New Spirit Beast in Mists of Pandaria?

Update: Folks, this news item was a speculative post I threw together early last year after seeing a data-mined image of what looked like a Spirit Beast. Obviously, most of us now know that this is a level 90 Monk talent, however, please be sure to visit this post here if you’ve reached this page hoping to see some new Spirit Beasts added in Mists

I’m a little behind on the recent wave of MoP updates, but for those of you who’ve seen this…

Ummm…is that what I think it is?

Mists of Pandaria Spirit Beast

New Spirit Beast or just some flashy non-tamable NPC?

If this is in fact a new Spirit Beast model, I imagine a few of you out there will probably want to tame it. ;)

Yeah…that has to be a new Spirit Beast in MoP. Introducing that tiger model into the game and not allowing hunters to tame it would just be far too cruel.

Any of you plan on going after it? :)

Comments

  1. Andy says

    I saw this on my server! either it was a druid, a hunter pet or a GM, but it was attacking a Mob in Ogrimmar.

  2. Rick says

    canceled my account a while ago because wow STOLE volley from me, will not return till they restore it and not only speaking for myself but others also RIP wow!!

  3. TreasureHunter says

    As of now, this beast cannot be tamed. It is a model for a spirit that monks can summon in combat. Please refer to mmochampion’s updated class ability animations. Although there might be some changes and more spirit beasts to come before release.

  4. Applles says

    Although that tiger looks magnificent. Having a spirit beast spider with a glowing white web trap ability would be amazing.

  5. Kruaser Windrunner says

    That pet will look good in my collection. (Made my hunter so when bored i tame cool looking pets) and that’s one baby imma tame asap! Give me where and Spawn timer on it and ill wait for a month

  6. Julie says

    Nothing in beta is tameable yet but to give you context wanting to tame this is like wanting to tame Thrall. It’s a god not a pet and yeah classed as elemental and as you know we can’t tame elementals (the jade cat which is the re-skin of skarr but green is also classes as a elemental right now.)

    Here is a video of the blue tiger god as well as the yak god and the cloud serpent god:
    http://youtu.be/rx8-YIgwLnI
    http://youtu.be/UXwxdwfm_DY
    http://youtu.be/VJQaGtxm97Q

    The crane god is in a dungeon and seen singing in one of blizz’s offical vids on MoP.

    It’s beta guys so things may change but for now these are gods/elementals and untameable.

    • Jessie says

      This is true, he is a god like Har’koa in Zul’Drak and his/her name is Xeun and there was two cute little versions, their cubs, that play around and talk to each other.

      Definitely untameable sorry.

      • Gryzor says

        In response to all the people noting that “This pet is an Animal God” (based on Baihu/Byakko of the Four Celestial Beasts, obviously): have we all forgotten what Loque’nahak’s title actually is?

        True, this is speculation, but I believe that Blizzard might eventually include a similar looking beast as a tamable version. “Might” being the operative word. If they receive enough of a positive response from the Hunter community then we might see it in a later MoP patch, if not early on.

      • Gryzor says

        In response to all the people noting that “This pet is an Animal God” (based on Baihu/Byakko of the Four Celestial Beasts, obviously): have we all forgotten what Loque’nahak’s title actually is?

        True, this is speculation, but I believe that Blizzard might eventually include a similar looking beast as a tamable version. “Might” being the operative word. If they receive enough of a positive response from the Hunter community then we might see it in a later MoP patch, if not early on.

        And yes, to the person who wants a Spider spirit beast: I actually want a Wind Serpent spirit beast this time around, it would most definitely fit in with the Chinese mythos.

  7. Mark RiGGs says

    I cannot wait to tame this! I’m ready to stay up day and night if i have to. I CAN’T WAIT!! <3 :D

    • Julie says

      Oh I get the ? BTW lol…. just if someone jumps in and doesn’t read it’s not a pet. There is also a awesome crane with all glittery red – nova explosion like, effects and that is another boss.

      There are certain zones these guys reign – like jade dragon etc.

      Would be nice to be able to tame like some other bosses of the past, but for now it carries the elemental tag.

  8. says

    Even the regular old tigers have a beautiful new skin. And I’m hoping the cranes will be tameable as Tallstriders. My hunter’s on beta but you can’t tame anything as of yet — maybe after today’s maintenance.

  9. lawman30 says

    As a card-carrying member of the SB9 Club, if it IS a new SB….then hellz yeah Ima get me one!

    If it is NOT a new SB, then this will jump to number 2 on my list of “Things I hate about WoW” right behind Gnomes being the only race that can’t get their hunt on! (It would appear that time has not healed the bitterness of that wound =P)

  10. Rard says

    Yeh if I can then I’ll definitely go after it…….and then never use it as I hardly ever play in BM. C’mon blizzard, spirit beasts for all specs please ;)

  11. TeeJay says

    “”Yeah…that has to be a new Spirit Beast in MoP.””
    “”Any of you plan on going after it?””

    Please don’t assume like that, as there is no proof that this beast will be tamable, that’s pure speculation.

    1st of all it’s labeled a GOD along with the Crane God, Yak God and Dragon God. These are to represent North, South, East and West. If this God is to be tamable, it too would mean that we should be able to tame Crane Yaks and Dragons Gods also..?

    By all means, comment on the beauty of the model and your wish for it to be tamable, but again, it is to early to say that this “has to be the new Spirit Beast”, it’s kind of misleading.

    • says

      Sorry…I had no idea that possible new Spirit Beast model speculation was such serious business.

      You did notice the question mark in the post title, right?

      That aside…I still think we’re looking at a new Spirit Beast. There may be a duplicate “God” model – as with Loque and Har’koa – but I’d bet money that this model will be tamable.

      If not, I will issue a formal apology. ;)

      • TeeJay says

        Well if it’s enough to create a thread dedicated to it, it ‘s business is serious enough to some :)

        And I did see your “?” followed by you then saying that is was going to have to be a spirit beast, and then asked who was going to tame it.. so yeah, kind of misleading. (so much speculation atm all over the web regarding MOP, People sayingg about what is going to be what with no confirmation, you may have just been my proverbial straw :S)

        Don’t get me wrong, I think this model would make an absolutely beautiful hunter pet, spirit beasts or not, just not assuming this Siberian Tiger God skin is one atm. But hey, fingers X’ed

        And if I’m wrong, I’ll be back too… and you have my word, that I’ll eat mine. Promise is a promise /bookmarking page :D

        (oh and if it’s the same model but a different colour, it’s a stand off ;)

    • joybecca says

      I have watched some MoP Beta raid/testings on various youtube channels and definately saw hunters using this pet. So, unless Blizz decides to be mean and make this tameable in Beta only…hunters have something to look forward to :)

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