The Most Difficult Solo Tame EVER

I’ll be the first to admit that my huntering skills could be a bit rusty due to my lack of gametime lately, but…like, holy s**t…I am actually a bit fatigued right now. My kiting muscles are taxed and I think I wore a hole through my mousing surface.

Taming Gumi on the PTR is easily the most difficult taming challenge I’ve ever experienced in the 7 years I’ve been playing a hunter. Those of you that solo-tamed King Krush back in WotLK…that was nothing compared to trying to wrangle this guy. Deth’tilac…pffft! Not even in the same league.

Gumi is a total badass.

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Spirit Beasts Being Added in Patch 5.2

3 new Spirit Beasts have been found on the Patch 5.2 PTR – all of them porcupines!

More on this later, but check these new beasties out! Pretty sweet, eh..?!


Hutia - Green Porcupine Spirit Beast


Hutia has a green spectral model – similar in color to Ban’thalos.


Red Porcupine Spirit Beast - Degu


Degu is the first red Spirit Beast!


Blue Porcupine Spirit Beast - Gumi


Gumi is a spectral blue – similar in color to Arcturis, Ghostcrawler and Karoma.

All of them are regarded as taming challenges – each requiring some type of strategy to tame. Also, each one of them must be reduced to 20% health or below before taming.

  • They are all level 90
  • They are larger than typical porcupines when tamed
  • All 3 look very badass

I’ll have more info on these guys later – including location information and some taming tips.

New Spirit Beasts to play with…finally!

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? :)

Bringing Down Ban’thalos


The rare pet hunting has continued to be successful for me since I landed Skarr the other night — the first of the rares I’d tamed since entering the Molten Front earlier this week.

Yesterday I nabbed Ban’thalos, making him the fifth Patch 4.2 rare pet I’ve acquired since Tuesday. The procedure I used for taming this new Spirit Beast was as follows…
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A Briefing on the Rare Pets in Patch 4.2

As many of you know… Patch 4.2 hits live servers today (06/28/11). The following guide serves as a rundown of the new beasties — where to find them and how to successfully tame them.

There are 10 new taming challenge pets in all. 3 new Spirit Beasts, 5 rare Lava Spiders, and 2 extremely badass looking metallic type pets — Karkin, a liquid metal crab, and Skarr, an obsidian cat. This is sure to keep pet happy hunters busy for some time… I know I’ll be on the hunt for a few of these myself. :)
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