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Inv box birdcage 01
  • Captured Firefly
  • Item Level 20Disenchants into:
    Not disenchantable
  • Use: Teaches you how to summon this companion.
  • "Still flying..."
  • Sell Price: 12Silver 50Copper
CapturedFirefly

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.

Source

Captured Firefly drops from Combat 15 Bogflare Needlers in Zangarmarsh.

Notes

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.

Trivia

The phrase "Still flying..." in the tooltip may be a reference to Joss Whedon's series Firefly. The spaceship in the series is of the Firefly model, and after a terrible day, the Captain of the ship observes "We're still flying".

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

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