See my Patch 4.2 Rare Pet Briefing Post for an updated guide on how to tame Ban’thalos, as well as the other 9 Patch 4.2 Taming Challenge pets.
Finally… a flappy variety Spirit Beast. I knew they’d add one sooner or later.
Ban’thalos is one of the 8 new rare-spawn-hunter-pet-taming-challenges in the Firelands arriving in Patch 4.2. Like Ankha, Ban’thalos is a Spirit Beast, tamable only by Beast Mastery hunters.
I’m not aware of the trick to taming this guy, but I’ll be sure to post more information as it filters in. As mentioned in earlier posts, all of these new rare pets (supposed exotics…) will each pose a unique challenge to the hunter that tries to tame them. This is somewhat similar to the demon quest chain from the days of yore, where each challenge required that the hunter exploit a certain vulnerability in order to complete each quest.
Update: As mentioned in this post, the trick to taming Ban’thalos seems to be surviving the fall damage after dismounting to aggro him during mid-flight. I was thinking this might be the case, but I found it hard to tell from the video. It looked like there were maybe surfaces that a hunter could use as a taming platform, but at any rate…
I don’t know about you, but this Ban’thalos model looks to be a new favorite of mine. It’s somewhat hard to tell from the video, but Ban’thalos looks like he shares a similar model to Olm the Wise v. 2.0, but with a greenish glow.
Ban’thalos Preview Video
Badass comes to mind when I try to think of an appropriate term to describe this new Spirit Beast.
Also… for those of you wondering what sort of UI mod is visible in this video… it’s called SpartanUI.