As one of Lost Treasures hidden around Pandaria, the Staff of the Hidden Master has five different spawn points – all within Paoquan Hollow in the north-western part of Valley of the Four Winds. I’ve been lucky enough to spot this item twice. Once on my hunter while questing in the area and then later on Cymre while pet battling a critter.

Staff of the Hidden Master sticking out of a tree

19.1, 37.9

You can only see these items once per toon (like the Riches of Pandaria).

Staff of the Hidden Master leaning against stump

15.4, 29.1

I was only familiar with a couple of the spawn points but I made a mental note of the remaining locations listed on Wowhead. For the next two hours, I made sure I checked each coordinate btwn killing the same mobs over and over, collecting eggs and finishing my trials.

After completing the quest chain, I decided to check each location one last time so I started killing the beasts around the first set of trees. Knowing I was on the wrong side of the tree, I hovered my mouse around the base and couldn’t believe my eyes when my mouse highlighted the Staff of the Hidden Master. CRAP! I had to kill these things bloody quick!

StaffAggro Staff of the Hidden Master

Eye on the prize

I killed the handful of mobs while manoeuvring myself in an attempt to take a pic of the staff before someone came along and grabbed it before I could. Luckily, no one did.

Staff of the Hidden Master – Spawn Points

  • 15.4, 29.1- on the hill just north of the Hidden Master’s hut
  • 17.5, 35.7 – hidden within the bamboo trees
  • 19.1, 37.9 – sticking out of the side of the tree
  • 15.0, 33.7
  • 19.0, 42.5 – under a tree

Staff of the Hidden Master on the back of a female Blood Elf
Staff of the Hidden Master with a beer kegFemale Blood Elf holding the Staff of the Hidden Master

If only I had a staff to mog. =/