses Firefly, a firefly companion that follows you around, meaning it is a non-combat pet and will not aid you in battle.


Captured Firefly drops from Mob Bogflare Needlers in Zangarmarsh.

It also has a chance to be listed on the Black Market Auction House by Breanni, for the opening bid of 1,000g.

Pet Journal

Commonly used by sporelings as a light source as they navigate the waterways of Zangarmarsh, this luminescent insect helps them avoid the dangerous bogflare needlers.


flying Flying: Gains 50% extra speed while above 50% health.
+50% damage from Magic -33% damage from Beast
Level 1 Level 2 Level 4
[Scratch] [Confusing Sting] [Swarm]
▲▼ ▲▼ ▲▼
[Slicing Wind] [Cocoon Strike] [Glowing Toxin]
Level 10 Level 15 Level 20


The drop rate of this pet is roughly 0.1% (one in every thousand kills) and takes an incredible amount of patience and determination in order to get one. Due to the difficulty of obtaining one, and thus their rarity, they can sell for fairly large amounts of gold on the Auction House, at least as far as pets are concerned. The table below shows the cumulative probability of getting at least one after a number of kills.

Probability of at least one drop in X kills
Number of Kills 100 288 401 693 1386 2302 2995 4603 9206
Cumulative Probability 9.5% 25% 33% 50% 75% 90% 95% 99% 99.99%
Neither the drop rate nor cumulative probability increases based on the number of monsters you have already killed.


This once had the flavor text "Still flying...". This is a reference to Joss Whedon's series Firefly. The spaceship in the series is of the Firefly model, and after a terrible day, the ship's Captain observes "We're still flying".[1]

The model used in WoW for fireflies is a wasp model not a firefly.

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