I just caught this video by WoWInsider which features one of the 8 new rare pets coming in Patch 4.2. I figured I’d share it.
A few key points from the Ankha video:
Ankha is a Spirit Beast, so this pet will only be tamable by Beast Masters.
Based on what Mathew said (at 0:18), it sounds like the 8 new pets will all be exotic..?! I’d take that comment with a grain of salt at this point, because I can’t imagine Blizz would force hunters into one spec in order to participate in these taming challenges. Then again… who knows… it is a Beast Mastery sort of undertaking.
Ankha will be found in The Regrowth area.
The trick to taming Ankha
As noted in the video, Ankha is immune to all CC, so don’t try a Freezing Trap with this kitty. Also… Ankha’s damage scales with the hunter’s armor, so it’s important to remove any equipment that gives armor rating. Mathew had mentioned getting one-shotted by Ankha when attempting the tame at full armor.
Apparently the technique is to get naked and take your lumps… hoping you can survive long enough to complete the tame. Haste trinkets may be advisable along with some stamina buffs, but we’ll see. He didn’t say anything about Ankha being a difficult tame once stripped of all armor.
Ankha Video Preview
I’ll try to keep you posted as new information flows in about the Patch 4.2 Taming Challenges.
Oooh this is exciting!