Deth’tilac

Deth'tilac - Rare Lava Spider in Patch 4.2

See my Patch 4.2 Rare Pet Briefing Post for an updated guide on how to tame Deth’tilac, as well as the other 9 Patch 4.2 Taming Challenge pets.

And now for the pièce de résistance… Deth’tilac. Deth’tilac is regarded as the most difficult to tame in the series of rare beast taming challenges that Blizzard has incorporated in Patch 4.2.

From what I can tell, Deth’tilac looks like he could pose an interesting challenge.

First off, he cannot be tamed until he’s at low health – and – he has a massive amount of hit points. Nearly 39 million to be exact, so you better pack a lunch before you begin this tame.

Second, he’ll one-shot you if you let him get within melee range.

Third, if you stop damaging him for any length of time his speed increases.

Once you get Deth’tilac to low health, he becomes tamable. I’m not sure what percentage this is, but I’d imagine you’d need to get him down to at least in the 7 million HP range.

So, it sounds to me like a good ol’ fashioned kite fest. Hunters will want to keep Deth’tilac slowed with Concussive Shot and Frost Traps, while kiting him around the Forlorn Spire / Widow’s Clutch area. This tame sounds fun.

Due to Deth’tilac’s insane number of hit points, it would be advisable to keep your existing pet on him, making sure Growl is off, just to whittle his health down a bit faster. Once he gets low enough, then you could dismiss your existing pet while he’s drudging through a frost trap. One thing I don’t know, however, is if the time it takes for a Dismiss Pet will allow him to start gaining his speed buff.

Anyway, he should be a fun tame.

Deth’tilac Preview Video

Deth’tilac is probably my favorite of the new spiders. I’m not a spider guy at all, but the purple lava spider model is pretty nice.

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