This page summarises how to catch Borean Man O' War.

Borean Man O' War

About Borean Man O' War

  • Value (uncooked): Vendor: 8c
  • Cooking:
    Cooking:
    • Black Jelly:
      • Requires level 75 to eat.
      • Restores: Health and mana over 60 seconds.
      • Recipe: Cooking trainers outside Pandaria.
      • Ingredients: Borean Man O' War (3).

Catching Borean Man O' War

Where to Catch Borean Man O' War
WaterAreasNo-Junk SkillCatch RateCommon Catch
% of CatchSample
Borean Man O' War SchoolCoastal: Borean Tundra190%
1045
Open WaterInland: Crusaders' Coliseum?60%
W'headBorean Man O' War
Open WaterNamed Coastal: Borean Tundra, Dragonblight, Grizzly Hills, Howling Fjord47520%
849Rockfin Grouper
Open Water55020%
849Rockfin Grouper

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Comments about Borean Man O' War

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Borean Man O' War

  1. donquixote235, November 2008:

    Does this fish have any purpose? I've been scouring the web looking for something, anything, that it can do, but to no avail (other than for feeding a pet). It's a white item, and a mouseover shows that it's "Trade Goods", but that's about all I can find.

  2. Oberweiss, November 2008:

    donquixote235 wrote:

    Does this fish have any purpose? I've been scouring the web looking for something, anything, that it can do, but to no avail (other than for feeding a pet). It's a white item, and a mouseover shows that it's "Trade Goods", but that's about all I can find.

    I have yet to see a use, but remember that the Lightning Eel started out this way as well. There wasn't a use for them (aside from pet feeding) until a patch added in the Argent Dawn quest and then later the Stormchop recipe.

  3. Norrinir, November 2008:

    Not yet. Blizzard already said that they plan to add another trade-skills recipes in future. I guess this is one of them...

  1. MrMT, November 2008:

    Wouldn't a man o war be a jellyfish?

  2. Tezuix, November 2008:

    yes its a jellyfish

  3. bombcar, December 2008:

    According to WoW Europe:

    Our chefs will need to undergo years of training in order to be able to cook the correct parts of this creature and even then cooking it into other foods may be dangerous!

    Seriously though you are more than welcome to suggest culinary delights you would like to see this fish in on our Suggestions forum here http://forums.wow-europe.com/board.html?sid=1&forumId=10024

  4. Gumbomcnasty, January 2009:

    Tezuix wrote:

    yes its a jellyfish

    Just nitpicking here.
    This is common misconception as Man o' Wars are not jellyfish. They can resemble jellyfish, but that is about as similar as they get. Siphonophores are colonial 'creatures' in that they are comprised of a very large number of individual specialized polyps and medusoids that all share the same dna but remain individuals while serving a singular purpose in the 'colony'.

    The more you know~

  5. Syllis, January 2009:

    Gumbomcnasty wrote:

    Tezuix wrote:

    yes its a jellyfish

    Just nitpicking here.
    This is common misconception as Man o' Wars are not jellyfish. They can resemble jellyfish, but that is about as similar as they get. Siphonophores are colonial 'creatures' in that they are comprised of a very large number of individual specialized polyps and medusoids that all share the same dna but remain individuals while serving a singular purpose in the 'colony'.
    The more you know~

    Are you saying that the Man O' War is similar to the Borg, ie. it's not actually an individual but multiple components?

Useless Northrend fish...any plans?

  1. kiwibear, January 2009:

    Anyone know if Glassfin Minnow, Borean Man O' War, or any other currently useless fish will have recipes soon?

  2. el, January 2009:

    Soon; no: There is no new use in the next patch (3.0.8). [A use for Glassfin Minnow was added in a later 3.0.8 test version...]

    There have been official hints of future use (beyond Hunter pet food).

    This is the first time pools have appeared for "useless" fish. But in the past catches have initially had no use: Lightning Eel, Plated Armorfish and Felblood Snapper. The first eventually gain several uses, the last eventually became junk.

    Blizzard's approach to professions seems to have changed in WotLK: In The Burning Crusade almost everything was available at launch, with very few additions for the next 2 years (Jewelcrafting the biggest exception). In WotLK, most professions fade out before skill 450. I hope that means there will be lots of additions before the next expansion - and professions will evolve alongside new raid content.

  3. vineoak, February 2009:

    it is used to make etheral oil,alchemy.this is used to make water walking elixir

Borean Man O' War

  1. hanspech, September 2010:

    Hello folks,

    first of all, please excuse my bad language.
    After years of playing WoW I startet fishing some weeks ago. My character build up slowly fishing and cooking skills and I was surprised how much content this two professions provide. The quests, events and little eastereggs are realy freshening ... if you don't overdo it. I think 10-20 minutes are a reasonable effort.

    But now I'm a little stuck and I hope you can help me out!

    To boost my cooking skill I need some "Borean Man O' War", but where can I catch some?
    Are they only available in fish-schools?
    I try to fish in different coastal regions without any success.
    Maybe it depends on my fishing skill? I reach around 410 without pole and lure.

    I hope you have a little hint!
    Thank you very much in advance!

    Best regards,
    hanspech

  2. el, September 2010:

    What might be confusing is that Borean Man O' War are normally caught from "named" coastal open water in Northrend. That means a sub-area within the zone, not an area that simply shows the zone name. I should probably add an explanation wherever it currently just says "named". (Edit: I've added help tooltips to the Fish Finder, to explain what "named" and "unnamed" mean.)

    Also keep in mind that the catch depends on the place the bobber lands, which sometimes has a different name to the place you are standing.

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