Turning an enemy into a turtle is an important ability every mage should know. I am playing with a new mage who will soon be needing this critical skill. Unfortunately, I don't have the tome to teach it handy.

Before Cataclysm, the tome dropped in the Zul'Gurub, but this raid was removed by the shattering. Happily, there is a blue post (ie from a Blizzard employee) confirming that the tome will still be available somehow. But the post is not even slightly specific about how the tome will be available.


How do I get a Tome of Polymorph: Turtle since Cataclysm?

(I'm watching the auction house in case someone puts up one that dropped from the old source, however that may be gold prohibitive, and will quickly become unreasonable to find. I want to know what the new source is.)

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As of Cataclysm, you can now acquire Tome of Polymorph: Turtle by fishing. It's a random reward from any school of fish in the new level 80+ Cataclysm zones (Mount Hyjal, Deepholm, Twilight Highlands, and Uldum).

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    Any fishing spot? All the commentors in that thread have fished it up from fish pools in the new Cataclysm zones.
    – user2974
    Dec 16, 2010 at 4:46

As of today? You buy it on the auction house.

As of today, "Other Means" has not been elaborated upon.

Looking forward, I'd keep an eye on The Amazing Zanzo in Dalaran. With the removal of the old Polymorph Pig quest in Azshara, he now teaches that spell, and I wouldn't be surprised to see Turtle added to him, if it's not added as a rare drop from some zone or boss.

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    You're right, today I probably won't get a useful answer. I keep forgetting that Cataclysm itself isn't actually out yet, because the world has changed, and I'm playing with low level characters. Dec 1, 2010 at 0:51

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