If you’ve been exploring Zaralek Cavern, you will have noticed that there are lots of treasures to find and puzzles to solve. It’s a lively zone, and it’s a lot of fun if you’re a completionist.
One challenge that stumped me for a while was the Struggling Mothling puzzle.
How do you get a Moth-Pilfered Pouch from one of these critters? It’s not immediately obvious, but it’s worth doing as the rewards can be quite lucrative.
Here’s a quick guide on what to do with Struggling Mothlings in Dragonflight to help you get a Moth-Pilfered Pouch, including visual examples of how to solve the puzzle and what you can get for solving it.
How to Get a Moth-Pilfered Pouch
To start, head to Zaralek Cavern and find the Shimmering Towers area.
This area looks a little bit like Zangarmarsh, with lots of blue and green tones, crystals, and passive enemies. It’s in the Eastern area of Zaralek Cavern.
Once you’re in the right area, look for a Struggling Moth. There’s a few of them in the area and they’ll be flapping around, quite low to the ground.
When you find one, simply run into it.
If you’ve ever played hacky sack or the game where you try to keep a balloon from hitting the ground, it’s essentially like that. You’ll need to run into the Struggling Moth before it hits the ground again 5 times in total.
You can track how many times you’ve done this by keeping an eye on the Struggling Moth’s buffs, as it will keep score automatically for you. The buff you want is Fly High! which you can see in the example below.
The easiest way I found to do this without dropping the Struggling Moth was to keep an eye on the shadows on the floor. As the Struggling Moth gets closer to the ground, a circular shadow will appear and get larger, which will let you track where to run.
After you’ve bounced the Struggling Moth into the air 5 times, it will run away from you.
Follow it, as it will drop the Moth-Pilfered Pouch.
Once it drops the Moth-Pilfered Pouch, you’ll be able to open it and get your reward.
The rewards can vary, but I got a great trinket called Underlight Globe, Whelpling’s Shadowflame Crest Fragments, a Dragon Isles Supply Cache, and some Flightstones.
What to Do Next
Once you’ve solved this puzzle, why not look around for some others to solve? The Dragon Isles are full of puzzles and riddles, and Zaralek Cavern has some really fun ones.
In particular, look out for Fealty’s Reward and the Molten Hoard treasures. These aren’t straightforward at first glance, but are simple to solve once you know where to start.
Keep an eye out for mobs to farm for Profession materials, too. There are lots of mobs in Zaralek Cavern that you can farm for Skinning materials, which is a great way to level up your Profession and make some extra gold in the meantime, too.